TL;DR: Try to be nice.. can't? Roll up a joint
"Hatred is a powerful tool on the right hands, with the right purpose... And your purpose is to hate me"
It's worth a shot, at least.
This is dumb, I love my HoN community and I don't want it to change because some scrubs who've never played DotA/LoL think HoN has the worst gaming community.
The fiddler from Chagalls village was inviting me to dance... so I danced.
The Neutral Creeps community supports this movement.
Heroes of Newerth (Great Game) + Great Community = GG
HoN can become the model game of the Dota genre with the help of the community. Do your part. Spread the HoN love.
lets make a guild called fighting the world and listen to lots of manowar and stuff and be nice abut destory our enemies
TOO BAD IT'S ME,
I've got an electric personality!
Good post OP. I already try not to get angry with people in game, but I'll try a little harder.
P.S. It'd be nice to get the thumbs up symbol as an icon to show your support in-game (/just got the icon slot unlock)
I would love to wear that sig, but I'm just a trashtalker. I trashtalked since my first gaming days, not HoN. So I fitted perfectly in HoN.
Over the last days though I've tried not to trashtalk back. Specially my teammates, yesterday there was this Legionare that was mad at me cuz I didn't defend bot tower against 5 guys. He went alone and died. So he said: "I'm getting a codex and ima steal kills" I said: "K go ahead".
We were getting pawned and then Voodoo said: "We need wards" ofc Legi calls: "Wildsoul should buy the wards" Which I replied: "Ok, I can do that".
I bought wards the rest of the game while rocking a mock on bear and frostburn on wildsoul. Carried the game and Legi said not a thing the rest of the game.
I found that game pretty rewarding so I'll try not to trashtalk. At least not fight with my own teammates.
A cheap tactic that seems to be working for me is to type at the beggining:
"Lets be friendly, no blaming and no calling each other noobs and the like" sometimes you get a "why dont u stfu instead" but 75% it works.
Finally I think S2 should add that logo to the store.
Good thing about playing with friends: you will never get kicked when picking Night Hound as Orange or Brown.
Can't stand the heat? Get out of the kitchen.
I want my competitive games as harsh as possible. This is not a magical word of cuteness and love, whenever you die your helping the enemy team, whenever you fail, you're punishing your own team and wasting 45 minutes of their lives. This is not about learning and being nice, you can learn from your mistakes and from the flaming. As i said, if you don't like it or can't stand it get outta the kitchen.
I learned the hard way playing DotA since 2003, why wouldn't you? Also the flame and rage generated are hilarious, why would you want to finish that?
The only thing i can agree about stopping is the griefing. Even if the team is flaming you, it's probably for a reason and you shouldn't ruin the game, that's the easy way for puss*s also you can earn a ban that way.
Just my 2 cents. I can understand your point of view, but i don't share it.
The issue is S2 needs to put this thread as a sticky and into the opening message when you log into the game, because I am sure only like 1/10th of the community looks at the forums. Great thread signed.
but more often then not, it does not contribute to teamwork. you have to realize that flaming a person just doesn't help them play better.
i've been in pro matches, where i've been raged at by real hard ass pros 1800+ before, and it's fine to an extent. i can handle the noise, because i work good under pressure.
but, at a certain point, it just gets annoying and counterproductive.
since realizing this, i've adopted a much more cooperative approach towards telling people on my team how they did something wrong and how to prevent it from happening again.
and you know what? the same goes for the real world. flaming and raging at people who are on your team in the business world or in any family setting just doesn't work out.
when it's playful it is fine; between friends? ok. but when you are playing with a complete stranger, you need to show common decency to them as a fellow stranger playing the game with you online.
since adopting a re-conciliatory attitude to team communication and bad errors on the part of my team (Bad karma, btw, is a fine example of someone who shits on the other team with his psyche-outs but always helps the noobs on his team with nice talk), i have been winning more games than beforehand.
shitting on your teammates is not the answer, people. this thread, this sig, and these ideas should be a testament to that fact and a reminder for you to always approach your games with a positive attitude towards team cooperation.
you WILL get better game-play out of your teammates this way - it's been proven in the real world, and you can prove it for yourself here in-game.
Bro do a rainbow colour one and I might consider it