General Guide by TheButteryGamer
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Who Am I & Why Read This Guide
Well my name is Cameron I am a League of Legends gamer I have played LoL for around 2 years now not sure on the exact date, it is a really fun game and I enjoy playing it.
You should read this guide because all though it may seem something as trivial as not raging, people still do it and this guide is here to help you reduce rage.
What i am going to be talking about is rage in Solo Q and why it is bad / why potentially you are still in x/y league as well as that I will provide a brief introduction on how to talk to ragers if you have them.
Any information used in this blog is my own opinions and in-sight do not take it in any other way then what i say it as.
So you have started solo q or are looking to start solo q, the first immediate thing you will want to do is start climbing the brackets getting up to the top level of play and potentially winning all your games, in reality this is however not the case, what you will find in many low elo games that there is one of three people that can stop you from progressing and you may even be one of these people yourself without realizing it.
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The first type of person you see in ranked are afk'ers, these are the people who have connection issues or who go AFK(away from keyboard) because they are getting CAP LOCKED aggresive, offencive comments towards them or they generally do have connection issues.
This is partly bad on them for starting a ranked if they have connection issues, ranked games are primarily were people are more serious and passionate about the game then they are in normal's.
The Straight Up Rager
Ragers are people who from the start of the game from champion select to the end of the game constantly use CAP LOCKS to get there own point or opinion across, such as bad ganks by the jungler if you are in a solo lane, or in the duo lane having a bad support or carry, as well as hateful and aggressive comments such as a person I came across in solo q who was raging who commented "get ****** and die".
these types of players and even being this type of player your self can hinder your progression in solo q, the biggest thing i can tell you guys not to do just like afkers think about what you say before you say it and always try not to be and have a god complex and take a leadership role, obviously you can make calls but also respect your team, have good motivation and team-play, after-all League is a TEAM GAME! is it not?.
Next is flamers, these are the type of people that will find mistakes within the game on your play, or another allies play this can be anything down to creep score at a certain time in the game, feeding, being out of position in team fights, making team fights happen, over extending your lane too far past river, all though these are all factors in having a bad game it does not require them to make comments on your play.
please NOTE i said they will find mistakes in your play or another allies, they are not focused on their play when they can potential being worse then you, if you are a flamer the biggest advice I can give you is just look at your own play before you start blaming your allies, if the result is your game was going good and you didn't make mistakes and it was a certain friendlys mistake that you lost/ are loosing just instead of using your CAPS LOCK take it of and give constructive feedback to them so in future they know more because you have helped them.
How To Deal With These Players
So first you need to be careful about what you say, as i am writing this i have to be careful my words are not taken in a wrong manner, in solo q you should do the same, giving too many tips and advice or even pressuring your team mates to do things/ buy items they do not want to buy can be taken in a manner you did not wish it to be taken as so be careful how you word your comments.
How To Talk To These Insufferable People
Below are a few lines that I like to say in champion select to give my team morale
"Hey guys lets keep a positive and calm attitude as well as mindset and we will win this together as a team"
"check runes and masterys guys we dont want to be at a disadvantage by not having the right ones"
Below are a few lines that I like to say before 1:50 game time to give my team more condence and hopefully win as a team
"every game is 50/50"
"if we loose this we loose"
"if we win this i will love you
Overall i have had most success with saying these comments to my team and actually gone on big winning streaks because of good communication.
Biggest tips i can give:
. the biggest tips i can give to you guys reading this is just generally focus on your play before looking at your team mates
. don't use cap locks
. be a friendly person instead of a douche
. you learn from me pass on the knowledge and let the knowledge grow within other summoners
What To Do If It Doesent Work
Well there is not a lot you can do really, press tab and there is a mute button there for a reason, use it and try to communicate as best as you can with the other players in the game.