Does playing something non meta make you a bad player?
I recently played a ranked game as AP Yi and was constantly told I was a bad player, that no one likes me and that everyone will report me by another player. I got first blood and the second kill of that game, but also died twice early on.
By the time that I died twice, it was 8-15 and our ADC claimed that "you're the reason we lost this game." even though she had already lost her lane, and top had lost their lane as well, while my lane was pretty much won, and I had been warding both sides of the river.
Near lategame, I started to build AS simply out of the fact that the carry could not push effectively, and that i had teleport and the gold difference was so large that a sneak inhibit might be the only way to turn the game around.
During end chat, I was harassed by our carry who said that I should admit that I'm a bad player, she even linked to lolking scores from a few past ranked games where my teams had lost (some due to DC'ers...)
Does playing a nonstandard build make me bad? Did I cause the team to lose? I feel so conflicted about this game. Almost every time I play mid, If the carry loses their lane, I get blamed for "the loss of the game" Is this normal player behavior or something? Even in games I've won, even in unranked games, I've still received a ton of harassment for playing differently.
Why are all players in this community so aggressive when it comes to harassing other players? It seems you can't play except for a team of your friends if you wish to play an alternative, but still competitive strategy.