Rage Quit!

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I figure there's a lot of discussion about rage quitting on ILG these days, so thought a thread might be a place to vent, or whatever.

For me, this is the possibly the biggest road block to me getting into online gaming (the biggest roadblock being that I suck at most games that are worth playing online). Whenever I've played online I've either had my ass handed to me so badly, and repeatedly, that I lose heart and give up, or I'm actually good at a game (Clubhouse Games bowling!) that people rage quit on me.

I think the first time I had a rage quit was Yahoo Pool a long time ago. I was stuck in my house for a few weeks after badly hurting my ankle, so got pretty 'Fats' on it, but found that anyone with a better rating than me would just rage quit when I was winning.

What I don't get though, is why more developers don't make it so that if you disconnect, you lose and your opponent wins? I appreciate the argument of it not being fair to tag someone as losing when they have a bad connection, but if you don't have a stable enough connection; shouldn't you just stick with unseeded matches?

I guess I wouldn't care so much, but I'm an 'honest' gamer. Although it's disheartening getting whooped, I'll still take it in the hope I can get better, and because it's just good sportsmanship. I see it like; if I rage quit when I'm playing PES with my friends IRL, they would take the piss so much, so you're gentlemanly about it, and I feel the same about online games.

CraigG, Friday, 17 July 2009 14:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

related: what's your xbl rep?

saddam hoosteen did ✈ ▌▌ (cozwn), Friday, 17 July 2009 14:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

as I said in the other thread, this is a big thing with fighting games (there are multiple threads abt it in the srk game specific sub-forums, and there is the bad losers wall of shame) where the competition is intensely personal and egos are pretty big

w/fighting games it's often accompanied by rage mail:

cozwn, Friday, 17 July 2009 14:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

i am a rage quitter par excellence when playing Pro Evo. I'm all over a guy all match, hit the post, hit the bar, miss an open goal etc. and he has two attacks and scores from both of them and i go off my head and leave. Stopped doing it recently but for a while I was pretty bad.

De Mysteriis Dom Passantino (jim), Friday, 17 July 2009 14:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

Haha right after complaining about it on here I quit a FIFA game at 0-2 down (because I'd accidently started the match with the P2 controller which had circle and square reversed resulting in stupid bookings/wild shots left right and centre and there was no way I could turn it round as a result), but I did send the person an apology.

if, Friday, 17 July 2009 15:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

is 'rage quit' like an actual phrase ppl use?

born s1ocki (cankles), Friday, 17 July 2009 15:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

the only online game i play lately is FB scrabble (lmbo) and i get a lot of 'rage quits' due to owning foolz w/o mercy (the dude has no etc)

born s1ocki (cankles), Friday, 17 July 2009 15:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

it's a phrase people use on here... I'm liking that bad losers wall of shame: "I only lost to you cos your a homo you homo"!! Naming and shaming doesn't go far enough though, hanging's too good for 'em, etc.

I might try some online PES this weekend and see if I can elicit any quits...

CraigG, Friday, 17 July 2009 16:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

I could see how it would be REALLY annoying in football or any long 1v1 game, which is why I only play those against legitimate people on my friend's list. Its become pretty easy to overlook in fighting games, since a game only lasts a couple of minutes (at most), plus it's so common, one better get used to it. It's one area of gaming that achievements could be making worse, as instead of playing for fun or to learn and get better, a certain percentage of weird people are only playing for gamerscore.

More troubling than rage quitters in fighting games are the people flat out cheating, using turbo buttons or lag pedals. I will definitely quit out of those games (when it's obvious), but not out of rage, simply out of disgust. I wish I had more real friends playing the games I want to play so I never felt the need to play random strangers...

Jeff LeVine, Friday, 17 July 2009 16:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

What I don't get though, is why more developers don't make it so that if you disconnect, you lose and your opponent wins?
It seems like most online games now use peer-to-peer connections once you get into the game (using a master server only to handle lobbying and initial matches), so I think there's always an ambiguity about who actually disconnected first, and especially whether they did it intentionally.

Nhex, Friday, 17 July 2009 19:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

Nah - it's rarely ambiguous at all. For instance, SFIV & BlazBlue on console keep track of your disconnect percentage and SSF2THD gives the person who disconnected a loss and you a win on the ranked leaderboards

Jeff LeVine, Friday, 17 July 2009 20:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

My friend did this once or twice to me, in person, over All Star Baseball 2000

Armageddon Two: Armageddon (dyao), Friday, 17 July 2009 21:21 (eight years ago) Permalink

you are all camper nub faggots

i will pwn you all when i get my new mousepad

f1f0 (Pashmina), Friday, 17 July 2009 21:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

(f1f0 had an aneurism)
(f1f0 left the game)

f1f0 (Pashmina), Friday, 17 July 2009 21:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

I laugh when someone throws a full-on strop & ragequits, I got to admit.

