The world we are living in today breeds a different kind of individuals that wants to win in every competition which they are participating in – online gaming. Compared to those people that wasn’t introduced to the destructive effects of online gaming early on, turned out to be the target for bullying. If you were heavily exposed to the flickering light of a computer screen, peers that judge your abilities based on your character. Eventually, you will be one of those people in the internet that has an Anti-social behavior.
In the medical field, anti-social behavior are those people who are inconsiderate to the feelings of others and lacks empathy towards other people or their peers. It usually begins in childhood. A lack of supportive means from parents leads to a hostile way of expressing oneself towards other people – be it online or in their own community. Such people displays arrogance with an inflated ego and they are highly opinionated and sometimes over confident. Commonly found in the online community which spreads hate towards others, because of the anonymity that the internet provides. These people are not afraid of consequences. Lurking in an environment inhabited mostly by teens and young men. They deliberately cause chaos and intentionally ruin a great experience with other players online.
One major objective of an online gamer is to seriously win and dominate other players. Games that doesn’t require competitiveness has no value and that person is only a casual gamer or worse – a mobile app gamer. A true online gamer will curse you to death until his last breath. A competitive person is willing to talk trash to distract or insult his opponents. It will definitely raise his online status and people like winners, people like to win. If they don’t win, whether it’s their fault or because one of their teammates lose a match, they will look for someone to blame, often times other players with low status compared to them. By blaming others in a form of sarcastic or derogatory remark, they feel superior and with this kind of behavior it is evident on how toxic it is when playing with these kind of people in the online community.
In the online gaming community, it is very rampant for a player to attack another player. Racist, homophobic and sexist remarks are the most widely used method for communication that an aggressor use as a means of accomplishing his purpose. Sometimes, they treat other players violently and urging that player to end his life by means of killing himself.
The effects of playing online games with anybody around the globe brings forth negative behavior. Multi-player games influences rich gaming experience and a satisfied gamer. A normal player who follows all the rules can be considered as a toxic player even if he doesn’t display any forms of hostility towards other players. It can be a PVP match between another player, which he defeated his opponent and continuously attacking the character in a repetitive manner can be considered as toxic behavior.
We can greatly decrease toxicity by allowing communication be means of limited action and messages that already has a template. People will still be able to find ways to insult one another but it will be reduced in a non-hostile way throughout different online gaming community.