: > [{quoted}](name=Wayward Fish,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=t2q356dT,comment-id=0007,timestamp=2019-04-07T19:18:27.422+0000) > > Because the word fun and its concept is subjective. It's pretty easy to figure out what constitutes a healthy and fun game for the vast majority of people. But hey, always love seeing the subjectivist fallacy in play.
It's based on perspective though. Go through all the opinions on these boards, and tell me, could the game really be based around what everyone thinks is fun? Also, there are some parts of this game that were never fun. There are some champions that could be really annoying, especially if they were picked into certain matchups, but you know what? That's a part of the game we play. What matters most is that the game is balanced and fair, because if it isn't then it's even more difficult for the players in each game to have fun.
WrÆth (NA)
: I just hate that the counter to_______ is ______, but then _____, a core ______ item, completely removes the counterplay to them. Lets try this out, shall we? I just hate that the counter to **mages** is **assassins**, but then {{item:3157}}, a core **mage ** item, completely removes the counterplay to them. I just hate that the counter to **ADCS** is **assassins**, but then {{item:3026}} , a core **ADC** item, completely removes the counterplay to them. Do you see how this argument breaks down?
I understand that people aren't exactly giving full explanations and fleshing their arguments out, but seriously, think about this for a second. {{item:3157}} has a 120 second(2 minute) cooldown. {{item:3026}} has a 300 second(5 minute) cooldown. {{item:3147}} has a 90 second( 1 and a half minute) cooldown. That's just comparing the cooldowns on these items, that isn't even comparing the purpose or roles that these items play in-game. Do you **REALLY **want me to continue?
: * Does Twisted Treeline grade your performance, and if so did you earn an S against them? * Can you download video recordings of the matches in Twisted Treeline? https://i.imgur.com/7j8D1Aw.jpg[/img]
> [{quoted}](name=TinkerTantrums,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=Huy32IZ0,comment-id=0004,timestamp=2019-03-06T13:54:56.571+0000) > > * Does Twisted Treeline grade your performance, and if so did you earn an S against them? > * Can you download video recordings of the matches in Twisted Treeline? > > https://i.imgur.com/7j8D1Aw.jpg[/img] Yes to both of those. You can't fight those bots forever though. Typically fighting them means your TT mmr is low enough for you to be placed against them. The TT community is small, but we're not quite dead yet and after a few games against those bots, you shouldn't have to face them again, even way early in the morning. Not going to bring up how to abuse it effectively because the last time someone brought it up TT got active with people who were there for the wrong reasons.
Xamar (NA)
: Who's your favorite champ you aren't good with?
{{champion:142}} Think she's a pretty common one but still. I've managed a few decent games with her cause I kinda understand the basic concepts, but I don't have anything I'm really proud of. She feels so one dimensional to me anyways.
: I need help on self control...
You need to learn to have self control on your own which requires for you to stop and think about what you're doing. Insulting people online is different than having a quick tongue irl. You have to type it out in-game and that takes a little bit of time, starting from the moment you decide to flame someone to the point where you begin moving your hands into a typing position. The only way you'll gain true self control is not by exerting your frustration elsewhere in some sort of way you vent, but learning to take your time and think first before you act. Think about what you're doing and stop yourself of your own free will. Doing this will heavily improve your gameplay regardless of whether you're at the point that you're about to flame or not, and it'll further improve how you play when you'd get to a point where you'd normally start throwing insults around. When you starting insulting others, often times your own mind shuts down completely, and if you think that your team mate is making silly plays beforehand, then it's only going to get worse as even if they ignore or mute you, their mind has also shut down, even a little bit.
CLG ear (NA)
: If you could have a summoner spell in real life which one would u choose?
{{summoner:3}} so that when I need to rest I can make sure that everyone around me needs it too.
Wolfeur (EUW)
: The nostalgia goggles are strong. The game is not less fun than before, you just get tired of it. Toxicity hasn't risen, in fact it's getting better every year, but you've become fed up with it. The problem is not the game, it's your relationship with and view on the game.
Toxicity is definitely rising, I don't think there's any doubt about it, but the cause is very speculative. I've seen various people on these boards suggest that different updates caused it but honestly, it's just the players and Riot themselves who choose to promote it. The whole honor and reform system has been a complete joke and while the statistics on it might make it seem like toxicity is decreasing, in reality it's just getting worse. All the statistics really say is less players are getting punished because toxic players are getting away with more and more.
