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So I hate to be "that guy" for asking this, but is anyone else sick of people being too serious in blind pick games?
I mean, of course, you should try to win, obviously. But these days, it almost feels like a chore to do blind pick games, because people are too focused on following "the meta".
Heck, I feel I even have to fall into it myself simply to compete with the other team.
I mean, obviously everyone wants to win, but sometimes those wins just feel empty.
(Also kind of why I'm a lot more into Dota 2 these days, since there, you're not forced into a meta and there's no "that guy has to go that lane".)
Ofc we have been flamed from the beginning and after 3 minutes I wrote to one of the guy "Mate if u really want the META go drafted or ranked please, bye bye." and ignored him...but that is cause I was really upset for being playing with 200ms...
IMHO blind is the place where u can test something odd, bot are not an option.
Attackspeed Malphite is interesting as well(and a friend of mine did Swiftness boots+PD stacking Hecarim jungler that game. We were stomping all over them anyway)
My friend is really good with support shaco, he can be really useful but u must be good, insane dmg at beginning in lane...
Watched a 2500 elo match with support gragas and ez mid, I guess support Gragas is the new Lux/Zyra, dont know why tho...
their adc was fairly good, but he was a huge prick. calling his team downies in the post game chat
Went vs AI recently with a friend at work because things were going slow, and to make it a bit more entertaining we went things like AS Orianna and AS Annie.
Thing is, this Soraka goes all raging and insists we are trolling to ruin their game, but of course things go well... Other then that he tries as hard as he can to troll us and killstealed every freaking thing he could.
In the end of the game, him and a Maokai or something says they are going to report us...?
Like really. What for? For having fun? We did not make the team lose, not even a tiny bit. Only thing that was silly was that I couldnt do damage on a Malphite with 430 armor...
I just figure that vs AI and custom games are just for screwing around pretty much... But why go all mad like that for no reason?
It's not like we came there to fuck up for them. We just wanted to have fun, which we did, but not on others cost.
Fuck those people really. Just ignore them, and move on.
vs AI is for trying out builds, having fun, and bads that at the end of their games screenshot the scoreboard, and black out the part where it says it was VS AI.
So i've been playing some draft pick recently to try and get used to playing different roles and stuff.
3 games today i've had to quit at the lobby...
Game one: someone calls mid, selects orianna, 1 minute later " MIDMIDMIDMIDMIDMID I play soraka mid, locks in soraka ignite,"
Game two: First pick locks lee sin jungle, second pick someone locks in sejuani jungle, third pick locks in rengar jungle" i dodge
Game three: Same as game 2, just why do these people exist
These things eventually fall into place with every competitive game.
I wholly agree to conforming to the meta, unless I'm with friends and they want to do something different.
I think my ranked games have weirder team comps than my normal games sometimes. Just played one as Fiddle support where our only tanky person was Irelia. We just out-damaged them and fiddle fear was enough to stop any initiation.
I look at it as, bots are where you try the really, really weird things before bringing them to a normal (Jungle Ezreal), normals are for trying new things in a decent environment, and draft and ranked are play to win.
I also don't really run into the meta freaks you guys do. Everyone just kinda falls into each role with few issues, with bot ending up with a few weird pairs every 5 games or so. No one complains though and I usually win those games because the people know how to play their champs.
But to answer your question better, I'm not really. It's annoying to see people be omg talon mid lane you're not ap scrub and stuff, but I like to win. I understand if they are being serious mode in ranked pick, since it's ranked and all. So I guess people should try to do well in blinds, but they don't need to be super serious.
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