A very long time ago, I remember a Rioter stating something along the lines of:
_"We want to make mana feel like something that feels good to use. RIght now having mana against manaless/energy characters feels more like just a gate to your your kit. We want to make mana something that has a positive aspect to it over manaless/energy characters"_
I wish I could remember who said this and when, but I remember it was a long time ago, and how the goals for this were long term. With the changes to mana, this topic just sprung back to my mind and I realized: **Mana still feels like more than a just gate to use your kit**.
Has this idea been abandoned entirely by now?