(copied and pasted from the 4/4 ranking battle results thread, on the subject of lag as the reason for people’s losses)
"i’ve personally played probably every single player from the west coast, and even spectre, who’s wayyyy up west in BC CA. the worst i’ve got was about 120 ping, which was 4 frames per second. granted, the delay is noticable, it was still definitely playable. obviously i can’t force people to play in 4 frame delay, but i think that it would strengthen people’s game if they actually put effort into adapting. there are SO MANY DIFFERENT aspects of the game, that i KNOW that putting the blame on “lag” isn’t actually the only reason people lose.
yes, i’ll be perfectly blunt. as long as the connection is smooth and not jerky, and you’re complaining about lag, you’re a damned scrub who puts the blame on lag for your losses. we’ve been given such a great opportunity for the 3S community. ONLINE 3S (that was better than xbox live)? that was IMPOSSIBLE 1 year ago. i lose to people online all the time. it’s not because of the lag.
stop being bad sports. fucking suck it up and get better, or don’t play at all. how disrespectful do you think it is to the OTHER player, when they win and you fucking cry about lag? they’re playing in the same conditions/environment as you are. grow the fuck up.
(this wasn’t only directed at you rage, but you bet your ass i’m talking about your post also)"