Germany amiggo1999
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14 May 2019, 09:23

I have thought about the habit of saying GG a bit recently, and am trying to figure out why we say this after each game. The conclusion I end up with, is that regardless of whether the game was good or not, we say it because we respect our opponent and want to show good sportsmanship. Whenever there is a tourney game and people don't say GG after a game, they get completely flamed by an entire army in the twitch chats. In the pursuit of become more authentic, I don't think saying GG after every game is necessarily the correct thing to do, as it implies that you thought the game was either good/close or enjoyable. In some situations you even get flamed by your opponent for saying GG (if they think it was a trashy game). Also it seems like whenever somebody doesn't say GG after a game, that he is rage-quitting or becoming salty, even if that's not always the case. Any thoughts on this topic?
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14 May 2019, 09:29

It's just culture and habit. If I'm playing someone I don't know in SC2 then I never say gg, but some people are keen on saying gg in every single game. When I'm playing someone I know in aoe3, I will say it to prevent sending our the wrong message, especially in tournament games. But in general, I don't really care about receiving or sending gg.
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14 May 2019, 09:29

gg is a state of mind
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14 May 2019, 09:30

@Mr_Bramboy yea that makes sense. Like if you start saying GG after every game with a certain opponent, and you both get used to it, then it can signal frustration or something of the sorts if you don't say it after a game.
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Germany Lukas_L99
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14 May 2019, 10:23

I don't really care in random ladder games, but in tourney it just seems the more respectful thing to do.
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14 May 2019, 10:27

My rule is

If I won the game, i wait for my opponent to say GG because otherwise I risk offending them

If I lose I always say GG
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14 May 2019, 10:33

I think it is a respectful thing to do, just like when they shake hands after a tennis game. Look at GG as a virtual handshake.
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14 May 2019, 10:39

I'm more of a fan of single "g"s or, if you want to worship the great G, a capital "G" to show affiliation
Great Britain Hazza54321
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14 May 2019, 10:44

Capital G is a wickedcossack trademark
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14 May 2019, 10:56

Hazza54321 wrote:Capital G is a wickedcossack trademark


or anyone using capslock as select all units of one type

but let's just agree he also worships the G since it's the truth
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14 May 2019, 11:29

For me gg = fair game.

If the game was fair (for example opponent didn't lag, abuse glitches, bugs, both had relatively fair map) I say gg. Or atleast try to say gg, even though might forget sometimes in frustration. It's more or less respecting your opponent.

It's not very nice versus certain opponents you only get flamed or comments like "you are so bad but I only lost because..." comments.
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14 May 2019, 11:33

If your opponent lags you should not say "gg" and write something like "I won this game" instead.
If he beats you with somali tactics, then you should say "lol ur such a homo" on somethings like this.

If you got outplayed but you aren't happy with it, then say "gg" with quotation marks.
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14 May 2019, 11:41

Ashvin wrote:My rule is

If I won the game, i wait for my opponent to say GG because otherwise I risk offending them

If I lose I always say GG

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14 May 2019, 11:43

It feels good to say GG when you win a game especially in a game won by smashing the opponent.,and a GG topping atlast would seem like a salt on the wound.
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14 May 2019, 12:06

Ashvin wrote:My rule is

If I won the game, i wait for my opponent to say GG because otherwise I risk offending them

If I lose I always say GG

thats pretty mucht it! nothing to add.
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14 May 2019, 13:04

gh0st wrote:
Ashvin wrote:My rule is

If I won the game, i wait for my opponent to say GG because otherwise I risk offending them

If I lose I always say GG

Parampara, Pratishtha, Anushasan.

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agrondergermane wrote:
Ashvin wrote:My rule is

If I won the game, i wait for my opponent to say GG because otherwise I risk offending them

If I lose I always say GG

thats pretty mucht it! nothing to add.

Except for the fact that I fucked my grammar
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14 May 2019, 18:40

Say GG, then play for 15 more minutes or say GG before your opponent resigns. No other option matters.
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14 May 2019, 18:52

Feels crazy to me that people can get offended by someone they just beat not GG'ing. who gives a shit, no one calls someone out for not saying "glhf".
Offensive GG's trigger the fuck out of me though..

Personally I always gg, and wins feel better if opponents don't ;)
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14 May 2019, 18:54

more gg more skill, whiteRa.
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14 May 2019, 19:01

glhf = hello
GG = goodbye

If you want to commend your opposition then throw out the GG WP.
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14 May 2019, 19:43

i prefer samurairev's method of starting games by saying "get rekt scrub" for the domination factor
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14 May 2019, 19:49

I always say gg even though I never actually play good.

When you play to improve your game, you'll learn more from losing then from winning, so that prevents me from being salty... for now :biggrin:
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14 May 2019, 19:54

I get more triggered by people not replying to a glhf than not saying a gg. at some point i stopped saying it altogether
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14 May 2019, 20:22

If they broadcast a glhf within the first 30 seconds, I aint replying as I am busy with micro.
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14 May 2019, 21:23

I forgot to say gg in the last game against Aiz, I was not believing that game, and I even forgot to say GG
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