: Story behind your league names?
: > [{quoted}](name=SpookyNacho,realm=EUNE,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=7OhUyAkl,comment-id=0006,timestamp=2018-06-24T07:27:27.364+0000) > > khada jhin is actually only his stage name, so it's unknown Dude. Don't necro 2 year old threads. That's against the (Updated) Boards Universal Rules.
: You mean, an abstract in-game representation of non-champion creatures, meant to be potentially infinite in number? I'm not sure our designers would be too happy about being asked to create lots of different models just to prove a point in the lore. Not when they could, for example, be making awesome new champions... :-P Consider the voidling creatures to be different and unique snowflakes on the inside, if that helps? ;-)
What about the Xer'Sai, Rek'Sai's race? I thought that they comprised their own race and that there were thousands of them across the Shuriman Desert. Do they all look different? In the lore we were given the drawings all looked the same.
Oriius (EUW)
: Illaion op ._. protip: dont stay inside her ult as 5
Rioter Comments
Wuks (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=HexaDecimel,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=ulkL19kr,comment-id=00000007,timestamp=2018-01-18T18:00:51.874+0000) > > Um I am really confused. Are you talking to me? More of talking to everyone, really :P
> [{quoted}](name=Wuks,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=ulkL19kr,comment-id=000000070000,timestamp=2018-01-18T18:02:16.955+0000) > > More of talking to everyone, really :P But you said it was a private message, you called me by name!!! I feel so special........DONT RUIN THIS FOR ME!
Wuks (NA)
: top secret private conversation
> [{quoted}](name=Wuks,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=ulkL19kr,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2018-01-17T22:04:07.946+0000) > > top secret private conversation Um I am really confused. Are you talking to me?
: Alright, sounds like a plan.
Can we try for 7pm my time.......so 9pm your time? Also how many people do we have?
: Tonight would work for me if you are available. If not, I should be able to do it in the evening any day this week.
Lets try to do it on Thursday evening.
: I have no fear. Every night for the past 3 months I have been eating broccoli, and doing somersaults while dressed as Ryze in front my shrine to Faker. His spirit runs through me now. I cannot lose. My body is ready. Did you want to do it tonight?
Well I will have you know that I have been drinking Green Tea all day! I will get back to you, I have the most time Thursday evening but might be able to do it later tonight. https://i.giphy.com/media/sNWGEbc5Jzp4c/200.gif
: I wish just this once Fortune would favor a fool
Yo LF!!!!! We doing Fantasy League this year? Or you are you scared you will lose......again!
: Than you must be some odd case......or at a very high elo. They might send more surveys to higher elo people than lower......and I've always been Bronze/Silver
I have been bronze the last couple years and generally get 2-3 surveys a year.
: Well, I had read very little of the post-movie universe, so I didn't really feel I had lost anything. Grand Admiral Thrawn would be nice, but at least he is in Star Wars Rebels so that isn't a TOTAL loss. I do agree that they shouldn't have killed the New Republic without at least introducing the planets. The loss meant very little because of that. I think they should have saved that for Episode 8 and let Episode 7 make us care about the new Republic. And Phasma...... Phasma was terrible. I was looking forward to her as I really liked Gwendoline Christie in Game of Thrones. Her fighting style in GoT is a combo of savagery without frenzy that is very entertaining to watch, and I wanted to see that in Star Wars. Hopefully they redeem her in Episode 8. As for the aliens, they are different, but I like both.
Overall I just wanted them to build off Return of the Jedi. Show me what the Republic has become. Explain how they have fought the Empire and formed. Show me the Empire Remnant, how they have come back from the edge of defeat. Give me a good fresh plot that makes sense and drives the narrative forward. Not a copy of a previous film and plot devices that only serve to drag the plot to the next scene. I am just sad because everything was there to make a good move. But rather then feeling like they took a step forward it felt like they took three steps back. They left me back at the beginning of the franchise, and used none of the vast material that was available.
