: If you wanna surrender play TFT—there only your vote matters. I have had games that my team easily gave up when we did have a chance to win. Frankly, it’s ironic how people who want to give up so easily play a game in which characters promote perseverance and fighting with all you got. Where did that spirit go? Game is going bad? Well, take that as an opportunity to learn. Observe the enemy, how they use their combos, what they build, etc. Silver linings.
> [{quoted}](name=A Friendless Boy,realm=EUW,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=hwYJk9hH,comment-id=0004,timestamp=2019-09-10T21:02:08.288+0000) > > If you wanna surrender play TFT—there only your vote matters. I have had games that my team easily gave up when we did have a chance to win. Frankly, it’s ironic how people who want to give up so easily play a game in which characters promote perseverance and fighting with all you got. Where did that spirit go? > > Game is going bad? Well, take that as an opportunity to learn. Observe the enemy, how they use their combos, what they build, etc. Silver linings. A few games ago the enemy team broke two of our inhibs and our nexus towers. It looks like a complete loss with like a 1 to 4 in kill difference between team, but the mid and I said no to the surrender because we saw a chance because the enemy was getting carried by a single person. And felt that they'd make a mistake. They proceeded to make a single mistake in positioning and we got an Ace, baron, killed 2 while getting elder. And then be split pushed until we won. I also won a game where the nexus was less than a hundred health left. It's almost always possible to win. And punishing people who believe in their team is stupid
: I think each player's surrender vote should be weighted differently
This is going to cause people to surrender even when there is a chance and punish people who believe in comebacks. Even if games looks bad there's still a chance the enemy will mess up and it can lead to a victory. Voting yes to a surrender and it succeeding would always making you gain a point so people would just surrender to regain points
: [Gameplay Update] Aurelion Sol, The Star Forger
Is this something actually being considered or just a fun little concept for the character
: Eternals Feedback Thread: Set 1 Uniques
How is getting kills with kogs passive and getting kled remounts something that wouldn't change playstyle, the kog one requires you to die and with kled you shouldn't even be getting dismounted alot, it makes you want to get dismounted so you can remount to improve it. Getting 17 remounts in a game won't make you look good, it will make people question why you got dismounted at least 17 times
Lan Fan (EUW)
: > [{quoted}](name=Skaarl H Marx,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=ZjFwxBz8,comment-id=00080000,timestamp=2019-08-26T00:18:02.589+0000) > > Because these are things that should be complained about and changed Trash misions where they literally give you free things Yeah, so much complain
> [{quoted}](name=Lan Fan,realm=EUW,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=ZjFwxBz8,comment-id=000800000000,timestamp=2019-08-26T10:25:56.492+0000) > > Trash misions where they literally give you free things > > Yeah, so much complain They barely give anything when it's supposed to be an event which you should get excited for, and the sg event doesn't even have missions or free things
: Riot please please please release invasion with the new star guardian skins.
It's not coming back they already confirmed it because they don't want to work on pve game modes anymore, it's unlikely it will come back unless they fix everything that's going wrong with them
: Please Riot Make Clash Permanent
Dafuq this is getting down voted for, I know that it's in beta and is likely to stay but because of all the problems it had it might get pulled for a long time before it gets released fully
Lan Fan (EUW)
: Why do you have to complain about everything? Lol
> [{quoted}](name=Lan Fan,realm=EUW,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=ZjFwxBz8,comment-id=0008,timestamp=2019-08-25T17:27:12.951+0000) > > Why do you have to complain about everything? Lol Because these are things that should be complained about and changed
: Please don't let the next Star Guardian event be another fake event
They said it's going to be an event like blood moon, so probably even worse where there arnt even missions and it's just things to buy. Events have becomes sht this past year
: Kled obviously. in seriousness, probably Aatrox, though gnar would be awesome
God I want an ultimate kled skin but know he won't even get a legendary...
Zyniya (NA)
: Siting at almost 170k Xayah points looking for that LAST M7 tokens all my lucky game where in my L1-4 process I dont see why they cant just bank tokens xD
Yeah it's even worse with how in lower elo where you can get super fed it's so easy to get those s ranks, but now that I've climbed to Plat the amount of games where I ever get an s is just so small because people arnt giving away kills
: FAQ: Eternals
I've been wanting a system that gives individual champion quests that are highly difficult and show that you are actually very skill with the champ instead of mastery where you can just play a bunch and get a few lucky games. But making you have to pay for a progression system is completely stupid and ruined the entire idea.
