Rioter Comments
Rioter Comments
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: November 7
I am glad you at Riot liked the approach Odyssey had, and i would love to suggest a few things: Bullet hell as a phase: YES Bullet hell disguised as a PVE mode: NO Things done right: -Kayn's "raid boss like" mechanics (his ult, magnificent idea) Things done wrong: -The whole mode is literally bullet hell. It would be great if the hypotetical nxt PVE mode had more mehcanics, and less "just dodge".
: Hello Meddler! **Waveclear in the midlane:** I would like to get your opinion on a last set of changes I would make to address it (like you said, I think there are still concerns regarding it) **Buffs, runes, items and champions. Blue buff: ** - No longer grants mana regen - Now grants 20% CDR (up from 10%) - To compensate for junglers early game, give more mana regen on hunter's talismant. - I think blue buff has been problematic for a while. There’s no competing against a laner who has blue buff while you don’t have it, and having it takes away the point of having mana for waveclear. - This change should emphasise its usefulness on junglers in the early-mid game, and make it useful on any champion late game depending on CDR. - It would also help balance competitive vs soloq, since midlaners in competitive always have access to blue buff while we don’t in soloq. **Manaflow band:** - No longer grants maximum mana upon hitting enemy champions - Now refunds 10 (+20% of the ability’s mana cost) mana upon hitting an enemy champion with a non-targettable spell (one refund per spell hit, no cooldown) No more free mana. Rewards trading and hitting spells at any stage of the game. It is a nerf to single target champions, but I fail to see many that take this rune that have no AoE spells (ex: Leblanc still has W and E). **Corrupting potion:** - Health per charge: 125 --> 135 - Mana per charge: 75 --> 50 - Burn damage: 15-30 --> 20-30 This should be the best health sustain option, not the best early game mana option. The extra early burn damage also promotes trading. **Doran's ring:** - New unique passive (in addition to the existing): Hitting an enemy champion with a spell refunds 5 mana. **Champions:** - I made a post with changes to certain champions that should have less easy non-interactive waveclear. - The ones I listed that I think are the biggest problems are: Aurelion Sol, Ekko, Irelia, Talon and Vel’Koz (among other champions listed). Most of my changes included a compensation for mana that promoted interaction, or another kind of compensation. For example, for Ekko, 3rd hits on enemy champions (his passive) would restore X mana.
i've never seen so many bad ideas clustered all in the same post
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: September 19
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: September 12
What about Zoe? you guys completely gave up untill preseason, or you think that she is in a balanced state right now?
Meddler (NA)
: Good morning! Quoting from another post I just answered: "Zoe - that is an experimental list that's been tested, it's not complete nor something we're planning to ship as is though. Shouldn't have been posted this early, needed more validation and then iteration. Changes won't be part of 8.17."
Wait, so you're leaving Zoe as she is for all the 8.17 cycle? we wont expect any Zoe change till 8.18 LIVE? Thats a long time.
: League gameplay changes over the next few months
> Some types of change improve the game in a way that we all as current players can adopt and acclimate to. Some other tactics (like the side effects of our bot lane diversity stuff) can leave players feeling like the way they loved to play League is just no longer valid. Then, thats a perfect thing to talk about. Im a season 3-4 Ziggs main. Do you remember this champion? Yeah me neither. This champion has beein under researched, under powered, unexistant and completely ignored for 4 years. Only recently that the botlane was opened up, he seems to appear every now and then. Let me be clear: **I DO NOT ** and **WILL NEVER** enjoy ziggs in his current state. Why is that? The champion has one of, if not the most AND ONLY, most counterplayable kit in the game. The champ sits in top 20 least played and top 5 least banned champions currently, and was the KING of least banned for over 4 patches before the botlane opening. Why is that? Its simple, The champion, is the ONLY champion in the game to have literally 0. NONE. UNEXISTING agency. He has been unplayable, A troll pick ever since Season 4. AND CURRENTLY he is nowhere close beeing a good pick. He is Played only because his unique mechanic is very strong, And for that, he is used as a catalyzer for his team. He is NOT a carry, he is a tower destroying bot. He tops off the support's effort by throwing in some damage, but ultimately he is there to spam push and take your tower. No. Other. Reason. Needless to say, midlane, he is straight up a troll pick, Unexistant good match ups, and the severe lack of agency makes it impossible for you to make use of your unique mechanic. In the botlane on the other hand, there is a support to do all the job, or to help you push, so that your lack of agency is never felt. One can understand that the champion transofrmed from a carry mage, to a support that builds damage, but this is **NOT THE ZIGGS I WANNA PLAY.** i DO NOT want to exist to push towers. i DO NOT want to exist in the botlane. I wanna go mid, i wanna have good match ups, i wanna be able to win lane, I wanna be OPPRESSIVE and UNFUN to play aganist, i wanna be able TO DO STUFF ALONE, and i wanna be able to OUTPLAY MY OPPONENTS. All these things are currently impossible.
