I know this might not go very far, and that most people will likely ignore it. But I still feel like saying something, in hope to maybe inspire some of you.
Since I started playing quake, from the very beginning I've noticed the behavior in players / gamers. The disrespect that is displayed everyday, to people that "you" haven't even met before. One thing is the casual typical friendly taunts, another is the specific bullying of a person. Some new guy/girl eager to play, basically a newbie. Who enters a server in hope of doing some fraggin, and have a good time. Obviously not very skilled yet, and an easy target for veterans and regular players.
Already a few minutes in, that newbie is being bullied, outcasted, yelled at, and or kicked out of the server. Without having a chance to defend him/herself, without a reason, with a warning or a friendly "hint".
Yes it's annoying, yes it can be fustrating to have a "newbie" on your team. But on what level does that give you the right to be insulting, arrogant, and downright disrespectful to that person? I know some of you are younger of age, and haven't learned the trade of respect and manners. However, there are players of 'veteran' status, that do this too. I am appalled to see this over and over again, and it fustrates me to a point- Where I don't feel like playing.
Is this a new tendency in online gaming? No, I am aware of this. But that dosen't justify your behavior towards other players, and I only hope this changes sometime in the future. Preferably right now.
It's wishful thinking, I know- One may always hope.
I am not here to preach, or tell someone off. I just want to bring awareness to this, and inspire changes. There are NO need for this type of behavior, NO need for your arrogance and I hope you consider changing your way. We are all here to have a good time, play a game that some of us have played for decade and more.
Have some freaking respect, keep a good tone, and practice your patience.
It's really not that hard. Grow up.