June 03, 2012
All Things Must Come to an EndViews: Mooninites
I began playing league of legends around the middle of July 2010. It was the week when Xin Zhao came out, and anyone who remembers his release remembers being greeted by multiple penta-kills. It was hell week and saying it was rough is an understatement I thought multiple times that maybe I should just stick to WoW and that LoL may not be my style of game but I stuck with it. And roughly 3000 games later, I find myself here, at the end of the road.
Now I know your all assuming there was or is some reason for me leaving league of legends, and there kind of is, but like I said, this has been a long time coming. The truth of the matter is I've realized my gaming experience is coming to an end. That's not to say that I don't enjoy video games or anything like that, but it is to say, there are other things I want to do in life and video games just occupy too much time. I'm still on pace to graduate in 2 years, I'm interested in guitar, playing more water polo, and girls (yes, strangely enough I'm not into dudes despite popular belief and possible previous statements / I'm not a girl either......unless you want me to be ;P ). It's just become increasingly more difficult to find time for LoL. Working a full time job, 10 hours a day and 5 days a week doesn't help much either. Today was the day that finally broke the camels back. I'd had a rough week of both league, work, and just various other things not going my way, I'd pretty much had it. But today was by far the worst, I endured playing support pretty much all day, and every single time I had the most ungrateful, jackass teammates you could ever imagine. From an intentional feeding Ashe to a support Blitzcrank that decided to go top and feed and a Katarina refusing to give up mid despite a teammate calling it. While I do enjoy support, there's only so much of it I can take, it's unbelievably frustrating to try and deal with people who have no interest in getting better at the game and would rather just feed if you say the wrong thing to them. This happens rarely, but far more often than it should. It was at this point I realized that it was time to call it a career. My skill will only increase so much more, I never expected to be a pro player, in fact my actual elo is probably between 1500-1700, a respectable number in my opinion, but nothing incredible or pro tour worthy. I had no interest in playing ranked games, my skill level can only increase so much more, nothing exponential so it made me realize that they only thing I really enjoy is playing well myself and teaching people how to play. I doubt my skill level will increase to a notable level or one that will break me into a 2000 skill level. It's gotten to the point were I don't enjoy teaching people this game anymore, people are so unwilling to learn and I guess I can see why, I was once ignorant and thought I knew best, but I guess everyone goes through this. The problem is people take it as an insult rather than a suggestion and it's far more prominent in this community than any other. So if I don't enjoy teaching people, I'm not getting noticeably better, and I'm just generally not having fun with the game I decided to end it.
Will I come back to league of legends? maybe, probably, definitely not, who knows; there's a certain love I have for it and some aspects of the community but right now I can't sit here and beat my head against a dead horse any more, it just takes up too much time and drains me too much.
And finally, today, I'm a free man