This isn't meant to troll but rather from the funny side of Hearthstone. If any apply to you then yes, you need to reconsider your choices in Hearthstone.
You know when you're facing a bad player when; He has a name like; Swagbruh or DankMemes or A random food or item like 'Buttermilk' or 'HepaFilter' as their name. We also have the "watch out we have a badass in the house" names like 'killyoubro' or 'Annihilateyou' or 'Yourpwnd'. Add in bad spelling and numbers or cradle the name with x's at the start and end. Sometimes we have the bad players who compare themselves to deities like "GodRank' or the opposite like "GodKiller'. Then there are the slew of pants names which I see about quite a few a day like 'grumpypants' or 'swagpants' but really all the pants players should be called 'ClownPants'.
Aside from names to know you are playing a bad player is the choice of deck. Most common is a mindless aggro deck and yes aggro is mindless and doesn't take much decision making especially when all they do is go face. The good aggro players know when to trade and don't just go face. Usually out of cards in hand by turn 4. Currently we have the bad players picking the straight murloc deck. They don't trade they just go face regardless of what deck you are playing or your minions on the board. Even if it helps them avoid death or better their situation in the match they will not trade cause must go face. They concede by turn 7 if they haven't won by then. They play a minion that has a battlecry that has no valid effect to what they are currently doing. They just had a card so they played a card. They may also play the most common deck and currently that is rogue. They will still play the pre-nerf version of it and do it badly. Like not noticing the combo isn't active on getting lackeys and then pause and wonder what went wrong.
They play very quickly. No thought goes into what they do. As soon as it is their turn they wildly play minions and go face and only go face. There is an exception to their quick play style. If you play a taunt they stop.. freeze.. confused as what to do and most likely will concede after about 10 seconds.
At each turn when they go face they will alway emote either the hello, wow, or the threat emote without fail even waiting till they are able to again before ending their turn. In other words, just BM.
Some will not concede by turn 7 when they are losing. Some will then turn into sore losers and rope you each turn. I'm thinking they are hoping you concede cause they can't handle losing or just being the sad snowflakes they are. Again more BM cause they don't know any better.
That's my short list. What things do you notice bad players doing consistently? We all make mistakes in matches but the bad players do the above consistently and part of their playstyle.
They are fun to play against as they play straight up netdecks and are predictable and make mistakes and easy to win against.
PS: My favorite part of the comments are the ones who this post touched a nerve with and the great comeback of what amounts to "I know you are but what am I?!". Bad is bad and these players are ones who have been playing for some time. Aren't just kids or casual players. Just bad players from bad people who end all the posts with "kappa" still. Not a stereotype but a part of the Hearthstone community and have been there since the start. We've all seen them.
To be fair, not much thought is required to play this game well. Rng is the name of the game.
Thanks. That's another sign of a bad player. If what you say is true then everyone would be legend rank. RNG is there with any game but it takes making good plays to be a good player and that takes thought.. for example. If I play minion A what counter would my opponent have to it. That is one example of why you need to think to be a good player. It isn't just about RNG.
Whats the point of listing out a slew of stereotypes then using them to put down people with maybe less experience than you? hearthstone isn't only for the people who have played since beta, watched fight night, and never missed a quest.
Its also for the dude that's bored on wow and wanted to try it out, for the mom taking her kids to the park, and the 10 year old that just got his first phone. these kinds of conversations are strictly counter productive
I just wonder. What the fuck is your rank, If you’re seeing that type of sh*t?
Rank 2 but also play casual. This observation is from the years I've played. Never changes.
It is absolutely impossible to see any of the things you are talking about at rank 2, except maybe the names. Nobody gets to rank 2 playing anything even remotely close to what you are describing.
Clearly also said CASUAL but whatever floats your boat.
Yes, and I did not mention casual. Who the freaking heck cares if casual has bad players? It's casual! I go to casual with intentionally bad decks just to complete "play x cards" quests, and I literally don't care if I win those games. Seriously, who even cares what their opponent does in casual? Can't believe I'm even interacting with this thread. Edit: actually I just remembered hearthpwn has an ignore feature. Sweet!
I disagree that judging a player ability to play Hearthstone via their names. However, I agree that many players choose aggro decks to play because they don't have to think much about their gameplan as they mulligan for the 1 2 3 drops in murloc shaman and try to get the underbelly angler so that they can refill their hand with murlocs.