Originally Posted by MechanicalPirate
ever since the past few patches, lag in-game has gradually increased. syndra's patch being the worst. the worst lag i've had was actually a few minutes ago where out of nowhere the game said "attempting to reconnect" i waited for about 5 minutes (because, mind you this was a ranked game, don't want to lose that elo) and finally had to leave the game. i expected the reconnect screen to come up after leaving, but nope. checked my match history, didn't record match. checked my elo, AND IT WENT DOWN. what's the logic behind losing elo to an unrecorded match? stupid. something needs to be fixed riot, something's not right.
There are two systems we have built into our server. The first one is called compensation mode, when we are experiencing server difficulties we turn this feature on, then no player will lose elo while compensation mode is on. The second feature is a special safety check in our game server, if everyone drops from our game, then their entire stats for that game will get discarded and no one will suffer an elo loss. During the games you played, neither of these two features got triggered.
Riots game servers are connected by millions of players, and in event of server instability you wouldnt just see one post on this forum, you will see thousands of people complain. Thus based on what you described and your match history that I see, you are the only one experiencing connection problems. Perhaps you should check your ISP first? Also double check if there are any packet losses from your end to Riot Servers.