It really depends on what the character is that I am playing, If I am a thief or rogue type character in an MMO then you can bet I'll be stealing kills (if applicable) or looting (also if applicable). If I'm playing a non role playing game, I usually assume that everyone else is that guy and run a solo mission with an occasional nudge in the right direction for the team. Definitely a behind the scenes Snake in a sea of Fenixs.
I typically don't play the douche, but there was one significant instance a bit over a year ago in the overplayed World of Warcraft universe (thankfully I quit that addication). But, if anyone knows a bit about the "old world" content in Silithus, they'll know about the legendary Spider mount that you could get, extremely rare, usually only 1 per server.
Well, even though I did spend a stupid amount of time to get the mount, I also had a bunch of people help me. The douche part comes in when I decided to leave the server and the guild who helped me about a week after I got it. I had my reasons of course, but looking back at it, it definitely was my crowning douche moment.
Awesome podcast guys, keep it up! From an aspiring game animator in school, -cheers
As in real life, I default to being the nice guy online. Case in point, just this lunchbreak I played a little WoW. Followed a path through recently cut up foes, just in time to see the dude who had conveniently paved my way get chopped down by my quest objective. I killed my target and then sat down and waited for the other player to resurrect because I felt bad that I'd taken his kill. I helped him, for which he thanked me and then we braided each other's hair and rode our friendship unicorns into the sunset (burning horribly).
I make it a point to be that douchebag that'll close the door right in your face when being chased by a pack of zombies. Perhaps a well placed molotov after they pounce on you leaving you immobile toasting the zombies and you all in a beautiful display of colors and light as the screams of my fallen teammate further my laughter.