The fighting game community is largely comprised of a younger audience, and as such the actions and decisions of its members are not always necessarily for the best. Our players have made mistakes time and time again. Some of those mistakes were made by misguided individuals; others resulted from a breakdown in communication among a group of people. Since 2009, the spotlight that’s been cast on fighting games has brought numerous incidents (this being the most prominent one) to light that most likely would’ve gone unnoticed and unspoken of in the old days. Those days are gone now, and the community is at a crossroads where its longevity and relevance will be decided by the actions of its members.