Hey players! We are currently aware of issues with slowness on the store and are working to resolve the problems currently. We know this is painful, especially going into the holidays. We will update here and on the service status page.
So in other words, singular underwhelming masteries, like say Runic Blessing just for example, can be improved on without doing complete wipes of every players' pages. I recall you already did this before near the beginning of the season when Perseverance's overwhelming strength was cut in half.
Pika310
Correct.
> TL:DR - High cost, low gains, messes with jangle jangle, other stuff we want to do. Have you ever considered making Masteries a little more EXCITING than *"get 36 health"*? For instance, more cool stuff like Spellblade which gives you an on-hit effect. More of that mastery that lets supports gain passive gold when ally CS's. Less* "gain arbritrary number of free stats"* Maybe have more masteries provide stuff you can't get out of common items?
Ginga
That's definitely something we'd like to do and overall a noble goal. It's why the trend over the years with masteries has been to shift more into unique effects. There is an increasing complexity cost if you go too hard on this mentality where you have 30 unique effects all interacting simultaneously and unless there is substantial power creep accompanying these effects most of these will be unnoticeable invisible. For these to ultimately be both more interesting mechanically and noticeable we'd probably have to cut down the number of masteries chosen down from 30 but that would require a larger rework that we'd have to do at a later time.
> [{quoted}](name=Bear Hat Alice,realm=NA,application-id=bzRrPGQO,discussion-id=OJrAy0YJ,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2014-12-18T04:02:52.151+0000) > > Hey guys, this is a bug and we will fix it. Sorry about that! We were not aware of it before now. ... I have to ask, because it will eat at me if I don't-- How does this happen? (Not the fact that this bug exists and it was unknown, the bug itself.)
Elphrihaim
We had specified the limit in a few different places. When we changed it from 4K to 10K, we missed the form for editing comments. But now it is fixed! To prove it, I am editing my comment and entering as much of Pride and Prejudice as I can: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE By Jane Austen Chapter 1 It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first entering a neighbourhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the surrounding families, that he is considered the rightful property of some one or other of their daughters. "My dear Mr. Bennet," said his lady to him one day, "have you heard that Netherfield Park is let at last?" Mr. Bennet replied that he had not. "But it is," returned she; "for Mrs. Long has just been here, and she told me all about it." Mr. Bennet made no answer. "Do you not want to know who has taken it?" cried his wife impatiently. "_You_ want to tell me, and I have no objection to hearing it." This was invitation enough. "Why, my dear, you must know, Mrs. Long says that Netherfield is taken by a young man of large fortune from the north of England; that he came down on Monday in a chaise and four to see the place, and was so much delighted with it, that he agreed with Mr. Morris immediately; that he is to take possession before Michaelmas, and some of his servants are to be in the house by the end of next week." "What is his name?" "Bingley." "Is he married or single?" "Oh! Single, my dear, to be sure! A single man of large fortune; four or five thousand a year. What a fine thing for our girls!" "How so? How can it affect them?" "My dear Mr. Bennet," replied his wife, "how can you be so tiresome! You must know that I am thinking of his marrying one of them." "Is that his design in settling here?" "Design! Nonsense, how can you talk so! But it is very likely that he _may_ fall in love with one of them, and therefore you must visit him as soon as he comes." "I see no occasion for that. You and the girls may go, or you may send them by themselves, which perhaps will be still better, for as you are as handsome as any of them, Mr. Bingley may like you the best of the party." "My dear, you flatter me. I certainly _have_ had my share of beauty, but I do not pretend to be anything extraordinary now. When a woman has five grown-up daughters, she ought to give over thinking of her own beauty." "In such cases, a woman has not often much beauty to think of." "But, my dear, you must indeed go and see Mr. Bingley when he comes into the neighbourhood." "It is more than I engage for, I assure you." "But consider your daughters. Only think what an establishment it would be for one of them. Sir William and Lady Lucas are determined to go, merely on that account, for in general, you know, they visit no newcomers. Indeed you must go, for it will be impossible for _us_ to visit him if you do not." "You are over-scrupulous, surely. I dare say Mr. Bingley will be very glad to see you; and I will send a few lines by you to assure him of my hearty consent to his marrying whichever he chooses of the girls; though I must throw in a good word for my little Lizzy." "I desire you will do no such thing. Lizzy is not a bit better than the others; and I am sure she is not half so handsome as Jane, nor half so good-humoured as Lydia. But you are always giving _her_ the preference." "They have none of them much to recommend them," replied he; "they are all silly and ignorant like other girls; but Lizzy has something more of quickness than her sisters." "Mr. Bennet, how _can_ you abuse your own children in such a way? You take delight in vexing me. You have no compassion for my poor nerves." "You mistake me, my dear. I have a high respect for your nerves. They are my old friends. I have heard you mention them with consideration these last twenty years at least." "Ah, you do not know what I suffer." "But I hope you will get over it, and live to see many young men of four thousand a year come into the neighbourhood." "It will be no use to us, if twenty such should come, since you will not visit them." "Depend upon it, my dear, that when there are twenty, I will visit them all." Mr. Bennet was so odd a mixture of quick parts, sarcastic humour, reserve, and caprice, that the experience of three-and-twenty years had been insufficient to make his wife understand his character. _Her_ mind was less difficult to develop. She was a woman of mean understanding, little information, and uncertain temper. When she was discontented, she fancied herself nervous. The business of her life was to get her daughters married; its solace was visiting and news. Chapter 2 Mr. Bennet was among the earliest of those who waited on Mr. Bingley. He had always intended to visit him, though to the last always assuring his wife that he should not go; and till the evening after the visit was paid she had no knowledge of it. It was then disclosed in the following manner. Observing his second daughter employed in trimming a hat, he suddenly addressed her with: "I hope Mr. Bingley will like it, Lizzy." "We are not in a way to know _what_ Mr. Bingley likes," said her mother resentfully, "since we are not to visit." "But you