: Open now: Piltover v. the Shadow Isles
Looking for one more Summoner! (Also, more matches after this, of course.)
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: {{champion:78}} ?
> [{quoted}](name=Cind3rkick,realm=EUW,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=lti3aiGj,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2019-09-14T21:06:50.047+0000) > > {{champion:78}} ? There's more info at [LeagueFactions.net](http://LeagueFactions.net), including Champion lists for each side.
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: Good to see you guys up and running again. Good luck Summoners!
> [{quoted}](name=AbiwonKenabi,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=rARVrEff,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2019-06-23T21:37:52.795+0000) > > Good to see you guys up and running again. Good luck Summoners! Abi! <3
: Factions Matches: 22-23 June, 29 CLE
Stream's up! [twitch.tv/LeagueFactions](http://twitch.tv/LeagueFactions)
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: Factions: A Faction versus Faction Community Mode (inspired by Riot's Noxus v. Ionia tournament)
Setting up a Noxus v. Ionia now! Streaming to [twitch.tv/LeagueFactions](http://twitch.tv/LeagueFactions). Update: [stream recording here](https://www.twitch.tv/videos/310709978)
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: bandle city
> [{quoted}](name=fallenreaper88,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=ZBvgcBwH,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2017-11-25T03:45:56.494+0000) > > bandle city FOR THE MOTHERSHIP I mean, uh, sorry, I am of course completely unbiased. YORDLE DOMINATION FOREVER
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: Hey cupcaketrap. I should get back into factions. Old lore was good.
> [{quoted}](name=The Soulforged,realm=NA,application-id=mNBeEEkI,discussion-id=LZsGG1zG,comment-id=0002,timestamp=2017-07-19T22:09:24.218+0000) > > Hey cupcaketrap. > I should get back into factions. Old lore was good. Hey! It'd be great to have you again.
: WHENEVER YOU WANT TO BRING ME BACK AS A CASTER I'M DOWN.
> [{quoted}](name=ChickenWrap,realm=NA,application-id=mNBeEEkI,discussion-id=LZsGG1zG,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2017-07-19T21:51:42.910+0000) > > WHENEVER YOU WANT TO BRING ME BACK AS A CASTER I'M DOWN. Sounds good. We might have some intermission weekend events coming up.
: Wow you are still around and still doing the factions thing. Crazy.
> [{quoted}](name=BestJhinUniverse,realm=NA,application-id=mNBeEEkI,discussion-id=LZsGG1zG,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2017-07-19T21:51:52.699+0000) > > Wow you are still around and still doing the factions thing. Crazy. It is, isn't it? I've been working on how to delegate more things and streamline arc procedures so that it doesn't eat up quite so much of my time, and I think this effort is proving successful.
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: Factions Friday: Fight for Noxus or Zaun
[Factions Friday](https://leaguefactions.net/2017/06/09/first-factions-friday/)!
: > [{quoted}](name=CupcakeTrap,realm=NA,application-id=mNBeEEkI,discussion-id=R31Mtkfj,comment-id=03bf00000000000000000000,timestamp=2017-01-13T18:10:38.245+0000) > > [Clevernesss & Commitment] > ... Hell, I didn't know all that about your system. I thought it was matching bronzes with bronzes and so forth so I figured it would go about as well as other Ranked games. I... guess I'll sign up! :) Ha, you finally sold me after all these years... In the name of the Glorious Evolution, I will ally myself with Zaun.
> [{quoted}](name=Summoner Ezraqel,realm=NA,application-id=mNBeEEkI,discussion-id=R31Mtkfj,comment-id=03bf000000000000000000000000,timestamp=2017-01-20T14:14:52.501+0000) > > ... Hell, I didn't know all that about your system. I thought it was matching bronzes with bronzes and so forth so I figured it would go about as well as other Ranked games. I... guess I'll sign up! :) Ha, you finally sold me after all these years... > > In the name of the Glorious Evolution, I will ally myself with Zaun. Very belatedly: thanks! Also, Zaun's in this arc. :3
: > [{quoted}](name=Icathian,realm=EUW,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=esgdWR0s,comment-id=00040001,timestamp=2017-01-12T22:50:35.756+0000) > > Overwatch made a huge step with Tracer. > Maybe League will eventually keep up with that, for example confirming taric being gay or some completely new Champ in the future Taric won't be gay. Not because of fear but because him being gay was made to be a joke and taunt at his flamboyancy. I'm perfectly fine with Tracer being lesbian and the boy in Janna's color text being gay, but I will refute Taric because him being gay would be a "stereotypical" gay that people imagine or joke about.
