I'm a support main looking for an ADC to duo with. I am currently a native English speaker living in Japan and have some Japanese ability. Due to region, I decided to start over on the JP server. However, although I am also interested in having my duo partner as a regular source of language exchange, gameplay synergy is of more importance to me in this case. I am seeking a duo partner who is around the same skill level as myself and, in the interests of gameplay synergy, one who also shares my mindset. To this end, in addition to whatever my post subliminally says about my personality, I would like to tell you about myself as a player so you can decide if I sound like someone you think you'd mesh well with both personally, and gameplay-wise.
I'm something of an ex-hardcore gamer. For many years, I largely adhered to things like the "meta". I poured ridiculous amounts of time into various games in order to grind out all or most of the achievements, and/or to maintain high-end gear without cash shopping. Nowadays, I'm a lot more laid-back. Honestly, I still pour ridiculous amounts of time into games, but I also have a job, and more importantly, the things I care about in-game have changed a lot over the years. While I do place a high value on skill level and want to find a partner who is on my level, I also play for _fun_, not material rewards, and certainly not bragging rights.
Because of this, I honestly don't give a crap about rank. In fact, even when I played this back in my hardcore days, I still didn't care about rank - or rather, I didn't care for the way people arbitrarily judged others for it. I still don't. However, this time around, I am actually intending to engage with the ranked game modes for the sake of its arguably more effective match-making system. That said, I don't particularly care whether my rank rises or falls. I don't believe it says that much about me as a player, and while it offers a rough outline of skill level, I don't see it as binding. What I care about is _having fun_, and so I want to find a player who meshes with me both personally and in skill level. If I achieve this, I think both of our ranks will rise anyways, but as long as I'm enjoying it, I don't really care. As someone who has never played ranked, I can't give you a great estimate of my skill level. What I can say is that in normal match-making, I am typically paired with players from Gold through Diamond. If I had to guess, I'm therefore probably somewhere in the Platinum range. Maybe on the lower end.
As far as my gameplay preferences go, I'm primarily a caster. My go-to champion is Lulu, but I also play a lot of Morgana and Karma. I sometimes cover mid lane in blind picks, and I can do a fair job of it, but am no match against a real mid-lane main of the same rank. In lane, I don't have a particular preference for being aggressive or passive. I'm usually a little light on the early-game warding, putting an emphasis on harassment and/or pushing, with just enough wards to cover that. But I like to focus on vision control in the mid-to-late game. I can struggle versus hard-engage lanes (excepting kill lanes), since I don't play a lot of it myself, so my knowledge base is a bit low. My biggest failing is probably a tendency to try to save players that are beyond saving, and giving up double kills as a result. I've been trying to watch out for this lately! My greatest strength is probably map control.
Finally, while I still respect the meta, and use it to guide my play responsibly, I'm also happy to play as or alongside unconventional picks, though I think I would only pull it out in ranked if I've practiced it thoroughly in normal modes, and if I am playing it with a duo partner that understands how to play _alongside_ it as well as I do _as_ it.
Here's the short form of who I am and who I am similarly looking for.
* Plays for fun, not material reward or bragging rights. Rank is not a major factor in our mindset.
* Has a skill level of somewhere in the high-Gold to low-Diamond range.
* Is comfortable playing with caster supports, but is open to others.
* Respects the meta, but is not hung up on it. Is willing and even interested in looking at things outside of it.
Thanks for reading. If you actually read all of it, you may already mesh with me in one respect - a preference for communication in great detail (or excessive detail, as some may see it!).
If you're interested in playing with me, let me know here. Thanks.