Ornn (OCE)
: the new settinhs for chat is so helpfull stops youir use of team chat and mutes your team also same as all chat setting. Pair that with my razer script i cant press enter
> [{quoted}](name=Ornn,realm=OCE,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=p5wNkqPv,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2019-07-31T02:16:46.176+0000) > > the new settinhs for chat is so helpfull stops youir use of team chat and mutes your team also same as all chat setting. Pair that with my razer script i cant press enter haha yea sounds even easier. Too bad it took the restriction to wake me up to it lol
: "Community feedback really means something to us, we swear"
> "But TheJinxedFire, dont cry about something u cant change, just dont buy the skin if u dont like it blah blah blah" Im not going to ignore something this terrible. And I can express my opinion. This skin is terrible and that isnt the main problem,the main problem is Riot not caring about any feedback at all. Sad. Also to add to this: Just because you won't buy it doesn't mean someone out there won't just settle for less to have something over nothing. Someone will buy the skin regardless of how it looks, thus giving Rito the {{sticker:slayer-pantheon-thumbs}} to keep making more sub-par skins, and continue to "mess up" skin lines that once before had character. If anyone buys it, 9/10 your specific purchase (or lack thereof) will not hurt Riot in any way, so boards posts or messages like these NEED to be thrown out there, and gotta say I completely agree with you sir!
: > [{quoted}](name=TheJinxedFire,realm=EUW,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=BwFBszoA,comment-id=,timestamp=2019-07-30T18:43:59.985+0000) > > As a 1,2 mil. mastery points diehard Jinx main Why would you 1trick any of the adcs? like half the roster are just different variants of the same champion so picking other adcs is the best solution to varying enemy comps right? Like... wouldn't you be better off as a 300k jinx AND a 300 k Sivir AND a 300k twitch? sure you can play as lucian or ezreal for that long but they have other lanes, and a wide variety of builds
> [{quoted}](name=Hammermancer,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=BwFBszoA,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2019-07-30T19:12:48.882+0000) > > Why would you 1trick any of the adcs? like half the roster are just different variants of the same champion so picking other adcs is the best solution to varying enemy comps right? > > Like... wouldn't you be better off as a 300k jinx AND a 300 k Sivir AND a 300k twitch? > > > > > sure you can play as lucian or ezreal for that long but they have other lanes, and a wide variety of builds IMO jinx snowballs the hardest, and her damage output + passive is carrying potential to the max. No one else is that strong of a carry. Lucian is an early game beast, but late game isn't as fruitful as jinx. Same with sivir, and twitch? idk chief.
: Hell YEAH! I just got me a chest, it has been so long. I'm excited to see what I get!
Honestly believe It's just so you don't constantly get free skins. Can't speak for them but can only assume that it would be too easy? Plus not everyone has every champion. I also assume it's an incentive to get them cheaper from the chest, thus using remaining blue essence on Mastery level, a cost efficient exchange. But I do agree that people who own all champions do get shafted from this.. Then again I could say the same for getting skin shards you already own. Of course I'm a little bias because I'm rerolling everything for the one skin I want, but I'm sure getting a copy is just as bad.
Rioter Comments
: Riot taught me to never fall in love, and reverting Akali saves time in the long run
Although I am 100% against the idea of a rework (plenty of other changes seem more.. worthwhile for lack of a better word?), I will agree that Riot Is honestly going about her the wrong way, but their overall goal of getting her out of top tier pro play was reached. I’m not sure if old kit - new visuals is hard or easy, but I guess anything beats the extreme of broken or unplayable.
: Who are your top 2 champs per position? Please comment
Wukong bot sounds lit. Top: {{champion:75}} {{champion:58}} because they’re both oppressive at certain points in the game. Jungle: {{champion:203}} {{champion:106}}. Kindred mostly because I just love their kit. Mid: {{champion:84}} {{champion:103}}. Mostly Akali but that’s because I just love her lol ADC: {{champion:222}} {{champion:202}} for them hard carries. Supp: {{champion:497}} {{champion:43}} for easy engage opportunities in lane and team fights.
: Nothing feels worse than loving a champion who isn't on Riot's favorite list
: What do you hate and love about lol.
I love the game itself. Very fun. Hate how Riot balances champs around pro play. Love how certain champs play. Hate how Riot balances champs around pro play.