: Revenge of the Sith remains my favorite. I would rank them: 3 > 7 > R1 > 4 > 5 > 6 > 1 > 2 Part of it, is I really like Kylo Ren as a character. Yeah, people point out that he is overly emotional and lacks self-control, but imo that makes him even scarier as a villain. He might just kill everyone because someone said something that reminded him of his dad. That much power with that little control makes him like a wild fire that is burning everything in its path. Plus, I know a lot of people think Rey is OP, But I don't agree. She killed one stormtrooper and BARELY defeated a nearly dead Kylo Ren (who is still an apprentice himself), and even then she needed the help of an elite solider or else she would have still lost to Kylo. Meanwhile Anakin at 10 is fighting battles in space and winning a race that no human has the reaction time required to do so before, and Luke without any training kills the deathstar. Episode 7 drew perhaps too heavily on the originals (Ultimately, while there are a lot of variations, the core plot is the same as 4), but it also refined techniques and fantasy of Star Wars. Imo it took what was best about the past movies, and repaired what was lacking.
My ranking would be.... R1 > E3 > E6 > E5 > E4 > E7 > E1 > E2 I have absolutely no problem with any of the characters or actors in Ep7. Everything they had in the movie was really good. All my issues come from the story and structure. I loved the Star Wars Universe and it was tough to see so much of what I read and knew be thrown out as non-canon. They gave us the Resistance and the First Order when they could have just built off the formation of the New Republic and the continued conflict with the Remnant. Then they go and wipe out the Republic which we were never shown. It was a horrible move that gave me no opportunity to feel any emotion. Then they give us Starkiller Base when the books already had Center Point Station. So rather then introducing some alien tech that can wipe out fleets and would explain why the Empire is starting to win again......we get yet another planet killer, just bigger. I personally think that this film would have been a much better spot to introduce Grand Admiral Thrawn. It would tie in with why the Empire is able to fight back and start winning the war. And he would serve as a comparable to Tarkin from the old films. Instead we get hologram Snoke who should have been built up more. They wasted Captain Phasma's Character. They put the Millenium Falcon on Jakku just as fan service and that scene with the space pirates was a waste. Also I don't like JJ Abrams Aliens.......I like George Lucas Aliens. And Finally I can't stand how they sacrificed a good story and plot in order to play it safe, repeat episode 4's plot, and stuff it full of fan service.
: I won't be able to see it until Saturday. And personally, I really liked 7, but it did have some issues I hope they fix in 8. Mainly, drawing inspiration from older movies is nice but 7 did that too much imo https://i.imgur.com/VAvyDvA.gif[/img]
Rouge One and Revenge of the Sith are still my favs. Once Christmas has passed I should in theory have more time to play..... https://thumbs.gfycat.com/LimpDeliriousAss-max-1mb.gif
: Thanks! And yeah we should definitely play more often, been awhile. So I guess you could say I appreciate it when you get your "butt in gear", so to speak ;) Btw, are you going to be able to see the new Star Wars this weekend? Tbh I have been looking forward to Last Jedi more than I have been looking forward to Christmas lol
I have tickets for tomorrow night!!!!! I was so disappointed with Awakens.....really hoping this one is better. And soo excited to see it. http://rs940.pbsrc.com/albums/ad250/baasaysthelamb/gifs%20and%20reaction%20imgs/tumblr_l787goZefi1qav6f6.gif~c200
: Laughing Fish's 200,000 lifetime upvote spectacular! (Come and get your free skins!)
Love Ya Laughing Fish ;) I really need to get my butt in gear and be more......"Supportive".......eh XD https://i.imgur.com/J1MEuay.gif?noredirect
: It can't get any worse, right?
: > [{quoted}](name=Myozthirirn,realm=EUW,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=EiAbAGUK,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2017-12-11T17:29:16.747+0000) > > It cost x6.5 more than before because we get x6.5 more than before. > It feels bad and that but literaly nothing changed. That is 100% BS. You get 0 BE per game aside from First Win of the Day. Leveling plateaus off depending on how much you play. I went from 50-150 IP per game to 0 BE per game with 50 BE per DAY. That's not 6.5x more than before. It's not even remotely close. Riot knows this. They are a business. They didn't convert IP to BE for us. They planned it out perfectly to apply a currency sink.
You are misunderstanding him........When Riot implemented the change to BE they took your existing IP and multiplied it by 6.5. As the Champion Mastery system was added partially as an IP (BE now) sink it's cost was also increased.
