Very easy to say so but it doesn't always work like that It will work if my goal is *to be better*. But if I have 40 mins to play after work and I want to have 40 mins of fun? What should I do then?... I go HC ..easy peasy and no need to read b.itching in team chat about how noob I am (again the attitude of players )
Playing for 'fun' is when you don't try to reach your maximum potential, and you don't try hard. You don't hold back or lose on purpose, but you don't try hard either.
I think the term 'playing casually' would be more appropriate, and you can play casually for the objective too, so why not?
I haven't seen much complaining about team mates there, at least when I was on
(btw, you can have fun even if you try hard, at least according to some)
(from David Sirlin's 'Playing to Win' book)
There are also those who play games for something known as “fun.” That subject will not be covered here. I believe there is a great deal more of this “fun” to be had while playing to win than while only playing casually, but there is no use in entering that debate now. This “fun” is a subjective thing, hard to pin down, but winning is not.
Like you, I also like to play more relaxed, but for me that's exactly the point of that server!
To give all the 'nubs' like me, who can't or don't want to play scrims (too demanding) a chance to play for the objectives and try to ape the same tactics and gameplay they see on ettv, of course with different results.
Now don't tell me you can really play for the obj. in other servers, with 400 players spamming and no stopwatch, and raters, etc.
Fun, as in 'playing more relaxed, casually' Not as in effing around, or playing with toys like panza or flamer. For me that is ok for some occasional panzer war, when you feel more like f-ing around
But not on a regualr basis, because I still don't understand how disabling some weapon could make the game less 'fun' and make people disconnect, unless they are 10 years old.
It's a public server , skill doesn't matter
For me the most important thing is trying to help your team, it's the attitude, not the skill. It's knowing that the goal is your team's victory and not how many times you kill or die.
DM13 was a good exemple , it was 3v3 on supply , all he did the whole map was throwing cans on enemy base which was preventing us to enter it. He only sat outside base and didn't give us any hekp.
That's the problem with team games, the fact that you might be the cause for your team loss. In fact in other servers there is no, and I repeat *no* teamplay (aside from some players who are good only to spam 'move' 'we need an engineer', etc. etc. who usually are less than pokemon skilled, and have no idea about how to play themselves)
At this point, ET is no more a team game, team mates are just guys you don't aim at, what's the point for classes, etc. if people play for frags? Then they can play all medics like in some etpro servers, unless they are those aforementioned 10-yrs-olds who like to play with different toys (mod makers tend to make them happy, by adding zillions of useless weapons)
In a fun server (and that is a 'fun' server for me), nobody blames team mates for a loss. Personally I would never yell at a player for failing, since I fail myself.
The problem is not that they make you lose on purpose, they just have no idea about how to play, because they never actually played the game, but just a mockery, or a different game anyway.
How on earth are they supposed to know, for example, that they have to time their attacks according to enemy spawntimes, etc. if nobody told them? (Well, nobody told me either, but I was interested in knowing).
Of course some pro player could come and tell that I'm nub, that I know some basic stuff but I can't play for s.... In fact it's true! You have different levels, that's one more reason to be tolerant.
Etpro server was empty because nobody camped the server (which is necessary for a new one) and for other reasons too. The game is also very old, and some etpro servers which used to be full even in the night now are empty.
Also, players who play only etpro usually don't want to lose because of someone else, and they think that playing for obj. in public servers is stupid. In fact they play in those Delivery 24/7 servers just for frags, then they have (or maybe not even) a scrim team, and they play obj., only in private servers.
if you actually read all the text you are a nerd