: The boards like to complain about her being "gutted" and "not having an identity". Her WR is below average, but I wouldn't call 47% "gutted". As for "not having an identity" that's just a buzz phrase for "too generalist for my taste". If you don't care about fitting strictly into an established class then don't let it bother you.
> [{quoted}](name=Metal Janna,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=rUwvAV1s,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2019-10-19T00:24:40.302+0000) > > The boards like to complain about her being "gutted" and "not having an identity". > Her WR is below average, but I wouldn't call 47% "gutted". > As for "not having an identity" that's just a buzz phrase for "too generalist for my taste". If you don't care about fitting strictly into an established class then don't let it bother you. She doesn't have an identity. They have made it clear to make champions have an ideal role. She was intended to be a mage, but have been getting pushed all around the map due to nerfs. Her kit has a multitude of utility that makes her able to do a lot of things, none of them well. There will always be another champion that excells at something she can do. The latest nerf put more strain on her soloing ability and pushing her into support roles. Its not just the boards where people have complained, its been everywhere. Even though recently she has been getting some shine in the spotlight, it still isn't enough to ignore the glaring issues around her kit. Especially with newer champions and runes that have made her abilities seem lackluster. None of them actually really adhere to an enlightened Ionian leader. Plus her passive is very minor against others and multiple people have agreed it should be a passive tacked on to her R. Visually, her looks was supposed to be different, but at the time of her VGU, they didn't have the skills, or tech to accomplish her original VGU plan. However, with her looks being altered a bit in recent media, she could benefit from another upgrade after some older champions. Also to answer OPs question: She is in a really tough spot, but you CAN make her work. You really have to make some advanced plays and plans to get the best out of her.
: Why Are Karma Players Upset about the Phoenix Video?
I've been a big Karma fan for a long time. Even before the rework and visual update. She is by far one of my favorite champions. Lately after that last nerf, I find it harder to even play as her. It was already grueling enough to try to make her work. Some games it feels like no matter how well you lead or build, you will eventually fall off late game. Whether its support, top, or mid. She has a kit that makes her do a lot of things, but none of them well. There is always champions who do it better and scale better. Especially now with these newer champions and their kits, it just left Karma in the dust. Then unjustly nerfed, again and again with no real improvements. The few buffs she did get, were quickly removed. The most annoying buff and unnecessary one was the 2.5 duration on her shield's movement speed. That buff wasn't needed and granted it was abused for that short period. Karma mains were jaded at that point because that particular buff pushed out when she got the Dark Star Karma skin. Just to boost sales. Then after that went by, that buff was removed. Karma has an identity crisis. Surely enough they spent time rehashing her lore, but it doesn't translate well onto the rift. I mentioned it before in another thread about how other champions treat her and how her skills aren't devastating like her lore makes it seem. If anything, she seems like a battle mage who has the option to support if desired. Her skills should have a wide area of effect and buffs that inspire or enlighten her allies. Her passive seems flat and should be moved to R as a passive. For a soul that is eternal and the living embodiment of Ionia, her passive should represent that. Eh... I can't be bothered to type anymore. Just disheartening. I've about given up Karma and moved on to Soraka. Hurts to say.
Aden9 (NA)
: Reporting Abuse and Run
Some of the responses are... not surprising. Sure they may have 'opt-d' in friendship, but that doesn't immediately absolve the harasser and throw out the TOS. Come on now. There should be an option to report someone who send you a private message that is full of TOS violations.
: Karma W Visual Bug
Its been a bug for a while now. Since 3 patches ago. Maybe even longer. I learned to ignore it. I also think sometimes her R doesn't prime itself at times when pressed. Karma is in an abysmal state so I figure it will continue to be ignored like the other glaring issues I could list.
: I read about others wanting her to be a battle mage. I would like some love for utility supports, where she was one of the only interesting (because its not a "one-spell user"). But either way. We need IDENTITY! {{champion:43}} I CANT always trust my spirit, if i dont know about my purpose! {{champion:43}}
> [{quoted}](name=HYM Sentinel,realm=EUW,application-id=A7LBtoKc,discussion-id=sVtgP9cs,comment-id=003f0001,timestamp=2019-09-14T21:48:44.686+0000) > > I read about others wanting her to be a battle mage. > I would like some love for utility supports, where she was one of the only interesting (because its not a "one-spell user"). > > But either way. We need IDENTITY! > {{champion:43}} I CANT always trust my spirit, if i dont know about my purpose! {{champion:43}} Funny, in her lore she was having an internal conflict to be passive or to fight the encroaching Noxian forces. Yet, her purpose in game seems to be in a constant lack of identity. I personally feel she could do both. If they are going to follow her lore-- she should be able to fight on her own and protect her allies. They kept chipping away things at her over the years that made her kit loosely compatible to just a modge podge of things that really don't exude the name "Karma." With name like that, there should be a constant balance between two things. Perhaps a balance between Offense and Defense. Knowing when to fight and when to defend would seem idealistic. If they were to take the time to reach out to dedicated Karma fans, they'd see the slew of ideas and suggestions that could make her great. Whats sad is that all other Ionians just outshine her; despite having a lore that is heavy.
