Originally Posted by RamboRal
Simple. You don't. Move to the next game.
It's beyond obvious that you are the type of player that dwell on past games. Stop. That's how you lose the next one.
**** happens. Most of those things you described happens in my games too. And? How is that stopping me from getting wins?
I know how to move on.
In fact, I literally don't remember a single thing about the terrible things my team did in the games I played yesterday. Something probably happened, but I don't remember specifics like you do.
Just. Move. On.
Or maybe I just have a better memory than you?
Originally Posted by IdleAltruism
I remember last season and the season before that. Most of my preliminary losses were to total trolls (mostly involving Teemos; I have since learned that you can dodge in que without garnering a loss in ranked, sneaky Riot changed that on me). You get mega trolls; everyone does, and you have to learn to deal with them. That game is a loss, oh well.
If you are stalemating in most of your games, then you are not tipping the scale. If you truly are a higher ELO player you should be dominating your lane most of the time, taking an early turret and snowballing your team from there (with dragons, other turrets, lots of ganks, and lots of wards on your part). No offense to 1200 ELO players, but they are 1200 ELO for a reason. For the most part you should stomp your lane so hard that you demoralize the enemy and make them think about early surrenders. If you're not doing that, then you belong at your ELO.
It's not that I am stalemating.
I do have the occasional bad game, as anybody does, but just to give you a few examples:
Cho'Gath 16 10 61.5% 4.1/game 2.5/game 9/game 57.6/game
That's 4.1 kills per 2.5 deaths per 9 assists, with 57 creep a game.. Keep in mind, I mainly jungle w/ Cho'gath so neutral mobs are not counted.
Vayne 4 1 80% 11.4/game 7.6/game 8/game 199.8/game
My KDR isn't that great on Vayne, but I am clearly getting a lot of kills and I'd say my CS is pretty good.
My highest kill count on Cho was 16, highest death 9.. Obviously a game where my team was losing and I died a lot because enemies were fed.
The point I'm getting at is, how hard can ONE person possibly carry a game? It's all fine and well if I am dominating my lane.. but if I am an AD carry and I come into mid-game after dominating my lane, and it just so happens that Irelia fed the enemy Jax, all Jax has to do is land on me 1 time in a team fight and I'm dead.. Or if Karthus fed Katarina, same result.
Likewise, if I am a jungler and I am doing well in the jungle, I may get my AP carry fed as hell, but both myself and my AP carry are going to fall off.. Meanwhile, even though I've helped Bot Lane, the enemy Vayne has managed to pick up 2-3 double kills on bot lane and now she's 2-3 shotting the rest of my team.
How can you possibly carry your team out of situations like this being just ONE person? It doesn't matter how well ONE person does on a team, if 2 other people feed, then you're more or less boned in most situations.
Same thing for team fights... If my team has an early advantage but then acts like total ******* coming into mid/late game, then if the enemy team has any skill/intelligence what-so-ever, they will easily close that gap between their early game weakness and come back for a strong late game. That's the nature of the game.
I think you're over-simplifying it by saying "Just dominate your lane so hard you can roam around helping others."..
As a jungler, that's my job and I do it quite well.. but some people are beyond help and those people tend to be at lower Elo's. When I was in the 1400 bracket last season and I went into the enemy jungle to steal enemy blue, I could ping enemy blue 1-2 times and my Top lane and Mid lane would immediately come and help.. At 1200 Elo your team simply doesn't know wtf they're doing, ignores your pings, and gives up a potential advantage for your team.
I'm not saying it's not possible to claw my way back up to where I was.. I know I will in time. I'm just saying I don't fully agree with the "You belong at your Elo" if you lose games at the Elo you're at. I've lost games at 1100 Elo, and won games at 1300-1500. So, where am I to believe I belong?