forget, mamma," said Elizabeth, "that we shall meet him at the assemblies, and that Mrs. Long promised to introduce him." "I do not believe Mrs. Long will do any such thing. She has two nieces of her own. She is a selfish, hypocritical woman, and I have no opinion of her." "No more have I," said Mr. Bennet; "and I am glad to find that you do not depend on her serving you." Mrs. Bennet deigned not to make any reply, but, unable to contain herself, began scolding one of her daughters. "Don't keep coughing so, Kitty, for Heaven's sake! Have a little compassion on my nerves. You tear them to pieces." "Kitty has no discretion in her coughs," said her father; "she times them ill." "I do not cough for my own amusement," replied Kitty fretfully. "When is your next ball to be, Lizzy?" "To-morrow fortnight." "Aye, so it is," cried her mother, "and Mrs. Long does not come back till the day before; so it will be impossible for her to introduce him, for she will not know him herself." "Then, my dear, you may have the advantage of your friend, and introduce Mr. Bingley to _her_." "Impossible, Mr. Bennet, impossible, when I am not acquainted with him myself; how can you be so teasing?" "I honour your circumspection. A fortnight's acquaintance is certainly very little. One cannot know what a man really is by the end of a fortnight. But if _we_ do not venture somebody else will; and after all, Mrs. Long and her neices must stand their chance; and, therefore, as she will think it an act of kindness, if you decline the office, I will take it on myself." The girls stared at their father. Mrs. Bennet said only, "Nonsense, nonsense!" "What can be the meaning of that emphatic exclamation?" cried he. "Do you consider the forms of introduction, and the stress that is laid on them, as nonsense? I cannot quite agree with you _there_. What say you, Mary? For you are a young lady of deep reflection, I know, and read great books and make extracts." Mary wished to say something sensible, but knew not how. "While Mary is adjusting her ideas," he continued, "let us return to Mr. Bingley." "I am sick of Mr. Bingley," cried his wife. "I am sorry to hear _that_; but why did not you tell me that before? If I had known as much this morning I certainly would not have called on him. It is very unlucky; but as I have actually paid the visit, we cannot escape the acquaintance now." The astonishment of the ladies was just what he wished; that of Mrs. Bennet perhaps surpassing the rest; though, when the first tumult of joy was over, she began to declare that it was what she had expected all the while. "How good it was in you, my dear Mr. Bennet! But I knew I should persuade you at last. I was sure you loved your girls too well to neglect such an acquaintance. Well, how pleased I am! and it is such a good joke, too, that you should have gone this morning and never said a word about it till now." "Now, Kitty, you may cough as much as you choose," said Mr. Bennet; and, as he spoke, he left the room, fatigued with the raptures of his wife. "What an excellent father you have, girls!" said she, when the door was shut. "I do not know how you will ever make him amends for his kindness; or me, either, for that matter. At our time of life it is not so pleasant, I can tell you, to be making new acquaintances every day; but for your sakes, we would do anything. Lydia, my love, though you _are_ the youngest, I dare say Mr. Bingley will dance with you at the next ball." "Oh!" said Lydia stoutly, "I am not afraid; for though I _am_ the youngest, I'm the tallest." The rest of the evening was spent in conjecturing how soon he would return Mr. Bennet's visit, and determining when they should ask him to dinner. Chapter 3 Not all that Mrs. Bennet, however, with the assistance of her five daughters, could ask on the subject, was sufficient to draw from her husband any satisfactory description of Mr. Bingley. They attacked him in various ways--with barefaced questions, ingenious suppositions, and distant surmises; but he eluded the skill of them all, and they were at last obliged to accept the second-hand intelligence of their neighbour, Lady Lucas. Her report was highly favourable. Sir William had been delighted with him. He was quite young, wonderfully handsome, extremely agreeable, and, to crown the whole, he meant to be at the next assembly with a large party. Nothing could be more delightful! To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love; and very lively hopes of Mr. Bingley's heart were entertained. "If I can but see one of my daughters happily settled at Netherfield," said Mrs. Bennet to her husband, "and all the others equally well married, I shall have nothing to wish for." In a few days Mr. Bingley returned Mr. Bennet's visit, and sat about ten minutes with him in his library. He had entertained hop
> [{quoted}](name=Riot Eno,realm=NA,application-id=aAJWt2b9,discussion-id=pmfAkwkV,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2014-12-17T16:54:17.969+0000) > > I can say for certain it won't be making an appearance this year on the Rift.....sorry =/ > > BUT, you can hear the vintage Winter SR music in the Poro King game mode!! =) Please please please please please please keep it as an option in the sound settings! Like the classic rift music is! This song would be great for the Howling Abyss in ARAM! That said, it made my month when i entered the game mode and heard it! I CAN'T CONTAIN MYSELF MUST PLAY MORE PORO MODE FOR THE MUSIC AND CUTE POROS! Thanks so much for bringing the song back, it really made my day!
Blue3345
While sadly we can't promise anything right here right now, I just want to say I really like this idea. We have the tech in SR now to be able to switch between the music tracks and we have the old Winter SR music already working in Howling Abyss...why not make it an option? I personally am a big fan of the old Winter SR music and think it would be a nice treat for players. Ponder of this I will
WILL THIS AWESOME SONG BE RELEASED ON THE SOUNDCLOUD?!!!! D: (PLS SAY YES)
donutmon
Also Yes.
Please tell me the name of that song for the login in screen with ori on it:D
Miracleeyo
I'm not sure of the title - but it's custom made music by our composer team here at Riot. The track should be making it's way to our Soundcloud page soon. If you're looking for a version outside of the client, there are several high quality youtube uploads: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXnYFGgwvsg
At the end of this video in the patch rundown, what is the song playing!? I love it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E6fOjn5ZXU
Gandalf010812
Hi there! Sorry this took so long to find out - but after some digging, the song doesn't really have a title. It is an edit of sorts of the new Summoners Rift Music. which is now in game! So if you like the music in the patch rundown - you'll love the new Summoners Rift music as well :)
After diagnosing the issue and concluding it was something in patch 4.21 that caused FPS issues in game, it would be greatly appreciated if you could address the issue and solve the problem. As a large company, customer service should be a priority and seeing many people with the same issue and not getting a response is not only disappointing, but shameful.