: Does riot only care about professional plays
It's not some champions are getting nerfed and some aren't due to pro play, it's determined by a champion's exposure in pro play that determines it. If someone has over-exposure (akali for example [hey i made a post on that..]) then they will get nerfed. If someone is seen too little, they most likely get a rework or a mini one like Ezreal did a while back. Why is it around pro play? Because it supposedly makes up the top playerbase in terms of intellect (supposedly speaks more volume than the majority that play soloq). Also probably due to Riot's revenue and audience is centered around pro play as well. With this, really nothing else to say about it. Why aren't they basing anything off soloq? Think of it like the political system in the U.S, electoral college vs popular vote.
WardMyBüsh (EUNE)
: PBE Preview - Dark Cosmic Jhin, Dark Star Karma, Dark Star Shaco patch 9...
In my opinion it just looks like a recolor of blood moon for human like champs. Replace the orb with the blood moon and I don’t see many difference. They look cool I guess tho
: I Exclusively Fill in Ranked and...
That’s all I get when autofilled. I even have support as my secondary yet got jungle 2-3 times in a row. I mean it’s cool with me I guess, been meaning to pick it back up anyway, just annoying if it were promos.
Tomoe Gozen (EUNE)
: I actually like to read more drawn out and thoughtful posts on the Boards, rather than "Akali too THONK, Rito make BRAN DED AGEN!" arguments. Because this way, i feel like i can argue the points someone made and bring in my own than instead trying to figure out what the outraged OP meant and how i'd approach the issue. It's not my problem in having to think of an argument and put in in their mouth, if they are here taking up valuable "hot topic" space, it's them who should be worthy of keeping it with a good point. With that in mind, i agree that Riot does have to do something to nerf Akali's overall presence in pro play but i don't agree with the approach when it also undermines every other ELO as well. Riot did have a few pro play only nerfs for specific champions and this new Akali was supposed to have more levers Riot could switch on and off so that they'd have more avenues to balance her in the right direction. I'm not denying the fact others will look at pro play in order to copy-paste builds and even copy the playstyle of the pros. It doesn't matter if it's only a select few people because if they succeed, other players would copy the copycats and indirectly be copying the pros. This is how the knowledge gets disseminated to lower ELOs even if these people don't care about e-sports themselves. We're not perfectly isolated to picking up strategies and builds that work from other players and applying them to our ranked or normal League experience. That's the whole point of LEARNING from our mistakes and adapting to different situations. However, you can't copy the pro players' skill and experience with the champion. Which means that you have to put in the time and effort yourself if you want to enjoy the success they're having. Sometimes the bar is set too high and sometimes it can be just within our reach. Akali is one such champion where the bar is too high, i believe. What pros do with her (micromanage her abilities and weave in attacks to execute and style on their opponents), is not a real indicative of her actual strength in every other ELO. She is not an easy champ to pick up and she has clear weaknesses before she gets her core items (Gunblade), which was ironically what Riot was trying to fix with the rework. More on that below. Her runes transitioned from Electrocute or Dark Harvest to Fleet Footwork (because it heals and gives MS on charged attacks), which allows her to have some semblance of sustain that she desperately needs, which makes her all-in play all the more underwhelming when it happens because apparently, she isn't allowed to have this kind of damage while Zed can throw a shadow in your mouth and proc every micro ability he has from runes, items and kit (plus R), and blow you up in less than a microsecond. These nerfs (compounded from her previous ones), really hit her in the knees. Shroud's turret invisibility was cool but also warranted a justified removal of the mechanic because people were getting relatively easy tower dives. And pros abused this, as well as the rest of us did. She wasn't that hard to play, given this particular strength. But then her heal on max energy Q was removed and paired with already short Q range, meant you'd have to take damage while tossing it out. I, half of the time, am barely 1px short and i get dinged for this mistake. Her shroud was also nerfed in a way where she restealths slower, giving more time for opponents to target her with abilities. Shimmering mechanic was also included, where if Akali's taking damage from any source while in stealth, her position will be revealed for a split second, leaving her opponents not having to guess where to aim their abilities at. Now, her energy restoration from passive was hit while also reducing the damage and AP ratios and all i can say is to what end? We've come at a point where she'll be neutered for an average player while not being impacted that much for pro play because they rarely rely on 1v1 domination first. You already need to micromanage her abilities/dashes so that you can go in and proc everything in order. If team play is all that matters the most before individual play, even in her state she'll find use in teams, if her laning phase can be relatively safe and she can still do her job in cleaning up teamfights. Whereas my butt would require at least 3/4 items and 100+ games played under my belt so that i could make her marginally work (like 50% WR). These champions are not usually worth the effort you put in because they're extremely fickle. If they end up being immune to the nerfs, Riot would address this with more meaningful nerfs the next time, all the while the champion feeling worse and worse to play for us peasants. I also don't believe reverts should ever be a thing because Akali was changed for a reason and not because a Rioter likes TF Blade that much.
