: Do you consider League of legends to be a sport?
Sports are physical in nature. Games are more mental. E-sports are video games with a proper competitive scene. Some people call Billiards a sport, it's not, it's a mental game, similar to chess. Nascar is (supposedly) an endurance sport.
iiGazeii (NA)
: Why does Zoe take Electrocute now?
Uh... I've been using it on her since release. Comet just feels useless to me outside of lane phase on anyone that isn't a siege mage. I may not be right, but that's how I feel about it. 2nd half of E + Q + auto. Q + Auto + W ticks (I don't actually know if damage items count to electrocute, but that certainly does). More popping potential. An easier time forcing squishies out of the fight or outright killing them.
: Those salty downvoters (or downvote bot) must have some sort of personal problem with the OP.
People don't like these kinds of threads on the boards because there are at least half a dozen guide-based sites. Kinda petty but I suppose it reduces clutter...
: What I've Found to be Unbalanced
Something I learned about Kayle: Unlike every other champ in the game she gets mana while her ult is out. I had a game where a Kayle with RFC and SOS had her ult on basically full time. That needs to change. But most level 2 5g units are going to be OP. Most of the problem with this game is the RNG in the traits. Dodge chance on yordles, freeze chance on glacials, etc. There has to be RNG in drop types and shop offers, but there doesn't have to be RNG in trait payoffs. Or round 1 gold drops. I get 3 gold and an item and someone else gets up to 4 items? Yes I've gotten 4 items from round 1 before! The big problem with glaical is the synergies it has with its units. Voli can chain stun entire teams and Ashe with a single AS item can permastun a target all game long, especially if she gets Ranger buff. AND it's even got a class item so you can put it on, say, Lucian with a runans and SoS and just chain stun everyone with that. Also a new problem I've noticed is Warmogs on Gnar/Shyv. I played against a 3 item gnar yesterday that had warmogs and 12000 HP! Personally I haven't really found demons (the class) or nobles to be particularly problematic, outside of the early game domination nobles gets from all of their early picks. And while the demon buff hasn't been very impressive the units are pretty silly. I've seen Aatrox and Eve win rounds on their own.
Myrannya (NA)
: Will there ever be consequences to this?
Unfortunately theres not much they can do to differentiate troll picks from 'off meta attempts.' Of course when the ghost/cleanse nunu snowballs into the enemy tower a few times THEN they can take action. But they can't ban weird picks or builds because _that is not bannable or reportable by itself, because it's not always trolling_
: The champion with the absolute worst skin selection.
Xerath? He comes in Blue (base), Red, Orange, Green, and Shoulderpad. At least kassadins one good skin is actually A GOOD SKIN!
: Can we have a nerf on the Wall of Yasuo, please?
I just want the duration to go down. Champ does way too much damage at all stages to have such a wide safety window against the majority of the cast.
Hynsx (EUW)
: Can shaco recall when invisible?
I don't** think** it works with recall, but it works with TP
Pyrosan (NA)
: Still hands down the best login screen they've done
My favorite is Kleds. I love the music and [I love that crazy Yordle](https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/leagueoflegends/images/b/b2/Kled.attackDismount07.ogg/revision/latest?cb=20160729191601). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-P9zLHDUFEM A shame its a more painful experience to play top lane, than it is to neuter yourself with a cheese grater. This one is cool too, probably the best animation/music synergy they've ever done.
: > [{quoted}](name=TrikzterzArma,realm=EUW,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=EmA3GaMV,comment-id=,timestamp=2019-09-02T10:12:09.505+0000) > > "You can just mute" > What if a person has a really bad day, is really sad and just want to play a game, and is later told to kill himself because he died twice? What fucking good would a mute do by then? How can someone tell you to kill yourself if you have that person muted?
> [{quoted}](name=Darkdemon653,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=EmA3GaMV,comment-id=0005,timestamp=2019-09-02T12:25:55.159+0000) > > How can someone tell you to kill yourself if you have that person muted? Cuz you don't know you need to mute someone until they are toxic. And you don't have chat disabled overall because you want to TRY to be strategic.
