Do toxic players and trolls frustrate you? I take a look at some of the reasons why people do this and the best way to counter it if you find yourself getting frustrated.
It’s important to remember why people create fake accounts to troll and trash talk people under and they do it for a few reasons:
- Boredom - these guys are either really good or really bad, and they’re bored of always winning/losing so they need to target someone
- They may actually be targeting people who they are afraid/jealous of. If you are a good player then take it as a compliment that they need to try to beat you in order to prove something to themselves.
- They have some inferiority complex issues in real life and being toxic to people behind a computer screen somehow helps them get validation to cope with that sad reality. This is a real shame and you can only feel sorry for these people.
So if players are being toxic to you, or you suspect someone is trolling you under a smurf account the best way to deal with it is to mute them if they are being toxic and chat and report them. Don’t react - this is what they want. Don’t underestimate any randoms either - it’s easy to spot the skilled players and once you know who the threats are you can make steps to take them out like any other opponent. Best part is you already muted them too so you don’t get to see their toxic comments after the match.
I hope this post helps you guys out as much as reflecting on the subject has helped me. The game has such a nice community which like anything in life is spoilt by the minority as usual.
Good luck, have fun and be nice!