Summoner Name? CaptainCandycorn
Do you have a microphone and voice chat?
-Yes, Skype, but Vent is an option as well.
How long have you played this game?
- A bit over one year.
How old are you?
Have you ever mentored before? (Please describe in detail.)
- Yes. I've helped several of my friends learn the ropes of League, giving them a solid foundation in most roles they would be able to fulfill on a team, finding out what they most enjoyed playing, and then going further in depth with that role.
Have you BEEN mentored before? (Please describe in detail.)
- Yes. When I first started I didn't really know what was happening in-lane, got stomped by smurfs, was confused by all the possible item choices in the shop, and needed a firmer grasp on counters and trading. Fortunately I had a patient friend that explained all of that to me and I would greatly appreciate being able to return the favor to someone who finds themselves now where I was then.
What are your best roles?
- I specialize in Gank-heavy, high threat, high presence Jungling, with emphasis on invasion and counter-ganking. I also enjoy farming the jungle and counter-ganking defensively, setting myself up for a strong Tank endgame and feeding my carries and bruiser kills. I can also play Support, but not at the same level as my Junglers.
Who are your top 3 best characters?
-Shaco: His early-game ganking is phenominal, he's a blast to play, has great mobility, and is arguably the most effective employer of mind-games and paranoia on the entire League, save maybe Nocturne.
-Malphite: A very strong anti-carry and tank with a game-changing ult and a fun playstyle. If Shaco doesn't fit the teamcomp, Malphite most often will.
-Udyr: The Swiss-Army-Knife of Junglers. If neither Shaco or Malphite are a good fit, Udyr can be built to complement just about any setup due to his versatility his kit provides him in spades.
And finally, are you okay with having a lot of random low-levels add you to get some help?
- Yes, yes, a thousand times yes. Wanting to help players get more enjoyment out of League is the main reason I'm applying for a mentor position. I remember what level four felt like: getting called out by a smurf for following the recommended item build, or going bot as Veigar, or getting shoved into a lane against a particularly hard counter and giving first-blood while still under your tower. I remember several people going out of their way to tell me that what I did was wrong. I don't remember those people following up with what could have been done differently though, and that needs to change.
Thanks for your consideration.