How to get Ribbon (other than honorable opponent)

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AUGEN

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10-02-2013

Ever since I started playing LoL, I've never consciously tried to lead a match. I sometimes get over fed, and start eradicating the enemy team, but that's it, it just happens. I also got Honorable Opponent and 2 days later Teamwork ribbon.

Easy steps towards a non-Red ribbon:

1) Do not insta-claim a lane at Champion select

This is actually one of the worst ways to claim a lane. Having your cursor at the text field, ready to write "mid", then instalocking AP ensures you will not get Ally honor unless you absolutely pwn that match.

-> How to actually claim a lane
Patiently wait for someone to go first at claiming. If nobody does, neither should you, just quietly go to the lane you see fit (If your ADC is not very smart and tries to mid, stay in mid with him and ask him in the chat to leave for bot).

2) Do not play carry champs if you can't handle them

I'm not a very skilled player. However I do know I should NEVER get ADC's because I suck with them. If I get an ADC, I know the match is lost from the very beginning, because I won't be able to carry. Just because you just bought Draven and are very eager to test him out, don't do so if you are the only ADC in the game. Your team will be lacking an ADC, but if nobody chose an ADC up to now, means the scales are already leaning towards the other team.

3) Golden rule. Do not EVER say KS.

There is no KS. KS is a concept for extremely unskilled people that crave kills to boost their ego. Also, it's dumb. Imagine that somebody died and another person shouts "He's dead!". Useless. That's what KS is, no good for morale, no good for score. Oh and in teamfights, with all those Ultis, Ignites and CC's, everybody has a chance to get the kill, don't be bitter about it, Darius.

4) PLATINUM rule. Do not EVER say noob.

If somebody does play in an erratic way, or shows extreme lack of proficiency, help them. If they unintenionally feed, gank his lane. There are no noobs in this game, only pros and learners. If you can't assist a learner, you are not a pro either. Also, making sure the player feels bad about their actions, almost ensures you will lose the match.

5) Spam the chatbox with GJ.

If somebody does good, they know it. If somebody else congratulates them for being good, they do better. GJ is just 2 letters, but can boost someone's morale a great deal, and also relieve stress from him. Stress is actually part of the meta. A stressed player will miss skillshots, will be vulnerable to ganks and you will also be affected, because they may not notice a SS, due to their raised heartbeat and lack of focus.

6) DO NOT spam the map with pings

Does not apply to pinging routes for enemies that are going to gank an ally.

Other than that, ping once and forget its existence for some time. Ping when you die, so that people can see who killed you (and is possibly vulnerable to a gank). Ping when you need gank. DO NOT PING when your team is Aced and you are butthurt because that Ezreal is left with 1 health. Nobody wants to know about the enemies that can be easily finished with autoattack when they are dead.

7) Offer buffs to weak allies early game if you jungle.

This is some bat**** insane advice, but ask your AP mid to come get the blue you pull. Maybe you need it, but there are 2 blues anyway, and your AP mid is always in need of sustain, just as you. Then you can rape enemy mid, and everybody proceeds like nothing ever happened.

8) Do not speak in your native language, also tell that to your premades.

I'm very tired of looking at the chat and reading a language I do not understand. Speaking in Polish, Russian, or any other non-English language makes me uncomfortable as you could be criticizing me or plain insulting me. If all 4 allies speak non-English and refuse to do so, I will probably block them all, and proceed to play my own game, whether you like it or not. I don't like going solo, but you made me to.

9) Optional: Socialise

I do not mean find a gf/bf in that 10 min dominion. But just say for example where you are from, what you ate for dinner, if you are high, if you are heartbroken, about a football match, or ask others. Don't spam the chat with dull stuff, because then you may get blocked.

But "I just had some divine nutella-cookie-banana crepes" is fun, makes allies see you as a person and not your champion, and may promote a friendly atmosphere.

I once had a match where we were discussing pastry recipes with opponents because we both had afk's, while farming minions. In the end, we danced around in mid, and they surrendered because they were higher level.

10) Obvious: Be laid back

This is a game. Unless you make money off of it, you shouldn't let it get to you. Being relaxed means you will have more fun and make your teammates relaxed as well. Nobody likes a jittery Ziggs anyway.



The end

I hope you learnt something today. Many people ask why they do not receive honor, but in all truthfulness there is nothing honorable about calling everyone in the match a noob, asking for reports from the enemy team for that poor AD Teemo who just learnt to play, or ping-spamming the map because your Tank is dead and couldn't keep a gank off you.

Have fun


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Dimroth

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10-02-2013

Great post! Hope more people will read this.


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Stiv12

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10-02-2013

Hey! Pretty usefull thread out here unlike all those qq's around. Mayby sticky this riot (Panic)?


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Cloudseeker91

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10-02-2013

Personaly I don't give a sh't about the ribbons. It's only for mental masturbation anyway, that is a make a legit reason for people to spam "plz honor" after every single f'king game... even in custom games where you can't even honor.

It's was kind of a stupid system to begin with, and it's not much better now.


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AUGEN

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10-02-2013

It's not for the ribbon, just how to be a good teammate

Certainly improving your chances for a ribbon anyways.


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Stiv12

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10-02-2013

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Originally Posted by Cloudseeker91 View Post
Personaly I don't give a sh't about the ribbons. It's only for mental masturbation anyway, that is a make a legit reason for people to spam "plz honor" after every single f'king game... even in custom games where you can't even honor.

It's was kind of a stupid system to begin with, and it's not much better now.
Well some flamer's hold their horses because of honor system just to recive some honor i find it a good thing. Riot stated themsef that after realising the honor system ammoun't of report's decreased. I remember back in the day when it wasn't here, there was a lot more flamer's around.


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Cloudseeker91

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10-02-2013

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Originally Posted by AUGEN View Post
It's not for the ribbon, just how to be a good teammate

Certainly improving your chances for a ribbon anyways.
Anything that make you a better player will make you get ribbons. It's just like the reflex that exist among birds and other animals (including us). The one with the biggest mouth get feed the most. So the one that shine the most get honored most. You don't even have to be the best player on the team, you just have to look good and get noticed. That is why it's a BS system that never worked and don't really mean anything.


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Cloudseeker91

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10-02-2013

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Originally Posted by Stiv12 View Post
Well some flamer's hold their horses because of honor system just to recive some honor i find it a good thing. Riot stated themsef that after realising the honor system ammoun't of report's decreased. I remember back in the day when it wasn't here, there was a lot more flamer's around.
Don't mean the system isen't broken. It only put people that normally don't think into being more carefull before they do what they normally do, start to screem without using a single braincell on what they are infact screeming about.


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AUGEN

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10-02-2013

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Originally Posted by Cloudseeker91 View Post
Anything that make you a better player will make you get ribbons. It's just like the reflex that exist among birds and other animals (including us). The one with the biggest mouth get feed the most. So the one that shine the most get honored most. You don't even have to be the best player on the team, you just have to look good and get noticed. That is why it's a BS system that never worked and don't really mean anything.
Well I just received TWO ribbons, Leader and Mentor. I plain sucked with TF at this match, like 4/10. But you know, talking about cookies in-game really helps the team mood.


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Ashiarai Yashiki

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10-02-2013

Title should be renamed to "How to play League of Legends without being a d1ck" but I like the way you used ribbons to lure in the people that don't already follow your steps Your marketing techniques are genius. Geeeenius!


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