Dramidan (EUW)
: > [{quoted}](name=heres wonderwall,realm=EUNE,application-id=2BfrHbKG,discussion-id=acpT12eJ,comment-id=0002,timestamp=2019-05-01T19:38:07.109+0000) > > Heya, > > Don't overthink it. Forget about your rank, it doesn't matter at all. The only thing that matters is your own skill level. There will be games that are simply unwinnable and you can't do anything about it no matter how good you are. > > I demoted from D4 to Plat 1 this season after going on a massive losing streak and went all the way to Plat 2 0 LP before climbing back up to Diamond. > > Just focus on improving and playing better, winning isn't everything. The only games I feel bad about are the ones where I played badly, regardless if I won or lost them. > > Something that might help you is to remember that you're not playing for a rank or a division. You're not playing for gold or platinum or diamond or whatever. You're playing to get better and once you get better, the LP will come. Yeah that's easy to say when the client blasts in your face YOU HAVE BEEN DEMOTED TO X RANK
Heya, Having the Client say "YOU HAVE BEEN DEMOTED TO X RANK" ceases to be an issue if you have the mentality I described above. That is that you focus solely on improving yourself and how you play rather than LP. I wouldn't mind getting a demotion message if in post-game I saw that I had the highest CS in the game, a lot of kills/a good KDA ratio and that I took a lot of towers/secured a lot of objectives. As mentioned above, I believe that playing for LP is a bad mentality. I just had a ranked game today playing Darius top, where I lost my lane (CS, Tower and got solo killed), I played badly for the rest of the game (rotated badly, wasn't there for teamfights, objectives, used teleport badly) but I still won. I am not happy about that game. The 16 LP I got from that is meaningless because I played horribly and got carried by my teammates who played well.
: Anxiety
Heya, This is so relatable. But the answer to this isn't straightforward. This is because you know you are afraid/it feels scary but you have no idea why. I feel like the next step for you would be to try to identify why you're anxious (this is incredibly difficult) and trying to find some sort of way around it. Some possible reasons why you're anxious could be: 1. Fear of getting flamed. 2. Fear of doing badly/Intimidated by more experienced players. 3. Fear of losing LP (If you play ranked only). 4. Fear of wasting time (i.e. not having fun playing and bear in mind this can occur because of many reasons such as the above-mentioned ones i.e. getting flamed). If you were afraid of losing LP/elo the answer would be to play normals instead. If the reason was you were afraid of getting flamed it would be to mute chat and so forth. My Background: Pretty similar to yours. Started playing in late season 3/preseason 4 and mainly played support (because no one else wanted to) and filled into other roles whenever needed. In terms of elo, spent most of it in Plat over the years. Became a top lane main (after overcoming my own anxiety about swapping roles/heroes) and finally made it to Diamond (can't brag about high diamond though v.v). My Own Experience: I had the exact same weird anxiety. "Weird" in the sense that I really wanted to go play something other than support, but I was scared to step out of my comfort zone(of what I have no idea). Essentially what worked for me was finding heroes that I really liked (in my case it was {{champion:17}} ) and going to play the lane the hero was meant to be in (in my case Top, although after 260 games of Teemo I feel like he can do well anywhere!). The reason why I feel this worked and why the anxiety disappeared was that I was really enjoying the experience. That is that I was just having a lot of fun playing him and top lane. In some games, I got my butt handed to me by players much better than I and it often felt like I singlehandedly lost the game for my team, but I didn't really care because I was still having a lot of fun! It's worth to note that once I overcame my anxiety, I don't really have any issues into playing whatever hero or role I want. Again it's mainly a result of the method above (playing heroes you find fun and exciting) and doesn't work for EVERYTHING, just the heroes that I find interesting/enjoy. An example of this is my efforts to play Irelia (25% win rate in ranked) which resulted in me demoting from Diamond and falling all the way to Plat 2 0 LP before climbing back up to Dia. Tips for going forward: 1. Queue up for a game and play a role/hero that you find incredibly fun and exciting. 2. See how you feel during the game (by this I mean try to identify whether you're still feeling anxious and if so try to identify what is the source of your anxiety). 3. If you've successfully identified the source of your anxiety, think of ways to overcome it. 4. If you couldn't identify the source or you are having trouble overcoming your anxiety, try ARAM. It could give you the "fix" you need by giving you the opportunity to play new heroes so you could later go back to support without wanting to go to other lanes/roles. It could also be that you might get a hero in ARAM, have a lot of fun playing him and be inspired to take him into Summoners Rift! Note: Edited some mistakes I found (grammar, spelling, punctuation). Best of luck!
