: > [{quoted}](name=CosmicRain,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=yxEliueI,comment-id=00060001,timestamp=2019-09-25T23:28:55.298+0000) > > This is the best solution. Imagine being a player who had 90 or heaven forbid 99 prestige points and then had an emergency, was on call for 72 hours or some other crazy unavoidable life event and missed getting the skin you wanted. The 2019 prestige skins need to be purchasable at the end of year otherwise the prestige point system is just going to be tainted. Yeah! I was at 1500 tokens LOL. I played as much as I could while going through a really busy month of my life. It isn't fair.
> [{quoted}](name=Mageichael,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=yxEliueI,comment-id=000600010000,timestamp=2019-09-25T23:36:13.386+0000) > > Yeah! I was at 1500 tokens LOL. I played as much as I could while going through a really busy month of my life. It isn't fair. Who said life is fair. Wait until you start working in the real world and not be coddled by the school system.
: Bring Back Event Skins to the Prestige Point Shop
Riot should bring them back, but sell the skins with a new premium prestige point that can only be bought from the store. That way people can't use their saved PP to buy this cycle's prestige skins from events. If players want the prestige skin that badly, then they can pay for them at a premium price.
Hawt (NA)
: Akali KDA statue
China Riot store is selling the KDA Akali unlock statue and a Sona DJ figure that turns and has lights. The DJ Sona is a special figure for the 8th anniversary event in China, which according to reddit users said Riot isn't bring that special figure to the NA store. I'm certain the KDA Akali statue is coming to NA, but I'm not 100% certain. It's rather expensive from 3rd party resellers, almost double the price. I would rather wait until it comes to NA and buy the statue cheaper instead of paying nearly double the price for the same statue. The Chinese store is selling many new merchandise items like KDA minis, KDA white hat, Yauso and Riven statues. The only thing we got was Project Irelia, which does't even have the same skin color like Irelia in game. Here is link to DJ Sona unboxing: https://imgur.com/a/tiaEoru and Riot store in China, specifically their statue section: https://lolriotmall.qq.com/list.shtml?catid=122&CLICKTAG=lolriotmall.pc.index.nav46_subNav52
Rioter Comments
NeekOwU (NA)
: How possible is it to grind for 2200 tokens starting now?
If you play all day maybe you can get 200-300 tokens, but don't think it's possible. There are only three days left. If you have money maybe you can buy a single token bundle to help you get to 2200 if you fall short.
Jamaree (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=Hawt,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=IWYF0klJ,comment-id=00000000000100000001,timestamp=2019-08-31T08:03:47.209+0000) > > Xbox should pull out of Japan, but don't to save face. Has Xbox not, because everytime I see any releases of new xbox games, the lines are like dead. LOL, IT JUST DAWNED ON ME THAT THERE ARE TITLES THAT DON'T GET PORTED TO JAPAN AND ARE CULT CLASSICS THERE LIKE WE HAVE WITH THEIR GAMES, holy shit that is a funny thought.
> [{quoted}](name=Jamaree,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=IWYF0klJ,comment-id=000000000001000000010000,timestamp=2019-08-31T08:06:13.046+0000) > > Has Xbox not, because everytime I see any releases of new xbox games, the lines are like dead. > > LOL, IT JUST DAWNED ON ME THAT THERE ARE TITLES THAT DON'T GET PORTED TO JAPAN AND ARE CULT CLASSICS THERE LIKE WE HAVE WITH THEIR GAMES, holy shit that is a funny thought. Yes, many games in Japan don't get ported over. Western players can still play them with Japanese bought console and importing the game. It's possible some games are ported over many years later. For example, PSO2 will be release in the USA in early 2020. Currently, PS02 has western players playing on the Japanese servers. English speaking players that don't understand Japanese use a mod that translates most of the text in the game, but the game still feels it missing part of the story due to the lack of voice over translation. It's also a big pain to buy items in the cash shop. You can't use a western credit card and only accept a Japanese credit card by verifying with a Japanese mobile number, which requires a Japanese residence address. Players have to use middle men services and buy their cash shop currency at a mark up price. Sometimes, I wish the Japanese were as greedy like their western counter parts so that buying their products and services would be easier instead of a real pain.
