Yes, its sort of MMO thing - been looking at one review, and it appears that only Klingons play the game :
My psychotic Zeus was an extreme example, but he’s by no means the angriest man I’ve played with. Personal failure in Dota 2 is writ large for all to see, and writ in the form of a slow and painful public mauling where your peers berate you for your existence. That genre peculiarity, coupled with a hyper-dedicated community and the deep trench of knowledge that must be dredged, has bred spectacularly aggressive players. The default mode for most seems to be apoplectic, sometimes dialed back to needlessly snarky if you’re playing acceptably. I clung to cheerful or friendly players like a child to his mother’s leg. One Russian man started singing a Rihanna song down the microphone In any other game I’d have sighed and muted him; here, I decided on the spot that he was my best friend, kindred spirits some 3,000 miles apart. I’d had a rough few games.
The angriest players I’d studiously report. Abusive players can be reported to Valve, whereupon their profile is given secret black marks that ensures they play with other ne’er-do-wells. A similar punishment is meted out to early disconnecters. A friend of mine left after one frustrating game coincided with a pizza delivery. Since then, he’s been placed in games with other people with disconnects marked on their profile: a purgatorial prison where no one can successfully finish a game. It’s a neat punishment, but one that encourages negative behavioural reinforcement, not rehabilitation: if everyone is disconnecting, why not carry on doing it?
MMO isn't really my thing. I completed StarCraft 2 as quickly as possible so I could send the game back to Blizzard and after a few letters to France, get them to remove my details.
I might get something like the latest Serious Sam - and whilst I didn't like the first one, it does have one advantage over Tomb Raider which would make me buy into the genre again - its an FPS...
Might also get the latest Resident Evil game too - once I've stopped laughing at all the idiots who pre-ordered the game expecting something much more than an DSi conversion, and its price has been reduced...
At least when I reach level 100 in BF 3 I'll be able to gloat that camping (or the more preferred and slightly more accurate term of "Defensive Positioning") does pay - and very well too!
Edited by MrTAToad2 (Tue 21-May-13 22:41:16)