DaPhamius (EUW)
: My build is Lichbane --> Hextech Gunblade --> Ludens Echo --> Zhonya/Deathcap I'm squishy as hell with this build, but can usually oneshot, and have ult up every 30s more or less. Oh Juggernaught Leona sounds funny. I needa try that. I'm assuming this is best top right? Holy shit I can see W making you one immortal. You still Max W as a Juggernaught?
Interesting. I need to try it some time! W or Q, depending on whether you need the resistances. Q max is more overall damage, and lets you chunk someone especially with Sheen and Grasp, but W makes you far more durable. And yeah, toplane.
: I had one of the best games of my life last night [Master Elo]
Congrats, man! The 4v5 wins are always amazing. Nice to see that it does still happen at high-tier as well as low-tier. :D
: While its a cute story and something many players in lower elos should remember (4v5 combacks are definitely possible in low elo) it's pretty sad for this region as a whole. That at a "master" tier level, a team with a 5v4 lead is incapable of using their numbers advantage to win the game. I guess NA really is the 4fun region.
It's not really just the "for fun" part, but simply making mistakes when overconfident. You get cocky, the enemy team gets lucky, and it can snowball out of control.
PavLoo (NA)
: Stop with the NB3 and Nubrac Posts
Tbh, it wouldn't be as bad if they actually brought something **new** to the discussion. As it is, though, it's no different from the 300 "different" Yasuo hate posts daily - Same shit, nothing new, mostly a short shitpost rather than anything of quality.
DaPhamius (EUW)
: Arh my girlfriend smiled so brightly, when I told her your comment <3 You should definetely give AP Leona a try - It's amazing how much you can burst. What is a juggernaugt Leona? Like bruiser AD? I must give it ago :O
I'll have to give it a try some time. What's your build? Lich Bane into Morello, maybe a RoA, followed by heavy burst? With Electrocute? Juggernaut Leona is usually Trinity into Titanic, followed by straight tank after that (Maybe a Sterak's third if you're doing well). Grasp for lanes you can win, Aftershock for ones you won't really win that well, and I run precision secondary. You're so fucking strong in mid-game, since W makes you borderline unkillable and you deal a *ton* of damage between your numerous auto-enhancing abilities.
: > [{quoted}](name=DuskDaUmbreon,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=UE2EyfZk,comment-id=0002,timestamp=2019-06-17T06:45:22.091+0000) > > Darius also has hard CC? > > Pyke also isn't tanky? Or really a lane bully at all? except pyke has resets on his ult like darius
DaPhamius (EUW)
: DaPhamius | AP Leona Mid - Abusing with her burst!
The thumbnail's nice. :3 And interesting. I've heard fun things about AP Leona. I'm more of a juggernaut Leona player myself, though. Not as bursty but holy shit are you high DPS once you have items.
: How to Nerf Sona
I mean, that's interesting, but I'd like it to have more range then, so that you don't have to be literally inside of Sona's hitbox to get the best heal, and Riot'd have to redo who the heal chooses to make it not heal stupidly (Because it healing the lowest-health champ but them only getting like 5% would be fucking stupid). And Sona should either be able to increase the tier of the buff by getting closer (so if it starts off with 75% but I close the distance a bit more it goes up to 90%), or the threshold needs replaced with a smooth scaling (So that it goes down to whatever minimum percent at max range and is always proportionally stronger the closer you are to her, rather than it just being 75% at 300-400 units out and 90% at 200-300, with no 85% ever used). Both at the same time might end up problematic coding-wise, but one *or* the other should be fine.
: not true at all. i went from a single chat restriction years ago when i quit to an instant perma ban after i got trolls 30 games in a row in ranked and demoted twice. it was for a single game where all i said was "STOP DIVING IN 1V5 IDIOT" and you have to understand after being locked into 50 hours of afks/feeders within a week how ridiculous this is. probably 1/20 games the other team has a legitamate troll. for my team its like multuple every game for days straight. to be fair they did revert my bans as they were CLEARLY unwarranted. yet these trolls i can check arent banned
You don't escalate straight to permaban for just chat, unless you're reciting Mein Kampf or some ***extreme*** example like that. Also of note is the fact that most "trolls" are just people who did poorly.
: She has been the safest Mage since she came out. Its not the Keystone.
There are many mages that are arguably safer than Lux, though?
