Originally Posted by Ghetto Sona
You've obviously never been to a high elo/played anything else.
A) *****ing and whining occurs at all levels of skill.
B) Every online gaming community is toxic
It is the inevitable result when you get a bunch of antisocial teenagers together who are probably really shy and awkward in the real world. And bad play is inevitable. No exceptions.
Well that is like anything else in life, what does this have to do with Riots involvement in teaching their player base how to play?
False on B. I guess you never played Dota. Yes there were plunty of toxic players playing Dota in WC3 but the majority were actually helpful and would tell you what you are doing wrong if you asked.
Have you looked up Path of Exile? That community for the most part is very helpful. The toxic players in that game go there simply to be toxic, and I would argue are not actually part of the community.
The reason for people being so toxic is they refuse to admit they are not the best of players. I know higher ELO is toxic as hell just as much as lower simply from watching streams. (its really just as bad as lower ELO) People refuse to admit their mistakes and blame others. (social shift based on company policies of never admitting fault?)
The actual toxicity of games seems to have increased since I started playing games but this could be a case of rose tinted glasses. (hey look I am admitting to bias) Maybe its the younger generation of players. (yet im only 24 lol) I started playing video games such as 2d Duke Nukem, Wolfenstein, Doom.
My first real online game probably being Starcraft. The community there for the most part was pretty helpful. They would actually teach you how to play the game.
Playing Anarchy Online one of my first MMOs people were mostly helpful. (if you could actually find people)
I've had people in Dota2 tell me what I've done wrong in lane and how I should have stomped them. They didn't stroke their ego by insulting me. Last few games played in Dota2 everyone was pretty helpful and worked as a team although dysfunctional from lack of playing with each other.
Your claims really have no basis simply on the fact that they can be proven wrong. I bet your examples consist of LoL and xbox live. Both are perfect examples of some of the most toxic gaming communities out there at the moment.
Again Riot creating a reference point for good play and bad play makes it easier to admit to fault. If a person has something that is some what tangible (in the form of easily accessed information) it would be easier for a person to put blame on not them selves per say but an excuse for being bad. Something they would hopefully try to get better at.