: To be fair the career of a pro player is a short lived thing. People 25-30 react slower than those that are 19-24... just like people 30+ react slower still. By the time you are pushing 40 you're absolutely thrilled when you manage to Flash a Malphite ulti 1 out of 20 times. Sadly there is very little macro play left in league.... it's 95% reaction time.
This is an interesting point. Are there any ways you'd like to see riot add more macro play?
Rioter Comments
: We know something is seriously wrong with League of Legends...
Upvoted. Even the pros are saying this is the worst meta in league history.
Rioter Comments
Stone766 (NA)
: Anti-Star Guardian skin line concept
I think monsters of some kind would be the best option, sort of like the monster of the week. {{champion:54}} {{champion:31}} {{champion:223}} {{champion:121}} {{champion:12}} etc.
: Favorite pokemon of each type
Psychic/Fairy: gardevoir Steel/water: empolean lightning: luxray rock/dragon: tyrantum
D357R0Y3R (EUW)
: Why are people complaining about new Akali's mobillity?
I think certainlyT nerfed her mobility too much. Ever since Akali left the kinkou she's been a total scrub. 10/10 would rework ASAP, even before Ryze.
Kythers (NA)
: Don't fuck with my adc >:(
Nice play. I can't believe that Cait let you do that much damage to her. She needs a buff. On the other hand, your ADC was MF.
: I need some answers, sooo is Mid karma illegal or something???
I have no idea what they are doing with Karma.
Jikker (NA)
: "-name redacted- has started a surrender vote"
I can't remember the last time I tried to 1v5 bots. Usually if I'm playing bots I'm trying to learn a champ or try out a build and don't worry much about other stuff.
: Learn more: Pool Party 2018
No ahri, jinx, shyvana, Vi, or lux. 1/10.
SatomiKun (EUW)
: > [{quoted}](name=Linna Excel,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=kbqHR9YX,comment-id=0007,timestamp=2018-07-19T02:22:42.386+0000) > > I would buy 3 of those star guardian skins if I weren't royally pissed at rito right now. Why are you?
> [{quoted}](name=SatomiKun,realm=EUW,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=kbqHR9YX,comment-id=00070000,timestamp=2018-07-19T09:08:39.879+0000) > > Why are you? Because the rework team is changing the theme of skins. There's no point in buying skins if riot is going to change it into something else at whim.
: Allow Remake on Games Where No One Has Smite
If the jungler doesn't take smite, then anyone who does gets to be the jungler. Even if it's {{champion:16}}.
SEKAI (OCE)
: CertainlyT is the kind of designer who ultimately destroys online games. There is a reason why even Call of fucking Duty is increasing their TTK and gutting the mobility creeping; precisely because it kills online games. If even CoD can figure this out, no one has any excuse to keep on sucking him off for some cheap and ultimately short-lived pointless flashiness and feature creeping that CertainlyT's brain is only capable of imagining that is also proven to kill multiplayer games. CertainlyT doesn't have the vastness in imagination to design a singleplayer Action RPG like Diablo because all he can think of is just radicalising straightforward concepts into the extreme but without any nuance, nor does he have any sort of integrity in developing an engaging character that's both fun to play with and against in multiplayer games. He's just not the man for the job, at all. I'm genuinely very concerned why such incompetent designer is in the position for this god damn long, and why everyone is beating this dead horse so hard to try and make this work when it's completely and utterly not worth it, as clearly shown by the track record and the very fact CertainlyT himself just doesn't give a flying shit. Call me a hater, but I genuinely can not respect someone who's PAID in a senior designer position but only makes shit that's on par with a design sophistication and consideration of a fucking primary schooler, he is also a rip-off artist for the most part which nobody seems to notice after all this time for some god damn reason, and he refuses to get any better no matter how many chances they are given with fuck-ups after another fuck-ups; and worse, people still pretend that he's good.
You blame him for mobility creep, but he's worked on Darius and Zyra. WW only has mobility in his ult. Thresh doesn't have that much mobility. Akali always had the triple dash, so it's not like she was immobile before. You can kind of defend the mobility on yasuo and zoe because the former was designed as a melee mid-laner and the later is partly an assassin. Plus it isn't like other designers don't add any mobility to their champs.
