So I’ve been talking to a lot of my friends across a few platforms and I cant help but notice they generally treat a lot of the players in 5v5 pretty badly or at least poorly just because they seem to be slipping up on their performance. I am not completely innocent either, when I first started playing 5v5 I was raging at my allies (to myself of course. Being toxic to someone is generally not a good idea ) but I’ve taken a second to think it over and rationalize things.
Here are my reasons for why a person would be bad at 5v5 in VG:
A lot of VG’s 5v5 players are no doubt players who came from other mobile 5v5 games such as Arena of Valor or Mobile Legends. I love both games as things to play on the side when im taking a break from VG, but thats just the thing. AoV and ML are both pretty casual games with a slightly wacky sense of what the meta should look like compared to VG. On top of that, they are generally joy stick gamers (people who prefer mobile games that have a joy stick for movement control). The tap controls came easy to me personally and probably a lot of other VG players, but we have to remember that for someone who has played nothing but joystick the tap controls will be a pain and will also be very hard to comprehend. Something a lot of VG players tend to disregard is that a player who came from ML or AoV will probably have a harder time and therefore will not play as well at first.
Quite a few of VG’s players have never really played a 5v5 MOBA. I have at least 5 friends who only ever played VG and even if they did play another 5v5 MOBA it was never for very long. 3v3 is massively different from 5v5, and anyone who plays 1 for a couple of years and then starts trying the other will be pretty lost. For instance, in 5v5 if you dont focus on objective control and rat tactics, then you may very well have a rough time while in 3v3, things tend to go to the team who can kill the enemy laner and jungler. Thats just 1 small example of how different things are. I’ve been seeing a lot of people try to play it like 3v3 and you know what, thats ok. They will lose because of it and, if they are smart about it, look at why they lost and what they did wrong. From there, they will improve and start to play it more like a 5v5. (hopefully somebody will help them too)
Some people might just feel pretty overwhelmed with everything 5v5 has changed. For instance, vision is a totally new game. 5v5 does not use scout traps and flares, it uses the good old ward system (They are known as scout cams in VG). For anyone who doesnt see much of a difference, it is actually a huge difference. The trap/flare system was set up so that the roamer would have to use his own skill to keep up his vision control, with small but not usually frequent exceptions for the carry/jungle to pitch in as well. The ward system, however, demands that everyone pitch in with the vision control. Laners can no longer spam ping the captain for when their is no vision control in their lane because they need to maintain it as well now. For a lot of people thats a really big change. I have many friends who have only ever played carry or jungle and never really bothered to learn that much about vision control. Now they suddenly have to learn it and on top of that they have to learn it with a different style of vision than they are used to. You might be taking the changes 5v5 has to offer well, but for others they can just be more than a little too much to handle in a bunch of different ways.
Sorry that I turned this into a new novel for you to read lol. We need to understand though that a lot of people are having tough times in 5v5 for very reasonable and forgiving things rather than what I’ve seen friends say like “they are just bad because they dont want to bother learning and they are just trolls who should delete the game.”. I’m not saying there are absolutely no trolls, quitters, or people who dont want to try at all, every game will have its fair share of those players, but we need to understand that currently they only make up a small of amount of the people playing badly.
A lot of the current 5v5 players just need to learn more about VG 5v5 and its mechanics and practice them. And you can seriously help them by telling them what they need to know, helping them to practice, or even just being a little more friendly rather than pretty toxic because in your opinion they nuclear bombed your 5v5 game. (oh lord that actually looked pretty sarcastic with the smiley face lol)