Last week the game developing company, Capcom, announced that they are trying to weed put the rage quitters among the fair play fans of the fifth installment of the Street Fighter series. At the time, Capcom urged players to hit the share button whenever they were robbed of their victory by a not-so-sporty opponent. But according to the company’s latest official statement, sore losers better clean up their acts because punishments started and they are as severe as predicted.
In the week that had passed since Capcom threatened rage quitters to stop disconnecting from a game when their defeat seemed imminent, the company already punished thirty such unsportsmanlike behaviors.
What was the chosen method of discipline, you ask? Some players were rumoring that the respective accounts will be banned, others that the League Points of the cheaters will be taken away, there were even some who believed that their IP would be registered, and the players would become total outcasts in the gaming society.
Well, some were right. And the punishment chosen by the game developers suits the crime entirely. The rage quitters were not disconnecting from the game because their ego couldn’t stand to lose a match. They were doing so because it was the only way in which they could make sure that their League Points remained intact.
And they did. That is until Capcom decided to intervene and reset their score. I guess they will have to start again from scratch, and this time by playing by the rules.
The company also declared that the offenders will be closely monitored from now on in case they think about returning to old ways. As the saying goes, old habits die hard, and so did the characters of the rage quitters.
Another announcement made by Capcom was addressed to those who, unfortunately, are forced to play on a faulty console or a not-so-good internet connection. The gaming company assured players that the targeted offenders are those who have an 80 and above disconnecting percentage.
They established a clear protocol in recognizing the serious offenders so that innocent bystanders would not get in the way of Capcom’s rage against sportsmanship behavior in Street Fighter V.
So it seems that Street Fighter V is all about equal chances of victory. And seeing as Capcom is severe when it comes to in-game rules, sore losers better clean up their acts because punishments started and they are as severe as predicted.
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