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    Welp, I just played a solo queue game on US East, and it was quite the thing.

    -Drow didn't have a single point in silence until she was level 9, and by 11 had 2 points in silence and -1-, -ONE- point in frost arrows. Because a 60% slow is no big deal, amirite.

    -Meepo. 'Nuff said. He somehow managed to land a good net while in lane (was my lane companion) which got us a kill, but other than that, he was dead weight. Simple as that. Sooooo many good characters that can go in a lane with Axe and absolutely obliterate the lane, but no, it had to be god damned Meepo.

    Then when the game was pretty much lost, the Columbian Meepo and the Peruvian Pudge (also in our team, only one to end up with a positive K/D) started shittalking to each other... in broken English. I cannot facepalm at this enough. It's not like they share a common language or anything, noooo, they have to insult eachother in haflassed English. What the christ.

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    Sorry, just needed to vent a bit.

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    After losing nearly every game for three weeks, I now managed to win three games in a row, with 15:3 and 11:1, etc stats, which makes me feel way less depressed than before, you could even say I feel good about myself again (when playing dota I mean). But now I fear to play more games and start losing again :(
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    Played and won four games today. It probably helped that I was teamed up with a RL friend who is in my skill bracket.

    Four is also my longest win streak, so we'll see if that gets broken or not. (5 is my losing streak...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadly.by.design View Post
    (5 is my losing streak...)
    you know nothing jon snow
    10 loss sreak reporting in

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    I'm 500 hours in and my longest is 7 losses for 9 victories

    http://dotabuff.com/players/62435352/records

    Also, Cristal Maiden most kills

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    8/8 for me.

    Everytime I get close I get a team mate that throws a game on me lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by grasskit View Post
    you know nothing jon snow
    10 loss sreak reporting in
    Grasshopper!

    13 is my losing streak. Got most of that on a day off as well where initial plans went sour. Made me stay away from the game for a good while haha.

    I honestly prefer to watch tournament games nowadays just because of the complete idiots I get in solo queue.

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    I you want to see how a real dota dick behaves please refer to my last game. My patience run out barely 3 minutes in after scoring 2 kills (first blood) myself, then everything went downhill and I had the nicest session of flaming and slow clapping.

    Spoilers: my ISP detected my foul mood and decided to go maintenance midgame before my neck veins exploded.

    http://dotabuff.com/matches/300831149
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    Well, I made it to 6 wins before All Random struck again. We could have won, but their lane combos were better and our Nyx fed all game.

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    all mid centaurs is even more hilarious than all mid clinkz

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    Yeah, turned out to be more fun, especially with all these mind(stun)-games.

    I think it could also be pretty fun with heroes like Tiny, Butcher or Wisp. Maybe even Veno with mass wards
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    I got close to my win streak again then played a game where we had 2 randoms in an RD and ended up with 4 carries...

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    It's becoming more and more apparent that solo queueing just isn't worth my time.

    My winrate when playing with my similarly-bracketed friend is somewhere around 80%, but solo queue is probably more like 30%. RPS games are maybe 50/50, since I tend to be playing out of my league and concentrating on not being dead weight.

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    //removed matach rant//

    Thankfully, Beastmaster raged out after a near team wipe and we all got to save ourselves some time by leaving early. If I had known my team would pick what they did, I wouldn't have picked who I did. Yay for RD with no draft communication.

    I got a party invite from Starmatt, but my queue had come up by that point. I missed out on an RPS match, but I didn't want to abandon my ready-up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deadly.by.design View Post
    It's becoming more and more apparent that solo queueing just isn't worth my time.

    My winrate when playing with my similarly-bracketed friend is somewhere around 80%, but solo queue is probably more like 30%. RPS games are maybe 50/50, since I tend to be playing out of my league and concentrating on not being dead weight.

    /edit/
    //removed matach rant//

    Thankfully, Beastmaster raged out after a near team wipe and we all got to save ourselves some time by leaving early. If I had known my team would pick what they did, I wouldn't have picked who I did. Yay for RD with no draft communication.

    I got a party invite from Starmatt, but my queue had come up by that point. I missed out on an RPS match, but I didn't want to abandon my ready-up.
    Honestly, there's not a lot you can do other than grind out games and get into higher skill brackets where both teams get better. It is a great feeling to lose a game not because of one guy who didn't buy wards or that you all picked carries or whatever, but because you got outplayed, you can learn from that.

