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  • Avatar for Jinnigan Jinnigan 4 years ago

    The main problem with setting aside a specific "noobs only" server is, well, smurfing. There's no reliable way to get around it, other than having a great tutorial system that susses out player skill, and a matchmaking system that quickly puts you in an accurate skill zone. Valve has done both of these pretty well. The other problem is that lower-level players tend be either noobs (understandably), or dumb+stupid - if they weren't, they'd be higher up the skill rankings. There's been no word yet on whether or not Valve favors grouping grumpy players with other grumps, while friendly players get friendlier matches?

    Posted in DOTA 2 LiveTopic [Beta Test] Day Two: The Making of a DOTA Addict

  • Avatar for Jinnigan Jinnigan 4 years ago

    i think dota and mobalikes have such a toxic community because there are so many complex systems and actions going on that it's really easy to fuck your teammates over, in a multitude of ways, simultaneously. you can fuck your teammates over by dying and feeding; by stealing their gold; by eating too much harassment; by misplaying a kill attempt on the enemy hero; by being in the wrong part of the map, meaning you don't show up for a teamfight, or getting yourself ganked. you can fuck over your teammates by not knowing how to play your hero; by knowing how to play your hero, but mistiming your skills; by playing your hero correctly, and timing your skills well, but not catching the right people in them. i mean, the list really goes on and on - this is only about half of what came to mind, immediately off the top of my head.

    Posted in DOTA 2 LiveTopic [Beta Test] Day Two: The Making of a DOTA Addict