Luçifer
Hey Lucifer, Like I mentioned over [here](http://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/help-support/krOBW20O-fps-still-borderline-unplayable-after-patch?comment=0000) we've been investigating these issues. We've definitely been keeping an eye on this problem and have been trying a few things to get this issue resolved. I still recommend checking out the [FPS Knowledge Base](https://support.riotgames.com/hc/en-us/articles/201752684-Low-Frame-Rate-FPS-troubleshooting) just to make sure there isn't anything contributing to this on your side. After performing these steps, I recommend you try it out in a custom game. If you're still experiencing problems, please attach your most recent r3d logs! You can find them on your computer at this location: Your Install location (Normally C:) > Riot Games > League of Legends > Logs > Game - R3d Logs They are named by date. 2014-12-18...r3d.log is what you want to look for.
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Riot Frosthaven
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If you check Cassiopeia's Twin Fang ability description in the client, it shows '..increasing further Poison damage delt..'. Simple Typo error which probably means '..Poison damage dealt..' this was reported by IIVIIVIIVIIVII.
MankindTP
Good eye! This does fall on the lower end of the prioritization spectrum (especially since these types of fixes are more complex than you might think; mostly because anything text related goes through certain localization steps), but I can still make sure the correct people know about it
**I) [Bug] Mark of the Assassin - top indicator missing:** Since patch 4.18 Akali's Mark of the Assassin (MotA) no longer applies the 'Mark' on the enemy unit that is affected by it. **Expected behavior**: Once the spell is activated, Akali launches a Kama (projectile) towards the targeted enemy unit. The Kama remains in place and spins over the enemy's head for the whole duration (6 seconds) or until the Mark is detonated by auto attack or Crescent Slash. Also, there is an additional bottom indicator at the feet of the targeted enemy that is removed in tandem with the primary Mark. **Current, incorrect behavior** (4.18, 4.19, 4.20, 4.21, PBE build as of 18th Dezember): Once the spell is activated, Akali launches a Kama towards the targeted enemy unit. Despite no detonation taking place, the primary Mark immediately fades after approximately 0.25 seconds once the projectile has reached the enemy unit. Only the bottom indicator remains in place for the correct duration (either full 6 seconds or till detonation). **Reproduction** (100%): 1) Pick Akali. 2) Level Q (Mark of the Assassin). 3) Activate Q on an enemy unit. 4) Notice the prior described incorrect behavior. The Mark (top indicator) is missing. **Visual comparison**: I've attached an image to showcase the difference. http://puu.sh/dzuY9/89cc55cbcf.jpg **Impact**: I find the above bug to have a definite, noticeable impact on game clarity: Everyone should be able to recognize at a glance whether MotA has been applied to any unit. The current degraded visuals clearly undermine this goal. Consequently, fixing this bug once again enables easy tracking of the hovering MotA and an accelerated reaction by the opponent to the looming detonation threat. ------------------------------------------ **II) [Bug] Shadow Dance - range indicator incorrect:** The range indicator for Shadow Dance is incorrect when it has not yet been learned (PBE - 11th December). **Expected behavior**: To accurately depict Shadow Dance's range of 800 units. **Current, incorrect behavior**: The radius of the range circle is approximately 350 units. 450 units short of the actual range (800). **Reproduction** (100%): 1) Pick Akali. 2) Hover over Shadow Dance (R) prior to putting any points into the spell. 3) Notice the extremely short range. **Visual comparison**: I've attached an image to showcase the difference. http://puu.sh/dzvBc/a574b95bd1.jpg ------------------------------------------ **III) [Bug] Twilight Shroud tooltip upon level up:** The tooltip for Twilight Shroud showcasing the difference (e.g., lvl 1 vs. lvl 2) exceeds the bounding box. **Expected behavior**: The text should be aligned properly with the respective stat and be contained within the bounding box of the tooltip. **Current, incorrect behavior**: The text is misaligned and exceeds the bounding box. **Reproduction** (100%): 1) Pick Akali. 2) Level Twilight Shroud (W). 3) Gain two more levels, not placing the second point gained in any skill. 4) Hover over the tooltip of Twilight Shroud. 5) Notice the misaligned change values (as indicated by the arrow ->) and the final row exceeding the tooltip box. **Visual comparison**: I've attached an image to showcase the problem. http://puu.sh/dzvCw/5aa540a6ec.jpg [PBE Thread](http://boards.pbe.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/bugs/uq6iU0Xp-akali-list-of-current-bugs)
Sayath
Thanks for putting in the time to make this report. I'll make sure these are known issues and appropriately prioritized. Although I agree these should be fixed, the truth is there are higher impacting issues that need to be prioritized higher. Hopefully we will be able to fix these bugs on the sooner side
> [{quoted}](name=Elphrihaim,realm=NA,application-id=bzRrPGQO,discussion-id=OJrAy0YJ,comment-id=00010000,timestamp=2014-12-18T05:18:18.907+0000) > > ... > > I have to ask, because it will eat at me if I don't-- > > How does this happen? > > (Not the fact that this bug exists and it was unknown, the bug itself.) They used to have that shorter character limit for comments. Most likely, there's one place in their code that specifies the character limit for editing, and a different place that specifies the character limit for posting initially. Of course, they *should* aim to have a single point of truth (single place they have to change) for that kind of stuff... ######(Just poking fun, Alice, I know it might not make sense, depending on your code base)
Hyrum Graff
There are actually multiple places where the character limit was enforced, and while I thought we got them all I was wrong. I do not think it is practical for us to abstract the limits to a single source of truth because we have completely different code bases (js, php, java) that rely on them and the overhead and complexity of maintaining that would probably negate any value we gain.
Well, did the R3D logs mean anything to you?
Phoebos
Sorry for not updating this sooner. Your r3d logs showed a problem with the logging system which may be why you saw such a performance drop since your computer is pretty powerful. We're working on a fix that should help you out. I don't have an ETA on when the fix will be live yet.
Thank you! I guess you made my day sir. Is good to know it matters somehow. Yes it is and FFT needs a sequel btw..
