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Postby ArcticEight » Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:28 am

Ignoring my last post because it isn't that true for me anymore.
I do rage quit sometimes when I've had enough, and I'm starting to wonder if I should just give up TF2.
Something tells me it isn't my kind of game considering the fact that I don't seem to handle loss that good.. Heh..

To be honest, I'm not sure.. Anyone here with any tips on what to do in this case?
I don't want to get so goddamn mad, I want to play and have fun. D:
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Postby NikkyVix » Fri Jun 11, 2010 5:04 pm

ArcticEight wrote:Ignoring my last post because it isn't that true for me anymore.
I do rage quit sometimes when I've had enough, and I'm starting to wonder if I should just give up TF2.
Something tells me it isn't my kind of game considering the fact that I don't seem to handle loss that good.. Heh..

To be honest, I'm not sure.. Anyone here with any tips on what to do in this case?
I don't want to get so goddamn mad, I want to play and have fun. D:


Arctic, dealing with frustration involves personal searching to learn where the anger is stemming from--what is invoking it--and coming to terms with it, as well as avoiding blaming non-associated sources for losses. When you feel upset at something happening in the game, try stopping yourself and asking why you feel that way and if it was something you could have either avoided, or reacted differently to when it happened. Team Fortress 2 is a team-based game: The better your team works together, the more likely they will see success. If you've got a team that is incapable of matching properly and it results in losses, you just wound up with a bad roll of the chance dice and can either wait for the next map or try to scramble. It does happen, and keeping that in mind helps dissipate the rage somewhat.

Keeping in mind that everyone will have good days and bad days, that they'll win and lose, is also helpful. :) I have days where I surprise myself in how well I do...then I have days where it seems nothing I do, regardless of class or map, is working right. Understanding and keeping this in mind helps lessen the utter frustration with the game by drawing the game out of the crosshairs of your anger, because it's not the game's fault, it's tons of other circumstances that combine to make our play fun or not-fun.

Also remember: Being frustrated at a loss or at some other negative issue is normal. Only kids and internet douchebags think you're not allowed to get frustrated. But understanding the source of that frustration and coping with it while realizing that a loss is not the end of the world is the key in handling losses with grace. When it seems like your play isn't going to go well, there's also the idea of steping back from it for now.
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Postby ArcticEight » Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:57 pm

I fully understand what you're talking about. Though, the only problem is that I am not quite sure about what could be causing all this.
I will search, and eventually find it I hope, and then it might be able to handle it a bit better.

But for now I will pretty much just give up the game for a while and start playing something less frustrating.
Then when I feel like playing it again, I will give it a shot and hopefully have fun again.
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Postby Purplecat » Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:59 pm

Playing with bots is a nice way to play the game in your own way when you don't feel like handling with humans for me, especially whne I play something that I don't want to embarrass myself in public with... such as the sniper. Valve made it a bit easier to start bot games recently too, though they still hadn't fixed the spy AI (but they did make engineer bots a little smarter). Best part is that you still get drops and achievements like a normal TF2 game too.

Edit: Sniper AI is fine... I meant spy AI.
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Postby ArcticEight » Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:25 am

Yeah I know what you mean Purple, I usually do that. They don't complain as much ad real players, so that's something positive.
And I even found the medic mask when using 'create server' before the macupdate came out yesterday. Now I'm forced to play more medic. D:
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Postby Zareth » Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:16 am

Ooh, ooh! New ooooone. Demomen that flat out have not a clue what a grenade launcher is, and instead spend a good 5 minutes jerking off in the corner until someone walks into their sticky trap >> Or just waits till someone steps onto the cp/cart/flag.

Now this isn't saying I' m against demos, I mean the folks that only use stickies (often extremely poorly), even in narrow corridors, even against completely still heavies >> Or the ones that just waste time 5 minutes away from the cart guarding some doorway that won't even be used until after =|

People that complain about a lack of medics, even though they're the redundant 3rd Sniper or just joined the server.

And recently, the 'commanders'. You know em, the ones that never shut up giving orders and screaming every 10 seconds to push, then complain when we don't cap or we lose. Ugh. If I wanted to get yelled at I'd just go join the army >> Okay, the sentries are down? thats great. Theres still the entire red or blue team to deal with. And repeating yourself every 5-10 seconds is only going to make yourself look like a moron >>
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