If you’ve ever played the popular MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) game League of Legends, then chances are you’ve been called a giant “noob” and told to go kill yourself on several occasions. Thanks to the intense, chaotic, and highly competitive nature of the game, players are constantly arguing about their teammate’s skills, or lack thereof. But if you engage in this sort of “toxic behavior,” as it has been termed, you not only deter your teammates from playing better, you could actually be hurting your own performance as well since all you’re probably doing is adding more stress to the situation, which can send your squad in a downward spiral of anger and frustration. So to help you keep a positive attitude and improve your in-game conduct, here are seven tips that are key to staying calm while playing.
7. Don’t Have Unreasonably High Expectations
Of course it’s always nice to win, and there’s a certain satisfaction to be gained from absolutely crushing your opponents, but you really shouldn’t expect that to happen all the time, especially not in high ranking matches. One thing you should expect, however, is to at least have fun. League of Legends is a game after all, and games are meant to be amusing. So don’t expect your teammates to always be pro players who know every facet of the game inside and out; doing so will only lead you down the path of anger and hatred. And, unlike in Star Wars, it won’t grant you any cool Force powers.