Kazekiba (NA)
: I never said anything about removing counters. Kled getting Grievous Wounds enables him to counterpick specific champions, like Aatrox Fiora and Darius, to varying degrees. (to the point that he should be Aatrox's hardest counter now, in the same way poppy shuts down Irelia)
But those ARE his counters. Those are the Champs people should counter pick into him, not the other way around
: Dark star Kled (Kled Skin sketch)
The skin idea is good, but the drawing and design is bad compared to most Darkstar. Skaarl just looks bland
: well, The 5 most picked toplaners are Rene, Aatrox, Riven, Vlad and Darius, 4 of them have high self healing and Riven tends to get sustain from runes and items, so 60% reduced healing is pretty strong for the current soloQ toplane. Also, most toplaners run conqueror or grasp so there's always some healing to cut.
It also happens Regen characters are the only ones kled has trouble with, without them kled just wins every matchup
: Please don't nerf Kled around having GW on Q. Nobody who plays Kled wanted that shit.
(Kled main) this is exactly what I feared. That they'd put something stupid in his kit so people started playing him and realized how strong he is. And knowing riot they will nerf the rest of his kit and then the GW. Leaving him in a worse spot than before
Lubeth (NA)
: Is Kled sleeper op or balanced?
Technically both. He has weaknesses in his kit that because nobody plays him people can't exploit, and they also don't know how his passive works, this makes him come off as op, however when fighting someone who plays or mains him the weaknesses are clear and makes him more balanced (I'm a kled main since release)
: > [{quoted}](name=Divin1ty,realm=EUW,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=tROfUTVh,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2019-08-03T16:25:38.747+0000) > > You never adapt your items (except one Game) and also your CS are horrible. > Just improve your CS alone and you will atleast gain 1-3 Divisions. How much cs do you expect?, btw infinity edge -> hurricane -> gunblade seems like the core items?
They expect challenger level cs, any less and you are trolling obviously
Kazekiba (NA)
: Top is the lane of counter picking, and Counterpicks are something League is desperately lacking. Being able to pick champions to deny or counter an opponent's pick (i.e., rather than ban Aatrox, draft Kled early and they either can't pick aatrox anyway, or they pick it and depend on the player being able to win despite the negative matchup. Or they can't draft Aatrox while his counterpicks are available, like Yuumi and Kench being unpickable if Blitzcrank is up unless youre hella brave, hella good, or hella stupid; But Brand is unpickable if Yuumi is up.) The meta would honestly be a lot healthier if Riot would design more of these counter-picking mechanics. Le Blanc was made into a solid Akali counter, as if Morgana and Galio were not already good for this purpose - but unfortunately, all three of these champions are somewhat weak midlaners and only Galio typically goes top.) Imagine if instead of nerfing iceborn rush Viktor top, Riot just buffed the champions that Viktor struggles against in lane. Then Mid-lane etc. Viktor picks would be unharmed, Viktor top would be playable as long as you did not have to risk - or were willing to play - those match ups, reducing its presence while introducing more to top lane champion diversity. Basic game design, but Riot has failed to deliver on the concept for a good 3 years at least, arguably as much as 5 or so years, until 9.13/9.14 and I'm very very excited to see these kind of strategies go into the design.
If top lane is a lane about counterpicking and league is lacking counters then why remove a champions counters?
: Oh right, now I remember. I liked it a lot, but they were stupidly difficult. But I’m all seriousness, they probably realized that some players can get those rewards easily, and instead of upping the difficulty or increased the amount of missions, they removed most of the rewards. So it’s trivial at this point. Doesn’t mean you can just demand these stuff. They all cost monies after all.
Really the only difficult missions were the odyssey gem and maybe the free ziggs shard, but a pre made team or team communicating in lobby could get that first try. Missions should be MISSIONS, things you have to do to get rewards, most can be easy but there should be some hard ones for dedicated players that give more than one orb and a few tokens that you get just by playing
: He now counters ALL Juggernauts, not just Darius. This is because of the fact that the GW is not only in his kit, it is an EMPOWERED version, reducing healing by an additional 20% beyond the usual 40%, and the sustain that Juggernauts have are supposed to be how they stay relevant in lane. But now, with this change, {{champion:240}} can just keep spamming his Q, and as long as he can get off the pull, that Juggernaut he's facing is essentially neutered, because not only do they have GW inflicted, it is much more powerful on top of it.
With my playstyle I always felt that kled still won against juggernauts as they are usually sustain damage and kled can do short trades without taking much himself, however the match up still had it where if I fkd up the juggernaut would be able to win lane. This change just removes that possibility entirely
: What did they give you with the Odyssey event? All I remember was the stupidly hard missions that were near impossible for the casual player.
