Was going to make a salty post about player habits, but then I remembered how many good players have already left the game so…I guess this is a salty post about the lack of the existing player base seeming to improve?
I get it: lots of good players have already left, but for the players that have stuck around even with the shrinking player base, why does it feel like more people aren’t getting better in general?
I would just guess that with a smaller player base, eventually the people that stuck around to play would actually get better over time, leading to a smaller, but somewhat adequately skilled player base, but instead I see mostly people just bull rushing or spamming abilities and thinking thats going to get the win? Even if I see the same people, day after day playing, some of them do the same strategies over and over whether they worked the last time or not?
This ended up being a post about player habits anyway, but the main thing is; why don’t they seem to be changing?
I can remember a lot of games I’ve played where the player base, even if it shrank off, left a following of mostly decent players. What’s so different here? Is EVERYONE (sarcasm) playing literally new to the game, gameplay strategies, and builds that are most effective?
I literally had a guy rushing in 3v1 the whole match ask ‘what are we waiting for’ when I asked him to stop. He said it was 3v2, we could have at least got their carry. Mind, I’m in the next lane completely when he decides to run in by himself. Mind, he JUST popped his crucible pointlessly AND missed his ability doing the push, AND my ult was on cooldown. MIND this is blitz, and every pointless death is just a gift of a point to the enemy team. Somehow he was mad at me. What it blazes is going on here?
This was going to be a lot more salty than I’ve worded it as, but it’s genuinely weird to me that if the player base is shrinking, more people aren’t getting better over time in that smaller player base. And this doesn’t even really seem to be a symptom of player base shrinkage because I see players with LE skins from way back doing the same kinda things that don’t make sense
So what is it nowadays; is bull rushing and ability/item spamming the new norm for gameplay on VG? I’m genuinely curious.