embrace the russians
play like one of them
only then you may win
(realtalk though russians in my experience >>> most other non-english people to play with. at least russians dont give up and russians manmode like crazy)
Playing in an amateur tourney tomorrow with 32 teams for fun, no prize money, just for aussies/NZ, gonna be fun!
Valve stated clearly ukraineans playing dota is same as americans , and thats 1 country .
Go figure there is all russia + plenty of ex ussr countries which speak russian . So thats a lot of russians .
So if bad players are around 20% ? russian 20% is waaaaaaaay bigger >>>>>>> then any other nation's 20% .
And also often when wining people dont bother "notice" they won due to russians . Only when they lose they tend to see it .
Happens very often enemy team when loosing saying : gg won thanks to oure x y (being russian) and oure replay usually is : to bad only 2/5 , we are 5/5 russians and we won .
I get often credit and congratz for wining the game very often , but not a single time for wining it as russian player .
And i get blamed 100% of the times when loosing for being russian .
People tend to remember this only when they want it . Oh well ...
This discussion kind of relates to what I was trying to say in this post and then expanded on in this post. Not speaking/refusing to speak English does not automatically make a player bad, but it can be very frustrating when you can't communicate with half of your team because they do/will not speak English. It gets even more frustrating when you can't communicate with them and they are lousy players, because then you can't even attempt to help them. I'm more than happy to try to teach new players (I'm pretty sure I even have a couple of teaching commendations!), but I can't when we don't speak the same language.
Like you guys said, this is completely avoidable if they'd just set their preferred language, but plenty don't.
Meh nationality has little to do with actual skill of the player, also they got matched with you so chances are they are of equal skill anyway.
Communication is all I want. Only the other day I had some Russian mid laning and he kept saying stuff in Russian on his mic and never called missing. Near the end of the match when the blame game started one of the other players chimed in (who spoke English but also understood Russian) and mentioned that he had been calling missing. In Russian.
That's what annoys me.
What it comes down to is the Russians have their own servers and yet they play on the eu east/west servers and fuck over people that are trying to communicate in English.
Pub games isn't about communication. Dota overall is, but not pub games where you get 4 random people in your team, who don't gives a shit about picks and synergy, who don't even cares about teammates and when and how some have to engage or even basic tactic for next 4 minutes of the game. If you want communication in game, you should get 4 more people from your friendlist and play.
If you try to get at least some communication in pub game, it won't work for a lot of a time because you are just a random person for other players, but people from friendlist usually don't think this way and communication will work with them much better
Last edited by Charge me Doctor; 2013-09-14 at 04:24 AM.
Originally Posted by Urban Dictionary