: Why again does an AFK offer NO ingame-compensations in LoL only?
They think loss prevention would lead to abuse, and more wintrading. They are concerned a compensation mechanic would increase toxicity. "Alt f4, we're better off with a bot than you" Which is hilarious, considering how toxic the game already is. Once a glass is so filthy you can't drink from it, what's a little more dirt? Although I REALLY hope they don't go the bot route. It's horrible in HotS, and would be worse here since you know they wouldn't implement the 'tether ping' mechanic. It's practically gold gen for the enemy team...
: I just thought of a probably soon to be meta build. Thoughts?
And all it takes is EXACTLY 2 Negs, 2 BFs, 3 spatulas, and 3 gloves. Plus exactly 4 specific units and 3 other locked in subtypes. There are plenty of 'stars align' comps more OP than this. But you'll need to be more realistic with your expectations. You might get 2 mittens. But you probably won't even get that in most games. Hell, it's incredibly impractical to pull off 4 ninja...
: which skin
No harm in waiting. Maybe Zoe will get a chroma that OOHs your AHH
: damn that just unfortunate, I guess the yas was just godly because he blocked like nearly every single one lol
> [{quoted}](name=Redcadaver,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=vsEldLz8,comment-id=0002,timestamp=2019-09-02T01:47:38.681+0000) > > damn that just unfortunate, I guess the yas was just godly because he blocked like nearly every single one lol Well Lulu yells ADORABUS! whenever it's cast, and windwall is EXTREMELY forgiving. Either he was far enough away to react to the sound, or he threw it on top of you whenever he knew he was about to touch you. Because OF COURSE you would try to poly him if he jumps you.
: Who is the weakest 5 gold unit?
{{champion:157}} really needs level 2 to be useful. Exile scales with stats. I think one problem I see is no one builds health on him. That's how his passive scales, {{item:3748}} to the rescue. {{champion:34}} is next, without AP items she does no damage, she doesn't go well with the Glacial typing. Her savior is {{champion:127}} matching her typing meaning you only need these 2 and another elementalist to reach her full potential. Of course then you get rekt by dragons... {{champion:21}} ults an almost dead target on the side? Congratulations she stunned herself. She also shows up too late for Pirate to be particularly useful, even tho paired with {{champion:41}} and {{champion:104}} she gets a lot of synergy going. {{champion:80}} will live and die by the strength of his types. If guardian is weak he will be too. Plus he's lacking a lot of cross-synergy with his other units. Still, with {{item:3075}} {{item:3083}} and Dragon up, combined with the fact that (someone tell me if I'm wrong) he still gets Warmogs regen in the air would make him nearly unkillable. {{champion:10}} ult is just silly good, even if the champ suffers a bit of an identity crisis. Great synergy with {{champion:86}} + Noble. {{champion:50}} I haven't had a lot of experience with but I could see him becoming a true monster if built around. Gunblade + Transform health + Imperial buff = won round. And he's even got demon synergy, which is super strong in general, AND and he shares it with Elise. A simple core of Elise+Darius+Swain and either Shyv+ASol or Jayce+Hextech is a very scary setup. {{champion:30}} at level 2 with a deathcap and Sorcerer 1 literally oneshot the enemy backline in the 1v1 fest in a recent game I had. Plus I've been LOVING Phantoms lately. The only downside is his ult has a tendency to get interrupted if he doesn't get a Seraphs and Sorcerer buff...
