: > [{quoted}](name=bluegolisano,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=wJEhTr8K,comment-id=000400010000000000000000000000000000000000000000,timestamp=2019-02-10T07:51:10.495+0000) > > *Ariella ended up sighing as well, leaning back and taking a moment, resting on her knees before sliding her legs to the side more. Eyes moderately low, her breathing was fairly heavy but slow, and she seemed oddly pale. A minute or two longer, and Ariella was starting to lay down.* "Ugh... what did I even... do?" > *A few moments more of the heavy breathing, and she was laying on her back, looking upwards, chest rising and falling heavily.* > > "I think... I need to sleep for a bit. Really... *really*... tired." *A slight swallow and cough, Ariella completely on her back before she simply lay sprawled out on the ground, arms splayed to the sides and knees fairly close together. Her knee-length skirt was stretched somewhat against her legs, and Ariella's eyes fluttered as she struggled to stay awake.* Scratching her ear Neeko admitted her own ignorance in this. "Neeko not sure. Birdwoman filled Neeko with happy Sho'ma then kerboom!" Making a 'boom' noise with her mouth she didn't at first notice the vastaya's withering Sho'ma. Seeing her lie down made her concerned, scared a little. On all fours, she prowled over to the woman's side sitting by her head. "Tired? But there's so much fun stuff to do!" Objecting loudly. "But okay." Neeko gave up nodding down at her. "Neeko will watch over bird woman. You sleep, Neeko staying with you. Not going anywhere!" Her companion seemed to favour this outcome, hopping and landing gently on the woman's stomach it let out a ribbit her way before falling asleep. Neeko clasped her hands, cooing. "Aww, he likes you!" Before making a zip across her mouth. _"Hush Neeko."_ She whispered, taking a few steps back to let her rest in peace. Climbing up a tree Neeko curled down on a branch near the woman, watching over her. > [{quoted}](name=Gentleman Gems,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=wJEhTr8K,comment-id=000400000000000000000000000000000000000000000000,timestamp=2019-02-08T20:18:01.909+0000) > > _Benjamin couldn't help but stifle a giggle of his own, this perplexed him. First the Avian Vastyan getting him all riled up, now Neeko here seemed to be getting him into some kind of childish game. Something was definitely up with this place. At this point he may have said it was time to stop playing, but whether it was Neeko's childish behavior, or G.A.S, who had now hopped off his shoulder and began to bounce up and down with it's own excitement, Benjamin couldn't help put play along._ > > "As you wish, Operator, Neeko." > > _He walked over towards a tree, his movements ridged, but graceful, as he began to look for an optimal fanning leaf. As he did he began to ruminate about all the research he did pre-journey. He knew that Ionia was a get away island for many troubled individuals, who reported their experiences to be uplifting or even life changing. This is hardly what he expected though. As he picked a particularly large leaf he walked back over in the same robotic fashion and then asked_ > > "What settings would you like the fanning speed? The settings for fanning speed include; gentle, slow, fast, and hard." Lying down back against a tree Neeko glanced at the returning Ben. "Gentle! Like ocean breeze." Relaxing she seemed content to not stir around, until a minute later when blurted out. "Colorful drinks! With little tree palms!!!" Her word for parasols. The frog hopped up in her lap, croacking while it lulled itself to sleep. "Wait." Stopping him with a tug on his shirt she continued. "A reward, for good servant." Closing her hand she brought it to her mouth blowing on it before throwing it out, "you like making stuff." Commentating as it landed by his feet, sprouting into a black flower with a happy Sho'ma. "Try grinding it down and sprinkle on cheesebreads. Tastes like happiness." Putting her hands together in a heart Neeko plopped her head back down, one eye opened observing him when he wasn't looking.
> [{quoted}](name=FuntimewithNekko,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=wJEhTr8K,comment-id=00040000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000002,timestamp=2019-02-14T23:08:12.486+0000) > _Benjamin flushed as she lulled her down, his feelings both a mixture of frustration at her choice of words, embarrassment at his childish flailing, and just not being used to being so close to a girl. Yes the emotions were strong but he had better control then what he was demonstrating now._ "Look, I have no idea to what extent you can see my memories, but I promise you I'm fine now, I was a just bit shaken that's all." _He explained, an already unconvincing statement made even more so by the still moist tear stains on his face, and his general "Not fine" demeanor. G.A.S, knew this as well and began to gurgle at him angrily, to which Benjamin responded by snapping_ "I told you it's more complicated then that!"
: Trying to kill a lategame Tank
At least tanks are tanky again
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youubi (NA)
: YOU THOUGHT IT WAS EZREAL, BUT IT WAS ME... NEEKO!