: Someone earlier apparantly """""leaked""""" the next upcoming skins
I would buy 3 of those star guardian skins if I weren't royally pissed at rito right now.
: So Laura Bailey doesn't voice Akali anymore?
Is Laura Bailey too expensive for them? I know riot is pretty cheap when it comes to VA.
: ITT: Champions for whom you have irrationally strong negative feelings
: Anime Tbh
I was watching season 2 of overlord last night. My eyes!
: > [{quoted}](name=Linna Excel,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=m17fF7EY,comment-id=0002,timestamp=2018-07-19T00:02:15.456+0000) > > {{champion:1}} {{champion:17}} {{champion:103}} {{champion:4}} {{champion:99}} {{champion:81}} {{champion:12}} {{champion:21}} {{champion:13}} are all due for a skin. Yikes, some of those got past the double digit days since their last skin! That's pretty serious neglect on Riot's part.
> [{quoted}](name=DrCyanide,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=m17fF7EY,comment-id=00020000,timestamp=2018-07-19T00:04:58.078+0000) > > Yikes, some of those got past the double digit days since their last skin! That's pretty serious neglect on Riot's part. Yeap. In all seriousness though, I think riot switching to more high-quality models is also to blame. The better ones just take more work and that leaves riot with less resources to get a lot of skins out. More time spent per skin means fewer skins per year. So a lot of champs are getting left out because of this. I'm kind of surprised riot doesn't increase the number of artists for the skins teams.
LiranMLG (EUNE)
: I feel like so many champions are being left out skin-wise.
{{champion:1}} {{champion:17}} {{champion:103}} {{champion:4}} {{champion:99}} {{champion:81}} {{champion:12}} {{champion:21}} {{champion:13}} are all due for a skin.
: CertsAnnT: "Riot really does care, so we decided not to give Nunu a dash. Nunu has a teleport on his absolute zero now, you're welcome bitches." {{sticker:zombie-nunu-bummed}}
That would be cool, a shen teleport that instead of a shield does aoe damage and CC.
: Petition for reworked Nunu to NOT be given a dash
Don't worry, he's going to get a jump instead.
: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd7tB99T1hY @4:34 - 4:53 she probably wont get a skin this year
Rioter Comments
Wuks (NA)
: How many Boards posts do you have?
>Error! Try again later. My post count scared off your widget.
GreyfellD (EUW)
: Mages can't have good items because of Fizz, Diana and Katarina
And on hit champs can't have good things because of {{champion:81}}'s Q.
: How satisfied are you with the Akali rework?
: I hope Akali never rejoins the Kinkou
1. The Kinkou could disband because rito no longer needs them. People were talking about Kennen missing, so maybe that's the route riot is going. 2. There could be a VS event next year where Akali comes back, challenges Shen, and the winner gets the order while the loser is dead in canon. 3. The kinkou could be attacked and destroyed while Akali is gone because they were short handed. Now Shen blames her for what happened and is out for revenge. 4. There could be a new champ to take her place. That champ's first job is to bring her in. 5. She fails at keeping the balance or causes problems with her way, and shen is forced to put her down. 6. Now alone, she is seen as weak and someone tries to corrupt her or kill her. 7. She starts a new order of her own with new issues and plot lines.
: How are you meant to carry or at the very least get an S with a tank?
CS. Also, scores are based on champ performance so if a class is down, the requirements should be as well.
: Tattoos are hot
I don't think so.
: My bird flew away today...
I'm sorry to hear that. All I can say is keep some food in a similar cage outside and hope it comes back, even if that's unlikely.
