Mary Jul 15 @ 11:01am
What is Tryhard?
I heard this word almost 5 times per server. When I asked, each person had their own definition of "Tryhard". So what's your definition?
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Ace42 Jul 15 @ 11:03am 
"You're a tryhard" seems to mean "I've got no skill, but I want you to think it's down to nonchalance rather than incompetence."
Jimmy Hunter Jul 15 @ 11:05am 
Originally posted by Ace42:
"You're a tryhard" seems to mean "I've got no skill, but I want you to think it's down to nonchalance rather than incompetence."

This.

It's generally said by causal players who are really bad at the game. It's suppose to be some sort of insult that you're more talented at the game then they are, when in reality it's really compliment.
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Vaati Jul 15 @ 11:05am 
Someone who tries to hard.
Nah. Someone who tries to blend in to the pros by doing advanced stuff that they suck at.
Pyrophobia Jul 15 @ 11:05am 
Competitive Tf2 :b
Spooky Medic (Darkanine) (Banned) Jul 15 @ 11:06am 
IMHO, a tryhard is a person who's playing very seriously when a server is obviously just goofing off (taunt spam, building human pyramids).
TendaMonsta Jul 15 @ 11:07am 
Supposedly an insult used by casuals when a more serious player kills them. Honestly it's more of a complement than anything
Jimmy Hunter Jul 15 @ 11:09am 
Originally posted by Darkanine:
IMHO, a tryhard is a person who's playing very seriously when a server is obviously just goofing off (taunt spam, building human pyramids).

I get called it all the time on Valve servers when people aren't goofing off. Apperently being good at the game and constantly getting 15+ sprees = tryhard. The funny thing is, I don't even have to try on Valve servers.
Applejack Jul 15 @ 11:13am 
Originally posted by Ace42:
"You're a tryhard" seems to mean "I've got no skill, but I want you to think it's down to nonchalance rather than incompetence."
Exactly this. Simply put, "tryhard" is the opposite of "noob," terms both used by ♥♥♥♥ing idiots.

Originally posted by Darkanine:
IMHO, a tryhard is a person who's playing very seriously when a server is obviously just goofing off (taunt spam, building human pyramids).
First of all, no. I only ever hear it when I happen to be doing better than someone who suddenly wants to feign "goofing off." Second of all, if someone joined a public server, then they probably want to play the game. Just because the other team's acting like idiots, that shouldn't mean other players can't play the game normally when they want to. If you're congaing around the map on a public server that isn't meant for trading or other silly things, you deserve to be headshot.
Spooky Medic (Darkanine) (Banned) Jul 15 @ 11:14am 
Originally posted by Jimmy Hunter:
Originally posted by Ace42:
"You're a tryhard" seems to mean "I've got no skill, but I want you to think it's down to nonchalance rather than incompetence."

This.

It's generally said by causal players who are really bad at the game. It's suppose to be some sort of insult that you're more talented at the game then they are, when in reality it's really compliment.
Being called a tryhard should totally be a coming of age thing for TF2, when your skill level finally outmatches the common pub player.
I've only been called a tryhard once :c, when I was derping around as Battle Medic and somehow called 30-40 kills with my Blutsauger, got called a "try-hard battle medic", one of the highlights of TF2.
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Spooky Medic (Darkanine) (Banned) Jul 15 @ 11:16am 
Originally posted by Applejack:
Originally posted by Ace42:
"You're a tryhard" seems to mean "I've got no skill, but I want you to think it's down to nonchalance rather than incompetence."
Exactly this. Simply put, "tryhard" is the opposite of "noob," terms both used by ♥♥♥♥ing idiots.

Originally posted by Darkanine:
IMHO, a tryhard is a person who's playing very seriously when a server is obviously just goofing off (taunt spam, building human pyramids).
First of all, no. I only ever hear it when I happen to be doing better than someone who suddenly wants to feign "goofing off." Second of all, if someone joined a public server, then they probably want to play the game. Just because the other team's acting like idiots, that shouldn't mean other players can't play the game normally when they want to. If you're congaing around the map on a public server that isn't meant for trading or other silly things, you deserve to be headshot.
I see your point, and I do play seriously more then casually at this point, but a nice fun goof off server is a good break from the chaos (and since I only play Medic at this point, the healing can get rather dull after awhile).
SHREKINATOR Jul 15 @ 11:16am 
Youre a tryhard if you rage at your team for losing.
Jimmy Hunter Jul 15 @ 11:18am 
Originally posted by PrayStation 4:
Youre a tryhard if you rage at your team for losing.

Care to elaborate how you should be expecting your team to each pull their own weight is being a tryhard?
Durrrasmus Jul 15 @ 11:19am 
I've know of 2 meanings.

One is playing the game WAY too seriously, asking assistance from your peers, calling out locations of enemies, panicking about your ammo and health, trying to focus your team on doing the objective, and being way too stressed for no good reason. This is typically the base, though people seem to use this in a very tame form.

Another one is mocking the way a higher-level or celebrity player acts. We all know how many Trolldiers or Demoknights came up when STAR_ posted a video. These guys try to employ the exact same tactics as them and try to pubstomp the entire server when all they do is get annihilated.
Applejack Jul 15 @ 11:19am 
Originally posted by Darkanine:
Originally posted by Applejack:
Exactly this. Simply put, "tryhard" is the opposite of "noob," terms both used by ♥♥♥♥ing idiots.

First of all, no. I only ever hear it when I happen to be doing better than someone who suddenly wants to feign "goofing off." Second of all, if someone joined a public server, then they probably want to play the game. Just because the other team's acting like idiots, that shouldn't mean other players can't play the game normally when they want to. If you're congaing around the map on a public server that isn't meant for trading or other silly things, you deserve to be headshot.
I see your point, and I do play seriously more then casually at this point, but a nice fun goof off server is a good break from the chaos (and since I only play Medic at this point, the healing can get rather dull after awhile).
Well, if it's a server meant for goofing off, that's fine. But if you're going into a server on a regular map meant to be played competitively, then it's stupid to get upset over other players who actually want to play.

Originally posted by PrayStation 4:
Youre a tryhard if you rage at your team for losing.
I always lol at people who get genuinely angry over TF2, it's probably the most laid-back shooter there is. But I've never heard "tryhard" used in this context.
Spooky Medic (Darkanine) (Banned) Jul 15 @ 11:19am 
Originally posted by PrayStation 4:
Youre a tryhard if you rage at your team for losing.
That really depends, if your team did good, but lost due to the other team also being good, then its GG. But if your team was incompetent as all hell then you have every right to be a bit more annoyed.
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