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Submitted by Mister_V 1229d ago | opinion piece

YouTube and FPS Gaming

MP1st - "As brought up by fellow MP1st writer Gav in his latest article, a case could be made that YouTube and its communities is responsible for a lot of trends in online FPS gaming. Quickscoping montages, how-to videos, gun reviews, loadout suggestions, etc., have all helped create a culture of improving as an individual player. While I agree that working on getting better at FPS games is all well and good, it seems to me like the culture surrounding getting better has benefited individual players at the expense of improved teamwork and cooperation." (Battlefield 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Snookies12  +   1229d ago
That's exactly why I don't play a lot of FPS games online... I'd be much more inclined to play if people worked together as a team. That's really satisfying if done right, however everyone goes out and tries to be the best on the team instead of working together.
Hufandpuf  +   1229d ago
"best on the team"

In terms of what? I think striving to be the best is something that HELPS the team instead of hurting it.
CrimsonessCross  +   1228d ago
Agreed entirely. When people play the actual game it's still fun, some people aren't great and some are egotistical but that's just life. All you can do is enjoy the game (to fit your own enjoyment, of course), because that's why you are there in the first place.

To try to be the best on the team is to push yourself forward. The people who don't even try and are a detriment just to f*** with other players (and on their own team) are the ones I really have a burning hate for =.=

It depends on who you run into in the lobby, you can try to work together with random people and form your own coordination and everything as well, nothing is stopping you unless the other people don't want to do it, if that is so then go find some people who play the way you'd like to :)
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Snookies12  +   1228d ago
That's not really what I meant. I was saying that games where you're SUPPOSED to work as a team end up just being a bunch of "lone wolf" type players that don't give a damn about you or the team as long as they can get some extra points to their name. It's really annoying in my opinion is all I'm saying. :\
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iamnsuperman  +   1228d ago
There are several hurdles to make any game work effectively online. One everyone needs mics. Then a big problem is having a leader. The problem is everyone wants to be the leader but also do not carry any respect for those orders to be followed so teamwork just breaks down. If that is sorted then another problem occurs when playing support roles because they are often less rewarding and fun to play. In a way online games do not really suit teamwork.

@Hufandpuf Well being best on the team can hinder your team. You want to be the best in your role not someone with the highest kill count/objective count if your role is more supportive
CynicalKelly  +   1228d ago
There are games where you work as a team. If you want teamwork then you are playing the wrong game. Call of duty is about running and gunning, lone wolfing and flanking is what that game is about and it's the beauty of it but if you go into it looking teamwork you are going to have a bad time.

If you want Teamwork, Battlefield has a good sense on that. People work together, spotters and engineers work together to clear the skies and your teammates are your pilots, when they clear the skies they come in for strafe runs.
kingPoS  +   1228d ago
For those that don't quite get it, here's an example.
Think of MAG from zipper. Now imagine everyone trying to be their on lone wolf in that game.

It's a bit exaggerated yes, but a point was made.
I'm sure some people have come across that one Guy in borderlands that only thought for themselves, grabbing any & everything in sight.(even the weaksauce gear)
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