I mainly did this when I played Halo 2 all the time.
My two favorite things to do were 1)to use only stickies and melee on midship with no shots fired (I was actually really good at this and would usually be the top player with 0 shots fired)
and 2) Diplomacy. I would try to become friends with the enemy team and just hang out and chat it up. This worked a lot better than you would expect and was surprisingly fun, especially when i could convince enemy teams to protect me from their teammates that would try to kill me
If there's an asshole on my team, I try to lose so he will as well.
And this is usually the case when I have some friends over and just grief on CoD.
Only Multiplayer game I'm any good at is the Smash Bros series, and... yeah, I do that a lot :P
Pink Captain Falcon, down taunt and Falcon punch or Sonic running around and side taunting. But I still like to win with that - it's more like humiliation than actually trying to lose. It's brilliant!
i try to lose as many bullets on my enemies as possible.
other than that:
finishing dead island with only a baseball bat. (it had more to to with the fact that it always chrashed and i lost all of my items in the process)
unarmed in skyrim after watching this vid.
it suprisingly works.
I only do it on a game i really enjoy. Usually once I've run out of difficulty settings. Spent a long time on ratchet and Clank 3 trying to win without any armour upgrades (dodging like a boss). Playing sport games such as fifa with your feet or split screen against yourself left vs right can also be fun. I also recommend taking the casing off a spare controller for a console so you have to play while holding the boards and buttons together, that can be fun.
I won't specifically aim to lose though unless it's MP and someone is annoying me with a mic.
It's my favorite kind of play. When my friends and I aren't sweating the wins and losses, we can actually hang out while we're playing. Really, "pointless" play is the best, purest kind.
I play Dwarf Fortress. Full stop.
Other than that, no. I either power-play or just play standard. The only "play to lose" I do is pacifist runs, and even then, only in games that allow for them (Mirror's Edge, Splinter Cell, Deus Ex). If I want a challenge, I'll up the difficulty level.
I once tried the Dunkmaster Yi build on League of Legends before. Got killed by the Rude Dudes after barely defeating the Stone Brothers.
My team were completely shocked. First time jungling ever as well XP
For those who have no idea.
I think my mistake was putting the first point into Alpha Strike instead of his active buff. Also didn't use my Red Sodas, dehydration causes the death of even the most badass of men...
Me playing any AD Carry is just damn suicide. I can't play any of them to save my life, with the possible exception of (sexy new character model!) Ashe
Also in UMVC3 my new Vergil, Jill, Morrigan team is amazing play to lose material... I'll break it down.
1. Do well with Vergil cuz i actually know wtf i'm doing with him
2. Fail at Morrigan keepaway, i'm going to pull off her basic relaunch combo online one day if it kills me.
3. Fail as Jill since she is so freaking technical it hurts XP
It's such a fun team to play though, i have to keep using it
Oh and if anyone has any idea what the shit Capcom were thinking when they came up with Jill's level 3 let me know. It's basically Troll Mode activate.
Now some genius will have a full health combo from that lvl 3 on Youtube... Fucking calling it
All the time in BF3. No point in trying to fight when when 95% of the games I play on, the team I'm on has been beaten back to their base. I just pull out the MAV and spot things, hoping to keep it in the air long enough to actually spot things.
There's one game I play where I am actually quite good, but I kept thrashing all the new guys who came into the team. So I deliberately made myself a mech (this is Armored Core V by the way) with all junk parts just to hinder myself.
Didn't help at all. I just have one of my other teammates fight them first now.
On CS:S I often start to just fooling around if I'm on fire skill-wise and/or if I'm clearly the best player on the server. Buying unusual guns like UMP, m249 or use just the weaker pistols. Also trying to get noscope kills and try to get to knife players.
Even when playing normally, I don't try to get all the edge I can get, at all. That's only if the skill-level of other players is high too, if even then.