s1l3nc3r (NA)
: No shop no levels
Had to close the game because this happened. Reported a bug on it, hopefully will resolve soon. Also hopefully my rank won't be effected by essentially having to abandon the game.
: Gotta say: Not a fan of Kayle's new look.
Looking forward to Kayle's next VGU to fix this mistake in the next year.
: Dragons. So many dragons! Or rather, less metaphorically, the Runeterra map shows a little over 1/6th of the surface of the planet - we've not talked about what's beyond there (dragons!) but there's definitely room to expand. I've seen some players theorize that it's mostly water, but I have no clue where they've got that idea from.
Thanks! Man, kinda puts all the regional/factional rivalries and warring into perspective, doesn't it?
  Rioter Comments
iiGazeii (NA)
: If Neeko Thinks Graves needs a bath...
Well, granted, any time Neeko copies a male sho'ma, she has a chance to proc the "Do I smell as bad as I look?" quote. So between Graves, Singed, and Twitch, I think Graves is the only one whose smell could be "salvaged" by a bath. (Also, yeah, cigar smoke is probably just particularly foul to Neeko's nose)
QMighty (NA)
: {{champion:20}} & {{champion:127}} I know we've seen them _talked about_ together, but we haven't seen it _on screen_, so to speak. And Nunu hasn't seen her since meeting Willump. I just really wanna see a big Freljord civil war and Nunu and Willump go to Lissandra and melt her cold heart with their cuteness! I really wanna see her take on the adoptive mum role for him, I think it'd be really fun. We saw a bit of that in those mini comics they showed off in that 9 fun facts thing but I want MORE!
{{champion:127}} "We've only had Nunu in our camp for a day and a half, but if anything happened to him, I would kill everyone in the Freljord and then myself."
d00mface (EUW)
: What champs would you like to see interact with one another that haven't?
{{champion:99}} {{champion:92}} Despite their opposite personalities and affiliations (Demacian and perky vs Noxian and dour), they both see their nations for what they actually are, and, more importantly, see a future of what they can actually _be_, Lux imploring her fellow Demacians to think of what Demacia could and should be, and Riven going and staying in exile while finding a way to bring Noxus back to its proper ideals, "Honour the Strong" instead of "Crush the Weak." Amusingly, they're both _**idealists**_, and I'd love to see that explored. Also, {{champion:51}} needs to have her voice over updated to interact with her partner why the hell doesn't Pulsefire Caitlyn have any interactions with Vi RIOT WHAT ARE YOU _**DOING**_--
: Nexus Blitz Primer: Snowdown Edition
I know the whole story around URF being on rotation was that people came back in droves for it and then trickled away just as quickly, implying the takeaway was "people get withdrawal from not being able to play URF in any of its blighted variations." Yeah, I'm gonna have to side with Phryxia and Daeron and Squitter on this; I've actually had a lot **less** fun with Nexus Blitz for much the same reasons as URF: once you start the snowball rolling, there is just no coming back from it, or so little coming back from it that it's just a miserable experience to try and claw at it. And a "deliberately unbalanced" mode becomes a lot less fun when people "solve" it, and it really feels like a lot of people have started to "solve" Nexus Blitz like they did for URF. I even have to say it, Nexus Blitz was actually the mode that not only killed itself for me, but dragged the rest of the game with it. It was just that miserable a time that I'm about done. Just wanted to explain why **this** player suddenly stopped playing, so that they don't think I'm having "withdrawal" from not getting to torture myself in that goddamn out of season April Fools Day mode again.
: No I agree with you about it not necessarily matching Riven. I would say your interpretation matches my own of Riven, but I also don't play Riven or anything. I actually love the skin aesthetically, haven't listened to the new voice over though so I don't have anything legit to say about it, but from what you said it doesn't seem to match Riven that much. Kinda like God Fist Lee is like a hyper savage mean boy when lee isn't really like that (just his mains xD). But honestly, since you mentioned Leona, I would have loooved this skin for her!