Jamaree (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=Hawt,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=IWYF0klJ,comment-id=00000000000100000001,timestamp=2019-08-31T08:03:47.209+0000) > > Xbox should pull out of Japan, but don't to save face. Has Xbox not, because everytime I see any releases of new xbox games, the lines are like dead. LOL, IT JUST DAWNED ON ME THAT THERE ARE TITLES THAT DON'T GET PORTED TO JAPAN AND ARE CULT CLASSICS THERE LIKE WE HAVE WITH THEIR GAMES, holy shit that is a funny thought.
> [{quoted}](name=Jamaree,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=IWYF0klJ,comment-id=000000000001000000010000,timestamp=2019-08-31T08:06:13.046+0000) > > Has Xbox not, because everytime I see any releases of new xbox games, the lines are like dead. > > LOL, IT JUST DAWNED ON ME THAT THERE ARE TITLES THAT DON'T GET PORTED TO JAPAN AND ARE CULT CLASSICS THERE LIKE WE HAVE WITH THEIR GAMES, holy shit that is a funny thought. There are more reporters than gamers at xbox events in Japan. Their sales are terrible. There been months they sold less than 100 units. It's a waste of time and money for xbox to continue to invest in Japan. Japanese don't like the type of games sold on Xbox. They don't care about shooter games like Halo. Japanese are into single player rts games, which is exactly what western game developers on xbox are keen not to develop. Finally, their games usually show more skin on female characters, which is another reason western games aren't appealing for the Japanese market. In short, the Japanese market is completely different to the western xbox market. That's why Xbox has never sold well in Japan. Xbox has tried, but a few exclusive games made for Japanese market isn't going to convince them to switch. It's a loss cause and Microsoft should quit and save money.
: > [{quoted}](name=Jamaree,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=IWYF0klJ,comment-id=000000000000,timestamp=2019-08-31T07:15:01.715+0000) > > What site am I allowed to use then? > > Again, what is your site then? Kotaku
> [{quoted}](name=Xalasmeni Banana,realm=EUNE,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=IWYF0klJ,comment-id=0000000000000000,timestamp=2019-08-31T07:44:25.006+0000) > > Kotaku Kotaku is a news site and not a data analyzing company. Literally, investor use superdata to make investing decisions. Where Kotaku is not.
: > [{quoted}](name=Hawt,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=IWYF0klJ,comment-id=000000000001,timestamp=2019-08-31T07:15:32.742+0000) > > Superdata is a respectable source. You forget that Fornite isn't very popular in China. Fortnite was only popular in the west. A game that can't break into China will never compete with those that have a presence in the west and east. Furthermore, PUGB has the same problem like Fornite. Ever since Fornite has taken a commanding lead in the BR category, PUGB has been on the decline. PUGB is popular in Korea, which is the one saving grace. PUGB is owned by a Korean company called Bluehole, which is why the game is probably popular in Korea. Koreans tend to favor Korean companies if they have a choice much like Japanese. I find it especially hard to believe people still spend so much money on this game when i've seen the census with my own eyes which is "My friend list is 70% dead and inactive" and that a lot of people seem to de-cry Riot's policies. I know i cut my LoL spendings to 10 dollars per 6 months or so, if at all. I can't be the only one that is being put off currently. There is no way. And their aggressive monetization tactics speak louder than words on their earnings.
> [{quoted}](name=Xalasmeni Banana,realm=EUNE,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=IWYF0klJ,comment-id=0000000000010000,timestamp=2019-08-31T07:43:39.941+0000) > > I find it especially hard to believe people still spend so much money on this game when i've seen the census with my own eyes which is "My friend list is 70% dead and inactive" and that a lot of people seem to de-cry Riot's policies. > > I know i cut my LoL spendings to 10 dollars per 6 months or so, if at all. I can't be the only one that is being put off currently. There is no way. > > And their aggressive monetization tactics speak louder than words on their earnings. You do realize that there are more Chinese LoL servers than EU and US servers put together? Their esports is so large in China, that the Chinese have to split their teams into two groups. Your own observations are anecdotal and aren't indicative of the overall player base of riot. Riot has done a pretty good job expanding into other regions, unlike Fornite. Even in Japan, Riot esport is decent now. Japan historically has never liked western games. Current western consoles sell far worst than older PS or Nintendo console systems. Xbox should pull out of Japan, but don't to save face.