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: July 27
Isnt the fact that Ziggs became barely playable only because of botlane a red flag? I checked, i always check him, never play him, but always check on him. He currently has a good winrate as bot, and a terrible winrate as mid. The champion is close to be the single handly weakest midlaner in the game due to the massive ammount of counterplay he has, and the absolutely lack of agency, thats why he seems to do okay only in an enviroment where he can work as a catalyst rather than a carry (Botlane) Ziggs is Never picked for anything other than tower taking, there is no other reason to pick him other than that, and generally, he is auto defeat if the game is on your shoulders, even from the adc role. Its been like this for many years (4 in total) and the fact that he is getting picked now that the botlane was redefined, is, in my opinion, a very bad thing, as in.... It shows the champion's design flaws. He should have ALWAYS been a good champion, but its been 4 years (since season 4) that he never moved from the lowest tier for winning the game, and even now, he is barely a second tier in his best role (Adc, no longer mid) Dont you think its time to change him a bit? swap his strenghts in other places that can be buffed, in order to make him a reliable source of damage, since he should technically be a midlaner?
wobaji (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=BïtterBlossom,realm=EUW,application-id=A7LBtoKc,discussion-id=4h3pzjm2,comment-id=002f00000000,timestamp=2018-06-15T16:51:43.227+0000) > > No i dont think Ziggs needs more Damage, nor that he needs to be buffed. > I could get in depth in my toughts, but unlike Hashinshin im not vocal, nor famous, so i cant really get any attention... > > Ziggs' identity in the game is old, nd no longer able to fit in, The champion, like others, doesn't do enough, its too binary and doesn't have enough options. his skills are bland, and while they might be strong.... when a champion that can do just so much gets buffed in numbers, usually it tends to be too strong at it, and ends up getting nerfed. > > I do not think Ziggs needs more damage, i need he needs more options and more possibilities, he needs more agency, he needs more strenght and more reason. > > A rework would be apreciated, something that would preserve the demolish thematic, but actually deliver. > > The champion needs to be aggressive to make use of his thematic, but doesn't remotely have any skill to support an aggressive playstyle, so he becomes a tool for your team, and in the end, thats NOT what a midlaner is picked for. Picking Karma mid and building support is the option of the autofilled that tries to not feed, the main mid that wants to win will pick other things. > Ziggs is a Karma, but you dont build censer to protect your allies, you build damage to take down towers. > > The botlaneis the only place where he can be himself, but even there, he is on thin ice. > > unfortunately, im speaking to the wind here. > I've been commenting these posts for a long time, but Riot seems to not really be interested in Ziggs, and thats making me sad, since he is my favourite design I think you're in the minority. I love Ziggs' kit as is and he actually has a lot of zone control, terrain manipulation options etc. He's way more complex than something like Fizz or even other mages like Vel'Koz. Positioning his E and using it together with W especially in the optimal way isn't easy at all. His kit isn't binary and never has been. Even his all-ins aren't awful if he can land everything. He isn't just pure poke. He is zone control, displacement, manipulation of teamfights, peel and so much more. He also has more options than most mages like him. For example, Vel'Koz isn't going to try to split-push but Ziggs actually can do it pretty well sometimes. He has more strategic depth. I think his kit is near perfect and very fun. The only reason I don't play him is because of how vulnerable he is to many champions and comps. I feel like he either needs more safety or better scaling to be worth picking.
His zone control is sub par with the zone control of every other controlmage, and using W E togheter does subpar damage, and makes you incredibly vulnerable, since it is also your only mobility spell. I dont think in his current state he can get anything, it would inflate his numbers too much and make him too oppressive. It could be that i am wrong, but im definitely sure that his "other options" aren't nearly as valuable nor strong to make the champion be "Versatile"
: > [{quoted}](name=BïtterBlossom,realm=EUW,application-id=A7LBtoKc,discussion-id=4h3pzjm2,comment-id=002f,timestamp=2018-06-15T16:16:00.618+0000) > > Im glad Fizz is getting looked at. > > What about Ziggs? He has been in a forgetful uncared for state for quite the time by now, nobody considers the champion as worthy of picking up. > Right now he is only playable in the bottom lane, and as a Ziggs main, i am glad my champion is somewhat playable, but thats because normal ADCs are bad, and i can fight weak with someone less weak, But if they pick a bruiser bot, there is no way im gonna do anything in lane as Ziggs, same for mid, probably is taht mid even mages just trash on him. > > Is any work ever going to be done on him? its been 4 years that Ziggs is in this state. Hey, I agree Ziggs is weak now (especially seems so in high Diamond+), partly because of so many assassins existing in the meta, but he hasn't been forgotten. He has received minor buffs over the last year. He's still not good but let's be honest. What do you think he still needs? I was thinking of a small AP ratio bump on W. Although, I think the issue with him is just his squishiness in general. To really use his passive and be able to land his Q, he needs to gets much closer but then he just dies to anything. It's thus hard to utilize him. He's really vulnerable and front lines are less common in this meta.