They gave an absolute fk ton of rewards and if you had a good squad or people who knew the strat could easily get the odyssey gem for a full skinline. I got it 4th try and I was only silver at the time
: Kled already countered most of the healers of the roster.
Only a few characters who build early life steal and max health healing were a problem, characters like vlad he could deal with as his q still hit when vlad was in w, now the change just makes those matchups unwinnable for the enemies and the other matchups hell. Darius already had trouble winning vs a good kled but now he heals for nothing so he gets bursted
8Belthazor8 (EUNE)
: Kled needs a huge nerf
Kled has a low skill floor but he does have mechanics you need to learn (properly learning his passive and when to risk going in without skaarl). Only his q needs to be reverted as it's too oppressive and ruins his main counters. Something else should be done so he can still fight his counters. But not simply win
: Were you hoping that you get something super rare and enticing that it was worth 0 dollars to play the game? Rito doesn’t think that way.
They thought that way with the odyssey event
Rioter Comments
: Kled is not a pick vs all top. He is a pick designed to contain other tops. Kled mains aren't important for objective balance, they are picking kled as a flavor choice. You balance kled around his niche, else you start wasting placebo buffs + nerfs which will never affect anything or improve the game. /thread
I pick kled into nearly every match-up and I only lose a few like VS fiora, renekton, and a teemo with good positioning. Kled can win nearly every match-up, this just makes it so he wins all of them
Kazekiba (NA)
: Grievous wounds lets him be picked into Darius aatrox and maokai easier. It helps Fiora be less oppressive too, although not much since his only shield is on a high cd and cant be used in melee range,but if Fiora roams Kled can follow and force her to fight his giant shield + grievous wounds, negating huge amounts of value from Fioras vitals passive.
I main kled and I already pick kled into those matchups except fiora who I permaban, I find them incredibly easy because I know how to play the character and it makes the match-up more skill based, bad kleds lose, good kleds win. Making those Champs not be able to do their thing no longer makes it a match up it makes it a sht show
: > [{quoted}](name=Trolosaurus,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=Moy11iEz,comment-id=00000000,timestamp=2019-06-28T05:35:54.423+0000) > > Yes, but that's often how a story goes. Your favorites die. Game of Thrones is pretty much built on this. > How many movies and stories would be ruined if they refused to kill someone off solely because they were popular with the audience or reader? > It's unfortunate, but it's usually necessary for the sake of storytelling. If nobody dies, there's no feeling of risk. Not every story needs to have a happy ending, and I think it's somewhat poignant for a few characters to meet unfortunate ends in the pursuit of their goals. Terrible idea, I would demand a refund on all my Garen skins which I own most of, if he was killed in lore, so that dudes point is valid, just cause you and 1 other guy think it's a good idea, that doesn't mean it is one.
Why would you want all the skins refunded, he didn't change in game, if he dies it would probably be really cool and start and entire arc for demacia. Garen is the character I want to die the most as it would have alot of impact, and garen is boring as hell and the only way for him to be useful is to kill him off
: > [{quoted}](name=RyzeTheSmurfMage,realm=EUNE,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=Moy11iEz,comment-id=00000001,timestamp=2019-06-28T05:37:12.582+0000) > > But in order for a character to die, he/she would get tons of lore before that. Gragas died of heartattack cuz he drank too much. Zoe teleported out of the planet and died cuz she couldnt breathe. She searched for her dog sol. The police caught jinx and she blew herself up. Or just blew herself up. Lissandra fell off of a cliff cuz she is blind. Karthus collected a magical hat from Rabadon and started singing. He is the only surviver, but since he is obsessed with death, he managed to kill himselg (again?). Get your point but still.
They'd kill a champion in a respectful way, no just kill them just cause
: Killing a champion in the lore would feel really terrible for the fans of this champion, since it means that their story is finished. When this happens, then it means that they can just get stories of the past of this champion, but there is no future to look forward to anymore. People can get really attached to the stories of their favourite champion, like we saw with the retcon of Varus or how they decided to back off from the retcon for Nautilus with Pyke's release. I imagine that they want to avoid the extreme backlash that would most likely come if they decide to kill one champion in the lore.
Currently 95% of champions are essentially dead in lore and none of them are getting lore until their future lore rework in 3-4 years
Haze97 (EUW)
: I am giving up Katarina.
Are you at least enjoying talons porn?
