- Apr 5, 2020
I've got the feeling that the lower tiers of team games attract toxic players because they are also less inclined to actually helping their team. Shutting up and co-operating, even if your team is terrible, is usually better then going solo and cussing everyone out. In Heroes of the Storm the most repeated tip to getting ranked up is "Follow your team's plays even if they are bad" because fully committing gives you better odds, even with a bad strategy, then going 4v5 with a bad strategy.I've played plenty of games reputated for having toxic atmosphere (moba, overwatch and such) and consistently found that the toxic atmosphere goes away once you rise out of the bottom tier. Played LoL and the very beginning game were mostly quiet but once I got past that initial stage it started getting really ugly with name calling and people dropping really early (usually to the benefit of the team). But once I got pass that hump and gotten to average matchmaking skill it went back to being mostly quiet, I'd say maybe 1 game out of 100-200 would have any amount of toxicity with maybe 2/3 of game having literally no one say anything in chat outside the usual gg and call missing. I'm not sure if its bad player being more toxic or toxic player constantly getting banned and making new account so that the low level just naturally become polluted.
In R6S however, everyone is toxic. Maybe not the Diamond players, but every tier below that is toxic. It is less in Gold and Platinum but still prevalent. Even in frikkin' casual games you have half the team getting mad and cursing if your aim is off, if you misjudge or can't clutch a 1v5. Compared to Fallout 76, the last MP game I played, it is like night and day.