Good shot buddy. That was an excellent grenade. Great hiding spot assassin guy!
WTF is wrong with you people?
Or you know, "Good Game".
Considering I play alone 99% of the time, I never plug in my microphone because the lobbies are filled with d*uchebags who want to talk shit. On the rare event that I come across what I claim to be an exciting match, I do tend to send out quick "Good Game" messages at least. Although I seldom get any response.
Kaz makes a good point though, it happens to everyone. We're all more willing to find some external justification for our defeat rather than accept that someone could possibly be a better player.
And sometimes we are right by claiming that said external justification is the cause of our problems. Whenever I'm defeated in Black Ops I can easily point out and count how many Famas are being used, how many players are using Ghost, how active my team was, etc etc. The point is, I can justify that I put myself at a disadvantage in the first place, and that doesn't make me a worse player.
But we can't be right everytime. Sometimes we are too stubborn to admit that whatever we tried to do was obviously not going to work in the first place. If I keep getting killed by the same player, I'll always try to look for revenge no matter how illogical. Meet cognitive dissonance
: When two thoughts conflict with each other, one must be altered.
The two thoughts "I'm a good player" conflicts with "but I was just defeated", therefore one must be changed. And since we're not going to change our attitude, we change the environment instead, "My team sucks", or we quit because "I didn't want to keep playing this game anyway".