Canastus (NA)
: Cass "celebrating" 1600 days without a skin
Snakes 'n' Cakes Cass, rito please.
Destaice (NA)
: "Why wont they announce the next elder scrolls game?"
I'm still waiting for them to announce that star game that is like TES or FO. That E3 press conference was terrible.
: Ahri last game was 9 of the enemies 15 kills
1. Morellos is a standard starting item for ahri and people would have reservations not finishing it. 2. Nidalee is only a problem in the early game and most people won't base very early to pick up mr. 3. If you are dying 9 times, you probably don't have a lot of money to get items. 4. There are a lot of bad nidalees and leblancs out there.
: Now that Skarner's been confirmed to be slated for a VGU
First and foremost, they need to get rid of the tower capture feature. If riot wants to keep them they should either be short term and work like zyra's passive, or else they should be an active like trundle's pillar.
Rioter Comments
: > [{quoted}](name=Linna Excel,realm=NA,application-id=mNBeEEkI,discussion-id=9oWsIu8j,comment-id=0006,timestamp=2017-06-28T06:05:25.725+0000) > > Health insurance doesn't equal affordable health care. There's tons of people with deductibles that are so high, they essentially don't have healthcare under Obama's plan. If anything the insurance companies, both for the patients and the ones doctors go to for insurance, are part of the problem rather than the solution. > > Here's the dirty truth of Obamacare: > > * It's not about helping people. > * It's not about making healthcare more affordable. > * It's not about making healthcare more available. > * It's not about individual rights or choices. > * It's a tool to fork over taxpayer money to the donor class, destroy the system, and probably turn the heads of the companies into the people running the new single payer bureaucracy. It's almost like... Single Payer is the proper way to do healthcare??? Like maybe people's health shouldn't be a for-profit business??? Weird.
> [{quoted}](name=DefinitelyNotZia,realm=NA,application-id=mNBeEEkI,discussion-id=9oWsIu8j,comment-id=00060001,timestamp=2017-06-28T06:10:58.971+0000) > > It's almost like... Single Payer is the proper way to do healthcare??? Single payer is the worst option IMO. It is a hammer that thinks all problems are nails. If anything, there is a lot of people who argue that the US government's involvement in healthcare is making things worse. The VA is a wonderful example of that. Single payer isn't about helping people or providing better and cheaper healthcare. It's about bureaucrats wanting to stick their nose in other people's business and control the masses by forcing them to be dependent on the government for healthcare.
: > [{quoted}](name=Linna Excel,realm=NA,application-id=mNBeEEkI,discussion-id=9oWsIu8j,comment-id=0006,timestamp=2017-06-28T06:05:25.725+0000) > > Health insurance doesn't equal affordable health care. There's tons of people with deductibles that are so high, they essentially don't have healthcare under Obama's plan. If anything the insurance companies, both for the patients and the ones doctors go to for insurance, are part of the problem rather than the solution. > > Here's the dirty truth of Obamacare: > > * It's not about helping people. > * It's not about making healthcare more affordable. > * It's not about making healthcare more available. > * It's not about individual rights or choices. > * It's a tool to fork over taxpayer money to the donor class, destroy the system, and probably turn the heads of the companies into the people running the new single payer bureaucracy. Ok. That doesn't change the fact that Trump wants to make even less people have coverage and many of his supporters agree.
