What is it with this community's hate for new players?

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kariert
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What is it with this community's hate for new players?

Post by kariert » 25 January 2020, 20:48

I've learned how to play Skat when the game was introduced to this website, that's about three weeks ago. I've played a handful of games now, I'd say it's fair to call me a beginner. I'd also say it's normal for beginners to make mistakes from time to time. So why is it that in 3 out of 4 cases when I make a mistake and play with players who apparently are a bit more experience, they start to be condescending in the chat and make annoyed comments like "This is unbelievable", "WTH, how can you play like this", "If you don't know how to play, don't bother me" or my favorite "God these amateurs, can't wait for this game to end so I can give a thumb down". Is it really so hard to keep gameplay civil? Being polite doesn't only mean not using swearwords. I really like the game but I'm starting to lose interest in playing it because every time I play I'm already waiting for some mean comment in the chat.

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Re: What is it with this community's hate for new players?

Post by Chickenduck » 26 January 2020, 12:13

I've found this to be a common occurrence with Skat players elsewhere - I've played a few times on the Skatinsel and gave up because the people there seem to have zero tolerance for learners...

To be honest, on here I've found everyone to be ok, even though I'm also a beginner and I make a lot of silly errors. I haven't had any comments like the ones you mentioned (one time I had someone just comment "????" but I realised immediately what I'd done wrong).

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Re: What is it with this community's hate for new players?

Post by mellyagain » 26 January 2020, 22:36

I haven't had that experience here, yet, but I can imagine it happening. I know I've made my share of noob mistakes! It's a game where there are already people who know it really well and often you are playing cooperatively with one of the other players, so what you play affects others. That's no excuse for rudeness, though.

If you ever want to play an easy-going game of skat, feel free to send me an invite. I'm certainly learning, too :)

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Re: What is it with this community's hate for new players?

Post by kariert » 27 January 2020, 00:22

Chickenduck wrote:
26 January 2020, 12:13
I've found this to be a common occurrence with Skat players elsewhere - I've played a few times on the Skatinsel and gave up because the people there seem to have zero tolerance for learners...
I was thinking about switching to skatinsel because the interface looked so nice and friendly lol Guess I shouldn't judge a book by it's cover

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Re: What is it with this community's hate for new players?

Post by Chickenduck » 05 February 2020, 08:15

kariert wrote:
27 January 2020, 00:22
I was thinking about switching to skatinsel because the interface looked so nice and friendly lol Guess I shouldn't judge a book by it's cover
Well, since I made the above comment, I've played a few times more on Skatinsel and didn't have any further bad experiences. Maybe there were just a few people in a bad mood the first time I played there or something :)

I recommend the SkatLite app also, Daniel Schäfer has a lot of good strategy tips and stuff to play through.

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