Hocker (NA)
: POLL: If You Had 10 Gemstones Right Now...
The Gemstone skins are not intended to be Legendary quality or Ultimate Quality. They're just excessively rare skins, no more, no less. They're not supposed to have VOs or whole new animation packages, especially considering you can get gemstones for nothing in the game. VOs require Riot to hire a voice actor, and new animation packages require Riot's 3D animators and modelers to basically recreate the champion from the ground up; Both of these together would be a HEAPING TON OF MONEY AND INVESTMENT from Riot that would basically go into a skin that won't show any return of that investment. So that's why gemstone skins aren't the quality of a Legendary Skin (1820 RP) or Ultimate skin (3250).
MirrowFox (EUW)
: [Gameplay] Interaction between slow resistance and 'charm'
This is not a bug, and should not be in Report a Bug. Charm is a type of CC. Slow is a different type of CC. The two are combined together in Ahri's Charm, just like Lux's Q combines Magic Damage and a Root. If you have a shield like Galio's W, that nullifies magic damage you take, it won't do anything to stop the root from taking effect. There is nothing wrong with this interaction.
: another ranged top laner with shields and dashes easily wins top lane with little mechanical skill? Shit, who wouldve guessed
I think it should be: The ADC who was designed like Vayne can ALSO abuse the top lane, like Vayne? Surprise? Also, I'm pretty damn sure this image in the topic post constitutes as porn.
: I appreciate math, but only if done right 3% of 1k are 30, so how can his Q end up with 8.55 at 2850 bonus mana? I think all your numbers X10 would hit the mark. Still, 85.5, 114 and 57 damage are not that insane for those mana numbers, especially considering that he somewhat pays in base damage for those mana scaleings Though to be fair, his Q does double damage late game thx to the E interaction, so 171 damage here, which is quite a number for a spamable spell.
: Is Sylas a rapist?
Uhm, no? That's a fucking twisted view, and no entertainment company in their right mind would go that far. It's one thing if it's like a super serious genre or emotional thriller kind of game or show or whatever. League is not that. League is not trying to be that. So therefore, I SEVERELY doubt League will ever breach into any kind storyline like that. That's a dark road that's really hard to tread down even for the best storytellers, so it would be utterly idiotic for Riot to even consider it. Reading into the cover of a comic book like that as having a super secret, uber dark meaning like "SYLAS IS A RAPIST" just shows an overall ignorance about the comic book industry. It's a very, very, common style of comic cover. Is the Scarlet Witch going to rape Hope Summers? https://i.annihil.us/u/prod/marvel/i/mg/4/90/4f74807d9748d/clean.jpg Is Mystique going to rape Wolverine? https://d1466nnw0ex81e.cloudfront.net/n_iv/600/953151.jpg Are Cyborg and Darksied going to rape Superman? https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51%2BSmQ%2Bz7EL._SX324_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg The answer to all of these is no. Because it's a stylized depiction of the two or more contrasting characters who are in this particular comic.
: > [{quoted}](name=Oleandervine,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=432aP7bw,comment-id=00010000000000000001,timestamp=2019-06-17T19:28:46.385+0000) > > I wonder if an ice tornado is a thing? I know there are sand tornadoes and water spouts... Well we've had tornados that literally threw hail and snowballs and snowballs that covered base sized hail. It got so bad the PD had to get people in the armored trucks (like doctors, state staff, etc.) and bring them to/from work. Yeah like living here they don't even really have physical damage insurance for cars because it would always have to be used.
> [{quoted}](name=OtakuBurrito,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=432aP7bw,comment-id=000100000000000000010000,timestamp=2019-06-17T19:32:30.961+0000) > > Well we've had tornados that literally threw hail and snowballs and snowballs that covered base sized hail. It got so bad the PD had to get people in the armored trucks (like doctors, state staff, etc.) and bring them to/from work. > > Yeah like living here they don't even really have physical damage insurance for cars because it would always have to be used. Well I mean, I don't know why people want to live in a state that's mostly a river and a bog to begin with, but if there were tornadoes doing that, I'd have moved LONG LONG ago.
: How many reworks until Riot realizes Ryze's mana scaling is breaking him?
Math time! Ryze's abilities use only his BONUS mana for their extra damage. Let's assume he's got 4000 and 5000 mana. At level 18, his base mana is 1150. So this means ONLY 2850 bonus mana will apply to his abilities at a total of 4000 mana and 3850 bonus mana will apply to his abilities at a total of 5000 mana. Q: 3% Bonus Mana - He gains 85.5 exta damage at 4K total mana, and 115.5 damage at 5K mana. W: 4% Bonus Mana - He gains 114 extra damage at 4K total mana, and 154 damage at 5K mana. E: 2% Bonus Mana - He gains 57 extra damage at 4K total mana, and 77 damage at 5K mana. So do tell me again how his mana scaling is breaking him? The extra damage he gets from mana scaling is bottom of the barrel. The bulk of his scaling comes from his actual AP scaling, not his mana scaling. Edit: Math was wrong, went too many decimals over. Editing for correctness.
