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.

Community, again:

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.

Team composition:

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.

by Zenrix

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  1. Getup on March 1, 2014

    All you crying kids stay away from hon thanks. Can’t believe you cry when some mad stranger flame you in an ONLINE game. ROFL. So bad looool. Grow a pair thanks and go play LoL with the other 10year old crybabies.

  2. kodene on March 14, 2013

    the only MOBA i’ve played so far is DOTA2 and after 3 matches I said “f*** this s***”. I had kids on my own team reporting me for no reason other than i was a noob and every single player on my team was some moba-elitist wiener. I’m a habitual COD, Battlefield, MOH, CS:S, etc player too so i’m no virgin to s***-talking players but this is just ricockulous i’m sorry but it’s really not worth playing games like that and investing time and money in them just to deal with that kind of BS because it’s just no longer fun. Although after reading this article I think i might give LoL a try.

  3. TheSpot on March 11, 2013

    Fact’s must come forth, rules might be simple for MOBA, but most of the player’s, don’t have consideration for those rules, and when it comes to “LOL” and “HON” the community tension between these is always at it’s limit!

  4. Simon on September 1, 2012

    Number 1 reason why MOBA suck is that you cant leave the game. If your team is feeding like crazy yet wouldnt surrender and you are sitting there for 20mins just waiting for it to end than you know what im talking about. If they would put in solo surrender it would solve everything. Someone trolling you? Bye! Someone feeding? Bye! Your team putting you down and acting lame? Bye! Instead, you cant solo surrender, if you leave you get punished, the game supports trolls and THAT is the NR1 reason why MOBA suck.

  5. ivey on June 3, 2012

    Man i remember when i first played LoL with my friends like 5 months ago, i was HORRIBLE at this game good god. It was the first pc game i ever played as im a console gamer, but man i got put down so much i quit for like 2 weeks until the same buddy asked me to play with him and 3 other friends (so a team of 5 pre-made) I decided to give it a shot, his friends were a lot more mature and helped me when i make mistakes, now im even better than my buddy who taught me how to play the game and that makes me feel good XD ahaha, but now when i get a player who’s bad or doing bad, i dont put people down i just sympathize with them, ask them if they need ganks or anything, its not like everyone doesnt have bad games now and then.

  6. Connor on January 9, 2012

    Did you actually immediately lock in Veigar and expect everyone else to cater to you? Follow your own advice, communicate. It’s not hard to work with people. This article is pretty old though so you might have gotten better.

  7. Crusio on January 6, 2012

    Forgot to mention, I’ve tried every MOBA game out there.

    Dota 2 and LoL are the best.

    Bloodline Champions-last time I played it, it was buggy.

    Dota and HoN-meh, don’t like the shop system.

    Battle of the Immortals-id say it’s decent enough, but almost as bad as HoN.

    Loco- REALLY fun, played it ages ago but should be better now, all of the alaplaya games are good.

    That’s that… if you know any other MOBA games i missed you can tell me and i’ll problably try them out.

    • kalatraba on January 6, 2012

      I can’t agree about your opinion about HoN (it seems biased) and I won’t accept any this-game-isn’t-good statement. I agree if you don’t like a game but don’t flag it as “bad”. It harms the fairplay of gaming and gives to players not familiar with games the idea of not trying to play a game themselves because it’s trash or not worth trying or something.
      By the way, you are mentioning LOCO that is a marvelous MOBA TPS (Third Person Shooter) or more like a Hack ‘n’ Slash action game in third person you run to towers and defend/destroy to push lanes. I wanted to add the game Savage 2 (an unnoficial predecessor of HoN as far as the story is concerned) which is a TPS MOBA with way bigger maps than LOCO that is really a fantastic game.

  8. Crusio on January 6, 2012

    Id like to add, that people with low IQs aren’t very welcome, that’s why they get flamed at and suck, MOBA genre is mostly strategy and not action, sure sometimes you get an adrenaline rush when you get a quadra or penta, but if you don’t listen to your team, and go mid instead of top when the whole enemy team’s top and your the tank, then your messed up.

    You should have added that only ad carries may push and leave the team handle themselves.

  9. chefmadness on January 6, 2012

    I have to say the HON community is hardcore & think everyone s.u.c.k.. lol. I really like Battle Forge & the community for that game is really friendly.

  10. Durdlock on January 5, 2012

    I like MOBA and RTS games but I never really got into playing them simply because the community is horrible and the games are usually infested by trolls. Not something you want to see as a newcomer. I will however give Wrath Of Heroes a chance.

