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Xinika the Omnispawna
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The 'Good Game' Enigma

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Sportsmanship has been an ideal people generally strive for in just about any major competitive game. Whether it's football, soccer, or even online games. Well, let's just be honest. We don't really strive for it in online games. At least not in non-MLG related games. For the most part, players online are out to win and generally they love to trash talk after it, or do something to make the losing team feel horrible. Speaking more for the hardcore, these players tend to add stress to themselves (or others) to attain these victories. Then if it is achieved, then we come to the conclusion where the winning team may have a word or two to the loser. So what's the two letters we're looking for?

GG

Good Game (aka GG) indicates exactly what it means. That's what we'd hope for anyway. But when do we draw the line and speak the truth when we actually don't think it's a GG? Why is it necessary to put on a mask and lie if one doesn't think it was a good game? Win or lose, there's some people that think a match might be outright bullocks. So again, who makes the rule that we have to say this nonsense for the sake of 'PR' reasoning?

Now don't get me wrong, there can actually be good games, but at the same time there can be some outrageously bad games. These are the times I'm pointing the scope at. Heck, one disconnects from your raid group and leaves you guys stranded without a healer or gets bugged and booted from your battleground. Enemy team absolutely slaughters you. Also, this enemy team doesn't quite like you because hey, you might just be the better team but their egos permits them to bring you into the ground at all costs. Not only do you guys get wrecked but these people have the audacity to say the letters 'GG'

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Seriously, how the heck was that a GG? And furthermore, how dare you not respond by telling us GG as well! What? You said it's a BG? Bad Game? How dare you! Outrageous! You're not allowed to say that. Every and any game must be a GG because for some reason we all bind by this hidden code (that you are also bounded too) that you must say GG after every game, win or lose and you are absolutely not allowed to express how you really feel or that will make you a crying, whining baby. Understood?

Then again, maybe it's a fine idea to keep things civilized. At the same time, no one can doubt that undeniable urge in the back of your spine that's driving you to say how you really feel. Why do we lie through our teeth when we're brooding in the shadows? And let's not forget when this 'term' is used in a condescending manner. It's like insult on top of injury. So what should we do?

Bottom line is, in my humble opinion, we should be more truthful in terms of how we really feel. Now this doesn't mean you should go crazy and start saying this and that, but I don't believe we should be suppressing how we really feel inside just to build up passive aggression. It can be done in a civilized manner and you know what I think is the easiest route in achieving that simplicity?

BG

aka BAD GAME

 



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GP (Good Post)

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When we came to Ebon Hawke and tried to be nicer I started saying GG more. I don't know if this works for every person, it could totally be just me, but I found saying 'GG' even after bullshit matches actually calms me down about it somewhat.



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It's really just the common courtesy of sportsmanship, you can subscribe to it or not. It's true at all levels of basically all sports/competition. Players are supposed to shake hands with the other team after baseball/basketball/football games, they even force you to do it when you're growing up. Sometimes it feels good win or lose (when the game was legitimately good), sometimes you want to ignore the other guy's hand and punch his slimy face instead because he had the audacity to beat you. These days it's a big deal on Sportscenter if someone doesn't shake hands after a game or goes to the locker room early. 

 

Really just comes down to what you feel will leave you feeling best down the road. If you'll look back and think "I wish people didn't dislike me so much" and have it bother you, then just suck it up and say a GG. If you don't care what other people think of you, don't. I personally subscribe to 'treat others like you want to be treated'; if I win a game I'd like to get a GG instead of someone mouthing off at me about how it wasn't a good game and I should feel like a shithead for winning, even if there was some outside consequence that led to me winning. 

 

My $0.02. I'm assuming this has to do with something that happened last night (wasn't there, don't know) and even if the post sounds inflammatory, I'm not trying to judge or put anyone down. Just offering up my viewpoint for consideration. 



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^-- Has nothing to do with last night. Last night I was even saying GG. This is merely a thought provoker.



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I think these articles are a good idea, helps us think a bit more deeply about why we're doing what we're doing. Keep it up, imo. 



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