only problem i have with playing support is the lack of item choices. boots, ward, blue ward, tp, vestment, usually something cheap survival support item like tablet, power supply, pk. building those over and over is too cookie cutter
What I always do us play an aggressive support hero. I might get a few kills but I try to let the carry have the kills. Like empath. If you play her very aggressively she is amazing!
I too am a carry/ganker mainly, I just hate support.
It's just boring.
Imagine playing very intensively for a few games and then suddenly you happen to be a support?
I almost fall asleep :\
I find that if you want a support on your team, you better be prepared to play it yourself.
I rarely get to play any side-lane role other then support, and if I do, most of the times I find myself farm-fighting or having the support "to bored" and it ruins the time.
The thing is, I don't mind playing support, but people better damn learn to respect the work and effort I put in with limited rescources. Got to love whenever codex-pebbles ask for wards. Sometimes, I say **** it and work for to finish my tablet or whatever item I pursue. I don't find placing wards 24/7 in my bracket (15-1600ish) does the same good as working to finish an item that can contribute positively in teamfights. This will of course depend on team, but we're talking about the average joe.
It's the thoughts around the support that is bothersome. That your carry has 400 gpm is not because your carry is so god damn good, but rather the team that allows your carry to reach it, which usually falls into the hand of support.
Last edited by Meroi; 09-01-2012 at 02:44 PM.
I just lost a game because the enemy support was much better than ours. And ours wasn't even that bad. The enemy just had better map coverage, better items, and more counter wards. Made it hard to do anything.
Originally Posted by Douglas Adams
I LOVE playing support!! I don't even like it when other people buy wards because I've had too many people who fail at warding on my team. Plus there's always that time where if you have 2 supports, you'll place a ward for bot rune and then 2 seconds later the other support will place a ward right by it because he queued up the action and wasn't paying attention. IT DRIVES ME CRAZY!!!
I used to play tank/initiator in DotA (like tidehunter <3) but I switched to strictly support once I started playing HoN because 99% of people playing HoN want to put on the big boy pants and carry everyone. You don't need 5 carries on a team so why not just support?
Don't forget that if you solo queue as a support player, you'll get blamed for every loss, every death the carry gets that you were within 4000 distance of, and when you die for the benefit of your other more important team members it's the end of the world. It's a thankless frustrating job, but somebody's gotta do it.
HONOR- If you need it defined, you don't have it.
Edit - I've never been blamed for a loss as a support despite how responsible I was for it. <.<
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In reality as a support you have a lot more to do than a carry. If you can't find things to do as a support you're doing it wrong.
Edit: Lack of gold makes your item choices that much more crucial. Your lack of health/items makes your positioning/decision making...that much more crucial.
I love supporting, and have found that if done right, usually wins games.
I have learned a lot about how to support right from experience, but also from this guide.
Also from this warding map by an author unknown to me which i have re-posted.
And to the people saying playing support sucks: It only sucks if you are supporting the terribad carry and dont gank at all, while dieing first every fight because of bad positioning.