  11. Masterdk on January 5, 2012

    Solo Queue terror strikes again lol

  12. XnY on January 4, 2012

    Just team up with your friends. Teaming up with somebody whom you know his/her play style will make a big difference than teaming up with someone you do not know what he/she will do.

  13. annoner on January 4, 2012

    Haha πŸ™‚ LOL is one my fav games to play. just cause cash doesn’t ruin it at all. πŸ™‚ and i love the fact that is’t purely PVP. hate lvl a long time to PVP.

    Anyway, my fav is the part where u play this dude, he totally rapes and he tries to insult u, prehaphs rightfully so. This is awesome when u play him next game and he has nothing on u, cause u actually woke up… And they blame it in their team-mates? Very interesting…

    Don’t be mad at these delusional people. They obviously don’t get to win very often and thus they try to rub it in every time they do. Let them πŸ˜› I KNOW I KNOW. if u are like me it just pisses u off to no end that they think they are good, even tho they aren’t. Just let them. I find that letting delusional people be delusional helps me enjoy the game that much more.

    one more thing, if ur team-mate sucks, DON”T RUB IT IN. does it make u feel better? negative comments don’t help u. in fact i report everyone who makes negative comments toward their own team for assisting an enemy team or negative attitude, because that’s exactly what they do. If you team-mate makes a good play, let them know they did good. if they make a bad play, ether SHUT UP if u have nothing good to say, or give them a suggestions (preferably not in the “i know it all and u suck” matter.) or if they did bad, tell them how to do better and suggest what u could of done better in the situation… maybe that’s true that they did bad, but it doesn’t mean u need to make it even worth

    NOW. people that do bad and get a suggestion. STFU and think about it. if u disagree…. DISCUSS IT LATER!!! not during that game. again, it doesn’t help anyone… or if u agree say thanks…. hate people whos pride is hurt when other people give them a suggestion. means ur pride is so weak it’s that easy to hurt πŸ˜‰

    most of u delusional bastards reading this prolly think “screw this i am too good for good attitude” well while me and my good attitude will go win games case my team wants to play WITH me, u can go well… lose or something… or do whatever πŸ˜‰

  14. Cash on January 4, 2012

    I stopped reading after the second paragraph. This article is horrible written. Your instead of you’re, “Tower diving to get that tower”… Wtf?
    This site needs more competent authors. And It only talks about LoL, while there are other Dota-style games out there, like HoN/Dota/Dota2…


    • annoner on January 4, 2012

      Would you like to learn some English yourself? It’s in a bad taste to insult other’s English in bad English.

      Also, you might want to consider taking reading lessons. You seemed to have missed the most important part of any article. The title. This is a “MemberZone” article and isn’t written by people that claim to be writers. A member that wished to post his or her work on this site.

      You could do so yourself. However, please save us the trouble of reading your poor opinion. No one cares. So, lets defenestrate that idea. Please.

      Sincerely yours.


      • Cash on January 4, 2012

        Forgive me if I am not a big part of the community, and thus do not know much about these types of articles.
        But the least these people could do is check the articles being submitted for mistakes. It’s not hard. And making a typo in one of my sentence hardly seems like poor English. Btw, you put an apostrophe wrong in “Other’s”. That’s poor English.

        And this is comment section, made for opinions. And I honestly do not give a f** about most of them. I am just expressing, mine, just like you expressed yours.

        Even if you do not care about my “poor” opinion, thank you for taking the time to reply with the usual Internet response that I see all over the World Wide Web.



        • annoner on January 4, 2012

          That’s funny. Do you think you only made one error?

          Other’s is correct, by the way. Other’s is the singular possessive of other while others’ is its plural possessive. I made no mistake there. I am not claiming to be an expert. It is my third language.

          Actually had to look that up. I was correct; however, I can see how one would make a mistake. Thanks. Learning every day.

          • Cash on January 5, 2012

            You are indeed correct, if you were to use “other”. The way you wrote it in the sentence, however, would make “others” the correct term, thus making a mistake. I could be mistaken though, and I do see many typos in my previous comment.

    • Zenrix on January 5, 2012

      I actually wrote this article a rather long time ago. Thanks for givin some “Positive feedback”. Much appreciated. How about you go take you idiocy somewhere else?

      • Cash on January 5, 2012

        What’s wrong with asking this Website to correct the articles given to them by members?
        Can’t believe I’m wasting my time here -.-“.

