Still Kongin’

I’ve been playing Wukong almost exclusively for a while now, with only a smattering of other champs in matches. I’d like to think I play him pretty well – and have some matches to prove it.

However, I know I still don’t play him “great” – there’re too many things I freeze up on in game and don’t execute properly. Sometimes I’m too aggressive, sometimes to “stealthy”…

Ahh, it’s a work in progress…21-11

25-14-9

 

See what I mean? Way too many deaths…

Good Wukong!

Pretty good match, this one:

20-8-17

 

I took too much magic damage, but outside of that not bad. One of my deaths was actually via turret when I overextended. A few others were in not-so-thought-out teamfights.

I’ll take 37-8 KDA any day, though ūüėČ

LoL Teamwork Ribbon

Yay! A few days ago I got this guy

lol-teamwork

Again, not sure what the criteria is to receive these. I have a slew of points in both teamwork and honorable opponent, though…

 

LoL Honorable Opponent Ribbon

Woot – about two weeks ago I re-got (not a word, I know) my honorable opponent ribbon. Not sure, exactly, what the criteria is for getting this – or losing it for that matter – but I got it ūüôā

honorable

Bad Teammates

We’ve all had these types….

The match is going bad. You’re down by 20. One or more of your teammates are having bad games. Whether they are trying a new toon, new to the game, or maybe had bad chinese food for lunch – who knows – but you’re getting slaughtered.

Most people understand that the game is just that – a game. Meant for entertainment, as in fun. Losing is no fun, but when you understand it’s a game it’s not the end of the world.

But there are those out there – I like to call them The Elitists – that consider it the end of their world. Who are they? Who knows? 10 year olds who have dedicated their young lives to winning, 40 year old creepers whose only worth is realized in the virtual world – I dunno. But it’s retarded – sorry for my non-pc usage of the word.

Here’s the thing – and this is related to my¬†experience¬†with League of Legends. I’m a sub-30 level guy right now – pushing 21 actually – and the matches don’t mean¬†that much.

You aren’t worried about ELO or anything like that until 30. A loss isn’t that big of a deal. Yes, you may not get as much IP or RP in that loss, but that’s also not 100% true. I’ve had, at times, more gains from a well coordinated loss than I have in a blowout win.

So a loss is a loss, a win is a win – sub-30 it’s all good.

But there are a lot of¬†abusive players out there. I’ve had bad matches where I was just not playing well – my fault. But to be dressed down by someone – who’s not playing all that well themselves – is ridiculous. They are brutal – and everyone hates it. Team chat fills up with “Shut up” and “F**k you” and whatnot.

Once that begins, the match is over. I’ve found that if you lift up those players that aren’t doing that well you have¬†more success than berating them. Teams that are stuck with abusive players lose, period.

I’ve been in matches where I’m rocking and the rest of the team sucks – but rather than beat them up – I offer positive comments. Guess what – we win. Not all the time, but enough to¬†convince¬†me that it’s the way to go.

Now post 30 my opinion may change. But until then, the game is about fun. I’d love to win – but I’m still¬†feeling¬†it out. Take it easy and enjoy it for what it is – a very, very fun game…

 

My Thoughts On Kill Stealing

Kill stealing – everyone loves it, right?

I’ve not yet been in a match on League of Legends where someone hasn’t started complaining about someone else kill stealing.

I understand why people get upset – I really do. It takes away from not only your farm, but your ego.

But really, there are two types of kill stealing:

  1. Intentional being an ass kill steal
  2. Just getting that champion out of the way

The¬†first¬†type obviously sucks. But to be honest, I’ve not seen that much of this. I would say it’s not a high percentage¬†occurrence, at least not in my experience.

The second type happens all the time – and I’m a giant culprit.

I play Wukong for the most part – and his ultimate is a nasty AOE ability. When I jump into a team fight I’m looking to get rid of as many opposing champions as possible – regardless of who has been working on them.

It’s not about score – it’s about the team. Your job is to destroy the Nexus, not kill other champions. It just so happens that you have to kill champions to achieve the overall goal.

So a word of advice to those that are always screaming “KS” – most times it’s for the team. Get in the game and work towards the team goal – dropping the Nexus – and don’t worry about your KDA…