: Mordekaiser is bad design. HERE'S AN EASY FIX.
I mean there are worse stat checks,
: Maybe they'll finally make it so the CD starts after the final Q cast.
mark6028 (EUW)
: How long until ADCs get a serious look at?
Won't happen, marksmen pro players bitch too much to let it happen
: ***
> [{quoted}](name=metroman450,realm=EUW,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=MbdhaAHk,comment-id=00000000,timestamp=2019-08-12T14:49:11.587+0000) > > You must be an uneducated person. Let me explain to you why you are just wrong.If you had your own business you would do ways to get more money to help your business do better to be able to invest more or to do more stuff to make your business successful. Riot does not do favourites. It is the players. Listen kid. Riot looks at which champs which are played the most and gives a skin for that. The popular champs will give riot more money. With that money they are able to make the game more better and with that money they are able to make more games. There is no such things as riot doing favourites. Keep your condescension, i don't fucking need it.
: Riot does not do favourites and too many kids raging at riot.
Lol riot doesn't do favorites? don't be naive.
: 18 stack kindred, could still barely kill ryze
Longest match i ever played was 1 hour 57 minutes. This game has changed so much.
: This season feels so exhausting and boring to play in
Im in an odd state, i play to win every game. But idgaf about the outcome. Win or lose i can usually tell by minute 2 and i try to rally my team. But too many times its GG at champselect
: Most Underrated Skin Lines
: anyone else just afk when they get 0 items?
I mean the end result is a lose either way soooo meh
: Okay heres the thing {{champion:133}} {{champion:10}} or {{champion:17}} shouldn't ever be a problem {{champion:133}} you get {{item:3047}} and {{item:3076}} and your fine {{champion:10}} literally does no damage early she is EASILY ignored {{champion:17}} you rush {{item:3194}} and your fine
> [{quoted}](name=BrightWîngs,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=holLJLjA,comment-id=000d,timestamp=2019-08-11T10:30:51.441+0000) > > Okay heres the thing {{champion:133}} {{champion:10}} or {{champion:17}} shouldn't ever be a problem > > {{champion:133}} you get {{item:3047}} and {{item:3076}} and your fine If it part of your build sure > {{champion:10}} literally does no damage early she is EASILY ignored Probably true, but you want to hard shut her down > {{champion:17}} you rush {{item:3194}} and your fine If You buy adaptive helm 1st item that's a loss. The entire game state is build core get gold advantage build to counter their highest damage threat. If that's your laner ( because you or jungler fed him) its a waste of gold. Since it doesn't Counter a fed teemo.
: Why most champs pre-rework were stronger than their new versions?
: The big Tank Item Update v1alfa
Well though out, rito hire this person.
: > [{quoted}](name=Laughing Fish,realm=NA,application-id=Ir7ZrJjF,discussion-id=6IEzrGsY,comment-id=0000000000000000,timestamp=2019-08-06T19:05:09.075+0000) > > And by "golden" of course we mean urine colored. Because it seems Riot has never seen the color gold before lol Plz not golden pool party zoe then
: Funny thing is these events often overshadow what should be (IMO) more important things, like VGU releases. {{champion:80}} : Hey guys! I'm getting my rework! Uhh... guys? https://i.giphy.com/media/10mDJCMd5qQjNS/giphy.gif "Must...farm...tokens... {{champion:80}} : http://giphygifs.s3.amazonaws.com/media/NaA840F7VJSHS/giphy.gif
> [{quoted}](name=EbonyBladeJ88,realm=NA,application-id=Ir7ZrJjF,discussion-id=6IEzrGsY,comment-id=0002,timestamp=2019-08-06T23:20:27.768+0000) > > Funny thing is these events often overshadow what should be (IMO) more important things, like VGU releases. > > {{champion:80}} : Hey guys! I'm getting my rework! Uhh... guys? > > https://i.giphy.com/media/10mDJCMd5qQjNS/giphy.gif > > "Must...farm...tokens... > > {{champion:80}} : http://giphygifs.s3.amazonaws.com/media/NaA840F7VJSHS/giphy.gif Poignant
mark6028 (EUW)
: Do you actually believe that? I guarantee BC or DD gets nerfed and if not it's like "5 shield off E at rank one" for that we compensate with 10 dmg on Q at every rank+ult dmg up by 50 every rank.
I believe they will struggle to find a nerf.
: Upcoming 9.16 changes. Thoughts?
Riven finally getting a nerf, this should be rich.
: Can we have a tank item that matters?
