Season 9 is the last chance to stay relevant; League cannot afford another Colossal Cock Up Cascade!

First let us look at the player-base alienating cascade of dickery that was season 8. The runes rework was 4-5 years late and half baked. Making runes free was important step; but it proved less balanced and offers less meaningful choices. Reducing resistances while not allowing players to pick the stats they wanted was a massive mistake. Making 3 offense trees, 1 defense tree and 1 utility tree was a mistake. (I firmly believe 1 offense tree, 1 defense tree, 1 utility tree, 1 hybrid offense/defense "bruiser" tree, one hybrid offense / utility tree would have made a much more stable meta.) Pumping up Keystones to make them even stronger just forces champions to pick the most synergistic keystone. Damage Creep with discussed in season 7. Snowball was discussed in season 7. Games being decided too early was discussed in season 7. Towers being weak was discussed in season 7. Burst damage being too high was discussed in season 7. Pre-season 8 Riot pumped damage! Pumped snowball! Pushed early game! Nerfed towers! Buffed burst damage! They also released Zoe. Zoe was a multi level failure for Riot. They knew she was a problem before release. To quote Ghostcrawler on Reddit: "Our QA lead said it well. "When I play as her, I have the most fun I've ever had in LoL. When I play against her, I have the least fun I've ever had in LoL."" https://www.reddit.com/r/leagueoflegends/comments/96922n/ghostcrawler_is_moving_off_of_league_of_legends/e3yqr8y/ Releasing a super frustrating champion is EXACTLY what NOT to do with your aging playerbase. Peoples tolerance for BS is lower than ever. Releasing her hilariously overtuned, poorly tested because QA was busy with "Runes Reforged" and RIGHT before Christmas break was the worst decision in champion release history. Worse than Xin or LeBlanc or Yorick or Vlad. At least Riot reacted quickly to those abominations. Players almost universally shit on her for the entire season. Pro players, Solo Queue players, high elo players, low elo players, LCS Casters: https://streamable.com/z4bwa Refusing to nerf her into the ground for MONTHS was unfair for everyone including ~~Zoe abusers~~ Zoe mains. **Now let us talk about LoL moving forward.** The time for big system changes was 5 years ago. We have more than 130 champions, any big changes to runes, items or summoner spells has a direct impact on at least 20 or 30 or even 40 and indirect effects on the rest of the roster. Big changes to items and runes in particular need to happen occasionally and only when there is a clear benefit. New Champions need to be less frequent and clearly worth the cost of adding them to the game. Delaying a release because of circumstances is acceptable. Releasing broken shit and refusing to fix it for a year is not. Lets recognize some people loved season 8. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mgcpw8rtojU Sadly the irreconcilable, marriage destroying difference between me and Foxdrop is that both of us HATE the other's perfect version of LoL. I want a slower paced game than the majority of the community. Foxdrop wants a faster paced game than the majority. Riot needs to find a compromise for summoners rift. Then release some new faster paced maps. We are long overdue for new maps, Nexus Blitz is a good idea but very rushed and 3-5 years late. Dominion needed proper support in season 2. Twisted Treeline still needs proper support. Riot's obsession with SR seems to stem from Pro play and it has hurt the game as a whole. If Riot had taken the blinders off and stopped catering to LCS years ago we could have a large and stable roster of maps and champions. As it is we have a mess where 20% of the roster has low win and play rates in the audience that actually matters because they are OP in professional play. Nerfing potentially fun champions until they are not even fun to play because pro players can abuse them is a terrible solution. Make a global ban system or something because this ain't cutting it.
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