Originally Posted by Orphane
If you can't phrase your criticism in a way that isn't constructive, as in "Hey, can you just play safe and defend tower until we can come help", just ping or stay silent. You could have also tried to get a lane swap to occur like "If bot lane isn't working for you, can someone else (or you!) take over bot?"
What you can do gameplay is ping, gank bottom, and instantly leave for top once you've ganked. People in Dominion have a tendency to follow whoever they think has some sort of idea what they're doing - in the case of ganking bot sometimes that helps and sometimes it doesn't. Liberal use of pings can hopefully help with that.
Which would be fine if the people were actually receptive of criticism and advice. But sadly most people, especially gold SR players refuse to listen out of some misguided sense of "Im gold you're not, so I know what Im doing" even when the advice is logical and they are in fact getting smashed.
I can recall a game for the other week where our Jayce bot was losing to Pantheon quite a bit. When I looked at his items and saw Tri-Force, but no sanguine, I simply said "Jayce, you need a sanguine" To which I received the reply "I really don't care" then he proceeded to die another 4 times and lose the tower twice before actually building one towards the end of the game when he realised I was right.
And yes, we did gank Pantheon, made him blow his revive, and back off a few times but you can't babysit someone all game when they refuse to listen or co-operate. And no, by that stage in the game we had nobody that was able to swap lanes with Jayce, he was our best chance, and was doing fine for the most part, if only he had a sanguine.
Long story short, people don't listen. We lost, and in turn after a while you give up being nice and just get frustrated.