Why I am quitting League of Legends

I started playing League of Legends late in 2014. The season 4 was just about to end, but i wasn't even close to level 30 to participate in the ranked system. When I think back I don't really know why I grinded so hard to get to level 30 so i could play with the "good guys". As I never really got into it in the first place. Anyways. at first my thoughts of the game was; "Wow", "I can't believe i haven't played this sooner", and "This game has got everything". But that has changed now. There a multiple reasons why I have decided that after 3 years of playing this game I'm quitting, and I'm about to tell you about them. I have constructed a list to show you points from different reasons why I think this game isn't as good as I really want it to be. I will be discussing them in order. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - **1. Player Behaviour** - Toxic teammates - Bad players - My temporary mute **2. Client Issues** - Sound glitches - Bugsplatting - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - **Player Behaviour** 1. At first the community didn't seem so bad. From level 1-30 my experience with other players was mainly positive as in lower level the "smurfs" are willing to share their knowledge with new players to help them win the game. But as I reached level 30 I could finally see it. The real community of League. The toxic teammates. These are the players that every single game they enter believe they are faker or another god amongst men. And since they think they are superior to us they talk to us as we are peasants. I can handle actual critisism like, "maybe ward the river, next time" or some banter like "NA FLASH" that's all fun and games. Which I think makes the community better. But when I get comments like, "What the %%%% are you doing splitting top, we are at drake teamfighting, you f---cking degenerate." I don't learn from that. I think to myself, ok this guy is toxic and I will not help him. Say I will not heal him if he needs etc. Which probably is like pouring fuel on the fire but whatever. Also sometimes these players are not the brightest of players. Which brings me to my next point.. 2. Everybody has bad games. I get it. You got tilted playing against a Teemo top-lane and you are 0/5/0. It happens relax, I'm not blaming you. Teemo can be annoying sometimes. But my god.. Some players I'm actually baffled managed to install the game. The don't know there is a map, they have no game-knowledge such as Ultimate-Cooldowns, they are simply put, bad at the game. Everybody has been bad the game. None of us opened up League for the first time playing like Faker. But these players are worse than I was when I first played this game, and they don't really seem to improve, mostly because they don't care. A simple solution to this would be to add worse Leagues, such as the famous Plastic and Wood league. But riot won't do it. Which is a bummer for those players that are bad, but not degenrates, because they have to deal with these players that obviously should be in the game or elo. Please riot, make more leagues so teams and games become more balanced, if not for me, do it for the hundres of thousands of players torturing themselves in Bronze 5 elo hell. 3. All this talk about bad players brings me to my mute. Which probably was justified since I was being a seriously toxic player at the time. I will not deny that. But Riot doesn't really seem mute or ban players that actually deserve it, minus my case (props to you Riot you did something good). I mostly play ADC which means I'm paired with a support in every single game. There has to be a sort of communication going on if you wish to play the lane great. Well my support had other plans. Without provocation my support (Brand) went mid-lane 3 times and fed the enemy Yasuo 3 times. I kept asking him to stop, but he didn't. I also spam ping'd him like a mad man (5 pings then a 3 second break and repeat for maximum pings/hour) Of course this had serious ramifications on the game. The Yasuo went on to solo carry the entire game 20/3, and me and my teammates could do nothing about it. Especially me since i had to tower hug the entire game as i was solo Draven vs Thresh and Jinx bot-lane, when my Brand was running it down mid. As you can imagine the pinging stopped and i began to type instead, I said some thing I shouldn't have, but let's be honest, I got what I deserved, and the Brand deserved every word I threw at him. I logged off titled of the earth, and the next day I logged in to find out I was temp muted for toxicity for 10 wins/games (can't remember). I wasn't that surprised to be hones. I kinda expected it after my behaviour that game. So I thought. Nice, Riot took a look at this game, and saw something go down. No. No they didn't. I have now forgotten his username, but I could check his profile through my match-history. Every single game for 20 games (I checked his OP.gg) he had terrible stats. Going support pretty much every game, and trolling and intentionally feeding. Ruining the entire game for everybody. I'm not surprised if he is still not banned to this date, but I can only hope. **Client Issues** 1. For about 50 games now after the preseason launched my client has been have major sound issues. It is very difficult to describe, but it sounds extremely distorted, to the point i have to turn it off completely. I am usually very dependant on sound in video games. I use them to my advantage, and I do this in League of Legends too. If the enemy team has a Tryndamere I pretty much have to guess if he has used his ultimate or not during the fight. No idea why this sound issue happens, but playing League of Legends without sound for me is not even a discussion. 2. Bugsplatting has been a serious issue in League of Legends for as long as I can remember. It didn't really affect me too much before this preseason. The last game I played I played Irelia versus Yasuo top-lane. The match-up was fine, but I was very passive due to my lack of knowledge in the top-lane role and Irelia. My jungler comes to gank, but it turn out the enemy jungler has set up a counter-gank. It's on. Me and my jungler push down the river to get some distance and get our abilities off cool-down. My jungler goes in 100% on Yasuo trying to burst him down before he can flash away. I notice this and flashes towards their jungler attempting to land a stun, securing my junglers retreat after he kill the enemy Yasuo. But that was not to happen. After i flashed I instantly bugsplatted and died, my jungler had overestimated his damage, and didn't take into account that I may not follow-up. He dies since the enemy jungler has not been stunned and Yasuo had flashed away. (I do not know if this is exactly what happened, but the death counter and summoner cool-downs suggested this might be the case. Well shit I just ruined top-lane for myself. I'm not 2 levels behind Yasuo. I get to lane trying to catch up. Yasuo keep trying to poke me under-tower so i try to set up a cheeky stun under-tower. But right when i Q the minion going in for the stun on Yasuo. Bugsplat. This bugsplat was to happen 3 more times during the game, probably costing us the entire match. Note this is not a network issue as my network is way beyond what is necessary to run League of Legends. Thanks for reading my thoughts on the game. Hopefully you made it all the way through, I know it looks like a lot, but really it isn't. This will be my final words on League of Legends for now. Hopefully I will return one day, and get to play the game I used to enjoy. But i deem that as unlikely. _If you wondered about what Rank I am, I have been Silver 3 pretty much every season. Though I probably could get gold, but everybody think that they do, don't they?_ _**~~Thanks for everything Riot.~~**_
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