Terozu (NA)
: Will you guys please stop imagining that people who play Lux are defending her gameplay state?
"B-b-but...Anyone who says a champ doesn't need nerfs clearly mains them!"
: is it griefing to watch your teammates die and you are in range to help them but you don't?
Depends. Is it something they *could* have actually helped in, and would their help have actually meant anything?
: Pyke and what that champ is
Darius also has hard CC? Pyke also isn't tanky? Or really a lane bully at all?
Ulanopo (NA)
: That's not really something we can do. * To begin with, we can't move or merge threads, so we would be left with deleting threads - which always goes badly whenever it's something that catches the community's ire like this (remember PAX special panel/DZK?). Even though we aren't Riot employees, people accuse us of censoring them to protect the company line. * Everyone always thinks their hot take is the one that should stay up, so there's that. * People don't read stickies or FAQ's, so they're always surprised and hurt when their content gets deleted. * Another consequence of us not being employees is that we don't have any special insight or authority, even though people think otherwise. This means we can't steer conversations in a more productive direction. Ultimately, all we can do is try to keep people respectful and weather out the drama.
Cloud273 (NA)
: So Breath of the Wild is getting a sequel...
More work on the story would be nice, but mostly what I want is that things like the Master Sword or Revali's Gale should have recharged over time *without* them having to run out of uses first. That, and a bit more interesting stuff in the overworld. Sure Koroks and Shrines are nice and all, but it could have used another town or two. More unique weapons would have been cool. A ball and chain, maybe?
: How do people/champions in Runeterra cope with PTSD (or avoid it, entirely)?
It's entirely possible that some difference in Runeterran human biology and/or neurology makes them less susceptible to PTSD than us Earth-humans. Riven in particular got hit harder than most. It wasn't just the blood and gore and betrayal, but the total shock of betrayal from having Singed melt her entire unit, and a crushing sense that the war was pointless because they were just killing civilians. That's all arguably going to be more traumatizing than "ordinary" warfare. Culture and shit likely play a role as well in it. And then there's the part where people with PTSD are less likely to become a champion. Seems to me something like that would actively drive them *away* from that. So we get the people who it's less likely to happen to as champions, and the lore doesn't focus as much on the regular soldiers and whatnot.
: Ok.I get it.But when does it reset ?Is there any official information?is it at honor level 2 or honor level 5 or???
It's not tied to honor, and Riot is intentionally vague about it to prevent trolls from abusing it. It's probably around the time you'll get back to honor 5.
Rioter Comments
: Riot logic.
And how long ago did this happen? I assume it happened just before you made this post, meaning...3 hours, or about there. Yeah, it takes time for that to get taken care of.
: It took Riot less than a couple hours to Ban a player at a Streamers Direction.
NB3 went afk, correct? AFK doesn't lead directly to a ban. There's steps before it even puts you in LPQ. Therefore, saying "he got preferential treatment" isn't really true. Besides, how do we even know he didn't get LPQ and just handle it off-stream?
: If you go from 0 honor level and 14 days ban to level 2 honor ,is your next punishment perma ban ?
As far as I know, no. It takes significantly longer to de-escalate from a 14-day ban than to get back to honor level 2. It *does* go back down eventually (happened to some guy here who was confused because he got a 14 day ban after his previous punishment was a 14 day ban), but it takes *tons* of games of good behavior. Maybe from 0 to 5 would do it...But just remember you're looking at a huge number of games either way. It's best to just assume you're about to be permabanned until you receive confirmation differently.
: Wow, They Really Don't Want Pyke To Lane
Yeah. Because they never want supports out of their lane. They're almost always megacancer if they can exist out of their role, especially since they're balanced around support gold, not around solo laner gold. Supports and junglers *need* to stay supports and junglers. If they manage to *not* be those then they end up being obnoxious as fuck.
: Twisted Treeline: What am I missing here?
The issue is because when a game is over *too* fast there's no XP gains. That time is, I believe, 7 minutes. Doesn't excuse their behavior, especially since they should have explained *why*, but it does explain it.
