: Creativity is about telling ones truth. This champion is not creative, its just pandering. Shes riding the coattails of Black Panther, and lets Riot check off a diversity box.
> [{quoted}](name=UtredRagnarson,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=ViPBNiVk,comment-id=0002,timestamp=2019-06-08T20:23:19.703+0000) > > Creativity is about telling ones truth. This champion is not creative, its just pandering. Shes riding the coattails of Black Panther, and lets Riot check off a diversity box. She's pandering, but she's not THAT kind of pandering.
: I'm the complete opposite: I think her head is fine. From the neck down she's just this play-it-safe-generic "girl clothes" champ. There's nothing about her interesting save for her weapon and her head. Hell, you could even go further into the sexy territory and just own up to it with some big amazonian tribal clothing or some more revealing psuedo-meso-america clothing. What we instead get is the personification of Oatmeal who looks more like a Season 2 design than a Season 9 design in a very bad way.
Glad I'm not the only one who thinks this.
Blåsigt (NA)
: I like her hair - this is a fantasy game, it does not have to be so deeply rooted in any specific source material.
Thing is, Riot's trying to make League more realistic.
: Qiyana: Awesome visuals, but one big missed opportunity.
I REALLY don't like her design. Aside from her ridiculous hair and weapon ("I'm better than you" body language isn't refreshing or unique), she has a very generic badass hot girl design about her. Nothing stands out in a good way.
: Lots and lots of iteration + google image search (with filters disabled) + regional sensitivity checks.
How does google image search play into it?
Reav3 (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=Lady Faceless,realm=EUW,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=qYWkz0uu,comment-id=00030000,timestamp=2019-05-30T19:19:31.769+0000) > > According to Spideraxe she would have won if Riot hadn't weighted chinas vote. > So yeah, she probably will get her smaller VGU in not such a far future. > > https://twitter.com/Spideraxe30/status/1134139327498399746 Actually without weighting Voli still care first and Fiddle was still second. Shyvana was just a much closer 3rd
Since Shyvana was 3rd behind them, does that mean she'll get a VGU after them?
Go Green (NA)
: [GAMEPLAY] Karthus can cast Q through Ahri charm
This is simple, Karthus most likely began casting JUST before charm landed. Since Lay Waste isn't a channeled spell, crowd control won't stop it once the casting begins. Just bad luck for you, I'm afraid :(
Aseraan (EUW)
: Than maybe we should not focus on spoling the game whit even more balance nightmare carbon copies of broken and more broken champs and shoudl start on reworking champs that actualy in need of a rework.
What're you babbling about, Riot's still reworking champs who need it. Morde's next.
: Stop saying that these champions are unoriginal and plain copies of other champs.
As somebody who used to make champion concepts as a hobby creatively, it's pretty tricky to make new champions at this point without borrowing and tweaking parts of older ones, there's like 130 of them by now. The only part I'd disagree with is the overloaded bit; she is a BIT overloaded by my estimation.
: I just want to take the time to acknowledge how good of a VGU Warwick is
I still remember the first time I played him :) Be me clearing jungle camps, blood trail to top lane triggered. Yay, gank time! :D Succesful gank, oh, blood trail to mid lane! Oh, blood trail to bot lane! Wait, I was supposed to be clearing my top-side jungle, when did I get to the bottom side of the map again? @.@ THE BLOOD TRAILS TURN YOU INTO WARWICK! THEY INFECT YOU WITH HIS BLOODLUST! :(
: I mean, anything is possible, but she's not as dated as Ezreal or Morgana were in terms of looks or VO. There are many older champions, like Veigar, Teemo, Sona, etc, who would benefit from a VU much more than Ahri.
> [{quoted}](name=Oleandervine,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=5xcxEN3c,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2019-04-25T14:25:48.366+0000) > > I mean, anything is possible, but she's not as dated as Ezreal or Morgana were in terms of looks or VO. There are many older champions, like Veigar, Teemo, Sona, etc, who would benefit from a VU much more than Ahri. Sona needs an actual rework, not a visual update. She's just pretty low-priority compared to others.
: Post MSI Gameplay Improvements
>Hunter’s Potion - This item is a tempting option that currently is a trap because it’s weak and additionally doesn’t really add a lot of interest beyond a ton of sustain. We’re experimenting with some small reworks to make this usable and fun but if we can’t find any compelling spaces we’ll remove this item altogether. that thing's been shit for years, you finally noticed it now?
: Works for me, one less quitter that refuses to see how bad they really are. Bye, no one will miss you.
> [{quoted}](name=Scottsc20,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=hJnxLwWU,comment-id=0002,timestamp=2019-04-05T04:46:10.818+0000) > > Works for me, one less quitter that refuses to see how bad they really are. Bye, no one will miss you. League's fanbase is as warm as ever.
