Vonler (EUNE)
: Transcendence has a very subtle blue sparkly effect (it could be made more visible tbh). Magical footwear has a pink/orange swirl effect. Gathering storm has a crossed sword & cane (as said before). Biscuit delivery, stopwatch and celestial body don't have visual effects tho. Celestial body should get one and so should eyeball collection imo.
Oh, I see what happened, I just didn’t notice them. Thanks a lot!
Vonler (EUNE)
: Most of those runes you mentioned have indicators already. I think commencing stopwatch doesn't have it cause it would also notify the enemy that you have it ready.
Really? Because I’ve used them all on live, and none of them have it, but I might be mistaken.
Exvayate (NA)
: I think Gathering Storm has a similar feature to that already. A blue symbol of a crossed cane and sword appear above your summoner. But I agree, it is a really nice audio/visual cue for when the rune does come into effect.
Oh really? I haven’t used GS since PBE, so I wouldn’t know.
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: There's a process called "trial and error". This would be an "error" phase.
> [{quoted}](name=Busty Demoness,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=adAJurxp,comment-id=0006,timestamp=2017-12-17T15:42:14.399+0000) > > There's a process called "trial and error". > > This would be an "error" phase. Except that in trial and error, you actually learn something. If nobody says anything, then I can’t learn/find out what went wrong.
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: It can't get any worse, right?
: Hi hi! We're wrapping up our first article/assets to share with you. It shouldn't be much longer! {{sticker:sg-kiko}}
Thank you so much for replying, it really means a lot to see this kind of communication! d(^-^)b
: Why isn't 1v1 an official game mode already?
https://nexus.leagueoflegends.com/en-us/2017/04/ask-riot-snowdown-showdown-and-pro-kills/ > The 1v1 Snowdown Showdown game mode was a mode that just didn’t work out. The idea of it seemed fun, but it was spectacularly unpopular when we released it. Maybe there’s an execution of it that could be more compelling than version 1.0, but it would need to undergo some serious surgery, and that just doesn’t feel worth it when compared against making newer modes like Blood Moon. > > This mode actually ended up working a lot better as a viewing experience for tournaments or esports events (like All-Stars). I feel like it will continue to have a home there (it’s also fun to watch pros battle it out 1v1!). > Riot's words, not mine. Don't shoot the messenger.
Rockman (NA)
: Can you have a midlife crisis in your 20s
Eh, you'll find something, trust me.
Sharjo (EUW)
: Updates are likely to be slow atm since Riot'll be winding down for the holidays. I'd expect something either soon or in the new year.
https://nexus.leagueoflegends.com/en-us/2017/11/the-next-illaoi-skin-is/ > What’s next? > > Okay, now that we’ve got the skin picked, it’s time to make it! We’re aiming for release in first half of next year and, if all goes well, it’ll take about four months from when we start development to when it’s live. > > We’re going to try something a little different with this one. We know a lot of you are interested in the making of skins and want to be a part of it, so we want to take you inside Riot as we bring Battlecast Illaoi to life. > > We want you to be able to follow along as we make the skin—from concepting, animation, sound design, naming, and all other aspects of what actually goes into making a League skin—**so we’ll post a development update every two weeks here on Nexus.** > > If you’ve ever been curious about something in the dev process, or if there’s anything you especially want to see, let us know and we’ll show you (if we can). > I would think that they wouldn't make promises like this if they didn't think that they could keep them, so I'm guessing either something went wrong, something came up that was more important, or they just forgot. Any way you slice it, some communication would be good.
CLus (NA)
: What is Zoe's Sleep Drawback exactly?
It immediately wears off after the target takes damage, so that's a thing.
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: Jesus christ what the fuck is Zoe?
Technically two (Q+R) in my experience. Can't really speak for anyone else, though.
: The state of the boards:
It’s sad that I don’t even have to see the face in the player recruitment one to get the joke... the memes... they’re consuming me...
: Oh well, I like her first one the most, but her splash art can never be bad!
