Apologies for the rant; I want an outlet, and I want to hear what people think is the cause of this problem. Skip to the bottom if you want to hear the question.
I used to play a game where people would be nice.
Where the grass was green and you could have a friendly chat between teams and in your team while you're playing.
You used to be able to talk about what you wanted to do, and people would tell you what they wanted to do.
A compromise would be reached. The game would be fun.
This is what LoL used to be like.
It seems that lately, in a very short space of time, all of the nice people in the world have stopped playing LoL, and in their stead a bunch of 12-year-olds have started playing.
A number of times I have gone into a game, having told the team in the champ select that I was gonna jungle. I'm a warwick, I've got smite and flash.
Apparently not, because some kid has decided that he wants to jungle as yi with heal and ghost. I tell him I called jungle from champ select and he says, "i called jungle."
He refuses to move from this spot.
I attempt to lane.
This is but one instance; It has happened a number of times when attempting to mid as Ryze or Fiddle.
In fact, while writing this I was queuing for a game, and it went into champ select, I took fiddle and called mid. Somebody then said, "im mid, give me fiddle? im soo good as him."
It took the entire team telling him to choose another champion.
He took Fizz.
4/5 melee team ftw.
I'm dead as I write this, he's been verbally abusing the entire team whilst feeding their carries for the entire game.
And it isn't just this, but the entire concept of trolling now applies to all of the 12-year-olds thinking they're witty and clever and trolls, yet the don't understand the concept or meaning of the term. It's strange.
I simply don't understand why they'd do it.
Then of course, there's the kind of guy that decides at the end of the game it would be nice to slander his teammates and call them noobs, tell them they sucked, instead of saying something like "Ah well, gg guys".
Hell, I'd be happy if somebody would say, "Oh, Fiddle, maybe you should time your fears better, just something to work on~"
Or something like "Oh, Ashe, try not to be so aggressive".
Nope. "omg u all noooobss olaf y u suck omg kat ur feeder noob"
What did it, do you think? What happened to replace the population base so?
Perhaps it was a simple invading species effect; the new players were introduced to the community and drove out the other, nicer players.
Or it may be that these people are always encountered as single queue players, and all of the nice players band together to get away from the 12-year-olds in question.
Theories, answers, rage, all is welcome? :P