I find it hard not to hate-message Forge players

I mean, I recognize I shouldn’t, but I do anyway.

It took a Forge player 40 mins to destroy me (as Banished!) this morning. At a certain point, I was just playing to troll him.

In general, hate-messaging folks is a bad idea.

I have gotten more unsportsmanlike messages this season than ever. I will get taken down by a Forge player and then they taunt me. It is just a shame that this community is turning into this. Just don’t respond to them they are just looking for attention. I understand your frustration though I want to respond or send a hateful message back but it wont get me any where, so I just fire up the next match and try to get gud!

The struggle is real

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> I have gotten more unsportsmanlike messages this season than ever. I will get taken down by a Forge player and then they taunt me. It is just a shame that this community is turning into this. Just don’t respond to them they are just looking for attention. I understand your frustration though I want to respond or send a hateful message back but it wont get me any where, so I just fire up the match and try to get gud!

My favorite taunt from them is: “I would have beaten you with any leader.”

Well, if that’s true, why didn’t you play a different leader?

Rethink why u are playing this game then

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> Rethink why u are playing this game then

To have fun? I’m not playing to win it. Look at my win percentage. I lose a lot. I don’t mind losing. I just hate losing to OP Forge.

It’s becoming common. Yesterday I got hate messages in every game I won.

Then I lost against some guy that was playing as Jerome, didn’t send me a message but I tell you the embarrassment really hurt me :cry:

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> I have gotten more unsportsmanlike messages this season than ever. I will get taken down by a Forge player and then they taunt me. It is just a shame that this community is turning into this. Just don’t respond to them they are just looking for attention. I understand your frustration though I want to respond or send a hateful message back but it wont get me any where, so I just fire up the match and try to get gud!

Don’t worry man, the ones who usually taunt the most aren’t even that good. The top tier players always smash them later on.

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> To have fun? I’m not playing to win it. Look at my win percentage. I lose a lot. I don’t mind losing. I just hate losing to OP Forge.

Are u sure ur playing to have fun?

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> > To have fun? I’m not playing to win it. Look at my win percentage. I lose a lot. I don’t mind losing. I just hate losing to OP Forge.
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> Are u sure ur playing to have fun?

Yes. not even sure what you’re implying, but yes.

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> Yes. not even sure what you’re implying, but yes.

I’m saying it might not sound like u are playing for fun if u feel the urge to send hate messages

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> > > > To have fun? I’m not playing to win it. Look at my win percentage. I lose a lot. I don’t mind losing. I just hate losing to OP Forge.
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> I’m saying it might not sound like u are playing for fun if u feel the urge to send hate messages

Because it’s not a fair fight. That’s all I want. If I pick a sucky leader and lose, that’s on me. If I don’t scout and they show up with a rush, that’s on me. If I don’t expand in time, that’s on me. The point of the game is that it’s always a fair fight. But picking Forge negates that. Picking Serina and using her exploit negates that. It’s not a fair fight and therefore it’s not fun. And I guess I’m hoping that shaming Forge players a little will convince them to play other leaders so we can enjoy the game.

Alternatively, it would be great if 343 fixed the game.

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> I mean, I recognize I shouldn’t, but I do anyway.
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> It took a Forge player 40 mins to destroy me (as Banished!) this morning. At a certain point, I was just playing to troll him.
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> In general, hate-messaging folks is a bad idea.

Hmm…
I Did the samething to players who dodge me in session 4

Long story short I Ended up with 3 communication bans and lost my rank 1 to the same players who dodge me lol.

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> > > > > > Rethink why u are playing this game then
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> > > > > To have fun? I’m not playing to win it. Look at my win percentage. I lose a lot. I don’t mind losing. I just hate losing to OP Forge.
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> > I’m saying it might not sound like u are playing for fun if u feel the urge to send hate messages
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> Because it’s not a fair fight. That’s all I want. If I pick a sucky leader and lose, that’s on me. If I don’t scout and they show up with a rush, that’s on me. If I don’t expand in time, that’s on me. The point of the game is that it’s always a fair fight. But picking Forge negates that. Picking Serina and using her exploit negates that. It’s not a fair fight and therefore it’s not fun. And I guess I’m hoping that shaming Forge players a little will convince them to play other leaders so we can enjoy the game.
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> Alternatively, it would be great if 343 fixed the game.

