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[Survey] Summoner's Rift "Skill" vs. Non-Summoner's Rift "Experience"

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Vsin

Senior Member

03-21-2013

Hello Summoners! Right now I'm trying to collect data for my Statistics course project, and I would like your help for it.

Something that has bugged me for a while is whether or not not-Summoner's Rift experience has any impact at all on your performance IN Summoner's Rift. I know for a fact that the Dominion forums seem to think there's at least some connection, and a cursory scan of the Twisted Treeline forums also seems to come to a similar conclusion. So, why not see if there's a correlation?

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MQK9S7Q

Unfortunately, there's one condition: you must have been placed in Solo Queue during at least one season. I simply don't have any other reliable "skill" statistic to work with here - overall assumed win rate is far more reliable than KDA.

FAQ:

Why just Wins?
The main problem here is that there really isn't any reasonable way to dig up the W/L ratio for every single game mode, nor can I gather up stuff like Average Points per Minute (Dominion) or KDA in every type of Normal. It kinda sucks, but Wins are the only statistic I can really use here, short of using LoLking for KDA...and even that's not particularly useful.

Why are there no Divisions?
First of all, S1 and S2 didn't have Divisions, so if I'm to consider other seasons (ie: I played S1, quit S2, stopped ranked S3) then that isn't going to work. I also consider Divisions within Tiers to be as variable as Elo, in the sense that most people are going to be fluctuating up and down within a certain range.

Why Co-op SR?
To be honest, I may or may not end up using this one. On one hand, there are so many little glitches that you can exploit, to the point where it doesn't seem anything like SR. On the other hand, if you play it "normally" it's still a pretty good simulation of low-tier SR. More data is more data though.

I'm dumping this everywhere I can to hopefully get a good concentration of Not-SR-Heavy players.


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0shi

Senior Member

03-21-2013

I don't think it's actually possible to know how many normal Twisted Treeline games I have, the release of the new version reset the wins to zero... So while I know I have more Dominion games than TT games than SR games, it's hard to know for sure.


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Vsin

Senior Member

03-28-2013

*shrug* I'm still gunna try to see if I can pull a number out of this.


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naotasan

Senior Member

03-28-2013

I believe game mechanics are a universal skill.
Playing Dominion-only for quite some time will give you a good understanding how the game works. How to move your character around, skills with the character, skills of other characters, how to use the skills to stay alive or get kills..
These can all be transferred over to SR, but not directly.

If you play SR like you play Dominion, you will get stomped. I have personal experience with this.
My early game SR is quite pathetic, poor, and just sad. Why? I don't know how to play early game characters and farm minions as well as I know team fights and small 1v1 or 2v2 quarrels.

Thus, my early game SR falls off enough to be called a "noob" legitimately. But if I play that SR game long enough and get enough times to survive to mid game or late game, I can actually hold my ground - if not do better than just about everyone else - because I have the game mechanics down.

I just don't have my SR "micro" down.


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