AIQ (NA)
: Kayles Design Poll
My only complaint is I think they should have gone with silver armor for the base instead of white, but that's not a biggie.
Rioter Comments
: Why did they do this to Kayle? Just Why?? Yes, She needed to be modernized and polished, but why THIS? The splash art even emphasizes her arched back and curves as if she was some kind of fetish version of her old self. Look, IM not judging peoples kinks, I just don't see why Kayle have to fulfill one. Kayle's old design ( and from what I hear from her new voice over as well) was appealing because she FULLY embodied her angel of justice theme and not just being another female champion with a different suit and weapon than the other gals. Yes, the ascending wings and dual blades are really cool but why could she not have kept reasonable and dignifying armor to MATCH her personality and theme???
> [{quoted}](name=ManicPixieDream,realm=EUW,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=ztZ0VOkM,comment-id=0032,timestamp=2019-02-18T20:35:48.334+0000) > > Why did they do this to Kayle? Just Why?? I'm guessing because they didn't want to ruin her gameplay and they couldn't keep both the gameplay and the visuals so one had to give.
: Gotta say: Not a fan of Kayle's new look.
My thoughts are that since riot's design philosophy is that only tanks and bruisers should be in full armor, if she's not going to be one of those two classes then she needs to be lesser armored.
Camulos (OCE)
: On Kayle's Armour (and Female Armour Generally)
Since she's not a tank or bruiser, should she have any armor at all?
drash79 (NA)
: What's your favorite genre of anime?
Harem comedy if it's done right. I'm currently watching Index and it counts. I like ecchi overall, but it's too easy to screw up and ignore things like characterization or plot so I accept my favorite stuff has a lot of bad or just boring stuff mixed in.
: I Got Fired From Teaching...
In about 10 years America is going to be screwed beyond the ability to repair simply because the school system is getting so bad. Awhile ago my next door neighbor asked me to help out with her kids math. There was these weird graphs (multiple types) with no instructions and of the 3 people there, we had 3 different ideas on how things needed to be filled out. It's crazy. In some places teachers with tenure literally do nothing all day and they still get paid and can't be fired while teachers who try to help kids get fired because reasons.
: Your least favorite potential lane opponent combination
{{champion:53}} + anything if the blitz is good at hitting his Q.
: The Akali Update has turned out to be a Disappointing Downgrade
I liked the older version too and I miss the Takali skin, but it's pretty clear riot likes the new mess of a champion. While I was originally hopeful, giving her to CertainlyT was a bad call. I think he tried to preserve her in part, but in order to make her into a champ riot's new design philosophy demanded she be, he had to give her the problems she now has. I don't completely blame him, as I think it's clear riot's modern designs are terrible at least from a balance standpoint. Both her and Irelia's rework are pretty clear examples of riot not knowing what they are doing anymore and making champs the balance team can't deal with. >A big reason she is this way is because they decided to make her kit entirely revolve around her shroud. As a melee assassin, she needs a way to get to her target. Without the old ult that let her engage, it's the only tool in her kit that lets her do her job as an assassin. Getting rid of the old ult led to this. >Another bad thing about her kit is the fact that she has an execute on her ultimate. This is also another reason why she was p/b in pro since release. She can go into a fight and even if she can't kill her target she can still use R2 to kill whichever enemy her team got down low. It's the same reason Urgot is currently high priority. They changed her ult from something that she could use to stick to her target to a big damage boom stick that she uses to instakill whoever is low on the enemy team. It also doesn't help that it isn't targeted anymore so if she's in trouble, then she has two free range dashes to get away with. Agreed. It basically forced riot's hand because #LCSbreakingthegamesbalanceplays > Unless she is far ahead, she has no burst in her kit that she can use to kill carries with. Having to go into melee range to proc her passive and then run away from the person she's trying to kill and then trying to run back in to auto attack them is bad. That sounds more like a skirmisher's kit to me than an assassin's. >Her whole kit is just bad design. It has no redeemable features in it aside from her shroud which is a flawed ability. I pretty much agree. As someone who didn't like the new look (bad hair day, she needs a second kama, and the fanny pack) I kind of want riot to VGU her again and bring back the side boob.
