I remember when trading in lane didn’t necessitate and all-in constantly mentality because you KNEW that you couldn’t 100-0 them with a two ability combo+auto+ignite at level 2. You could win the lane through smart trades ad CS attrition.
If I somehow get to the point where I can do that now, I’m literally punished by being given a huge ass bounty without having received any kill gold myself.
The literal ONLY viable strategy to win games now is a CONSTANT bloodbath
Things Riot hates: farming, laning, vision, and champions being allowed to stay relevant in a way that isn’t a constant bloodbath
Things Riot loves: shorter games, one shots, fog of war, constant fighting, Tencent’s money.
They don’t care about their core audience anymore. They care about PC Bangs and hentai Ahri skins.