Day 42 – Two Weeks Later…

Level at the beginning of day 42: 29

I was upset with my boyfriend on day 42, which led to me playing pretty terribly, but at one point, actually playing better than usual. At certain times, it just meant I was distracted, but at others, my anxiety gave me an increased sense of urgency, which meant I was clicking and pressing buttons faster. In a PvP game as Soraka, that served me especially well and I finished the game with a 1-2-5, which is only a B+ but it does meet my goals.

I also played a game as Lux, which didn’t go so well (0-2-1) but it wasn’t embarrassing. I only get embarrassed if I start dying a million times and “feeding” the enemy. Some players will accuse me (and others) of feeding for dying a perfectly normal numberย of times – last week, I had only died twice in a game, but I happened to die shortly after someone else had come to help me (too little too late), so therefore, I must have been feeding. But anyway. That did not happen in this game.

Except, you know what I don’t understand? I got a C+ for my best game with Lux last week (2-1-10, 138 CS, 10k g), and I ALSO got a C+ this week (0-2-1, 90 CS, 4k g)…like, WHAT?! How?! And they were both draft pick games and my team lost both times, if that makes a difference.

The other day, I was facing Viktor in mid-lane as Lux, and he absolutely WRECKED me. I am noticing that Lux doesn’t do very well against other ranged champions. Ever since then, I’ve been banning him in all my games as Lux. I don’t really know why it was such a difficult match up for me – according to the internet, it shouldn’t be.

But this week, Viktor is on the free rotation, so I decided to play him again (the last time was back in January, I think). I definitely forgot pretty much everything about him. Hopefully now that I have a bit more knowledge, it will not be so difficult if it happens again.

One thing I never realized about him is how dependent he is on gold – his whole ‘thing’ is that he gets to upgrade his abilities by purchasing special items. When I first played him, that completely went over my head. And he doesn’t have especially good wave clear, unless he uses his ultimate.

For the most part, I’ve realized that I can stop paying so much attention to the free rotation. I know how to play the majority of champions, and there will never be a time when I would be forced to play any of those that I don’t know how to play, or where I would be SOL because all my champions are banned. I have at least had the opportunity to play most of the champions, and if I haven’t played them yet it’s likely because I wasn’t interested in them. I’d still like to get to them one day, but I think my focus now should be on mastering the ones I already have played.

One of these is Lee Sin, who is on the rotation this week. I never really read up on his story but wow, that is so hardcore. Metal, even.

Years later, hoping to atone for his crime with martyrdom, he set himself ablaze as a protest of the Noxian occupation of Ionia. He remained alive in this state, enduring searing agony for weeks. His actions paved the way for a League match wherein Ionia prevailed, but by the time he was doused, his eyes had been burned completely from their sockets.

Whoa, dude. (Also, he basically performs human transmutation and is Ed from FMA. Everyone is an FMA character now. I am FMA trash. This is all my boyfriend’s fault.)

So anyway, that story made me want to play him.

The only other champions on rotation that I have not played were Twitch, Wukong and Heimerdinger, none of whom I’ve ever been interested in.

In a similar vein as Viktor, Shen and Skarner were available, who I also haven’t played since January (possibly the same week, actually), so I thought I might play them as well.

***TWO WEEKS LATER***

And then I proceeded to not play ANY of them after all because I went on vacation. I fully intended to play while I was away (I brought my mouse!), but I never really felt well enough or focused enough to play.

Which is especially unfortunate because guess who showed up on the next week’s rotation….Lissandra!!! I did google it on the Monday, and I said to myself, “It’s okay, I should have some time on the weekend when I get home.”

Except then, I got sick over the weekend and did nothing but sleep.

So….that sucked.

Level at the end of day 42: 29

Games played: 3

Hours: 1.5

Champions played:ย Lux, Soraka, Viktor

Death snack of the day: Mini-eggs

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