In League of Legends, a common complaint is that no one ever wants to play support. Let’s analyze this: There are 115 champions in League. Of those, nine are listed as “Support” within the game, and 12 are listed by one of the top players of the game (here: http://blog.ibuypower.com/2013/08/chausters-conventional-support-rundown/). Somewhere less than 10% of the available champions are Support, and of them, half are spellcasting women. Tropes aside, if “spellcasting lady” isn’t your player fantasy, you’re SOL. … [Read more...] about A Class Is…
League of legends healer
When she summoned her pet Forza, I ignored him completely, realizing that there was no way at all I could keep up with fighting him and Magissa and the regeneration spell she casts on him. Instead I opted to cast protect on my entire party, and used one of my white mages to heal folks up while the others slowly dinked away at Magissa until she fell. Finally I turned my attention to Forza and focused all of the attacks on him. Even doing this the “right” way, it still took about thirty minutes to push my way through the encounter with my army of “horrible monks”. I was completely drained after that fight, and it was getting close to midnight so I stopped playing and streaming. At some point today I will pick up where I left off. You can watch the entire thing on my twitch stream, or you can check out the videos that I have uploaded to YouTube embedded below. Additionally Kodra is streaming his play through so check out … [Read more...] about FF5 Draft: White Mage Hell
Then there are people who simply are trying to have fun however they can get it, and grab kills and take buffs, just to get a rise out of their team. This might not seem like a big deal, but it does add up to the overall bad feelings of a team. But what about me? What do I do? Like I said earlier, I have an overwhelming need to win, and will do my level best to be positive and uplifting, as much as I humanly can. The downside to this is that it affects me mentally, and I just get stressed and upset trying to win these unwinnable matches. This means I have to deal with those toxic people and sigh wearily as people quit, feed, call me names, whatever they feel like doing in that match. This is just as irrational and might not be negative to a game, but is negative to me personally. So what have I found? The toxic, negative culture of online gaming is just breeding more negative, toxic behavior. Your average person is a good person, who just wants to play and win. There’s … [Read more...] about Food for Thought: Why Do People Troll/Ragequit Online?
Every week, get caught up on the MMO genre’s latest news and Massively OP’s best content in our MMO Week in Review! Want more roundups of content? Try Friday’s Betawatch for MMO testing highlights, Saturday’s Make My MMO for MMO crowdfunding updates, and Sunday’s The MOP Up, which mops up all the bits of news we didn’t cover anywhere else. … [Read more...] about MMO Week in Review: Guild Wars 2’s guiding star
This is just the beginning of the rest of the news! Read on for a roundup of other smaller MMO news stories and videos from this past week in this edition of The MOP Up (and if you don’t see a news story that we should have, drop us a tip)! … [Read more...] about The MOP Up: Star Trek Online engages Battle at the Binary Stars