In my experience games are so much more fun when you aren’t under pressure. A little bit of pressure is fine of course; anticipation, excitement, competition – these things give multi-player games the edge over playing on your lonesome, but at the end of the day we all just like to chill and have a good time, don’t we? As important as it is to have a decent set of comrades that know how to get to the ball in lightning-fast time, the relative ability of your temporary buddies isn’t all it boils down to. It’s a fact that people perform better with what you might call a “carrot and stick” approach as opposed to working their socks off so they don’t get a dressing down, and communication is a huge part of that positive outlook.