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    Scared of playing with others

    Hey guys, when I play HOTS, usually I feel anxious about playing anything other than vs AI with AI teammates, since i'm scared I don't grasp any of the tactics and people will flame me.

    I have, in my 67 levels, played 5 quick-matches (4-1 score) which isn't bad, but usually I just play a support/healer and follow people, I still don't dare play as a front-foot, pioneering class, since I don't know what to do in which maps, which lane i'm meant to be in, how to push etc. since people don't communicate in game at all, they just seem to expect others to know what to do..

    Anyone else feel this way? And know how to get over it?

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    There are 2 ways.

    1)You actually start learning the game so you know you didnt fuck up but they did despite what they believe by reading up and understand how it works.

    2)You passively learn to ignore the flaming and keep doing your thing.

    I have a friend thats number 2 actually, despite being 1250 player level, at some point he will not give a fuck and simply plays the game even if you are flaming him from 30 centimeters distance while sitting on LAN with him.

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    Never had that problem myself, but I guess the best thing to do would be to read up on heroes/maps. You'll learn eventually, and it's only QM so most people won't really care if you win or lose..
    Granted, there will always be assholes playing, muting those people fixes that issue tho.
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    The unfortunate truth of playing competitive online games like HOTS is that regardless of how well you play, some folk will always flame you. There will always be trash-talk and drama. You can't escape that unless you play with friends only. My advice is to learn the role you want to play -- go on YouTube or find some fansites, folk usually break down every role and tactic for you to learn. Learn as much as you can so that if you do play online then you will know that regardless of win or loss, you did your job.

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    Best this to do is to mute people once/if flaming starts and continue doing what your doing. That would be my advice, eventually you will get over the flames and they will fall on deaf ears.

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    No one, besides really huge dicks(which are actually pretty rare) would flame you if you just tell them that you are new to the game at the start of the match.

    Ask them for advice, try to not die needlessly and no one will go out of their way to flame you.

    And if they do, just grow a thicker skin and ignore them and if you feel they were in the right and you didn't play very well - just try harder next time.

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    No amount of mastery of the game prevents people from flaming you, I've seen previous season top 50 grand masters get flamed in QM, all the way up to masters.
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    Just ignore toxic people.
    They would spew bullshit even if you are one of the best players in the entire world.
    If you don't believe me, just watch top players streams, they run into toxic players as well.

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    When I installed HotS, the default option was to have team chat disabled. That really helped with flaming and enjoying the game. The pings were more than enough to talk about tactics.

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    I tell you this - In quick match, vast majority doesn't know what they are supposed to do but they expect from everyone else to know and they act as if they really know, but they don't.

    So that's kind of people that will flame you and you should give 0% of attention to that. Don't try to even listen to them, just play the game, experiment on yourself and it's better you play against real players, with real players, because sometimes it makes you push your limits. You can even "disable ally chat", which is something that I have most of the time activated. Only when I am in mood to troll, I disable it.

    It doesn't matter if you don't know something. Key thing is that you are aware that you don't know it and if you are interested in game-play that much, you'll investigate a bit, experiment and so on, which is completely normal. If you are competitive type of person, meaning you are into Ranked game play, you can even start immediately there but I strongly encourage that you have 5 players that will stick together and not just some douchbags that will think "i'm the best, these noobs are not on my level". Unfortunately, you'll often encounter these kind of players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HumbleDuck View Post
    Just ignore toxic people.
    They would spew bullshit even if you are one of the best players in the entire world.
    If you don't believe me, just watch top players streams, they run into toxic players as well.
    Pretty much true.

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    "Mommy someone flamed me over the internet i need a safespace."

    Comeon Mate youre not anita sarkeesien, its a game. If you get flamed there are 2 options: 1. Deal with it 2. Drink bleach.
    I´m Gaming since 2000, got literally insultet like a million times.
    Funny thing is I´m a sponsert player and make a lot of cash out of gaming and still get called noob, mostly from dudes who make like 10% of my score

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    1. Do your best in a game with others
    2. If someone flames you for doing your best (Even if you fucked up), the hell you care. Mute and carry on ->
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    Quote Originally Posted by Felfury View Post
    No amount of mastery of the game prevents people from flaming you, I've seen previous season top 50 grand masters get flamed in QM, all the way up to masters.
    Yup, and it's usually the people with the least skill and knowledge of the game that expect to get carried by the others that flame. I rarely see flamers topping meters and generally trying their hardest to win.

    The only thing you need to do is ignore the flamers. You won't always be the best part of your team, you CAN have a bad game, everyone does. The others may not be happy about it, you probably won't be happy about it yourself, but you'll all forget it very soon. So just don't worry and do your thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Archipelagos View Post
    The unfortunate truth of playing competitive online games like HOTS is that regardless of how well you play, some folk will always flame you. [...]
    Also, you may be put up against players that are way more experienced than you. You don't always lose because you're "bad", sometimes it's just bad luck.
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    First of all, I wouldn't take Quick Match seriously. It is not a good example of what this game is about. I think there are 3 general rules to follow.

    1. Make sure you have Tank, Support and Ranged damage dealer in your team:
    This trio forms a core of any team. Tank is there to set up kills, Support to save allies and Ranged to create a pressure on enemy team. On the other two slots you put a second melee Hero, usually a strong solo laner if important for a map. Last one is completely free, can be a either a third melee, second ranged damage dealer, second support or something unique to counter enemy team composition OR compliment your composition.

    2. Try to soak experience:
    Experience is very important in this game, ideally you want at least 1 player in each lane. Especially before level 10. On some maps it is possible to have solo laner on one lane and 4-man to rotate between other two. Experience can dictate how the game will develop. This is extremely important if you are behind in experience!

    3. Don't fight when you are behind in talent tier AND look for fights if you have the advantage and there is nothing better to do:
    This is the biggest mistake people do in HotS, they are behind and see objective spawn. Instead of giving it up, soaking experience and be ready to defend, they just rush to their deaths to sink into disadvantage even deeper. However if you are that behind and need to fight to prevent a loss, you take that desperate fight of course.

    If you win a fight, kill two or more and their respawn is 20+ seconds, you either take boss or siege their base unless you can finish the game by destroying their core. Sometimes it is possible to take boss even if they are all alive, but only in level 9 vs 10 scenario.

    If you are on even talents, you try to trade objectives or bosses if possible.

    EDIT: If you follow this, nobody should flame you really. If you make mistakes in fights, just apology, you improve your micro management only by playing and we are all humans.
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    Step 1: Disable all chat
    Step 2: Stop being a pussy. It's a video game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathanyel View Post
    Also, you may be put up against players that are way more experienced than you. You don't always lose because you're "bad", sometimes it's just bad luck.
    This is very true, especially in QM since there is no draft the enemy team could have a far superior team comp or have heroes that just counter yours. Try your best but you can't win every game, if you have around 50% win rate you're doing fine.

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    I usually start by playing Abathur for a couple games just to warm up and remove the jitters, then I jump around to other characters. Just learn to work with others, try not to stress, coordinate, and accept that you ARE going to lose and some people ARE going to piss on you (even when you've done nothing wrong)...and you'll be alright.

    For example, I just played an Abathur game where I pushed 25K exp and we still lost because the enemy team had x3 kills that we did. I can do a lot of things as Abathur, but I can't compensate for a deficiency that severe.

    And, if someone really, truly gets to you, you can always report and ignore.

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    Quick match is now bugged, but i can't blame you.
    The train is broken, never reached his destination anyway.

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    At the start of game tell u are newbie and ask for tips.

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