: {{champion:34}} by far, she'd even be meh for a tier 4 unit... She does way to little damage for how small the aoe is and how often units just walk out of it, and while the AS-slow is nice, it's not nearly as powerfull as some hard CCs like Seju or Cho, her hp and aa dps are not great either. She really should either br tier 4 with maybe a small damage buff, or she needs something done, like expanding the area from a 1hex-aoe to 2-hex aoe over the first 2 sec, or increaing her damage with each tick, or make every 3ed AA a frosbite for some magic damage that crits vs targets affected by her ult.... Glacial can make up for a bit of it, but that RNG shit just isn't reliable and Elemental is fine but nothing more right now. {{champion:21}} still is wonky, she is very powerfull, but her ult aim sucks and so she's very hit or miss, either beeing usless for 3 sec or totally wrecking a fight. {{champion:80}} seems to be a bit overnerfed given that guardians also got a big nerf, but only a bit {{champion:157}} is ok at best, can be strong with some items or if lvl 2, but still not nearly as strong as kayle, karth and swain, and imo he should be the strongest individual pice given that he can't trigger origin synergies and requires a specific placement that kinda excludes him from guardians aswell as locket and zeke's, so i wouldn't mind some small buffs comming his way.
I know I'm starting to sound like the normal game boards, but please don't buff Yasuo. His exclusion from guardians comes with the benefit of a much better defensive steroid that has no other asks. Plus he still can benefit from aura items since they reach 2 tiles. And stacking HP items on him is way better than raw damage because of his passive. This isn't league it's TFT, TFT yasuo has no crit effects. He's a bruiser here. What a crazy Convergence we live in, right Kass?
: Is anyone else convinced Riot doesnt know how to balance Toplane?
I don't really think it's ALL a Riot problem as much as it's a top problem with what the lane is 'supposed' to be. The melee lane. Keeping ranged options out of what's supposed to be the melee lane is hard. You could just make D Shield melee only and buff the hell out of it, and then Assassins take it for a free lane phase in mid, or Yas bot lane becomes a thing again. They COULD make Klepto better on melee than range and that would solve a lot of current and future problems, but it won't help the bullying. {{item:3161}} was a horrible mistake that riot needs to take back. But they won't. Riot never goes back on mistakes, they only go back on the good calls like the Riven 'overnerf'. Riven is a product of Worlds Balance, where riot annually ruins their game for it's players to put on a slightly better show. But lets not pretend top is all that special. One or more lanes is plagued by overtuned champs/items/runes/misc SINCE THE GAME BEGAN! The game has far too many factors for it to ever be balanced.
Yuumster (NA)
: How do i break the habbit of lock screen..
Cold turkey worked for me. That said this was also back when I was first starting, so I was still working the overall learning curve... And of course do it in norms.
R4ndom F1nn (EUNE)
: Void Zyra
Color and concept wise it would probably be too similar to Dragon Sorceress to see proper implementation. The coloration is almost exactly the same ({{champion:117}} purple {{champion:117}}). Obviously Q would be similar in appearance to Vel's W. It mostly comes down to how you do her plants. If you have little void critters popping up through portals you end up too similar to Drag. It could just be tentacles, snappers and shooters... If you went Dark Star you could make mechanical-like constructs pop up. Different star types And Dark Star has a lot more black in it's color scheme.
: Give Vel'Koz' w Grounding. Also, How is there not a Dark Star Vel'Koz?
No. I'm all for retrofitting Grounded into more kits, but Vel has enough CC and range. He doesn't need more added to his kit. I would like to see it put on Kog tho...
Porglit (NA)
: Not everything scales. The tooltips now highlight exactly which parts do when you have AP, and PBE AP tooltip says more explicitly exactly what does scale (if I remember, it's spell damage, true damage, healing, and shields). Shen's ult does not scale at all, and AP is worthless on him. Vayne's bolts are true damage, so that does increase.
Rioter Comments
Mártir (EUW)
: Am I the only one, who hates TFT with all his soul?
Probably. Not liking it is one thing, but actively hating on it to the point of making a boards post is a little... weird...
: > [{quoted}](name=Zeyphel,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=r88yWN9W,comment-id=00000000,timestamp=2019-09-01T14:17:11.713+0000) > > Because of Worlds Does the reason matter?
