I love Discord as an LFG tool for when I can’t wrangle my friends for a game. In fact, some of my favorite people to game with are ones I originally met through LFG chat rooms for certain games.
But, I’ve seen the LFG sections go a little off the rails, too, in terms of what prerequisites people impose. Some of them I get, 18+, be casual or be sweaty, English or whatever; you want to let people know what sort of vibe you’re looking for.
At some point I feel like it it starts getting silly though, like setting entry points in “number of hours played”, as if that means anything.
From experience, I know that even so-called “veterans” can still be as dumb as bricks, and obnoxious to boot.
going for an entry level job interview…
Only god tier need apply since I’m a total noob and need you to carry me.
Thanks for translating 😀
that is 100% what i assume when i see people require more hours/gear etc then they themselves have
I literally saw that in SC2 co-op chat a lot. “Looking for teammate for Brutal Mutation, carry only”
Maybe this is a language thing, but what sort of requirement is “be sweaty”? I don’t get that reference at all. I can’t imagine it’s about people literally sweating. The only other reference I can find is that they might be a hard worker? But that also doesn’t really fit with a game LFG.
apparantly it’s the opposite of casual. I think when I was young (truth be told I’m 37) the word was “hardcore”.
it means you take the game as seriously as possible and play like your life depends on it most of the time
You had the idea with hard worker. Casual players may not take the game seriously, not give it as much focus, and they sit back having fun. “Sweats” give it their entire focus, lean forward in their seat, and may actually sweat while playing. Another differentiator, at least in some games, is whether a person might give the opposing team more of a chance to score. In rocket league when the score is like 16 to 3, the casual players who is winning might intentionally stop playing as well to allow the score to even. Sweats will continue destroying the… Read more »
similar term ive seen used, shitbucket. basically they dont do anything but the game to the point they better be using a bucket for a seat.
I dunno – but “be casual or be sweaty” would make a great update for “be there or be square”.
Being sweaty is the same as being a tryhard. It is actually a reference that you are trying to win so hard that you are physically sweating(though you are right, they probably are not literally sweating). The context is usually that you are trying so hard to win, you are not having fun and perhaps even ruining the game for others. However, that isn’t actually true either. Often times people use sweaty or tryhard as an insult against people who are simply better than them. In that context it is like saying, “I would of won but I am just… Read more »
It’s a newfangled way of calling someone a neckbeard.
I sit afk or tabbed out in games all the time, so my playtime gets inflated way beyond what I’ve actually played. Something like 20-40% of playtime is idle while I do other things but don’t exit the game.
This is the equivalent of destiny lfg “must have 200 raid clears and KWTD and Kd 50+ And understand advanced thermodynamics and have 2-6 cats but no dogs”
Do I want to know what “sweaty” means in this context?
It means try-harding. Min-maxing, complicated strategies, shot-calling/strict adherence to shots called, stuff like that. It’s the difference between Poké Floats with items and Fox only Final Destination.
You have given such a vivid, perfect description that I not only understand and can visualize, but can even *smell* what you mean.
Ha, I’m not sure if I should thank you for the praise, or apologize for the phantom… “fragrance”.
Ah memories of SSBM parties with far too many unwashed males in far too small and undercooled spaces
It’s a minefield for shore. 🌊 😉
I don’t have many memories of LFG chat rooms tbh. I’ve mostly either played with a very tiny circle of friends and their friends, or by myself and (sometimes) found chill people to play with in a game.
I need more friends… 🙃
One of many reasons I don’t bother with multiplayer games anymore. One of the two major ones, in fact. The other being that I refuse to pay Sony, Microsoft, or Nintendo for the “privilege” of using the internet connection I already pay an ISP too much for. All three of them can gargle gonads. They aren’t even providing any value for the money they charge, like dedicated servers or helping their development partners with good netcode. It’s nothing more than a greedy paywall to use the internet. Also, I’m just going to try and forget that I heard the term… Read more »
It really depends on the game. Some games have amazing multiple community and others are extremely toxic.
sadly SoT is like WoW in hpow toxic they both are.
Must have an Intuitive knowledge of game mechanics,and how each and every item in the game helps you or hinders you in any situation.
*Runs the ship into the nearest black cliff that looks like an ass.
