Many players in online games like to say/emote Good Game (GG) after a match. Gwent has taken this convention a step further. The game actually recognises and encourages the Good Game, rewarding the recipient. In this post I’ll discuss how the GG system in Gwent works: what a GG in Gwent does along with how to send it and why you should – or possibly shouldn’t – do so.
How to Send a Good Game
At the end of your game you will sometimes see a message saying “Good game! Thanks to your opponent xxx you’ve received an additional reward”. This means that your opponent has sent you a Good Game. How do you return the compliment? I have to admit, when I started playing Gwent it took me a while to find the GG button – so belated apologies to everyone I failed to GG!
At the bottom of the game summary screen (at least on the PC version), there’s a diamond shaped button with the letters ‘GG’. That’s the GG button. It’s certainly big enough, and it’s conveniently situated just above the ‘Next’ button, but somehow it’s also easy to miss. It just doesn’t draw attention to itself. If you do notice and press this button, it sends a Good Game to your opponent. But if you miss it, or if you forget to press it before you leave this screen, there’s no way of going back and sending a GG later.
When you send someone a GG, they also get a small reward: five ore (rising to nine at higher Prestige levels). This does not come from your supply but is provided by the system. There’s no cost to you.
Five ore isn’t much, but it’s better than nothing. Since a five card booster pack (keg) currently costs 100 ore, twenty GGs equal five free cards. That may be irrelevant to high level players, but to a beginner it can be very helpful.
When To GG
So when should you send a GG at the end of the game? You have the option after every game, in my case I like to use it most of the time. It doesn’t matter if it was really a good game, or how well your opponent played. It’s a matter of respect and protocol, like shaking hands (or bumping elbows) at the end of a football match.
So personally, I send a GG at the end of almost every game.
When Not To GG?
There are three situations where I don’t GG at the end of a game:
- Emote Spamming
Occasional emoting is fine, that’s what emotes are for. But some players just take it too far. If I feel the need to mute an opponent, I’m not going to send them a GG.
- Rage Disconnects
Disconnects happen to us all, and I wouldn’t withhold a GG because someone has a dodgy internet connection. But some games, your opponent has no disconnect at all – until the very end of the game when it’s obvious they can’t win. At which point, they suddenly lose the connection and don’t come back. Call me suspicious, but I don’t buy that and don’t GG.
- Playing Bad Cards
A lot of people will disagree with me on this one, but I always withhold a GG if my opponent uses a card on my personal ban list. At the moment, that list consists solely of Viy.
Withholding a GG in any of the above situations doesn’t really hurt my opponent, but it makes me feel better.