Summoner Name: dajjbomb
Current level: 10
Playing for: Approx. 2 weeks, but with some outside experience
(CAUTION: LONG POST AHEAD) *
I like to play a support role on the team, and would like to get a bit more help on how to be effective, specifically with warding mid to late game. Early game I try to hit the obvious spots (Dragon, the Tri-bushes, friendly and [if I'm sure I can survive] enemy buffs) but after that everything starts going by so fast that warding goes by on the wayside. Even during the early game, most of my wards do nothing but make the map a smudge brighter (this, however, is probably due to low level players not doing dragon or not ganking at all.)
I would also like some practice at other roles. In MM games, I usually try to go for the "missing piece" in the team comp (which, unsurprisingly, is always support.) As a result, the only opening I really have is being a jungler, and I have epically failed at that constantly in CPU games (which may not be the best way to practice doing so, due to the complete lack of help in doing so by teammates.) As a result, I haven't properly been able to practice carrying mechanics (unless you count that time when the team believed that Sona Solo Bottom was the new meta. . .)
When I do play a last-hitting position (for me, generally Nasus, but whenever I get to play him I get sent to bottom due to lane calls, against 2 ranged heroes that absolutely ensure I do not stray 1 millimeter from the turret, which naturally results in bad games on my part,) I feel like I am above average for my skill bracket (read: not good enough at all.) I've also have a knack of not dying: I've had one god awful 6 death game, and only a few fives. I take more pleasure in 5/0/5 scores than 25/3/10, which I generally think is a good thing.
I would also like help with understanding the concept of "improvising builds." The games I've played have always been played with a rigid shopping list of items, and I would like to get out of that bad habit and try to actually learn the items. I generally see the point in most builds (AKA I notice why support Sona likes locket) but wouldn't be able to make a build blind,
*TL;DR: New player needing help at all of the things.