I'm sure the Lux community wouldn't mind either way
: > [{quoted}](name=bluegolisano,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=wJEhTr8K,comment-id=000400010000000000000000000000000000000000000000,timestamp=2019-02-10T07:51:10.495+0000) > > *Ariella ended up sighing as well, leaning back and taking a moment, resting on her knees before sliding her legs to the side more. Eyes moderately low, her breathing was fairly heavy but slow, and she seemed oddly pale. A minute or two longer, and Ariella was starting to lay down.* "Ugh... what did I even... do?" > *A few moments more of the heavy breathing, and she was laying on her back, looking upwards, chest rising and falling heavily.* > > "I think... I need to sleep for a bit. Really... *really*... tired." *A slight swallow and cough, Ariella completely on her back before she simply lay sprawled out on the ground, arms splayed to the sides and knees fairly close together. Her knee-length skirt was stretched somewhat against her legs, and Ariella's eyes fluttered as she struggled to stay awake.* Scratching her ear Neeko admitted her own ignorance in this. "Neeko not sure. Birdwoman filled Neeko with happy Sho'ma then kerboom!" Making a 'boom' noise with her mouth she didn't at first notice the vastaya's withering Sho'ma. Seeing her lie down made her concerned, scared a little. On all fours, she prowled over to the woman's side sitting by her head. "Tired? But there's so much fun stuff to do!" Objecting loudly. "But okay." Neeko gave up nodding down at her. "Neeko will watch over bird woman. You sleep, Neeko staying with you. Not going anywhere!" Her companion seemed to favour this outcome, hopping and landing gently on the woman's stomach it let out a ribbit her way before falling asleep. Neeko clasped her hands, cooing. "Aww, he likes you!" Before making a zip across her mouth. _"Hush Neeko."_ She whispered, taking a few steps back to let her rest in peace. Climbing up a tree Neeko curled down on a branch near the woman, watching over her. > [{quoted}](name=Gentleman Gems,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=wJEhTr8K,comment-id=000400000000000000000000000000000000000000000000,timestamp=2019-02-08T20:18:01.909+0000) > > _Benjamin couldn't help but stifle a giggle of his own, this perplexed him. First the Avian Vastyan getting him all riled up, now Neeko here seemed to be getting him into some kind of childish game. Something was definitely up with this place. At this point he may have said it was time to stop playing, but whether it was Neeko's childish behavior, or G.A.S, who had now hopped off his shoulder and began to bounce up and down with it's own excitement, Benjamin couldn't help put play along._ > > "As you wish, Operator, Neeko." > > _He walked over towards a tree, his movements ridged, but graceful, as he began to look for an optimal fanning leaf. As he did he began to ruminate about all the research he did pre-journey. He knew that Ionia was a get away island for many troubled individuals, who reported their experiences to be uplifting or even life changing. This is hardly what he expected though. As he picked a particularly large leaf he walked back over in the same robotic fashion and then asked_ > > "What settings would you like the fanning speed? The settings for fanning speed include; gentle, slow, fast, and hard." Lying down back against a tree Neeko glanced at the returning Ben. "Gentle! Like ocean breeze." Relaxing she seemed content to not stir around, until a minute later when blurted out. "Colorful drinks! With little tree palms!!!" Her word for parasols. The frog hopped up in her lap, croacking while it lulled itself to sleep. "Wait." Stopping him with a tug on his shirt she continued. "A reward, for good servant." Closing her hand she brought it to her mouth blowing on it before throwing it out, "you like making stuff." Commentating as it landed by his feet, sprouting into a black flower with a happy Sho'ma. "Try grinding it down and sprinkle on cheesebreads. Tastes like happiness." Putting her hands together in a heart Neeko plopped her head back down, one eye opened observing him when he wasn't looking.
> [{quoted}](name=FuntimewithNekko,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=wJEhTr8K,comment-id=0004000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000,timestamp=2019-02-10T17:42:55.984+0000) > _Benjamin began to wave the fan firmly but gently, keeping a constant rhythm with the leaf._ **Perhaps she shares the habits of the reptilians she resembles, sunning to keep warm but relying on cool breezes to avoid overheating** _As she asked for a "Colorful Drink" with "Little Tree Palms". Benjamin wasn't familiar with the term and didn't have many drinkable fluids beyond, Water, and that of which had no color to it. Before he had to answer that though she instead offered him something. The way she covered her mouth and blew into it his face pinked up a bit, reminded of his first "Research Trip" with the young madam he met in Piltover. Had it not ended with the it did he may have had more fond memories to ponder as he caught the strange flower bud while she made the heart shape on her chest, sadly having it revealed her interest in you was for the sake of her more powerful father and then having said father try to take your own invention by underhanded and forceful means doesn't leave the best memories. He had no Cheese bread, but he did have some dry ration mix. As he pulled the mix out he noticed out of the corner of his eyes Neeko was observing him behind the old "Cover the eye's" trick. Perhaps looking for approval, he took out a handful of the Ration Mix and ground the black flower into mix. Basic explorer safety protocol would have him use G.A.S to test it, but he couldn't help but trust her words, something about the flower seemed benign, and if it was a trap G.A.S would more then likely notice, but he calmly sat next to Neeko, waiting for her to turn into it again. Benjamin ate the handful of mix with the crushed remains of the strange flora mixed in. As he chewed he paused, the taste was familiar, like milk but sweeter, he couldn't put his hands on it though. Suddenly, images flushed through his mind, a child, breast feeding off his mothers milk, only to be handed off to a stranger, perhaps a street rat, before she head off to work._ **Wait, I know that man.** _He also knew the woman, that was his mother, slightly younger but it was her, and the man was Gregory, the homeless man who took care of him while his parents went to work. More memories began to flush in, all the brief times he spent with his mother, they were so wonderful, but even as he bathed in the nostalgic joy the memories brought an underlying dread began to surface. As sweet as these memories were they all had an end, and as he watched his mother comfort him, even as sick as she was, he knew what was coming next. The young child he was he didn't understand what was going on, well, he had an idea, but not to the extent he does today. His parents were Lab Rats, those among the homeless who sold their bodies to what ever mad scientist needed a human test subject. The pay was good, but the life span ranged from a day into work to the very rare case of a full life lived. His parents had resilient bodies, but constant exposure to strange chemicals and alchemical duds lead to a serious case of cellular mutation, a volatile cancer to be precise. Seeking to make his mother and father feel better he tried looking for a cure, finding a man who sold him a healing potion; Oh if he knew better. Not to say he was tricked, but to offer a healing potion to what was essentially the body "Overhealing" without limit or means of expulsion he ended up sealing their own fates. The image of the grotesque fleshy mass that remained of his parents after the volatile reaction to an already volatile cancer, it changed something in Benjamin, a change further exasperated by the fact he had to take care of himself since Gregory had passed on long ago, and while Benjamin could certainly care for himself then, he know had to feed, bathe, and fully look after himself. If it wasn't for the old Zaunite Aristocrat who handed him the chemistry book, he may have never found a means to gain income. Benjamin would be left in sobbing tears as the images faded, G.A.S absorbing the salty liquid as if trying wipe it away. When Benjamin came to his senses he realized that Neeko was watching and, along his Sho'Ma which had loosened up quite a bit into a slouch, returned to his ridged demeanor._ "Well, I thank you for your time, Neeko, but I must set up camp for the night." _He shot up rather quickly, only to stumble back down, the shock from the reliving of the defining event in his life as well as the blood rushing to his head from standing up too quickly forcing him offbalance_
: 3 days of Sea of Thieves Free
Is the meme the fact that it's likely gone now?
