Yes, it's another ELO hell thread. I'm going to start off by saying that I don't blame others for my failures. If I die, it's my fault; ganked, it's my fault as well; and if I lose my lane, then I can't blame anyone but myself (If there is any blame to be placed at all).
I jumped into the solo queue as I would any other day, when I finally got a game. There were a few dodges, but that's the game. I finally got matched, and the first thing that struck me is that nobody was telling anyone else how to play (As is so unbelievably prevalent in this game). There was no "MID OR I AFK", or "BAN SHEN", no "OMFG U NOOB PICK THIS CHAMP." Nobody told anyone what to pick, where to go, or what to buy for the first half of the game. And there were no insults flung, or accusations of trolling being thrown around (among other things) because someone had the nerve to play their own way.
What happened? We kicked ass, of course! The jungler was awesome (I know how rare that is). He knew where to be, when to be there, and what to do. He even warded when I didn't have the time to. Our mid was holding his own just fine; our bottom (Kayle and Soraka) was even able to take a few turrets while they were at it.
This all went to hell the moment we took Baron. At this point, the other team had taken to grouping together to survive. What happens the moment we're caught off guard? Our mid calls us *******, and Kayle follows suit. The latter then proceeds to wander off to the sides and refuses to help us when we're being stormed (Mid to a lesser extent).
I need not tell you that we lost soon after.
ELO hell doesn't exist because of "noobs and trolls"; it exists because of the inevitable jackass that wants everyone to play the way he tells them to. This is the guy that rages, flames, and threatens to report when someone doesn't get boots right from the start, doesn't ward all the bushes without exception, or when the team has *gasp* two fighter types.
I just wanted to share my thoughts on here.
Tl;dr version: You didn't lose that ranked game because of a "noob." You lost it because of the jerk(s) chewing him out for playing his own way.