        I’ll go dota2. Knock yourselves out

  15. Stivertsen on January 4, 2012

    I am really good to this game so I like to troll the noobies πŸ˜€ yeah i know it ain’t a good thing but it is pretty funny

  16. cacalips on January 4, 2012

    Best way to handle all this is not include it in MMORPG gaming sites. This is not an mmorpg. This is a co-op multiplayer game. AT A MINIMUM an mmo. That said, leave it to rot in the forums of its own site, not here please. This gaming is different. You may as well cover Racing MMORPG on a regular basis but you don’t. Same thing here…let…it…die.

    • annoner on January 4, 2012

      This is a site for “Explosive Free MMO games!” This site says so itself. Therefore, it must be true.

      Following me so far? It seems, you might have a very difficult case of “i am an idiot that wants to express myself!” I’ll make it as easy as I humanly can for you to understand.

      This site, as we established, is for MMO games. MMO game stands for massively multiplayer on-line game. Simple, isn’t it?

      Let us follow this further. League of Legends happens to be a game with a MASSIVE amounts of people that can interact all at once. In this game you play with people against people. It is in fact a MULTIPLAYER game. Finally, you play it over the internet. ON-LINE.

      Now lets conclude (<—- don't ever do this unless you assume you are conversing with a retard).

      LOL (League of Legends) is in fact an MMO… this site is for MMO games… Therefore, this is the right place to post about it.

      Sincerely yours.


      • annoner on January 4, 2012

        And it’s free. Lets not forget that.

  17. Zenrix on January 4, 2012

    Thanks for the replies. HoN does take more skill then League of Legends even if it was pretty much only the ability to deny that tipped that balance. I prefer League of Legends (And DoTA 2 ) over Hon and yet I will still accept it’s finer points. I tried a few public games on HoN and people were a lot less serious. There is so much less stress win your win/loss ratio isn’t on the line.

  18. Ballzini on January 4, 2012

    It only sucks because of very poorly optimized matchmaking/rank systems

  19. Tryptamind on January 4, 2012

    With all due respects to the huge community of gamers who enjoy these game, but…


    I’ve wanted to like LoL for the longest time, yet I’ve fallen asleep TWICE, and just in those intro matches they give you. Tried HoN, and felt my eyeballs falling off.

    To each their own, I just don’t get what’s “fun” about these games. So if you do, then I salute you.

  20. TheGamer on January 4, 2012

    Agree Ero, i stopped trying to learn HoN cause everybody insults newbs like me, and in LoL i maked a lot of friends in the first matches.I guess that HoN F2P think wont work, cause the guys that payed before only insult who is new, something like TF2, where everyone who buyed the game is pro and who is f2p (like me,and some guys say i play well as sniper) is newb and never gonna be pro.That kind of gaming racism S U C K S. . .

    • kalatraba on January 4, 2012

      The thing about flaming at HoN is pretty simple. Yes you get flamed and insulted but the thing is that every new player join the Matchmaking queues. In Matchmaking people want to ONLY win that’s where the flaming mostly occurs. A world of advice to both new and older players. There are public game and no-stats games if you want to learn to play or get the hang of the game. Don’t join matchmaking if you aren’t ready enough. You will get mostly insulted. HoN is such a fast paced game that you don’t have even the slightest moment to consult someone when in the middle of the game. So get into those public games or no stat games and get the hang of it. In matchmaking there are coins at stake so people WANT to win and will flame if needed to do so…

      • kickass on January 4, 2012

        I like your comment and every newb/noobs in HON should read your comment

  21. Ero-Shinigami on January 4, 2012

    Damn sure, in Heroes of Newerth, every team I played with started insulting me for not being “efficient”, but at LoL most teams tried to be friendly and some helped me out understand what I didnt before.

    • TuNeD on January 5, 2012

      seriously… i wish i were in your situation…. cause in 90% of the games in LoL i got 1leaver/1-3trolls/one jungler that doesnt gank one time, or tells me that its his jungle if u kill a creep(40min)or someone get fed and tells the team that we suck so hard.

      And in the HoN community … at the beginning i told my team that im new in this game and thats all . I really got no insult or anything on me

      sry for my english..

      • kalatraba on January 6, 2012

        You can read my comment a couple of posts below regarding that issue. The point is that matchmaking is damn strict and you are supposed to win by the moment you decide to play in matchmaking. There are many modes you can play to learn the game but new players don’t bother to check them even if you tell them to. Many people in HoN are damn willing to help you as long as you don’t try to be a smart ass.

  22. Jay on January 4, 2012

    How about you write one about Soldier Front?
    It’s the worst community I have ever seen!

  23. MrKein on January 4, 2012

    youre right here