: > [{quoted}](name=ShadowScorpionX,realm=NA,application-id=A7LBtoKc,discussion-id=hvzgE6om,comment-id=001a,timestamp=2019-06-25T19:13:12.181+0000) > > Given the importance of items, is anything being done to address the inequality in the random item drops? Like, make it one per neutral minion fight or make it so that the person who has the highest item count can't get any new items until everyone is caught up? Seriously, any system at all would be better than the PBE random opponent gets 2 completed items before I get my first component. You simply can't have a serious ranked ladder with that kind of randomness. You obviously don't read twitter [RiotSapMagic's Response](https://imgur.com/Xj7RhDx)
> [{quoted}](name=Verdant Lord,realm=NA,application-id=A7LBtoKc,discussion-id=hvzgE6om,comment-id=001a0000,timestamp=2019-06-25T19:38:52.638+0000) > > You obviously don't read twitter > [RiotSapMagic's Response](https://imgur.com/Xj7RhDx) thanks!
: [TFT] Teamfight Tactics Release Timeline and Temporary Restrictions
Given the importance of items, is anything being done to address the inequality in the random item drops? Like, make it one per neutral minion fight or make it so that the person who has the highest item count can't get any new items until everyone is caught up? Seriously, any system at all would be better than the PBE random opponent gets 2 completed items before I get my first component. You simply can't have a serious ranked ladder with that kind of randomness.
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: How do I get an S ffs???
10cs/min is unrealistic except in the higher levels (think diamond+). At silver/gold elo I tend to average 7-8 and am the highest on the team. given the CS in this game, I'd say this is around the bronze 3/2 level. you did good, just focus on CS in addition to kills
: Hey meddler, Since {{champion:99}} is dominating the last weeks more and more on support.. will we get a nerf? Personally i think its just aftershock that makes her so strong... its sad for midlane lux if she gets a nerf. Also do you have plans on {{champion:15}} / {{champion:222}} ? Both pretty dominating adc role atm.
> [{quoted}](name=KDA xCrunchy,realm=EUW,application-id=A7LBtoKc,discussion-id=PBPEGOHv,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2019-06-14T15:07:55.919+0000) > > Hey meddler, > > Since {{champion:99}} is dominating the last weeks more and more on support.. will we get a nerf? Personally i think its just aftershock that makes her so strong... its sad for midlane lux if she gets a nerf. > > Also do you have plans on {{champion:15}} / {{champion:222}} ? Both pretty dominating adc role atm. yeah do you think you could buff every other adc to bring them in line with these two?
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: > [{quoted}](name=ShadowScorpionX,realm=NA,application-id=6WpmgL9O,discussion-id=0GV9kemh,comment-id=0003,timestamp=2019-05-03T02:52:37.364+0000) > > What is the league back end uptime like for the year? i don't know if you can share actual numbers, but figured i'd ask. is it close to 6 9s? I'll check if we're cool to talk something about our uptime (Goals, or what we had over the last week, etc), probably get back to you tomorrowish with something beyond "I'll get back to you." I'll get back to you.
> [{quoted}](name=Morgageddon,realm=NA,application-id=6WpmgL9O,discussion-id=0GV9kemh,comment-id=00030000,timestamp=2019-05-03T03:01:38.067+0000) > > I'll check if we're cool to talk something about our uptime (Goals, or what we had over the last week, etc), probably get back to you tomorrowish with something beyond "I'll get back to you." > > I'll get back to you. cool :D
: The Good, The Bad, and The League: 4/25 - 5/1
What is the league back end uptime like for the year? i don't know if you can share actual numbers, but figured i'd ask. is it close to 6 9s?
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: So do you guys still think its healthy to blame and degrade degrade yourselves for losses in league?
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: Early 9.10 Patch Discussion
Vayne has been trash tier for multiple years except for the last few patches and I think there was 1 patch during preseason S8. You saw it in pro play precisely never. What's bringing this on now?
: Early 9.10 Patch Discussion
So for those of us with like close to a million mastery points on a champion that is being reworked, do you ever feel like changing the champion is a flight risk? I mean, I've spent close to a thousand dollars on this game, and I'd likely spend more, but if you fuck up my champion you lose my money.
