>>322335495 I never got into multiplayer games partially because of this. I'm terrible at games in general so there's no real incentive to go through that shit. Also I'm really self conscious about my voice so I don't use a mic.
I don't give a shit about being yelled at or insulted in real life or in text, but there's something so much more direct and cutting about criticism from people I don't know in a game.
>>322335495 >How do I cope with being belittled and laughed at by other players in a multiplayer game? Well, the first thing is to examine why it affects you so negatively. If it's because you want to be good at the game and receiving negative feedback makes you think you aren't good, and therefore you suck at it, then the issue is in your gameplay, or the perception of your gameplay. Most gamers' first introduction to this is when they play an objective-based shooter, where the Kill:Death ratio is not what matters. Someone will say you suck because your K:D ratio is shit. Instead of feeling bad about it, you take heart how you KNOW you do not suck like they say you do, because you have been contributing in ways that aren't on the scoreboard, or aren't obvious. Many times I've been a medic in BFBC2 with a massive score, but awful K:D ratio, because I'd be reviving and healing teammates. Insignificant online people tell me I suck because of this, but their words don't affect me, because I know I don't.
If it's simply because random online peoples' words hurt your feelings, then you likely need to develop "thicker skin." It's the ability to shrug it off without letting it into your head. Like turning aside an enemy at your front gate. Remember that these are nobodies to you. You care about people in your real life because they are there day after day to interact with you. People online are not. You will likely not see them again in a game a week from now, and you can also turn them off at any time. It's kind of like breathing manually. Once you're aware of it, you start doing it, but eventually you'll stop noticing it and go back to breathing normally. People online are like that message saying "you're breathing manually." The skill you should develop is the ability to revert back to normal breathing. Then, their words will bounce off of you, and you won't be concerned.
In reality I have sympathy for how you feel but I can't empathise too much because I have never been hurt by someone I only know online, let alone some random in a game. When I say I've never been hurt, I don't mean I haven't be criticised, I've heard EVERYTHING but it just never even scratched me.
Really think about what it means when they call you bad at a game, do you have fun playing this game? If yes, why do you care what they say? Are you trying to be a professional? No? Then why do you care?
Really put some thought in to that person just for a minute, they're criticising someone for having fun in a game they enjoy playing, how pathetic must their life be? Then laugh at them. You've won.
>>322336393 >I don't give a shit about being yelled at or insulted in real life or in text, but there's something so much more direct and cutting about criticism from people I don't know in a game. This is 100% backwards from what is normal. People online in a game are insignificant. Their words matter the least out of anyone else's in your life.
>only kid with glasses since pre-school >get designated the loser of school because of it >from 1st to 8th >from 9th to 12th >ridiculed the whole way >play video games in the meantime >always talk shit and make fun of folks
It was probably a coping mechanism. Still is, I guess.
>>322335495 i play leauge of legends. most toxic community ever when they flame i fire back till my point doesnt get across anymore then i fully ignore them and play extremely passive. i start another game with the intention to troll and play bad but it usually ends up being a good game. the times when its another bad game with more cancers then i full on troll that game. if its a bad game with no cancers i do what i can and stop playing for the day.
>>322338941 No I just realised that criticism which isn't constructive is fucking useless to me and getting emotional about it is time of my life fucking wasted.
I've been bullied and it fucked me up when I was younger. I cried alone in the playground once because I realised I had no true friends.
A few years later something hit me like a fucking cruise ship, why give a fuck about lame ass people? Then I started self deprecating jokes, laughing at people who tried to put me down and what happened? They realised "wait, this guy literally does not give a single shit" so they stopped.
If someone is truly telling you something bad about yourself so that you can improve as a person, think on it, do it.
If someone is just being a cunt, stop giving a shit. You'll love life a little more.
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