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CLG ear (NA)
: I might be interested
> [{quoted}](name=CLG ear,realm=NA,application-id=mNBeEEkI,discussion-id=O9GwhwsQ,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2017-01-14T05:03:44.247+0000) > > I might be interested Send me a tweet on twitter @justcasual9 so we can talk. Or send an email to email@lolapodcast.com
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Kades (NA)
: Welcome to Mechs vs. Minions
Awesome! Super excited. Do you guys expect to have enough inventory for this? I'm wondering if I need to be ready to go to buy one right at the release time?
: Why should I care about TL Matt's Bard when Aphromoo's is clearly better ? {{sticker:slayer-jinx-unamused}}
Because either of them are infinitely better than you (or 99.9% of the rest of the community){{sticker:slayer-jinx-wink}}
: Great list! Thanks for aggregating so many of these to one place! I have been looking for links for some of them, so it's much appreciated.
> [{quoted}](name=Projector,realm=NA,application-id=mNBeEEkI,discussion-id=9EUiiP6w,comment-id=0003,timestamp=2016-08-05T20:29:30.481+0000) > > Great list! Thanks for aggregating so many of these to one place! I have been looking for links for some of them, so it's much appreciated. no problem! I was honestly hoping to find more on my search though :(
CLG ear (NA)
: not sure if this counts as a podcast but Beyond the Rift with Imaqtpie and Scarra is pretty damn funny and they have some good insights into the game in general. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vp_4hgYyBiM
> [{quoted}](name=CLG ear,realm=NA,application-id=mNBeEEkI,discussion-id=9EUiiP6w,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2016-08-05T19:47:32.031+0000) > > not sure if this counts as a podcast but Beyond the Rift with Imaqtpie and Scarra is pretty damn funny and they have some good insights into the game in general. > > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vp_4hgYyBiM checking it out now. I didn't include "podcasts" that are on YouTube that you can't find podcasting apps. It would kill my data if I streamed the YT video on my phone while commuting or if it's too inconvenient to rip the audio, download, then move onto my phone.
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: Here you go fam This is NA only: http://imgur.com/a/JGJQc This is all riot regions: http://imgur.com/a/tCJrM These are win rates of 1,2,3,4,5 man vs. every other kind of premade, bundled together. Keep in mind, solos is a much larger group, hence these not averaging to 50%. *I stole this data from Riot Socrates so I could take all his upvotes.
wow! I totally didn't see this response...now 16 days later. thank you! lol
: Dynamic Queue matchmaking update
I would be more curious to see a comparison between winrates when it comes to queueing as 1 or 2 compared to queueing 3 and 4.
: So basically 99.9% of the players have to deal with these changes because LCS? At this point I have to ask, why not just have a separate rule set (and maybe even balances) for LCS play?
And just like you said, the changes are for that 0.1% of players...for the rest of us, we won't see these changes really affect us. When was the last time you saw a turret go down in the first 5 minutes?
Aeszarck (NA)
: Whoa, this is interesting. I'm not really in the know about laneswapping, so how will changing bottom lane's turrets make laneswapping less attractive?
Lane swapping leads to turret trading...but now trading turrets leaves the team that got the first turret at an advantage. Also, turret now are tankier during the first 5 minutes so you can't just quickly push top turret with your bot and support (maybe even jg and top). It will take longer to push that one turret so the enemy team has extra time to adjust moving their jungler/support up to contest that turret push. In the end, you might commit 4 people to top lane to find that you can't actually finish the turret since enemy reinforcements have arrived. That's what I'm guessing.
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: Riot Pls: Dynamic queue, sandbox, and League 2016
We've see talented and motivated individuals and communities develop some really cool stuff with Riot Games API being open to developers. I believe that we can see something similar done w/ Sandbox mode. Is it possible for Riot to be able to provide something for the community to put their skills and passions to better this game, to help their fellow summoners, and unburden their beloved Riot Games? It doesn't even have to be clean. Look at how well 3rd party developers deal with replay systems that have to be updated every patch; it's something that at least fills the need for replays for the time being. Riot Games is unique in the sense that they have proven over and over again that they care for the community and that the community is a large force that shapes the future of this game. Let the community help develop 3rd party ways to supplement an official Riot Games Sandbox mode (i.e. Starcraft's 'Use Map Settings'). Imagine people creating small modes to help Last Hit, Attack Move, Assassinate the back line, etc. I mean didn't MOBAs start from a few creative minds able to play with the pieces of an existing game? Let us help Riot {{champion:201}}
: Between Two Turrets - Come chat with collegiate lead RiotSherman! [COMPLETE]
What is your ridiculous big dream for the uLoL esports scene in 5 years?? Now what are your realistic expectations of uLoL esports scene in 5 years?? Thanks!
