: Mandatory Arbitration Still There For Current Riot Employees
Yeah anyway I hope Riot doesn't think this is just going to go away
: one thing that someone pointed out is the timing of the release. news is flooded with TL winning and they release this now. so the theory is that itll just blow over as this is there "final statement" pretty much. also, streamers only do charity streams which are easy to do. there are no streamers that promote things that are good for society such as how to reduce climate change, doing big events irl/attending (That actually matter, not something to do with a game), or promoting veganism. its just profits for streamers. they are just gamers, after all. And most of them just say "yeah, im playing X game for money, moved to X game cuz money reason. They don't have really any passion those people. Just looking for an easy life.
> [{quoted}](name=XJ99999999999999,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=hWV3Rsrg,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2019-05-17T18:48:27.145+0000) > > one thing that someone pointed out is the timing of the release. news is flooded with TL winning and they release this now. so the theory is that itll just blow over as this is there "final statement" pretty much. > > also, streamers only do charity streams which are easy to do. there are no streamers that promote things that are good for society such as how to reduce climate change, doing big events irl/attending (That actually matter, not something to do with a game), or promoting veganism. its just profits for streamers. they are just gamers, after all. And most of them just say "yeah, im playing X game for money, moved to X game cuz money reason. > > They don't have really any passion those people. Just looking for an easy life. Your first point is a good one, I don't follow the Esports scene so I wasn't aware of the timing. As for streamers lacking passion, you may be right, but plenty of them have come out on the record against Riot before, and especially for some of the more...combative ones, it would be pretty on-brand to castigate Riot for treating their employees like shit. Obviously they wouldn't all go for it, but I'd be surprised if a genuine, well calibrated effort at outreach couldn't secure the at least verbal support of two-to-three medium names, which would be valuable on its own and could potentially start a conversation. And it's not like Riot could easily retaliate without it just blowing up in their face further and probably improving the streamers' ratings. Everyone loves an underdog.
Rioter Comments
: From 2-4pm PST Please don't play, Support Riot Employees
Our boycott might not have the numbers to put direct financial pressure on Riot, but this is like the third or fourth decently upvoted thread about the walkout, which shows that by and large if there's a bigger conflict players will take the side of the employees. Hopefully the employees know they have our support if they need it.
: Hey guys! It's come a bit to my attention that the current thread is a bit... *heated*. While I completely get why this discussion is passionate and why things are getting heated easily, I ask you all to respect each other and to keep debates civil, or else I'll have to lock the thread. Thank you for understanding!
> [{quoted}](name=Attysu The Poro,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=5qzvVOJ5,comment-id=0020,timestamp=2019-05-03T01:28:18.785+0000) > > Hey guys! > > It's come a bit to my attention that the current thread is a bit... *heated*. While I completely get why this discussion is passionate and why things are getting heated easily, I ask you all to respect each other and to keep debates civil, or else I'll have to lock the thread. Thank you for understanding! It feels more like the thread is being derailed by a heated side-argument than that the topic of the thread is an issue, wouldn't it make more sense to address the derailment than lock the entire thread?
: Players behind Riot employee walkout
https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/general-discussion/T2YlikvU-riot-games-employees-reportedly-plan-walkout-to-protest-company-policies Yeah, ignoring the stupid sjw discourse, I think players are, by and large, in favor of Riot employees organizing themselves. Hell, I'd donate to a strike fund I they set one up.
tech2555 (NA)
: ->lives near Riot's Main Campus Area ->pulls up chair on Monday Can't wait to document this for educational purposes. (Good thing I also don't play anymore)
> [{quoted}](name=tech2555,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=T2YlikvU,comment-id=0017,timestamp=2019-05-01T04:32:42.402+0000) > > ->lives near Riot's Main Campus Area > ->pulls up chair on Monday > Can't wait to document this for educational purposes. (Good thing I also don't play anymore) Bake them some cookies or something. Or at least make enough popcorn to share. These guys and gals work their asses off to make a game for us to play, the least we can do is back them up when management doesn't take their concerns seriously - the shit the guy got temporarily suspended for would probably get this post deleted if I actually wrote it out.
