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ah116

The Solo Q comp grind is extremely hellish. Especially if you got limited time available for gaming everyday. I now only play the game for fun and quit the grind. It’s significantly more enjoyable. My only regret is sinking 1000+ hours into this game from previous acts.


Drazly

So you just play unrated now or still play ranked but without caring about your rank?


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Not OP but same situation for me, I do both. Played since Beta, been Immortal and quit the grind and just have fun playing with friends, if my friends are high enough for Rated and wanna play comp, I'll play, but I'm sort of a psuedo smurf in the regard that I am definitely better than Plat, but rank decay and not playing consistently has made me be Plat 3 last act, I've not played comp this act to see what rank I got given. Mainly we play unrated because some friends are Silver/Bronze and we can't queue together, some Gold friends we play together and the matches are a mixed bag due to rank disparity but I dont get caught up on it anymore, I just focus on my own game and try have fun


Lilcute

Same here, been immortal in episode 2 then quit grinding the rank, doesnt even care about it, sometimes I solo que, sometimes I play with friends, last 2 episodes is juggling between plat and diamond and skip comp in a few acts. For episode 5,haven't even log in yet. Lol


MoonDawg2

Ex low radiant here, on a similar situation than you but my mmr on my main still hasnt reset so even finding an unrated takes 10+ mins even with friends bringing it down :(


Necessary-Neck-3194

I wish I could do that I’m way to competitive to play unrated. I see no reason to try in unrated and just get bored


LowFiGuy7

They need to have a solo q ranked ladder. I solo q and it's annoying playing with a 3 stack.


Apple_Soda

shiit, you weren't having fun **before??**


ah116

I definitely had more fun when we were in quarantine and I had nothing better to do but play it 10+ hours a day. Now there’s just a lot more interesting things out there to do. Even different games!! Infact if another big game like GTA 6 comes out I don’t think I’ll play valorant ever again.


Dogeishuman

Have you tried elden ring? For two weeks I did nothing except work, eat, sleep, elden ring. I racked up 121 hours in two weeks, I worked 80 hours in those two weeks. Never even played a souls game before that either.


Alcnaeon

GTAs come and go, riot games will always be here being away for longer just means more new stuff when you get back


FyodorAK

Yeah. I feel like as of now, Riot can only do stuff like making hidden MMRs to smurfs, so that they'll be matched to people that are smurfing as well, which is not enough at all. These hidden MMR system in low elo means that everytime you have a good game, you'll be matched with smurfs who also has good games. Hence, the term, elo hell.


ThinkofitthisWay

one radical solution: one account per computer, have your account be locked to your valorant client and require support to unlock it for exceptional reasons. Cant smurf if you cant switch accounts


redInTheHat

What if me and my brother share a computer?


ThinkofitthisWay

there will be casualties. that's why I said radical solution. i would think cases such as yours are rare in the grand scheme of things. or cases such as yours could be verified


iMidg3t

Yea, it's rare to have a sibling, amirite? xD


ThinkofitthisWay

it's rare to share a love for video game and same computer


iMidg3t

Not every1 have money for multiple pc-s my guy. I know, shocking.


redInTheHat

it was a hypothetical, just wanted to present a possible issue.


Longerthanyou5

Then you have to share an account too. Not like you will ever play at the same time anyway


MiserableWrap283

This is against riot TOS


Longerthanyou5

This is a hypothetical scenario with no regard for the TOS, and this is a rule that is broken by so many people daily and riot doesn’t care Lol


redInTheHat

If at some point I get my own pc? Or if I'm iron and he's diamond? It doesn't work, but Riot can of course decide they don't care.


Longerthanyou5

If you get your own PC you make a new account If you’re iron and he’s Diamond, then you gotta deal with it. Play unrated lol Still would be a positive change to make, and would only negatively affect <1% of the players


redInTheHat

Yeah, those people won't play the game.


