Dear Riots and my fellow LOL players,]I am writing hoping that Riots would change the criteria to ELO rating in SOLO RANKED GAMES for Summoner's Rift.
As we all know, the main criteria for ELO ratings, up or down, for Ranked games are mainly based on win/loss. In other words, the ELO ratings don't reflect a player's "performance" as much as the outcomes of the game. How important are these "performances" to the game? We all know that even one "feeder", a solo top Morgana with 0/6/0 at 15 minutes, or a dual Shen 1/7/6 and Twitch 2/8/2 bottom lane, can completely make the game one-sided. In such situation, hardly any amount of effort can compensate for the situation. Despite a mid Karthus 10/3/3 getting 12+ stacks, or a solo top Katarina getting 15+ stacks, we can't win. The other team is fed, period.
Now, I'll quit being formal as I was above. I'm stuck at **** 1k elo, because my last 5 ranked matches were like as I described, either one or two people feed like hell, kept getting killed so that the other team's stacks keep skyrocketing, or the whole team fails at teamfights because of lack of teamwork. Whose faults were that? While I'm doing my best to gank and kill successfully to turn the table, my efforts are completely in vain, my skills are completely useless. And you guys know what happen at the end of "GG"? Rating(-45), Rating(-48), Rating(-...), oh well. Hell, words can't describe my anger, playing with those people... Ok, sure, not intentionally feeding, not griefing..., but not guilty??? Hell no, please. "I have a bad game", ..., wow, good excuse. But how come in 5 games in a row I meet ppl with "bad games"... come on.
To be honest, I truly think I don't deserve this, and I think many people will agree with me. Those with KDA ratio > 3.5:1, those who kills 12 while dying 4 won't, those who get 20 supports out of 25 team kills won't. Why? Because this ELO ratings don't reflect our skills, our efforts at ! all ! And then what? We keep getting bumped into such "noobs", and again..., sigh, get lower ratings. Sure, we may get a lucky win or two, again, one-sided, haha, and our next 4 matches...
I don't know about other people, but I think that ranked games are serious. That's why the ladder exists, that's why clans exist, that's why ELO ratings exist. Because of such reasons, if Riots is not going to ban such "noobs" from ranked, please think of a methods to prevent us, the dedicated players, from encountering such "game ruiners". Well, I'm not a pro, but at least, I'm not a burden to my team, therefore, I think I and people like me deserve better treatment, rather than keep getting disappointed at 1k2ish ELO.
1 - Change or adjust the ELO ratings criteria towards the performances of the players in SOLO RANKED GAMES. This can go according to the type of champions that player was playing. For example, support champs get heavier criteria towards support, assassins get heavier towards kill, etc...
I'll list my opinions about alternatives here :
2 - Ban those with "EXCESSIVE" horrible/terrible/unacceptable/f****** [add any swearing you can thing of here]. This happens in ranked. I don't have the statistics here, but I personally think that 0/6 at 6 minutes, 1/10 at 15 minutes mid lanes, etc... "should not" play ranked games.
3 - Adjust the matchmaking system of SOLO RANKED GAMES towards balancing "performances", rather than ranked win/loss ratio or number of normal wins. I know plenty of mediorce players with 1k normal wins, and noobs with 500 wins. I don't know in-depth about Riots' matchmaking system, but from what's happening, I have some of my guesses.
MY FINAL WORDS: I'm not making this post so that I can climb up the solo ranked ladder. Nor I'm making this post to win solo ranked games. I'm making this so that I can play ranked games with satisfaction. I only wish to play with worthy teammates, play against worthy opponents, not worthless trashes.
Those who agree with me, please raise your voices. DON'T LET NOOBS RUIN THIS GAME. BEING NOOB IS NOT A GUILT, BUT DON'T LET US SERIOUS PLAYERS PLAY WITH NOOBS IN RANKED.
THUMBS UP TO AGREE WITH ME. LET RIOTS KNOW WHAT WE THINK.