WiegrafOfValor
Agreed, you should get the license and the funding to make that happen! P.S. - if you can make that happen and need design help - call me :)
> *Specific Solutions *- When I'm stuck on something as a dev it can be helpful to get specific suggestions. When I worked on the mastery tree updates for the previous seasons (we didn't do one this time around). Stuff like focusing on laning power for early 9pt masteries, fusing options that didn't need to be separate (such as phys and mag pen or the improved Summoner Spell options), pickpocket variant for melee champs etc, came from community feedback delivered once each version went out and was incorporated into the next iteration. > > I hope this was helpful Wiegraf (I'm assuming your name is a FFT reference btw?). > > -Feral {{champion:120}} So I have a question for you. Out of curiosity, what was the reason for not changing masteries for Season 5?? Too busy with other changes, or just that the masteries are still good for another season or two, or what??
ChimeiTekinaNasu
Few reasons, on the value side updating the trees has increasingly less value each time we do it. Not saying there isn't value but it gets more and more into small scale numbers tuning (or in mastery cases REALLY small numbers tuning) and less about solving largescale problem. This isn't terrible surprising as when we approached them initially in Season 2 it was a pretty substantial overhaul, the S3 and S4 updates while certainly improvements were more on the lighter tuning side of things. In addition, the cost of doing this adjustment is really high. We need to wipe all players mastery pages each time we do an update beyond a very simple balancing change which based on a lot of player feedback is something people don't want to go through unless there are really substantial gains. With so much focus on the jungle this preseason having a characters baseline statistics stable was really beneficial for getting the strength and tuning of the jungle where we wanted it to be. Runes and masteries have such a huge impact on that system keeping as many variables steady as we could is highly beneficial. With those factors in mind and the ever increasing long list of other stuff we wanted to get done it didn't make sense to spend a lot of time this preseason focusing on the mastery system. TL:DR - High cost, low gains, messes with jangle jangle, other stuff we want to do.
Just saying. I don't even know how to, actually.
Flamingo Tango
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All these Ideas, opinions, suggestions about gameplay overall do they matter, at all? I am really curious about how Rito handle this informations, I mean do you want us to shut up and be grateful for what we have or do you really want us to express our opinions and see changes based on this very opinions. I do understand that RIOT Team of developers and managers have their agenda and probably understand more of their game, than we do. But I can't help to think there's value on community suggestions. Can I get a Red to explain how this matter is handle on the HQ? I really want to know. Thank you for your time, I will try to ignore Toxic behavior and will only acknowledge Red's reply or serious replies. PS: We need more flat MS items without AS, and with other bruiser stats. Try new Phage upgrade branches.
WiegrafOfValor
So I'm going to speaking mostly from personal experience on how I use the forums and other forms of community feedback, as different rioters use community feedback differently. If I had to broadly categorize I would say I use community feedback in 5 ways. *Feeling out General Sentiment* - This is pretty broad but this is when I search for general trends, issues, and feedback. This is generally for broad answering questions like "What are people most interested or vocal about?" "Aside from the concrete data - do people feel that this character is OP or UP?" "What elements of a larger patch or feature are people most drawn to or that is most contentious" *Easy Wins* - These are specific changes that are really easy to do, something I could tackle over lunch without sacrificing my current projects. Often these are champion QoL fixes or bug/feel investigations. Examples include Switching a skill to a new targeting indicator Investigating reports of a characters AA feeling weird Updates to a champions recommended items Minor particle updates I can fix with my bad art skills (ex- displaying all 3 cards during Twisted Fates Pick a Card for colorblind people) *Discovering Important or unImportant elements *- When I was working on the Udyr and Trundle updates a long time ago reading community feedback on those champions in general was super useful in evaluating what elements of the character people seemed most attached with on each character and what they simply didn't care about. I found out pretty quickly, and not super surprisingly, that people didn't really care about the flat bonus AP on phoenix stance and it was viewed as practically worthless. Stripping this bonus damage out allowed me to put the phoenix fire breath cone on the very first punch upon switching stances for nearly identical total damage but made him more satisfying and allowed him more interesting positional play and let him rotate stances faster. *Discussion Topics on Contentious Issues *- Seeing people propose specific solutions for issues and the response to those solutions is really valuable. A specific example here would be the Critical Strike or Grievous Wounds discussions that pop up from time to time. Even if the issues discussed aren't ones we are working on right this minute the discussions are still valuable to have so we can make progress faster on them when we start working on changes. *Specific Solutions *- When I'm stuck on something as a dev it can be helpful to get specific suggestions. When I worked on the mastery tree updates for the previous seasons (we didn't do one this time around). Stuff like focusing on laning power for early 9pt masteries, fusing options that didn't need to be separate (such as phys and mag pen or the improved Summoner Spell options), pickpocket variant for melee champs etc, came from community feedback delivered once each version went out and was incorporated into the next iteration. Anyways that's a really long way of saying, yes I find a lot of value in people posting stuff for a variety of reasons, but it varies greatly based on the projects I'm working on, and how much those issues are discussed. I hope this was helpful Wiegraf (I'm assuming your name is a FFT reference btw?). -Feral {{champion:120}}
> Yes and losses everything they have bought on the previous acc. Except that 99% of the really toxic players are spoiled kids that think they can do whatever they want. They will just ask their mom for more money and instantly rebuy anything while stomping and flaming new players (as if it wasn't terrible experience for them to begin with). The other people who are toxic most likely haven't bought anything on their acc to begin with, and flame cause they know they won't lose anything of worth.
Rainbowe Dash
I would be really hard-pressed to agree that 99% of players who exhibit toxicity are "spoiled kids that think they can do whatever they want." Players have bad days and say things they really shouldn't. Some players just honestly don't handle difficult situations (stress) really well. Players come from backgrounds where their behaviour is acceptable elsewhere but not in League. Some players are dealing with a lot of bullshit in their day-to-day lives outside of League and -- when trying to get away from it all -- have difficulty not letting that bullshit affect their behaviour in-game. None of this justifies their treating others poorly... but they're human. We all screw up and sometimes need a little guidance. I understand the frustration other players have when dealing with toxic players, but I don't think it's fair to bucket all of the players who are being addressed for toxicity into this "they are assholes because they are assholes" bucket. Just my thoughts.
