: quick question is this from ranked games only? and did you actually like afk/leave in matches?
> [{quoted}](name=On My Kill List,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=rElwW0LW,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2019-06-11T01:47:47.338+0000) > > quick question is this from ranked games only? > and did you actually like afk/leave in matches? Never AFK'd, fed intentionally, or what have you. Not a single time ever. Chat toxicity only. And yes, I'm only toxic in ranked.
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: I have a theory. A lot of these people who make it to Diamond and Challenger in only a couple years, I always notice this happened to them in early seasons, the seasons between 2 and 4. I started playing in early to mid season 5. My theory is that the general skill level of the population was so low in the early seasons that it didn't take much to figure to stomp your way to high elo. They had it easy. Fast forward to today and the average League player is 100x more skillful that his equal in rank 4 years ago. In other words, a Diamond player in season 4 would have been just as skilled as a high Bronze to low Silver player today. Now this just leaves the obvious question, why are they still able to make it to high elo today? Well, they are still growing in skill and along with the rest of the population as they continue to play throughout the seasons. A season 4 Diamond player grows in skill and as a result maintains his ability to play at a Diamond level in later seasons. In other words, he is not left behind as the community around him gets better. He gets better with them but he already has a head start. The problem with us relative new comers the general level of skill and knowledge is so much higher. In essence, we are playing catch-up. We have to learn a whole lot more than they had to in their time just to climb a couple tiers.
In other words, a Diamond player in season 4 would have been just as skilled as a high Bronze to low Silver player today. lmao
Spªcey (NA)
: Thats another core issue. If it didn't take sooo long to rank up, the placements would be more accurate. With an almost 100% winrate it takes from high 30s to low 40s to get from bronze 5 to silver 5. That is around 35 hours. any game lost ads another couple hours to that any promos lost ads at least 4 hours. If you play 3 games a day (which is more than a lot of people can play) it would take about a month to get from Bronze to Gold. In my opinion that is insane. You might think that a month is not very long, but for 100% win rate, that is extremely long. A gold level player will not come even close to winning 100% of his games, so it will take maybe 5 months is my guess. It took me 5 ish months to climb all the way to promos to get into gold. The very last game I played, I would have been in gold if I had won. The season was scheduled to reset right 30 minutes after this last promo. I played fizz got extremely fed, had a bunch of feeders on my team I flanked a team fight, through out my shark, hit 4 of their team members, went up on my trickster, team backs off the fight, the 5th team member Annie flashes in and ults me after I landed, I killed two of them and left other 2 at half health and they were able to win the game after that (SCARED). I didn't make it to Gold, I went through placements and did very well and was placed in Silver 5... What the heck man. (and yes, I totally get that engaging without eyes on annie was a bad move I figured I would be ok cause I had zonyas in case she showed up, but that flash ult over some wall was hard to anticipate and oh ya, my entire team completely ditched right after I trickied into the fight)
I don't know, I'm a gold player and I'm pretty damn confident I'd be able to get 95%+ winrate if I were sent down to the dark depths of bronze
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