DeejayF (EUW)
: I need help
Heya, Don't overthink it. Forget about your rank, it doesn't matter at all. The only thing that matters is your own skill level. There will be games that are simply unwinnable and you can't do anything about it no matter how good you are. I demoted from D4 to Plat 1 this season after going on a massive losing streak and went all the way to Plat 2 0 LP before climbing back up to Diamond. Just focus on improving and playing better, winning isn't everything. The only games I feel bad about are the ones where I played badly, regardless if I won or lost them. Something that might help you is to remember that you're not playing for a rank or a division. You're not playing for gold or platinum or diamond or whatever. You're playing to get better and once you get better, the LP will come.
Vívíd (EUW)
: Chosing a lane.
Heya, I see a lot of people posted their opinions on what lanes to play and some of them suggested trying all of them and seeing which one you like best. I disagree with this opinion. Assuming your goal is to become a better/more skilled player and climbing you should play either Top, Mid or Bottom ADC/APC (Non-Support). The reasoning for this is not that Jungle or Support can't carry (they can and they often end up deciding games and arguably, have a lot more impact than Top lane), but that you'll learn more by playing a solo lane. Playing one of those lanes (Top, Mid, Bot ADC/APC) teaches fundamental skills that you need like Good CS'ing (Farming), Wave Management and Trading. If you play jungle, you miss out on all of those and may find it difficult transitioning into a lane later on. Additionally, it is difficult to be a good jungler if you don't understand the various matchups in lanes and how they push towards each other. If you play only jungle, you will never find these out. I'd also argue that playing jungle is almost as if you're playing an entirely different game compared to laning as you need to have a good idea of where the enemy jungler is, when it's safe to go for objectives, the various jungle clear paths, how to change your jungle clear path when necessary, ganking, counter-jungling and so forth. It doesn't help that jungle as a role changes very often (like the current scuttle changes are going to change the jungle meta). Same goes for Support. In most lanes, it's usually the ADC that farms, manages the wave and decides when to push and when to freeze. As a support, you will rarely if ever, have input on any of those which once again means, that you're missing out on learning those things. Speaking from experience, I found it hard to go from a Support main to a solo lane. I had a lot of difficulty farming, knowing when to push and when to freeze, when to leave my lane to help the jungler, how to initiate trades, when to use teleport and so forth. You can learn a lot by playing Jungle and Support, but in most cases, it's better to start with a solo lane.
VuleXyz (EUNE)
: Give me a hand
Heya, Nice to hear that you like the hero! Ahri is a very good champion for beginners as she is pretty strong and safe at the same time. Like some of the others have said the main combo that Ahri has is E>W>Q (this is because targets hit by your E take additional damage). If you've been playing her, you've probably noticed that landing the E isn't all that easy (I know I miss it plenty of times when I play her). Lucky for the both of us though there are ways of making it easier to land! The first way is through using your ultimate (R) to dash up and E before the opponent reacts. The second way is through using your build. Currently, a very popular (and incredibly effective) build on Ahri is using Glacial Augment (From your Runes) and combining it with the in-game items: Hextech GLP-800 and Twin Shadows. Both Hextech GLP-800 ( {{item:3030}}) and Twin Shadows ({{item:3905}} ) have active skills that slow down the enemy, making it easier for you to hit your combo. Glacial Augment is also a big help as it has the effect of slowing an opponent if you hit him with an auto attack (auto attack is Rightclick him). With all of those slows, it becomes really easy to hit your combo and kill whoever it is you're going for. Additionally, learning how to play with Hextech GLP-800 and Twin Shadows will help you become a better player in the long-term as you'll learn to use active items. Best of luck in your games, hopefully, I'll see you on the rift sometime!

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