Kanzler (NA)
: And that's why you're a ~~bitch~~ not honorable person!
It's knowing when the game is actually lost. If my team is getting along and we are losing i'm not surrendering because we can work well and communicate and bring it back. If my bot lane is flaming, top lane feeding 0-20, and jungle just afk farming and not pinging or talking in chat, we cannot make a comeback. Saves 10-20 minutes of precious time sometimes. But if there's a real chance of coming back i'm not going to surrender.
: Why you should never consider the match to be over until it's actually over, in one image.
Since this probably happens in less than 1% of games I’m still FFing if it’s 20 to 5 at 15 minutes and our team is flaming in chat.
: > [{quoted}](name=Swegmec,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=ILb2gYcv,comment-id=0003,timestamp=2018-01-21T05:25:23.989+0000) > > I disagree. > I think there is no way to climb out if you're NOT an adc. > Bot lane is where the decision of a win or loss lies. > If bot feeds you might as well ff immediately. Bronze doesn't know how to focus adc. Bronze doesn't know how to play safe or come back from a defecit (which you CAN do). > Bronze players also have ZERO teamwork and grouping is rare. > I'm a hardstuck bronze 3 - 5 btw. I came close to escaping hell but never did. I'll admit I'm by no means a gold/plat player yet, but I can confidently say , as a mid laner, bot lane holds me back with their lack of pings (while I'm roaming bot too, so I usually die because they don't see the enemies coming towards me and don't follow up) and overall just lack of mechanics. > > Ironic how a right-click to win champion class is the hardest to master. > > The only lane worse than mid is top. JG, support, and adc can all influence bot lane. Mid can't do much if the enemy bot is fed, not in low ELO. You play midlane midlane is full of characters with a special button called an outplay button. Guess what this special outplay button does. no matter the hp. You instantly burst your opponent. wanna know some characters with this special button? Syndra yasuo annie talon and that is only scratching the top. Unless I go play the most OP champion theres not a chance in winning. You play midlane. You do not know how it feels to do good in a laning phase after your support goes something trolly. So pretty much after 1v2ing all game now you gotta 1v5. In my opinion MIDLANE needs the most nerfs
It’s not that easy. But whatever you want I guess.
: Why if your like me you wont be able to climb out of low elo playing as adc
I disagree. I think there is no way to climb out if you're NOT an adc. Bot lane is where the decision of a win or loss lies. If bot feeds you might as well ff immediately. Bronze doesn't know how to focus adc. Bronze doesn't know how to play safe or come back from a defecit (which you CAN do). Bronze players also have ZERO teamwork and grouping is rare. I'm a hardstuck bronze 3 - 5 btw. I came close to escaping hell but never did. I'll admit I'm by no means a gold/plat player yet, but I can confidently say , as a mid laner, bot lane holds me back with their lack of pings (while I'm roaming bot too, so I usually die because they don't see the enemies coming towards me and don't follow up) and overall just lack of mechanics. Ironic how a right-click to win champion class is the hardest to master. The only lane worse than mid is top. JG, support, and adc can all influence bot lane. Mid can't do much if the enemy bot is fed, not in low ELO.
Swegmec (NA)
: Update: 1 and 5 on placements. People don't know how to work as a team, ever. (The last game was my fault a bit, but the other 4 losses were almost completely on bot and their lack of communication, to the point where I'm trying out bot lane to try to climb out of bronze because the game seems to rely on bot.)
BTW I am Bronze 3 last season, I know I am better than the people I am playing with. Yes after a while I get tilted and then stop playing better, but for lane phase I have 20+ CS above everyone else on my team by 10 minutes and I know how to ping mia (it's hard for b5 players to click one button) and roam properly. It's very frustrating to try your hardest and still feel held back or like you can't go anywhere. I think I'll try to find a silver duo and see if that helps.
: 2018 Ranked Placements Venting post!
Update: 1 and 5 on placements. People don't know how to work as a team, ever. (The last game was my fault a bit, but the other 4 losses were almost completely on bot and their lack of communication, to the point where I'm trying out bot lane to try to climb out of bronze because the game seems to rely on bot.)
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Novócaine (EUNE)
: Gold 5 to Gold 3 with 7-3
It is. That's how it's designed.
: Vayne
she's getting nerfed early in 8.2.
: Akali is an unhealthy champion.