I think my RP just told me that it wants to stay where it is the whole next year!!! I wonder if i can do that! Maybe it's the new years resolution i am going to break?! What do you guys think? RP spending hiatus, yes or no?!?
Aerothal
I think it means you are supposed to spend it all on New Year's Eve.
:D Hey everyone! I'm so happy! It's my birthday! :D I'm so happy because I'm 18 today! :D
HyperZEROXL
Happy birthday! Aren't you excited to vote now? ;-)
I don't envy that nocturne.
Gambit01
This is why Mandrop was invented! Hahaha! I should go play some Pantheon....
Y'all need to see this.
Hyrum Graff
Both of these bring me back to a different place in time. Wow...
The League of Legends advent calendar has returned for it's third consecutive year! Every day until the big day I will release a League of Legends Christmas themed drawing, culminating in a free gift for everyone Christmas Day! Day 1 - [Christmas Tree Caitlyn](http://amber-enigma.deviantart.com/art/LoL-Advent-2014-Day-1-Caitlyn-497707541) Day 2 - [Christmas Braum](http://amber-enigma.deviantart.com/art/Braum2014-497891828) Day 3 - [Christmas Party Katarina](http://amber-enigma.deviantart.com/art/LoL-Advent-2014-Day-3-Katarina-498071372) Day 4 - [Festive Skarner](http://amber-enigma.deviantart.com/art/LoL-Advent-2014-Day-4-Skarner-498210624) Day 5 - [Christmas Chef Quinn](http://amber-enigma.deviantart.com/art/LoL-Advent-2014-Day-5-Quinn-and-Valor-498393108) Day 6 - [Festive Lucian](http://amber-enigma.deviantart.com/art/LoL-Advent-2014-Day-6-Lucian-498567041) Day 7 - [Starlight Irelia](http://amber-enigma.deviantart.com/art/LoL-Advent-2014-Day-7-Irelia-498803172) Day 8 - [Winter Yasuo](http://amber-enigma.deviantart.com/art/LoL-Advent-2014-Day-8-Yasuo-498999845) Day 9 - [Snow Shoveller Nidalee](http://amber-enigma.deviantart.com/art/LoL-Advent-2014-Day-9-Nidalee-499342220) Day 10 - [Santa's Little "Helper" Veigar](http://amber-enigma.deviantart.com/art/LoL-Advent-2014-Day-10-Veigar-499557911?ga_submit_new=10%253A1418274548) Day 11 - [Nutcracker Vi](http://amber-enigma.deviantart.com/art/LoL-Advent-2014-Day-11-Vi-499559221) Day 12 - [Christmas Caroler Karthus](http://amber-enigma.deviantart.com/art/LoL-Advent-2014-Day-12-Karthus-499887893) Day 13 - [Gift Wrapper Sivir](http://amber-enigma.deviantart.com/art/LoL-Advent-2014-Day-13-Sivir-500135807) Day 14 - [Christmas Pudding Rammus](http://amber-enigma.deviantart.com/art/LoL-Advent-2014-Day-14-Rammus-500293674) Gallery - http://amber-enigma.deviantart.com/gallery/52168911/League-of-Legends-Advent-2014
Sianii
He looks delicious.
I've been sent random links to a website, christmas.riotpromotions.com , from a few friends. I've told them the same thing: it is probably a spam website and I wouldn't trust it. I'm not the tech-savviest person in the world, but I did a WhoIs search and found that both league of legends (dot) com and riot (dot) com share the same registered owner, where as riot promotions (dot) com has a private registrar. Very unlikely that a company would register a domain name (in august of this year) and not use the same information/service as before. The URL is also kind of a giveaway - Riot doesn't refer to it as "Christmas", it is "Snowdown." And going to riotpromotions.com doesn't give you a list of "promotions" but some kind of default website you'd expect from a registrar. I'm asking solely because my friends insist it is legit, and I need confirmation from a Red before I'll believe them.
Jhecht
**This is a scam**. Moderators are removing the links as quickly as they can, but a legion of scammers are determined. It'll be gone soon. In the meantime, please report any posts like this so that moderators can review. Thanks!
Y'all should actually use your forums when discussing things like this, at least as the main venue. It's a little strange that all the discussion happens on a third-party site, and we just get a short summary and link to the discussion on the official boards. Shouldn't it be the other way around? Make the discussion to answer the questions here, and link it back to the third-party site so players can come here to actually talk about it.
Zielmann
> [{quoted}](name=Zielmann,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=vYEcoMuo,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2014-12-18T04:22:47.580+0000) > > Y'all should actually use your forums when discussing things like this, at least as the main venue [...] As a general rule, Riot empowers each person to engage with the community on the platform of their choice. Some are more comfortable with Twitter, Reddit, these Boards, even email or via the League Client. This may trend differently in the future as far as which platform is the one of choice but that freedom will always remain.
> [{quoted}](name=Riot Sweet,realm=NA,application-id=mNBeEEkI,discussion-id=p7MgAoMf,comment-id=0012,timestamp=2014-12-18T01:15:26.748+0000) > > So, going to step out of the normal conversation meta and talk on a personal level for a second. > > ***tl;dr***: up front for people who don't want to read more than a sentence: Shouldn't matter the gender if you're interested and they're interested — give it a shot. > > To expand on it a bit more, I don't believe in the old stereotype. If I'm into someone and there is reasonable proof they are into me too I will cut to the chase. Obviously be respectful. If they're not into you then let it go plenty other people out there to invest time in. Also it's generally a good idea to get a feel for if they are interested in you first. Don't let the old biases hold you back from the here and now. Girl, guy, whatever gender you choose to associate with, it's okay to be vulnerable and take the chance. > > If they say no it's not the end of the world. At least you know now and can move on. If they say yes, bet you're glad you asked. Now time to work on those dating skillz. Are you Dear Abby in your second job?
D0nC
> [{quoted}](name=D0nC,realm=NA,application-id=mNBeEEkI,discussion-id=p7MgAoMf,comment-id=00120001,timestamp=2014-12-18T04:09:57.405+0000) > > Are you Dear Abby in your second job? Dear Sweet: The Ask Me Anything Column.
