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Cultural approaches to winning or losing.: 10/2/2015 10:11:01

Andymo
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As someone from the relatively uniform anglosphere (former British colony) I am always cognizant of the way in which different culture's approach winning or losing.

As an example: if someone beats me in a game and downplays their victory saying something like: 'well done, you played well, Its only because I got a lucky break on the start'. I might assume they are from the States, or UK or Aus.

But if I congratulate someone for their victory and they respond 'Yeah, I beat you because you are just a sh** player and I am better'. 9 times out of 10 it will be a player from the continent, often Spain or Italy or Czech or E Europe(I check on their profiles).

I think this is a cultural difference, like how in the Anglosphere you are taught it is better to be polite than truthful.

Whereas in a Spanish speaking country you tell it like it is: like calling an overweight person they see in the street 'fatty' or a black person 'n*gro' (black).

Anyone else experience the same?
Cultural approaches to winning or losing.: 10/2/2015 10:17:32


Pink 
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Edited 10/2/2015 14:58:09
Cultural approaches to winning or losing.: 10/2/2015 10:18:24


master of desaster 
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There might be cultural differences, but honestly i would put americans pretty high on arrogance or self overestimation.

I doubt it's a matter of culture rather than age
Cultural approaches to winning or losing.: 10/2/2015 10:20:45


Krzysztof 
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As an example: if someone beats me in a game and downplays their victory saying something like: 'well done, you played well, Its only because I got a lucky break on the start'. I might assume they are from the States, or UK or Aus.

But if I congratulate someone for their victory and they respond 'Yeah, I beat you because you are just a sh** player and I am better'. 9 times out of 10 it will be a player from the continent, often Spain or Italy or Czech or E Europe(I check on their profiles).


You are completly wrong. It all depends on where Boston currently is.
Cultural approaches to winning or losing.: 10/2/2015 10:40:20


Thomas 633
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I generally am nice about winning (not losing though), but there are classholes everywhere.
Cultural approaches to winning or losing.: 10/2/2015 10:45:34


hedja 
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Andymo the 2 things you are describing is when you are beaten by someone normal vs a troll.
I wouldn't say that those outside the anglosphere are more likely to behave in a trollish manner than those inside it, and I haven't experienced the same as you. I've never really played anyone who would reply like that being serious, but sometimes from obvious trolls.
Cultural approaches to winning or losing.: 10/2/2015 11:01:55


Vormulak
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negro is spanish for black you retard. If he wanted to offend he'd say nigger. Also as an italian yes we are more truthful and open, i.e. we're not spineless whelps like you anglos you're a stain on the germanic race you should be ashamed of yourselves.

Edited 10/2/2015 11:02:12
Cultural approaches to winning or losing.: 10/2/2015 11:04:29


{Canidae} Kretoma 
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(O.o)
Cultural approaches to winning or losing.: 10/2/2015 11:26:27

Pavel Svoboda
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Andymo, certainly Anglosaxons are fond of exceptionalism and that transpires in your post. Beyond that, I can't confirm any of the broad generalisations you're making. In fact, I don't think I've met any of the eloquent players you've been sparring with. Most of the people I meet in games can't be bothered to spell out full sentences, usually replying with single words and sometimes shortening "yes" to "y".
Also, don't read too much into what the IP addresses say. My profile will tell you I'm located in the UK, but I'm very much of continental origin.
Cultural approaches to winning or losing.: 10/2/2015 11:32:32


Angry Koala
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^ Uh no my friend you are located in China.

Nihao!!
Cultural approaches to winning or losing.: 10/2/2015 11:35:07

E Masterpierround
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One thing to note about this is that if there is someone online who doesn't speak english as a first language, it's often a lot harder to downplay a victory and make it sound authentic. For example, I speak Spanish (semifluently) and I would feel a lot more comfortable telling someone in Spanish that I beat them because they're absolute trash that I would telling them that they played really well and I got lucky to win. Being nice is a lot harder in a language you don't speak naturally because you never know what connotations certain words may carry, whereas if you answer in a rude way, it really doesn't matter if you accidentally say something complementary.
Cultural approaches to winning or losing.: 10/2/2015 11:53:25

Pavel Svoboda
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^ Uh no my friend you are located in China.

Nihao!!


Nihao :) As you know China blocks some important websites (not warlight, thankfully), which is why I often use VPN and may sometimes appear as being in the UK, or even another place.
Cultural approaches to winning or losing.: 10/2/2015 14:12:10


[Wolf] Relmcheatham
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depends where the person is from... the southern US is usually christians like me or people raised in rural areas who believe in being kind, the north is a vast mix of people that its hard to catagorize them.
Cultural approaches to winning or losing.: 10/2/2015 14:50:52


Жұқтыру
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Someone should collect data on this with an alt:

Country/American State

(and)

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Cultural approaches to winning or losing.: 10/2/2015 14:56:54


Pink 
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Edited 10/2/2015 14:58:22
Cultural approaches to winning or losing.: 10/2/2015 15:07:22


Master of the Dead 
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You are completly wrong. It all depends on where Boston currently is.


Hahaha
Cultural approaches to winning or losing.: 10/2/2015 17:43:40


Jefferspin 
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hahahah krzychu
Cultural approaches to winning or losing.: 10/3/2015 02:40:24

Life
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i wouldn't say anything bad to you if i win/lose against you
but if you screw up an EU 3v3 game that took more than 30 mins to fill,you sir,are blacklisted forever.
Cultural approaches to winning or losing.: 10/3/2015 02:44:11


Benjamin628 
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+1 Krzychu
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