Geek Ink Updates: I’ve quit League of Legends

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Riot Games has killed ranked ladder for people who prefer to play alone.

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Geek Ink Thinks: How to improve League of Legends Ranked Season 5

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I wrote an article last year about how Riot Games could improve the ranked experience. It’s nice to see some of these changes have actually been implemented, but some have not. We’re here today to discuss what Riot Games needs to do to improve ranked in Season 5.

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Geek Ink Thinks: The Road to Gold – Why I play competitive League of Legends

It's about damn time! Gold Tier!

So I mentioned in a quick update about a month back that I managed to get to Gold Tier, specifically Division II before Season 3 of League of Legends came to an end. This puts me in the top 13% of competitive players in all of Europe, which is made up of (according to lolsummoner.com) 1.3 million active competitive players.

The Top 13 Percent LoL Summoner

I am fairly pleased with this achievement for two reasons:

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Geek Ink Thinks: How to improve the League of Legends ranked system for Season 4

LoL Ranked System

I discussed in an earlier post why the ranked system that Riot introduced in Season 3 was an improvement over the ranked system for Season 2. While this remains true for the most part, the new ranked system has room for improvement. Here are some suggestions for Riot to introduce into Season 4:

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Geek Ink Thinks: League of Legends – It’s a love/hate thing.

Fans of League of Legends will understand this:

So I drew a comic of my recent fall from Silver IV. It took me three weeks to get from Silver V to 75 points in Silver IV, and one day to fall back down…

WARNING: IT HAS SOME NAUGHTY WORDS, SO NOT RECOMMENDED FOR KIDS (but it’s nothing worse than you’d see in your typical game of League).

What ranked feels like