When I look over the bad games threaads here, I’m surprised (and a tad intimidated) by the endless tales of whingers, droppers, lag blamers, boasters, cheapos and outright gits. I’ve been playing on Kaillera for about a month now, and as a Brit, most of that has been on the app.-emu and hightech servers (both German). I have not yet played with a single person who has commited any of the crimes seen in the bad games thread, in fact my only inconvenience has been an annoying little emu dictator named Muluk* who shuts down any games he sees which are not on MAME (which, as Kawaks is the emu of choice in Europe, is a lot of games).
Now, I’d describe myself as an outright n00b, and I was expecting a torrent of abuse, mockery and derision from those who own me. Yet after a month, it does not come. Is this because bad Kai players are actually very rare, or is it because Europe just doesn’t have an many online bastards as the states? If so, this could partially blamed on people not being willing to hurl abuse in a second or third language, but it does match up with my experiences with other online games (predominatly guild wars) where nasty gits were very rare among the Eglish Euro servers compared to what I heard from US players. So is it just that German of nicer, or have I just still yet to meet the inevitable online ego-tripper?