Right on, right on http://i.imgur.com/LBVMzii.png
: It kinda makes sense to me, kinda. The skin looks a lot like Aether Wing Kayle so I wouldn't be surprised if Aether Wing was an inspiration for the Riven skin. And knowing Kayle's story it doesn't surprise me too much that a "Aether Wing Riven" (ik its not the name) would be an authoritarian type of person.
Sure, sure, it makes sense, it matches with established motifs in Aether Wing Kayle and Leona (more accurately, The Solari). I just don't like it. I hate that Riven, a character (who I admit I interpret in a particular way that might not match up with your interpretation, or maybe even Riot's in their grand vision) who is beaten and broken but still carries the small inner fire of an idealist, who values the pure ideal of "Honour the strong, not crush the weak," has an authoritarian "Submit or die" voice set shoved down her throat.
: Dawnbringer Riven Feedback Thread
I had the exact same thought as Zypheit, listening to the datamined voice lines. Never have I experienced so dramatic a personal turn on a skin; adoring Riven's character, while acknowledging the problems with her kit, I was super excited about this skin, because I didn't just find it pretty, I found it gorgeous. And then the ugly authoritarian voice over, and I completely turned on it, since, to me, that's the antithesis to Riven's character. And if you say that it's an alternate interpretation, an AU version telling a different story, well, then you're just telling _**another**_ story where Light represents hardline, merciless order while Dark represents wild chaos and anarchy, and you're supposed to see shades of grey but I just want these overplayed, hackneyed cliches to shut up. I felt bad about hijacking their comment to voice my complaint, especially since it quickly boiled over. I wanted to like this skin, I really, REALLY did. But this tired retread of Solari vs Lunari, Kayle vs Morgana, Soul Calibur vs Soul Edge, _"Actually the good guy was the bad guy!"_ ...I am so, so tired.
: My wish list for champions to add to skin themes.
I shouldn't be greedy, but I have a desperate need for Star Guardian/[Outer Senshi Riven](https://mapskins.com/2016/09/15/star-guardian-riven/) and Karma, as well as Star Guardian/[Tuxedo Mask Braum](http://maegraeth.deviantart.com/art/Star-Guardian-Braum-554823483). By Outer Senshi, I mean like Sailors Uranus or Neptune, or like Janna: older, more experienced member of the team, looking to pass down their mantle.
: Guys this is future Cait. Maybe Vi doesn't exist.
[This is indeed a disturbing universe...](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liuSbrghzmk)
: PulseFire Caitlyn Special Interactions
I am convinced either some of those "any champion" lines were meant for Vi but an integer got put in wrong, or that there were several that were on the cutting room floor. Because otherwise, I don't get it, I really don't get it.
: Patch 6.22 notes
Apologies if this was addressed already in PBE discussions. While I understand the decision to reduce Sentinel and Brambleback down to singular encounters, removing their two flanking buddies, I'm reminded of when they made the decision to move the majority of gold and XP share TO those buddies to compensate the Junglers during the buff hand off. I'm assuming it turned out to be a moot point since mid or bot laners just took the entire camp, anyway? Also, what's the range of Redemption on death? Is it just around the area of the corpse, or, as the pre-season spotlight video seemed to imply, global/semi-global? Because the corpse range seemed more sensible and fair.
: Check out Kled’s PBE Gameplay
Was Yosemite Sam a reference factor in Kled's design, between the cantankerous-ness and the "mule" he rides? Please tell me at least someone else thought the line "When I say giddy-yap, I mean GIDDY-YAP!" coming out of his mouth would be hilarious and appropriate.
: Gameplay update: juggernauts
Spectral Dragon...that is the coolest goddamn thing I've ever seen. ....it falls off after a while like spectral champions, right?
: Champion Update: Gangplank
: Patch 5.11 notes
So would it be possible to get the same treatment to {{champion:126}}'s ultimate on the other champions with an automatic R at level 1, like {{champion:43}}, {{champion:76}}, and {{champion:60}}? I understand that Jayce's R bonuses were the most invisible of the four, and thus the most "stat dump" like, but was it something you considered/are considering?
