Is it no longer allowed to play for fun?
Date: May 01, 2009 12:14AM
Ive played this game a couple of years ago, and I frequently come back to play a game or two, and in the last couple of weeks I have played regularly including a couple of 3 versus 3 teamgames. But sometimes I got the impression that people take it way to serious, trash talking each other for minor mistakes and so on, and mostly I have kept myself out of all this, but just being in the multiplayer version of the game is risking getting hit by all this. I like just to make a map with two players. and start playing, and mostly no one joins and I play for myself enjoying the game, and doing others stuff while playing. But sometimes players join and if the cant turn it around they start to say stuff like "If I had been here from the start, I had kicked your ass" and "what an unfair map, you fucking noob," (well, you might get the impression). I don't ask no one to join, people are welcome to join, or ask me for a 1v1. However I dont like the, "let me prove im way better than you attitude" , and feel no need (or obligation) to participate in some pro's searching for better confidence in hisown abilities, by beating me. Yesterday a good player called dannyray saw I had started a game from the lobby, and asked if I would like to play a new 1v1 against him and I agreed, and we had a good game, shaking hands (gg) afterwards- that I do like. Today I started a game and after 2 or 3 turn a player called Gogeta joins, start playing, and not making a good start - which can happen for even the best. But then he feel the need to say that the map (castile(him) vs lithuania(me) - with +2 in Gascony and +1 developed culture in brittany, I would say it was fair, but im not an expert, and have never claimed to be so.) was very unfair, and that he could have beaten me on almost every other map, and he was so good that he would win nicaea vs england. He might have been good, or maybe it was just talk, but I really dont care, I never asked him to join, and did not say anything when he left. But he still needs to challenge me to show of his abilities, but I really dont like participating in this kind of "who got the biggest" contest, so I just ignored him.
Is it wrong of me to start a game like this? and should I abandon the multiplayer version of the game and start playing singleplayer version, if I dont take the game as serious as the rest of the players?
NB: this post was not meant to be a reflection upon all the competition minded players, course I have experienced some of the serious players, who have behaved just fine towards me - friendly and helpful.I think the competition in the teamgames are fun, but I rather not play if someone cant accept that this is just a game, meant to be played for fun. If Nike, Adidas, Sega or some company like that would sponsor me playing conquerorgame, then I might change opinion.