You hear these horror stories about moba communities being mean as hell, but I must say that that was not my experience at all until just now.
I had never played a game of LoL, HoN, DotA or anything in the genre ever before; I got into the Dota 2 beta the other day and decided to jump in and start learning the game by playing it right away so that I could put the getting-insulted fase behind me as fast as possible, but guess what? Nobody gave me shit.
I have some basic understanding of the way the game works but Im sure I was the worst player on my team every time, still no one shouted at me or said anything bad. This went on for several games until a few minutes ago, but even though the guy was trying to get to me I must say he wasnt doing a very good job at it. After 10 mins or so of sporadic half-assed attempts at insulting me (cause I got killed a bunch of times at the start of the game) he just got quiet and we finished the game.
Even without the insults this game can be pretty daunting though, so I´ll stick to it for a while longer but I dont know if it will become one of my go-to games.