> [{quoted}](name=Valaran Nara,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=esgdWR0s,comment-id=000400010000,timestamp=2017-01-12T23:12:08.402+0000) > > Taric won't be gay. > > Not because of fear but because him being gay was made to be a joke and taunt at his flamboyancy. I really respected IronStylus' post on this topic. When he was gathering community ideas and comments about the upcoming Taric rework—and let me add that I also greatly appreciate him doing that—a lot of us were making the usual "faaabuloooouuuuus" jokes. He made a thought-provoking and principled reply: this was ultimately not a very nice thing we were doing. If Taric is gay, he said, he should not be a campy gay stereotype. I miss IronStylus. Such a decent fellow.
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: > [{quoted}](name=CupcakeTrap,realm=NA,application-id=mNBeEEkI,discussion-id=R31Mtkfj,comment-id=03bf000000000000,timestamp=2017-01-13T01:41:36.145+0000) > > Thank you for your encouragement! It means a great deal. I'm pleased that Factions continues to be a source of fun and creativity for **Summoners** like yourself. >---- > I continue to appreciate that there are so many people like yourself out there. As I've said before, when I started Factions, I expected maybe a couple dozen people to be interested, and for the threads to all be downvoted to -3000 by "omg lore sux esportz where" types. It makes me very happy that it turned out distinctly otherwise. > Of course, CT! - Back then, you were merely delivering to them the Lore they were promised when Riot couldn't get their crap together. It was the only sensible thing to do, even if it was hard work doing it. Even now, Riot still can't get their crap together - thus, Factions continues to grow. You're essentially doing their job for them even after they gave up doing it, proving that the original was good enough, well-liked, and very much _possible_ to make flourish. >I hope you'll join us for Arc X, as well! Small problem there - I'm terrible at this game. :') Once upon a time, I barely broke Silver II. You don't want Summoners like me in Factions, trust me. But I do agree with you that _the Shadow Isles should be the next feature!_ Demacia has just gone around purging angry spirits like nobody's business, not even respecting the needs of the dead like Ionia planned to. I don't think the SI would take kindly to that sort of thing. It'd be a diddily-darn shame for such an opportunity to go to waste.
> [{quoted}](name=Summoner Ezraqel,realm=NA,application-id=mNBeEEkI,discussion-id=R31Mtkfj,comment-id=03bf0000000000000000,timestamp=2017-01-13T08:25:33.877+0000) > > Small problem there - I'm terrible at this game. :') Once upon a time, I barely broke Silver II. You don't want Summoners like me in Factions, trust me. Oh, but we do! The rank-based score-adjust takes care of the fairness issues there. If you're not familiar: basically, I spent a lot of time thinking about how to make point amounts fair. What I ended up doing was compiling every single match result into a big spreadsheet, then breaking the matchups down into common patterns. 5-choose-10 produces a LOT of combinations, so it's rare to have many instances of the EXACT same matchup, e.g. DGGGS v. PGGGB. I use two main techniques to solve that problem: 1. Canceling: Cancel out mirrored Summoners. For example, D~~GGG~~S v P~~GGG~~B becomes DS v PB. 2. HGL conversion: Combine D and P into "H(igh-tier)", and S and B into "L(ow-tier)". We then check prior matches and see what the predicted winrate would be for the winning side, based on skill levels alone. I then apply a skill adjust such that, if a thousand matches were played, and they followed past winrates for these matchups exactly, the factions would each have a net zero BoP. That's a long way of saying "you don't hurt your faction by being low-ranked". There's also a shorter argument: "Factions is for fun, and while it's good to want to try hard (or even tryhard) to win, it's mostly about having a good time." I'm a big believer in vaguely in-character all-chat banter, like Demacians calling Noxians "CURSED VILLAINS!" or a sheepish Ionian jungler explaining, "Balance dictated that the wolves kill ME for once." Actually, I think that's one emergent property of Factions that I hadn't counted on but has turned out to be a great positive: mixing and collaboration across ranks. I've learned a lot by playing with Diamonds and Plats and watching how they coordinate teams. Often, the high-tiers are the nicest people, and are often willing to take a minute to give you some pointers. Especially if you're on their faction, and they want to get you playing above your level! (Asking the other side's high-tiers may be dangerous for a similar reason. "Hmm, I think what would really take your Soraka to the next level would be to rush some ArPen. It helps with harass. Trust me, I'm a Noxian.")