: Isn't this political? I thought there was a rule....
> [{quoted}](name=Minimac2000,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=T2YlikvU,comment-id=0016,timestamp=2019-05-01T03:38:04.770+0000) > > Isn't this political? I thought there was a rule.... This is directly relevant to the game, has nothing to do with broader, more contentious politics, and would look really really bad to delete. Believe it or not, the mods are a lot smarter than people give them credit for.
: Riot should just move out of California... They wouldn't need to deal with the same level of insanity if they were in Chicago or Philadelphia. They should move headquarters and take the opportunity to prune their staff of people who don't get along with their coworkers and are constantly trying to orchestrate sabotage for their own misguided ambitions. "I didn't get a promotion so I am going to sue or stage a walkout" ...Yeah, like that kind of disloyal troublemaker should be in a position of control and they totally deserve any sort of reward... People are free to seek other employment if they're not satisfied with their job. People are also free to negotiate with their employer, but suing and publicly protesting your employer can't be rewarded without setting a bad precedent. These people need to move on if their relationship with the company has degraded so much, and if they won't move on then they should be incentivized to leave.
> [{quoted}](name=Hemulen Magi,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=T2YlikvU,comment-id=0012,timestamp=2019-04-30T22:12:00.542+0000) > > Riot should just move out of California... They wouldn't need to deal with the same level of insanity if they were in Chicago or Philadelphia. They should move headquarters and take the opportunity to prune their staff of people who don't get along with their coworkers and are constantly trying to orchestrate sabotage for their own misguided ambitions. "I didn't get a promotion so I am going to sue or stage a walkout" ...Yeah, like that kind of disloyal troublemaker should be in a position of control and they totally deserve any sort of reward... People are free to seek other employment if they're not satisfied with their job. People are also free to negotiate with their employer, but suing and publicly protesting your employer can't be rewarded without setting a bad precedent. These people need to move on if their relationship with the company has degraded so much, and if they won't move on then they should be incentivized to leave. Lol this guy thinks that moving from LA to Chicago or Philadelphia would solve Riot's issue with their workers organizing. BRB gotta enter arbitration with him to discuss a claim for my ice-coffee I just spit all over my goddamn screen.
: > [{quoted}](name=BobaFlautist,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=T2YlikvU,comment-id=00110000,timestamp=2019-04-30T16:39:07.640+0000) > > The walk-out described in the article doesn't _directly_ affect you, the consumer though I believe it's definitely relevant to your interests. > > The part of my post you quoted was commentary on the forced arbitration clause in the EULA and how, legally, playing League revokes your right to sue Riot for any reason, including illegal business practices. > > You know, the reassuring practices of a company definitely not out to exploit its customers. i'm personally no law student or a lawyer or something so idk the details. but from what i've read here arbitration has both benefits and draw backs for consumers/employees. that is if i understand you correctly that this arbitration stuff is also part of the TOS? anyway they're a company obviously they'll put their "safety" before mine. I've not been exploited by riot so far, idk anyone who has been either. I don't 100% trust riot obviously, but i don't believe they're actively trying to make the game worse or their employees miserable. Changes in the game industry are coming wether riot wants it or not. Loads of shit piling up and devs are done with it.