Longerthanyou5

That’s perfect


etrax93

Every overwatch player at some point recommended this over the last five years. Here's why you cant do this: 1. It destroys south east Asian regions where pc bangs are the central format of gameplay. 2. Sponsorships and board meetings rely on something called dau and ua. Daily activity users and user acquisition. The first may seem like it wouldn't be impacted but it would. If a Smurf plays one game on their main and then switched. Thats two users they can report that day. The second is obviously inflated by Smurf accounts 3. If you ever had your PC get destroyed. You'd have to say goodbye to your account and the money you've spent on skins. It's a legal fiasco.


TheObeseAnorexic

I think if just did something like Prime in CSGO that would be enough right? Make me verify a phone number to play comp, and block VOIP numbers. Not sure how this plays out in regions outside of the US but it would be a good start.


lhommealenvers

It's not even that difficult to tell account duplicity from multiple users with that vanguard thing. If two accounts have the same mouse sensitivity, gameplay settings and main the same agent, if they're on the same computer it's the same person.


kage-69

wrong, my brother would play on my computer. i wouldnt let him change any of the settings and mess it up, and he played the same agent as me because thats what he watched ?


lhommealenvers

If there are two accounts, each account has its own settings.


Absentify

Phone number is better just for comp, don’t have a phone? You’re probably too young to play the game anyway. Also this could be disabled for African servers where not everyone over 15 has a phone.


ThinkofitthisWay

phone numbers are easy to get around


Absentify

Lol how you gonna buy a phone number to Smurf in a video game?


ThinkofitthisWay

like this https://receive-smss.com/


Absentify

I’m not clicking that but I think that would stop a lot of Smurfs without harming too many players


ThinkofitthisWay

basically just type free mobile phone number online, and you'll see tons of sites that offer this for free


Absentify

I doubt many people would do that


CircuitPanda

Except the power of mobile comes in the phone of verification. Sure they can spoof the number, but any sort of sms key generation will prevent them from verification, since they can’t receive the texts.


ThinkofitthisWay

this site allows you to receive SMS for example


Fusion_43

In my opinion, elo hell does not exist, and anyone who says it does is making excuses. I came back to the game around 8 months ago after quitting to play Apex Legends. At the time I was silver 1, and I have since climbed up to immortal. I have experienced the entire ranked ladder, and I’m so tired of everyone complaining. Yes smurfs exist. They are not the reason you can’t rank up.


minecraftluver69

I actually somewhat agree, if you are significantly better than ur rank in low elo you should be able to hard carry with Reyna or something similar. But if you are just somewhat better than ur average player at ur rank, below plat is an absolute coinflip. Pretty much every game in gold ends up being a massive team dif (again just from my experience)


lhommealenvers

No but they're the reason we can't have fun in the games they're in.


Kn_Km

Are there afks in competitive too? the hell


NoxTempus

Tge only reason people use AFK scripts in unrated is to get their account level up to play ranked. Then they AFK in ranked until they hit Iron/Bronze and sell rhe account.


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lhommealenvers

I usually don't do this but during my first two placement games this season, I got paired with 4 people who didn't seem to think it was possible that I was not already sorted in ranks. They got toxic real quick and although I closed comms the harm was already done and there was no interest for me in playing anymore. So I alt-tabbed to do something else. I'm not saying that toxicity is the main reason for people going afk in comp, but for me they are.


Mindless-Designer953

I haven't done that yet but every time I'm treated like crap or my friends are treated like crap for having a bad game I always want to just stop trying so theyll lose. the bad attitudes are what makes me want to stop playing


lhommealenvers

I could make their game worse, but I don't. As an Omen it would be too easy to just blind them at the worst time. Then I would get reported. I think the best thing to do is turn the music back on, and play like it's deathmatch.


Skytram

Is it just me or is it way worse early in an episode? Was getting way better matches and teams as the last ep was winding down.