> [{quoted}](name=TheLittlestLulu,realm=NA,application-id=mNBeEEkI,discussion-id=9oWsIu8j,comment-id=00060000,timestamp=2017-06-28T06:07:51.923+0000) > > Ok. That doesn't change the fact that Trump wants to make even less people have coverage and many of his supporters agree. First of all, there are going to be people losing insurance coverage because they are young, healthy, and otherwise don't want it. So don't worry about some of them. Second of all, Obamacare increased the medicare gap because AARP paid him $$$ to do so. So if you get rid of that clause with the rest of the thing, more seniors would have a smaller gap to worry about. Thirdly, if there are poor people who can't afford it, then that's something Medicaid needs tweaking on. Fourthly, people with preexisting conditions would be screwed again but in order to help keep insurance solvent for everyone else, that's kind of necessary. Something else would be needed for them because covering those things is technically and practically beyond the intents and purposes of insurance. Insurance is basically betting something bad _but improbable_ might happen. Health insurance is a tool with a specific intent and use. Part of the problem is people are mistaking and trying to use it for something it was never meant to be used for. This isn't to say I don't have sympathy for people, I do. However another tool designed for their specific circumstance needs to be created. So there's a 2 step process. One is education so people don't mistake insurance for something else, the second thing is figuring out a method to help people that insurance isn't meant for.
Mordius (NA)
: @Riot Why are all the darkin left handed?
Because they are all sinister beings.
: ITT: Post your IGN then auto-correct it
Linna turns into: ... ... ... Lina!
: Anyone know why so many Trump supporters oppose ensuring our citizens have affordable healthcare
Health insurance doesn't equal affordable health care. There's tons of people with deductibles that are so high, they essentially don't have healthcare under Obama's plan. If anything the insurance companies, both for the patients and the ones doctors go to for insurance, are part of the problem rather than the solution. Here's the dirty truth of Obamacare: >**It was a taxpayer forced bailout of the health insurance companies, who bribed the democrats to bail them out, mixed with Progressive goals of destroying the industry in order to create a single payer system.** * It's not about helping people. * It's not about making healthcare more affordable. * It's not about making healthcare more available. * It's not about individual rights or choices. * It's a tool to fork over taxpayer money to the donor class, destroy the system, and probably turn the heads of the companies into the people running the new single payer bureaucracy.
: > [{quoted}](name=Linna Excel,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=EUoqa3vd,comment-id=0002000100000000,timestamp=2017-06-27T20:15:36.583+0000) > > > Also, I've seen reworks like {{champion:43}} that the fans just hated. With her VGU rework, she was the guinea pig on how to approach it. Fans hated it because there were a lot of suspicious/shady things that revolved around that rework (e.g. Guinsoo's removal from the project, earlier release than expected, giving it to a new designer who didn't know a thing about old Karma). Plus, they didn't like Scarizard/Morello's way of approaching the feedback post-relaunch. Basically, it was like they were trying to convince themselves that they didn't screw up. But considering that the new Karma had to receive multiple buffs throughout the months to even get a 50% win ratio back then, it was clearly a bad rework. She didn't look anything like her old model at all was a huge factor. Sej's new model and Traditional skin looked pretty similar, but Karma and her Traditional skin are polar opposites. The color scheme was way off (purple is for Noxians or meant corruption, something that Karma shouldn't be associated with + green seems like it was arbitrarily thrown in; didn't bother to use Ionian colors of red or gold) and the lore was butchered to pieces to where it's an Avatar: The Last Airbender knock-off. Add to the fact that her yin/yang theme was removed + gameplay as a battlemage got obliterated, changing her into a weird kite mage with a twin dragon motif that wasn't even incorporated into her kit. Then through out the years, they slowly and surely stripped any old pieces of her kit and demoted her to the support role. The cherry on top of the trainwreck sundae is that any mention of Karma is taboo and that getting a Red to address her is like pulling teeth. Yet, somehow Ryze seems to still get a rework on a yearly basis. I hate the fact that their ego gets in the way of correcting what was a failed rework and that Karma fans are the ones who continue to suffer and wait (4 years and counting) for a better representation of their favorite champion.
Good points. It really was a shame all they did to her.
: Hey look at that, Akali hit level 6
I think you forgot to base and get MR before she hit 6.
: am i the only one who doesn't like the new champion?
He looks like he was inspired by soul calibur, and I think most people were hoping for a female, but he seems okay. I think he could be an ongoing balance issue between the two forms he evolves into.