: > [{quoted}](name=DuskDaUmbreon,realm=NA,application-id=ZGEFLEUQ,discussion-id=PYRb0T0E,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2019-06-16T14:31:56.969+0000) > > One afk match doesn't mean a ban. Hell, it doesn't even mean a real punishment. It's a warning and you saying "Yeah okay I won't do that again". > > Punishments for AFK are given for any reason you go AFK if you're reported, unless the reason is actually Riot's servers shitting themselves and there are mass outages. Not saying a ban, I'm saying unpunished. I've AFKd in one game, I saw a low priority queue punishment for it. I doubt any of those 3 AFK players saw anything for it. Different rules based on MMR and popularity right? This is just the precedent that was just set, now if someone is trolling, just AFK you clearly won't see punishment if the rules are being applied equally to everyone.
*I* AFK'd in a game once because shit came up and I had to. Literally all that came up was the aforementioned notification. Yeah you won't see punishment...For the first time. After that you start seeing LPQ.
: Is a Teammate trolling? Just AFK
One afk match doesn't mean a ban. Hell, it doesn't even mean a real punishment. It's a warning and you saying "Yeah okay I won't do that again". Punishments for AFK are given for any reason you go AFK if you're reported, unless the reason is actually Riot's servers shitting themselves and there are mass outages.
AR URF (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=Julevi,realm=EUW,application-id=ZGEFLEUQ,discussion-id=quEXdYAV,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2019-06-16T09:53:23.010+0000) > > Which report option did you choose? verbal abuse and negative attitude.
It *might* possibly take longer since you ticked the wrong box. That definitely falls under hate speech, although you got the lower-end of it so it should be fine. I'm mostly betting that he got into game too fast for the report to do anything - The system won't ban you mid-match. It's also possible he *was* punished and you just didn't get the notification. It has a forced chance to drop as well as a bunch of other factors that make it less common.
: Fun Fact: Going Meta Doesn't Amount to Anything If...
Tbh, I'd always rather someone be on a B-tier champ that matches the comp decently and that they know than some S+++-Tier champ they're not familiar on. You alwaus do better on what you *know* rather than what's statistically strong.
: i mean if you cant "outsmite" the 15 dmg/sec dot... dont expect outsmiting the ennemy jungler
Generally you don't smite during a leash unless there's an invade. Smite is saved for later camps, especially since during a leash you don't need the health restore as badly because the monster dies faster. This is just a case of a mistimed auto.
: No player should ever have a RIOT employee in friend list
Why, exactly? Most of them have nothing to do with behavior. The only possible justification you could have is for the ones who issue punishments shouldn't friend others...But it's not exactly too hard to be impartial, even if your friend wants you to do something non-impartial. Especially since I assume that a) He doesn't actually have Rioter friends and was just the same as the 9 year old who says his dad owns Microsoft, and b) there's accountability requirements - If a Rioter were to ban someone they probably need to provide the reason for logkeeping, and for actual bans there's probably a second review.
: Its time to start releasing new champs/reworks in the weaker side riot
Design and balance aren't the same thing. And an overly weak release can do worse for the champion than anything else. A champion releases OP, everyone picks the champ, and Riot gains valuable data and people gain experience as and against the champion. If a champion releases too weak and stays too weak, people stay *obsessed* over the idea that the champion is weak even when they're too strong. It kills the champion's future pickrate for months.
SEKAI (OCE)
: Let's say: If you do something Sona jungle, good for you. But you shouldn't be surprised if Riot makes changes to tune down Sona jungle, given that she's never intended to jungle anyway. The same goes for Pyke, a champ that is intended to be primarily a support. Not to mention, Pyke is by design fundamentally broken to begin with, mostly to do with his ability to chain insta-kills WHILE duplicating kill gold with his R (this is a big deal because usually, a champ that can instantly kill everyone are balanced around the concept of gold hugging where they can potentially end up having too much gold and starving the rest of the team leading to a defeat if the said guy having too much gold can't outright 1v5, which as we all know is next to impossible under most circumstances. This dynamic is NOT present for Pyke since he outright duplicates kill gold for his teammates when he kills everyone), and his extreme sustain as a result of his E and W. So it's not like he doesn't need nerfs in the first place. After they kill off solo lane Pyke, put his W, E, R under the scope please.
This first part so much. If something ends up strong and it's not where Riot wanted them in the first place...Riot's not going to dick around trying to support both especially when they have countless cases of this kind of shit (solo lane supports) being unhealthy as fuck. *Especially* when they have a way to hurt one while barely touching the other.
: Camille vs Morde
Camille's R is also a smaller area and Camille can leave it early. It also allows her jungler to do something...Morde's ult does not.
: Can the mods start taking down all the nightblue stuff please?
