: It's kinda incredible how Riot made a league addict like me just stop wanting playing the game
Dont mention the money they steal from you with skins. You dont actually own your skins youre just renting them for as long as they let you play. Fuck this peice of shit game. Theyre more worried about u saying bad words than fixing afk or intent feed problems. Riot is a disgusting cult. Kill yourself if youre a riot employee. Steal my money. Eat dick %%%got cultist.
Rioter Comments
: Am i missing something? Why do people pick warwick in this meta?
Thats cuz Riot games is shit. League of Legends the rejected cousin of Dota2 {{sticker:zombie-brand-mindblown}}
: We shall remember the date as Caitlyn has become completly obsolte...
This game sucks so who cares. Every new champ is shit. And the only people who play this game are mentally deprived.
: I am really fucking sick and tired of seeing Zed and Lee every fucking game
Thats cuz this game sucks. And the people that run it are fucking cultist. Just quit and play something else this shit show isnt worth the time.
: Champion update: Poppy, Keeper of the Hammer
This rework is trash. Ult is trash. I dont mind the passive change (that's what was really broken about original poppy) but the ult change is trash. Riot sucks.
Kikirino (NA)
: I hate when my teammates talk shit after a win
Theres a reason its called bragging rights.
Rioter Comments
Rioter Comments
: Sarcasm doesn't translate well through text, but man... You sure don't get any.
Man i totally understood what you said there =\
Rioter Comments
: yes because the skin and lore team obviously work on solving problems for rank
: IDK why they haven't done a special que for people who are in their promos that seems like it should happen in the first place. I wouldn't care really if I had to wait longer for que. The wait time would be worth the wait for me if I get into a game where there wouldn't be people there trying to sabotage my game on purpose.
Thats because theyre focus on give us more skins and important shit like lore. Obviously.
: I think there just aren't enough people in queue doing promos to make that viable. I could be wrong, but I suspect queue time would get too long. GLHF
In low elo this shouldn't be a problem.
: Your idea is good. But it would make q times much more longer, think about high end plat, dia players they don't want to wait 3 hours, they want to play now, they want to carry themselves, they focus on themselves first. Not on a feeding garen top laner....You, "bronze elo" (i was bronze too, i know how bad it is sometimes) people just not focusing,you see others but you don't see yourself. , fuck that garen man fuck him, fuck everyone just play for yourself, and when you start carrying yourself, go to the top lane and feed that garen too instead of flaming him how bad he is. Try to use DST too if you're playing support or jungler. (youtube it "DST" -sky)
> Try to use DST too if you're playing support or jungler. (youtube it "DST" -sky) No. Because im not an outrageously flamboyant homo that likes to suck people off. I just mute all now. And im slowly but surely shifting over to dota 2. Soon shits gonna hit the fan and we'll see how many circle jerking riot fan drones are gonna stick around when they realize this company has no interest in making the game better. They're just trying to cash in while they can and people are going to soon realize when they put that "No longer available" sign where the launch button is.
Rioter Comments
: Dear Riot, can we please stop sharing a single splash across multiple skins.
lmao these are the same people that have 1000+ employees but are still using these excuses > Riot Baconhawk (NA) We are here... there's a LOT of you and only a few of us (relatively). > :). > http://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/site-feedback/5bQ85TaR-you-know-riot-checks-the-boards-because when valve has literally half the amount of staff producing just as much if not more content. Dont know why you give these lazy fucks any credit. They're just looking to make shit flashy enough to sell you it. Nvm a sandbox mode.