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: > [{quoted}](name=Gentleman Gems,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=wJEhTr8K,comment-id=0004000000000000000000000000000000000000,timestamp=2019-02-06T22:01:08.813+0000) > _He would blink 5 times, 1 second between each one, and then he bowed at a 90 degree angle, slowly and with absolute control as he then said, with a very plain, almost plastic smile._ > > "All systems are functional, how I may serve you today, Operator, Neeko." > > _His Sho'Ma began to loosen up, not significantly as it still stood straight, but not as forcefully so. Another noticeable difference was that the undertone of it's song becoming a little clearer, revealing hints of fear, doubt, of what or why was still unclear, but as the undertone became clearer, the song became a little different while remaining the same_ Neeko was afraid she had somehow broken him when he curled up in a fetal position, hand over her mouth her brows creased out of concern. Abating when he got up, as a robo! Clapping her hands and jumping up and down at his shenanigans she practically grinned ear to ear when he spoke. "Oh, um, do... robot stuff! Do you blitz, or, or... crank maybe?" Shaking her head she loudly muttered out a 'no' tapping her temple in thought. "Get a big leaf and chill me down servant! Neeko requires her relaxation time at... now!!" Commanding him with a giggle, the playfulness in her tough tone making it hard to take her seriously. To the point, she had to hold her hands over her mouth not to burst out in laughter.
> [{quoted}](name=FuntimewithNekko,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=wJEhTr8K,comment-id=00040000000000000000000000000000000000000000,timestamp=2019-02-08T18:54:51.180+0000) > _Benjamin couldn't help but stifle a giggle of his own, this perplexed him. First the Avian Vastyan getting him all riled up, now Neeko here seemed to be getting him into some kind of childish game. Something was definitely up with this place. At this point he may have said it was time to stop playing, but whether it was Neeko's childish behavior, or G.A.S, who had now hopped off his shoulder and began to bounce up and down with it's own excitement, Benjamin couldn't help put play along._ "As you wish, Operator, Neeko." _He walked over towards a tree, his movements ridged, but graceful, as he began to look for an optimal fanning leaf. As he did he began to ruminate about all the research he did pre-journey. He knew that Ionia was a get away island for many troubled individuals, who reported their experiences to be uplifting or even life changing. This is hardly what he expected though. As he picked a particularly large leaf he walked back over in the same robotic fashion and then asked_ "What settings would you like the fanning speed? The settings for fanning speed include; gentle, slow, fast, and hard."
Haziv (EUW)
: Debonair Taric
He looks really nervous in the splash art Like the concept tho.
: > [{quoted}](name=Gentleman Gems,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=XRfn230E,comment-id=0012,timestamp=2019-02-07T21:18:21.133+0000) > > add barrier and sterraks for 5 shields. {{sticker:sg-jinx}} They have the same passive, you can't stack those items.
oh well with blood thirster then, now 5 shields!
: Ok so Yasuo can have 3 shields now?!?
add barrier and sterraks for 5 shields. {{sticker:sg-jinx}}
Xzq (EUNE)
: Cooking with Taric
Best Breakfast Taric
: > [{quoted}](name=Gentleman Gems,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=wJEhTr8K,comment-id=00040000000000000000000000000000,timestamp=2019-02-04T19:20:52.831+0000) > > _Benjamin raised an eyebrow at her comment, while G.A.S slurped on closer to Neeko, Squelching curiously as it watched her transform into it, and then attempting to consume her before Benjamin pulled it back._ > > "Hey, you know what I said about eating people!" The Neeko blob squeaked sharply, blobbing backwards to avoid being consumed by the real G.A.S. When she was out of danger's way she sighed in relief, its blobby mass judging G.A.S. "No eating! Bad ass! Bad!!" Nevermind the fact she couldn't pronounce its name. > "Actually it's not a metal arm, it's a gauntlet, of my design. It allows me to take the Bio-Electricity produced by my brain, and convert it into Plasma-Electric, like those that make up Lightning, and Magna-Electric, which allows me to move metallic objects with magnetically positive properties, like Iron, or lead. I can take it on and off if I desired, though I prefer to keep it on because of the fact I use it often enough that it would be a hindrance to take it on and off again constantly." Befuddled Neeko admittedly didn't know where to start or begin, as this kind of stuff was way over her head. "Soo, you need metal hand to transform? Seems inconvenient." She added, trying to sound smart. "But human Sho'ma is pretty rigid. Neeko understands~" > "Also your "Robot Sounds" are just childish and inaccurate" > > _He added, a hint of playfulness sneaking through his serious demeanor_ _"Pfff!"_ Neeko transformed back into herself, jumping backwards she landed like a cat, on all four but up so quickly you'd think she was part lightning. "Neeko best robot!" Without further ado, she broke into dance doing the robot in front of him with an accompanying beat. Which might or not scare him to death as she could easily bend her limbs like a robot, taking the form of a more flexible creature's bone structure to cheat. But he at least he escaped the sounds of her limbs snapping and cracking out of place, thankfully. "See?! You are like little robot next to big, strong, Neeko bot!" (Maybe she should not have asked a human with a vague idea of what the robot was, as her definition was far more morbid)
> [{quoted}](name=FuntimewithNekko,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=wJEhTr8K,comment-id=000400000000000000000000000000000000,timestamp=2019-02-06T19:43:14.294+0000) > _Benjamin raised his eyebrows as she did her little "Robot Dance", writing down his notes before closing his book_ **Very childish in nature, charmingly so.** "While that is cute, allow me to show you how a real robot sounds and acts." _He took a deep breath, and then proceeded to enter the fetal position, after a moment he let out a small string of notes_ "Bee,doo,doo~" _He then began to stand up, but instead of simply shooting strait up, he started by uncurling his legs and pushing himself up with them , his arms and head remaining in their original position. He then spoke, his voice mimicking a monotonic female voice._ "Assistant AI, Alexis, booting up." _He then began to slowly uncross his arms and move them towards his sides, his head still bent down_ "Testing joint axis functionality." _He began to move his arms is an angular motions as he moved his head to an upright position, his arms returning to their sides_ "Ocular receptors adjusting to lighting." _He would blink 5 times, 1 second between each one, and then he bowed at a 90 degree angle, slowly and with absolute control as he then said, with a very plain, almost plastic smile._ "All systems are functional, how I may serve you today, Operator, Neeko." _His Sho'Ma began to loosen up, not significantly as it still stood straight, but not as forcefully so. Another noticeable difference was that the undertone of it's song becoming a little clearer, revealing hints of fear, doubt, of what or why was still unclear, but as the undertone became clearer, the song became a little different while remaining the same_
Moody P (NA)
: ADC players don't seem to grasp the reason they are squishy
Your argument is interesting and all, but I want to take the time to note the comments that attempt to have a reasonable debate over the purposed argument and the lack of "You don't get it, you see (Insert general facts with persuasive definitions here that sometimes connects well with the purposed argument but most of the time misses the point or is just not true.)." +1
: MORIUS, The Dark Merchant
A champion who has to manage fireflies as they greatly effect his abilities. (Kind of like having 3 things of Ammo for his spells) Sounds like and interesting concept ~~lets just hope he can survive the poles~~
: > [{quoted}](name=Gentleman Gems,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=XzVZfkZV,comment-id=000b0000,timestamp=2019-01-24T12:30:31.252+0000) > > _Before he could finish he was cut off but the sharp pain of being hamstrung by two razor sharp feathers. He cursed loudly as he fell to his knee's. After a short and sharp intake of air he quickly pushed himself up, feathers still logged in his leg, and turned to retaliate grabbing the still metallic G.A.S, who did not change shape._ > > "G.A.S, life in danger, not the time for this discussion!&quot _"Ha!"_ Xayah triumphantly mocked him but didn't go for the kill. She was probably a bit loony, but not to the point where she would actually kill kids. Didn't hurt to let him bleed a little, however, she couldn't tolerate his blatant... humanism. Whatever you wanna call it. > _but as he said that G.A.S plopped to the ground, sparks began to sputter from Benjamin's Gauntlet._ > > **Shit, shit, damn it, now, really?!** > > _He half thought, half muttered to himself. He quickly began to reach into his coat to grab the first vial he could. He was still standing, but only barely, his knees still bending in order to support it's increased load_ Tsking Xayah crossed her arms, shaking her head once. _"When will you humans learn that technology can be broken."_ Dropping the two feathers left in her other hand she casually walked up to him, offering a hand. _"Forget about this kid, I've done this a hundred times. You've bleed your due, go home and lick your wounds or what you humans do."_ Being the class act she pulled her hand back if he tried to take it. _"I'm only giving you one chance, take it or I'm gonna dust you into the ground."_ Still wasn't beyond being petty to the last.