That's the spirit! d(^-^)b
: thanks!{{sticker:sg-miss-fortune}}
np {{sticker:vlad-salute}}
: source?
https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/story-art/6d4RFgMY-splah-art-updates go to the first rioter comment
: Your most Favorite champ in the game
{{champion:121}} Also, I wouldn't get too comfortable with MF's artwork, she's next in line for a splash art update.
: I'm saying that no one cares that he's gay. So to answer your question directly, no. No one is more upset because he's gay. They are upset because his entire story got changed.
My point exactly; I suggest you re-read my response if that wasn't clear.
: Most of the backlash on the forums has nothing to do with him being gay.
Sorry for the miscommunication, but this message was not my intention. I didn't mean to say that I thought the fact that 2/3 of Varus was gay was the problem. As I said, it was just a question that popped into my head. I didn't mean to sound like I was ragging on people for not liking the new lore because there was a gay couple. I'm going to edit my post to help ensure it doesn't happen again. Once again, sorry for the inconvenience.
LiubenX (EUNE)
: This is a trick question. The question should be, in order of being correct and to hit on WHY exactly Varus fans are upset - Would you be upset if the old lore was still scrapped and he fused with a straight couple? People are not just upset because they are gay, get the point already. It's because the whole essence of the story was changed. The fact that the original Varus was a man who lost his wife and child, rather than 2 gay lovers and a darkin fusion, only ADDS to the displeasure, because these things are far apart, but is not the only reason. Think of it as adding gas to a fire - because that frankly happens each time people throw in homosexualism in a discussion.
Sorry for the miscommunication, but this message was not my intention. I didn't mean to say that I thought the fact that 2/3 of Varus was gay was the problem. As I said, it was just a question that popped into my head. I didn't mean to sound like I was ragging on people for not liking the new lore because there was a gay couple. I'm going to edit my post to help ensure it doesn't happen again. Once again, sorry for the inconvenience.
Sumiyaki (NA)
: I think the whole Varus ordeal has gone on long enough. (Not to bag on your post or anything, just sharing my opinion) I come to the boards to laugh and learn, not roll my eyes at this lore nonsense. I just think that everyone should accept his new lore whether they like it or not. Let the man be gay and fuse with whomever he pleases lol
I know what you mean, but I figured that if this kind of stuff is going to be happening for a while, I might as well get some fun out of it :P
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Swarovsko (EUW)
: No Ultimate skin this year?
I think they try to keep the release dates of ultimate skins unpredictable (Pulsefire Ezreal: July 2012, Spirit Guard Udyr: July 2013, DJ Sona: February 2015, Elementalist Lux: November 2016).
: The Gay Couple in Varus's New lore is not the problem
You’re the one who’s flanderizing Varus, not Riot. No, this is _not_ Kayn, and let me tell you why. Yes, they both involve Darkin, but that’s about where the similarities end. Kayn made his deal because of his ambition and his lust for power. He wants to use Rhaast’s power to one day succeed Zed and lead Ionia into a new age. Val and Kai are lovers who became tangled in a dangerous deal. Val just wanted to save Kai, no matter the cost, and now must resist the alien urges of vengeance Varus imposes on him. Kai just wanted to pass peacefully, but was dragged into this mess by the one he loves. He now must work with Val to find some way to undo it. As you can see, they are two very different stories that happen to both involve Darkin. The way work together isn’t even the same. Kayn wields Rhaast as Rhaast slowly corrupts him. Varus tore apart Val and Kai’s very flesh to create a new body. Now they fight for control and occasionally one is able to wrest control, but for the most part it’s Varus.
: All the promotion as far as lore revamps was put into this one. This very shitty story is the one that got the music video and all. Why? Because it's gay.
Um... the only way lore makes them money is by giving players one more reason to stay engaged. Even if lore wasn't super deep, they'd probably still have right about the same number of players since, ultimately, the game itself is kicker as to what keeps people trying it out and coming back for more. You're acting like they're selling it like books when relatively little to no money is being directly made from it.
: I actually cannot see how the new Varus lore is good at all. Varus has no motive anymore. His hosts aren't interesting. The worse, yet unrelated to how good it is, is that it's just a marketing ploy.