> [{quoted}](name=Jerry SeinfeId,realm=EUW,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=T2YlikvU,comment-id=001100000000,timestamp=2019-04-30T17:08:00.506+0000) > > i'm personally no law student or a lawyer or something so idk the details. but from what i've read here arbitration has both benefits and draw backs for consumers/employees. that is if i understand you correctly that this arbitration stuff is also part of the TOS? > > anyway they're a company obviously they'll put their "safety" before mine. I've not been exploited by riot so far, idk anyone who has been either. > I don't 100% trust riot obviously, but i don't believe they're actively trying to make the game worse or their employees miserable. > > Changes in the game industry are coming wether riot wants it or not. Loads of shit piling up and devs are done with it. There's a lot of complexities in the way arbitration is set up, but to make it simple here's some reasons it's generally not trusted as a proper alternative to civil suits for customer/corporation disputes: 1. The arbitration company is a customer of the corporation. Not only does this mean they're more likely to take the side of the corporation, their policies are limited to what the corporation will accept. 2. The customer has to declare a claim value, and the arbitrator can't award them more than this value. Many customers don't realize just how badly they've been exploited until the process dives into it, and request too little money. 3. Most arbitration is confidential. This means Riot could have entered arbitration with hundreds of mistreated customers and we wouldn't know, as opposed to lawsuits which are public. 4. Many arbitration clauses forbid class-action claims, which is when customers with the same issue band together and share resources and information to bring action against a large corporation. This pretty much only ever happens when there's a pattern of systemic misbehaviour, and is an important tool in keeping companies accountable. The U.S. Supreme Court just ruled 5-4 that forced arbitration clauses forbidding class actions is constitutional, I'll let you guess which justices were the 5 and which were the four. 5. Lastly, why would corporations force customers to waive their right to litigation in favor of arbitration of it was truly an equivalent, level playing field? They wouldn't.
: > in case you thought the friendly persona meant your favorite game company was less anti-consumer than every other U.S. corporation. how exactly does this affect me? ya kno, the consumer. I'm not gonna go in depth on the whole riot situation. We've discussed this plenty on here. simply put: actual sexual harrasment is bad, some shit here was heavily blown outta proportion. and i don't think tryndamere and ryze are some kinda crazy assholes that are trying to create a shitty workplace.
> [{quoted}](name=Jerry SeinfeId,realm=EUW,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=T2YlikvU,comment-id=0011,timestamp=2019-04-30T16:24:46.251+0000) > > how exactly does this affect me? ya kno, the consumer. > > I'm not gonna go in depth on the whole riot situation. We've discussed this plenty on here. simply put: actual sexual harrasment is bad, some shit here was heavily blown outta proportion. and i don't think tryndamere and ryze are some kinda crazy assholes that are trying to create a shitty workplace. The walk-out described in the article doesn't _directly_ affect you, the consumer, though I believe it's definitely relevant to your interests. The part of my post you quoted was commentary on the forced arbitration clause in the EULA and how, legally, playing League revokes your right to sue Riot for any reason, including illegal business practices. You know, the reassuring practices of a company definitely not out to exploit its customers.
Vacus (NA)
: The article notes that the company wants to have employees talk to the company alone/in small groups. Some people may wonder why I bother pointing that out. It's because the only reason to do that is if you want to be able to tell different things to different people.
> [{quoted}](name=Vacus,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=T2YlikvU,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2019-04-29T22:14:01.255+0000) > > The article notes that the company wants to have employees talk to the company alone/in small groups. Some people may wonder why I bother pointing that out. > > It's because the only reason to do that is if you want to be able to tell different things to different people. Yeah, the whole "Just give us your names and come in one at a time, you can trust us" is really not a good look.
Eedat (NA)
: > For those that don't know, "arbitration" is a tool large corporations use to block lawsuits - generally it prevents consumers/employees from banding together and forces them to air their grievances "one-on-one" where the one is the individual employee or consumer and the other one is the entire legal team of the corporation. Uhhhhh this is an extremely inaccurate description
> [{quoted}](name=Eedat,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=T2YlikvU,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2019-04-29T22:08:34.753+0000) > > Uhhhhh this is an extremely inaccurate description It's definitely a bit exaggerated for affect, but I think it captures pretty well the major criticisms of arbitration. Feel free to chime in with a more precise description if you feel like I genuinely mischaracterized it.
