But mostly, multiplayer gaming is just a big bag of turds.
Yep. The sad thing is in the world of game streaming, the more obnoxious assholes are even rewarded for their behavior. Just last night I was playing H1Z1, a game that recently had a high profile Twitch-sponsored tournament. One of the tournament winners is currently being promoted on the game's dashboard, you can even get skinned items with his gamer name on it. I ran into him in game, had a good fight and lost to him, at which point he went into a verbal tirade about how bad I was. I would expect it from any random player, but this vitriol was from a guy who is actually part of the game's branding now. It's the new normal.
In Ontario a man was dinged for doing 17 kmph over the speed limit: 'you are breaking the law if you do even one kilometer over the speed limit' said the judge. He protested a month later by doing the exact speed limit, causing a 4km long traffic jam. He was hit with obstructing traffic and had his license suspended. Of note: he had a 'partner' that was nailed with the same fine, who was driving in tandem in the adjacent lane.
I remember this, back in the 90's I think (probably why I can't find a link). It was a stupid stunt. Based on what was reported, the license suspension was well deserved.
2 pints = 1 Cavort