I’ve been slowly working to keep up with my daily quests. I was playing Blitz as Baptiste, and I died, but when I was waiting to re-spawn, I scrolled across the map to see where my team was located.
I chose a spot in the bushes and pinged the running man. By the time I had arrived, the enemy team was nearly dead, but were starting to re-group…I throw some vials and Fear the enemy straight into my teammates who finished them off.
We lost the match, but I found myself calculating and studying the map. “If I go here, their Skaarf could be waiting…”
After the match, I suddenly saw myself as part of a system. I am a member of a team. The next match, I chose Celeste, who is my favorite. When it got too thick, I used the yellow caution ping…and Krul came out of the jungle to my rescue!
“Maybe, I’m not a bad player, and maybe my teammates have lost because of my lack of proactive communication…”
The rest of the matches, I found myself using pings for their intended purpose, and my teams were highly reactive! You see all these complaints about toxicity, and ping spamming, but in what game aren’t there trolls?
“Okay,” I said. “You learned a lot in Blitz…lets check out 5v5.” I went into 5v5 with bots, and I did die, but I also explored the lanes, and the map. I understood the idea of being a good teammate, and that most players are happy to help…IF they know you need help!!!
It’s such a common concept that I didn’t fully grasp until today. Has anyone else had any similar experiences? Or simple, “Duh!” moments in the game?
As a new(ish) player to not only VG, but MoBAs as well, what are the simple things I can do to help my team?