That’s all. Don’t chat! That includes not reading the chat. Why? Because it has multiple negative effects and zero positive:
- You waste time reading and typing
- You waster your mental energy too. No matter how a-social you are, the less-than-nice players will get to your nerve
- Your chat wastes the time of other players. Also their mental energy.
- Writing orders or pointing out mistakes give you the false hope that players will do better, so you keep doing what you’re doing, assuming they will change. They won’t. You need to change. Yes, if you already reached point A and the next destroyer is 3/4 way, you should leave and go where one has to be, typing him to turn because he is closer is like leaving a written note to a cat.
If you have problems not reading the chat, stick a yellow post-it on the chat area on the monitor. You will only miss abuse and general retardation. Oh, and idiots giving you idiotic ideas, like going to cap against a Worchester or spot against a Harugumo.
This isn’t the longest or most elaborate post of mine. But probably one of the most useful and actionable. Put it to good use!
OK, you can sometimes write simple messages like “I go A” or “being radared”, but maybe even that is overkill.