One question about your last statement: How?
: Nevermind. The lore is worse than expected.
You see? Now we know what's what and can form an opinion. There's a lot more depth than was originally apparent; that depth could've been distributed anywhere, and the story could've been completely different.
: If Varus had NEVER existed in this world and this was a new champion coming out, the lore would be fine. However, what makes this bad, is that they took a character with established lore that worked just fine with literally one minor adjustment, and completely ripped him out of the world to create this new thing. The only real reason people are defending it is because of the token LGBTQ character that he's now become for literally no reason. Changing his wife/child dying to his gay lover serves NO PURPOSE WHATSOEVER. If you want to make gay characters, fine, Taric already exists, it isn't going to cause a huge uproar. However, changing established characters to serve a political purpose is in my opinion, disgusting. Change a straight man to a gay one in lore, why? What purpose dose it serve? How does this make them a better character? Change a gay man to a straight man in lore, why? Change black to white, why? Change white to black, WHY? And don't claim that it makes him more interesting, if a character's orientation is the only thing that makes them interesting, they are a shit written character. Taric exists well beyond his sexual preference in the lore, he has a well done backstory and NOTHING in it revolves around his orientation, it just so happens that he's also gay. And that's how characters should be, one way or the other because that's who they are, not because someone has a political statement. Don't force this shit on old characters, make new ones if this is what you want to see in League Champions.
Now, you see, that's where you're wrong. I personally am not actively for or against the changes; I just don't mind them. However, I have been around the boards enough today to see that literally no one (that I have seen) is defending him (or them, i guess) with that kind of reasoning. The common themes I am seeing is that this new lore is far richer/more interesting than the old or they just love them as a story, rather than as a replacement. I could be totally wrong saying that that's what people are saying, but that's what I've gathered. Again, I have seen no one defending the new story on the basis of 2/3 of Varus being gay. Besides, there is a lot more than Val and Kai being gay in this story. _You're_ the one who's flanderizing Varus, not the community or Riot.
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: First win of the day and orange essence problem.
: Rito employee 1 - "People are complaining about gaining BE through the level system feeling terrible
https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/developer-corner/BQed8FWz-leveling-and-rewards-improvements-to-milestone-emotes-capsules-fwotd Just thought I'd leave this here. Not trying to say anything one way or the other, just making sure you have the full story.
: > [{quoted}](name=Kairoptra,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=UMTE66jf,comment-id=0004,timestamp=2017-11-26T16:18:24.884+0000) > > https://nexus.leagueoflegends.com/en-us/2017/07/ask-riot-honor-edition/ "We are exploring some options that allow opponents to be recognized, but don’t have anything concretely in the works ." Great. I have a suggestion. put a little button next to opponents that says "honor"
Complain to Riot, not me.
: https://i.imgur.com/Ytc396y.gif/nondirect
: But we do know what the change is. That's the fucking issue.
No, we don't. You're acting like we have the full story when we don't. Remember what happened with Viktor's lore: When Jayce got his update, people thought that he had been reduced to some psychotic mechanic that wanted everybody to turn into robots. However, when we got Viktor's lore update, we found out that his true goal was to help humanity in his own unorthodox way. Again, I'm not saying that the full release of the lore is going to fix everything, but that's what I'm trying to get at. Neither you nor me nor anybody here can say for sure one way or the other until we get the full bios. The bottom line is that no one can make a true judgment until we have the full bios, so there's no reason to get all excited about it. You're more than entitled to be concerned, but don't be consumed by those worries.
: Can we have honoring enemies back?
: I did. How is it an overreaction when the change is the ridiculous thing?
You’re missing the point. _We don’t know what the change is._ We can’t say for sure if it’s good or bad. We might be taking the changes completely out of context. If you’re just mad that they changed it at all, _then_ I understand. But if you’re mad with the nature of the changes, neither you nor me nor anybody here is in any position to judge. I’m not saying that it will be good or bad. I’m just saying that we need to wait for the full bios.
