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What is the incentive to play ranked

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Indica

Recruiter

03-05-2013

Unless I'm playing with 2/3 friends, or playing a new champion I exclusively play ranked.

It's just more fun when there's the competitive incentive, and I find that ranked players take the game much more seriously.

I don't understand the incentive to play normal (unless you're testing something new out). Ranked gives you ranking, which potentially gets you a cool skin and a border at the end of the season. More importantly I think it makes you a better player. Too many people derping around in normal games makes the victory seem worthless.

You don't necessarily have to carry to move up in a ranked game. You just have to be good enough that you tip the balance of your team over your opposing team. If you can win just 55% of your matches you'll move up. You don't have to dominate every game. Just be that little extra factor that makes your team slightly better than the other and over time you'll rack up more wins that losses.


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HappinessFactory

Senior Member

03-05-2013

I have more fun when my entire team is trying their hardest to win, and I get more of that when I play ranked.


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DarklordJoseph

The Council

03-05-2013

I could win every match in Bronze V *Flexes Muscles*


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Meteoria

Senior Member

03-05-2013

could you? even if it was 3 v 5?


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pastafariany

Senior Member

03-05-2013

Quote:
Meteoria:
could you? even if it was 3 v 5?

probably, bronze v players really are that bad.


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Shibley

Senior Member

03-05-2013

Haven't you noticed all the rages/feeders in normals. Yeah you may get a great team or really fun game 1/10, but not worth to me.

I still play normals a lot, but only as warm ups for ranked or trying out new champs/builds


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xBlitzerx

Senior Member

03-05-2013

Haven't read any replies yet.

I started playing ranked S3 because by the end of S2 I was only winning 50% of my games anyway so I figured, why not play ranked? At least I'll eventually get placed and have better stats tracking. If I'm going to lose and rage anyway, it might as well be ranked.

I do still play AI and normals for testing new/champs I haven't played in awhile though.


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Forchark

Senior Member

03-05-2013

No there isn't. That is why I don't play ranked.

All they guarantee is a trolled game with rude, bickering teenagers where there is no payoff, no balance, and no respect with no IP boost.

No reason to play ranked.


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