: > [{quoted}](name=CupcakeTrap,realm=NA,application-id=mNBeEEkI,discussion-id=R31Mtkfj,comment-id=03bf0000,timestamp=2016-12-02T02:00:08.103+0000) > > Thank you! Welcome to the fight, Summoner. > Factions is still going two years later, even after all that conflict you had after the Retcon? Not only is it on-going, it's still _flourishing,_ earning new members? Hell... CupcakeTrap, I'm so proud we have someone like you in the LoL community. I used to be so invested in the Lore, but after the Retcon, I just - I can't anymore. I've lost hundreds of hours of my life for something that doesn't exist anymore, it was tossed out with the garbage like a bundle of bad ideas they really thought nobody cared about *enough.* For you and your team in Factions to keep going in the face of the stubborn disrespect from Riot _this entire time-..._ I couldn't do that. "Summoner" is just a name now when I was once so inspired by the ideals Runeterra had to offer. I can't help but admire this kind of sheer dedication. Passion alone couldn't keep someone here this long; this takes work and a ton of effort. You really are special, CT. We're lucky to have you. Thank you for being such an adamant voice of dissent during the Retcon. Thank you for perpetuating the Summoner ideal. Thank you for remaining dedicated to that ideal and reaching out to the Roleplaying boards before we were on the sidebar. Thank you for continuing the expansion of Factions. Thank you for making a conscious effort to prove to Riot that lore lives in their community and that their players want to be a part of Runeterra. Thank you for being here, Summoner, and thank you for sticking around.
> [{quoted}](name=Summoner Ezraqel,realm=NA,application-id=mNBeEEkI,discussion-id=R31Mtkfj,comment-id=03bf00000000,timestamp=2017-01-04T09:46:23.641+0000) > > Factions is still going two years later, even after all that conflict you had after the Retcon? Not only is it on-going, it's still _flourishing,_ earning new members? > Hell... CupcakeTrap, I'm so proud we have someone like you in the LoL community. > > I used to be so invested in the Lore, but after the Retcon, I just - I can't anymore. I've lost hundreds of hours of my life for something that doesn't exist anymore, it was tossed out with the garbage like a bundle of bad ideas they really thought nobody cared about *enough.* For you and your team in Factions to keep going in the face of the stubborn disrespect from Riot _this entire time-..._ I couldn't do that. "Summoner" is just a name now when I was once so inspired by the ideals Runeterra had to offer. I can't help but admire this kind of sheer dedication. Passion alone couldn't keep someone here this long; this takes work and a ton of effort. You really are special, CT. We're lucky to have you. > > Thank you for being such an adamant voice of dissent during the Retcon. > Thank you for perpetuating the Summoner ideal. > Thank you for remaining dedicated to that ideal and reaching out to the Roleplaying boards before we were on the sidebar. > Thank you for continuing the expansion of Factions. > Thank you for making a conscious effort to prove to Riot that lore lives in their community and that their players want to be a part of Runeterra. > Thank you for being here, Summoner, and thank you for sticking around. Awwww. {{item:3070}} {{item:3070}} Thank you for your encouragement! It means a great deal. I'm pleased that Factions continues to be a source of fun and creativity for **Summoners** like yourself. I hope you'll join us for [Arc X](https://leaguefactions.net/2017/01/12/select-arc-xs-first-faction/), as well! I continue to appreciate that there are so many people like yourself out there. As I've said before, when I started Factions, I expected maybe a couple dozen people to be interested, and for the threads to all be downvoted to -3000 by "omg lore sux esportz where" types. It makes me very happy that it turned out distinctly otherwise.
Setakyun (NA)
: This sounds really interesting and I'm looking forward to seeing how it plays out.
> [{quoted}](name=ADC Is Boring,realm=NA,application-id=mNBeEEkI,discussion-id=R31Mtkfj,comment-id=03bf,timestamp=2016-12-01T21:32:25.241+0000) > > This sounds really interesting and I'm looking forward to seeing how it plays out. Thank you! Welcome to the fight, Summoner. If you're looking to get into a match, I might recommend [signing up for tomorrow's Factions Friday event](https://leaguefactions.net/2016/12/01/factions-friday-12022016/). It's one of the ways we're dealing with the removal of the public chats, which used to be our primary mode of organizing matches.
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: FACTIONS — Sign-Up Verification and Info Thread
Signups are officially open for Arc IX: Black Winter! The site is still in the process of being updated, but I aim to have the essentials ready tonight.
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LazyW0lf (NA)
: You can't undo a purchase after dealing/receiving damage
Ah ha! Thanks.
: Patch 6.19 notes
What happens if you hit the fountain at minimal health with a Karthus ult on you, buy a Warmog's to survive the ult, then undo the purchase?
: League Factions: Fight for Bilgewater, Freljord, Icathia, or Bandle City!
Use the [sign-up page](https://leaguefactions.net/factions-sign-up/) to declare for a faction, then come by the Factions chat in-client to get in some matches. You can start a match anytime, provided there are enough people around, but we usually start the "Factions Friday" matches around 5 PM Pacific.
Sirsir (NA)
: A unique color on the health bar would probably be the best. Most people just look at those anyway in a high stress situation.
I like this idea. Along with perhaps a total palette change that's consistent across skins. Like, just wash them out in solid gray, even. That even kind of reads as "fake", in a Pleasantville sort of way.