: Bard Q&A [COMPLETED]
So we already know some of Bard's interactions with other champions and their ultimates, having determined he can't freeze Sion or Olaf in their place during Unstoppable Onslaught or Ragnarok. But there are a lot of other ultimates that are buff/debuff based that don't involve immunity to CC I was wondering about. Would Master Yi's Highlander or Tyrndamere's Unstoppable Rage or Ryze's Desperate Power all time out while they were in stasis? Would Ahri have less time to use her next Spirit Rush after coming out of stasis? Would people entombed in Lissandra's Frozen Tomb still be on ice after the effects of Bard's Ultimate, or will the Tomb be done/closer to done by then as well (same applies to if Lissandra ulted herself) What about champions who have a channel (like Karthus) or pseudo-channel (like Caitlyn) to their ults? Are they refunded at half cooldown after coming out of stasis themselves?
: The Curse of the Sad Mummy
WHAT GAVE YOU THE RIGHT!? Okay granted it's your character and your universe so you technically have every right. But WHAT GAVE YOU THE RIGHT!?
: Patcher Stops at 260MB and then takes the computer with it
Update: With my disk defragged and most processes shut down apart from the Patcher (and some other essentials in the background), I attempted another patching, this time with Task Manager already open and ready to catch the processes. I'm assuming (hoping) it's normal that the patching process included the LoLPatcher.exe*32, as well as three LoLPatcherUx.exe's. The Patcher's I/O Read and I/O Write, and, subsequently, its memory, climbed at a slow pace, while the Ux patchers (especially the second of the three) all climbed at a rapid pace, 300 at a time, one of them cresting 1,000,000 at a point. But, all the while, CPU Usage stayed around 30% while flexing up and down (sometimes going to 51%) while Physical Memory stayed around 30, 33% To a point. See, in the background, the Updater stopped around 67% for some time. Maybe up 1 or 2% during the interval. But then, CPU usage shot up to 100%, and the CPU of the Patcher.exe went up to 95 and flexed around there. But, during this, the Updater started to slowly and steadily climb up, up to 70, 75, 80. The CPU usage then went back down to 30 to 23%, and the Updater got up to 88%. And then...everything stopped. All the processes, even the rapidly climbing PatcherUx.exe's, their Memory, I/O Read and I/O Write all stopped. And, sure enough, the Patcher was Not Responding. Eventually, a plain pop-up window...popped-up, declaring "Error. BugSplatRC resource DLL not found." I clicked Ok, tried several times clicking End Task, but, before I tried End Process, I clicked off the Task Manager, and...the UI locked up, and I had to hard reboot. Going to look for the log, and then see if the Launcher, on another go, starts off any higher before stopping. If it stops at 67% again, I quit (for tonight)
elduris (NA)
: Hey Cecil Hoshino! Thanks for bringing your issue to the Help and Support board! It sounds like your computer may be running low on memory when this occurs. Can you try disabling other memory-intensive programs before you start to patch the game? Stuff like antivirus software and even browsers can take up a lot of memory, causing your computer to move slower than molasses. It could also be an issue with a fragmented hard drive. As you add and remove programs, your hard drive will have different files for the same program all over the place, since your hard drive will always try to write to free space where possible. Try defragging your hard drive using the Disk Defragmenter tool and see if that helps.
Thanks for getting back to me on this! Defragging my C: disk right now, it did show to be about 14-16% fragmented. Then going to run a pass through the System Reserved. As far as memory goes, without the Patcher up, with an external harddrive connected, a movie playing on VLC, and Skype, Google Chrome, the Defrager, and a few background programs like Steam, Avast, webcam, audio manager, system updater, all that up, my Physical Memory is hanging around 36% (sometimes dipping to 35, 34), with my CPU usage fluctuating between 9 and 20%. Going to see how the Defragging goes, and then try shutting down a couple of things that would be eat up my memory if that 36% pushes me towards the danger zone when the patcher goes for the extraction.