: Jhin was overloaded and a huge problem to balance. Taliyah and ASol were not, but were also difficult to balance in different ways.
Aussie is tough to balance because of his hula hoop mini game.
yoshi2790 (EUW)
: Can we have a simple champion again?
I think riot should release 5 new 450 ip champs at the same time, one for each lane. Simple champs that teach an aspect of the game or the lane.
: shadow of mordor is really cheap I wanted to pick up transistor, same people made Bastion
> [{quoted}](name=The Soulforged,realm=NA,application-id=mNBeEEkI,discussion-id=tJO70bOE,comment-id=0005,timestamp=2017-06-27T21:34:29.831+0000) > > I wanted to pick up transistor, same people made Bastion Transistor is short, but for the price they are selling it for, it's fine.
Ralanr (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=Linna Excel,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=EUoqa3vd,comment-id=00020001,timestamp=2017-06-27T18:30:52.340+0000) > > One thing I think makes her popular is that she doesn't have much in the way of lore, which enables people to fill it in on their own and become more attached to her. > > Some people want her as a vampire. > Some people want her to be related to the shadow isles as the ruined king's daughter. > Some people want her to be a succubus. > For myself I was thinking human with some relation to the void, think sexual hunger/predator, half voidling perhaps. > If by popular you mean, "frustrating topic of conversation whenever she pops up" then you'd be right. I'd argue that's her most infamous quality. She is mysterious pretty much for the sake of being mysterious, which alone is just shallow. Giving her an identity and then adding clues and hints towards it and how it attaches to the world is better. Because at the moment she's only connected to the shadow isles because she's blue and looks like a gothic character in BDSM clothes. _BDSM clothes that I will miss sadly_
I think mysteriousness works in this one instance partly because it fits her shadowy and hidden theme, but also partly because it gives players a way to customize her to their own tastes. When people can fill in the blanks, they'll tend to fill in the blanks with things they like. I think this is a problem for riot specifically because that means something which was purposefully left vague now has a clear definition and I'm thinking for a lot of people, it'll turn out strictly worse because it wasn't what people had in mind. You see this in politics a lot. By not being specific, politicians can broaden their appeal a lot by letting voters fill in the blanks. I mean take a look at Kayn. Now that we've got an anime edgelord instead of a chick in gothic dress, a lot of people are probably disappointed by this. I mean his design hits its themes well, but because edgy boy instead of a female, there's going to be some disappointment.
Neddoreo (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=Linna Excel,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=FJNxl5Ry,comment-id=0016,timestamp=2017-06-27T18:48:44.061+0000) > > The bypass walls mechanics every champion is getting nowadays is getting old. I would guess (and this is just a guess) that the idea in general is to reduce the number of straight-up dashes. When it comes to roaming and other map-wide movement, having dashes is a major advantage, since you have to go waaay around obstacles that dash champs can just go over. By creating wall bypass abilities, you can eliminate that problem. The champions can still keep up with other high-roaming/high-macro mobility champions, but they don't contribute to the overabundance of tactical dashes.
I don't think you are wrong here, but I'm wondering if riot is going for less frequent but more impactful mobility. Something like this would be good for fighting in or escaping a fight in the jungle but is less useful for dodging or kiting/chasing in lane.
: Questions about the steam summer sale
I haven't gotten anything because all I've been playing lately is stellaris.
: > [{quoted}](name=Jikker,realm=NA,application-id=mNBeEEkI,discussion-id=tLEZPEjh,comment-id=0002,timestamp=2017-06-27T19:19:27.074+0000) > > Better Scythe wielding character imo > > http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m0fjs7AJj51r8mg6mo2_500.jpg > > But I guess we already have a half-drag priscilla is a thot
> [{quoted}](name=King of Mongoose,realm=NA,application-id=mNBeEEkI,discussion-id=tLEZPEjh,comment-id=00020000,timestamp=2017-06-27T20:47:01.030+0000) > > priscilla is a thot Considering she is hiding in a painting and telling you to leave, I don't think so.
