Why is online play full of douchebags?


#1

A match had disconnected on me and I had my opponent around 2 to 1, and he messaged me, “LOL when u lag that bad it proves im the best thanks 4 showing how terrible u are”, when he clearly was losing. I messaged him back saying that lag actually saved his ass. Why is online play full of assholes? I know I shouldn’t pay any mind to it, but it makes me wonder why people like this even exist.


#2

Because online play is full of crybabies also.

It’s the Internet…so expect a lot of douchbaggery.


#3

That’s true. I guess that’s the only way they feel like a badass in life. Dude thought he was better because I had no control over the lag he claimed I did which causes me to win. Oh, well.


#4

Welcome to the internet. Where trolls hide behind the anonymity of their computer screens and act like douches.

No 1 rule of the internet is, don’t feed the trolls. Just ignore them and move on.


#5

Who’s gonna pass up the opportunity to talk smack about you while hiding behind an anonymous untraceable screenname?


#6

Online = anonymity and actions with no consequences = people can act as bad as they want which they’re not allowed to do in real life without fear of consequences = lotsa dicks on the internet


#7

your answer is the answer to everything.


#8

Some players are just smart asses i’m afraid. IMO it seems to be more in the competitive community.


#9

Because people do shit online that they would never do in real life, since there is no repercussions.


#10

The fact that most of them require adult supervison?

I blame dual working parents.

And lazy assisted living helpers.


#11

Yeah I’m trying to get better at SF (I’m at like 1200-1400pp in SF4), and I was playing a guy who was relatively better (2000+ points), and all he did was taunt me when he got a lead. It was a bit annoying, but oh well.


#12

The Newbie Dojo is meant to be place to ask game play related questions to help you improve. Lately, many people seem to have take to using it as a place to vent about, well, basically everything.

Please refrain from posting such topics here. It really isn’t the point of the Newbie Dojo.This sort of thing is better suited for a blog or something.