: Remember the mage itemisation update that was supposed to bring diversity to builds?
No class has diverse builds. Everyone is stuck building the same shit for their class because riot keeps taking items away.
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: Focus on Mini-VGU & Not on New Champions
I love new champs and i'm glad they're focusing on them again.
Reav3 (NA)
: I want to take a minute to answer this from my perspective. First of all our intentions of doing less VGUs and more New Champs was actually based on caring for the playerbase as well as from player feedback we have gotten over the years as we have done New Champs and VGUs. Let me go into a bit more detail though. First when I said less VGUs I didnt mean we would stop doing them, I just meant we would slow down. Expect to still see plenty of VGUs in the future, just not as many as we have been doing last year. The reason why I feel that his is coming from a caring place is this. There are many players that share your perspective, that they want their main updated, and changed. But you have to understand there are also many other players that love their Champion, and find it very frustrating when they are updated even if many other players think the update makes them way better. We have to care about these players as well, and whenever we do VGUs we also cause a lot of disruption and frustration from players over their Champion being changed. New Champions generally don't cause this player pain. Last year we actually saw a lot higher player frustration over change, partly due to how many old Champions we were updating and changing, with many older players feeling alienated by the changes. At this point, after Morde, many of the Champions we would consider for a VGU have much higher players bases then the Champions we were doing VGUs on in the past. This isn't to say there isn't value in doing them, but if we were doing them at the rate we were doing them last year, on Champions with bigger player bases, then that is many more players that would feel frustrated or alienated by the changes, even if many other players like them. This isn't to say we want to stop doing them as we feel there is value in the game feeling modern and up to date, which means we value updating the things that are getting old and dated. The Champions on the list just aren't as dated as some of the ones we did over the last couple years, and as a result the value in updating them isn't as high, and also has a higher disruption and player pain cost since the Champions have bigger player bases.
> [{quoted}](name=Reav3,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=MAU53ybw,comment-id=0002,timestamp=2019-04-23T20:26:02.307+0000) > > I want to take a minute to answer this from my perspective. First of all our intentions of doing less VGUs and more New Champs was actually based on caring for the playerbase as well as from player feedback we have gotten over the years as we have done New Champs and VGUs. Let me go into a bit more detail though. > > First when I said less VGUs I didnt mean we would stop doing them, I just meant we would slow down. Expect to still see plenty of VGUs in the future, just not as many as we have been doing last year. > > The reason why I feel that his is coming from a caring place is this. There are many players that share your perspective, that they want their main updated, and changed. But you have to understand there are also many other players that love their Champion, and find it very frustrating when they are updated even if many other players think the update makes them way better. We have to care about these players as well, and whenever we do VGUs we also cause a lot of disruption and frustration from players over their Champion being changed. New Champions generally don't cause this player pain. Last year we actually saw a lot higher player frustration over change, partly due to how many old Champions we were updating and changing, with many older players feeling alienated by the changes. > > At this point, after Morde, many of the Champions we would consider for a VGU have much higher players bases then the Champions we were doing VGUs on in the past. This isn't to say there isn't value in doing them, but if we were doing them at the rate we were doing them last year, on Champions with bigger player bases, then that is many more players that would feel frustrated or alienated by the changes, even if many other players like them. > > This isn't to say we want to stop doing them as we feel there is value in the game feeling modern and up to date, which means we value updating the things that are getting old and dated. The Champions on the list just aren't as dated as some of the ones we did over the last couple years, and as a result the value in updating them isn't as high, and also has a higher disruption and player pain cost since the Champions have bigger player bases. It's the right thing to do reav3. No matter how much someone begs for a champion to get a rework, that same person will cry for a revert in a month. If you guys think of a cool new mechanic, you can just use it for a completely new champion and save yourself the hate mail from 'as a long time -champion name- 6trillion mastery point main' I hate this rework!!!.
Zoli Ben (EUNE)
: Chose a VGU for 2020
Rioter Comments
: Kayle's visual design missed the mark
: I finally quit. ggs league of legends
I really like that poro picture.<3 Anyways, yeah I play Akali only and you can kinda guess how that's going right now. (ahem, 37% winrate) What sucks is that riot and most of the community HATES assassins so it's not like any of her buffs will ever be anything other than "+3 movement speed when in shroud" or something lame like that which won't help her. I know they're going to attempt to help her, give up and then can her like they do with a lot of their champs. The rework was absolutely a failure and they refuse to accept that. If it's this fucking difficult to balance a champ, it's a failure. They shouldn't have built the champ around the stupid shroud.
: I Got Fired From Teaching...
Just out of curiosity, are kids in this era like really disobedient and shit? I see all these youtube videos of kids thinking it's cool to physically attack their teacher for telling them to put their phone away.
: We gut entire champions kits, but for Yasuo..