Rioter Comments
: Frankly, yeah, if there's any match to watch, it's C9 vs Alliance; knocked out of Worlds by their loss to Kabum and C9's pre-tiebreaker victory against Najin White Shield, Alliance definitely have a grudge to settle, especially, as you said, with Rekkles in their roster, they can definitely derail the narrative of this article. Frankly, the way the IEM bracket and the voting worked is almost unfair but still incredibly comical and magical. C9, former Summmer '13 and Spring '14 NA LCS Champions, have a match against paiN, which they should do fine in, but then they're up against an Alliance that's not just hungry, they're probably starving for a chance at revenge. Meanwhile, on the opposite side of the bracket is...the Unicorns of Love, the brand new, unaffiliated European LCS darling, fresh faced and rosy cheeked out of Challenger, thrown into the lion's den of Lyon and, to a much greater extent, TSM. My love to all teams involved at IEM this year (especially C9 as I'm a major fan), but, man, TSM pretty much have a lock for the finals, while C9 have got a gauntlet ahead of them.
Mmph, anybody got any crow? I need to eat some crow here.
Ffarg (EUW)
: I think both C9 and TSM are great teams. I must say, i like watching both of them, but I gotta admit, Im a TSM fan. However, we can not forget something: we also have Alliance in this tournament. They broke the Fnatic unstoppable win-all-split-streak back in EU LCS, and they sure want to fix Worlds' mistakes. Also, they have Rekkles now. This gonna be really fun to watch
Frankly, yeah, if there's any match to watch, it's C9 vs Alliance; knocked out of Worlds by their loss to Kabum and C9's pre-tiebreaker victory against Najin White Shield, Alliance definitely have a grudge to settle, especially, as you said, with Rekkles in their roster, they can definitely derail the narrative of this article. Frankly, the way the IEM bracket and the voting worked is almost unfair but still incredibly comical and magical. C9, former Summmer '13 and Spring '14 NA LCS Champions, have a match against paiN, which they should do fine in, but then they're up against an Alliance that's not just hungry, they're probably starving for a chance at revenge. Meanwhile, on the opposite side of the bracket is...the Unicorns of Love, the brand new, unaffiliated European LCS darling, fresh faced and rosy cheeked out of Challenger, thrown into the lion's den of Lyon and, to a much greater extent, TSM. My love to all teams involved at IEM this year (especially C9 as I'm a major fan), but, man, TSM pretty much have a lock for the finals, while C9 have got a gauntlet ahead of them.
: 2015 LCS Season: NA and EU Expansion Tournament Details
Wait, hold on, I thought the Ninjas in Pyjamas disbanded. Was that actually a thing that happened, or did I get the news wrong? And if they did disband, how's their position in the Expansion Tournament going to work? (again, if they did, which I'm honestly confused about, now)
: Worlds Rising: A look back at the Season 1 Championship
A while ago, around when Worlds started this year, I took a look back at the Season 1 tournament. I've found there is no greater exercise in perspective. AP Carry Alistar, serious talk of Swain in the first few rotations, Malzahar in the top lane, Anivia played seriously by someone other than Froggen. Oh the times, they are a changin'.
: So what do you guys wanna do with Taric? PART II. Pics or it didn't happen!
However the design process goes At the very least he needs TWO polygons for his hair (for a net gain of +1 polygon) A man that beautiful deserves better than a solid object hairpiece and pizza feet.
: So what do you guys wanna do with Taric?
Some, like Epengu and AychAychAych have already touched on some of the essential elements, such as his soothing voice, smoothness, his gentleness (and gentleman'liness). But there's still that element of playfulness that still needs to stay. But, from his voice over, he doesn't have to be flamboyant or camp to achieve that. There's this writing style called Bathos, which contrasts the dramatic to the mundane for comedic, anti-climatic effect. Like how Batman makes anything funny by playing it stonefaced serious. And that's the comedy value hidden within Taric: his meterosexual good looks, his major affinity for gems, the incredible silliness of potentially facing champions like Gnar or Gragas or Zac or Brolaf, all met with his complete deadpan and just going with it and treating it with more weight and seriousness than it probably deserves. It's like Leslie Nielson in Airplane! taking the complete absurdity of the script and playing it like a straight disaster movie.
: Calm, poignant, reserved. People want to make "outrageous" jokes about him, but what to me defines Taric is that he is that kind of a gentle man who protects weak out of pure empathy. Akin to Finrod from Silmarillion, a man defined by his noble and generous heart. Maybe "noble" is the keyword here. He is not brash and jolly like Braum or dominating and vicious like Thresh. Old fashioned nobility, "the prince charming" quality. It would also fit him as a protector, but as someone who stands aside you instead of front of you, to contrast to Braum.