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Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: February 20
Can you talk about positional match making and whether or not you think it's a success?
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: > [{quoted}](name=Busty Kunoichi,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=WbuIAzrb,comment-id=0005,timestamp=2019-01-26T03:26:36.010+0000) > > Meanwhile, Marksmen are still the only class that consistently requires 2+ items to hit any spike. it's almost as if they're a late game class, shocking
> [{quoted}](name=hhaavviikk,realm=EUW,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=WbuIAzrb,comment-id=00050000,timestamp=2019-01-26T07:39:00.734+0000) > > it's almost as if they're a late game class, shocking in a game where there is no late game
: Do you believe that Riot is enfocing a 50% winrate by intentionally matching you with bad teams?
> [{quoted}](name=Player3Th0mas,realm=EUW,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=hT5i0ueo,comment-id=,timestamp=2019-02-01T02:08:35.175+0000) > > So I was wondering what the NA boards' opinion on the matter is. > > Do you believe that Riot (or the matchmaking system) is actively rigging games to make sure people who go on a win spree, eventually go on a lose spree, or not? > > Thoughts? I find the whole experience annoying. Last year I had the experience of being silver 4 and blocked from winning my way into silver 3 because I was playing against a d5 duo that was slumming in flex queue. The tiers being visible while the MMR is invisible is the part that makes it all seem like hand wavy magic. Show me my MMR. Give me something to be satisfied with. Give me some way to measure my improvement, because the ranks and tiers _clearly do not do that_. The fact that you have to have multiple posts explaining the system shows that the current system is diametrically opposed to the whole "clarity" thing that Riot is always saying they want to promote.
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: February 1
I like playing ADC. I've played it for 5 years or so, and in the beginning I didn't really know what I was doing. I feel like the role has been garbage for a *really* long time in solo queue, unless you played with a duo during the ardent censor meta that played an ardent censor support. In general, what is Riot's stance on ADC in solo queue? **How long does Riot feel is an acceptable amount of time to have an entire role have limited agency?** I understand that in pro play or in higher levels of play the situation is different. The team is able to babysit for long enough that the role hits the power spike, but what about the players who play in the bot lane role in gold, silver, bronze and iron?
: I have 3 brothers 1 cousin and 80+ friends in my list who stopped playing league
At this point I feel like Riot is on cruise control with league while they work on the next big thing. Frankly the lack of changes during the preseason is crazy, the inequality scandal, theclusterfu of bad decisions (e.g. patch everything on day one of the new season), and the fact that an entire role has been garbage for 8 months shows that they no longer care about 20% of their users. It's no wonder that their market share plummeted - they've stopped being player focused.
: What’s New in Ranked 2019
hey with 700 million lost this year over previous, do you think maybe it's time to make mmr public or start matching people up according to their rank so that it's easier to climb out of that rank?
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: January 9
> How often do you want to see one of these posts come out? Twice a week's been the regular schedule for quite a while now, would once a week and a bit longer be more appealing for example, or is shorter but more frequent better? I actively look for your posts. It's pretty much the reason I come to this site, but my main goal is always to scour for details about my preferred role. If there were 5 rioters who represented a community mouth for each role, then maybe I could just search for posts from that person. Is riot aware that adc feels like garbage? Is that just the plan from here on out? > Who else should we be learning from? Would particularly love to hear your thoughts on communication from other game developers and what approaches and techniques we should be adopting. Can you do a blog post or just tweet with a round up of sources people come up with? As a game developer, I would want to read that list. also, check out supergiant games and their talk about the new game Hades https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzyE9hi912c
CTore118 (NA)
: Confused about mmr
because riot doesn't want MMR to have any clarity around it. Your frustration results in them making money.
