“We Need A Healer!” – #PoorSportsmanship
In the mid-2000s, before I launched the original Centaku Media blog, I used to highlight horrible players for the pettiest things done upon unsuspecting players, including getting kicked from a Linkshell in Final Fantasy XI because of “spies”, and myself getting told I needed to heal more, playing a level 20 Red Mage, from a Monk player of the same level, getting removed from the party immediately after announcing I had to log off for the day.
In the time since, many game companies have announced efforts to curb toxicity in many of their hit games, such as League of Legends and Overwatch, and more recently Final Fantasy XIV. After relaunching Centaku Media, I’ve struggled as to whether to return to my “roots” of doing such a thing. While I do not like to encourage witch hunts of sorts, it has to be known of what the offending player did, because they can easily get away with their actions due to the fact that they are hiding behind a fictional 3D character with a name (and behavior) that one does not use in the real world when applying for a job, or buying a car.