SatomiKun (EUW)
: Orianna doesn't even need to be human in that skin line. Robot girls are a trope in anime and they could quite easily explain her. They are fighting dangerous creatures, maybe Orianna got almost killed in a fight and the first star was able to prevent that by granting her a new, magical, artificial body. Kindred as a Star Guardian would be a bit out of place for me, tho.
I'm thinking Kindred would work in that the star guardians seem to have an animal friend and she's got one built into her kit.
: The Problem with ARAM
For your first point not everyone knows or likes to play the champs they get. You mentioned someone leaving tanks, but no one wants to be the melee guy going into an all ranged comp. As for 3 supports, as long as they are ranged, they could be built and played as ADCs in a pinch if you really need to. I played ADC lulu the other day in part because the team needed it and did okay. On the second point, if you want to play ARAM you are going to have to accept that you are going to win some games and lose some because of RNG alone.
: > [{quoted}](name=IceMyth,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=FoH5L6TF,comment-id=000f0001,timestamp=2019-02-14T09:42:44.303+0000) > > I don't think that is the case here. > > Pyke & Syles are almost unkillable. Syles at some point can 1v5 and still win, and I saw that on steam at high elo. Pyke drop to 1% in few seconds he is back to 60% + health, yea that is fair. > > Akali had life steal before rework, but RIOT decided lets nerf that + her W (which am happy with the W nerf). Clearly they know what they are doing. > > Ahri, her Q used to give her movement speed but seems that was so OP so get nerfed. > > Basically, Riot are out of ideas and their balance team is led by sales and marketing department which impacted by OP champs/unkillable champs...etc until they make enough $$. Yeah, no, they're not unkillable and if Sylas is able to 1v5 you are clearly doing something wrong. His entire durability is tied to the first half of a two part skill and the second half is tied to a heal which requires Sylas to dip into a dangerous sub 50% HP. If Sylas is able to 1v5, that likely means you're either woefully underleveled or Sylas is disgustingly fed. If Sylas is healing for a massive amount, that ALSO means he likely went AP. Which still has the problem of his durability outside of heal/shield being terrible. Oh. and that "out of ideas/balance team" argument is awful. Sylas had a 40-something percent winrate on release and he was still getting nerfed. He's hardly op, people just had no idea how to deal with him. Neeko had an acceptable winrate and didn't see much play. Pyke has constantly hovered between a 48-49% winrate, so it's pretty clear people know how to deal with him. Not to mention most of these characters featured crazy new ideas that hadn't been seen in League before. So yeah, I don't think Riot's exactly running out of ideas and balance is subjective. Especially across several different ELOs.
> [{quoted}](name=CaptainMårvelous,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=FoH5L6TF,comment-id=000f00010000,timestamp=2019-02-14T13:11:54.017+0000) > > Sylas had a 40-something percent winrate on release and he was still getting nerfed. He's hardly op, people just had no idea how to deal with him Riot does this occasionally and it's CertainlyT's biggest fault IMO: they need to make sure that the counterplay to most champs is a little more obvious or obtainable. Sylas in particular is a big of a problem because he can use any of the ults on your team and that's not something you can straight up remember. You have to wait until champ select is over and then figure out what he can do and in a team fight you have to be ready for one of five ults. That gives him a lot of variance from game to game.
: > [{quoted}](name=Deep Terror Nami,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=1cwEBqud,comment-id=,timestamp=2019-02-14T18:20:08.546+0000) > > unlucky with romance and going solo > > have a wonderful day mutually exclusive
> [{quoted}](name=KFCeytron,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=1cwEBqud,comment-id=0006,timestamp=2019-02-15T02:55:47.140+0000) > > mutually exclusive Nonsense, the bachelor life is quite wonderful.
