People’s definition today of camping is far from ...

I do not know about you, but today I am pretty sure that the word most commonly used after a game is “camping” in one context or another.

But what people do not realize, 90% of the time, is that no one was really camping. I will start with a few examples of what camping is and what camping is not. I will use Modern Warfare 2 in these examples as well but you can use these with pretty much any game out there.

For someone to be camping, they hardly move anywhere throughout the entire match. I do not know about you, but if I am playing a game of Modern Warfare 2 I am not going to run and gun my way through a match. We all play this and other games differently. Majority of the people I play with, love to keep a very high kill to death ratio not only per match but in our stats as well. You can and we do, achieve this on a daily/nightly basis without ever so much as camping.

But do not say that to the other team, if they accusing you of camping. It is even better not to even explain yourself to them, just use the best feature in the lobby and/or Xbox Live the mute button (or even further, block communications if it has gone that far). You will never win such an argument that you were not camping, and it would just be a waste of time trying to explain it to these people that clearly have no idea what they are talking about. While kill cams can sometimes come to a conclusion you were camping, it is not always as it seems.

What most people do not realize is that most people are either “turtling” or just purely not camping at all but just slowly moving along the map carefully but at the same time, probably not that slow. Also when I say this, this no where implies we have or ever will move along the map “crouched” nor slowly move corner to corner. You WILL find us on the “battlefield”.

There is another problem though with the word “camping” as well. We all have one point in time camped. That is just what you will sometimes get in a game or do yourself. If you play enough, you have done it at one point or another. While it be for that next kill to get your killstreak to if you are working on a weapon that may not be the best weapon in the game to go out and try to get kills with or just anything else. We have done it for those killstreaks, if our next kill is to get a harrier, why run out to the enemy spawn area or no where where your teammates are and most likely die for nothing? We will get the kill and then proceed on throughout the map, from that spot onto the next spot while never staying anywhere long.

Now that said, that is usually what happens to those on the other team to strike you or anyone else as “camping”. That one killed, just made them really pissed off and will instantly think every kill you get, you were camping for. In which, you should just ignore/mute them and move on. Honestly, at the end of the day, it is just a fun game. Everyone is mostly out to enjoy it but you will always have those kids that try to ruin the game. I am not just talking about people who call you campers though, there are other things people do to ruin the game. But that is for another post on another day, related to 10th prestige hackers, constant one man army grenade launchers and so forth.