Whether your a pro online gamer or a fun loving gamer, this guide can help you through the pitfalls of online game sites. There are tips with each section to help you not make the mistakes that annoy other online gamers.
These five strategies while playing on multiplayer game sites can be used to your advantage. The reason they can be used to your advantage is other players will react more hospitable to a polite player than to a rude player.
Don’t Take to Long on Your Turn When Playing Games
There are players who take half their allotted time on games to make their moves. While playing online games with other game players, taking to long when it is your turn can annoy other players.
When taking to long on your turn during a game leaves online players feeling edgy. Most online players like for their games to move along. If other online players wanted a slower moving game, they would move to offline games that can be played with family and friends.
Serious online gamers prefer to play quick on their favorite online games. This is due to wanting to achieve more points and other items in the game because they want to achieve a higher level than those who are playing games for relaxation and fun.
TIP: One way to avoid annoying a serious online gamer is to notice their ranking in the game. The higher the rank or level in the game, the more serious the gamer is about the game. Avoiding playing serious gamers can make your online gaming time more relaxing and fun. By doing this, you don’t run the risk of being pointed out as an annoying player.
Don’t Save Tables for Friends or Favorite Players on Game Sites
Saving tables to play with friends or your favorite players on game sites is considered rude by many players in the gaming world. I have seen both pro and non-pro gamers complain about other players saving tables and rooms for other online players in a group.
What makes any gamer mad about this is when one person saves a table or room for hours on end and no one shows up to play. Another thing about a person saving a room or table for a group, the holder is often missing in action and the room is unusable for those who want to join in on a game.
TIP: By holding a room or table for a long time without playing, you are using up valuable server space. This is one of the reasons many online game sites crash. There are other reasons for an online game site to crash, but to many non-playing gamers takes up bandwidth on a game.
Don’t Boot Other Players Out Of the Game
This strategy goes hand-in-hand with Don’t Save Tables for Friends or Favorite Players on Game Sites. I have been to online game sites where players will boot another player because they are waiting for a friend, a favorite player, don’t like the ranking of the player entering the game, and think they are better than other players.
Other players of the site will remember players like these. Player booting players will tend to get a bad reputation from other players on the site when they are booting people constantly for stupid reasons. Yes, I said stupid.
If you are a constant player booter and find yourself with no friends or favorite players to play a game with, you will have a hard time finding another player to fill the void. This is why you shouldn’t ever boot a player from the game.
TIP: Many times when a room or table is saved by a player, the missing in action holder can’t be booted from the room. This is the only exception of having a player booted from any game online.
Don’t “Sit In” if You Don’t Know How to Play the Game
There are online game sites that require you to “sit in” to play the game. The “sit in” means you need to choose a chair or spot to play the game. The “watchers” are those who choose to join the game as a viewer as opposed to a player.
I have seen a few players “sit in” on a game when they didn’t know how to play. This can annoy those who know how to play. However, players who play “sit in” games, don’t mind “watchers” providing you don’t share the cards or moves they have for the game.
TIP: If you are wanting to learn how to play a “sit in” game better, be a “watcher” to learn how the these types of games are played.
TIP: In many cases, a player who knows how to play will ask if you know how to play the game you are watching. If you do or at least know enough to replace a player, you will be invited into the game by the host.
TIP: If you are a “watcher” and asked if you know how to play the game and answer no with this is why I am watching so I can learn, some players will offer to play a singles against you to teach you the game.
Don’t Be a Sore Loser in a Game
I had titled this section Don’t Cuss and Be Rude In a Game. Instead I named it Don’t Be a Sore Loser. However, cussing and being rude while playing the game shows you are a sore loser.
I have played a few people who cussed me out during a game because they thought I had ties or something to the techs in at a game site. Not this girl. Your chances of winning or losing a game are the same as mine unless your using software that lets you cheat at a game. By the way there are people who use software to cheat a games.
TIP: Don’t be rude to those you are playing against. Many of the online games are a game of chance on whether you will win or lose. Some games all you need to do is practice playing to be any good at them. Just don’t blame your opponents and cuss at them when you lose.