This game is bringing more frustration than the fun I used to have and so I've decided to take a break from it. It feels like I'm in a spot where I don't want to play anymore. I don't see any options and gone through enough of it. What I'm talking about is the struggle to climb in low elo (yes, this shit again).
I've played 65 games on this account. I know that is nothing. I have had many other accounts and games, above my current mmr. 24 of these games have been 4v5's in which a team member has disconnected, resulting in a loss nearly every time. 2 of these games have been 4v5 in which an enemy has disconnected. I currently gain 14lp per win and lose around 25 per loss. This means I need to win 2 games for every game I lose, JUST TO BREAK EVEN. A 66% win rate would let someone climb in most cases, but it's not going to get me anywhere. Combine that with the frequent dc's (that have helped lower my lp gain) and it's feeling damn impossible.
When i think about this I think about how "it's more likely that the dc will be on the enemy team than yours". Yeah, No. Not happening. Last week I found someone to play with to try and gain more of a chance to avoid getting the dreaded dc's. We played 3 games, all 3 with dc's on our team and 1 with 2 dc's. These people aren't raging (usually), they're just dcing or not connecting at all.
I don't need anyone to tell me that I'm a bad player or that if you're good enough you will climb. I know this, everyone does. But this situation feels like I'd need to be significantly above my mmr to go up at all. And honestly, although I'm constantly ahead of the people I'm playing with, I'm not that far ahead to single-handedly carry every game. Or carry the 1/3 of my games that are 4v5. And I don't know if others have recognized this but not everyone plays the hyper carry style, and that seems to be the only way to get out of this spot, to say another mmr where my consistent positive play wont be made negligible by the 50/50 chance someone completely throws the game from either team.
So this situation: the dc's, the lp gain/loss and my play style and skill level has me in an unpleasant spot where I might as well be headbutting a wall.
What I suggest? Harsher penalties for people who dc from a ranked games. Make them take a couple days or a week off from ranked. Get rid of them. For those affected by the dc, it's a bit more complicated. You can't just give them loss forgiven, that would be abuse-able. But maybe you can give them reduced lp loss and reduced lp gain to winners when a 'serious' dc is detected. Or make dc games not affect your mmr. This means your lp gain/loss in future games wouldn't be affected by the dc game.
This is a bit of a whine but I think it's a bit more than just "I'm bad but I want to be higher elo". Any useful suggestions for me?