Rage quitting has been round for so long as gaming itself. It’s instinctive. We’re not born to lose. We’re aggressive by nature, however we’re additionally conscious of our limits. It’s pure that should you sense an apex predator in your midst, you run the hell away. Until… you’re a FIFA Dodo.
FIFA 21 has change into my go-to sport as of late. Not as a result of it’s significantly superb, however as a result of it’s simple to play once I’m ruined after one other laborious day of sitting on my arse throughout no matter lockdown we’re on nowadays. It’s simple to choose up and play, and as any person who is consistently taking part in quite a lot of video games throughout all genres for his or her work, having a gradual sport to return to in between overview periods is reassuring.
I’ve by no means been massive on taking part in FIFA on-line. The final time I bothered was round FIFA 10/11, and since then I’ve primarily caught to taking part in the slowly declining Profession Mode, eternally making an attempt to pull Accrington Stanley out of the gutter and on to the world stage. I usually quit after a few seasons.
Recently, I’ve modified course, and I now go browsing and smash the enjoyable for others by scoring objective after objective in FIFA 21 On-line Seasons. Alright, possibly not each time, however I win greater than I lose and I’ve an excellent time, usually talking. Once I lose, I stick it out (usually talking…)
That may’t be mentioned for everybody who performs FIFA 21.
As any FIFA participant will inform you, knocking three previous the opposing keeper inside the primary half means you’re not prone to hear the ultimate whistle. You’re two up after which, simply as you’re celebrating a cheeky dink over the keeper – they’ve gone. Like a fart within the wind, the opposite participant has upped and left, and gone to unfold their stink someplace else.
Bastards. Absolute bastards.
It looks like theft. Positive, you get the automated 3-Zero win, however there’s nothing like seeing it by means of to the top and getting the win you’ve performed for. It’s infuriating however should you file the final objective, you’ll be able to a minimum of get some retribution by sending it to the FIFA fart with a gloating message. We’ve all carried out it…
It’s nothing new and it’s been this manner for years; EA has caught with the auto-win answer as a substitute of arising with an precise deterrent. It’s not a game-breaker, thoughts you, it simply makes going surfing a little bit of a ache within the bottom, and should you’re taking part in in opposition to a poor participant, you’ll solely play one half.
However among the many plenty of FIFA wankers, there are FIFA heroes. Diamonds among the many shitpile. Individuals among the many plebs. Guys like this:
I genuinely laughed out loud studying that message, and it nonetheless brings a giggle to my gob every time I give it some thought. Who is that this man? Why is he such an excellent sport? What’s going so properly in his life that he can sit by means of a 7-Zero pasting and never hit the dashboard more durable than a drunk driver going the flawed means on the autobahn? After which to say that he all the time will get smashed – does he spend his evenings taking part in for the draw? Or maybe to solely concede in single-digits? No matter it’s, he’s a person of sophistication and I’m utilizing my platform to reward him.
I spent all the match operating rings round this fella, knocking seven targets into his web. Every time I scored, I celebrated like an obnoxious twat by doing the silly bum wiggle transfer. After two targets, I used to be positive he would run away and play someplace else. Three, 4, 5, after which six, and he nonetheless stayed on. In damage time I knocked in a seventh objective and closing objective after which rubbed it in a wee bit extra by making Mane do the foolish bum wiggle for the third time. And he nonetheless didn’t stop. Again to the centre spot for kick-off earlier than the ultimate whistle of the sport. I truly felt fairly dangerous for being a gloating shit. I scored a 35-yard screamer and slightly than bashing the buttons to get again to the sport, he watched it again with me. We shared a second.
These capeless wonders are uncommon exceptions and I’ve solely come throughout a handful over the previous few weeks, however they deserve a shout out. They’re the blokes who refill FIFA 21 Seasons at 3am and provides chumps like me the much-needed win to push up a division. They’re unbelievable sports activities, and whereas they’re not one of the best FIFA gamers, they’re the better of FIFA’s gamers. The remainder of you? You’re scum. Whole f&^king scum.
P.S – So am I…