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When one spends a lot of time trying to reach a goal (especially being on a "top 5"etc scoreboard in an MMO), only to be swiftly knocked off the aforesaid scoreboard.

This comes from the XV104 Riptide, which was , wen it was releases, the largest model in the warhammer 40k universe, only to be deprived of this glory less than a month later by a newer model.
bob:Phew... finally, I got onto the top 10 richest players list on this MMO
steve: really? show me.
bob: argh wtf some twat has overtaken me!
steve:Riptide Syndrome lol.
by Nimja June 28, 2013
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