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How hard is it to say "HI"
Is it really so hard to write a greeting when you start the game?
It is not polite to say hello when you join a group that is already playing?
When you leave the game, is not it polite to greet people with whom you played?
Here are some guidelines for a common login and logout: it is only necessary to write "hi" or "hello"!
Simple, is not it? When the game Done, thank the group with whom you've spent a couple of hours playing. Write: "tnx", "bb", "cyu" "tnx 4 play" or something like that. People on the other side will make you more appreciative and prove their troops as polite behavior in online games commonplace. So tnx, cyu and bb! :)
Last edited by [1000+]Onyko MadMax; Jul 29, 2014 @ 2:16am
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Restless Jul 26, 2014 @ 2:28am 
Sure its polite, but its not really necessary. Its a courtesy, but it isn't mandatory. You can be super friendly if you want but not everyone wants to or has to. Most people stick with "gl hf" and "gg gr" for hellos and goodbyes. Why would it bother you so much?
It does not bother me, but I was more comfortable start playing with people who know how to say goodbye. It was as if he entered the pub among the people with whom you want to have a drink, and do not say hello to anyone. I think it's a bit of effort for the feeling that the other person a heart that knows how to behave! A little effort, and it's nice to enter a bit basic culture of the net.
John ;D Jul 26, 2014 @ 3:16am 
I agree with you,no one says "Hello" or "Bye" anymore. :P
Beat Monkey Jul 26, 2014 @ 3:37am 
If I join and it's random, I don't say hi unless someone else does. I figure...if the other player(or players) aren't going to greet me and are just interested in killing some zed heads, I'll keep the status quo. However, if I join a friend's game, I WILL say hello because, you know, we're friends and familiar enough with each other to warrant hellos.

Now, as to the end of a game(or if I have to leave before the end), my above reasoning still applies(if they haven't been talkative, I won't say bye). However, being a veteran TFC player and it was kind of the norm on the server I most frequented(Axl's TFC if anyone cares) to end a map by saying gg so...I guess I just got into the habit of it and it's bled over to my playing this. :D
Last edited by Beat Monkey; Jul 26, 2014 @ 3:38am
Corbal Jul 26, 2014 @ 3:38am 
You are right Onyko even if I don't make it every time, I should :).
Saying "gg" depends if the game was good and I don't necessary feel to be polite with people who are not.
In any case, you rarely know the people you play with (newbie, kids, fist time player, ...) and having a good attitude encourage the others having the same.
nuna Jul 26, 2014 @ 4:09am 
Originally posted by John:
I agree with you,no one says "Hello" or "Bye" anymore. :P
Lies! Because I do :3
Goddess Jul 26, 2014 @ 10:20am 
It's a great idea to be friendly and polite whenever possible, sometimes people have bad days and anything small to help them feel better is a good thing. It's always beneficial to be welcoming to your teammates, and makes for a more enjoyable game.
Iron Man Jul 26, 2014 @ 10:51am 
some people dont look at chat :3
Hollapeno Jul 26, 2014 @ 11:07am 
I always greet teammates when I join and thank them for the game when I leave. Takes me less than half a minute- really not hard! :)
Dr Chaos MK Jul 26, 2014 @ 1:38pm 
I try my best to greet any new player that enters a game I am in. I do this because 85% of the time, I rush campaigns. And I say so to give everyone the heads up. That way they can leave peacefully. Or rage quit at a later time when the game is not going there way & they get incapped or die.
*NCS*KiRA-[EST] Jul 26, 2014 @ 1:53pm 
I have encountered numerous situations where someone writes heal me (after he has used hes medkit and wants mine) So i heal. And he just runs away not even saying thanks.
Piddy91 Jul 26, 2014 @ 3:23pm 
That's life, but a hi or thank you after heal should be there already
you have to undestand that there is a sindrom in this virtual world. Some people behave differently from real life. If they get iritated, or if they have... hormonal issues like puberty, the polite argument is fading away. Thats a fact!
Thanks to everyone who shared my thinking. I believe that your example will encourage other players in the virtual world to understand how their behavior is the same as the behavior in the real world. Each time my word HI rejoice! Further we will slowly begin to learn by example, as nowadays the virtual and real worlds become identical.
MystMan Jul 27, 2014 @ 4:23pm 
Greeting others in a virtual environment just feels different for me from real life.
I greet my co-workers everyday, I can see and hear their physical selves.

But online.....I just don't feel the need for greeting etiquette there. I don't know. I can't see myself typing "hi" to hundreds of strangers on a regular basis in public games, who I will very likely never meet again. Typing "hi" is so impersonal when it's not in person or through the phone.

Online friends I have known for years, I do greet them despite never met and seen each other in real life. The "hi" has more meaning due to the longtime experiences with each other.
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Date Posted: Jul 26, 2014 @ 2:23am
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