Why does my team hate me?

#1 Posted by HypoXenophobia (1045 posts) -

In short, I just got a beta key as a result from a previous topic. Being new to the game, I thought I was doing fine. I died a couple times, nobodies perfect I assumed. Turn on the volume, hate, genocide and other lovely things come through my speakers.  
 
I don't play games online, and it pities me that I have a great computer that I rarely play games online with. So any advice I can get before my next crucifiction?
#2 Posted by Breadfan (6589 posts) -

People online are awful, terrible people. 
 
However it seems to be worse with games like Heroes of Newerth and League of Legends.   
 
You have these snobs thinking they can boss everyone around and look down on those who do not do as good as them in the game.

#3 Posted by JoelTGM (5596 posts) -

There's voice chat?  Ugh.  I only ever got text abuse in that game.

#4 Posted by Novyx (479 posts) -

Advice? Don't talk to people online. Assume that the players are elitist assholes, as most the talkative folk on PC are, and only respond to those who are actually friendly and helpful. I have not played HoN, so I don't know if there are any of those on there, though. I was thinking more for TF2 stuff, though the guys on there are pretty friendly compared to a lot of games.

#5 Posted by HypoXenophobia (1045 posts) -

Well mid way through the game, my 4 "team mates" started discussing the game as if it was a 4 v 5. I enjoy UT games online, they were always rather funny and some what light hearted. But geez. I got dragged over the coals in that game. Does anyone have any suggestions for HoN beginner?
#6 Posted by Ultimadark (150 posts) -

People in this game always think they know best, even if they don't seem to know anything :P Anyway, never mind what people says about you in this game.
 
Some suggestions:
Play ranged heroes (easier than melee)
Buy marchers and a health pot when the game spawns
Be extra careful in the beginning, DO NOT DIE! 
Play with someone who can explain to you how to play :)

#7 Posted by Milkman (16669 posts) -

The DotA community is a little....intense.
 
And by intense, I mean assholes.

Online
#8 Posted by Bucketdeth (8007 posts) -

Look man, here is what you do, once they start doing shit, just piss them off on purpose and post "LOOOOOOL" to them everytime they get pissy, it's always great fun then.

#9 Posted by Kblt (496 posts) -

If they get pissed at you just start doing it on purpose for your own amusement.

#10 Posted by JebranRush (36 posts) -

The Heroes of Newerth community is an incredibly elitist bunch. You can find some nice ones on occasion, but the majority of users are just intense about the game. 
 
Still, don't let them ruin the fun since when you start to get good at the game, it gets incredibly fun. Good luck!

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