Why is Fifa Community so Toxic

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gavin2903
398 posts Sunday League Hero
Is it just the Fifa Community that is so toxic or is it gaming in general?

After almost every game i send a GG, usually if they have beaten me i often get an insult about being ❤️❤️❤️❤️ and after games I've won its usually just general insults.

Just now i played, well I say played a game in friendlies, guy asked of we could do objectives said yeah no probs let them grab a couple then they went into beast mode not allowing me to do mine. Then they message demanding i quit as they don't have time. I had a few things i needed to do so just put contoller down and left them to play with themselves to which i returned to a long list of abusive messages.

I genuinely don't get it, i know its always been around and know it was really bad in WWE games years ago when i played them so is it a gaming community thing or a Fifa Community thing?

If it isn't obvious I've only started playing online again during last year after going some time without and I don't play much else other than Fifa

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  • jamiemb17
    414 posts Sunday League Hero
    This game pisses me off, and I'm not an angry or toxic person in general, so it's sad but understandable to me that it brings the worst out of people. It is what it is. I've never bothered with sending GG's or anything like that, and most of the time I ignore any insults as I just think that the person sending them must be pissed off and replying won't make anything better for them. I do my talking on the pitch :)
  • gavin2903
    398 posts Sunday League Hero
    jamiemb17 wrote: »
    This game pisses me off, and I'm not an angry or toxic person in general, so it's sad but understandable to me that it brings the worst out of people. It is what it is. I've never bothered with sending GG's or anything like that, and most of the time I ignore any insults as I just think that the person sending them must be pissed off and replying won't make anything better for them. I do my talking on the pitch :)

    Oh I never tend to reply unless I'm in a wind up mood nor do they get to me, just don't understand why people get so angry over a game
  • Joka2002
    308 posts Sunday League Hero
    gavin2903 wrote: »
    Is it just the Fifa Community that is so toxic or is it gaming in general?

    After almost every game i send a GG, usually if they have beaten me i often get an insult about being ❤️❤️❤️❤️ and after games I've won its usually just general insults.

    Just now i played, well I say played a game in friendlies, guy asked of we could do objectives said yeah no probs let them grab a couple then they went into beast mode not allowing me to do mine. Then they message demanding i quit as they don't have time. I had a few things i needed to do so just put contoller down and left them to play with themselves to which i returned to a long list of abusive messages.

    I genuinely don't get it, i know its always been around and know it was really bad in WWE games years ago when i played them so is it a gaming community thing or a Fifa Community thing?

    If it isn't obvious I've only started playing online again during last year after going some time without and I don't play much else other than Fifa

    Not just friendlies, although if I see some one with a prem team and one random la liga I figure they're doing challenges so will help where I can.

    But yeah weekend league I gifted a few games 1/3 celebrated like he'd busted his nut to get the goal. Then get a message of I suck... my team name was free win BTW.

    All in all I think its just an people problem the game just brings out their bad side
  • Reggie77
    894 posts Semi-Pro
    Unfortunately it is a people thing. I'd like to think most aren't like it.

    I've had abuse when I won, lost and abuse when I didn't quit. I never quit Rivals or WL games as I don't want to get punished for doing so and always want to try and win.

    Friendlies I quit most of the time as not punished for it by EA but in your case you had an agreement so that's poor from him and I'd do the same as you.

    All these Friendlies agreements of golden goal... well I don't know where it comes from? On here I see it but I've been 4 up and someone hasn't quit or I've gone 1 up, the opponent goes 2-1 up and they start pausing the game asking me why I'm not quiting!! WTF is that about?!

    Just ignore it or wind them up if in the mood like I do as they obviously have issues.
  • FlyingOkapis
    1564 posts Play-Off Hero
    a lot of the complaints you see around are often not even the game's fault, but the community

    toxic plays, wasting time in a boring manner, trying everything to get into your head etc etc

    this happens because people are not playing for fun anymore, but for rewards

    100%, the game isnt bad its the people that play it.