: HotS is still fun.
> [{quoted}](name=Variks the Loyal,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=Z0N0ZygL,comment-id=0003,timestamp=2019-08-30T18:14:27.415+0000) > > HotS is still fun. Hots is on maintenance mode. I wouldn't recommend that game for long term play. Nor would I recommend a new player spend any money in that Hots. The only other competitors for LoL are Dota and a distant third or fourth is Smite. Smite plays in third person and is made by Hi-Rez, which is the same company that developed Paladins. I never played Smite, but if I had more time I might have given it a try.
: @Riot Can you please give Ziggs back the 200% damage to minions on his Ultimate?
He used to be able to clear waves very efficiently and safely, but that was a long time ago. It's been so long, I can't remember what season he was played frequently in worlds.
: > [{quoted}](name=Jamaree,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=IWYF0klJ,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2019-08-31T06:57:46.401+0000) > > Sorry to disappoint you, but as of July 2019, they are the second most profittable PC game according to super data, they aren't going anywhere, also, this game isn't even slightly pay to win. There are a LOT of problems with the game right now, but that is one of the few things they are getting right. > > https://www.superdataresearch.com/worldwide-digital-games-market/ Dungeon Crawler online... lol. Are you joking man? And the page you linked doesn't even have stats on money earned. Fortine 5th and PUGB 9th? Looks more like bogus fake data.
> [{quoted}](name=Xalasmeni Banana,realm=EUNE,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=IWYF0klJ,comment-id=00000000,timestamp=2019-08-31T07:13:24.592+0000) > > Dungeon Crawler online... lol. Are you joking man? > > And the page you linked doesn't even have stats on money earned. > > Fortine 5th and PUGB 9th? Looks more like bogus fake data. Superdata is a respectable source. You forget that Fornite isn't very popular in China. Fortnite was only popular in the west. A game that can't break into China will never compete with those that have a presence in the west and east. Furthermore, PUGB has the same problem like Fornite. Ever since Fornite has taken a commanding lead in the BR category, PUGB has been on the decline. PUGB is popular in Korea, which is the one saving grace. PUGB is owned by a Korean company called Bluehole, which is why the game is probably popular in Korea. Koreans tend to favor Korean companies if they have a choice much like Japanese.
: Riot is declining fast according to stats, but what do they do about it?
Wait until Riot releases their mobile version of LoL and their fighting game. Even if you don't play LoL PC, there will be a lot of people who will play their mobile version of LoL and TFT. There is even the possibility that the fighting game Riot is funding to develop will be on the mobile platform. Riot has been doing pretty well in terms of profits compared to last year.
: The thing I hate most about Worlds time
> [{quoted}](name=chipndip1,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=HW8ABzQI,comment-id=,timestamp=2019-08-31T03:44:18.367+0000) > > Everyone on these boards act brand new every dang year like we don't know that changes at this time are catered to making Worlds not boring to watch. "Why is Riven getting buffed?" "Why are they buffing Lee Sin?" "Why nerf Aatrox?" If you thought about it for 3 seconds, it's Worlds time soon and they're making small shifts here and there for the Worlds patch. Solo queue focused work comes around after that while Riot then starts to prepare for the preseason of next year. > > We should KNOW this by now. It's 2019. We shouldn't be at a loss for how things go in 2019. Riven will be getting the prestige skin for worlds. Garena leaked the release order for event and pp prestige skins. The next prestige skin for an event is Riven, which is the worlds event. Thus, the worlds prestige skin will belong to Riven. She will be in the next virtual ban. In addition, Riot is preparing to release a statues based on the legendaries skins of Riven and Yasuo. There is another possibility. If there is no event early during worlds, then the next only Prestige Point skin will be for Miss Fortunate. The most logical order is for Riven to get the worlds skin followed by Miss Fortunate getting a PP skin after worlds event ends. However, Riot might try to squeeze a non event prestige skin between end of Star Guardians and early worlds, but this is unlikely.
tangoood (NA)
: bought Elder wood Ahri bundle but it got a BIG problem, FIX it please!!
