My last solo ranked game. Ever.

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Alphacide

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11-17-2010

I started playing this game while it was in beta, 13 months ago. Since than I have been an active member of the community(that gets worse the longer the game goes on). I have played over 1400 games. I played competitively before ranked came out, and I have solo queue rating of around 1800. I know every spell in the game, every mechanic in the game.

Yet in this new game mode called "solo queue" I was unable to climb the latters. Why? Because of the idiots. I'm gonna put it a little bit harsh. There are plenty of members who either know nothing about this game and go strait to ranked, or play poorly just to make you mad. Its called ELO hell. Yes it exists. And it is painful. Leavers, feeders, greifers. Everywhere. Riot has claimed they have been working on "improving matchmaking" for something like 8 months now. That claim is more like "I'll pay you back eventually" and than waiting until the person you owe money to dies.

This was not the competitive experience It was promised to be.

http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/6461/leaguesign.png
http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/9800/leaverfail.png
http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/4681/trolls.png

I still will stream premade ranked games when my team finally gets back together. (a little late for s1). And normals. No more solo ranked. Ever.

- Alphacide (http://alphacide.com)


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hydrogencar

Senior Member

11-17-2010

I got stuck in ELO Hell too. I feel your pain.
Starting to care less and less about stupid people though. I dont yell at people cause we happen to have eve shaco AND twitch in one team. I dont yell at them for picking no tank. Hell, they pick eve, shaco + twitch ? I pick akali and act like I dont know what oracles are.


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TeeNaku

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11-17-2010

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Originally Posted by Alphacide View Post
I started playing this game while it was in beta, 13 months ago. Since than I have been an active member of the community(that gets worse the longer the game goes on). I have played over 1400 games. I played competitively before ranked came out, and I have solo queue rating of around 1800. I know every spell in the game, every mechanic in the game.

Yet in this new game mode called "solo queue" I was unable to climb the latters. Why? Because of the idiots. I'm gonna put it a little bit harsh. There are plenty of members who either know nothing about this game and go strait to ranked, or play poorly just to make you mad. Its called ELO hell. Yes it exists. And it is painful. Leavers, feeders, greifers. Everywhere. Riot has claimed they have been working on "improving matchmaking" for something like 8 months now. That claim is more like "I'll pay you back eventually" and than waiting until the person you owe money to dies.

This was not the competitive experience It was promised to be.

http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/6461/leaguesign.png
http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/9800/leaverfail.png
http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/4681/trolls.png

I still will stream premade ranked games when my team finally gets back together. (a little late for s1). And normals. No more solo ranked. Ever.

this game wont be truly competitive for another year or so. and i could write a page long essay explaining why. but its all already been said before and riot knows it.

so just play for fun for now. Im on a 5 game losing streak for solo queue ranked and i have enjoyed every game with the help occasionaly of /mute


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Gibbilo

Senior Member

11-17-2010

amen brother. bout time you guys came around.


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Astridae

Senior Member

11-17-2010

You're -6 in both those games. Because you only put 2 screens up, and no video, I'm going to assume nothing of the games except that you had a leaver and a troll in 2, and the troll isn't even guaranteed. He may have bought those right at the end of the game. Also, your elo is climbing still.


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Swarna

Senior Member

11-17-2010

You've only played about 100 games. That's not enough for a normalized elo. You could have just gotten extremely unlucky and gotten the short end of the stick. The solution would be to actually play MORE if you are as good as you think you are to rise or to wait for that new leaver buster system Riot's implementing soon. I didn't get as unlucky as you, but I will say I dropped down to ~1050 before rising up.

Also, are you saying you had 1800 elo in normal games? If that's the case, it's actually not very impressive. I'm terrible and I had over 1900. Top players were at 2200-2400. That's a big difference from 1800. Old ratings=/=current ones. Don't assume that just because you had a decent rating in unranked games that you should automatically have one in ranked.

Best of luck to you if you do decide to solo queue again.


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xavarn

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11-17-2010

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Originally Posted by UntimedFury View Post
You've only played about 100 games. That's not enough for a normalized elo. You could have just gotten extremely unlucky and gotten the short end of the stick. The solution would be to actually play MORE if you are as good as you think you are to rise or to wait for that new leaver buster system Riot's implementing soon. I didn't get as unlucky as you, but I will say I dropped down to ~1050 before rising up.

Also, are you saying you had 1800 elo in normal games? If that's the case, it's actually not very impressive. I'm terrible and I had over 1900. Top players were at 2200-2400. That's a big difference from 1800. Old ratings=/=current ones. Don't assume that just because you had a decent rating in unranked games that you should automatically have one in ranked.

Best of luck to you if you do decide to solo queue again.
I have well over 400 ranked games and my ELO jumps between 1000-1300.... if you call that normalized then idk what to say to you


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Faeces

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11-17-2010

They'll reset the ladders soon , so don't worry .


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IamGrimm

Senior Member

11-17-2010

**** you Alphacide, I'll play solo q ranked games with you!


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kefkac

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11-17-2010

i would like ranked to be only available when people reach a number of wins on normal games


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