: Which works really well for Marvel tho But you dont want to play as the generic Marvel villain on Lol, the only ones worth would be Thanos Loki probably
One of the biggest critiques of marvel is their lackluster villains, the movies usually do well because of the heroes being good but people still tend to dislike the villains
: > [{quoted}](name=Skaarl H Marx,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=kGN1fZpE,comment-id=000400000000000000000000,timestamp=2019-06-08T22:18:16.899+0000) > > Abilities as in abilities in the lore, not gameplay -_- ah his powers like being able to create and destroy galaxies? yes, very interesting almost as interesting as superman's power of being the ultimate superhuman package. You're free to find asol cool, and in the end there's no champs in this game that are truly boring. Asol just appeals to me in no way at all. Just accept that not every character is for you.
I don't personally like asol too much as he is somewhat generic however he does have the "cool and interesting" factor, however me and most other writers an artists I know agree that Qiyana is poorly designed visually and narratively
: To me she lacks the charisma of a villain. She is just a cocky kid/teen that got followers because of her magic prowess. She doesn’t display any intelligent trait and her attack on Piltovians is just a show of her poor character. Anyway, it’s pretty clear that Piltovians will just be cannon fodder to boost the new faction/champion spotlight. And it sucks.
She falls into the classification of a villain but is a poorly written one that ends up being bland, she's somewhere between a villain and an anti villain but is definitely more on the villain side since her heroic actions are all selfish
: Riot has written their story in a way where you get to decide who you think is a bad guy/ good guy. Ivern could be seen as a bad guy and Morde could be seen as a good guy. It's your choice. Everyone on runeterra is given a backstory and a reason for what they do what they do, you get to decide if you think they're a villian or not. It's not a yes or no answer. The fact that you don't understand this is beyond me.
How the fk do you think ivern could be a villain and mord not, nobody is thinking that jhin is a hero, he seems himself as the hero of his own story, but he isn't a hero in the story. Jhin is a villain and it can't be seen otherwise, ivern is a good guy, morde is a villain, and qiyana although not as much of a villain as jhin or morde has very little good about her that would lead to her being an anti hero, although she falls close to the scale as she is trying to help her civilization but for her own motives. She most definitely sees herself as the hero. Hitler saw himself as a hero, but because of his actions he is a villain, no interpretation.
Lexy123 (EUNE)
: Qiyana feels like a waste of champion space to me to be honest. However that is just my opinion, at least I am not calling her a Smite character. Seen a lot of people do that. Ouch.
She honestly feels like one of those filler champs that get made and never updated for 3+ years, real shame since she is meant to introduce the new nation
: Speaking of "unique", that's Zed. Zed was jealous of Shen, mastered Forbidden technique to get high ground, was banished for it, he snapped and returned to kill(?) his master and start his academy of shadows.
I haven't read Zed's recent lore so sorry that I got those similar then.
: > [{quoted}](name=Skaarl H Marx,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=kGN1fZpE,comment-id=0004000000000000,timestamp=2019-06-08T21:25:54.658+0000) > > Aurelion is way more than that with his connection to targon, especially with his abilities being interesting and looking very cool. People also like his epic voice and he has some great lore. to you. asol's kit is quite boring and doesn't look especially more impressive than other space themed particles. plenty of better voices out there, and i've yet to hear here full voice. Personally i stopped caring about targon around the time he was introduced, the whole space society thing didn't sound quite as cool as the aspects being granted some grand power of a god or nature. the only reason i still somewhat care about targon is leona.
Abilities as in abilities in the lore, not gameplay -_-
: No I typically enjoy villains more than the heroes, it's just that this villain has the most basic motivation and doesn't have anything unique, she just seems like a villain they made in the last minute for a movie where they just made them have all the power without any struggle.
Jhin is probably the best character in the game because he is an extremely interesting villain with unique motives and while we don't know his backstory, we know he didn't immediately have all his magic bullets and abilities so he struggled to make art without the proper tools
: So do you just take issue with villains existing?
No I typically enjoy villains more than the heroes, it's just that this villain has the most basic motivation and doesn't have anything unique, she just seems like a villain they made in the last minute for a movie where they just made them have all the power without any struggle.
: > [{quoted}](name=Skaarl H Marx,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=kGN1fZpE,comment-id=00040000,timestamp=2019-06-08T18:41:53.749+0000) > > The "why not" would because it's lazy writing, nobody cares about the person who's naturally gifted and is better than everyone else, those are boring anime protagonists and villains. Jusein Bolt has to practice constantly, he wasn't born the best he made himself the best, he wasn't faster than 20 year old athletes at the age of 7 with only a few weeks of running. Having a character who has all their power given to them is BORING, it's poor writing and makes us feel bad for her older sister who spent years of her life training to get crippled by someone who just magically was way better than her and didn't even have to train for it. People care for the underdog who rises to the top. No one care for the person who was already at the top and has no growth or change and i think a huge ass monster that could technically just erase every other champ's existance isn't that interesting but people still like aurelion sol for some reason.
