- Jan 22, 2014
Because, apparently, if you win you're an amazing, talented player but if I win I'm a tryhard.
have a similar scenario/group thing, in the exact same scenario.johnnybleu said:Nice write-up, but I think at the end of the day, it's all just human beings being human and interacting.
For example: a group of friends and I used to get together on a weekly basis for some casual fighting game fun. It was all very laid-back, and we were mostly there to drink beers, eat snacks, talk smack, and have a laugh. There was one among our group, however, who could be classified as a Try Hard. He would always pick the best characters (most of us just went random), and try to crush his opponent. At some point, we just kind of looked at him and said "dude, we're just having fun. Maybe dial it back a bit?". To which he replied "yeah, but I'm having fun when I win".
See, no one was right and no one was wrong there. The point of fighting games is to win, after all, and the argument could be made that he was the only one doing it right. But the rest of the group was just there to goof around, and he was kindda ruining some people's fun.
Also, I should point out that a lot of things you describe as Try Hards just sound like people being assholes.
Yeah the try hard in my examples did kinda come off as just an all around unpleasant person. I think that might be because from a team perspective, you can't really have a try hard on your team unless they are rude. If someone on your team is good, that just means your happy because your odds of winning go up.johnnybleu said:snip
This is precisely how I feel about team-based games.albino boo said:I don't thinks it unreasonable to expect that if you play a team game that you play as part of a team. There and plenty of single player games available were your fun doesn't come at the expense of other peoples enjoyment. If you signed up to play a double tennis match, the other player would expect you to play tennis. Just because something is online is not different.
Exactly, there are plenty of modes you can play where it's completely fine to dick around. Ain't no point in doing it in one of the modes that the competitives have laid claim to.the doom cannon said:I only play aram or special game modes in league. There are far fewer tryhards there, and when they show up they get ganged up on by everyone else in the match, which is hilarious. Before I stopped playing normal games, I had amazing fun trolling tryhards. It was even better when I ended up doing better than them.