Hi, I'm a big Gears fan and play plenty. I play every game type quite happily. I try my best to communicate as much as possible. I never get nasty with people (I do try to help with hints and tips which are sometimes taken wrongly as a criticism of them). I'm not saying I'm some superior player than everyone else I just like to think I'm doing my best to help our team win the match and if that's talking and taking charge then so be it.
That said I do however swear a bit while playing Gears, I very rarely swear in the real world but you know what it's like in the gaming world. Tension, competitiveness and having outright fun can all account for a raise in bad language (personally I never use it in an aggressive or abusive contexts against other players). I'm talking about generalised swear words which just appear mid sentence where only the word itself may cause offense.
Gears is rated 18, therefore we are all adults playing this game (I know this isn't the case but in the context of my thread it is), so how is it that my reputation is close to 90% negative rep for foul and abusing language. I mean those of you who have played with or against me know I don't deserve this and surely a few swear words in amongst the more important team benefiting shout outs is forgivable (I also understand that an adult can be offended by a swear word) but at the end of the day why do people not give me good rep for the fact that my whole speak is help for the team?
What does everyone think of this? Is it fair I get this bad rep or not? and is it the same for any of you guys out there? Thanks