Been playing LoL for approx. 5 years now, and never had the will or want to get ranked. However this season, in the past two months-ish, I decided to give it a shot.
Went 7-3 in my placements, and put into Silver I. I was happy with that, and due to a lot of real life stuff, hadn't had time to play any more.
This weekend I got a bit of time, and decided to just go crazy and aim for gold before season end. I won my first game quite well, was happy...then had 3/4 crushing defeats. I feared demotion, but luckily avoided it.
Numerous games later, a mostly positive climb and some great teams later - and I made it! Gold V ^_^
I know this probably doesn't seem like a *huge* achievement, but I set myself that goal and made it - happy to end the season now and get a shiny gold border next season! :-D
I dunno how many of my team mates read the boards, but thank you! Without your help and efforts, this wouldn't have happened.