: "We don't want a sandbox mode because we don't want players to be expected to grind it"
lol they probably can't code it so they make excuses. Funny they have 1000 employees (like 900 more than valve) and still throw you these bullshit excuses for their laziness. Im picking up Dota 2 now. Fuck this game. And before anyone says this was my last straw. No, its actually this community. Full of a bunch of hypocrites. Piled on by Riot's obvious cash grab scheme that will soon fall apart. They don't care about anything that people ask for, their just looking to keep these casual scrubs entertained with flashy gimmicks (ala the new hud that was unnecessary, fixed now with this patch, but still uncalled for). But also this community that is full of retards that say you're toxic while at the same time calling you a retard, flamer, troll, or what have you AND STILL report you. Hypocrites. Also you get locked into your rank. On my smurf i jump straight to silver 1 out of promos but on this one for some reason as soon as i get to promos for s4 i get teammates that are visibly unaware of how to play and make me wonder how the hell did i get paired with these people when i just went 7-0. Matchmaking literally gives you worse teammates the better you do. Wtf? Because i'm doing well you're going to give me teammates that are worse because I'm now suppose to be some god that can carry 4 people? People have been asking for a better client for years. Replays are non-existent even tho Replay.gg seem to be able to pull it off with ease. Their tutorial sucks ass and leaves noobs to feel helpless when their smurf teamates flame them for not being good enough to understand simple shit like csing. Tribunal is now a ban bot that scouts bad words so its better to not type at all or risk getting reported for rubbing off on someone the wrong way. Never mind a legitimate reason. You still can't leave games with afkers and are forced to "Stick it out" because Riot love to make you suffer. A never changing Meta where you only get 6 bans for 100+ characters and only 4 of those are actually broken that they can single handedly carry a game, and positions that are literally forced. This game is broken and the more I transition to Dota 2 the more I realize what a fucking peice of shit Riot and this community is. Don't get me wrong I always loved the actual gameplay and the mechanics and all of its nuances. Anyone whose had a real close game go to 40 mins where that one play gets you on the edge of your seat because both teams have decent players and one misstep can lose you the match know what I mean. But those games come like once every 30. And to top it all off the shit that surrounds this game considering that I feel like its now infested with fucking prepubescent little weeaboos is no longer worth the massive amount of time i've spent trying to learn this game that clearly has no intention of actually catering to competitive players of a pvp type game. Riot is just one gimmick after another. tl;dr Riot wants your money they dont give a fuck about shit that would actually make this game competitive. Just one flashy gimmick after another. So many things are more broken than just the fact that they wont add a sandbox mode. Im moving to Dota 2.
: OH MY GOD THE GAME IS RUINED
CAPS LOCK FOR LIFEEEEEEEE
Rioter Comments
: Pretty much impossible, unless your team consists of {{champion:223}} {{champion:34}} {{champion:432}} and {{champion:12}}
or when your teamates just leave base to die
Rioter Comments
: well played: http://awesomegifs.com/wp-content/uploads/cheers-slow-clap.gif
I'm enjoying this gif more than i should be.
Raw (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=Meetmeatbaron,realm=NA,application-id=cIfEodbz,discussion-id=FjihmyTV,comment-id=00040000000000000000000000000000,timestamp=2015-08-03T22:12:41.884+0000) > > Same guy who says > > "Heh no one give a crap about elo/ranked as long you're having fun not on someone's expense of course.". > > Must only apply when you don't feel like being a fucking cunt. You mad kid? Enjoy struggling in silver lol. http://www.auplod.com/u/daopul5c344.png
Not really, more satisfied at how low you'll stoop to denigrate me only to prove my point that no one in this game is a saint. You're still a fucking cunt. And i belong in silver so you're really not downing me by taunting me with your gold rank. I have enough friends who are gold to know that your division isn't remarkable either.
: > [{quoted}](name=Meetmeatbaron,realm=NA,application-id=cIfEodbz,discussion-id=VEzzIUMJ,comment-id=00040000000000000000000000000000000000000000,timestamp=2015-08-03T22:29:39.824+0000) > > Honestly i just write whatever comes to mind to take a break from actually playing the game. You're right though i do structure my argument in such a manner. > > Person A has position X. > Person B presents position Y (which is a distorted version of X). > Person B attacks position Y. > Therefore X is false/incorrect/flawed. > > Never even realized how much I did that. Thank you. > > No really i mean it. English is my second language but was one of my favorite subjects to learn in school. So was Philosophy. I just had an epiphany as to why I have such a hard time persuading others in debate. I side-track and ramble too much, and assume the person's standpoint is the same as my own. Guess i should be less quick to lash my tongue and read better. > > You have humbled me. You're welcome. I'm glad to help. I have to be honest, that's not the response I expected. It's refreshing to see. Thank you for that. Also, that's a fantastic generalized structure for the fallacy. Would you mind if I borrowed it for future discussions?