I'd personally suggest the mods force a megathread on it and delete every other post mentioning it.
: Many complain about inting but few lived through the ProAddict era
103 deaths wtf How tf do you even die that much? Like...Fuck, what were respawn timers back then anyways? They'd have to have been pathetic to allow that many fucking deaths.
Nhika (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=Xavanic,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=qPMYzXjj,comment-id=0003,timestamp=2019-06-15T12:24:43.979+0000) > > Yuumi doesn't provide dmg, she doesn't provide tank....she doesn't provide any reliable hard CC... 60% slow, with a 25% movespeed MINIMUM isn't reliable CC? WHY IS EVERYONE IN THIS THREAD BLIND THAT YUUMI IS STILL BROKEN DESPITE A RECENT NERF THAT CHANGED NOTHING? EXCEPT RAISE HER BASE HEALTH LOLOLOL
Strong=!reliable. Reliable means it's easy enough to land and not on a super long cooldown. Annie's passive is very reliable CC, as is Nasus's W or Ashe's passive, since they're all point and click (or can be), but not all reliable CC is point and click. Yuumi's Q is *not* reliable CC because you have to loop it around to actually slow someone - It's too short-range otherwise. Meanwhile, *strong* CC is that which is highly effective. Morg's Q, Ashe's R, Blitz's Q....These are all **strong** CC abilities, arguably the three strongest in the entire game (All three turn teamfights on their own - Ashe's is the longest stun in the game, Morg's Q is a 3 fucking second root on a moderate cooldown, and Blitz's Q is death for any squishy). Yuumi's slow *gets* strong at a 80% slow at rank 6, but starts off at just a 40% 1.25s slow, and there are many people who call all slows except for Nasus's and Zilean's slows weak - Theirs are only strong (to these people) because it's a 99% slow from Zilean at rank 5 and Nasus's is up to 95% at rank 5 with a 47.5% cripple. Calling Yuumi's Q slow strong is up for debate (it's definitely a strong slow once you hit rank 6 with it, but only a 40% slow rank 1), especially if you don't consider most slows strong at all, but calling it reliable is just plain wrong. I am confused as to where the 60% came in, as well. It's literally never a 60% slow - rank 3 is 56% and rank 4 is 64%. No other ability of hers is a slow, and slows don't stack...Ghosts are a 40% slow and GLP is a 65% slow, and I can't think of any other slowing items she would buy.
: Champions with mobility are like untrained dogs without leashes. They can and will run around wherever they please at their leisure until eventually caught. Champions without mobility force players into exercising restraint because they cannot close the gap at the push of a button.
The first part makes sense, but "no mobility" just means they walk into it instead of running. Doing stupid shit as fast as you can is still doing stupid shit no matter how fast your fastest is. Ashe running up to Rengar is just as likely to get her killed as it is for a Yasuo to run up to him.
Nhika (NA)
: Why does Yuumi provide everything?
Ah, yes, because heals shields and CC are everything. Not, you know, CC usable as peel or durability or strength of CC or damage or the fact that her heal is actually pretty weak in lane or her CC being on her ult or any other things that make supports. Also Lulu has good poke and has CC as well? She has her fucking polymorph you can't say she's only shields when she fucking has Polymorph.
: There literally hasn't been 1 time a champ's been reworked where I wouldn't have just preferred both
Because a lot of times the playstyle inherent to the champion is unhealthy, assuming it's even balanceable. Like, sure, people bitch about Akali now, but then they conveniently forget how she didn't get to do anything in lane against someone with an IQ of 2 or greater from levels 1-5, then autowon lane against almost everyone as soon as she hit 6 if she didn't outright int before then. Even if you ever get that balanced, it'll never be healthy gameplay. Or old Aatrox, where his entire gameplay was just dash at the enemy and slap them repeatedly. Or old Warwick, who's only purpose in the game was to one-shot the ADC by pressing R. Or old Evelynn, who just ran around with permastealth from level 1 and was a giant pile of "wat". Or Urgot being...old Urgot. For every bad rework there's many more that are good, and even most of the bad ones move them at least part of the way towards healthier gameplay, even if it doesn't completely fix them. Remember: Just because a champion's OP doesn't always mean it's a design issue, especially right after a rework or release. A lot of the time it's just a balance issue.
