So I guess 'gg' is pretty much universal nowadays

So was I practicing my match against the A.I so i can get used to the tech trees. Later on when I started to dominating the A.I, I see the message that asks me if I want to accept the surrender but also with a message sent by A.I saying 'gg'. I was surprised see that message not from a person but from an A.I. I guess that slang is so universal in the world of StarCraft, the Blizzard decided to put it there.

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Posted by buhssuht

So was I practicing my match against the A.I so i can get used to the tech trees. Later on when I started to dominating the A.I, I see the message that asks me if I want to accept the surrender but also with a message sent by A.I saying 'gg'. I was surprised see that message not from a person but from an A.I. I guess that slang is so universal in the world of StarCraft, the Blizzard decided to put it there.

Posted by Crono11

It's pretty much used in every game that has text chat. When I played Monster Hunter on the PS2 people would say it after a hunt, which I thought was weird.

Posted by CoolDrMoney

The bots are catching on, they'll be teabagging our corpses in no time.

Posted by Rehehelly

I imagine blizzard put it in since it's good starcraft etiquette to "gg" and leave even when you just got raped, instead of rage quitting so for the newbies they get used to saying gg.

Posted by ricetopher

  

Posted by Ineedaname

Used to use that in CS, though it was a courtesy thing, on the other end of the screen is me going, "oh come on team you were terrible" but I'd always put gg, even if I was reluctant. 
 
Also I gl and hf at the start.

Posted by Feanor

oh that Blizzard

Posted by BunkerBuster

 In the Korean version they throw the ^_^ instead. 
Seriously though "good game" has been around forever. Probably even before the original Starcraft.

Posted by LIquid1024

But will they QQ and gtfo when you are stomping em?  Next patch... next patch...

Posted by DystopiaX
@CoolDrMoney said:
" The bots are catching on, they'll be teabagging our corpses in no time. "
We really need a marine tbagging animation in this game...lol
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Posted by Clinkz

It was in use way before starcraft bro.

Posted by JonGamer

Yeah that made me laugh when playing my first match against the A.I.

Posted by Feanor
@LIquid1024: Sad thing is, I still run into people who don't know what QQ is. 
Posted by DFSVegas
@Feanor: I'm one of those people. I always meant to look it up, but never did :/
Posted by face15

People used to say 'gg' in a flash game I used to play. I'm pretty sure the whole internet knows what it means, so it makes sense to put it in the game like that.

Posted by EightBitShik

I like it! I'm glad the computer is so polite. I like how in SC2 everyone brought back the GL HF too bad the computer doesn't say that as well. I do get sad though when those people after they lose will call me a Fog.... Edited for work O_o

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Posted by PureRok

Why is this weird? 'gg' has been around for as long as B.Net.
 
Ever seen gl hf dd as the countdown goes in SC?

Posted by sixghost

It's such a tiny touch, but the CPU gging shocked the hell out of me the first game I played vs the AI.

Posted by RVonE
@PureRok said:
"Why is this weird? 'gg' has been around for as long as B.Net.  Ever seen gl hf dd as the countdown goes in SC? "

Exactly. It was already widely used in most multiplayer games, for example in Quake II.
Posted by KaosAngel

If you don't gg out a game you lost, you are serious bm, and need to stop qq'ing

Posted by Fallen189
@KaosAngel said:
" If you don't gg out a game you lost, you are serious bm, and need to stop qq'ing "
QQ is quit crying. You can't stop quit crying. Acronyms are getting too far.
Posted by EightBitShik
@Fallen189: I thought it was just crying QQ and those are the tears.....PLEASE TELL ME YOU ARE WRONG :(
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Posted by sixghost
@EightBitShik said:
" @Fallen189: I thought it was just crying QQ and those are the tears.....PLEASE TELL ME YOU ARE WRONG :( "
You're right, he is wrong.
Posted by destruktive

Nowadays? All matches I've played all the way back to UT99 ended with GG.

Posted by Gamer_152

That's a nice touch, I like it.

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Edited by Tennmuerti

Imo "gg" has become way too generic and it's kind of meaningless now. It no longer means what it used to when it was actually a specific kudos to your enemy for an interesting match that you enjoyed. Now it's just thrown around even if you don't mean it, just to be nice/polite. Maybe I'm a dick but if I played badly or my opponent was shit (either way) and the game was bad I will not say "gg", because it was not a good fucking game. And if it was I'd rather type in more then just a generic "gg" for a good loss or win.
"gg" in my eyes just stopped being nice when everyone is using it regardless of circumstance.

