Dictionary.com defines a noob as, “a newbie, especially a person who is new to an online community and whose online participation and interactions display a lack of skill or knowledge: Some games and gaming forums are crawling with annoying noobs.”
When players are starting out in a new online game it is pretty common for the more experienced players to call them noobs. I receive at least two emails a week from people complaining that they’re being called noobs.
It’s a little crazy when you think about, whenever we start something we’re all newbies. Anyone who isn’t a noob is probably someone who is stuck in their life doing the same old thing every day.
Some folks like to get all pompous and act big headed when they’re just a little further down the path than others. Ignore the haters, just keep going and try to get a little bit better at whatever you’re doing every single day and before you know you’ll be the expert.
Next time somebody calls you a noob use one of our clever comebacks and then keep on leveling up.
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Definition of a noob
The word “noob” is a short form of the word “newbie.” It is a term that is often used to describe someone who is new to a certain sport or group and may not know much about it. In online gaming groups, a “noob” is a player who is new to a game and doesn’t know as much or have as much skill as more experienced players.
How to deal with being called a noob
Being a new member of a group can sometimes be hard and make you feel frustrated. Especially if you have been singled out by experienced players as a person who is not good enough. Here are some ways to deal with being called a “noob”:
- Don’t worry about it: It’s just a name that some gamers like to call each other. So, just brush off the bad things people say and keep doing what you’re doing. You’ll eventually get to the point where you’re just as good as they are.
- Learn from the experience: See this as a golden chance to accept your inner noob and start a journey of learning and growth. Feedback can be a real game-changer when it comes to getting better at something or learning more about it. It’s like a little piece of advice that can help you level up.
- Get some help: When you ask for help, you not only show that you want to learn but also give people a chance to get to know you. Talk to these more experienced people and ask them how you can improve your game. Trust me, they’ve been in your shoes before and will probably be glad to help you out.
- Practice: There’s no shortcut or magic potion here. If you want to level up your skills and expand your knowledge, you’ve got to put in the work.
- Accept that you are a beginner: Remember that all of us start out as a noob. Accept that you’re a beginner and use it as a chance to try new things and learn more.
The thing is, being called a “noob” isn’t always a bad thing. Everyone has to begin somewhere, right? It’s all part of learning, so let’s not worry too much about the bad things and instead celebrate the fact that we were all newbies once.
The role of counselling and self-care
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When you are dealing with being called noob by others and you find it stressful, consider getting support from a professional. Talking to a counselor is a great way to work through a challenging situation, and help you find some strategies to work through the person’s behaviour.
Better Help is a great resource where you can talk to a counselor from the comfort of your own home.
Taking care of your own needs isn’t selfish, and you will feel better in the long run.
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