The topic of smurfing is a controversial issue in the online gaming community. And yet, there are still gamers who continue to create smurf accounts to steamroll newbies, which is often considered as deviant player behavior.
And to some extent, it is also considered as a form of cheating…
But Jeff Kaplan, the game director if Overwatch once said, “Smurfing – and I know this isn’t what you want to hear – isn’t really that big of an issue…” He also stressed, “I know there is a very bad perception of smurfing. But the reality is, skilled players are moved rapidly out of lower skill situations…”
So basically, what he’s trying to say is that is the act of smurfing is not bad at all. You just have to follow proper smurfing etiquette to uphold the fairness of the game. And that’s what we’re going to talk about in today’s entry.