: Why remove kayles glowy eyes?
Those glowing eyes are creepy. She didn't have glowing eyes before her rework.
: wedding day skin ideas
Garena and Katarina love story needs to be made official.
Tyvan (NA)
: So much for wanting those Infernal skins today
What Riot is doing is nothing out of the ordinary. Companies stagger their product release in order to maximize profit. The majority of people aren't willing to spend a lot money in one go, but are more willing if the products are released over a longer period. This gives the allusion that people aren't spending as much. That's why in mobile games don't release all of their cash shops in one go, but are spread out. Spending 100 in one week, no, but spend 100 over 4 weeks, yes. It's that simple. I really wish I could play and buy the Ahri skina and chroma, but I got write this paper for work first. {{sticker:sg-janna}}
: Should Riot implement other character announcer voices?
Announcer packs is a highly requested feature. I would love a voice packs especially if you pair them with the champion you are playing. For example, If I'm playing as Syndra, then I would use the Syndra voice pack. Obvious, you could use any voice pack, but selling champions with a voice pack could be a lucrative cash shop item. Riot could even sell different types of voice pack for a given champion. For example, a normal lux voice pack and a Star Guardian Voice pack. Voice packs seems like a no brainer cash shop item. Having more items to sell is good especially for when LoL mobile comes out.
CapRiven (EUNE)
: When will ARURF Hit the servers?
Not anytime soon, that's for sure.
: Elderwood Ahri "Border" set not displaying border?
Relaunching the game usually fixes that problem. Make sure you log out and completely shutdown the LoL application before restarting it. If relaunching the game doesn't fix the problem you might consider putting in a ticket, but I would wait a few hours. If in a few hours the problem persist, then I would put in a ticket.
JancevFTW (EUNE)
: Fuck ahri fuck ezreal fuck lux thats it
> [{quoted}](name=JancevFTW,realm=EUNE,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=ZOITMUJT,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2019-08-28T14:12:34.189+0000) > > Fuck ahri fuck ezreal fuck lux thats it There are lot of people who would want to fuck Ahri, Ezreal, or Lux.
: > [{quoted}](name=Hawt,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=EBtG719V,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2019-08-28T09:28:02.233+0000) > > They should add a toggle and make them both ultimates skins like MF or Lux. The toggle will switch between the current versions and regular SG with a new regular voice over. They just need to do something! the fact that we're probably not going to get Invasion is already fucked up, the least they could do is do these skins justice.
> [{quoted}](name=Regina George,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=EBtG719V,comment-id=00000000,timestamp=2019-08-28T09:32:16.505+0000) > > They just need to do something! the fact that we're probably not going to get Invasion is already fucked up, the least they could do is do these skins justice. I think it's too late to make variants. Riot would have to make new particle effects and animations for the darkstar or shadow part of their attack abilities and ults. Unless riot already has those effects, I don't think their is enough time to make those particle effects and animations. That leaves with three choices. Can release them as is and forget about making a variant or ultimate skins. Release a variant or ultimate skins later in the year or early next year. Try to rush to make a variant or ultimate skins.
: When you wait 2 years for Star Guardians and you get Cosmic/Dark Star skins instead.
They should add a toggle and make them both ultimates skins like MF or Lux. The toggle will switch between the current versions and regular SG with a new regular voice over.
: They're probably going to sell uncorrupted SG skins as Chromas
I read on reddi that a developer said there would be chromas, but I'm not one hundred percent certain if a riot developer did write that. Historically, star guardians have never had chromas. There colors are unique to each star guardian. Project is different. They previous said they didn't make chromas for project due to the particle effects clashing with the different chroma colors. I don't think chromas for SG would be a good idea and would clash with what makes SG uniforms unique to each SG member.
