One of the coolest things I love about video games, today, is it's ability to connect people from all over the world. I think its great to be able to play with my best friend, siblings and colleagues that all live in different states, cities and time zones. One thing I don't like about playing online is the amount of toxicity that people bring to the game.
We've all been there before. We hop in a game only to have Captain Rage queue up with us and he does nothing but complain, talk smack and feed the whole time. So much so that he makes you tilt. Unfortunately, you can't kick them from the game but here are some helpful tips to deal with them while you are in game.
1. Do Not Feed Their Fire
This should be pretty obvious, but you'd be surprised at how many people get triggered by Captain Rage and then furiously type back responses. Only to egg Captain Rage on more. Theses people spend more time typing back responses than actually play. For whatever reason, Captain Rage feeds off of your comments with his only purpose is trying to make you rage quit. Just remember what Grandmomma always said, "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all".
2. Mute Captain Rage
You'd think that this would be pretty obvious too, but again you'd be surprised at how many people either forget or don't know about the mute feature. Most online games that I have played offer a mute feature. It depends on the game, but the mute feature pevents Captain Rage from voice communication, text communication and in some games ping communication. By muting Captain Rage, you can follow the first tip easier. If you can't hear Captain Rage, you can't respond to Captain Rage.
3. Report Foul Play
I feel that this is one of the most effective ways to deal with Captain Rage, granted it can't happen until the game ends. So sadly, you will have to put up with Captain Rage for the duration of your game. Please report foul play, I know what you're thinking. "Reporting doesn't do anything", and that's where you're wrong. Sure it takes awhile, but foul play reporting systems do work. There are also some games that notify you that when a player you have reported get his "just desserts".
All in all, remember its just a game and there is a person on the other side of the screen and people tend to put up a front and tough-guy attitude when they can hide behind a monitor.