Haven’t posted in a while (I think the last time I posted was one of the many times I quit then didn’t )
Anyway, there’s 2 key words I see getting thrown around a lot. “Bully” and “Teamer” - I’d like to share my view on both and ask you guys your opinion on what you think defines them.
Bully - Yes! All the time I get called a bully and I’m sure you do too. An example was a recent match I had where 4 players died and it was me and one remaining curver who was a fairly low rank. I must have hit him about 6 times, everytime he tried to turn around I fired another fever. I must have cashed in 130 points or so that round. I won the and match someone spectating claimed I was “bullying him” even though I was just playing the game, I wasn’t spamming emojis or gloating in chat, I was just playing the game fairly to the best of my ability until the very end.
My view has always has been that this is a free for all deathmatch and that means you survive, steal and kill to win with no remorse. There are no rules except those that involve chat abuse and account boosting. However it seems to be popular belief that being greedy or stealing when you don’t need to or taking from last place or someone that is a lower rank is classed as “bullying” and I’d like to respond to that with a reminder that this is a FFA competetive RANKED deathmatch, If you don’t want to get wrecked by someone of a higher level I suggest you take your game to customs or find rooms with players your own rank, we have all been there.
However, there is a part of me that understands that in order for one person to win, someone has to lose. Some poor person is on their computer somewhere in the world feeling terrible after being wrecked. (I personally handle losing pretty well, you have to fail in order to improve) I always think you should give a GG or a WP where it’s due and to not boast or get salty over the game. So what’s the deal guys, which side of the fence are you on - “the guys had enough, stop the fight!” or “don’t hold back just play to win no matter what!”
Teamer - All the time you probably hear people claiming there are teamers in the room because they got hit twice by 2 different players who don’t seem to be focusing each other at that moment. Personally I classify teaming as a group of players who plot to attack others or feed each other in order to get 1st and 2nd place. They might have a private chat in discord and target certain players - I agree this is teaming and it’s pretty obvious when it’s happening. But people accuse me of teaming all the time even though I am just playing the game - I think people need to be reminded there is an element of randomness and coincidence in the game, many times there will be scenarios where it seems like its everyone versus you but part of getting good at curvefever pro is being able to handle yourself when this happens. Genuine teaming is actually quite rare and likely when it happens it will be noticed and both accounts will be banned as it’s a form of boosting.
I know it’s just a game and believe me I don’t give it as much thought as you might think but as you guys know by now I like to start these conversations from time to time because it is interesting to see how peoples opinions differ.
Bonus topic - Griefing! - So recently more players (myself included) have been reporting players who deliberately suicide on others usually with double speed. Whilst on one hand I think this is not cool if your motive is not to win but just to stop someone else from winning (basically trolling) I also think that part of being good at curvefever pro is also dealing with guys like this. Whether or not it is an offense to play this way I guess is irrelevant if you take the perspective that you should be able to handle yourself against players trying to kill you - so if they want to waste their time and rank trying, let them.
In other words, it’s dog eat dog in the world of competetive gaming, it’s survival of the fittest - as long as you don’t cheat, are nice to others, don’t react to those that aren’t nice to you, are able to hold back the salt and give someone a WP when they deserve it - that is my opinion of a good player. You may be hated by players just because you are simply good at the game, but don’t let that stop you from logging in and kicking some ass, guilt free.