I've always seen it as bad sportsmanship to say gg as the winner if the loser hasn't said it yet, especially if the match was a stomp.
i got some serious "noob, newb" vibes from this
because they are bad losers who can't take a loss, If your being a prick and gloating like one, than you are asking for hostility but when someone starts throwing a ######### fit after GG they are the problem not you. yea losing is not fun but that's what happens when a game is PVP.
the GG Git Gud thing is a darksouls meme
The day people start saying gg when i win beyond a rare outlier, i will change my view.
Its like rubbing salt into a gaping wound you may have just cut open. They probably had an AWFUL game light years away from good then getting told "Good Game" turns into, "Yeah, I know you had a good game, mainly because it made ME wanna blow my brains out". It's like one of those poorly made *You Tried* stickers, I'd prefer just being left alone rather than fed pity or tone deaf sportsmanship. Extra points if the GGer was in a toxic team with a full meta loadout.
This. I usually won't say gg first if I win.
i mean not really it could still be a close fun game even if the killer 4ks or the survs 4 escape
Thinking about it, if someone wins then maybe they could understand that a quick message like "gg" could easily be misinterpreted.
When I send compliments (win or lose), it's always referencing an aspect of their gameplay. That comes across as a genuine compliment more than a couple of letters and is normally appreciated.
I still maintain the fault of negative interpretation lies solely at the feet of the person receiving an intended compliment, but it is important to be genuine. If someone doesn't think the opponent played well, just don't message, or wish them luck in their next trial.
By saying GG first, you are the one taking charge in a social situation, taking "the lead".
The Winner has no reason not to say GG, and if they do say it first, they start off as being viewed as "sporting". So it's a win/neutral for them. They get to be seen as sporting, and they won, or it's just a match if they say nothing. However if the Winner says GG first, the Loser is now socially obligated to be "sporting" by once again following the Winners lead and saying GG, or be viewed as "unsporting". so they are in a neutral/lose situation.
If the Loser says GG first, they come across as "sporting", hey they lost, but they still said GG? Well look at that. They are a "Winner" in that social context. And the Winner is in a neutral social position, apart from the Win that they just had. It's nice and even. And if the Loser doesn't say anything, well, they did lose, it's just a match anyway, and so it remains a neutral.
By saying GG first, as the Winner, you are showing good initiative, however you are forcing the Loser to follow you once again or lose again. Essentially reinforcing that they lost.