In an effort to combat ragequitting and saltiness, I think it’s important to be able to laugh at ourselves and our silly mistakes. So this thread is dedicated to sharing all those wonderful stories of choking and getting bodied, particularly in games we felt we “shouldn’t have lost” in a lighthearted manner. Because let’s face it, we all choke at some point. Me especially, seeing as how I’m basically one bad mistake away from collapsing completely at any given point in a match.
For example, I was recently playing Street Fighter V and went up against a Birdie. This particular Birdie did nothing but press HK. He didn’t even use HK specials. Just HK normals. And he absolutely destroyed me. Now, I’m by no means good at the game, but I’d like to think I’ve got a basic grasp of how it’s supposed to be played. I knew what I was supposed to be doing. I mean, when you know a guy only uses one button, punishing him should be simple, right? And yet I got wrecked. Didn’t even take one round. And as much as I’d like to say my opponent had godlike spacing and reads, the connection was bad, or 8 frames of input lag messed my timing up, I’m pretty sure I just sucked. Not taking anything away from the other guy, he played better than I did, but I felt like I should’ve beaten him. Not going to lie here, it almost made me angry enough that I wanted to cry. So I’m posting this silly story about how a grown man nearly cried over being bad at a video game in the hopes I will realize how stupid it sounds and I won’t make an ass of myself the next time I feel salty and just laugh it off instead. You guys are more than welcome to do the same.