Aurelion is way more than that with his connection to targon, especially with his abilities being interesting and looking very cool. People also like his epic voice and he has some great lore.
: I think her story and personality is ok and bratty pips like her can make the story interesting making her look like an anti-hero in the future/future stories. I think riot can redeemed her because she only has that attention/narcissistic issue this time although i think she could change for the better or worst. PS: I think her character if for lore progression.
Yeah I really hope they are able to fix her lore on the future and not release her then leave her for 3 years like usual. Right now she's left a really poor impression and doesn't get me hyped for the new region
Asud (EUNE)
: Because why not. It's always like that, someone gets more by birth than someone can with years of work. No training or anything can make you run like Jusein Bolt. Aint gonna happen. Someone is born with genetics of Apolon himself while still being smarter than average person. Even from rich family, while someone else lives on the edge of poverty while looking like a scarecrow. Its only natural. Those 2 i names and all the middlegrounds you can imagine. Our "principals" and codex of nice behavior and so on teach us that we are born equal but when u just think 5 minutes you can see that its not like that. So if Qiyana is the way she is because she is gifted by birth or whatever, let it be. We accepted Draven, many love him. We will have Qiyana mains for sure. Imagine that there are actual Garen mains. God that champ sounds so low in his VO but who cares still played. Have you listened to Illaoi? LoL. Eve sounds like a se*ual worker. And my do i love her for that. We have a spot for the lil narcissistic girl why not
The "why not" would because it's lazy writing, nobody cares about the person who's naturally gifted and is better than everyone else, those are boring anime protagonists and villains. Jusein Bolt has to practice constantly, he wasn't born the best he made himself the best, he wasn't faster than 20 year old athletes at the age of 7 with only a few weeks of running. Having a character who has all their power given to them is BORING, it's poor writing and makes us feel bad for her older sister who spent years of her life training to get crippled by someone who just magically was way better than her and didn't even have to train for it. People care for the underdog who rises to the top. No one care for the person who was already at the top and has no growth or change
: I don't think she even has much pride in her nation, she just cares only about herself, she should've been the only child who couldn't instantly master elemental powers and instead of learning how to control elements she absorbed their power for destruction (because her gameplay has nothing about actually controlling and moving elements, she steals energy not uses it) and when she was finally strong they rejected her which caused her to snap and become a villain
She feels like one of the marvel villains where they put too much time into the hero and ran out of time for the villain so they just went "oh they got a bunch of power they didn't work for and are stronger than everyone else... And uh... They EVIIIIIILLLL"
Jaspers (EUW)
: She's a dick, has pride in her nation more than she should, thinking they are better than they are. She doesn't 'get it' and is stubborn. Although I agree, not every character can be completely unique and special. The trope of a disgruntled prince/princess is familiar but I can't think of where from. Where they think the direction of their siblings and parents are wrong for the nation but in reality they are wrong.
I don't think she even has much pride in her nation, she just cares only about herself, she should've been the only child who couldn't instantly master elemental powers and instead of learning how to control elements she absorbed their power for destruction (because her gameplay has nothing about actually controlling and moving elements, she steals energy not uses it) and when she was finally strong they rejected her which caused her to snap and become a villain
: She also looks bad and isn't remotely interesting
Exactly her design is bland, it says nothing about her being a fake empreress, living in the jungle, or being an elementalist. The only thing it conveys is that she is a brat. I'm honestly considering at this point to do a rewrite of the character and a new design.
YaraUwU (NA)
: Just a quick thought for anyone that thinks Qiyana is the dullest champion to date. Kai'sa exists.
Agreed kaisa could've been such a good champ but they just had to make her personality and design go directly against her lore, and her lore is also bad. Kaisa is just straight up an idiot who doesn't realize that she could have some impact against the void by warning people. Instead she stays there and tries to kill the void creatures that likely reproduce way faster than she kills them
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333lom (EUNE)
: Hi! Well done for this writing, and your word choices aren't bad! My own style of writing makes less use of adjectives too. You had a story, motivations and event, and wrapped it up in this piece! Adding more background story at the beginning would make us readers connect to the characters more. Introduce us to their situation and world, in a few sentences. Make the "field test" mean to us more by providing us with context, and it gains weight this way!
Alright thanks for the help :D I'll be attempting to write more stories in the future because I plan to release a lot of champion concepts, my first release will have about 15 total pages of lore so it's gonna be a lot of work :T (sorry for late reply, forgot I even said anything and never use the boards)
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