Amen. They'll jump on taking important shit form Akali but nahh yasuo is fine.
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: Riot's bias towards Yasuo, Lucian etc. really annoys me.
Mages are just as broken as Yasuo and Lucian.
KyraSun (EUNE)
: Skin ideas?
Nightbringer Sylas
Rioter Comments
: Did you have any specific questions or comments for them?
> [{quoted}](name=Wuks,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=EG3ghX44,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2019-02-11T09:35:38.086+0000) > > Did you have any specific questions or comments for them? Yeah, for Stashu I do.
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0XFallen (EUW)
: Zed pbe changes opinions?
They're removing an important thing form his kit because of the clear hatred riot's balance team has for assassins. This change will be praised by mages and adc mains so 99% of this board but these changes suck. Like why don't they start taking shit out of Yasuo and Lucian's kit since they're so overloaded? Zed needed less damage early but lower W and R cooldowns.
shipo13 (EUNE)
: where is yasuo nerf after 9.3 critic items buff?
Akali and irelia were gutted, I think Yasuo should lose some utility. Time for a mini rework/nerf.
: They DID say they planned on expanding old skin lines this year, as well as plans for a battle academy styled skin line event, so it could be one and the same - an expansion of the Academy line with the battle academy event.
> [{quoted}](name=Oleandervine,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=a3EkkAvn,comment-id=0004,timestamp=2019-02-07T17:03:47.558+0000) > > They DID say they planned on expanding old skin lines this year, as well as plans for a battle academy styled skin line event, so it could be one and the same - an expansion of the Academy line with the battle academy event. "Shonen anime" while I am very excited for those, I doubt will be academy. Who knows, maybe it will, we'll see.
Rioter Comments
: Champion Weaknesses in 2019
lol you guys fucking murdered akali
darkdill (NA)
: Kai'sa has the taste of a liar
Glîtchy (NA)
: ah the tears of Akali players.
And I thought I was a degenerate for wanting Irelia to suffocate me under her ass..
: Katana man bad, Crossbow woman bad. Metal man good. Welcome to the Gameplay Boards.
> [{quoted}](name=Sir Saltarin,realm=EUW,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=iJ7UKwwr,comment-id=00060001,timestamp=2019-02-03T22:36:36.251+0000) > > Katana man bad, Crossbow woman bad. > > Metal man good. > > Welcome to the Gameplay Boards. While I personally do not like Yasuo, you're absolutely right. This board is contrarians that hate on the "cool or edgy" champions while praising the so called underground ones. (even though morde, bard, etc are overrated as fuck now)
Emo Twink (OCE)
: Can Yasuo Get Some Removals like Irelia/Akali?
Seriously. They murdered the fuck out of akali and irelia so do the same to yasuo and a lot of these overpowered mages.
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: January 30
lol I remember when riot said "oh, and yes, we'll be keeping Akali's heal in the rework!" FAILED REWORK
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: January 25
Akali main since season 3. I have over 3 million mastery points on my main account alone, 300k on secondary and over 250k on a throwaway such as this one. Season 3 I was masters and after that have been diamond 3+ almost every season besides 5. - What I wanted from the Akali rework was for her to keep her 3 stack reset ult. Akali should have remained a simple consume proc assassin. Her shroud should have never been her focus point.
Occhan (EUW)
: As someone who's been playing Akali for 3+ years now, I feel like riot is constantly making her into a worse iteration of her prior kit. The thing we liked the most about Akali before the rework was her burst, stickiness to targets, one shot potential (if fed) and the simple design of the kit. None of that remains after the rework due to her kit being totally based around the shroud and passive mechanic. It doesn't even feel right to call Akali an assassin because it takes ages to kill someone while you dance around your passive circle for ages. With the proposed shroud changes, atleast shift power elsewhere to her kit to compensate and push her towards being an actual assassin. Either make the passive circle smaller or get rid of it. Literally every other assassin - talon, zed, katarina, fizz etc. has the ability to dive under tower with their burst without taking much damage. The only way Akali could match that would have been the shroud which is now being taken away. We need a compensation for that in terms of quicker burst damage so that it doesn't take years to do the same job other assassins do in seconds. Please make her an assassin again, I don't want her to be just another bruiser pretending to be an assassin. Finally the healing needs to remain. Her ult is 120 seconds CD, shroud shows outline and half channelled abilities go through, e is already a skill shot. She has already suffered enough due to pointless nerfs within the past few months. If RIOT is adamant about this change, then I'd propose channelling her sustain into her auto attacks in synergy with her passive. Like the old Akali's sustain which allowed her to heal off of auto attacks. I'm sorry for being very blunt, but this is infuriating. Should have just removed it from the start instead of nerfing her to the ground and now wanting to take away the last few redeeming qualities of the champion. I'd even take the pre-rework kit over this one any day of the week. Edit: Riot Captain's new tweet confirmed that they will be removing the Q heal. It's really sad and disappointing to see that Riot ignored all of our comments after asking us for our opinion on the matter and then proceeded to remove the heal anyway when everyone requested to keep it in the kit.
