So I've started playing Dota with a few friends and coworkers, but my MMR is significantly higher than theirs (by about 1200 points).
It can be very frustrating. I traditionally play a position 4-5 style role, but when I'm playing with friends I have to hop into the midlane or carry position and basically try and out-carry the feed of my teammates. They're all good guys, and when I say something like "We need wards" they'll buy them til they're out of stock, but then place them poorly.
Recently, I've tried playing high-impact heroes (TA, QoP) rather than farming heroes, and we've won way more games, but I've had way less fun than I would playing Skywrath or AA or something.
If I try to support, we'll have good vision and get some ganks, but even playing a 5 position I'll have as many lasthits as the guy that's supposed to be carrying us at 10 minutes (not because I have a lot, but because he has almost none).
I've been trying to find a way to pick a support that can transition into a carry (like Lesh or Lina or similar), but it's just not that fun.
Anyway, just ranting a bit.