It has come to my attention that the world has turned upside down, flipped sideways and has a hole in it. The community I’ve been apart of for more than 6 years is, from what I can tell, getting more and more ignorant. More and more tolerant of stupidity, and the very hand of god of these communities is now literally goddamn clueless.
For so long, there was nothing. There were people who played Marvel 2, 3rd Strike, CvS2, Guilty Gear and Tekken. These communities were stagnating and honestly, a bit too mean in many regards. That was a mistake, the communities were slowly dying and there was very little new blood to take the place of those who left. Open arms, hugs and kisses, might have helped. But now thanks to a game. This game isn’t the best game ever, it’s not terrible, but it certainly doesn’t really have a lot of cool things and a lot of bad design decisions. But it brought everyone back. The community is huge now! However there remains a new problem, in the days of old, if someone was stupid, they generally got called out on it. Or maybe they were ignored, whatever.
Though that may be the case, we hugged, we kissed, we let these new pot monsters join us! After all, a community isn’t a community if there aren’t people in it. However there is a huge problem. Much like a spoiled child, these new members have never been told off, in fact, their idiocy is borderline encouraged (for reasons that shall remain unnamed, let us not get political here). An unnamed few people benefit mildly from this. No they aren’t Justin Wong, or Marn, or Mike Z, or Emphy. These people make money from fighting games. However, offending these new players harms the pockets of some few distant people who are so far removed from the community, it would be borderline insane to consider them a good representation of it.
Since this is the case, with no tough love to teach these newbies to not stick their fingers on the burning stove. The community is clueless, and the groupthink within said community is causing more and more distance between quality players or people with a goddamn clue, and the actual people trying to represent the community. Top players who understand the game completely are ignored for utter morons, they are not only drowned out, but actually shunned for not only posting facts and opinions, but being RIGHT about them.
What kind of ass backwards ideas have we come in to? Where was the Seth Killian of yore, who would post how fucking retarded option select parrying is? Our champions have been slayed by Capcom itself. Shunning them for ideas that are “making the game more accessible” while actually lowering the quality of the games we are playing. There are orders being followed and not enough questions being asked. When are we going to realize that hey, maybe things like ultras, fADCs, invincible backdashes, extremely long throw animations, free combo breakers to punish someone doing a combo are BAD IDEAS. When are we going to stop praising Capcom for not giving us qualities we deserve in games. Certainly the Capcom of the olden days wasn’t exactly great, in fact, they fucked up a lot. But now we have smarter players, better community feedback, easier ways to communicate with the people who make these games and they ignore us. And the people running these communities are ignoring seasoned veterans with deep understandings of mechanics for mouthbreather 23.
When the fuck will this garbage end?