I wholeheartedly agree with your points. The whole point of this particular nerf was to slow down her scaling, stop solo potential, and to rely on her dashes to get in and out of team fights all while under the use of one single combo. But I fear this nerf had a bigger impact on soloq whereas we find ourselves (is it just me? Idk) killing the enemy laner, roaming, and in team fights being able to proc passive 24/7. And in reference to what you said about her skullcap, true it is relatively high for the average player, but majority of Riot’s thought process on nerfs caters to Pro play, but soloq gets hit the hardest (not even mentioning where majority of the player base falls into). Don’t agree with rework, and don’t agree with pointless nerfs..
: Honestly they should keep this Akali, but I think the issue is her R. Its an execute, has a ministun, offers two dashes that aren't fixed to any location, and all on a relatively short CD. Also it doesn't factor into the energy use of her combos, the move is actually insane. On rework release clearly her W with the true stealth gave her absurd safety. At this point though W lost its energy generation and is mostly used for speed for jukes. Q is reliable damage with some waveclear potential, but there's builds where people are taking Minion Dematerializer to make up for the nerfs. E probably doesn't need the mark on shroud for TP given it knocks yourself back and has a go in function, but as is they've nerfed her damage under the assumption she'd have that extra safety tool so it's a bit late for that. Honestly hacking damage/utility off Q and Passive isn't going to fix Akali. She's always going to do her job in pro play super effectively when R is up. If she's in danger, she gets out. If a gank is about to be setup, she can dive as much as she needs. In solo Q she's much lower impact and that's mainly because the R is a finishing move for skirmishes/teamfights as well as a reposition. If you aren't optimizing the mobility she's going to be weak. It creates a much higher disparity than most champions suffered, her case is pretty similar to Kalista/Azir where even with the team based aspect they're making a strong assumption about player skill with the balance. If we want her to be balanced around both, her basic stuff needs some power back and R needs some stuff hacked off it. Probably that mini-stun and some of the execute damage. Given that the move is what results in shit like Caps getting a pentakill though, I doubt Riot is taking any steps back off her current design. I'm not even a great Akali (Have like 10 or so games) and I feel like her power is just doubled or more when R is up, otherwise you're just playing the poke/trade dance.
> [{quoted}](name=TwitchInMyPants,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=1iGdvHe2,comment-id=0004,timestamp=2019-05-25T17:58:18.683+0000) > > Honestly they should keep this Akali, but I think the issue is her R. Its an execute, has a ministun, offers two dashes that aren't fixed to any location, and all on a relatively short CD. Also it doesn't factor into the energy use of her combos, the move is actually insane. > > On rework release clearly her W with the true stealth gave her absurd safety. At this point though W lost its energy generation and is mostly used for speed for jukes. Q is reliable damage with some waveclear potential, but there's builds where people are taking Minion Dematerializer to make up for the nerfs. E probably doesn't need the mark on shroud for TP given it knocks yourself back and has a go in function, but as is they've nerfed her damage under the assumption she'd have that extra safety tool so it's a bit late for that. > > Honestly hacking damage/utility off Q and Passive isn't going to fix Akali. She's always going to do her job in pro play super effectively when R is up. If she's in danger, she gets out. If a gank is about to be setup, she can dive as much as she needs. In solo Q she's much lower impact and that's mainly because the R is a finishing move for skirmishes/teamfights as well as a reposition. If you aren't optimizing the mobility she's going to be weak. It creates a much higher disparity than most champions suffered, her case is pretty similar to Kalista/Azir where even with the team based aspect they're making a strong assumption about player skill with the balance. > > If we want her to be balanced around both, her basic stuff needs some power back and R needs some stuff hacked off it. Probably that mini-stun and some of the execute damage. Given that the move is what results in shit like Caps getting a pentakill though, I doubt Riot is taking any steps back off her current design. I'm not even a great Akali (Have like 10 or so games) and I feel like her power is just doubled or more when R is up, otherwise you're just playing the poke/trade dance. I would argue her ultimate is nowhere close to the problem. That micro stun is the only form of cc she has along with the unreliable slow on her Q. Execute - or rather having two procs on R - is relatively close to the old Akali where Riot is trying to keep one thing similar throughout all stages of Akali: her ability to dash around the battlefield. We worry about her Energy use, but Zed only has to worry about cooldowns, can teleport via shadows around the map, and all in the same breath have those cooldowns come right back up and get the execute from his passive. But I will say on your suggestion on nerfing damage slightly, that power needs to go back into her shroud if something like that happens.