Go ahead i found it on google anyways when i searched up straw-man fallacy. Funny i didn't remember immediately what it was considering I use be heavy into that stuff when I was deciding whether i was truly an atheist (coming from a christian-heavy family). Many religious debaters use that same logic, but more cringe-worthy i'd say. The fact that your surprised at my response is what irks me about this community too. At the end of the day I'm still a normal person just like any troll/rager you might come across. Difference being that I'm not a total ass i know when i'm at fault and i am willing to admit it (unlike many people, which, imo, is still normal considering we are humans after all). But it just seems this community like to generalize so much that it doesn't matter what you say but how you say it, and will quickly label you under a certain category. Like when I play sometimes it feels like this game isn't about the game anymore but what category of report you can fit someone under. It just feels like everyone wants to swing the ban hammer in my games, so i come on the board to be the anti-hero and vent my frustrations i suppose. I feel like I'm the urgot of the boards. No one likes me. But i'm still here. And i like to remind you I'm still here even if it is ugly. At least that's what I aim for. Definitely though i need to structure my thoughts and read opposing views better. I may be a victim of generalizing people too much as well. Just in a different manner it seems. TL;Dr Feel free to use straw man definition. I'm not total ass sorry if it was coming off that way. I'm just a human being like anyone else that plays this game. People try too hard to pretend to be nice so they can try to get others banned.
: All of your posts that I have seen bothered me for some reason. Not so much in the content, as in the structure. And in that post, you demonstrated the structure that was so confusing in such a clear and obvious way that I better understood the problem - specifically, that your arguments consist almost entirely of straw-man fallacies. So what I appreciate is that you removed that confusion for me.
Honestly i just write whatever comes to mind to take a break from actually playing the game. You're right though i do structure my argument in such a manner. Person A has position X. Person B presents position Y (which is a distorted version of X). Person B attacks position Y. Therefore X is false/incorrect/flawed. Never even realized how much I did that. Thank you. No really i mean it. English is my second language but was one of my favorite subjects to learn in school. So was Philosophy. I just had an epiphany as to why I have such a hard time persuading others in debate. I side-track and ramble too much, and assume the person's standpoint is the same as my own. Guess i should be less quick to lash my tongue and read better. You have humbled me.
Raw (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=Meetmeatbaron,realm=NA,application-id=cIfEodbz,discussion-id=FjihmyTV,comment-id=000400000000000000000000,timestamp=2015-08-03T20:45:53.747+0000) > > This dude is like the poster child for hypocrisy. Doesn't care about elo. Still claiming hes better because hes gold 5. Like i said smartest kid on the short bus. Stop gloating, you're not convincingly good enough for me to care. Cunt. Because I am better lol. Unless Silver 5 > Gold 5 http://www.auplod.com/u/daopul5c344.png
Same guy who says "Heh no one give a crap about elo/ranked as long you're having fun not on someone's expense of course.". Must only apply when you don't feel like being a fucking cunt.
: I wasn't indicating anything. I was expressing appreciation for clarifying something that was confusing to me. Nothing more, nothing less.
Ok.... im still failing to see what it is that your appreciating and what it was that i clarified.
: > [{quoted}](name=Meetmeatbaron,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=ovvhkytQ,comment-id=001a,timestamp=2015-08-03T03:45:55.408+0000) > > Bet youre also the asshole that kept voting no to surrender like "No guys we still have chance"...... I hate people like you. Im glad you got reported, the match was obviously no longer fun to play and it was normals. So why are you still trying so hard to make others join your "Yea! We can do this" mentality when the rest of your team, from what your saying their score was, already gave up? > > Is it obligatory that others have fun losing with you? Fuck off m8 This right here is the kind of person that needs to be be permanently banned.
Again i state. Is it obligatory that others have fun losing with you? He's the one complaining about his teamates combined kda of 2/48. If that wasn't demoralizing enough he then expects them to join in on his fun when theres clearly no point in playing any further. You should get perma banned for calling bans on people. Who made you "Deputy Ban Hammer". Why should i get banned? Because i use bad words? Because I'm voicing my displeasure with his standpoint? Should i say it like this instead "Man Im sorry to hear that about your team. Maybe you should of offered them some care bears after the match so you can all hug it out? Lets be friends forever guys! Yea!"
