4 Common Mistakes You Are Doing As Beginner Gamer
There is some magic in risking; especially if risk includes gaming. It challenges us to be brave but also a little reckless. However, beginners often make mistakes, especially if they are carried away by beginner's luck.
The gaming world, full of possibilities and pleasures, really knows how to seduce a player. Whether you gamble in a real (offline) game or on online platforms - all that lights, colorfulness, and luxury can easily turn you off the main road. You lose track of time and make mistake after mistake. Then, there are so many games, bonuses, and, they’re all attractive enough to try all of them.
If beginner's luck is not all you want to gain during your gaming career - stop playing and read the 4 most common beginner's gaming mistakes.
1) High Expectations
We’ve all watched movies where cool gamers elegantly and effortlessly take a massive jackpot in one night. But how much is that possible in reality? Not much, especially not for beginners. With that kind of thinking, you just put extra pressure on yourself and the nervousness grows the more money you lose.
Neil Taparia, owner of Solitaired advises gamers who don't have much experience - that they should first get to know the games, feel the energy and see if it suits them.
“Invest less money and don’t expect too much. It is always good to get acquainted with the game before you invest more money. Let instinct and passion guide you, but don’t give in to greed. This way you will gain more experience and confidence in your game, moves and gaming style, and attitude.”
Who doesn't want easy money and wealth gained overnight, but sometimes the longer journey is the shorter one?
2) You Aren't Doing Research
There are many online gaming platforms and not all are secure. Some may not pay you the winnings or will deceive you through various bonuses. Also, some platforms use well-known games, with classic characters, and after you win something it turns out it's a scam.
If there is a new game on the market and everyone plays it - it doesn't necessarily mean that everyone wins. Be careful. Fake and unregistered online games can make you the hell out of life. Leaving private data, bank card numbers, etc. is very dangerous and so before you do that - do research. If someone is being fooled and misled you will probably find that on forums.
Also, don't do the opposite and leave false information. Any online credible game - won't pay you a win - until it makes sure that is really you. Otherwise, you could be permanently banned from the game, and worst - you will be left without your money. Research, read player reviews and experiences. If you still like it, but you are not sure - try smaller stakes.
3) You Are Carried Away By Other gamers' gains
This is a common thing to happen when you are a beginner. You are blinded by either just one game or players who have lined up multiple major wins.
It is true, however, that a competitive spirit is always needed, but it can also cost you dearly. Maybe it’s not your time for big and steady winnings, and maybe the game’s algorithm ended up winning for it for a while.
Intuition and control are much more powerful strategies than passion and even jealousy. Don't be disappointed. Also, don't play just one game, the one you're sure of or where you've been lucky a couple of times.
Gaming is about risk, so why not try something else? Maybe the other game has exactly what you were looking for in the previous one.
Don't forget to research each new game. It will take some time away from playing, but it will save you headaches. You may not like the game or you may find that it is a bad interpretation of one that already exists. You may also discover some tricks that can help you. In any case, in the process from beginner to the experienced gamer - research is an important lesson.
4) You Don't Have A Gamer Strategy
No, that doesn’t mean you must learn how to beat the system because you won’t. That means don't allow yourself to play out of desperation. Some wiser and old-school gamers will tell you that energy is the key thing and that is where all the magic of success or failure lies.
Whether true or not - despair will often deceive and blind you and you will make unconscious mistakes. Hasty game selection, bad moves, over-stakes, or excessive focus on bonuses. Try to build your style of play that will be based on game exploration and self-control.
And yes, gaming is a matter of luck, but luck can also be trained.
Specifically, that means that if you make losses and you have already lost a large amount of money-just stop playing!
If you continue you will go deeper into despair and lose what you did not plan. In the long run, such losses will leave a negative impression and it will be an ugly memory that could harm your gaming career. Maybe it’s just not your moment or night. Instead of continuing to lose, focus on exploring new games.
More Mistakes You Should Avoid
Most of these mistakes can be avoided by research and with little self-control. So, before you roll the dice, pay attention to the following:
- When you register at an online game, double-check that all the data you have entered is correct. Also, be sure that you have completed everything around the registration process and read all the conditions before you click on “I agree”.
This is about your potential gain, so always be patient.
- You rely too much on bonuses. Bonuses are a stimulus, not a basic game. Yes, they can bring you extra money, but you will not be able to exploit them all the time. Also, before you play bonuses - make sure you understand how they work and what and how much you can get.
- You forget that gaming should be fun too. True, it’s hard to find a balance between risk, safety, and fun. It is especially difficult for beginners, they are driven by passion, but also by the desire for a big and easy hunt.
Many gamers burn out from too much desire. So, try to be wise and don’t forget to have fun. Don't spend all your money and bonuses in one night. If it doesn't work, it's not fun and it stinks of despair - give up playing for that night.