Ralanr (NA)
: I mean, Iroh got ripped in Avatar from eating bread and working out, so that level of unrealism I don’t really care for anymore. I could complain about it, but I don’t see Riot turning Sylas into a twig because of it.
That one guard that was nice to him brought him extra food in addition to the prison rations, presumably. He was eating fruit and she even brought him tea, the other guards didn't seem to pay much attention to him because of how he made himself look like a pitiful old man, so she could easily sneak him extra food.
: They need to embellish a bit more on Demacian positive aspects. The sense of unity between people that gets touched on in a couple stories often gets overlooked by the community and we brand Demacia as the Runeterran equivalent of Salem. Nobody talks about how Demacians helped Garen back on his feet after his uncle died > All of Demacia seemed to rally around Garen after the death of his uncle. Strangers on the street, including commoners with little to call their own, expressed their condolences, gave him gifts of respect, and offered adages of support. He was surrounded by compassion and saw Demacia as a kingdom of unity where people took care of one another, healing wounds of others as if wounds to themselves. He saw an ideal Demacia, where no one was ever truly alone. and conversely Garen taking care of his fellow Demacians when J4 was thought to have been killed > For days, Garen was inconsolable. He couldn’t stop blaming himself for the prince’s death, even as his family and fellow soldiers tried to convince him otherwise. He remembered how the kingdom rallied around him following his uncle’s demise, and wished he could do the same for the kin of his fallen soldiers. He took up residence in the barracks with his fellow soldiers in training, and all that he earned went toward supporting the families of the fallen. Poppy finding her place in the world after feeling alienated because of how different she was when compared to her fellow yordles J4s journey of self-discovery and his acceptance of Shyvana The nations adoption of outsiders like Xin Zhao and Sona That's what Demacia is truly about, a place where everyone can belong and where everyone looks out for each other. Where higher principles like courage, communal service and duty still mean something. The wrinkle that makes Demacia interesting is that all that positive stuff is conditional, mages are persecuted, the nobility is privileged and certain aspects of their society are highly regimented like the military and law. The key is to not lose sight of the positive stuff by over-embellishing it's flaws or painting them as villains which is what everyone gets caught up in. From a Worldbuilding point of view remember that Demacia is supposed to represent a bulwark of the past losing its' way in a modernizing world. There is a lot of value in the ideals Demacia will bring into this new world if it can survive the transition, but that's the challenge. Will Demacia flourish or flounder and champions like Lux who represent a more worldly view while still maintaining the core Demacian principles represent what it could be.
Exactly. Right now Demacia is viewed as an opressive nation with little good to it, when it should be portrayed as a good nation whose misplaced values of Justice and order have led to mistreatment of mages.
Ralanr (NA)
: Still is a Demacia story that isn’t anti magic. We also have J4 and arguably Shyvana.
Shyvana's lore talks about how Demacia "could be dangerous for a magical creature like her", J4s lore talks about being distrustful of magic too. It's in almost all of it. It would be nice to have more lore like Poppy's, which barely mentions it at all.
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: omg I remember watching this as a child but can't for the life of me remember where it's from.
It's from a Goofy episode: "A knight for a day".
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Moody P (NA)
: base stats, projectile speeds, skillshot size/speed/distance, cooldowns, effect durations, what effects you get, spells resetting attack timers or not covers most of it
Aadion (NA)
: The poacher's dirk removal leaves me pretty salty tbh. I love that item. It's a snowball item with a great risk/reward (Possibility of dying during invade, free 600 gold upon completion.) If you don't want new players to buy it just don't put it in the recommended items sections for builds because that's all new players look at. I remember when duskblade was broken I would buy it first item on pre-rework eve, climbed to Plat 1 with that, and now I'm diamond and still buy it most of my shaco/blue kayn games. RITO I WANT ITEM OPTIONS
Not to mention the "noob trap" excuse for removing it is a poor one. There are plenty of champions, items, and runes in the game that could have the same reason applied to them (Ohmwrecker).