> [{quoted}](name=Starborn Xayah,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=XzVZfkZV,comment-id=000b00000000,timestamp=2019-02-04T20:19:40.630+0000) > _Benjamin halted for a moment, even after all she said, it wasn't an attack against him, just his kind, and if he continued this fight, he'd have far more to lose even in a victory._ **I'm not like them.** _He took a deep breath and put back the Vial, G.A.S letting out a slurpy sigh as Benjamin listened to reason once more. Benjamin reached for her hand, but as she pulled it away he fell, not expecting the pull away gag._ **I'm not like them...** _He then pushed himself up to a sitting position and stared back at Xayah_ "I'll take your offer, but know this..." _He paused as he took out a vial of medical balm and began to rub it over his wound. Then, pulling out a thread, needle, and bandaging, he continued his thought while he dressed the wound_ "You're just as hot headed and stubborn as many humans I know; So it can be reasoned then that you can be just as cool minded and understanding as many humans I know. The reasonable conclusion being that the same can be true for humans as well..." _While being said more as a defeated cut along the cheek, he did believe in the words. It's why he tries his best to be more like the Piltovians, to show them that not all Zaunite Scientists are Madmen and Sociopaths. As he finished wrapping up the wound he stood up and turned the other way._ "Think about that." _And with that he would walk off, hoping the next Vastayan he see's wouldn't be so, vicious._
: > [{quoted}](name=Gentleman Gems,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=wJEhTr8K,comment-id=000400000000000000000000,timestamp=2019-02-02T20:28:58.717+0000) > _If Neeko were to feel G.A.S's Sho'Ma, she would find it was as curious as a babe, and explored everything in the same way, by putting it in it's "Mouth?". But what ever it ate, it would copy it's traits, it hasn't eaten living creatures of course, things like rocks, metals, saps and nectar's, and whatever chemical Benjamin offers it. In fact, it's first memories were of Benjamin bringing it to life, and it seemed to like Benjamin a lot, following him around like a puppy. Benjamin, now having answered her question, decided to ask her one in turn._ She didn't need to ask, exploding in a puff of smoke Neeko appeared as a copy of the jelly being, floating around in wonder. "Not bad. Neeko likes this shape! Very... shapely!!" Said with a giggle as she split into two smaller G.A.S, then a third before returning to its original form. "Maybe Neeko could teach jelly other shapes?" Posing the question to the perhaps not as sentient gas. > "If you don't mind me asking... Neeko, How do you know I'm trying to... change myself?" The amorphous blob floated over to gas, lingering by the real one. "Easy, because you are! That's why metal human has metal arm, no? You're like robot!" The jelly erupted into a laughing fit, imitating a metal shape. "Beep Boop. Do you speak robot too, fellow fleshling?"
> [{quoted}](name=FuntimewithNekko,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=wJEhTr8K,comment-id=0004000000000000000000000000,timestamp=2019-02-04T17:16:30.421+0000) _Benjamin raised an eyebrow at her comment, while G.A.S slurped on closer to Neeko, Squelching curiously as it watched her transform into it, and then attempting to consume her before Benjamin pulled it back._ "Hey, you know what I said about eating people!" _G.A.S would slouch and gurgle with disappointed acknowledgement, before raising it's head at her proposal_ **At least it seems she's not very good at reading it...** _Benjamin pulled G.A.S back a bit before turning back to Neeko to confront her answer_ "Actually it's not a metal arm, it's a gauntlet, of my design. It allows me to take the Bio-Electricity produced by my brain, and convert it into Plasma-Electric, like those that make up Lightning, and Magna-Electric, which allows me to move metallic objects with magnetically positive properties, like Iron, or lead. I can take it on and off if I desired, though I prefer to keep it on because of the fact I use it often enough that it would be a hindrance to take it on and off again constantly." _What Benjamin didn't mention were that, it technically had three settings, the third would change the wavelengths of the electrical flow, but instead of changing it to a different form of Electricity, it would remain as brainwaves, the base form of the Bio-Electrical energies, but at a higher state of frequency, allowing him to preform minor acts of "Psionics", which could also be seen as magic, though Benjamin would argue against calling it magic, not due to any difference between the too, but out of the idea that magic is simply a primitive concept of science, and that for a scientist to believe in such things would be beneath him. Though Neeko might notice that these thoughts play along with the Undertone of his Sho'Ma's Song. Another reason he wears it is because the hand underneath is completely charred from having the large amount of electrical charges being focused through it, which also leaves the nerves completely dead from being overloaded. Most people outside of Zaun and even a few in Piltover don't really understand this and have wasted time and resource trying to heal it, non having succeeded beyond making the arm look normal, but still be dead. Even if one had managed to succeed, it would only end up that way again as he used the gauntlet._ "Also your "Robot Sounds" are just childish and inaccurate" _He added, a hint of playfulness sneaking through his serious demeanor_
: What if instead of making graves when Yorick killed a unit with his Q he made Graves?
