Good god do people cry about it.
Meta this, Meta that. Took me a while to realize, not only do people not know what the meta is but what ‘a meta’ is. I am surely going to make a video about this but I have to collect my thoughts just a bit more. I think I can get it all out in under 2 mins but if I am not causes that torrent could push to 20 mins.
Complaining and negativity are going to be the enemy on this one. If league is your game please hold your hate at bay for just a bit, as I explain why I don’t want the meta to sleep with the fishes.
The meta gains its power, not from how fantastic it works under all situations, but from the very fact that you know what it is. That’s why we need it and that’s why you should at least consider it.
When you Que up for a match you don’t know who you are going to end up with or what they are like. Getting people to try and communicate about the actual game is like pulling teeth. Even if you have the best idea ever. Trying to explain what you are going to do and the adjustment everyone else has to make without the base line of the meta, would be impossible.
Right or wrong, must players know what the meta is. Which makes it a starting point so we have the smallest notion of what the other players are going to do.
Someone grabs and AP character, we all pretty much know they plan to go mid unless they say otherwise.
No one thinks the meta is magic but it does have value. Well, it has value until you have a full team. Then throw that crap out of the window and make up whatever plan you all want.
After this I wanted to go on to talk about what makes the meta. Why it is so, but I think that’ll work better as another post.