: ARAM Balance Update Thread
All of this is garbage. All the carry champions get the harshest nerfs while the tanks, fighters and assassins get the buffs? Players complain over the champions that win or lose a game and Riot reacts by nerfing the champions? Rewarding the salty player b/c they didn't have a good time playing a fun game mode? Smart. I play ARAM exclusively over SR and when URF was brought back it gave me more interest to play, but after it was removed and Bans were introduced to ARAM, its not fun anymore. Taking away 10 champions from a players roster that they prefer to get a chance to play isn't fair. Not everyone plays this game to have over 100 champions to play with. Granted 10 may not look like a lot, but when the same champions are banned because players had 1 bad experience against it they never want to see it again while the other player that enjoyed the champion has to suffer with it being nearly perma-banned. Bans ruin the whole concept of All RANDOM All Mid. Should be called TBBARAM; Ten Banned But All Random All Mid 143 champions and only 10 are picked at random. 10 are now banned. 2 re-rolls that roughly make 1- 10 champions re-rolled every game. Thats about 113 champions that are owned and free weekly assuming each player owns over 100 champions. I apologize if my math is off. If Riots going to go forward with this ill probably stop playing all together. Maybe it wont hurt Riot or the player base as a whole, but after a decade of playing this game and seeing the changes it has gone through, im losing all interest in the game. This is the only game Ive genuinely loved playing b/c of the fun game modes and champions that are available.
: Thanks for the write up! Just posting to say I read this :) We'll have a full announcement with reasoning for what we're keeping and dropping after the patch!
> [{quoted}](name=Mortdog,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=YYb1RIl6,comment-id=000f,timestamp=2019-04-08T20:41:03.693+0000) > > Thanks for the write up! Just posting to say I read this :) > > We'll have a full announcement with reasoning for what we're keeping and dropping after the patch! Please drop the ban phase. Its not fun at all knowing all the champions you like to get a chance go play are consistently banned on both sides. I dont own every champions and have no intention to, but players shouldn't be forced into a champions they never played and expect to play with well.
Urgash (EUW)
: Feedback from an ARAM Main on 9.7 experimental changes
Bans arent fun in ARAM. Some players only have champions that get banned every game. No should be forced to buy more champions if they just want to play the ones they like. ARAM is meant to be a fun side mode away from SR and Ranked
: my best guess is they wanted to remove it so more people play ARAM so they can gather data and feedback on the changes they made to it. it will return sometime.
> [{quoted}](name=im always salty,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=cmeXqEiF,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2019-04-03T00:33:32.802+0000) > > my best guess is they wanted to remove it so more people play ARAM so they can gather data and feedback on the changes they made to it. > it will return sometime. Well now ARAM has that ban system before each game. It's absolutely terrible. Everyone bans the ranged mages or melee carries. I'm pretty sure Ive seen the same 20 champions banned in 10+ games and im never given the chance to get champions i prefer to play.
: Patch 9.7 notes
You all got rid of URF. The only thing i enjoy out of this game.
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Blenos (NA)
: They know their game is usually not very fun, so when these modes come out I'm going to guess a large portion of players would rather play something new than the same old thing even though the game modes are the same (except AR Shit URF) but anything is better than the rift and classic maps at this point. Unless your only reason for playing league is to climb then you're the 1% and I congratulate your mental stability.
> [{quoted}](name=Blenos,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=w1rV21xi,comment-id=0003,timestamp=2018-10-29T04:55:04.465+0000) > > They know their game is usually not very fun, so when these modes come out I'm going to guess a large portion of players would rather play something new than the same old thing even though the game modes are the same (except AR Shit URF) but anything is better than the rift and classic maps at this point. Unless your only reason for playing league is to climb then you're the 1% and I congratulate your mental stability. You can choose to judge my "mental stability" all you like, but i dont play League to Climb Ranked. I play to have fun with the game and other non-standard modes. Regardless of what i play, but i get the most satisfaction out of the game modes that make the game exciting and different.
: @Riot When are all or any of the Game Modes coming back?
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: Actually the reason they didn't include Quinn in the game mode was because of her high mobility, vision and burst damage. Her kit would give her a huge advantage over the other Marksmen if she were included. Same with Twitch. Besides, she's more of an assassin than a marksman anyway.
> [{quoted}](name=Valor Bot,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=Lhsd8ExO,comment-id=00000001,timestamp=2017-11-21T04:13:57.281+0000) > > Actually the reason they didn't include Quinn in the game mode was because of her high mobility, vision and burst damage. Her kit would give her a huge advantage over the other Marksmen if she were included. Same with Twitch. Besides, she's more of an assassin than a marksman anyway. Vaynes an assassin so why was she included? oh yeah, b/c she gets a pretty skin. Riot making dumb rules and decisions.