: > [{quoted}](name=Oleandervine,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=432aP7bw,comment-id=000100000000,timestamp=2019-06-17T19:23:28.552+0000) > > Well, most tornadoes are generally spawned during large storms, so if there are fast moving storms in your region, they may be approaching your area with the potential for tornadoes in tow. Or, there could be a larger storm brewing in your region later in the day or evening that could generate tornadoes. Future storms can make tornados even when it's sunny and clear... *fucking moves to alaska*
> [{quoted}](name=OtakuBurrito,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=432aP7bw,comment-id=0001000000000000,timestamp=2019-06-17T19:25:26.066+0000) > > Future storms can make tornados even when it's sunny and clear... > > *fucking moves to alaska* I wonder if an ice tornado is a thing? I know there are sand tornadoes and water spouts...
: > [{quoted}](name=Oleandervine,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=432aP7bw,comment-id=000100000000,timestamp=2019-06-17T19:23:28.552+0000) > > Well, most tornadoes are generally spawned during large storms, so if there are fast moving storms in your region, they may be approaching your area with the potential for tornadoes in tow. Or, there could be a larger storm brewing in your region later in the day or evening that could generate tornadoes. Future storms can make tornados even when it's sunny and clear... *fucking moves to alaska*
> [{quoted}](name=OtakuBurrito,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=432aP7bw,comment-id=0001000000000000,timestamp=2019-06-17T19:25:26.066+0000) > > Future storms can make tornados even when it's sunny and clear... > > *fucking moves to alaska* I live near the mountains in Virginia, and we can have beautifully clear weather during the day, and a raging thunder storm once the sun starts to set. It's not at all outside the realm of reason that storms could arise later in the day that have enough churning to generate tornadoes.
: > [{quoted}](name=Oleandervine,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=432aP7bw,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2019-06-17T19:17:48.737+0000) > > Tornadoes occur when the temperatures in the upper atmosphere are colder than the temperatures below. That's why tornadoes and hurricanes tend to occur most during the summer time. The cool air has a tendency to sink, and warm air has a tendency to rise, so when the cooler air starts sinking, warms up, then starts rising again, you begin to get a swirl of air in a cyclical pattern in the atmosphere. If it happens long enough and fast enough, it starts churning into a violent tornado or other kind of storm. Thank you smart person. Now please explain why how did it make a funnel of clouds when literally no clouds were visible. Are tornados cloud makers?
> [{quoted}](name=OtakuBurrito,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=432aP7bw,comment-id=00010000,timestamp=2019-06-17T19:21:24.851+0000) > > Thank you smart person. Now please explain why how did it make a funnel of clouds when literally no clouds were visible. Are tornados cloud makers? Well, most tornadoes are generally spawned during large storms, so if there are fast moving storms in your region, they may be approaching your area with the potential for tornadoes in tow. Or, there could be a larger storm brewing in your region later in the day or evening that could generate tornadoes. You ARE in Mississippi after all, one of the more humid areas of the US. Humidity is generally a precursor to stormy weather, so once the heat tapers off as the sun sets, that's when the sky cools enough for the moisture to condense into stormclouds.
: It's 90° outside and we just got a f* tornado warning
Tornadoes occur when the temperatures in the upper atmosphere are colder than the temperatures below. That's why tornadoes and hurricanes tend to occur most during the summer time. The cool air has a tendency to sink, and warm air has a tendency to rise, so when the cooler air starts sinking, warms up, then starts rising again, you begin to get a swirl of air in a cyclical pattern in the atmosphere. If it happens long enough and fast enough, it starts churning into a violent tornado or other kind of storm.
zounet (EUW)
: > [{quoted}](name=Oleandervine,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=nQcamkEG,comment-id=0000000000000000000100000001,timestamp=2019-06-14T21:01:38.702+0000) > > Judge EVERYTHING that comes into the public space as a form of entertainment. If you do not, they cannot improve. > The lore and narrative team are aiming to present cohesive and world-building lore to entertain the players and enrich the game's setting. If their writers are bad, they have failed at what they were setting out to do, and the effect they were attempting to evoke in people is lost. Critiquing and judging their work, and importantly, giving them feedback on where they need to improve and what pitfalls to avoid, is imperative to helping those writers and people improve their work. If they don't improve, they'll continue to create bad or mediocre work that WILL drive people away from the lore and may possibly even lead to their own unemployment if Riot determines that their work is unsatisfactory. > So never sit there and just blindly accept things. Always question, always give people the room to improve and make their works better. we must also know how to encourage and then some people like lore when else hate it
There's such a thing as blindly following too.