Rioter Comments
: > [{quoted}](name=BobaFlautist,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=VPG4ORv5,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2019-04-26T22:12:51.564+0000) > Is it 10x as interesting as their period of "Every champion has to be the same, there are super rigid rules that no champion can ever break, and this game is a Serious Esport™ so everything has to be edgy and colorless and boring"? Also yes. I miss old Akali, before she got hyper-weebed up with the super-mobile mini-game mechanic that other squishy toplaners got, like Fiora, and Irelia. And I'm going to miss AP Morde's HULK SMASH Mace of Spades build, I hope he gets a similar treatment of Yuumi's design philosophy.
> [{quoted}](name=KittyKatPet,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=VPG4ORv5,comment-id=00000000,timestamp=2019-04-26T22:30:47.323+0000) > > I miss old Akali, before she got hyper-weebed up with the super-mobile mini-game mechanic that other squishy toplaners got, like Fiora, and Irelia. And I'm going to miss AP Morde's HULK SMASH Mace of Spades build, I hope he gets a similar treatment of Yuumi's design philosophy. Yeah, there's plenty I miss, plenty of specific decisions or champions I disagree with - but for a while there it felt like Riot was flattening every champion, lining them up next to each other and cutting off everything that stuck out too much. Now it feels like they're trying to sharpen them more, and allow each champion to be absolutely absurd at at least one thing - and I much prefer that model.
: "I haven't played LoL in years. What's it like now?"
I'm really happy Riot has slowly returned to their roots of just the most ridiculous, unnecessary shit. Does it lead to unbalanceable, frustrating messes and an extremely volatile gamestate? Yes. Is it 10x as interesting as their period of "Every champion has to be the same, there are super rigid rules that no champion can ever break, and this game is a Serious Esport™ so everything has to be edgy and colorless and boring"? Also yes.
: Remember the mage itemisation update that was supposed to bring diversity to builds?
Which one? There were at least 3, and your post applies to pretty much all of them.
Critty92 (EUNE)
: How to counter Hecarim?
Ward or get your team to ward his jungle so you know where he starts. Get a sense of how long his clear takes and don't push early when he has a chance to gank and you haven't seen him on the map. Deep ward mid game, buy pinks and consider blue trinket - even if he clears it, you'll know where he is and can replace it - and preventing ganks is priceless. Assuming he doesn't snowball, his mid and lategame aren't great - he's a mid-tier duelist at best, and his teamfight is actually pretty weak as long as you don't clump up for his ult. His biggest strength at that point is making picks, so don't wander alone without wars coverage.
: Lolalytics, would link but on phone. Will later
Interesting stuff. According to the website, she's (more or less) rivaled at this by Taric and Sona (which makes sense), and then Yi is just a bit further down. On the other side of the spectrum, we have Udyr and Rek'sai, which also makes sense.
: Kayle's win rate for 35 min games is 60%
Based on what website? Can you give us a link?
: Why are Mages damage getting lowered and Tank damage are getting buffed?
Because mages do too much damage and tanks don't do enough damage.
: Yi highlander changes.
I mean to be fair "just minion block him" was never the most fair and engaging counterplay against Yi.
: Yes, Please Keep Buffing Rene like Top lane doesn't need more broken champions
Hey, op, I don't necessarily think you're wrong, but can you do me a favor? Can you name for me a fair top laner? Yeah, just one (1). Any. Any top laner that is fair. Please? Because the way I see it, any champion that has ever been viable top lane has had at least one (and often more than one!) of the following apply to them: 1. Scaling champion, safe enough to always survive lane and doesn't care if they get farm or not. 2. Waveclear that lets them constantly push and ignore your lane phase. 3. Mechanical design that allows them full agency over fights and lets them ignore your lane phase if it's stronger than theirs (this includes ranged picks). 4. Autowins all-ins against champions not also in this category for 75%+ of the game, mostly ignoring hp, item, and level advantages, and sometimes even 2v1.