No i dont think Ziggs needs more Damage, nor that he needs to be buffed. I could get in depth in my toughts, but unlike Hashinshin im not vocal, nor famous, so i cant really get any attention... Ziggs' identity in the game is old, nd no longer able to fit in, The champion, like others, doesn't do enough, its too binary and doesn't have enough options. his skills are bland, and while they might be strong.... when a champion that can do just so much gets buffed in numbers, usually it tends to be too strong at it, and ends up getting nerfed. I do not think Ziggs needs more damage, i need he needs more options and more possibilities, he needs more agency, he needs more strenght and more reason. A rework would be apreciated, something that would preserve the demolish thematic, but actually deliver. The champion needs to be aggressive to make use of his thematic, but doesn't remotely have any skill to support an aggressive playstyle, so he becomes a tool for your team, and in the end, thats NOT what a midlaner is picked for. Picking Karma mid and building support is the option of the autofilled that tries to not feed, the main mid that wants to win will pick other things. Ziggs is a Karma, but you dont build censer to protect your allies, you build damage to take down towers. The botlaneis the only place where he can be himself, but even there, he is on thin ice. unfortunately, im speaking to the wind here. I've been commenting these posts for a long time, but Riot seems to not really be interested in Ziggs, and thats making me sad, since he is my favourite design
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: June 15
Im glad Fizz is getting looked at. What about Ziggs? He has been in a forgetful uncared for state for quite the time by now, nobody considers the champion as worthy of picking up. Right now he is only playable in the bottom lane, and as a Ziggs main, i am glad my champion is somewhat playable, but thats because normal ADCs are bad, and i can fight weak with someone less weak, But if they pick a bruiser bot, there is no way im gonna do anything in lane as Ziggs, same for mid, probably is taht mid even mages just trash on him. Is any work ever going to be done on him? its been 4 years that Ziggs is in this state.
: did you downvote me? o.O (just in case, I wasn't saying he was good at any elo) (ive never played ziggs, but even with a lead he seems to do little with it compared to so many other champs, and im always so glad when I see one on the enemy team because I think even if they get ahead, I can still deal with him) (rather easily)
Nope I didn't. That's the issue, a 99/0 Ziggs is dangerous.... But is still a Ziggs, who cares just kill him right?
SirPurrr (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=BïtterBlossom,realm=EUW,application-id=A7LBtoKc,discussion-id=bz0HUP5U,comment-id=005e00000000,timestamp=2018-06-14T17:19:12.704+0000) > > Im diamond in EUW, Ziggs is not good in ANY elo. he seems mediocre at every ELO below Diamond and actually bad at Diamond+ what do you think he needs?
A rework. His kit is too bland and poor to be good but the numbers are too high to be buffed... He need agency, but you can't buff him, he already does enough damage. He needs more reliability, more utility and definitely more cc.
Novalas (NA)
: PBE Chat with the Playtest Team - 8.13
I'd like to ask about a champion that has successfully been a trollpcik/subpar champion for 4 years now, and seems to get dodged in every single patch despite been recognized by all high elo player as a terrible choice for winning: ziggs His terrible lane phase, impossible match up, and extremely slow scaling cripple him too hard to be played at any elo over platinum, but his damage his too high to be buffed. It's a weird situation, but the champion has been trash tier for solo for 4 years and is currently so bad mid that if you wanna have a chance of winning., you gotta go botlane... Honestly, I'd love to see Ziggs reworked, even a tiny one, but at least to put me in a situation where I don't doom my elo if I lock the easiest champion. To shutdown in the game...
: Ziggs is not good in low elo. (P.S. am low elo.) xD
Im diamond in EUW, Ziggs is not good in ANY elo.
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: June 14
Meddler, i dont wanna end up like Hashinshin really, can we already do something for Ziggs? its 4 years now that its unstable and generally weak in any elo over Gold, its considered by MANY a VERY suboptimal choice, and has an unexisting competitive presence. I know, he is too good in low elo to be buffed, Can you do something about it tho? Its been 4 years. I wanna play my favourite Champion again.
