It's not like I don't have the skills to get there. I got to 1700 flat the day before the compression started and now I'm sitting at like 1674.
I got hooked on MW and last night I tried NM again only to find, wow, the higher you go up so does the sense of elitism. I've never seen 4 people argue with each other who is right instead of constructively arguing how to defeat the enemy team.
Not worth it, imo. Pub games can play RD, right? I miss RD and I'm so tired of NM now. MW is still just fun to death though.
Anyone else turned off by these huge egos?
I get that my play isn't perfect but keeping me down the whole game and ignoring the lane I'm clearly losing does nothing to help me or the team.
True. Now take that whining and add you losing in the middle of game to that and that's what it's like, oh!
I have a goal in my life and thats just to reach 1600. Im a 1595 and i always drop right before I reach it.
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I honest to God think the most enjoyable way to play this game is to be 1300 MMR.
Honestly, I purposely keep my accounts low because of this. I have spectated too many of my friends who are 1800 and 1900+ and that rage. All the the fighting. It never seems to go away and there is no way I ever want to deal with that. And no, my friends rarely do the raging. The whole environment just seems so corrosive, fighting over who is going to go mid almost every game. It's pure nonsense. And by low I mean playing to a certain mmr then stopping. I would rather play ihs and midwars.
I dont know why i am playing TMM still. I really hate it, i ****ing hate it.
Even you have to ignore your chat OR you have to be annoyed for the whole game - both destroys it for me.
Did buy a doombringer for my mates (yes i watched the coL), torturer picks it up by some reason (bought it for Panda), then tort loose it and blames me for being a noob and buying a doom. We had lost 100% anyways and that was our only chance to win lol.
My last many games have been without any form of passion and i really dont know why i join a game. I just cant get hooked on any of the other games there is out right now, and i get abstinence if i dont play anything Oo
but i should fall soon because this **** makes me plays like a 1200player, so cya soon downthere.
There will always be anger and rage in this game. You know why? Because of personal investment.
People talk about HoN and say "y u mad, its just a video game?"
But just because it's a video game does not lessen the extent that playing a single match has on a person.
HoN causes a person to invest 40-60min of their life within a single game.
Now, this 40-60min is backed by hours of research on forums, contemplation of strategy with teammates,
focused sessions of watching replays, streams, tutorials and guides just to get better.
Now that's outside the game. After that Hero selection screen is when the commitment begins,
putting your trust in 4 other people to not waste the outside resources you have collected.
At this point, a person who hasn't invested much into HoN will usually ragequit ("noob picked scout, gg" *Player Disconnected*) or start griefing.
More involved players might stick through it, believing they can attempt to dominate their lane,
get good farm, and eventually win the game through motivation and cooperation with their team and achieve victory.
All in the span of 40+ minutes.
Now tell me, after the exhaustment of all of this, that losing a game because someone doesn't listen, or a random afk/dc, or a griefer who throws would not get you upset.
In retrospect, you can compare playing HoN to writing an essay. You spend countless hours beforehand studying the material, then the test comes and you spend 40+ minutes drafting, revising, proofreading and perfecting every little bit only so that when you're about to hand it in, someone smacks the essay out of your hand and it falls into a paper shredder.
There is so much mental and emotional involvement in a game like HoN that anger is bound to be a byproduct.
that's why we made a no stat casual clan and that's all we play now
only problem is the total lack of skill in no stat games. people are terrible and they don't even talk either
then we get the occasional tryhard who gets smashed and then ragequits which is funny
I just play AP pubs and pick fun heroes. No, not one of the usual mid stompers the smurfkids always play. Been going like 50% ophelia in recent times. I'm not a hyperactive kid with 200apm so it's a real challenge to play her sometimes, and great fun too.
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Guys it's HoN, a game just you and maybe two friends knows, being a God in here does not mean anything anywhere... just enjoy the game, even if youre a 1900 ure still a GamePlayer nobody knows...
TRUE 1675 MMR:
I totally agree with op, I've made it to almost 1700 before, but I really just prefer to relax and have fun when I game. This means I've dropped to about 1600 and at the moment I'm enjoying it a lot more. The best thing I have picked up on on these forums is this:
Your Matchmaking rating is not a goal, it is just a way to get balanced games started so that everyone has more fun.
lower brackets are just as bad, except there people think they know/are good at the game yet they clearly have no clue, and on top of that they blame the team for their own bad decisions/deaths/etc
If you want to have fun in this game, I would suggest either breaking 1800 or dropping below 1300.
The 1600-1700 bracket is actually the worst, most players are semi-decent, starting to move up the MMR ladder, and therefore have rather large egos, but usually not enough skill or game sense to back that up.
If you think this is a large ego you should have been in one of the old inhouse leagues. Fragment or IHL. LOL they'd fight for 20 minutes on who gets to mid and carry.
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i agree with you OP. soon as i realized all the elitisim and arguing i stopped trying to up my skill level. which is like you around 1700. now i just make a new account, lose till the +20/-20 MMR goes away and its good for at least 2-3 months. way more fun and i dont have to stress like a mother fuicker just to be accepted into a higher bracket.