Ozzburne (NA)
: The reason everyone wants akali nerfed is BECAUSE its very clear Riot has no idea what to do with her, and has literally lost the playerbase's confidence that they ever will get their heads removed from their own asses. Pre-rework akali? She worked. She wasnt getting nerfed every other patch, she wasn't an unbalancable abomination of bruiser/assassin that is literally useless outside of fighting other champions, she had real actual ways to carry games and contribute to her team. New Akali? Don't get me wrong, she's fun as heck, but she's a busted wreck. Everything is based on the shroud. Everything. And the shroud? Gutted beyond repair. She's all ready lost the one thing they wanted her to have, and have just been chipping away at the fun parts of her kit until she's a shallow husk of what she used to be. True stealth? Gone. Heal? Gone. Reliable skirmishing in shroud? Nerfed into oblivion so hard it might as well be gone.(shimmer on dmg, delayed re-steath, follow through mechanic, etc) I'm tired of it, and understandably, most other Akali players are, too. Just revert her back to what she used to be and let us enjoy the champion without having to hear Riot bullshit their way through another patch and we have to see some jackass write "Zero power nerf" again. Just give us back our cool ninja
> [{quoted}](name=Ozzburne,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=1iGdvHe2,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2019-05-25T12:07:30.908+0000) > > The reason everyone wants akali nerfed is BECAUSE its very clear Riot has no idea what to do with her, and has literally lost the playerbase's confidence that they ever will get their heads removed from their own asses. Pre-rework akali? She worked. She wasnt getting nerfed every other patch, she wasn't an unbalancable abomination of bruiser/assassin that is literally useless outside of fighting other champions, she had real actual ways to carry games and contribute to her team. > > New Akali? Don't get me wrong, she's fun as heck, but she's a busted wreck. Everything is based on the shroud. Everything. And the shroud? Gutted beyond repair. She's all ready lost the one thing they wanted her to have, and have just been chipping away at the fun parts of her kit until she's a shallow husk of what she used to be. True stealth? Gone. Heal? Gone. Reliable skirmishing in shroud? Nerfed into oblivion so hard it might as well be gone.(shimmer on dmg, delayed re-steath, follow through mechanic, etc) > > I'm tired of it, and understandably, most other Akali players are, too. Just revert her back to what she used to be and let us enjoy the champion without having to hear Riot bullshit their way through another patch and we have to see some jackass write "Zero power nerf" again. > > Just give us back our cool ninja I just can’t agree. I still feel as though this Akali has way more mechanics than the old, even WITH the nerfs she gets on a consistent basis (too consistent, come on Riot..) Old Akali could literally 100-0 someone, while this Akali has the potential to do so but it’s not based entirely off her kit alone. You would need something like lichbane to get close to old Akali’s numbers. But If you could explain to me how old Akali had more outplay potential then I’m all ears because I didn’t play much of her so I’d be glad to hear anything. New Akali can lose every unique skill she has, but I still think she would be fun to play, just not AS fun. And simple fixes are either reverting unique nerfs and nerfing damage or what I listed in my post. Again I don’t think we should revert but that’s just my opinion.
D357R0Y3R (EUW)
: They're targetting energy refound and passive damage to lower akali's dps as for now in pro play, she's able to duel bruisers too much and even using conqueror something that an assassin shouldn't be doing
> [{quoted}](name=D357R0Y3R,realm=EUW,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=1iGdvHe2,comment-id=0002,timestamp=2019-05-25T12:19:07.692+0000) > > They're targetting energy refound and passive damage to lower akali's dps > > as for now in pro play, she's able to duel bruisers too much and even using conqueror something that an assassin shouldn't be doing Kat runs conqueror, but assassins shouldn’t be able to use it, why? Because they’re not like zed who relies on landing abilities to empower his ultimate and not rely on auto attacks like Akali passive or Katarina E? And as I stated in my post, why are we targeting dps for a single assassin?