: Zoe has a 55% win rate on PRO PLAY. Maybe it time to rework her W.
Her W minion bubbles should be scripted for the first 5-10 minutes. Or not exist, tbh.
: Sunfire Cape / Cinderhulk Scale with AP?
I think it would be far more appropriate to give it a (small) percentage health ratio.
: You do realize morg is mindless as all hell? You just sit in lane w the cs then roam with one of the easiest skillshots in the game and a aoe stun, meanwhile you throw black sheild on ur adc so nobody can cc him. Look at her fkn winrate ffs.
> [{quoted}](name=RD Savacixd,realm=EUW,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=oysobAxe,comment-id=00070000,timestamp=2019-04-08T01:20:32.305+0000) > > one of the easiest skillshots in the game Lol I was gonna say you had a point until you said this
: You do realize the duration of W is substantially lower, and he can generally get it off easy simply by R-ing one direction, forcing Morg to stay in its path?
I'll concede that it's lower duration than I think of it. It still doesn't have great range and Morg can still hold her E until she doesn't need to worry about being hit by his w, as well as consistently land her Q on any all-in attempt - unless you're telling me that he can kill her before she hits the ground.
: No..... literally.... his W does enough damage at any point in the game to completely destroy her shield, allowing him to Brittle anyways. He can miss his entire ult and kill Morgana, no holds barred.
I mean this is clearly assuming Morgana consistently stands in the full duration of his w, which she shouldn't, and is stupid enough to keep using e before he Ws, which shouldn't happen more than once, but my point still stands: the fact that it's % hp is completely irrellevant, it's just as good against her e as any other moderately powerful magic damage poke in the game. That's why Morg has never been particularly great against poke mages.
Rioter Comments
: Still can't believe they're going through with Morgana damage nerfs.
I don't really have any thoughts about the rest of your post but I'm scratching my head trying to figure out what you meant about Ornn's W's max hp damage countering Morgana's shield. There's nothing about it being max HP damage that makes it counter her shield more than any other damage ability, and I have no idea what would make you think otherwise. We're you just trying to say that poke can knock off her shield and his w is poke...?
: Dont ban champs in ARAM! Join the resistance!!
Sona had a 70%+ ARAM winrate. Just rolling Sona on your team gave you a greater than 2/3 chance to win, despite there being 9 other random champion rolls, and 10 random player rolls. It's entirely appropriate for ARAM to have bans.
: If we treated the jungle changes the same way that people treated the ADC changes
> [{quoted}](name=Marshbouy,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=EEhpLgZt,comment-id=,timestamp=2019-03-28T19:02:33.085+0000) > > "more champions are viable in the jungle, it's for the best" That's kinda funny, because that's exactly wrong. Most major jungle nerds significantly restrict the roster to what was already the healthiest, most consistent meta, because champions with more fragile clears or a higher dependency on gold/xp are just non-options. Jungle mains are lore likely to complain about the stagnation and limited options, it's considered unhealthy for the jungle to have fewer than two or three possible archetypes available at once whereas adcs were legitimately freaking the fuck out because 2-3 individual chanpions from ONE OTHER ARCHETYPE were playable in their slot. Dom (Iwilldominate) actually commented on this recently, junglers are expected to have basic proficiency in pretty much every type of champion and in multiple playstyles (farm heavy, gank heavy, counterjungling focused, etc) because Riot has proven their willingness to gut the meta strat in any given patch; by contrast adcs, again, threw a fucking fit when they were asked to learn to play one other champion type.
: The sharp spike in getting autofilled JG should be a wakeup call to Riot
Jungle is absolutely _not_ too weak. But it _does_ feel like shit.