Sounds pretty much like my first job interview back in the days.
Asked for 5 years of experience in windows 7… when it was out for a month.
When HR makes requirements about things they know nothing about. Still fighting that battle today, as our HR department cant seem to figure it out and we have 6 positions unfilled.
As if you need years of experience using an operating system (unless you’re a sysadmin)…
at least with the windows 7 bit, it could very well have been a poor Find & Replace All run on the job listings to update them. Still stupid and unproffesional to do something like that, but for completely different reasons (also still a huge red flag for a company)
I played WoW for years. This seems par, if not a little lax, for LFG requirements.
And the irony of it all is that these same people turn around and complain that the game is too easy. They disparage random group finders (like the one that Blizzard cut out of their “Classic WotLK” release to promote “socialization”) when recruiting people to do typical content, and then they complain that when everything just melts in the face of the sweaty tryhards that they insist on doing everything with. The game is always “too easy” for these people, and it’s caused MMO difficulty to increasingly rise to the point where most of these games aren’t even fun anymore.
Can confirm: I have lots of hours in Rocket League and I’m still a scrub.
So what I’m hearing is I need to leave the game running while I’m at work so I can accrue hours “played”…..
No no no, you need to *quit* your job and go full-time gaming. /s
…and that is exactly one of the reasons why I will always prefer singleplayer games.
The best pirate games were made by Sid Meier,l yes the civilization guy.
amen. pirates gold is always top tier.
Sometimes, I do wonder why these huge online multiplayer experiences become so dang popular, when literally all I ever hear about them is how terrible they are. I dunno. Maybe when you really enjoy something, the areas where it doesn’t measure up feel that much worse. Personally…. I haven’t really had this experience, of having to go find a group of people to work with since… oh, 2002. And it was high school. For a group project. I’ll do single player or couch co-op or even something like Splatoon, where I’m matched with randoms against randoms and nobody talks. But… Read more »
over the years the programmers took out every thing that casual players liked about it.
it seems they catered the good content to the uber raider types so your casual gamer has almost nothing to do that isn’t super easy but step into an instance raid zone with out good gear( that you can only get in the raids) and you die in seconds
they were fun games early on but maybe i’m biased since the early guilds i was in were mostly already my real life friends anyway. and they slowly game up the MMO games.
The bigger game producers chose this because singleplayer games have almost no capacity to encourage microtransactions and the like. Then, they have the marketing muscle to entice players into it, which closes the circuit
i honestly think no one LIKES MP games. they just like the universe its built on and play it to get more of that. like with wow i would bet my life savings if we had a SP skyrim like game made for it everyone would leave the MMO in a heartbeat.
This is definitely the LFG in the official discord haha. Say hi to me in Tavern sometime, Tim.
when i see requirements like that its not people wanting to be with someone of their level, they want carried. back in wow id see it all the time especially when i was trying to get into a raid on my warlock. oh youre not cookie cutter destro? we cant have such low dps on trash backs! boss fight later with me on the top of the damage charts and they shut up about my affliction build. i might need a ride to the boss, but that boss will be suffering for it.
i miss those days
This looks an awful lot like some of the Raid LFGs I’ve seen for Division 2 on FB and Discord.
“Requirements are X number of hours played, minimum SHD Level of X, must have American Flag backpack trophy and all Hunter masks and be able to solo District Union Arena on Legendary while getting a colonoscopy.”
In my experience this is all public multiplayer. It’s why I just don’t bother.
It’s like Eve Online, with less Microsoft Excel.
So in summary, single player for the win, or an easy-going community for that social interaction I keep hearing about?
If I’m to spend my precious gaming time interacting with people, I demand a minimum level of silliness in said community. It’s mandatory.
A couple of these Sea of Thieves LFG’s can be made up of griefers too. On one occasion I joined a LFG party that was full of 10 people. They immediately started coming at me with homophobic slurs. I’ve heard of it happening to other people too. Sea of Thieves may be a beautiful game but it does attract a crappy element.
SoT is so toxic it may as well be a rockstar game. there is a reason that i refuse to play despite loving the pirate genre.
Same happened in WoW back in the day, to get a highish level piece of armor from an LFG raid, they were requiring you had much higher gear. I mean… why?