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: September 13
Why is Karma getting gutted all the time? If thats the case, give her a new reincarnation. Being one of the first to get a new visual update, at the time she fit. Now since League has changed so much and newer champions with complex kits have emerged-- accompanied by improvements to tech-- she needs a new coat of paint with those improvements; instead of constantly tweaking numbers or just removing something. Go back to the drawing board and decide on what you want her to be. Is she going to be a Mage main who can support? Just a support? What? As of now, she does multiple things, but never fully exceeds in anything and late game always reduces her to just being a shield bot. I main her for years, even before she was now noticed again by pro play. Even when she was literally forgotten or got unnecessary kit removals. I'm kinda annoyed that everything in League is centered around pros who just pick a champ because they found an edge and will quickly dump them once an unqualified nerf takes away that 'edge'. From her lore, to her looks, to her gameplay-- its dated. Whats worse is the fact that other champions disregard her. Irelia talks down to her. Akali threatens to kill her. If she is supposed to be this regal well known inspirational leader of Ionia, her kit needs to show that. Her interactions need that too. TL;DR: Who is Karma? What exactly is she supposed to be? If that can't be answered, she is doomed to constant nerfs and patch works-- followed by more nerfs.
: shame, i was hoping to see a change with the cannon to make it not as easy to instant kill a target upon their landing. feels like spawn killing and takes away from a lot of the fun of urf.
> [{quoted}](name=Gem Daddy,realm=NA,application-id=A7LBtoKc,discussion-id=8Zw41Eu0,comment-id=0004,timestamp=2019-03-05T16:03:28.858+0000) > > shame, i was hoping to see a change with the cannon to make it not as easy to instant kill a target upon their landing. feels like spawn killing and takes away from a lot of the fun of urf. Probably shouldn't use the cannon to shoot yourself out in the open to be killed.
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: PETITION to give the LEGENDARY Lunar Eclipse to Diana and make it into a VS Event
I am surprised this opportunity was passed up. Diana and Leon are like the Garen and Darius.
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: Two more chances to grab an MSI Capsule
Bought 3 of them. I probably shouldn't have wasted my time with those. Not a single rare gem out of a 50% chance?
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Keyru (NA)
: Xayah and Rakan Gifting Thread
I'd like to play as Xayah. I am a normie player. I never play ranked but I like playing different champs for the fun of it... {{sticker:slayer-pantheon-thumbs}} {{item:3681}} Summoner Name: Diceberry
Shíny (NA)
: Graves cigar got removed :(
It's not that big of a deal for me. It's not really cannon to his story. The first time he ever had a cigar was in that cinematic and nowhere else. None of his previous splasharts had it. I do think the cigar adds character and I would like to keep it, it is not a make or break deal people.
: What if she's actually Lucian's wife set free by Thresh to serve the spooky things. Rito pls
I think it could be Lucian's wife. They never said what happened to Senna's body. They just said her soul was trapped inside of Thresh's lantern. So what if after her soul was ripped from her body, it took on another form and personality? It says she was treacherously murdered. The treacherous part throws me off but the murdered part is very similar to Senna's fate. Kalista's moves revolve around vengeance and souls. If you were murdered, I'm sure you would want to take revenge on those who killed you? Maybe it's not just revenge, it's just that all she can remember is being killed and it just eventually consumed her being till it reincarnated her into Kalista. All speculation but I'd love for it to be like this. It'd add so much more depth to shadow isles, Lucian and Thresh.
Cryoid (NA)
: Should I buy Diana?
Diana is my main. But as a general rule for me for obtaining champions: ALWAYS BUY WITH IP. So much cheaper that way. I never bought a champion. I just save up IP and then buy them with that. RP for skins of course (usually when they are on sale). I'm pretty frugal about what I buy. (Even so more lately with the way things are going on with Riot and the lore/tribunal/launcher issues/lag issues/etc. So I pinch my pennies now.
: Azir, the Emperor of the Sands, Revealed
So that small little picture of this guy WAS true months ago. He looks a little different but overall kind of the same.
: 10%-30% increase loading speed for toasters is probably the best part of this patch note :D{{summoner:1}}
I play on a Macbook Pro (2010 model) and the loading screen is the most dreadful part. I don't know why, but it seems like on the Mac OS it takes forever for a match to load. I experimented with bootcamp on my same Macbook Pro with Windows Vista installed and strangely enough matches load A LOT faster.
: Update to Summoner’s Rift headed to PBE
I hope the shopkeeper talks now like the ones at Howling Abyss. The only thing that makes me wonder is the brief animations when the jungle monsters appears. Will you not be able to attack them until that animation is complete? Those few seconds could easily sway whether or not the enemy team would jump right in and steal it from you.
: Karthus’ Visual Update brings the death march to the masses
Where is Karthus champion spotlight? Usually they get one after a visual update.
: Pentakill's Smite and Ignite Album Out Now
: No, it didn't cost mana whether you used it on an ally or an enemy.
Before it didn't cost Mana for any cast. Then it changed to 'donating' your mana to an ally but was free to cast on an enemy. Now its costs both ways.
: Karthus, the Deathsinger
{{champion:13}} One day Ryze... one day...
Virydia (NA)
: Knightslayer Shyvana?
Yes with special interaction with Little Knight Amumu {{champion:32}} please. Or at least have him as a cameo in her splash art.
: I almost mistook him for {{champion:48}}
Oh.. thats so wrong... lmao. But I'm pretty sure he could wipe the floor with us both in a round. So I'll give him that.
pwndras (NA)
: sounds like you have a ghost problem :p in all serious though, I have no idea. Attempt in acquiring a better internet provider?
Unless he is like me. The only Internet Provider here is Comcast. Not sure how they dominated our town. But thats the only one available. Unless you get like the mobile phone type of thing.

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