Hey guys, this is an discussion i seen and all that jazz, on all of my communities where i am active on. Including War thunder, Wow, Starcraft, BF games
The discussion is about fair behaviour toward other players and how you react towards them.
I have had this discussion in 3 now 4 different gaming communities, each differ in opinions but the facts remain the same
We are cruel to other players.
Twist it, turn it, flip it, throw the opinion in a wastebin but it will always return and almost haunt you in a similar fashion as "OP" Tanks haunt the game or that recon or assult or whatever.
We judge people by their stats, decisions they make, tanks they drive, their name and we never stand still why we do it besides; Well, because we have opinions about people.
Before we continue this, this is a disclaimer.
I'm not saying you shouldn't have an opinion about certain individuals in the game, Everybody has one, how cruel it may be.
But people never seem to fully realise what they're saying, or even thinking about certain individuals and how they develop from those thoughts.
I'm going to tell the stories of a few of the interesting replays i had on other forums over the years.
One of the replys drove a Tiger II with a german flag on one side of the turret. (Clearly he must have german origins right?) He got instantly mocked by a platoon of Tank destroyers and a scout for being a ****. When said, the volunteer did the right thing and ignore. Now the game developed and the platoon (who stuck awfully close to the volunteer in question) Began revealing his position in all chat. "B5! He's a ****, he doesn't deserve to play.". Our volunteer ignored his ranter and continued. But moved position just in case. Suddenly, the Tiger II gets spotted. And as he tried to get into decent cover. The Jackson driver, tracked him. Leaving him exposed and spotted in the open. Luckely, the person who shot was still reloading and he forced a repair just to get in cover from eventual artillery. But then again. The other Jackson tracked him again. Now, fortunatly, the friendly T95 saw all of it and drove in front of our volunteer and protected him from possible fire by blocking it. No shots were fired, Tiger II repairs. Now the T95 wasn't the only one who saw it happen and the team was pretty annoyed by the fact a platoon called a random individual a **** and track him for fun. A heated conversation occured between the T95 and the two Jackson players. Both sides insulting each other all sorts of stuff. Now, the T95 and the others began focussing on the game once more. The Tiger II. fell back after the flank collapsed. When both Jacksons died soon after.
Then the Jacksons started blaming the tiger II for letting them die by... Blocking them... Aparently, the tiger 2 managed to outspeed a full speed Jackson, on an OPEN FIELD when he's the most front located tank driving in reverse... Yeah, i was laughing aswel. Then, the platoon decided to reveal the location of the entire team. Including the 3 Heavies who fought against 7 tanks on the other flank and were succesfull. "They're about to cap, they're at J8". The remainder of the enemy team went into full reverse and destroyed the 3 battered allies soon after. This costed the guy the game. They were all Tier 9 Heavies who were stopped at 94 procent... The ending was awfull to watch. Our guy, who remained mute and didn't do any harm toward the platoon in the beginning had to face off 5 remaining enemies. Result: Loss 15-12...
When i watched that replay, i immediatly went to him. Gave him a couple of questions and asked; Are you a geman?
His answer was no. He just put the german flag, on every german tank because he loves the way it looks... His real nationality?
But we can't all blame our youth for this ( for me being 34 myself i certainly do stupid things and write idiotic comments it happends (but ingame i never use the chat in bf5) so i'm part of the problem), there are a fair amount of stupid people, exceeding the legal age of 18...
But while popularity is one factor of the game that increases toxicity. The biggest culprit in this story is and will always be Statistics... And it's not this game, it's every game you will ever play that has public statistics, everybody can share and see.
People like good numbers, high percentages, good grades... And when somebody has reached that certain threshold where you suddenly are a "good" player. People tend to bash the so called "bad players" for just being in their game.
So, that's it for this discussion. If you've come to the end, completely reading it and have your opinion to share. Please do so, just remember to be polite and be respectfull for each others opinion including mine.
I have time to share to discuss factors or even share some of the other stories from the replays. But just keep it clean and civil
I also want to apologise for any writing mistakes i've made during this thread. It's a long night, and i'm not an native english speaker.
Remeber be nice to others you never know who is behind that screen!