I suppose this is a discussion that's been brewing in my mind for a while.
I was very recently playing a normal game, using a champion I wasn't exactly familiar with because my intended pick got banned. Get into the match, make the simple mistake of feeding first blood.
The enemy later types "lol", which is irritating, but I try to not let it get to me.
My jungle comes up for a gank, and because I miss an important skill shot, we feed a double kill. The enemy later types "you're so bad"
Here's the thing; I think that's toxic. I said as much. Because I already know I played poorly. I'm already beating myself up about it and whatnot. The issue is that the player deliberately chose to rub my mistakes in my face for the purpose of degradinge and making me feel worse.
But when confronted, he just claimed it was banter, and I was too sensitive. But is that true? It's not like we know each other; random strangers don't "banter" with each other, and if his intention to was to insult me, isn't that toxic?
I'm unsure. I don't know if, like, we're expected to be unfeeling rocks, but there are things that genuinely hurt.