BeemChess

Opposite experience on my side. So many throwers beacuse "it doenst matter anymore". My first time P3 uprank was a surrender the last day of ranked. Now, in ten games, there were many people talking and havent seen an afk or (obvious) smurf in D1


Dogeishuman

Even in the games I've lost so far this season, I've had talkative, friendly (or at minimum they weren't dicks), and overall solid teammates this season, I was at least enjoying every game, even if I played poorly, just cause my teams have been cool. It's crazy how much just having teammates who make callouts and engage in some form of conversation makes the game so much better. I've even noticed more girls using mics lately, and haven't had as much as one person even mention that we had a girl on our team, much less be an asshole to them. I wonder how long this will last lol.


kage-69

both are bad. beginning of the season you get people who havent played for months 'doing placements' and they suck and rage, and as you said end of season you get people who already achieved a higher rank and now lost all hope of getting back there so they throw


FurTrader58

I feel like smurfs are more common in the lower ranks (Iron-Silver) and that’s where it really sucks to encounter them. Lots of those players are trying to get better and it’s hard to not get frustrated or learn when you get shutdown/beat every time they look at you. Smurf queue makes sense, but also why not lock ranks? You rank up and can’t de-rank. If you’re AFK in a game or get 0 kills in the placements and it omits that game requiring you to play again. You play a game and absolutely dump on the other team and RR gains are given accordingly. You lose and you can drop to the bottom of your current rank but can’t drop back into the tier below. Obviously there’s issues with this too, but if someone makes an alt and ranks to high or ranks up it’s starts to become much less economical for them quick


busybizz23

Felt the same for me while being in Bronze/Silver. Some games felt so out of rank I was thinking, what kind of demons are running around in the higher ranks if this is Silver?


FurTrader58

Yeah, it can get discouraging at times. Like if this is how good silvers and holds are I’ll never make it to that level, when in reality they’re probably ranked higher and giving a false perception of rank. It’s so hard to tell the difference, though


Anthony7301

This act has been the worst Valorant experience I’ve ever had. I either play with people who don’t understand the most basic concepts like crosshair placement, peeking together, economy usage, and NOT TO PICK VIPER ON HAVEN… or I get literal god gamers who insta one-tap everyone, everywhere. I guess this is just the game recalibrating everyone’s MMR because of the new rank, but it still feels terrible. Diamond 3 is HELL


yfa17

Comp this act has been horrendous. Players literally throwing the game and asking to ff when we're down 1-5.


AtraWolf

I understand why surrender exists for stuff like unrated, but I firmly believe surrender shouldn't exist in Ranked. If you are queuing to play ranked, be prepared to play the entire hour or don't queue. ​ Surrenders, smurfs, throwers, afks all throw the system out of wack. Removing Surrenders at least lets more rounds be played letting riot get more data points for smurf/afk/thrower accounts, and more opportunity for losing players who are trying to earn performance RRs. Also while removing surrenders will not remove bad behavior players (looking at dota here as anecdote so take with a grain a salt), it can reduce the number of them and some players can reorient their attitude because they can't just quit.


TrapnerPadian

Horrible take. If a game is doomed give me the option to not waste my life queue up again if you care let others move tf on


vemundd

Valorant players want to surrender after losing pistol and the first gun round. At least make it like in csgo where a player must abandon before you can vote to surrender.


AMwave17

Depends on your interpretation of hella doomed. People think a 0-5 is unwinnable, which is extremely winnable. Even a 3-9 is very winnable. I personally have played a game where we did a comeback from 0-12. So at no point you're hella doomed, no matter how unlikely you're to win at that point because a comeback is always possible.


yfa17

You're the exact type of player I'm referring to. Game is always winnable unless someone DCs. Don't queue up ranked games if you're gonna just forfeit.


EliteForce1

"i wanna go back to silver" Thats litterally what i said to my friends in call yesterday (I was plat 1 prev act). You either have a smurf in the enemy team or you get braindead teammates with 0 comms until they start complaining that the rest of the team is shit.


Deep181993

They should make competitive part of the game paid. Just like cs go


Pixievq4

yes, but the problem with that is the backlash. RIOT wants to make Valorant inclusive. I think they have been avoiding PTW so the game can be for everyone. If there's the PTW section that would annoy people and just piss people off. + AFK penalties might be different.


Deep181993

This is the only solution for smurfs.


Ichmag11

It isnt. This won't deter smurfs. Overwatch, fot example, is full with them. People will gladly pay for their ego boosts.