: Think I'm finally going to uninstall League
>Worst thing is, I say this and I'll probably be back on playing within the week :') Lol, that's usually how it goes. That said, I was in your same spot and I coped by taking breaks. Those breaks got longer and more frequent. I haven't played consistently in about a year now, barring a short period in late october/early november where I played a couple dozen games. I think it was for the best for me; League was reaching a point where the game just wasn't fun anymore. If you think it's in your best interest where your mental health is concerned to walk away, you might as well. At least for a while; breaking routine for a while helps avoid burnout.
: Kindred is awesome but riot just dont like them
They're REALLY hard to use in stories, to be fair. That's the problem all mythological characters face.
: why kindred moves me.
Wait, where do you get that Lamb is blind and Wolf is deaf?
: I think I'm burnt out on actually playing league...
There's no harm in taking a break. Walk away from League for a couple months and see how you're feeling after that :)
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: March 15
Hey, I've got a question. After looking through the Irelia reddit since her changes a few patches ago, I've noticed a general theme that people acknowledge she's stronger now with her passive changes, but overall she doesn't feel as good to play since her 5 stacks limits her ability to make plays out of lane and without her ultimate, but she's also incredibly strong when she has 5 stacks up. Do you have any commentary - or has Riot noted any interesting data concerning - satisfaction with Irelia's current state versus her current power?
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: March 13
Hey, I've got a question. After looking through the Irelia reddit since her changes a few patches ago, I've noticed a general theme that people acknowledge she's stronger now with her passive changes, but overall she doesn't feel as good to play since her 5 stacks limits her ability to make plays out of lane and without her ultimate, but she's also incredibly strong when she has 5 stacks up. Do you have any commentary - or has Riot noted any interesting data concerning - satisfaction with Irelia's current state versus her current power?
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: March 6
Hey, I've got a question. After looking through the Irelia reddit since her changes a few patches ago, I've noticed a general theme that people acknowledge she's stronger now with her passive changes, but overall she doesn't feel as good to play since her 5 stacks limits her ability to make plays out of lane and without her ultimate, but she's also incredibly strong when she has 5 stacks up. Do you have any commentary - or has Riot noted any interesting data concerning - _satisfaction_ with Irelia's current state versus her current power?
The Iceborn (EUNE)
: > [{quoted}](name=Shyvana Bct,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=E6sm7oxA,comment-id=0002000000000000,timestamp=2019-03-06T20:57:23.428+0000) > > So who wrote the new Shyvana lore? Whats the deal with the down grade? Reading any of the top 3 post in hot about it can detail it. What's the motive of removing her iconic father? I honestly dont think that Odin was a part of that Shyvanna change but I can tell you that Scathlocke told us that it was actually an editorial thing.. He also told me that they will explore dragons in runeterra! I sneaked in a question about ice drakes and he said it may be possible.. So I understand your frustration but remember youll probably get more dragon lore in the future :)
What, did they retcon Shyvana AGAIN? What did they change in her lore this time?
: > [{quoted}](name=TwinkiePro,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=i3vNVGEz,comment-id=000100000000,timestamp=2019-02-26T04:13:00.022+0000) > > You mean a misandrist? no Just look up the video Daniel Z Klein hypocrisy. it is by me but yea he got exposed for being sexist.
> [{quoted}](name=Calamitosus Cini,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=i3vNVGEz,comment-id=0001000000000000,timestamp=2019-02-26T04:29:18.522+0000) > > no Just look up the video Daniel Z Klein hypocrisy. it is by me but yea he got exposed for being sexist. Link please?
: So you're saying Necrit knows better than Scathlocke?
https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DeathOfTheAuthor
Jenivie (NA)
: Soraka E with Lucian R
Lucian's ult is only interrupted if his ability to use basic attacks is prevented, so things like stuns, displacement, Polymorph, or Amumu's ult. Soraka's E is a silence and a root, which does not prevent attacking.
Riot Jag (NA)
: Teemo changes temporarily on PBE for early feedback
Frankly, he strikes me as becoming very similar to Twitch. Not sure if this is the right way to go.
: So...is Volibear evil now?
I really don't like what they did with Volibear. Evil or not, he's so far removed from the Volibear I once knew (and not in a good way like with Warwick) that it makes my head spin.
: RP update: Cost and refunds
Good, I'm _eager_ to rid myself of ~~Frostblade~~ Winter Wonderland Irelia.
MasterMYi (EUW)
: (From Chinese player) A Full analysis and advice about the rework of Akail
Your English was perfectly understandable, thanks for the effort both inn writing this, and in self-translation :) I'm curious, Irelia is a character who seems to have been in a similar hard to balance spot as Akali, do you have any thoughts on her?
