Dealing with the hostile trolls of online gaming is pretty easy, isn’t it? Well, perhaps it is if you’re someone like me–a person who’s heard and seen pretty much every insult and slur that the 56k modem era had to offer and beyond. There are many horror stories related to playing video games online, and for anyone who is just getting into the swing of this growing format, you definitely want to be aware of the sometimes rancorous environment that crops up with voice chat.
On this week’s episode of Nerdist: Play, I offer up several work-arounds for folks who are exhausted with the never-ending sea of online gaming trolls. Asking folks to practice good behavior is something we’ll have to stay vigilant about, but there’s always something the “victims” of such behavior can do to mitigate their displeasure.
Are you the type of person who is quick on the draw with your mute button when you come across jerks online? Do you get into verbal squabbles, going troll for troll with whomever throws shade in your direction? How do you deal with mean folks in online games? Let us know in the comments below.