: I don't know where you see anyone suggesting that they remove the ability to be up to a 5-man premade. All that is being said is to fix the match making algorithms so that it is impossible for a 4-man premade to be matched with anything less than a 4-man premade. A 4+1 vs 5 or 4+1 is much more fair than 2+2 vs 4+1 or 5.
The system does its best to do that. If you are in a 5-man group it will look for another 5-man group. If you are in a 4-man group with will try to match accordingly. But a perfect match is only possible if the perfect match is available. If they cant find one within a reasonable amount of time the system looks for the next best option. Suggesting that they need to fix the algorithms is blindly assuming that there is a problem and that it can be easily fixed. The system can never be perfect because it needs to balance finding the right match up of MMR, Rank, Position, and Pre-mades, requiring them to be queuing at the same time all while ensuring that Queue times aren't insanely long. But just because this happens occasionally doesn't mean that they system isn't working correctly.
: you mean champ shards? skin shards don't come from leveling up.
Skorch (NA)
: Well then i am really fucking unlucky because i havent seen 1000BE in a capsule yet.
Its the total value from the skin shards combined with any BE that is included in the capsule. Most of mine have been around 950.
Skorch (NA)
: JSYK i almost never play several days straight unless im getting close to the end of an event or just REALLY want a champion. Typically i play 2-3, but if friends are feeling it all day or im close to a champion i can play it for a long time. Another thing that annoys me though is im like 90% sure Riot mightve flat lied. Didnt they say this system was actually slightly faster because champion capsules drop like 720/980/1120/1300BE or something like that? and old system after X EXP was like 950 was the old average. Im calling bullshit on those numbers i have gotten 980 or less in 8/8 capsules.
Riot stated that Level Up capsules will contain a minimum of 910 BE.
: No. I'm saying you should act like an adult and ignore it. No one is forcing you to look at the club tags.
Shouldn't you take this logic and apply it LF posts? No need to open it up to complain and hate on a guy.
: Arguably, it is. How many teams have gone through LCS? Half the problem is Riot not doing jack to support the teams playing their game. The only team who released the numbers on the pay they got for team icons? They got a one-time check for $3,800. Other games have offered better prize pools, better sharing of skin or sticker profits, better stipends from sponsors. Getting strong footing and strong sponsorships to stay afloat has been brutally hard on LoL teams. And now Riot wanted 2.5 million for four years for teams to buy in, when last teams to buy in only had to fork over 1 million once. There are ways Riot could have stabilized teams better for a better competition. Instead they have repeatedly chosen greed. And if they would rather have a bigger NBA backed check to add an organization that has only had a team once for just four months over a year ago, it REALLY shows how twisted their priorities are.
I get that you were a fan and are upset. I was disappointed to. But if we are really talking about priorities then we need to understand that Riot is a business. Their priority is to be profitable. And when put into a position where they received over a hundred applications for 10 LCS spots it makes sense that some of the older teams wouldn't make it in. Would I rather see DIG and IMT, yes! But these are the kind of things that happen when you look at something from a business perspective.
: I get what you mean, but I really feel like I got burnt for no reason in that thread about orange essence. OP was making it impossible to have a fair discussion with the inaccurate/incomplete quote and the weird comments about skin shards from leveling/chests. Like, if we have to come in and spend five minutes setting the record straight before we even have a conversation, it's tempting to just ignore the thread altogether. In this case I decided to just take the bullet and address the issues while also linking to a full response about orange essence. But still got dunked on with downvotes. That's life I guess. Now here I am being a salty boi when I should be posting memes in this thread https://media.lolusercontent.com/api/embedly/1/image/resize?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimgur.com%2F3bxba8ns.gif&key=a45e967db0914c7fb472fd4381e6c85b&width=150
I think it is really awesome that you take the time to respond to player concerns. Its always awesome when Rioters get on to explain and clarify. I would like to make one comment tho. I understand that Riot has to be profitable and I love that they give me a chance to earn skins without paying. But the changes to Orange essence and not being able to combine champ shards to get a permanent feels really bad. Since the Preseason changes it feels way harder to get skin shards. It feels harder to get chests, and almost every chest I have opened contained a champ shard. As a player who already has every champion it feels irritating to get a champ shard which provides no real value to me. I guess what I am trying to say it that the system felt better and more rewarding before these changes. I mean it doesn't feel awesome only earning 50 Blue Essence for a first win and then nothing else until I Level up and have to harvest BE from whatever skin shards I randomly got. It would feel much more natural to get a little XP and BE every match. But I understand that it is more directed to new players that are working towards acquiring champions. So I can overlook how tedious that part of the system feels. And at the end of the day the way a game "Feels" is very important.