: > [{quoted}](name=Oleandervine,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=LHHgaWwE,comment-id=0003000000010001,timestamp=2018-07-16T22:15:10.119+0000) > > I beg to differ. EVERY SINGLE ONE of these skins below was a recolor of the base skin of the champion. When the champions were VGU'd, Riot made them so much more than just base recolors. This argument that "Crimson was a recolor, get over it" is so bullshit because Riot has proven with past VGUs that they can make their recolor skins their own unique things. > https://ddragon.leagueoflegends.com/cdn/img/champion/splash/Evelynn_1.jpg > https://ddragon.leagueoflegends.com/cdn/img/champion/splash/Evelynn_2.jpg > https://ddragon.leagueoflegends.com/cdn/img/champion/splash/Taric_1.jpg > https://ddragon.leagueoflegends.com/cdn/img/champion/splash/Galio_1.jpg ...and? When did I say otherwise. Crimson went from a badly made red chroma to a fire based skin. At the minimum it's going to be a 975 rp (more likely 1350 rp) quality skin instead of something worse then a chroma. Just like, say, Crabgot went from a poor model change to a 1350 skin, or shadow from a really bad bdsm human to a shadow assassin. If you want to argue "but these kept the theme of the original" remember that this is what shadow evelynn was. Not a dark assassin, a random dominatrix. http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/lolph/images/5/58/Splash_Shadow_Evelynn.jpg
> [{quoted}](name=Lord Dusteon,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=LHHgaWwE,comment-id=00030000000100010000,timestamp=2018-07-16T22:17:39.293+0000) > > ...and? When did I say otherwise. Crimson went from a badly made red chroma to a fire based skin. No one who bought crimson akali did so assuming it'd be a fire based skin some time in the future. It's clearly an homage to taki of soul calibur fame.
Feyrane (NA)
: After i report a player, will i be able to know if he is punished?
Sometimes there will be a pop-up if a punishment occurs. If he said KYS, there's a great chance he got punished.
: You cannot get refunds for skins bought just because of a champion rework. IIRC it was implemented with the Karma rework, Riot said that once you bought a skin it's yours unless you hav a refund token.
> [{quoted}](name=AnAggravatedPimp,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=LHHgaWwE,comment-id=0003,timestamp=2018-07-16T21:41:40.277+0000) > > You cannot get refunds for skins bought just because of a champion rework. IIRC it was implemented with the Karma rework, Riot said that once you bought a skin it's yours unless you hav a refund token. The problem isn't that the champ was reworked, the problem is that riot is doing an unethical substitution on the consumers.
: Any chance for a refund for the new crimson akali skin?
Riot really needs to change their policy when reworks are this drastic.
: Or anything else really. It could have become Red Lotus Akali, or Red Dragon, or Red Rogue - ANYTHING at all to remove Crimson from the title, and still keep the ninja theme.
Rioter Comments
: How and why did Crimson Akali, an homage to Soul Calibur's Taki, become Infernal???
Because at this point, riot doesn't even care about the people who own the skin. We've seen it with furbutt irelia, now this crap. I loved the taki skin. This is crap that I'm not interested in. Why did people get it? They liked the look of it. This isn't what the people bought. They should have just renamed it crimson elite or whatever because that would be a lot closer to what people who bought the skin
: A Response to Doublelift on a Constantly Evolving Game
> [{quoted}](name=Ghostcrawler,realm=NA,application-id=A7LBtoKc,discussion-id=2pvn0ldJ,comment-id=,timestamp=2018-07-14T21:16:14.340+0000) > > **Champ Changes** > > I could write a whole post just on large champion updates (VGUs). We owe it to players to fix champions who aren't interesting to play, who lack counterplay, or who just feel outdated. But we know there is a big risk that we end up losing some of the dedicated players of that champion if we move them too far away from their original state. Sometimes we think it's still worth doing for the sake of the game. Loss aversion is a very real thing, but this isn’t a single player game where it's okay to let someone have an overpowered character just because it's fun for them. While I understand you have to update champs, how much does riot feel like they owe players to keep updated champs identifiable or preserve as much as the players liked about the old champs as possible? Some people have felt like you guys didn't care in the least what some champs were before the rework because the end result was unrecognizable. I'm not talking about gameplay alone here, I'm talking about aesthetics and visual identity and story.
: My whole champ pool will be permad for over a month Xd
> [{quoted}](name=Akali is SO HOT,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=jxMzK2Lx,comment-id=0005,timestamp=2018-07-16T17:10:19.059+0000) > > My whole champ pool will be permad for over a month Xd Does that mean it's time to take a break from league?
: The thing about revolutions, they are praised by the revolutionaries as right and needed and if successful, any subsequent positives are attributed to it as proof of it's righteousness. The unavoidable, impartial truth of the matter, however, is that a lot of innocent people are fed to the revolution through a guillotine.
That didn't happen in the American revolution. The people who didn't like it left to help develop canada.
