Originally Posted by Mr Tibbers
Hardly trash talk. The stuff he suggests you say aren't nearly as bad as some of what I see nearly every game.
"I really thought you were a good player", or "kinda reckless" isn't really all that bad. In other words, I don't think you get exactly what he means. He even says NOT to just say stuff like "lol noob" or other obviously aimed tactics at angering someone. :/
Well ethics aside when you start swearing and such you show a higher level of emotional investment and come across as someone to be ignored. Being dismissively snide is more irritating to the opponent, allows you to stay within what most people would call "acceptable taunting" and has the most dramatic impact on other players.
The information is there, you can use it to both start ignoring smack talk and learn the best way to do it yourself!
I've seen far more offensive stuff in games than anything i've ever said and at least I do it for the purpose of trying to win and not just generally being a dick.
But really people, look at the thread title, what were you expecting? Rainbow jpgs?