Better not pout, Street Fighter 5 players. Why? Because Capcom is about to start cracking down on your rage-quitting ways.
That’s right, prematurely ending your Street Fighter match in an infuriated “rage quit” will soon result in “severe punishments” for the “worst offenders.”
GameSpot reports that a substantial number of rage quitters have affected the online ranking system of Street Fighter 5. This is because rage quitting has become such an epidemic now that Street Fighter 5 that rage quitters are cheating the ranked effectively preventing themselves from falling down the ranks, since they do not give the game a chance to do so.
Capcom gave a prompt statement on the issue
“Yes, we are well aware of the problem of players disconnecting before the match ends to retain their League Points and their win streaks. We are working on a permanent solution to this problem, though we don’t have an exact date to share with you at the moment. That said, we are going to take direct action starting next week to punish those players who are abusing the system.”
Basically, Street Fighter 5 rage quitters have put a detriment on the global ranking system by skewing their actual loss percentage due to rage quitting.
And Street Fighter players have had enough of the rage quitters, as they have begun to call them out.
— Arturo Sanchez (@nycfurby) February 22, 2016
True fans of Street Fighter know that this is not the true path of the warrior and Ryu frowns upon these shameful acts.
And just in case you don’t know what rage quitting is, specifically, The Urban Dictionary defines it as follows.
“A condition in which gamers, through steady provoking, simply cannot take being killed (cheaply or otherwise) anymore and leave a online game game mid-match. Mostly occurs in multiplayer first person shooters. I.E Call Of Duty or Halo.”
Some other actions performed by a rage quitter include the following.
- Throwing game controllers
- Rampant punching of a sofa/love seat
- Yelling at family members/roommates
- Letting loose a stream of expletives and complaining about a loss over in-game chat
Really, just imagine anything a stereotypical Call Of Duty addicted, Mountain Dew intoxicated teenager would do when losing.
But, perhaps, rage quitting isn’t entirely to blame for Street Fighter 5’s conveniently placed disconnection issues. The makers of Street Fighter 5 are still woefully aware of their faulty matchmaking system, which has led to various players losing connection during matches.
And, if players are not losing connection, they are experiencing an exceptionally long waiting time in order to get a match in the first place.
I'm experiencing some serious inertia trying to learn #SF5 because 80% of my time in that game is wasted waiting for matches.
— NoveltyDev (@NoveltyDev) February 28, 2016
The Inquisitr reports that Street Fighter 5 game producer Yoshinori Ono has since shown remorse for the game’s online issues, stating that he is “terribly sorry.”
Tech Times reports that Capcom is actively working on the issue. Capcom has stated that the Street Fighter 5 system already works fine for most players; however, regions in Europe and the Middle East aren’t quite up to speed for some reason.
“Several improvements were made this past week that should have decreased the wait time for many users in those territories.”
Nevertheless, Capcom says that it will still keep an eye on the Street Fighter system as well as the treacherous rage quitters.
Street Fighter 5 has been received well overall, despite all of its drawbacks. And this rage quitting crackdown continues to exemplify that Capcom does listen to its fans as they gave a swift response for Street Fighter 5.
Tech Times writes that they have done so previously by introducing an arcade mode only due to fan backlash.
There’s still no word on exactly what this “severe punishment” will be for rage quitters if they do not quit quitting in Street Fighter 5. For now, they should think about taking their loss like champ to be on the safe side.
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