: Competitive Ruling: Felipe “YoDa” Noronha
Thank you guys for not offering a double standard just because your event was going to be held in Brasil. Had Svenskeren been punished and Yoda not, that would have been embarrassing. Fortunately for the Canids, unlike SK Gaming, this shouldn't screw with their chances at the event.
: Competitive Ruling: Tainted Minds
Riot is such a meme company.
: Cosplay Lab is here!
Julia Cosplayer does some of the best League cosplayers. Particularly like her Sona and Miss Fortune <3
: I don't think they have unlocked it yet. I believe it opens up a week before the LCS starts up. Personally, I wish it was up at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the split.
It marks a week today and still nothing. Worried...
: Road to Pre-Season: Practice Tool in the Works
So far, the four things you've announced for the practice tool are the four things I've wanted the most. Already happy about this.
: Ask Riot: Summoner spells, 4K support, and Reddit
I disagree completely on the parts pertaining to summoner spells. Players need to start from Level 1 having access to what's going to be expected of them at max level, all things included (runes, for example). Better rewards would be stuff like IP boosts (or a lump sum), icons with progression, etc. Inhibiting gameplay is not a proper reward, imo.
: Competitive Ruling: Hankil “Road” Yoon
: Ask Riot the Trust Question and Aatrox
Those three things are definitely things you need to improve on, and now that you've mentioned them, you can bet your asses you'll be held accountable.
: NA LCS Summer Finals Survival Guide
That's a legit Syndra cosplay.
: And the winners of the 2016 LCS Summer Split Awards are...
Yamato was quite deserving of the Coach award in EU, but Parth? Felt more like Reapered should have won it, even as a TSM fan.
: I'm not sure I'd give rookie to Biofrost. He has played very well, but he wasn't responsible for TSM's success. I generally look at the most instrumental rookie to a team's accomplishments, and I think almost any support would have been able to perform on TSM with the way the organization looked this split. Given that, I'd be inclined to give rookie to Inori for the ridiculous change he brought to P1.
In Spring, TSM had world superstar YellowStar on the team, finished sixth place, and couldn't beat a very mediocre CLG in the finals. In a split where the majority of NA teams have grown more competitive, TSM was able to finish first through a nearly undefeated season with a rookie support straight out of challenger. In a BEST OF THREE format. Phoenix1 is currently playing in the relegation tournament. Because Echo Fox is garbage, they're likely to qualify. I don't by any means think Biofrost is solely responsible for TSM's success, but he is a major part in it. There was no bot lane synergy last split, nor a decisive, reactive support. When Biofrost came, Doublelift was finally empowered. He [Biofrost] has several critical highlights throughout the season that you could make the argument shifted the game far in the favor TSM. Perhaps if Inori had been a part of P1 from the beginning, we could better judge his performance, but based on what we've seen compared to what we've seen of Biofrost, it's clear cut.
: Assassin Roster Update -- Talon Direction
As a long time Talon fan, it's nice to see my baby seeing some attention! Talon's identity to me has always been: stealth, presence, and AoE. For the longest, he's excelled in all of these, but since his nerfs earlier this season, he's proven too high-risk moderate-reward to entertain. My primary question, then, would be are you lessening that caveat? I'd like a bit more consistency with Talon, if possible. Also, what steps are you taking to ensure his identity as "the Blade's Shadow" is met? Will there be more of a focus on stealth? How much (from slightly to nearly revamped) is his ult changing? Also, since Cutthroat no longer silences, will we be seeing a new name? ;) Thanks a bunch for all the effort you guys are spending on Talon and the other assassins!
: When will the LCS Summer Split awards be announced?
I'm not very educated on how EU has performed holistically this split, so here are my thoughts just on North America. All-LCS Team: Hauntzer (TSM), Reignover (IMT), Bjergsen (TSM), Doublelift (TSM), Biofrost (TSM) I neglect to include Huni as I believe he's had a worse split compared to last split and Hauntzer's overall performance and consistency. While Svenskeren has greatly improved this split and despite Immortals' inconsistency, Reignover still proves to be one of the most commanding and analytical jungles in the West. Coach: Reapered (or Weldon if he is considered) Reapered seems to have brought in considerable benefits to the Cloud9 organization as a whole. Despite finishing third place with the same record (12-6), overall it seems like Reapered has had the most impact of any coach on an org. Rooke of the Split: Biofrost (TSM) This really doesn't need much of an explanation. Biofrost has displayed proficiency to an extent than even veterans failed to reach this split. MVP: Bjergsen (TSM), though likely to be Doublelift (TSM) TSM as a whole has worked as a cohesive, devastating force that has strengths in each of its five positions. Despite that, and somewhat true to the name, a lot of TSM's success seems funneled through or branching from the mid lane. Bjergsen has exacted devastation a majority of his games this split and enabled TSM's victories by his own proficiency and champion pool. Doublelift is a very, very close contender for this award (and will likely get it because storylines), but I have to give it to Bjergsen.
