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Rocket League team completely turns on each other in heated argument

Published: 20/Jan/2020 21:38

by Eli Becht

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Rocket League esports are often considered as one of the most fun events to watch – at least when the teams don’t turn on each other in lengthy arguments, that is.

One of the things that make Rocket League events so exciting is the fact that anybody could sit down and quickly figure out what’s going on. All that you need to know is teams get a point each time they score on the opposing team.

However, when things like MMR, the game’s matchmaking system, are brought up, things can start to get a bit messy for the casual fan. We saw this get mentioned, along with a plethora of other things in an example of what not to do when playing with your team.

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Rocket League can get very competitive.

After becoming frustrated with his teammate, Twitch streamer scapegoatrl let everything loose, which led to a sequence of events where the whole team flamed each other for several minutes.

One of scapegoat’s teammates backed out of the Discord call because he didn’t “feel like getting roasted” anymore, but he was told to “stfu and stop bein a lil b*tch.”

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The teammate re-entered the call and all bets were off. The two argued for a little bit before the fact scapegoat goes to his girlfriend’s house when the team is trying to practice was brought up.

“Maybe you shouldn’t f**king go to your girlfriend’s house when we’re trying to coach then,” they roared.

The team bickered on and off for a while, and even went viral after a compilation of moments from the stream was put together in a clip on Twitter.

Things escalated to a point where scapegoat’s love for Rocket League came into question when he blasted his teammate for being bad at the game.

“I don’t give a sh*t about being terrible, bro,” his teammate said. “Your whole life is Rocket League. F**k you.”

Teams have disagreements all the time and often it could be used as a learning experience. However, it seems safe to say that nothing was learned of value here.

Whether they can put their differences aside and play together again remains to be seen, but it certainly appears like this has created a massive rift.

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Psyonix responds to Rocket League Season 1 Tournament Challenge concerns

Published: 12/Nov/2020 0:42

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Rocket League Season 1 is underway, but many players felt like Tournament Challenges were too difficult. Fortunately, Psyonix responded quickly and made them easier.

Rocket League has developed in leaps and bounds since it’s release back in 2015. The player-base has increased exponentially since the game became free-to-play, and the competitive scene is alive and well.

Rocket League’s fun and unique gameplay are what draws players in. However, Psyonix has always been pro-active and implemented player feedback into the game, which keeps them coming back.

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It’s hard to find a game that mixes genres as well as Rocket League.

Still, that process has to start somewhere, and it often happens when enough players voice their opinions on social media. In recent weeks, Psyonix has been rocked with a wave of concerns about two Rocket League Season 1 Tournament Challenges. 

The first one is the Stage 2 Challenge ‘Make It To The Quarter Finals In 4 Psyonix Scheduled Tournaments’. The consensus was that this was too difficult, at least for most casual players.

“Can we talk about the Season Challenges Stage 2 task which requires us to make it to Quarter Finals 4 times?” wrote one player. “I think it’s not okay to tie this to performance and making it to quarterfinals.” 

“This ruins the fun for me, and since it’s a free challenge, we NEED to perform it,” he added. It was one of several threads on the issue. However, it was upvoted more than 150 times and sparked a discussion with 100 comments.

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Rocket League tournaments are arguably the game’s most intense mode.

The second one is the Stage 3 Challenge ‘Get 200 Assists in Online Matches.’ Again, players felt like this was too difficult to achieve. But this time, it was more about how long it took to do.

“I don’t think it’s possible for me to get 200 assists,” said one player, who called for a petition to remove it. “It took me half the season to get 40. I’m sure [there are] people also in the same boat. I guess I just think it’s [a] ridiculous number to hit in half a season.”

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Assists in Rocket League are almost as important as goals.

Fortunately, Psyonix heard and have already responded. “After seeing your feedback over the last few weeks about some of the Season 1 Challenges, we’ve decided to make two changes,” they said.

The first challenge has now been changed to ‘Play in 4 Psyonix Scheduled Tournaments.’ This means players only need to compete in four tournaments rather than make four quarter-finals.

The second challenge has also been changed to ‘Get 50 Assists in Online Matches.’ That means the number of assists has been decreased from 200 down to 50, which takes a quarter of the time to do.

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Psyonix have already made two of the Rocket League Season 1 Challenges easier.

“These changes are live now,” they said. “If you don’t see them live in your game just yet, please restart and they should appear as intended.”

Rocket League players are thrilled with the changes. But perhaps more importantly, they’re content knowing that Psyonix always seems to have their back in the end, although it can take a bit of time.