When the first episode of the third season of "Rick and Morty" was released, which featured the notorious Sichuan sauce, the world went crazy. Fans of the series around the world began to demand that McDonald's put it back on sale. As a result, in some countries it was returned as part of a temporary action, and fans began to storm the fast food chain in droves. Of course, there was not enough sauce for everyone, but the Rick and Morty fanbase started screaming that they were demanding Sichuan sauce right now and they didn't care that there was none. You can even find a video where one distraught fan in protest first walked around the checkout and shouted that he wanted sauce, and then fell on the floor and started yelling “I'm a pickle Rick!”.
This situation is one of the most famous examples when the fan base destroys the reputation of a work of art by its behavior. It's the same with games, and we'll talk about games with a terrible fanbase.
Although it is worth making a reservation that it is wrong to condemn someone for being a fan of something. The logic "I don't like it because you like it" is rather childish. Therefore, we are rather just talking about games and situations when the fan base destroys the reputation of the game, although we urge you to distinguish between the media product and those who love it.
Minecraft When we talk about games whose reputation has been destroyed by the fan base, the first thing we think about is Minecraft. In fact, it is an amazing sandbox where you can let your imagination run wild. When she came out she became a phenomenon. Everyone played and worked in Minecraft. However, its simple and addictive gameplay attracted a huge number of players, among whom a large percentage of children. Mojang later released the game on phones and tablets, further expanding the demographics.
And in fact, it was the huge number of schoolchildren and preschoolers who massively filled the game that turned Minecraft into a game for children, which alienated many adult gamers. And while Microsoft says the average age of a Minecraft player is close to 30, people don't really believe it.
Five Nights At Freddy's
In fact, Five Nights At Freddy's was an original game with an interesting idea and lore. But at some point, games like Five Nights at Freddy's began to acquire a new audience of people who were not interested in the game and its lore. Instead, the new audience just wanted to see famous YouTubers get scared, screaming and grimacing in front of the cameras during their streams, so as not to go through this horror themselves. It is very upsetting, but games like Five Nights at Freddy's are so associated in the minds of many people with figures like PewDiePie and Tobuscus that it is actually very difficult to separate them.
I would say this is the game that the fanbase of the fanbase destroyed.
Pokemon Go has become a game with a bad reputation due to the insanity that has swept the world. A huge number of people began to walk, buried in their phones and look for Pokemon, absolutely spitting on any safety or adequacy rules.
News that someone drowned or was hit by a car while catching Pokemon was something so common that it ceased to amaze. Especially memorable was the case when a huge, jostling crowd in Central Park in New York demolished everything in its path, like on Black Friday, to catch a rare Pokemon.
Scammers even began to parasitize on the game, there were cases when marks were left on the map in deserted places, and then they robbed lonely who came to her for a hint.
Counter Strike: Global Offensive
Speaking of CS: GO. Anyone who has played CS: GO knows that the fanbase can be a pretty crude group of so-called “elite players”. They not only willingly exploit the microtransaction system and insult, it is striking how often you are forced to play wrong. If you don't know what you are doing, prepare to be told that you are doing it wrong. If you don't know where to hide on each map, be prepared to be insulted.
If you don't know that running with a knife in hand makes you faster, or that a certain machination makes your steps silent, prepare for a brutal insult. If you don't have someone to hold your hand as you take your first steps in the game, the CS: GO fanbase will eat you alive.
Plus, the game has received a bad reputation due to the abundance of cheaters who do not allow to play calmly and this infuriates players.
League Of Legends
Like some of the others on this list, League of Legends can be quite hostile for beginners. Not only because of the toxic atmosphere in the team, but also because of the rating of the players in certain game modes. Add in the fact that teams can choose who to have on their team, and often times you won't be able to play your preferred team role. Therefore, you have to pump for a long time.
It got to the point where I can't figure out how someone can enter the game. Almost everyone else who plays are seasoned veterans and they really aren't open to learning new players. Perhaps more than Counter Strike, the League of Legends community has evolved into a group of elite people, and even with the help of an experienced friend, it's very difficult to get there.
DOTA 2 is truly disliked by many due to its toxic fan base. There are the same problems here as in the two previous cases. However, DOTA 2 is popular enough to be the only game installed by those who, in principle, do not play other games, but only in it. And they are more likely to be people who will be rude.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
With the third witcher, everything is not so simple. The reputation of the game was not damaged, as in all previous cases. The fact is that there was a conflict between hardcore players and the mainstream. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt became a truly popular game, which was played even by those who had never played much of the game. And when the Netflix series came out, even more people drew attention to the game, who before did not even know what the Witcher was and where to put it.
If you play games on a regular basis, you know that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a great game, but besides that there are many other great games [as well as the best RPG mechanics]. But the people for whom The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt became the first game do not know this. They get the culture shock of calling The Witcher the game of the decade, which is very annoying for hardcore gamers as such claims are heard everywhere and play down other great RPGs. It was similar with Skyrim in 2011, but the Witcher is much worse.
And this happens in almost any area. A quality experience the first time will always look amazing.
Call of Duty
Several negative facts came together in Call of Duty. It is toxic online, the average player is around 15 years old and has a huge fan base of people who rarely play games.
I don't know how, but Call of Duty just always brings out the worst in people and makes you look askance at the game. In addition, many fans cannot help but feel nostalgic for Modern Warfare 2, calling everything after it rubbish, but still buying every new part.
Like all games here, Undertale is great, but it is not favored due to the unhealthy love of fans for its characters. In the USA-speaking environment, she is not liked because of the mass character, and in the English-speaking environment - for a huge number of fanfiction, as well as porn parodies of Sans or Papyrus. You may be amazed at this alignment, but it really is. In fact, there are enough porn parodies for every game, but in the case of Undertale, people are outraged that Sans and Papyrus are skeletons.
Fortnite can be called the second Minecraft to some extent. There are too many people playing it, and there are too many young players in it. Plus, her popularity is so big that you just can't help but meet her fans. Fortnite is always on the radar, and because of its massiveness, many begin to hate even its gameplay, calling it silly and absurd.
What can I say, this is everywhere, but we urge you not to succumb to any provocations, and even more so to offend others. On the contrary, keep calm and play without limits.
The Topic of Article: Games spoiled by their fanbase.