: Crafting the Client: Draft and Ranked
Draft as a whole looks beautiful. The ban quotes are a real nice touch! I'm hoping now the other champ select quotes will make their return as well.
: Previewing our new esports HUD
I think the layout is overall pretty smooth and fixes a lot of the issues of the last HUD, but I really wish you'd figure out some way to bring back player cams. I like seeing them, as it helps separate watching eSports from just spectating these players in game. Also, just like physical sports, you can always see the player and the game, so that's important imo.
jkubed (NA)
: I hope it's not ridiculously expensive in IP, I have like none...
Yeah, I'm also a member of the few that's still trying to catch up buying runes and champions.
: New Hextech Crafting components
This is actually a really stupid and overly complicated way to go about this. Should have just done what you did last time.
: Patch 6.14 notes
Ryze update and Sona changes were all I really cared for. Both are promising!
Statikk (NA)
: Next Class Update - the Assassins
Please don't forget about my boy Talon. This is the perfect time to review the older champions left to rot post-nerf.
: Rethinking Ranked Fives and Tuning Dynamic Queue
The problem people complain about with dynamic queue is matchmaking, so you introduce a system that could be useful in improving matchmaking, but decide it's not going to affect matchmaking. So, we just get vanity? Yeah, wow you guys are so unforgivably disconnected from the community. Make the social experiments stop, please.
: League client update Q&A: Profile and Collection [Now Complete]
Asked this last time, was among top comments, didn't receive an answer. Take two! Considering the overwhelming masses of people that called for its return post-removal, will the ability to hear others' champion's select quotes return in the final client? If so, will there be a feature for those few who do not wish to hear them to disable them? I feel, if any time, this is the right time to plan this out so everybody is satisfied. Losing this feature was pretty awful since it charged the atmosphere and made champion select more enjoyable.
: Your Feedback in Action: SR and ARAM
You forgot to mention the ability to hear other champions' select quotes, having that re-instated as an option so the majority (who wanted to hear them) can do so with the minority allowed to opt out. Please don't forget about this. You guys have said several times that you've heard our cries and will be taking note of this likely being re-implemented. Also, in the profile section, many of us have called for customization rather than having our background based off of our "recently played" champion. We'd like to see something about that. Aside from the previous, the progress you guys are making are quite admirable. Getting more and more excited for this new client.
Rioter Comments
: Fantasy LCS Cheat Sheet: Summer 2016 Week 2
Aphromoo pick is risky. CLG is in quite a bit of disarray at the moment, so I would wait until Week 3 to see how they perform this week and whether or not they're ready for picking.
Zindread (EUW)
: Hello, My computer is quite slow and the new shop is laggy. Will the new client work the same way or will it be optimised for slow computer too ?
I have a pretty strong computer and the shop also lags for me. You're not alone, since it seems to be a problem of the current client.
: For the profile image we chose your recently played champion, which also shows up when you hover over yourself in the friends list. The intention was to have the profile feel a bit more alive and be representative of what you're currently playing. When you visit your friend's profile you'll see what they're recently playing so that you and your friend's profiles feel more unique. -EDIT Also if you own an ultimate skin, such as DJ Sona, Spirit Guard Udyr or Pulsefire Ezreal, selecting one of the corresponding summoner icons will get you an animated version of the image on the profile page. Check out this awesome preview that one of your fellow players tweeted. https://twitter.com/moobeat/status/733027739305971713
I disagree. Uniqueness usually stems from individuality, which is a big part of self customization. Oftentimes, though we play certain champions, it doesn't mean we're necessarily fans of them (or their role). Allowing us to choose what we show on our profile as a background is the best path, and one other members of the community have endorsed. If you'd like to lock us on a pick, it'd make much more sense for your highest mastery champion to be shown. On top of that, the Recently Played system, at least in its current form, just doesn't work correctly. Several times myself and friends will have our Recently Played champion as someone we played 10-15 games ago.
: League client update Q&A: The Play Loop [Now Complete]
Considering the overwhelming masses of people that called for its return post-removal, will the ability to hear others' champion's select quotes return in the final client? If so, will there be a feature for those few who do not wish to hear them to disable them? I feel, if any time, this is the right time to plan this out so everybody is satisfied. Losing this feature was pretty awful since it charged the atmosphere and made champion select more enjoyable.
