Hi, I’m Coal and my mouth is bigger than it’s actually good for me.
I never really gave a rat’s ass about ranked. Derping around in 1400 ranked while my normal elo allowed me to regularly play versus good players (a lot of 1700 – 2300s, I encounter famous players on a semi regular basis) seemed like a waste of time. The possibility to play well, but still pick wacky things and to play with premades of any size in normals was just too much fun to skip.
I played to 1500 two times only to realise I don’t give a fuck and just to decay to 1400 elo again, which in hindsight is quite the waste (lost about 200 to decay I think, I have seen people with my win/loss ratio having 1800 elo).
Coming back from a long break and playing a lot of dota2 made me realise I really wanted to learn to jungle (as roaming around is way more common in that game and I’m not too much of a fan of laning). Also I finally got myself to grind some elo, because I have to back that big fucking mouth up.
A real life friend of mine was stuck at 1200 elo after 400 games (never reaching higher than almost 1500 elo I think). I told him to man the fuck up and he grinded himself to 1500. Perfect. Lets duo.
My target: get to 1900, gain a better overview of the game, learn to jungle (while not ignoring my ability to lane decently) and gain a greater understanding of how to tackle objectives and understand what happens map wide. I also noticed that my ability to judge fights took a big hit from taking such a big break, another point to improve to either old levels or better. While doing it I try to explain to my friend why I do the things to do, which also help me gain a bigger understanding of why my and his actions are right or wrong.
Today I spoke with another LC member (Daeron, u suck) about someone who made a graph about his elo in- and decrease, as an experiment I want to do the same and also add whatever I have learned and what I have to improve.
I will keep check of my own rating, learning moments and issues. I will compile a graph after I reached 1900 (or another point if I get tired of this)
Current ELO: 1712 - 29 wins | 10 losses
games 1 - 5
games 6 - 10
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Edited by Coal, 04 May 2012 - 03:28 AM.