12-19-2012 02:09 AM - edited 12-19-2012 02:27 AM
Be prepared to help people who are doing something unfamiliar. While you may have the experience to do something easily, be patient with others who don't seem to have a clue as to what to do next.
this has probably got to be one of the most important rules set out in this guideline as far as i'm concerned. there are thousands and thousands of GT lovers out there that have never played anything online before. when GT5P goes online in a matter of weeks there is more than likely gonna be a flood of "Newbs" going online with it. oh sure...there's gonna be those idiots that just bash and crash their way to the front but not everyone that gives bumps and bruises should be considered a basher / crasher...can ya dig it???
come on now...let's all be honest about the fact that we were all "Newbs" at one time or another...actually there's no way of becoming an online host without being a "Newbie"...just dont happen.
just remember to be patient with any newcomers until you really find out what kind of racer they're gonna turn out to be. i know that when we started our league we didn't have a clue as to what to expect when we got on the track with 7 other people....you can just figure that it was mayhem at first...whew!!! it sure doesn't take that long though to get accustomed to racing with the same group of guys that you enjoy to race with...and this is where the patience with other people comes into the equation. most of us don't like "new" things when we're used to doing things the way we like or feel accustomed to...so when someone new joins in it sometimes makes it uncomfortable for us to make room for them. but if you'll just take the time to get to know the "new guy" or gal it usually works out best for everyone.
a little bit of patience goes along way with accepting new people online. if you just take a little bit of extra time to work with the "Newbies" most of the time their learning curve can be as short and as painless as possible...some do take longer than others...but why not help everyone that you can to make sure that all of the members in the league benefit from the "new blood". bottom line for me is that online competition is exactly what it states....competition. if we don't treat new players with respect and understanding as to what is needed for them to learn then we actually put a sour taste in their mouth as to what the online experience was meant to be. surely we don't want to turn away potential competition...more fun for the league or room with more the merrier attitude. its a game...and weren't games meant to be fun???? why not help everyone learn so that they can have some fun too...maybe that way everyone's online experience will be the best that it can be.
this is just my $.02 worth and my experience with the online world. ya'll have fun out there...ya hear??? its a big world out there in cyberspace and we all have to play in it together.
very informative post MGT...hopefully alot of racers will read and benefit from this.
Message Edited by imfaster on 03-16-2008 02:41 PM
This has to be the best thing that I've seen someone say about that in a while. I think about that the same way. I'm not competitive, I just play for fun and nothing more, I'm sorry but deal with it haha. I'll be the first to admit it that I'm a noob to GT5 lol. had it for like a week or close to it now.
keep this in mind though, I remove people that I haven't played with in a while and that gets on my nerves