: A poor choice of words. My apologies. There's been something bugging me about your arguments, but I couldn't place it. That post pegged it for me.
Still failing to see what you're trying to indicate....
: > [{quoted}](name=Meetmeatbaron,realm=NA,application-id=cIfEodbz,discussion-id=VEzzIUMJ,comment-id=000400000000,timestamp=2015-08-03T10:38:58.135+0000) > > How was the game meant to be played? And the majority is definitely not the always peaceful stay humble judo masters Riot Lyte wants us to be. Dont see why trash talking is frowned upon in a competitive game. The very nature of pvp evokes it. It just sucks that many of the people who play this have been brainwashed into thinking you should say sorry, feel bad for winning, and send kisses and hugs every time you kill your opponent in lane. > > Its self deprecating if you ask me but hey what do i know. Im just a normal person. I don't meditate in shaolin temples and ponder ways to make peace with the enemy like many of the people that infest this game. The game was meant to be played as a team who works together and reacts to threats together. It wasn't meant to be played as a 4v1v5, or a free for all team deathmatch game. This game was meant to be played with people who are capable of listening to each other and modifying their strategies accordingly, not to realize there's a problem and do everything you can to ignore it or insult the player closest to the problem. Common behavior on here is contradictory to the idea of a team game.
Solo queue is 4v1v5.... Your grouped with random people with completely different mindsets and completely different understandings of how to win or "have fun". And sometimes your teamates will be the reason you lose or are not having fun. In this game, usually, the one or two guys that get ahead are the ones that call the shots (speaking from an anecdotal standpoint) and, usually, single-handedly influence to map well enough to get the rest of their team victory. Team synergy is not something that can be forged from thin air, it has to be represented in your gameplay that you are capable of synergizing with others not through being a nice person or whatever Riot will have you believe, but through being good enough to understand your role and how you fit in the team comp, and just being mechanically decent enough to press your buttons correctly at the right time,place,etc. Ragers aren't the plague that this community makes them out to be. I mean i always thought rage problem could be fixed with the mute button. But hey what do i know about common sense. I still fail to see why we should be docile sheep and pretend to be characters in my little ponies while we hug care bears as we play this game. Why should i automatically like you because you're on my team? I don' t even know you! Respect should be earned, not given.
: I appreciate this post. I've been trying desperately to figure out what's going on with you, and now you've shown me. So thanks.
? What going on with me? I don't even know you random person on the internet...
Raw (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=Meetmeatbaron,realm=NA,application-id=cIfEodbz,discussion-id=FjihmyTV,comment-id=0004000000000000,timestamp=2015-08-03T10:25:16.214+0000) > > Well i have fun playing. I dont play for fun, it comes along with the game. Just cuz im bad doesnt mean youre much better than me. So please don't come up with an excuse as to why youre gold 5. Show me your high enough elo to be taken seriously with these kind of insult or shut the fuck up. Your like the fucking smartest kid on the short bus. Uhhh not everyone care about ranked kid, it might me your life but it's just a game to me, I climb to gold 5 for the free skin otherwise I wouldn't even bother to touch it. You just mad cause you tried but failed. Reason why I'm gold 5? I only plays ranked for 2 days this season lol. Easy gold easy life. http://www.auplod.com/u/uapdol5de7d.jpeg http://www.auplod.com/u/daopul5c344.png
This dude is like the poster child for hypocrisy. Doesn't care about elo. Still claiming hes better because hes gold 5. Like i said smartest kid on the short bus. Stop gloating, you're not convincingly good enough for me to care. Cunt.
Raw (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=TheProphet555,realm=NA,application-id=cIfEodbz,discussion-id=bEuM4xAN,comment-id=00040001,timestamp=2015-08-03T05:10:00.704+0000) > > I never said I dicked around. I try to win. But you cannot possibly win every game, and honestly, if you cannot accept that fact, you shouldn't be playing. This^ People tend to mixed up with "having fun" with "trolling/intent feeding". Been play this game since season 1 and not once I take this shit serious because it's a game...Unless you're getting paid to play like the pros but you're not. http://www.auplod.com/u/daopul5c344.png
been playing since season 1, still wants to act like the smartest kid on the short bus.
