Bârd (NA)
: We live in a world where Aatrox, Urgot, Sion, and Heimerdinger are top tier picks at worlds.
Every one of those champions has gone under massive changes so it’s not exactly surprising. Heimer is the only one which is not unidentifiable from his previous version.
: Pleasse Riot for the love of god and all that holy do those Ranked changes
Things I’ve noticed people, generally anyway, are absolutely ADAMANT about REFUSING to learn: 1) What specialty items do and when to buy them (any Grievous Wounds item against healing is the biggest offender by far). 2) How wave management works, including other minion attributes such as passive stat changes when any specific lane has more of less turrets than the enemy, and that taking ALL inhibitors means double super minions for every lane. 3) How to not blatantly and obviously give away their teammate’s position, whether it’s a gank, sneaking an objective, etc. 4) Taxing or otherwise hoarding gold without DOING anything beneficial in return starves your teammates, yet they still complain that even though THEY are the reason you’re not useful in a fight, it’s a never-ending stream of “report X”. This includes when there is no pressing need to wave clear but they still do it at full build and steal everything from a struggling teammate who was already there beforehand trying to salvage some gold. 5) When running from a fight gone bad or simply being caught out, do NOT run to teammates who literally cannot turn things around for you, particularly if they are doing a buff camp/dragon/rift herald/baron. Seriously stop giving the enemy free shit!
saltran (EUW)
: DarkHarvest is being nerfed and Graves is getting on compensation another nerf so you are safe. It's not that hard, just look at Surrender at 20 and you can see the PBE cycle.
> [{quoted}](name=saltran,realm=EUW,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=3JAgxTXr,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2018-10-09T05:59:29.564+0000) > > DarkHarvest is being nerfed and Graves is getting on compensation another nerf so you are safe. > > It's not that hard, just look at Surrender at 20 and you can see the PBE cycle. I know it’s a staple resource for vetted players but the fact we have to rely on a third-party website for information of this nature is pretty annoying. Heck, virtually EVERY game I have an interest in takes this approach. Gets mighty old real dang fast.
warlordekko (EUNE)
: tbh i like league not bcs of its gameplay anymore,
I’d read all the lore and character stuff but...frankly? I get confused too easily and I become frustrated so I just save myself the headache.
: You can disagree with me and downvote me all you want. I’m calling it as it is. Riot will never just mass-purge every individual you happen not to like. This is a company, it’s intention is to make money. And banning your customers is generally a very poor strategy. Like, really, banning and restricting players who are... having fun? There would be literally no player base if riot banned everyone who wanted to play a new champion once in a while. So it’s not going to happen. If it causes you this much distress I advise you to take a nap or focus on things that do make your life happier.
> [{quoted}](name=sneakydoug,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=oYvXL8lh,comment-id=0003,timestamp=2018-10-07T03:58:32.113+0000) > > You can disagree with me and downvote me all you want. I’m calling it as it is. Riot will never just mass-purge every individual you happen not to like. This is a company, it’s intention is to make money. And banning your customers is generally a very poor strategy. > Like, really, banning and restricting players who are... having fun? > There would be literally no player base if riot banned everyone who wanted to play a new champion once in a while. So it’s not going to happen. If it causes you this much distress I advise you to take a nap or focus on things that do make your life happier. Ranked games are for serious players as it is LITERALLY the most competitive part of the game. If they wanted to just screw around, they have, again, LITERALLY, every other game mode for that.
: No all they have to do is undo that stupid ult buff they gave him this season.
> [{quoted}](name=GayFluffyUnicorn,realm=EUW,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=AmAWRVbb,comment-id=000b0000,timestamp=2018-10-04T02:12:27.311+0000) > > No all they have to do is undo that stupid ult buff they gave him this season. I don’t mean just THIS Worlds. I meant Worlds, period.
: Meddler On Worlds 2018 - ''No champions should be 100% pick/ban, or very close to it''
I understand the outrage at pretty much every champ BUT Alistar. He’s been one of, if not THE, best support picks pretty much forever. They’re going to have to fully rework him if they want to avoid seeing him at Worlds. Personally, I hated the mini-rework but since he’s pretty much the same champion, regardless, I’d hate to see him be worked over again.