Tomoe Gozen (EUNE)
: Why shouldn't an assassin be using Conqueror? Akali's burst isn't exactly on point until well late into the game. She's a skirmisher first and foremost.
> [{quoted}](name=Tomoe Gozen,realm=EUNE,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=1iGdvHe2,comment-id=00020000,timestamp=2019-05-25T16:17:03.477+0000) > > Why shouldn't an assassin be using Conqueror? > Akali's burst isn't exactly on point until well late into the game. > She's a skirmisher first and foremost. I’d argue her burst shines throughout all stages of the game. I have with one simple combo at level 1 gotten an enemy laner’s health to 1/4. Although it was because the enemy laner probably had no knowledge of Akali, it’s still damage. And another thing, she’s not a skirmisher. She’s a full bred assassin who -through recent changes and nerfs to her play- is forced to change her play style.
: Easiest fucking fix for invisible champs is making pink wards what they used to be. Anti-Invisible Champs, and pinks can burn through gold so yeh.
> [{quoted}](name=Bμbble Butt,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=1iGdvHe2,comment-id=0003,timestamp=2019-05-25T16:41:35.956+0000) > > Easiest fucking fix for invisible champs is making pink wards what they used to be. Anti-Invisible Champs, and pinks can burn through gold so yeh. I don’t think that’s a permanent fix. For one, that’s a wasted slot for late game trying to counter just one single champion. Maybe something like sweeper? And only making Akali targetable with vision would be a drastic change, and I myself would not know how to balance that.
Rioter Comments
: Ask Riot How You Get That S+ on Urgot
Hear me out, people. I think that getting an S ranking should simply be achieved by teamwork, and not individual factors. For example, let's say the factors of getting an S ranking were: -CS -K/D/A -Builds (for whatever reason) -Ward/Sweeps -Objectives (towers, inhib, drag, etc.) Some of these encourage solo play to an extent (AFK farming, kill stealing/securing, specific paths, warding/sweeping solely for rank [and not to ward against enemies], and perhaps worrying about an objective at the wrong time). Perhaps we should make it to whereas ranking depends on how well we work with the team, that way Riot can tell us the factors while no one compromises the win for the team. Of course these examples would need to fit the role/champion, and not group them altogether. Example factors could/might be (but are not limited to) -General assists -Saves (perhaps killing an enemy before a teammate dies, or healing a teammate) -Ward spotting an enemy -Dragon/Baron steal from enemies (strong factor, but not crucial) -Grouping -Combos (knockup + Yasuo ult, baiting, hook, etc.) And perhaps factors that get people to snowball: -Early game ganks -positioning -passive/aggressive lanes And more, but these are more-so a general idea. But in general, team play should reward an S, if it doesn't already. But if it did, Riot would tell us, since the main focus seems to be that they don't want to compromise winning over selfish play. Feedbacks? Thoughts?
: Yes, you do need to own the champion in order to get the chest.
Okay, thank you so much for the clarification. I guess I somehow did earn S on him already.
: Have you already received a chest while playing as Blitzcrank? You can only earn one chest per champion per season, so if you have already earned one for Blitzcrank, you cannot earn another one for him until next season.
Thanks for that info, though. I don't think i knew it was 1 chest per season. However, does one need to own the champion to get the chest, or can it be a free to play champion? I might have earned an S on blitz before, but in my latest game, I got S ranking with Karma. I know for a fact I have not S ranked with her this season.
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Knoyle (NA)
: How it feels to be Tank support against Tank Jungle/Top.
Double upvote for the proud family reference.
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: Permabanned almost a year ago...
Hell. I don't know what you did, but I believe if anyone had a slight bit of toxicity in them- and they have reformed from that point, they should have some type of reconcile. . . It warms my heart to see that not only did you recognize that you were being toxic, but that you no longer are what you were. I mean yeah, I'm only toxic on the inside (meaning i rage at people without raging at them ;3;), but I've been trying to cut down as well. I hope Riot, at the very least, contacts you with a clear message of intent, and at the most, returns everything you lost, because they've seen some type of reformation. ~Signed, A {{champion:105}} Hater
: Queue Bug in All Game Modes Right Now
For those who didn't know: We can't launch the game due to Rito resolving errors :D
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: Boards won't let me create a discussion
Same for me, except higher than level 7.

ChaosFross

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