: Demacia was always more than their strong trepidation towards magic. People just grossly fixated on that and built very cynical and pretty superficial impressions. I've been saying that in one form or another since Galio's re-release. Honestly, the Demaican culture gets more of a bad rep from this community than ancient Shurima ever did for having slaves and other atrocities.
Which is why I'm worried that if the teased champion is supposed to be a "wrongfully imprisoned mage, harshly treated by the unforgiving law of Demacia", it will further reduce any interesting qualities of Demacias lore to "they hate magic"
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Noraver (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=Moody P,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=L4e2mKjV,comment-id=,timestamp=2018-11-20T17:21:20.488+0000) > > btw NONE OF THE OTHER PET SUMMONER CHAMPIONS WORK LIKE THIS. Not Malzahar, not Zyra, not Annie. Just Yorick. Actually, they do. Plant attacks will aggro the turret onto Zyra, and Tibbers hitting the enemy will aggro the turret onto Annie. Haven't played Malz in a year but I'm pretty sure he also gets aggro.
Malzahar voidlings do not draw minion aggro onto him.
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Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: October 31
I think that in the preseason if there is going to be any major jungle changes, the concept of leashing the first buff should be somehow phased out and junglers balanced around it.
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Namîste (NA)
: PSA: If the area has a pink ward...please do not destroy the enemies regular wards!
The way this works should be changed I think. Wards shouldn't give more vision while disabled, ever. There's also no resource in-game or anywhere explaining this interaction, besides your own knowledge of the game.
Arakadia (NA)
: I don't see how it was creative or versatile. Certainly less so then current ult. The old ult was just press it when you jump on the backline for free CC lock and some AoE damage.
It let him move around while using W to generate lots of blobs and pick them up. Each bounce made a blob, and each W made a blob, so he could use it to sustain a lot in a teamfight.
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Fraione (EUW)
: ***
This problem has definitely existed before. I think the spell queue system has "overridden" spells cast quickly for a long time now, here's a thread about it from [2012](http://forums.na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=2742069). I think most players have subconsciously gotten used to it, even if the system should be better.
: This seems like it should be altered for certain champions though. In a game where death happens in about 1 second, you need to be able to hit keys fast enough to react. I know hitting several keys too quickly shouldn't queue all of them for every champion, but as Malzahar this fucks him up too hard. He needs his E+W+R and it doesn't really matter what you hit first one of the first 2 doesn't come out. That is interesting for Vel'koz though. This also happens to Brand, if you hit them in a certain order the second ability won't come out. I think E has the wonkiest casting animation so you need to cast it second or third, idr too well its been a while.
I think they need some customizable options for spell queuing. However, another "quick fix" option could possibly be added real easily. In examples like Zilean and Vel'Koz, they have spells with zero cast timers that could be added to the queue with no effect on their combo. Basically, a QWE combo on Vel'Koz takes the same amount of time as a QE combo, so hypothetically it has no time difference if W is just added to the queue of spells to go off. The same thing with Zilean QWQ, it's the same amount of time. I can't test with Malzahar right now, but if his W has no cast timer his EWR combo takes the same time as ER, so it should be possible for him too.
Fraione (EUW)
: Ability cancel/ignore gamebreaking bug (applies to all champions)
It's the cast timers/spell queue. The last spell you press while casting another spell will be the next spell to go off. For example look at Vel'Koz. If you press QWE very quickly, you will press WE while Q is casting, making the next queued spell E instead of W, so Vel'Koz will cast QE and not cast W. Same thing if you cast EWQ. But since W actually has no cast timer, if you start his combo with W it will cast both E and Q. So WQE or WEQ will fire all 3 spells.
: Yeah and that sucks for Morde. He just got the short end of the stick as one of CT's experiments. I used to play Morde before the rework too and a little bit after. He was actually my first main when I started this game (1v5 all day). But that doesn't excuse this being a thing.
