Meddler (NA)
: He's fairly high on our list of VGU candidates. Not absolute top of the list, but in the top tier.
Can you say what champions are at the top of the VGU list and why is it {{champion:106}} ? (Seriously please do something for our bear {{item:3070}} )
Meddler (NA)
: Aiming to have some thoughts on the Pyke indicator and which other champs it should/shouldn't be added to next week.
I just saw this post and asked the same thing, see my post above.
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: August 29
Meddler, On a nexsus post about SSG skins and executes, Riot member EndlessPillows said the {{champion:6}} would be getting an execute indicator. > That said, we have seen this question a lot and have been talking internally about Urgot’s ultimate. We don’t feel like a players ability to judge “Yup, that looks like 25% to me!” is an important skill test for them either. So we will be adding the same kill indicator on enemies’ HP bars for his ultimate in a future patch. This was 2 months ago, when can we expect this to happen?
: Kinda, but imo the peoblwm with heca now is that he also bursts. He should also be viable on top and not only in jgl. So some more tankieness and buff to his healing would be fair but no dmg buff.
La Bello (NA)
: nah his gameplay is not healthy. his entire gimmick is abusing his E to repeatedly oneshot one person on the backline. Its like a Rengar but you actually see him coming and are still powerless to do anything (unless you picked a Carry with extremely hard CC like Ashe R/Varus R. Dont buff the horsey unless you are willing to 1. move his power off E/ Passive and around to other parts of his kit (like Q or W) 2. have gameplay update in the works. 3. Change E to a % max HP damage ability so it becomes impossible to one-shot with it but Hecarim still remains a viable bruiser having predator Duskblade Hecarim smash into your face dealing 1000000 damage is zero sum fun and it gets old really quick.
I believe the buffs suggested would keep in line with the rune nerfs, notice there was no buffs to Q or E.
: Below diamond and there in the right hands he is viable enough.
Rioter Comments
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: June 22
Thoughts on {{champion:120}} ? Fighters are in a strong place but Hecarim feels lack luster. What if spirit of the dread applied a stack every second and at 3 stacks, the enemies are marked and Hecarim can proc the mark with Q for a .75 second stun? Just an idea.
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: June 14
Thoughts on {{champion:120}} ? Celerity changes helped him a little but compared to other fighters who are optimal he is far behind. Very item demanding champion who relies on the smaller income the jungle provides.
Novalas (NA)
: Patch Chat with the Playtest Team - 8.2
Hey team, Can one of you guys feed your *** off on {{champion:106}} and {{champion:120}} then proceed to rant to the balance team about how weak they are (they really are weak though).
TomiMan7 (EUNE)
: yeah well im not pro and if my guess is right nor are you, so i care about more what we plebs use not the pros :)
k well I'm telling you his reasoning why they are not touching yet; they're weighing its effectiveness carefully before any changes, pro players are sometimes opting for it so they don't want to overtune anything. Looks like you just have to accept his response :)
TomiMan7 (EUNE)
: On Minion demat. why not just make its effects more potent? Maybe you deal 6%+1%/extra uses on the same minion, after using all charges, minions would grant 1 or 2 extra gold maybe?
Like he said, Pro players are actually somewhat opting for this rune (which is weird given how strong Magical Footwear is).
Meddler (NA)
: I don't think we've got any plans for Hecarim changes. Voli changes might hit PBE this cycle. We've backed off on Minion Dematerializer changes for now. Direction we were trying (mind control an enemy minion and get the gold/XP from it) had some cool moments, but mainly resulted in a lot of 'use it on CD to just push, creating a chore for the opponent to deal with' gameplay. Also seeing the live version get a bit more use now, especially in pro, so want to see where that settles.
Can the team take a look at Hecarim? He is on the weaker side at the moment.
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: January 24
Good morning Meddler, Thoughts on {{champion:120}} and being on the weaker side? Are {{champion:106}} changes coming this PBE cycle? Any new direction for Minion Dematerializer rune?
Meddler (NA)
: I'd expect Scruffy to put a blog about the champs of 2017 together at some point, though the next champion related blog to come out should be another roadmap one from Reav3. No plans to update subclasses at present, we haven't changed thinking much there. Imagine we'll do so again of course, but likely not for quite a while.
