: > [{quoted}](name=Arakadia,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=Apu9NoEs,comment-id=000000020000,timestamp=2018-05-20T21:25:28.512+0000) > > Is that why Riot went out of their way to confirm 20+ champions as having heterosexual attractions? Source? Can't seem to remember that one... >Is that why Riot goes out of their way to write quotes about **insignificant** details? Like what for example? > Representation for lgbt people is not a burden. Don't treat it like one. Am I? All I am saying is that you shouldn't add a characteristic for the sake of adding a characteristic. > You don't need a devblog to see that Pyke is black. His corpse could just be bloated and darkened from water or it could just signify his origin as a bilgewater native etc., but the art development probably has some clues towards his appearence.
Aren't there hints with champions like {{champion:99}} {{champion:81}} {{champion:142}} ? There's a few champions with crushes if I recall correctly, like {{champion:245}} to {{champion:222}} with his quote, "I had a crush... until you started talking to the gun." Then there's {{champion:41}} {{champion:420}} , {{champion:86}} {{champion:55}} hints all over the place, {{champion:4}} having a shared skin with {{champion:28}} (although that probably doesn't count as romantic, it **is** possible to dance platonically. Not to mention TF didn't die from it, so there). I'd have to dig for more examples, but they *are* there. There's varying levels of hints about character sexuality with varying levels of importance to story. I don't blame people for wanting more diversity in it, but I don't think Riot is as bad as some are making them out to be. I realize, after reading what other people are saying, that I and others come across as a little too strong when it comes to presenting diversity, but on the flipside there are champions who are open with their heterosexuality but not *blatant* about it either and the some LGBT folk just want their fingers in that pie.
: The vision changes this season have been the absolute worst. In particular the removal of the support items in favor of forcing all supports to get the ward item instead. That change has single-handedly ruined the support role for me (Bring back Face of the Mountain please :/).
I mean, tbf, as a support player you were pressured into rushing sightstone by your teammates even if you don't want to buy it. Although I *really* like the three support item actives. I personally hated sightstone as an 800 gold item. I feel like the quests were a good idea, but I'm not sure if the sacrifice of the item actives were a good tradeoff. Did you like the previous system, or do you think they went about fixing it the wrong way?
: Exactly because they made it in a natural way and mostly through inuendos and such because no1 goes in public shouting: "I LIKE <insert genitals>!" just because so every1 knows about it and can better relate with them. I mean, there are a lot of shades in how to portray those things and Riot is doing a decent job in it imo. I just would like more about champions meeting and doing something together now that we are approaching the second or third chapter of their stories.
>and such because no1 goes in public shouting: "I LIKE <insert genitals>!" You got a point there, 'cause https://i.giphy.com/media/26DNeaHGMJdS66OkM/giphy.webp Edit: Link's broken. That would be lazy writing, that's all.
XpMonster (EUNE)
: I am OK if it does, but as long as it doesn't gets repetitive and makes sense. Most likely romantic elements still won't play much of a role here as those usually serve as triggers to put character on his path. For example, Lucian with soul of his wife stolen by Thresh, puts him on the path of vengeance and leads to the epic battle in Bilgewater. Staff like that. Anyway game and lore are two different things. Riot won't state in-game that anyone loves any kind of sex, only put references. So even if they were to make romantically more expressive character, it won't be shown as much in the game.
Màv (NA)
: Here we go again, this hasen't been discussed and down voted before. You need to stop caring so much, your gay, congrats, no-one here gives a fuck, stop trying to force gay characters into games for the sake of putting them in it.
Stop trying to force gay characters out of games for the sake of leaving them out of it. Diversity *is* important for a reason.
XpMonster (EUNE)
: Hi, I don't feel there is a need to confirm any character is gay or not gay, express this any more than they do already. This is a private thing to reveal which can have no impact on the lore. Hint is enough for you to open your imagination, doesn't gets on the way of other people and their imaginations. Also helps make visibility of a deeper story. Although I suppose they could make more skins on the matter. As {{champion:28}} main, I wondered if they would make her male-variation. Evelynn by her lore is not male or female so she could take any form to seduce her victim.
>This is a private thing to reveal which can have no impact on the lore. But what if it can have impact on the lore?
Onotori (NA)
: Fuck off with your vanity. Call me a homophobe if you want, I don't care.
: Having to depend and rely on 4 other random people just to have a shot at being useful in the jungle is not good gameplay.
>but not everything should require instead of encourage it. I only disagree with you to a point. The baron changes were good, making it harder and more team-based. Scuttle, not so much.
: What about the massive lead and advantage you get from the highly over tuned scuddle crabs? The jungler who cannot get them for whatever reason, (usually poor teamwork or bad match ups and poor warding) is fucked... The healthy change would have been to tone down camps xp a little, and gold a little. And improve spawn speed. Almost like the way the jungle used to be before riot ruined it for no reason over a year ago. This scuddle crab is nothing but toxic. It grants way too much power to the team that secures it, and its tough to encourage laners to actually try to secure it and help out. Anything that requires teamwork and coordination automatically hurts solo Q players.