: I absolutely hate the whole 'all female team' trend. It feels a lot more like they pick the prettiest girls and not necessarily the best players. I know there are girls in masters+, albeit not many compared to their male counterparts, but it seems the people picked for these 'teams' are always around plat/diamond for some reason. Just makes female gamers look like a joke. Honestly just take qualified female players and put them on regular teams like you would anyone else. Separating teams by gender is a joke. Judge players by skill, not what's in their pants.
> [{quoted}](name=TheUrbanKitsune,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=tLix7OtV,comment-id=0004,timestamp=2019-02-22T22:07:11.777+0000) > > I absolutely hate the whole 'all female team' trend. > It feels a lot more like they pick the prettiest girls and not necessarily the best players. > I know there are girls in masters+, albeit not many compared to their male counterparts, but it seems the people picked for these 'teams' are always around plat/diamond for some reason. > Just makes female gamers look like a joke. > Honestly just take qualified female players and put them on regular teams like you would anyone else. > Separating teams by gender is a joke. Judge players by skill, not what's in their pants. This. Let the few girls that are skilled in the higher tiers work their way into regular teams like anyone else would. Besides that, the whole female only team sends really mixed messages. It's like saying "Oh, we don't have women that are good enough to get on the regular teams, so we just made an all girls team" or "Women and men aren't equal." Having mixed teams sends a better message and shows that there are no gender inequalities, just that clearly more men play this game than women and that's okay.
: I feel like "mental boom" loses more games than "feeders".
People honestly need to take more breaks. Studies have shown that when you reach the breaking point and you're about to dissolve into mediocrity because people have been flaming, insulting and throwing hissy fits at you, that it takes at minimum 20 minutes for you to move past it.
Jo0o (NA)
: Five Critical Improvements to Riot's Behavioral System (from somebody who has never been punished)
I feel like we need more of #5. Getting Rank 5 honor takes such a long time and for what? I almost never talk in-game, I don't spam pings or emotes, and the few times I open my mouth to take in-game, it's almost always something short such as "gj" or "u2" or thx" since I don't really believe in talking much in-game at all. I have never received a punishment on any account either. More of #3 would be nice as well. In general I'd like to see a more sterner stance on punishments and moderation. I'm tired of seeing some of the same people spewing hate in my games repeatedly for months on end with them never receiving punishments.
Sukishoo (NA)
: I just ignore trades near the end.
> [{quoted}](name=Sukishoo,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=Hxt5u9qf,comment-id=0004,timestamp=2019-02-07T14:44:17.658+0000) > > I just ignore trades near the end. I do too but then you have so many people throwing hissy fits later on.
: ARAM select only lasts a bit over a minute tho. :P
> [{quoted}](name=DuskDaUmbreon,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=Hxt5u9qf,comment-id=0003,timestamp=2019-02-07T13:56:49.913+0000) > > ARAM select only lasts a bit over a minute tho. :P Fine change it to last second. Nitpickers :/
Rioter Comments
: the next RiotGames game will NOT be an MMO.
Maybe just some sort of 1 on 1 fighter? People were asking for the magma chamber forever, maybeeee they're making something like it.
: <3 <3 ;____________; thank you so much for the kind words!
Please continue to make wonderful works like these, you're my favorite Rioter from now on!
: Can we talk about these new Papercraft skins?
It's a really unique idea, and it's honestly adorable.
Rock MD (NA)
: How to be a Boards intellectual in 3 easy steps (pictures included)
: When you spot someone building tank items in urf
See this is what I dislike. Urf shouldn't be forced into having a meta, it's a fun game mode. If people want to do something fun and wacky that may not work, let them.
Rioter Comments
: You get PD on yasuo way too early in the game for that end early argument to be valid.
PD is only a small power spike compared to PD+IE though. PD is a lot of dueling power, but if you're ahead far enough it shouldn't be that bad. Don't play around your own minions, he excels at that and it lets him get conqueror up before engaging. Try to make him e you, that puts a cd on when he can next use his e on you and also means that he has to throw his q instead of eq'ing you for his ult. You really want to dodge those tornado's because after his ult he can rip right through you. And when I say end early, I mean end early. 20-25 minute games maximum.
: Went 5/0/1 to a Yasuo in bot lane with Siver, he went 0/3/0 and lost tons of farm and xp but...
