V -Union means … Many things (part 3)
Sometimes, a group´s strength increases with the help of a giant ego and certain individual follies. In a previous post, I explained the concept of the Egomaniac and the Dead Weight. These two entities delimit to what extent the ego and follies work in a functional way inside a team. It seems like tthis two type of players are usually experienced ones, that used to play DOTA (Drunk Ostrich Taking Acid) and LOL (Loud Overweight Latinos). The basic logic of those games feed individuality and peer support is often non-existent (apparently the chat is alway full of toxicity). This infectious and competitive environment inevitably generates thousands of Egomaniacs and Dead Weights. I kinda feel bad for them: dreams crushed by aggressive players …. Constant feelings of inferiority for those who are learning …. Companions and enemies abusing you all the time …. It sounds like a very fun Monday …
Why am I talking about these two types of players again? Well, as I have been describing my comrades in HOTS (Humans Only Talk Shit) two of them were still missing. They come from a long, intense and painful process playing DOTA and LOL, which is obvious in their play style and ¨human¨ interactions….VERY OBVIOUS.. One of them, active from time to time in the group matches, but not very constant, so I haven´t played often with him. The other, not really a member of the gaming group…. He has been my playmate outside the group since I started exploring HOTS.
DOUCHY MC. DOUCHE:
There is a fine line that separates pure evil and dark humour. Crossing it is extremely simple and not everyone can handle the humour that surrounds this line. Well, dear DOUCHE is the human representation this fine line. His humour and the way he handles human interactions, bounces constantly between both sides of the ¨evil¨ border. This is a very amusing and playful personality trait for his comrades. But, for those who don´t really know him, it can be a weapon of mass destruction. DOUCHY has a DOTA background, with many hours spent playing and studying the game, thus his technical skills are top notch.
Of course, there is a dark side hidden within his past experiences…. Hours and hours of DOTA’s unhealthy environment, injected his humour and personality with certain toxins, let´s call them Trollyxins. His presence is immediately noticed in every match, both in the chat and the field. In the field, I’ve seen him rotate between several characters and he seems to understands them quickly and effectively. In the chat, I´ve laughed many times as he founds new victims for his “evil” side. Usually, those victims are teammates that don´t belong to our gaming group. His player profile is quite varied, usually being proficient with every type of character. But, I think it´s safe to say that his top heroes are Assassins. The one that I´ve seen him play the best is a very the versatile and cool looking guy-volcano-thingy: Ragnaros.