I’ve never been interested in League of Legends primarily because I’m more accustomed to console play and I enjoy more fast-paced games versus tactical games. Plus as someone who has never really had to “adjust” to a game, struggling with a learning curve is incredibly frustrating, especially to my ego. I’ve always enjoyed watching it since I understand the basics, but jumping into the experience for myself was really disappointing. It was intimidating! Other players are vicious and they don’t mind striking down their teammates who don’t really comprehend just what is going on.
I hate having to say that considering I’m accustomed to normal and frequent trash talk inside of the Call of Duty scene, but this was just an absolute disaster! As a gamer I try not to dwell on first impressions, but finishing that game was like pulling a tooth out. Of course feeling completely incompetent inside of a competitive atmosphere was heart-wrenching enough inside a game where your teammates seem to do nothing but yell at you while you furiously press random keyboard buttons and hope for the best even as you keep dying. I don’t even remember what champion I used! I’ve had mixed replies, some of them encouraging me to stick it out while others tell me to run screaming (which is what I’m leaning toward right now).
For the rest of you LoL players, what was your first experience like? What would be your advice to an uneducated newcomer (like me)?