whats with all of the internet toughguys?

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whats with all of the internet toughguys?

why does the call of duty community have so much hatred for one another? I can get into a lobby, tell the lobby, "whats up" and get cussed out, called names, and trolled for the match. I know it is easy for someone behind a mic to act like they are a bad mofo, but come on. This just seems to be getting worse by the year. I know i could just mute everyone, but that doesn't happen in killzone. Are we all that immature?

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Re: whats with all of the internet toughguys?

in reply to evil_brain187

IMO because you have loads more kids from xbox 360 who moved to ps4

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Re: whats with all of the internet toughguys?

in reply to evil_brain187

In general it's because people are just trying to distract you. Most times I'll here somebody talk crap like that pre game and once in the game and on my team they are laughing and crap. People tend to play worse when they are annoyed or angry and this is something people will exploit. Same thing with people making random annoying sounds or playing loud music in the pre-game lobby. The more they annoy the less focused the opponents will be usually. Psychological warfare. Of course there are those people who really are just complete pricks and are angry all the time too. Those people, I assume, have other issues going on and they use online gaming to vent their frustrations out in a safe manner since there's no real repercussions for them.

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Re: whats with all of the internet toughguys?

in reply to malditor

This is most likely the reason. The thing is, people are bad at it. The best psychological warfare involves some truth behind it. Saying you're going to take my mom on a date is a bit silly and has no effect. Using truth, such as a player's K/D ratio or W/L ratio will get to them. Letting them know you're going to camp the a certain area the whole game, and do so, will really get to the players. I have some other tricks that I will keep to myself but I really love getting to them.

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Re: whats with all of the internet toughguys?

in reply to TheBeastlyDude

So true, usually lobby leaderboard or a playercard already is enough to frazzle a lot of players. Or people will call out good players to try to psych them out. Sometimes the 10th prestige is very intimidating as well.

Silence is the best response, then just proceed to mow down a team, get a few spawn kills and savor their reactions afterwards. Those tough guys usually don't stay for very long afterwards.

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Re: whats with all of the internet toughguys?

in reply to DocChoi

Very true, I regularly play with the 3rd ranked crank player and people will constantly call him out. Typically they don't even last the whole game before they are gone, although some try a few games before they just give up.

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Re: whats with all of the internet toughguys?

in reply to malditor

I wish I could get Cranked games I rarely ever see more than 450 in the lobby when there are 50k+ people online. "No games found" all the time...

But yeah, I used to party up with the 7th ranked Cranked player a lot until he max prestiged (he's dropped to 8th now). Every other game people would start mouthing off at him, he'd do his usual routine of destroying them and they'd leave without saying another word lmao. It's pretty pathetic; they must feel invincible behind their TV screen. I don't have a mic, but I'd probably just leave it off unless someone wants callouts.

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Re: whats with all of the internet toughguys?

in reply to DocChoi

They never do. The thing about internet tough guys is that most of the time, they are weak in real life. Bring up facts about bullies, which applies to internet tough guys, such as they feel unloved by family and that they are most likely bullied at school, so they lash out anonymously on the game to help them feel better. Then start trying to coddle them by reminding them their family loves them, that they should put the game down and give their parents a hug and speak to them about how they are bullied at school. Trust me, you will get squeekers screaming when you point out their truths.

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Re: whats with all of the internet toughguys?

in reply to evil_brain187

I really started to take notice of this behavior around MW2.  In order for me to continue to enjoy this game I am forced to mute all but friends.  On my PS3 I also used to block incoming messages from non-friends because of the fairly frequent "tough-guy" email I would receive.  It's amazing how brave people pretend to be when they can remain anonymous.

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Re: whats with all of the internet toughguys?

in reply to claisty

claisty wrote:



I really started to take notice of this behavior around MW2.


In this game the tryhards were born. Back in COD4 you got props from opponents for clutch moves but now you get hate messages and a lot of swearing for beating them.

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