: > [{quoted}](name=Oleandervine,realm=NA,application-id=9hBQwnEU,discussion-id=TmkjbEr5,comment-id=000100000000,timestamp=2019-06-14T21:25:22.596+0000) > > Because if someone you like does hilarious commentary on game footage, you'd be more inclined to watch them. I personally CANNOT STAND the sports casters and all that testosterone fueled bro-play that Riot does with their official coverage, so if someone I like does their own coverage, I'd watch them over anything Riot produces. Well, yeah, but we decided that this was not an issue at all. I meant just re-uploading the VOD entire to youtube.
Who decided that? I don't see anywhere where the OP or even yourself have made the distinction of saying that people are ripping Riot's produced coverage of their pro games. The OP only says that people are recording pro games and showing them on youtube. I can record pro games too straight from the client. If I then do my own coverage and bring in my own people, etc.
: > [{quoted}](name=Oleandervine,realm=NA,application-id=9hBQwnEU,discussion-id=TmkjbEr5,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2019-06-14T19:26:36.564+0000) > > If they're just recording the games, that's no different than anyone else. How they edit them and all that is up to them, they can add whatever commentary they want, etc. > > If they're verbatim recording and uploading and replaying Riot's coverage of the eSports, then they're in actual hot water, because Riot has rights to their own productions. But how much rights? Is it different from any other production that also gets shot up to youtube? Anyway, youtube policy seems to be to pull stuff if the original producers of the content complain about it. Why would anybody watch it on youtube, if they could just watch it on Riot own site? Everything is there, VOD, and interruption-free.
Because if someone you like does hilarious commentary on game footage, you'd be more inclined to watch them. I personally CANNOT STAND the sports casters and all that testosterone fueled bro-play that Riot does with their official coverage, so if someone I like does their own coverage, I'd watch them over anything Riot produces.
: Just throwing random opinions out then. I like that the Darkin are Shuriman now. I never really cared for Runeterra’s galactic pretenses. And ultimately I think making darkin’s existence a metaphor for PTSD and the corruption of power is far, far more interesting than evil demons from space. Aatrox is at his best when he’s philosophizing and contemplative. Agonizing over his lot in life and how he has fallen. Sure it’s juvenile “woe is me” philosophizing but it works He is at his worst when he is screaming at stupid things. Unfortunately there is more screaming than there is contemplating in his quotes. I wish they would have restrained that part of him to just being when talking to Zoe and Pantheon where it feels earned. Rhaast and Kayne have never interested me. I don’t have anything to say about them. Varus, I am conflicted about. On the one hand two lovers fighting off possession is unique. And that cinematic they made for him was breathtaking. But I’m am not certain it was worth losing original Varus over as I feel that character has plenty of places to go in the lore. Sure they tried to bring aspects of that back in the backstory of the Darkin side of Varus but it is not the same and no longer the focus of the champions’s story. I really think Riot shot themselves in the foot with this one. Especially since the in game character has not changed, resulting in weird out of character dialogue and animations. It’s a pity. Because the new Varus would have made an excellent addition to the Darkin by itself.
Runeterra's galactic pretenses like basically ALL of the Aspects of Targon, the Celetials like Bard and Soraka, and the interstellar space dragon like Aurelion Sol? You mean those? The same Aspects and Targonian Celestials that gave Shurima the power to make their own "Aspects" in the form of the Ascended, who then became the Darkin? Because Riot didn't innovate anything with the Aatrox era retcon of the Darkin. They basically just regurgitated the Aspects of Targon through the lens of the Shurima Ascended and called it day. They have overused the ever loving hell out of the "cosmic entity granting power to humanity" trope, and making the Darkin just angry Ascended was nothing more than redundancy in that department. The Darkin as an otherworldly, ancient race set on conquering Runterra was actually interesting, and it didn't make the world so insular and closed off. It gave them a setting for a new kind of villain that wasn't the mindless undead of the Shadow Isles or the chaotic Void that they've been so keen on linking every godforsaken civilization to in some way. They were mysterious and intriguing, and if they had actually developed them as enemies of the world, they could have been spectacular, even if their homeworld had been shut off from Runeterra - the matter was that it was still there, and the desire of opening a pathway to it could have given the remaining Darkin some overarching goal to work towards, instead of just being blindly angry weapons that are pissed because their bodies are gone. Aatrox as a bitchy, whiny former Ascended who's nihilistic, suicidal, and wants to destroy the world just because he was trapped in a sword is just plain and dull. Aatrox as an ANGRY, trapped ancient being of another race cut off from his homeworld with the rest of his kin killed by the inhabitants of this world who wants to take out this world in a cataclysm of vengeance makes a much more interesting and slightly deeper character. Furthermore, it gives Aatrox slightly more of a reason to have a begrudging need to work with his remaining kin, as opposed to the Shuriman Darkin who hated and wanted to murder each other and as such would have no need to want to work to help free one another as that would then interfere with their plans of conquest. Furthermore, explaining blood magic and other ancient arcane arts that no one else in the world has learned since those days as coming from a foreign, otherworldly civilization is LEAPS AND BOUNDS more interesting than just saying that "Darkin learned blood magic on their own and gave themselves plastic surgery with it, but no one else uses it anymore but Vlad." So no, it's more of a pity that Riot had to make the lore more circular and closed off to possibility. They made the world smaller, and reused the same tropes they'd already used ad nauseum. They made the Darkin LESS interesting as a "race," and completely sullied and diluted the importance and gravity of what it meant to even become an Ascended in the first place.
