Originally Posted by LesPaulLover
I started on beta 3 days ago...never played DOTA, and it's funny cuz i have found it to be the complete opposite of this ^^
BY FAR the most common reaction to telling the team youre new, is getting flamed. I have come to suspect that people refuse to help you / give you tips so they then have an excuse for losing the round; blame it on the noob.
Cant tell you how many times ive told my team i need a lane switch or backup cuz not im being 2v1'ed, then dying because i received no help....then being called a noob for dying.
The arrogance of your average player in this game is TRULY astounding.
I'm sorry to hear you got teamed up with some indecent human beings.
Unfortunately, because there is so much to do in such little time in each match, it's difficult for the veteran players to try to teach you while they're also trying to win. Now, I'm not saying don't ask for help, but also don't expect someone to type up a full guide on your champion during the game.
My best suggestion is reading these forums. There's a lot of great information on here, so when you're stuck at work and can't play the game, try to read the forums. The Guides & Strategy section, to be specific. Another suggestion is to jump on the LoL IRC or Vent channel. There are a lot of friendly/mature people on there.