i know, it is hard to play with friends, but if you are going 35 and 3 and carrying your team it really ruins the game for everyone. most of you are in higher ranks so you don't experience much smurfing, but it has become an epidemic in low-elo. i have been ranking up to silver 1 but it seems there are smurfs every 3 games which are stopping me from getting to silver. smurfing will kill the game's low-elo population by making them not want to play ranked so please stop smurfing.
Just had game that lasted 40 rounds including all the Overtime rounds. it was insanely fun!
Sup guys. I started playing siege on PC with some friends a few months back, and have become determined to get better. I'm hoping that someone with a higher rank than me (Bronze 3) can help me improve my overall gameplay.
I do have a 5 stack that I queue with regularly, but I am definitely the least skilled of the 4 (all of them have played since launch, but on console and only recently switched to PC).
I'm not the best at fragging. My aim is generally pretty average. Same with reaction time. Because of this I generally play a support role like Thatcher or IQ.
I tend to die from unknown angles, poor timing, or unexpected runouts. A good example of this is when I hold an angle for a while and the second I look away I get domed.
My map knowledge could definitely use some work as well as my gamesense.
So yeah. If anyone wants to help a bronze pleb out I will love you forever! <3
EDIT: HOLY FUCK BOIS THIS POST POPPED OFF. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR TIPS AND SUPPORT I LOVE YOU <3
First, some background: I am an ex CS player with over 1 hour on the game. I have seen Overwatch on twitch and installed Apex Legends for one week before getting bored. Overall lots of FPS experience.
Now, here are the four main tips I kept in mind during my ranked progression
The first thing you want to do is remove the V key from your keyboard. This is because talking in voice chat will distract your teammates and is a must-not. Instead, spam A, B, or C in the text chat whenever you see an opponent because the entire team is pushing you.
Agent selection: The most important part of this game is getting kills. Therefore you must always pick Jett, Raze, or Reyna. Practice selecting and locking in your agent in spike rush to make sure you always get who you want. A second tip is to press caps lock during agent selection and type "SAGE PLS SAGE PLS" in chat in order to guarantee a well rounded team. (Everyone needs a healer)
Crosshair placement: I have noticed repeatedly that
The fact that "conservative re-placement" at the start of the act can place you back into Iron 1 after 8 weeks of climbing out of that hole and into Bronze 1 is also absurd.
Ranks are a definition of how much a player has learned about the game, and much like at school you start with additions and only years later do you get to differential equations, in this game you should first learn how the game works (Iron 1) then how to shoot and use your abilities (Iron 2 to Bronze 1) and only then (high-bronze, mid-silver) can you learn about playing as a team.
The current system doesn't taking the learning curve into account in anyway, and it's stupid to put teamplayers (Bronze 2s) into a game with Iron 1s that don't even know how to defuse the spike. (Happened a lot more than you'd like to imagine. Also hooray for people that have deactivated chat and can't get your "it's 4! Press 4" message).
Hello, so my duo and I have been using this season to have fun with the game and try our best to improve, but we're both done with sitting in Bronze after just playing placements. We decided that at the start of next season, we want to climb. My goal for next season is to make it to Plat, and I really think I have the needed support skills to deserve to be in Plat (That is, after another good 5 months of practice). My laning phase needs a bit of improvement, but my vision score every single game is leagues above the average, and my presence in teamfights mid/late game can often carry the game. However, I've seen many higher elo players suggest playing mid/top/jg to get out of bronze and silver, and I see why. I feel like whenever I play bot lane, it's a 50/50 whether or not 2/3 of the other players will win lane. I do my best to roam and as I said before my vision control far exceeds my opponents (I'm not trying to brag, but this is the strongest point of my game and the numbers don't... keep reading on reddit ➡
Changes to competitive aren't near: they're here! Do you happen to have hundreds of hours in the game and still find yourself languishing in bronze? Don't fret, we have made it so that newer players placed in bronze are no longer pooled with all you older disappointments that have failed to achieve anything in the past 4 years.
We understand that everyone playing in bronze has a separate experience: some players literally don't know what the fuck they're doing, do not understand some of the more basic mechanics or the game, and cannot learn this knowledge without excessive tutorial viewing or hours and hours poured into the game. No more! Now your teammates will know when there's a health pack literally around the corner if you do.
So that we can solve the inevitable queue issues that arise from the above changes and later condense these two queues, we will now be implementing a better training system. In other words, we'll actually h... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hi, I'm new to reddit and also on my phone so apologies if I make any mistakes with the post.