That sounds pretty much bang on. It makes a good contrast to ALL the shield bearers, actually. Leona (and also Pantheon ) charge ahead, clearing a path and knocking everyone aside. Braum keeps ahead of you, providing you cover while you take shots from behind his massive wall. Taric, though, stands by your side, fighting alongside you and keeping in time with you. He picks you up when you're stumbling, but he's matching you blow for blow against the enemy. Leona supports by setting you up. Braum supports by keeping you safe. Taric supports by being your second.
Azurr (NA)
: I think this whole CLG narrative is in Curse's hands. If Curse shows up and plays like they did in week 11, then its lights out for CLG. Only one of these teams can make it to worlds.
Of course, if we're talking about it as a "narrative," the set up is absolutely perfect for that: you have the battered veterans CLG, leaving to take on some serious boot camp training under the direct guidance of their coach and mentor who is knowledgeable in the ways (if no longer able to take the fight directly). On the other, you have Curse, the team that showed up big in Week 11, looking for all the world invincible. It's backs against the wall as the CLG squad returns, changed from their training. The battle is on! It's fierce, it's intense, CLG looks like a brand new team! The dust settles, and CLG's training pays off, defeating the mighty foe to establish themselves as a challenge for the major boss fight, the previous #1 team in NA, the dreaded Cloud 9, and are now looking to knock the giant down to 3rd place, if not 4th. Seriously, that is some anime level shit, and self-respecting mangaka would pen the narrative like that. (Alternately, they'd play it for laughs/subversion as Curse surges out of the playoffs in the final weeks, but still look the underdog as CLG returns the mighty, untested giant, toppling it, then going past Cloud 9 to face TSM in the finals as a destined duel of rivals and that is also some serious Eyeshield 21 shit)
Krizalid (EUW)
: I knew it. I hoped and knew. Metal Gear-like skin. For Yasuo. It's HAPPENING! Ah, almost forgot: RULES OF NATURE!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3472Q6kvg0
> A predator on the verge of death Close to its *last breath* Iiiiiiii see what you did there
: Community! Tell me your skin ideas.
I don't know how exactly it'd look, but a Neon Strike Caitlyn would work wonders as a compliment to Vi's. Also Blogger Thorsten Erdt made a Sea Witch Nami skin that's just rad. [Also Blogger Thorsten Erdt made a Sea Witch Nami skin that's just rad](http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JaJu93eE6sQ/Utf30maaqaI/AAAAAAAAAw8/MnUcjNWtjSE/s1600/sea+witch+nami.jpg)
Statikk (NA)
: Statikk Q&A (completed)
Have you ever considered {{champion:412}} nerfs, or tweaking what exactly his kit can bring? Because right now, it really feels like he offers way too much, even more than supports that are designed to bring a lot to the team (with the understanding that they don't do it as well as a specialist). Death Sentence is a nice contrast to {{champion:53}} 's Rocket Grab, in that it's a longer stun, but the pull doesn't bring the target right to you, and in fact you can go right to the target, and the combo with The Box makes for a unique initiate out of an ultimate that, on its own, is more of a disengage, and Flay has the push-pull mechanic that's unique and fun. But then you get to his Lantern/Dark Passage, and then suddenly the floodgates get thrown wide open. With that one skill, he can 1. Give an ally an escape tool if they’re in a bad spot 2. Give an ally an entrance tool for a cavalry collapse, or mind game the enemy, scaring them away from a bush for fear of a gank 3. Grant vision, allowing safe vision ahead or behind 4. Grant a shield to anyone who touches it, including himself, that scales with AP 5. Collect souls for him, allowing him to stay in a safe position while still farming up his armour and AP. With that one skill, he can do 5-6 very unique things. Ever since his release, Thresh has always been in the top 3, if not the number 1, Support pick at any given time (again, except for recently with Braum being a strong match-up against him). But can just having one opposite number counter-pick be enough for a "nerf" when a ban against an already strong champion is a solid counter-counter?

Cecil Hoshino

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