CLG ear (NA)
: I spent 40 dollars on a pizza AMA
What toppings and was it worth it?
: "Good" and "evil" are essentially meaningless concepts. Any character who wakes up and thinks "Muah-ha-ha-haaa, how can I be evil today?" is just badly written. (Apart from Veigar, obviously. He's a whole other level of yordle-meta!) No one is the villain of their own story. Everyone thinks they are the hero, and people who oppose them are misguided, or not as gifted. Not even Voidborn are "evil". They are amoral by our understanding/standard. Demacians are not "the good guys". Noxians are not "the bad guys".
> [{quoted}](name=Scathlocke,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=IquHHuXG,comment-id=0005,timestamp=2018-12-10T19:31:51.452+0000) > > "Good" and "evil" are essentially meaningless concepts. Well there's part of the reason I think that riot's world building is a garbage fire. As someone who likes playing Paladins in D&D, I can't hit the down button hard enough. There have been entire books of philosophy written to disprove you. > Any character who wakes up and thinks "Muah-ha-ha-haaa, how can I be evil today?" is just badly written. No, he can be an extremely sociopathic sadist, or a compulsive sadist, or is someone who is intentionally breaking the 4th wall to entertain the reader. Just because a trope is hard to work with doesn't necessarily mean it's impossible to do right. > No one is the villain of their own story. Does not all human self improvement stem from the knowledge that you are doing something wrong, that you are the villain of your own life, and you need to correct it? I hate to be rude, but this is a terrible blanket statement to come from someone who is a lead narrative editor. There have been stories with evil protagonists. That's partly how the term protagonist came about. It was from stories who focused on the villain. To say that all villains are incapable of self awareness is plain wrong. It has been done before. There have been villains who were aware that what they were doing was wrong but either didn't care or felt that what they wanted justified their actions. https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/NecessarilyEvil Another example is from The Prince. Here's a guy who says you should know what evil is because it might be in your best interests to be a villain, so screw everyone else. If you are a lead narrative editor and have no idea who Machiavelli is, I have no idea what to say about riot's hiring and promotion practices.
Shazzbot69 (EUNE)
: Where is my volibear AC/DC? My nocturne nightwish?
> [{quoted}](name=Shazzbot69,realm=EUNE,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=vM8e9Aps,comment-id=0003,timestamp=2018-11-18T17:35:58.563+0000) > > Where is my AC/DC? thunderstruck {{champion:13}} {{champion:85}} {{champion:101}} + {{champion:104}} (legendary and lightning themed) shoot to thrill {{champion:222}} {{champion:21}} big balls {{champion:61}} {{champion:134}} Shook me all night long {{champion:89}} {{champion:113}} {{champion:254}} {{champion:164}} {{champion:102}}
Rioter Comments
: but they are finding that CC is op in pro play and bad in solo q, so nerfing all tank CC is the goal now. Also they heard our pleas that damage is too high now. So that means buff all damages.
If CC is OP in pro play, they could give her more beef considering she is a tank.
: Riot, you know Sejuani is a tank, a role meant to CC people, tank damage, and not DO damage, right?
At this point I think riot needs to admit that her passive is either OP if it isn't kept terrible, her ult isn't fun anymore, and they are pushing her into being an AP bruiser so hard they just need to admit she's not a tank anymore. I kind of wish they'd just revert her, but I don't think it's happening.
: Ghostcrawler balances the game around pro-play, and does a horrendous job at it.
Ghostcrawler isn't working on league anymore. We've been in the meddler balance era for awhile now.
Kadexe (NA)
: 40 Changes Riot could do to promote Diversity
I don't think riot likes diversity. Some of these ideas I could get behind.
d00mface (EUW)
: What champs would you like to see interact with one another that haven't?
{{champion:81}} and {{champion:102}} obviously. {{champion:1}} mistaking {{champion:106}} for tibbers. {{champion:16}} and {{champion:267}} seems like it'd be a fun, happy interaction.
: Please Riot Games....