Zastie (NA)
: Not a scythe loli though.
> [{quoted}](name=Zastie,realm=NA,application-id=mNBeEEkI,discussion-id=tLEZPEjh,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2017-06-27T19:16:45.727+0000) > > Not a scythe loli though. I think this is what everyone was hoping for.
: Is this champion sponsored by crunchyroll?
> [{quoted}](name=Tormentula,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=mMenkNU9,comment-id=00090002,timestamp=2017-06-27T16:37:15.893+0000) > > Is this champion sponsored by crunchyroll? If there's a free 30 day trial of crunchyroll for everyone who gets kayn...
: On a scale of one to Yasuo, how anime is Kayn going to be?
I'm surprised yaoi yandere isn't an option.
WarWork (NA)
: Lol flaming riot about how they messed up on an unreleased champ lmao
Too much experience suggests this is the likely outcome. She's always been a problem for riot, so this can't go well.
: Oh man, I hope that when Eve does come out that you'll still give her a shot! I can totally understand how this rework seems rather shallow since I can't really get into details but I think you've hit on some really good points. You're right that since the team is giving her a more structured history / lore the "mystery" will be gone but I would posit that a vampire, a succubus, and a being of sexual hunger / predator, are very similar at it's root. The origin maybe different but the fantasy of those three have some strong overlap. Which is what the team tried to keep intact, her attitude and personality around being alluring and sensual but dangerous and vicious. As for a polarizing design, again I can't say much, but I think the team has had to overcome some very interesting challenges and the current design still plays into what makes Evelynn so polarizing, as you put. I can't really talk about her gameplay since I don't play current Eve and I haven't playtested the updated kit. As for Rito not caring about Eve, and I don't mean this in a mean way at all, but I dare you to say that to reave3 and see how that goes lol. If you talk to any of the team members you'd be surprised at how hard they're working at trying to make Eve the best she can be. But seriously, if you look at the team's track record, I think you'll find that the team does so much more than peg a champion as something and call it a day. I really wish we could show everyone just how much time, effort, and care people put into these projects. The team knows, really knows, that they're messing with people's favorite champions and they're so dedicated to making sure that they're going in a direction that not only makes a better champion but still retains all that people originally loved about them while giving them something new to love as well. Anyway, I'll get down from my soapbox and let you get back to your day but I really hope that you'll give the Champ Up peeps the benefit of the doubt and give Eve a shot when she's released. Cheers! ^____^
TY for the reply. While I'm a bit of a cynic, it is good to see that you care about your work at the least. 1. While I totally see your in terms of vampire/succubus, I personally would posit that the finer distinctions are important and lend weight to a design in the long run. While it is good to hear that riot is trying to get her in the general direction, I would argue that being too fluid with the new eve is a mistake. 2. As for the polarizing design, from what I can tell via leaks, you guys have decided to scrap the outfit altogether and tried a new direction. IMO the outfit was a big part of how her design was polarizing because of what it implied to a lot of people, both good and bad. 3. Her gameplay is different than other assassins. Part of that is she is a mixture of burst and sustain damage. I think a rioter has confirmed that the sustained aspect of her DPS is going. The other part of it is how you plan things out and do your killing. It's a little more cerebral than other assassins and very methodical. She's not like a leblanc who wants to burst you down or a katarina who wants to outplay your team and get a pentakill. 4. As for riot not caring... that's a tough thing. One one hand I know you guys are passionate about your work. On the other hand it's like that guy in that one anime who sacrificed his own daughter for his work and became obsessed with making a better, more perfect version of her. I've seen too many projects fail because the vision of perfection takes precedence over the past source material. Like ASBAR. If anything, it's passion which can doom a project quicker than anything. >But seriously, if you look at the team's track record, I think you'll find that the team does so much more than peg a champion as something and call it a day. This is my problem with Morello's Soraka rework actually. He had her pegged as a GW infuse healer from day one without respecting soraka or the fact that in GW, teams almost always had 2 healers on them. That spell from guild wars was his hammer which made soraka a nail. Also, I've seen reworks like {{champion:43}} that the fans just hated. And I've seen reworks that basically demanded new reworks from the get-go like {{champion:13}}. That's the biggest problem with reworks IMO. For everything you guys try to do right, it's likely you'll change or delete something that was important to at least some fans. I think the important thing is that a lot of this is subjective and for too much of the reworks, riot keeps fans in the dark. This in turn means you guys are missing an important feedback loop when you guys need it most. Then by the time it goes public, it's far too easy to listen to the people who said how much they liked the rework, most of them probably never played the champ to begin with, and ignore the aspects people have problems with. Basically it's very easy for biases to take over, so from too many past experiences I've learned it is usually safer to look at things with a healthy does of cynicism.
