Playing Games with Noobs
monoblocc posted 1 month ago
Recently, I introduced fighting games to one of my friends. We're currently playing BBtag, and it's pretty fun. He seems to have a good time playing, and he knows basic information on how to play. Our matches are pretty good and even considering that we both don't really know the game well.
There's an issue though however; over long periods of playing, I tend to understand his play style better and I'm able to predict his game play. And on top of that, I recently picked up a heavy zoning character (Vatista for those who are interested), and it's highly discouraging to him. He keeps referring to my play style as "spamming", when it's actually just how the character is supposed to be played. The character relies on keeping the opponent out by using heavy zoning.
I want him to be still interested in the game, but I want to continue playing this character. Why do noobs get so frustrated at "spamming" when they're just not good? It's frustrating that he blames the character and how it's played instead of his own skill level.