Street Fighter V will hand out “severe” punishment to rage-quitters

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The beauty of gaming today is that our massively connected world has allowed us to compete with players across an international stage. Whether its Russians hurling obscenities and telling you to cyka their blyat in DOTA 2 or Call of Duty turning any nationality into a group of foul-mouthed children who confuse curse words for adjectives, the gates are open for everyone.

But it’s also now meant that a more irritating type of gamer has risen: The rage-quitter. They’re the type of player who would kick the Checkers board over when faced with a losing game, rather than play it to through to the finish. Annoying and unpredictable, you’ll find plenty of rage-quitters lurking around Street Fighter V, ready to throw in the towel and a few expletives rather than lose yet another match in their mind.

And Capcom says that it has plans to serve up “severe” punishments for the “worst offenders.”

“Yes, we are well aware of the problem of players disconnecting before the match ends to retain their League Points and their win streaks,” Capcom said on its Unity blog. “Thanks to all of the players who have brought this to our attention.

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.

We will follow up with more details next week, but [for now], please record every instance of rage-quitting you encounter. The best way to do this is to use the Share function on the PlayStation 4 after the match has concluded, though any video evidence will suffice (Twitch archives, local recordings etc.).

Aside from that, Capcom mentioned that Street Fighter V is “working as intended”. Unless you’re in certain parts of Europe, the Middle East and “various other regions” that is. Capcom explained that it has made “several improvements” recently that should speed up the waiting time in the lobby for “many users” in those troubled fighting game regions:

We will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates when additional improvements are made.

Street Fighter V launched earlier this month, and while it certainly isn’t bad at all, it very much does feel like a platform for content that is yet to be finished.

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Last Updated: February 29, 2016

Darryn Bonthuys

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  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Oh dear. Severe punishment for rage quitting. What they going to do? Put a nasty message on your screen that says: “Ryu kidding me? You Ken’t do that, bro! Urien for a world of trouble, Sagat the hell outta here before I give you the Birdie, punk!”

    Or did I misinterpret punishment?

    • Jan Prins

      The punishment’s going to be Capcom sending those rage quitters a bunch of horrible pun laden emails written by you.

      • Captain JJ the “saviour”

        There is no worse punishment

    • They’re going to force you to watch Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun li.

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Again?! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooo………….

    • Darren Peach

      I rage quit from COD so bad that I traded my copy in.

      • hobbr

        BS lag compensation is the reason my copy is up for sale. Why should I be punished for having an awesome connection? Kill cam doesn’t even show me shoot a single bullet. F COD.

        • Darren Peach

          Hey Dude. What connection are you on ?

    • NO!

  • Jan Prins

    But isn’t rage quitting an old thing? Surely punishment et al should be well thought out and implemented for, what is essentially, a mostly online game? Or does Capcom have more faith in the niceness of humanity than I do?

    • Hammersteyn

      This game is so light on content that if you don’t put the disc back in it’s case it might float away. My guess is Capcom pinned that as an issue to resolve later.

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        How can they even tell the difference between rage quitting & someone just finishing the game?

        • Hammersteyn

          XD

  • Captain JJ the “saviour”

    Only problem is. We live in SA.
    We have internet drops ALL THE TIME.
    Good luck getting any kind of online rank in this.

    • Hammersteyn

      Never cared about that, I’m more of an arcade SF player. So maybe if they include that eventually

      • Captain JJ the “saviour”

        I couldn’t give less of a crap myself, but there are a lot of people who do.

  • Commander Admiral Chief

    ‘Capcom mentioned that Street Fighter V is “working as intended”. Unless you’re in certain parts of Europe, the Middle East and “various other regions” that is’

    So, why not tell us where it IS actually working

    • Hammersteyn

      Murica

      • Commander Admiral Chief
        • Darren Peach

          Where is the cross and gun ?

      • oVg

        FUCK YEAH

      • Darren Peach

        You know what really troubles me ? The fact that the ever increasingly mad gun culture in america probably has a helluva lot to do with the history of video games. While I feel contempt ( probably not justifiable so ) for the gun movement over there, I can’t escape the overwhelming irony of it all if I dig a little deeper into the fundamental nature of the world we live in. Problem is I can’t imagine a world where I face up to the fact that video games in their current form are probably flawed for this very reason.

        • Hammersteyn

          Gun violence and video games have nothing to do with each other. It’s Americas gun laws (or lack there of) that is to blame.

          • Darren Peach

            My point is that entertainment is a sad reflection of who we are as a civilization and I am ok with indulging in it, It’s a revelation about myself that I find distasteful because I lack the courage to reject something I love when deep down I know it is wrong. Just a contrasting view that age and perspective brings.

          • Hammersteyn

            Not all games are violent, unfortunately it’s what the majority craves.

          • Darren Peach

            Yeah. Ignore my ramblings. I thought about it last night and it occurred to me that my argument is superficial. I have been a victim of crime and it felt a crap load worse than shooting a virtual gun. Only ever shot a real gun once when I was 10 on a friends farm.

  • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

    So Street fighter is still a thing? Next you are going to be telling me that the X-files are still on TV and that there are still Star Wars Movies playing…. what it this ? 1990’s?

    • Captain JJ the “saviour”

      We’d be so lucky

  • oVg

    I rage quite when I found out it was a R900 season pass. Where is my punishment?

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