Atlantis Posted November 28, 2014 Report Share Posted November 28, 2014 Hello people, It has been long time since I posted something on here, and I must admit I have not been playing game much or following forums as of late. Despite that, I think there are few thing I wanted to say, but I have never forced myself enough to post here. So you can consider this personal message to all of you. 1. Thank you: Big thanks to the developers of this game (and all who helped them), both current and past ones for creating this game. It is something we were given for free and they have invested their time/part of their lives for this project. I must say, well done. I had ton of fun over the years and I don't really see a way to thank you enough for that. Also, big thanks to people I had fun with. It is amazing to play game that is in "toxic" dota genre and than have intelectual discussion in chat right after it. This might be adressed to some people outside of forum as well. Some of the players I spent a lot of time with I do consider a friends to this day. 2. I am sorry: I would like to apologise to anyone who I offended over the years. You know, people grow up and change and I think I have made some effort to be as friendly as humanly possible. Still, if you have any "you noob atla, go hell" issues with me, feel free to PM me. I am ready to improve as a human being. 3. Competetive game vs "noob" pubs: Well, this is interesting topic :D. I have been part both of IH scene and pub one for long time. Mainly the pubs as I was hesitant to aproach "pro" people because I considered myself being noob (and I still do in my honest opinion). I know that pubs offer often crappy games, people leaving, people unable to speak english (happens, it doesn't mean they are bad or should be yelled at for it), people suiciding to towers, talking trash, trolling, + you feel like playing for "who makes the most random decision" award. Despite that, pubs can be really fun if you play with people who you know a bit and you play just for fun. It is the true feeling that this is just game after all. And I had a lot of good laugh in games like that (it didn't matter if I won or lost). On the other hand, IH games are really different. Gameplay wise, it is completely different game and has to be aproached with different builds. You have to keep in mind that the other guy does not suck that much for you to fool around or you just loose as a team. You have to draft and for that you need good knowledge of a game + you have to be active, and respected by teammates in order to captain effectively. You have to communicate well and often with teammates and for that having voice chat is amazing addition to the gameplay. And you have to ward, keep an eye on the minimap, organise for ganks etc... you have played the game. I believe so and I hope you do get my point. I must say, the feeling of satisfaction for winning IH game, or league one was really awesome. Now to the bad parts. When you try to enter IH scene, people give you advice and pressure you to play better. It is normal, everyone wants to win. In order to be "pro", you invest much of your time playing game and discussing it, while more important real life matters slip by. You stop looking at game as a past - time hobby and you look at it as some sort of job that you need to be good at. With this pressure comes an anger when things go badly. One thing people fail so badly to realise is that loosing a game doesn't have to mean that you as a team suck badly. It might be that the other team is playing better. Give your opponents some credit and respect your allies. Making mistakes is normal thing and it should not be reason to hate people for it. To sum it up: IH games are more challenging, more rewarding, they bring community closer together but have potential to create really toxic atmosphere if you happen to be in the loosing team and your allies/you are less tollerant. 4. Please be welcoming to new people: It has something to do with IH things I have mentioned above. We, who have invested much time into game and became objectively better than most of pub people, tend to act like ellitists. Judging people just based on their preformance. Who of you have invited to party someone from pub who preformed terribly? I guess nobody and I think this issue should be adressed. We need to actively aproach newbies and help them learn the game in order to make whole pub experience better for them and for us. Imagine a pubs where you always encounter skilled people. It's utopia I know, but by doing something close to what I suggested, we can make it closer to that point. If the guy/girl refuse any advice given, or your willingness to help, they probably don't care about the game enough in order to invest their time to learn it properly (AOS isn't easy for newcomer, believe me). Or they just act like douchebags, which happens sometimes. In any case, don't bother helping them. But don't spill hate and anger on them just for their refusal of help. 5. Be nicer to each other: Well, now I talk about people who somehow managed to become somewhat good at this and didn't get scared off by difficulty of AOS, unwelcoming approach of some people. I am talking about people who joined AOS clans, forums, maybe participate in league or IH games. I am talking about YOU. Please, in any situation, keep in mind you are talking to human being in the first place. If he talks dumb things to you, offending things, it should not be first thing you take into consideration when making your reply both in chat or here in forums. Take your time in order to say what you really want to say, rewrite your post million times before you feel confident that by no way you could be misunderstood. Don't talk in haste and anger, because even "best" people are capable of hurting others even when they didn't mean to. I hope you get what I am trying to present you. DON'T PUSH PEOPLE FROM THIS GAME AND COMMUNITY JUST BY ACTING LIKE AN IDIOT TOWARDS THEM, EVEN WHEN THEY "DESERVE IT". I know there was ton of EU vs NA hate spilled out, and believe me, after playing with both sides you are really nice people. So I don't get it how it is possible for "DarkS" and the NA clan which name I forgot (Quidditch is/was there) to have such tensions between them. I know, maybe it is long lasting rivalry, but please don't fuel the hate machine. As I said before, we are all human beings first. I have borrowed this thing from other forum that I am part of. The only rule that is applied there for moderation is this, and it works really well for the most part: Rule 1: Have fun, but don't be mean; be respectful, and don't pressure anyone. Thank you for reading, take it as my little effort to make this place better. Atlantis martY, Zombieee, Alex and 1 other 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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