They bash and do nothing else

That’s because people are stupid or have absolutely nothing better to do at all.

They don’t want you to beat them, and they are jealous of your play. This single statement is the only explanation you need to provide a consistent explanation for all the behavior you are observing from these guys. Maybe he thinks you’re pretty too, and just wants to get your attention. If you were in school he would be dipping your pigtails in the inkwell.

In any case, I can get on KI at 11 am EDT on a workday and get a stream of constant ranked matches. If this is “dead,” then death is fine with me.

Life is to short to worry about negative people and the dumb stuff they do.


Yeah pretty much this. Just ignore these people.

If it’s taught me anything it’s that I need to let this stuff go.

Trolls must be ignored, in any scenario or place

Do your best promoting the game @MaruMDQ, you do a phenomenal work there,and be proud of the support you give to the game. I’m proud of your efforts and the energy you put in this, as many other people are.

Trolls starve and die when ignored. Let them that way, and get strength from us, the people like me, who supports anyone who promotes the game with intelligence, like you do


Please make this a thing. I will buy these skins faster then a dashing Shago

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I started a thread about it here:


Also don’t bash any of the “trolls” that say stuff like this. There are legitimate newcomers who are confused on the longevity of this game and have been corrupted by bashes of the game. I was able convince him about what he was hearing false accusations and he said he would start playing the game. :+1:

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They kinda sound like the same kind of people who don’t want to admit that SFV is kinda bad.

An alarming trend I’ve noticed is that as soon as a new fighting game comes out, there are those types who immediately say they’re going to jump ship/start criticising KI in favour of whatever the new thing that’s come out is, I don’t understand this logic at all as there’s room for more than one fighting games series to exist, not everything has to be a competition. KI should be appreciated as the solid, feature-rich game that it is, not criticised the moment a new (and usually less complete package) is released. The only reasons I can think of for people doing this would be jealousy or burnout, or maybe that don’t want to adapt to the changes the game has had during the course of it’s life?


These people are everywhere! All over Facebook, some where here, tons on YOutbe (OMG)… and even at live tournaments. Just recently a guy walked across our stream at MSC and yelled out "Delete, Uninstall, KI is DEAD!"
So rude… I wanted to beat the hell out of him. Then later he is playing Blaze Blue to about 5 people in the room on stream. The same room KI was in…the small tournament reject room lol

But why he had to do that I dont know… my guess is all of these people either got wrecked so bad at KI they turned their frustration towards the game instead of themselves.


Honestly, it seems like such a hilariously stupid thing to point out that a game is “dead” like it’s either opinion disguised as factual information or some type of insult. If it’s the former, I mean… why ruin someone’s fun by informing them of something that doesn’t seem to bother them and if it’s the latter, well… WHY try ruin someone’s fun?

The whole trolling thing, I mean I get it… People are miserable and want to spread that misery or they somehow find enjoyment in making others angry at them. They revel in being pathetic; perhaps even wear it as a badge of honor. But it still makes me wonder where this came from and what fans can do to get this toxicity out of video games.

I don’t think there’s an answer, honestly. We just have to enjoy what we enjoy and accept the fact that the more we put ourselves out there or try to help or establish a community or connect with other fans or basically any interaction involving strangers, you increase your chances of coming in to contact with someone negative.

Maybe they’re having a bad day, maybe they’re frustrated about something completely unrelated to your game, maybe they just want to get a rise of someone to have some sort of meaningful interaction with another person or maybe it helps them bond with fellow trolls or FGC snobs or people who play the game they play or whatever. Could be anything.

Some enjoy every game out there and experience as much as possible, but some people choose teams. They form tribes. They receive filtered information from the echo chamber they unwittingly create and use that information to form opinions like SFV is awesome, if it’s not Capcom or Arc Sys it’s crap, American companies can’t make FGs, no one cares about story in FGs, NRS games are trash, KI is dead or anything else under the sun.

The easiest thing to do is ignore them. Offer to play a set, offer to teach them, and if they laugh in your face, well… You tried. You can’t make someone not be ignorant if that’s the direction they’re aggressively running in. Save you time, your attention, your energy and your enthusiasm for people that are worth it, rather than focusing on the bad experiences and the frustration that comes from them.

I focused too much on the frustration that comes from negative experiences with people in the first season of KI, when people were cussing me out and what not and it made me not play this game online for years. In doing so, I cheated myself out of hundreds, perhaps thousands of potentially great matches, experiences and interactions with cool people, all because I wanted to avoid the bad apples.

