THE 12 DUMBEST GAMING HABITS

 Did you not load the controller again, even though you know that it is almost empty and will not hold out the next boss? Or are you a resource messi who picks up every junk in the game? You have probably already noticed these or similar habits in yourself. Small consolation: you are not alone!


12th Place: If the body moves with it, the curve becomes smaller

Most of them have probably already observed this habit in themselves, mostly to the amusement of bystanders. Whenever you just barely take a corner in a racing game or avoid a punch in a beat-'em-up, you can't help but lean your whole body in the respective direction. Here the boundaries between what is happening on the screen and the experiences you have made in reality become blurred for your brain. The sad truth is that, despite all the flexibility, nothing will change in gaming behavior. If you don't feel caught yourself, you probably know at least one person from your circle of friends who gambles so physically that they almost push their teammates off the sofa.


THE 12 DUMBEST GAMING HABITS

11th place: once you get out, you never get back in

With their enormous scope, role-playing games can be real time-wasters. Surely you have already experienced that motivation goes down in the meantime or that another game is more seductive. So you put the mammoth RPG aside for a while. A serious mistake! You know exactly: as soon as days or even weeks have passed, you no longer have any idea what happened. The first line of the dialogue is already full of details and all waifus and husbandos could just as easily say “station”. And how do all these special mechanics work again? At this point, two options work better than continuing in the middle: Either you put the game on the shelf for good or you start all over again. With a little luck you won't get into a vicious circle.

11th place: once you get out, you never get back in

10th Place: Not charging the controller in time

Since controllers are no longer wired, gamers face a new, recurring threat. Because sooner or later the juice is out of every battery. If only the console or pad warned us of the impending end of the energy supply. Oh right, they do! And yet we deliberately leave this problem to our future selves. In fairness, many games pause when the controller is disconnected. Competitive online games, on the other hand, cannot take into account negligent players who simply no longer move in the middle of the game. The subsequent screen death is clearly at your expense. You will think of it next time. Haha, what about!


10th Place: Not charging the controller in time

9th place: Been too greedy

Soulslike lovers in particular can sing a song about this. Patience is a virtue, especially when the almost empty life indicator calls for a quick end to the boss fight. But the temptation is too great to fill a tight time window with a few juicy blows and finally to be able to “close the bag”. We have all let ourselves be carried away - and immediately regretted our greed. Because instead of having to endure a few moments longer, you then have to wrestle the entire boss down again. Shouldn't we learn from it? No way! Otherwise it wouldn't be a bad habit!

9th place: Been too greedy

8th Place: collect everything! No matter how useless

If you pick up powerful weapons but never use them, you may also suffer from the virtual Messi phenomenon. Whether coins, herbs or crafting materials, you collect every scrap that comes before your nose. Just leaving the stuff lying around is out of the question for you. You are of course aware of the absurd amounts you are carrying around with you, and also that you cannot use the stuff until the end of the game or sell it profitably. And still it feels better not to let anything go to waste. It has to be that hunter-gatherer instinct that gets away with it!

8th Place: collect everything! No matter how useless

7th place: Pick up the strongest weapons “for the right moment”

Powerful weapons are like the icing on the cake in games. It is best to save them for the right moment. So you hoard the rare ammunition for the overpowering rocket launcher or strong, fragile swords as if you were a squirrel hunting for nuts in the last days of autumn. Because you know: at some point you may need all of this. But let's be honest: it won't happen! It could always get worse, after all, so you're waiting. And somehow it feels dishonest to use that weapon, too. So the part will gather dust in your inventory until Saint Never's Day and take up valuable space there.


7th place: Pick up the strongest weapons “for the right moment”

6th place: Do not use the microphone in the online game

Chats are actually a good invention. You can chat relaxed with others at great distances or work out a common battle plan for the upcoming online battle. But in reality it is often very different. Because our dear fellow players keep forgetting that there is a mute function. That's why we attend to things that range from funny to annoying to really disgusting. Heated discussions with mom about too much Call of Duty still amuse us. But when we hear brutal metal at concert volume or attend big business with all its acoustic subtleties, we not only lose our desire to play. So this is a final, desperate and clear call: If you're pooping, turn off the damn headset!

6th place: Do not use the microphone in the online game

5th place: Only one more lap

It's 11:50 p.m. Sunday and you have to get up early tomorrow. But you still need this last game to be able to go to bed relaxed. The last few laps didn't go optimally and you know that you should always stop when it's at its best. That's why you're lying in your own pocket when you tell yourself that the next game is guaranteed to be the last game after which you go to bed feeling good. The only fact is that with every additional minute the tiredness increases and with it the efficiency decreases. So only one more round, but then it's really over! Won nothing again? But after the next one we really go to bed, great Indian honor!

5th place: Only one more lap

4th place: ragequitting

A more obvious bad habit that is more or less pronounced depending on the person is ragequitting. Suddenly quitting the game out of anger is notorious especially in online multiplayer titles and is very common. Some players are thinner than others and would rather cut ties than accept defeat. This is also unsporting towards other players because it gives them less chance of winning the match. Ragequitters usually accept being temporarily excluded from online modes without thinking twice. So you didn't “really show it” to a counterpart, you just came out as a bad loser. Next time just take a deep breath and analyze why it didn't work out. After all, no master has fallen from the sky yet.


4th place: ragequitting

3rd place: It's the game's fault! The developers! The control! The lags! ...

Man, lost again! You got this far, but then screwed up the last jump or didn't turn the rifle left fast enough. And then the words “Game” and “Over” laugh mockingly in your face. That damn controller! With that the game is really unplayable! Input lag from hell! The processing only! And the teammates! After all, they could have provided cover. Otherwise something like this would definitely not have happened to you! And if it's not another player, it's definitely the broken AI. We're sorry to have to tell you, but in most cases the source of the problem is in front of the television ...


3rd place: It's the game's fault! The developers! The control! The lags! ...

2nd place: Always reload! Even if only one ball is missing

Running out of ammunition at the wrong time can turn out badly. Loading usually takes a long time and gives the opponent an advantage. Regular reloading is advisable so that it doesn't come to that. No no. Not only when you only have a few shots left that would theoretically be enough for two opponents. We speak of replenishing when only a single cartridge is missing in the magazine. Is it because of fear? Is it the need for security? Who knows! What is certain is that somewhere in you a small, compulsive being slumbers, for whom there is nothing better than the feeling of looking at a magazine full to the brim.


2nd place: Always reload! Even if only one ball is missing

1st Place: Save twice

Although most games nowadays use an automatic save system, there are still titles in which a manual saving of game progress is necessary. Especially after a long or particularly annoying section, it is even more important not to forget to save the game. Said and done. In the next moment, people look, yawn or blink at the cell phone, and then it happens: You ask yourself whether you really have saved it, with absolute certainty and without any doubt. Klaaaar! Or maybe not? Safety first! So you save again less than two seconds later, even though you know very well that it's nonsense. But the one percent doubt always wins the upper hand.

1st Place: Save twice


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