here's a q...... I get really anxious whenever I play against real people for some reason lmao,,,, but I do wanna play comp!! I'm just nervous that people are going to be assholes and i feel like it'll just stress me out. Did u feel the same way + if u did, how did u overcome it?
WHOO BOY i get really shakey when i play comp tbh. Since i’m perceived as feminine/a girl i stay off mic and listen to everyone else. Sometimes people will understand that I can hear them when i use commands like “mccree is flanking, watch out” i’ll just be like ‘understood’ or something.
But even this has its downfalls because sometimes i’ll listen to people like ‘mercy you died with rez wtf’ and i’ll be screaming on my end ‘YA COS YOU DIDNT KILL THE TRACER THAT IVE BEEN SCREAMING ‘GROUP UP WITH ME’ ABOUT GOD DAMN’ or youll get a lot of critics. i had this one guy die right and he was playing tank and we were contesting so i rezzed and he was like ‘wtf whyd you solo rez me’ and im thinking ‘because we were down a pick, contesting a point and its 5v6, our dva is out of mech and you’re a rein. ofc im gonna rez you you shitbag’ its unavoidable.
my best advice is: stay off comms completely. it’s easier to avoid everyone on console because if you stay out of the chat channels, no one can talk to you unless they send you a message which rarely ever happens. more often than not, i get messages from the other team which are surprisingly nice!!
but all in all…. u cant always avoid assholes. I get shit on in qp of all places more often than you’d think, weirdly enough even though… its quick play…. it doesnt count for shit……
but yeah, i still get anxious and worried. honestly sometimes the best thing to do is talk to your teammates because then you can explain what happened and stuff but if youre like me and you know there are… downsides…. more than upsides of this, then yeah i’d really just stay off comms completely!
you might unavoidably get a message or two thats not very nice but like you just gotta remember its a game. maybe take a break if it really gets to you. thats what i do cos god knows i basically base my self worth off this game
hope this helps!!