    Certain people play it like you're the enemy and not just another person playing a game, which is ment to be fun.

    I'd say a high percentage of FUT players dont even play this game for fun and more as an addiction or chore, there is no way certain playstyles are fun, they are so sweaty and intense it cannot be good for you.

    FIFA also manages to infuriate people more than any other game which is weird, I'd love to know why, I think part of it is people think they are better than the opponent, add that to the passion of football and you got a recipe for rage.
  • gavin2903
    398 posts Sunday League Hero

    FIFA also manages to infuriate people more than any other game which is weird, I'd love to know why, I think part of it is people think they are better than the opponent, add that to the passion of football and you got a recipe for rage.

    I think here it helps I know I ain't that great in fairness I have surprised myself. In Fifa 21 I struggled to get out of Div 8 then had a run of luck ended up in Div 5 and kept in and around Divs 5&6 got close to 4 briefly but was obvious I didn't belong. Also I don't care about losing and if I am getting frustrated I start playing Crackdown and shoot things. As a whole I enjoy FUT, refusd to play ot for years but gave a go because of a Career Mode burnout now I play both which is great.
  • PaulDr
    2665 posts Fans' Favourite
    'It's in the game.' Apparently.
  • Bags
    1955 posts Play-Off Hero
    For years EA have encouraged toxic behaviour. It is only the last year or 2 they have quit with the stupidly toxic celebrations.

    It's going to take some time for that behaviour to change
  • L4MP5
    196 posts Has Potential To Be Special
    Bags wrote: »
    For years EA have encouraged toxic behaviour. It is only the last year or 2 they have quit with the stupidly toxic celebrations.

    It's going to take some time for that behaviour to change

    This was nail on the head. Ea encouraged the pathetic way to play. Now they just make the game so frustrating with input lag and random crap thqt its nearly just as bad just minus celebrations
  • M4YON
    1194 posts Professional
    edited October 9
    Are you surprised? The Fifa community is one of the most toxic communities I have ever come across in the 15 years I've been gaming online.

    Count yourself lucky if you happen to come across someone who has the brains to message you so you can exchange and help each other out because those people are rare.

    These are friendly games there's a number of modes to play n friendlies so if you're in a game mode like New Alligences then there's a high chance you are there for an objective, as are we all. Common sense would say work together for our common goal(s) as there's no downside, no loss, no drawback to helping each other but rarely does common sense apply in the Fifa community.

  • Knowlesdinho
    15133 posts World Class
    IraqBruin wrote: »
    Because a lot of people are Machiavellian Narcissist Psychopaths. :joy:

    I rate this comment, but I'd replace psychopaths with sociopaths.
  • Neal_hmfc
    196 posts Has Potential To Be Special
    Yesterday at weekend league was frustrating. Twice I was winning 1-0 but fairly comfortable. If lose a soft equaliser but rather than playing on the other person would quit and take the loss just so it meant I wouldn’t get the win. The outcome for them is the same so they are only doing it to annoy people.

    Nearly made me not give away wins when I couldn’t go up a rank but I decided I’m better than that.

    Usual giveaway of this type of player was coloured lines and the team nickname was liquid football or something along they lines.
  • gavin2903
    398 posts Sunday League Hero
    Neal_hmfc wrote: »
    Yesterday at weekend league was frustrating. Twice I was winning 1-0 but fairly comfortable. If lose a soft equaliser but rather than playing on the other person would quit and take the loss just so it meant I wouldn’t get the win. The outcome for them is the same so they are only doing it to annoy people.

    Nearly made me not give away wins when I couldn’t go up a rank but I decided I’m better than that.

    Usual giveaway of this type of player was coloured lines and the team nickname was liquid football or something along they lines.

    I hate those kind of quitters, whats worse is i often fall behind in games, its not unusual for me to be 2,3 or even 4-0 down, thing is i keep playing and it's crazy the amount of times I have fought back (I've also thrown away many 3 goal leads as well) and then opponents quit. I fought back for no reason at all and get nothing from it
  • Had few messages all cause I have a 5 mill team they beat me and the abuse I get is unreal. Yes I put money in don't mean am good and win every single game.