: Meanwhile In Top Lane… [Weekly roundup - Mar 25]
Is there any input from Riot about Ranked 5s? I didn't see anything in the reddit thread.
Parceval (NA)
: I would like that, it was fun to play as 5 totally different players with a team name.
more importantly to me is "I want to play with 4 other friends without worrying about my ranking"
: New Champ Select Update
Thanks for the update. I haven't been able to find any information on Ranked 5's coming back? Any update on that?
: Meanwhile In Top Lane… [Weekly roundup - Mar 18]
@riotgogousagi and all others that contribute to this...Thanks! Some days I'm on point with my League news/content and other days I don't get a second to stay up to date. I really appreciate these recaps and I hope they continue. I really enjoyed that Bard compilation. Thanks again!
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Arie (NA)
: Between Two Turrets - Come chat with Ex Libris!
What are you hoping to write about or see on the front page that has yet to become reality? Also, who was the hardest champion to get a win during your S3 Ranked win-on-every-champion endeavor?
: I only started watching pro lol recently.?
This season has probably been the most diverse when it comes to champion picks. However, there is always weeks where there are the most contested picks (i.e. Alistar or Braum in support). This season specifically has a meta where teams ALWAYS lane swap, top laners usually double jungle, and supports may late invade to disrupt the first jungle clear. There are a handful of reasons but basically... 1. ADC and support take jungle camp to get the unfair level 2 spike (usually this would be the side of double golems. 2. This causes the jungle to start on the opposite side (very predictable) 3. This causes top laner to stay w/ their jungler for protection AND because top laner will get zoned out of CS/XP in the 2v1 against the ADC/Support 4. Turrets are so easy to take early game which leads to maybe a 3 or 4 man push. This also leads to a game of chicken where basically the first team to stop pushing loses out on more turrets/xp/CS 5. Dragon isn't as important so there aren't fights for it unless it's easy to take Every season (or parts of the season) have specific metas that the pros will follow (because it's the 'best/efficient' way to play). We've had some metas where you have 50+ minute games regularly. Some seasons have games that are decided during the first 15 minutes and end by 25-30 minutes. Some seasons where there are 6 junglers banned every game (a bit of hyperbole). This season is definitely boring for the first 15 minutes unless you're interested in the mind games and strategies of working the map and lanes. This season ALSO has the most interesting since you could see 3 markmen on 1 team, lots of assassins, or lots of tanks (long intricate teamfights). We definitely have seen some crazier off-meta picks (Huni on Cho'Gath, Adrian on Soraka, Alex Ich on mid Nautilus, etc).
: Baron and dragon indicators placements in LCS
I actually think they should get rid of the bottom Left Box since it's extraneous and unneeded information. Sure it can be important to see if a specific champion is leveling their skills differently, but that would be information that the casters would portray to us (i.e. Forgiven's Caitlyn not leveling traps). Instead change up the whole bottom bar to be level (shrink minimap a little, increase size of player cams, and maybe adjust the spectator item/gold bar. THEN, use that space on the bottom Left for useful information like Dragon/Baron timer and/or the Baron Powerplay information. Ultimately, I think there needs to be a way to take information of the screen since it's VERY cluttered! But at the same time, we want easily accessible information for people that know the game (like build paths and gold).
Jordash (NA)
: Pantheon is one of my favorite champions simply because he has a lot of cool ways he can set up his masteries to respond to X Y or Z situation. * Want to focus on poke in lane? Deathfire works, and going deep in Ferocity is definitely nice for him due to Battering Blows and how much Pantheon likes ArP. * Want your all-in? Thunderlord's is the way to go! From the jungle it definitely adds a lot to his ganks, duels and invades while still being at the end of a solid tree as well. * Even Grasp or as you said, Strength of Ages, can benefit Pantheon by allowing him to itemize more bruisey-CC focused. Definitely one of the more satisfying ways to play him for me personally.
Don't forget Stormraider's Surge (Darshan) as well! Man...he is a great example of someone that is so flexible w/ Masteries...NEAT!
: Patch Chat with Playtest - Patch 6.4
Like you said, early game junglers to take advantage of the Devourer's. I feel like {{champion:80}} has a really good place to challenge the meta with his Armor Pen (especially w/ Black Cleaver) for those tanks arising, his burst combo w/ Thunderlord's, his recent appearance w/ Darshan (even though that's top lane), and his mechanical simplicity. Actually instead of Thunderlord's, he can go Strength of the Ages to help him become bruiser/tank into the mid game to help snowball and secure his early game dominance. He really doesn't need much more damage added on his ganks due to his easy flash+stun allows for his laners to easily follow up damage.
