We were all n00bs once

One thing is universal: We were all n00bs once.  That's right, there was once a time when even junegore didn't know Paradise City like the back of his hand.

One thing that I really enjoy is to introduce someone into a game that I love playing.  However, it is also very tempting to try and show them around and teach them all the cool tricks that I've learned.  Is this like you?  Before you show someone all the awesome shortcuts, stop and think for a minute.  Part of the enjoyment of a game is wandering around and exploring on your own time and finding out things for yourself.  Let the n00bs do the same thing.  Don't show them all the awesome tricks at first.

On the flip side of that coin, nothing is more aggravating than sitting around with 7 of 8 players having completed a challenge and noticing that the 8th player is in Downtown Paradise while they are supposed to be at the top of Uphill Drive.  I always have to take a deep breath, and remember that I wasn't born knowing the fastest way from Wildcat Stadium to the Wind Farm, and that I have 120+ hours of experience that they don't.

So here's the moral of the story: Be kind to the n00bs.  You were one once.  And you never know, they may be an expert at that game you're thinking of buying.  Treat them how you would want them to treat you when you're in their sandbox.

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Author: TimSpeedle View all posts by
  • Awesome post Speedle. Sometimes it is easy to forget that little ‘fact’, so this is a good ‘reminder’. ^^

  • Awesome post Speedle. Sometimes it is easy to forget that little ‘fact’, so this is a good ‘reminder’. ^^

  • That was a good post. To be honest it makes me feel good that there ppl like you and everyone else that doesnt cuse me and call me noob cuz i end up going the wrong way and what not… you guys are always likes its ok, can i help you, you need me to come get you and i really do appreciate that you ppl are nice unlike most ppl you dont know and that are generally better at a game than i am…. so Speedle this post really does mean a lot to your fellow clan member and xlive friend….. ty and GAYM OWN!!!!!!!!!!

    Editor Edit: Rule Violation: Stay On Topic.

  • That was a good post. To be honest it makes me feel good that there ppl like you and everyone else that doesnt cuse me and call me noob cuz i end up going the wrong way and what not… you guys are always likes its ok, can i help you, you need me to come get you and i really do appreciate that you ppl are nice unlike most ppl you dont know and that are generally better at a game than i am…. so Speedle this post really does mean a lot to your fellow clan member and xlive friend….. ty and GAYM OWN!!!!!!!!!!

    Editor Edit: Rule Violation: Stay On Topic.

  • Chainer

    Well said Speedle.

  • Chainer

    Well said Speedle.

  • HairBandReject

    Well played sir.

    However lest we forget there are those out there who seem like n00bs but are actually just not interested in actually “playing” with other people in an online game, god forbid. They will just be off doing their own thing as people wait for them to do something they will never do (or they may hinder the others from completing challenges).

    I think that at this stage I will start cussing at someone, play in single player if you aren’t going to play nice with others or with others at all.

    rant over…

    In other news; its great that we have formed a tight group of people who are just here to have some fun. I never understand the people who seem to come online to just have flame wars with each other and call each other every sort of racist slur known to man. Hey its a game guys, chill out and just have fun.

    rant #2 over.

  • HairBandReject

    Well played sir.

    However lest we forget there are those out there who seem like n00bs but are actually just not interested in actually “playing” with other people in an online game, god forbid. They will just be off doing their own thing as people wait for them to do something they will never do (or they may hinder the others from completing challenges).

    I think that at this stage I will start cussing at someone, play in single player if you aren’t going to play nice with others or with others at all.

    rant over…

    In other news; its great that we have formed a tight group of people who are just here to have some fun. I never understand the people who seem to come online to just have flame wars with each other and call each other every sort of racist slur known to man. Hey its a game guys, chill out and just have fun.

    rant #2 over.