Stuck in silver


#1

Can someone explain to me how I am in silver 3 in solo when I won 6 games out of 10 and was MVP in 5 of them? How? When my friends win 4 and are in gold 3? Is it because I play supports? How’s that fair? I’m so fed up with this.


#2

How you play in your placements diesnt matter.

Seeding MMR and who you play against do.

For example 5-5 in gold is better than 6-4 in Bronze, and 10 matches can just be result of good luck so its not used as an absolute meter of your skill.

The ranks are supposed to represent your skill against other players and are only accurate after hundreds of games, not just after 10.

Been in Silver 2, now in Diamond 4, it takes time and alot of games, not just lucky or unlucky 10 games to see where you belong.


#6

How does it represent your skill when you’re paired with bronzies to babysit while being in gold/plat ?
You’re just doomed to lose points.


#7

I am a Master player since beta and i will tell you some hints that might help.

  1. There is no such thing as stuck in somewhere. If your stats reach a plateau (50±2% win rate) then you are belong into that League/MMR.
  2. Pick heroes that have impact on the game and play it effectively. For example picking Nova or similar champ in my eyes considered as a really bad pick because it have no wave clear, low control and presence and no constant dmg in TFs. If you are the support I highly suggest to avoid picking Auriel, Malfurion, Lili, Tassadar. Try to be effective on Stukov (silence-root), Ana (CC and healing disruption in crucial times, BW (CC and global presence), Rehgar (slow and decent healing).
  3. Map awareness and presence. Controlling the map -> Camps, objs on time.
  4. Practicing your heroes in QMs until youre decent on it.
  5. Never pick a hero that youre rarely play or not decent on it. It is hindering the team.
  6. Coordinate your team. Watch high MMR games and get ideas.
  7. Playing a high impact role like damage dealers. A well played KTZ can crush the enemy team in seconds - ofc you got the hit the targets.
    Or winning the solo lane by denying the enemy champion. If the enemy team need 2+ to counter you then your team have the opportunity to pick fights that are highly in their favor.

Hope this will help on your journey.


#8

You don’t understand what’s going on in silver. Often there are players who do not understand who should do what and how could you not be good character, understanding of maps, in cooperation with your teammates will always meet people who play non-team that do not understand that it is impossible to go ahead of the tank or don’t understand when you need to initiate if you’re a tank. I had a second gold, but by accident I was thrown in the 4th silver. At this rank, even people think that specialist is necessary if the enemy picked a hero from that role, but it’s the same killer and the role itself is in fact not. I’m stuck in silver, too. my winrate is a little over 40% but even being in the second gold met players who played non-team, that led to defeat. In end screwed up not you, but rating wash their hands you. How many times has it happened?. Do these cases reflect your skill at playing? Not fair if I messed up not you and you’re the fall guy. Constantly losing because someone had not come to fight, the whole team may not understand when the enemies will take the boss. For some reason I very often find the first grab of the boss. You’re trying to tell them but no attention. And such team is already obviously doomed to defeat against more solid. The same rating may reflect a completely different level of game commands, and much more interesting to play with more or less equal in skill, even losing, but on the silver it’s a crushing victory or defeat. And if you are lucky and fate will throw you with more or less team players you will increase your rating, but if you are not lucky you will fall from the second gold to the 4th silver.


#9

I kinda understand. You can read my experience in Competitive Discussion -> “Master tries Team League on new account”.
It is not impossible to climb.


#10

Lol, no
This is a moron statement.
Let me explain to you what stuck means.

I’ve been playing since the game launched, I know what the hell I’m doing but I never bothered playing ranked cause every effort I put in is depended on the weakest link.

Even if I play like a god every time 1 idiot can still lose the entire game and waste my time and my rating.

So now I keep getting put in silver with scrubs who don’t know what XP and lanes are cause I never bothered farming a higher rank, meaning I need to play HUNDREDS of games to climb to my “supposed” level, each game taking 20-30 minutes. You do the math.

