With swatllama’s heavily controversial editorial, we decided to ask people “Do you ever take mix games serious? Do you actually try to do your best?”. Lets see what people had to say:
Lexar: “Depends. If the opposition is made up of good skilled players then yes I will play competitively. I don’t really play pubs anymore so if i’m online it’s for a mix a clan war or for duels. I don’t tend to be online all day, so when I am I like to play competitive games. On the flip side if I’m in a mix game with weaker players I will maybe play more for the show reel and less focused than I would at a higher standard. No one likes to lose 10-0 though ;)”
Blushie: “I try my hardest, I think of mixes as a practice ground. The only difference for me between mixes & clan-wars is if I lose I don’t beat myself up over it. I am always trying to improve and mixes are a good way to practice certain weapons you’re less skilled at, learning new maps & creating a fun and enjoyable community where the main objective is getting better together.”
Deluxe: “Yes, i think that they are great and you can exercise your skill and team play well, even though I sometimes get too demotivated by mates letting me down. So I have to admit that I don’t take every mixed game too serious, but a mixed game as any other are most fun for everybody if it’s a honest competition. Of course you don’t have the possibilities to do teamwork as in a clan war, but still if you try to play with your team rather than for yourself I think it’s best.”
starch: “Despite the lack of communication in a mix, I still try to win every game and treat it as if it were a clan war. I try to support my teammates as best as I can, so I’m not usually going for flags or kills, i’m just filling the empty spot. However, sometimes if the teams are a little unbalanced in my team’s favor, I’ll just go for frags if it’s a guaranteed win for us. If it’s the other way around I’ll usually just try to go for flags as much as possible. So yes I take mixes seriously, it’s no fun to run around like a zombie.”
ySoSrs: “Yes I do, it depends who I’m playing with, but generally, when I’m playing mixes, I’m doing my best. In most mixes you see a lot of players who are known in the community and who also play mixes a lot, such games are usually as competitive as cw’s (at least I think so). There’s a decent amount of tactics and team play and in such games, I feel that everyone is doing his best to win. Occasionally there’s new players (less good, not to say noobs) joining the game, and as long as there’s balance in the game and enough of a challenge for the better players, it still leads to good games. Very seldom though, you wind up in these games where most of the people playing are unknowns and often not that good. It gets hard to play a decent game because there are no tactics and no team play, making it a small public game rather than a mixed “clan war” game. These games I don’t find that interesting and hence I won’t be playing properly probably, but in the average mixed game, I play with the same mind set as in a clan war.”
Fear: “Well everyone knows, that I take every single game serious… doesn’t matter if its a mix or a clan war. I always try to do my best, therefore I also rage whenever I lose a game. Just in case the enemy team lags like shit, I don’t even try to give my best, because I can’t hit the lagging cunts anyway. For usual that behavior let my team be in rage. So in the end, either i’m in rage or my teammates are in rage.”
Do you disagree with them? Agree with them? Feel free to post your opinion of “Viewpoint of Mixes” in the comments below!