Smyrage (EUNE)
: Making vision items support exclusive was one of the worst things that happened to botlane
Nothing you said makes sense. Old Sightstone was only ever bought on supports and wardhoppers. Pinks still exist, and ordinary wards were replaced by their free variant {{item:3340}}, that typically sees a lot more use. And it's forced on EVERYONE. And if they aren't using it they CERTAINLY wouldn't be using the paid wards or a sightstone. That's a player problem not a game problem.
Shahamut (NA)
: Negatron +Negatron
If you are entirely reliant on one damage source then that's your mistake.
: Hyper carries died and we didn’t notice but it sucks
A lot of hyper carries have had decent lane phases when played well. If you were passive with Jax you were in a world of hurt, but if you played him aggressively (as long as you did it correctly) you still took over hard in the midgame. It's been that way with Vayne too since well before the recent meta, and Veigar since his mini rework. He could ALWAYS blow you up level 6 if you didn't get MR and got caged. GP is only relevant early into certain matchups or with a massive skill difference. Kog is more of a statement on soloQ than hypercarries. Once again, Kog has something that can carry his lane, his W range. Nasus's R change was a horrible mistake. {{item:3161}} was as well, on more than just Jax. Kayle is going to be (has? Has the rework gone live yet IDR) moved away from the hypercarry or bust setup.
Shahamut (NA)
: What Skarner mains REALLY want...
> agreed that the juggernaut update was definitely NOT a success for Skarner I know you're right, but it still makes me giggle to hear that, considering he had 70% winrate on release.
: Sex sells.
Then they should REALLY put him into the Star Guardian universe {{sticker:sg-lulu}}
: who is the anti ap version of malphite?
It USED to be Galio. Then his rework happened. Now we don't have one. Or a Galio.
Rioter Comments
: Why does it have to be arurf?
Riot turned to ARURF because everyone started picking the same OP stuff. The problem is that in such a volatile mode (and the SR map as a whole) is that it pretty much always ends in 'the team who rolls more of the OP champs wins'. And the mode feels way worse than the 16 champ pool we used to have.
: Mods shouldn't be allowed to remove posts that protest Mods
They don't. They remove TOXIC posts that protest mods. As they should.
: Are there really people arguing that XAYAH doesn't work with the 'edgy Star Guardian' aesthetic?
Nobody is arguing it doesn't fit Xayah. People are arguing that it's bad overall.
: SG Xayah can have Stars but Cosmic Xayah can't have moons?
They got removed?! WHAT!? (no, I don't play her a lot, why do you ask?)
ODiiiiiN (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=Sirsir,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=peVJ03rB,comment-id=0005,timestamp=2019-08-27T16:53:33.384+0000) > > Dark star and DSG are EXACTLY THE SAME. Right down to the little star details. > > Elderwood is widely varied. Usually more green and/or purple based. Used to be more green. But look at Nocturne and Veigar. Straight up purple skin. Even Ahri is a toned down purple.. (Even though she looks nice AF) she looks just like Lux's Mystic. Her orb turns green sometimes that's about all the green I can see there. Pretty sure its to indicate she's healing some how, not sure if thats her W or what that does that, dont really play her. But they're all purple. But idk.. Maybe theyre gonna say SGs look like DS because it has something to do with Dark Star corrupting them in the lore or some bs.
> [{quoted}](name=ODiiiiiN,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=peVJ03rB,comment-id=00050000,timestamp=2019-08-27T17:01:18.665+0000) > > Used to be more green. But look at Nocturne and Veigar. Straight up purple skin. Even Ahri is a toned down purple.. (Even though she looks nice AF) she looks just like Lux's Mystic. Her orb turns green sometimes that's about all the green I can see there. Pretty sure its to indicate she's healing some how, not sure if thats her W or what that does that, dont really play her. But they're all purple. > > But idk.. Maybe theyre gonna say SGs look like DS because it has something to do with Dark Star corrupting them in the lore or some bs. True. I'm still pissed about those. 2 champions with a dark theme as base. You know what would work better? ANOTHER DARK THEME! I want EW Veigar to be like Eldest Gruff in The Dresden Files! Riots going through a goth phase or something....
