Commandments of Friendly Play
A game of Dota 2 is a long, enduring, co-operative experience; which often provides great action, emotions, turn-arounds, and is never completely over until the ancient drops. Unfortunately, some games of Dota 2 also become a test of thick-skin, when a team cannot hold their own in a match; Dota 2 Wiki’s commandments of friendly play are simple behaviours you can employ that will generally improve the friendliness and fun you’ll experience in games, even if you’re losing.
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- Commend fun teammates, or generally friendly people; let the game know they’re good guys.
- Report any problematic players, to help the game stomp out bad behaviour.
- Praise players regularly, and on noticeably favourable situations.
- Console bad outcomes to maintain moral. “Good try, unlucky though”, “Good attempt, let’s reset”.
- Be courteous. Games are long and require focus, however interruptions can occur for a variety of reasons; if a player has paused then they deem their interruption important enough to warrant the pause - be courteous and allow that player their pause.
- Never pass blame. Dota 2 is a team game, as such negative outcomes must be endured as a team - singling out a player and dumping all the responsibility on that player only weighs them down and decreases the team’s morale.
- Never give up. If your ancient is alive, you have a chance - Dota 2 is won by capitalising on opponents mistakes, always have your eyes open to catch those mistakes.
- Never trash-talk your opponents. It's not friendly.
- End it. Losing is generally not a pleasant experience; if you know you can win a game then do so - end the opponent's misery.