So as long as I’m not judged on my own performance, ranked is simply a waste of time. (yes, this is possible)
The current system only works for full premades and absolutely doesn’t make sense for solo play.

They announced exactly that a year ago, so I was excited, and then they scratched it, so the problem is still the exact same after all these years.

So ye in an infinite timeline there’s no such thing as stuck…


#11

All i can say is, if you dont have a team your kinda left: For The Gods, to decide with what kinda of PUG people you que :stuck_out_tongue:


#12

There is no thing as being stuck at low ranks because of others. The truth is that if a player is skilled enough, he will never be stuck at low ranks. Stuck in silver is just delusional comment by players who havent learned the game


#13

Exactly!

And even if your teammates really are the reason why you lost a certain game

Partying up with people who play well is an option!


#14

That is right. Simple solutions are usually the best ones


#15

Right now i have fine matchmaking on quick matches. I’ve been winning 8 games out of 10 almost every day. I fear that if I try ranked, this will go other way. That’s why I don’t want to go to ranked…


#16

As some guy in a movie once said:

You can’t live in fear

Go out there and at least give Ranked a try

Don’t knock it until you try it

Getting a win in Ranked may even be more satisfying because you worked harder to earn it compared to winning in other modes

Plus in the previous seasons they did give a big gold bonus and a cool mount just for completing your placement games in Ranked


#17

Also,

If you dont care about the rank tht u are at, and if you drop from Gold to Bronze,

There are few things u ONLY get in ranked

1= Drafting makes Balanced Game (so u dnt get Zera n Valeera if u take KT, etc.)
2= More to Learn, More Fun (can be more toxic too, as rank is on the line)
3= No need to separately do quests to get daily quests done!!!

But, BUT , go in with a party, not solo,
find frends, team up, n hav fun :slight_smile:

Oh yeah, and , ,Im stuck in Bronze lol


#18

Drafting and questing aid are available in Unranked Draft as well

The only actual features exclusive to Ranked is a 25% experience bonus and the involvement of Rank and Rank Points


#19

ah, i meant ranked/unranked :smiley:

which u dnt get in QM.

I used to play crazy overwatch heroes (i dnt like them, specially tracer coz at times theres little lag at my end, n tracer is unplayable then) , but i had to play her to complete quests,

but later i notice tht playing ranked helps , if anyone picks tht hero tht matches your quest, you get awarded as quest completion., which is awesome


#20

I started this last season as Silver 3. After several games i get DC, got back in the game but loose the points and dang I’m at demotion game. Lost the demotion game. Next day, dang i lost connection in draft and I’m again on demotion game which I lost. So in few games i droped 2 ranks. 100+ games later i got back to silver 3, nearing Silver 2. So, yeah feel likes stuck. Playing solo is lottery, playing with at least one or two good players means a lot.


#21

Ranked is more balanced, as it allows u to counter heroes or ban heroes,
QM needs skills of course, but bit of it is on luck factor, ranked eliminates the luck factor considerably,

Play with frends in rank, there NOTHING like a 5 party ranked game, even if u lose, its fun, n well, thts wht we play HOTS for :slight_smile:

it does, wht time do u play? i have a few frends i party up with, the more the merrier :smiley: , for ranked, i noted ur battletag, will send u req when im in nexus, thts about after 2 hrs from now


#22

You touched on a great deal of truth here. It is far-far easier to make diamond/master with a team than with a random team every game.

Teamwork is the most fundamental criteria in this game, far more than individual skill, which makes random teams in SL so frustrating.

And yes there certainly is being ‘stuck’ in gold/silver in this game. A lot of what FrozenCore said is true (e.g. picking certain heroes that can influence the game and heroes you are good with), however you are still entirely dependent on what your randomly assigned allies do…


#23

true, n thts why finding people to play with not only increased chances for securing wins, but also improved your games n macro play n team fight synergies,
n well, its FUN