zounet (EUW)
: > [{quoted}](name=Camille Ferrøs,realm=EUNE,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=nQcamkEG,comment-id=00000000000000000001,timestamp=2019-06-14T19:03:03.504+0000) > > What always intrigued me about the league lore and what essentially got me into the lore is the mystery behind some characters and the wide world they all together formed. But recently its all going the other way around. > > First. Did we really need to know everything about the ancient spooky race known as Darkin? No, it destroys the whole point behind it. Mystery is what made Aatrox and the race interesting. Not a deep emotional relatability or connection... But no now they are just misunderstood and angry at the whole world, oh poor Aatrox. Literally the exact opposite of what was previously established and interesting. > > (And This is a whole problem on its own some of the writers just don't give a single fuck about what was previously written and what held the fans to the champions lore. They just go on with their own imaginations and ideas...The irony of the 2014 post "just removing the summoners.") do not judge writers! is it you who have written this? it's not nice to criticize all their work so badly. If you are not happy with this lore, do not read it. If you were a musician, would you like journalists everywhere to say that your music is really bad? No? So do not be like these journalists I understand you dont agree with everything, but ask them first why they did it
Judge EVERYTHING that comes into the public space as a form of entertainment. If you do not, they cannot improve. The lore and narrative team are aiming to present cohesive and world-building lore to entertain the players and enrich the game's setting. If their writers are bad, they have failed at what they were setting out to do, and the effect they were attempting to evoke in people is lost. Critiquing and judging their work, and importantly, giving them feedback on where they need to improve and what pitfalls to avoid, is imperative to helping those writers and people improve their work. If they don't improve, they'll continue to create bad or mediocre work that WILL drive people away from the lore and may possibly even lead to their own unemployment if Riot determines that their work is unsatisfactory. So never sit there and just blindly accept things. Always question, always give people the room to improve and make their works better.
: I mean, you can get auto-banned for bad mouthing in game, but the pro players do much worse publicly and are endorsed wholeheartedly by Riot. Do you think they even care about their own game at this point?
> [{quoted}](name=A Rabid Dog,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=gu2MBsH4,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2019-06-13T16:49:54.224+0000) > > I mean, you can get auto-banned for bad mouthing in game, but the pro players do much worse publicly and are endorsed wholeheartedly by Riot. Do you think they even care about their own game at this point? Riot polices what happens in their game, because they own the game and the space that people use in it. They DON'T own Twitch, Youtube, or whatever steaming service people would choose to use to film themselves live playing the game. Riot CANNOT and SHOULD NOT police other platforms, because that's totalitarian and fascist.
: Galactic Nocturne
It could be cool to make a Dark Star Nocturne - he just needs a VGU first to modernize his kit and animations.
: Legalities of Recording Pro Games
If they're just recording the games, that's no different than anyone else. How they edit them and all that is up to them, they can add whatever commentary they want, etc. If they're verbatim recording and uploading and replaying Riot's coverage of the eSports, then they're in actual hot water, because Riot has rights to their own productions.
zounet (EUW)
: > [{quoted}](name=Oleandervine,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=nQcamkEG,comment-id=000000000000000000000000,timestamp=2019-06-14T19:11:06.125+0000) > > No, it's not. Their line of logic after Azir died was this: > > I no longer have an emperor to serve. > But wait, I'm a god. > So yeah, let me take over everything. > > Except they all thought this, and began subjugating and enslaving humans. So if they're godlike beings who are simple humans with petty emotions, why did they not come to this conclusion PRIOR to his death? If they were enslaving humans anyway, why did someone like Azir stop them? It's not coherent AT ALL, because it makes no logical sense why gods would listen to a human, then suddenly remember they're gods and start enslaving them after that one human died. "you can't make a donkey drink that is not thirsty" so i cant explain this to you
It's the weakest argument ever to expect us to believe that an arrogant prick of an emperor like Azir was somehow satisfying and preventing the Darkin from becoming power-hungry. I don't buy it for a single second.