: Patch 7.22 notes
They could of just you know...not give Riven{{champion:92}} OR Zed{{champion:238}} buffs. Its bad enough that they exists.
: IIRC, someone else brought up a similar idea of giving Malz a fire thematic, and I think it's a great idea. It breaks him out of his existing skins, and his kid (or kit 'cause spelling is hard) lends itself to fiery particles - like his shield, for example. The thematic also resonated with me because it's a great opportunity to give Malzahar another skin with particles, which is something his catalog is lacking in. I'm also in favor of Arclight Malzahar for similar reasons - I think I'm more partial to this because I can see some cool similarities/inspirations that can be drawn from Vel'Koz, and that skin was well done in terms of thematic, IMO.
> [{quoted}](name=Riot KateyKhaos,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=P5qdhqNA,comment-id=0004000000010001000000020000,timestamp=2016-06-07T17:45:37.468+0000) > > IIRC, someone else brought up a similar idea of giving Malz a fire thematic, and I think it's a great idea. It breaks him out of his existing skins, and his kid lends itself to fiery particles - like his shield, for example. The thematic also resonated with me because it's a great opportunity to give Malzahar another skin with particles, which is something his catalog is lacking in. > > I'm also in favor of Arclight Malzahar for similar reasons - I think I'm more partial to this because I can see some cool similarities/inspirations that can be drawn from Vel'Koz, and that skin was well done in terms of thematic, IMO. WHAT IS SHADOW PRINCE{{champion:90}} ??? His Splash Art LITERALLY screams Arclight Theme. Make a splash that is NOT remotely similar to that skin and prove that he should have a Arclight skin because that older skin is the closest thing to being Arclight Themed minus his particles that arent Golden/Yellow for Shadow Prince Malzahar. The team that remasters older skins should consider this as their Arclight skin. regardless of its name the splash and his model look and fit the part and you guys know it.
: > [{quoted}](name=Simon Blackquill,realm=NA,application-id=mNBeEEkI,discussion-id=bU8qzoVa,comment-id=000600020001000000000000,timestamp=2016-06-03T19:03:34.264+0000) > > Also pool party Taliyah? Surf board anyone? Ult is riding a giant wave :^) I'm down with that. ^-^
> [{quoted}](name=Riot KateyKhaos,realm=NA,application-id=mNBeEEkI,discussion-id=bU8qzoVa,comment-id=0006000200010000000000000000,timestamp=2016-06-03T19:10:59.418+0000) > > I'm down with that. ^-^ Umm...Hello Pool Party {{champion:420}} ?? carries a bucket with a tiny kraken inside? Smashed things with pool noodles? Hello? Best Pool Party skin idea!
: Rotating game mode queue now live!
WHy isnt Rotation Game Mode active everyday? This is just like SMITES random game mode they do EVERY 24 HOURS! IT honestly is a great idea and i love it, but if this Queue is only temporary, as a player who enjoys the game modes UFR, One for All, All for One etc Id be really disappointed. If not everyday, some people suggest only the weekends. But honestly it would be such a better idea as a permanent mode.
: If they're going to ever have "featured game modes" it needs to be a permanent thing with a rotation, not just a once every few months thing.
> [{quoted}](name=Tahngarthor,realm=NA,application-id=Ag8jgd8Q,discussion-id=jHxO08wd,comment-id=00aa0000,timestamp=2016-02-10T21:36:58.331+0000) > > If they're going to ever have "featured game modes" it needs to be a permanent thing with a rotation, not just a once every few months thing. Im not suggesting a monthly game mode but at least every 24 hours theres a new one.
: Seriously... Diana Skin.
Blood Moon Yasuo/Kennen over Blood Moon Diana? im so confused, you had a perfect chance to create a skin that was MADE for her when the Zilean skin was made a while back, and still do this day she doesnt have a Blood Moon skin after these 2?
: Retiring Dominion
@RiotGames, Why not just adopt Smites version of alternative game modes? At least those create a space in the game to get away from the only two modes that get played (Summoners Rift and Twisted Treeline). They dont keep the same featured mode up for more than a day which is perfectly enough time imo since you guys have created decent modes. They honestly work better especially since you guys at Riot Games JUST said and i quote, **"...it’s clear today that alternative game modes work better in short cycles rather than as standalone queues."**
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Meddler (NA)
: Lack of caster supports is something we'll look at post preseason release if it's still an issue. None of the changes in the preseason are targeted specifically at caster supports, but with that much change going on it's possible we'll see some shifts in favored champions, playstyles etc in that regard.
