So i was just taking a break to play some Starcraft. 3 vs 3 and I was teamed up with a toxic troll kid named Timmytwotoes who ran his mouth the entire match. As some of you may know, Star Craft have these multiplayer matches where you match up with random people in a multiplayer match up. And from time to time, a team mate can be more detrimental to your own team then the enemy because of their SHITTY ATTITUDE. To summarize the game, we won the match. It went a bit long, but we ended up winning. and guess who ranked the weakest at the end of the match. TIMMMYYYY!!!!! The WHOOLE MATCH, this child was name calling, ridiculing, and just being a plain ol pain in the ass. I have to admit though, there were times i could have done better, but still we won, and I ranked second out of 6. He would run his mouth, saying it's mine and our other teamate's fault if we lose, we are noobs, congratulating the other teammate for kicking our ass. Funny thing was he kept on saying he was going to be ranked the best by 100Xs!!!! Hahaaha, so me and the other teammate played it cool, ignored his rant, and literally won the match.
So heres a little advice to punks who dog their own teamates.
1. You are not helping. You actually are making it worse. Try and encourage the team, and if you lose O WELL! I don't know how many times, i've said "Its Okay" to a teamate that felt like they underperformed. Who CARES!? It's JUST A GAME!
2. It's embarrassing. Especially when you send the message so the other teamates can read. They really dont care about why you are underperforming. If we are losing thats all that matters. Trying to say "oh IT ISNT MY FAULT, IT'S MY NOOB TEAMS FAULT" is like trying to switch teams at a sports game after a loss. Pathetic.
3. You don't have a game issue, you have a social problem. By being such a crybaby you are showing how fragile your mind is, and applies to real world situations. Making excuses, name calling, not taking responsibility for you actions, are all things we learn about as we grow. Because you are behind a screen doesnt absolve you of your weaknesses, it may at times make them worse. Rage quit gamers for example hahah.
Minimize the stress around you
This is an issue i've always wanted to speak out about, because it isn't just SC, it's life. SC serves as a great example/metaphor for this. There are times when you meet these type of people in work or social situations. I've learned through work experience a valuable lesson. Avoid these people when possible. Ask yourself this one question, is the stress really worth the money?? I learned to choose health over money. Fortunately, I currently have options of choosing who to work for, and the clients i have are wonderful people, but there have been 2 or 3 jobs in the past where the person I worked for were just toxic. Being pleasant, reaaaaaalllly helps productivity. Being unpleasant, bossy, controlling, close minded, cynical, are things that can debilitate you and your work. It can nterfere with productivity in my experience up to 80% and times 100%, it just isn't worth it. I've been in tight positions before, and If i could go back, I would definitely remove myself from those positions. I mean once I litterally was working for free and the clent was sooooo disgustingly rude, I can't believe I went through all of that.... Don't get me wrong though, If the stress is from coping with the technical aspects of the project itself, I feel that there much growth and success to nbe had. For example, learning manga for the first time, or designing something you've never drawn before. This type of stress is the BEST kind. It means you are learning. And if your client cool and you getting better at art, why not? Sometimes we can't be too picky. But if you dealing with unpleasant people your life, find ways to avoid them, because they may just be bring you down. Create your path, and make it a happy one, otherwise it isn't worth walking.