Hotarµ (NA)
: I think she looks fine. I'd like to see the color palette changed a bit, but overall the design is unique and I really, _really_ did not want to see just another armor-clad warrior.
> [{quoted}](name=Hotarµ,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=E27W5YOs,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2019-02-19T03:43:58.560+0000) > > I think she looks fine. I'd like to see the color palette changed a bit, but overall the design is unique and I really, _really_ did not want to see just another armor-clad warrior. Unique? She looks like Dawnbringer Riven but with wings.
: I'm glad new Kayle is hot
Eeehh, it's really not befitting her character assuming she's largely the same as she is now.
: A few reasons for this: Kayle is supposed to look mobile, doing all sorts of dives, spins, twists, and whatnot as she fights (since she's airborne). If they had made her model fully armored, it'd look really awkward with the way she's moving, because her armor (which is supposed to be solid metal) would bend and twist in ways it shouldn't, that's probably the major reason why her main body isn't fully coated in armor. A second reason would probably be because as an angel, she's supposed to be able to fight and fly, and heavy armor could be cumbersome, thematically, and wouldn't make a lot of sense for a character who's supposed to fly as her main mode of transportation.
> [{quoted}](name=Oleandervine,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=2sNsG9xe,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2019-02-18T20:34:39.682+0000) > > A few reasons for this: > Kayle is supposed to look mobile, doing all sorts of dives, spins, twists, and whatnot as she fights (since she's airborne). If they had made her model fully armored, it'd look really awkward with the way she's moving, because her armor (which is supposed to be solid metal) would bend and twist in ways it shouldn't, that's probably the major reason why her main body isn't fully coated in armor. A second reason would probably be because as an angel, she's supposed to be able to fight and fly, and heavy armor could be cumbersome, thematically, and wouldn't make a lot of sense for a character who's supposed to fly as her main mode of transportation. Considering she's ~~an angel~~ the... 6th or so otherworldly character to be retconned to associate with Targon, I don't think weight is a big deal to her.
: I Keep Being Abandoned By Supports
Wait, why'd you take damage to blue buff during leashing? As a jungle main, I wouldn't ask or expect that out of my team mates.
: Honestly, how do you lane vs Irelia?...
Her damage is actually absolutely busted if she can actually get to 5 stacks.
: Champion Weaknesses in 2019
>Irelia - **We want to maintain her high mobility** and aggression potential while opening up vulnerability to magic damage and reducing her team fight utility Okay, so, HOW 'BOUT YOU _DON'T DO THIS_. Her marking system and mobility spam is the ENTIRE REASON you guys cannot get her right, it's the reason she's been a balance nightmare for a year. What's your next trick, trying to rework Ryze again while maintaining his spam mage identity that you've failed to make work after 3 attempts at it? This is the goddamn Riot special, the part where you guys hamstring your own design because you get so caught up in maintaining a champion's fantasy, whether or not it's workable be damned.
: It still seems like we haven't completely solved Azir. It's not high on our priorities right now but not out of the question.
> [{quoted}](name=RiotScruffy,realm=NA,application-id=A7LBtoKc,discussion-id=qzzu5y4t,comment-id=000d0000,timestamp=2019-02-06T18:15:33.875+0000) > > It still seems like we haven't completely solved Azir. Nor will you ever. Your record proves it.
: Champion Weaknesses in 2019
Irelia now has a weakness in that she's a worse Jax, so you've successfully given her one, good job :)
: Today I had to Dodge a Game
Nothing wrong with dodging.
KazKaz (OCE)
: Obviously you haven't seen what they did to Kat. I can't even play her anymore without them hitting her with a wooden bat.
Katarina hasn't received any balance changes in a while though :O
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: January 25
How doea gearing Irelia's W toward physical damage do anything to improve her? Most top laners don't deal only physical damage.
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: January 25
If these Irelia changes fail to fix her recurring balance issues, could you guys please just leave her alone until you're ready to rework her again? She and her players don't deserve all this constant jerking around with these balance changes that aren't working.
KoKoboto (NA)
: I'm so happy that in the Roadmap they said they'd keep some of Kayle's supportive abilities
: What is your goal for this upcoming season?
Stop playing entirely. I almost made it last year but I relented for a few weeks.
HeeroTX (NA)
: Is anyone watching "The Rising of the Shield Hero" (aka: "Support Role: The anime")
Don't get too excited. Not too far into the series he gets a superpowered evil side shield that gives him ridiculous offensive powers. From there he becomes basically every overpowered isekai protagonist with a harem (yes, of course he gets a harem) ever created.
