Friday, February 11, 2005

Byte: The Online Gaming Pack Mentality

There are certain things that you should never do when you play online games. Team kill, swear lots, or otherwise "grief" people. People tend to gang up on these so-called "griefers" and give them a taste of their own medicine. If, say, someone's playing very negatively in a team game, players from their own team and the opposition with normally just turn around and give them a good slapdown, repeatedly until the message gets across that you shouldn't act like a cock.

Sometimes, however, there are very special occasions where someone commits an inadvertent faux pas, and they're made to pay for it by the sniggering pack. One of these sins is falling asleep during online play. Especially if you're hooked up to an Xbox Live headset so people can hear you snoring, and one of the other people you're playing with has video capture equipment...
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