Editor’s Note: MoEsport would like to give a warm welcome to our new guest writer UniqueToxin, who will be sharing his commentary and insights on Vainglory here! UniqueToxin is a former Platinum 2 Ranked League of Legends player who found his way to the world of Vainglory and now can’t stop playing the game.
THIS GUIDE WILL HELP YOU WIN MORE MATCHES AND WILL MAKE YOU ENJOY EACH GAME YOU PLAY!
Quality over Quantity
Have you ever played a bunch of Vainglory one day that you just felt sick of it? Sick of all your “bad teammates”. Sick of trying to “carry”. It’s probably gotten to a point where you’re raging at your device and pinging constantly like a little child throwing a tantrum. I know, because I was there too. You just blaze through game after game, not thinking but just doing. I can tell you why your losing a lot.
You let your emotions overtake your actions
You no longer think logically. Every little mistake tilts you, upsets you, makes you want to pull your hair out. Your quality has gone down even though you play consistently. No longer are you playing to improve, you play with a urge to finally win, hungry, tired, feeling defeated. You can solve this problem easily.
Take a break
“Well that’s obvious!” So if it’s so obvious, why can’t you do it? It all has to do with having a weak mind. You let a game, something that should take your stress away, frustrate you. I understand it’s easy to get angry but, anger never solved any problem ever. Go take a breath of fresh air. Go workout. Live a healthy lifestyle. Hangout with friends and family. Don’t have friends? Listen to music, draw, watch YouTube videos, ect. You need to let your mind have a break as well.
Your quality of life is also decreasing
You don’t hang out with friends much at all anymore. You don’t talk to your parents. You eat poorly. Your sleeping schedule is all sorts of messed up. You are easily angered. Your gaining unhealthy weight.
Let’s face it, you can’t perform your best if you’re not taking care of yourself. Don’t give me that talk of, “I’m a poor college guy/girl. I can’t afford organic food I can only afford eating cheap crap.” There are discounts, coupons, and buy groceries in bulk it will save you a lot of money. The saying, “You Are What You Eat”, is very true. If you’re going to eat unhealthy and not take care of yourself and your surroundings then you’ll look and think like crap. Be smart. Stay hydrated, eat well, live a happy and long life. Also have a exercise plan in place, it’s a great way to de-stress and recharge your mental state.
Vainglory is meant for you to enjoy
This game was not meant for you to lose sleep over. Most people are casual players and not planning to go into the professional scene. (Having a competitive edge does not mean you want to go pro. It just means you are a normal human being who wants to win.) Experiment with any build you want in casual games. This game does not have a specific build path or playstyle. MOBA’S are there for you to experiment with so you can have FUN. Yeah, remember that word? Whenever your feeling tilted, just stop playing and do something else. Return to the game when you feel better!
Do what you love. Love what you do
If you love playing (this champion) in (this role) then DO IT! No one is stopping you. Chances are if your having fun, your WINNING! Even if your hero is out of meta in a certain role it doesn’t mean it can’t work. You don’t have to win every game. You won’t win every game with in – meta hero’s anyways. Go in each match with a clear and positive mindset and I promise you, you’ll have more victory than loses. Love what you do. Do what you love. We’re a big family, regardless of all the hate thrown around. In the end we’re part of something bigger. So have fun out there VainGlorians! Happy Solo Q’ing!^_^