Hi. As you can tell from the title, I am pretty bad at Battleborn. So far I have “mastered” Marquis and Miko, brought El Dragon to rank 15 (I ain’t grinding the stupid lore until they change it), tried Attikus, Boldur, and Galilea and failed miserably with each. With the first three, I can be decent at best, due to all the practice, but I am usually just a burden on my team. I’ve been trying to use Caldarius for the past couple of days after being very thoroughly owned by one, and you guessed it, I’m an idiot with him. The formula usually goes like this: I enter a match, get totally annihilated by a hero, think ‘hum, this hero must be pretty good’, try the hero, suck hard, practice in pve and then pvp, suck harder, practice more, try different things, rank up to 15, still get stomped hard regularly. I look at guides, they say do this, I try do do that, I die. The only way I win games is if I have competent teammates who would have won without me anyway, and then I just tag along.
The problems I usually run into are: too many things on the screen, not being able to keep up with what’s going on, not being able to look at what I’m doing and at the minimap at the same time, accidentally charging into walls, getting stuck between players or minions, ult won’t fire, skills go on cooldown without actually activating when I use them; and if somebody agile (like Melka) starts strafing around me, I’m dead, for I can’t seem to follow their movement.
So there seem to be only two possibilities. I am an idiot. Or I am extremely bad at this game and can never get better. Knowing that either of these two options has to be true hurts, it hurts immensely. Knowing that I ruin the fun of four other people every time I go into pvp exacerbates this feeling.
I am regretting buying Battleborn. It’s a great game, an excellent concept, somewhat shoddy execution but very fun nonetheless. Apparently it’s not the game that’s the problem, I’m the problem.
Sorry for the self-pitying rant.