The Douche Move. What is it about video games that brings out the worst in people? In real life, Nigel is a polite, mild mannered and well behaved young boy who helps his auntie cross the street; online, his alter ego K1LLSk(_)LL humps the mutilated remains of his enemies.
5. Team Fortress 2: Taunt Kills
Few things are more humiliating than being killed by a baseball bat or a point blank hadouken. Except maybe having a big, stupid Russian guy point his finger at you and make a gun sound.
4. Â Street Fighter 4: Taunting while the opponent is stunned
The stun meter in SF4 is fairly lenient so unless you’re playing Seth, you need to be seriously outmatched or just had a gigantic combo landed on you to get stunned.
To make it worse, some players like to take a breather while you’re seeing stars to flex their biceps or put on their sunglasses before they go back to working on your ass.
3. Any FPS: Teabagging
Deeper! Faster! Two people at the same time!
2. Left 4 Dead 2: Setting a teammate on fire
The ultimate douche moves are the ones you pull on your own teammates. Swarm of zombies running at you? Teammate too close? It’s too late, he’s already infected! Chuck a molotov and leave him for dead! (hey, itÂ is the name of the game).
1. Any MMO: Leaving Mid Dungeon/Raid
Now that everyone has hearthstones it’s not as bad as it used to be, but in EverQuest being abandoned mid dungeon could mean hours and hours (if not days) of corpse runs.
Probably because of that, in my mind, the number one douche move still goes to people that quit a dungeon or raid halfway through – generally right after they’ve killed the boss with the one piece of loot they wanted.
The only excuse I’m now willing to accept is “sorry gtg, my baby is on fire.”