I know... Empathy? In Call of Duty?! Getouttahere right?
But one time, Ground War - Domination. Me and my team of randoms were putting on an epic thrashing of the other team. I mean we were holding all three flags pretty much 90% of the entire match. Scorestreaks were firing off one after another, the body count was climbing, it was ugly! Then I looked at the scoreboard at one point and noticed it was 9 vs 1 lone guy!
It got to a point where he wasn't even fighting back. He was just scrambling to survive, trying his damnedest to hide but continuously getting hunted down by my squad mates. Usually in a blow out situation, I find it hilarious or have a smug sort of satisfaction but not that time... That time, it was a mixture of admiration for him sticking it out the entire match and guilt for participating in his slaughter. Then it struck me. The game doesn't have to incite rage or frustration. This one, noble soul taught me that I can stick it out during losing matches and still have fun.
Don't think he found it fun lol, but sometimes I do, yes.
LOL yeah he didn't seem to be having a good time. Though now I have a different perspective when I'm getting blown out in a match... except when it's everyone on my team except me though, those still piss me off.
You know those randumbs who are clumsily bumping into you, getting you killed. Or blocking doorways, getting you killed. Or even firing their guns at nothing in particular (near you), alerting the enemy who target you instead of the hapless fool on your team...