Some people call it “rage quitting.” Others call it “immature.” But let’s face it: disconnecting from a ranked match is completely justified when your opponent is being cheap, lame, or annoying.
After all, your time is valuable, and if you don’t take the initiative to end unfair encounters, you could lose several minutes of your life. Even worse, you could lose up to twelve points of online ranking in Soul Calibur 5.
So ignore the haters who tell you to “grow up.” Here are fifteen perfectly legitimate reasons you should quit a ranked match.
- They’re a spammer. Your opponent keeps using the same move over and over, and since there is no way to block, duck, or sidestep it, why try fighting this clown?
- Their character is OP. Anyone can win with Pyrrha, Seigfried, Nightmare, Mitsurugi, Yoshimitsu, Natsu, Xiba, Ezio, Devil Jin, or Dampierre. Don’t even bother.
- They Guard Impacted your combo. Listen: you didn’t spend ten hours memorizing an elite combo just to have some noob counter it on reaction, did you?
- They spam mixups. Every time you’re knocked down, they do the same thing: make you guess between mid, lows, grabs, and doing nothing. It’s total bullshit.
- They took forever. Not only are they probably picking an annoying character, they took eons picking him. Why give this asshole the satisfaction of wasting more time?
- They won via Ring Out. Sure, you’ve won by Ring Out before, but it was always by accident. Instead, this motherfucker did that cheap shit on purpose.
- They got a perfect. The first round began and you whiffed an attack or seven. Next thing you know, you’re dead and Natsu’s not. Disconnect pronto.
- They are using a CAS. Everyone knows that real Soul Calibur 5 fans use original characters. Custom characters are clearly overpowered and should be banned immediately.
- They hit your corpse. Although ground hits have been in the game since the beginning of the series, you read an interview where a developer said it was a bug.
- They Guard Broke your defense. You were smart enough to hold block all match, yet this douchebag gets a free Critical Edge for spamming BB? What were you supposed to do, attack?
- They picked a walled map. Obviously anyone who picks a walled map is planning to win with an overpowered wall-hit combo. Leave before they get the chance to do so.
- Their win ratio is >50%. When you accept a ranked match, it’s supposed to be fair. Yet Namco/Bandai set you up against some Japanese pro with a 23-20 record. WTF?
- They picked an open map. If you don’t quit right away, it’s only a matter of time until #7 happens. If you see a map without walls, get ready for cheap bullshit antics.
- They are using a mic. Spamming voice into a microphone or distracting you with comments like “good luck” or “that was a cool combo” is a major exploit and has no place in online gaming.
- They used a throw more than once. Every now and then, it’s understandable you mistakenly block and attack simultaneously. But everyone knows throws are overpowered.
While this list speaks for itself, there are literally dozens of common circumstances that are so clearly unfair that the only way to “win” is not to play.
In your opinion, what is the best reason to disconnect in a ranked match?