So here we are, season 3... Some of us are happy about their performance during season 2, some of us are currently working hard to improve their playstyle, and some of us are simply playing the game for fun.
There is one thing, related to my performance during season 2, that makes me sad. Don't get me wrong ; I'm pretty satisfied by what I accomplished. The one thing that bothers me is the fact that everyone on your team knows in what elo range you stand. And because of it, people judge their teamates before the game even starts, and then comes the harassment, the flaming, the high expectations or the low elo bashing...
Anyway, I wrote this post because I get tired of being harassed. I'm platinum and when I play normal games to discover a new champ or try strategies, people have super high expectation and start playing like I could 1v5... And I get the blame everytime I cannot carry.
What do you guys think? How do you manage elo borders? Are you happy with it? Should they stay or should they go?
Summoner attitudes have nothing to do with the elo borders and everything to do with their attitude. All we can do is try to clean up the community's attitude and I think Riot has a pretty impressive system in place for that. Report cases of harassment, shrug it off best you can, and move on.
I'm not in ranked games yet, but Elo is a solid system. You just have to expect wider swings in public matching and the full array of human attitudes from those you are teamed up with. Why hide what level of player you are?
But that said, you should try out new champs vs. bots for a game or two. I know it's not nearly as fun as PvP, but at least you go into a game with others, Normal or otherwise, knowing how to use the champ. Folks in Normal like to win too and expect you to know your champ not test things out where it won't affect your rating. It's a courtesy, if nothing else.
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