Many people find the MOBA genre unappealing simply because they cannot deal with the community at large. The fact is no matter where you are on the internet you will meet people who wan’t to mess with you and people who are genuinely nice to you, it is a game of numbers, eventually you will find someone you get along with and someone you want to strangle to death on a rainy night.
Your own team putting you down?:
Now you will find that the enemy teams insults never really suck to hear as much as your OWN team insulting you, I think this is the real reason people won’t play. There is always bound to be trash-talk on games but it is much worse when the people you are working with towards a common-goal put you down. The truth is that a KDR doesn’t win you the game, taking down those turrets and killing the enemies main structure wins you the game. It is okay to tower dive as long as you get the tower, but if you know your going to die then don’t go in for that kill. Your team needs to push the enemy, if the the enemy is all top lane then you get that middle tower! If there is an opening then go for it, your team can’t really say anything about it if you win the game.
I know that people will sacrifice themselves to get a kill but there are a lot of factors going on here. First of all, do you have a kill streak? If so you keep your ass back from that tower unless your pushing the thing, never chase when you have that 1000g bonus hanging over your head, stick with your team and help with bonuses. The amount of gold you got for that dive-kill does not cover what you just gave them. If 3 of your guys are dead and still have around 20 seconds to get back in then DEFEND, don’t go all Rambo on the enemy and get killed.
Now back on the subject of the community, I would say that the LoL (League of Legends) community is a bit more respectful than the HoN (Heroes of Newerth) community. HoN actually is a slightly more competitive game and is bound to have more trolls hangin’ around. If your winning then just ignore it, also never reply while in lane, you will probably just get killed while typing.
A lot of the new player who join up with the MOBA crowd have little knowledge that the champions on your team can actually affect the outcome of the game, you need a tank, you need some crowd control, and you need the guy who can quickly dish out damage and remove the high risk targets from the enemy team quickly and effectively. I have been getting a lot of games lately where they will see me pick Veigar and they all go AP for some ridiculous unknown reason, we just get pounded by the enemy team’s melee champions because they grabbed some MR (Magic resist)
It is kind of the point of the game, if your team cannot figure out how to work together then it is pretty much over for you. You need to call MIA’s early lane game so that your buddies don’t get ganked by that sneaky ass Evelynn. Whenever I get into a solo game I always try to spark a conversation during the initial minute and a half of the game so that people will get into the habit of communicating with you.
The MOBA genre can be really rewarding to the people who can take the grit of the community, and if you know how to play you should win more often then not. The ones who insult others usually don’t know what the whole concept of the game really is: Pushing, teamwork, and winning.
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