Here is the [Original Blog Post](http://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/news/game-updates/player-behavior/player-behavior-design-values-reform). Lyte has provided some more feedback on this one. See below! ---- > "That is exactly my point. The reduced reports don't mean reduced toxicity. It could be reduced reports because the season's over, because people play less now that it's near Christmas, because finals happened, or less reports because people were legitimately removed. Who knows which it is. And personally, I don't think that the reports correlate to toxicity at all, since nobody ever gets reported or punished for toxic behavior, just toxic words. Do whatever you want, as long as you don't speak." #Lyte: We often see feedback that we don't provide enough context in some of our blogs or posts about player behavior, and that's valid. However, we generally don't go nitty gritty on a piece that millions of players are going to read because only a small % of players are going to care about the academic rigor behind the statistics. In academic talks at universities or GDC, you'll often see me go into pretty extreme detail on some of the numbers behind experiments, and you'll want to look up those if you are interested in the nuances. To answer your question, we don't just measure reports when measuring toxicity. We have numerous ways of measuring toxicity including sentiment analysis, which analyzes chat logs in real time to determine the level of toxicity in a particular game's chat log. In this particular blog post, we're referring to the fact that extreme toxicity (for example, specifically games where someone uttered a racist, homophobic, sexist remark or death threat) went down. We can measure this through sentiment analysis which crawls chat logs and identifies whether these phrases show up in the game. To address your concern about seasonal changes, actually that's a pretty simple problem and numerous analysts normalize out seasonal changes by comparing any influxes they see from previous years and compensating for that in the current report. For example, we generally see changes in reports around September. For people who are currently students, that shouldn't be a surprise :) Finally, to your last point, verbal toxicity and gameplay toxicity are both punished--you don't need to speak to be punished for gameplay toxicity. I am not sure why you believe that reports only correlate to verbal toxicity. Intentional feeders, Elo Boosters, RAF abusers, etc are all banned daily from a combination of reports and other systems. > "I got Ranked restricted yesterday and had to play Draft Pick, its terrible. The amount of toxicity is incredible. I tend to flame in heated up situations and am not an angel myself, but the amount of verbal harassment in Draft Pick at the moment is insane even for my standards." #Lyte: You mentioned you tend to flame up in heated situations, and I think that's part of the problem you are experiencing. We do find that players who might be toxic themselves experience more toxicity in their games, and actually do create more toxicity in the players they play with. > "I wonder what the percentage increase in toxicity in normal draft was due to all the toxic players being forced to play that. I mean it makes sense that toxicity is lower in ranked when you force all the toxic people to play another game mode." #Lyte: We're monitoring Normal Draft extremely closely to ensure that there isn't a meaningful increase in toxicity. The key that makes this system different than traditional Prisoner's Island designs where you place all toxic players on a separate matchmaking island is that the majority of players in Normal Draft are still neutral to neutral positive. By slowly and intentionally introducing a very small minority of players who may be toxic, and ensuring that they are ***also*** chat restricted allows us to ensure that Normal Draft never actually becomes a Prisoner's Island. One of the key things we're also watching out for is how do players behave in Ranked Mode after being through a ranked restriction? Is the behavior better than before, or worse? So far we're seeing pretty positive signs that the feature is doing well. > Player Quotes: "I know of numerous people that report everyone, in every game, just to f*** with the system." Player Response: Wouldn't this just flag their account to ignore their report submission. Pretty sure Riot has said before that false reports do that to you. #Lyte: This. If you report inaccurately, your reports just end up worth nothing to all systems in the game. > "They don't show any data. They just make claims. Without their data being public who knows what the hell they are talking about. Besides, with Riot's PR department, you got to take everything with a grain of salt." #Lyte: Feel free to come to one of our university talks or GDC talks if you are in the area. Last year, we did a tour of Boston universities such as MIT and Harvard, and this year we'll be doing MIT/Harvard and adding some schools such as UCLA/USC/UC Irvine potentially. If you want to see the full blown experiments and data behind the studies you'll have to come to one of those talks, because that's the audience that we share that level of detail with.
Step 1) Post *really* long comment (but is within new limit) Step 2) See typo Step 3) Try to to edit Step 4) Realize the after-post limit is lower than the initial posting limit Step 5) go to Boards feedback to report bug >Step 1) Post *really* long comment...... and so and so on. :P
Sir ArmaMalum
Hey sorry, we will get this fixed up soon.
Is still 4096. Why is this hard? Why can't I just **have a large post that wasn't large the first time** because I have since been corrected, and thus need to expand the post? That's really really stupid. The character limit when making a new post is **larger** than the character limit when editing it. Which means, NATURALLY, that the same is going to be true for making opening posts of discussions-- they won't be able to be edited if they're more than 24000 characters despite allowing us an unlimited number of characters when posting it the first time. Which hurts everybody in Roleplaying, Story & Art, as well as anybody that makes Champion Concepts. It hurts Tips & Tricks (they can't edit the post if they find something wrong in their huge body). It means that if somebody wants to suggest something for Gameplay & Balance, but they find they made a mistake, they have to trim down their post in order to be able to fix the error? \>\_\>
Elphrihaim
Hey guys, this is a bug and we will fix it. Sorry about that! We were not aware of it before now.
Hmm, this is probably our markdown filter being a little overzealous. We can look into fixing it.
Bear Hat Alice
In the mean time, if you input <3 it will put the <3.
Tamat to never post on these forums again Kthnxbai
GotRektGG
Riot Salt&Pepper in 2015 pls
> [{quoted}](name=Riot Sweet,realm=NA,application-id=mNBeEEkI,discussion-id=tZNrY6VV,comment-id=0002,timestamp=2014-12-18T01:57:55.984+0000) > > Aww he's not ***that*** bad guys. Think of it like this, he's the {{champion:25}} to my {{champion:10}}. He's the anti-Sweet, is what you're saying here. Please tell me he goes by Peaceful Bitter. :P
kayakninja
> [{quoted}](name=kayakninja,realm=NA,application-id=mNBeEEkI,discussion-id=tZNrY6VV,comment-id=00020000,timestamp=2014-12-18T02:11:40.252+0000) > > He's the anti-Sweet, is what you're saying here. Please tell me he goes by Peaceful Bitter. :P Riot Salt confirmed?
