: Everyone should start playing League of Legends with Friends
The only issue is that all my friends and I got into the game super hardcore in season 2, and they've all quit. I've been here since season 1 and have probably 50 real life friends on my friends list, and only one of them plays anymore with any regularity. Playing solo all the time is frustrating and not that fun, but unfortunately it's all I have for the time being. RIP to my ability to play Clash.
Reimari (NA)
: Hi Riot, I'd like to have an honest, earnest, and open conversation about gay characters.
I honestly have wondered this for a long time. Varus isn't even gay, the two characters who aren't in game he is made up of are. Taric clearly has... something going on. I honestly think it has to come down to something along the lines of laws in other countries. Maybe Riot would be outlawed or have like a fine or tax imposed on them in other countries if they just came out and said characters in the game are gay. So far they have been very careful to keep the actual in-game League of Legends experience separate from the lore that has lgbt elements, and it makes sense. At the end of the day Riot is a company and even if they wanted to do representation, I'm sure everyone would rather them not lose money and be able to pump more effort into the game.
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Kazekiba (NA)
: You mean Leona, or Varus, or Taric, or (Star Guardian) Jinx....
None of those are confirmed. Even Varus isn't technically gay, as Varus is the Darkin and the two gay characters he is made up of aren't represented in VO and are only in the lore.
: Or I'll vote for a republican that approves net neutrality. Or just not vote at all because I'm not gonna allow someone like you who tries oh so very hard to widen the schism that is already there.
> [{quoted}](name=TwinkiePro,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=wuGzKlXq,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2018-05-17T05:38:43.631+0000) > > Or I'll vote for a republican that approves net neutrality. Or just not vote at all because I'm not gonna allow someone like you who tries oh so very hard to widen the schism that is already there. Irony.
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: Can we change Pykes name to "Autofill" or "We're literally begging you to come try out support."?
As someone who has hit level 7 on every support in the game outside of Lulu and Braum, I welcome this new champ with open arms. I like to do full AP Bard and when I jungle I tend to play assassins. I personally don't see this as an attempt to make people come play support, but as an attempt to make a unique champion unlike any other for the role. Let's face it, lots of supports have kits that fulfill very similar goals and the ones who are super unique (Bard, Rakan, Thresh to a lesser extent) are all super utility based. I've been wanting an AD support since season 1 and this is a dream come true for me. The reason Riot has made all the supports either supertanks or AP damage is because an AD support would make the enemy bot just build armor to counter both players, so it makes sense the damage types were split. Pyke on the other hand builds full damage instead of stopping for support item purchases, allowing him to snowball him and his AD way ahead to stay ahead of the armor. I think the design is great and any AD support would have to be a full damage assassin for the reasons I just explained, plus it just puts a unique spin on the game. He's gonna be insane if he gets ahead and I'm excited to play him.
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GodCarry (NA)
: I truly believe I was wrongfully banned. Please tell me what you think.
I'm gonna say you shouldn't have been banned for this. I think it shouldn't be against the rules to defend yourself in the first place (however mild the defense may be) but you didn't flame them at all. Even myself who is generally positive has a few sarcastic quips at flamers from time to time, you've done literally nothing wrong besides the moron comment potentially. But honestly if we're banning for the word moron now in an entire game of messages... that's just stupid. Soon I'm gonna get banned for saying "ty for leash" whenever I steal a Baron or Dragon in all chat if this is the rate we're going.
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SkyeMoon (NA)
: [Kindred] Make epic monsters ALWAYS give a passive stack
As a Kindred player, I 100% agree with this. I feel like we need some way to get PVE marks easier now that our early crabs are going to be heavily contested for juicy XP.
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MoiMori (NA)
: FYI Riot has said they are looking into majority surrender at 15 minutes, so if 4 people want to surrender at 15 minutes that it, it's done.
That'll help curb the problem quite a bit, I'm excited for the change. One salty boi can keep people there until 20 and that happens a ton, I'm glad Riot realizes that if 4/5 people aren't feeling a victory it's probably not going to miraculously happen.
: I am tired of getting raged at by people who went 0-2 in lane and want to surrender even tho we are even in towers, up in dragons, and like 4 kills behind.
