So, against my better financial and tech judgement, I bought Overwatch for my PC. I have been watching Frash and Becky play and it looked fun and like something I could really get into. Also, I figured “Maybe online isn’t as bad a I think it will be.” With my personal threshold and all the horror stories about playing online, I have always been skeptical. However, even after reading all of the butthurt people over justifiably getting banned for using aimbots/triggerbots, I was ready. So over the past day or two, I have been testing out the characters and I got so hyped. I found which characters I felt good with and was itching to try out. Of course, jumping into a completely human team seemed hasty. So the natural progression took me to playing against AI on a team of actual players.
I promise this is going somewhere. It just felt like a good idea to provide context.
Anyway, I felt really confident after a few rounds so I figured I would jump over and get matched with players of my skill level. My first match out of the gate was with four players of similar skill with two who were nearer to 20 and an opposing team of similar rank. My rank was about 3, maybe 2. After we kept getting slaughtered by a far more experienced team, one of the higher ranked players started calling us all horrible things via text chat and voice chat. Including….*sigh*…another word for a bundle of sticks. They were dying just as often as I. I probably sound like a huge kindergartner, but it really fucking sucked and kinda shook me. I tried to give people a chance, despite my instincts. So I spent my hard earn money(and limited supply of mobile data that I was going to use to make sure I was able to stream the tubrostream during tomorrow’s minecraft games so I don’t let my team down, so I could game at my current location), which I do not make a lot of, to get cursed out for learning and playing a game.
I’m not giving up after one game. Overwatch has felt like something I could really get good at and, after a few rough weeks, I was really excited. I was just wondering if I could get some advice for how to keep playing. And I know, as a turbo, there is a thread in the turbo forums. My instinct is to shy away from adding them to my friends list because I don’t want to annoy them, not only with my inexperience, but also with my ineptitude in social situation. Is there any advice anyone can offer for playing with these strangers to someone who has never played in this setting? I just don’t know how to handle it. I know I come off as sensitive, but I can’t force myself into a situation that I feel uncomfortable with. I may be sensitive, but I do not stand by having someone curse me out for trying learning a video game that I just bought. And I know I could just leave the team, but I have heard the stories about people getting in trouble for dropping too many times and I live in a house where our internet becomes unusable when someone is using the microwave. So, I’m hoping to save those for a rainy day( or when someone wants popcorn).
So, any advice?
Sorry for the long post, by the way.
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