The issue isn't Morde per se, it's the poor classification of pets. For example, Nunu doesn't get full healing on Q from them since they aren't minions or monsters, and Morde gets the full healing on them since they aren't minions. Riot needs to unify what pets count as, since we have wacky things like Cho'gath being able to eat unlimited Malzahar voidlings for stacks, and some pets not activating aert and some do.
: > [{quoted}](name=Riot MapleNectar,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=JaUFEGAr,comment-id=000d,timestamp=2018-10-07T19:34:33.881+0000) > > "I also like to put things in quotes that don't reflect what someone said" - D357R0Y3R > > 4. On 8.19 we instead buffed some champs that are considered decent against her as a low range marksman (Pyke, Thresh, Kog'maw), while nerfing some that gave her a lot of protection (Braum/Tahm Kench). > Really enjoy talking on the boards! You’re nerfing other champs because Kai’sa is too strong?
It feels terrible to know that champions like Tahm who already have poor winrates in anything but pro games are being nerfed because *other champions* are strong.
: A message to riot: please change Zac back
I thought being able to bounce around in his ult while using W and picking up blobs was genius. He feels so one-dimensional now.
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: Ritual sacrifices. It's a big thing in lovecraftian fiction, since the magic in his fiction was often alien and required horrific sacrifices.
It's also possible that the knife was based on the [Kirpan](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirpan), one of the articles Sikh's are supposed to carry at all times. I believe Malzahar was religious or some sort of prophet in his lore, I don't know if that's still true though.
Malak (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=Stephenizgod,realm=NA,application-id=ELUpwER8,discussion-id=ZEdJNvVe,comment-id=00110000,timestamp=2018-08-22T19:34:05.001+0000) > > to promote a healthy conversation i believe. not sure why downvoting prevents a healthy conversation
People tend to downvote someone they disagree with in an attempt to silence them. It also causes a mob-mentality sort of thing, if they see one person has negative points they tend to instantly think "This person is wrong" right off the bat, before they even read the comment.
: Jhin's ultimate draws different indicator zones depending on what team you're on. Jhin and his allies see a smaller zone, whereas enemies see a larger zone. This makes enemy players able to dodge correctly while making the Jhin player feel good for "cheating" hits slightly on the edge of the ult zone that he sees. Jhin's W indicator is indeed somewhat inaccurate when shot up or down elevation changes (into or out of the river). A number of particles have this issue, Jhin W and Lux R are most noticeable due to their extreme ranges. Not an easy problem to solve sadly.
Will there ever be a way to see exactly the correct indicators? As in indicators that are they exact size of the hitbox, not smaller to make you "feel good", but the right size so you can aim it properly?
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Chermorg (NA)
: That's not "discussion view" - you're in chronological view there. Chronological view always displays comments in a non-nested, time order fashion - regardless of voting.
There wasn't an option to switch views on that thread, is there a reason for that? Here are a few threads currently near the top with really negative scores at the very top of the comments: https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/gameplay-balance/9E62bqtY-mordekaiser-has-fallen-from-opgg-due-to-lack-of-play-can-mordekaiser-get-some-qol-power-shifts https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/gameplay-balance/AABO183Q-voyboy-on-zoe-if-azir-ryze-can-be-43-wr-solo-q-champs-i-think-she-qualifies-to-be-in-that-area https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/gameplay-balance/ZiNBHvdG-the-tank-buffs-are-weaksauce-and-youre-not-nerfing-damage-enough I get that it's supposed to be sorted by activity or whatever, but it seems like that frequently results in back-and-forth arguments instead of the downvoted comment being displaced with better comments.