Koumafu (NA)
: Star guardian 2019 bundles
I would look at the current Pyke price bundles. There should be a bundle with Project Pyke without the chromas, but that has the border, icon, and ward. That bundle is the standard bundle. The chromas bundle is the mega bundle that includes everything, including the chromas. Finally, you have simple bundle that includes the champion and basic skin. You get no ward, icon, or border with that bundle. I should also mention that all bundles include the champion. If you own the champion, then the price of the champion is discounted from the bundle. You can exam the Legendary and Epic bundle prices with the current Project skinline. The prices should be similar for SG bundles. There is the possibility that the legendary versions of Rakan and Xayah won't have chromas. Project Pyke is the first legendary to have chromas. Riot may or not have made chromas for Rakan and Xayah.
Arcade Lulu (EUNE)
: > [{quoted}](name=Zemasu,realm=EUW,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=7mjRMMqa,comment-id=00000000,timestamp=2019-08-28T07:47:47.390+0000) > > Kayn legendary has 3 different MODELS, here are only textures, it's not so hard His base skin also has 3 models Because he transforms, so he kinda needs the models Many transformers have multiple models But what OP is suggesting is closer to Dj sona or GG mf, which are both ultimate skins because you can choose what you look like and when So, if the Rakan and Xayah skins had an option like that, they would be ultimate skin quality, so they would have to cost 2775 It's not about it being "hard" it's about skin quality
> [{quoted}](name=Arcade Lulu,realm=EUNE,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=7mjRMMqa,comment-id=000000000000,timestamp=2019-08-28T07:50:56.001+0000) > > His base skin also has 3 models > Because he transforms, so he kinda needs the models > Many transformers have multiple models > > But what OP is suggesting is closer to Dj sona or GG mf, which are both ultimate skins because you can choose what you look like and when > So, if the Rakan and Xayah skins had an option like that, they would be ultimate skin quality, so they would have to cost 2775 > > It's not about it being "hard" it's about skin quality Then they should make them into ultimate skins. Riot can sell the Legendary version now and later release an ultimate version. People with the legendary version can upgrade at a discount. Riot then can decide to sell both the legendary or make the legendary version legacy and sell only the ultimate version.
Leufaya (OCE)
: Star Guardian Xayah and Rakan Splash Art [Purified Version Photoshop]
Riot could sell an alternative colorful version, with the notice that particular SG represent their past SG look only.
: the hopes of reverting permabans
I don't understand how you people get bans. I had this account since 2013 and never been ban on it. It's not that hard to hold your tongue and if a player is afking, inting, throwing, trolling, or whatever, then there is nothing you can do about it except report them after the match. There is no point in getting into a chat argument with people. People have no shame on the internet because people don't know who they are. It's not the same like in real life that people can be shame into behaving.
Arcade Lulu (EUNE)
: I'm pretty sure they're just testing if the addition of new slots works as it should The new marksman won't be here for while, her splash art was actually leaked when the elderwood skins came to the PBE but she herself isn't on PBE yet My guess is that she's going to be released somewhere after worlds
> [{quoted}](name=Arcade Lulu,realm=EUNE,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=YYIfuzEm,comment-id=000000000000,timestamp=2019-08-28T08:47:07.753+0000) > > I'm pretty sure they're just testing if the addition of new slots works as it should > The new marksman won't be here for while, her splash art was actually leaked when the elderwood skins came to the PBE but she herself isn't on PBE yet > > My guess is that she's going to be released somewhere after worlds If the KDA skins were released after worlds and Riot does the same this year, then this new champion as you mentioned should be released after worlds. Probably have a skin related to the new music ban.
: SG Zoe and SG Xayah's lore
Can any Star Guardian stop Zoe? How did Zoe get so powerful? Zoe = Emperor Palpatine Rakan and Xayah = Darth Vader Now we only need Return of the Star Guardians. {{sticker:sg-miss-fortune}}
: MY star guardian skin ideas.
Nice drawing. {{sticker:sg-syndra}}
: its 4 of our team alive and only one of the enemies alive, qiyana.