> [{quoted}](name=Meddler,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=NzjhxoyR,comment-id=001c0000,timestamp=2015-10-21T01:49:13.886+0000) > > Lack of caster supports is something we'll look at post preseason release if it's still an issue. None of the changes in the preseason are targeted specifically at caster supports, but with that much change going on it's possible we'll see some shifts in favored champions, playstyles etc in that regard. Is it possible we can get some good QoL changes/Buffs to the caster supports to help bring them into a more viable/meta state, b/c most caster supports; {{champion:432}} {{champion:3}} {{champion:40}} {{champion:43}} {{champion:10}} {{champion:267}} {{champion:37}} {{champion:26}{{champion:143}} arent as particularly strong or played competitively as a {{champion:12}} {{champion:201}} {{champion:53}} {{champion:111}} {{champion:98}} {{champion:223}} {{champion:48}}
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Kwurk (EUW)
: Victorious Kayle?
Its Sivir, Riots states its a marksman.{{champion:15}}
: Yo! I just wanted to pop in an say some things! I can understand people being upset because a champion they play didn't get picked or that they feel another champion deserved it more. That's the issue with these types of skins there are multiple valid opinions on the issue, but in the end we can only choose one champion. If we choose X champion then players who like Y champion will be upset and vice versa, either way we make someone unhappy. I'm curious as to how you guys think the Victorious skin should be determined, what criteria is important to you?
> [{quoted}](name=Riot Galetta,realm=NA,application-id=A8FQeEA8,discussion-id=MFmilzXi,comment-id=0006,timestamp=2015-10-02T20:36:06.654+0000) > > Yo! > > I just wanted to pop in an say some things! > > I can understand people being upset because a champion they play didn't get picked or that they feel another champion deserved it more. That's the issue with these types of skins there are multiple valid opinions on the issue, but in the end we can only choose one champion. If we choose X champion then players who like Y champion will be upset and vice versa, either way we make someone unhappy. > > I'm curious as to how you guys think the Victorious skin should be determined, what criteria is important to you? I believe its solely based on the champion that has been played significantly throughout the ENTIRE season. Yes there are multiple champions that fix that criteria however its about that champion who is "Victorious" as a pick. Regardless of KDA, player, games, etc. Its one champion whos done more for a teams composition than any other champion. Which i can understand why Sivir was the choice for the Season 5 Victorious Skin. I can name off other champions that have been picked up throughout the season maybe Azir, Lulu, Braum, Tristana, Gragas, Alistar, Maokai, Hecarim, Gnar, Orianna, etc etc etc but which ones had the OVERALL impact in games? It was clear in Riot Games eyes Sivir was the obvious pick. I look forward to her Splash Art and shiny Victorious armor(even though she has that Warden Skin :3).
: Be Victorious
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: Positive play icon unlocked
I still havent receive that Icon(not that its a big deal), so i can only assume i was banned, but im almost 90% sure i havent been
Mongoose (NA)
: petition to put an unranked area below bronze 5
: Champion Reveal: Kindred, the Eternal Hunters
Obviously Kindred can still duo lane right? Dont get me wrong im all in for an ADC Jungler but id still like to duo lane with...it? He? She?
: Bilgewater items are still in the client?
I see. I thought just the Dead Mans Plate was the only addition to the game. hmm. Well i hope then some of those items get inputed, they were pretty nice
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: Not currently, no. From the few players that I've talked about it with, most seem to be interested in just some cleanup/modernization. Thoughts?
> [{quoted}](name=RiotRepertoir,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=egfenezW,comment-id=00020000000000000000,timestamp=2015-09-05T18:34:29.068+0000) > > Not currently, no. From the few players that I've talked about it with, most seem to be interested in just some cleanup/modernization. Thoughts? Id just like to see the Champion Update site....updated. x'D The Juggernauts are Live. Poppy should be at the top. just sayin
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: Riot Pls
Can RiotGeeves explain the Miss Fortunes scaling? LOL This has convinced me tons [](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxzirQ7Uz3I)
: Yup! She's certainly eligible for a skin now! What did you have in mind? :D
> [{quoted}](name=Riot KateyKhaos,realm=NA,application-id=A8FQeEA8,discussion-id=JM8EEreN,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2015-08-03T04:59:56.998+0000) > > Yup! She's certainly eligible for a skin now! What did you have in mind? :D Pool Party Fiora BAAMM
Trebbi (EUW)
: > [{quoted}](name=gamerguy13,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=g49AQLtX,comment-id=00000000,timestamp=2015-07-25T19:07:01.044+0000) > > LOL tf is one of the best counters to fizz he cant all in you because if he does he gets a stun and q to the face if he tries to to engage with wq throw a q at him if he ever poles to cs or push or to engage you easily stun him and get the q off and if youre smart you can get an empowered auto from your e off Fizz can always block your stun, as the animation draw a card is predictable and you are insanely squishy and don't have the damage to kill him unless you have poked him down. I am sorry, but TF is at the mercy of fizz in this match up.