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: May 23
Ziggs is still considered a trash pick in high elo, and his match ups in the midlane still are very veyr terrible- Any plan on addressing his state? Many think that as long as Xerath exists, there is no reason to pick ziggs over him, and Xerath himself doesn't always find a place in a team comp, Ziggs even less.
: > [{quoted}](name=BïtterBlossom,realm=EUW,application-id=A7LBtoKc,discussion-id=teIymOoE,comment-id=0055,timestamp=2018-05-18T06:53:03.971+0000) > > 2 Questions, One, i keep asking over and voer agian, and seems to be ignored each time, The second is new, and comes from the lastes PBE update: > > First question: > > Ziggs... > ... > ... > Why? > > The champion isn't good. In my elo (Diamond IV on EUW) Picking Ziggs feels about the same as accepting to lose the game, he scales way too slowly, his lanephase is very bad, and has a moltitude of impossible/bad match ups, that are simply overwhelming. > The champion sees close to no competitive play, with the exception of a very very very rare and few niche comps, where he isnt really the engine of the team anyway. > In 2018 i played aganist Ziggs 2 times, One time, he was completely stomped in lane, it didnt even feel fun. > The second time, he got fed, despite getting solo killed twice, He managed to carry and win the game. No, it wasnt thanks to him, his jungler was also over fed, and together they snowballed the jungler's lead by taking towers with Ziggs. > The champion feels like he is a midlaner, that doesn't carry, that can only be a catalyzer for other teammate's success. He "Tops it off" instead of beeing a real treat. > > Why doesnt he get buffed once for all? The extra 40 base damage on his E was nice, but it does notthing to fix his place in the meta, what are Riot's opinions on the matter? > because honestly, it feels like Riot doesn't want to buff ziggs, because they dont want to see his playstyle, played. It feels like you guys dont want him to be viable. > > > Second question: > > I dont have access to a good ping on the PBE, so i cannot test Taliyah's changes myself, but on the paper, they dont feel like the changes are going to make her any better in soloQ, it just feels like she is going to get even more nerfed out of these changes. While the loss of the AOE on her Q is crippling, what it feels like tis goign to simply gut her out of the game is the nerfs on her E, which is already a very underwhelming ability. Landing a croucial combo, such as her E-W already feels terrible, opposed to other control mages such as orianna, which will simply 1-shot you with a rotation. > > What brought you to nerf her damage further more? Why doesn't riot Value Damage over other things when trying to balance for SoloQ, since champs like Taliyah aren't picked for their damage anyway? Try being an ADC and getting 60% of your health chunked cause of a random Q that he's throwing every 2 seconds...A fed Ziggs is just as stupid as any other fed champion.
Its one of the slowest, smallest and most telegraphed skillshots in the game, that also have a VERY short range for an artillery mage. Do you even want it to not do damage? The damage isnt even that high, it DEFINITELY never ever does more than 30% of the max HP of an ADC without resistences. Ziggs Doesnt ever have the damage you are painting him to have. Never ever, even in S4 when he was """"OP"""" he wasnt this strong.
Novalas (NA)
: PBE Chat with the Playtest Team - 8.11
2 Questions, One, i keep asking over and voer agian, and seems to be ignored each time, The second is new, and comes from the lastes PBE update: First question: Ziggs... ... ... Why? The champion isn't good. In my elo (Diamond IV on EUW) Picking Ziggs feels about the same as accepting to lose the game, he scales way too slowly, his lanephase is very bad, and has a moltitude of impossible/bad match ups, that are simply overwhelming. The champion sees close to no competitive play, with the exception of a very very very rare and few niche comps, where he isnt really the engine of the team anyway. In 2018 i played aganist Ziggs 2 times, One time, he was completely stomped in lane, it didnt even feel fun. The second time, he got fed, despite getting solo killed twice, He managed to carry and win the game. No, it wasnt thanks to him, his jungler was also over fed, and together they snowballed the jungler's lead by taking towers with Ziggs. The champion feels like he is a midlaner, that doesn't carry, that can only be a catalyzer for other teammate's success. He "Tops it off" instead of beeing a real treat. Why doesnt he get buffed once for all? The extra 40 base damage on his E was nice, but it does notthing to fix his place in the meta, what are Riot's opinions on the matter? because honestly, it feels like Riot doesn't want to buff ziggs, because they dont want to see his playstyle, played. It feels like you guys dont want him to be viable. Second question: I dont have access to a good ping on the PBE, so i cannot test Taliyah's changes myself, but on the paper, they dont feel like the changes are going to make her any better in soloQ, it just feels like she is going to get even more nerfed out of these changes. While the loss of the AOE on her Q is crippling, what it feels like tis goign to simply gut her out of the game is the nerfs on her E, which is already a very underwhelming ability. Landing a croucial combo, such as her E-W already feels terrible, opposed to other control mages such as orianna, which will simply 1-shot you with a rotation. What brought you to nerf her damage further more? Why doesn't riot Value Damage over other things when trying to balance for SoloQ, since champs like Taliyah aren't picked for their damage anyway?
