I think it’s interesting when people start calling others the 09er. I dont know why, but that term was somewhat of a derogatory term to describe the newbie scrubs who joined SRK (or played SF in general, or took SF seriously) since 2009. Usually some of these 90ers do have scrubby, shitty, troll potential personalities that deserve the name 09er.
and I’m posting this in the SFIV thread because, well, they mostly came into the community since Vanilla SFIV in 2009! but hey, not all of the 09er people are bad. It’s just a good chunk of them invaded the forums at the time and they had some irks that the OGs or previous fighting game fans had issues with.
IIRC, SRK pre-2009 had more of the 3S, CvS2, and MvC2 players posting on here and the forum was very different here. People didn’t complain and debate as much on trivial things, balance patches, broken shit, or etc… I used to just see players give advice, talk about strategy and mixups, combos, and post tourney videos or other fighting related videos. The community was much smaller so there was no “average” player base as much as there is now. but this is all hazy memory, not sure so I need other forum members here to confirm if my memory serves right
I mean nowadays you see a troll or some complainer in every section of the comments or threads.
but what else defined an 09er as an 09er? I have no idea, so you guys tell me. Your experiences as an 09er, or your experience as being here before the 09ers showed up!