When he summons the maiden they all cast Collateral Damage in the direction of the nearest enemy.
: > [{quoted}](name=Gentleman Gems,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=wJEhTr8K,comment-id=0004000000000000,timestamp=2019-01-31T23:10:55.227+0000) > >"So, Neeko right? I am Benjamin Dolatris, young scientific prodigy of Piltover... if I may ask, what do you mean when you say "Tomato, trying to be a Potato...?" "Be weird!" She shouted with a caw, flourishing two black wings in a wide gesture. "You are trying so hard to be a potato that you forget you are a tomato at heart. A strange, but strong tomato." She seemed a bit absent despite her energy, feeling and sympathizing with his Sho'ma that was like trying to read a very thick book. Preening her wing Neeko nodded down approvingly at him. "Or like a mole trying to fly. You are good at what you do. Neeko thinks that." Flying down shortly after she perched on a nearby stone, looking up at him. "What's that little blob?" She asked, pointing her wing at G.A.S.
> [{quoted}](name=FuntimewithNekko,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=wJEhTr8K,comment-id=00040000000000000000,timestamp=2019-02-02T15:24:11.129+0000) > _Benjamin noted down her comment, suspicious of what she meant_ **Possibly able to also gain memories through said transformation. Was it me she transformed into, and what else did she learn of me?...** _He then noticed her asking about G.A.S_ "Oh, this is G.A.S, that's an Acronym, it stands for Gelatinous, Anthropomorphic, Sentinel. He's, my faithful companion." _If Neeko were to feel G.A.S's Sho'Ma, she would find it was as curious as a babe, and explored everything in the same way, by putting it in it's "Mouth?". But what ever it ate, it would copy it's traits, it hasn't eaten living creatures of course, things like rocks, metals, saps and nectar's, and whatever chemical Benjamin offers it. In fact, it's first memories were of Benjamin bringing it to life, and it seemed to like Benjamin a lot, following him around like a puppy. Benjamin, now having answered her question, decided to ask her one in turn._ "If you don't mind me asking... Neeko, How do you know I'm trying to... change myself?"
Xzq (EUNE)
: Star Guardian Taric
hmmm, I wonder what his cute animal companion would be perhaps a turtle, yah, a crystal turtle sounds right
: {{champion:83}} - When Q is cast on a monster, it lowers the CD by 50% and always spawns a grave (regardless if it's the Killing blow or otherwise). {{champion:74}} - Turrets damage now scales with AD. Turret speed scales with AS. Critical strike increases the rate at which a turret builds up to the laser.
> [{quoted}](name=CaptainMårvelous,realm=NA,application-id=Ir7ZrJjF,discussion-id=tTKdc1ZL,comment-id=0011,timestamp=2019-02-01T18:50:34.507+0000) > {{champion:74}} - Turrets damage now scales with AD. Turret speed scales with AS. Critical strike increases the rate at which a turret builds up to the laser. Yes, now I can do pokemon battles with Malzahar in the mid lane.
iiGazeii (NA)
: Game: Change a Champ's role by reworking one ability
{{champion:53}} W-Increases Blitzcranks attack range and allows him to exceed the attack speed limit while active.
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: > [{quoted}](name=Gentleman Gems,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=wJEhTr8K,comment-id=00040000,timestamp=2019-01-31T00:48:19.712+0000) > > _Neeko may have noticed something else about his Sho'ma, it seemed, misshapen, like a circle trying to be a square, but not really able to make either shape. As soon as G.A.S Spotted Neeko, due to her vibrant colors, it turned his head towards her.. This brought her to Benjamin's attention as well, who seeing the animalistic features quickly deduced_ _Definitely_ weird Sho'ma, especially since humans were limited to one form. She couldn't put her finger on it but intended to unravel the mystery all the same. > "You're a Vastayan." > _Now having a better idea he asked_ > > "Were you the one who put out the fire?" Neeko hissed at him, holding her tail. "Neeko's tail is not accessory. Don't provoke the tail!" She warned, shaking her head. "Not vastaya, vastayashai'rei!" The chameleon blurted out proudly, one of the whiskers on top of her head twitching in response to his question. "Nnnnooo. Must have been strong wind. Not Neeko." > _He asked, assuming with her amphibious features she may be more likely the culprit. He quickly picked up the note book, even if she ran he'd have more info on her kind_ > > **Perhaps natural pranksters, or at least naturally inclined for hoolaginistic tenancies...** In a flash of green magics, Neeko darted on all four through the air past the man, landing as a frog on a stone she skipped to the left landing inside a bush. Evidently, she took another form as the bush shook, yet another green poof of smoke followed by the sounds of something medium sized stalking him, in a circle. "Neeko curious. Why are you a tomato trying to be a potato?" Neeko asked from somewhere in the bushes if he looked in a gap his own eyes stared back at him before she took off again. "Being just a tomato is not all that bad!" Then all was still for a long minute until a mole popped up by his feet carrying her unmistakable but muddied voice. "Pretty. Like golden hair boy." It reared its head forward, sniffing his clothing before it dove under again, and somehow 30 seconds later a raven flew past him with her tone but more gravelly and bird like. (if birds could talk that is!) "Are you sad like George, ho-man?" It croaked out, landing on a tree branch above him.
