A message for the community
I have been playing video games my entire life. Most often RPGs recently, but when I was a kid it always about fighting games with me. When fighting games made their comeback with them finally having online play since arcades are hard to find, I found myself right back to where I always wanted to be. Sadly when I came back, I found that internet and gaming don’t entirely get along quite yet.
I first realized just how bad I was; this didn’t come as a surprise. What did however is when I got online to get help, the word scrub came up often and the more I read the more hatred I saw for struggling players. On top of this, those struggling players get angry and say ridiculous things that give the skilled players more ammo which only helps in expanding the problem. So I would find what I I had needed and I went on my way.
I’m still no good but I feel I can help the community in a different way, educating them as best I can on many different problems we face today. What I truly wish for this community is a better understanding of both sides of this conflict in this online and offline community so that it can grow.
What scrubs need to know about skilled players
Skilled players have dedicated large amounts of time to become as good as they are. most are very willing to help, however there will be others who find they are superior and will only offer ridicule, ignore these types.
Skilled players will use advance tactics that will frustrate you and convince you they are cheap. They are not, your saying this because of your frustration. Calm yourself and try to pine for information online about how to fend off these tactics and use recording mode in training to replicate this tactic.
When a Skilled player gives you advice, listen to them. They really are there to help you; you just need to let them.
** What skilled players need to know about scrubs**
Scrubs are most of the time just looking for help, there will be ones just wanting to get something off their chest through the forum. While it is tempting to flame them and tell them to stop whining, but instead try simply giving them non-condescending advice and be on your way. They will be thankful.
Scrubs may not have the dedication you do to the game. They may just play for fun. You may wonder, if this is the case then why do they so desperately want to win rather than just play? This is simple, winning is fun.
Not all scrubs are convinced their good, most of us know just how bad we are. There are those who are too confident, ignore them.
Many people say if you don’t go to a tournament you’re not doing anything for the community. This is an outrageous statement. First off these fans** **buy the game and support the company who brings you the product your tournaments solely rely on. Second not a lot of these people even have the money, transportation, and free time to travel so that they may go to these tournaments. That being said, when these people (I’m one of them) get these things, I bet you they’ll jump the next plane to Vegas for Evo.
Will mass media pick up on the fighting game world and begin to give the television time to hit a wider audience? Not in the current condition it is. While we are just large enough for endorsements I don’t think we are willing for the moderation and restrictions of big media (ex cussing is discouraged).
Be aware of trolls. Most of the time these angry gamers on both sides have been roiled by trolls or they are trolls. These people are obviously saying things for the sole intent of pissing you off. Ignore them in every shape and form of the word.
People try to say that scrubs is a term to befit the beginners who won’t learn. This is merely a cover, despite you saying this I guarantee you that’s not the way you actually think. I’m not saying don’t use the word scrub; just don’t use it in hatred
I know not everybody agrees with this. Either way, if you do or do not, please let me know what you think. please disregard any troll that roll on through here.