: WOW Rito did you just stealth NERF Worlds 2018 Pass token grind?
See, it was bad enough to pay for the CHANCE to get rewards, gambling on people actually all being on the same page since organizing schedules and having “friends” group is a pretty big crapshoot for me and everyone I’ve even vaguely talked to about the game. This, though? Riot had the ethical responsibility to publicly announce the change and they opted simply not to be bothered. I am soooooooo glad I refuse to purchase event passes as I am continually proven right that it’s not worth the hassle. Thanks for helping me keep my wallet closed!
Auzyris (EUW)
: I am a Katarina main since beta and I would like to adress her issues
I have never played her; always seemed to appear like a “I have too slow of reflexes to be halfway-competent” champion. That said, I would be at least curious as to how a rework could happen. Perhaps enough to give her a whirl?
: Can't we have a circus themed skinline with The Magnificent TF as its head?
Torch-juggler Olaf. I know Draven would be a better fit thematically but I just want another Olaf skin.
: How often does off-meta get reported? - Results from my last 90 days
With jungle Malz, as it’s been so long since I’ve done so, is AD for bug scaling still a thing? I remember black cleaver after smite item was the practice but I don’t know how Malz stuff works over the past 2+ years or so.
: Items That Actually Need Reworks
{{item:3110}} because it has so little impact even when specifically used in the niche situations it is intended for. Armor value comparable to other tank items, no health, excessive cooldown like a ridiculously large amount of items these days, and an aura that hardly does anything at all. Keep armor (MAYBE take 10 or 20 off at the maximum), add 150 health, remove cooldown altogether, and strengthen the aura value. Mana...eh, probably leave that alone? Depends how much aura is buffed, I guess.
: Sick of feeling handicapped as mana mid vs. non-mana mids
I know it depends on how good (or bad/confused/unfamiliar-with-the-matchup) your opponent is but mid Olaf ({{item:2033}} start) typically wins lane for me or at LEAST breaks even. Azir, Heimerdinger, and sometimes Talon are the only regrets I seem to have. Zed is mostly evened out with due to Q spam/waveclear and building tank means the end-game he’s not a threat mid to late-game and Yasuo I dunk on due to W trades. Mana champs who are mages, though? Yeah, I agree that there’s hardly any fair comparison.
: Having a Nautilus in team doesn't mean he HAS to start with Q because u wanna invade
Same would happen to me for Udyr top and bear stance. Umm...no. I enjoy being able to actually CS, thanks.
: Someone on moderation needs to clarify something.
We live in a time of suppressed culture. As we’ve gained more technology and the dedicated manpower to enforce prudish ideaology using that technology, I dare say we’ve devolved. I’m not saying everything was perfect when life expectancy was roughly halved and the rights of the people were not even remotely as established as today but we’ve been, effectively, denied the natural truths of humanity in favour of catering to, again, a prudish identity. (Oh noes! Cleavage is the epitome of Satanic worship! Repent, sick pigs, lest we stone you and your kin for your unforgivable sinning!)
: Can thresh mains confirm?
I find clicking the lantern to be an immeasurable waste of time (as even a second or two can be critical) when the enemy crowds the damn thing, rendering it impossible to actually use it due to hit box overlap.
: it works well in games like HOTS where there is a general chat that you can go out and look for other peoepl to join you but in a game like LOL where you are limited to your friends list its really REALLY stupid to have made things like "all yasuo" ... you beg pees and "sorry man im i need ziggs to finish my quest" time and again... like what were they thinking? Either come out with a general chat to organise stuff like this or don't put it out like this!
> [{quoted}](name=bobyboucher,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=nVMzsOgs,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2018-09-17T17:07:20.271+0000) > > it works well in games like HOTS where there is a general chat that you can go out and look for other peoepl to join you but in a game like LOL where you are limited to your friends list its really REALLY stupid to have made things like "all yasuo" ... you beg pees and "sorry man im i need ziggs to finish my quest" time and again... like what were they thinking? Either come out with a general chat to organise stuff like this or don't put it out like this! There USED to be in-client chat lobbies once upon a time, then they removed them. I can’t quite remember, though; was it prior to the new client the functionality was removed or was it like the *ease* of spectating high elo games and Riot couldn’t be bothered?
