: Why is Ornn being hated so much? And why nerf him?
I don't play top myself but the biggest complaint is that trading with him is extremely hard. His W has about the range of Annie's cone so he can hit you with it while you're trying to farm, dealing a lot of damage and forcing you away for a good chunk of his W's cooldown because getting attacked while brittle not only forces you off of Ornn, it chunks you hard.
Phariie (NA)
: Azir Range Decrease but not Xerath
Azir has considerably more self-peel, mobility, and sustained damage than Xerath.
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: January 19
I'm curious, have you guys ever considered retooling items that give bonus stats for which champions have base values (so things like health and AD, but not AP and CDR) so that the items gave % bonuses instead of flat bonuses? You did something similar to health and mana regen a long time ago. Something like this could help force champions away from items not meant for them, though I understand this would be a preseason-level undertaking.
: WEAKEST CHAMPION acording to lore
How would you rank Kayn on the list? He's good at using weapons, but he's also extremely cocky, not completely trained, and has to deal with Rhaast trying to order him around in his head.
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: January 19
How are you feeling about Kayn these days? EDIT: His early game feels a bit overly weak for a jungle, he usually ends up hoping his team won't need him during the early parts of the game, and a strong enemy early jungle can cripple his team early on. The higher you go the worse he does since his basic weakness is very obvious and easy to exploit.
Rioter Comments
: Lets Talk About Ahri
https://i.imgur.com/IU0sSxd.png That's how I feel about Ahri these days.
: February sales schedule
Star Guardian Ahri Sale? Alas, Riot, you are too late. https://i.imgur.com/IU0sSxd.png Ahri and I parted ways 2 months ago. I now walk an edgier path.
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: January 16
What's the balance team thinking about Ahri these days? The low risk-low reward playstyle arising from her high mobility but low damage (especially for her class) doesn't lead to the most exciting moments for either her or her opponents. Generally I find myself just passively poking and pushing at the enemy until they're low enough that I can all-in them even if I miss a crucial skillshot or two.
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: January 16
Is it possible that you guys could make it so pinging Kayn's portrait when he has a transformation ready could ping to his team that he has it ready and/or how much time the other has left? There's times when I really wanna get back to base to transform but my team is insisting on forcing fights and I can't afford to leave them.
: people saying mean words does nothing, you leaving the game actively ruins the game experience for all other 9 people in the game very poor clickbait title btw
> [{quoted}](name=Billy VoHagen,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=EFr21BZs,comment-id=0003,timestamp=2018-01-14T06:18:28.227+0000) > > people saying mean words does nothing, you leaving the game actively ruins the game experience for all other 9 people in the game > very poor clickbait title btw Weeeeeeeeell, I don't particularly mind a free win because an enemy left. I mean it kinda ruins the fun of winning, but eh :p
Palekim (NA)
: Why should I be punished for not playing well?
You weren't reported for: >not playing well What you were reported for was: >that's is why I leave a game There's _zero_ justification for leaving a game in progress. You can mute your allies, but nothing can change the fact that the game has become a 4v5.
DyQuill (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=Cosnirak,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=WJKTWhlI,comment-id=00110000,timestamp=2018-01-13T02:56:34.368+0000) > > This really baffles me. Everything I've ever learned in life and seen others express basically screams at the top of its lungs that this is completely backwards. I sincerely doubt I know a single person who thinks romantic love is stronger than a parent's love for their children and there's not one thing in the story that would make that less true even in the particular situation given. Val and Kai could've been father/son and it would've worked just fine. > > I can think of other reasons to base it on romantic love that are fine. Overall my only real problem with the story is that I felt it could've easily been even better (and I mean in other ways, not this one). And yet I still can't remotely see this as the reason to make it romantic and the idea that anyone would use that as justification blows my mind. Am I horribly misunderstanding the statement? Ah totally see what you're saying, lemme clarify. When i said "stronger motivator," i meant more like "what kind of motivation is the strongest for this story," not "what's the strongest emotion there is." No doubt that familial love ranks right up there with romantic love (maybe even higher?). But when we thought about what motivation makes sense for a story where the crux is a character making an incredibly desperate, risky, and frankly dumb decision, sacrificing everything in a headstrong, hasty bid to avoid losing the person they can't possibly imagine life without, we felt like romantic love matched the particular brand of desperation we were looking for (not to mention the common idiom of "soulmate" fit perfectly with what we planned for the tripartite darkin). Ultimately it's a creative (and subjective) decision on which works best for the story, and it could have potentially gone either way.
