Why I Abstain From Ranked

After 5 years of playing League of Legends and the majority of that time, playing ranked I've decided I will never play a video game competitively ever again. I don't say that because I am adverse to competition. If I didn't like to win, I probably wouldn't enjoy video games as much as I do, but I realized something about ranked that makes it impossible for me to continue playing, it wasn't fun and it was making me meaner. Not just in-game but in my life outside of video games as well.

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Building a a Troll-Free Community

I don't know any adult person who looks back at the person they were when they were younger and thinks everything they did and said are still things they would do and say today. We've all done things we aren't proud of, said things that were hurtful to others and, possibly, even contrary to our current beliefs. If you can think of a time you've used the internet to belittle someone else, then we have something in common. I was and sometimes still am an internet troll.

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