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It does deter a vast majority though, I have a CS:GO account with 4k hours on the game in good standing, I have Prime Matchmaking + really good Trustfactor, my teams are always communicating, playing properly, having fun losing and winning. Riot needs some trustfactor score, or use account level to determine opponents to eradicate smurfs, if people are low level and are popping off in the game they should be scaled up rank significantly faster.


kage-69

> my teams are always communicating, playing properly, having fun losing and winning. you win all caps in the cap store 🤠⛑️🎓👒👲🧢🫑


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Maybe its a Trustfactor issue you for, I have a steam account created in 2007 and owned CS since 2012, never had a ban for leaving a game or team killing in my entirety of playing the game and been global elite a few times as I used to hover between LEM-Global from 2014-2018


D3Dragoon

Guilty. ​ Had to buy an alt for OW just to play with friends. Same with Valorant. I do, however, have better things to do on the smurf when with friends than just face stomp (Val). IE: Take out enemy top frag and chill. Mainly because of what was previously said: It's weird how it rarely fails that there's someone on the enemy team who isn't just curb stomping. Or practice using teamwork... Which is something you never see in Iron-Silver. (IE: Having someone chase a bird, Teaching a Omen what a fake TP is on bind, etc.) ​ Kind of refreshing though. Alt is high silver and friends decided to solo since this new act and I got to hear: "Compared to when I play with you, solo Q'ing is SO EASY" They went from Iron to Silver. They think I'm the reason the games are hard. Not that they've gotten better. It's cool to see people progress. I'll take the L of being one of the pieces of shit, and I'll do it honestly. But I also know QUITE a few people who literally have alts just for face stomping a comp game as their warm-up. And I think that's bullshit. But I'd gladly PAY for an alt if I really enjoy a game. Just to play with friends. I do my best not to be a douche in the process. TLDR: \*raises hand\* I apologize. I'm one of them.


death666violinist

How is paid competitive mod pay-to-win? It is pay-to-play comp. No one would be given unfair advantages by paying for comp queue. Unless unfair advantage means not meeting throwers and smurfs, which we should not meet in the first place. If they want inclusivity, make it affordable. People would think twice before wasting money on accounts, if they dont, itll add up quickly


LowFiGuy7

I wouldn't rly consider this pay to win. It's just another hurdle for alt accounts to deal with. If people are complaining about a onetime fee of $15 for a better overall gaming experience. Then those people complaining either have alt accounts or don't have their priorities straight and shouldn't be playing Valorant.


Cgz27

Comments talking as if it’s a new thing Like someone else said don’t take ranked so seriously anymore because so many literally just couldn’t care less about you. If you happen to get 10 afks in a row and lose then that’s just bad luck otherwise everyone on the ladder is going through the same thing. Unlike LoL though, at lower levels than you, you can still 4v5 since headshots


padropadro22

Yea I feel you. The true bosses at Riot do not care about our experience despite what the underlings say. Skin sales is the only thing that matters.


Slaterx

Yeah team game comp is rough and why I only rank games like Valorant or league at a casual level. Games itself are fun, but playing most of the time solo for long period time is not fun. I don't plan to pro or be high level but the game feels more fun and rewarding when playing rank than unrated. Games last awhile and playing them in unrated feels like I wasted time with no meaning. But having someone throw your game in rank is super unfortuante and not fair to you or your teammates. Which, again I play this casually, and I'm only Gold 2 and playing it like 6 games a week feels great. I mainly play fighting games now since every loss is my own and have no one to blame but me. So I recommend playing other games and have valorant as your side game. Since I don't see this being stopped or fix anytime soon


FunkyFreshBees

Require linking your account to a phone number to play competitive. That's often a pretty good solution against smurfs. As far as the hidden mmr stuff, I'm no game dev but I've followed a lot of competitive systems and the ones that seems to work the best are just matching based solely on rank. It takes a while to sort out at the start, but it's usually pretty good alone, or at least doesn't have a bunch of strange subdivisions where one person's silvers are leagues better than another person's silvers


kinsi55

Me waiting for the day using voice is a requirement for comp


Cgz27

Ideally sure, but realistically they’d sooner disable it due to toxicity than have *everyone* want to use it. At this point what these people really want is a new hype game that’s seemingly less reliant on comms and cooperation.