: Who Would Make A Good Star Guardian?
Top: {{champion:92}} Jungle: {{champion:203}} Mid: {{champion:61}} (make her legendary so she can be human) ADC: {{champion:22}} Support: {{champion:37}}
Rioter Comments
: We should remove all penalties to dodging queues.
So in other words people will just dodge themselves instead of trolling champ select hoping to get someone else to dodge?
usul1202 (NA)
: The Opportunity rover finally died
It's a shame, but I kinda figured it'd be dead after that dust storm hit it and covered up the solar panels. I just hope NASA develops another way of getting people into space and starts doing interesting stuff again.
: From one support to another; how do y'all keep your cool?
Try rotating to mid/top if your ADC is dead weight.
: Activision Blizzard let go ~800 employees despite having higher profits than ever
Boogie brought up a couple of good points 1. AB doesn't have any new releases on the calendar for this year 2. Blizzard's newest AAA game came out 3 years ago and AB hasn't released nearly enough content for it in that time span. D3 and SC2 are ancient at this point. Now add in the fact that AB is going into big cost-cutting measures and these layoffs aren't a surprise. They want more money than the games they have out or are about to release can make. Appablo is obviously a cash-grab because those things are relatively cheap to make and can bring in a lot of money. Given how their actions (not making games) doesn't match up with their desires (all the money), is it any surprise that the layoffs happened?
: Hi I am a new player and want to know why yasuo gets flammed
Because the Yasuo mains on your teams are always terrible while the ones on the enemy team always hard carry. Same for riven mains.
: Serious question though, why not make something happen somewhere else on the map? If you have ALL of your lanes pushing, why not invade and put pressure on the enemy jungle? Why not force dragon or herald with the jungler on the other side of the map? Like, there's so much you can do even if your laners are all pushing, including counter ganks. I think if the enemy jungler manages to exert that much pressure while all you do is farm it is your fault. Just one mans opinion, I realized most junglers think they should just be able to farm for 20 minutes and never are at fault for anything.
I would not invade a 4/0/4 jungler as a 0/0/0 one. It's not like you can gank lanes without risking him showing up and feeding 2-3 more kills to the enemy team so you have to be careful showing yourself. Also not all junglers can 1v1 the enemy jungler. You can get counter picked or picked a power farmer, in which case farming for 12-15 minutes and joining the team for a team fight is your best option.
: Advice for bronze noob?
The cheesiest way to win top lane is to learn to play split pushers and not worry so much about team fighting. After that you really need to learn the match ups, how to trade, when to trade, etc. Can't comment on teamfighting so much without knowing champs you main up top. For ADC it's a little easier. Are you playing an early game champ or a late game champ? If you are playing MF, you need to bully as much as possible without feeding. If you are playing a late game champ just survive. Also you've got to understand what your support does and work with them. Playing with thresh? Click the bleeping lantern. Playing with Soraka? Watch her health bar. Playing with Sona/lulu? Poke the enemy team. In team fights you need to work on positioning/repositioning and try to make it so you can only damage or be damaged by one enemy champ at a time; keep your damage output up while minimizing risk. Also make sure you are using the right build for the right champ and change things up based on the situation. Don't have 1 build that you never deviate from. Have a generally optimal build that you deviate from as the situation calls for. Also, learn to watch the bloody map and try to anticipate when the enemy jungler might want to gank you so you can play smart.
ChiefDays (EUW)
: So what happened to Xayah?
Ashe (depending on site), MF, and Varus are less played than she is. What happened to those 3 as well?
