@eatyum said in Hate the Game, Not the Players:
I wish most people would take this to heart. Far too often it feels like the people (and I'm mostly referring to watching Twitch streamers), are trashing the opponent, not the game. It makes me feel uncomfortable watching. What if that person was a huge fan of theirs, and when they get matched up, they excitedly turn on the person's stream only to hear them trashing him/her.
I understand how frustrating it is to "know" you are better than your opponent and to lose, but it's not their fault.
This happened to me with quash. Lol. I tuned in all excited too. He got mad for lining out 4 times in a row and I was up 2-0 from a bloop and a blast. Starting calling me a [censored] anytime I switched pitchers or subbed in a fielder, yelling about anytime anything happened. I was just laughing bc it just happened to me in a game before lol but I wasn't entirely thrilled at how he handled the situation, felt awkward. He ended up winning. Gotta give him his credit there. 5-4.
But I agree with you both. For some reason everyone is tainted with how the last couple years of the game have gone and forgot that we're all playing the same [censored] game and we're all getting screwed the same amount in some way, shape, or form. and we're supposed to be a community around here anyways so I'm not sure how people get so hostile. (I think that's more of a cultural/society thing vs a broken game thing though)