Posted by KaosAngel
@Fallen189:  
@EightBitShik:
  
@sixghost:
  
 
I guess I am wrong.  I always thought it meant "crying", I see people post "qq moar plz" after someone rages.  >.>  Oh well, thanks for the heads up. 
 
hfgl
Edited by sixghost
@Tennmuerti said:

" Imo "gg" has become way too generic and it's kind of meaningless now. It no longer means what it used to when it was actually a specific kudos to your enemy for an interesting match that you enjoyed. Now it's just thrown around even if you don't mean it, just to be nice/polite. Maybe I'm a dick but if I played badly or my opponent was shit (either way) and the game was. I will not say "gg", if it was not a good fucking game. And if it was I'd rather type in more then just a generic "gg" for a good loss or win. "gg" in my eyes just stopped being nice wheneveryone is using it regardless of circumstance. "

If it's become meaningless and generic then why would you refuse to say it even if it was a bad game, it just makes you seem bitter and childish if you don't say it? Like you said, it doesn't really mean you thought it was a good game, it's just basic manners now, which multiplayer gaming could definitely stand to have more of.

I try to say gg no matter what, but if it was an exceptionally good game or I got beat by a cool strategy I'll say GG then type out something else complimenting the person on the game.

@KaosAngel said:

"   I guess I am wrong.  I always thought it meant "crying", I see people post "qq moar plz" after someone rages.  >.>  Oh well, thanks for the heads up.  hfgl "
No, you were right. QQ is just a face that's crying. It just means "cry".
Edited by evilrazer

I think gg was pretty much with us since Doom or Quake.
 
And QQ stands for ALT+Q+Q. After this combination you left current match and game (in warcraft)

Posted by Bucketdeth

I've always put gl hf at the start of a match and gg at the end no matter what.

Posted by Jeffsekai
@KaosAngel said:
" If you don't gg out a game you lost, you are serious bm, and need to stop qq'ing "
Or you're name is Idra and you just got cheesed.
Posted by sixghost
@Jeffsekai said:
" @KaosAngel said:
" If you don't gg out a game you lost, you are serious bm, and need to stop qq'ing "
Or you're name is Idra and you just got cheesed. "
Those are one and the same.
Posted by Jams
@sixghost said:
" @Tennmuerti said:

" Imo "gg" has become way too generic and it's kind of meaningless now. It no longer means what it used to when it was actually a specific kudos to your enemy for an interesting match that you enjoyed. Now it's just thrown around even if you don't mean it, just to be nice/polite. Maybe I'm a dick but if I played badly or my opponent was shit (either way) and the game was. I will not say "gg", if it was not a good fucking game. And if it was I'd rather type in more then just a generic "gg" for a good loss or win. "gg" in my eyes just stopped being nice wheneveryone is using it regardless of circumstance. "

If it's become meaningless and generic then why would you refuse to say it even if it was a bad game, it just makes you seem bitter and childish if you don't say it? Like you said, it doesn't really mean you thought it was a good game, it's just basic manners now, which multiplayer gaming could definitely stand to have more of.

I try to say gg no matter what, but if it was an exceptionally good game or I got beat by a cool strategy I'll say GG then type out something else complimenting the person on the game.

@KaosAngel said:

"   I guess I am wrong.  I always thought it meant "crying", I see people post "qq moar plz" after someone rages.  >.>  Oh well, thanks for the heads up.  hfgl "
No, you were right. QQ is just a face that's crying. It just means "cry". "
Basic manners? Where do you think you are, the fucking palace of the Queen of England? It's just a stupid game and if some one doesn't feel like saying GG or GL HF or any of that meaningless text, then it doesn't mean anything, it just means they didn't want to type pretend manner letters. I am also pretty sure that good game started in real sport. Don't you walk in a line, and shake the hand of your opponent in baseball while saying good game? I always thought that was stupid too. If it just becomes a thing you do after a game then it becomes meaningless. 
 
... I need another cup of coffee.
Posted by Jayzilla

yeah it started in real sports lol and trickled down to games. i love when people think something originated in video games.