I _really_ don't like the implications of what you just said. "People wouldn't do stupid stuff for their family, but they word for the person they wanna @&*#!"
wildfox99 (EUW)
: >A few examples are Leblanc, Rengar, Kat, Ahri, Elise, and we might as well add Zoe to the list soon. riot team biggest problem is that they don't want to admit their mistakes many of the champion that you mentioned were easy to balance,for example ahri's skill camp got nerfed over and over (E nerf,damage reduction) while it's since s5 when she got reworked that every ahri main is saying that her Q movement speed is making her kit problematic and that it should be removed (ahri mains are the first who don't like ahri being that safe) something similar happened for rengar rework (and now they might realized that so they are reverting his Q) but they are too stubborn,better nerf a champion untill he becomes unplayable and wait for reworking him,instead of admitting their mistakes or listening their community
Frankly, I WANT Ahri to lose some of her safety, yes. If the tradeoff for being so safe is that I'm not allowed to actually _do anything_, I'd rather have "kiss of death" Ahri back.
: > [{quoted}](name=Raxistaicho,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=tjtmdTPk,comment-id=00000001,timestamp=2018-01-12T17:34:34.826+0000) > > Any news on this one? :) There's an engineer working on getting it fixed! I don't think it's a super simple fix, so it might not be next patch, but it'll be coming! Thanks for checking up :p
Gotcha, thanks for addressing it :)
: why play nocturne when you have rengar?
I just thank my lucky stars that 90% of enemy Nocturnes I see go for that dumbass on-hit build with Blood Razor. Warrior Lethality Nocturne eviscerates squishies the second he sees an opening from halfway across the map. Heck, bruiser triforce Nocturne is better than on-hit.
: I just sent this over to the sound designer that worked on Kayne, and he sent it over to the engineer that worked on him, so a fix is incoming! Thanks for the report :D
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: January 12
I wanted to ask, would it be possible to change Kayn's chat and ping designation if he takes the Darkin transformation? It takes me out of it a little that the game is calling me Kayn when I'm technically playing as Rhaast now (even his tooltips refer to the character as Rhaast in that form, which I think is a very cool touch). I understand there's concerns about confusion, but maybe if it only changed from the Kayn player's perspective?
: I swear, Ezreal players are more hit-or-miss than Riven players
The only time I see an Ezreal who feeds is when he has a tendency to E aggressively.
Rioter Comments
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: January 12
Is it possible that you guys could make it so pinging Kayn's portrait when he has a transformation ready could ping to his team that he has it ready and/or how much time the other has left? There's times when I _really_ wanna get back to base to transform but my team is insisting on forcing fights and I can't afford to leave them.
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: January 12
What's the balance team thinking about Ahri these days? The low risk-low reward playstyle arising from her high mobility but low damage (especially for her class) doesn't lead to the most exciting moments for either her or her opponents. Generally I find myself just passively poking and pushing at the enemy until they're low enough that I can all-in them even if I miss a crucial skillshot or two.
penguin (NA)
: Personally: * Ahri feels depressingly....average. Generally feel like I'd be better off picking something else. * I know her W is a low point for Ahri players right now, so I brought that up with Phroxon when I was talking to some balance team dudes. He said he agrees it's underwhelming & on their back log, but unfortunately they have to prioritize bigger problems currently
The _frustrating_ thing about Ahri's state is that her general safety and ease of us means even newer players with her generally won't feed (and with her play rate steadily falling there's fewer and fewer inexperienced people playing her anyways) as her, so even if she's not doing anything to _win_ games, she's not losing them for her team either. She'd probably have to be straight garbage to ever achieve a negative winrate in SoloQ.
: Patch Chat with the Playtest Team - 8.1
Have any of you playtested the Irelia VGU yet? How fun would you say she feels now if you have? :) We talking Warwick VGU-level fun?
