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I am a Siren. What does this mean? I have decided to take on a task greater than myself. I have decided to stand up for women in competitive gaming. I am not worthy of this opportunity, but I am sure as hell grateful. My greatest struggle, however, is myself. We are expected to fail and some days it seems we might. There is so much nonsense and negativity surrounding us from both outside sources and ourselves, it seems like there is no light at the end of this tunnel. I then ask myself, how do I be the best I can be? How do I get up early everyday and play over 9 hours a day while streaming? How do I become the best? Where do I find this motivation? I have to rely solely on myself because at the end of the day, that is my constant, the only controlled variable I have. I love my viewers because they support me everyday. I love my team because they push me to try harder and become better. I love my boyfriend because he believes in me. However, when the stress takes its toll on the ones around me, I am all I have left. That is extremely difficult, because I am the craziest most unstable person I know. This team means so much to me and I have given my life to pursue this dream that the thought of failing is haunting. I guess all I can do now is try.
Anyhow, this is just my current state of mind.
I think a lot of players especially those newer to the game do not fully understand the game. I always see players who claim to be stuck in “ELO Hell” because they go 20-0 every game and just lose because their team sucks. Of course, I can not completely deny this is a possibility, we all have those games where it seems nearly impossible to win no matter how well you do. However, realistically, if you actually understand how to win the game and you are playing well, then you will win more of your games thus gain ELO.
So let’s say you really are not exaggerating and you get extremely fed every game. This means you are doing something wrong. Higher ELO means higher thinking. Kills are nice, but they are not how you win the game, just a means of getting ahead.
Here is a good example, When I was a fresh level 30, I made a team with some of my friends. We knew a team full of players around 2k (as it was called at the time) so we decided to scrim them for fun. Without telling us, they decided they were going to win without killing any of us once. By the end of the game, we had 30 kills and they had 0. We lost the game.
We did not understand the game and the importance of objectives and towers. In the end, all that matters is whose nexus explodes. It is great that you collected 20 kills but that probably meant that you were roaming and let your lane push and lost dragons. Towers give global gold so you may have the most gold in the game, but the other team has more gold as a team. Also, since you probably took all the kills, the rest of your teammates are poor without the advantage of any global gold. This is probably why it seems that you are the best, but really you have just starved your team and given the enemy team an advantage. All they have to do at this point is focus you and they can win teamfights. Game Over.
I am not saying getting fed is a bad thing, it is amazing as long as you use your advantage to push down towers, deny your enemy resources (gold or xp), and secure objectives(buffs, dragon, baron).
Hopefully, this will give those struggling a new perspective on the game.
Shaylee ended up developing an ear infection soon after I arrived here and I ended up having to take her to the vet. Of course, the vet bill was 200 dollars! Anyhow, Shaylee spent the next few days being mad at me because I had to administer ear medication twice a day. The ear medication didn’t hurt, shaylee is just a diva and super sensitive. Since I would always say DUNDUN when I went to grab the ear medication, she developed negative association to it even though she always got tons of positive attention and a huge treat at the same time. This is just a cute video of shaylee being ridiculous.
As a Jungler, you have the most impact on the early game. Any gank you makes can change the outcome of the entire game by snowballing a lane either in or against your favor. Therefore, it is crucial for you to make smart early-game decisions. These three simple tips will help you make those important decisions.
Pay attention to…
- Starting Items
Check if your enemies have bought wards and keep checking to see when they put their wards down. If you see an enemy actually place a ward, you can time the ward (3 minutes) to surprise them the moment it expires. This means you should be tabbing often to look at items while clearing your camps.
Direct your camera over your lanes. This will let you be more aware of the matchups and who is winning the lane so you can pressure accordingly. (You can space bar to center the camera on yourself in case anything sneaky sneaky happens.)
Some champions have skill sets that are perfect for ganking, especially in certain matchups. Knowing which lanes have the most kill potential and which are the most vulnerable is advantageous. For example, if you have Ryze mid versus Pantheon. Ryze has a non-skillshot snare so the chance that you can land a kill is high. This can also help you predict which one of your lanes is most likely to get camped so you can prepare for a counter gank.
S2 Good Luck on the Fields of Justice S2
**This is the first of my brief jungling tips. I am still new to jungling but I have learned a lot by grinding it out in solo queue, watching streams, and intense team practicing**
One of the most important jobs of a jungler is controlling objectives and gathering information to make crucial decisions. The first tip I want to stress is know your timers. Even if you are not jungling, this is extremely helpful, but it is essential if you want to be a solid jungler.
Baron 7m (Buff Last 4m)
Base Cooldowns for Summoners
Ignite/Barrier/Cleanse/Exhaust/Ghost 3m 30s
Smite 1m 10s
A jungler should always be paying attention to their lanes while clearing. You can time the other team’s wards, buffs, and summoners. This gives windows of opportunity for successful ganks or steals so less time is wasted. For example, if an enemy laner blows flash, the jungler can return within the next 5 minutes for an easier gank if the opportunity arises. Also, knowing when dragon and baron spawns will help the jungler prepare his or her team accordingly. ^^
In the past couple of weeks, I have had to make major adjustments. First, I had to move from Knoxville, Tennessee to Las Vegas, Nevada. Try telling all your friends and family you’re moving away to live in a gaming house. Vegas? House of girls? I’m pretty sure my mother thought I was moving into a brothel.
This was probably one of the hardest transitions I have ever had to make because I am so far away from my family and I had to drive the whole way because I refuse to put my Shayleebear on a plane. The drive was 28 hours of misery plus I had to find a pet friendly hotel along the way that allows 118 lb bears.
Luckily, I had that bear and the great xHazzard to keep me company. Also, the climate here is the complete opposite of my hometown. However, besides the occasional nosebleed, the climate did not demolish me as much as I expected. In fact, I actually enjoy Vegas weather mostly since we have a pool in the backyard . Now I am here with a bunch of girls I had barely known but have quickly come to love as family. We share the same dream and are always there for each other.
This kind of support group is amazing especially since I had to learn a new role all together. JUNGLE, THE TERROR. I mained Tristana, Ezreal, and Akali, so my biggest challenge was altering my playstyle and learning to be the frontline Anyhow, things are looking up for me. I am living my dream and doing something that I firmly believe is worthwhile.