: > [{quoted}](name=Linna Excel,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=OULvWEXU,comment-id=0003,timestamp=2019-02-12T19:45:06.447+0000) > > To turn the OP's question around is Apex sitting on 500k twitch viewers the beginning of the end for league? > > I mean that is 3x what league is pulling in. Are MOBAs out and shooters in? http://prntscr.com/mk8pvm Thats how it looks like rn. http://prntscr.com/mk8qfd And those are the streamers playing the games. It doesn't matter what game they play, they always will have a huuuuge viewer count. Thats why its stupid to judge a game by how many viewers it gets. You can't fuck with giants like Ninja, Dr. D and etc. Look at Forsen for example. Atlas had 20k viewers overall, but when Forsen streams, it has 100k. Most of the people watching him don't even play the game, they just watch cuz he's entertaining. That applies to all streamers that have that many viewers.
> [{quoted}](name=Legend Alpha ,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=OULvWEXU,comment-id=00030001,timestamp=2019-02-12T20:21:29.910+0000) > > http://prntscr.com/mk8pvm > Thats how it looks like rn. > > > http://prntscr.com/mk8qfd > And those are the streamers playing the games. > > It doesn't matter what game they play, they always will have a huuuuge viewer count. > Thats why its stupid to judge a game by how many viewers it gets. > > You can't fuck with giants like Ninja, Dr. D and etc. > Look at Forsen for example. > Atlas had 20k viewers overall, but when Forsen streams, it has 100k. > Most of the people watching him don't even play the game, they just watch cuz he's entertaining. > That applies to all streamers that have that many viewers. Great points actually. Some of this is completely big streamers looking for (or getting payed to stream) new content.
: Apex Legends sitting on 500k viewers on Twitch
To turn the OP's question around is Apex sitting on 500k twitch viewers the beginning of the end for league? I mean that is 3x what league is pulling in. Are MOBAs out and shooters in?
Wuks (NA)
: Ask a Heimerdinger Main (feat. Heisendong & lolGunSlinger)
What are your thoughts whenever people say that Heimer can be too oppressive?
R0XTAR (NA)
: You deserve a permaban if you first time champions in ranked.
Firsttiming a champ in ranked shouldn't be a bannable offense.
Madjack01 (EUW)
: As jungler, do you...
I think it's a juggle between preemptively stopping an enemy from going out of control before he gets fed and helping champs on your team get fed. That is unless you are a dirty shyvana main. In that case you just want to power farm and hopefully win a teamfight.
Foucz (EUNE)
: Riot should consider doing Yasuo changes aimed at reducing his frustration to play against.
I'd say there are three fustrating things about yasuo. The first is his E gives him a lot of damage/waveclear/mobility. It's crazy overloaded so dealing with yasuo is something you have to learn. The second thing is a lot of people love champs with big ults and his windwall when properly used deletes those big ults. So basically he can take a big chuck of what you love about your main away. Finally his passive lets him get to 100% crit very easily with very little trade off. So can riot remove any of those things? I'd say Yasuo needs at least one if not both of the actives to act as a skirmisher. He has to be able to get to a target so at least the mobility aspect of his E needs to stay. As for his windwall I don't think riot can outright remove it. When I play overwatch (not as often as I like) I like playing D.Va. Being able to eat damage and ults is just fun and useful and it's not something you can delete. So that leaves yasuo's damage steroid as a possible avenue if riot is just going to do one thing. I think I'd experiment with the following three things as riot: 1. Increase the damage penalty on his crits so that he needs to buy IE to do double damage on crit. 2. Follow blizzard's lead and lock down the duration of the windwall. I'd also consider making it so that eating an ult makes it go away completely or maybe require Yasuo to be at max flow for it to block ults. 3. Delete the following from his E: _"Each Sweeping Blade cast increases the next dash's base damage by 25% for 5 seconds, up to 50%."_ If that isn't enough make it do half damage to champions. Or riot can make it more of a risk/reward skill by giving Yasuo a stacking 10AR/10MR debuff every time he uses it. Riot needs to make it less overloaded or make it so you have to be more deliberate on using it.
ExxonV (NA)
: So Yasuo is finally ACTUALLY broken now...
For the sake of the Yasuo fans, I hope riot uses the opportunity to refine his kit so he isn't banned 60% of the time.