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: May 16
I ask this in about every single gameplay thoughts, hoping to receive an answer one day. What does Riot think about the unhealthy state of ziggs? Before explaining my point, i wanna point out that Ziggs is the Number one least banned champion by Lolalitycs, Champion.gg and the fourth least banned champion by op.gg. This isnt just a flag that the champion might be weak/bad, But it is also a flag that the champion is very fair, and people WANT to lane aganist him, Or that he doesn't have enough impact to treaten to carry a game. And by definition, An artillery mage, based on stallling the game, and poking you out of lane to take your tower, with an ability that literally executes towers, **SHOULD NOT** be this "fair", it should AT LEAST feel oppressive in lane. So i'll start off saying that here, there is a big balance fallacy. But lets start saying something more concrete: Its no surprise, the champion is in trash tier, and has been in trash tier for more than a year now. His presence in competitive isnt zero though, he is played very rarely, in very nieche comps, in a role that he wasn't designed for, and while that is okay, it just shows how bad Ziggs midlane is. His good match ups can be count on the fingers of your left hand, his difficult match ups are as much as his impossible "no comeback" match ups, and his ability to have inpact in the game heavily depends on his team mates: Lets me explain. In 2018 i played aganist Ziggs 2 times, One time i won, One time i lost. The first time, the one time i won, lanephase was atrocious, i was playing Taliyah, I would always outpush him, and he wouldn't be able to catch up with Cs, nor roaming, Nor items, not score. I always had more mana than him, despite my midless pushing, and one of my abilities would clear a wave 10x faster than his whole kit. I solo killed him 3 or 4 times, and the game was pretty sad. The second time, This Ziggs got fed, and managed to carry the game, But the only reason why this happened, was because his jungler could set him up to succeed, Alone, he wouldn't have done anything. Infact, while he did have a score like... 6/1, or something on those lines, his jungler had a even better score. The towers he tooks, he took because he followed the jungler's calls, the kills he did in lane, he did, because his jungler stunned me and allowed him to get the kill. Was it not for the Jungler's help, That Ziggs would have ended up like the first one. So what i get from the Champion, is that it is NOT a carry, but a catalizer, he tops off your team's success. This sounds more of a support thing, not a carry thing. This has been for many years now, Ziggs has never been a good pick in high elo, and many Streamers confirm that. Why isnt Riot changing/buffing him?
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: May 11
Any comment on Ziggs' state? Me, many Ziggs mains, and even analysts and proplayers agree on one thing: The buff was welcome and apreciated, but it didnt change Ziggs' state one bit, you still get shrekd in lane by most of the midlaners and by jungle pressure very easy. You still need the help of your team to make use of your qualities In other words, Ziggs is still a Midlaner that has to rely on his team, opposed to others midlaners that can do things themselves. Is this situation beeing looked on? because im very sure that as long as Ziggs isnt oppressive in lane, there is no way he is going to be a viable pick in high elo nor competitive. And the reason why Ziggs is played every now adn then in competitive, is only because he is used for his tower taking potential, and is babysitted by a support, in order to never reach the moment where his team actually needs a fifth member to win fights, all the Ziggs ADC comps rely on never reaching late game, because Ziggs is simply not up to the task. opinions?
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: April 20
Meddler, is there a way to get you to speak about Ziggs? I truly wanna know if riot thinks Ziggs is balanced and healthy. Because whenever i pick him, it feels like im just suiciding on some infinite jungle pressure, or aganist some lane killer, and whenever i ask proplayers on stream, they ALL say the same thing, that Ziggs is fun, but the champion is not good for winning. In proplay the champ is picked very rarely, only in niche comps, that by no means is "strong" and in a role he wasnt originarly designed for, Only because its the only way to pick the champion without instalosing the game. I need to know if Riot thinks that Ziggs is instead good.
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: April 20
I talked with a rioter on the last post, they said that Ziggs was indeed in a sad state and that he would have brought him up with the balance team, i wonder if anything came up.
: I like to play Ziggs, and personally do feel that he's a bit sad right now. I don't agree that it's a bad thing that he's shown up bot lane in the past before however. I wish the champion in general felt more reliable against good players. I'll bring him up with some live gameplay dudes and see what they think.