: Toxic player: Your mum gay. Me: Then how do I have a father? them:
Tåliyah (NA)
: honestly as a sona main all she does is fly and has like only 5 animation lol
Sona desperately needs a VU. They "technically" updated her model's exterior like they did with MF, Fiora, Shen, Singed, and Maokai, but they didn't touch their animations, which makes them still look shitty because they move the same way they used to.
: > [{quoted}](name=fcuk fear,realm=EUNE,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=GXP4NtYd,comment-id=00000000,timestamp=2018-08-24T22:34:46.241+0000) > > It would be cool if they made spirit guard his classic skin They would need to create a new skin in place of Spirit Guard, and provide a compensation for everyone who purchased Spirit Guard Udyr (and possibly refund some people as this skin would probably be different). This is not happening, however. Riot shouldn't have created this skin to begin with, they missed a great opportunity to make this skin his new visual, and now due to this skin, it will be difficult to make a visual update that do not overlap with Spirit Guard Udyr.
You're thinking too narrow mindedly. They COULD make his base skin very much like Spirit Guard, and remake Spirit Guard to be something wholly unique and new. As it sits now, it's not unique. It's just a VGU you had to pay for. There's literally nothing interesting about it outside of how it's just a verbatim upgrade of his base skin.
: I don't really like the fact that they are connected with Shurima and the Ascendants. I prefered when they were a thing of their own. I like when champions have connections but too many connections make the world eel small.
Exactly this. It closes off too many possibilities and unknowns when we know too much or have too much stuff interconnected.
zounet (EUW)
: > [{quoted}](name=Oleandervine,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=nQcamkEG,comment-id=0000000000000000,timestamp=2019-06-14T18:47:29.961+0000) > > Yeah, none of it really made sense, and it just made the world more circular and closed off too many potentials, while overusing already overused ideas. > > Like really? The godlike Ascended starting fighting for power AFTER the death of Azir, the "spineless" human emperor of Shurima? Like if their egos were inflated to the point where they went ballistic after his death, why did a human, who wasn't ascended at the time, prevent them from usurping the throne and trying to take it from him long before that? because they already had everything they wanted: they were seen as gods before the fall of shurima!they were more than just emperors they are humans spirit, it is normal that without empire to defend and without people who adore you ,you find another objective (and the void is not in that for nothing) It's very coherent
No, it's not. Their line of logic after Azir died was this: I no longer have an emperor to serve. But wait, I'm a god. So yeah, let me take over everything. Except they all thought this, and began subjugating and enslaving humans. So if they're godlike beings who are simple humans with petty emotions, why did they not come to this conclusion PRIOR to his death? If they were enslaving humans anyway, why did someone like Azir stop them? It's not coherent AT ALL, because it makes no logical sense why gods would listen to a human, then suddenly remember they're gods and start enslaving them after that one human died.
zounet (EUW)
: > [{quoted}](name=Oleandervine,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=nQcamkEG,comment-id=000000020000,timestamp=2019-06-14T18:43:00.057+0000) > > Darkin as angry Ascended is not more coherent or interesting. It makes the story circular, it overuses the hell out of the Targon-empowering-humanity trope, and it removed one of the more interesting potential villainous avenues that could have been developed. it's just your opinion I think this is more interesting because it offers a real place for darkins in runeterra, instead of creating a new world of aliens. and this is more coherent with their horned designs, like animals(and ascended) I am really sorry that this lore uptade you disappointed, but ,me,I am very satisfied. and the aliens are already the aspects. It's largely enough
And this is where you're falling prey to bad story telling. Not all things need to be concise, perfectly explained, and fit like a puzzle piece into the world. There were ALREADY the Ascended and the Aspects of Targon who fulfilled the "godlike" being role. There were ALREADY corrupted or insane versions of these entities in Renekton and Xerath. The logic behind adding the Darkin into this lineup was just absurd, and it over complicated and convoluted a great deal of the lore around Shurima and Targon, and expects us to believe a lot of weird things - like WHY the Ascended, who up until that lore, had been professed to be the most devout, purest individuals who gave up themselves for the betterment of others, would suddenly be comprised of all of these individuals who were petty as fuck and ready to wring each other's necks and enslave humans and be basically just regular humans (regardless of achievements or traits) who just got godlike powers. It took away pretty much everything that made the Ascended legendary and mythical, and just turned them into bickering schoolchildren. It diluted what made them special, it took away the importance of Azir's story in that he didn't have the purest of intentions when he decided he wanted to become Ascended. If any moron could Ascend regardless of their intentions, what became of the gravity and danger of Azir's rashness to do it on a whim? It took everything that made the Ascended important and interesting beings of awe-inspiring power and threw it away. So no, the Darkin aren't more coherent, and their place in Runeterra was forced like trying to shove a banana in a door lock. All it did was convolute things and make the Ascended more mundane and less special, and crammed them into an area that was already overflowing with redundant god beings. At least if they were the otherworldly ancient race, they could have been a threat to the world as a whole, and it would have become a helluva lot more understandable why someone like Aatrox would be bitter, angry, nihilistic, and suicidal after having been trapped for so long. If they had let them remain an otherworldly ancient race, there was SO MUCH MORE potential in the story for another non-Void, non-undead villain that would have actually been a great rallying call to bring the regions together. And also, no, their "horned designs" don't make sense as the Ascended, because none of their horned designs mimic animal horns. They mimic demon horns and demons in general.