: Nameshaming is a problem since its basicly someone initiating a witchhunt. I could make a post titled "thanebrood was toxic and racist in my game". Its quite easy to photoshop some chatlogs and make you look like an asshole.
Hell, don't even need photoshop. Just a functioning keyboard and the ability to take a picture of it.
: So you guys think Yasuo and Riven are the most hated champs?
I can do you one better: Buff {{champion:74}}'s Q damage.
: > [{quoted}](name=Hammermancer,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=KaRAxn1J,comment-id=00000000,timestamp=2019-06-14T14:18:06.902+0000) > > Oh go fucking pretend dropping barrels and pressing Q takes skill Hitting them is the hard part. :)
> [{quoted}](name=SuicidePlank,realm=EUW,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=KaRAxn1J,comment-id=000000000000,timestamp=2019-06-14T14:24:42.055+0000) > > Hitting them is the hard part. :) If you're missing your Q on the barrels I think you need a name change. :3
: Name posting
Because it encourages witch hunts. People who post the names rarely have actual proof what they say the player did actually happened, so it ends up just being one guy trying to make others hate one other guy based off of basically nothing. The reason this rule is waived when it comes to public figures (assuming that rule didn't change) is because they're making themselves visible and you're just stating what they already provided evidence of.
: How to carry in low ELO?
The biggest thing, imo? Realize you're not the carry. Don't keep trying to be the carry, keep trying to win.
Kei143 (NA)
: Oh got a 20 minute queue. Going to use a delayed macro on my programmable mouse and click pause 19:59 mins into the queue before going to sleep. Such an easy way to get abused.
That doesn't even make sense...It's a delay before you're actually in queue. This is literally no more abusable than just declining over and over.
: You know new morde is broken when even tahm kench loses to him.
Idk pretty sure Kled still beats TK fairly easily.
: Laning against him is simply the most un-fun thing in the game, REGARDLESS of his balance state. Almost every single micro-decision in the lane is dictated by the Yasuo's movements and uptime. You are constantly reacting to the non-stop dashing, passive shield uptime, and uptime of his Q3. It's like playing a different, more tedious video game. Is it winnable? Of course. However, the point is the experience is just SO awful you don't even want to be there in the first place. I don't think he's broken, I would just rather eat rusty nails than play a match against him.
I wasn't aware that losing lane was ever fun. And I'd still object. Losing lane against fiddle or heimer, where you just get whittled down into nothing by shit you can't even do anything about...That's far worse.
: Who tf said that? Definitely not me, I played Darius cuz I love playing d Darius, yet you still don't get the point. Tahm counters all the roster. Vayne was also frustrating to fight against but not that much
Tahm loses to Kled, last time I checked. And even if you didn't say it, you kinda implied it.
: > [{quoted}](name=DuskDaUmbreon,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=kY5LmrYZ,comment-id=00010001,timestamp=2019-06-13T15:20:25.062+0000) > > But...If they don't bring up the same shit over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over after countless people have made it clear they **are sick and fucking tired of hearing about something some guy that was fired said**, what will they do with their lives? Be productive contributors to society?
> [{quoted}](name=Oleandervine,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=kY5LmrYZ,comment-id=000100010000,timestamp=2019-06-13T15:22:11.591+0000) > > Be productive contributors to society? I think you're a bit ambitious there.
: Considering that they're under legal investigation for pay discrimination, this has nothing to do with the game or the players. And people need to get over PAX already. That was almost a solid year ago. You all should be done sobbing into your pillows by now.
> [{quoted}](name=Oleandervine,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=kY5LmrYZ,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2019-06-13T14:10:24.786+0000) > > Considering that they're under legal investigation for pay discrimination, this has nothing to do with the game or the players. > > And people need to get over PAX already. That was almost a solid year ago. You all should be done sobbing into your pillows by now. But...If they don't bring up the same shit over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over after countless people have made it clear they **are sick and fucking tired of hearing about something some guy that was fired said**, what will they do with their lives?
: > [{quoted}](name=DuskDaUmbreon,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=AhKoiTy8,comment-id=0001000000000000,timestamp=2019-06-13T01:05:13.515+0000) > > Arrow bird girl bad, metal shield man bad, pull+slow+high damage good. You love diversity I see "Honk Honk" (I can understand that NA humor pretty well)
Nothing to do with that and everything to do with the fact that people who main lane bullies need to be reminded that they don't deserve to automatically win every lane by virtue of their pick. o3o
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