How Not To Be Retarded - Vol. 3Shut The F&%@ Up
Let me sum up one of the most important rules in not being a retarded player.
Shut your goddamned mouth.
See? That wasn't so hard. All you have to do is not talk ever and you will succeed admirably in not being retarded.
What? You don't think this is good advice?
You think that MMORPGs are supposed to be social games and you're supposed to talk?
That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard.
Yeah, sure. They put the whole text chat thing in there. It was designed so that you could talk to other players.
Go ahead. Tell them what you had for lunch. Ask them if they saw that new movie. Whatever.
Just don't bitch.
If you're in a group, then you chose to be in that group. If you're not happy, you then choose to leave the group.
That's it. You don't bitch and moan and complain. You don't tell people how to do their jobs or how much better your last party was and how you got fifty jillion exp an hour with other groups.
You're in a party. You're in an alliance. You're in a mission group.
That means shut the F&%@ up.
You're not offering anything to the group. No one is going to thank you for your keen insight and helpful criticism. All you're going to do is piss people off.
Great. Now, your bad group is a bad, AWKWARD group.
Good job. You're still not getting 26,000 exp an hour, but now everyone knows just how terrible they are.
That'll motivate them.
I'm not sure what happens to people's brains when they join a party or group. It's like they lose the ability to leave that group of their own accord.
No, instead you have to bitch about everything. Like you're going to fix it or something.
You wouldn't do this in real life. If you were at a party that totally sucked, you wouldn't go around the room and tell people off.
Okay, I would, but I'm not you.
You'd get up and leave, right? You'd go find a better party or just go home.
That is exactly what non-retarded people do when confronted with a bad group. You find a better group or you go do your own thing.
It's like sex. Telling someone how bad they're doing isn't going to help the situation. At all. You're better off finding a new partner or just doing it yourself.
Also, it's better with six people.
Seriously. Just save everyone the headache and disband. Things didn't work out, but maybe you can salvage your day and find another party.
Just as long as you're not bitching.