Sharjo (EUW)
: Champion Reveal: Kayn the Shadow Reaper
My thoughts. 1. Looks like it was inspired by soul calibur. I miss that series. 2. Not what I was looking forward to out of a scythe champion. 3. It looks like he'll either be an assassin or a bruiser, depending on which lane you take him into. This is weird. 4. The bypass walls mechanics every champion is getting nowadays is getting old.
: Am I the only one who is getting tired of all these leaks?
Since I'm anti-hype I say double the leaks. People don't have to look at them. This is the game industry and hype just sets you up for disappointment and paying too much, too soon. So more leaks would be better for the consumer. I also think that reworked champs should be extra leaked as early as possible. Lack of community involvement at a time we can help axe stupid ideas is why ryze is on his 17th rework.
: ...that means twisted fate will get an update too right?
Yeah, I think reav3 said the two splashes would be updated at the same time.
: OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! riot legendlarry can we please get another frost~~butt~~blade irelia kinda splash please, maybe one of evelyn's new splashes because i want to see evelynn's ~~butt~~ beautyness http://www.mobafire.com/images/champion/skins/landscape/irelia-frostblade.jpg and btw, is evelyn's skin alongside twitch will be a shared splash again?? sorry for askng so many question
While I agree with this, I'm not sure Evelynn is a butt-girl particularly with a rework coming.
: Oh man, I'm not sure how many of these questions I can answer so I'll have to pick an choose just a few. The team working on Evelynn did their homework and really tried to figure out what makes Evelynn so popular among those die hard fans and where they could push even further into the fantasy of an alluring demonic assassin. I don't want to spoil anything so I'll have to be vague here but she's a strong, beautiful, independent succubus and she don't need anybody telling her where to go! For the summoning spikes I'll just say that the artists won't let you down. As for your last question, I'm not an Eve main so take it with a grain of salt, but if there's an {{champion:28}} on the other team... never be alone. Cheers!
> [{quoted}](name=Riot LegendLarry,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=EUoqa3vd,comment-id=0002,timestamp=2017-06-27T17:50:23.750+0000) > > The team working on Evelynn did their homework and really tried to figure out what makes Evelynn so popular among those die hard fans One thing I think makes her popular is that she doesn't have much in the way of lore, which enables people to fill it in on their own and become more attached to her. Some people want her as a vampire. Some people want her to be related to the shadow isles as the ruined king's daughter. Some people want her to be a succubus. For myself I was thinking human with some relation to the void, think sexual hunger/predator, half voidling perhaps. I'm pretty much assuming riot's . . . building team team is going to screw this up big time because they can't leave well enough alone. I mean you are calling her a succubus when you should know half the community thinks she's a vampire. Some people like her because of the outfit, but because it is polarizing, riot is going to get rid of it. Riot hasn't matured enough yet to know that polarizing characters and designs are fine. The other thing that makes her popular is her playstyle. She's very weird to play as, but once you get it, she's very rewarding. Everything I heard suggested her unique playstyle is going away. So I've already filed this rework under complete failure even though it'll be 4-6 months before we see it. Why? It's obvious riot doesn't really know or care about eve. Yes they've got her pegged as a "sexy assassin", but that's such a broad category once you get into the nitty-gritty that it doesn't say much. The other reason I say this is it feels like riot is listening to the complaints more than the positive stuff.