Yeah, it's also frustrating when people give up too easily just because they got spanked by a Renekton or something and want to give up when the other teammates either won or went neutral in lane. This post is about when you're so far behind as a team there's virtually no way of winning anymore though, as in all lanes lost and the kill deficit and control they have from killing towers is so insane there's virtually no way to comeback.
Triple3T (NA)
: People with the same opinion as you must learn how to understand how a surrender vote works. In most cases, if someone chooses no, it means they still want to play that match and if 2 people want to play then the team plays on. No one is holding anyone hostage. Don't try to tell me that you didn't know how this works because literally, anyone that has a few games under their belt knows how the surrender vote works so don't bitch about it afterwards when you knew exactly what you were getting yourself into when you decided to play. Don't agree to continue playing league until 4/5 of your teammates no longer want to play and then be salty about it once you have to hold up your end of the bargain.
When my team doesn't surrender I continue playing, but you bring up a good point when you say "you knew exactly what you were getting yourself into when you decided to play." You know what? You're right. I know that if my team is losing pretty hard there is about a 75% chance some asshole who is probably like 0/8 is going to vote no because he's salty other people lost lane as bad as they did and wants to punish the team. And that makes me want to decide NOT to play. Funny how that works. Wanting to play shouldn't be a rite of passage you must undertake as a super serious League player, it should just be like "hey hell yeah I have some free time, let's hop into a fun game."
: It's a little irresponsible at this point to not have a champion pack
I completely agree with this. I remember a few years ago when I got into Smite I was like "holy shit man I can just buy every character forever for $30." It was an awesome feeling knowing that I would never have to grind for gods, especially considering I don't play that game very much. League on the other hand is my #1 game and I have earned all the champions with IP and rerolls over the years, and now I have so much stockpiled I could probably quit and come back in two years and still get all the characters. However, nearly all my friends have quit and getting new people into this game is such a chore. Knowing that unless they dedicate themselves to this game and making it their #1 they will basically never get every champion is frustrating, and they know it too. (They also hate getting them because the BE system absolutely sucks ass for new players to get used to.) The few times I've actually got new friends into the game they later quit because they want to try out the cool new stuff or really interesting champions, but they have to grind for so long and once they unlock the champion they might actually hate the playstyle in practice or the champion might just be extremely bad at the time. So basically they grind for literal weeks to get something that could be disappointing, then look back at the store and get pissed they can't get anything else for weeks again. It's pretty dumb and Riot needs to do something to help new players out a little more, I would even say that giving them 5 free tokens they can redeem any champion for wouldn't be unreasonable.
Azadethe (NA)
: I'm getting really tired of people like you actually wanting to surrender. Says something about your threshold for patience and conviction. You really don't know how this game works if you give up at 20 - 5 kill deficits with a few turrets down. In Solo Queue, that's 80% of games. You need to realize that if they have that kind of kill advantage, they're also worth more gold, and you can always come back once your team huddles (not too close for Ace- Nukes).
When I was lower ranked I would never give up because the other team threw so often. The higher rank you go the game just turns into a point where the enemy team makes very few mistakes to exploit and usually deathballs around the map continuing to pick off your feeders to get an even bigger advantage. I've won 2v5 games before in season 1 or 2 when I started playing, but as I've gotten better my opponents have as well and those massive 10 to 20k deficit games don't swing very more. I can also see that you're both unranked and level 54, which means you haven't played much since preseason when the deathball high damage comps really got out of control. In the past I would say you're maybe right, but the state of the game right now if you're that far behind you basically have to make the choice to get zoned out of all gold or XP or just die the second you step one step too far. It's horrible.
: "I'm getting really tired of being held hostage by toxic Americans who vote (opposite of me)" How does expressing one's right to cast their vote make them toxic? You know what I'm getting tired of? People who quit winnable games. I'm getting sick of anticlimactic surrender votes for absolutely no reason. Just minding my own business in top lane with my score of 5/2 and double my opponent's cs when we are only 2 towers behind and the team score is 15-20 and suddenly my Nexus explodes because my team is a bunch of pussies who can't seem to handle their shattered ego because their personal KDA doesn't look pretty.
I don't surrender close games that are winnable, like 15-20. I'm talking about being 6 turrets and 15+ kills down at like the 15 minute mark. If the game is remotely winnable I'll stick with it but what my 0/11 Yasuo (real game from today) needs to realize is that the worst person on the team won't suddenly lead the charge to victory.