: edited to make your butt feel better.
honestly i just needed an excuse to use that meme
: Good to know armor is getting nerfed.
gubigubi (NA)
: So you're saying its the junglers fault.
: When you are the jungler, and every lane begins to fall simultaneously
If only the jungler would gank all 3 lanes at the same time....
: > [{quoted}](name=Meetmeatbaron,realm=NA,application-id=cIfEodbz,discussion-id=VEzzIUMJ,comment-id=0004,timestamp=2015-08-02T12:49:41.997+0000) > > When they start doi > If you start 2 week banning every single troll, I guarantee you this place would start to improve, but you won't even do that. Why? > > > And this is when people actually stop playing this game and move on to another one. Riot doesn't do it because they know that once they do, the majority would just stop playing, meaning bye bye skins money. That's when ragers and trolls start playing other games. Which would be fine. I doubt they represent a significant percent of the income, and whatever they do make will be mitigated by the reasonable people being happier at having a place where they can actually play the game the way it was meant to be played.
How was the game meant to be played? And the majority is definitely not the always peaceful stay humble judo masters Riot Lyte wants us to be. Dont see why trash talking is frowned upon in a competitive game. The very nature of pvp evokes it. It just sucks that many of the people who play this have been brainwashed into thinking you should say sorry, feel bad for winning, and send kisses and hugs every time you kill your opponent in lane. Its self deprecating if you ask me but hey what do i know. Im just a normal person. I don't meditate in shaolin temples and ponder ways to make peace with the enemy like many of the people that infest this game.
: Yes, because cutting off all communication and teamwork is the #1 strategy to winning in this game. GJ mate.
Lol I dont see how not typing to someone is "cutting off all communication", pings work just fine. Never even said it was the #1 strategy to winning. Actually if you had the capacity to read i said "easily avoid provoking the report squad that infest this game." by muting nothing more. Your not in control of people's mouse or keyboard and theyre going to do shit regardless of whether you type to them or not. And since when do you call people by their ign? Idk what game youre playing but usually when i play without mute on people are refering to me by the champion im using. Don't try to make a smart comment when it's not even clever enough to be considered so.
Raw (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=Meetmeatbaron,realm=NA,application-id=cIfEodbz,discussion-id=FjihmyTV,comment-id=00040000,timestamp=2015-08-03T09:37:31.472+0000) > > gold 5. > > Elo not high enough for me to take your insults seriously. uhhh because I play for fun, I barely play ranked lol.....Meanwhile 600 ranked games and still silver 5. http://www.auplod.com/u/daopul5c344.png
Well i have fun playing. I dont play for fun, it comes along with the game. Just cuz im bad doesnt mean youre much better than me. So please don't come up with an excuse as to why youre gold 5. Show me your high enough elo to be taken seriously with these kind of insult or shut the fuck up. Your like the fucking smartest kid on the short bus.
Raw (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=TheProphet555,realm=NA,application-id=cIfEodbz,discussion-id=bEuM4xAN,comment-id=000000000001000000000000,timestamp=2015-08-03T07:01:09.639+0000) > > Oh ok. Because that is kind of the situation I am in as well lmao. Heh no one give a crap about elo/ranked as long you're having fun not on someone's expense of course. I'm agreed with your thread, I hate it when I tells someone that I play this game for fun and they came to a conclusion that I'm a troll or intent feeding lol. If you take this game too serious you will have a bad time. http://www.auplod.com/u/daopul5c344.png
Never said i was a pro. Its funny how people who play this shit like to hide behind the veil of "oh im not toxic, this community is" Im not even mad youre talking shit i encourage it. Just dont hide behind some benevolent wall of humbleness when youre a fucking prick just like anyone else. "no one give a crap about elo/ranked as long you're having fun not on someone's expense of course." Stfu kid please. Literally followed me across several post just to reply with man this guy has 600 games and still silver 5. Its fun making fun of others at their expense isnt it? If you dont care so much then why are you giving me so much attention. Go eat a dick you fucking cunt.
Raw (NA)
: You can't tell me to take ranked serious while your elo is a joke lol. http://www.auplod.com/u/daopul5c344.png
gold 5. Elo not high enough for me to take your insults seriously.