You make great points until: >Anything that requires teamwork and coordination automatically hurts solo Q players. I disagree. Some things should require it (Baron for instance), but not everything should *require* instead of *encourage* it. This is still a team game, and requiring the bare minimum of teamwork skills should be somewhat integral to it. If teamwork is not your cup of tea, there's other competitive games out there.
: "League isn't dying and people telling so are wrong and toxic about the meta"
>and people telling so are wrong and toxic about the meta Do people really say this or are you poisoning the well with a straw man? It's fine to make a point, but the logical fallacies kind of weaken it.
abca98 (EUW)
: > [{quoted}](name=IcyPepper,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=v9iaWRsO,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2018-05-20T05:14:42.908+0000) > > {{item:3504}} {{item:3905}} {{item:3092}} {{item:3107}} {{item:3190}} {{item:3158}} > > &quot;one AP item&quot; > > \&gt;typical Soraka build has four AP items, CDR boots, and shield active > > Yeah it&#x27;s a wonder how she gets away with keeping her teammates alive without a six-item build dedicated to keeping her teammates alive. That's 50% cdr
> [{quoted}](name=abca98,realm=EUW,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=v9iaWRsO,comment-id=00010000,timestamp=2018-05-20T11:41:04.656+0000) > > That&#x27;s 50% cdr Transcendence.
: Can we get a recommendation for picks in champion select, similar to overwatch.
There's too many classes imo for that. Maybe "team composition lacks crowd control" instead of tank. I'm just worried there's too many variables.
: Because adults, a majority anyways, have grown out of watching cartoons.
> [{quoted}](name=Colonel J,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=pAXZjsEO,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2018-05-20T05:36:58.215+0000) > > Because adults, a majority anyways, have grown out of watching cartoons. Does that mean they're not a significant demographic to consider in the entertainment industry? The real question is if there's enough adults watching to matter, not if the majority of adults are watching, otherwise few businesses would flourish. It's unwise to alienate adult audiences when you can get money from adults who don't have kids to spend on. There's enough examples of media with peripheral demographics that are successful, so what's your point?
: It is kind of disgusting that Soraka can build 1 AP item
{{item:3504}} {{item:3905}} {{item:3092}} {{item:3107}} {{item:3190}} {{item:3158}} "one AP item" \>typical Soraka build has four AP items, CDR boots, and shield active Yeah it's a wonder how she gets away with keeping her teammates alive without a six-item build dedicated to keeping her teammates alive.
: i love supporting jinxes
: Please make Mordekaiser the next rework
I mean, I agree with you, but >And yes, here come downvotes from the boards inflated population of Morde mains. Please don't poison the well and ostracize *the main group of people who are probably already in agreement with you.* They like the dude, but nobody thinks he's perfectly fine in his state.
: Do we really need new champs with full mobility, like seriously, look at 15 last champs
I mean to be fair it's nice to have a bit of mobility as a support player. We're not as saturated in that department... yet. {{champion:497}}
Onotori (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=IcyPepper,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=MtndaGUg,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2018-05-19T21:04:53.319+0000) > > Citation please? Here's a link to the article. https://www.nature.com/articles/nature14668
> [{quoted}](name=Onotori,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=MtndaGUg,comment-id=00000000,timestamp=2018-05-19T21:21:49.907+0000) > > Here&#x27;s a link to the article. > > https://www.nature.com/articles/nature14668 Thanks fam
Onotori (NA)
: So, octopi are now considered an alien species in the scientific community.
Stacona (NA)
: Pyke is a Support
>I do not want to see him tried to be played elsewhere. Well that's no fun. Outside of abuse cases, I like it when people are creative and make off-roles work (like the occasional Sona mid or Soraka jungle in the past)
: Why do you like league?
The diverse characters. You got bright and colorful characters who are all about justice or protecting others, and then you have edgy characters that are kinda cool but fucking terrifying when they jump your ass. Honestly, the game is rather exhilarating and the game knowledge is much easier to memorize than DOTA 2 (in my opinion).
Potchikir (EUW)
: How i would like to change Supports
{{item:3050}} applies to abilities, not just basic attacks (with effectiveness reduction for aoe attacks, of course). Frostfire Covenant is weaker, but applies to your buddy.
: I'm concerned that these seem strong enough that Smite might become mandatory for Supports, frankly -- not only would it give you superior objective control, but now it ALSO gives you powerful supportive abilities on Smite's rather low cooldown.
>Smite might become mandatory for Supports, {{summoner:4}} {{summoner:3}} We're used to it. ~~although ignite is occasionally taken~~
: > [{quoted}](name=IcyPepper,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=2cpE0jBV,comment-id=00000000,timestamp=2018-05-19T04:03:27.169+0000) > > Then where do they come from? o.O Probably (mass-)manufactured by the Void, just like all the other Void creatures.
Okay I feel stupid, but now I get it.
: She is a Void creature, I believe (or is it just Herald??). It is unlikely that she is able to reproduce.
~~Then where do they come from? o.O~~ I legit didn't know, sorry :(
: Pyke's passive... Why?