: A Content-Analysis of the new Cinematic clip "Awaken"
I was kinda disappointed by Irelia's showing, honestly. Such a shame.
fire263 (NA)
: Akali welcomes Irelia to the 43% winrate club. I personally don't believe in this just flat out nerfing Irelia, she honestly isn't that strong anymore, she just defies many rules of league that players have learned over years and have been accustomed to. CC is supposed to stop champions without cleanse or QSS, Irelia stops that. Waveclear is supposed to drain mana or cooldowns, Irelia bypasses this rule as well. There isn't supposed to be a way to stop AA without stunning, which Irelia has a completely new CC to stop that. She honestly needs to be taken back to the drawing board, it's quite obvious that there some part of her design that makes her annoying to fight. Despite this terrible winrate people are still asking for nerfs, which is going to end up gutting the champion with no hopes of buffs until we get another 10 bullshit champions/reworks that are a lot worse than Irelia.
"Akali welcomes Irelia to the 43% winrate club. " I have a feeling she'll be well below that.
Meddler (NA)
: Direction being kicked around yesterday was increased damage to dragons to buff her as a jungler in particular. Ongoing topic of discussion as to whether that was the best way to go or not for 9.2 though. I'll follow up on scaling off Elder Dragons taken, hadn't realized that wasn't already in, not immediately seeing any reason it shouldn't be regardless of what else we do.
Jesus Christ, what the fuck is wrong with you. Every comment on this buff on both this forum post and the Shyvana reddit is saying how pointless and unhelpful this dragon damage buff is, and you guys just go, "Fuck you, we're Riot Games, we know better."
Ahris (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=GreenKnight,realm=EUNE,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=E7woHK0R,comment-id=000000000001,timestamp=2019-01-06T21:33:03.954+0000) > > What is she then, according to you? According to us she is nothing but a garbage can.
> [{quoted}](name=Ahris,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=E7woHK0R,comment-id=0000000000010000,timestamp=2019-01-06T21:35:07.017+0000) > > According to us she is nothing but a garbage can. There's no "us" here, you're alone.
Ahris (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=GreenKnight,realm=EUNE,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=E7woHK0R,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2019-01-06T21:28:42.651+0000) > > Ahri is not in a bad place. While she lost some of her burst in early, she's still pretty reliable with good E's and itemization. She's not an assassin anymore. She is not a mage either.
> [{quoted}](name=Ahris,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=E7woHK0R,comment-id=00000000,timestamp=2019-01-06T21:31:01.423+0000) > > She is not a mage either. Holy shit, stop making topics. You make the rest of us Ahri players look bad.
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: January 9
I don't understand, how is Irelia such an urgent balance concern at a 46% win rate that you simply must nerf her yet again a patch before planned changes to her? I wanted to express my frustration with her rework in general. After looking forward to it for nearly 2 years after Sion's update showed me that champion reworks were a thing, Irelia at the time being my favorite top laner, the utter balancing disaster she's proven to be feels like a backstab that has left me so embittered that thinking about her anymore annoys me. She's flatly overdesigned, so good in the hands of pros that she has to be nerfed beyond the reach of ordinary players. When she was being reworked, so much focus was placed on making her fun to play that, as is the apparent norm with high skill champs, she's not fun to play against, hence her still high ban rate. You guys have promised changes to balance that, but we've seen this before with Ryze, Azir, Kalista, and others like them, and my hopes that you'll finally get things right this time are not good.
: I recently finished unlocking all of the characters in Smash with my friends so this is fresh on my mind... kinda. I've always wanted to see Geno, Jeff, and Poo since Super Smash Bros. Melee, but that was way before Nintendo kicked open the gates and allowed any console video game character under the sun to hop on in. I'd like to see any of the following join the roster: * Alma (Final Fantasy Tactics) * Blaziken (Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire) * Builder (Dragon Quest Builders * Commander (XCOM: Enemy Unknown) * Crono (Chrono Trigger) * Geno (Super Mario RPG) * Isaac (Golden Sun) * Jeff (Earthbound) * Kairi (Kingdom Hearts) * Mallow (Super Mario RPG) * Poo (Earthbound) * Ramza (Final Fantasy Tactics) * The Red Prince (Divinity Original Sin II) * Rydia (Final Fantasy IV) * Sora (Kingdom Hearts) * Tali (Mass Effect) * Wei Shen (Sleeping Dogs) * X (Megaman X) * Zero (Megaman X) The Commander would be like Pokemon Trainer and command a group composed of Assault, Heavy, and Support class soldiers.
> * Rydia (Final Fantasy IV) I'd prefer Terra (Branford), but it's good to see a man of taste around here :)
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