: Just had a game with 3 people who finished with a combined KDA of 2/48
Bet youre also the asshole that kept voting no to surrender like "No guys we still have chance"...... I hate people like you. Im glad you got reported, the match was obviously no longer fun to play and it was normals. So why are you still trying so hard to make others join your "Yea! We can do this" mentality when the rest of your team, from what your saying their score was, already gave up? Is it obligatory that others have fun losing with you? Fuck off m8
: Football player Sion
inb4 Riot steals this idea before superbowl and delete this thread like it never happened.
: > [{quoted}](name=InsaneSamurai,realm=NA,application-id=cIfEodbz,discussion-id=VEzzIUMJ,comment-id=000200000001,timestamp=2015-08-02T20:04:18.019+0000) > > I dunno where you come up with this Industry leader stuff, but I bet it comes from Spin Doctor Lyte, PhD in excuses. They haven't developed a new approach to player behavior once in this games entire lifespan. A lot of places, not the least of which is looking at how many studios are modeling their Player Behavior systems after Riot's work. If you're going to dismiss claims based on the only available source of actual data, however, there's not much point in continuing to discuss it. I'll explain the rest of my commentary from earlier below, I suppose, in the interest of clarity and full disclosure, but I suppose that's it. > I'm sure the initial article was written to make it seem very glorious and caring when the only large scale thing they did was start policing it themselves with computers instead of trying to use the horrible community to fix the horrible community. Wasn't an article. It was a talk given at MIT. You can look it up yourself, if you like - it was titled Play Nice: The Science and Behavior of Online games - but I'll have a link to the YouTube video below. > Your Lyte percents are neat, but I hope you realize they are skewed for the exact purpose of making this game seem less filled with trolls and griefers than it already is. Those percents don't represent actual problem players, just what fraction of them actually get punished for anything. That's why it's such an unrealistically low percent. I apologize for the incompleteness of my data. I was trying not to data-dump, because I have a bad habit of going overboard with that. The full discussion in that part of the talk was about this very concept, actually. To give more clarity, allow me to give you the full data they offered: Behavioral Profile Representation (by type of Player) - aka, how many players fall into which category: **Toxic** - 1% **Bad** - 7% **Neutral** - 14% **Good** - 78% Toxicity Representation (by type of Player) - aka, how much toxicity comes from which category of players: **Toxic** - 5% **Bad** - 8% **Neutral** - 10% **Good** - 77% [This link](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbYQ0AVVBGU&feature=youtu.be&t=289) should skip you to about the 5-minute mark, where Lyte discusses these numbers. To be clear about what those numbers mean, Lyte is outright **admitting** that the vast majority of the toxicity we see in the game comes from players who qualify as "positive." The point, however, is that those players are not **consistently** toxic. It's not a regular thing for them. Rather, it's more commonly the result of a bad day, or retaliatory behavior, or whatever. However, there's rather a lot of them, so in conglomerate, they can create a **lot** of bad experiences. > Try playing ranked and tell me there are only 8% problem players. Keep in mind that if 8% of players are problematic, then - statistically speaking - you'll see one a little less than every other game. If we're looking only at players on your team, you'll average one every 3-4 games.
Funny Riot wouldn't ever let a 3rd party run these numbers. You are just a Lyte Drone. Please stop mister social justice warrior, shh shh go to sleep now Riot is here to take care of you. These stats come from the same guy that said you should get banned for saying "GG Ez". Let that sink in.
: Well if you don't understand, you can make** money, get girls, get popular, might even have a good chance of being an LCS player if good enough**, and more that I don't know yet
Isn't this true tho? Do you actually think Doublelifts awkward lookin ass could ever pick up a chick if he didn't have that LCS doe coming in? Or any of these goofy looking motha fuckas for that matter?
Tulare (NA)
: The typing was already done. I just found my previous post and c/p'd. Thank you for clarifying your meaning, though. I'd say that the difference between normal queue and ranked queue is like the difference between bowling with friends after work and bowling in a league. The league is clearly a more competitive environment but nobody there thinks that it's an entry point into professional bowling. It's just a more structured, slightly more competitive variant of the same friendly game that the bowlers have among friends.
