Is this REALLY what I can expect from playing this game?

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Valha

Junior Member

06-16-2012

Hello....I'm a newer player, having only started playing about 3 weeks ago and I have some venting to do. First off, I'd like to say that I've enjoyed this game and have had fun with it for the mostpart during the little time I have played it......however......I need some things to be cleared up. Recently, since attaining a level of 20+ I've noticed alot of changes with the game I've come to enjoy.

Firstly, bot games have been given a time limit from which games can be played to earn ip and xp. This has been a double edged sword for me. I like the fact that I now have to take off the proverbial diaper and start participating more in what this game was designed for which is direct pvp, not human vs ai, but it has also kind of thrown me into a whole new world of this game when I'm not entirely sure I'm ready for it. Currently I do not believe by any stretch of the imagination I am anywhere near the level of capability with any given champ as probably 70% or more of the community are. This has lead to some problems for me.

I have bitten the bullet and firmly believe that only by jumping in head first and trying things out on this new field is the only way to truly adjust and learn from a much higher skill level of opponent. I also don't like the idea of playing a game where aside from maybe some minor game experience from bot play, nothing is gained. But since doing so I have discovered that in nearly EVERY game I play I am treated like garbage if I do not perform as well as people think the champion I am playing should perform.

Now go ahead all potential trolls, call me QQ or w/e you want....I'm used to this sort of behavior in games of this nature.....but in LoL.....it seems to be exemplified 1000 fold. So I have a question to pose this community.....how eager do you think new players like myself are going to be to continue playing when anytime we do, all we are met with is people telling us how terrible we are and being harassed to the point where the game isnt even fun? How about instead of being total ****faces, throw out some ideas as to what we could do to become better? Maybe spend some time watching as we play and let us KNOW what we're doing wrong and why. Hell, maybe even suggest a champ or 2 from the one we're playing that might suit us better.

I used to play this game daily about 4-5 times as time allowed......but now when I turn on the computer I have to stop and think.....do I want another 30-50 mins of being told how crappy I am and being made to feel like garbage, or should I maybe do something where I'm allowed to learn and benefit from the experience of making mistakes. And before you all go off about "oh not everyone here is like that", maybe ask yourselves why it is then that EVERY game I've played from 20+ there hasnt been a single one where there wasnt at least one jerkoff.

I'm likely done playing this game for good given my experiences here and seeing first hand what a bunch of a-holes most LoL players are, so feel free to ban or w/e you need to do for this post. But I KNOW full well I am not alone in the way I feel, and it's sad to see a community embrace the crappy attitudes the way this one has. I guess what my hope is by this post, is being proven wrong or having someone come along and help me in a way that makes this game at least SOMEWHAT enjoyable again.


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chaser676

Senior Member

06-16-2012

It sucks, I know, but think of it as trial by fire. If you need to, type "/mute all" once you're in the game and people flame you. Realize this, most players in the 1-15 levels seem to be smurfs, high level players that have created new accounts to go noobstomping. Believe me, levels 20-29 are great, and level 30 is awesome.

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The reason a lot of people loosely associated with LoL think the community sucks so hard is because their main contact point is smurfs. I encourage you to get to higher levels to meet some really decent folk.


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Valha

Junior Member

06-16-2012

The worst part is most of the time I play, I average about 5-8 kills, die anywhere from 3-15 times (the later being a rare exception and having a REALLY bad game) and about 15-20 assists. I didnt think that was so bad, but its apparent to me that at this level if you arent scoring like 12+ kills on your own, you suck balls. Just as an FYI, I've been playing Galio pretty much exclusively. I just dont think my play level has been THAT bad. But maybe you can answer me this......is your ability measured by the number of kills you get in this game? B/c I was under the impression if you helped get assists it was just as good. I mean why not just play Yi or some other offence oriented champ all the time otherwise?


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chaser676

Senior Member

06-16-2012

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Originally Posted by Valha View Post
The worst part is most of the time I play, I average about 5-8 kills, die anywhere from 3-15 times (the later being a rare exception and having a REALLY bad game) and about 15-20 assists. I didnt think that was so bad, but its apparent to me that at this level if you arent scoring like 12+ kills on your own, you suck balls. Just as an FYI, I've been playing Galio pretty much exclusively. I just dont think my play level has been THAT bad. But maybe you can answer me this......is your ability measured by the number of kills you get in this game? B/c I was under the impression if you helped get assists it was just as good. I mean why not just play Yi or some other offence oriented champ all the time otherwise?
Like I said, you're in a level where you're going to get flamed for going 20/0/20 or 0/20/0. Just grind though it till level 30 and you'll be good.


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chaser676

Senior Member

06-16-2012

http://www.lolking.net/summoner/na/32281193#history

^your profile

Hmm, you do seem to be feeding a bit. Kills and assists are great, but dying definitely outweighs them. I'd much rather have a 0/1/10 soraka on my team than a 10/11/7 sivir.


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chaser676

Senior Member

06-16-2012

Your builds seem to be not so great either, take a look at solomid.net for great builds.


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Luna Prey

Member

06-16-2012

Just ask them why they are in the same ELO as you? They must not be much better. If they are, then chances are they are smurfs.

I am a new player as well, and I don't really have the same problems as you anymore, but the way I handled it is by getting a friend to play with me. My BF is an amazing AP mid, and anytime him and I duo normal blind/draft, he always gets like 20 kills. All I have to do is do decent, and we will usually win. Now I understand this isn't really the fairest way to deal with the problem, but since he's teaching me, my skill level is going up quickly, and with all the wins, we're elevated out of that new player ELO where people are still learning the game.

So try that! If you like you can play with us if we're online. Just add me to friend.


Oh, and to explain, unranked mode DOES have an ELO. So people who are in the same game as you have a similar ELO. ELO is a calculation based on how skilled the game thinks you are. As you get better, you play with better team mates, and better opponents.


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Ciririca Farms

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Junior Member

06-16-2012

Hello Riot Games mesnsagem'm sending this to give a suggestion of champion I still do not have in mind a name for it the more it will be a normal man with his clothes torn ultmate Cho'Gath will be like when he kills the enemy with their ult it will grow and Transforming into a werewolf he is a buff skill which will give him another atack speed and movement skill he will take a leap into the enemy as your passive Fiora will be like the Nocturne after 10 attacks he will give a attack area, another skill he will howl and who is around to take anger turned into fear when its full werewolf attack increases attention required by Riot Games


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Ciririca Farms

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06-16-2012

Hello Riot Games mesnsagem'm sending this to give a suggestion of champion I still do not have in mind a name for it the more it will be a normal man with his clothes torn ultmate Cho'Gath will be like when he kills the enemy with their ult it will grow and Transforming into a werewolf he is a buff skill which will give him another atack speed and movement skill he will take a leap into the enemy as your passive Fiora will be like the Nocturne after 10 attacks he will give a attack area, another skill he will howl and who is around to take anger turned into fear when its full werewolf attack increases attention required by Riot Games


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profGnardian

Senior Member

06-16-2012

You simply have to tough it out. People will be annoying whenever they want to be annoying. I have found that some people just need to be put on /ignore.

But yea you do have scores that aren't that great. A good formula on if oyu are doing good or not is kills+(assists/3)-deaths. The more positive your number is the better you are doing. Having be negative is not good.


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