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Title: Losing on purpose in multiplayer
Posted: March 20, 2010 (06:33 PM)
There are times, rarely, usually if I'm tired or bored, where I would lose on purpose in an online multiplayer match. I do this by just walking towards the enemy, then just stop and let them kill me.

Now, the reason I bring this up is because I always find it so odd and amusing how violent they react to this, almost as if they're trying harder to kill me than when I was actually fighting back. In Halo 3, I have seen players waste their grenades on me, when it's clearly visible that I'm not going to do jack. I think I've even seen someone teabag me once afterwards.

I did it in BioShock 2's multiplayer today, mostly because I think half the players on my team were cheating somehow (there's no way in hell that someone, with a shotgun, can kill me in one shot when I'm at full health, and we're basically on each end of the damn map (previous match)) and it just surprised me how wasteful the opposing team was with my killings. They would use up their plasmids on me constantly every time. Even late in the game when it should have been obvious that I was giving away kills, they still treated me as if I was trying to give them aids. One particularly memorable moment happened when a Big Daddy walked past me. I gave him a little "tap" with my gun, and he turned around and saw me just standing there. He could have just shot me down with his harpoon gun, but he instead wasted a proximity mine. I was speechless.

I really wonder if this is all because they're afraid I might pull something at the last second, or they just find pleasure in killing and displaying dominance over other players, no matter the circumstance.

zigfriedUser: zigfried
Posted: March 20, 2010 (07:01 PM)
That's an interesting observation. I've never tried it before, but now I want to, just so I can see what reactions I get!


honestgamerUser: honestgamer
Posted: March 21, 2010 (01:53 AM)
I think it's the second thing. They probably got offline later and bragged to friends about how they slaughtered some noob who barely even fought back.

pickhutUser: pickhut
Posted: March 21, 2010 (02:37 PM)
I can see that happening in Halo 3, since I've been a Staff Captain for about 2 and a half years now. I gave up ranking in that game, since it takes you at least three or four winning matches in a row to rank up, but if you lose once, you go back down. x_X

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