Riot still will ignore (likely), but good to put it out there.
: PSA: doing bad as an off-meta pick =/= inting/trolling
Went 1/8 as Leona top. This asshole chogath (who I want to just go straight to Riot Support with) kept harassing me to the ends of the earth. Avoided the fucking auto-report by spacing his curses like "fu ck". That also shows how good the instant report system is.
noukinn (NA)
: Why the game doesn't need more Buffs right now, Nerfs are what League needs (Polite Version)
Thank god someone says this. Brand buffs, jinx buffs, ornn defense nerfs. Brand buffs are probably okay. Jinx doesn't need an uncapped AS... here comes the 3 AS item jinx build where you can get 4 attacks per second by autoattacking once and watching them die. Ornn should have gotten damage nerfs, not defense nerfs. Galio has a lot of CC. He's not a big issue because (assuming a tank build) his W and E don't do an absurd amount of damage.
: Why saying Zoe is broken is nonsense.
> Zoe is a champion that punishes people for their poor positioning or map awareness. Because 90% of League players, including me, can miss position and forget about our map. I like how you tried to compensate for your statement by saying "including me". lol Zoe's early game is way too strong because of her E and Q base damage. She gets 67% AP for FREE, REGARDLESS OF ANYTHING, for point-blanking you with a Q. It only gets worse from there, since her max AP ratio is 165% and base damage is a fukin ridiculous 700+ (what?). Her Q would be fine, if a little powerful, on its own. But you know, a 3-second CC ability that you can't even see if it's going through a wall? Oh yeah, and it explodes into a trap. Pretty broken. She gets a free kill if she lands, and a ridiculous zone if she doesn't. Not to mention a 90%, 90 fucking percent, ban rate in some regions at high elo. If she's a champ that punishes poor positioning (a low elo problem), and it's an issue in HIGH ELO? That's not good.
Rioter Comments
: Are we really complaining about Duskblade now? It's balanced, and assassins aren't that strong right now.
Duskblade is probably the most problematic item in the game right now to be honest. AD assassins are very strong right now. Duskblade lets you know if there are wards in any area by just looking at the passive, gives a hell of an execute plus a slow if the autoattack damage wasn't enough.
: Why Safe League Players Will Never Climb and Why Feeders Determine 94% of Games
Riot is never going to read this because they can't admit their mistakes, but well-said and well-thought. Maybe you'll catch one rioter, who knows.
: {{champion:90}} {{champion:61}} {{champion:101}} {{champion:1}} {{champion:69}} and {{champion:45}} out-scale.
I was just playing Cass into him and had a very difficult time because he dashed right out of my Q every time I cast it. Was just using E to farm when he kept dashing through all my minions and poking so I couldn't CS properly. Yeah and her ult has a long ass cast time so he can just dash right through me when I use it. How is Cass good against him?
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ZenKe (NA)
: Yasuo Rework incoming.
My guess is that the rework for low ELO: -Will destroy every yasuo cheese pick (people who pick Yas because they can abuse him in low ELO) -Will help everyone experienced with Yasuo. Which is perfect. For starters, we can have the windwall not spawn on top of him so he can't panic W and block everything. There needs to be some window of vulnerability. Overall he needs to be LESS GOLD EFFICIENT because he's the most gold efficient in the game and that causes problems in lower ELO.
ShiniXII (EUW)
: make leona's stuns longer please
I think her Zenith Blade hitbox is a bigger issue. You could be as much as 30 degrees off and it will still hit the target.
saltran (EUW)
: Dear Boards, which ADC dou you want to be meta?
I just want an ADC that can't insta-kill you with 2 crits. I like Ezreal being meta because he doesn't do 50000000000000000000000000000000 damage with one hit and when he outplays you it feels fair. Same with MF (a little bit) when she builds lethality, with a bit less window. Also Ashe and (sivir?) Champions like {{champion:29}} and {{champion:67}} feel like there's no counterplay to their 2 - 3 autos.
: Everyone at the top of challenger is playing damage, damage, damage, damage, damage.
My theory is that damage champions can delete others easily and can plow through a whole team, and it's a lot easier to carry yourself in games to win than rely on other teammates to engage/disengage etc. as a tank or strategic champion. Likely these people are good, INCREDIBLY GOOD, at those specific damage champions, and probably outclass the top tank and support players in skill at those champs, but if they played tank or support and were forced to cooperate well with their teammates they wouldn't do so hot. It's easier to carry yourself because you know your own tactics and thoughts. Could be (and likely am) wrong here, but that's what I think.