: You are now in a slice of life anime staring you and 3 champions you have played.
Best Friend: {{champion:161}} Love Interest: {{champion:421}} Rival: {{champion:121}} Apparently I’m {{champion:90}} all of a sudden.
: Ah yes, because RIot literally removing characters is us overreacting and definitely not a completely fine reaction to a terrible chance that is removing characters.
: Janna thematic made no sense as zuanite or even piltover champion. Also I still see no mentioning of how old Warwick personality was completely “deleted” in the new lore. He went from a evil greedy hunter to poor soul who was caught in singed insane experiments.
I was unaware that there was a large complaint about Warwick. I understand why though. I, too, was a little disappointed that they removed his more evil aspects. However, the way they maintained and expanded upon his internal struggle of trying to hold to his humanity keeps me from hating it, even if they did take a new perspective on it. Also, why wouldn’t it make sense for Janna to be Zaunite? Her character has always been someone who does everything in her power to help those in need, and few are more in need than the lost children of Zaun.
: But they do ruin full bios. Like Janna.
I would like to say that I have heard very few complaints directed toward lore updates (save for Pantheon and Galio) and that I commented unaware of any reputation Riot may have developed. If I may give some insight into her lore update, I too was taken aback by the fact that she went from some girl raised in the gutter who made it on her magic to some deity who relies on the faith of her followers to remain alive. However, my personal view on lore is that (and you're free to disagree with me on this; I completely understand if you do and will by no means force you to conform) as long as the character's current state stays the same or better yet becomes more fleshed-out, I'm satisfied. What I mean by this is that as long as the character we currently see is pretty much the same person, they are free to do what they wish with their backstory to an extent. Janna may be something altogether different in terms of story, but she remains what she always was: A kind and gentle soul who will do anything to help the destitute. As long as she remains that way, I'm fine with whatever road she takes to get there (within reason). It's not that I don't care about her story; it's just that as long as it's interesting and has the same resulting character. You are free to disagree with me on that notion, and I understand why you would. You are more than entitled to your opinion in this case.
: People will have their own opinions about things. Most only get upset when their main or one of their preferred characters is up for change, the lore moves on though.
I'm not against people having their opinions; only that they wait to have the whole picture before forming them.
: > Except that Riot doesn’t have that reputation. Riot isn’t known for ruining full-blown bios. This is where a lot of people will strongly disagree with you. I'm not going to argue that they're correct, but others do not hold the same positive opinion about some of Riot's lore reworks as you do.
I would like to say that I have heard very few complaints directed toward lore updates (save for Pantheon and Galio) and that I commented unaware of any reputation Riot may have developed. My opinion of their lore reworks is not expressly positive, but rather it is not expressly negative. I don't not like them, if that makes sense.
: I am still pissed about Pantheon's lore. To a lesser extent Poppy and Trundle.
I would like to say that I have heard very few complaints directed toward lore updates (save for Pantheon and Galio) and that I commented unaware of any reputation Riot may have developed.
Mogarl (NA)
: To be fair Viktor's Bio is still kind of flawed. Not saying it needs to be replaced, but it reads a lot like a first draft. It could be significantly improved without heavily changing the skeleton that's there. Colour story is a decent 8/10 though. A lot of Piltover and Zaun's lore reads a bit like a first draft though so hopefully they do a second pass on it before they build anything solid a permanent on top of it. If you look at Xerath then you see a bunch of fans that were concerned, tried to speak up, and then were disappointed anyways. So I don't think it's right to say these concerns are unwarranted.
I know I probably should have said this to begin with, but I am speaking from the general reception that was apparent. I didn't say it mostly because it didn't cross my mind. My apologies for any inconveniences. People are by all means entitled to their concerns, but people act as if everything's over and done with when we only have an inkling of what's going on. There's simply no good excuse for the recent behavior. If they have "I hope it's not" complaints or the like, that's fine. As long as they concede that not everything is out in the open and that it might turn out to be better than they expected as well as it might be awful, I'm fine with it. We need to take a step back and realize we're not in a position to complain. At least not yet.
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