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How To Avoid Unserious/Crap Teammates?

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by Dimonychan » October 23, 2015 1:02am | Report
Since you've got Sniper in your most played heroes you can use him to get a higher MMR, and you can freely lane him even mid on that rating. I'd suggest a different build though, if you are better than the players you play with by that much, you should play more aggressively. I get Treaads-MoM-Maelstrom-Blink and it works pretty well, you can swap Blink for SB if there are no heroes to get you(like Bara or Tusk). Basically this is a build that lets you farm pretty fast and deal a lot of damage, if you get SB you can also get easy solo kills. So you can capitalize on that and outplay/outfarm your opponents and then just snowball so hard you will kill stuff before anyone can even come close. Just remember to play more safely before you get Blink/SB and try to constantly keep track of heroes who have high mobility and ability to kill you solo or with a partner. Don't forget to get BKB if you need, then you can upgrade to Mjollnir, Skadi, Crits and everything you wish from there on.



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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by Sando » October 23, 2015 5:36am | Report
Yeah, unfortunately I've seen some pretty bad 5k players - mis-judgements, poor laning etc. Not sure if they're account buyers or only capable of playing 3-4 heroes (the most OP ones). MMR isn't strictly a definition of skill, merely of winning.

I wouldn't entirely give up on support, but you may need to adapt it. Not being item dependent gives your team a real advantage when they pick 4 cores, as it basic stuff like a courier. Just be more greedy in your own play - look at supports who can mass farm the jungle effectively and have big team fight powers - they can let you have a lot more impact at this level.

Also, try Lich solo mid or offlane. He can be horrible to deal with when he has early levels and a bit of farm, you'll have some real crying from the opposition if you do it right. Also, people expect him to be weak (they only ever see him as a #5), so you can be pretty devastating on their misjudgements.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by Xyrus » October 23, 2015 6:12am | Report
Hamstertamer wrote:

Carrying garbage teams in 1v5 games is what raising MMR is all about.

Solo Queue in a nutshell. The only way to guarantee that you'll enjoy your games is to play with 4 friends.
Dimonychan wrote:

Suck it Xyrus, I can answer simple questions with 10 paragraph stories too.

Well, you certainly managed 5...still waiting on a 10+ paragraph post though. 8{3


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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by Dimonychan » October 23, 2015 6:23am | Report
Xyrus wrote:

Solo Queue in a nutshell. The only way to guarantee that you'll enjoy your games is to play with 4 friends.

Or, alternatively, you just mute the ****ers. I abuse the hell out of mute button, anything that makes me irritated is muted. So I play in relative silence with no 3k experts telling me what to do and did they do with my family yesterday.

Xyrus wrote:

Well, you certainly managed 5...still waiting on a 10+ paragraph post though. 8{3

Nah, not gonna fight for your throne, I'd rather make an actual guide... though maintaining three is already quite a task for me because I've got not time between doing nothing, playing games and pretending to prepare for exams.


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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by AngeloBangelo » October 28, 2015 1:58am | Report
V-Slash wrote:

It's a team game, mate. There's nothing you can do about it.

We are all a noob to someone else.

This is absolutely true. I have played a lot of games in which my core players are completely brain dead and I have no idea what they're doing. The other week I solo queued into Funnik and we got completely rolled. I had no idea what to do and everyone was yelling at me.

Sometimes you'll be the best on your team. Sometimes you'll be the worst. The most important thing is to lead and offer advice when you're the highest MMR, or shut up/learn when you're among the lowest.

I dug myself out of the trench using only snow ball heroes (I literally only played QoP, Brood, Alch, Ember, or Doom) and it worked really well. I wouldn't suggest alch at low level play because of his reliance on stacks. However, brood can absolutely take over a game very quickly and make supports squishier (By committing money to reveal instead of items) and slowing their safe lane farm. Doom is just insane right now. Doom/scorched earth a support and just keep snowballing whenever Doom is up. Late game you can start dooming the cores with aghs.

Hopefully that helps. gl


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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by KoDyAbAbA » October 28, 2015 4:02am | Report
my smurf touched 4k, so i was naturally very exited.

Played a few games and found it a huge improvement but could still find ******ed dudes here and there.

In my opinion the best way to go about this is to get your friends addicted to Doters :P


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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by caine1232 » October 28, 2015 4:21am | Report
You can control some of those people though.

Many people decide to AFK because their lane is going poorly. That why I recommend picking tusk as a support, from lvl 2 onwards he can secure all lanes by killing the enemy or just coming to harras. Some other supports might work but with tusk your ganks have the highest chance to work because he has such a long range initation and they will never see you coming. If the enemy mid has no good escape (like SF) and you got a mid that has potentional to get a kill (ember, zeus) gank mid all the time. Crush the enemy and make them frustrated.


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