So i played a dp2-game meanwhile my kids were resting. We lost it, it was nothing special. But afterwards this guy comes to me in IRC and saying thanks for a nice game, and thanks that i didnt get so angry and frustrated.
And ive heard this before, never really considered what people are saying. But today as i was doing some stuff here at home i realised. Its really a rough and bad atmosphere everywhere in the game of dota.
The replaysection consists of 60% comments of what people did bad, and its ofcourse not mainly nice comments. Its comments intented to make people feel bad. Think about it. What other reason could it be to say "holy shit, that windrunner sucked"
And what is the reason for making a comment like that? Does it make the commentwriter feel better, or is it in the end a hope that this windrunner will practice more?
Same things about "pro" players playing inhouseleagues (dp1, dp2). Really harsch comments if people make misstakes, or if people fails. "Fucking noob" is nothing new, and for what reason? To make the "noob" play better? Definently not, its yet again only to harm, to be offensive towards others. No other reason is good enough.
The DotA Community consists of people hating eachother. Have you seen newswriters? They are the same, if they come from different communitys the comments about the news is how they are written, or something about the pictures in the news, just to strike the other person. To make him feel bad. To make yourself feel better.
Admins of different dotaleagues. Dp2, Dotapickup, whatever. They hate eachother or atleast really dont wanna co operate with eachother, again for no real reason.
I dont know if you remember my idea about playing -RD with special draftingrules. It was written on gosugamers, again alot of people completely freaked out. I got alot of comments saying "it would never work, it would never be balanced" - those comments i appriciated. But also alot of comments saying i was stupid if i really thought it would work - just offensive words. From alot of "pro" players also. These pro players right now playing the Gosugamers cup, where the exact mode as i suggested back then is played.
Various attempts have been made to help up the manners. Often its the banprocedure. Which consists of people getting banned a number of days for saying bad words, and it helps alittlebit. But it doesnt really get to the source. I really would like to know what part of us really thinks it makes sense to call people harsch words, or to act as if you are superiour towards eachother.
Look at Kuroky after the game vs us last f4f. The game where they played techies. They had all the chance in the world to just say that "we funpicked, got owned, who cares?". But Kuro quite fast went out saying that they tried to win that game. It shows great personality and manners. This is exactly what makes the scene more interesting.
Really good players, with really good attitude.
So, im challanging you all. Professional players, noobs, midskilled, HoN players, Feeders, Gangers, call yourself whatever you want to, but try to think just a short second before you writing things or before your saying things to other players. Whats my intension? Is my intension really to just behave bad? Do i wanna feel like im a better person by saying something not really nice? Do i wish that the reciever of my comment get offended?
If thats the case - i hope someone hugs you soon.
We spend alot of time in the game - we spend alot of time together. Lets make it a time of not just fun game, but also nice attitudes and good spirit. There are alot of interesting personalitys out there too, i know because i met alot of them!
Sure its JUST the internet. But on internet we JUST have the words, so choose them wisely!
(My english is not perfect, far from, i wish i was better at it. But i know you all will understand my point)