: So i just got crushed in lane by a Nautilus i initially went 2/0 against
If you're Diamond I assume you landed your shit and used your explodey legs. W couple of things that are worth noting about Nautilus: 1. He's melee with, pre six, one way of getting on you on a fairly long CD. It's fair that it's incumbent on you to dodge his Q 'cause if you do dodge it he doesn't get to fight you, just sit there and take poke. 2. His E does pretty solid dps, with the limitations of a high Mana cost, and that he had to be pretty close range - if you're next to him you get hit by multiple e waves, which hits like a truck. If he gets on you with Q and spams e without you backing up, you're gonna have a bad time. 3. Lastly, not about Nautilus, and not necessarily a criticism, but Cull isn't a very gold-efficient item in terms of stats. It's going to do very little to help you all-in.
: I really hope morgana gets nerfed out mid.
Sorry not every champion plays into mindless aggression, I know how frustrating it is when your only strategy of "spam abilities on cooldown because hp runs out faster than Mana" doesn't automatically won you the lane, but some people prefer to use their abilities and champion picks strategically and to play champions that have a learning curve beyond "This is your damage ability, use it on cooldown. This is your second damage ability, use it on cooldown. This is your cc skillshot, don't use it until you've flashed into melee range 'cause if you miss it you might...oops, you used it. No matter, that's what ignite is for"
: Can someone list all the LoL terms and phrases so I understand what people mean.
LOL: Listen Or Lose GGEZ: Good God, Ezreal GGWP: Get Good, Wimpy Players MIA: My Internet is Ass L2P: Lovely Two (2) Players FF@20: Friends Forever at 20 years old
: Does anyone else play Trundle?
His E is the single best feeling ability in the game.
: One game =/= all games. Plus, Vayne is literally the only adc who cannot do damage outside of 550 range. Not only that, Vayne's kit is the only kit that is 100% single target damage. Every other champion in the game has an AOE spell. Not to say she isn't broken, but she still has right to destroy tanks and squishies alike, because of the 2 mentioned above. Her numbers are slightly high right now. I'd say revert her Q bonus damage back to 30-50%, and remove the 1/2 cd q during ult.
> [{quoted}](name=Syndra1ShotJFK,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=JOgdHcXX,comment-id=0003,timestamp=2019-03-25T22:59:21.589+0000) > Plus, Vayne is literally the only adc who cannot do damage outside of 550 range. > > Not only that, Vayne's kit is the only kit that is 100% single target damage. Every other champion in the game has and AOE spell. What are {{champion:48}}{{champion:19}} 's aoe damage abilities? (Note: I'm not at all disputing your overall point, just nitpicking your weirdly specific claim. However if you claim that ww and trundle's e are aoe cc and therefore they're aoe I will break into your house and meticulously move all your furniture 1" to the left, except your bed)
: Pros: Yasuo- -Resourceless -Larger wall -Blocks from all angles -Blocks all damage -Destroys all projectiles that come in contact -Lasts Longer at lower ranks by 0.75 -Wall still stands if yasuo dies -Cool down starts when you use the ability Braum- -Shorter CoolDown(By 8 sec At max rank) -Can Be moved during the time he has it up -Gains Movement speed -Lasts longer by a whole 0.25 at max rank Cons: Yasuo- -Needs to play around windwall to make it effective -Larger cool down by 8 seconds (at any rank) Braum- -Intercepts projectiles and doesn't 'Block' with the exception of the first projectile. -Takes damage but a %. But if its true damage, then you're gonna get 100 of that true damage. (with the exception of the first projectile) -Costs mana, and more with more ranks -Only Blocks projectiles IF the wall is facing the direction of the projectile. (this causes very janky situations where if 2 adcs are sharing the same space as you are. and only sometimes the projectiles till get blocked. -If braum dies, the wall dies. -Runnans kinda blows Braum up. -Shield only goes on cooldown when you Put down the shield.