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: June 27
Do you guys know how many reworks vs new champs will be done from now on?
joindevil (EUW)
: New elements masters
I thought Janna was the wind master.
: [ADULT DISCUSSION] Why is it socially acceptable to be racist towards White people?
I think to answer this question, I think we first need to ask who exactly is being racist and work from there.
: Taking Garter off, So why is this a thing LOL
Superstition. Owning a piece of a wedding dress in the past was considered to be lucky. In the past, wedding guests and crashers would literally strip the bride naked just before the marriage was consummated to get some luck in their life. Tossing the garter was invented so one guest would get an object of luck without having to mob the new bride and rip off her clothing.
: The next 2 VGU's after evelynn will be...
My guesses are {{champion:13}} and {{champion:42}}
Dasdi96 (NA)
: So guess I am not supposed to try to focus the backline as a burst mage.
You attack the best opportunity that exposes you to the least risk.
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: June 23
Meddler, I've got 2 questions: 1. Is riot going to stop doing new champs altogther after this jungler comes out? 2. Assuming all 5 teams focus on VGUs, how long would it take them to get through the backlog?
: they wont make a tank triforce item like you want cuz then it be to general of an item and riot is trying to make everything NICHE and the closest to that is {{item:3193}} cuz it gives armor and mr and bonus armor /mr when around 3 or more enemies and when you activate the item you gain 40% hp and if you are around 3 of more enemies when you activate it you get 100% hp
I think it could work under the condition that it doesn't give a lot of any particular stat.
Velgam (NA)
: We need a tank Trinity item
In the past I've suggested {{item:2049}}+{{item:1029}}+{{item:1033}} as a sighstone upgrade.
AL000 (NA)
: there is a {{champion:105}}
> [{quoted}](name=AL000,realm=NA,application-id=A8FQeEA8,discussion-id=tkX8hlHO,comment-id=0003,timestamp=2017-06-23T08:43:22.851+0000) > > there is a {{champion:105}} That is an aquatic troll.
: Trump: _Does a thing._ Liberals: https://media.giphy.com/media/HUkOv6BNWc1HO/giphy.gif Repeat ad nauseum.
Trump ate cereal for breakfast. Liberals: https://media.giphy.com/media/HUkOv6BNWc1HO/giphy.gif edit: memeing Xion
: Can we get another Mermaid based champion?
A water based battlemage would be interesting.
: The New U.S Ambassador to the UK
I think Obama appointed the owner of the steelers to ireland ambassador position. Basically those guys are so rich, if they donate they get an ambassadorship as a thank you.
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Ðeku (NA)
: Should I Quit my Main?
Don't worry about your win rate. Just keep working on your mechanics and learning when to pick him and when not to.
CLG ear (NA)
: should i go see transformers the last knight
I'd say avoid it and go see something else you liked again if you need to see a movie.
: Who should I target between ADC and Soraka?
: I have four switch games but no switch
When I first saw a switch game in the store, I wondered if the Vita was getting a sudden resurgence. Then I saw a zelda game and realized it is mostly dead.
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: > [{quoted}](name=Linna Excel,realm=NA,application-id=mNBeEEkI,discussion-id=411BTidj,comment-id=0005,timestamp=2017-06-21T17:11:06.657+0000) > > Do you have an adjustable mattress? No I have an old mattress.
> [{quoted}](name=How Do You Meta,realm=NA,application-id=mNBeEEkI,discussion-id=411BTidj,comment-id=00050000,timestamp=2017-06-21T17:41:47.570+0000) > > No I have an old mattress. Depending on the age and how worn the springs are, you might need a new one.
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