Rioter Comments
: We just got the option for 2 free skin only boxes out of the project event. I assume they lowered Orange essence so we could get better rewards out of events without having to spend real $$ on an event pass
: But 100 Thieves is a worthy organization? Go on, explain that one.
100 Thieves is backed by a very profitable NBA Organization. The whole point of franchising was to provide stability and open up investment opportunities. So ya 100 Thieves would be the better choice then a team that didn't have strong financial backing.
: Who plays in 100 thieves?
Ssumday, Meteos, Ryu, ?, Aphromoo
: They've cut one of the best teams to start grassroots in their own game, who jumped up to compete with some of the top teams who have been in the LoL Esports scene for several years and have been established. Then they let in an Esports team that went bust within their genre of FPS in their inaugural year, and haven't had any team or roster for the past year. How is the competitive integrity at all intact? It's another clear case of Riot choosing money first. Calling it now, TSM, C9 and CLG are top three teams next year, both splits, and rep at Worlds, TSM flopping in groups, CLG barely escape play in to drop in groups, C9 win tiebreaker to make quarterfinals and get blown out 3-1.
Riot reviewed all the LCS submissions and selected the teams with the strongest and most stable organizations backing them. Its called good business. Ya it sucks that Immortals couldn't put together a better package. I really liked them. But this isn't Riots fault.
: But what about the skins we want? fx i have a legendary skin i want, it cost 1520 OE to upgrade which seems fair enough (atleast it did before preseason) but now disenchanting a legendary skin only gives you 364 OE, that means you need to disenchant 4,17 legendary skins to get 1. If i remember correctly the disenchant value before preseason was in the 600s
The only point to my post was that Riot did state that rates to Orange Essence would be reduced, and that we should disenchant any skins we didn't want before the rates changed.
aZ3R0n (NA)
: Champion shards. They never mentioned the change to orange shards before the nerf.
Uhhhhhh, ya they did, they specifically said that orange essence would have a reduced value and that any skins you didn't want should be disenchanted prior to the change.
: Why, though? My example isn't referring to professional play and 99% of league players are clearly not professionals, so why use an analogy that involves professional team sports instead of recreational sports?
I guess it doesn't really matter if its professional or not. Most professional sports penalize players for excessive verbal abuse. Non-professional sports typically don't because they don't have the rules established or it isn't as easy to enforce. The fact is that negative language, hate speech, and harassment is prohibited in League. Those are the rules. So there really is no point in trying to come up with fringe real world scenarios as a comparison.
: I've played a lot of basketball and currently referee as part of my second job, and I can honestly tell you that the most something like this would merit is a warning if anything at all. Those are just my experiences in playing basketball for the past 15 years, though.
: As long as yasuo has his windwall he will be my go-to ban
I feel like it should either have a shorter duration similar to a spell shield, or that the wall should have a damage threshhold that will break it if it absorbs a reasonable amount of damage.
: > [{quoted}](name=Riot Tantram,realm=NA,application-id=ZGEFLEUQ,discussion-id=3zQ7hXi0,comment-id=0004,timestamp=2017-11-16T22:43:33.320+0000) > > I'm going to unban this as a false positive, since you have no other negative history. > > But ... don't tell people to kys. I've seen people use the acronym DTB, Die-To-Buy for aram before, seems much more safer.
: Along this line: What if someone was playing basketball and got dunked on which made them very upset. What if they muttered k*ll yourself under their breath and only their teammates and the referee heard them? Do you think that person would still be punished? Would their own team-mates punch them in the face? Or would they understand the player's frustration and reprimand him?
If a ref heard then they would likely be penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct.
: Bought it before they removed it anyway. Been enjoying it for what it is because killing other players who choose to spend their money like that is as easy as killing anyone else. League of Legends also has gamble boxes. Let’s not pick favorites here just because one is cosmetic and the other isn’t... the word still applies.