Always ban Yas in Gold or below. People in those leagues don't know how to end games quickly enough, SO even if you do best him in lane, the game will likely drag on long enough that he'll reach his power spike. A PD alone, much less a PD+IE is basically enough to let him auto down your squishies and split push hard and overall be a general nuisance and that's not accounting for actual mechanics.
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: > [{quoted}](name=NoDiscussion,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=WT4XUizd,comment-id=00010000,timestamp=2019-02-03T22:19:27.995+0000) > > There is a slight delay before it&#x27;s active though, which is pretty fair I suppose, but I imagine that&#x27;s what makes the pros uninterested in it. Getting an entire team or 3-4 members clumped up together for a Taric ult sounds like you&#x27;re asking for some quick aoe damage. I find it's most effective in two situations: 1) you're about to engage, and you have reliable engage that you can time with the ult well (AoE cc ults, like Malph ult). 2) you can use a window of power that the enemy can't stop. Using Taric ult near when Baron is dying, for instance, keeps the enemy team from being able to contest as easily. You can occasionally save someone with it if you get enough warning, but that's not really what makes it strong. That's sort of a desperation use and is usually less effective in my experience.
> [{quoted}](name=KnightsKemplar,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=WT4XUizd,comment-id=000100000001,timestamp=2019-02-03T22:28:52.571+0000) > > I find it&#x27;s most effective in two situations: > > 1) you&#x27;re about to engage, and you have reliable engage that you can time with the ult well (AoE cc ults, like Malph ult). > 2) you can use a window of power that the enemy can&#x27;t stop. Using Taric ult near when Baron is dying, for instance, keeps the enemy team from being able to contest as easily. > > You can occasionally save someone with it if you get enough warning, but that&#x27;s not really what makes it strong. That&#x27;s sort of a desperation use and is usually less effective in my experience. I dunno, seems pretty niche. With damage as high as it currently is, I doubt it'd get much use. Besides that, for the first scenario you'd have to have engage, and guess what Taric doesn't have? Supports are one of the typical positions in the pros that hold the engage. That digs into your top and jungle picks. Pro teams clearly think the same, otherwise they'd be using it.
: I actually wouldn't mind a nerf on ultimate if it meant he got some power back elsewhere. A *lot* of Taric's power budget is in that ulti, which is good when you have a team that works well with it, and not other times. I'm a little surprised that it hasn't made him a consistent pick in pro.
> [{quoted}](name=KnightsKemplar,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=WT4XUizd,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2019-02-03T22:10:37.175+0000) > > I actually wouldn&#x27;t mind a nerf on ultimate if it meant he got some power back elsewhere. A *lot* of Taric&#x27;s power budget is in that ulti, which is good when you have a team that works well with it, and not other times. > > I&#x27;m a little surprised that it hasn&#x27;t made him a consistent pick in pro. There is a slight delay before it's active though, which is pretty fair I suppose, but I imagine that's what makes the pros uninterested in it. Getting an entire team or 3-4 members clumped up together for a Taric ult sounds like you're asking for some quick aoe damage.
: > [{quoted}](name=NoDiscussion,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=pKp9iQAQ,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2019-02-03T20:07:01.957+0000) > > It does feel bad, but if you&#x27;re playing to rank up, you have to fight that feeling. > > It&#x27;s called the hero complex, where you feel as if you must be the hero of each and every game, where you have to get fed and get carried. With a mind set like that you&#x27;ll end up making risky plays, that could be straight up suicides and often times, greeding for cs, buffs, and assistance that should go to someone else who&#x27;s doing better or is more likely to do better. > > It&#x27;s natural to want to do good and carry the game, it&#x27;s natural to think that the chances of your victory are none if you don&#x27;t personally carry the game. Meanwhile, the Villian complex on the enemy team is so spamming chat with " OMG I won and you got carried! " Lol xd
> [{quoted}](name=Galaxyburstz,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=pKp9iQAQ,comment-id=00000000,timestamp=2019-02-03T20:15:09.247+0000) > > Meanwhile, the Villian complex on the enemy team is so spamming chat with &quot; OMG I won and you got carried! &quot; Lol xd Just means you're not too heavy to be carried or that the enemy team really is that bad. If you're feeding your brains out or even if you're around even, the best you can do is fine the best person on your team and assist them however possible. You'd want them to get bigger, and if possible you'd want to grab assists off of them and try to get big yourself.
