The thing that unites us here at GamerSushi is our unhealthy love and adoration of all things related to gaming. I’d like to think it creates a unique bond between us. Something that forms a common knowledge through shared experiences, a collective set of ethics and codes that we follow. Sure we deviate on issues here and there (Splinter Cell Conviction and night vision, for instance), but for the most part, we seem to understand one another.
With that in mind, I’ve put together a list of a few things that I’ve been curious about in terms of gaming etiquette. Things that tend to cause awkwardness in gaming circles or in the online atmosphere. I want to hear what you guys think about these things. Feel free to give as much or as little response as you like. Let’s roll.
1) When in a matchmaking system for an online game, is it ok to drop out of a game if you don’t like the gametype/map? Is it ever ok to quit?
2) If you’re trying to sell your game/system, and know that a buddy wants to buy it, should you sell it to him at the same price you’d get for trading it in? Is it ok to sell it for slightly higher, but not as much as he’d have to pay for it used?
3) Say you’re playing a game on XBox Live and in a party with friends. Someone random jumps into your party and you don’t really want him there. Do you just deal with it, ask him politely to leave, or kick him out without a word? Bonus question: is it ok to jump into a party un-invited?
4) Similar to the last question. A few of your buddies are playing a four player co-op game. You have 3 guys and need a fourth, so you invite a guy none of you know all that well to fill in the last slot. Part of the way into the game, one of your best amigos logs on and wants to join. What do you do?
5) A friend buys a game because he hears you have been playing it. Unfortunately, he buys it after you’ve gotten kind of tired of it. Fair/foul to sell it?
Alright dudes, answer away!