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Team Killing

Today, while cleaning my room, I was thinking about Team Killing.

I mean, what’s the point anyway? Think about it. Everybody hates Team Killers, right? There is nothing more annoying than some asshat who thinks it’s funny to annoy the other players on his own team. So I was thinking about it, right; Why do developers add this kind of feature into their games? Is it because they are the kinds of people that enjoy TKing themselves?

Think about it, “team killing”; the definition of which is the ability to be able to damage and eventually kill a player on your own team. Now try and think of one other thing besides frustration that comes from this act. Do developers put this feature in their game with the intention of annoying their players? Why would anybody want this feature?

Sure, there is always the argument for realism, but look at how many successful games (and I shall not make reference to the obvious example this very blog is based on!) do not have the ability to team kill in them. I hate to reference halo, but it’s a good example. This feature can be enabled/disabled in the menus. When it is disabled, you don’t see it wrecking the game, do you? What you do see for sure is that there is no frustration with regards to this matter at all.

Think about it people! Why do games contain Team Killing? It serves no purpose other than to annoy! I personally believe that all games should at a minimum have the option to turn it off.

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6 Responses

  1. mp_teamkill or something along those lines.

  2. It has its place. It does add another element to games. It basically means that players have to be more careful and less trigger-happy. I mostly agree, though; in most cases, it’s more harmful than it benefits.

  3. I gotta AK-47 well ya know it makes me feel aright.

    Got an uzi by my pillow lets me sleep a little better at night

  4. Weird-Al freak

  5. I play wolfenstein quite often and there are times when TK saves the game from being unplayable. if a large game is going on, half of an enitre team could be wiped out with two airstrikes while the airstriking team would be 100% safe(unless you were standing right next to the airstrike marker, in that case you would go flying). Grenade spam, rocket launcher spam, mortar spam, etc is much more effective when you can’t hurt your teammates while doing it.

  6. Doesn’t your comment mean that you think TKing is bad?

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