: Why does Gathering Storm exist when in most games you'll only get one or two stacks?
In Bronze and low ELO in general, where games are dragged 20-30 minutes over what they should be due to bad playing, this is a BEAST of a rune to take. Granting that guaranteed infinite scaling is huge in certain situations, not just in Bronze. I always take this rune in non-Ranked because the bonus gets quite high after 30 - 40 minutes, and games usually (usually) last longer when people aren't playing super seriously. Got over 1200 AP on Cassiopeia with this.
leakinb (NA)
: Counterplay is something you can use your skills to dodge some lethal burst
Kayn deletes people mainly from his empowered AA with 300 AD + Dark Harvest + Duskblade that can deal an absloute ridiculous amount of damage. DH could use a nerf because it's disgustingly overpowered (in my opinion); getting 4000+ damage with DH alone in games and with electrocute or any rival keystone the damage is ~1600 - 2200 or so depending on game. Kayn is fine though; his Assassin pick is actually pretty bad in the tank meta but once that ends he'll be a bigger issue likely. TALON, on the other hand - swing that nerf hammer until he is dead and gone. Other things (ish): Riven can delete you if she's fed. If she's not, then she can't. Her ult has a very long cooldown at level 1 (a very long CD, 130/95/60 seconds) so Riot is giving you the entire early game to stomp her onto the ground before she becomes more powerful with ult. There is no problem with Veigar right now except for his E; his E is incredibly powerful and I think reducing the stun duration would help with that a little bit.
Rioter Comments
: [Item Concept] Tribal Rictus
I don't like anything having to do with giving AP supports more power because they're basically mages already... This item is too snowbally. +25 magic pen at max, up to 5 ward charges? Not to mention it's too expensive for a support item. Gotta tone it down a bit.
: Which champs do you feel need to be next for VGUs next year?
{{champion:11}} could use one. One dimensional champion, an unkillable nightmare for everyone below Plat and completely useless above. A middle ground would be nice.
: In a recent game i played ryze (yes I know he does have a low winrate) and he has his 2 second root + speed combo. Katarina basically has to e onto a minion, w speed towards me, and destroy me. Since you're a kat main... was it the matchup or am i just bad against kat?
Most kat players abuse the panic factor people experience, causing them to run directly backwards. If you throw a Q the enemy will walk right into the dagger that is behind them. Her Q base dmg is 33% AP. Her dagger dmg is 100% AP. So AVOID THE DAGGERS even if you take damage from her Q/E/Gunblade. Nothing will hurt as bad as her passive. That being said some kats W - Q - E, so if you run back towards her you'll get hit by the W dagger. If Kat E's onto you don't panic, most players expect her to instakill you but in reality her E does low damage. Run towards her; if you see her throw a Q out, run to the side of the dagger or away from it. If she can't get her daggers she won't do any damage besides her ultimate, which you can just walk out of, or CC her.
: Is katarina a little too powerful?
As a kat main (ish) myself I do think she could use a nerf. Although kat is HORRIBLE against any tiny form of CC that blocks her damage. Yasuo included.
: Remember when URF was about playing your favourite champions in new and interesting ways?
: Ok guys easy way to quit game without wish to come back: Strive for improvement Learn more theory about mechanics/macro, watch proplayers stream Realize how fcking bad is your team, how fcking bad are you. Done. I am barely getting back to LOL, realizing that there is no other good F2P game and that watching movies/ surfing the Internet is worse than playing.
You literally can’t counter a twitch tho. It doesn’t matter how much vision you get that rat will always find a way to sneak behind you and ruin your day.
: Zilean's ultimate can get lowered to 28 seconds
{{champion:99}} + Hat + 40% CDR + kill on ult = (50 - 20) * 0.85 / 2 = 12.75 seconds. 500 + 75% AP on a 12.75s cooldown if you kill a champ which you always will if you land one Q.