> [{quoted}](name=FuntimewithNekko,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=wJEhTr8K,comment-id=000400000000,timestamp=2019-01-31T20:56:59.711+0000) > _Benjamin began to take notes down immediately, noting her odd questions and distinct identification and equally distinct traits_ **Fond of Pronouns... seems to be a evolutionary transition stage between the Vastayan and Vastayashai'rei... or at least a later stage of the later since she definitely has a physical form unlike the wisp who also claimed to be so... easily able to copy characteristics of living beings in a manner similar to how G.A.S is able to mimic the traits of both biological and non biological materials, without the need to ingest and breakdown said material/creature.** _He looked at the creature, Neeko_ "So, Neeko right? I am Benjamin Dolatris, young scientific prodigy of Piltover... if I may ask, what do you mean when you say "Tomato, trying to be a Potato...?" _As she took his form she would get a better understanding. It wasn't a physical change, it was an internal change, his Sho'Ma trying to match other peoples Sho'Ma's, or their song, but instead of changing to sing like them, it's stuck half way, singing a perverted mixture of both his own song and the song of the other Sho'Ma's, a cry of pain masquerading as music, haunting, and painful. She would see glimpses of a child, being very smart, very clever, making all sorts of wonderful gadgets and elixirs, but the people, their Sho'Ma's don't resonate, they scoff him, thinking that someone of his kind, with his Sho'Ma, was beneath them. It angered him, he knew he was smarter, but they wouldn't listen, their Sho'Ma's deaf to any who don't sing like theirs. But there was a woman, her Sho'Ma similar to the mean peoples Sho'Ma's, but she her Sho'Ma hears the song he makes, she takes him in, gives him a home. Why does he not have a home, where are his parents, She could hear that song, but it was muffled, buried or hidden, like and undertone of the song his Sho'Ma sang._
: > [{quoted}](name=Gentleman Gems,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=wJEhTr8K,comment-id=000300000000,timestamp=2019-01-30T01:11:26.236+0000) > > _Benjamin watched as the fire was put out, bells and whistles going off in his head_ > > **Strange, the wind shouldn't have put it out...** > > _He didn't have his gauntlet working, but what kind of scientist would he be without back up plans. Taking out G.A.S, who was sleeping, he wrapped the small gelatinous being around his other arm and began to look around. As soon as he spotted his notebook tampered with, he realized something was in his camp, and soon he met eye contact with the frog after getting a load of frog mucus to the side of his face_ > > **Did this thing do it?** > > _He looked at the frog, it's purple eyes were odd, but nothing about it seemed out of the ordinary beyond that and it's desire to lick him. G.A.S began to survey the area, raising it's head up and staring around the camp area. Benjamin also began to look around, picking up his notebook in order to put it in his coat pocket_ _"Male Sho'ma not very clever!"_ Neeko thought to herself, briefly brushing past his shoulder as her frog friend smacked him with its tongue. She scratched her ears, everywhere really when promptly retreating back into the surrounding forest. Why did male Sho'ma always feel so weird! Like that time she tasted that pretty boy with a huge gauntlet. _He'd feel a funny lightheaded sensation but beyond that, it seemed he was okay not counting the tongue lash._ WAIT Was this same male? A safe distance away she assumed the explorer's form, comparing it with the new Sho'ma when she then took on Benjamin's form next. _"Nnnnnnope."_ Nekko thought, their Sho'mas were too different to be the same. They smelled funny though, both smelled like that weird black substance humans traded for strange round objects, plus heavy doses of perfume. Turning near invisible again Neeko snuck back, around 10 minutes having passed with the frog unmoving from its spot, eyes closed. It seemed to be sleeping. Neeko gasped under her breath, stopping dead in her tracks just a stone throw away from the camp as a strange jelly creature floated through the air. Coming out of her camouflage she assumed a guarded stance, hissing at it her form shone magically, a natural defense against most predators. This might just confuse G.A.S seeing as the being hissing at it looked exactly liked Benjamin. > [{quoted}](name=bluegolisano,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=wJEhTr8K,comment-id=00020000,timestamp=2019-01-30T02:45:03.239+0000) > > *Ariella was dumbfounded for a few moments, absolutely stunned by the... being in front of herself. Even in her own tribe, Ariella had never seen such a wide variance; some were violet, and orange and gold - such as herself - while others were silver and grey (even if that was extraordinarily rare), and some were blood red. Or rather, one was...* > *"A thing of the past, that one..."* >"A little honesty would have been better, but..." To say Neeko liked the attention would be a severe understatement at best, twirling once showcasing all colours at their full glory to show off. When the woman spoke Neeko's bouncy nature seemed at odds with her attentiveness, tapping her fingertips together somewhat embarrassed by the lesson the growths on her head sinking. "But Neeko is always honest! She... might just have forgotten what you said...-" One of the whiskers on the right side of her head twitching at that. >"For the while... I don't see why not." "So long as you don't sneak up on me or others like that again." But her depressed state only lasted for so long, Neeko lightened up clapping her hands ecstatically in response hopping up and down on the spot. "Neeko is best choice! Colourful bird woman won't regret this!" Followed by her seeming to realise the gravity of what she just said, digging a heel into the soft ground hands behind her back head lowered slightly. "N-neeko promises not to surprise bird woman again." Slowly but surely she stretched out both arms but her hands stayed in front of her as she tensed down, in her head this was a sly and clever move, holding her hands out for the woman to take. "Friends then? Good friends maybe... even?" She asked, carefully with some hesitation to not scare her away. "Neeko won't disturb bird woman's Sho'ma, Neeko swears on Oovi-kat honour!" Sounding rather determined and honest about that.
> [{quoted}](name=FuntimewithNekko,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=wJEhTr8K,comment-id=0004,timestamp=2019-01-30T19:11:21.964+0000) > _Neeko may have noticed something else about his Sho'ma, it seemed, misshapen, like a circle trying to be a square, but not really able to make either shape. As soon as G.A.S Spotted Neeko, due to her vibrant colors, it turned his head towards her.. This brought her to Benjamin's attention as well, who seeing the animalistic features quickly deduced_ "You're a Vastayan." _Now having a better idea he asked_ "Were you the one who put out the fire?" _He asked, assuming with her amphibious features she may be more likely the culprit. He quickly picked up the note book, even if she ran he'd have more info on her kind_ **Perhaps natural pranksters, or at least naturally inclined for hoolaginistic tenancies...**
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: > [{quoted}](name=Gentleman Gems,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=wJEhTr8K,comment-id=0003,timestamp=2019-01-29T02:25:30.070+0000) > ["Ou Ou!"](https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/leagueoflegends/images/a/a0/Neeko_147.ogg/revision/latest?cb=20181119203932) Neeko shuffled at the unamused frog, who croaked and refused to entertain this request. "Dance off! You and me!" She commanded, clapping her hands together Neeko moonwalked over the place, nearly slipping a few times since they (just her really) played on a rock surrounded by a coursing waterfall. "OU, OUUU? _OUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!_" Neeko was thrown off rhythm by her slipping off the rock falling down the waterfall down into a full pool gathering below. George didn't take a look, merely ribbiting once with determination before following her to their deaths. > _Walking away from the forest he then began to dig into the dirt lightly as to make a small fire pit. He then put the sticks in and began to mess He was much disappointed to wake up once more, Neeko's tail wrapped around his slumbering being. He set up to croak but was silenced by Neeko who hushed him with a finger. _"Shhh."_ Leaning in she parted a bush revealing a short distance ahead of them a small human sitting by an unlit campfire. Golden eyes met a depressed pair of purple eyes. _"Humble Sho'ma, but Oovi-kat can't be beggars." _ > > _He decided to start with plan B. Searching through his coat he found a vial of Liquid Dragons Breath, took a swig, and spewed it into the pit inorder to light it. He then coughed as he mouth instantaneously dried out._ > > **Alright, that covered, and no rain clouds in sight, I guess now's a good time to catch up on my journal.** _He pulled out his water container, and after drinking a fair amount of water, he proceeded to take out his notebook and metal pen and write **Manually**. Not to say this was a bad thing for him, but his writing while using his gauntlet and his writing when using hand-eye coordination was very different, once messier then the other._ > _"Hehe."_ Neeko chuckled quietly, sneaking out the bush she wordlessly took the best parts of a chameleon, their invisibility! So on sneaky steps and near invisibly unless she got too close Neeko approached the young man's camp, taking the long route around she stopped on the other side of the campfire, transforming her mouth and lungs to part water based she sucked in the air, transmuting it into water with a combination of her saliva and magics. t To him, it would look like the fire spontaneously went out from the wind picking up. On Neeko's end, however, she spurted out a bout of water that instantly extinguished the fire. When he looked back, he'd find his notebook having been hastily turned to a familiar page, that which was regarding his encounter with a certain female vastaya... **"Ribbit."** If he looked down a green frog with purple eyes puffed its chest at him. It seemed rather intent on tempting fate, shooting out its tongue smacking it with a sloppy sound against the explorer's leg. Or maybe it was just hungry. It did kinda look sad and droopy.