: Can we nerf Pyke already?
He just got a new skin that means at least 2 patches before any meaningful nerfs ( usually)
: > [{quoted}](name=MalignMetal,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=dEHz8H14,comment-id=000b,timestamp=2019-08-01T23:41:47.730+0000) > > They need to make a defense item that gives a lot of health and both resistances. > > But a portion of those resistances drop out once you reach a certain health threshold say 60% > > A rough example of the item: 200hp 125 armour 125 MR. > Once you reach 60% health you have 200hp 85 armour 75 MR. That would be broken on everything.
Forgot to add to original post, it drops out if you use a mobility spell
: He also did Nunu's updated stories (_Frozen Hearts_ and _Stone Cold_) iirc. Both of these updates were very well done. [Edit:] Swain too? Wow. Shame he doesn't have Twitter like most of the other writers.
Twitter is overrated
: They did. Multiple times.
I dont recall that they did. I remember radio silence for a long time
Reav3 (NA)
: Damn I missed these kinds or Morde posts. Glad to see your back at MM!
Funny how a Red never popped into one of those Threads before the rework. FUNNY.
GigglesO (NA)
: I actually miss old morde. I think he was better.
I miss old morde, he was meant for a different game.
: Short answer, the job is called "narrative writer" here at Riot. (I was the narrative writer on Pantheon.) Longer answer. To write for games, my typical recommendation is for people to study screenwriting. It's the form of writing that's closest to a craft (like making a table), and not just art. It requires collaboration, clarity, and planning. It's repeatable and standardized. These are the kind of qualities that can help companies not waste millions of dollars. And if you have screenwriting (TV, movie, comic etc) credits, that helps on the job market too. It's a sign you have more than just ideas. You've built words and stories in the trenches. No degree is required, though... it's about passion and luck, and talent, but talent only after the others. Passion and luck can carry you past the limitations of talent, if you're willing to bleed into your keyboard. (Does it sound like I'm typing from experience? Because I'm typing from experience.) Anyway, one final bit of advice. If you want to write games... you should write games. It's easier than ever to build your own projects from the ground up. Easier than ever still means it's _really, really, really hard_. But getting past how hard it is is the first step. No one will hire you to write if you haven't already written. Put in work at the keyboard, chase every opportunity you can. Then wait for luck.
That a RED i don't know. Welcome to the boards! It's not all doom and gloom down here. Tell you friends. Your always welcome.
GigglesO (NA)
: I miss Defense
They need to make a defense item that gives a lot of health and both resistances. But a portion of those resistances drop out once you reach a certain health threshold say 60% A rough example of the item: 200hp 125 armour 125 MR. Once you reach 60% health you have 200hp 85 armour 75 MR.
: I miss actual gameplay.
Gameplay can happen when you live long enough to play the game
: You bet damn right. People calling mages trash couldn't be any farther from the truth. Especially when they say "Vlad is op because everyone forgets to buy MR". Void nullifies any MAGIC RESIST BUY, even Hex. Not to mention Hex's mr immediately gets put below value by buying Sorcs. Are they broken? No. Are they a bit too strong? Yes. Before his changes, who was the go to pick for toplane when dealing with Aatrox? Ryze. Not any other bruiser, juggernaut, fighter (aka what mages say are broken in toplane, therefore should be played higher up on counter order for Aatrox), just Ryze. Lets also not forget tank Karma top and tank Vik top at their peak. Why? Because they are still mages by classification and kit, its just they get tanky while pumping out decent levels of mage damage.
GigglesO (NA)
: I miss Defense
: I've never seen a company more dishonest and disconnected from their playerbase than Riot
YambrinZ (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=Raileks,realm=NA,application-id=RaE1aOE7,discussion-id=OZZMGp3k,comment-id=00030000,timestamp=2019-07-31T12:33:12.365+0000) > > Card games are rng based too but its enough rng to not know what your next card will be. We don't also need to include players randomly getting an extra card. Then dont play the game. Speaking of card games, what you are asking for is for everyone to get dealt an "equal" hand in poker. Making everything equal leaves zero room for skill expression. People would just start complaining about "we need more equal champions in the shop" and then "we need to all just tie for first because we are all equal guys".
That's not skill expression that's just a stat check
: petition to keep twisted treeline
Add it to rotating game modes and spice it up
: Mordekaiser ult will not affect project skins but will trap mordekaiser in the death realm ... ALone
> [{quoted}](name=Demon King Maou,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=yznlixEK,comment-id=0003,timestamp=2019-07-31T10:14:08.670+0000) > > Mordekaiser ult will not affect project skins but will trap mordekaiser in the death realm > ... ALone Sometimes you just need some alone time.
beemotes (NA)
: Make Mages Great Again
Mages are fine, some argue too strong. I Think they are in a balanced spot.
