Originally Posted by Arientus
Co-op vs Ai
I've heard too many people say "Co-op vs Ai is where you go practice everything, go there and quit being a noob." Co-op vs Ai is NOT the game mode to do that. The Ai are nowhere near the skill level of actual players, hence they don't even have a jungler. This game mode is typically for the lower level new player who hasn't gotten the hang of the game yet, and thinks it's too hard for them to go up against real players. Which is respectable. Usually the only other option is you need to get the hang of your ability set if you are playing a new champ, then head to draft.
This is NOT the game mode to practice in like that.
There are players that struggle against ai, even the beginner ai.
I've seen players who aren't even as competent as a beginner bot, my favorite was running a smurf as someone complained about the obviously new player Garen to stop feeding, only for that very same person to feed the beginner ai 9 deaths.
You can't run draft without a decent roster - and until I started my little smurf I had forgotten just how much time invested was required short of shelling out for rp.
I run ai for first win of the day, when I'm potentially going to lag, or when I'm in no mood to deal with possible drama.
It's true there's only so much you can get out of co-op, but its far more consistent than norm.