If played to the best of your abilities, then there is nothing you can do about that loss. In that case, you didn't actually lose, but won. Try to stay positive. {{sticker:sg-ahri-2}}
: Aram isnt fun
It hasn't really changed. I play Aram almost exclusively. I still have fun playing champions I'm not very proficient. For example, I was a terrible Akali player, but recently I started to learn to play her and gotten a lot better with her. Ryze is another champion I never played, but he is pretty good at killing squishes once you understand his kit and abilities. When I get noobs, I just see it as a more challenging match. I try not to get mad at new players who don't buy the right items. For example, if you getting dive a lot and dying a lot, then it's a good idea to get some defensive items. It has helped me win some losing matches in the past. However, new players will not have sufficient knowledge to built defense items not listed on the recommend equipment slots. Perhaps bring bans back could make Aram more balance or fair. At price of almost never seeing champions like Veigar, Lux, ect.
Rioter Comments
Ahri Baka (EUNE)
: She was a bitch even in her lore , so why not
> [{quoted}](name=Kitsune Kawaii,realm=EUNE,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=x5dkUfNa,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2019-08-27T00:52:36.751+0000) > > She was a bitch even in her lore , so why not Don't say that. {{sticker:sg-janna}} She is a child that is having fun and doesn't know better. Another interesting question i have. How does Zoe corrupt the other Star Guardians? Is it like a disease like the Thing?
Rioter Comments
: ok lets see how bs this system is. imma do the exact same thing, bet you it will take more than 2 and half months.
> [{quoted}](name=Akali Prime,realm=NA,application-id=ZGEFLEUQ,discussion-id=hpeJjwrb,comment-id=0004,timestamp=2018-09-23T02:33:55.192+0000) > > ok lets see how bs this system is. imma do the exact same thing, bet you it will take more than 2 and half months. So, how long did it take you Akali Prime?
: The fact that the PROJECT: legendary skin went to Pyke and not Kalista is such a huge missed opp.
> [{quoted}](name=PepeTheBusDriver,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=QwsqQOHg,comment-id=,timestamp=2019-08-24T01:10:00.710+0000) > > Kalista is such a cool champ and has really interesting lore, plus in game her gameplay is so unique and very difficult, I really feel if Riot gave her the PROJECT: legendary skin talking about messed up memories and voices and stuff, I'd pick her up again in a heartbeat. I miss Kalista :c They aren't giving a legendary to a champion that isn't popular. People only played her when she was one the best adc. Champions like Lux, Ezreal, Kai'sa, MF, Ahri, ect will always be played and popular purely based on their looks. It's the same in Paladins, OW, ect. Characters like Lian and Seris get all the skins while unattractive characters literally go years without a skin.
Lapis (OCE)
: I haven't been on HoTS lately to check, but does it still do that thing where you queue forever for a ranked game, and then if someone dodges it takes you out of the queue entirely? That happened to me after being in the queue for an hour and a half, and I got so annoyed I haven't played it since. It is a fun game though.
> [{quoted}](name=Lapis,realm=OCE,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=vfIALibc,comment-id=0002,timestamp=2019-08-21T09:01:30.401+0000) > > I haven't been on HoTS lately to check, but does it still do that thing where you queue forever for a ranked game, and then if someone dodges it takes you out of the queue entirely? That happened to me after being in the queue for an hour and a half, and I got so annoyed I haven't played it since. It is a fun game though. I don't know about that, but I was reading the forums and reddit. Apparently it takes an absurd amount of time to get your placement matches done in that game. The time in queue is like 40 to over an hour for new players. That's cause there aren't that many new players joining so the match maker for new players doing their placements takes a very long time. The queues outside US are even worst. Koreans have completely abandon the game. There is also that problem with DC and unable to reconnect after. Apparently, the developers never fixed that network bug. The problem is Hots is built on SC2 engine. In a pvp match in sc2, a player that gets dc normally loses and therefore there wasn't much incentive to allow a reconnect to a match that is already a loss. In sc2, a dc would give the player who didn't get dc a huge advantage, which normally is too great to overcome. Here is a recent thread about on their forum. https://us.forums.blizzard.com/en/heroes/t/reconnecting-over-and-over-disconnect-bug/25107/69 That thread was posted two days ago.