Rito would be more likely to see this if you repost it in the C&C board. Not many reds come to GD.
Terozu (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=Sandsexual,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=vb1YqeVh,comment-id=000800000000,timestamp=2018-12-08T01:50:40.183+0000) > > wtf is this real yes, fortune cookies originate in Japan, they were popularized as a chinese desert on the western coast of the US china is the only place you cant get fortune cookies with your chinese food.
I had chinese tonight. It was panda express because all the Pei Wei's in my area closed down. > [{quoted}](name=Terozu,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=vb1YqeVh,comment-id=0008000000000000,timestamp=2018-12-08T02:21:27.987+0000) > > yes, fortune cookies originate in Japan, they were popularized as a chinese desert on the western coast of the US Sort of. Original fortune cookies were more salty and they had those prayers japanese tied to trees in them. When the japanese moved to calafornia the cookies became sweet instead of salty. Not sure when the prayers turned into sayings. Then FDR threw all the japanese into interment camps and then the chinese restaurants in CA stole them.
: Ranked Changes - Week One Update & Known Issues
Something I never understood is why people always lost elo in a new season, especially if they proved that they had it at the end of the previous season. It seems an unnecessary hassle.
Bilby (NA)
: we'll get you next time, Linna Excel
Moody P (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=Linna Excel,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=zZJAclZt,comment-id=0006,timestamp=2018-12-06T19:39:53.461+0000) > > Congrats. What's the most important thing you learned getting there? that being in diamond promos and playing Illaoi will guarantee I get ganked by mid, jungle, and support at least one time from each of them before level 6
> [{quoted}](name=Moody P,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=zZJAclZt,comment-id=00060000,timestamp=2018-12-06T19:41:04.113+0000) > > that being in diamond promos and playing Illaoi will guarantee I get ganked by mid, jungle, and support at least one time from each of them before level 6 Ouch. Even the support is ganking you.
iiGazeii (NA)
: Weird Idea: Turn crits into three-auto passive
I think that this is an interesting idea, but should probably be set aside for either a new champ, or an item.
Moody P (NA)
: I know it's just preseason but I finally broke into Diamond
Congrats. What's the most important thing you learned getting there?
: Your Shop Returns
I got 3 60% discounts for champs I play. Not interested in the particular skins though and I'm still not giving riot my money again. That said, good job to whoever programmed the algorithm. The process works and under other circumstances I might have bit on all 3.
: 2nd Shiny ever!!
Congrats on the shiny. Those are always fun to catch. Less fun to try and breed because you need to trade with someone who is out of region.
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: December 5
Hey meddler, 3 questions: 1. Does Shyvana need a GU? 2. Is riot going to be looking at Vi soon? 3. What would it take to make Leona more open to top/jungle and would riot be willing to test out moving her in that direction?
Rioter Comments
Zyranium (EUW)
: I think at some point they also talked about {{champion:133}} {{champion:102}} & also {{champion:131}}
Shyvana probably needs a GU. I don't think she fits in with riot's intended direction for the jungle heading on and they took away too much of her dueling and invading power for her to be relevant.
: What is the story behind your summoner name?
Needed to come up with a name for a character in a beta I was in, grabbed 2 anime names out of my keister, and I liked it so much I kept using it.
: > [{quoted}](name=Linna Excel,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=34yrHETE,comment-id=000f,timestamp=2018-12-02T04:36:33.919+0000) > > Of all the things to talk about skyrim, why did the author of the article pick that of all reasons? I mean the entire game is probably going to be pulled off of life support in the next year. Players are angry with bethedsa about... everything. > > People being jerks on the internet is an expected event. Riot probably bans 100 people a day for harassment and no one cares. LMAO Skyrim is gonna get a PS5 port, it's not going anywhere.
> [{quoted}](name=Worst Brad Japan,realm=EUW,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=34yrHETE,comment-id=000f0000,timestamp=2018-12-02T06:10:01.085+0000) > > LMAO > > Skyrim is gonna get a PS5 port, it's not going anywhere. I can't believe I typed in skyrim. argh! I was still thinking about the loss of goodwill Bethesda completely burned up. I meant FO76.