It’s still just a game, not worth shaming someone over. I can understand getting skittle annoyed but that’s it

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> > > > > To have fun? I’m not playing to win it. Look at my win percentage. I lose a lot. I don’t mind losing. I just hate losing to OP Forge.
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> > I’m saying it might not sound like u are playing for fun if u feel the urge to send hate messages
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> Because it’s not a fair fight. That’s all I want. If I pick a sucky leader and lose, that’s on me. If I don’t scout and they show up with a rush, that’s on me. If I don’t expand in time, that’s on me. The point of the game is that it’s always a fair fight. But picking Forge negates that. Picking Serina and using her exploit negates that. It’s not a fair fight and therefore it’s not fun. And I guess I’m hoping that shaming Forge players a little will convince them to play other leaders so we can enjoy the game.
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> Alternatively, it would be great if 343 fixed the game.

Or you could just also pick Forge or Serina? There is no moral high ground here - 343 has not yet fixed a broken mechanic so you cannot fault anyone for choosing to use those. They may be cheap but they are in the game.

That alone should keep you from wanting to send hate messages - realizing its broken and that is though to beat and if you don’t fight fire with fire then why get upset about it.

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> > > > > > To have fun? I’m not playing to win it. Look at my win percentage. I lose a lot. I don’t mind losing. I just hate losing to OP Forge.
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> > > I’m saying it might not sound like u are playing for fun if u feel the urge to send hate messages
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> > Because it’s not a fair fight. That’s all I want. If I pick a sucky leader and lose, that’s on me. If I don’t scout and they show up with a rush, that’s on me. If I don’t expand in time, that’s on me. The point of the game is that it’s always a fair fight. But picking Forge negates that. Picking Serina and using her exploit negates that. It’s not a fair fight and therefore it’s not fun. And I guess I’m hoping that shaming Forge players a little will convince them to play other leaders so we can enjoy the game.
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> That alone should keep you from wanting to send hate messages - realizing its broken and that is though to beat and if you don’t fight fire with fire then why get upset about it.

I don’t want to pick Forge or Serina. I played Serina to get the achievements recently and there was just no joy in winning (unless it was against Forge).

I’ve always mained Forge, even when he wasn’t favorable.
I’m glad I’m not playing right now or I’d be getting tons of those.

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> > Because it’s not a fair fight. That’s all I want. If I pick a sucky leader and lose, that’s on me. If I don’t scout and they show up with a rush, that’s on me. If I don’t expand in time, that’s on me. The point of the game is that it’s always a fair fight. But picking Forge negates that. Picking Serina and using her exploit negates that. It’s not a fair fight and therefore it’s not fun. And I guess I’m hoping that shaming Forge players a little will convince them to play other leaders so we can enjoy the game.
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> Or you could just also pick Forge or Serina? There is no moral high ground here - 343 has not yet fixed a broken mechanic so you cannot fault anyone for choosing to use those. They may be cheap but they are in the game.
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> That alone should keep you from wanting to send hate messages - realizing its broken and that is though to beat and if you don’t fight fire with fire then why get upset about it.

That’s like someone saying just because some people are using steroids and not getting caught we should use them too. 343 has already put out a statement that said that the serina base freezing is not working as intended and broken, and that they are fully aware that Forge Hog is broken too, and that they are going to fix it. All the Forge/Serina players are essentially taking advantage of broken mechanics/exploits right now because they know they are no consequences. You can try to sugarcoat it anyway you want to feel better about yourself, but it’s cheap and unsportsmanlike to intentionally use exploits to give yourself a competitive advantage to win. And like I said in another post it’s pointless because nobody gives credit to anyone this season anyway, all your doing is helping ruin the game and dwindle down the population. I know several players, including myself, that are playing less or not playing at all this season until the game breaking exploits are fixed.

I’m not playing online anymore until Forge and Serina are fixed. However, until then, you can have fun exploiting the AI.

Seeing only 1 or 2 strategies being used ruins the competitive side of the game, gets rid of the fun and rapidly decreases the player base. It’s up to 343/CA to sort it out, the majority of players in any game will use the strongest tools to win, even if it doesn’t make the game enjoyable for others.