: Why I've decided to return to Heroes of the Storm
Hots is on maintenance mode. Did you not hear about Hots developers who moved to Riot? Developers are abandoning that sinking ship for a reason. It's not just some random developer, but well know and liked developers. As for you point in value, from what I read on the Hots forum, most regret spending money in Hots precisely for the reason you mention in the value section. It's relative easy to farm for cash shop items. Players in the Hots forum were discussing that the changed system to the 2.0 was a mistake cause it gave f2p players too much free items, which discourage paying customers from buying from the cash shop. I don't think this value point of yours is relevant. If a game can't make enough money that the developers relegate the game to maintenance mode, then the game monetary model was a failure. In this case, Hots f2p model was a failure. This failure translates into almost no new content. It's like starcraft, there is very little new content. People complain about Hots not having carry potential. A good player is only as good as their team. People share xp and their is no cs in Hots. I think Hots monumental failure speaks for it self with regard to mobas. Mobas such as LoL and Dota are superior in popularity and have continual content develop for them. Hots can't say the same. Even Smite has a good chance of surpassing Hots. As for boring, the player population of LoL speaks for it self. There are many problems with Hots that people have discuss in their forum and reddit with regard to the share xp, carry potential, and overall hots design. Obviously, the Hots design is a failure, which is why their developer team was cannibalize for other games. You are entitled to your opinion, but based on the decision of Blizzard and Hots market share, it is not the superior moba. I'm expected Hots to be axe, which is why I completely stop playing it. Once the content that was already in development dries up, then what? The main head developers have been moved to other projects or have quit and gone to other companies. The writing is on the wall. Don't waste your time with a game that will be axe. Last but not least, every new character is grossly overpowered. There are so many threads complaining about the new character. Yet, Blizzard is dragging their feet. It's been a long time now and nothing has been done. Probably due their skeleton development crew not having enough people.
Gınko (EUW)
: Cant purchase rp
If you really have that much trouble go and buy a Riot gift card from Amazon or a local store that sells Riot gift cards.
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floo (EUW)
: > [{quoted}](name=Hawt,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=rhfdVaUJ,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2019-07-31T18:10:20.696+0000) > > Have you seen the stats of play rate for each mode? Koreans have absolutely no interest in TT, near zero percent. Brazil barely at 1 percent. NA at 2.5 percent at best. Those stats are horrible. Riot sees TT like a waste of resources with that low play rate. I'm sorry for your lost, but TT play rate is too low to justify keeping the game mode as a permanent mode. I think TT has botting problem too. > > TT and Dominion could come back in a rotating game mode. That's assuming riot implements a rotating game mode, which could include past event game modes. Those are stats at one given point of time, most likely a recent one. It's been over 5 years that Riot actually did anything remotely encouraging TT. You would need stats of the years prior if the reason for low interest is 3v3 itself or Riot's neglect making it an unbalanced fiesta.
> [{quoted}](name=floo,realm=EUW,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=rhfdVaUJ,comment-id=00000002,timestamp=2019-07-31T18:44:44.085+0000) > > Those are stats at one given point of time, most likely a recent one. It's been over 5 years that Riot actually did anything remotely encouraging TT. You would need stats of the years prior if the reason for low interest is 3v3 itself or Riot's neglect making it an unbalanced fiesta. I don't see the point in looking at stats from years ago. The point is that TT in it's current state isn't worth keeping as a permanent game mode with that low play rate. There is nothing riot can do to change the past. What is done is done. If you were given a chance to convince Riot and the people who have the authority to keep or remove TT, what would be your arguments? Your arguments would have to take into consideration other potential investments. For example, why invest resources into TT vs TFT or even completely different project. How much revenue would investing into TT produce vs TFT or other projects? What are the profit margins for investing into TT vs TFT or other projects? How much money, time, and resources into TT vs TFT or other projects? It's not that simple like comparing past history. You need to look forward and show projections. If those projections fall short of other existing projects such as TFT, then the people who decided what gets invested into will not approve your project. TT is redundant game mode and doesn't offer Riot any monetary gain compare to a new event game mode with skins to sell or a completely new game mode like TFT. That's why Riot didn't invest any resources into TT.
