As for people talking about losing because of teammates.... teach them. I tend to be extremely optimistic and helpful in games, engaging in small talk and such, and I notice a dramatic increase in coordination and such from that. If you're at least slightly involved with talking to people, you're more likely to call out when your lane disappears, or you're running off to grab blue when the enemy may be lurking in your jungle. A truly good player is going to be able to rally his team rather than gripe about it.
There are plenty of videos out there that detail why there is no such thing as Elo hell,if you are not the problem, than simply playing games will eventually get you out. However, if you are the problem than you won't escape.
I'm in Silver Division V, and lost my series match to get into Division IV.
I believe I am where I belong, but I did get one AFK'er in my third Series game, which sucked.
Being better is your ticket out of Bronze.
The only way out of Bronze is to reach Bronze 1, then win your 5 matches, and you get promoted to Silver 5! Congratulations!
OP should change the title to "The only easy way to get out of bronze ..." because that's what he is talking about. Being at 1.1k elo means you are not very good. And if you are not very good the only way you can get out of bronze easily is with luck. Other option is to play a lot of games.
What's the worst that can happen to you ...
Seriously, how can people not understand this? Some people here have already explained why elo hell does in fact not exist. Here's a movie to watch if you're too stubborn to listen to the people here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MTO2a7ZFcc
Do I often think games got thrown because my teammates suck? Yes I do! A lot. However...it should happen less often in your own team than in the enemy team (if you're actually good)
I haven't played ranked since s1, approximately how many games do you have to win to get up a league/division? From what people are saying it sounds like the new system is a hell of a grind, all the pro players have taken hundreds of games since s3 started and they obviously are winning a really high % since they are top diamond level players and all that... Just getting to gold seems like itd be a huge grind of hundreds of silver /bronze elo games...
e: sorry slightly OT, but the thread is basically just a whinge thread anyway ;P
Last edited by sillabear; 2013-02-05 at 10:56 AM.
By moving up a Division, I mean going from Bronze III to Bronze II or from Gold V to Gold IV, etc.
By moving up a tier I mean going from Bronze I to Silver V or Gold I to Platinum V.
Assuming a 60% win rate it'll take 11 games to move up a Division and 13 games for a Tier.
That's 57 games in total to go from the bottom of Silver V all the way to Gold V. To me, that seems alright.
EDIT: The 57 games is without factoring in how winning affects your MMR, which in turn affects your LP gains, effectively reducing the amount of games needed.
The screw you is because he insulted me.
The other thread is http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...-division-tier
Last edited by Bananarepublic; 2013-02-05 at 04:44 PM.