    I play for fun but I guess others just can't do that all games I suppose

  • llcg04
    814 posts Semi-Pro
    edited October 9
    gavin2903 wrote: »
    Is it just the Fifa Community that is so toxic or is it gaming in general?

    After almost every game i send a GG, usually if they have beaten me i often get an insult about being ❤️❤️❤️❤️ and after games I've won its usually just general insults.

    Just now i played, well I say played a game in friendlies, guy asked of we could do objectives said yeah no probs let them grab a couple then they went into beast mode not allowing me to do mine. Then they message demanding i quit as they don't have time. I had a few things i needed to do so just put contoller down and left them to play with themselves to which i returned to a long list of abusive messages.

    I genuinely don't get it, i know its always been around and know it was really bad in WWE games years ago when i played them so is it a gaming community thing or a Fifa Community thing?

    If it isn't obvious I've only started playing online again during last year after going some time without and I don't play much else other than Fifa


    All I can do is speak for myself, but in the past I didn't know what gg means, I thought people would make fun of me for loosing. After I Googlef what gg meant I felt embarrassed for messages I sent back to people 😂
  • FlyingOkapis
    1564 posts Play-Off Hero
    Had few messages all cause I have a 5 mill team they beat me and the abuse I get is unreal. Yes I put money in don't mean am good and win every single game.

    I play for fun but I guess others just can't do that all games I suppose


    Never understood the hate on FP/good teams, the reason a lot of people put money into the game is because they dont have the time to stick with it which usually means are also of a lower skill level.

    I put money into FUT at the start for a boost and because I cant play it as much to keep the coins up.
  • Grahammbe2
    1000 posts Professional
    Its because a lot of people are like that anyway
    Me me me couldn't give a dam for anyone else
  • gavin2903
    398 posts Sunday League Hero
    llcg04 wrote: »
    gavin2903 wrote: »
    Is it just the Fifa Community that is so toxic or is it gaming in general?

    After almost every game i send a GG, usually if they have beaten me i often get an insult about being ❤️❤️❤️❤️ and after games I've won its usually just general insults.

    Just now i played, well I say played a game in friendlies, guy asked of we could do objectives said yeah no probs let them grab a couple then they went into beast mode not allowing me to do mine. Then they message demanding i quit as they don't have time. I had a few things i needed to do so just put contoller down and left them to play with themselves to which i returned to a long list of abusive messages.

    I genuinely don't get it, i know its always been around and know it was really bad in WWE games years ago when i played them so is it a gaming community thing or a Fifa Community thing?

    If it isn't obvious I've only started playing online again during last year after going some time without and I don't play much else other than Fifa


    All I can do is speak for myself, but in the past I didn't know what gg means, I thought people would make fun of me for loosing. After I Googlef what gg meant I felt embarrassed for messages I sent back to people 😂

    Saying that, someone sent me GG in Fifa 21 when teams were coming out. I was like lets hope so, but game hasn't started yet. Apparently on this occasion it mean Goldeb Goal, might have helped if they stuck a ? In there 🤣
  • Had few messages all cause I have a 5 mill team they beat me and the abuse I get is unreal. Yes I put money in don't mean am good and win every single game.

    I play for fun but I guess others just can't do that all games I suppose


    Never understood the hate on FP/good teams, the reason a lot of people put money into the game is because they dont have the time to stick with it which usually means are also of a lower skill level.

    I put money into FUT at the start for a boost and because I cant play it as much to keep the coins up.