Yea but bowling isn't viewed by 32 million ppl internationally. And doesn't have million dollar prize pools. And doesn't put you on a payroll for being a part of the league. Maybe not MLB level payroll, but with sponsorship and stream donations these pros are pulling in a hefty check. So why is it that these casual scrubs insist that you play the game **just** for fun. I'm not saying you can't. Of course, that is why normal queues exist. It's basically a pick up game of basketball if you ask me. Also, I'm not saying ranked shouldn't be fun. Having fun doing it while striving to make a living off it, and doing it just for fun with no compensation,obviously, aren't the same. So why must you have this mindset of "just for fun" for every queue including the one that is clearly not intended to be just a pick up game of basketball. What confuses me is the fact that Ranked queues even exist. Why does Riot spend money on NFL production quality (they've literally hired professionals in production who have worked for the NFL) if they don't expect this to become a sport like any other? See this is where your bowling comparison fails, because i've yet to see any bowling league even come near the magnitude of LCS. And, this is where my question comes into play? What other way besides networking can you even be considered to join a team and be placed on payroll? Ranked Queues. Ranked Queues are basically your highschool sports team. If you take it seriously enough you might get into college (which is referable to the challenger scene) where you then have a shot at being scouted for the pros. But people act like this isn't possible because it's "just a game" and should be played "just for fun". TL;Dr Casual scrubs will never understand what makes this game competitive so why should I heed to their "just for fun" mentality
Tulare (NA)
: Copy/Paste from a post I made a while back with the relevant section bolded: So you're angry. We can talk about your feelings. Seriously. No sarcasm. Do you have a right to be angry? Certainly. Your emotional response to a situation is valid. Do you have a right to rage at your team mates? In the most literal sense, sure. You have a right to say what you want and they have a right to say what they want, including "lol u mad bro?" or "its just a game". Is it productive, though? Let's consider. Does being angry help improve your situation? Does it make your team mates play better? Does it make you play better? Very probably not. In this regard, it is almost certainly counterproductive. Is being angry good for you? Probably not. I imagine that the stress and tension you develop is probably detrimental to your health. Unless you're actually a pro and play LoL for a living, you probably have enough stress from work. Is it good for your team mates? Again, probably not, for the same reasons. When your team mates say "lol you sound angry," they're probably not deliberately taunting you. They're probably trying to insulate themselves from the effects of your rage. Again, unless you are a pro, the people you're playing with are going to run the gamut from total casuals to moderately serious amateurs. **For the most part, at the start of the game, while skill will vary, most players will be fairly intent on winning. When you rage, the message you convey is, essentially, "You play badly and you should feel bad." If you recognize that fact and truly, deliberately intend to make your team mates feel poorly about themselves, then I am disappointed and my sympathy for your situation is lessened. If you hadn't thought it through that far, then consider this: NOBODY wants to feel bad over a game. The rational response is that they moderate their expectations from "I'm trying to win" to "This is just a game. No need to feel bad."** Alternately, there are folks, like me, who have thought these matters through, and are actually sincerely concerned for YOU, the angry person. If, like me, you're an amateur, then you're playing this game more for pleasure than for any other purpose. It is, however seriously you might take it, a hobby. It should be relaxing and satisfying. You cannot, ultimately, control your team mates. All you can do is control yourself. If the typical behaviour of your team mates is THAT upsetting to you, that you become enraged, please consider a different hobby. This one is not meeting your needs. In summary (TLDR): Raging does not make your team mates play better, it does not make you play better, it does not improve your team mates disposition, it does not improve your own disposition, it is probably not good for your health, and it probably doesn't help you to enjoy your hobby. It is counterproductive to every purpose a non-pro, non-griefer could have to playing a game. For your own sake and that of the other people who share your hobby, please stop.
Took you that much typing to prove that the point flew over your head? I'm not here justifying rage or whatever it is your whole op-ed is about. I'm stating what is the purpose of a ranked match? Is it not an actual entry into a competitive scene where livelihoods can be made? If not then just eliminate Ranked queue. Because im under the impression that if the majority of the community play ranked "just for fun", and not to win, then there is no need for a competitive scene. And people who play to win, are always given the same shitty fall back of "oh its just a game". Well its then equivalent to telling a young person to never play to win their real sports match (be it basketball,hockey,football, etc.), because "hey, Its just a game, there is no end goal to this game. Just play for fun, you'll never have anything to look forward to by doing so"
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