Death Rex (EUW)
: PSA: If you smurf be respectful
My only problem with people across the whole spectrum, smurf or not, is when they INSIST on not waiting a few measly seconds for teammates to get into position as they return from base or setting up a flank or roaming to assist. Wasting your team’s time by engaging ASAP just because YOU are ready when no one else is and losing on kills or objectives as a result of knee-jerk actions tilts the ever-loving shit out of me.
: Zed is way too over played, can we all finally admit it is because he is very easy to play?
I find Zed difficult to play as because I consider being able to effectively use his shadow nonsense important and I just truly loathe the combo-centric nature of his kit. I can’t use him because I feel it to rely on lightning reflexes which I simply don’t possess. I’m probably overthinking everything but I cannot play Zed, Yasuo, Zoe, Nidalee, Elise, and a number of other champions that rely on being what I’m going to oversimplify as “fancy”. Probably half the reason I can’t carry games because the champions I DO play are too simple or predictable that rarely (if ever) manage to cheese the heck out of people.
Rioter Comments
: So I was playing Olaf jungle and I wasn't doing too well
Caught between laughing happily for the play on words and laugh-crying on the inside because Olaf can’t really keep up these days unless fed and STILL struggles.... If I play him jungle, I make it a point to kill all blast plants if I don’t have TOTAL vision control because not being able to follow or escape when ulted feels AWFUL.
: Today I laned against a Maokai
As much as I wholeheartedly agree with this notion, the back of my mind is cussing out Riot for taking out the initial impact damage for throwing seedlings out. He’d have SO MUCH easier time CSing if they didn’t remove that. Nerf the explosion damage on champions or the slow if they catch up to them, something, anything. But give that small radius impact damage back so Maokai players can actually manage their waves when they are in a grossly horrible match-up. Even if you nerf his punch or dive; that’d be okay.
Malak (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=Child of the Pit,realm=EUW,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=IAFo2EaV,comment-id=000200010000,timestamp=2018-08-23T22:41:16.555+0000) > > Bad food can seem very appealing when you lived from bread your whole life long. feel free to diss jinx and her fans (justified) but I love bread :(
> [{quoted}](name=Malak,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=IAFo2EaV,comment-id=0002000100000000,timestamp=2018-08-23T22:52:44.090+0000) > > feel free to diss jinx and her fans (justified) but I love bread :( I’m mildly allergic to gluten and somewhat lactose intolerant but I still eat and drink things that literally do me bodily harm, as I’m sure others do. Doesn’t change the fact that more variety would be appreciated.
: > [{quoted}](name=Rakvir,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=Gt5hiEdr,comment-id=00050002,timestamp=2018-08-16T21:37:21.125+0000) > > It has been a well-established notion over the years spanning multiple gaming genres that the ‘p’ meant ‘pieces’. umm ok?? like what? i have not played a single game that has ever used that... in the 25 years i have playing video games (which was since the age of 4) maybe its becuase im picky about my games. its always been "gold" its it been "G" or the in-game gold currency has been worthless or they just typed 500 or 100k or 2 mill and dint specify a unit. i have NEVER seen "gp" i have seen gold a number minerals/ vespene gas rupees bolts gems never seen "gp"
> [{quoted}](name=SwiftKitten88,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=Gt5hiEdr,comment-id=000500020000,timestamp=2018-08-16T21:56:00.742+0000) > > umm ok?? like what? > > i have not played a single game that has ever used that... in the 25 years i have playing video games (which was since the age of 4) > > maybe its becuase im picky about my games. > > its always been "gold" its it been "G" or the in-game gold currency has been worthless > > or they just typed 500 or 100k or 2 mill > and dint specify a unit. > > i have NEVER seen "gp" > i have seen > > gold > a number > minerals/ vespene gas > rupees > bolts > gems > > never seen "gp" The most popular commonplace usage most would associate it with was Dungeons & Dragons. cp = copper pieces sp = silver pieces gp = gold pieces pp = platinum pieces
: > [{quoted}](name=Linna Excel,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=Gt5hiEdr,comment-id=,timestamp=2018-08-16T18:53:50.968+0000) > > Midlaner: Can you please hold mid for a minute while I base? > Me (jungler): Sure > +4 {{champion:41}} > +4 {{champion:41}} > +4 {{champion:41}} > gp= {{champion:41}} ??????? i am assuming you meant "gold" but last time i checked.. gold didnt have a "P"
> [{quoted}](name=SwiftKitten88,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=Gt5hiEdr,comment-id=0005,timestamp=2018-08-16T20:12:51.051+0000) > > gp= {{champion:41}} > ??????? > i am assuming you meant "gold" > > but last time i checked.. gold didnt have a "P" It has been a well-established notion over the years spanning multiple gaming genres that the ‘p’ meant ‘pieces’.