Destaice (NA)
: Fallout 76 players banned for being homophobic.
Of all the things to talk about skyrim, why did the author of the article pick that of all reasons? I mean the entire game is probably going to be pulled off of life support in the next year. Players are angry with bethedsa about... everything. People being jerks on the internet is an expected event. Riot probably bans 100 people a day for harassment and no one cares.
: > [{quoted}](name=Destaice,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=34yrHETE,comment-id=00070000,timestamp=2018-12-01T05:58:43.937+0000) > > There was no in game report system. Bethesda support linked them to a broken report page. > Bethesda is a fucking mess lmao I'm actually curious on what is holding that company together.
> [{quoted}](name=IAintDarius,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=34yrHETE,comment-id=000700000000,timestamp=2018-12-01T06:18:38.494+0000) > > Bethesda is a fucking mess lmao I'm actually curious on what is holding that company together. Good will from skyrim and FO4 after players fixed it. That good will is now gone.
Rioter Comments
: It’s not a “damage meta” anymore. Damage has become the core aspect of this game.
So why doesn't riot just delete SR and give us ranked Howling Abyss?
: Why do you hate playing against Irelia to the point you would ban her over other options?
Good question. It's not like she's Akali and is cancer to her own team as well as the other team. As a support main, my primary bans are either going to be a support, an ADC, or a jungler. Or I'd ban akali just to keep her and that 45% win rate off of my team.
: I disagree with Blitzcrank. I think his kit is too dependent on his Q, and it has a LOT of power loaded into that one ability. I think he needs a more extensive kit overhaul to preserve his grabbing theme, but also give him more tools and rebalancing that doesn't make him irrelevant if he misses his Q. As for my picks, I think Lux needs one. She's like Ezreal in that her kit has aged very well (all of it even), but visually she's starting to look clunky and dated as hell. Considering her massive popularity, I think it would greatly benefit Riot if they gave her the Ezreal/Tristana treatment.
> [{quoted}](name=Oleandervine,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=WHNtqQPt,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2018-11-29T20:15:25.227+0000) > > As for my picks, I think Lux needs one. She's like Ezreal in that her kit has aged very well (all of it even), but visually she's starting to look clunky and dated as hell. Considering her massive popularity, I think it would greatly benefit Riot if they gave her the Ezreal/Tristana treatment. Is Lux really that bad though?
CLG ear (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=Linna Excel,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=nj5wvWEO,comment-id=0003,timestamp=2018-11-29T18:52:19.854+0000) > > What genres are you interested in? rpg fps
> [{quoted}](name=CLG ear,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=nj5wvWEO,comment-id=00030000,timestamp=2018-11-29T18:53:39.595+0000) > > rpg fps Avoid Fallout 76 like the plague. For RPGs, I've heard a lot of good things about Divinity Original Sin. Pillars of Eternity is good as well if you like old school CRPGs. If you want a turn based mech game with RPG elements there's Battletech. Can't say much for FPSs aside from overwatch or Fallout 4 with a bunch of fan mods.
CLG ear (NA)
: what are some good games to play besides league right now or upcoming in the near future?
: It wasn't and Riot is 100% incapable of admitting mistakes.
This annoys me the most. Why can't riot just admit when a rework is a mistake?
: how was the sejuani rework successful?
Sejuani is one of the poor unfortunate victims to riot's failed reworks. I'd avoid picking her until she gets a buff (not happening because of pros) or has her rework reverted. She's just not fun to play anymore nor is she good.
: I agree. I'm all for fanservice and whatnot. But skins like this just make so much sense fully armored. Besides, she already has Pool Party - even if it's a really old skin - so some balance doesn't hurt based on her character.
Right. People have wanted Eclipse Leona for so long and I don't remember the concept art having any fanservice. I'd hate to see it ruined for people who wanted that specific skin.
