gg = Good Game
ty = Thank you
Good Manners :
Please, I ask of all, Is it such a chore just to be good mannered ?
I play UR for pleasure, but sometimes when I say "gg or ty" to somebody after a battle, whether I win or lose, I get a response of " WTF or CANT YOU TALK " or something to that effect. I consider such responses as bad mannered .
Sometimes I just get a response of ??, then I just reply and told the other player what I meant.
I really think that this game would be much more enjoyable if everyone just practice and apply a bit of good manners in the game.
Thank you for listening ( reading ) to my rantings.
@ Force Majeure
Thanks for your comment. I already know that. This post is only aimed to ask people to be a bit more forthcoming to other people in the game. I just think it would make for a more pleasurable experience for all.
I don't like to report people for bad behavior, unless it is really excessive.
There is danger in abbreviations. Say "GG" to a german player and he might take it as considerably offensive... see... GG is also "Großes Grinsen" (Big Grin)... Abbreviations are NOT as clear as many people seem to think they are. Similarly, "half-knowledge" or "misinformation" about the meaning of a foreign language expression... are VERY prone to misunderstanding and being taken (very) offensive. [Sorry to say this, but this is especially true for all those that speak French. Face it: most people have better (passive) skills in English than in French.]
Bottomline: Abbreviations are dangerous.
Moreover, "GG" messages etc. can aggrevate people in tournaments... because it simply costs time to click them away and are essentially meaningless. I have got such "good game" messages a couple of times where I though "No. No good game at all. You played more or less the worst way one could play and I did not even have to think about what to do". Some people seem to feel that it is good manners (or whatever) to say "GG" after every single game. It is not. In fact, THIS might be taken as offenisve as well when the game clearly was NOT good. And if it is always said, it is an empty phrase anyway. Like "C'est partie" which I see so often. It does not cost time in this case (except the typing it...)... but many won't understand it, some might think it is an insult... and I do not see the point in a fast-paced game. This is no cuddly boardgame round. This is a fast played series of games
DerMagnus is right, abbreviations can be confusing, especially in a multi-lingual game.
For example, when i first started this game, i sometimes got "BJ" from French players after i had won a game. English players would interpret this as something quite offensive, it was only later that i had found out it stood for "Bien Joué", meaning Good Game or Well Played.
Often, abbreviations in one language can mean something completely different in another, so it's best to avoid using them, also, in tournaments, they can be more of a nuisance than manners.
Well yeah, as dermagus said, good game has no meaning,
I never say it again in past 8 months.
and saying GG even though that player playing very bad, and win because of random, sometimes that pissed me off. (even though maybe like dermagus said, showing "a good manner"
Thank you to all that has replied here.
As far as I know. English is the commonly accepted international language. I live in South Africa and English is NOT my home language, but I learned it at school and it has served my purposes for a long time now.
Even though this game has its origins in France, many of the players is not french. According to me that makes this game an international game and everyone playing it should have at least a passing knowledge of English.
The fact that some people can not "will not" speak or acknowledge English is not a very good reason to behave badly towards other people
"Wars, Hate, killings, etc has ALWAYS been started by people that behaved badly to other people"
With less bad behavior, the world and this game would be a much nicer place to be.
In my opinion if you are going to comment after a battle it should be something like "i think you have a great deck"or"that was a great play in round 3" just something other than gg especially if they win and they send a gg you can atleast say it was close or something like that
There was a brief period of time where i would say Ggs or something, but it is often lost, because as Dermagus said... some times it isn't a good game at all. no
w, if it's a particularly close match, or i get cought off guard, hoping someone was bluffing, i will acknowledge that by saying something like, ah, ya got me, or nice move.
if random wins the match, some times i will say alas, Random strikes again, but usually i personalize it to the game at hand.
and not just generalizations.
if the game was a push over, and i lose, i won't say anything.
if the game is a push over, and i win, some times i'll say words of encouragement.
but not all the time.
i think my most common is stating this round was won/lost in round such and scuh, if that particular round decided clearly the outcome.
You have to be careful with gg, in asian countries such as korea or china, typing gg in a tournament is an Official sign of resignation, in other words, typing gg means you have lost and are giving up. Thats why if you send it and you won, it could be taken as a sign of mockery, so be careful, I never type gg until they do it first