- “Playing with perma instalockers has not been enjoyable. Has that reduced for you guys?”
- “Does angrily pinging teammates because of poor map awareness actually help them improve?”
No. They just get angrier and ultimately increase their suck streak from a wonderful 0-6 to a gorgeous 2-14.
- “What should we do to help people get good?”
Revert the casual matchmaker to where it was pre-Chaos Que, start people at unranked instead of T4, and update—and subsequently place strong emphasis on—the Academy portion of the game.
…and realize that the bulk of VG’s playerbase will never be “good” at the game much like how most people will never get a master’s degree from college or be the next Elon Musk. Your average person is just that: average. To be considered good at Vainglory is to be squarely above average in multiple psychological and physiological areas.
Falter too heavily in one of those areas and you’re not getting far in this game.
The biggest advice I could give to someone new coming to Vainglory is to decide quickly if the game is worth investing in based off of the first 10 games that they play. If you’re finding that you’re not at all willing to learn how the game works or that you find that your mean emotional state worsened after those 10 games, wipe Vainglory from your mobile device or PC and play something else.
For me, Vainglory is only moderately tolerable in minute doses and actually enjoyable with relatively skilled friends.
Nowadays, I don’t really consider myself a real player anymore. I’m more akin to a casual spectator sitting on the side wondering when SEMC’s next fuck up is going to come along.