Mobalytics User Story: Charonbond (Support – Bronze V to Silver V)

Mobalytics User Story: Charonbond (Support – Bronze V to Silver V)

Welcome to our new series, Mobalytics User Stories! Our primary goal at Mobalytics is to help competitive gamers improve and climb. Whether you’re new to League of Legends or a long-time player that has been stuck at a rank, we believe that we can get you through. This series will tell the stories of how Mobalytics has helped different players climb to achieve their goals and break their plateaus.Charonbond's GPI Our first user story is by Charonbond, a regular and Honorable Community member on our Discord server. At 41 years of age (so cool), he’s a long-time gaming veteran who only started playing League of Legends as of Season 7 (2017). Using Mobalytics, he’s climbed as a Support from Bronze V to Bronze I, let’s dive into his story!

EDIT: Since this User Story was published, Charonbond has climbed past Bronze I and into Silver V! He hopes to brush up his skills throughout the Preseason and hit Gold in Season 9.Charonbond SilverMobalytics: 

First off, could you remind us where you’re from, and tell us about yourself as a gamer?

Charonbond:

Las Vegas, Nevada. I started out playing arcade games like Joust and Dig Dug. Then the advent of online games came about and I started playing Ultima Online with the guild LMJ on Napa Valley. After 2 years I moved on to World of Warcraft, WWII Online, Everquest.

I played pretty much every MMO there was – I began to get into World of Tanks and Armored Warfare and currently in War Thunder. My first MOBA is League of Legends and I have dabbled in others as well.

For consoles, I started with the Atari 2600 and worked my way up to pretty much all the Nintendo game systems. Star Fox with the Rumble Pack is my all time favorite.

Mobalytics:

When did you start playing League?

Charonbond:

Right before Summer Split 2017.

Mobalytics:

Wow, that’s very recent! How did you find out about it and what took you so long to hear about it?

Charonbond:

I think I saw advertisements for it online. It was free and decided to try it out. I was probably involved in one shape or form with MMO leadership and that took most of my time.

Mobalytics:
What ended up being your main role in League? What drew you to it?

Charonbond:

Support. Just the idea of helping others and making sure the team succeeds. I still have a lot to learn about the role but it’s good to see how something little which I do, makes the enemy team react differently then what they were expecting.

Mobalytics

Did you play Supportive classes in other games? Like in your MMORPG’s?

Charonbond:

No, I usually played an archer or marksman type of class.

Mobalytics:
That’s interesting, so League is your first time playing Support. What are some of your favorite champs?

Charonbond:

I believe so. LoL was my first game taking more of a serious look into the healer/support role. At first, I tried out ADC because of Ashe as an archer but I really couldn’t grasp last hitting. So I decided I wanted to to be in a role to help the ADC.

Morgana and Nami were my main champions – Soraka as well. I like how they heal and provide shields to protect the team. Morgana was my first damage dealing Support which did a little of both damaging and shielding. Eventually, Janna hopped in when I started using Mobalytics and I was good with her. It allowed me to focus more on the role and the nuances which came with it. For Janna, I blame PicklePants [our mod and guest writer].

Charonbond Champion Pool

Charonbond’s champion pool

Mobalytics:

What made you want to go from playing normal matches and dive into ranked?

Charonbond:

I wanted to start way before I was ready. Maybe in a few months, but I had some friends who kept saying wait until next year which meant a full year of learning the entire game before focusing singularly on ranked. I wanted to see if I would be better than others. and a bit of me wanted to see if I was better than I was.

Mobalytics:

How did you find out about Mobalytics?

Charonbond:

I was beginning to watch YouTube for something to improve gameplay and some people were talking about Mobalytics. I went to the website and from then on I began using it. So really, word of mouth. Then I found all you crazy people.

Mobalytics:
Awesome okay, what did you like about Mobalytics compared to other tools?

Charonbond:

Well, I used tools like op.gg and champion.gg.  I liked that instead of just showing items a champion can use and what builds to use, Mobalytics goes more into depth on different areas to work on like vision, teamfights and how many deaths you have per game.

Mobalytics:

Could you describe how you use Mobalytics? How often do you use it?

Charonbond:

I used to use it every day. It’s been hard finding time to play, been sleeping the day away after work.

Mobalytics:

When you were using it every day, do you think it helped you improve in those areas? What were some of the most helpful advice and tips?

Charonbond Embed vids

One of the videos given by the Gamer Performance Index (GPI)

Charonbond:
I focused on the GPI attempting to improve individual skills, it gives good tips to improve on – mostly for Vision and Farming. I believe the tips did help and make me understand what I needed to do in the next game.

Whether it be warding better, concentrating on trades with the enemy ADC or just a better farming score. Of course, everyone needs to stop dying so much but I do believe I am learning. I liked the embedded videos which, to me personally, helps me learn better. I guess I just learn better visually.

Mobalytics:

From when you started using Mobalytics, how high did you climb? How many games were you playing every day, per week roughly?

Charonbond:

I started at Bronze V and now I’m at Bronze I with a realistic shot at Silver V. It’s been a slow climb for me. At first, I wanted to be going up pretty quickly but as each game progressed it was showing me different champions and how their kit worked. I usually play 2 to 3 games on work days and 6 games per day on my weekends.Charonbond's LP Graph Mobalytics:

Hey, honestly that’s pretty great for your first season climbing. There’s so much to learn, so many champs and items, and it’s always changing! Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give yourself if you had a time machine and could give yourself advice when you started your climb?

Charonbond:

Patience. You will find yourself finding out different ways to achieve the same objectives. Watch more videos of yourself and understand where you went wrong. Stay with the team or another member to not to be caught out alone.

Mobalytics:

What are some current challenges you’re facing right now?

Charonbond:

I took too long of a break mid-season. I burnt myself out and played marathon sessions and didn’t rest between losing streaks. Right now, picking up League again, I don’t have the muscle memory as I once did and the meta changed so I had to look for champions which I liked and played to my style.Records Mobalytics:
What would you say are the biggest differences between the players you faced in Bronze V versus the ones you face in Bronze I?

Charonbond:

As I progress through Bronze, I have observed the overall IQ of the player base to be greatly improved. Those who have a desire to improve have done so through their hard work. They make better plays and they punish those who misplay a trade or a teamfight.

Mobalytics:
What are your goals for next season?

Charonbond:

My goal would be to shoot for Gold. I’ve had people who have been playing this game since Season 1 and they have claimed I had the skill set for Gold but it would be up to me to go further.

Mobalytics:
Thanks again for the interview! Is there anything else you’d like to mention about your journey with Mobalytics?

Charonbond:

Mobalytics isn’t just about silly graphs and previous games. It’s about the community which one cannot get from looking at the webpage. Sometimes personal experience and a friendly nudge here and there can help someone rise in rank. The Discord server has certainly shown this time and time again.

Thanks for reading! We’ll be doing more Mobalytics User Stories in the future so keep an eye out. If you’d like to tell us your story, find Agilio3 #8828 on our Discord server.