I think the most important thing when you are introducing a new player to S4 is for them to gain the correct mindset. I’m talking about preventing them from becoming one of those guys who shouts out ‘TB noob!’, ‘spammer’, ‘fake pro’ etc. This is especially important to me because I get called those things a lot. Whatever I do, no matter how well I do, I get called many things. You are doing well? You are a spammer/coward/noob. You are doing bad? You are a fake pro. And putting aside all my responses of me saying ‘QQ more please’ or ‘ he mad’, it does irritate me. At one point, I just had to block everyone in the room to stop reading what they wrote but I still knew they were cursing at me and that feeling made me feel more… empty.
There are many things I do in response to those kind of guys/girls. I make fun of them myself, I try to reason with them or sometimes I ignore them completely. But at the end of the day, I feel disgusted at how our community has become. And I mean genuinely disgusted unlike those guys/girls who says ‘ew spam’ because new players and veterans alike were complaining left and right about EVERYTHING. Being good enough to destroy others in the room suddenly didn’t feel so good anymore. So, instead of trying to come up with a magical solution for everyone to see the truth, I tried the QQ count.
It first began when I was in a SO DM match with Harakiry (you all know him by now). He is one of those people who doesn’t give two shits about what other people say to him and an all-round cool person. The fact that we were both ‘above average’ in SO helped to increase the amount of QQ in the room and I was astounded to see so much more than usual. So, he and I decided to try counting how many ‘QQ’ comments they made. This surprisingly made everything more enjoyable and it felt even better because I had someone else who had the same ideals as I did. At then end of the match, I lost count after something like 24 but I did enjoy that match at the end even though so many people were crying. I wished to do this again but unfortunately, I haven’t seen him online these days so that plan was scrapped.
So why don’t you have a try? You don’t have to screenshot every single QQ made since this isn’t a competition but just see how many complaints you can wreck up. And (oh why not) Rage Quits count as 5 and getting kicked or vote kicked gives you 10. Just something try while having your daily matches.
(You might also be wondering why this entry is so much shorter than my other ones and the answer to that would be on my introduction.)