For a couple seasons now I've been playing in bronze, mostly hovering around 1000 sr. This was fine by me, at least I was having fun, and I didn't play much comp anyway (mostly placements and then I left it alone for the season).
I did 'climb' to 1200 yesterday, but I do think my win/loss ratio is about even. Win some, lose some yknow?
However, today I thought I'd do open queue placements. I hadn't done those yet because I thought they'd be a disaster with everybody blaming everybody else and me just kind of being there, solo healing 5 dps while feeling like that "this is fine" meme.
I played the same heroes as usual- mostly Ashe, with some Soldier or Tracer when Ashe wasn't it. I healed 1 game on Mercy and got complimented by the team. I also had 2 games where I had to tank because nobody else did, and those were my 2 losses (I don't like tanking as I'm just very unsure of what to do in t... keep reading on reddit ➡
I just played ranked matches for the first time in a few years. I ended up in Bronze 1, as expected. Everyone in the matches kept calling each other noob and trash the whole game, but like, we’re all in bronze. We’re all trash. I get that nobody likes to lose, but damn. I expected bronze to be filled with casuals that are used to losing at this point. It’s like we all have a Napoleon complex or something.
This post is about the Blizzard Matchmaker. I'm not here to argue about the ethics of smurfing or how he even got his account to Bronze. And maybe I am being a Narc by bringing this to the community's attention but....
I think Blizzard needs to re-evaluate how performance based SR gains are rewarded beyond the first 20 comp games. Once you pass a certain threshold it appears there's physically nothing a player can do to convince the matchmaker that you don't belong in that rank, apart from simply hard grinding. That seems quite difficult to do especially if the matchmaker is setting you up for perceived 50-50 situations. (*Yes I am aware of the just git gud and you'll climb argument)
This is actually the crux of why some people buy new accounts - so they can re-roll their placements and climb to... keep reading on reddit ➡
"Player five-kay-alpha, time to wake up!"
My eyes blink away the crust that had formed in their corners. How long had it been since they last chose me, since they used me last? My own internal biological clock claims to weeks of dormancy.
An electronic voice bleats from the sole speaker of my gray, padded room. It tells me to do something, I obey before the command has even finished. I rise quickly and make my way over to the stainless steel trough. It is opposite to my sleep chamber, a now-hallow silver pill large enough to house my weak body.
"Go to your feeding trough, we need yer nice and plump, heh-heh-heh."
FWOOMP. The chamber on the east side of the trough jettisons Silver 2 kibble feed into my trough. I stoop down and start bringing the food to my mouth. It is mushy, rife with water content that will keep me hydrated without the aid of the stasis sleep tube. My teeth are quickly speckled with what I can't swallow, and I fervently wish to feel a toothbrush against my teeth... keep reading on reddit ➡
First, I’ll say that Bronze and Silver are FUBAR right now and need to be fixed.
Now that that’s out of the way, every day I see several posts along the lines of “I used to sit comfortably in G4, then they broke arena and now I can’t climb out of S2.” I feel wholeheartedly that that was when they FIXED gold arena (again, silver and bronze are broken).
Gold was broken in the opposite direction before. Back then we would get entire lists of bronze/low silver quality teams that were 10 automatic wins for anyone with even a mediocre team. The teams on those lists had NO business being there and that’s why it was so broken. But then people with mediocre teams would refresh til they got 10 automatic wins and by doing that, they climbed to, and easily stayed in G4.
Now they’ve fixed those broken lists so that we can no longer farm bronze quality teams to stay in G4, and all of the people with mediocre teams can no longer get free wins against terrible teams. On top of that, since no one... keep reading on reddit ➡
Also, the Crota N.H. lol. So you can only damage with the swords, but he goes immune right away and then boss stomps you before you can move? How do these designs make it past testing. This is the same mistake as the Reckoning bridge.
Too long have I looked on in horror as the Widowmaker on my team tries in vain to shoot through a Sigma and Orisa double shield composition for 3 straight minutes.
Too long have I watched in utter disbelief as the Rein on my team valiantly tries to escort us through a dangerous choke point, only for us to die because our DPS were totally incapable of providing any front line pressure.
TOO LONG have I gazed on completely dumbfounded as my team chooses two off tanks.
Well NO MORE I say. I am no expert but I think I know enough to help. Let's talk about how to pick our heroes. First off.
Envision the map. What do you need to do first?