: "I have the highest damage/Look at your sad damage"
Yup, then blaming lowest damage team member because they were SMART to not add to their feeding spree. Just because one or two people like to 1v5 doesn’t mean they should, too.
: one for all champ pick undesirable, fine, harassment is not
The only thing I never enjoyed about this game mode is being (usually) the only one who itemizes with resistances in mind. Winning as Nidalee because I was a MR tank and kept bodyguard diving in front of spears and still being told I was useless for NOT feeding endless kills because my team couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn at point-blank range just had me questioning why people vote for champs they aren’t even the SLIGHTEST bit “okay” with.... Granted, this was a long time ago but it left a bitter taste in my mouth. Winning by going tank on a traditionally carry-exclusive champ is never fun.
Salron (NA)
: Whoever shouted "Hes got a knife" is the biggest idiot here tbh
> [{quoted}](name=Face The Win,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=V60TfTda,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2018-08-07T00:53:17.509+0000) > > Whoever shouted "Hes got a knife" is the biggest idiot here tbh People like this are the same types to scream “Fire!” in a crowded theatre yet would probably hand-feed a bear from the side of the highway. What next? Pepper-spraying someone that’s putting thumbtacks in the bottom of their shoes/boots when the icy weather hits? Jesus Fucking Christ...
: Why when I build Essence Reaver during the game I am not granted extra BE when the game ends?
Clearly I’m missing something. This is not posted in memes and games so I assume there’s a REASON such an otherwise seemingly random, disconnected topic would be made.
: MESSAGE TO ALL PLAYERS PART OF THE REFORM EXPERIMENT
Not part of it but still gave a courtesy reply to the copy/paste response. The fact that the Rioter in question is going to these lengths to potentially improve the situation for us ALL is a career move we need to both respect and appreciate.
: PSA: Account reform is officially closed now :D!
As much as I’d have liked to have been part of this, I’m not disappointed. If the experiment fails, I haven’t really lost anything. I mean; I HAVE...but not really? I knew the stakes when I gambled with this account. The helplessness I felt before I turned towards vigilante justice helped me appreciate the exceptional few genuine people who don’t play double standards or play the politically correct game, skating along the fine line of toxicity and pretending they’re actually decent people. I have several accounts and while I’m never going to be remotely as invested as I was, it’s led me to focus on other parts of my life that contributed to me being a very unhappy person. Sadly, there are some things literally beyond medical or therapeutic help but accepting that for what it all is has done wonders. Still working on finding a partner in crime but if it means not being anchored down by drama queens and the utterly psychotic, I will happily trudge on. Besides, I might discover I don’t want to play once I get all my ducks in a row. I’m 29 years old and I know I haven’t lived life as much as I want to. Not staring at a phone or computer screen would be a massive boon!
OHminus (NA)
: Scarra's newest video echoes the thoughts of the boards for the past 6 months
I believe Scarra is one of the most suited people to articulate these issues. 1) Really damn good player but isn’t above self-criticizing far more than most would care to admit. Actually has an ongoing log of what he observed and needs to work on after each game. 2) Much more even-tempered than most of us, even when subjected to immense griefing/trolling. I’ve seen him become quite visibly upset and you can see how it tilts him (usually stops interacting with chat and makes otherwise confusingly illogical, rushed decisions, for example) but it proves that, even under duress, he wants to rise above it all. 3) He is a great medium to watch how the same problems that are stereotyped as concerns only for us lowly plebs actually persist in high elo and as time goes on, the subtle differences aren’t so subtle anymore, raising red flags that we weren’t complaining for no reason. I don’t have the time to watch streamers as much as I’d like to so perhaps there will be extremes I’ve missed out on but I have a great amount of healthy respect for Scarra.
