How do you deal with dumb players? I don't mean 'new the game' or anything like that. I mean flatout fucking retarded.
Just got done playing a pub match. Started out fine. Hero selection wasn't completely terrible. However, an immediate red flag went up when I noticed my lane buddy, a Leshrac, autoattacking...in the hard lane. Ok, fine, whatever, I've seen it before. I'll just ask him to stop and/or deal with it. Well, pretty soon, he pushes too close for comfort and eventually Invoker and Veno burn him down...with autoattacks. And what does he do? He curses me out for not helping.
I was playing Death Prophet.
I could silence, sure, but...hey, protip: silencing doesn't stop autoattacks. I fire off a crypt swarm to try and deter the would-be killers, but they keep on trucking while I wait for my cd. In any case, it happens again literally 45 later at which point he curses me out some more and asks to switch lanes. Fine, whatever, I move top. The same shit happens like 2-3 more times from what I can tell by looking at the scoreboard.
In any case, a few minutes later, they're all up in out base wrecking our shit. 3 heroes on our team get wiped out. There are 4 full-health enemy heroes in our base. It's me, at like fucking level 8-9, and 1 other guy left. That 1 guy gets destroyed so I back off. The Ursa on our team proceeds to curse me out for not helping. Huh? Again, did I miss something? Is my lvl 1 ult suddenly the most feared spell in the game? I mean c'mon. What. the. fuck.
In any case, the same 2 individuals continue to do dumb shit and then proceed to blame me for damn near all of it (keep in mind, at this point, the entire enemy team is fed as fuck), usually asking me why I didn't use my ult, and eventually, against my better judgement, I proceeded to curse them out as well.
It's not a big deal to most people, but I try to avoid stupid internet fights in my video games at all costs, but I guess I'm just not having a good day. Normally, I'd just ignore/mute them, but I dunno why I even bothered arguing.
But enough of my dumb fucking rant. Anyone got any similar stories to share? And how do you deal with rude/stupid players? You fire shots back or do you just ignore them?