I probably worded myself uncorrectly, i didnt mean that its bad that he shows up in the botlane, but i feel like the champ is so bad that the only way for him to be playable, its ina lane with less pressure and a baby sitter. i feel like the champ, its very very very bad by himself, in solo lane specially. I've seen Ziggs snowball, but they were never doing it alone, it was always a cooperation of them + their support or junglers. I play at Diamond IV-III, picking Ziggs feels like a death sentence honestly.
Novalas (NA)
: PBE Chat with the Playtest Team - 8.9
There is something that kinda bothers me There is one champion that has been seeing litle to none play for 4 seaons now, has a really low playrate in high elo, currently has trash winrate, and the few times he was picked, its picked in a role he was not designed for, and serves for supportive purposes he wasn't supposed to fulfill. Its been like this for many years now, and i'd like some context of why this champ hasn't been buffed, considering its considered by many ust a trollpick in any comp in any situation. im talking about {{champion:115}} Ziggs. > Ziggs has a win rate 46.88% for Diamond+ players whilst the very best Ziggs's are earning a win rate of 49.46% with the average rank of these top players being in Diamond IV. - Lolalitycs > Win Rate 49.33%. Play Rate 1.16%. - Champion.gg > 47.85% winrate, 35th /47 1.35% pickrate. -Op.gg So, these stats looks fine, but Ziggs has been hovering on a 53% winrate for a long time, while striking a close to 0% pickrate on higher elo (Diamond+) And from personal experience, i can safely say that his agency is close to unexisting due to some match ups beeing straight up impossible. I'd liek to know Riot's opinion on the champion, since he hasn't been touched ever since the +0.2 AP ratio on his ult, and even after that, his pickrate didn't change one bit, doy ou think he is fine the way he is right now? You think its ok for the champion to only be picked ADC in competitive, and never midlane?
: Oh look, Janna is at 54%~ winrate. Again.
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Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: February 28
What about Zoe? Do you think the Buffs she will receive will make her playable again? The Q changes will result in a nerf, unless you have over 500 AP, which is alot. Do you think from the bottom of her tremendous winrate, she needed rebalancing instead of straight up buffs?
: Feature/QoL change/Idea Generator for 2018 and beyond!
**Feature/Suggestion Name:** Champion path **Opportunity/Problem Statement:** Lack of depth when it comes about mastery level of champions **Brief Description:** Unlock a tab in the champion collection screen Tab is a "path" towards a new mastery level Advancing through the path requires you to do some achievements, specific for the champion **Target Audience:** Everyone, mostly.
Ahris (NA)
: Can you guys buff Ahri? She feels so trash to play compared to other midlaners. Or revert rework or to rework her W. And for ADC, when are they going to receive a meaningful nerf and not just supports getting hit everytime? Adc's item is way too cheap for having the strongest late and also a great early and mid game. Right clicking role should NEVER become the greatest source of damage in any game. This is free damage we are speaking. Potential to do it from 800 range with rapid fire every 2-3 seconds? Ahri was nerfed for having damage on a 350 range ability which is a much weaker and less reliable auto. When is this favortism going to go away?
> [{quoted}](name=Ahris,realm=NA,application-id=A7LBtoKc,discussion-id=zLsOG6dK,comment-id=002b,timestamp=2017-12-06T17:29:05.684+0000) > Right clicking role should NEVER become the greatest source of damage in any game. Wrong. Right click SHOULD ALWAYS be the highest source of damage if you play a right click champion, and NO OTHER source (With the exception of burst) should even come close to the right click damage. Right click is a very late game damage type, that scales 5 times slower than any other Damage. An ahri can do as much damage as a 3 items Carry with 1 Item, and 3 spells. If you play Ahri, and are having problems aganist ADCs, you have another problem.
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: September 8
Ssssoooo... buff vayne by nerfing her? Ult duration makes a difference in very very very few occasions. When your ult finishes, if you're still alive, most of the time the teamfight is won anyway, becuase you're still alive. The Q Crit is something i think its stupid, and shouldnt be there in the first case, But the W damage does NOT feel like its too much, and i dont think it should be lowered.
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: May 23
There is a champion that has been forgotten for a long time! {{champion:99}} and it is Lux! I've been visiting Lux's subreddit, and while they (and me) agree that she is bad right now, they (and me too) dont see her ever be good. They said that her shield is very bad for a midlaner, that she gets pushied too hard for what she does (Syndra at least can R any target and delete it before dieing, lux cant) and her utility isnt remotely as good to counterbalance. I dont know about the damage, she has some sick one shot potential, but even that is extremely counterable by a QSS. ALSO, she isnt unique at all, lets be honest, the only key element of her kit is her R, which is good for sure, but the rest of the kit doesnt have any "light" nor uniqueness. Any plans for her?