    Or you can play games with RPS folk all the time and not care about your skill bracket and play like that which is equally valid. Alternatively you can make a smurf and see if you can get into the better brackets faster.

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    There's something to be said as well by forcing yourself to play better if you're in a stack with those of a higher skill level, such as in the RPS guild. I think there's also a touch of trial by fire this way too, as you will quickly determine what you're doing right or wrong, and to what extent, if not by your own observations or by other's.
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    Things didn't work out for a JG/Beardy/Bexo/me group, but Bexo (Stirbel) & I still caught a good game. He put up with my lower-tier mistakes and we pulled out a tough win.

    The difference in playing in the 50-100 win tier vs 300-500+ can definitely be felt. What would be overlooked in my tier is quickly punished when I do it near more experienced players. In that game as Elder, I basically tried to spam my spirit for damage/scouting, and aimed to drop my ult ASAP in each teamfight. Oh, right -- and I tried not to feed. I died 10 times, but the team counts were close and I take a small amount of solace in knowing that Troll died more than I did.

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    My advice deadly would be to keep treading water in these games, see what other players are doing (not so much the big things but more the nuances, the jukes, the tricks to get a little more from their farm etc...), look even just briefly at "why did I die there?" after the game, were you out of position, did you not have the vision you needed, or were you just out played by a nice bait or something.

    If you can do any of that at all you will improve 100x faster than someone just hitting their head against a wall and soon you'll be feeding on them 300 win players

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadly.by.design View Post
    Things didn't work out for a JG/Beardy/Bexo/me group, but Bexo (Stirbel) & I still caught a good game. He put up with my lower-tier mistakes and we pulled out a tough win.

    The difference in playing in the 50-100 win tier vs 300-500+ can definitely be felt. What would be overlooked in my tier is quickly punished when I do it near more experienced players. In that game as Elder, I basically tried to spam my spirit for damage/scouting, and aimed to drop my ult ASAP in each teamfight. Oh, right -- and I tried not to feed. I died 10 times, but the team counts were close and I take a small amount of solace in knowing that Troll died more than I did.
    Don't look at the wins per player. In the long run its inconsequential. What's more important is building that knowledge base to play the game better. No matter what skill bracket you are in, having the knowledge base to support your actions and intended actions without them backfiring is what you have to aim for.

    The main difference between the skill brackets is the decision making process and the knowledge base supporting that decision making process. This has always been the case. After a certain point, the game is all about making the right decisions at any given stage of the game.

    Just to illustrate, I have a fair few friends who play this game ranging from normal to very high brackets (I seem to default to high bracket on the rare occasion I solo queue):

    Very high win: http://dotabuff.com/matches/299582021 - we picked well, laned well and most importantly fought the team fights well. It was still sloppy play overall from us but there was enough of a knowledge and experience base between the four of us to ensure a win. 18 assists and only 4 kills on a mirana is slightly annoying but I landed good arrows and do not underestimate her ulti for offensive purposes!

    Very high loss: http://dotabuff.com/matches/299558247 - we picked shit, laned shit and fought shit. Consequently, we lost hard and fast. One of those games you wish you could erase from record but it sits there, laughing at you. But we deserved to lose because all our decisions were poor. Our voice chat reflected this too, we were unanimous in agreeing that we simply played shit overall and moved on.

    The only real difference between the win-loss above was the decision making process. Nothing else.

    Normal win: http://dotabuff.com/matches/294087829 - mechanically speaking, my normal bracket friends didn't do that much differently from the radiant team. We were just better in team fights, that's it. Its why we won virtually every engagement. Otherwise, positioning wise we weren't all that better either. We were just more organised in team fights. That was virtually the only difference. And oh, wards.

    I'm trying to find a fairly recent normal bracket loss but can't seem to find one. >_< Either way, you get the point. Right now your focus needs to be on building a knowledge base. Nothing else. Your win streaks will be longer and loss streaks will be shorter as this grows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by khaz View Post
    Normal win: http://dotabuff.com/matches/294087829 - mechanically speaking, my normal bracket friends didn't do that much differently from the radiant team. We were just better in team fights, that's it. Its why we won virtually every engagement. Otherwise, positioning wise we weren't all that better either. We were just more organised in team fights. That was virtually the only difference. And oh, wards.
    And while its not the only bad choice the enemy team made in that game let this be a thing to take away: Never... under any circumstance... build a battlefury on Bounty Hunter, its terrible.

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