Gall (NA)
: Any news on when Yeron is going to be released??
: Even if they a god-like ancient race nothing to do with shurima. I would have liked it I assume. The thing that really left a poor taste in my mouth is that they didn't even try to explain or give reasons to why the glorious holy ascendants went from that to mad killers that want to destroy and kill literally everything . And the whole red demon look, lol, "they created their own flesh", why? Because we want them as shurimans don't ask questions. is literally what they did...
Yeah, none of it really made sense, and it just made the world more circular and closed off too many potentials, while overusing already overused ideas. Like really? The godlike Ascended starting fighting for power AFTER the death of Azir, the "spineless" human emperor of Shurima? Like if their egos were inflated to the point where they went ballistic after his death, why did a human, who wasn't ascended at the time, prevent them from usurping the throne and trying to conquer Shurima long before that?
zounet (EUW)
: > [{quoted}](name=Camille Ferrøs,realm=EUNE,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=nQcamkEG,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2019-06-14T18:24:56.248+0000) > > After a whole year, I'm ok about them being just Shuriman ascendants, since I lost all interest in them. I much preferred them as some separate ancient race rather than some ascendants with dumb reasonings to go mad and red, lol. > I'm okay with Varus and Rhaast but I absolutely despise Aatrox. He is just a joke. Aatrox is great! his model is cooler and he has a much more interesting personality now moreover, the fact that darkins are ascended is more coherent and interresting, but it's just my opinion
Darkin as angry Ascended is not more coherent or interesting. It makes the story circular, it overuses the hell out of the Targon-empowering-humanity trope, and it removed one of the more interesting potential villainous avenues that could have been developed.
: After a whole year, I'm ok about them being just Shuriman ascendants, since I lost all interest in them. I much preferred them as some separate ancient race rather than some ascendants with dumb reasonings to go mad and red, lol. I'm okay with Varus and Rhaast but I absolutely despise Aatrox. He is just a joke.
Same, I think that them being otherworldly beings shut out of their homeworld after the war made for much better story telling than them being arrogant god-dicks who got drunk with power.
: > [{quoted}](name=Oleandervine,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=8Asp7wdB,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2019-06-14T14:48:50.070+0000) > > I noticed this too on Yuumi, and it looks kinda awful. Yeah I don't like to say just because it's new it's bad, but this is just bad; aside a few exceptions I don't think this improves the look of things, since most splash art and the game itself is quite vibrant.
It doesn't help, because a few before had been overly brightened and saturated, so going the complete opposite direction didn't even make sense.
: When your "shitpost" involves racism, homophobia, insults, "purging" employees you dislike, a song titled "Death to Israel," and anti-gay political comments by controversial political figures, you will get banned, yes. You were banned for all of the above, rather than for "shitposting." We can look into the removal history of an account, so the "I'm not going to admit what my removed content actually was" game doesn't fly here.
You need to add this to your post. https://i.imgur.com/TAyADKY.png
: What's up with these shadows around portraits?
I noticed this too on Yuumi, and it looks kinda awful.
: ¿VGU to Vladimir?
Vladimir is on their radar. However, Reav3 has a massive love for Vladimir, and has stated he doesn't want to VGU him until he can be absolutely certain they do it properly and to the scale he thinks should be right.
: New Qiyana ward idea
That would be a variation of Elementalist Lux's ward though.
: I'm thinking more of a sealed Vault with magical stasis putting the body in a coma while sustaining for the 1300 years between the Ruination and Current Day. Thresh doesn't have to torture people down in his vaults anymore, because he can roam the whole island now. The whole thing is his playground so I don't see why he would stay in the dingy Vaults where he doesn't have to hide anymore. Not only that but even if he were to enter one of the Vaults (which are sealed tightly to prevent any of The Black Mist from getting in) Then what pleasure would he gain from tormenting someone who is incapacitated. Can't beg for it to stop, show pain, they would just die blissfully in their sleep. I doubt Thresh would be very interested int hem
If there was someone asleep in the Vaults, which he was the guardian of when he lived, so he'd likely be aware of their existence, you are correct in that he'd get no pleasure from torturing them if they're asleep. So to fix that, he'd simply wake them up to the horrors of what's happened to the Isles and his own grisly visage, and _then_ proceed to torture them to death.
