(Cross-posting from pirate101central.com and edited so it makes more sense for this game as well, so there's that).
Thanks for posting this. Nice to see someone is helping to make the community better in some way.
Also, I think that more needs to be said about etiquette in champion select, especially for those of us who play normal draft or Ranked games. Games can be won or lost there, and one of my last games that I've played had someone who complained about "losing" mid, and then took "support" leblanc against a blitzcrank and did poorly, encouraging our "jungler" to be karthus. It's a simple statement sometimes, but I wish that people wouldn't get all stuck up just because they have "300+ games with kat" and complain about the guy who gets mid doesn't have as many games as him.
That's a really nice article. How about add this one in:
11) Communicate and compromise, not pick or call order, is the key to having a great game: Communication and compromise is the key to having a good game with your teammates and other players. Knowing your strengths and weaknesses, as well as knowing other players strengths and weaknesses, can help organize your team composition. You cannot always get the role you want in the game. Sometimes, you'll have to give up your favorite role to another person when you realize that person can't do other roles well or can do your favorite role better. If you end up in your weakest role, try to communicate with your team to see what they can do to make your role a bit easier. Ending up in your weakest role can also be a learning experience and you can learn more of that role from other teammates and the enemy team.
I also agree with the third point in your post: Don't be afraid to ask what you did wrong or offer advice to players. It also helps if you end up in role you are really bad at. I had one ranked game where I told my teammates that I'm bad at jungling and ended up as the jungler. I also told them to try and play safe. Apparently, I lost that game because I got counter jungled hard and they thrawted my attempts to steal their blue buff as a punishment. At the end of the game, I asked advice from the enemy jungler (he was Hecarim) some tips to improve my jungle gameplay. He said that my choice of jungler is a bad one (I was Fizz) and I should probably start out with Nunu.
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