Grats on the date, cow! Hope all goes well. Think a bunch of us have a nice long 3 day weekend to look forward too.
Rant time. Holy crap am I still annoyed from ranked all the way back to my placement matches this season. Like, I have had a negative attitude about ranked since those 1st stupid arse placement games that put me from plat IV to silver I (gold II 99 lp now). I think the main thing is that I earned getting to plat IV, but went like 5 and 5 or 6/4 in my promo series due to dc's etc. I like earning elo, but I really, really hate having to earn back what was mine because of some arbitrary crap. I actually find it really demoralizing.
Now, in reality, I could pretty easily climb back up to plat IV, but also consider this - my placement series meant that I would have to put in hours and hours and just get back to where I was... instead of pushing on and seeing how far I can actually make it. Moving up in 1 tier takes 4 games to hit a placement match (30 min avg so 2 + hours per tier). You can skip tiers, but not necessarily. So, I'm on the hook, if I magically win every freaking game for 2 hours per tier having to move from silver I to plat IV, for 16 hours + another 2 hours or so for promo's from silver to gold and gold to plat. So, perfect world, 20 hours worth of ranked games. Now, add in more numbers, assume games will be lost. Depending on whether or not rito gives you 99 lp in a damn division instead of shooting you up to 100 lp... you assume you will lose some and have to play additional games. So, I'm actually on the hook for 40-50 hours all said and done just to get back to where I was last season...
all because of some farging placement match bs w/ twats dc'ing or outright trolling. If I would have won 1 more game, I could have shaved off 8 hours of matches.... for 1 additional win game.
Anyway, now I'm not all that certain I'll even bother to try to get back to plat this season. Mostly because I hate the reset/placement system. It's only a fair system in that all have to deal with it. I don't think its a fun mechanic or system by any means.
All said and done, its super annoying to figure out that you need to spend 40-50 hours of life just to get back to where you were. Its certainly not impossible or even all that difficult if I'm being honest, but I find it really demoralizing and discouraging. To the point that I don't know if I'll care enough to keep putting time in to try to get back to where I was... ONLY TO HAVE TO DO THE SAME STUPID THING AGAIN.