Also, I agree that cheaters are much more annoying, playing against some lamer who's ass you could hand to him/her but for some funny reason they never miss headshot/headshot/headshot etc is just a bit PITA. I usually just type "aimbot" and (rage)quit when that happens.

f1f0 (Pashmina), Friday, 17 July 2009 21:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

is 'rage quit' like an actual phrase ppl use?

― born s1ocki (cankles), Friday, 17 July 2009 15:37 (5 hours ago)

Yes! I have seen it used many times, usually prefaced with "lol".

f1f0 (Pashmina), Friday, 17 July 2009 21:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

Most often, though, the quit move I pull is the YAWNQUIT, when some game gets hopelessly deadlocked, going nowhere, and the countdown timer reads 18:47, screw that.

f1f0 (Pashmina), Friday, 17 July 2009 21:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

best rage quit/h8mail combo i get was from my friend mark over hd remix - i sonned him like over and over w/ rose and he finally rage quit halfway thru a match and sent me a msg callen a contempible nerd and a yuppie fukken homo lol

next time i was @ his apt i chngd his scrn saver to wallogina

BOCU-1 is a MEME (Lamp), Friday, 17 July 2009 21:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

you are all camper nub faggots
― f1f0 (Pashmina), Friday, July 17, 2009 10:28 PM (26 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

thk the kids are calling noobs "chainsaw cancer noobs" these days

cozwn, Friday, 17 July 2009 21:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

I'm still on UT2K4 so I guess I'm a little behind the curve?

f1f0 (Pashmina), Friday, 17 July 2009 21:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

rose is not in hd remix

/rqs thread

cozwn, Friday, 17 July 2009 21:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

lol - i was sure it was hd must have been IV

BOCU-1 is a MEME (Lamp), Friday, 17 July 2009 21:58 (eight years ago) Permalink

cuz we mostly play hd but that explains y i was killen him so bad

BOCU-1 is a MEME (Lamp), Friday, 17 July 2009 21:59 (eight years ago) Permalink

hey cankles, if you wanna play FB scrabble look me up on bobbyspirals at gmail dot com. only a couple of my friends are playing right now and i need more distraction during office hours. offer extends to anyone else too. i probably won't rage quit.

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 17 July 2009 22:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

i may take you up on that ^_^

thought this was gonna be about quitting games that are too hard. i've never rage quit but have chewed out teammates and been like "wtf have i become" afterward. I've pulled the modem cable during a couple WoW pugs (pick up groups).

bnw, Friday, 17 July 2009 23:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

loooooool @ rage quitting peggle motherfuckers. srsly? im a fucking unicorn you douchebags

wax onleck, wax affleck (jjjusten), Wednesday, 22 July 2009 07:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

Aw man, was playing a peggle duel the other night when a) sister knocked on door and b) landlord rang, both at the same time, so I had to quit and it looked like I was rage quitting but I wasn't! Felt AWFUL.

JimD, Wednesday, 22 July 2009 08:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

i rage quit evony whenever i realize that i will never save my lover

1p3 freely (s1ocki), Wednesday, 22 July 2009 14:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

How to do it properly:


hatorade (Pashmina), Friday, 29 January 2010 00:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

why i never used this as a username before is beyond me

srsly? im a fucking unicorn you douchebags (jjjusten), Friday, 29 January 2010 01:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

I absolutely do not understand that webpage. Is it a white supremacist screed or something?

antexit, Friday, 29 January 2010 03:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

Hilarious. What game is he even talking about?

Nhex, Friday, 29 January 2010 04:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

crackers be biters

forksclovetofu, Friday, 29 January 2010 14:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

so I suppose that page was taken down? or else I REALLY don't get gamer humor

struck through in my prime (HI DERE), Friday, 29 January 2010 14:45 (seven years ago) Permalink



scent of a wolfman (s1ocki), Friday, 29 January 2010 15:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

Ha, I wish I'd saved the page last night, it looks like the guy's unrage unquitted.

Person I know irl who plays ut2k4 loads is in this clan, she told me that it had imploded and that the owner had posted whatever it was above (it used to be the clan homepage or forum page or something). Whoever it was that they were slamming on, ~I'm sure I remember playing against them and they were pretty good? whatever.

hatorade (Pashmina), Friday, 29 January 2010 18:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

so I finally beat id Software's RAGE today. You kinda have to sympathize with the dev teams who spent so long on the game that probably sounded cool years ago, but was so long surpassed by everything two Fallout games and Borderlands could achieve.

Even still, the final product was kinda enh, but I really liked the driving bits. Seems like you coulda beefed that up or even come out with a game of nothing but Carmeggedon stuff.

Still, I bought this for $5 on a Steam sale, and it was worth that for the driving stuff.

Hockey Drunk (kingfish), Thursday, 11 April 2013 05:47 (four years ago) Permalink

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