> [{quoted}](name=Occhan,realm=EUW,application-id=A7LBtoKc,discussion-id=RgwqT7KP,comment-id=0047,timestamp=2019-01-25T17:06:28.656+0000) > > As someone who's been playing Akali for 3+ years now, I feel like riot is constantly making her into a worse iteration of her prior kit. The thing we liked the most about Akali before the rework was her burst, stickiness to targets, one shot potential (if fed) and the simple design of the kit. None of that remains after the rework due to her kit being totally based around the shroud and passive mechanic. It doesn't even feel right to call Akali an assassin because it takes ages to kill someone while you dance around your passive circle for ages. > > With the proposed shroud changes, atleast shift power elsewhere to her kit to compensate and push her towards being an actual assassin. Either make the passive circle smaller or get rid of it. Literally every other assassin - talon, zed, katarina, fizz etc. has the ability to dive under tower with their burst without taking much damage. The only way Akali could match that would have been the shroud which is now being taken away. We need a compensation for that in terms of quicker burst damage so that it doesn't take years to do the same job other assassins do in seconds. Please make her an assassin again, I don't want her to be just another bruiser pretending to be an assassin. > > Finally the healing needs to remain. Her ult is 120 seconds CD, shroud shows outline and half channelled abilities go through, e is already a skill shot. She has already suffered enough due to pointless nerfs within the past few months. If RIOT is adamant about this change, then I'd propose channelling her sustain into her auto attacks in synergy with her passive. Like the old Akali's sustain which allowed her to heal off of auto attacks. > > I'm sorry for being very blunt, but this is infuriating. Should have just removed it from the start instead of nerfing her to the ground and now wanting to take away the last few redeeming qualities of the champion. I'd even take the pre-rework kit over this one any day of the week. Would you like to know what my favorite thing about Akali was? The 3 mother fucking stack ult. I literally begged riot to keep it in 1 shape or form and now it's gone which to me means Akali is gone. I'm kinda just waiting for a new champ now that has a similar ability. Akali's rework's core identity should have been "hit enemy with ability, jump on them, use another ability to proc the first one to do heavy damage". It didn't have to remain a point and click gama, they could've definitely created an extremely interesting version of her old Q. As long as it's the thing you consume to do big damage. A bruiser passive that makes you play fucking ring around the rosies doesn't cut it.
kargish (EUW)
: This shouldn't had taken this long
So her winrate will go from 42% to 30%
Reav3 (NA)
: Sure, current Champions we talk a lot about internally for VGUS are {{champion:36}} {{champion:42}} {{champion:31}} {{champion:9}} {{champion:56}} {{champion:80}} {{champion:33}} {{champion:72}} {{champion:102}} {{champion:106}}
Can you tell Stashu to name his assassin 'Liliana' if it's female? I love that name.
Pale Mask (EUW)
: I'm concerned about the Mordekaiser VGU. Swain is still a sore point for me. If he gets Aatrox-tier memeshit interactions so help me. I wonder what they've done to Kayle and Morgana. Hopefully their conflict will be handled with _finesse_.
Swain to me was perfect. Aatrox was the textbook definition of failure. I agree, Morde should not have joke interactions.
: Reav3 commented on the morde main subreddit
I hope he keeps a "serious theme". All his r******* mains do nothing but spout shitty memes and make the champ seem like a joke.
: What if we gave Akali the Azir treatment?
Or just revert her. that way people can cry about her being fed and getting 1 shot instead of her feeding to somehow still kill you under tower.
Reav3 (NA)
: Soonish
As exciting as roadmaps are, it's all just filler for the Akali adjustments to me, heh.
: Seriously though, Where is Pykes punish window?
Here's what I can't stand... *jump on him and throw my entire burst* *he uses his incredibly uninspired generic dash forward, I get stunned, he turns invis while running away, comes back 3 seconds later with almost full health* heh, nothin personal kid.
hoganftw (NA)
: The Problem isn't CertainlyT; It's Riot.
Much agreed friend. Sadly this board is comprised of mage/adc mains so you're going to get downvoted into oblivion.
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: January 9
You guys need to re-rework Akali or something. This new one is just straight up fail. You're going to keep hitting her till her winrate is 20%. Her kit is NOT powerful dude, in fact it's quite bad. (especially her bruiser mechanic passive) She doesn't feel like an assassin and once you guys remove true stealth, she will be season 2 (was it 2?) Evelynn.
: Remove this fucking item, your game has gone downhill since its inception
They should also remove stasis from the game. Not remove zhonyas but turn it into a proc shield like maw.
: Akali main 1.4m mastery.
Amen to that brother.
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