Soon we’re going to kiss 2010 goodbye and welcome in 2011. There are a few things I would like to request from my fellow online gamers for the new year. I think this will improve online gaming for the new year.
- When the game is rated M for Mature, let’s not let our young children play it. No, I don’t think it is cool that your eight year old son (or daughter) can fly the helio in Bad Company 2 better than you can. I don’t think children should be exposed to violent games, nor do I think they should be exposed to my swearing. I don’t want to have to tone it down because I realized there’s a kid playing. Plus, I don’t really want to hear your 12 year old use language I don’t think they should have heard, much less say. Am I old fashioned? Yes and I won’t apologize for it.
- Don’t yell, “Revive me! Revive me!” when you’re behind me and I’m a medic. It doesn’t help that you didn’t call my name and I didn’t even know you were there. And, certainly, don’t call me a douchebag when I don’t turn right away to revive you. It isn’t cool. And, the next time I see you playing, I’m not reviving you.
- Watch each other’s backs. If I’m playing sniper and you’re playing something else, I promise to watch your back. If I see you surrounded by two guys, you take out one and I’ll do my best to take out the other one. I would expect you to do the same. Yes, we all want to be the best player, but – with the exception of free for all in Call of Duty – we need to stick together.
Well, there you have – my list. I’d like to see your list. Feel free to post your own in the comments!