: I haven't had that issue yet this time, although it is part of the reason i stopped the first time. Although i can carry two inting bots in beginner 3s. Just go to the same Lane as them and get return kills every time the ai greeds for the player-bots.
Probably on beginner I could do that but I was talking about intermediate bots. Level 8 account vs keystone-grade bots that were updated to be a fair bit smarter than, not massively, but more so than old bots. Bots run through minion waves, under turret, wind up with an EASY 3-4 level difference by the time I get enough gold farmed safely to have *otherwise* be able to fight back.
: Riot, please change how you do missions
Just don't do Twisted Treeline vs AI, oh god, the bots...endless bots who run it down lane and feed an easy 10-12 kills, not even auto-attacking most of the time, running under turret. My alt account could actually win a 1v3 if the two bots I'm paired with wouldn't leave base. Sadly, scripted to not be disconnected and not gain IP/experience so...sucks to be me.
: If you see a Int feeder on the enemy side REPORT HIM not encourage him to keep on feeding.
Some people say context is important but really, it's deserved. I just recently got a 14-day suspension after a surprisingly large stretch of time wherein I would purposely throw after people on my team would call me a %%%, sand-%%%%%% (I'm white, btw), and anything else insulting, condescending, or anything else blatantly flaming or trying to make themselves out to be my (or the team's) owner that he/she could abuse to any extent they wished. It's remarkably common in Bronze and since even though I have been invested in this account since end of Season 3 (didn't play ranked until S4), I would rather not let myself be treated worse than dirt for people who, by winning and having people suck up to them just to get through the game, will only learn that THAT behaviour is tolerable. Since the report system is stupidly slow to action, especially since it's proof that I have been able to dole out vigilante justice for so long, I feel taking a "hit for the community", if you will, is worth my time. My account may eventually be actually BANNED at some point in the future but I accept the consequences. I deserve and will never, ever contest any marks against me. It is what it is and I refuse to let myself be bullied by some little fucking punk (in MANY case, several in the same game) who thinks they can get away with being the absolute scum of the earth. As to the OP, yeah, reports are deserved (and when I must resort to 'eye for an eye', I ENCOURAGE all throughout the game to report me because it is well-deserved), but sadly, there is no real sense of karma in this game unless you go to the absolute far-end extremities as often as possible. Thus, individuals like myself need to take a wild beating on multiple fronts to give people the bare-bottom, leather belt spankings that were never given out by parental figures in these people's lives. Common courtesy and a mutual respect for strangers is a value long-lost over the years and I really don't see it coming back anytime soon. In the meanwhile, shit happens, we'll get through this one way or another. Edit: It automatically censors a three-letter alternative word for 'homosexual' and "the black-community's word" but it doesn't care if I type 'fucking'? Please, forum, be consistent! All vulgar language or none of it. Pick one.
: Get Rek’t: Putting the Shark Back into Land Shark
Oh my god...I can actually play Rek'Sai now without feeling guilty about me only being able to use her ult with any impact once in a full moon (enemy teams are EXCEPTIONALLY cautious and hunt down my tunnels specifically to get rid of ult potential, and extra gold for free for doing so is good extra incentive), if at all. I LOVE HER NEW ULT!
: Honestly i think many people have or had this issue, myself included. The fact is league is a competitive sports and until one learn to respect that and treat it as such you will not go very far. Learn to be a better teammate and you will be out of lint 5 in no time. According to what you said it seems fair to assume that AI thinks you are not suitable to play with other human beings. Be a better person in game perhaps?
Also, I hope I am not coming off as defensive/combative. I'm actually quite lucid as I type all of this. I'm just not good at putting things into short-form answers.
