CAUTION: Semi-strong language ahead. Probably nothing your kids haven’t heard anyway these days (remember the good old days?). Anyway, consider yourself duly cautioned!
Rocket League is a fantastic game available on a variety of platforms including PC (via Steam) and Playstation 4 (via PS Store). If you don’t know what Rocket League is, where have you been for the last few years?!? Seriously though, for those unfamiliar with Rocket League think FIFA combined with F1 (football racing style) and you’ve probably got quite an accurate picture in your head.
Now everyone has an official profile on Rocket League which is pretty much based on your Playstation account or Steam profile – you might be ‘ilovecats123’ or ‘chickensaretakingover’ – whatever. That’s your official profile.
But even Rocketeer (or Rocket Leaguer) also has an unofficial sub-profile. Not many people know this. It essentially is a compilation of attributes about how you play and/or use the game. Everyone has this secret sub-profile. Trust me. I kinda created them!
One attribute that you could be assigned on this super-secret, community moderated, sub-profile is that of ‘Replay Asshole’. Let me explain.
Taken from the completely unofficial and totally unauthorised Rocket League Dictionary ((allegedly) by David Smith)
replay asshole. n. A Rocket Leaguer who enjoys basking totally in his/her glory after the score a goal, insisting on watching every last millisecond of the replay. Optionally they may also add smart ass comments such as ‘What a save!’ despite no legitimate attempt to save it made by the opposition. This person will also insist on pounding the skip replay button (even before the replay has started) to indicate to the opposition that they most definitely would not like to watch a single millisecond of a goal scored against them.
So, we’ve got the definition out of the way. Unfortunately, the only weapon that can be effectively used against such ‘replay assholes’ is to in turn behave like a replay asshole. This is particularly effective if you are a few goals down and then you come back to trash them – they find this very annoying and may, if angered enough, resort to shouting ‘SKIP’ as you enjoy the replay of your end-to-end goal.
There are many such attributes that are assigned to the secret profile that I’ve created. I’ll periodically create a new post to explain the many different attributes. In the meantime, why not have a go at creating your own sub-profiles – after all, we all know at least one replay asshole!
Trust me, you’ll find it fun. The best part is if you have any replays that you can then upload to YouTube (anything from a goal, to a bit of chat, to the full match) and post their full ‘sub profile’ in the description. Totally fun for us all to watch back.
Seen any RL videos recently that fit into this category? Have you got any yourself that you’d like to share? Do you know a replay asshole? Perfect opportunity to name and shame them or maybe send them an link to this post! Let us know in the comments.
Happy Rocket Leaguing!