: > [{quoted}](name=cCc Grumbles cCc,realm=NA,application-id=2E4zVIwd,discussion-id=PUqyUzAH,comment-id=00030000,timestamp=2016-05-17T23:20:45.103+0000) > > Correct! Your profile&#x27;s background image will change based on what champion you&#x27;ve recently frequently played to match what your friends see when they hover over your name in their friends list. > [{quoted}](name=cCc Grumbles cCc,realm=NA,application-id=2E4zVIwd,discussion-id=PUqyUzAH,comment-id=000300000000,timestamp=2016-05-17T23:24:31.843+0000) > > One exception is if you own any ultimate skins and actively use its summoner icon, that will override your profile background image. That gives you some a bit more decision power on what your profile looks like. Thanks for the positive feedback!!
Oh, I saw that post! Also saw a Rioter that sought to consider the idea I made above, just wanted to make a master post for this idea. I had mentioned above that I did not like the direction of using your most recently played champion, as sometimes metas shift who you can or are available to play, and you'd rather feature a specific champion you really like! I haven't been a huge fan of the Recently Played system (since, in my experience, it doesn't work that well.) Appreciate the response and your effort to listen to us :)
  Rioter Comments
: That's good feedback! This is exactly why we're doing a public Alpha so that we can get your feedback as early in the development process as possible.
I also would like to support the idea of us being able to select what champion we feature on our profile page. I don't particularly care for the Recently Played selection. Thanks for hearing us!
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ForeRest (NA)
: Add me!!! I have been playing this game for YEARS!!! LOL
> [{quoted}](name=ForeRest,realm=NA,application-id=K6EGEal2,discussion-id=2iOEIInr,comment-id=0003,timestamp=2016-04-14T21:50:27.964+0000) > > Add me!!! I have been playing this game for YEARS!!! LOL Done! ^_^
: Added {{sticker:slayer-pantheon-thumbs}}
> [{quoted}](name=xVxShadexVx,realm=NA,application-id=K6EGEal2,discussion-id=2iOEIInr,comment-id=0002,timestamp=2016-04-14T08:53:16.607+0000) > > Added > {{sticker:slayer-pantheon-thumbs}} Looking forward to some games! ^_^
: I'm not very active at the moment but will be after finishing my exams :(
> [{quoted}](name=StainlessTweedle,realm=NA,application-id=K6EGEal2,discussion-id=2iOEIInr,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2016-04-14T01:40:02.242+0000) > > I'm not very active at the moment but will be after finishing my exams :( Fair enough! I'll be here :)
: i would like to enter idk if you accept me for my level but i am a smurf, but i would like to play with someone else and just have fun and chat so add me if you want i have discord too so send me your server and i would be in touch
> [{quoted}](name=xXxPancho69xXx,realm=NA,application-id=K6EGEal2,discussion-id=2iOEIInr,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2016-04-14T01:20:56.247+0000) > > i would like to enter idk if you accept me for my level but i am a smurf, but i would like to play with someone else and just have fun and chat so add me if you want i have discord too so send me your server and i would be in touch Sent you a request! We can talk more there :)
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: Just Really Looking for Some Friends
: I Just wanna say one thing...
Mind of the Virtuoso is available at the League of Legends Soundcloud!
: Champion Update Q&A: Taric, the Shield of Valoran [COMPLETE]
Will Taric and Sona remain friends? With his confirmed placement in Demacia and personal value of beauty and the arts, it seems fitting to retain that relationship!
: Taric Q&A 4/13
Will Taric and Sona remain friends? With his confirmed placement in Demacia and personal value of beauty and the arts, it seems fitting to retain that relationship!
Bîldo (NA)
: Fantasy Not Actively Calculating Normally
I also have this issue. It's not showing any values from today's games.
Rioter Comments
: I think you should have the option to put it on either side
I agree, but as we all know, Riot and 'options' aren't synonymous. Something something too many resources something something other plans.
: League less lonely: launching Clubs
Was sure to snag some good names/tags ASAP. Loving the clubs feature so much right now!
: Club Tags are ahead of summoner name
I kinda like it though. My tag ended up being a solid surname for my Summoner.
: > [{quoted}](name=Bioluminescence,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=uEP9aU9P,comment-id=0006,timestamp=2016-03-12T22:56:12.179+0000) > > I'm not on the team involved in this, but I can direct you to some things that other (more relevant :) Rioters have said about the champ pick quotes: > > [RiotSocrates](https://www.reddit.com/r/leagueoflegends/comments/49ykh1/what_happened_to_the_champion_select_quotes/d0w8qnk): > Riiiiight, because selection quotes made people dodge, amirite? {{sticker:slayer-jinx-unamused}}
I have yet to come across a single person that can claim this.
