Stop the Rage!Fri 3rd Aug 2012 - 1:35pm Category: League of Legends
Being stressed over a game has become a pretty damn normal thing nowadays. But somehow in League of Legends players tend to rage a whole lot more than in similar games.
What lots of people do not know is that, for some people, raging is a normal mechanism of defense that activates whenever an individual fails to achieve his own expectations. Sometimes he/she may place his expectations into someone else and… well… this someone else may not deliver, ending up in a discussion and people getting mad.
"Why would that Soraka do the unnecessary facecheck and get killed instantly?! Why didn’t everybody gather to prevent the enemy team from doing Baron and instead kept farming bot lane?! Why would not your support buy wards?! Why team, why oh my God, why…"
And things start to get out of control when insults are thrown back and forth. Elo-talking gets into game, nationality gets blamed, it starts to involve other allies, people start to focus more on flaming than on playing, sometimes even your opponents join in the ego fight and then BAM!
You just finished your game 2/10/3, surrendered at 23 minutes and, the worst of all, you are MAD.
Was it worth it?
It’s been a common thought on high-elo/professional gaming world that raging and flaming leads to nowhere good. A civilized team that plays together and communicates well is way better than a team where your AP mid steals your red buff because you called him a “stinky noob!”
So, whenever you feel like punching your computer screen because your support just last hit that one melee creep that would give you just enough money to complete your Infinity Edge, think about it: Is it worth getting mad? If the answer is Yes, then press recall button, alt tab from your game, turn on some nice song , grab a glass of water and go back to play. It will definitely be better to take a deep breath and lose 1 minute of a game than to lose your temper and all the fun.
Thank you for your time and stop the RAGE!
Eduardo "Shad" Novais