: Patch Chat with the Playtest Team - 8.1
What's with the Kha buff on PBE? Does Kha really NEED buffs?
: Patch Chat with the Playtest Team - 8.1
What do you guys think about Ahri and Kayn these days?
Rioter Comments
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: January 10
About three months ago there was talk about changes in the future for AP itemization, any updates on that?
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: January 10
What's the balance team thinking about Ahri these days? The low risk-low reward playstyle arising from her high mobility but low damage (especially for her class) doesn't lead to the most exciting moments for either her or her opponents. Generally I find myself just passively poking and pushing at the enemy until they're low enough that I can all-in them even if I miss a crucial skillshot or two. Well, I mean I've been spamming Kayn recently and have started to actually enjoy myself, but still, would be nice to learn what's going on.
: And Shen hasnt gotten a skin in almost 6 years Riot said, "Worlds skins are their own kind and we do not count them as skins since they are based of what the worlds winners want". Therefore I exclude TPA Shen {{champion:98}} {{item:3070}}
Altiverse (EUNE)
: Ahri hasn't gotten a skin in 125 days!
I'd rather she got fewer skins if she actually got good ones. Of her last 4 skins, only Arcade was good.
penguin (NA)
: Honestly both of these examples look fine to me given game state. Clip 1) A level down Zoe vs a Triforce Vi. You facetanked nearly her full non-ultimate combo (Q, E + 3 hit passive of W, blue smite) and _you had bought no armor items_. Zoe is one of the squishiest champions in the game for good reason -- you shouldn't have even been that close in the first place. Proper gameplay would be to wait for your Garen to engage and then follow up, but you were impatient, and died as a result of that. Clip 2) You shut the clip off here, but you didn't die here. It's too early on into the game for you to have any MR (you bought your MR 15 minutes into the game, after this clip) and the Diana bought these items: {{item:1056}} {{item:1056}} {{item:3145}} {{item:1058}} {{item:3113}}. He had a nearly completed Luden's ON TOP of a Hextech revolver; a build that is pretty useless in any teamfight scenario, but indexes heavily into upfront burst. I'd argue that if Diana doesn't nearly kill you here that our item system is heavily flawed given that she landed her QRR + electrocute on you and you're a squishy mage that hasn't itemized towards MR at all. When you're playing squishy artillery mages, you are vulnerable to assassin burst patterns and need to adjust your positioning accordingly :). I think upfront burst can be problematic in our game currently (Dark Harvest in tandem with Duskblade feels ridiculous to play against), but don't think either example here is sufficient to prove your argument.
> [{quoted}](name=penguin,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=UTA3hAXP,comment-id=0011,timestamp=2018-01-09T21:21:52.564+0000) > > I think upfront burst can be problematic in our game currently (Dark Harvest in tandem with Duskblade feels ridiculous to play against), but don't think either example here is sufficient to prove your argument. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7YFBqVC_-k This is a pretty good example of that in action. I had to watch several times before even _I_ understood how I did it, I can only imagine how cheated the Brand felt.
penguin (NA)
: I think you're assuming the clip is the opposite. Zoe is getting one shotted for a change ;)
Dr Mercy (NA)
: > Just spend your gold on random shit that has damage tagged onto it and oneshot everyone. Wowzers, buying damage gives you damage? Could've fooled me. Sarcasm aside, the point he's making is "Yes, you can do that. But it's not optimal, and you're losing out on other strengths by doing so." Yes, Vi might be doing a lot of damage. But she's now squishier, and has to play as an assassin with only Diver mobility.
Yeah, Triforce-rush Vi will GIB people, but it's very risky until you get a chance to build some durability.
Akumu (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=Sightless66,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=UTA3hAXP,comment-id=00020002,timestamp=2018-01-09T18:03:34.819+0000) > > Hm, so you think OP made shit up to support an argument he couldn't justify otherwise? Well, that's just impossible! People would never lie about something like that! https://imgur.com/a/CR1EG 1-3 Diana. 0 items completed. https://imgur.com/a/9j0SE Vi has jungle item Phage and Sheen. Not even Trinity completed.
