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Why is it so hard to get to tier 1 promo?

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DarchTheWyze

Junior Member

04-01-2013

So all last week, as I was earning 5-6 LP per win on my silver 1 account, I had tons of good and bad days. I finally get from 89 to 98 LP in 4 games tonight (YES 4 games for <10LP) and then I get a feeding Lee Sin top. He manages to pull 0-5 in the first 10 minutes of a match and things are looking grim. We make a good comeback middle game, but our team loses it when nobody decides to focus Anivia who is all of their damage. In the end, we lose due to an uncoordinated teamfight under our tower and it says "League info processing..." So as usual, I go to check my profile, sitting happily at 98LP. I click view profile again to refresh it and BAM! 79LP. Lost 2 whole damn days work of ranked matches in 1 loss.

Question for Riot Games, why is your system so whack? I lose 20 LP per game but only gain 3-4LP? How EXACTLY is that a fair ranked system? If anything, make the loss of LP the same as the LP you would win if you actually won that match, not make it some ridiculous different to where you will never promote.


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DarchTheWyze

Junior Member

04-01-2013

Bump, I want opinions on how this is possibly "just".


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FrazzledMelon

Senior Member

04-02-2013

Please search before posting. This question is asked at least a dozen times a day, and the answer hasn't changed in three months.


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ashtray4joo

Senior Member

04-02-2013

Do search is correct. Fact is your hidden MMR is low, meaning that the game thinks you're not ready to climb out yet this can be due to you losing a lot, or losing to people who you should beat a lot. Rest easy though, the more you win the more your MMR will eventually even out to where you can advance a bit easier.

Right now I am gaining about 18-20 a win and losing about 12-13 per loss, which means the game thinks I should be higher than where I am at, your right now just the opposite.


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Worst Yasuo Bot

Senior Member

04-02-2013

Actually what you guys are saying is false when you try to get tier 1 promo the system starts to clamp your LP gain. Making it harder for you to reach the promo than a normal promo. Its there for a reason cause once u enter new division you cant drop back down.


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ashtray4joo

Senior Member

04-02-2013

Quote:
Dougie Doug:
Actually what you guys are saying is false when you try to get tier 1 promo the system starts to clamp your LP gain. Making it harder for you to reach the promo than a normal promo. Its there for a reason cause once u enter new division you cant drop back down.


You sir are correct, and I have been corrected.


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