Roadmap from Reav3 next week after Swain preview on Tuesday?
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: January 19
Hi Meddler, Any news thoughts, direction, or buffs to the Minion Dematieralizer rune?
: > This will also be most likely censored and taken down because you hate facing facts. If you want, I'll post your chat logs here. > It's simply a chat database. The shit requires 0 maintenance. Yeah. What sort of maintenance could possibly be needed. I'm sure it's just a single MySQL database or something, supporting all chat for League of Legends.
Do the {{summoner:11}} thing.
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: January 16
Hi Meddler, Any news with direction/buffs for the Minion Dematerializer rune in the inspiration tree?
: Globe of Trust was utterly inefficient for Gold Generation unless you were actively trying to get hit.... and that's a sure way to lose lane. Trust me, I loved this item on paper and I tried really hard to make it work, but it just doesn't.
Well ya.... It shouldn't return in the state is was, but it could be tinkered with.
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: January 12
Hello Meddler, Any chance any of the Support items could make a return from BMB? Globe of Trust seems like a suitable replacement for {{item:3401}}.
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: January 12
Hi Meddler, I made post about a month ago about the rune Minion Dematerializer being too weak, any news on changes?
Eedat (NA)
: Well its not actually a 50% reduction on his ult turret damage as 1) it's only on the fully charged beam and 2) only the base damage was cut, not the ratio on it. Also, ***as of posting this comment*** the link you provide shows him at 51%, not 49%. You really have to give some time to get more data on lower pickrate champs. You'll see champs' stats jump around form hour to hour if there isn't much data. Normally give it a few days before jumping to any conclusions.
: They needed to hit his base damages heavily as the goal is not to nerf him overall, but to make him build AP to deal damage. Something wrong when a mage can build tank items like Zzrot and still use turrets to murder the jungler trying to gank him for being pushed. Not to mention he's harder to kill with tank items too. So as long as you are building AP on him, you probably will barely notice the damage reduction. Now if you think Heimer should be re-worked as a top lane bruiser split pusher, that's a different issue/argument entirely. For now he is positioned as a mage who can possibly be played mid or top, kind of like Lissandra or Swain.
Building {{item:3512}} and {{item:3060}} after his changes was bad.
: We are currently answering questions between playtests, so we don't have a lot of time for more detailed responses. Any more involved question is going to have to wait until we have more time to write something up.
Thanks for taking your time to reply.
: Can you guys give us any context for the support itemization removals?
They are only taking questions for patch 8.1, the post says.
: Fleet footwork my guy, and we're Twins in knowing what's he's testing
Penguin: > shadows Spideraxe: (Wait you don't work for Riot) > Twins Spooky...Scary...Crippling
Novalas (NA)
: Patch Chat with the Playtest Team - 8.1
Why a 50% beam reduction on {{champion:74}} R -> Q turret upgrade (AKA Big Bertha). He dropped from 53% to 49% W/R Why not a 20-40% reduction instead?
: Are Volibear Buffs in 8.2 or later?
They are in the play testing stage.
Meddler (NA)
: Disclaimer: Not making any promises this, is an example of the sort of changes we're currently testing, not a guarantee that this, something like this, or even any change at all, ships soon. What we're currently trying out is adding a brief knockback to his E against all targets (champs as well as minions). It's brief, so it's not moving people that far or CCing them for very long. It is however showing promise as a tool to interrupt dashes and channels which gives him both some power, particular in certain circumstances, and a bit more skill expression for those getting the timing right.
Sounds great, thanks for taking the time to answer my question. Just wondering, why does {{champion:106}} Q and E have such low base damages for having long cooldowns?
Meddler (NA)
: Champs who deal sustained damage, want to be at least somewhat tanky and aren't served sufficiently by Grasp at present. Would expect Bruisers to be particularly drawn to it if it works out, definitely not a thing for bursty and squishy champs like assassins.
More context on this future keystone? Bruisers and Fighters definitely could use some love.
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: January 10
Meddler, Any new direction for {{champion:106}} buffs? VGU is certain, but very distant future - something to help {{champion:106}} players in the mean time would be appreciated. He is also an aftershock user - so please keep this in mind.
