Rants of a Noob Gamer!
So I play online sometimes, and I when I say sometimes I mean rarely. I’m more of a console gamer myself, but the occasional round of League of Legends gives me a little boost and I’ll admit, all the praise my brother keeps giving it got to me.
And so a few days ago, after avoiding the games for months and months, I decided I would play a round or two of League of Legends. I start it up and of course, as I haven’t opened it in eons, it was going to take a while to update. So I wait anxiously for it to update and goodness does it take a long time. However, the updating does finally come to a stop and I enter my virtual world of madness once more. I found myself wondering why I had quit playing to begin with. The heroes you can choose are all quite astonishing, all with unique powers and abilities, the items, all shiny and each one more interesting than the next, the skins, all very creative and all very impressive, the arenas, well thought out… So why was it that I stopped playing? This question was in the back of my mind while I entered the waiting room of my randomly selected teammates where I had to select my hero. I picked a hero that I remember selecting often, a sharp shooter named Caitlyn, quite the popular one just I remember her.
And there it we were, my teammates and I, about to wage war on the opposing team, with our minions along our sides, we were going to wipe them out and never look back… Then something occurred to me… “What were the controls again?” I spent about 5 precious minutes just trying to figure out how to move around and how to use my powers, locking the camera on my player was the most challenging task of all, and also the most embarrassing. After finally figuring out how to move around and play most of my teammates and the enemy players had leveled up their abilities and that meant it was almost impossible to face them. I ended up dying repeatedly and receiving insults from my team members, “Noob,” “NOOB TEAM,” “Going to SURRENDER,” which was what happened eventually.
I felt like I was falling down one of those clichéd abysses with flashbacks of how badly I had down throughout the game. I couldn’t even get the camera to work! I buried my head into my pillow and started, almost instinctively, shaking my head from side to side, as if my very soul was disappointed in me.
What have I become? How could I have let myself stoop so low… To be called a noob… To cause a whole team to surrender on my behalf, to have caused their statuses to be lowered, to cause them shame and disgrace… I am a noob… Let’s just say after that battle I realized why I had stopped playing League of Legends!
I can become a decent enough player, if I only tried. We all have to start somewhere don’t we? I mean, we didn’t all start off as professionals. So here I am typing in my password once again and this time I’m going in with my head held high… Well, high enough I suppose.
We’ve got to end discriminations against the newbie population, we may be at the bottom of the food chain, but all of you pros out there were one of us once. We ask you to remember where your roots lie, we ask you to nostalgically look back at your time spent upgrading your profiles and binging up your avatar, we ask you to have mercy on us pitiful creatures of the internet, for we only aspire to become one of you.
Noobs are people too you know. #JustSayin!