: > [{quoted}](name=Solerian,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=uEP9aU9P,comment-id=00060000,timestamp=2016-03-12T23:02:18.042+0000) > > I would like to show you multiple threads where there is an immense amount of support for this feature: > > [HUGE Reddit Thread](https://www.reddit.com/r/leagueoflegends/comments/4a0gum/riot_confirms_champion_select_quotes_not_being/) > [Original Reddit Thread w/ Socrates' Quote](https://www.reddit.com/r/leagueoflegends/comments/49ykh1/what_happened_to_the_champion_select_quotes) > [Tobias Brackner&#039;s Thread](http://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/gameplay-balance/1pHAuXYG-why-is-there-no-more-dialogue-w-the-champs-in-ranked-select) > [VaynexVladOTP&#039;s Thread](http://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/miscellaneous/3Wk7G1A2-i-want-to-hear-all-10-selection-quotes-again) > [Nameless Voice&#039;s Thread](http://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/bug-report/NHGbqhdu-no-champion-selection-quotes-in-champion-select) > [That Evelynn&#039;s Thread](http://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/story-art/weJzEjtq-why-did-they-remove-champion-quotes-from-new-champ-select?) > [My Personal Thread](http://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/story-art/s9aaY4Q6-my-thoughts-on-riots-decision-to-remove-other-champions-select-quotes) > The current thread and probably others I haven't catalogged... > > While I respect Riot for their good intentions, what we the community have come to say is that, no, Riot, it wasn't the champion select quotes. We quite enjoy the feature and would like it back. > > Even those who didn't care for or are neutral in regards to the quotes said they didn't mind it or would even prefer a toggle feature. I've seen the outpouring on this topic (here and Reddit and I have no doubt missed other avenues too that I don't follow, like Twitter, AskFM, other Boards for other regions, Facebook, etc. etc.) but all I am personally able to do is give a little bit more awareness to the things that have been said about it so far. Now, please forgive me if I'm wrong - I don't want to fight on this (because I am woefully uninformed; being so out of my depth it's silly) but I had thought there were threads asking for a 'your turn to pick' sound effect, just after the new champ select went live. If that was the case, then having those things be in conflict is probably something they're wrestling with right now. Until they can devote programming time to the issue, a quick 'fix' is all they could do. (Obviously one man's fix is another man's loss of characterization in this case.) I don't think (though again, not on that team) anyone thinks it's an ideal solution, or even a permanent solution. Adding a toggle isn't something that can be done as quickly as just turning off a bunch of sounds, alas. It's possible it'd be most efficient to add it to the new client - but I haven't used it myself and don't know. As for Rioters posting in other locations - Rioters are where players are. Some players are here, some are on Twitter, Facebook, AskFM, Reddit, and other places. No Rioter can read all the things :(
I'm by no means looking for a fight, just trying to make a case! I understand how the issue with notifying whenever it was a given person's turn caused an problem for Rioters, but I'd like to point out this could have been something that was addressed prior to the Champion Select even being released. It's not real cool of Riot to give us a feature like this and take it away without asking us if it was a distraction (maybe through a poll of sorts?) or finding better alternatives (such as removing some of the other, less interesting and more irritating sounds). The primary issue on Riot's behalf here, which I hope you can at the very least agree with (if not publically because you are a member of the company) is that there was a terrible execution with the change. For starters, it wasn't even included in the "Champion Select" section of the Patch Notes, and there's no evidence anywhere that states this feature will be re-added in the future as solutions are found. While you say you don't think anyone thinks this feature could be gone for good, we really have nothing to base any hopes on here as it was so quietly removed. I've yet to see a solid argument for its removal other than theoretical statements. We're not really seeing a solid connection between this data that Socrates supposedly has "proving" the champion select quote was a huge issue. Perhaps it was the clarification of the other sounds that ended up causing this instead. It would be better to have all of these sounds and work down rather than pull one out and add more in. I see no reason, ultimately, for them to leave this feature out. The majority of us seem to be suffering for a small minority that can't pay attention to champion select. Perhaps for now until they develop some fixes, but we'd like to see some transparency here about whether or not it will return.
Vistha Kai (EUNE)
: The door swings both ways, but I believe this one is on Riot. On the other hand they still use the_ "numbers don't lie"_ argument. Numbers nobody's ever seen.
Right, and numbers that rely on far more variables than just the champion select quotes. All the various clings and such, as well as other changes they've made. Dodges wouldn't be the issue they were if they didn't force you to lock-in, honestly. That's the change I never understood.
Vistha Kai (EUNE)
: Exactly. Then they hide behind excuses like _"Community is a meanie \*sob\* \*sob*"_.
Personally I'm of the mindset that the community can act aggressive towards Riot BECAUSE we're avoided, not they avoid us because we're aggressive. Right now, I feel like all of those in favor of the champion select quotes are being quite cordial about it, but if we have to get hyped about it we can. Don't make a change in favor of us when we don't want it.
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