when would you trust a guide

#1PrintScreenKeyPosted 4/19/2013 10:05:42 PM
at what point do you trust a guide?
eg. 900 elo, 1300 elo, 1500 elo, 2400 elo

Before anyone says elo doesnt matter and it just depends on the quality of the guide, be realistic, would you listen to someone who cant get out of bronze?

I just checked some top guides on solomid (approved ones with most views) and was thinking "these are some terrible core items listed" then check the elo of the person who write it and he was 1200 elo... it might be fine if someone is in bronze, but at that point riot's recommended items in the item shop will do just fine
#2Theivey3Posted 4/19/2013 10:07:38 PM
Depends on the guy writing it. Also, guides could give you a new opinion on an item to build, or give you an item that you didn't think of.
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#3arys75Posted 4/19/2013 10:29:39 PM
If the item build doesn't look stupid, then I'll follow it. That's the only reason I look at guides anyway. For the item build.
#4kaysa13Posted 4/19/2013 10:42:34 PM
When reading a guide, I look for two things: the reputation of the author, and his/her rationale behind the guide. If I find those two positive and equally satisfactory, I'm following the guide.
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