BonniBuny91

Ok ok ok... How about a class-based arena esque shooter with... idk, about 9 classes (kind of like Overwatch) that have many unlockable weapons? Maybe the 9 characters are really funny, goofy and passionate with hundreds of voicelines. I would say that each lobby should have 12v12 scenarios but 6v6 for Competitive. What do you think?


Dogeishuman

I was so hyped for overwatch at first because I thought it'd just be a populated tf2, which was my favorite game at that time, and I LOVED beta for Overwatch. Then the full game came out, and I stopped playing so fast. This might interest you though (: https://steamcharts.com/app/440 The average number of tf2 players has been much higher in the last year than years ago when most people considered tf2 to be at its peak, the game is still very much alive (:


BonniBuny91

I know. I have been playing tf2 since 2017 and have been an avid fan of it since 2020. Ofc many "players" are just bots but even if they are gone, tf2 would have tons of players. I am so happy that SaveTF2 did something.


Xtremeelement

worst idea ever.


xSnakyy

That’s a very hard thing to do


HerozYT

Bad idea, toxicity will increase by 500%, the only reason I don't use voice is because I'd lash out at useless team-mates and get myself banned.


Cactus_Humper

Why not just grow up??


_TheFunkyPhantom_

That’s why i won’t use a mic, because people like this person will yell at me when i’m not even ranked yet lol


kage-69

everyone in the game is a different person and some people are either having a bad day, triggered because they want to blame others, or are just dumb if you want to use a mic, you should. if someone is annoying, mute them. dont let others detract from your potential fun


HerozYT

I wouldn't yell at you If you weren't ranked. I specifically said I would only yell at a useless team-mate who's in my own rank and we're also in a RANKED game


kage-69

yeah but that guys question still stands when playing a video game, why not use it as a vehicle for personal growth & improvement in your general life and learn to not overreact and tilt?


HerozYT

OR just don't use mic so I won't have to worry about lashing out lol


Firm-Technology2349

this. lmao


byeolToT

Everything you state here is a problem for literally every competetive game, even Chess.


BoardExtreme

Those smurfs are usually cheaters depending on your rank. I see a cheater every other game in Ascendant right now. I probably get some on my team as well hat hide it and I don’t realize it. Not only is there a major cheating problem but their matchmaking is flawed because I’ve gotten paired with Plat 1 players who are hardstuck while I’m Ascendant 1 and Immortal 2 last act. I have to dodge 66% of my games until I get similarly ranked teammates to play with and then I have to hope no one is cheating. If you can manage to get past all of that then you have to hope your teammates have mics and actually want to win and coordinate their abilities with you and each other. You also have to hope you don’t get any weirdos on your team that are sexist, racist, homophobic or toxic. Basically Valorant is a waste of time.


Intrepid-Carob-5967

I remember, back in my early days, I welcomed smurfs as a higher quality platform to practice on. Eventually, my hard work paid off, and here I am today at Bronze 3!! Don't give up guys :)


UnshapenClamp

Now this is good mental


Uni_Trix

I assume you’re lower Elo.. here’s how you escape this bs you gotta deal with. You literally simply need to get better. One sure way to get good is aim train the fuck outta the game. This means doing PREMS (or whatever it’s called), DMing with intent, kovakks and/or aimlabs, for starters. (I have routines that I do for DM’s/Kovakks/Aim Labs that are pretty solid, if you need them DM me). Otherwise, yeah, it’s a coin flip. You MUST get good to the point where you can solo carry these lobbies if you want to make it out, unless you have a stack. Also, watch pro games and do what they do, watch twitch streamers of agents you like, and do VOD review. You’ll find a lot of shit wrong with your gameplay easily if you know what to look for if you’re low elo. I’m only plat 3, And I make mistakes like crazy, so trust me, watch a YT video about how to do effective vod reviews and go from there. If you want any other advice, DM me


Furzy130

dunno why ur getting downvoted, nothing you said is wrong


ConstructionLow6985

Because it's shit advice He's Plat 3 which is still pretty low elo (I'm only d1 which is still bad) At the end of the day if you're solo queuing the actual answer is you have to be MUCH better than your actual rank AND grind a ton of games A lot of people like myself simply don't have the time due to job or other duties to spit out hundreds of games per act I have friends "stuck" in bronze simply because they don't play that much ranked enough to climb before the next reset. Skill wise they are easily high Silver. Having to deal with smurfs or boosted players make the grind even longer and it's super frustrating.