: ah, you're that kind of guy in my ranked games who keeps on feeding and tapping the surrender button, right? and after 25 mins we win the game
No, that's the person who refuses to surrender and shows how good a chance of winning our team has by running it down mid over and over. Most games where I want to surrender at 15 I'm doing the best on the team and I just don't want to stay in a game that my team has already thrown and I can't carry because it's too demoralizing.
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: Add in ability to appear offline on league client?
I've literally been wanting this feature since season 2 when my friends list started to get super big. I have no idea how the hell Riot hasn't implemented it yet, virtually every client for games has an appear offline option.
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: 8.10 is part of the midseason changes; I seriously doubt they'll want to release a champion so close to such a pivotal point in the games history, let alone during it.
I agree it will be pretty unlikely since the big midseason patch is up next, but Meddler did say they would be spreading out the bot changes over several patches. Maybe the mid season won't be as big so a new champ could be thrown in there? Or maybe the new champ won't function without the bot lane changes going through because of how they are shaking things up?
Draehl (NA)
: Here's hoping! I'd love to see a very low damage, high skillcap ranged CC specialist. Like a {{champion:432}} or {{champion:34}} but with much less damage than either, yet more durable.
From what I gathered, I think it's actually some super killy type support, maybe like Brand or Zyra but actually designed to be a support from the start. In the roadmap they say they are "executing" a new support champion who "saves allies but drowns enemies" and to "keep your HP high" so it seems like the champ will have some sort of aggressive execute type ability at least. Bard is my favorite support of all time though so if they made it like him there will be no complaints from me.
: > [{quoted}](name=Naalith,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=nAivzKku,comment-id=00000000,timestamp=2018-04-26T01:45:36.896+0000) > > So I can't agree with the idea of a system because people will try to exploit it but probably get banned in doing so? What. It's like 6 months away still, they will implement a system to stop people from doing that. Just think about it ; How is the system gonna differentiate exploiters from honest people just changing roles? You want to ban honest people trying to enjoy the game as well as exploiters? Well it's a good thing you don't work for Riot then :P
> [{quoted}](name=Kledy McKledFace,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=nAivzKku,comment-id=000000000000,timestamp=2018-04-26T02:04:44.410+0000) > > Just think about it ; How is the system gonna differentiate exploiters from honest people just changing roles? > > You want to ban honest people trying to enjoy the game as well as exploiters? Well it's a good thing you don't work for Riot then :P They can differentiate it the way they do now? If your teammates report you for role stealing now, you get banned. I think that people SHOULD be able to trade lanes in champ select. Say all your champs in a role get banned, say the person you're against is someone you hate playing against, say someone in your lobby and yourself got filled to opposite roles. I don't think a system should be scrapped just because some people will try to exploit it at first. Literally every system in any video game has people trying to exploit it if it gives them an advantage over others.
: What? You can't agree with the 5 position ranks. Here's an example : I'm a main support, but I have an awful top MMR due to this ''5 position ranks''. So I queue as top, but then ask for the support position in champion selection. Here's your free elo boosting you can make yourself be the support is a main top that has been filled anyway. C'mon, Riot has been taking wrong decisions over the past 2 years, but that would be the worst of all
> [{quoted}](name=Kledy McKledFace,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=nAivzKku,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2018-04-26T01:44:01.500+0000) > > What? You can't agree with the 5 position ranks. Here's an example : I'm a main support, but I have an awful top MMR due to this ''5 position ranks''. So I queue as top, but then ask for the support position in champion selection. Here's your free elo boosting you can make yourself be the support is a main top that has been filled anyway. > > C'mon, Riot has been taking wrong decisions over the past 2 years, but that would be the worst of all So I can't agree with the idea of a system because people will try to exploit it but probably get banned in doing so? What. It's like 6 months away still, they will implement a system to stop people from doing that.
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: Please add wood tier please add wood tier please add wood tier
It's funny because it's sounding like they are going to add a new tier under bronze. No matter what the name of the tier is there is going to be some serious shit talk associated with those who are in it. Wood tier, tin tier, dirt tier, are all hilarious but in all honesty Riot is going to have an impossible task of finding a name that dulls how memed about this new sub-Bronze will be.