: Honestly i think many people have or had this issue, myself included. The fact is league is a competitive sports and until one learn to respect that and treat it as such you will not go very far. Learn to be a better teammate and you will be out of lint 5 in no time. According to what you said it seems fair to assume that AI thinks you are not suitable to play with other human beings. Be a better person in game perhaps?
I generally don't talk unless necessary as I believe pinging is enough in MOST cases (including directional, pathing pings to better illustrate my intents if it is on a long-range distance). What I do find upsetting is when things when our ADC dives turret at 1/4 health with no minion waves and a Cait/Blitz combo right there. Or someone else being baited into face-checking bushes 20 times in a row only to be 3 or 4v1'd, asking them to please stop doing that and they continue to do so. Or the times where we secure a kill or three and everyone's at full health with two minion waves crashing into an enemy turret, yet EVERYONE but me goes back to base to buy a single 300g component item when we could have knocked it down and taken a free dragon. I am a team player. I believe EVERYONE should be looking out for the interests of the team and focus on minimizing losses and leveraging the strengths (if any, many games have none) someone may be carrying with, if applicable. I am not being put with people who are likeminded. This game, at a lower elo, REWARDS blatant greed and showboating. When these things happen almost every game, I get noticeably impatient with people lacking any kind of logic in their cerebral cortex, I become angry, I become sloppy because it takes about 30-40 minutes for me to lose my temper in chat because if I DARE to speak up, I'm told to 'stfu, ur 0/6/2' (dying as a support so carries didn't die, blocking skillshots, they drag fights on so any assistance I provided is considered expired by the time they secure a kill or, even worse, they start a fight before I can even reach them as I had to back for health, sightstone renewal, etc, and other reasonable situations that would EXPLAIN such a disproportionate KDA). It's an ego trip for most people I am put together in the match with, be it friend or foe. I make my fair share of mistakes and I own up to them. I take the situation into account and try to avoid repeating myself. I am generally met with the implied notion that I have any kind of influence over other people. I do not. I don't try to control people. I try to herd and safeguard them but until the day I can remotely take control of my teammates' characters and even perhaps their actual brains, I cannot be asked to do any more than what I can. I can be the most pathetic excuse of a bootlicker and it does not change that the people I'm put with DO. NOT. CARE. if they feel up to performing to the idealistic standards of the game. I can resist for only so long before I lose myself and am brought down to their level and am beaten to their having more experience at perceiving things their way. I'm only human.
SlySal4 (NA)
: Climbing out of Bronze: A Message to Bronze Players from a failed Division 1 athlete.
An honest question: what do you suggest one does when they have tanked their MMR? Due to early "career mistakes" like thinking I had a solid grasp of the game and going into ranked years before I was ready, not being able to adjust to the relatively fast-paced meta changes which are oh-so-fickle to suit the pace it evolves at, and letting myself succumb to undesirable behaviour at times which is only self-destructive, I am stuck in a bad spot, one that I feel I should start a new account on just to have a normalized MMR account to account for what I've learned. As it stands, I pretty much only get grouped with people who are either mind-bogglingly new at the game or have absolutely NO DESIRE WHATSOEVER to learn and become better until the win-loss ratio gets too particularly lop-sided and I'm carried by smurfs of the highest caliber, meaning I am not actually learning and only barely making even. Basically, according to the system with the poor series of events from years of snowballed mistakes early on in my time playing this game, I am SUPPOSED to never stray far off from Bronze V, 0 LP. If I win-streak, I am put with MULTIPLE people who are on 10+ lose streaks game vs a team full of people on win streaks game after game after game until I "normalize" back into Bronze V and lose twice as much LP as I gain. I know as someone will inevitably say that is bull and that I deserve my place but I truly feel that I am one of the rare outliers on the variable scale and if I did have another level 30 account with a reliable, flexible champion/rune pool, I would actually consistently get people who want to improve without having to rely on take advantage of enemy troll/afk'ers or same-team smurfs to win. Not this "I could not possibly care less about the consequences of not doing my best even though it's ranked" I see almost every