First of all, many thanks to everyone who wished me well yesterday. Feeling a lot better now, a good night’s rest does wonders.
Though the title may make you think I will, I won’t be touching on the subject of little kids raging during games or whatever. They simply aren’t worth my time. I’m a busy man, with a lot on my hands, so I have to be selective with the subjects I talk about. No, instead, I’ll be addressing the people who don’t give credit where it’s due, and/or don’t communicate with the team at all.
Yeah, yeah, it’s from a support’s perspective once again. Yes, League of Legends. Played a solo queue normal game today, went with your friendly neighborhood support, Soraka. Spoon-fed our AD Carry all the gold he needed, though he got himself killed once or twice due to aggressive play. I warned him, but he didn’t listen.
Then later we’re pretty much tearing apart our lane, landing kills and surviving ganks left and right. My ADC gets a triple kill, all that’s seen on the chat is a “gj username”.
In late-game I finish off an opponent who was running away but came across me. I, as a support, got a “gj” for a single, easy kill. Nevermind how I managed to die only four or five times despite my ADC fucking up hard. Nevermind my beautiful assist count of thirty. Nevermind that I keep healing your sorry asses in teamfights.
A small compliment on what they do best goes a long way, and may even win you the game. You need to keep morale up. Even if my team is flaming each other I’ll come in with a nice “come on guys, we can still win!” or “just have fun!”, and things’ll settle down a bit. And the bost in morale you gain from getting a compliment on some good plays? Really high.
Also, don’t be afraid to take advice from teammates. Seriously.