League of Legends encourages new players to embrace being noobs

Today marks the eighth year of League of Legends on the market, and it’s a legacy of players being told to git gud. Thus, it seems only appropriate that the game has a new commercial out, and that commercial is all about telling new players to… embrace being new, awful, and garbage at playing the game.

Yeah, that might seem like a bit of a swerve, but it’s a cute little commercial about how being bad at something new is a necessary first step that everyone goes through. Instead of being overwhelmed because you’re not good, you can enjoy the first moments of being bad and learning more about the game with each progressive moment. It’s a nice dose of positive vibes for the game, and you can check it out just below the cut, even if you’re still not going to play the game that produced the ad.

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Bullet Teeth

Yeah, I’ll totally embrace being called cunt, fag, n*gger, cocksucker, jew, and told to go fuck myself every 3 seconds.

Where do I sign up?!

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Q Hand

Just wondering why you *’d one word and not the others. Not because I care, but because it makes for an interesting study.

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Armsbend

I thought it was a clever ad. It tells people it is okay to start an extremely well established game. It disarmed certain words like “trash” and showed some funny/cute growing up scenes. Well done. Defo a step above most video game ads.

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Jacobin GW

PUBG has overtaken LoL and its a superior experience. When you die you just find another game instead of being stuck in a match for 30+ mins which usually turns into a flame war. AFKing is also much less of an issue.

Just like how large scale raiding died in MMOs, 30+ minute matches will die out as well.

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kgptzac

except pubg is a very different game, and meant for a different audience.

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Vardalaka

What’s PUBG got to do with this article?

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Jeff

Embrace being a noob……don’t worry about the 14 year old sociopath who has swatted anyone he doesn’t like for the past two years.

And those threats of murdering your family while reading your personal information on VC…that’s just our way of saying welcome to the community!

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oldandgrumpy

What are there player numbers declining ? Or do these sorts of game need constant new blood ?

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traja

There is no such thing as 100% player retention so new blood is required for any online game to stay alive. My guess is that they are seeing a decline in new players. The trend train has moved past the MOBA genre and battle royal is the new hotness.

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dixa

i dunno man. with the rise of youtube and twitch there sure do seem to be many gamers with severe cases of OCD.

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Vardalaka

It’s more like the LoL community is still very toxic and people keep asking Riot Games to do something about it. It always comes up high when they do their surveys, people wanting that. They’ve worked harder this year to reward sportsmanship too, so this is probably yet another effort.

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