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: May 16
Bless Ahri nerfs, Yes, all of them, All the nerfs. PLEASE. Thank god yes. I'll just need to perma ban Orianna now. Cant wait for the 10 bans, so that we can get rid of Vladimir as well.
: Heimerdinger Changes for 7.10 (Request for Comment)
How does E into R-W interact with turrets? Are you gonna shoot a barrage of 10 beam attacks, in case of 2 turrets and 15, in case of 3 turrets?
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: April 7
Wait, Riot is waiting a good response from the community to change the name of rupport role? Riot, the community is NEVER EVER gonna be EVER happy about a change, its a human condition, human beeings dont like changes, they make them feel weak. Catalyst is objectively the word that the best describest the supports, not just that, but i personally find it cool, and inspiring. People wont like it. People dont even know what they like, its a change, and in order to show everyone they matter, they'll bitch about it. No change ever is gonna be apreciated, Damn, even Twitch's visual rework wasnt apreciated. KARTHUS' WASNT APRECIATED. I think its better for Riot to jsut do something without asking the feedback. There are things that matter, sure, but other things, concept things, like the name of the support role, that doesnt need the feedback of players.
: Midseason Durability - Goals and Direction
i dont like when riot talks about Magic resistance, and giving more resistances. Last tank meta was the most boring thing ever....
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Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: March 14
Notthing about Ahri or Orianna? They seems... quite strong...
: Riot will never be able to completely balance every champion to standards that the majority of the community will agree with. **This isn't a bash at Riot,** they just have so many champions to have to work on at once. Every Meta, item rework, champion interactions/reworks, mastery and rune reworks, ect. will affect their pool of characters. I, also, main Taliyah when I'm Mid. (Ziggs, too! Hooray! But I'll try to focus on Tali right now.) When she first came out, Taliyah was underplayed. A lot of people found her completely useless. However, when she was picked up by high ELO players and eventually LCS, her potential became clear within a rough month start for her. I didn't necessarily agree or disagree with her soon-to-come changes, "nerfs." I enjoyed her and did not find her to be useless, and I still have a lot of success on her now. However, some lane bullies never see those same changes that happen to champions, especially newer releases. Riot does have a bigger community for feedback now for Taliyah or Aurelion Sol, whether positive or negative, than it did when Ahri premiered, but that surely can't be the only factor since Ziggs isn't super recent, either. Honestly? I guess it has something to do with the lime-light that comes over "hot Meta picks" and new releases. Ahri and Orianna aren't completely broken, aren't seen every game unless you watch professionals, and players don't mind playing around them in general since they can be focused. Riot also obviously views them as fine at this point in time, probably because of mage item sustain and MR right now. Therefore, they aren't as attacked as new champions or those that excel in the current way the game is run. **(R.I.P. Lethality Varus.)** They definitely are annoying and strong scalers, though! I agree, and I'm glad to see others do, too. You can always itemize against Ahri or Ori with a bit of MR, but Ahri: she needs some tweaks. You shouldn't be able to do that much damage _**and**_ be that mobile!
> [{quoted}](name=TerribleTheHero,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=iXWZquvc,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2017-03-13T12:43:43.769+0000) > > Riot will never be able to completely balance every champion to standards that the majority of the community will agree with. **This isn't a bash at Riot,** they just have so many champions to have to work on at once. Every Meta, item rework, champion interactions/reworks, mastery and rune reworks, ect. will affect their pool of characters. > > I, also, main Taliyah when I'm Mid. > > (Ziggs, too! Hooray! But I'll try to focus on Tali right now.) > > When she first came out, Taliyah was underplayed. A lot of people found her completely useless. However, when she was picked up by high ELO players and eventually LCS, her potential became clear within a rough month start for her. > I didn't necessarily agree or disagree with her soon-to-come changes, "nerfs." I enjoyed her and did not find her to be useless, and I still have a lot of success on her now. > > However, some lane bullies never see those same changes that happen to champions, especially newer releases. Riot does have a bigger community for feedback now for Taliyah or Aurelion Sol, whether positive or negative, than it did when Ahri premiered, but that surely can't be the only factor since Ziggs isn't super recent, either. > > Honestly? I guess it has something to do with the lime-light that comes over "hot Meta picks" and new releases. Ahri and Orianna aren't completely broken, aren't seen every game unless you watch professionals, and players don't mind playing around them in general since they can be focused. Riot also obviously views them as fine at this point in time, probably because of mage item sustain and MR right now. Therefore, they aren't as attacked as new champions or those that excel in the current way the game is run. > **(R.I.P. Lethality Varus.)