Why they don't want a support/assassin hybrid {{champion:245}} with utility and kill pressure {{champion:245}} the ability to have bruiser {{champion:245}} builds {{champion:245}} with {{champion:245}} high {{champion:245}} hp {{champion:245}} on {{champion:245}} release? No {{champion:245}} idea {{champion:245}}
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: I fucking love me some tank on tank action, man.
Tanks are like noodles. Sure, they may seem straight, *until they're wet.*
: > [{quoted}](name=IcyPepper,realm=NA,application-id=Ir7ZrJjF,discussion-id=8KQnXeHi,comment-id=,timestamp=2018-05-18T21:03:24.866+0000) > > https://i.imgur.com/980Wtws.jpg > > https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWevC5oWsAAyeaq.jpg:large what was hidden
: What if it's Xayah and Rakan, though? Why would Rakan stay?
Because he is his own person and codependent relationships aren't healthy.
: idk I find fighting warwick and thresh pretty fair
And he has more champions. Some of them are thought to be well-made by some, some of them are not by others. >CertainlyT has some creative ideas and has had made some decent changes in the past, I'm not saying that every champion he makes is ass. Warwick was a breath of fresh air. It's the champions like Kalista that make me worry. I know you mean well, but I'm not saying *all* of his champions are bad (and really, I don't think any of them are *bad,* just need a little tweaking). I am not one of those rabid "CertainlyT is cancer!" crowd, but a little criticism isn't unwarranted.
Elohaven (NA)
: I honestly miss Faker
I kind of like knowing his four teammates are equally important and get some of the limelight too.
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l MrD l (NA)
: Can someone explain the purpose of E max first on Soraka
: {{champion:89}} Hmm... i have full health {{champion:44}} Me too, {{champion:89}} pillow fight? {{champion:44}} YOU KNOW IT! *Meanwhile in jungle* {{champion:33}} This is my moment, the moment to gank, I'LL GET YOU FED TARIC! RAHHHHHH!!!! *Top lane responds with teleport* {{champion:54}} It's time *Adcs decide that no, they don't want to be a part of the wet noodle party*
The first half is exactly what happens when I play.
: If I couldn't even get my Cait to place traps after eating the enemy support im not getting her to play safe.... And usually the game becomes 4 man bot by the time I get a chance to roam mid with my R....
If your lane has no hope of winning with a dumb ADC, then you might be better off helping someone else anyway. {{sticker:sg-soraka}}
: If I roam my adc dies because when I see those supports they arnt "peeling" they are playing super aggro and that's what I am having trouble dealing with because I have no way of stopping it besides eating my adc and taking free damage despite me landing my Q
Well, I guess it depends on your ADC. If they're playing someone safe (Cait I guess?) and you tell them to play safe, they might be able to live for three minutes while you get mid a kill. Hell, maybe your ADC can die for the good of your team. One life for potentially three if your midlane gank goes well and they follow you bot. You might not be able to win on a micro level, so I'm suggesting you think on a macro level to see where you can get an advantage.
: How do you play against braum as Tahm kench?
Try roaming? Those two have "You ain't touching my ADCs booty" levels of peel. Braum's ganks are on par with you, but you have greater roaming potential. Think beyond laning, maybe cooperate with your jungler for a surprise butt-gank?
: and then, the universe collapsed in on itself as caffeine CEASED TO EXIST! XD
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: but then, hell froze over when the spray cheese and liquid cheese ran out
: Rito plz, can I have 1 BE or have 9 BE taken away?
Is this worth opening a support ticket for?
: If the game development wasn't so frustrating, perhaps old players wouldn't leave so often. As it stands, It's like every time a good change is made another change or two changes that are just frustrating and needlessly complicated are implemented to balance it out. Do you know why the community seems to always be angry? It's because every time something is fixed another thing is broken that didn't need to be. It's like making a deal with the devil; if you don't spell out everything very carefully suddenly the world is overrun by demon T-Rexes riding unicycles and the ice-cream machine at maccas is broken.
>suddenly the world is overrun by demon T-Rexes riding unicycles I'm okay with this-- >and the ice-cream machine at maccas is broken. "Suddenly"
: Have We All Gone Completely SOFT? 14 Day Ban.
Maybe start by not blaming everyone else when you are held accountable for your own behavior?
: I kinda dislike the idea of upstating or even defeating champions during the game (unless you only can do it with a party), but apart from that it is a neat idea. That said apart from the lore, what else could a LoL MMO built upon to seperate itself from competition?
Insane mobility and fighting mechanics, most likely. A problem with a lot of MMOs is that they're button-mashers like WoW. There's a few that aren't, but are plagued with a few issues (Guild Wars 2 I hear is one of the best, whereas TERA has great combat but a really creepy fanbase). Another possible advantage would be a lack of P2W aspects and only cosmetics, if Riot holds to their current economic policies. If they focus on the story and world instead of a million "Bring me 20 bear asses!" they might win in the entertaining department. I've heard that FF14 does well on this (as the "grindy sidequests" tend to be almost always skippable sidequests that are easy to ignore). I doubt it will happen, as an MMO requires many resources and risk.
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Xäyąh (NA)
: It turns into mortal kombat.
{{champion:222}} {{champion:81}} {{champion:119}} {{champion:22}} *heavy breathing*
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