Originally Posted by Bazner
I reminded him that the rest of the team was not playing on Smurf accounts and that we actually needed guidance to improve our play. He accepted this challenge and took on the roll of a positive team leader. We were able to win the game, which before the change, I don't feel we would have.
Cute fake story. But here's what happens in reality - the smurf would have either ignored what you said and continue to rage because he deems you inferior, or rage even harder and make matters worse.
I love how no one outside of riot employees insist that "setting a good example" works. It doesn't. I have tried countless times, only to get shot down by a teenager with anger issues. They always ignore any advice or suggestions I make or flame me in return. I have had at least 30 such instances in the same number of situations.
Perhaps I'm just not lucky enough to get paired with mature teammates. Oh well.