: We don't have a strong focus on linking all the stories of all the champions as it's not really a goal of ours, but the rest of the examples are all things we will be doing and are doing. There will be stories that will happen on the epic, global scale that will have a large cast of champs at some point I'm sure. But there is just such a huge array of big stories that we want to do first. To use the Marvel cinematic analogy, we need Iron Man before we do Avengers. It will likely be a mix of those things you mention though, that balance and variety is something we're having conversations and planning about. To speak work/life balance. here's a personal story, buckle in: I'll tell you the work/life balance used to be very difficult for me (I have a wife and two kids, I get your concerns), but it wasn't because of Riot, it was because what I mistakenly thought Riot was. When I arrived here I thought I needed to bust my hump to just keep up and show that I was bringing value to the discipline, the teams and to Riot. This place is full of immensely inspiring people and wanting to feel like I fit in got me in the mindset of working on everything I thought I could help with. Also, I fundamentally believe in Riot being a player-focused company, and I saw things that I thought I could help with in getting things to players and tried to jump on everything. I was here way too much. Fortunately, wiser heads prevailed. Some folks took me aside and told me to ease off the throttle, including members of Narrative, such as my manager. It's an important lesson to learn: Riot isn't like some companies where crunch is the norm. We want everyone at their best because then they are producing their best for players. Also, if you're not sure if you're doing the right thing, just bloody ask someone, they will tell you with honesty, detail and clarity. You don't have to work all the hours under the sun and moon to disprove a perception that only you have. It's a lesson I learned the hard way, but it emphasized my faith in Riot in the exemplification that we take the time to see what each other is doing, partly to ensure we are not making decisions based on assumption. It's a company where a director will take you aside and say (pardon the language), "Dude, stop working so fucking hard." We trust people here to get the job done because we hire exceptional people. We very much want them to stay that way, so we constantly encourage Rioters to get that balance right. It's just common sense for the Rioter and for Riot.
Hey Jaredan, Thanks for the thorough and informative response. And special thanks for sharing your story with me. It's good to see that Riot has that attitude towards their employees. Keep doing awesome work man!
: We don't have a strong focus on linking all the stories of all the champions as it's not really a goal of ours, but the rest of the examples are all things we will be doing and are doing. There will be stories that will happen on the epic, global scale that will have a large cast of champs at some point I'm sure. But there is just such a huge array of big stories that we want to do first. To use the Marvel cinematic analogy, we need Iron Man before we do Avengers. It will likely be a mix of those things you mention though, that balance and variety is something we're having conversations and planning about. To speak work/life balance. here's a personal story, buckle in: I'll tell you the work/life balance used to be very difficult for me (I have a wife and two kids, I get your concerns), but it wasn't because of Riot, it was because what I mistakenly thought Riot was. When I arrived here I thought I needed to bust my hump to just keep up and show that I was bringing value to the discipline, the teams and to Riot. This place is full of immensely inspiring people and wanting to feel like I fit in got me in the mindset of working on everything I thought I could help with. Also, I fundamentally believe in Riot being a player-focused company, and I saw things that I thought I could help with in getting things to players and tried to jump on everything. I was here way too much. Fortunately, wiser heads prevailed. Some folks took me aside and told me to ease off the throttle, including members of Narrative, such as my manager. It's an important lesson to learn: Riot isn't like some companies where crunch is the norm. We want everyone at their best because then they are producing their best for players. Also, if you're not sure if you're doing the right thing, just bloody ask someone, they will tell you with honesty, detail and clarity. You don't have to work all the hours under the sun and moon to disprove a perception that only you have. It's a lesson I learned the hard way, but it emphasized my faith in Riot in the exemplification that we take the time to see what each other is doing, partly to ensure we are not making decisions based on assumption. It's a company where a director will take you aside and say (pardon the language), "Dude, stop working so fucking hard." We trust people here to get the job done because we hire exceptional people. We very much want them to stay that way, so we constantly encourage Rioters to get that balance right. It's just common sense for the Rioter and for Riot.
Well this response was a lot better and thoughtful than I expected. Seriously, thanks for the transparency, information, and personal testimony <3
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: Between Two Turrets - Come chat with Jaredan! [COMPLETE]
As Riot is quickly growing and battling the balance of priorities and resources, where do you see Riot's focus and direction in tackling the Lore specifically? For example is Riot focused on developing immersive stories for new champions, writing a quick lore for all champions, strong focus on linking all the stories of all champions, etc. How is the balance for working at Riot for a father and husband? Do you know if it's similar/different from those working in the eSports side of things? One of my biggest worries about a possibility of a future with Riot is the work/life balance. I understand people love their jobs and Riot's atmosphere so working there is great, but for those that aren't single that have responsibilities outside of Riot, I prematurely assume that it takes a certain spouse or family to have a family member working at Riot (I hope I'm wrong).
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: The RIP List of 2015
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: LOLA Podcast Ep 56: Clarity Plus Nidalee Equals Diamond (Featuring Hanjaro)
If there is any input to improve the show, we'd love to hear it :D
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