: The Leona skins are a complete disaster: Why can't she show any skin?
As much as I love T&A, I think these skins look fine without it. I would support riot doing a sexy skin for leona in the future when the opportunity arises though. Maybe riot could take all the armored champs and Ahri and do scantily clad frank frazetta themed skins on them.
Ukon3 (NA)
: Passive gold generation
I completely disagree! Well, if riot were to take gold, items, and leveling out of the game I might agree to that, but this thread isn't about that, is it? IMO the game would be better if more gold was shifted to passive gen. Reasons!!! 1. First and foremost, it would make the game less snowbally. If there was less active gold to be had, teams would be closer in terms of power level. That means comebacks are easier, early losses are less painful, and it would feel less painful to the player/team that is behind. Dying once in laning phase costing you the lane and even the game is pretty bad in a team sport where most players have limited impact over the other lanes early on. 2. Teams that are ahead and snowballing would have less motivation to drag the game out. By keeping the other team closer to them in terms of power, farming kills and dragging the game out both has less of an advantage for you, but it also gives them more time to make a comeback. Because there's more passive gold generated, that means the team that is ahead really wants to make the full use of their advantage ASAP. 3. People would have to play better, longer. If you get a full item ahead of the other guy, the game starts becoming a lot easier for you. The other team starts losing their ability to respond just because you are up on power level and stats on them. The reason why win percentages start to even out around 50% the later the game goes is because as the other team slowly starts catching up in terms of gold and XP, the team that was ahead starts losing their advantages and has to start actually playing again. 4. Chasing kills becomes less important. Don't get me wrong, a lot of people play to satisfy their own egos, but the more work and the less reward there is to get from getting another 5 kills, hopefully a lot of people will stop paying attention solely to KDA and more to the map. 5. Hopefully we'd get less smurfs. Don't get me wrong, bad players are bad across the board but I think that moving gold into passive generation does 2 things to discourage smurfing. The first is one of the reasons why smurfing is so easy for good players is that not only are they better players, but they can translate that into an item advantage to make the game even easier because now they have a stat stick as well. This leads into the second thing: it'd make smurfing just a little bit more work. Without that stat stick, smurfs would have to spend more time in a game with lower level opponents because they don't have a stat stick to speed things up and hopefully that pacing difference might discourage some from doing it so much. 6. People would be more encouraged to learn about macro play. Sure, micro play would start to suffer but if KDA and "winning lane" are less important than the bigger picture hopefully will start to take over. If there's less rewards in KDA and CS and more rewards in just winning, people will focus on the winning. 7. It'd help riot to normalize the time and pacing of games. If the gold rate is more fixed, more in passive generation, then you should expect to see a narrow average game time as you don't have these 10K gold lead snowballs pulling the average down. 8. As a support main, I still am kinda dependent on passive gold. Sure the gold items help, but I'm not CSing that much, I'm not getting so many kills, the only thing I have to look forward to is assists. 9. A person feeding would be less behind because at least he'd have more gold. As a team game, this means that the weakest link on the team wouldn't be as weak as before. 10. The best sports generally involve both teams getting an equal number of opportunities to score because past scores don't necessarily make future ones don't give you any advantage in trying to get future scores nor do they directly make it harder for the other team to score. Having your past scores make future points easier flies in the face of fair competition. Imagine if baseball allowed offensive players to get 1 more strike until being out per point ahead... that would mean a team that's up 2 runs now gets an out with 5 strikes, that's a massive advantage. What if football said teams that are ahead only need 5 yards to get a first down? That'd be crazy as it'd make it next to impossible for the other team to get a stop. What if basketball said that the team who is ahead gets 1 more point for each free throw or basket made? Comebacks and lead changes would be difficult. If anything, gold and XP needs to be put more and more into passive generation in order to normalize the game and focus the players on objectives. Players do what you reward them to, so all rewards need to be tied towards actions that directly contribute to finishing out the game.