So what you're saying is level 11 electrocute Vi had a decent chunk of AD, hit everything, and got in what looks like two Sheen procs against your glass cannon build level 10 Zoe. Yeah, _can't_ see how you'd die from that one /s.
ItsLowbo (NA)
: Changes to Sightstone/Support Items coming to PBE
Good, this is a buff to junglers. Now bottom lane won't be lit up like a christmas tree from 5 minutes in any longer.
: When does Lux get a main who cries about her in every post possible?
If you played Ahri you'd understand the frustration of having to do basically everything perfectly _and_ have ignite available to have a good chance at getting a single kill on the enemy carries :/ All because Riot stubbornly wants to maintain her kite mage identity that's been the source of her balance issues for 3 years now. Luckily I main Kayn now so "doing basically everything perfectly" just means I get a kill more cleanly than the alternative :D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jc5Y0vjGqrE
ItsLowbo (NA)
: Changes to Sightstone/Support Items coming to PBE
I always rushed Frostfang into Eye of the Watchers anyways, this means little to me.
: \#LuxIsTheNewAhri
> [{quoted}](name=Fisher No Chains,realm=EUW,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=bFimZEIw,comment-id=0006,timestamp=2018-01-09T14:17:59.228+0000) > > \#LuxIsTheNewAhri Cool, when does Lux get her damage nerfed to irrelevancy? :p
Ahris (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=SwineTV,realm=EUW,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=pcX0wKmd,comment-id=000c,timestamp=2018-01-09T16:52:28.568+0000) > > Let's be honest, everybody knew Xayah and Rakan would be getting skins before Taliyah, A-Sol and the others... > Well I'm glad Taliyah was not part of the 2018 Lunar Revel line up ... the skins look really ugly and basic (kinda like Arclight - but Arclight is better) to me and Taliyah deserved better. {{champion:163}} > > Also still waiting for {{champion:127}} and {{champion:136}} > But let's make another skin for {{champion:99}} first. Next up: {{champion:1}} {{champion:202}} {{champion:103}} > {{sticker:slayer-jinx-wink}} Would appreciate blood moon ahri skin
Riot hasn't made a serious skin for Ahri since her foxfire skin. They've long-since forgotten she's supposed to be a Kumiho, not a Kitsune.
: I'm not upset that Lux is getting yet another skin ...
Lux problems. Meanwhile, ASol's been out for nearly two years and he's yet to get his second skin.
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: January 5
What's the balance team thinking about Ahri these days? The low risk-low reward playstyle arising from her high mobility but low damage (especially for her class) doesn't lead to the most exciting moments for either her or her opponents. Generally I find myself just passively poking and pushing at the enemy until they're low enough that I can all-in them even if I miss a crucial skillshot or two. Well, I mean I've been spamming Kayn recently and have started to actually enjoy myself, but still, would be nice to learn what's going on.
: I just sent this over to the sound designer that worked on Kayne, and he sent it over to the engineer that worked on him, so a fix is incoming! Thanks for the report :D
: Star Guardian Taliyah by Alnath
You can't put Taliyah in a skirt, Z Klein would flip the fuck out.
: Kayn Transformation Timer
His transformation bar definitely needs clarification at least.
: > [{quoted}](name=Raxistaicho,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=In70vQoO,comment-id=0002,timestamp=2018-01-02T03:02:07.560+0000) > > Riot doesn't care about Ahri anymore. no care of making easy money ? i'm think not.
> [{quoted}](name=Small Boobs Ahri,realm=EUW,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=In70vQoO,comment-id=00020000,timestamp=2018-01-02T04:07:48.664+0000) > > no care of making easy money ? i'm think not. Maybe they ran a cost risk analysis based on reactions to the last statue?
: Report Riot for lies !
Riot doesn't care about Ahri anymore.
ChuShoe (NA)
: Can we talk about brutal death animations in league?
Honestly, it looks to me like Zed's escaping in his death animation. Ekko's is pretty clever, he does a time rewind.
Rioter Comments
: Riot August Hints that he's working on reworking a Female Champ (VGU Related Post)
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