I’m just now starting to tip toe back in to online matches, so long story short, don’t let the bad apples spoil it for you. Play what you enjoy and spread that enjoyment. Not everyone will want to receive and that’s okay.

Oh and if anyone wants to destroy me at this game, you’re more than welcome to friend me and drop me a message to play sometime lol. :slight_smile:


You still owe me a set. :joy:

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Sounds good! Maybe we could play a few matches this weekend if you’re free? My crappy Sadira’s always up for a fight lol.

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I’m still fighting off flu currently, hopefully if I don’t feel like death we can. :joy:

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Oh that’s no good. Feel better soon! Shoot me a message on XBL once this plague has passed and/or you feel good enough to play a few rounds. :slight_smile:

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Thanks for your answers. I was so frustrated!. Well, I would put it like “upset” over everything. So I shared here. Hope I wasn’t a bother XD

Because I’m a bit alone regarding the scene in this part of the world. But I’m encouraged to see other players gaining interest and asking for info about the game and suggestions. I like they are having fun with the game! Oh, the most common wow they have is the netcode, most love it XD
And the fact there’s so much to experiment. I tell them there’s not a one way to play KI. You come from SF? you from MK and you from Marvel? Find your style! There are characters and tools that may suit you. As I found mine style, they will find theirs.

Even they play it casually It’s cool they are finally doing it.
I am lucky enough to have (and still) enjoy my journey in KI too, and put up a decent fight (and finally I beat someone I wanted to beat…:smiling_imp: )

Oh, about that guy, I erased him as a friend. I don’t need that negativity at all.

^^^ True story! :joy:

Dayvo genio!! :grin: Thanks a lot. You know I get salty with the game, doesn’t mean I don’t care for it LOL.

The saddest part of the story is that these guys were avid KI players but didn’t care much about the community . I’m also guessing they didn’t adapt to the new season. One of their excuses were that no one plays KI anymore (maybe for Dood? they wanted to play only M.Dood it seemed…)


It wouldn’t surprise me if a lot of the hate KI gets is nothing more than an extension of console fanboyism. With the PS4 dominating the market it’s not surprising to think a lot of it is nothing more than sore “winners” wanting their favorite console to win at everything, and with KI being critically praised yet securely snug within the grasp of Xbox Live, even the Steam version, it’s not much of a stretch to think Sony fanboys(and girls) believe they have to piss all over KI in order to validate their own life choices.

I mean I could be wrong, but it wouldn’t surprise me.


I’m pleasantly surprised that a 2013 game is still holding its own. It’s grown so much since it first launched and whether people loved or hated change, it certainly drew in new folks. I still see new people when I get on every now and then, so I can’t see why it’s dead.

Honestly, people just like to talk crap and complain, it’s noticable after you spend so much time with a community. Just let them blabber on like fools as you continue to pour your wisdom and teachings on those who do care.


Truth. I hear ya. Some people don’t want to work for anything. Our online is fine, of course you’ll get matched up with the same people for a while here and there, but that the majority of the time, online is on point.

As far as the offline, I hope you stay positive and stay dedicated to bringing people together in your area. There seems to be a direct correlation to the strength of a fighting game’s local scene to their regional and major competitive scene.

If we build our local scenes, than our regional and major competitive scenes will grow. But some players just want that overnight without working for it, or simply only want to play a game with a legacy thriving scene.

Unfortunately another factor in the US, is that the MS Pro Tour money kind of disappeared. @developers - feel free to chime in on this if you like. And for … reasons … our KI World Cup points, competition dissolved with it. Throw in a bunch of new games (that have new game pot money) and our competitive scene is left with those who cared to play the game, not win money.

Then there are those who say, there’s no more or not enough competition, yet they haven’t beat Nicky. Daymein did at Absolute Battle 8. I don’t know.

Last competitive offline scene factor, is that there are a bunch of people who are great at the game, but simply enjoy it online, because they work.

All I can say is don’t let negative people stop what you’re trying to do. Just stay consistent/persistent and continue promoting the game! We’ll be just fine!

As a matter of fact, I’m going to start a how are you promoting KI thread lol. Where we can share “tech” on how we go about promoting KI to see if we can help each other! We’ll see how it goes!


that and did I see you say Singapore has an “offline” scene??

Yooo I’m using that one!

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