“tournaments”, “yeah this happens…”, “this happens all the time…” Doesn’t really pertain to KI tournaments, but to other communities. Mostly the Marvel community. Where I came from. 100% It’s not normal in THIS community. I’ve never had this happen to me except for once and it was in XvSF at Evo 20-something.
I’m pretty sure I never said “safe spaces”. I bet my life on it. Even if I did, it’s not an implication to anything. It’s about adjusting to your environment. That’s why you have the option to mute and/or block players. You just can’t filter them in an offline setting.
It has nothing to do with the “in” crowd. I can’t stand when people try to justify something because they’re not in the “in crowd”… < see what I did there? lol Nah, seriously though. I travel alone. I play alone. Sure, I’ve made friends at these events, but guess what? I didn’t know anyone when I started either! Crazy, huh? Just like when you go to a new high school. Different analogy and hopefully you can get understand this. I got plenty of other examples to use if your’e still wanting to twist my words.
You know what? You seem pretty adamant about arguing with me on this based on what you’re read, but haven’t ever attended an event yourself. At the end of the day, it’s up to you if you want to attend an event or stay home. No one is forcing you to do either. This… can be applied to everything and every environment. Stress is everywhere, my friend. We ALL go through it. We ALL perceive stress different too. In fact, we go through some type of stress DAILY. Good or bad and we each deal with it differently and at different experience levels.