You forgot that Braum can (and often does) build CDR, whereas Yasuo only really gets value from it on his W - His e is restricted by available targets and the lockout and has negligible CD, his Q is unaffected by CDR, and his ult is already super short cooldown and is dependent on hitting a knockup, so he usually doesn't build it. Combined with 40% CDR (which won't always happen), Braum's wall has 66% uptime at max level, which is insane for an ability that no-sells most picks and many engages.
oFord (NA)
: AP Shyv shouldn't be running around with an AOE Veigar ult on almost no cooldown
I understand you just reached for a random ability known as high damage, but, funnily enough, Veigar w has a higher ratio than his ult without missing hp. And is aoe, and on quite a short cooldown, though it is a little delayed. AP Shyv doesn't have a good comparison 'cause she's a super strong poke mage but only for a bit when in her ult. Probably the best analogue would be Jayce Q+E combo if it started weaker but scaled up more.
Critty92 (EUNE)
: What if all summoner spells were buffed so that they were as viable as flash?
It's not about viability, it's about use cases. Mm, how do I put this. How much would {{item:3089}} need to be buffed for it to be taken on {{champion:51}}? That's about as much as you'd have to buff, say, Barrier, before people take it over flash.
FireDrizzle (EUNE)
: Convince me Kayle is stronger than Vayne.
Yenn (NA)
: Can we talk about how absurd Olaf is right now
I mean Olaf's teamfight power fantasy is inherently untenable, and I don't understand how it's lasted this long. His kits goal is "I hit R and Ghost and run at your adc and kill them, and there's nothing you, they, or anyone else can do about it" Either he has enough damage, tankiness, and move-speed that he can, or he doesn't. It's the exact same shit as old poppy.
Nhifu (NA)
: I hate how AP shyv is the only viable build on her.
I mean the problem is that they tried to make her less able to just "Farm up and beat you up with a bag of gold" but that's literally all she does. She doesn't have any cc, range (except for her ult Q, which...wadaya know, is what her appointment build is centered around?), innate sustain, non-ultimate gap closers, or meaningful tank-steroids - her passive and the HP from her ult are next to meaningless. She literally cannot get to the enemy team to even _try_ to fight them unless she's ahead on gold/in levels, and even if she's super ahead all it takes is one knockback and maybe a slow after she ults to negate even a 10k gold Shyv. She's balanced around establishing a gold and XP lead, but then also that wasn't fair so now she can't establish a gold and XP lead. It's stupid.
CLG ear (NA)
: what would you do if you ordered a pizza and your delivery driver was Kai'Sa
Compliment her on her cosplay, ask if I could take a picture, tip her 20-25% on the cost of the pizza, and go back to watching Houdini and Doyle with my wife while munching on pizza. If I got the picture, maybe post it on the boards as a "Hey look at this kick-ass cosplay"
: Dark harvest is being ruined because of 1 champion?
The problem is that it's designed and balanced around assassins/divers that need to actually engage and commit to get the benefit, but there's no actual mechanical restriction against poke mages just stacking it up from 1200 units away and sniping people as the game goes on.
Krigjer (NA)
: I almost always get Darkin Kayn and Aatrox confused on the mini map.
: Gonna be honest - vayne doesn’t really bug me that much.
It's like the difference between Master Yi and J4. Vayne's much weaker in coordinated play since her team just gets engaged on and the enemy team bursts her down - she can't really do anything against a coordinated engage without a summoner spell advantage. But against a disorganized team, she'll just auto the tank to death in front of their teammates, tumbling forward to finish them as their allies watch. She'll dual the fed assassin or diver in a side lane and win. And that feels fucking awful.
Dr Dog (NA)
: actually unpopular opinion: i hate both URF and ARURF
We need to have a completely separate rotating-game-mode MMR so all the tryhards can compete with each other, all the complete trolls (it's urf, AP riven's legit!) can have fun fucking around without losing the game for their team, and everyone in between can do their thing.
: Morgana's W nerfs
I think they're targeting her kid because that's where she's overperforming, not because she's playable there. She's been playable mid for a long time, and the new move-speed on her ult is obviously good when you have 30 flat pen and do 650 damage with each part of your ult.
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