: Am i the only one who hates to win a game like this..?
It does feel bad, but if you're playing to rank up, you have to fight that feeling. It's called the hero complex, where you feel as if you must be the hero of each and every game, where you have to get fed and get carried. With a mind set like that you'll end up making risky plays, that could be straight up suicides and often times, greeding for cs, buffs, and assistance that should go to someone else who's doing better or is more likely to do better. It's natural to want to do good and carry the game, it's natural to think that the chances of your victory are none if you don't personally carry the game.
Jikker (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=YoRHa 9S,realm=OCE,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=lQEMWwtq,comment-id=0007,timestamp=2019-02-01T13:00:03.966+0000) > > Ezreal and MF have the most, both have ultimate and a **selection of epic skins **too. Annie/Tf dont rly have that luxury Which really only came recently for Ez. And two are garbo anime weeb skins. For the longest time he was the king of 520, 750, and one 3250 skin. He still is one of only a few without a 975 skin. Amumu is another I believe.
> [{quoted}](name=Jikker,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=lQEMWwtq,comment-id=00070000,timestamp=2019-02-01T15:08:53.713+0000) > > Which really only came recently for Ez. And two are garbo anime weeb skins. For the longest time he was the king of 520, 750, and one 3250 skin. He still is one of only a few without a 975 skin. Amumu is another I believe. I'm sorry, I know this must be hard because I insulted your husbando ;~;
: > [{quoted}](name=NoDiscussion,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=Tpwao2Pq,comment-id=0004,timestamp=2019-02-01T22:26:30.540+0000) > > I don&#x27;t see how the chains would get in the way though? Someone post his model please https://imgur.com/a/H1hfsDb really though? you dont see how these giant things dont get in the way? i guess he could do it like a body builder and wipe from the front? though i dont see how that would work any better.
> [{quoted}](name=Critmaster Garen,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=Tpwao2Pq,comment-id=00040000,timestamp=2019-02-01T22:30:10.364+0000) > > https://imgur.com/a/H1hfsDb > > really though? you dont see how these giant things dont get in the way? > > i guess he could do it like a body builder and wipe from the front? though i dont see how that would work any better. It's not really the chains, it looks like it's more like the arm grips that the chains are attached to. I don't think he has a lot of space to move his wrists.
: how does sylas wipe his ass?
I don't see how the chains would get in the way though? Someone post his model please
Rioter Comments
ExxonV (NA)
: This was always my biggest struggle on smurfs or normals with low elo players is they would cannibalize leads. Everyone wanted to be a carry even if they got dunked in lane, so they'd steal resources from the player playing well to make their score look better at the cost of the team. It's like how drowning victims reach up on the life raft and just end up tipping it over. I remember I actually got a headache from frustration in a particular game where all my lanes lost but I was fed as twitch jg. I could have carried but my losing lanes legit went into jungle and cleared the entire thing top to bottom... and suddenly... I was behind just like that, because it's not like I could invade with my team behind. But thats kinda a theme of low elos, people aren't trying to win, they're trying to feel better about themselves losing :X
> [{quoted}](name=ExxonV,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=YnE7bZ2K,comment-id=0005,timestamp=2019-02-01T20:27:04.821+0000) > > This was always my biggest struggle on smurfs or normals with low elo players is they would cannibalize leads. Everyone wanted to be a carry even if they got dunked in lane, so they&#x27;d steal resources from the player playing well to make their score look better at the cost of the team. It&#x27;s like how drowning victims reach up on the life raft and just end up tipping it over. I remember I actually got a headache from frustration in a particular game where all my lanes lost but I was fed as twitch jg. I could have carried but my losing lanes legit went into jungle and cleared the entire thing top to bottom... and suddenly... I was behind just like that, because it&#x27;s not like I could invade with my team behind. But thats kinda a theme of low elos, people aren&#x27;t trying to win, they&#x27;re trying to feel better about themselves losing :X It's not like people don't statpad in higher elos too though. The difference is they actually know they're doing it and they just don't care. That's just a low elo thing though. Allowing yourself to be carried is a skill.
: stop greifing your own junglers camps early game
The jungle is so poorly balanced. Pretty sure we all knew what to expect when the nerfs came in and Riot did it anyways.
: Counterplay should extend past champ select.