: > [{quoted}](name=Hawt,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=rhfdVaUJ,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2019-07-31T18:10:20.696+0000) > > Have you seen the stats of play rate for each mode? Koreans have absolutely no interest in TT, near zero percent. Brazil barely at 1 percent. NA at 2.5 percent at best. Those stats are horrible. Riot sees TT like a waste of resources with that low play rate. I'm sorry for your lost, but TT play rate is too low to justify keeping the game mode as a permanent mode. I think TT has botting problem too. > > TT and Dominion could come back in a rotating game mode. That's assuming riot implements a rotating game mode, which could include past event game modes. Every issue you just listed is a result of Riot not giving a shit about the mode past 2012
> [{quoted}](name=MasterOfMetaI,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=rhfdVaUJ,comment-id=00000001,timestamp=2019-07-31T18:29:20.405+0000) > > Every issue you just listed is a result of Riot not giving a shit about the mode past 2012 How exactly should Riot get the Korea, Brazil, China, and other regions to play TT? The only region that plays TT is NA. Why invest resources into a game mode that only NA plays at a very low play rate? The other major regions, especially Korea and China, are all about esports and modes that support SR.
Mártir (EUW)
: I honestly think, that is due to Riot discouraging it in the first place. By not reworking the map, adding stuff, or balancing.
> [{quoted}](name=Mártir,realm=EUW,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=rhfdVaUJ,comment-id=00000000,timestamp=2019-07-31T18:26:23.870+0000) > > I honestly think, that is due to Riot discouraging it in the first place. > By not reworking the map, adding stuff, or balancing. It would be extremely difficult to balance. Aram is easier cause it uses the same 5 vs 5 as SR. However, TT is 3 vs 3, which would be a nightmare to balance. The problem with investing resources into TT is fact that only NA server would see any benefits. No amount of resource invested into TT will get Koreans to play that mode. It has no esport backing. Koreans like the Chinese heavily favor SR due to this game mode being exclusively used in esports. Nexus Bliz only had 3-4 percent play rate in Korea where in NA it had 8-9 percent. Koreans and Chinese are only interested in game modes that can help improve their game. Aram at very least helps with team fighting, which is why I think it has a much higher play rate in Korea, about the same play rate as NA.
: petition to give tft it's own client
Yeah like a phone app.
: Give me the reason riot doesn't sell map skins
Probably cause they have a hard time implementing the coding to change maps. Just take a look at Aram. Apparently, the Butcher's Bridge is not simply a map change, but a completely different game mode. Howling Abyss and Butcher's Bridge are two different game modes. I'm guessing that each map or mode requires an update, which i why new or old maps are rarely implemented in game. In short, riot doesn't have the coding to change the maps. All maps are their own unique game mode. There was a Riot developer explaining that Butcher's Bridge was actually another game mode and not just a map change for Howling Abyss. Announcer voice packs are probably in the same boat. The code doesn't exist to simply change the announcer voice.
wowlukas (EUNE)
: Why delete twisted treeline :(
TT and Dominion could come back in a rotating game mode. That's assuming riot implements a rotating game mode, which could include past event game modes. This the only way I see TT coming back from time to time.
Mártir (EUW)
: Removing Twisted Treeline (3v3)? WTF Riot? Serious?
Have you seen the stats of play rate for each mode? Koreans have absolutely no interest in TT, near zero percent. Brazil barely at 1 percent. NA at 2.5 percent at best. Those stats are horrible. Riot sees TT like a waste of resources with that low play rate. I'm sorry for your lost, but TT play rate is too low to justify keeping the game mode as a permanent mode. I think TT has botting problem too. TT and Dominion could come back in a rotating game mode. That's assuming riot implements a rotating game mode, which could include past event game modes.
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