I would think everyone wants to do as well as possible, regardless of game mode....
I wouldn't think anyone would want to be..... say, a tryfail....but if they did, it still brings us back to being a "tryhard" as you'd need to "tryhard" to fail.
Surely that makes Everyone a "tryhard"? I've now confused myself........
I don't see tryhard being a bad thing. I personally take it as a complement for being better at the game than someone else. As for not trying at a video game, is like not trying to get a job and just hope something goes your way instead of making something go the way you want it.
whats the point of multiplayer if you dont try?
I do however, LOVE, goofing off sometimes, like seeing how many times I can jump off a cliff in the map.
or, finding someone looking out a window, come up behind them, and block their movement until they realize something is wrong.
i got called tryhard last night, im trying to level up faster so hellstorm/lightning/warthog helps me level up so fast.
wow, according to most of the tryhard definitions listed here, im a tryhard to some people, and not a tryhard to other people
If you ask google to define tryhard it will say this:
-A person usually of little talent who tries hard, especially through imitation, to succeed, usually to gain fame or popularity.
So one example would be that dude with the LMG and target finder who still doesn't go positive, tries to camp around the objective but does not help capture or defend it.
...said the 15-year old "try-hard" that probably hasn't yet lived a day in the adult world of jobs, family and responsibility beyond a 3-page double-spaced book report.
If you're over 15, I feel truly sorry for you that you can't imagine playing a game - read that again, a game - for the fun of it. Enjoy your life, and let others do the same.