: > [{quoted}](name=KFCeytron,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=M9PbVo3t,comment-id=000200000000000000000004,timestamp=2018-12-10T03:34:34.610+0000) > > Oh? What language do you prefer? Which have you used? Any links to projects you've maintained or contributed to? Can you provide an example of your superior spaghetti code? I prefer Java when I was messing around with Android. Swift on XCode. HTML5 back in the day when learning how to do web pages. Stopped with Python after learning the basics with it. I don't share my projects. While I am greatful to the vast amounts of resources that were available on SO and GH among others, never really see need to contribute since everything was already there and I had nothing new to offer. And, I actually prefer VS as my go to SDK. Again, "unstructured" coding does not make one an inferior coder to others. "Is it 7?"
> [{quoted}](name=Bael the Riser,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=M9PbVo3t,comment-id=0002000000000000000000040000,timestamp=2018-12-10T04:42:55.160+0000) > > And, I actually prefer VS as my go to SDK. You meant IDE
: > [{quoted}](name=Bael the Riser,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=M9PbVo3t,comment-id=00020000000000000000,timestamp=2018-12-10T02:26:54.976+0000) > > Then I'll elaborate further. There's nothing wrong with spaghetti code. Its harder for people who didn't work on it to adopt it, but it can help the person who created it establish a sense of job security. > > Its been 8yrs since LoL was introduced. If their coding is really as disorganized as you and others claim, its that way for a reason i.e. so someone else can't steal it. > > Yes, when they introduce new lines, it can be difficult to keep track of how things interact with previous lines of code which can be all over the place. If it was easier, they wouldn't get paid as much as coders while Riot continues to make billions each year. > > Do you understand? You're not complaining about codes, you're complaining about how the coder chooses to code which is no different than complaining about how one chooses to cook and eat a steak. I think you are the one who doesn't understand friend. I'm(as well as many, many other people) calling the code trash, because that's what it is. They put out pre-alpha level code into the release version of the game. Let me illiterate upon that for you, Morde is, in an understatement, broken. Invisible R shades. W re-casting when you activate R, Q falling off after the first empowered strike(mid attack in some cases, while the effect still has plenty of time), W becoming invisible when cast on a Invisible/cloaked champion, Not getting ghost drake after killing the drake under a few very specific circumstances. Honestly the community, and myself, could name 50+ more bugs that morde has. It's not riot trying to protect their game, spaghetti code can be cleaned and fixed, and used. It's just riot being too lazy to make sure their code is not straight trash before they let it into the release game. Morde isn't the only example either, a lot of champs they released(reworked in his case) around 2015 were very, very buggy, and... rushed, honestly. Hell, 2010 Morde didn't have half the bugs 2015 morde dose. This issue here is that Riot rushed through a lot of things, and when they rush, the release pre-alpha trash.
> [{quoted}](name=demonicthomas,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=M9PbVo3t,comment-id=000200000000000000000002,timestamp=2018-12-10T02:42:47.789+0000) > > Let me illiterate upon that for you, Morde is, in an understatement, broken. https://media.giphy.com/media/8acGIeFnqLA7S/giphy.gif
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: That Vayne PBE change
> [{quoted}](name=GrReaper96,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=tu2NnrYt,comment-id=,timestamp=2018-12-08T02:15:27.954+0000) > > Vayne > Final Hour (R) > [New] Tumble cooldown now reduced by 50% on use of Final Hour > > Yeah no i do not like Vayne with a 1 second cooldown stealth and burst thank you. yeah right, like any vayne is going to get to the "late game"
: Just queue as jungle support. You’ll be support about 75% of the time
> [{quoted}](name=Spank the Fox,realm=OCE,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=LVOXhtsE,comment-id=0006,timestamp=2018-12-04T04:41:55.963+0000) > > Just queue as jungle support. You’ll be support about 75% of the time weird, i queued fill 10 times in a row and got 4 adc, 4 jungle, 1 top, 1 support
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Marisa (NA)
: Any thoughts on the state of Marksmen? I've been noticing more of my friends and the people I watch saying they don't feel like they have the same impact on the game that other roles do, especially with generally short games.
> [{quoted}](name=Marisa,realm=NA,application-id=A7LBtoKc,discussion-id=38W7tIpN,comment-id=000b,timestamp=2018-11-22T17:36:34.658+0000) > > Any thoughts on the state of Marksmen? I've been noticing more of my friends and the people I watch saying they don't feel like they have the same impact on the game that other roles do, especially with generally short games. The role is Riot's bitch. Change roles to jungle. be happy.