Ramaero (NA)
: Talon should NOT be reverted,slight update or rework perhaps,but not reverted,he is not Rengar or LB
I'm honestly not even sure Riot should've reverted LeBlanc. Yes, LeBlanc was a balancing nightmare and had an insane kit, but the R changes (RR in particular) was one of the coolest things in the game. I used to play LeBlanc back before they removed her silence and stopped because she just got dull over time, the rework hit and I loved it even with the insanity. Now when I play LeBlanc it just feels like I'm playing a shell whose only purpose is to press QRW and run away. I dunno. I think Riot should be careful with reverts, even more than reworks. Kog'Maw couldn't stay in the game or they would've had to remove every single on hit item and Rengar had the same basic kit but was just more boring and clunky with the Q change, but LeBlanc had a bit more thought put into her. All that aside, Talon should definitely be in the clear of reverts. The only other reverts I really think they should consider are Skarner, because the spires are stupid and no one likes them, as well as Kindred because her mini update ruined their on hit health shred playstyle and turned them into every other ADC.
Tyre (NA)
: @Riot Why is the Death Recap that's been broken for years not being fixed or reworked?
I want them to fix death recap but not so much that it takes major time investments away from other systematic projects. The way I understand it, Riot has been updating their old code and making sure new code is less spaghetti but death recap has been basically untouched for 5 or so years, and even then it was just to make Revive stop killing you. It's super tied in with all the old spaghetti code and would probably be way harder to fix than anything else in the game. Hopefully they get around to it one day but it won't be easy.
Terozu (NA)
: I dont understand why Riot balances around pro play at all.
I agree with you, but the reasoning is a little different. Pro games used to be fun to watch when the game was balanced around plat to diamond because pros could take insane shit and stomp the other team with it. I'm talking high kill games, 1v5s, and all kinds of stupid things that would never happen if you weren't the best of the best. Unfortunately what Riot is doing by specifically balancing for pro play now is that they've made everything balanced for the pros. Pros don't make many mistakes, and they don't take massive risks. This means there are no longer high kill and exciting pro games, strategies that used to be viable for plat-diamond and lower ranked players don't work because they were nerfed specifically because pros could abuse them, and really annoying lower ranked things don't get prioritization (Ardent, Zoe) because they are technically balanced for pro play. I don't care about esports but I'd rather watch insane 200 IQ stompy plays and flashy players like Faker carrying than a boring Farmville early game and playing footsies around Baron late game even if the latter is technically more "balanced." The pro game and the casual game (using casual VERY lightly, even diamonds are casual compared to pros) simply cannot coexist without one or both having severe issues, but that won't stop Riot from trying. The irony is that Riot seems to be desperate to get pro games in a spot where they are fun to watch because they make so much money from esports, yet the thing that made pro games so insane was the mere fact it used to be unbalanced. And that's fine by me.
Yuannia (NA)
: So I'm guessing the new support is going to be the monster that dragged Nautilus under the sea?
I really hope Riot makes this champion absolutely horrifying. The deep sea is one of my favorite things to be scared of and I never really thought it'd get into League outside of stories simply because (if you didn't know) League takes place on dry ground. However, the more terrifying and Lovecraftian it is, the better. Riot stopped making monstrous/ ugly champions and reworked ones that were to be more palatable (Trundle and Urgot) so I'm really hoping this champion gives me what I've wanted for a long time.
: Sorry dude, it must be rough.
To the one person who mains Ezreal and uses this specific skin, I feel for you.
: I support the changes. Its about time Zed and Talon returned to the meta and the pro scene. The mindless mid lane wave clear game has got to stop. Its time to return to skilful close quarters outplays.
Look, I play a lot of assassins (usually jungle though) but that should be reason to be even more angry. Riot has never allowed assassins to be the meta definer, but a counterpick. Whereas every other class has pick or counterpick champions, basically every assassin with maybe a couple exceptions is designed to be a counterpick to something the enemy team picked. So basically, once the assassins start getting out of control because the class they directly counter is getting slammed, assassins will be knocked down next. In theory reducing some power creep across the board could be cool but let's be honest, the dominoes probably won't continue falling past assassins and mages.