Meddler (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=Embee,realm=EUNE,application-id=A7LBtoKc,discussion-id=K9zRyuEe,comment-id=000400000000,timestamp=2018-01-10T16:22:01.998+0000) > > no plz Any context to your concerns? We're at the stage with this change where detailed feedback's extremely useful.
I think it's a healthy change, your minions should come to your aid by any means your are attacked within their range. Would help awful melee vs range match ups as well.
ItsLowbo (NA)
: Changes to Sightstone/Support Items coming to PBE
Seems like changes targeted to auto filled support players and frustrating changes for support mains. {{sticker:sg-soraka}}
ItsLowbo (NA)
: As of right now, there are no plans to bring back that passive. We've had some concerns around Active Item CDR stacking being too powerful, especially when it comes to Red Trinket and Zz'Rot Portal. That being said, we'd like Active Item CDR to be something that you can invest in, so we'll be looking at ways to add it in other places.
Honestly that Item CDR stacking is only possible through Ingenious Hunter, which takes much time to get 5/5 stacks. Sure the build had it's own unique power but your are forgetting the trade offs of how long it takes for this build to be effective at about 20/25 minutes in. Plus you have itemize Ruby SS and ZZ'rot ( A selfish buy as a support) - so they were big trade offs. Trinkets should not have scaled with Item CDR.
AvegaX (EUW)
: The Ruby sighstone´s passive will be remove from the game?
Hopefully it gets placed on a existing item that isn't {{item:3056}}. How Ohmwrecker has been allowed to be garbage for so long is a crime committed by none other than Riot Games. {{sticker:zombie-brand-facepalm}}
ItsLowbo (NA)
: Changes to Sightstone/Support Items coming to PBE
> Ruby Sightstone have been removed from the store. {{item:3070}} {{item:2045}} {{item:3070}} RIP my 65% item CDR build _Nov 2017-Jan 2018_ Lots of spaghetti, never forgetti. {{sticker:sg-janna}}
Hupsis (EUNE)
: Hexakill Twisted Treeline would be better. One for All is annoying in many ways: - You don't get to play what you want - You often get confused who's who - Certain picks are superior to others
I completely agree, a mode like this would be chaotic fun. It would be quick matches, winning would be fun but losing would not feel bad either. Hope a Red can comment on this idea, acknowledging it. {{sticker:slayer-pantheon-popcorn}}
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: January 5
_Ctrl + F: Volibear_ _0 out of 0_ {{item:3070}} {{champion:106}} {{item:3070}}
: legendary
> [{quoted}](name=SKRRRRRRAT,realm=EUW,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=wLcF4A2G,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2017-12-21T20:08:18.267+0000) > > legendary Dunkmaster Darius is legendary and has chromas.
Rioter Comments
: Feature/QoL change/Idea Generator for 2018 and beyond!
Feature/Suggestion Name: Mecha Zero Sion Chromas {{champion:14}} Opportunity/Problem Statement: All the Mecha Zero skins except Sion got chromas Brief Description: Give Mecha Zero Sion some chromes so that he may join his {{champion:266}} {{champion:121}} {{champion:54}} {{champion:107}} brothern with color customization. Target Audience: Sion players (Mecha Zero owners) and Riot's bank account.
: Feature/Suggestion Name: AP Itemization Opportunity/Problem Statement: I was thinking possibly adding in some other Grievous Wounds options for AP champs outside of Morellonomicon. Also making Death Cap more appealing to build because its build path can be rather annoying. Can't think of how exactly atm but I'll try and think of something Target Audience: AP Champion players
I second this, it is annoying that {{item:3165}} is a must buy because it is overloaded. I like to have fun with effect itemization crafting, but I can't on most mages because this item is not optional. Edit: AP Itemization changes should arrive on 8.3/8.4
: Feature/QoL change/Idea Generator for 2018 and beyond!
Feature/Suggestion Name: Death Recap Rework Opportunity/Problem Statement: Currently, Death Recap is not correctly indicating damage taken upon death. (I.E. Sneaky of C9 killed by Infernal Drake with Stattik Shiv) Brief Description: It would be great if there was a pie chart indicating enemy champion's damage to you. Clicking on each "slice of pie" would further detail what spells/auto attacks did AD/AP/True damage and how much damage was dealt. Target Audience: Anyone who dies in LoL.