Retrauk (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=ShadowScorpionX,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=IiqYw0Gw,comment-id=0003,timestamp=2018-11-13T23:06:02.592+0000) > > sure, work 5 years to get a gold border for the first time. then they remove the gold borders from the game. i haven't raged this hard since 2016 placements. spend on average 200$ a year for in game cosmetics. now suddenly everyone is surprised when we are mad we don't get them anymore. You still get the borders. They're just no longer a season reward, and instead they update to match current rank. If you get gold at any point when the new season starts, your border will be gold.
> [{quoted}](name=Retrauk,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=IiqYw0Gw,comment-id=00030000,timestamp=2018-11-14T00:09:40.955+0000) > > You still get the borders. They're just no longer a season reward, and instead they update to match current rank. If you get gold at any point when the new season starts, your border will be gold. Will it stay gold if I get demoted to silver?
: now why we wont be getting border this season if we reached gold+?
sure, work 5 years to get a gold border for the first time. then they remove the gold borders from the game. i haven't raged this hard since 2016 placements. spend on average 200$ a year for in game cosmetics. now suddenly everyone is surprised when we are mad we don't get them anymore.
: So... Season 8 ended. What now?
> [{quoted}](name=CatchMyDaggers,realm=EUNE,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=FEwMWoKo,comment-id=,timestamp=2018-11-13T12:19:00.474+0000) > > I mean what is supposed to happen now? I can still play ranked and my client hasn't patched yet, is something supposed to change? > > > > Sorry if this is a dumb question btw well now we all get to rage about how we don't get gold borders. the entire business model is around cosmetics in game, and riot's going to suddenly be surprised when whales like me quit playing because they can't have the cosmetic border that they worked 5 years to obtain. good job riot!
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: Ghostcrawler Lane Swap / Queue Dodge / Whatever
Any plans to promote more women in your new expanded role?
: [CLIENT/BACKEND] You don't always get a free win when you've previously been in series for that tier
the 5.23 patch notes say this: > Enter Promo Helper. From Bronze through Gold 2, failing a series will get you a win credit that'll apply toward your next attempt at that series, provided you can get back in. If you're ever demoted, Promo Helper will automatically grant you max credits until you've passed as many series as necessary to get back to your season-high division. It also has some quid pro quos, but they don't jive with that sentence. > If you're ever demoted, Promo Helper will automatically grant you max credits until you've passed as many series as necessary to get back to your season-high division. I'm sure the implementation meets the acceptance criteria of the ticket. I'm just not sure that the acceptance criteria meets the intent, and should be revisited.
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: how do you turn off the pool party accent sounds?
: how do you turn off the pool party accent sounds?
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: Meddler, myself, Repertoir and Scruffy met on this topic earlier today. We're going to be providing more concrete thoughts and what we're planning to do in the coming months. In Quick Gameplay Thoughts tomorrow Meddler is going to cover state of tanks, and then next week we're going to go into damage (splitting them up so that we can go more in depth then I did when I attempted to cover midseason / snowballing in one post a few days ago).
> [{quoted}](name=Maple Nectar,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=K0b5fhnN,comment-id=0015,timestamp=2018-07-27T01:39:45.791+0000) > > Meddler, myself, Repertoir and Scruffy met on this topic earlier today. We're going to be providing more concrete thoughts and what we're planning to do in the coming months. In Quick Gameplay Thoughts tomorrow Meddler is going to cover state of tanks, and then next week we're going to go into damage (splitting them up so that we can go more in depth then I did when I attempted to cover midseason / snowballing in one post a few days ago). In the coming months? How long is this preseason going to last? How many players do you plan to lose while you figure this out?