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: > [{quoted}](name=VirtuoSol,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=ENUXm2Ym,comment-id=0002,timestamp=2018-04-18T00:32:50.074+0000) > > because Meddler is adc main. Funny, people said Meddler was a Janna main during Ardent. Keep your story consistent
No but Meddler actually is an ADC main. He plays a lot of Varus from what I gather.
Rylalei (EUNE)
: @Riot What was the reason to NOT keep the illusions on LeBlanc's reverted ult
I'm not sure what the reasoning was. Whereas the Kog'Maw revert was needed because it was either him or remove every on hit item and Rengar was reverted because they literally just added a window that made him feel clunky as hell, I think LeBlanc actually had legs. I used to play LeBlanc before they removed her silence, stopped playing her after that, and started again after the rework. Yeah it's a balancing nightmare and the playstyle has some new stuff but RR was awesome and I like how some of her spells interacted. I'm gonna be sad to see this revert honestly, I think she should be escalated to a tier 1 VGU now so we can get a true deceiver because her old kit is just so... old.
: Please don't go through with the mana changes
I don't agree with increasing the cost of Dirk because generally (except Zed pls stop buffing) assassins have pretty bad waveclear. I think Shiv and other ADC items to a lesser extend should be more pricey though. I'm not really sure why Riot is nerfing Lost Chapter, which blows, right after the big mage item update. Like why not do these things back then.
VIRTU0SO (NA)
: Clash was the most fun I've had in League in months
Damn, you saying this really makes me wish I could've played Clash. I usually get off work at 6 my time (the same time the games started) so I wasn't able to participate... I've also been playing since season 1 and most of my friends have quit, I only have like one other friend that plays as much as I do and my other friends who get on less often are so far under our rank I worry they would get absolutely annihilated in Clash (although we have a lot of success in normals so who knows.) I really hope they make different times for the mode and maybe I'll have to make some non-IRL friends from the forums which I never do just to play. It looks insanely fun, I'm jealous of the couple banners I've seen in game and the whole concept reminds me of the old Warcraft 3 tournaments which I gladly got shit on in. Hopefully I can participate next time around.
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: Stop removing features from your client.
Another thing most people don't remember but I do because of how I play: Mastery 6+ number. I have over 50 mastery 7 champions so it would be so awesome for people to see that instead of my 550 champion level, because 100+ mastery 6 or 7 is way more impressive.
: It was actually more a matter of principle wherein if we broke ranged/melee expectations for champions, what's the point of the distinction and what kind of can of worms is being opened up insofar as power creep and intuitiveness of the game are concerned.
I can see that being an issue. First the Rakans would want to be melee as well, then an argument could be made for Thresh to be melee and Irelia to be ranged. I do think it's interesting how little range some of the newer characters (Urgot, Rakan in particular) are and how it's still considered ranged though.
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: Irelia's Model is so bloody big in game
Mordekaiser is one of the last remnants of the Pizza dynasty, who were dwarf men with massive feet, and Rengar has a hunch so I don't think it's too bad. Newer League characters in general are a little bigger than old ones.
Raoul (EUW)
: Noone complains because they sexualised one female character. People are sick of nearly EVERY humanoid female Character being oversexualised!
> [{quoted}](name=Raoul,realm=EUW,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=E3yLIk4T,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2018-04-07T17:21:00.508+0000) > > Noone complains because they sexualised one female character. > > People are sick of nearly EVERY humanoid female Character being oversexualised! The last one was Evelynn, who was hyper sexual before her rework so they kept her that way. Before that it was... Elise, who was released in season 2 literally 6 years ago. In that time Kayn, Rakan, Yasuo, Braum, and the Urgot update all came out which were all hyper sexualized men. I'm not mad about those men being sexualized because it fits their region, personality, or is consistent with lore. I get that plenty of the original female champions from season 1 or 2 are pretty sexualized for no apparent reason, but that problem was curbed years and years ago. Some of them were justified too, Miss Fortune, Nidalee, and Ahri should be that way. Sometimes characters are just attractive like how in real life, there doesn't need to be some dark lore backstory to justify it.
: PSA to junglers
I have the opposite problem. My laners spam ping me for help and spam ping that they are going in, and when I arrive they sit and farm minions and let me die, THEN go in and then die. Pretty annoying.
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