: Opinions on PBE nerfs for Akali, Irelia and LeBlanc?
Well I think they'll be banned less, but with Irelia's and Akali's winrates being so low as it is... I really think both of them are going to need a rework. At her current winrate Akali should technically be getting buffs. But people hate her and for good reason. Irelia is pretty much in the same position but with a reasonable win rate. When is riot going to admit both were mistakes? I'm fine with the Leblanc nerf though.
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: November 28
Meddler, any thoughts on making Leona more top/jungle viable?
: What was your favorite rework this year?
It's hard to say because of the ones I don't hate, I'm neutral on. I don't like any of the reworks enough to call one my favorite.
D357R0Y3R (EUW)
: "We have more plans for Akali and Irelia"
I think riot needs to retool the team that handles the vision for the game. This isn't a balance team problem, this is a problem with the people who tell the balance team and the champ pods what they should be aiming for. League has a vision problem.
: She needs to be able to do more than just be a support, even if she is a god tier cc tank, she's unable to do anything else.
I agree. I feel like her kit is close to being a decent jungler/top but riot would have to give her a proper passive and tweak some numbers.
cabbysb (NA)
: There is hardly any strategy in this game anymore
> [{quoted}](name=cabbysb,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=jzZmEGQz,comment-id=,timestamp=2018-11-27T12:01:50.003+0000) > > I don't know what this Chinese company that bought Riot is thinking. They are thinking about making money and the demands of the chinese market.
: Leona, Theoretically...can she....?
{{item:3748}} {{item:3078}} might work, but I feel like you'd need your jungler hard camping top. If you want your jungler to camp top, you'd have to win lane hard as a weird pick. TBH I really think riot should just rework Leona into a hybrid bruiser, with AP being her support build and AD being her top/jungle build.
: True Hypercarries:{{champion:222}} {{champion:29}} {{champion:67}} {{champion:236}} {{champion:96}} {{champion:18}} {{champion:429}} {{champion:145}} {{champion:202}}
Isn't lucian supposed to be an early game lane bully?
: ok adc mains, answer me this.
I'm surprised riot doesn't have more items that scale by ingame time passed or by level. Anyways, this seems like a hard question to answer (support main here) just because if as a lot of people are saying that games are decided so quickly, a "late game hypercarry" is an insane proposition because such a champ will always be a burden to your team compared to the ADC champs that have most of their important impact by 12 minutes or so. I don't think there's a good answer here because I don't know if riot wants overwatch or if they want old league where games regularly lasted 35-45 minutes. If riot wants overwatch, then they need to get rid of items and levels completely and rework/remake the map based on no scaling. In fact riot would probably need multiple maps that the game rotates around like overwatch because just SR would get boring too quickly. However if riot wants old league then the mobility creep and power creep need to go.
: Why Do Lane Bullies Exist
Because we don't want the ADC meta to be vayne/kog until riot closes the servers.
Zyranium (EUW)
: I wasn't aware they were making a new MMO game, interesting, could you give me some links implying that please ?
https://www.pcgamer.com/riot-games-says-its-working-on-more-than-just-league-of-legends-possibly-including-an-mmo/ While this hasn't been confirmed, I think that Ghostcrawler working on something not LOL anymore makes a league MMO the best guess we have now. I would say that riot's world building and even the map they did would suggest they are working on something that takes us to runeterra properly.
: Hey, so umm, Zyra ever getting a new skin?
Zyra skins are a lot of work for riot so they are always going to be on the rare side. I'd like to see more of them, but it's not going to happen that much.
: She will but probably nothing creative or new. Expect another "program" skin. (not saying dislike program skins, but lol skins have been pretty lacking in imagination for a while)
Yeah, I'm starting to think the art department has been getting its talent and resources siphoned off by the MMO they haven't announced directly but everyone knows they are working on.
: Maybe she'll get a legendary valentine's day skin. _Feel the thorn's embrace~<3_ ... I'll show myself out now.
Right time of year for such a _thorny_ skin.
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