Pretending to be a Pokemon Helps Solving League of Legends Toxicity
League of Legends is one of the most popular MOBA game of our times. But, as once Uncle Ben said to Spidey: “With great power comes great responsibilities.”
Since becoming very popular, the League of Legends community is going through hard times due to toxic players. There are no LoL games without flamers, afk-ers or feeders and Rank inclined players confessed that they broke keyboards, mouses and other objects around them while playing a ranked game due to toxic players.
Throughout times, the LoL staff tried numerous methods to combat toxicity amongst players, but it seems they all have failed valiantly. Hopefully, human imagination has no limits and some players have come up with a brilliant idea to combat the toxicity within their community.
Syrose on Reddit, who is also the head of this movement, tried an experiment and transformed itself into a Pokemon:
“A few days ago I managed to change my summoner name to Dugtrio at long last, something I’d been waiting for,
for a long time. Ever since, in every game I’ve played I’ve communicated through Trio! and a series of pings. Whether things are going well, or going badly, Trio is the only word that I type. In the past, some of these games would’ve been lost since I’d have ended up arguing more than playing, but through just pretending I’m a Pokemon I’ve managed to cull the tendency. Stopping myself from responding by refusing to break character has also had a positive effect on my mood, as in the past I’d feel very on edge after a lost game, but now it’s not even an issue.”
His idea has quickly became embraced by other Platinum, Diamond and even Challenger players who want to play the game properly, without losing precious time contradicting teammates or flaming the enemies:
“Through just pretending I was a Pokemon, I was able to stay Prime Minister for another four years. Any criticism leveled at me was simply met with a tilt of the head and an inquisitive ‘Pika?'” – said Salamander, follower of the Pokemon against toxicity movement.
“I sexually identify myself as a Pikachu. Ever since I was a boy I dreamed of running through the tall grass
dropping thunderbolts on disgusting Rattata. People say to me that a person being a Pikachu is impossible and I’m f*cking retarded but I don’t care, I’m beautiful. I’m having a plastic surgery to install a tail, ears and black stripes on to my body. From now on I want you guys to call me “Pika” and respect my right to lightning from above and thunderbolt needlessly. If you can’t accept me you’re a pikaphobe and need to check your Pokemon privilege. Thank you for being so understanding.” – said The Real Pikachu
But when there is an idea, of course there are plenty others who want to adjust it a little bit:
“I’ve got Bioforge Darius and Woad King Darius, NA and EUW respectively. I also have Dunkstorm. I only communicate by pressing R and dunking scrubs.” – said JaxON.
I am very happy that you have read the article all along and I want to propose a toast: let’s listen to the hymn of League of Legends’ toxic community for one last time:
Cover image by KnownAsOmega