Furzy130

How is plat 3 low elo?


ConstructionLow6985

Plat 3 before the shift was like what top 8% or something? If you look at how many people play that's is an insane amount of players. After the rank shift a lot of gold players are in Plat now so it's even more now. Difference between Plat 3 and say diamond 3 is incredible. I say this as someone that isn't good enough to be diamond 3 without grinding. Plat 3 is just decent aim and knowing basic fundamentals of the game, it's nothing crazy and something anyone can achieve in 3 months or so if it's your first fps. Once again I'm only d1 which I'd also consider to be low


Uni_Trix

I literally just gave advice based on what I’ve been told by immortal players to help myself out. Acting like what I’m saying is “shit advice” is just not true.. I’m legit telling him to just play the game more and practice some basic stuff, you’re literally just hating


Furzy130

im Asc1, sorry didn’t mean to start shit. You gave solid no bs advice I’ve heard a hundred times before and he thinks you’re making it up.


Uni_Trix

Yup, idk bro, man’s wild lol


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Always_Mitochondria

Lol so what you’re saying is someone who isn’t good compared to the top of the ladder can’t give advice that is clearly meant for people worse than him? Monkey brain take


excelsior_frenemy

I feel u bruh. I was bronze 1 at the start of this act and dropped 32 kills with 17 deaths still lost bcoz 1 mofo was AFK from round 2 .And worst part is he was ranked silver 2 bcoz of which other lobby also had silver players and we lost it by 11-13.Many boosted players are also there.My other teammate dropped like 4-5 kills and he was placed bronze 2 :(.


KarmaFuhrer

what's the drawback to requiring 2FA to play ranked?


kolima_

Getting a new number is as easy as getting a new email address, means nothing. With that said rank means nothing, to get out of lower ranks you need to focus on your mistakes and play as if no one is covering your back, the higher you get the easier it gets imho because you can communicate with your teammate and be a lot more coordinated


memeenespanol

>Getting a new number is as easy as getting a new email address The thing is, we don't need a bullet proof solution that will stop smurfs for ever. We need a bunch of small solutions that combined make smurffing a pain in the ass. It will continue to exists, but it will decrease a lot.


KarmaFuhrer

I wasn't complaining about ranked, I was just wondering about how to fix smurfing


DumbEff

Yea my friend, Bronze III was thinking of going down to Iron for some reason. Meanwhile, I get a lot of matches with AFKs. They suddenly disconnect for some reason. Oh yeah, Odin users....


memeenespanol

Lol. why would you put Odin players next to afks and throwers. At least they are playing the game, using a gun that is there to be used.


onzichtbaard

I don’t understand why people complain about odin Maybe its just that they don’t want to admit that they are bad?


memeenespanol

I do agree it feels bad to get destroyed by an odin, specially from behind a wall. But its a part of the game, and if you keep getting destroyed by one, is because you are doing something wrong and no counter-playing it ​ Personally, I prefer playing vs an odin rather than vs an op. No gun should one-shot kill you with a body shot. The only sniper should be the marshal. and since I'm complaining about random things, the only shotgun should be the bucky.


onzichtbaard

Remember when judge cost 1600 and had as much range as a spectre Fun times


johnny23100

Stop crying its not even close to bad


Pixievq4

Though I don't play comp - I agree, rank up games are the worst though. Most people AFK... Though it's different in unrated AFK people don't really bother you? Just like "oh he's AFK" I also noticed in unranked there's a lot of smurfs which gets extremely annoying and honestly you just wanna DC.