: Riot always had the tendency to widen the lore and the universe without ever bothering making releases that would make anything new to the lore deeper. This happened to Aurelion and his "siblings", the darkins and/or the ascendeds, Icathia, anything related to the void, Vastayans, etc. I would've also added Targon but Zoe's release isn't THAT far away and Pantheon is getting a rework "soon" (aka in several months or years considering Riot's development tempo). Whenever something "new" appears in the lore, it either gets ignored for very extended periods (consider that Volibear wouldn't've get a confirmed rework if the community didn't vote for him, so his new "lore" would've been something incoherent with whats in the game, and this probably forever) OR they erase/rework existing lore to make up for it (Varus getting added to the darkin as a lore bandaid, several champions getting changed into "vastayans" so Riot wouldn't have to make new content related to them, in a "good enough" kind of action. It almost took YEARS to get Neeko as a new vastayan). Hell, Sylas' release was entirely made from a new panel of demacian lore that was teased from a new lore chapter. Riot literally expanded the Demacia vs mage situation just to release a new champion, and will probably NEVER EVER expand it ever again or even make it progress in the next years. So, why would Riot NOT release a new Ixtal champion so soon? Simply because it goes against anything they ever did considering their content releasing behavior. I'm not thinking it's impossible, it's just very highly unprobable, but I'll enjoy it if it does happen, even if I would've prefer they expand factions/storylines that have been cut short a while ago, like the Darkins, the void and non-targonian cosmic entities like Aurelion Sol
Riot has NOT shown a tendency to stagger out lore in wide gap, if the massive Ionia dump last year from Irelia to Akali was any indication. We got a LOT of Ionia lore in a relatively close gap of time, with things like the Riven/Yasuo story in between. Then there was the entire year before that gave a lot of Piltover/Zaun lore with Camille launch at the end of 2016, Warwick's VGU in early 2017, and Urgot following in July of that year. There was a constant influx of lore and champions for that region. And previous to that, there was the VGU of Taric that was followed fairly closely by Aurelion Sol's release. So the assessment is quite far from the truth in that Riot does have a strong tendency to lump similar champions/vgus together for larger deposits of lore for a specific region. Also, Aurelion Sol's siblings are other star dragons, not the Darkin. And I don't get your point about Neeko. The previous Vastayans were Rakan and Xayah (also Ionian, I might add), released in 2017. That was only a two year gap between them an Neeko, which is relatively short considering it takes a whopping 6 months or so to produce new champions/VGUs. As for the Sylas thing - are you under a rock? Riot is CURRENTLY expanding the mage thing NOW through the Lux/Sylas comics. As I've mentioned elsewhere, there is no precedence in this specific situation because Riot has NOT released a brand new civilization before. It's new, it has no lore, no iconic champions outside of Qiyana, and given Riot's past with dumping large chunks of related lore and champions in fairly rapid succession, it's a pretty strong case that after the new marksman will be from Ixtal. It's not even coming immediately after Qiyana either, there's still Pantheon's VGU interrupting them, so it'll be just like the previous years where there have been large lore dumps.
: I disagree with you. I think its scummy. Thats all there really is to it.
Disagree all you want, but as a company, they have a right to protect their intellectual property and defend themselves from lawsuits. A lot of artists and programmers and all kinds of other people invested their daily lives into producing this content for Riot and the gaming community, so to blow off their work and call Riot "scummy" because you can't actually own it is just being ignorant of how things work.
Ludicol0 (NA)
: reworks
I was playing back when Sion was announced, and you ARE VERY WRONG. They had a whole page that teased his resurrection at the hands of Vladimir and the Black Rose, long before his VGU launched.
: > [{quoted}](name=Oleandervine,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=ntyTAv0z,comment-id=00060000,timestamp=2019-06-13T18:54:19.745+0000) > > The Blessed Isles don't exist anymore. Only the Shadow Isles. So unless this champion is Zilean 2.0, there's no way someone alive at this time, other than Yorick, hails from the Blessed Isles. But like magic bro anything is possible just gotta use your imagination. They could someone in stasis down in these Vaults. https://lolstatic-a.akamaihd.net/frontpage/apps/prod/universe-map/en_US/a915c47a00ce41fe6cc1487b4c135b0a1cf31e41/assets/images/shadow_architecture_05.jpg Gives me a bit of a Fallout vibe with the Ruination being nuclear annihilation and the Blessed Isles Vaults being well... Vault-Tec Vaults. Something happens the Vault comes back to life, Champion leaves to see the desolation and tries to plan a way to escape the isles. Maybe give Yorick some love in the story by having him help out. Who knows?
Those same vaults that Thresh was the warden of, who became an undead wraith when the Black Mists came? That vault? Because I don't think anyone is alive on the Shadow Isles who isn't Yorick (iffy) or Maokai. Even if someone DID evade the Mists by hiding or being trapped in the vaults, Thresh would have found them and tortured them to death.
