Anxiety over ranked?

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Adieu

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10-15-2012

I know it's "just a game" and ranked shouldnt be something i should be scared of....BUT I AM. Like I just have this mindset that 'sh*ts going to hit the fan' and i'll end up losing. Theres only like a week left before Season 2 is over x_x. How do I go into solo queue with a better mindset. zzz


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ashxu

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10-15-2012

lol I have this too. Too scared to play ranked because I know something is going to happen that'll make me want to surrender at 5 minutes.

idk, I just forced myself to play.


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Cha0shift

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10-15-2012

I want to be able to say that **** wont happen every single game... but I would by lying. If its not your team its the enemy team. It seems like no matter which team it is someone or everyone on the losing team likes to be very vocal about how its not their fault.


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SixMinutesLate

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10-15-2012

Take each game seriously, but don't dwell on losses. You can't win every game and the system doesn't expect you to. Take a short break every game or two, especially after a very intense match. Stop playing if you feel like you're about to tilt (lose confidence and go on a losing spree) and wait until you're more composed. Get some exercise and don't sit around eating junk and playing League all day (no, seriously)


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Nid

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10-15-2012

drink an energy drink, watch some porn, then game all night. that's what i usually do.


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DisregardMeta

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10-15-2012

just come in with the mindset that your entire team sucks and you already lost at champion select

then you can go "hmm, that went better than expected"


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TehomCD

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10-15-2012

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drink an energy drink, watch some porn, then game all night. that's what i usually do.
That's the best guide to hitting platinum I've ever read.


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Goguma XO

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10-15-2012

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just come in with the mindset that your entire team sucks and you already lost at champion select

then you can go "hmm, that went better than expected"
That's what happens a lot of times, yet those games often get even worse.


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Velore

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10-15-2012

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I know it's "just a game" and ranked shouldnt be something i should be scared of....BUT I AM. Like I just have this mindset that 'sh*ts going to hit the fan' and i'll end up losing. Theres only like a week left before Season 2 is over x_x. How do I go into solo queue with a better mindset. zzz
I know what you mean OP... I've been level 30 for a while but mindful of making sure that:

a) I know the champions
b) have a few per role
c) Have runes/masteries/pages for options

Took me a while, but then I kind of just got stuck with my finger hovering over the "ranked game" button... Was I good enough? Was I about to lose my team ELO? Should I just "Normal" instead?

I am easing myself into it at the moment and trying to do a couple of ranked games a night. I still don't have my "official" rating yet, but I am 4wins 2losses at the moment which seems good enough for getting started. My strongest positions are solo top or solo mid and haven't needed (yet) to fill in my weaker positions (AD Carry/Jungle) or weakest position (support). I can hold my own in the other positions, but I find Support the hardest to practice as "Normals" are terrible for Support practice (as nobody gets what the support role is for, complains when you buy wards and complains when you don't carry the game... *sigh*).

I did have a bad start top lane in a couple of games (well, I won/held my lanes but we lost overall) with Singed who is one of my favourite champions, but over the weekend I got a couple of wins with him bringing him back to a 50% win rate for me!

With Season 2 coming to an end I am keen to get an official rating. I have a feeling I need to do 10 games to do that though. Even so, like you I am hesitant to get into a ranked as the stakes are higher. I have to admit though, the competition is tougher and more enjoyable because of it.

Also, it might just be me, but since the new Honour system came in, there is a serious drop in ragers making ranked games a little less scary!


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Memorylame

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10-15-2012

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Like I just have this mindset that 'sh*ts going to hit the fan' ......................How do I go into solo queue with a better mindset. zzz
this is the perfect mindset for Karma play...


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