Recently i just got into playing ranked games. I avoided them season one because I was still acquiring more champ's runes, etc. I figured know sense in playing ranked when I know I'll be useless.
Now season two, yay me I'm a half decent player, own maybe half the roster, I have 9 pages, now I can play some ranked.
I started out a few games, and of course got flammed hardcore.
No matter what I did win or lose, everything was my fault and player's from both team's just couldn't have done a better job at letting me know how terribad I am.
I didn't really care, I'm new to ranked, I expect my elo to drop so I get to "where I belong".
Once I got my first ranking, I was at around 1400, and was matched up with competant player's.
This was a HUGE step up from playing unranked solo Q.
Which got to a point where I had started to only jungle because it has the biggest influence in the game. So I was used to carrying at LEAST one of my free-week player's who had no sense of strategy or map awareness.
In my head, playing ranked would be a whole new world. I would actually have teamate's who knew what they were doing! I'll get to whatever elo I belong in, and be challeneged to become a stronger player.
All the time I've been playing LOL (nearly two year's now) I've heard of this ELO hell, and I believed it existed. I know unranked has it's hidden elo, and I figured I was trapped in elo hell, based on the competence of my teamates.
After playing a few ranked game's, and being stuck with role's I'm not so good at, I dropped down to around 1100, after sitting at 1300 for a little bit.
As my elo went down, I noticed that the skill level of my teamates went down drastically with it. And not just little bit by bit, more like huge decisive chunk's.
Every game I lose, the BIGGER mistakes they make.
There isn't a game goes by now that some guy extend's, dies (after being yellow pinged) then flame's the team for not being there to support him cuz he's the one who has to "carry us".
I am one of very very VERY few player's that understand's the game is a little more than KDA.
This is not COD. it's LOL.
When I deny the enemy jungler from securing red and then I go take 3 buff's, putting me ahead and ensuring he's behind, this is not reflected in my KDA.
When I drop some ward's around the map so we have map control, this is not in KDA.
When I solo dragon at level 7, this is not in KDA.
When I gank bot lane for a double kill and get their turret in 8 minute's, i may get a few points in my kills or assists. But the fact that i pushed turret down so early for an advantage is NOT in the KDA.
All of these thing's I do to influence the game that I see, these troll's neglect. So later on when I have 2-5-8, they just flame-on about how noob this score is. But don't take into account what these number's actually reflect. The action's behind that one death here, what happened when I got that assist when I ganked mid lane at L4 giving our lane an advantage.
Today though has been an all new low.
I thought my solo Q unranked was bad.. but the teamates I get NOW, are just absolutely amazing at being the worst. It's astounding.
When the game reaches a point where you personnaly know you can't affect a teamfight, but you know you can BD. There is a really simple option here.
Bait them left, but go right. Smoke and mirror's, very very simple.
I'm not Sun Tzu, but I know what I'm doing.
So when I say "i'm gonna go do this, bait them but don't die!" this is when my teamate's go fight hard 4v5, they all die, then call me a noob for being accross the map.
I've seen this happen in unranked, sure, but I figured player's who played ranked had an idea of what they were doing.
When I'm almost oom, have no pot's, have 1 buff, and you tell me to gank and it fail's, it's not my fault it failed. I knew I couldn't gank, don't pressure me to. If I were in a good position to do so I'd have done it without being told. F off, let me do my job.
Now almost everygame I play I see enemychat light up "report X for trolling", and this is within 2 minute's of the game.
My teamate's never see jungle invasion coming.. They have very poor initiation.. I don't understand it.
Not every game am I the best of the worst, but I often get the feeling that if two of my teamate's had any sense about them, we could beat the other team very very easily because they are pretty bad. But somehow, it's bad team vs bad team, everytime!
On those game's where I do get lucky enough to drag their asses to victory after 50 minute's of grueling work, I get a whole 11 Elo.
But then the next game start's, i get an AFK and a troll, and lose 14 elo because there was absolutely nothing I could do.
I want to stick with jungling, because it is my best role, and I know how much it can influence the game.
So if any of you have any tip's on which champs I can play to make up for complete incompetence it would be great. I may need to buy shyv, lee sin and maoki, but if thats what it takes i'll do it.
So now I'm feeling this elo hell.
If i play unranked I have to deal with all sort's of bs, and now after just 1 day I already feel hopeless with ranked. There has to be some way to claw my way to victory without getting a headache.
One example being that I lost a match as shen. SHEN, how is this possible? I have an aoe taunt, I hit them and... my team runs in the other direction. Great.