> [{quoted}](name=MangelinaJolie,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=rB6KhWf3,comment-id=0004,timestamp=2017-11-17T18:37:13.204+0000) > > Bought it before they removed it anyway. Been enjoying it for what it is because killing other players who choose to spend their money like that is as easy as killing anyone else. > > League of Legends also has gamble boxes. Let’s not pick favorites here just because one is cosmetic and the other isn’t... the word still applies. League is free to play. Therefore the only way they can operate as a business is by offering cosmetics to purchase. However everything required to climb and improve is available for free. Trying to stuff the same concept into what is suppose to be a complete AAA title that customers have already paid for is where companies are getting the backlash. Not to mention that by paying players were literally getting a direct advantage over other players.
: Should I get a name change?
kullehh (EUW)
: shut up bronze scrub even banans have more IQ than bronze players
Thats a whole lot of unwarranted hate. I hope you know that you matter, that you are one in a million. Go out and do great things!
Aterpater (EUNE)
: They gave skins for the RP purchased pages, didn't they?
You got a skin and were able to keep the rune page
Takaray (NA)
: Sure that's all nice, but it does not explain why the value of SKIN shards was lowered, the only real way to get them is by purchasing them with real money and a negligible amount obtain in Mastery Chest(which btw are different from RP Chest and have a lower rate for skins). The change to Orange Essence feels wrong, people paid money for those skin shards and they are losing value for no stated reason, it just is, I can tell you that I personally won't purchase anymore Hextech crafting loot, it's mathematically inefficient to do so compared to purchasing what I like, before it was random, sure, but mathematically you were getting marginally more than you would by picking and choosing what to purchase specially in special events.
Honestly I don't understand why anyone would pay for Hextech loot. The reduced value to Orange Essence is probably my only complaint. And I am sure that if its a big enough problem Riot will adjust the numbers. Just tired of the constant hate towards Riot. Sure they screw up sometimes, but they actually offer quite alot to players for free. This is a business and the whole point is to be profitable. So as long as I can load into a match have fun and slowly grind to get more free stuff I will be satisfied. Dont get me wrong, I am sick of the way micro transactions and dlc work in games these days. I miss the times when I could buy an awesome complete game and just enjoy it. Now half the stuff is locked behind loot crates, dlc that comes out the day of the main release. It sucks. But League is little different, you aren't forced to spend. Anyway there is my rant lol.
: Unfair Runes Page
Dude just get some with IP or i suppose the new BE. Wait for 2 for 1 sales and get double....
: Everything is done to make players purchase more rp, just think about everything they brought in.
Hextech......wait that allows us to collect keys and chests to get free content (don't need to pay for it). Honor.......no no that gives us the occasional honor capsule and also plays a part in end of season rewards for more free content. Oh and don't forget the end of season rewards which rewards players based on their achievements. Or the reward every time we level up now. And all the free game modes, champion updates, reworks.......
: Aren’t you supposed to have a greater chance of getting boxes now?
I think its because now we will receive rewards for leveling up and there is no cap. Just need to grind.
: I love the new BE system riot!
Finally someone positive! Glad you are enjoying the game :)
: Did EA buyout Riot?
I suppose we should ignore the Hextech system. Which allows players to collect rewards simply by playing matches and gives players the opportunity to get skins, wards, champions, and icons for free which they would otherwise have to pay for. The end of season rewards, Honor rewards, and the occasional thank you gift from Riot. Not to mention updated items, splash art, reworked champions, and new game modes all provided to us free of charge. A new Rune system that offers all the runes for free rather then costing BE or IP. And with the removal of the level cap we will receive level up rewards simply by grinding and playing the game. Or the freaking fact that everything required to climb to the top of the competition ladder can be obtained without spending a single cent. Riot is a game company and the purpose of the business is to be profitable. They have a right to make changes to increase their profitability. And it won't bother me so long as it doesn't stop me from enjoying a match or being able to improve. Its not greed, its good business that is still catering to the customers.
Jie Chen (NA)
: If you pick a troll support like zilean or velkoz you shouldn't complain if I go AP Jhin.
: The least they could do it allow us to change the premade ones. Like who is actually going to use those?
Perhaps people who are new to the game and don't know what to do. LoL is alot to take in for a new player.
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