The groups that do this have it pretty bad offline and just use it as an escape. I personally love running into these folk and wish there were more accommodating quotes that suited what I really want to say. Like “That taste won’t wash out”.
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@GormeyKnow what you mean - there was often a different feel about taunts from "frenemies" for want of a better word, but I think that often came about through a (sometimes grudging! 🤣) mutual respect for your opponent. The current climate of lobby-ruiners is a different thing altogether, I think.
I agree with @dwooten77 that many of those indulging in that kind of toxic behaviour are releasing frustrations / unhappiness irl, but there's also an increase in kids / young adults behaving in that way who don't have issues - it's an aggressive way of gaming that's come to be seen as the norm because of the way these things are set up. With BFN being aimed at a younger playerbase than most multiplayer shooters, I think it could be doing more to encourage a better way of gaming.
I like the idea of being able to "mute" or skip the post-vanquish emotes / speech of the opposition but still think there are a few expressions that should just be removed altogether.
Added: And the sometimes toxic feel of the public Giddy Park servers needs addressing in some way too - perhaps it could be lessened if abilities were disabled throughout the hub, for example?