: The point is you have to be TOP 4 to get LP. 30 games in a row? I don't think so. Of course there is RNG. Its easier to blame it on RNG its just pissing me off that im doing everything that i can and i still don't get top 4.
Well it's beta. Hopefully they change it so its less punishing on losses. Maybe even make 4-5 null zones.
: 9.17 Concerns
I think the ASol rework is a a good one on paper. After playing it I might change my mind but until then... He can still roam, he can just be punished for it a little more. His E range got buffed, still lets him bypass walls and wards, he just doesn't have the MS buff to shave lots of time from returning. He still has a high uptime on his W at higher ranks. 2s CD at rank 5 without CDR. And now it has a MS buff to help reposition and kite away from someone jumping on you.
ODiiiiiN (NA)
: Dark Star, Elderwood, Corrupted SG.. Way Too Similar??
Dark star and DSG are EXACTLY THE SAME. Right down to the little star details. Elderwood is widely varied. Usually more green and/or purple based.
: Yeah lets make it cost 3000000 gold
Finally balanced {{sticker:slayer-jinx-wink}}
Biospear (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=The thigh guy,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=QfOqBvrF,comment-id=,timestamp=2019-08-27T16:27:03.198+0000) > > 2900 gold. For one of the best damage based items in the game. > > Not only that, but also one of the best utility items in the game Ahem{{item:3157}}
Duskblade is still better. Even when it's on CD you still see if you're on a ward, as a class that needs to be MIA to be its msot effective. Has a direct damage supplement on top of the stats. Don't get me wrong Zhonyas is a very close second, but DB is far better.
: There's really just no point in picking Pantheon when you can pick Renekton/Irelia/Camille/etc. and have both a better early game and a better late game.
TBF that's not really different from prework panth.
: what am I doing wrong
I imagine flexibility is a must. Every time I go in with a game plan I stick too hard with, I get starved by the shop because other people are also grabbing what I want. Go in planning for yordles? 3 other players have Tristana too. Rangers? Oh that guy has a level 3 varus, that's where it all went. Know when to jump ships. Also there IS RNG, even in low placements. And you aren't doing PvE where a victory is assured if you do it right. Sometimes you aren't the a top 4 player in that group of 8. Sometimes someone just gets better buys, and are good enough to see a good buy when they get one.
: Someone tell me the counterplay to Rengar killing you in .2 seconds.
Because the game keeps adding ways to frontload damage onto a single strike. So champs that already have frontloaded damage can do shit like this.
: > [{quoted}](name=Sirsir,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=dAubJERR,comment-id=00040001,timestamp=2019-08-26T22:40:49.449+0000) > > They're pretty much already made. But not everything can be sold.
This can. It's in pretty much every modern moba.
: Can you guarantee, though, to yeild profit if they made those for you? {{sticker:zombie-brand-clap}}
: Instead of Eternals, give us the Announcer Voice Packs you already made
I would totally buy Odyssey Kayn. Also any Kayn skin where the 'loser' sticks around for banter.
KizaK222 (EUW)
: Shouldn't Varus get a new main skin and lore??? (Its about the Darkin)
If they don't change his name to Vaarus they should just ditch the darkin idea overall.
Voldymort (EUNE)
: what? i enjoyed it. :D
The star guardian event? Yeah that was pretty good.
: Isn't he forced to use his one & only mobility to throw a stun at you before he ults? In a meta where anyone is meta as long as they have blinks or dashes, and I'm pretty sure that if you sidestep that move, you'll have full power of overwhelming a doved Pyke.
He doesn't have to hit you with E to land ult, it has a generous (if awkward) hitbox. And his W certainly counts as mobility.
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