here is what i think and what i get in return (mostly, not every time of course)
1. i join a loosing match just to see the endscreen
1.1 well, this way i can't do much, not even start with a mech into a game thats already ending
2. i join a game, where someone left just before i came to be in a 4 vs 5 situation and much lower score (it dosn't matter if its siege, missle assault or tdm)
2.1 iam asking nicely, if soemone could sit out for better balancing, but people like to stomp anyway, so i have a not enjoyable game until the frustrating end
2.2 people are calling me whiner, looser and what they like, fine
3. i join a game, were my team had 1 less, but is leading by a huge margin and can't loose, whatever will happen in the future (tdm)
3.1 what do i do then? Of course, iam sitting out and get slappend by my own teammates for that
3.2 sometimes even the enemy team says play, and is getting stomped in the meantime.... Noone is going to say "thank you for beeing nice", no, they don't even read, not wondering why i have 0 points standing around, watching the fight and shoot the hell out of me
But i have 1 more. If iam sitting out, because iam nice and try to make a better experience for everyone doing such things and the enemyteam get suddenly 2 more people and thge tide change suddenly, because they are also very strong player, what do you think happens next? Exactly, there is noone sitting out for us this time, they are stomping us now, fine....
Whatever i do, whatever i decide, its damn wrong for mostly everyone. This tells me, that the "hawken communits" is not as great as many thinks it is. We have many egoistic players, only caress about their statics, mmr and be the king on the hill and i don't like that.
And then there are some players talking about "this is the only mech you play, because of this your team is loosing", and if they loose againts the same person playing the same mech before, they are quiet, not surprising.
This is driving me nuts lately. There are many players i would like to ban, because the think only about themself and don't care what others think or could feel, stomping new players hard, calling good 2200mmr player noobs, taunting all day long and try to offend people.
Thats how toxic hawken is right now, at least on europe, i can't speak for US. Well, this is the only onlinegame iam playing right now, so i don't now, considering other games, if hawken is already a good case for good community, but if thats is true, i would be ashamend to be called a "gamer"