Welcome to top lane. It's why you see a lot of top lane one tricks because it's easier to master one champion to the point where you know how to deal with counters effectively with off-meta builds and/or rune page setups compared to simply having proficiency with a broad range of champions and understanding that some games you're just ruined.
Uliekdat (NA)
: Remove kayn from arurf
Remove all champions from aruf.
: Ezreal and MF have the most, both have ultimate and a selection of epic skins too. Annie/Tf dont rly have that luxury
> [{quoted}](name=YoRHa 9S,realm=OCE,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=lQEMWwtq,comment-id=0007,timestamp=2019-02-01T13:00:03.966+0000) > > Ezreal and MF have the most, both have ultimate and a selection of epic skins too. Annie/Tf dont rly have that luxury Yeah I forgot to mention MF.
Ouroboro (NA)
: i think ahri deserves more skins tbh
> [{quoted}](name=Ouroboro,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=lQEMWwtq,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2019-02-01T07:06:27.266+0000) > > i think ahri deserves more skins tbh Yessssssssssss.
Rioter Comments
y0r1ck (NA)
: Clearly we needed more ahri skins!
But all the kda champions are getting prestige editions, what's wrong with this?
halla555 (NA)
: Any OG GDers remember your boy?
EyyMan (NA)
: Honest Sylas opinions
I think it's because his base stats are pretty bad early game. Besides that his ult depends on the ults available for him to steal. He's terrifying late game though, his heals are just insane.
Jamaree (NA)
: Make sure to notice the difference between and actual troll and someone who is having a bad game.
This is old as heck though. We've been dealing with this forever. Inting and making mistakes but genuinely trying are way different, it's just people are typically angry regardless of what's happening and start flaming.
: Did I do something wrong this game?
Yeah, you can't do much about it. You have to take advantage of the Sion inting. Take dragons, push other lanes, and so forth. Best thing you could do is leave Sion to somebody else, so that you can roam instead.
: Riot's need for everything to "Feel good" is their biggest design problem.
I feel like you're using the wrong examples. Think about some of our reworks. A lot of them are really fun champions to play, in fact so are a lot of the new releases. Even if you end up feeding your rear end off, they're a lot of fun. Their mechanics are smooth, whether you're playing them from the top of the skill cap or the bottom. Of course this combined with the hatred of point and click really gives us a lot of issues here.
: > [{quoted}](name=NoDiscussion,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=rf46qwRg,comment-id=0002,timestamp=2019-01-31T05:03:52.160+0000) > > For something that&#x27;s supposed to be all random, I seem to continually see the same champions repeatedly, over and over. Because ARAM accounts exist and "random" only selects from champions available to you. In other words, not truly random.
> [{quoted}](name=Busty Kunoichi,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=rf46qwRg,comment-id=00020000,timestamp=2019-01-31T05:07:13.839+0000) > > Because ARAM accounts exist and &quot;random&quot; only selects from champions available to you. > > In other words, not truly random. I know that, and it's Riot's fault for not just letting all champions be playable for the mode, but I also don't think there's that many ARAM accounts.
LmaoNeon (NA)
: Can we take a moment and appreciate ARURF?
For something that's supposed to be all random, I seem to continually see the same champions repeatedly, over and over.
: Is it ok if I 1 trick Elise?
are you copying professor elise?
GreenKnight (EUNE)
: > [{quoted}](name=NoDiscussion,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=bHf5HFgP,comment-id=00000000,timestamp=2019-01-31T02:58:08.521+0000) > > It does, but all drakes in urf are elder drakes, and therefore take much longer to take. > > Besides that, then I&#x27;m not just relying on one person, but luck and the entire team. Yeah, but URF matches end so quickly, it's not really that annoying to deal with. I get where you are coming from, but in ARURF environment, it's much easier to do than having to wait for the right time in regular games.
Yeah, I suppose. I'll try, I might just go full suicide mode in an ARURF game just for it.
GreenKnight (EUNE)
: Doesn't it work for URF too? Games are so short there, that you might just get lucky enough with a champion or composition that makes taking Drakes trivial.
It does, but all drakes in urf are elder drakes, and therefore take much longer to take. Besides that, then I'm not just relying on one person, but luck and the entire team.
Rioter Comments
Kythers (NA)
: jungler tears are delicious
Jungle coinflip meta over yet?
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