My goal: Reach gold by the end of season 3

#1xSighxPosted 4/4/2013 11:02:47 PM
Hi guys, first post. I'll keep it brief and to-the-point.

I'm currently Silver 5 and I want to reach gold by the end of season 3.
How should I proceed?

Things I've been doing or plan on doing:

1. Practicing Riven. She's great at early duels, bullying, zoning, escaping, and carrying.
2. Practicing normal draft pick to emulate the Ranked environment.
3. Muting flamers/trolls. Muting myself if I become negative and want to lash out at my team
4. Watching streamers like Voyboy and Scarra, my favorite top/mid players
5. Watching videos/reading guides for climbing elo. Things about the mentality I should have, playing early on in the day (that's when high schoolers aren't online haha) and never surrendering no matter how bad your teammates are.

If anyone's managed to go from Silver to Gold and can share their personal experiences, that would be great to make it seem like less of an impossible task ^^
#2ERLiNoPosted 4/4/2013 11:03:47 PM
went from 900 elo think thats silver 5? to 1500elo from januari to end of march its easy doable you just have to play a lot and it wil happen.
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#3ReonikkiPosted 4/4/2013 11:05:53 PM
If you are forced to support, play Sona 21/9/0 masteries with Mpen/AP runes. Proceed to dominate bot lane.
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#4PiCaYuNeSyZyGyPosted 4/4/2013 11:06:41 PM
Honestly?

Buy about 10 very strong mid picks who can snowball, roam, have a large team fight presence, and efficient at farming (Lux, Akali, Kat, Zed, Anivia, etc)

Always say you want mid and even if you can't get it solo go there anyways. Three things will happen

1) Somebody dodges. Good
2) They'll go mid with you. Mute your team and focus on CS and doing your job. When your team realizes you aren't a terrible feeder and troll they'll stop being negative
3) You'll get mid and get to do what you want

If you do this and maintain a 55-60% win rate, eventually you'll hit Gold
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#5g-cube_mastaPosted 4/4/2013 11:07:53 PM
play a lot, don't get discouraged, make active strides to improve in faults you see in your gameplay, maintain a positive attitude, don't bother assigning blame to allies/others.
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#6EnricoMarini01Posted 4/4/2013 11:08:41 PM
Started Silver I. Gold I after 53 games, and 30 points away from my series.

Definately doable.
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#7_HeXPosted 4/4/2013 11:09:21 PM
http://www.reignofgaming.net/blogs/a-different-view/vvinrar/23808-10-tips-to-improve-your-elo
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#8xSighx(Topic Creator)Posted 4/4/2013 11:26:26 PM
Thanks guys! I haven't played ranked in a while. I had some toxic players in two back-to-back ranked games which dropped me to 60 LP, then down to 40 LP after another loss (which was a 'fair' game where we genuinely got outplayed, I suppose).

It can be really frustrating trying to make gains when two hours of hard work can be thwarted by a single griefer XD
#9JennaTahliaPosted 4/4/2013 11:33:59 PM
Too many tips. Just get better and carry harder
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#10JennaTahliaPosted 4/4/2013 11:39:23 PM
PiCaYuNeSyZyGy posted...
Honestly?

Buy about 10 very strong mid picks who can snowball, roam, have a large team fight presence, and efficient at farming (Lux, Akali, Kat, Zed, Anivia, etc)

Always say you want mid and even if you can't get it solo go there anyways. Three things will happen

1) Somebody dodges. Good
2) They'll go mid with you. Mute your team and focus on CS and doing your job. When your team realizes you aren't a terrible feeder and troll they'll stop being negative
3) You'll get mid and get to do what you want

If you do this and maintain a 55-60% win rate, eventually you'll hit Gold

Worst advice ever
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