Originally Posted by OnionThief
Good thing this approach works flawlessly for those of us who do not have Riot in our names. Even barring that, as others have pointed out, people just get their knickers in a knot any time you try to offer constructive help. Or they fight with each other and ignore you.
Face it, the in game ranked community is especially bull**** and there is only an off chance that being helpful/informative/positive will actually work. It's ego-fueled nonsense where people are too stubborn to accept any advice, and sometimes fly off the handle for the smallest, normally inconsequential things. Your annecdotal evidence for "if you just try to be nice in ranked everyone will be ****t*ng rainbows" is exactly that; an anecdote, a single case/circumstances that are difficult to replicate.
I'm putting it bluntly so you don't miss the point. And my observations are based on literally over 1000 ranked games during the course of season 1 and 2. I know this post will get ignored because it's a hard statement of fact more than anything, but I'd challenge you or any Rioter to come up with a sound rebuttal.
Hey bazner. I saw this thread a while ago back when it originated and thought "that's cool... I guess." but I kinda felt along the lines of this guy.
I'm just here to say, 9 wins in a row using nothing but support (and i'm 10/11 solo q ranked support games), my tenth win being broken. (our ahri getting caught lvl 1 and our sona running in about 20 seconds later to give ashe a doublekill, which snowballed badly). But also I was playing jungle, a role i'm uncomfortable with and did very poorly at, but my team very nearly won with my ushering them on and didn't give me too much grief for my poor play.
This documents my 9 win jump from 1400 ELO to 1506, using nothing but supports, and my egging on of teammates. We faced down a 7-0 kass and in another game had an 0-5 GP who thanked me after game for not ragging on him for doing poorly (edit and encouraging him/keeping team from raging at him). was losing another but I made a good call for an 18 or 19 minute baron which they subsequently tried to engage 4v5 (and lost badly) on, getting a baron also.
I realize annie is in this. I play her as an aggressive support with low cs and gp10 items.
Happy to have proven that you don't need a riot tag to help lead your team away from defeat. Turns out, if you're not a ****, your team can win games.
Wish you luck in ranked bazner. I'll seek you out for my 1000 win. it's coming up soon-ish.
Edit: I do have interspersed games of normals/5s ranked which is why i can't just screenshot my whole thing and had to peice it together in paint. but these are all in-a-row solo queue matches.