> [{quoted}](name=FuntimewithNekko,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=wJEhTr8K,comment-id=00030000,timestamp=2019-01-29T20:20:14.491+0000) > _Benjamin watched as the fire was put out, bells and whistles going off in his head_ **Strange, the wind shouldn't have put it out...** _He didn't have his gauntlet working, but what kind of scientist would he be without back up plans. Taking out G.A.S, who was sleeping, he wrapped the small gelatinous being around his other arm and began to look around. As soon as he spotted his notebook tampered with, he realized something was in his camp, and soon he met eye contact with the frog after getting a load of frog mucus to the side of his face_ **Did this thing do it?** _He looked at the frog, it's purple eyes were odd, but nothing about it seemed out of the ordinary beyond that and it's desire to lick him. G.A.S began to survey the area, raising it's head up and staring around the camp area. Benjamin also began to look around, picking up his notebook in order to put it in his coat pocket_
: The best of times with Neeko! (ask Neeko)
_[Benjamin](https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OhyeghPZ6VIJg9KAp2bQajsui1m9LnneLWdGovgAMLs/pub) took a deep breath as he left the forest and entered the lush open plains of Ionia. The place was diverse for a small island country, He wouldn't be surprised if he managed to find examples of every ecosystem here. Looking outwards he stumbled forward for a moment, before looking at his leg, which was still recovering after his scrap with the Avian Vastayan. He was happy for it to end as he did but between her and the forest he already began to theorize how the land works. Seeing no paved road of any kind he first thought to keep moving forward, but with the sun setting he instead decided to set up camp. Turning back to the forest he picked up some loose twigs and sticks_ **I doubt the forest will miss what is essentially dead skin and scabs.** _Walking away from the forest he then began to dig into the dirt lightly as to make a small fire pit. He then put the sticks in and began to mess with his gauntlet. After many adjustments and plenty of sparks and sputters he gave up_ **Perhaps the large psionic network of the land is having adverse effects on the Gauntlet. Considering I've never had to work with a living, psychic, continent, in theory, it makes sense that something that drew power from my own biological energies and hence my own brain would have trouble in this place.** _He decided to start with plan B. Searching through his coat he found a vial of Liquid Dragons Breath, took a swig, and spewed it into the pit inorder to light it. He then coughed as he mouth instantaneously dried out._ **Alright, that covered, and no rain clouds in sight, I guess now's a good time to catch up on my journal.** _He pulled out his water container and after drinking a fair amount of water he proceeded take out his notebook and metal pen and write **Manually**. Not to say this was a bad thing for him, but his writing while using his gauntlet and his writing when using hand eye coordination were very different, once messier then the other._ **After my rough encounter with the Avianistic Vastayan, which I will admit was of some fault of mine, I proceeded to continue through the woods, unswayed by the gouge sustained on my leg...**
RéktSai (NA)
: Dog V Cats
Even as pettable as these good boys are, people will probably still not grab the lantern...
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Theorex (NA)
: As a diamond player, I can fully say that if you do the following things you'll get places.
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: > [{quoted}](name=rollz3,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=XzVZfkZV,comment-id=0004000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000d,timestamp=2019-01-18T06:08:45.988+0000) > [{quoted}](name=Gentleman Gems,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=XzVZfkZV,comment-id=00080000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000009,timestamp=2019-01-07T22:20:52.169+0000) > ((I do apologise, everyone. This _was_ more of a test run for me to try and experience other things than Shyvana and I don't click very well with Xayah. I think it's time I took a break from the forum in general, but that's a story for another time. But fear not! I will stick around long enough to finish what I have started in here. Though if you wish to bow out early, I won't hold it against you, that'd be a bit hypocritical in my position.))) ---- > [{quoted}](name=Gentleman Gems,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=XzVZfkZV,comment-id=00080000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000009,timestamp=2019-01-07T22:20:52.169+0000) The vastaya made a fist with her burned hand, her eyes not quite meeting his as she responded to his taunt. _"You're just like them. Arrogant with a sadistic streak, punk."_ Still tearing at the amorphous shape clinging to her face. Burrowing her heels in the ground he'd have a bit of a hard time reaching her face what with all the trashing, but she froze hearing that. A victory for the vastaya and a message to Zaun? Now that was just too good to be true. She felt the pit of her stomach jump into her throat as he tossed her up, the vastaya unused to being thrown around so callously going by her wide-eyed expression as she hit the ground hard, rolling to the side but not fast enough by the ear tearing roar that came from her throat as her cloak whipped around her form, some of the outer feathers harshly torn away. **_"My... wings...!"_** Without a word more she swung around, flinging three feathers at his legs, these were not enhanced by magic and merely served to disable an enemy. It was rare for them to sever more than weak points.
