Originally Posted by ToP ZŠon
The first big thing you need to do is to tell your team how to procceed without getting killed fast. And by that I mean to not say "STOP FEEDING YOU !@*#&!@*#&!!!!!!!" kind of thing: try to understand, and tell to do X or Y or something that can help your team. Since you're on the team, there are a lot of ways to help.
Example: Bot keeps overextending. Tell your support to buy wards and place then very distant on the lane, however in the main way. They are getting ganked by more than 3 people? start pushing your lane, get towers, make then go to you. You're getting ganked by 2 or more players? Survive, and tell your other lanes to push, or something like that. It's a kind of aggressive play where you know you can do X or Z without getting punished severly, because they're making mistakes.
However, if they're dying on their lane for the other players because they're (kind of) bad, then there isn't much you can do. It happens with everyone, and you need to accept it ( =( ).
I do my best to remain civil in ranked games (and believe me, after this huge losing streak I've had which dragged me down 200 points, it's tough). I realize this, and I've calmly said in chat during these games that "You need to stop overextending and stop feeding. Just because you believe our jungler did poorly doesn't mean you feed and guarantee a loss for us." I did try to make plays when they were being ganked, even during 3-man ganks because their top lane performed so poorly that I could just push him to his turret and take chunks out of it. Our "bad" jungler helped me to score a top turret (and did some extremely effective ganks when I got 3 man ganked, for that matter) because he knew that would be time better spent than rushing in bot to die to a fed and farmed bot lane. He gets yelled at for bringing us one step closer to our goal in the only way he could without handing the enemy team yet another advantage. I did capitalize on the enemy team's mistakes as often as I could.
This post really isn't for me or feedback on my tactics. I know how to play my roles. This post is for every one out there who thinks they should just throw a game because their individual experience was bad. It's a real problem at my Elo, as Gnarkill also points out.
People get so hung up on KDA in a team game as the beacon of how well their team is doing. It's funny because the one ranked game I have won in the past week was as a 1/10 Taric who lost his turret at 20 minutes in. You know why we came back? Because we were a better team who didn't give up. We coordinated our activities instead of arguing about who cost us the game. We worked as a team: me and my DPS farmed our way back into the game by playing it safe and warding. Our team punished the enemy for being out of position, and when me and Vayne could steal away a few creep from bot when they were pushing mid so we could become effective in our roles, we did. We focused their squishies, engaged only when we could take them, grouped up, and won. We turned it around with superior strategy and tactics.
A LOT of people seem to forget that League of Legends is a TEAM game, not a single-player ego fest where you and your opinion are the only things that matter. That the single indicator of how good a player ISN'T the three numbers in the tab menu, and that one SHOULDN'T base all their opinions of that player and the suggestions they make off of that score. People refuse to change with the course of the game (i.e.: if their tactic isn't working, they don't change it). Instead, they just blame other players who have their own problems and things to take care of when their own tactics don't work. I've run into more than enough people during my run as a League player to see that this mentality is more than common in the people who play this game.
That's what I want to see change. People need to stop acting as individuals and start acting as a team. Just because something SHOULD work doesn't mean it will, and the TEAM needs to change strategy to make things work. People really just need to talk is all, instead of being silent, unhelpful, or insulting.