Hmm, the viewpoints shared here are interesting. I read Dasrik’s post on his blog and I can see where he’s coming from, and at the same time I like where deadfrog is coming from.
I do think when you say “GG”, you should genuinely mean you got something out of it or something. I mean, if I fight a inexperienced player who really tried his best, did some stuff above and beyond what his skill level would normally suggest, than yeah. At that same token if an experienced player does stuff like turtling, something that made the experience a chore (such as doing something to annoy you but not necessarily being skillful at it) than hell no. I love challenges but at the same time I want that challenge to be fun.
An example is my friend Ka who plays me in various fighting games, particularly we’ve been focusing on Marvel lately. He picks so-so, blocks, calls AAAs 24/7 and throws out stuff every once in awhile. And its tedious, because I know I’m going win but I have to slow down since he calls his AAA so much or I risk eating counter damage from being overly aggressive. And I know, from how long he’s played Fighters he can do better than this. Not to mention its boring to watch. To me, that’s not a good game.
A good game is against other people, like my friend Dark Horse in Marvel where I’m struggling against his Sentinel and finding ways past Sent’s Projectile assist and getting over tron to attack. Where matches commonly leave us down to two people with our life nearly gone; we’re excited, pressed and in the zone. That’s a good game.
Finally, I wouldn’t say GG to a person if it wasn’t; not only are you not being honest with yourself, you’re doing a disservice to the other person.
However, I highly disagree with Darsik’s action of just “Walking away and saying nothing”. Unless the dude is Dark Prince or something like that there’s no need to be a dickhead over a videogame.