|"Mmmm the conditions are perfect"|
How to recognize them: That occasional founder Atlas with 200 damage.
|Didn't want to win that round anyway|
Some, let's call them "competitive", they just want to win no matter what. They play MWO regularly and have a good understanding of underlying mechanics. They usually belong to a unit and prefer dropping with 4-mans to maximize their chance of winning. These units theorycraft after every weapon balance shift and come up with an "optimized build" which ensure advantage over any other weapon/mech combination in pretty much every situation. They play with these builds en-masse to ensure a W/L ratio in two digits. They "train" in PUGs on these same builds for months, boosting their Elo to highest levels possible. So much that the matchmaker struggles to find comparable opponents for them, leading to long stares at the "Searching" animation. Accustomed to the standards of 12 mans, they consider every non-meta peasant mech a liability to their team, that has to be "carried".
How to recognize them: Sometimes at the sight of 4 assault mechs all lifting off with their jumpjets in perfect synchronization when they see you. Sometimes the scoreboard showing 4-0 at the second minute mark. Sometimes right at the beginning when the chat gets spammed by their chest beatings.
How to recognize them: That 2xPPC Kintaro confidently charging your team. That LRM Boat Atlas calling his team noobs. That Jagerbomb with 4 kills but with armlock and throttle decay still on.
|"Can you imagine what 6 MG spider could do to an Atlas?"™|
How to recognize them: That flying crazy Trebuchet topping your team in damage/kills. With ML's and SRM's of course.
|"ANY1 PLZ HOW MECH?!"|
Lastly comes the type of player who strike terror into your heart or fill it with joy, depending on which side they're on. They're the guys who make you feel guilty after an easy kill. Yes, you know it, they're those who are usually called "trials". No matter what Elo range you're in, there's no escape from these guys. Overloaded by sheer information needed to play this game, confused by the lack of tutorials, gimped by the very settings which are supposed to help them, screwed by the matchmaker who put them against seasoned players, they're the most unfortunate souls playing this game. They don't have a specific mindset, rather than trying to understand what the **** is going on.
How to recognize them: The dreaded (C).