SzLRichard1

I actually really enjoyed ranked this act. Matchmaking felt great and the games were very close. I sometimes meet smurfs but not too often. I may just be lucky, I don't know.


martril

Unrated should just be called No mics. I hate ranked in any game but I play it in Valorant just to find teammates who communicate


Cold-Establishment-7

Don't forget people cheating all the time(literally have a guy recorded saying he uses a certain wallhack/aimbot) and the Op abuse, not to mention 4/5 votes to surrender not being enough thx vanguard thx rito


b4lu

I didnt see a single cheater yet


Cold-Establishment-7

lucky i guess, i play only ranked


b4lu

Me too


SnooWorlds

Op abuse?


Cold-Establishment-7

buy op have wh/aimbot get out of a corner and kill everyone cause it's a fucking op that kills in 1 shot anywhere make people hate you and sometimes leave the game(totally not talking from personal experience just today, nope no sir)


SnooWorlds

Valorant actually has pretty good anti cheat im sure you’re not facing cheaters as often as you think


Cold-Establishment-7

maybe, but that still doesnt change the fact i have a guy recorded that gave me a program name and telling me in voice he uses it, along with obvious aimbot camera so... if he can be in my team in a random match, why wouldnt others do it too in different matches


chowder-san

> Valorant actually has pretty good anti cheat if it was as good as they claim we would get match replays long ago ¯\\\_(ツ)_/¯


hasenbauer

Just make Premium matchmaking where you have to pay 20€ to make your Account Premium. And only get matche with other premiums. fixed


Skeletoonz

What if the report function was working pretty good, and that's the reason you keep seeing those Alts? If they're on their 10th alt 1-9 got reported and banned.


pivot5

I’m a bronze 3, and I was put in a silver game with a gold 1 teammate. Iirc the entire enemy team was silver. Had a bad game, I was the worst player. gold teammate told me to uninstall. Wtf?


SweatyPayToWin

Only time the report button works is for "toxic people". I reported a few people for annoying a team and it said action was taken or some other bs. I'm assuming it is just a comms mute. Essentially useless feature.


DeathfireGrasponYT

I know your pain bro. Try league of legends, as far as i know it's the best game for competitive multiplayer and community is so helpful and thoughtful


Inevitable-Client966

The unrated matches seem more team balanced than my rank games


LowFiGuy7

I think a lot of has to due with the age demographic of this game. Most players seem to be 13-16 and don't have the right mentality at times. I'm only plat, so don't know if this is true for higher ranks or what.


ConstructionLow6985

I agree wish we really had a solo queue mode The amount of smurfs boosting their friends is insane at all levels I've played at (silver to diamond)


EmiliaIsBestWaifu

They need to charge a one time payment for competitive something like $20 to 60 so people won't make new accounts. Then grandfather in all the old ones.


Kutip

For me its starting to be less smurfs an more ppl being boosted. Like when I check stats after the game its always 3-5 games of them going 0.3-0.7 k/d and the another 3-5 popping off 1.7-2.3.


Flarebear_

This thread is full of people that think someone having a good game automatically means that they're a smurf. Today I match mvp'd most of my games, that doesn't mean I'm a smurf it's just called having a good day.


achinwin

Competitive is just a mathematical model that maintains some point value to all players. The key to succeeding within this model is to see the forest for the trees. Yes, you’re going to get absolutely fucked by this that or the other which is completely outside of your control, but by staying focused on delivering for your team results where you are able, you will rise to your talent level. Never forget that. Winning and being good isn’t easy, or else we’d all be radiant. Stay humble and stay focused, and ignore the little shit you can’t control. Be a winner. Good luck.


Disastrous_Product_8

Yes,i have it in last 10 games 5 afk and 3 trows...sad game.They introduced a new patch soon, but the bugs in the old patches dont fix them ... there will automatically be more bugs in new patch ...unplayable game right now....full of throwers,sabotag and bugs!


Significant_Eye_7299

Believe me, reports in this game works, because my 3 accounts right now are banned for month and I'm farming lvls to finally play competitive again.


Suspicious_Candle27

So reporting doesnt actually work , if you need to report 3 seperate accounts on multiple offences to have a player banned for only a month i would not call that effective.


