Originally Posted by Eliphas
Today my view on HoN community has hit the bottom. I was playing as scout with Monarch and I managed to hit a 5-kill streak in 10 minutes of gameplay and it got to the point the whole enemy team got to my lane to gank me (they were all in the same clan). Then Monarch complains about my last kill, on which I killed legio with my ultimate when he tried to towerhug, saying I stole it (!) even though he was nowhere near to get the last hit. Then 4 guys come into my lane and with the help of two teammates, we manage to kill one guy and lost one of our own to panda (which Revenant achieved by attacking panda point-blank). Somehow it ended up being my fault (!!) and shortly after hunting down a barely alive panda and killing it safely in the middle of two other guys, the team votekicks me (!!!) and ofc, the other team happily complies.
Seriously, there's no hope in this shit.
You forgot the golden rule of HoN: Blame orange/brown unless there's a scout, then you blame scout.
But seriously, the community is downright terrible, but that's pretty much the case for all games in this genre. Even LoL. Team games like this in pubs end up being who's the best individual player. If the team is winning, it's because of the best player, if it's losing, it's because of the worst player or whoever the scapegoat is that game.
The Dota2 community isn't as volatile right now because nothing is on the line. It's a beta, and people are trying to understand that there can be new players who don't know what they're doing playing this game. Past the super elitism in HoN beta from the DotA pubstars, it was like that as well in HoN beta. Then when retail comes out and MM actually 'means' something (ingame currency, records, whatever), that's when the beast will come out.
Nevertheless, I've had several games in Dota2 where people complain about ksing, even when i'm the carry and they're the support (and I even did the most damage). It's a bit annoying, but I've learned not to care. There are also those people who find it amusing to assert their 'superiority' winning in a MM when 1-2 people on my team have disconnected. Different game, same community it seems.
Also for HoN, you can use /ic to ignore chat if it really gets to that point.