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[Dtoid community blogger Corduroy Turtle shares his love of leaderboards as a means to achieve that multiplayer thrill without having to deal with those multiplayer... PLAYERS. Turns out, he's pretty damn good at videogames, too! Want to see your own words appear on the front page? Go write something! --Mr Andy Dixon]
Online multiplayer can be pretty amazing. It offers players an ever-changing landscape of opponents, relentless firefights, daring escapes and impossible feats of skill. With so many different play styles converging in a relatively small space, battles are often blissfully chaotic and unpredictable. The ability to channel your adrenaline, focus, and quickly adapt to the disorder around you is often the only thing standing between victory and defeat.
Well, that and brain-dead teammates.
It can be stressful, though, and unfortunately the “best” strategies are usually the most cutthroat and unapologetic. It creates an extremely competitive environment in which some players thrive, but many others can feel lost or overwhelmed. Personally, I get easily distracted when playing online; the constant smack-talk and pressure to perform can be a bit much when all I want to do is sit down and relax after a tough day.
None of my friends are on those leaderboards anyway.
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