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Is there a point in qing solo for ranked?

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Is there a point in qing solo for ranked?

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Montanaa
09.14.2017 , 05:32 AM | #1
Or do you just lose constantly?

cheers

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orangenee
09.14.2017 , 07:00 AM | #2
Depends on you really. Regs you have a fair shake at winning. Ranked is serious business though.

The only way to get better though, as with most things, is to play it.

Just turn gen chat off though if you dislike salty potatoes. Not as bad in regs but still happens.
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Wimbleton
09.14.2017 , 09:05 AM | #3
It's frustrating for sure. Typically its about survival for 1 guy on each team and top dmg for the other 3 on each team. If you dont want the focus make sure you 1) dont play focus-first classes and 2) don't get known to be an easy target.


The toxicity is bad but its bad anywhere on the internet where PVP and communication coexist in a video game. Just ignore them.

Whats most frustrating for me is the 3 people DPSing not peeling/helping the 1 guy getting focused. I think thats what wins/losses often boil down to in a same-skill situation.

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LadyNashira
09.14.2017 , 09:46 AM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Montanaa View Post
Or do you just lose constantly?

cheers
No there isn't.

First of all, even in the very best of cases, 3/4 of your team is random which means your score is out of your control and has nothing to do with your skill.

Second, the very best of cases never occurs.

Form a PuG and do grouped, at least in that case you know you won't have deserters of afkers.

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DavidAtkinson
09.14.2017 , 09:55 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by LadyNashira View Post
No there isn't.

First of all, even in the very best of cases, 3/4 of your team is random which means your score is out of your control and has nothing to do with your skill.

Second, the very best of cases never occurs.

Form a PuG and do grouped, at least in that case you know you won't have deserters of afkers.
If this is the case how come some players get to 2k rating or gold in general ? Isn't the same random stuff happen to them too ?

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Foambreaker
09.14.2017 , 09:59 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by DavidAtkinson View Post
If this is the case how come some players get to 2k rating or gold in general ? Isn't the same random stuff happen to them too ?
Win traders. Premades in the solo queue. Etc.

Besides even if you miraculously get a good score, the assumption is that all good scores obtained in solo cheated.

Just more reasons to queue grouped really, solo should be removed.

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benmas
09.14.2017 , 11:52 AM | #7
with solo ranked you need to know when to stop.
if you're losing more than wining that day just stop queuing. do regs or play something else.
even matches? keep at it, sure you're losing matches but your also winning as well. chances are you will improve your rating that day or at least keep at about the same.
win streak? good, but remember! it won't last. after 6-7 wins in a row, your probably going to lose the 8 9 and 10th game (at least in my experience)
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DenariusJay
09.14.2017 , 12:29 PM | #8
Play powertech

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KendraP
09.14.2017 , 01:41 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by DenariusJay View Post
Play powertech

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yellow_
09.14.2017 , 02:00 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by DavidAtkinson View Post
If this is the case how come some players get to 2k rating or gold in general ? Isn't the same random stuff happen to them too ?
As you seem to suspect, the same random stuff does happen to them. But they keep playing and keep pulling their weight and are able to get good rating as a result.

The impact of luck gets smaller and smaller as your sample size of games played gets larger. This is why good players consistently climb rating.

Quote: Originally Posted by Foambreaker View Post
Win traders. Premades in the solo queue. Etc.

Besides even if you miraculously get a good score, the assumption is that all good scores obtained in solo cheated.

Just more reasons to queue grouped really, solo should be removed.
Oh boy who would have guessed foambreaker would post the same baseless nonsense in this solo ranked thread just like he does in every other solo ranked thread?

It does not take a miracle to get tier 1. It is not assumed that those players cheated (speak for yourself, please).

Just stop.

Quote: Originally Posted by benmas View Post
win streak? good, but remember! it won't last. after 6-7 wins in a row, your probably going to lose the 8 9 and 10th game (at least in my experience)
gambler's fallacy

or anti-gambler's fallacy? either way it's a presumption we are inclined towards but it's not true