> [{quoted}](name=Trebbi,realm=EUW,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=g49AQLtX,comment-id=000000000000,timestamp=2015-07-25T19:17:13.577+0000) > > Fizz can always block your stun, as the animation draw a card is predictable and you are insanely squishy and don't have the damage to kill him unless you have poked him down. > > I am sorry, but TF is at the mercy of fizz in this match up. Not what the main subject of the matter k? <3
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Pabro (NA)
: Similar to the Freljord Event, we want the choice to be a deliberate decision. We won't be making them available for sale after the event.
> [{quoted}](name=Pabro,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=ahR9bLO2,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2015-07-25T02:10:45.691+0000) > > Similar to the Freljord Event, we want the choice to be a deliberate decision. We won't be making them available for sale after the event. thats a total fail on making money for a free game. The LEAST you guys can let the community who spend their money on these Summoner Icons have a chance at getting them all, You lose out in the long run if you dont understand that.
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: @Meddler Poppy :<?
Is th Champion Update Schedule page going to be...updated?! We know about {{champion:21}} and {{champion:41}} now. So will we see more information on OTHER champions please?! {{champion:44}} {{champion:82}} {{champion:78}} {{champion:19}} {{champion:83}} {{champion:133}}
: ranked is down
Why is it down? Riot not giving us a straight answer?
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Leu07 (NA)
: Varus mid is taking over lcs
Big deal hes played in the LCS now. IM actually happy about it. People used to play AP Varus mid before but it doesnt matter. Now people are complaining about his poke? Whatever! Let mid lane poke champ become a thing, make other poke champs faster at poking dont ruin an ADC that just happens to do as well in the MID lane. Much like EZREAL MID/Smite.
: "We're losing so we want a remake"
What the F**K? Now this could completely turn a 180 degrees for FNC. What is going ON with Riots system? I think this whole community including the over 178 THOUSAND people watching this game are confused/upset with the decision making on your end.
: Pool Party skins splash down
While every other Pool Party skin has a recall besides{{champion:115}} Does Riot even care? It must be that difficult to create 1 recall
: ITS HAPPENING!!! POOL PARTY ZAC!!!!!!
While Pool Party {{champion:115}} is left in the dust with no unique recall animation. Your leaving him dry Riot, whyyy!
Meddler (NA)
: That's the thinking here. Where possible we'd like to create or preserve distinctive strengths on different champions, particular those within the same class (ADCs in this case). Jinx and Trist are both really good at destroying buildings, it's a defining characteristic for them. Ashe by contrast's distinguished from other ADCs most by the sheer amount of CC she brings. Since we feel Ashe is too strong at present we need to nerf her, we're trying to do so in ways that ensure that Ashe continues to offer a different impact on the game, and a really distinct experience for people playing her however. Removing a character's strengths, or giving them strengths that overlap too much with other characters, risks creating a really homogenized game, where, even if you see a wide range of characters played, the difference between them's not very significant, so it still feels samey. Removing unnecessary strengths, if a champion is overpowered, is the approach we prefer as a result.
> [{quoted}](name=Meddler,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=kjjEEb2Q,comment-id=00000001,timestamp=2015-06-03T04:09:55.823+0000) > > That's the thinking here. Where possible we'd like to create or preserve distinctive strengths on different champions, particular those within the same class (ADCs in this case). Jinx and Trist are both really good at destroying buildings, it's a defining characteristic for them. Ashe by contrast's distinguished from other ADCs most by the sheer amount of CC she brings. Since we feel Ashe is too strong at present we need to nerf her, we're trying to do so in ways that ensure that Ashe continues to offer a different impact on the game, and a really distinct experience for people playing her however. > > Removing a character's strengths, or giving them strengths that overlap too much with other characters, risks creating a really homogenized game, where, even if you see a wide range of characters played, the difference between them's not very significant, so it still feels samey. Removing unnecessary strengths, if a champion is overpowered, is the approach we prefer as a result. So, When will the rest of the ADCs that hardly see any play get their buffs/QoL changes? You never see {{champion:51}}{{champion:21}} {{champion:21}} {{champion:21}} {{champion:133}}{{champion:133}} {{champion:133}} {{champion:29}} {{champion:18}} {{champion:110}} {{champion:110}} {{champion:110}} {{champion:96}}(NOT MAGE)
: CRTL V what you've got
http://uproxx.com/webculture/2015/05/drone-footage-of-bridge-destroyed-by-texas-floods/
: @Skins Team: Will you ever go over old skins again?
Least someone other than Riot KateyKhaos actually communicates about skins without sounding like a automated voice recording. Im sick of rioters giving the cut n dry answer.
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