The Noobamino Effect is a phenomenon where when one noob leaves the

Pimp notes the Noobamino Effect in action

staging area of a game, all other noobs will subsequently follow. This theory was coined by [AS]_Pimp-Masterflex sometime around 2010, and has mentioned the theory ever since. The Noobamino effect is not only limited to Scenarios, but has also been observed in staging areas of other gamestyle, such as STD and Nomad.

The Noobamino Effect is useful in recruitment, as noobs who do not become affected by the phenomenon when it occurs are prime candidates for clan recruitment or gamestyle recruitment.