single game, be it my side or the enemy's. Even if I lose, if I can consistently chalk those up to something which were not one-sided stomps, I'd be happy. As it is, it is exceptionally difficult to have faith and not be on tilt before I even load the client up because of seeing this pattern on such a recurring basis. I know I play badly a lot. I don't deserve gold or higher yet, maybe ever, though it would be a nice goal to shoot for within the next few years if I could. But when I recognize that I either have to prance around and pray I don't step on anyone's toes or just have to waste my time on a game where the people I'm with think this game is CoD and it's just a death match with no objectives so I am encouraged to join in utter stupidity just to kill the time before a series of surrender votes that will always be veto'd every single game even if we never took a single tower and they're beating on our inhibitors with a fully-stacked elder dragon buff, coupled with baron, plus several minion waves and 3 people decide it's better to chase into jungle then decide halfway to farm wolves...I honestly think I'm going full-blown insane at the BEST of times! Btw, I have tried duo'ing before but since I have no reliable partner (none of my IRL friends play LoL, either), it's not even a remotely reasonable possibility. It works for a few games but then schedules conflict and it becomes too big a hassle if you don't know, FOR SURE, you can rely on someone, or even a pool of people to draw from. TL;DR: I know I'm bad but I made stupid mistakes which cost me hundreds upon hundreds of points of MMR and let myself get sucked into bad habits of lashing out which worsened my position and now that I know as much as I do now, 5 (6?) years down the line, it's too late because the system thinks I am mentally-handicapped and should only play at Beginner Bot levels. I am Lint V, 0 LP, apparently....?
: After this update, I get this annoy issue.
Well, this saves me from having to post this for myself. It's not EVERY game, but when it's roughly every OTHER game and I have to close out of the client and re-launch JUST to fix this, I agree it is aggravating. I am also a Mac-user, should that be relevant to the issue.
: > [{quoted}](name=Afk Warding,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=Kqe9zdwb,comment-id=,timestamp=2017-04-30T18:49:54.015+0000) > > Let the downvotes begin downvoting you solely for this upvote whore
> [{quoted}](name=Purple Banana,realm=EUW,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=Kqe9zdwb,comment-id=0029,timestamp=2017-05-01T08:23:11.669+0000) > > downvoting you solely for this > upvote whore Just like I'm downvoting you for this. Some people genuinely don't care about upvotes, they just are aware that needless downvotes reduces visibility to genuine concerns because of mass perception of confirmation bias which doesn't help anyone but make people feed the circle-jerk of "let's downvote mindlessly instead of look into why people don't want it". It can be fine to not have a high upvote count. It is DEVASTATING to a post to be in the negatives.
: But you can see if enemies take them too...
True, but that's just further evidence of how much of a gimmick it is and a completely unnecessary one, at that. Skarner's EXISTENCE in a game can be a huge liability, though, even if he is good. It is bad design when a screw-up on your part punishes your team more so than any other champion making the same mistake for minimal, circumstantial rewards that a few items in I bet you don't even notice the subtle buff. Scrap the rocks.
: I detest being forced to update to the new client.
I'll get random fps drops all game long while the lying son of a gun client informs me that, no, I must be crazy as it claims I'm keeping a VERY steady 60 fps when I jump from running from inhibitor to T2 turret, pause/freeze for a while, then somehow I'm at T1 turret bush line. I played a game today as Fizz and while we won and I had a respectable KDA (sorry, team, most of those kills were undeserved, input lag and all other manners of nonsense, I never landed more than exactly 2 ults out of over a dozen and my CS was GARBAGE (ending with 140-some), took stupid amounts of harass damage from lane opponent, Nasus, and had to let myself be carried all game long. If I had been playing any other champion, I bet I would have been too heavy. At least I didn't try to brag or take credit for anything like a lot of people would. I don't feel proud of anything that went right in that game. Also, I really hate the new look for the mastery changing you can do pre-game. It takes up too much space for no reason and EVERYTHING is so dark and dull-coloured.
Looknook (NA)
: Why Darius's Gameplay Update Succeeded Where So Many Others Have Failed
Don't forget Skarner! He's basically Charlie Brown that is disincentived from even USING the rocks he got because he gives the enemy knowledge of where he is and hands free gold and temporary vision to the enemy team if you don't. WHAT THE HELL, RIOT?!
