My friends and I are pissed because no matter what game name we come up with (good players, pro game, premade - you name it), we end up playing against noobs who obviously either can't read, or think just because the beat the AI in single player mode doesn't make them noobs anymore.
So this is my attempt to try to explain to newer players how to read the game names and to understand what it means. For most forum readers this will be pretty obvious, but apparenttly it's not obvious enough for another huge number of players.
What is a noob in DG ? Well of course, I don't claim to have the perfect definition. But I'd say that if you fill one of the following criterias you would be consireded as a noob by most more experienced players.
- If you just bought the game
- If you have played less than 10-15 Internet games
- If you want to try out a new DG
- If you played several games with the same DG but don't have a clear idea of how to play it
- If youre uneasy with chatting during a game
- If your Win percentage is somewhere under 35% (in addition, I'd strongly suggest you to take a look at the Strategy section of this forum to learn more about what you're doing wrong)
List of most game names
- "Noobs" or "Noobs Welcome" : This indicates that the game is suited for a noob. In here, Sedna's summon Yetis, Queen of Thorns don't pick Bramble shield, Oaks just stand still and hit you with Autoattack, Regulus don't fall back under 50% health and UB's follow they prey deep into the enemy base (when I say deep I mean the first 2 towers usually).
- "No noobs" : this is more tricky, as it can range from mediocre players to good players. In here, people will have understood the DG golden rule (don't fucking die), and use basic chat commands like "help" and "oom" (link to TheGuildfordStrangler's Teamplay guide). In here, players will yell at you if you die 3 times before hitting level 5.
- "Good players" : This clearly indicates a higher level of skill. Players in here will likely know each other and have devellopped complementary tactics (like stun, stun, stun for UB and Ereb). Players in these games will understand how to read a tactical situation, wether or not to stay when engaged 1v2, use TP scrolls to come from behind and use potions just after you used your stunning ability. There's also a good chance that some players will be using some kind of voice chat.
- "Pro game" or "Pros" : Usually games aimed at the top 100 of DG players. Expect them to know EVERYTHING about their demigod, your demigod, and all the other Demigods. And maybe even your favourite color or ice cream flavour. These guys will use specific DG on specific maps with specific builds just because they know how to optimize everything. Expect these guys to make almost no mistake.
- "Premade" or "Teams welcome" : This indicates the players hosting the game know each other, play together probably everyday, and most likely spend time together on voice chat from morning till evening. Skill level may vary, but expect players to be somwhere between "Good players" and "Pros".
So please, next time you're in the main lobby, take a second and read the game descriptions carefuly.
And if there's no game matching your abilities, for christ's sake just don't join the next open game just because there's a slot left or because you like the map. It's not fun for you, it's not fun for us bashing noobs, it's just a waste of time for both of us. Even worse, if you're with 2 or 3 people who actually know how to play, you'll just ruin their game.
It's ok to be new, it's ok to learn, it's ok to try out new stuff. Host your own game, people will join eventually. Just don't lose patience after 1 min because nobody joined. Eventually, all the games fill up.