I have a new "Woes of Randoms" for you all today. As you know, I like to put up little tales of the worst of the randoms I get at any period, ones that truly stand out among the crowd and make me wonder what the hell is really wrong with them. Some of them we laugh off and troll back, others are just too far out there to even get what is happening.
This tale revolves around, as you guessed it, a random we got today that played as Ezreal. This one we actually knew before we even got in game that he would most likely be trouble....Well, I didn't as I was alt tabbed checking some things online. But I heard Adam (who I usually play with) say that this is most likely going to go bad. Apparently, he asked Ez to go to the top lane, since we're in voice and we like to lane together because it is a lot easier for us to coordinate - he did not take it well. He plainly refused to go top lane, and stated that good Ez players don't solo lane (what? since when?). This conversation bled into when we actually loaded in and he started to get a bit pissy. I should mention that I was playing Darius and Adam was playing Amumu during this game. The other team also consisted of Udyr, Malzahar, and Talon. Top was Malzahar solo, bot was Udyr/Talon combo.
Once we were in game, as I said, their conversation bled into the start of the game. He continued to refuse to go top lane and solo, and said that majority doesn't rule, and that he, "won't be bullied by pre-mades" . (Really, his words) He also went on to saying that just because we want him to go top, his vote still matters, and I guess goes over both of ours, even when we tried to be nice about asking him to go there. His reaction to all that? He decided to start trolling by following Adam (Amumu) around riding his tail no-matter where he went. If he went bot, top, jungle, base, wherever he would go, Ez followed him like a lost puppy. Well, one that complains and whines like nobodies business.
Since he wanted to play that game, being the mature adults that we are, we decided to play that as well. We didn't follow him but ended up going with a 3 top 0 bot lane combo. We did end up killing top lanes champ and taking down the tower fairly fast, but with nobody down to protect, that lane got pushed as well. So despite the odd combination, we still managed to stay somewhat even, besides in one point, levels. As you can guess three people in the same lane divides XP rather thin and makes the team that does that, a bit at disadvantage not only on the XP front, but the gold/money front as well. So we were put at a bit of a bind because of that. But. that didn't stop Ez from complaining about the situation to not only us, but the other team as well, who responded to him in the civil way of saying some profanity mixed with telling him to shut up(Malzahar). Ez who was still trying to have a 2v1 argument vs. us eventually got fed up and blocked both of us so he wouldn't be able to read our chat, at least that is what he said he did.
After "blocking" us, Ez decided to branch off and finally lane on his own in bot lane as Amumu and I did a mix of ganking and jungling. During a few of those ganks, we did see our mysterious third try to rush in to nab the kill from us, which he did manage to do twice (out of about 16 total). So while we started off rather poorly, we did manage to catch them more than a few times trying to hang out alone, or at a disadvantage in a pair. For the most part, we just tried to gank Malzahar who was the easiest target to pick off, and who usually got fairly cocky by pushing too far in alone.
Surprisingly during the what seems like 2v4 combo, we did get a very lucky break. Amumu and I caught Udyr and Talon in a surprise gank and managed to take both of them out, but leaving me rather low on HP. Since we wanted to try to win and not be stuck with Ez for much longer, we pushed bottom lane, only to have Mal try to solo gank both of us, which as you can imagine, didn't end well for him. Taking them out and getting a decent push helped us out money wise fairly well and got a certain someone to try to act like we were a team. He started to change his tone and act like we were all pals by trying to coordinate our movements, at this point we just ignored him. Especially since while we were killing them and trying to take out towers, he was just farming by himself and trying to take kills at any opportunity.
Despite our ignoring and I will admit, telling him off a bit from his sudden change of attitude, he continued to follow us and we aced them again and pushed enough to take out the base. Not surprising was afterwards in which Ez commented on how great his CS was, and how fundamental he was to the team....Sure, that's why he wasn't there for half of the team-fights, the other half he was only there to try to steal kills.
So this wasn't a tale of woe in the sense that the random made us lose, he just made it more difficult to win.
tl;dr - Had a crappy Ez, and we managed to carry enough to still with without his help.