Hey so I'm have just recently reached level 30 in league, and to my ignorance I thought this meant that I'd be good enough to attempt ranked. Boy was I wrong, I went from being placed in bronze II to dropping to bronze V. (Although a lot of this may be due to my aggravation when playing my ranked matches after midnight.)
Needless to say I'm a little angry and confused. There are a lot of things that I didn't take into consideration when I started playing ranked.
I thought that I knew that character I owned well enough to carry the team, and if I got stuck without one of my mains, I could always be carried.
I got myself in the mindset that there is no one way to build a champion and you should never start the game by building the same item every time.
Getting CS didn't matter, it's not like missing minion gold determined how well you do in lane.
You don't need a focused set of runes to be able to play well.
All of these assumptions are WRONG. So wrong and I suffered for it. But no matter what I do I can't seem to get enough practice in to be able to play all of my characters well enough to carry a game. I look up guides to building champions, what masteries to pick the whole shebang. But none of that matters if I can't practice it.
Are their any suggestions that someone can offer me on how to practice for ranked? Where should I practice last hitting my CS? Where should I practice ganking? Etc.
Is there a pattern to how to clear the jungle?
What is the best way to determine what to character to pick while playing ranked?
Is there an easy to make correlation between what type of class can generally beat another? (IE would a tank win in a fight against most mages?)
Is there any way to practice patience for in game? (Sometimes I find myself too far out with no vision and the like, are there any suggestions on how to get the team to buy and place wards more often? Where to stand if you can't see into a bush? Etc.)