: Implying he used no other skills, I wasn't detailed enough in my description. Kayn would miss W/Q and be out of range, be able to smite and ult me then follow up with Q/W. No counterplay. Maybe it was the lack of tanks on my team but I was a 15/3 Twitch and he won the game based on him being able to smite/ult me and delete me out of a fight. Make his ult like Syndra's and just let him ult whoever if you're gonna let it be activated by smite. I'd rather that than thinking I have him killed then him being able to chilling smite me and activate it that way.
It definitely WAS the lack of tanks because that's Kayn's kit. He's meant to be a sticky assassin. And if he can stop the god of bot lane Twitch, let alone a 15/3 one? I'd say he's doing a good job or you aren't staying with your team.
: Why is Kayn allowed to miss ALL of his skills, then just chilling smite someone and ult?
His ult deals low damage though so maybe the issue is that you didn't back when you were low and knew the jungler was in your area. Because if you were at full HP there is no WAY a smite+ult will kill you. It might chunk for sure, but it won't finish you.
Kantan (NA)
: Why are you doing this to AR(URF) riot?
And if the enemy gets varus or nidalee. You instantly lose.
: Is anyone else sick of lethality?
What annoys me is the fact that there is almost no scaling to lethality. "Oh don't worry guys, lethality scales over the game so that it's not instantly op" (level 1 offers 75% of the max lethality). If it ACTUALLY SCALED (say, 20% to start, then go from there) there would be so much less of a problem.
Rioter Comments
: 3 item Miss Fortune did over 1k damage with 1 "Q"
And that's damage. By 2020 whoever clicks on the other first will win fights.
: Tell me one reason to reconect to a game
At the worst you should NOT GAIN LP for afk. Like Riot doesn't understand the diff between crashes and actual leavers and they never will, because there actually isn't a way to besides time disconnected. If the player actually connects back to the game, it shows they aren't ragequitting and shouldn't be as punished.
Rioter Comments
: Riot August is designing champions again
Another 3 hit passive proc in the works :3
Hibeki (NA)
: Why can Zoe recast Q while stunned or even zhonyad?
Her Q is really easy to dodge unless the Zoe is VERY, VERY good... Just walk backwards literally lol.
: ICC entry - Mercy's Calling
This seems like an execution item more than anything. IMO could be abused on a lot of champs but still pretty good. Solid :)
: What dumb things did you do/say when you started League?
Used to think {{champion:266}} was the strongest champion in the game and actually bought him. Regret it still.
: What on earth could POSSIBLY justify Mastery 7 costing 6.5x as much as before?
Shouldn’t we be rewarded for hitting a milestone and not gated behind a paywall?
dcoollx (NA)
: entry into Item contest - night vision goggles
Creativity: 4 / 7 - Decent premise of an idea, just way too niche. Design: 1 / 5 - This item is way too niche to use since a small percentage of champions actually use stealth. It's also not too effective on supports since they usually don't travel without a group, and assassins won't attack a) a group of enemies (at least, they won't succeed) or b) a tank supp like Blitz. Balance: 0 / 3 - What are these stats? 2% Tenacity won't do anything. -10 vision range is 100% useless as well; we're talking about hundredths of a second here. Explanation: 1 / 3 - Eh, it's somewhat there. Could elaborate much more. Formatting: 1 / 2 - Messy. TOTAL: 7 out of 20 Good luck!
Kaeblen (NA)
: [Item] Kinetic Battery
Creativity: 5 / 7 - Idea that's been tossed around but not actually in the game yet. Not bad. Design: 2 / 5 - Kinetic Charge's flat damage seems excessively high and can be ridiculously abused by tanks who soak up thousands of damage and then can deal so much more to enemies while still retaining their tankiness. Also, a bit like DMP but rewarding tanks too much. Balance: 2 / 3 - Stats aren't too bad besides the Kinetic Charge damage, which should scale with AD to avoid abuse by tanks. (Like +0.5% AD per stack possibly) Explanation: 3 / 3 - I see your reasoning, that's about all you need to get points. Formatting: 2 / 2 - :) TOTAL: 14 out of 20. Good luck!
: Is there any sort of ETA for the results? Out of curiosity of course.
I have to judge all of them and enter them into a sheet (which luckily I made already). 2-3 weeks possibly.
Swegmec (NA)
: Item Creation Contest #1! Registration Closes Dec. 10
Okay, entry is closed! It is going to take quite a while to process everything so I'll probably see you in early January for the next Item Contest Series (ICS). Good luck and thank you!
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