> [{quoted}](name=Starborn Xayah,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=XzVZfkZV,comment-id=000b,timestamp=2019-01-22T19:06:34.091+0000) >It's good, and I respect you for at least trying to finish what you started _Benjamin was surprised by the quick reflexes, but even more so by G.A.S's "disobedience" for lack of a better term at the moment_ "G.A.S, why did you do that?" _G.A.S squelched worryingly at Benjamin, Benjamin himself frowning a bit as he listened_ "Ok, you make a fa-" _Before he could finish he was cut off but the sharp pain of being hamstrung by two razor sharp feathers. He cursed loudly as he fell to his knee's. After a short and sharp intake of air he quickly pushed himself up, feathers still logged in his leg, and turned to retaliate grabbing the still metallic G.A.S, who did not change shape._ "G.A.S, life in danger, not the time for this discussion!" _but as he said that G.A.S plopped to the ground, sparks began to sputter from Benjamin's Gauntlet._ **Shit, shit, damn it, now, really?!** _He half thought, half muttered to himself. He quickly began to reach into his coat to grab the first vial he could. He was still standing, but only barely, his knees still bending in order to support it's increased load_
: I've found that Teemo is actually one of my better matchups with my juggernaut champs because I learned to rush Spectre's Cowl and turn his poison and shrooms into spitballs and bags of dogsh*t; annoying to be hit by and annoying to step on, but pretty much harmless :/
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: Literally just a woman with tentacles.
That actually sounds very interesting ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Zyranium (EUW)
: I would love seeing this champions in action : {{champion:50}} {{champion:134}} {{champion:7}} {{champion:28}} {{champion:127}} {{champion:35}} {{champion:143}}
> [{quoted}](name=Zyranium,realm=EUW,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=r9k2gfTV,comment-id=000a,timestamp=2019-01-21T15:16:55.779+0000) > > I would love seeing this champions in action : > {{champion:28}} I'm not sure Riot could show that one, the others maybe, but Eve, no
: What a great start of the week. Awesome cinematic.
Wondering how Camille feels knowing she got led into a trap and allowed so many to die? wondering even more if she knew they would die, and it was part of the plan?
: > [{quoted}](name=Aseraan,realm=EUW,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=UHcH6iaO,comment-id=0003,timestamp=2019-01-19T14:24:00.560+0000) > > Its time for picking a support for top too. Was just going to say. Duo top could make a comeback. With one person still running smite to secure objectives. Top lane could become even more important than bot lane with them fighting over Rift Heralds too.
If that is the case, it'll be different for sure, a radical change in the meta no doubt. Weather good or bad we will see.
: There's one major problem with this assumption and that is that it incorrectly assumes that the casual appeal was just a sort of finger snap. Content in WoW is still plenty hard and Blizzard can still put out some damn fine content in terms of difficult stuff. (Nighthold, Blackrock Mountain are some good examples). However, the main problem is that baseline content has gotten easier. The last true bastion of hard baseline content was Cataclysm dungeons: 5 mans in Cata, be they heroic or normal, were insanely hard. Some of the hardest ever put in the game. But people hated that you had to do mechanics and, thus, reduced it. Cata dungeons became easy as pie and would remain so. Hard stuff and difficult content slowly began to be put behind layers and layers with the "real" raid experience you used to get in Heroic 25 man now behind Mythic +10 Keystone with 4 different modifiers. (As one final note about WoW: Legion was apparently a very good expac that reinvigorated numbers quite a bit. BFA dropped the ball but we should at least recognize that the game can bounce back with proper support.) League right now isn't at the fingersnap. Rather, it's at the crossroads. Just as Wrath peaked, so too is league peaking/already peaked. The problem is not that the games are getting shorter or the meta, it's the divide between good and bad players has begun growing extreme just as it has in WoW. As an example: Boards right now is saying mages and tanks need sweeping buffs and that defensive characters/roles aren't good at all. Tune into any pro game and in a large amount, you'll see people running 2-3 tanks and usually some very tanky character choices (Aftershock Ryze is a thing now). The disparity between the pros and the pubs is only going to get worse from here on out as Riot tries to balance around both. Frankly, it's not sustainable and it's something I've been saying since Season 4 I think: Riot wants to cater to pros _and_ pugs. They want Blizzard's WoW situation where everyone is happy. This can't happen. Riot basically has three options: * Focus entirely on PUGs. Give sweeping buffs to simplistic characters for casual play and nerf anything remotely pubstompy. Will keep casuals/lower tier players happy but murder high-tier competitive play. (This is also the least dedicated fan base and will run as soon as the new thing appears.) * Focus entirely on Pros. Give legitimate buffs and balance changes ONLY for high ELO. PUG/low tier players will screech but higher tier players and esports will thrive. (This supports the most dedicated fanbase and will likely be the longest term sustainable metric) * Continue the trend of 75 (PUG) and 25 (Pro) balance. Nobody is happy here. Honestly, for the sake of long term, we should earnestly be moving to pro/high ELO balancing. I know boards will fire back that "BUT WE ARE THE 96% WE DESERVE ALL THE FOCUS" but we all fail to account for casual play being the most fickle fanbase that will leave when things don't go their way as with any game. In focusing on pros you secure long term sustainability as well as a focus on the longest lasting aspects of the game: Professional/High-tier play, esports and true skill-based gameplay. But that's just my view as someone who played a lot of WoW during the "golden age" of Wrath/a little BC and vanilla and saw the degradation as more casual play was appealed to. I don't want Riot to make the same mistake.
> [{quoted}](name=CaptainMårvelous,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=E1AAWbeE,comment-id=0006,timestamp=2019-01-19T10:34:24.614+0000) > Plus a challenging game that requires you to think will (In a Darwinian sense) force those who do play to play better, and while they don't have to be on par with the pro's they will be better for it.
: I absolutely love Sona, so a while ago my friend drew Sona and I!
: What the hecc did I just read.
> [{quoted}](name=DuskDaUmbreon,realm=NA,application-id=Ir7ZrJjF,discussion-id=xhl5I5oO,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2019-01-14T09:26:45.470+0000) > > What the hecc did I just read. Art
: This needs to be an emote
{{champion:110}}: My bad, I thought you said Double **Gay**.
: I'm the opposite; sitting on 12 Chests with no keys {{sticker:sg-janna}}
Then you sir are this man https://media.giphy.com/media/tAHkX6PtSywFy/giphy.gif
Candoodle (EUW)
: OTP opening their Loot tab
: but then, it becomes a deadpool thread
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: is it spiderman thread time?
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