Ilovemobas (EUNE)
: These Pyke balance changes are awful - here is how to save support pyke AND butcher solo lane pyke
Even as a support, Pyke needed a massive hit to his healing. Not even enchanters can nullify poke as hard as he can.
: Isn’t the region technically the Kumungu area? Just a different name? I personally wouldn’t call it a new area.
Kumungu is a jungle, not an entire secret civilization of elementalists.
: > [{quoted}](name=Iron Four Veigar,realm=EUW,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=1q9nNFhW,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2019-06-13T18:47:23.001+0000) > > LPP chroma, only available via codes. oh ffs... how do i get those lol? who i gotta blow? jkjk but daaaamn thats messed up >.>
They distribute them to Youtubers, Twitchers, and other social media people. It's frankly a pain in the ass if you wanted the green ones. Thankfully, the previous 6 month's social media chromas launched before the last Emporium will be in the next Essence Emporium for 10K BE apiece. This mid season one had the Program LeBlanc, Infernal Amumu, and the Winter Wonder Neeko ones, all from the tail end of 2018. So the end of season emporium this year will have everything from January 2019-May 2019. That means that the Battle Academia, Dark Star, and whatever else comes the latter half of the year will be in next year's mid season Emporium.
EdgeLady (NA)
: I'm still thinking that it's a Blessed Isles champion; the intersecting circles with the squares are closer to them than to Ixtal. But Ixtal influenced the Blessed Isles architecture, so the resemblance is no coincidence.
The Blessed Isles don't exist anymore. Only the Shadow Isles. So unless this champion is Zilean 2.0, there's no way someone alive at this time, other than Yorick, hails from the Blessed Isles.
: Historically new releases aren’t tied to the same region unless they come in pairs. Starving for attention seems like an exaggeration when the place has just been revealed. Qiyana isn’t even out with her color story. There could be a larger story with the other champions.
Yeah, except to my understanding, Riot has never just introduced a new region entirely before. Demacia, Targon, Freljord, Bandle, Shurima, Noxus, Ionia, Bilgewater, and Shadow Isles were all in existence from the start (even if their names weren't solidified), so they had much more capability to place champions where they needed them. This is a new frontier for Riot, and for the game, so while historically, new releases aren't tied to a region unless they come in pair, there is no history or precedence of Riot releasing a completely new region into the game before.
: Who said anything about being racist? The issue is being banned for chat and banter, not being banned for inting games or trolling because your champion got banned. Chat should not be an issue you can get banned for period. Obviously if you're threatening someone or maybe even slurs, but talking shit on a VIDEO GAME is half the fun. NA is just full of panzies who report when they don't like what they hear. You can also disable chat altogether or mute anyone who is flaming. I've seen some crazy shit said on EU servers but theyre not little pussies so bans generally dont come from chat.
There's a big difference between talking shit and being a hostile ass who's flaming people. Telling your opponent "I'm gonna wipe the floor with your ass" is banter, but telling your ally "If you fucking steal my creep again you little shit I'm going to run it down mid so your bitch ass can learn to respect me" is flaming. The banter is understood to be basic shit talking that's relatively harmless, but the flaming is not, and will get you penalized. Actions have consequences. That's what people have a tough time understanding. Obviously, behave and you won't get punished. It's a basic, elementary school concept that so so many players have the utmost difficult sticking to.
: Do you think Pyke's 80 percent heal is a bit much?
I've been saying it's excessive since his launch. If they're going to keep the heal so high, the gray health needs to have a time limit to it.
: Yeah. This is a VERY scummy business practice among video game devs.
No it isn't. It's to prevent countless numbers of people trying to lodge lawsuits against them for a myriad of stupid reasons because the player doesn't actually own the content. It also gives the company a tighter grip on their IP and copyright.
: The most surprising thing about this is that people still use Tumblr
Lol yeah, after they lost 30% of their userbase after banning NSFW stuff, I'm surprised it's not bankrupt.
EdgeLady (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=Oleandervine,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=TY6OIR6w,comment-id=00020000,timestamp=2019-06-13T15:55:23.106+0000) > > Like Ryze Graybeard? > https://ddragon.leagueoflegends.com/cdn/img/champion/splash/Ryze_9.jpg > > Wizard isn't a good counterpart for Bewitching. Wizards don't sell Halloween like witches do. Plus, Ryze already has Zombie and Pirate, both Halloween skins. *White*beard. It's very important that his beard is white. It makes him totally different from his canon counterpart. But yeah, like Ryze Whitebeard. Maybe since Zilean's actual beard is white he can be Zilean Blackbeard? {{sticker:poppy-wink}}
My bad, I'll edit. I still think wizards as Halloween skins isn't going to really convey Halloween.
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