Hanple (NA)
: Riot's greed is becoming apparent
For a moment i was like Thats a really old thread Oh nvm
Εlin (EUW)
: You're only allowed to play one champion for the rest of your life.
I made that choice back in season 2, never looked back. There was some rough fucking years though.
: My all too frequent experience with Krugs
I have bigger pieces of gold in my crap!
Dasdi96 (NA)
: That means the game is in a horrible state, people have stuff to complain about other than yasuo.
> [{quoted}](name=Dasdi96,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=IHx0AniG,comment-id=0015,timestamp=2019-07-28T01:49:20.195+0000) > > That means the game is in a horrible state, people have stuff to complain about other than yasuo. Pretty much this
: Anyone noticed the 'nErF yAsUo' threads have been non existent lately
Just 2 days ago i made a thread about tweaking the Penetration passive from his R. Making it more circumstantial to reward good play. Basically If you ult someone knocked up by a different source other than a fully formed Yasou tornado. You don't get the Passive Penetration.
Kazekiba (NA)
: Because she fell out of favor in pro, with worlds coming up. This change largely affects high elo more than diamond iv or lower, where shes not as favored as she has been. Her E damage isnt being increased by 50%, just the bonus on wall hitting. If it does 150(+50% bonus ad), the second hit will be buffed to 225(+75% bonus AD) for a total of 375 (+125%bAD) instead of 300(+100%bAD) Not a large increase given its a long cd skillshot that can be avoided. And yes, it can in fact be dodged. If you blink while the projectile is in flight it throws the knockback direction off, preventimg the wall hit
> [{quoted}](name=Kazekiba,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=8NaIw7AU,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2019-07-27T19:50:45.288+0000) > > Because she fell out of favor in pro, with worlds coming up. This change largely affects high elo more than diamond iv or lower, where shes not as favored as she has been. > > Her E damage isnt being increased by 50%, just the bonus on wall hitting. > If it does 150(+50% bonus ad), the second hit will be buffed to 225(+75% bonus AD) for a total of 375 (+125%bAD) instead of 300(+100%bAD) > > Not a large increase given its a long cd skillshot that can be avoided. > > And yes, it can in fact be dodged. If you blink while the projectile is in flight it throws the knockback direction off, preventimg the wall hit Vayne's condemn is point and click, its not an actual skill shot( although it does reward positioning)
Srbonator (EUNE)
: > [{quoted}](name=MalignMetal,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=faU3pi8w,comment-id=000a0000,timestamp=2019-07-26T01:19:15.860+0000) > > I can see the need for some items to retain high penetration. But combined with runes and themselves are oppressive and need to be toned down Yeah but its not fun to get matched against full ad team and you hope you will win but your 400 armor gets shredded to 50 armor
I agree a happy medium is needed, we don't have that right now.
JackMcCarry (EUNE)
: That's a load of crap, "reward better players", you trying to pull an EA on me? next you're gonna say "The intent is to provide players with a sense of pride and accomplishment for having their champ nerfed." > That's not a complete removal, it not a straight numbers nerf. Okay, you say this, but in your post you literally said "My suggested change would remove the Penetration passive from applying unless Yasou hits his target from his own fully formed tornado." <----- literally in your post So, in other words - remove. > Conflating the 2 would be idiotic. Frankly you missed the point and other than carrying a grudge you don't offer anything to the conversation. You're contradicting yourself in your own post, you exaggerate and give false info in your post about the champ you want to nerf (turning 50% BONUS armor pen into 100% armor pen), your showed in your previous balance discussions you dont really understand how power in kits work (Like thinking morde will be gutted for his 10% magic pen nerf) and now you think Yasuo who is at sub 50% WR in 3 out of the 3 roles he's played at, needs parts of his kits removed without compensation. And you had the cockiness to say "Yasou mains Bring the Downvotes." as if only Yasuo mains will call bullshit on your balance suggestions.