Raoul (EUW)
: 90% of all people who use the mastery emote in game be like:
Pshhh...I don't even know what the command is so I couldn't do it for ANY reason. lol
: She doesn't work well with a low budget and does less damage than all the other mages that go bot lane while also providing BARELY more utility than say Brand.
If she isn't at least helping ADC hold their own, then yeah, doesn't work well with low budget...just like every other champ? I'm sorry, it's difficult to take this seriously considering she has an AoE slow field, a snare that can go upwards of two targets, and a damage shield (yes, not a very *good* one, but it exists, seeing as it can be used on multiple people). Frankly, if the argument that poor players manage to miss (Lux herself) or "dodge" (teammates) her shield too often, I'd be in agreement with that. Maybe the game is just evolving too rapidly for me given how snowballing is basically all this game knows how to do these days but I believe in arguing for more than people who are mature enough to understand what legitimate teamwork is (something I haven't seen in my games for years, ironically) and the gloryhog CoD/Halo style that is promoted within the lower rungs of ranked play seeing that as much as I hate it, I accept it as the reality that it is. If the criticism was indeed directed at only the most tightly-tuned levels of play, I can understand and concede these points and defer to your perspective. But as it's being cast as an -overall- sort of thing, again, can't take it seriously.
koshkyra (NA)
: ADCs when they dont like the champ their support picks
I'm curious...playing since near-end of season 3 and Lux was ALWAYS a go-to support, regardless of them playing them in a support style or trying to go full mage. Why is she "not a support"? If she's not a tank, that's one thing (and blatantly obvious that she isn't) but she is a perfectly valid choice. Is this a slight allusion to the concept of "if you're not picking a tank, you're a troll"?
: How is this acceptable?
Maybe it's rose-tinted glasses but Soraka is a re-worked champion I find they made too situational at times (thus, negligible) and impossibly overpowered at others. Sure, so was old Soraka but not nearly to the same level on either side of the coin. I feel it was a re-work for the sake of a re-work. Her old targeted silence (or ally mana restore) was much better and while still could be momentarily avoided by Fizz and others just the same, at least there was the concept it was not a quasi-skill shot. Bad enough that most people can already run out of it but it just stings that much more in situations as described by the OP.
: "We have a zero tolerance policy for racism"- Riot
Ha...ha ha...hahahahahahahahahaha, ZERO TOLERANCE? Really, now? I know this is in M&M, but let me share a story with you that happened a few years ago: So there was this guy I was teamed with on my EUW account (I had barely started playing, lost account information and even my separate email was compromised, still pissed about having spent about $150 on it) that had a username that references the KKK as something *positive*, called all of us "%%%%%%%%%%%s" that "need to be stuck like a pig" and "raped by other %%%%%%%%%%%s with AIDS" was just a never-ending chatterbox all game long. This was before I learned you could mute players because I was dumb about stuff like that and never thought to ask how to do it. Reported him after the game and the next day and every few days after that, I still saw him either with or against me for a solid two weeks after the fact. I understand that it was silly to expect immediate suspension or even an outright ban from one single game but going on THIS long and it was clear it was his "thing" to do this at every given opportunity, I just came back to this account instead of wading through people like him. The amount of racism/xenophobes on the European servers was remarkable. I imagine it would have gotten better with a larger pool of players if I'd stuck around long enough to level it to 30, but level 5 through 14 was more than I could bear.
: We’re updating our policy so unusual play styles don't get 14 day bans
My question is: at what point will you concede the point that 90% or more of the time when the meta is challenged it REQUIRES you to go against the wishes of your teammates? ASKING if you can play X champion in Y role will almost universally result in a resounding "NO!" How can you honestly, and I mean HONESTLY, expect to have clear communication without it being considered hostile to someone, anyone, which can then be falsely claimed as trolling? It's a proven, tried-and-true fact that the overwhelming majority of the playerbase is stubborn and very un-accepting of innovation, even if backed up by sound reason and indisputable math. The only reason we even have such long stretches of any given meta is because of this. It's typically patch changes tweaking numbers rather than bold experimentation that give us new opportunities.
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