Been playing games, writing essays and working a whole lot.
League of Legends is bad for me. I play it a lot… I’ve been stuck in Bronze 2 for a while now (the tier system of calculating your rating in comparison to other players) and it got me kinda down how most games someone was essentially either feeding or just truly trolling and trying to intentionally loss the game for the fun of it.
So, my friend made a deal with me; I’d get him a skin for his favourite support champion if he duo’ed with me and got me out of Silver together. He now has said skin.
Oddly enough, my best games are usually when I don’t truly think we’re going to win. Me and my friend usually won two games, then lost one, and repeat. This meant I ever so slowly got to my divisional games – wherein you need to win 3/5 to progress into silver) – although I lost my first divisional matches, my next chance at them proved much better.
In playing the first two, me and my friend actually lost both of them. I assumed I would lose the third, so I simply took a break for a day or two. Then, my girlfriend wanted me to play ranked with her; I was… sceptical at best to play with Bronze V people but it went surprisingly well. I won all three subsequent games, thus putting me in Silver 5! My friends – who decided to spectate my games without me knowing – told me that they could see how much I wanted to win, and how I was always pushing for the win.
That was nice.
I’m going to keep playing League, as I simply love the damn game. Too much money spent, and far, far too much time but damn I love it.
If there’s one thing to take from this post besides my incessant ramblings about my minor accomplishment in a video game, it’s that the importance of keeping your cool is paramount. Games where I raged, where I yelled or told off my teammates? They were the worst. My friend has been thankfully telling me off whenever I’m clearly getting ragey in chat (going so far as to ban me from chat in certain games) and it has calmed me down somewhat. Hopefully I’ll continue to stop all the BM (Bad Manners) and just enjoy myself in games. After all, it’s meant to be fun, right?
Also working towards something that I’ll be doing soon. Going to take a bunch of work and effort on my part, but hell why not; it’s going to be fun. More info later.