Hi all I was wondering how best to go about getting my PSR to an acceptable level to start playing harder games? I currently have a PSR of around 1500, though I typically play newb only SD or SDEM games at the moment. Problem with these is that they are so hit and miss. It takes 1 person to feed a character like arachna on the opposing team early and it is pretty well over for us. I can still maintain a decent KDR for the match but I think it is the loss that effects my PSR.
I don't know anyone that I can play with during Aus timezone (which is a pain as I would love a lane partner) so is all I can do is just keep playing and hope to get lucky with the wins? I'd like to improve by player a higher tier of game that is all and so far I have had no luck with picking up people to play with here on the forums so it looks like I am stuck on my own.
First of all, if you want to play in higher level games stop playing EM. It teaches you horrible habits that don't hold up in any decent games.
Second of all, SD is less than favorable as well - in a match of even players, the team who made better picks will usually win, and in SD everyone isn't drawing from the same hero pool.
Finally, the only option to raise your PSR is to win. In pubs, make sure you have a carry who can carry. Try to talk to your team and get decent team composition, not the usual Scout/Arachna/Madman/Slither/Valkyrie that you see in the 1500ish bracket. Again, make sure your carry player can actually carry, and if you're not sure pick a support/soft carry so that you can pick up the slack.
Honestly, so much of getting a good PSR is based around your team, so the best option is this: get some friends.
an easy way to win alone is to win the solo mid, then gank the lanes to solidify victory for your team. If you win the ganks, your team will win. If you don't, its a hit or miss.
Thing is, if you think your psr should be higher, you should be able to win solo mid, and win the ganks consistently. This leads to a significant advantage mid/late game where you really can not lose. If they have a tempest, **** up his blink dagger timing by ganking jungle. If you notice your allies just plain suck balls, pretend they dont exist in teamfights and engage as such. Give them tips on how not to die in a complimentary way as well. Its not too hard to get at least 1600, some tidbits of skill will get you to 1700 and by then, most people will be better than you are given your circumstances, and will be able to lead you into higher level play.
If you cant solo mid, lane the short lane and win it. Typically, the short lane has the most trouble, and if you can win it your team is a lot better off.
Learn hero picks, and try to play RD games with people who have the mindset to win.
Make sure you play with people around your psr as well, if you join games with 1200/1300 people you wont gain as much psr.
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Retail will fix it
Realignment patch will fix it
DotA2 will fix it
Inactive due to uni, also calling it right now: DotA2 comes out and sells power, SC2 DotA by Blizzard releases and is good, and it becomes the next big thing.
Get carried through so that when you do join those games then you... well, I'll leave that up to your imagination. Just had a guy at 1800 who absolutely blew.
best way to raise PSR? Win, and win against people of similar/higher psr. Well, techncially that's the only way. But I can't really offer any advice that's specific to PSR, given that anything that is likely to help your PSR (help you win) is just going to be general tips for playing the game.
The best absolute way to gain psr is to make sure your team as a really, really low percentage to win, and win. Also, if u loose you loose very little psr yourself.
Thats all. Bad system.
1. Get 2nd Beta Account.
2. Feed in-Game with Account 2.
Play RD, don't play EM, and practice. That's all you can really do.
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If a valk/swiftblade/madman/scout/moonqueen team wins in a non-em game...your team is doing something severely wrong. Get wards, get dust, and dont let madman farm. >.>
join XXXX+ games and ***** out the host when his 2 other friends dont meet the intended PSR requirement
be on the lowest win % side
dont play AP unless you and your friends are really fast at picking your dominating lineup and hope the super friends on the other team dont have one in mind too.
While we're talking about it, I know this is a bit off-topic, but what's an "imba" hero, and how come non-EM is so much better than EM?