: when there is a big battle with lots of particle density it's hard to track, and sorry if i dont study every skins color patterns and what color there clone will be. there are ways to tell the diff yes, but it would be much much easier and reliable to have the text, instead of saying why, just ask why not?
> [{quoted}](name=Sun Rhapsody,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=EYvRNi7w,comment-id=0003,timestamp=2016-08-10T11:33:28.183+0000) > > when there is a big battle with lots of particle density it's hard to track, and sorry if i dont study every skins color patterns and what color there clone will be. Potential alternative: clones should always be (e.g.) solid green or solid gray or whatever. Just override their palette with some distinctive "fake" color, for allies. That'd be easier to read than text anyway, and a bit less unsightly than "CLONE".
zlumpy (NA)
: Even on supports it isnt always bad to have the support get the "ks" especially if they translate that into power for the team. Is anyone really gonna be mad that a Leona can get tankier faster when she turns that into larger more ballsy plays that boost the whole teams team fight. Also most ADC only really seem to become useful anymore when either stupid fed or near full build. A slightly ahead Jhin or Jinx is still an incredibly easy target to remove from a fight early game. Whereas yes a slightly ahead draven or vayne will possibly be a nightmare for the enemy but thats because those champs are designed to not need support and out duel pretty much everyone when played right (which is terrible design choice imo but thats a different discusion to be had)
My own view is that, especially at my scrub Elo, it's more important to secure kills than to fret about precisely optimizing gold distribution. So my approach is usually to keep putting damage on target until they drop.
: Yo CupcakeTrap sorry about blowing up your feed with unrelated stuff. my bad man
: Yeah, this kind of killsteal is completely fine. It's when a guy does NOTHING to contribute and burns a flash just to steal it is when it's not okay.
IMO, it has less to do with whether they "earned it" and more to do with how much benefit the team will derive from that gold going to them.
: but the thing is the the whole KS thing. people always complain if i "KS" but the way it was explained to me why would i not "steal the kill" as a jungkler if i wasn't even going to get an assist if i didn't? An example is im kha jungle and bot lane has the enemy ashe one shot and she is running but its obvious they will get the kill bot. I feel i should jump in and Q that ashe to not secure the kill but maximize TEAM gold, not individual gold. I feel that an entire team being ahead of the other team in gold is more worthwhile then sanding to the side letting free gold slip through your fingers so your ADC doesn't say "THAT KS THOUGH" I ALL CHAT. Whenever i "KS" as ekko or lux or whoever I'm playing as long as i explain the Team Gold perspective people are almost always okay with it. just my thoughts
I totally agree. As with so many aspects of League, it's about thinking of the team versus thinking of yourself. There's some chicken-and-egg causation confusion in situations like this, but TBH, my impression is that as soon as a team stops thinking about "how can we win this" and starts thinking about "how can I make sure everyone knows it's not my fault we're losing", it's GG. Very hard to recover from that sort of selfishness and "blame defense mode". So yeah, I'd agree. I don't think gold scaling is so powerful as to completely overwhelm kill + assist vs. kill gold differences. Especially if we're talking about, say, Kha'zix, who scales quite well with gold, albeit not at ADC levels. Props to you for (1) thinking about the team (2) asking "why?" rather than just blindly accepting the "rule".
ExHentai (NA)
: Both
You mean as in "mages progress linearly, while both fighters and ADCs start off close to mages in power and then gain power exponentially"?
ExHentai (NA)
: League power curves are reversed from your tabletop example. Just swap the labels, move the blue starting position up, and place league's roles accordingly.
Do you mean "warriors" as in "fighters" (Garen, Darius, etc.) or as in "ADCs" (Ashe, Vayne, etc.)?
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: League Factions: Fight for Bilgewater, Freljord, Icathia, or Bandle City!
Oh, and don't forget: today is [Factions Friday at Five](https://leaguefactions.net/2016/08/05/factions-friday-at-five-2/).
: Thanks, Riot Janook! Next match, I'm jungling.
Without Bernie Sanders, we'd never have gotten better gold-income for supports.
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: in game chat or club?
> [{quoted}](name=Happy Honker,realm=NA,application-id=A8FQeEA8,discussion-id=tP7hEXNe,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2016-07-31T21:27:38.873+0000) > > in game chat or club? Ah, I should have been more clear. The chat. http://i.imgur.com/1qBKUNl.png There's a step-by-step.
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: dank
> [{quoted}](name=OnlyPlayMarksman,realm=NA,application-id=A8FQeEA8,discussion-id=EgK5Hsv7,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2016-07-29T20:13:02.899+0000) > > dank The Frostguard said Willump could only be given the most tepid memes, or the dankness would turn him. But Nunu began secretly showing him the dankest of memes, and once even a rare pepe. At last, Willump reached out and, expression unchanging, scratched *lol* into the floor. Nunu's friend was back.
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