What you will find here is a small collection of topics pertaining to the etiquette as pertains to fighting games. Just because you’re beating the crap out of each other doesn’t mean it is or isn’t “just a game”. There is no reason to take it too seriously, or not seriously enough – feelings are real, and a true player should neither allow himself to be overly upset, nor intentionally cause another to feel same.
It’s true that sportsmanship has its limits. But whoever said “nice guys finish last” was wrong. There is a difference between being nice and being uncompetitive. Manners are a set of generally agreed-on standards that make you “nice”. Being good at the game makes you competitive. Why not be both?
This section is a little Japan-centric for now, but it goes without saying that good manners will get you pretty far in a lot of places.
There are manners to be followed concerning the shop you’re in, and the other customers. Avoid the faux pas below:
There are manners to be followed concerning in-game behavior, challenging, and getting challenged. Shun the below faux pas:
These aren’t all that bad, necessarily. Sometimes, they are quite valid, in fact. In certain contexts, they can be wrong, though.