"go suck <insert nationality here> di**"
"omg tiger ur a fgt"
"stupid aussie, ur all [edited]bcuz u won't help me"
Makes me wonder what it is about this game that elicits such racial/homophobic/sexist slurs. The rage is obvious, clearly - I get it, no one likes losing. But even when we are winning the battle, I've seen people throw these slurs around like it's a food fight. The other day I was playing a game and it was going generally well. Of course, as stated in one of the examples above, somebody started making slurs at someone in our team who was clearly an Australian (as it was in their name). It was an SPG and they did a pretty good amount of damage, but then some idiot decided to charge in and tell the SPG to help them fire at an enemy that he clearly shouldn't have confronted directly. Sure enough, the SPG was in the middle of a reload and the dude started flipping out at him, throwing racial slurs at them because he wasn't firing (even though it was clearly stated they were reloading. Well, the guy died, lol. And yet we won anyway. It was a good match.
I confronted the dude asking what his problem was and pointed out that we obviously won and he replied: "go suck aussie [edited], [edited]. there all [edited]nd so r u" Naturally, I went ahead and congratulated the SPG for scoring a high damage count in the battle and just ignored the other dude afterwards. What is it with this game that elicits people to act like this? Win or lose, people seem to not give half a care about the things they say or how wrong it actually is to say craplike that - and unless they were truly racist/sexist/homophobic/whatever I doubt they would say anything like that to someone's face. And no, this is not restricted to just aussies. I've seen it toward other people, too, regardless of who the said person actually is. When things go wrong for someone in this stupid game, does cussing someone out and pinning blame on someone else make them feel professional or hardcore or what it is? Do people think it makes them look cool to say stuff like that to other users? Yes, it's acompetitive online game. There is going to be trash talk and salt, but are the slurs really necessary? Does one really need to act racist or whatever just to dis somebody else?
And it's also kind of odd that even though these kinds of remarks are not allowed on the forums, they are allowed in-game. Or perhaps maybe it's not that they aren't "allowed" but rather just hard to moderate. -shrug- Is that stuff actually allowed in game or no? Is it reportable?
Edited by Thylacoleo, Mar 14 2017 - 08:57.