** > > They definitely are annoying and strong scalers, though! I agree, and I'm glad to see others do, too. You can always itemize against Ahri or Ori with a bit of MR, but Ahri: she needs some tweaks. You shouldn't be able to do that much damage _**and**_ be that mobile! Balancing every champion to a standard seems impossible, true, but at least champions that come from the same role should feel the same balancing wise. Taliyah, Ziggs, Syndra, Anivia and Orianna are all considered CONTROL MAGES. Of all these champions, they all feel bullshit and weak at the same time: Taliyah ult is just bullshit, bottomlanes hate it, But once you reach late game what you gonna do? there isnt much you can do damage wise, you dont one shot, and most champions outdamage you, without considering that one tank is enough to completely zone out your damage and yourself. Ziggs is good for reachign the backline, but is sooo weak to anything with a gap closer. EXTREMELY weak. Syndra too, true she can Q-R istantly delete a carry, but if you get to her, she's done. Anivia i dont know anivia at all, so cant judge her. Orianna tho... Orianna tho... she can kite melees and/or shield herself or allies. she can win a teamfight alone, she can provide zoning, pushing, burst, shields, speeds, slows, and her ultimate is not just a "insta win teamfights" red button, its also a catalizer for other spells: A Shockwave into alistar stun into MF ult, good bye team. No other champion in the game does so much with so litle counterplay, literally all you have to do is positioning well. She is way out of balanced compared to other control mages....
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: Anivia in 7.1
What about Taliyah tho? Even after the beff to the Q, She is still the 2nd lwoer winratio midlaner, and she still has all the problems that made her weak, pushing her into a "spam Q" style that is.... boring, not to say ugly. We on the Taliyah Mains subreddit ALL agree that her E is weak, and that all these buffs to her Q wont bring her anywhere.
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: Update on Preseason Ranked
i just HOPE that SoloQ is NOT. and i repeat: **NOT ** gonna have the matchamkign coded like Flex Q's. Im DiaV, i wanna play vs Dia V, in team with DiaV. Not in team with golds aganist silvers and a master.
: Update on Preseason Ranked
Games are 100% harder, for me. I played 3 games, the one of placements, and 2 games. ALL of those games were heavely unbalanced. I won only the second one, barely, i had to play putting an effort i've never put in 4 seasons. All games are either me destroying my lane, or its 100% lost, game start lost and is going to an inevitable defeat unless i 1v9. I know this sound alot salty, but this is exactly how it was the last 3 games were, even the one i won, i had to play for 5 people. I hope this si not gonna be like this everygame, i hope im gonna have some mistake threshold, because now, for the 3 games i played, the game was done the very moment I miss a CS.
: Odd Placements in Flex
Dia V soloQ Plat V Flex Q. I wouldnt mind. Get into game, My team: Dia V (me) - Plat V - Plat IV - Dia IV - Gold IV Enemy team: Dia V - Dia IV - Dia V - Plat I - Master Excuse you? i dont mind beein placed even in bronze, as long as i get to play even games with evenly balanced elos.
Meddler (NA)
: Our current plan is to look at Shen buffs in 6.23 or 6.24 (which depends on how much pre-season response work's needed). We'll also be looking at other champions like Azir and Kalista around the same time for possible small changes. They both need bigger work, but we'd like to see what we can do in the meantime until then, given that larger scoped work wouldn't be for a fair while.
> [{quoted}](name=Meddler,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=cwfTKBxg,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2016-11-04T05:00:09.847+0000) > > Our current plan is to look at Shen buffs in 6.23 or 6.24 (which depends on how much pre-season response work's needed). We'll also be looking at other champions like Azir and Kalista around the same time for possible small changes. They both need bigger work, but we'd like to see what we can do in the meantime until then, given that larger scoped work wouldn't be for a fair while. Notthing planned on Taliyah's E? Many. MANY players has negative feedback. and with the upcomign nerfs to Rilay, its gonna push Taliyah even more in, not a BAD spot (even tho the rilay nerfs will hit her in the face) but i'd say in an unconfortable spot. The E doesnt work the way it should, it does NOT zone out dashes, and doesnt prevent them, because of the abismall damage it does.
Meddler (NA)
: Garen's on our list after urgent pre-season emergent stuff. Going to see if we can find a buff we like for 6.24 or 7.1.
> [{quoted}](name=Meddler,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=MshTErzd,comment-id=000b00000000,timestamp=2016-10-26T05:05:11.497+0000) > > Garen's on our list after urgent pre-season emergent stuff. Going to see if we can find a buff we like for 6.24 or 7.1. What about Taliyah tho....
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