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  1. #741
    Quote Originally Posted by Rokford View Post
    Since its not possible to queue as a duo in HL, and also wont be possible in upcoming one, as for the 'serious' mode, TL is the only option for me and my wife.
    Thing is, I heard TL was horrible for duos; 10 mins+ wait times, getting stomped by 5 man teams etc.

    Anyway, over the weekend we deiced to give it a shot and at least complete the placements before the season ends.

    It actually went... great! We went 8-2 and got placed in Plat.

    Wait times were like 5-8 mins, we were always 3+2 vs 3+2.
    The quality of games was really good, MUCH BETTER than HL we played when it was possible to queue as duo.
    I mean, the communication in the team was ok in some games, really good in others. No trolls, no afk'ers etc.

    So we decided to play TL in next season, maybe we can reach diamond.

    I REALLY recommend you to try TL if you play with friends, its actually great!
    It's good that you enjoyed. I feel you may have been lucky because of more players wanting to tryhard at end of season. I do agree that TL is better with the 3+2 rule even at low ranks.

    As for the issue with duos, 2 man group do have longer queues, but this is sorted by asking for 1 random from the chat channels. The queues are much shorter this way. (2-3 minutes).

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    Anyway, I got Lucio to level 5 but it's been tough going in QM (I am 2-6 on him) with lots of wonky comps. (Abathur with no other specialist or frontline, or up against double spec split push comps)

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    Leveled my Nazeebo to 10!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryme View Post
    No skin will ever be as good as gingerdread.
    You obviously mean Harlequin
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    Really lost my shit last night in QM. Played 9 games, won only 1 (that too in a comp that had ChoGall, Zarya (me) Stitches - cant remember 5th. Spoiled my +50% win rate in QM for the season in the last session for the season. (29-36 in season 3)

    So many games where players just refused to stay together while enemy team deathballed us all day.

    Anyway. Looking forward to Probius patch tonight if I have the stamina to play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikkaszal View Post
    You obviously mean Harlequin
    I actually bought the Harlequin skin a few weeks back Loving it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nutricul View Post
    Leveled my Nazeebo to 10!
    On the fence about getting his master skin.
    His master is his best skin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apepi View Post
    His master is his best skin.
    Bought it, love it!
    Nazeebo still is my fav hero, although Alarak is gaining some love as well.

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    It's so sad... in lower hero leagues you have almost free wins with any specialist lane hero. Why do people group up everywhere?
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    Finished my TL placements a few days back. I have gone 8-3 this season and placed Bronze 2 up from Bronze 5 in previous seasons. I've been playing alongside gold, silver and plat players. I am happy with the MMR gains.

    Just taking a break from ranked though as the current patch has caused the game to stutter a bit. I am waiting for a hotfix patch.

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    Just logged into a game on GoT. Team picks Sylvannas and Probius at the same time. I ditched to save my teammates the 200 points. I just hope they remember me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zahard View Post
    It's so sad... in lower hero leagues you have almost free wins with any specialist lane hero. Why do people group up everywhere?
    Because past 10 that's what you're supposed to do? Sure there are exceptions when you have to soak and can do so safely, but for the most part grouping up is the way to go. Just wiped the enemy team? Group up and push a fort, get a boss, invade enemy camps. You could safely split for a bit if you want to get your own camps and soak some lanes, but once the enemy team is up, group back up unless you're pushing out lanes on your side of the map, and even then that can be risky if the enemy is aggresive and your team is full of pussies.

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    I still don't comprehend why any draft will try against a member of the intergalactic empire. I mean you either have the star princess or you will just be slaughtered.

    Because past 10 that's what you're supposed to do? Sure there are exceptions when you have to soak and can do so safely, but for the most part grouping up is the way to go. Just wiped the enemy team? Group up and push a fort, get a boss, invade enemy camps. You could safely split for a bit if you want to get your own camps and soak some lanes, but once the enemy team is up, group back up unless you're pushing out lanes on your side of the map, and even then that can be risky if the enemy is aggresive and your team is full of pussies.
    I also don't agree with this. laning means exp and is the prime source of hard-curse on any team that fails to do so. If you fall back, if you brawl before laning exp is established, you will lose. At least at plat+
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram View Post
    I still don't comprehend why any draft will try against a member of the intergalactic empire. I mean you either have the star princess or you will just be slaughtered.

    I also don't agree with this. laning means exp and is the prime source of hard-curse on any team that fails to do so. If you fall back, if you brawl before laning exp is established, you will lose. At least at plat+
    The guy he was quoting was talking about lower leagues specifically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rothg View Post
    The guy he was quoting was talking about lower leagues specifically.
    Indeed - lower leagues means that this very basic concept of laning is even more important. Any popular streamer got through lower leagues thanks to excessive laning. I have yet to see anyone who just goes brawl nonstop and carry.
    "The three main theses: that we are no match for the perfection of our products; that we produce more than we can visualize and take responsibility for; and that we believe, that, what we can do, are allowed to do, no: should do, no: must do – these three basic theses, in light of the environmental threats emerging over the last quarter century, have become more prevailing and urgent than they were then."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram View Post
    Indeed - lower leagues means that this very basic concept of laning is even more important. Any popular streamer got through lower leagues thanks to excessive laning. I have yet to see anyone who just goes brawl nonstop and carry.
    I think I might've just played a game with you. Are you in high plat on US?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rothg View Post
    I think I might've just played a game with you. Are you in high plat on US?
    EU sorry. But I recommend having a look at https://www.hotslogs.com/Sitewide/HeroAndMapStatistics You can clearly see which heroes are a lot more favored in lower leagues compared to higher ones
    "The three main theses: that we are no match for the perfection of our products; that we produce more than we can visualize and take responsibility for; and that we believe, that, what we can do, are allowed to do, no: should do, no: must do – these three basic theses, in light of the environmental threats emerging over the last quarter century, have become more prevailing and urgent than they were then."
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  18. #758
    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram View Post
    Indeed - lower leagues means that this very basic concept of laning is even more important. Any popular streamer got through lower leagues thanks to excessive laning. I have yet to see anyone who just goes brawl nonstop and carry.
    Low league player here. My issue is that whenever I have laned the most, I have usually lost, and pretty heavily. I get a lot of teams that just fail to group up even as a 4 man.

    Most of my recent wins in ranked are as support and tanks where playing with the team is crucial. I will concede that in some of the wins and losses, there was always that one person (usually a specialist) who was a push monster. But for me, the deathball factor is very important.

    My last game on Zagara for instance on BHB (unranked), I just stayed with the team after clearing a wave (had Auriel put blessing of hope on me every now and then) and we trained the enemy team. I mention this game because I have had a tough time on Zagara previously simply because whenever I tried to solo lane and stay there, my team mates got picked off. Enemy team had Xul and we never let him put any pressure on the map.

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    Had a monster game with Tassadar, top hero dmg, top siege, top healing over malf and lucio. It's only a matter of time before his lvl 20 archon talent gets nerfed, OP as hell.
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    Master Alarak unlocked, yus



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