Different heroes are suited to different situations. Playing the wrong heroes in the wrong situations handicaps you and your team. Let's look at the most common situations.
Hi everyone, my name is rxmbr and i am an ex master on Console and now a mid diamond on Pc and i hope you are glad to hear what i have in mind.
My idea is to create a group of people that can help silvers and bronzes understand the game and help them achieve their goals.
Why i wanna do this? • I feel like i wanna give out what i have learned until now, i want to give back something to the community.
Why low ranks? • For my personal experience, low ranks are mostly forgotten or left to themselves. And because i am master/diamond, not a OWL/contenders/t500/gm coach.
Do i need to pay something? • No, it’s completely free.
How can i contact you for any questions or more infos? • i’ll answer to this sub once in a while but if you want a quick or a private answer just dm me here or on discord. ( 𝔣𝔦𝔩#9049 )
Please let me know if you like this idea, if you want to partecipate or how to improve it! I’ll just say thanks in advance to everyone c: (Btw sorry for my bad english but i... keep reading on reddit ➡
Necros literally admitted to throwing placements on stream and other games to drank his account to bronze. This ruined games for so many players though why hasn't the account been banned after he admitted to it, I think it comes down to either blizzard just don't care or they give these streamers a sort of immunity when it comes to bans. Either way its dreadful. Blizzard need to take action against blatant throwing of players with a large following as otherwise it normalised it.
Thought this might be useful, I’m not an expert but I’m sharing what worked for me at least.
Don’t just play the game, don’t just practice and play the game, while playing the game, focus on how you died, eg: I shot him twice in the chest but he shot me once in the head, then think why that happened, so in this case my crosshair placement wasn’t good and then try to work on that. Try to catch yourself if you aim lower down at the ground until it becomes natural.
In each game, if someone makes good call outs and is playing well, send them a friend request. Even if only 1/10 people accept, you could find at least a few after a week. Before playing competitive matches, invite them all and you can play better knowing you’re in safe hands.
Try not to get disheartened by your rank. Considering I play quite a lot, I felt like I was hard stuck bronze forever, but I climbed from bronze three to silver 2 in a day and got to gold a week later. While it takes a while, the matchmaking s
And of course after you end with good placements, you have plat mmr, so while bronze you face Plats, what's the point of that? Why not go back to old system where if you did well you'd even start at plat 3/4, it seriously has no point, people who smurf and buy botted accounts are in this season more than ever, that's not the way to deal with that, I literally see people in gold with 70/80% wr and 50+ games played, what the fuck?
If the system is like that why not just put every unranked account in iron 4 and let everyone start with iron 4 mmr +20 - 20 lp and no promo skipping so everyone needs 300 games to get to their elo, right? Like, I'm still addicted Riot does not need artificial ways to make me play the game more.
ps: had to repost since i typed "promos" instead of "placements"
Guys please don't yell at your teammates like you're the best player in the world and we're not specially when your rank is bronze silver or gold. We ain't gonna be pro and we surely don't have the skill for so keep it cool and don't act like we were playing for big money / competitive scene please. It's just a game and we are just casual players so let's have fun even when we try our best. Peace ✌️
They're fun to play with, but we still need to work on the teamwork to get more wins and I know they're willing to improve, so any ideas?
I posted in today's "What's working?" thread while I was at work and got encouraged to post a decklist. I finished a write-up I had started but decided to shelf.
Legend proof?: https://gyazo.com/33480ef2c8986062a772fdc9fc74c396
I started from Bronze, messing around with some silly 'All-In Secret Passage/Voracious Reader' Rogue and Battlecry Shaman decks. Browsing r/CompetitiveHS, I then found MrYagut's proposed Rogue list:
I went 31-13 with this list.
I loved the core idea. Jandice Barov and Secret Passage were immediately on my (and most players’) radars. They seemed strong on the surface and ultimately performed even better. Brain Freeze I was less high on in my initial review of the new expansion’s cards. It seemed okay. It was better than I thought it’d be. Pen Flinger? There’s no way this card’s that good, right? It’s an Elvish Archer that might get played one or two more times. Who cares?
I... keep reading on reddit ➡
So I was playing decent in gold 1, nothing amazing but I wasn’t dragging my team down atleast. And then I lost a few games and started playing worse and worse until I’m now in bronze. I’d post a replay but literally every game is 6-0 or 5-1. None of them are even close.
Side note: why does everybody wanna forfeit the game as soon as they are 2 goals down even if there is still a lot of time left.