Why the hell do people new to ranked start off with silver level MMR?

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LVNsNASmurf

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02-08-2014

Literally had someone in their first ranked game, pick jungle malphite, go 2/10, and almost single handedly feed the enemy lee and yasuo.

Almost every single thing they did was wrong. ~50 CS at 30 min, never ulted to engage a fight, wandered into fog of war alone, tried to duel enemy carries....

I know this is stuff we all get wrong when we're new, but the average player at my level is streets ahead (comparatively), so why burden us with this junk?


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Aomines

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02-08-2014

The real question is, why aren't you above that level by now?


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LVNsNASmurf

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02-08-2014

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The real question is, why aren't you above that level by now?
I dunno, why aren't I in the top 8% of players? Oh, thats right, because it's a tiny minority of players. I'm silver, I got here from b5, I'm climbing slowly, and games like my last one aren't helping.


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Redeemed RivĂȘn

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02-08-2014

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The real question is, why aren't you above that level by now?
the silver 5-3 area is actually really rough to be in. It's crowded with wrongly placed bronze 5 people and platinum smurfs.

I'm not saying OP doesn't belong there. It is frustrating for those players that do because of the terrible matchmaking.


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Ventlus

Senior Member

02-08-2014

the default elo rating is silver 5, so thats where people start. Majority of people are in silver not in bronze, so if you can't steamroll silver up to silver 1 then your within that range regardless of teamates you get placed with.


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Kythers

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02-08-2014

that's how elo works, wtf


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Aomines

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02-08-2014

But you started from 1200 when you first began playing as well...


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Yasako

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02-08-2014

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Majority of people are in silver not in bronze

ok


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canadianForces

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02-08-2014

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Originally Posted by Ventlus View Post
the default elo rating is silver 5, so thats where people start. Majority of people are in silver not in bronze, so if you can't steamroll silver up to silver 1 then your within that range regardless of teamates you get placed with.
sorry too say but its 40% bronze and 40% silver the reste is gold+


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02-08-2014

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Originally Posted by LVNsNASmurf View Post
Almost every single thing they did was wrong.
This statement still applies to the majority of people until high diamond.