League of Legends Player Claims that Disabling Chat is One of the Best Features of the Game
It has been a great way to make new friends in multiplayer games, but it doesn’t seem that this is the case everywhere.
League of Legends, for example, is notoriously toxic. It doesn’t matter if you are stuck in the queue or a male player trying to have some fun.
Reddit is also a place where one player recently took to Reddit to praise the setting that allows League denizens to disable the chat function.
League players want to be left alone.
In a post to start the thread on r/leagueoflegends user, bababab69 stated that “disabling Chat is the best setting ever invented for League”. He added, “It’s so refreshing being able to think that all your teammates are thinking about their own business and not paying attention to your mistakes.” You can also express nearly everything in pings and don’t waste time typing half the game.
Bababab69 elaborated, saying that they have a new approach that works. “I turned it off a month ago, and the mental improvements are inhuman. I found that I enjoyed the game more and could concentrate better than before. I mute my flash and anything pinging me and pretend like nothing ever happened.
A large majority of the other thread members agreed with them. Benito said: “I always play without chat, no point talking to (the) lol community”, while juhziz_the_dreamer added: “I’ve been using chat for years and it is delightful.”
bababab69 responded to the first comment by saying that they had experienced “like one in fifty games where chat was enjoyable, but even those games there is always at least one person who’s stressed and type negative stuff rather than playing the game.
This experience doesn’t seem to be universal. Naymliss, a user, said he usually disables it when playing with friends. But, when playing alone, the game is too boring not to have fun with the other players.
Weedwick, a user, shared their “hot take”, which was that League wouldn’t have grown without chat. He explained: “People underestimate the importance of the social aspect of these games. The gradual loss of social interaction in World of Warcraft is a major reason why the game has declined so much.