Level at the beginning of day 7: 10
What I learned since last time:
- Nothing. I have done no research. I am a piece of trash
Well, that’s not entirely true. I tried to do some research on Akali, but everything I was finding seemed to be clearly aimed at high level players and not really applicable to the games I’m playing right now. In terms of things that are actually useful, I didn’t find anything I didn’t already know – mostly that her ultimate is super important, Q is great, and W is great for escaping and defensive play.
However, that’s probably fine because I didn’t even plan on playing Akali on day 7 anyway. Now that I own her, I feel like I should try out the other champions available first, just to see what they do even if I don’t think they’ll be good for me. If they’re only around for a week, better try them while I can.
(Side note – I realized that Blood Moon Akali is actually my boyfriend’s desktop background and has been for some time, so I hope he’ll be happy that I’m playing with her. Of course, now I’m just insecure, thinking, ‘What if he wishes I looked more like her? What if he wishes he was dating an Asian chick? [he’s half-Asian] What if he’s one of those guys who likes to jerk off to anime characters? …*takes deep breath*)
What day 7 ended up being was a day full of terrible games, mainly due to trolling and people refusing to play the game properly.
In one game, a player insisted on taking the bottom lane by themselves, and top and mid had already been called. Having 3 people in top or 2 people in mid seemed ridiculous, so that left me without a role, basically, since I don’t know how to jungle. I attempted to jungle, and…I have no idea how anyone possibly does that. There was nothing in there that I could kill at level 1, and as a result I only made it to level 2. (It probably didn’t help that I was playing Singed at the time, who seems useless af.) So maybe that it something I will try to do research on over the weekend or something.
In another game, there were two players who I assume were friends, because they were playing together much of the time and were continually posting stupid shit in the chat. (At one point, they started typing out the lyrics to My Heart Will Go On and All Star.) First, when I called mid in the pre-game chat, one of them said “Chef Boyardee”. They both started the game at the very back of the bottom lane (they went through the jungle to get there) for some reason. And finally towards the end of the game, one of them said that my character probably has nipple piercings. And then continued to list all the other champions that he thought might have nipple piercings. Someone told him to shut up, but he didn’t listen.
Those guys bothered me, but it was obvious they were trolling. What happened next though was just plain rude. I realized I had some extra time so even though I wasn’t planning on playing more, I thought MAYBE I could go out on a high note. Nope. This game was actually perfectly fine, until my lane partner said, “Leona u suck.” I was about to say that he wasn’t fantastic either (it was true), but I didn’t have to because someone else pointed it out for me. However, it still made me feel bad and left a sour taste in my mouth.
I reported all three of those people (I do appreciate that you can report someone for being unsportsmanlike and they don’t have to do something insanely awful), and I’m happy I was able to do something about it (although I have no idea what happens to someone when they have been reported), but that’s not really the point for me.
Today was pretty much an example of what I thought the LOL community was like before I started playing. I can’t help but feel like I was sort of picked on, even though I’m pretty sure in the majority of games that wasn’t the case.
It makes me pretty unenthused to keep going to be honest. But I just have to remind myself that I never really expected to have fun doing this anyway. That’s just a bonus. I’m doing this for someone else.
And besides, I have had lots of other good experiences so far where I was pleasantly surprised by the kindness of others. Just gotta focus on the positive.
Level at the end of day 7: 11
Champions played: Ezreal, Leona, Singed, Lucian, Skarner