I have an almost daily routine of going on Rocket League and trying to see how easy it is to mentally break team mates and the opposition. I used to take the game serious and had a rank of champion albeit playing by myself against random teams so that was a decent achievement. Now i just have a laugh and my rank is just below diamond so pretty average. But half of the reason it's so low is because I wind up my team mates to the point where they have a mental breakdown and self destruct, basically joining the opposition. Doesn't bother me I just laugh. Now the best part is it could be as simple as the opposition scores on him and i type what a save three times in the chat. Most of the time that alone is enough to trigger the implosion.
I've played about 8,000 matches on this game and in probably well over 1000 of them I've had the team or opponent have said "reported enjoy your ban" or "everybody report this guy" and so far I've not even had so much as a chat ban. Physonic either don't even check these reports or more likely they look at them and just laugh. Just another modern gamer getting triggered over nothing i bet you they say. I'm very creative with how i stir the pot and never cross the line with racism or death threats.
So imo the modern gamer has gone soft. No longer able to take a bit of banter. If they can't handle the heat either turn off the text chat feature or better yet don't play online. It's almost like some people want to be triggered. Now while i often wind up my team mates more often then not it's the opposition. And i file this under a very good tactic called mental warfare. The opposition usually take the bait and start playing emotionally rather then logically which usually leads to mistakes and me winning games I'd have probably lost. Maybe because I've been around since the good old days of early online console gaming i just have a thicker skin but today's gamer. Leaves a lot to be desired. If i had a penny for every time i was called toxic in the chat I'd be a millionaire. It's not toxic, it's banter and it's something the gamers of today are struggling to grasp.
I seen the picture below online recently and it made me think, Jesus these softies wouldn't have lasted a second in the chaotic war zone that was mw2 online on ps3 and 360. Those were the days! 1v1 me on rust you pleb!
Last edited by Kerotan - on 23 September 2018