: > [{quoted}](name=Linna Excel,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=EK1kqNrp,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2019-02-11T16:51:36.048+0000) > > I think ever since riot had to destroy all those Ahri statues, they've limited the amount of product they produce. I just hope they get better at making more production runs. Destroyed?
> [{quoted}](name=OtakuBurrito,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=EK1kqNrp,comment-id=00010000,timestamp=2019-02-11T18:24:21.614+0000) > > Destroyed? Yeah, there was a run of ahri statues before the one that actually got released. People hated it so riot didn't sell it and I think they got rid of whatever stock they had of it. However because the first one never made it to the story, the second run that actually got sold had a smaller production number so riot wouldn't be left over with any stock.
: The akali mask literally went on sale 11 minutes ago
I think ever since riot had to destroy all those Ahri statues, they've limited the amount of product they produce. I just hope they get better at making more production runs.
x9 Kat (NA)
: What are some item niches that could stand to be filled? Examples?
If riot really wants to experiment they'd create an item with an active that puts your ult on CD for at least 30 seconds and it can't be used if your ult isn't up. I feel like melee champs need an item with AS and tank stats... like 40 AD, 40% AS, and 400 health.
NotSid (NA)
: My girlfriend just passed away.
I lost my dog to cancer (and other stuff) on black friday. I lost a family member to cancer about a decade ago. I know how you feel. It's going to hurt for awhile, and you'll miss her, but time will mend things. Just take your time to process things.
HàrrowR (EUW)
: Okay auto fill is just a bs excuse to force a 50% win rate
Autofill exists specifically because enough people don't support and no one wants to go with 2 mids or 2 junglers on their team.
: Champion Weaknesses in 2019
Scruffy, what if the majority of champs someone is weak to are niche picks or rarely in the meta. Do they count as the 20+ you need to be hard countered by? Would a champ who doesn't have a clear moment of vulnerability but doesn't have many strengths be designed going forward, ie someone who isn't strong against anyone but isn't weak against anyone either?
: 13 champs over 1000 days w/o a new skin
It's been 3 years since super galaxy Shyvana?
OccuIt (NA)
: What if half of us started turning to dust right now...?
> [{quoted}](name=OccuIt,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=BGZe1ry9,comment-id=0002,timestamp=2019-02-05T18:11:26.048+0000) > > What if half of us started turning to dust right now...? If I survive, I call dibs on the loot.
drash79 (NA)
: If you think thats the biggest problem buddy, then your wrong. THE BIGGEST PROBLEM WITH THANOS SNAP WAS THE DESTRUCTION OF ALL ORDER. Mayors, Presidents, Generals, Cops, and Judges would all be cut in half creating endless power vacuums world wide, making global power struggles more deadly. WHICH COULD ALL LEAD TO NUCLEAR WINTER.
> [{quoted}](name=drash79,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=BGZe1ry9,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2019-02-05T17:42:47.024+0000) > > Mayors, Presidents, Generals, Cops, and Judges would all be cut in half creating endless power vacuums world wide, making global power struggles more deadly. You are wrongfully assuming benevolence in all those officials. Some places might see an improvement depending if they were lucky enough that key tyrannical figures vanished. If Hitler and Stalin randomly disappeared in the early 1930s, wouldn't the world have turned out for the better?
CLG ear (NA)
: Thanos's Snap killed more than half the population on the planet
In the bigger scheme of things, a few airplanes crashing aren't going to make that much a difference and in all likelihood it was pure chance deciding everything. TBH, I'd be more worried about traffic if all of a sudden 50% of cars were suddenly without drivers. I could imagine quite a number of pileups happening. I think the loss of farmers could be a bigger issue if some areas were unlucky enough to lose a lot of farmers but not lose a lot of population. Imagine if one country was lucky in that it only lost a third of its population (assume some other country took a higher loss of population to make up for it because luck), but took a disproportionately high loss of farmers in key food crops. That would lead to a secondary loss life via starvation.