: > [{quoted}](name=Meddler,realm=NA,application-id=A7LBtoKc,discussion-id=TvU51dlV,comment-id=00390000,timestamp=2017-12-15T20:20:08.962+0000) > > I went back to NZ over the Thanksgiving break instead this year. My GF's parents are visiting for a few days for Christmas, we'll then probably spend a bit of time elsewhere in California, get of LA at least for a bit. The Corki nerfs seem really misguided and severe. Why attack the very thing he's picked for instead of simply making him more vulnerable in lane/to ganks? -12 AD late game is insane for an ADC. I don't see why he's getting such an undue focus... It seems like you guys were just dead set on hard nerfing him based on some assumptions about the impact of MR changes. Data such as winrate, banrate, late game performance, not picked/banned once at All Stars was hardly considered. Calling him sleeper was pretty silly given that Corki is a very old champion with a decent playrate and has a predictable kit. Champions can be sleeper when new builds have been found for them, when most of the population is unaware of certain high impact mechanics or tricks, when their skillcap is extremely high, when people don't understand how the kit works together etc. To suggest that about Corki just because the data doesn't fit the assumptions and you guys wanted to believe a 46% winrate in Diamond+ during 7.21 was "balanced" is just ridiculous. This nerf will probably make him subpar and right back to a 48% winrate or worse in Diamond+. His performance is good but this nerf is incredibly harsh at all stages and eats away at his niche on a patch that already indirectly nerfs him somewhat through matchups and runes. His late game winrate for a crit. ADC isn't even good. 50.5-48.5% late game is extremely underwhelming. That should be his best stage and it's average at best - probably because most games are decided by picks from CC and not just raw damage. He has to have amazing damage scaling to make it worth sacrificing CC. If not, he needs some kind of tweak to have utility. more explanations in the links here: If you guys read those arguments and still have the same opinion, I'll at least be at peace and consider it a fully informed decision.
Alright... but wrong place to post this.
Meddler (NA)
: Version we're currently testing is a regular active item, reuseable/with a CD, that can be sold or upgraded into Banner or Zz'Rot.
That is actually clever, the addition perfect timing granting a Stopwatch to build into Zhonyas/GA/Stoneplate was fun and feels balanced/good choice in rune to opt for; so I could see this idea working out.
Meddler (NA)
: I suspect we'll end up with 4 keystones eventually in each tree. That's not a rigid rule we're aiming for or anything though, depending on what's needed and which rune ideas work out possible some trees get to 5 while others are still at 3 if the 3 is functioning well already. Domination seems to be in a pretty good state keystone wise for example.
IMO, having 15 keystones to choose from instead of 9 really made a big impact on how much I enjoy the game. Having 20 to choose from would be much appreciated! {{sticker:slayer-pantheon-thumbs}}
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: December 15
I am all for Sightstone changes, but please leave {{item:2045}} in the game.
Meddler (NA)
: We do have some Volibear stuff in testing now, as below. Wasn't yet on the plan as a potential 7.24b change when I wrote this though, hence its absence above: W: Bonus Attack Speed (stacks 3 times) :: 4/8/12/16/20% >>> 6/12/18/24/30%
I am thankful for those buffs, but Attack speed increase won't help him any. Volibear's Cooldowns are way too long and his Q Movement speed is lack luster. Should be a candidate for base AD buffs as well. None of the item changes on Patch 7.24b will help him either. Seems like you guys are reluctant to buff Volibear and I have to wonder why, it would take massive buffs for him to be any where near too strong.
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: December 6
Hello Meddler, any updates on the state of {{champion:106}} aside from needing a rework? He suffers the same problem most fighters have at the moment and none of the item changes coming on patch 7.24b help him. There is a weekly cry thread on the Volibear mains subreddit because he is getting 0 attention and is incredibly weak. If a VGU or gameplay update is on the horizon, can we at least get buffs in the meantime? Look at what you guys did to {{champion:77}} for buffs, those were great buffs that help bring him back from extinction without breaking him.
Fearless (NA)
: We agree that this rune isn't really living up to what we wanted for it, and is kinda letting the slot down. No timeline on improvements, but we are exploring where to go with it.
Thank the heavens! We have been heard! {{sticker:galio-happy}} I don't know if you have read some of the comments but there are some good suggestions.
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