Ez pz clears. You can one shot all the little chickuns with one e q. Sustain. Aoe abilities. CC for ganks. He doesn't assassinate with one QR anymore but he still does good damage while being tanky af. I'm surprised he isn't fotm right now
Jaee1994
Really liked Gragas jungle back in... I think it was summer split this year? Quite a few top laners as well as jungle players were doing a great job of leveraging him as a champion. We also had the awesome plays like this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csPxFi0owNI The fatman has some serious moves. Would love to see him make a comeback.
> [{quoted}](name=Riot Sweet,realm=NA,application-id=mNBeEEkI,discussion-id=p7MgAoMf,comment-id=00120000000000010000,timestamp=2014-12-18T01:24:27.199+0000) > > Here, have this cute Akali art to cheer you up. > > http://data1.whicdn.com/images/69486146/large.jpg People on the Riot staff like you remind me why i don't care that your servers messes up sometimes or that i went from 80 ping to 110 with the new map release. I love you guys always xD
Azume Lowell
> [{quoted}](name=Azume Lowell,realm=NA,application-id=mNBeEEkI,discussion-id=p7MgAoMf,comment-id=001200000000000100000000,timestamp=2014-12-18T01:29:46.157+0000) > > People on the Riot staff like you remind me why i don't care that your servers messes up sometimes or that i went from 80 ping to 110 with the new map release. I love you guys always xD Thanks, you guys are the reason I'm here. Also, here's one for you since Renekton is your most played champ: http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/244/6/9/pool_party_renekton_by_nyaruko-d6knp6e.png
Tamat to never post on these forums again Kthnxbai
GotRektGG
Hate to poop on your dreams, but that's not going to happen.
Tamat to never post on these forums again Kthnxbai
GotRektGG
Aww he's not ***that*** bad guys. Think of it like this, he's the {{champion:25}} to my {{champion:10}}.
I already submitted this in the Bug Reports forum. It is getting ZERO attention, and I cannot determine how much of this is a bug and how much of this is RIOT ignoring its customers. A few days ago I received a random popup in the middle of waiting in a lobby about "leaving games" and how it was inconsiderate. The popup wanted me to type "I Agree." I figured it was a glitch, so I typed it and hit Submit 6 times in a row. The popup would not go away. A few days later, I had my internet disconnected during a ranked match at the beginning of the match (2:10 into the game, or thereabouts). I have no doubt my allies reported me, because they didn't have any clue what happened, and I couldn't tell them, obviously, because my internet was gone. After that match, I got this ridiculous Leaverbuster punishment, making me wait 5 minutes before queuing up. The restriction didn't seem to be in effect, when I played one Team Builder game with a friend, but it was in effect for every other queue, including ones with friends. Despite not being in effect for the Team Builder queue, the match counted toward my "time served". I just played my 5th out of 5 "low-priority" matches, and when I joined a queue afterward, I still saw the ridiculous Leaverbuster 5 minute penalty. This is utter bullshit. The client doesn't even display a remaining number of "low-priority" matches to be played. It's just punishing me without even the pretense of legitimacy. I want this fixed immediately. RIOT has already punished me for a crime I didn't commit, and now RIOT is punishing me "just cuz." @Riotlyte I hardly use the forums, so I don't know if tagging you in this post will help at all, but I see other people do it, in vain hopes that it will.
AMDphreak
Hey AMDphreak! It sounds like there are two separate issues here that I want to make sure I help answer. First, regarding your LeaverBuster notification window bug, does this still consistently happen even know when this window appears? We looked into your account and it appears that after you first received the window, you did not type "I agree" for 2 weeks, which might be a factor as to why this bug occurred. We would love to look into it further if you can provide some info! As to your 5th game that should have removed your low-priority queue, this is something we are currently looking into where games are not counting towards this. Digital Ram recently made a post about this [here](http://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/help-support/1agWkaum-stuck-in-low-priority-que?comment=000c). We are working to get this resolved as quickly as possible!
> [{quoted}](name=Riot Sweet,realm=NA,application-id=mNBeEEkI,discussion-id=p7MgAoMf,comment-id=001200000000,timestamp=2014-12-18T01:19:42.931+0000) > > 10/10 appreciate the courage but I've got my eyes on someone already. {{item:3342}} Well at least I know now and can move on! not D: the love of my life Riot Sweet hates me {{item:3070}} {{item:3070}} {{item:3070}} {{item:3070}} {{item:3070}} Forever alone
Akali is SO HOT
> [{quoted}](name=Akali is SO HOT,realm=NA,application-id=mNBeEEkI,discussion-id=p7MgAoMf,comment-id=0012000000000001,timestamp=2014-12-18T01:22:12.327+0000) > > Well at least I know now and can move on! not D: the love of my life Riot Sweet hates me {{item:3070}} {{item:3070}} {{item:3070}} {{item:3070}} {{item:3070}} Forever alone Here, have this cute Akali art to cheer you up. http://data1.whicdn.com/images/69486146/large.jpg
> [{quoted}](name=Riot Sweet,realm=NA,application-id=mNBeEEkI,discussion-id=p7MgAoMf,comment-id=0012,timestamp=2014-12-18T01:15:26.748+0000) > > So, going to step out of the normal conversation meta and talk on a personal level for a second. > > ***tl;dr***: up front for people who don't want to read more than a sentence: Shouldn't matter the gender if you're interested and they're interested — give it a shot. > > To expand on it a bit more, I don't believe in the old stereotype. If I'm into someone and there is reasonable proof they are into me too I will cut to the chase. Obviously be respectful. If they're not into you then let it go plenty other people out there to invest time in. Also it's generally a good idea to get a feel for if they are interested in you first. Don't let the old biases hold you back from the here and now. Girl, guy, whatever gender you choose to associate with, it's okay to be vulnerable and take the chance. > > If they say no it's not the end of the world. At least you know now and can move on. If they say yes, bet you're glad you asked. Now time to work on those dating skillz. Wanna go out with me? :^)
Akali is SO HOT
> [{quoted}](name=Akali is SO HOT,realm=NA,application-id=mNBeEEkI,discussion-id=p7MgAoMf,comment-id=00120000,timestamp=2014-12-18T01:18:13.061+0000) > > Wanna go out with me? :^) 10/10 appreciate the courage but I've got my eyes on someone already. {{item:3342}}
Busting my balls doing this is a pain in the ass. Why do they get it so easy >.>
Akali is SO HOT
So, going to step out of the normal conversation meta and talk on a personal level for a second. ***tl;dr***: up front for people who don't want to read more than a sentence: Shouldn't matter the gender if you're interested and they're interested — give it a shot. To expand on it a bit more, I don't believe in the old stereotype. If I'm into someone and there is reasonable proof they are into me too I will cut to the chase. Obviously be respectful. If they're not into you then let it go plenty other people out there to invest time in. Also it's generally a good idea to get a feel for if they are interested in you first. Don't let the old biases hold you back from the here and now. Girl, guy, whatever gender you choose to associate with, it's okay to be vulnerable and take the chance. If they say no it's not the end of the world. At least you know now and can move on. If they say yes, bet you're glad you asked. Now time to work on those dating skillz.
