Now I'm not saying you shouldn't have fun playing a GAME. And I'm not saying it's a bad thing to know your limits. But I get the feeling that more and more people are feeling it's "fine" to lose this game because you can just win th rating back later.
THIS IS NOT OKAY. EACH GAME TAKES ROUGHLY 40 MINS. IF YOU HAD WON THE ORIGINAL GAME, YOU WOULD BE 10 ELO HIGHER THAN YOU WERE ORIGINALLY. That mean you'd have to USE 120 mins to get to the elo you would be IF YOU HAD WON THAT GAME.
WEAK PEOPLE ASSUME THAT THEY CAN JUST GET THINGS BACK LATER. YOU, ARE NOT WEAK.
I just had a game where the last pick went Mundo support, and FOUR OF THE ENEMY TEAM AFK'D. We won in 10 mins. To get that back, they'd need to play ANOTHER 40 min game, just to get back where they started.
If you play this way, don't be suprised if you lose your elo and never get it back.
PLAY EVERY GAME SERIOUSLY.
oh, and try to have some fun along the way (lol).