I just realized the videogame League of Legends is a huge negative influence in my life, because it's addicting. Here's the jist of it: -League of Legends is a free to play game that's very similar do DoTa. -The game is very hard to learn, and very competitive in nature. It requires a long time investment to be able to play at your fullest, since it is very skill dependent. It also requires a long daily time intake. You need at least 2 daily games to "get in the groove". -I've noticed numerous features about the game that are purposefully made to be addicting: -EVERYTHING in the game needs to be unlocked, either through paying money, or by grinding in-game currency, requiring again, more time. -The game's matchmaking is dubious: You get in a team with 4 other random people and are expected to work together. The game requires a lot of teamwork, which is pretty hard to accomplish with strangers on the internet. -Your own performance is judged according to your team. If you play good, but your teammates play bad, the game interprets this as you also playing bad. -Because of this, the community is INCREDIBLY hostile and eager to get upset, me included. -After much thought, I've decided that I'm not willing to put in the necessary time to get good at the game, because it's simply not worth it to me. -After watching some matches , I can't help but notice that EVERY professional League of Legend player is an antisocial nerd with little social skills. Seeing as those people DO have the necessary time to get good at the game, I asked myself: IS THAT how I want to end up? The answer is no. So from this day on, I'm done with this game.