I usually assume it's someone ready to verbally abuse me, so sometimes I will first prepare a copy/paste immature message (just in case) ready to respond so I get something in before being deleted or deleting them myself. When they inevitably friend request back, I again prepare another more antagonizing message that I can immediately send upon accepting and delete them before they can say anything (hopefully leaving them extra salty).
I don’t, in my friendlist I have actual friends, I don’t see a point in adding someone unknown, who is most likely going to flame me. And I am mostly playing quite polarized mage decks that use some aspects generally hated by many and at the same time are either an absolute win or a horrible loss for me. So if it’s either classic Toni quest mage with fireballs flying to my opponent’s face, Khadgar’s big mountain boards or right now my favorite quest tempo mage in wild. Even if these decks are super fun for me, I just don’t think that an opponent wants to have a friendly chat with me after getting defeated in such a spectacular way.
I always accept friend requests. And sometimes I get to talk to nice people. Not everyone is bad/toxic/sore loser/troll, but people nowadays forgot that. They forgot to believe in the Good in people. And that makes me sad :(.
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“If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.” ― George Bernard Shaw
EU Legend: S52 (ZooHeal Lock); S76 (Highlander Hunter);
I've only ever accepted one 'after match' friend request ever.
I'm always at rank 20 since I don't grind out the ladder all that much and I was matched against a guy who very clearly just started playing the game maybe for a couple of days. I had far superior cards and combo's and he dropped Chillwind Yeti on turn 4...
Naturally the match was very 1 sided, but on my final turn where I had him dead to rights, I simply hit the concede button. He sent a friend request asking why I did that, even he could see that I won and I told him straight. "You obviously just started the game, it's not fun for me playing against somebody who's still trying the game out and I know for a fact that it ain't gonna be fun for you to get rofl stomped when you don't have a lot of cards, I can always get the wins back".
We stayed in touch and I helped him with the ropes of the game, built him a very cheap hunter deck and a fairly good zoolock. He's still active on my friends-list and we chat from time to time.
Although I understand that people choose not to do that - getting shit from another person isn't fun, and on the contrary to some of the responses, it can be a big deal and, no, you're not a 'special snowflake' if you tend to be stressed about it.
Hell, the game is about fun, if someone doesn't want namecalling to be a part of it, that's absolutely fucking understandable.
I almost always accept friend requests... after at least a couple hours. Most of the requests I get are right after a win I squeezed out or that were completely one sided. More than happy to chat, but don't care to have someone cuss and fume because things didn't go their way.