League of Legends is a frustrating experience. Sometimes, it gets extra frustrating, and during these heated moments, you’ve likely seen other players typing – FF – in the game chat.
If you’re newer to the game, you probably don’t know what that means, and we’re here to explain it.
In short, FF means forfeit, which in turn means to surrender. To make this an actual article, we will delve deeper than just explaining the phrase’s meaning.
What does surrendering mean, should you do it, and why? These questions and more are to be answered in this article, so keep reading to find that out!
So, without further ado, let’s get to it.
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What is Surrendering in League of Legends?
Surrendering in League of Legends is an actual mechanic implemented so teams can immediately lose the game if things get too hopeless. It is a way of getting out of an entirely unwinnable game and moving on to the next one as quickly as possible.
Surrendering has been in the game for as long as it has existed, and players use it daily. It is a normal part of the League experience. Players often wonder whether or not to hit that Yes button, so let’s go talk about that for a bit.
Should You (and when) Surrender in League of Legends?
Both yes and no are answers to this question. Personally, I never hit the Yes button whenever a surrender vote comes up. You see, the very existence of the surrender option is what I believe detrimental to the game’s overall experience.
DOTA 2, for example, doesn’t have this option, and it forces you to play to the bitterest of ends. During these forced battles and struggles, you might just triumph. It happened to me so many times – I never give up on a game until I see the defeat screen.
Keeping the victorious mentality even in the worst of times can lead you on the path to winning the game and coming back stronger. Players often give up early due to them having the ability to surrender and cut their struggles short.
Everyone likes to have an easy way out of a situation. Most players in League don’t care a great deal about LP or divisions; thus, they will opt for surrendering the game to start a new one immediately after.
However, there can be situations where surrendering is an option. In a chaotic environment such as Leagues, the community does have a few bad apples. Players trolling, purposely throwing, or ruining the game are massive issues that the game faces. Surrendering when half of your team is trolling is honestly the only way out of an aneurysm.
Apart from this situation (and even then, I’d wager all of my options first), surrendering is never the answer. If you get used to this defeating mentality, you will never advance in League. You have to be battle-hardened, strong, and determined to win at all times, even the worst ones. No game is the same in League, and you should never give up until that Defeat screen meets your eyes.
Always focus, always try your best, and you are bound to succeed.
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Forfeiting the game and anything in life is a bad idea. It can have severe detrimental effects on you as a player and person. Never give in any situation, no matter how bad it is. Show the world that you’re stronger and more determined than it thinks, and you will never falter in any of your battles – both in the game and outside of it.
I hope you’ve found this article informative and fun to read – and I wish you all the best on the Summoner’s Rift.