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Chermorg (NA)
: Comment sorting in Discussion View is based on a combination of voting (both upvotes, downvotes, and combined/net votes) as well as replies (and their votes). The vast majority of the time, this will result in the most *active* comment threads being lifted to the top of the thread, but admittedly it can fail in some cases where a poorly thought out comment thread makes it to the top. Unfortunately, changing the boards algorithms is something beyond the scope of the volunteer moderation team at this time, and even if we could change it, I'm not sure we could do much better. I invite you, however, to please post links to threads/comment threads that you think were elevated in the thread that shouldn't have been, as well as comment threads that you think were not elevated but should have been. The only way we could attempt to identify the root cause of this problem is if you present the cases you're referring to.
In [this](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/general-discussion/PusRWQOd-smurfing-its-a-cowardly-act-change-my-mind) thread https://i.imgur.com/d7zMgmz.png, some of the top comments are heavily downvoted. The "active" comment sort seems flawed, because it still pushes downvoted comments to the top in some scenarios. I know you guys can't really change it, but IMO the most ideal system for a forum/discussion board is one without downvotes, so opposing viewpoints can't be silenced, but a way to show you agree with some comments.
: Will there be any love on zac on ur tank buffs list? I’m sick of everyone including myself on reddit complaining about new zac being inferior to old Zac a year and a half onwards and I’m definitely sick of people undermining my ability to play zac in ranked without being called a troll pick and 4v6 from my laners for my choice of pick and I absolutely dislike the stale one dimensional build path that is tank in order to be somewhat viable in this current day and time. Zacs my beacon of hope, the blobby trail path I presume to follow in hopes for a return to his former gooey self. I think he needs to be loved, by more than his pre reworked followers but by the riot team themselves. There’s a few suggestions on reddit for improvements ~ One suggested to bring back ratio on w as a quality of life improvement for off-role playstyle as it wont affect pro play but bring a build variation to his solo q. Another suggested that zac had additional affects based on how many blobs have been picked up which buffs his overall kit and feeling but not break him such as every 10th blob picked up resets w CD immediately or every xth blob picked up increases base damage of q/w/e/r by x A lot of suggestions of a reverted ultimate, which I also lean towards. Reduce the range of his Q to melee, but hand stretches while it’s attached to his target allowing him to chase another target to get in meele range to apply the collision of the second part of his q. So the second q which also must be applied in melee range is a nerf to the effectiveness of executing the q cc for something like more damage elsewhere or for additional blobs drop maybe 2x drop to 4x blobs which would make zac feel tankier and make w feel more useful with the lower CD when the blobs are picked up and it will also help his clear speeds and encourage his skirmish and dueling. This would encourage different playstyles and make landing e more rewarding as it allows for a easy q interaction during the cc duration and also interacts with his passive healing and w CD and punishes missing the e more. (Which could balance his solo Q and pro play)
I just want the old Zac back who had decent damage instead of overloaded CC
: Hey guys! I've been asking around re: this emote for the past few days and it definitely hasn't been shelved! Some things got rearranged as far as release schedule goes, but he'll definitely still be available at some point. Thanks so much for your patience!
> [{quoted}](name=Riot Hylia,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=rx5VMxTk,comment-id=0009,timestamp=2018-07-26T23:28:58.987+0000) > > Hey guys! I've been asking around re: this emote for the past few days and it definitely hasn't been shelved! Some things got rearranged as far as release schedule goes, but he'll definitely still be available at some point. Thanks so much for your patience! Spooky scary Karthus emote for Halloween confirmed
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MrRecDoT (EUW)
: Jesus christ whats with the comment section. And you wonder why Rioters dont like being active on boards...
The issue is rude comments with a lot of replies and a million downvotes are placed at the top for some reason.
Amorith (NA)
: Riot, I get I'm in my promos, but what the fuck is this?
I don't understand why you can be matched with people in a rank you can't queue with.
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: June 22
A lot of tanks are performing really poorly. Any thoughts about that?
