Players never thought multiplayer could reach any higher until MMORPGs were born and started to spread throughout the Internet. By harnessing the Internetâs capabilities to bridge people worldwide, players have ridden on its powerful network and established a shared gaming experience with millions of other players worldwide who share the same thoughts and experiences as you do in a game. It has become such the rave nowadays that every new online game that emerges on the market never gets a shortage of players willing to try it out not just for the features but also for the social experience within it.
Amazing and wonderful as the thought sounds, MMORPGs are still subject to the Internetâs dangers and risks, some truly devastating enough that can really ruin your gaming experience if not properly prepared against. Every so often you will encounter players who are in contrast with your beliefs or simply is just there to frustrate other players. Despite it being a game, the rules of netiquette and conduct still apply in MMORPGs.
A new player face
Every new player encounter is a wonderful meeting in and of itself - you can never truly explain the thoughts and emotions associated with meeting new online game players especially those that you will end up forming guilds or raid groups with in the long run. Sometimes these things happen serendipitously, sometimes it happens out of a necessity (a new player brought in to replace a current raiding playerâs slot, for instance), and slowly these things build camaraderie and friendship until one day you realize that youâve already grown comfortable with one another.
Keeping your game face on
Meeting new players must always be met with due vigilance and care. Here are a few tips that can help you establish a better rapport with another player and be warned of any danger in being close with him:
-· Never be too open at start - sure, you would need to introduce yourself to the new guy one way or another, but do not get too comfortable with him yet until youâve gotten to know him at a longer period of time. Online games run nearly forever and thereâs no rush trying to build friendships immediately. These things take time - engage the guy in casual conversation, invite him to the guild VoIP chatroom to mingle around, and gradually break the guy in towards what your group does. Eventually heâll learn to fit in.
-· Manners, manners, manners! - remember the golden rule at all times - do unto others as you want others to do unto you. Be polite and courteous to the new player and extend your hand out in friendship towards him. A vicious cycle of negative player experiences in MMORPGs usually stem from players being treated cruelly in their early days, resulting to them treating others just as cruelly, and the cycle goes on. Everyone started at the same point in the game and humility still remains a trait that most online gamers need to learn.
-· Vigilance - most new players get tricked into their first experience at online games by veteran players looking to exploit a particular game system and a lot of us have experienced this one way or another. Being scammed by overpriced items, duped into accepting scrupulous trades, or even getting invited into guilds for the selfish purposes of the leaders, these are but a few grievances that players end up carrying through their online gaming lives. In the end all you can do is remain vigilant of these fishy encounters and trail away from players who exhibit these traits - one way or another theyâll be the hottest discussion in the gameâs forum or chat channel!
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