: 4k is overrated
> [{quoted}](name=notFREEfood,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=bAvmM04l,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2019-02-05T04:41:49.806+0000) > > 4k is overrated Kinda yeah. I think there's going to be a point where the resolution is going to be better than the eyes of people watching it can process. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4I5Q3UXkGd0
Jamaree (NA)
: I used to be invested into KH, then the game took 14 years and 5 different consoles to get to this point so I can't be bothered anymore.
> [{quoted}](name=Jamaree,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=5BMIdebI,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2019-02-04T09:12:13.695+0000) > > I used to be invested into KH, then the game took 14 years and 5 different consoles to get to this point so I can't be bothered anymore. I saw Jim's synopsis the other day. I'm not going to be getting into that series any time soon.
Kadexe (NA)
: The problem with these "Nerf Yasuo" posts is that nobody is thinking about how to balance him.
I'd remove the critical strike stuff from the passive. If he wants 100% crit chance he should build it like everyone else. I'd also have his E consume flow every time it is used so he has to choose between damage/mobility and defense.
: Shounen anime skin line
Dragon Ball Aussie Bleach Riven/Yasuo Naruto Akali Braumight That time I got reincarnated as a Zac
: Finally got S+ Thresh!!
Congrats on getting the S+. Those things always feel great. Getting one for a champ you are trying to get mastery on must be even better.
Jikker (NA)
: Is it just me, or is Riot being really quiet/balance focused with the PBE for 9.3?
The end is neigh, riot is about to announce a smart phone hero shooter/survival game with lootboxes and league is going to fade into the background.
: > [{quoted}](name=MrFawknSunshine,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=oWfFivdI,comment-id=00010001,timestamp=2019-02-04T05:22:38.561+0000) > > the better show as foo fighters live from ATL last night. NFL really needs to bring in a band like The Foo Fighters or Metallica to really kick the shit up at half time. Half the goddamn stadiums play Enter Sandman on kickoff in the first place. Metallica appeals to pretty much the entire football demographic (25-65) and they don't need a hip hop/rap/pop act to back them up since they're fucking amazing performers. Beyonce, Gaga, Perry, Bruno Mars, they're all good in their own right, but they're being used as a bludgeon to try to get younger people watching, when they should put on acts that appeal to their core demographic instead. And they need to up their game on the commercials they let through.
> [{quoted}](name=ZerglingOne,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=oWfFivdI,comment-id=000100010000,timestamp=2019-02-04T07:13:51.026+0000) > > NFL really needs to bring in a band like The Foo Fighters or Metallica to really kick the shit up at half time. Those bands would be better than whatever it was playing last night. Maybe it's just me but the half-time shows are getting worse and worse. I say just get a good band and let them play 3-4 of their best songs. Tune down on the showy stuff because it isn't working well. > And they need to up their game on the commercials they let through. I'm not going to lie, I've hated the commercials for years. I basically been tuning them out for ages and went off do to other things while they were playing.
Rioter Comments
: Your Top 3/Worst 3 Champion Designs
Best Three 1. {{champion:37}} I just like playing her that much. 2. {{champion:143}}, don't get me wrong, she needs work like with her AI, but I think she works pretty well as a mage/CC support 3. {{champion:267}} a well designed healer support, I just don't find her as fun to play as the other two Worst Three 3. {{champion:45}} not as bad as the other two, he's mainly here because of how broken event horizon is in ARAM 2. {{champion:427}} I think he was a mistake by riot on all levels even though he's got a few fans. He's an enchanter in a role that didn't see many enchanters, his kit is weird, and I don't think his aesthetics are appealing to a wider audience or people who play enchanters. IDK what riot was smoking when they made him, but it's pretty clear drugs are bad. 1. {{champion:28}} I hate everything about the rework. She lost her AD build and was turned into a second rate Ahri knock-off who is probably perma-banned by the chinese government for her visuals. I don't think giving her a charm was the right direction for her.
: Articles about Riot games
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