Significant_Eye_7299

It is effective. Do you know how much i filter what i am going to write and say in Valorant after these bans? A lot. Sometimes I don't even talk, but when i got awful teammates that are being carried by me, i tell tehm how bad are they and they report me for trying to Carry the game lmfao


Suspicious_Candle27

You got reported multiple times over several accounts and you are still able to play the game ie reporting players does nothing to combat toxicity cause they just hop on another game IF they are even banned in the 1st place since it takes multiple warnings and progressively longer bans for it to get up to a month ban


wholeplaintruth

Rito reporting policy rn is just trash. I played 4 compe games last night and all of them, no one voice communicated. On the 5th round, I was requesting for voice communication but to no avail. It seems 4-man party is allowed again? I was definitely on the blind side the whole game. Now I wake up and get a behavior warning for violating the standards for appropriate communications? Wtf. I'm warned that I will lose access to competitive play when the other 4 probably mass reported me. With still no game replay available, this is preposterous. Reports with no fucking basis. I spent ₱15000 in this game and get treated with this trash policy. Might as well sell my account to get my money back and create a new one with no skins.


Regular_Monk9923

You only get a penalty if you use one of the curse words on their ban list. You said more than just please use comms in chat. You were toxic and said something that triggered the bot that bans. Don't blame others for being toxic. Spending money doesn't give you the right to be toxic.


wholeplaintruth

Sad thing is, I never cursed in those 4 games. I never flamed anyone. I wasn't triggered or tilted in those matches. Just pure sadness. If my complaining (because my teammates weren't communicating) that triggered the bots, that's pure ludicrous. So complaining about teammates not using coms is toxic? Are you kidding? After all rito is never transparent when it comes to their methods or approach in handling/investigating reports. I bet rito don't do anything to the more than 50% reports they receive daily. Easy excuse being understaffed.


DonChuBahnMi

Actually, a riot employee made a comment on this very subreddit emphasizing one important thing. Unless you used a word that automatically results in a ban, you NEVER get banned for a single games worth of reports. You got banned because you either used a slur, or you have behaved poorly across a number of matches and was reported a lot.


Noko1703

They banned me till 2023 because I openly was venting to every thrower ending up being toxic, they never realised that I turn on the game to enjoy instead of having 1 afk 1 smurfer and 1 guy yelling in the mic as soon as he dies so other cannot play. I am sorry but I feel so stupid that I cared to fix every game. It is impossible.


Doglordo

I stopped playing comp halfway through last act cause I went from g3 to g1 across a weeks time, I also had a 7 game losing streak. Me and my mates always trio queued and bring comms and positivity to our games however comp always felt like an upwards battle with all of the smurfs and throwers. On [tracker.gg](https://tracker.gg) I had a 32% win rate but still a positive K/D. ​ I thought the issues might be solved with the rank reset however the first placement that I played, 2 of my teammates DC and one is throwing trying to lose rank. The only teammate I had was the person I was duo with.


buttkick

I played 4 ranked games today and 3 of them we had some one go AFK round 3 and the 4th game the sky started throwing round 6 because we were down 3 rounds and that’s GGs apparently.


UnshapenClamp

Copied from another comment I made on smurfing: Not many games should be lost due to Smurfs. Sure, you may run into one or two every once and awhile but overall if you deserve a higher rank, the relatively low number of losses due to Smurfs shouldn’t hold you down. This is further backed up by the fact that the chances of your team having a Smurf should usually be just as likely as the enemy team having a Smurf. Sure they could stack, but I would think that when smurfs are stacking they are usually just playing with their friends and probably not taking the game very seriously. This is coming from someone in low Elo and I recently hit silver myself. An extra note: recently I have heard of the 20/60/20 rule. 20% of the time you have no hope of winning, due to teammates, Smurfs, etc. 60% of the time you will be able to influence the game. 20% of the time you will be carried. I feel like this is applicable. Though at lower elos, maybe the 20s tend to be higher, but overall the middle should be higher than the ends. What I am trying to say is focus on the games you can influence, if you can’t influence it, learn from those games and apply it to the games you can influence. Instead of trying to fix the system of comp, adapt to it and get out of elo hell.