: A Response to Doublelift on a Constantly Evolving Game
> [{quoted}](name=Ghostcrawler,realm=NA,application-id=A7LBtoKc,discussion-id=2pvn0ldJ,comment-id=,timestamp=2018-07-14T21:16:14.340+0000) > One of the benefits of our patch cadence is that when we do miss the mark, we have a chance to correct it, and hopefully ADCs are heading towards a better place now. > Can you expand on that? How is it that you think ADCs are heading towards a better place? I haven't seen more than a random buff to adcs in several patches, but you guys are pretty good at continuing to nerf the viable ones (e.g. rageblade)
: I've stopped playing League. It's just not the game I came to love.
I was in queue, then read this and closed league. I think I'm with you. There are other games where you don't get punished for playing a role for 4 years.
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: June 22
I have dozens of skins on marksman. When can I use them again?
: Is this game fun again?
The game is not something you can get better at anymore because you have 2-4 weeks to learn the game before it's uppended again with the next patch. The game is not something you can solo carry anymore unless you are so far above your opponents in skill that it's ludicrous. Despite my hundreds (thousands?) invested in the game I just decided that it's time to play something else. None of my favorite streamers are playing league right now. This patch was the nail in the coffin for Riot Games' first game.
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: What We Heard on Ranked 2019
It is hard to climb. I mean, it should be, but I have no insight into my mmr, your matchmaking, and I have no idea how much impact having played the game for 5 or 6 years has on my mmr. How much am I weighed down by that much history? Because frankly, I'm not moving, but I am improving. Last season I made it to Silver 1 in promos to gold. I lost, but I felt like I had finally made it to the point where there was no way I would start in bronze. If I recall correctly, I went 8-2-1 (remake) during my promos this time, and was again placed in bronze. I almost quit playing. I've gained a lot of skill since I started - going from an average of 30cs per 10 minutes in the beginning, to a nicer 70cs per 10. I make much better decisions, I focus on vision and objectives, and I've learned to mute everything but pings (thanks for that, btw). I've analyzed the data, made multiple websites using the riot api. I applied at Riot once, but after being stood up by interviewers on 3 separate occasions I gave up. I have level 7 mastery on tons of ADCs, supports, top laners, and I think I even have it on some junglers. I climb faster on smurf accounts, but I've spent thousands on this one and would like to make use of the skins I've purchased. What is next season going to do to entice me to continue to play?
Chermorg (NA)
: I mean, you have to input a unique phone number for your account to use clash. And it must be your cell phone. How many people do you know with more than one cell phone? Further, they've been able to accurately determine Smurfs for a while now. Smurfing is not prohibited though, so why would they punish them?
> [{quoted}](name=Chermorg,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=h3uFOBX6,comment-id=0002,timestamp=2018-05-21T00:54:23.747+0000) > > I mean, you have to input a unique phone number for your account to use clash. And it must be your cell phone. > > How many people do you know with more than one cell phone? > > Further, they've been able to accurately determine Smurfs for a while now. Smurfing is not prohibited though, so why would they punish them? well there you have it, there is no competitive integrity in clash, so don't spend any money on tickets.
KZ Engel (NA)
: the "advanced smurf detection" is only in low level games. play with a new player, only supporting them. janna or some shit. you'll still get placed against other smurfs watch a new player play by themselves, almost everyone in all of their games will be new
> [{quoted}](name=KZ Engel,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=h3uFOBX6,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2018-05-20T22:34:16.509+0000) > > the "advanced smurf detection" is only in low level games. > > play with a new player, only supporting them. janna or some shit. you'll still get placed against other smurfs > > watch a new player play by themselves, almost everyone in all of their games will be new That's false, they talk about it in a couple of videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFmJynSYT1k&feature=youtu.be&t=35 This quote from [this article](https://www.riftherald.com/lol-gameplay/2018/4/20/17258742/clash-changes-lol-beta-updates): > This is a long section with a lot of smurfing complaints. While Draggles was quick to point out that you can’t blame every loss on smurfing (good on you, Ben), he did say that the team is aggressively punishing smurfs whenever they find them. The team has apparently also already taken action against a bunch of verifiable smurfs, which is good news. > > For players who felt their matches were unfair, well, you can apparently blame a bug. The team is also looking at adjusting their MMR maths to make things a little more fair whenever possible. And others.
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