    Yeh reason i put money in was to just have fun playing no grind this and that just have team do what I want. Am half way to div 3 atm but just don't get the hate
  • chevano
    256 posts Sunday League Hero
    i was never toxic untill fifa 21 and that game broke me. if an opponent annoys me now i am just quiting if i am ahead draw or losing. i just cant bring it anymore to play serious. i just want to pick up and play and not that idiotic pressing and people being another player and let the ai defend for them. and very much on def with agressive tackling and never receive cards. balls bouncing in front of feet and gk making miracle saves and people play to the position outside the box so they can score a finesse . this old fifa veteran is almost done with it
  • Jellymemory1
    40 posts Last Pick at the Park
    A quick question, if anyone send u a toxic or abusive message, can ypu report t EA or Sony/Microsoft etc, so t leastthe sender can get th warnings? If neither of them care about it, these people will keep sending ad annoying others.
  • SignpostSounder
    4213 posts National Call-Up
    A quick question, if anyone send u a toxic or abusive message, can ypu report t EA or Sony/Microsoft etc, so t leastthe sender can get th warnings? If neither of them care about it, these people will keep sending ad annoying others.

    Yes, you can.

    Don't know about Sony, but Microsoft will put a 24/48-hour communication ban in place if the message contains swearing or is otherwise directly abusive. If the person gets enough warnings, they get a general communication ban for longer.
  • JGDC74
    871 posts Semi-Pro
    There are a lot of gamers who just simply want to upset people because they know there will be no comeback. And sadly it seems to be quite a large percentage of online gamers.

    What makes it worse with FIFA is that the game is so bad and regularly favours one player over another, that you will regularly feel hard done by. And because EA say that ‘a certain something that I’m not allowed to mention’ is not in FIFA when everyone knows full well it is, you would be justified in thinking your opponent is cheating when their players are always far more responsive than yours and they batter you in game.

    And for some reason so many players feel the need to rub it in, or send hatemail to make themselves feel better. I used to love getting hatemail but since starting FIFA I block all messages. Probably the nastiest gaming community of all. I thought the CoD community was bad but the FIFA community are even worse.

    I remember the ‘dab’ celebration that they eventually removed due to so many people being triggered by the sight of a man sniffing his armpit. And people only used that celebration because they knew it upset people. And a lot of people used it, didn’t they?

    An online game should be a fun and stress free experience.
    Instead we have people pressing right from kickoff to score an early goal and then pausing expecting their opponent to quit. Now these people know it’s rude but they still do it because they get a kick out of bullying someone to quit. I don’t even consider these fools gamers because they don’t play for fun, they are just ‘anti gamers’ who just want to own those pixels of whatever objective they are doing. They don’t care about fun and they don’t want to play. And some of these idiots are doing it in Rivals and Champs now.

    People abusing the ‘kickoff glitch’ to get cheap goals. These people don’t want to win fair or win in style. They know it’s a scummy tactic but they don’t care.

    People taking their sweet time kicking off and then just standing there with the ball (why are so many people doing this? It’s an instant quit for me).

    And the ‘triple pause’. Usually used by sore losers in Champs to waste their opponents time.

    Toxicity will always be in FIFA, these ❤️❤️❤️❤️ will remain as long as EA continue to give them the tools.

    My advice is: Turn off your messages. And NEVER send any kind of hatemail. Don’t be afraid to quit a game if it’s not fun, regardless of the score. And if someone is being toxic, just do whatever they don’t want you to do.
  • Rename123456
    425 posts An Exciting Prospect
    Because the game encourage you to be toxic. A ❤️❤️❤️❤️ game with a ❤️❤️❤️❤️ gameplay it's always going to be toxic. EA's fault.
  • sneaky77
    645 posts An Exciting Prospect
    Because the game encourage you to be toxic. A ❤️❤️❤️❤️ game with a ❤️❤️❤️❤️ gameplay it's always going to be toxic. EA's fault.

    It doesn't. You can play the game normally people choose to be ❤️❤️❤️❤️
  • FifaTraderNM
    257 posts Sunday League Hero
    People act like absolute ❤️❤️❤️❤️ when they are behind their screen because there are not any consequences. I turned off my messages because of this. Also i dont gift anything and play each match completely unless i get really bad input delay i just quit then. I dont care about my record. This game makes me really mad but its the best soccer game sadly. Games should not force movements of players that you didnt make when playing online. This game does so i just quit when i cant be bothered. Since i started doing this i feel much better.
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