Originally Posted by killsteel
It doesn't sound like your problems have anything to do with S1. I'm still pissed about the loss of our stats and not having our normal elo carry over to ranked. I played about 2,000 games of LoL from open beta to S1. Now I play a couple times a week, if that, because season one sucks.
Season 1 definitely had an impact on it. I noticed a HUGE change.
Before Season 1, I found myself at a decent Elo in normal games. People warded, not many trash talkers, and coordination was extraordinary between me and 4 strangers. Teams would never be 5 carries/supports/tanks, it would always be balanced.
When Season 1 hit, all the good players moved over to ranked. Now, I find myself in normal queue with idiots who have absolutely no clue what they're talking about, no clue how to play, and trash talk like it's their job. My W/L has gone up a tiny bit, but it doesn't feel like my Elo even changes.
If I go in a ranked game, I find myself being stuck with people who still rush Mejai's as their first item 21 minutes into the game after going 0-9-2 from being in mid lane.
Not having Elo carry over to rank just punishes a lot of decent players. Many of the players I used to see in normal queue are now probably stuck in Elo Hell, trying to dig their way out.