: We currently have downvotes hidden until you *visit* a thread, which we decided was one of the more effective options. There's also an on-hover feature currently enabled that lets you hover over a thread title in the full board view (doesn't seem to reliably work in the individual thread view) to see the exact breakdown in terms of upvotes and downvotes. We opted to avoid mandatory commenting for fear it would lead to a big increase in spam comments from people who just wanted to express their support or disagreement with an idea, as well as be viewed as frustrating by those who just want to express their thoughts without typing up a full response. The idea of having an opt-in to the downvote system (or perhaps the entire voting system) is interesting though -- I'll definitely bring that up with the team and see if it's feasible and worth putting our somewhat limited bandwidth towards.
> [{quoted}](name=The Djinn,realm=NA,application-id=6heBIhQc,discussion-id=tiPM7UTE,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2018-06-08T20:45:58.101+0000) > > We currently have downvotes hidden until you *visit* a thread, which we decided was one of the more effective options. There's also an on-hover feature currently enabled that lets you hover over a thread title in the full board view (doesn't seem to reliably work in the individual thread view) to see the exact breakdown in terms of upvotes and downvotes. > > We opted to avoid mandatory commenting for fear it would lead to a big increase in spam comments from people who just wanted to express their support or disagreement with an idea, as well as be viewed as frustrating by those who just want to express their thoughts without typing up a full response. > > The idea of having an opt-in to the downvote system (or perhaps the entire voting system) is interesting though -- I'll definitely bring that up with the team and see if it's feasible and worth putting our somewhat limited bandwidth towards. I think that "like" options for forums are much nicer. It means that good discussions can reach the top, while not allowing people to silence opinions they disagree with.
: In all my time at Riot, I have honestly never heard anyone say VAIR-uss or VARR-uss... It's usually VAH-russ, like "paris" or "embarrass". I do not claim to be an authority on League champ name pronunciation, but I think that was where my British brain went with it, too. :-)
> [{quoted}](name=Scathlocke,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=V7IxwlRE,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2018-06-08T01:12:46.108+0000) > > It's usually VAH-russ, like "paris" Wait, how do you pronounce Paris? I pronounce it like Pairess, and Varus like Vairess.
: Looks to me like this is a result of the soraka E silence being applied every server tick (basically it isn't a 100% consistent thing. If you are resurrecting from a GA, soraka places her E over your corpse, you will be able to spam flash and flash before you get silenced. Same thing here). Pretty sure the amumu walks into the silence zone, and shortly after walking in (before the silence is applied) he casts his bandage toss.
> [{quoted}](name=Riot Afic,realm=NA,application-id=LqLKtMpN,discussion-id=LWYEdcRP,comment-id=0003,timestamp=2018-06-06T21:28:14.344+0000) > > Looks to me like this is a result of the soraka E silence being applied every server tick (basically it isn't a 100% consistent thing. If you are resurrecting from a GA, soraka places her E over your corpse, you will be able to spam flash and flash before you get silenced. Same thing here). Pretty sure the amumu walks into the silence zone, and shortly after walking in (before the silence is applied) he casts his bandage toss. Are you sure Soraka E is applied _every_ server tick? It really seems like it's much less frequent. Most ground-targeted lingering AOE effects like this do a good job of almost instantly applying their effects, look at Cass's Miasma, Singed's Mega Adhesive, or Viktor's Gravity Field. I'm almost certain Soraka's E updated much less frequently than other skills.
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: Actually, his anchor was mentioned: "Nautilus grabbed the anchor chain, his last connection to the world above, and hauled himself up even as the thing below sought to drag him down. But the weight was too much. Just as his giant metal fingers were about to breach the surface, the chain snapped. Nautilus screamed within the suit, but none could hear him. He tumbled back into the inky maelstrom, clutching the sinking anchor in desperation. Dark tendrils enveloped him, and he could only watch as the dimming outline of his ship faded away. Then everything went black." So it's still a memento from his betrayal and something that sunk into the darkness with him!
Yes, it mentions the anchor, but it doesn't talk about why he continues to carry it. In fact, it doesn't even mention whether he takes that same anchor on his trip back to shore. For all we know from this story it could be some random anchor he found once he got back to port.
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