So, MOBAs huh? This is... ridiculous. I mean... I don't even know where to begin...
Well, the whole reason I'm here right now is because of the matchmaking system. It placed me on a team with a guy that just raged and caused our team to lose. (The last time I played with him.) So, I tried to exit... but there was no button to exit. I wasn't going to waste my time, or add another loss to my record. Yet, the game wouldn't let me leave! So, I just forced the whole game to shutdown. I return to find a message, "You recently dodged a match. Penalty time remaining 3:xx". You have got to be kidding me!!! I shouldn't be forced to play with or against players if I don't want to. That's really lame.
That though, is just what prompted this visit to the forums. What I really want is to give general feedback about the game.
Unfortunately, this game has the same problems as League of Legends. (Which is probably why I don't enjoy the game much. And why I will eventually quit.) The people you meet online are generally horrible. They are selfish, twitchy-ragers that wouldn't know etiquette if I stamped it into their forehead. I mean, seriously. These guys freak-out about noobs every match. If anyone does ANYTHING they don't approve of, it's always a question, "y u do dat?!". Don't these people understand the game just went Open Beta? Don't they understand that means an influx of new players? You can't just say "bot", and expect everyone to understand what that means. You can't be mad when people don't know.
The number of egomaniacs in this game is way too high. Instead of trying to be helpful to new players, they trash talk. "y u take that item? ur stupid. ur build sux y u play liek tht?" Unbelievable. No suggestions, no advice, just rage and condescending attitudes. Make a mistake? "YOU SUCK!" Don't know what to do? "YOU SUCK!"
Besides attitude is the predominate MOBA playstyle. It isn't fun. Let's say I play a melee character. I am going to lose to every ranged character in most situations. All they do is stand at the edge of their range, and fire. When I move towards them, they move back. If I chase, they run. If I stop, they turn around and shoot me. If I turn BACK around, they run away again. If I chase them with any real effort, they will run to the safety of a tower or their base. To me, that isn't fun. It's really annoying. It's the real-life equivalent of someone childishly waving their hands in your face chanting, "not touching you! not touching you!". You might say that I could play a ranged character. Well, that never works. Somehow they get on top of me, and stay there. Even with a character like Joker, I can't get away. So, it's the same either way.
Then there's the overall strategy of, "Let's do exactly what everyone else does every time because that will definitely work!". You are all SO WRONG! Going 3/2 on GH will not always fail. I have been beaten by that strategy, and I have won by that strategy. Every time we win that way, the whole match I hear, "omg! idiots!". Even after the match it doesn't stop, "ur so stupid. i cant believe we won. my team sux gg.". The one-dimensional view of most players is pathetic. You have to be able to adapt to changing situations. You cannot just rely on 4/1 and hope for the best.
I feel like I've forgotten an important point... Oh well...