I thought it best to move a conversation from the Good Games thread into its own thread.
There is a minority of players (and one very vocal player) who feel the need to rip on the way that online games are conducted (specificially on Kaillera) despite the fact that they play on this format on a regular basis. They feel that a game should be played online as it would offline. It is their feeling that you wouldn’t do something offline because it would get you punished or simply would not work so why would you carry a poor (or as one player rudely stated “retarded”) type of play online.
The majority of online players are of a different mentality. They are of the belief that should the tactic work on the format, it is free for use. Over the years, the debate of what is and is not acceptable within our particular genre of games, has reached a conclusion that the best players adapt, and the poor players either complain while losing or simply stop playing. Personally, I am for the idea that every game should be played individually. Played for its strengths and its weaknesses. Should a player find him or her self in a position where they are unable or UNWILLING to make an adjustment, it is the fault of said player and not of the community at large for accepting a particular type of style that may or may not be conducive to success in the offline environment.
My personal bottom line (and this is open to debate, thus the opening of this thread) and that you only get better through loss and adaptation. If you can’t break your own mental barriers, then you have no place calling yourself a good player and need to walk away from the fighting game community. The strong survive, the weak die. The strong don’t near to hear the bitching of the weak if they are not willing to make adjustments to further push their game to a higher level.