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@DreamStare07I make new friends Solo queuing until I find someone with a mic or i browse looking for groups.
I don’t mind playing with low skill people and I try to offer advice. I just do it in pubs and/or the firing range. Some of those friends have turned into better players than me.
High skill players don’t always mean a good time for me. I met one who was very good, we played 6-7 rounds together and won 3. He was an extremely toxic and angry person. If he would get knocked he would rage and in general was unpleasant to be in a party with.
I have the most fun with people who can laugh. I have the most fun with people who can admit they did something dumb and laugh about it.
Here's a new one...
We're inside the ring.
Two choke points on the edge of ring.
Teammtes decided to run through the choke points out of the ring to have to then come back past choke points held by enemies.
It's like being on a boat and jumping off it and trying to swim back to it before you drown.
I would stick to ranked nonetheless. It isn't flawless, but there is abandon penalty, no one leaves, and the higher the rank, the more people usually care about the game outcome. I'm already gold 1, platinum III is the highest i ever achieved as a solo player.
The worst memories i have from Silver. There people can quit despite abandon penalty.
I must say, that since i started to use microphone(playing FPS games since years, and this is a first in which i decided to use it), pleasure from the game increased a lot. I was afraid to use it(didn't want to lose control over myself and regret it later), but now i'm quite comfortable with it. There are bad games here and there, but people usually listen and follow. I think i win more often. Although there is probably nothing worse than playing with toxic players with microphone..
From my observations, there are not many players, which use it. If you don't rage and have control over yourself, i truly recommend it to everyone.
But regular apex games are often a complete disaster. I almost completely gave up on them. Finding good players is rare. Sometimes i think who those people really are in real life, why they act like that. In most cases they think, that this is their video game and they can do what they want... They do not care about the others.
Sometimes i ask at the legend choosing screen: "Who is gonna quit immediately after being knocked down?" Once i got the answers: "Not me/Nope". We won it.
About poor teammates - once i played with lifeline, we survived a shootout, she was injured, no medpacks. She was asking for healthpacks, repeadetly. Several times i had to say through the microphone "Use your drone" to finally get a reaction. I'm lifeline main, imagine me seeing this. This was ranked gold, though.