I passed the 5 match low priority que thing for going afk in a match and i have played 8 matched games. But i am still stuck in the low priority que and am really confused why. Please help
DarkIllusionsX
Hey everybody, Just wanted to let you guys know we are aware of games not counting towards completing the lower priority penalties. We're working to resolve this issue. Thanks for the reports!
> [{quoted}](name=Riot Sweet,realm=NA,application-id=mNBeEEkI,discussion-id=Zk3qg5TQ,comment-id=0002,timestamp=2014-12-18T00:59:30.854+0000) > > Basically, it's not the same process as a normal name change if you have 'Riot' in your name. Special process. Hey Riot Sweet did you ever see my wish list that you asked for?
Shyvana420
> [{quoted}](name=Shyvana420,realm=NA,application-id=mNBeEEkI,discussion-id=Zk3qg5TQ,comment-id=00020000,timestamp=2014-12-18T01:02:46.280+0000) > > Hey Riot Sweet did you ever see my wish list that you asked for? I don't see anything in your history. Link me to it?
Can you call yourself stuff like "Chariot" when it has "riot" in there?
Phero
> [{quoted}](name=Phero,realm=EUW,application-id=mNBeEEkI,discussion-id=Zk3qg5TQ,comment-id=0003,timestamp=2014-12-18T01:03:08.651+0000) > > Can you call yourself stuff like "Chariot" when it has "riot" in there? I don't think that counts. It's only when it's 'Riot[space]Name' or 'RiotName'
> [{quoted}](name=Riot Sweet,realm=NA,application-id=mNBeEEkI,discussion-id=Zk3qg5TQ,comment-id=0002,timestamp=2014-12-18T00:59:30.854+0000) > > Basically, it's not the same process as a normal name change if you have 'Riot' in your name. Special process. 5 meeting and forms in triplicate?
Dances
> [{quoted}](name=Dances,realm=NA,application-id=mNBeEEkI,discussion-id=Zk3qg5TQ,comment-id=00020001,timestamp=2014-12-18T01:03:53.277+0000) > > 5 meeting and forms in triplicate? Didn't file your TPS reports? GG
And I hope you guys realize at any time, any one of us can try to organize things like this with or without rioters and just have fun overall. Now gift me RP *please*
HateDaddy
Thanks for playing with us! We had a lot of fun. {{champion:96}}
what process do they go through? is it the same as a normal name change, or do they do something else like contact a rioter that changes it for them.
GoldenTomat0
Basically, it's not the same process as a normal name change if you have 'Riot' in your name. Special process.
The worst problem with this is the same with all the other errors League gives, Riot tells us how to mod to work around the games issues, not fixing them themselves. Maybe address what causes all these bugs rather than treating symptoms
Rylecx22
We do have a link to the [Server Status Page](http://status.leagueoflegends.com/?en_US#na) in our original post where we notified everyone that we are looking into it and working on a back-end fix that are causing the issues to begin with. This may take some time, and we wanted to make sure everyone can still play, which is why we created some work-arounds for the time being. We completely understand how much this sucks and we want to get this resolved ASAP!
After my parents split, my mom took my little brother and moved to a bigger city a few states away. I moved out on my own and I miss my little bro a good amount. Recently though we have found some common ground in League, so Im looking forward to spending my break from classes playing matches with him. It defiantly wont be like Christmas used to be but at least its way for us to do something and stay in touch. I can also get my Christmas shopping done by gifting him some mystery skins and rp. No need to pay for any shipping or postal fees is pretty awesome. I also hope to finish my Knights of the Old Republic campaign before school. It takes a surprising amount of my free time haha.
jpguy902
Also, you don't have to gift-wrap skins! I'm so happy my brother plays League now. Fewer paper cuts and scissor accidents at Christmas :)
Playing League with so many randoms every day, you're just bound to find SOMEONE to befriend. For example, a while back I was playing a normal game, nothing special, when our Support Annie added me after the game. Later that night when my friend and I were playing she suggested we get in a skype call with her and immediately we were plugged into this social group 6 states away. It was pretty interesting seeing as it was my first time ever encountering this, so we stuck around. I typically play with the group on a daily basis when I can, and I can't help but thank Riot for giving us this misnamed Friendship Maker. So either I'll be playing with them, my lovely (Persona Q, obvs), or smashing my brother to oblivion in Smash Bros. Wii U
Nudz
So true! I met my League BFF in yolo queue when I was leveling up. We ended up in bot lane together, and he was super nice and positive. We started playing more and more games together, and eventually all my real life League friends played with him, too. I even got to meet him at Season 3 World's when my boyfriend offered him an extra ticket we had. Another friend I made was a dude who played mid-lane Amumu and murdered me as Ahri. In post-game chat I was like, HOW??? He offered to teach me. I ended up playing tons of games with him and his friends on Skype over the next year.
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