Audition Etiquette Guide
Audition Etiquette Guide by Awd
There are a lot of unique personalities that interact and mingle in Audition. Since it’s a casual game, you get to meet players from all walks of life; from the hardcore gamer, to the loyal husband, right down to the grade school student. But despite the differences and the age gaps, all of us can show consideration and respect for our fellow players. With that said, this etiquette was written by Atma Quatoreya (permitted copy) to deal with basic manners and whatnot in playing Audition.
Remember that everything mentioned here are just guidelines. It is always up to you, the person reading this thread, if you wish to follow it or not.
Impose Self Discipline
This should be self-explanatory. You don’t need anyone to tell you what’s right from wrong; use your common sense. Don’t be a beggar and ask AP from random people whom you barely even know or harass a DJ with a whiplash of song requests. Bear in mind that how you act in-game can tell a lot about who you are in real life.
Acting like a jerk will do you no good
Jerks, like roaches, are also common in this game. They are like a disease without the good parts. (Yes, I know: what good parts?) These are the type of players that tend to flood the lobby, boast about their nonexistent gaming prowess, or insult others for no apparent reason. So yes, you would do well not to be one of them, lest you be branded as a parasite of the server.
Learn to show respect to your fellow players
If you’ve got nothing good to say, then don’t bother saying anything at all. Don’t discriminate people of the third party gender either. Regardless of what they are, they’re still people who know how to get hurt. Always remember that behind that avatar is a person just like you who deserves to be treated with proper respect.
Never fight fire with fire
You get into an argument with someone; you fling insults and cuss words at each other. Then the next thing you know is you get challenged into a 190 BPM song deathmatch where the winner dictates who is right. Now, is that reasonable? No. Will it solve anything? No. Sometimes, when egos get bruised, logic and reasoning gets chucked out the window. Your dispute will just escalate into something much worse than what it originally was, so take the initiative and settle arguments through reasoned discussion.
Get off your high horse
You are not the God of Audition even if you achieve fame higher than mediocrity. Don’t act like you’re a notch above everybody else because of your uber high level and/or popularity. Don’t ever forget those who became your friends and the people who helped you get to where you are. And don’t raise an eyebrow when someone of lower rank says hello– greet them back. Remember, you were also a newbie and virtually unknown at some point of your Audition career.
Don’t ridicule another player’s avatar
Players who often get bashed by insults are those who chose the dark skin color for their avatar especially when they enter a room or after they win a game. Please, don’t criticize people for that and/or for what they have on. It might be their style, what they can only afford to buy, or what really looks pleasant to them in their POV. But regardless of reason, be polite.
Refrain from abusing your DJ “powers”
It’s understandable if you don’t have time to keep asking players that enter your room to leave. You are the DJ of the room; you can kick players you don’t like without warning. That’s fine. You have the right to do so. It is, after all, your room. However, you must take into consideration that when you make a public room, other players will enter it under the assumption that it is free for all to join. Here are several examples wherein kicking someone would be just plain rude:
- You invite someone, then you kick that person after he/she enters the room. What’s up with that?
- You wait for your room to be filled with players before you start. Then when it’s full, one of your friends suddenly whispers to you asking if he/she could join. So to make room for him/her, you kick a random player that was waiting patiently for you to start the game.
- In a Club Dance room, when you’re about to start the game, this uber sexy, all-AP girl enters your room asking if she could join knowing that the room is already full. But you, blinded by her total “hawtness”, kick the least “appealing” girl in your eyes to make room for the aforementioned female player. That is not only rude but discriminating as well.
Stiffies being kicked out of rooms however, is a bit different. Yes, most players that use third-party programs are low-levels, but not all. Since you’re the DJ, it’s up to your discretion whether you kick them out or not. But if you value equality, then you should give everyone – regardless of level – the benefit of the doubt.
Desist from acting like a prima-donna
Don’t act like a VIP. Don’t keep changing outfits after every game (exaggerated, but you get the point). The players you play with might get annoyed if you keep them waiting all the time and they have to kick other people that enter just to save your spot. Lastly, don’t hound the people you know by forcing them to join your room. Remember, even if your friends are online, they are not always available to play with you at your own time and convenience.
Lose with honor
Don’t make up excuses when you miss. Trying to worm your way out of a losing game won’t do you any good either. The bottom line is: You still lose. So why form lies? It’s better to lose clean than to be perceived as a person who can’t accept defeat.
Hacks are never the answer
Not only does it destroy the balance and integrity of the game, but it also throws all sense of sportsmanship and fair play in the trash can. It is a plague and one of the reasons why some people lose their enthusiasm to play. So please, don’t condone the use of third-party programs. It is illegal regardless of what mode you use it in.
Atma Quatoreya wrote:The number of existing clubs [guilds/clans/FAMs] have increased significantly and more are being formed as the days go by so I felt that it was necessary to include this.
Loyalty to one club
Most clubs (if not all) follow the 1 club policy. That’s why before you attempt to join a group, think it through first and ask yourself if it clicks with you or not. When you do join one, it is understood that you will be loyal to it and to that one only.
Settle disputes with other clubs through reasoned discussion
Sometimes, when members of a club get involved in a fight with one another, instead of trying to settle it nicely to avoid bitter exchanges of words, they challenge each other to an in-game duel. Now ask yourself, will that solve the problem? Absolutely not. Well it might if they were arguing about who’s the better player. But even if that’s the case, it will most likely just turn into something much more uglier. So unless you want to destroy your relationship with another club and start a club war, you should do something about it as soon as you can.
Don’t go around claiming that your club is number one or it’s the best. You will never be respected by doing that. Don’t be conceited, remain humble and you will earn the respect that your club deserves.
Respect the threads of other clubs
Respect their privacy and their club discussion. Don’t be rash if you view their thread and see something that you disagree on and suddenly barge in and flame or force your opinion upon them. They are, after all, posting in the premise of their own club thread. If they post offensive content, report it to the mods. If it’s something that’s related to you or your club, approach them in a mature manner so you can talk about it and hopefully reach an understanding.
It’s also understandable if you have an event for the community or you want to share a particular news by posting it in the threads of other clubs. However, it is insulting and highly annoying if you cross-post the same message just to advertise your own and post something that has no meaning followed by large, unnecessary billboard-like images.
Think of your club before starting a fight
Most clubs in Audition have an IGN format. Some of them have a rule where it’s mandatory for members to change their nickname and include the acronym or abbreviation of their part before it. If you’re one of them, then your IGN is no longer just your own in a sense that you carry the name of your club. Sometimes, others will judge or criticize a club based on the actions of one of its members. It’s unfair, but that’s how it is. So remember that what you say and do can have an adverse effect upon the group that you’re in.
Never settle for mediocrity
The essence of a true club is to form a solid social circle with real bonds and just have fun. But if you want you and your club to take it one step higher, then be a role model and set an example for aspiring leaders and future clubs. Remember, when all is said and done, people will not remember a club just for having pretty faces or cool clothes but by the contributions it has made for the community.