> [{quoted}](name=JackMcCarry,realm=EUNE,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=G62UhiJ0,comment-id=000000000000,timestamp=2019-07-26T16:37:24.694+0000) > Okay, you say this, but in your post you literally said "My suggested change would remove the Penetration passive from applying unless Yasou hits his target from his own fully formed tornado." <----- literally in your post > So, in other words - remove. If "in other words" means " so the exact opposite of what you said". Which it does not. Removing the penetration if certain circumstances are not met is not the same thing as Deleting the Bonus penetration entirely . Only an idiot would think that. Your arguement lacks logic
JackMcCarry (EUNE)
: Remember when you said -10% magic pen nerf on Morde's E (passive that is always up) is too much? i believe you said: > With the current changes on the PBE i doubt he will be seen outside of iron 1 Pub stomps. [Ironic](https://m.u.gg/lol/champions/mordekaiser/build). But now you suggest a complete removal of Yasuo's R temporary armor pen if Yasuo doesnt do the knock up? Also he gets 50% armor pen against bonus armor only on crits, slightly lower than 100% Not a Yasuo main/player btw.
> [{quoted}](name=JackMcCarry,realm=EUNE,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=G62UhiJ0,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2019-07-26T07:49:58.719+0000) > > But now you suggest a complete removal of Yasuo's R temporary armor pen if Yasuo doesnt do the knock up? That's not a complete removal, it not a straight numbers nerf. It is a change designed to change how the champion is played to reward better players. Conflating the 2 would be idiotic. Frankly you missed the point and other than carrying a grudge you don't offer anything to the conversation.
Rioter Comments
Diävolo (EUW)
: Community : Tanks should be weak early but strong late. Riot : Well, Yes but actually no
I think i speak for the community when i say, your misrepresenting the community.
: W mid jump procs banshees > E > double Q > you're dead. If he already has stacks he won't need the E. Zhonyas is better if you have teammates nearby.
Still kinda shit and lacking in counterplay.
: Who would have guessed resistance being nuked by at least 40% would make damage stupidly high. Doesn’t matter if you have 1000 armor when the enemy can play say. Jarvan and reduce that down to around 100 with a black cleaver and a Lord dominiks.
Its sad that while your numbers are wrong ( due to it being a rough example) they aren't that far off.
Srbonator (EUNE)
: Remove lethality and % armor pen on {{item:3071}} {{item:3033}} {{item:3036}} and add flat armor penetration like idk {{item:3147}} gets to ignore 10 armor i dont know
I can see the need for some items to retain high penetration. But combined with runes and themselves are oppressive and need to be toned down
DUDE BRO (NA)
: Black cleaver gives AD, Health, Cooldown, and Movementspeed. Literally the only 4 stats every bruiser cares about with nothing wasted. So... why does it also give armor shred for free? Fixes: 1. Black cleaver's has too many stats. It's armor shred needs to move to a different item, same as how last whisper only does armor pen and nothing else. 2. % resistance pen items need to work on bonus resistances only, this way you ONLY build them when tanks are in game. 3. Void staff AP needs to be lowered to 60. It gives way too much AP for how powerful it's passive is. Similar to Last Whisper, it's raw damage should be low to compensate for how much additional damage it gives through penetration. I think Last whisper is good as armor is tough to deal with on ADC's, however bruisers/assassins and mages shouldn't just melt **anyone** in seconds as if they had no resistances at all.
> [{quoted}](name=DUDE BRO,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=9Eo7qyyl,comment-id=0004,timestamp=2019-07-23T20:09:09.382+0000) > > > 3. Void staff AP needs to be lowered to 60. It gives way too much AP for how powerful it's passive is. Similar to Last Whisper, it's raw damage should be low to compensate for how much additional damage it gives through penetration. > When all mages can cast the same spell 2-3 times in a second i would agree with you. Until then your wrong.
: While that is true and fair, and major damage dealers having significant mixed damage making it impossible to counter build, that _still_ doesn’t make it _mathematically_ impossible to have a tank meta. Let’s take my prior example. If we double the armor on token armor items, a champion with a base armor of 80 and a total armor of 300 would now have 520 armor. Let’s assume we’re facing off against someone who has black cleaver, lord dominick’s, and all three lethality items. That is a 24% reduction in armor followed by a 35% penetration followed by a flat 57 penetration. 520x0.76x0.65-57=200 armor. A full penetration build will still have their damage reduced by 66%, meaning that it _isn’t_ “mathematically impossible” for a tank meta to exist if armor and mr amounts simply get buffed.
You forget armour shred from multiple sources stacks, throw a garen spin in there. And btw 66% reduction is still garbage and you would still die to an ADC late game from sustained damage, you know, how it is supposed to be. The only problem with doubling armour on items is you get Assassin tanks all over again. Btw You didnt add in the easily accessible true damage
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