Playing Games Pro Style

Playing Games Pro Style



Playing Online Games Pro-Style
Even if​ you don't know what you're doing...
One of​ the​ most intimidating parts of​ getting started with online gaming is​ getting over the​ fear of​ screwing things up for other players .​
It's one thing to​ play a​ game and make mistakes at​ home,​ but it's an​ entirely different thing to​ play a​ game and make mistakes that can cause failure in​ the​ game plays of​ others .​
But there's no reason to​ let this fear stop you or​ another gaming newbie from having fun .​
This article will give you the​ in's and out's of​ online gaming so that you can start with the​ confidence you need to​ continue on.
The first step anyone new to​ online gaming should take is​ to​ first,​ learn how to​ play offline .​
You can read the​ game's manual and save yourself from seeing the​ infamous acronym,​ RTFM scroll across your screen .​
Know what that acronym stands for? It stands for Read the​ Fu**ing Manual and its spewed by serious gamers to​ vulnerable newbies who interrupt a​ game with questions like,​ What is​ this place? or​ What am I​ supposed to​ do?
You could search the​ web for game related discussion groups,​ FAQ's,​ and walkthroughs .​
And you could learn more from game specific Usenet newsgroups .​
In other words,​ you could do your homework .​
Some of​ the​ kind of​ information you want to​ learn includes how to​ play,​ how to​ create characters,​ how to​ gather equipment,​ and how to​ implement some smart strategies .​
Trust us when we​ say your gaming comrades will appreciate it!
In addition to​ reading how to​ play an​ online game,​ you can familiarize yourself with the​ game's interface .​
Just as​ you searched the​ net for a​ game's textual instruction,​ you can additionally search the​ net for a​ game's screenshot (or series of​ screenshots) .​
Having a​ graphical representation (.gif or​ .jpg image) of​ a​ game on​ your screen gives you a​ chance to​ memorize where all the​ game's controls are .​
Knowing where everything is​ on​ a​ game before you play will speed things up not only for yourself,​ but also for everyone else .​
No one wants to​ wait for you to​ search for an​ inventory panel or​ message screen in​ a​ game when the​ location of​ these items is​ obvious to​ everyone else.
Once you start with a​ game,​ don't let the​ pressure of​ staying in​ the​ game prevent you from doing the​ unthinkable: dying .​
a​ character dying in​ a​ game is​ inevitable at​ certain points,​ and unless you willingly let go of​ a​ lose-lose situation,​ you'll run the​ risk of​ holding the​ game up for everyone else .​
It's like a​ game of​ chess .​
If it's checkmate - it's checkmate .​
Call it​ a​ day and start anew .​
Whatever you do,​ don't hang around waiting for some magical fairy to​ come to​ your rescue .​
Please let your character die with dignity .​
On the​ same token,​ you don't want to​ take dying personally .​
Remember that online gaming is​ still just a​ game .​
a​ character that dies in​ a​ game is​ not representative of​ your character as​ a​ person .​
Turn a​ death into learning experience .​
At the​ very least,​ you'll learn your way around an​ online game by learning all the​ things that you aren't supposed to​ do!
Above all else,​ ensure that your computer has what it​ takes to​ maintain the​ current pace of​ an​ online game .​
Don't try to​ play an​ online game with a​ slow computer or​ slow Internet connection .​
In fact,​ if​ you're still using dial up,​ find another hobby .​
a​ slow processor and connection will ensure instant death because other players aren't going to​ politely wait for their own defeat .​
They're going to​ squash you like a​ bug .​
Hunt around for a​ computer that was built for online gaming and get a​ DSL or​ ISDN Internet connection .​
You'll need a​ fast processor,​ a​ high quality graphics card,​ and a​ sound machine to​ match.
By following these simple suggestions,​ you will have passed the​ newbie test and earned respect as​ a​ serious gamer much more quickly than if​ you stumbled your way through what others pride as​ the​ ultimate hobby .​




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