A phrase we're all too used to seeing. Whether your misplay is an accident or not, you'll be told to get good at the game or that you're boosted or something about your mother. Remember, we play League of Legends and as such are part of "this" community.
Anyways, back to the main point, it seems as if Riot was sick of people being told to get good. Heck, maybe they had a plethora of complaints saying "I was told to get good, please ban this person."
According to Scarizard, Gameplay Communications, getting better at League isn't as easy as it looks. "Getting better at League is hard. It’s hard as hell. And it takes a lot of time. There’s no easy fix, and pretending like there is will only net you disappointment."
That doesn't mean all hope is lost as Scarizard has provided fans with three ways to get better at the game!
Learn How to Fail
Fail before I get better? Well, yeah. You have to learn from your mistakes. "This age-old phrase, though sometimes sounding like a platitude, has far more wisdom in it that most may realize," said Scarizard.
It doesn't matter what rank you are according to Scarizard. It all matters when you decide you want to get better. "Yes, you’re bronze now, but you just started. Or even if you’re a long-time player, you’ve only just started taking improvement seriously. Whatever level of skill, when you’re trying a new champion for the first time (or playing against a Master-Tier Veigar for the first time), you’re very likely going to get crushed. Not only is that okay, it’s necessary. Just don’t give up."
Commit, Commit, and Commit Again
You're in this for the long run. You need to be in the mindset that you're going to learn from everything. Whether it's from a mistake or a way you can improve a great play - you need an open learning mind.
"If I had 10 LP for every time I failed to first blood my lane opponent and got killed instead, I’d be Rank 1 by now. It’s easy to huff and puff and type ‘fiora no flash’ in all chat, but let’s be real here - these moments can teach us so much more if we frame them as learning experiences," said Scarizard.
Sometimes people look at others for someone to put the blame on, but you should always start with yourself and then expand outwards. "Yes, maybe that enemy champion is OP. Yes, maybe your jungler is AFK. But what could you have done differently? There’s never truly nothing you could have done to improve a situation - it might take you sitting at your tower, maxing W on Gangplank vs Pantheon and praying for dear life - but taking each failure and each success as experiments to add to your vast database will make you a better player long-term."
"So, you’ve accepted your failures - and you might even be writing some of them down! But our last point of improvement is about holding yourself accountable for what you’ve learned," said Scarizard.
Do you have a habit that results in death most of the time? Stop. "You know every time you try to all-in Swain Top you lose - so stop the cycle! Take a different approach, take a different summoner spell, take a different keystone - who cares! If insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result, then be vigilant and force yourself to make the shift in your play style that will net you the win."
League is all about the process if you seriously want to get good at the game. If you want to know the ins and outs of the champions, you're going to have to really commit and take responsibility for yourself. "Yes, it might not be fun to play the long-game and farm it out, but sometimes that’s what you need to do - and the feeling you’ll have in the end for making the ‘right’ play is incredible."
Oh, and play League a lot. That's also a viable step but something that should be common knowledge.
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