Bern (NA)
: I'm lost on the Akali VGU design. It invades other champs' visual space (Jinx) and isn't Akali.
The answer is simple. The art teams that handle reworks are trying to kill the game faster than the balance team and Reav3 knows it.
: now that akali has been leaked right down to the skins
Too late. This is why I hate reworks, if it looks wrong, we don't know in time to complain enough for riot to fix it. Riot's already past the point of no return with those kind of model changes. Right now they might be able to move a few mesh points, but that's about.
Ralanr (NA)
: So apparently Akali is no longer in the kinkou
Maybe shen's got another student riot is going to announce in the next year.
: > [{quoted}](name=Linna Excel,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=WvX1E8Xv,comment-id=0001000000000000,timestamp=2018-07-16T17:34:11.668+0000) > > Well, that's going to screw up her Lichbane builds. Not really, considering her passive increases her AA range and her E has an additional cast anyway.
> [{quoted}](name=Daddy Issues,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=WvX1E8Xv,comment-id=00010000000000000000,timestamp=2018-07-16T17:41:19.154+0000) > > Not really, considering her passive increases her AA range and her E has an additional cast anyway. Okay, cool.
SEKAI (OCE)
: > [{quoted}](name=Linna Excel,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=K3awK1I5,comment-id=00020000,timestamp=2018-07-16T17:32:00.273+0000) > > The difference is the guy who wrote alien decided to ruin his universe while the guy who did event horizon did what he needed to and left it alone afterward. > > The art team is the former, CertainlyT is the latter. Alien was not ruined by its creators. And the guy who wrote Event Horizon didn't "did what he needed to and left it alone afterward", the movie simply bombed big-time and so it died a still-born. Nice twisting, though.
You obviously haven't seen the alien prequels. Event Horizon may have bombed, but I think it did what it needed to as an eldritch horror set in space. There is a reason why movies become cult classics.
: Riot is probally pissed out of their minds right now.
I'm less concerned with Akali's gameplay because I understand that CertainlyT had his reasons for what he did and probably did the best he could to improve on her gameplay while keeping her Akali. I'm more concerned with the fact she now looks like crap and he splash art fails on every level aside from technical proficiency.
: > [{quoted}](name=Linna Excel,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=WvX1E8Xv,comment-id=00010000,timestamp=2018-07-16T17:20:33.928+0000) > > I'm guessing that's still her W and her old ult is still there. her ult is two dashes the first deals normal damage and stuns the second executes
> [{quoted}](name=Lord Malpercio,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=WvX1E8Xv,comment-id=000100000000,timestamp=2018-07-16T17:25:01.004+0000) > > her ult is two dashes > > the first deals normal damage and stuns > > the second executes Well, that's going to screw up her Lichbane builds.
SEKAI (OCE)
: What's the difference between the guy who wrote the Alien, and the guy who wrote Event Horizon? The guy who wrote the Alien had an actual idea, the other guy just wanted to be seen as cool and sophisticated. CertainlyT is the latter type of the 2, his designs are ""unique"" for the sake of being ""unique"", and he doesn't give a rat's ass about everything else in the game as well as how their creations actually fit into the game. An utterly self-absorbed designer that focuses solely on selling their fame/brand, than actually creating a good product that everybody enjoys. And this is not even counting how most of his designs are either just a) re-iteration of/"""inspired by""" another EXISTING idea that's not his own **and/or** b) radicalised version of the idea up to 11 without any brake, almost no exception so far, so one has to wonder why it is "revolutionary" given it's 'derivative' as all hell. And that's why his design philosophy is a complete failure.
> [{quoted}](name=SEKAI,realm=OCE,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=K3awK1I5,comment-id=0002,timestamp=2018-07-16T17:24:31.644+0000) > > What's the difference between the guy who wrote the Alien, and the guy who wrote Event Horizon? The difference is the guy who wrote alien decided to ruin his universe while the guy who did event horizon did what he needed to and left it alone afterward. The art team is the former, CertainlyT is the latter.
: Unpopular Opinion: CertainlyT has really revolutionized this game with his work
I think why riot keeps him around is he gets what a moba can be. I think why the fans hate him is he gets what a moba can be, and they aren't good enough to deal with it. Of all the designers, I think he focuses his designs most on high elo players and people who really know how to play the game.
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