: Legends of Runeterra: the first expansion!
I think Bilgewater and Shurima are locks because they both already have a really cohesive aesthetic and a more than healthy champion pool to pull from. I would be really excited to see them take a crack at some of the less coherent regions like The Void, Bandle City, or Ixtal. I doubt that'll happen though, unless we get a big lore dump, demacia-style.
: Champions VGUs after Fiddel and Voli + pls do more per year
Even the boards forget about my boy{{champion:42}}
Yääto (NA)
: When are you guys removing Fiora's attack speed slow on her parry?
I feel that a fair compromise is gating the attack speed slow to only if she blocks an ability/autoattack with it. Right now it feels like a "f*ck you" button to win trades with, there should be a way as the enemy to minimize it's effectiveness.
Naalith (NA)
: This does look pretty cool honestly. My only complaint is that he doesn't have any weapons stuck in his back. They could even be lightning rods for his ability visuals, it would've been super cool.
I think the icicles(?) sticking out of his back are supposed to be homage to that.
: Legends of Runeterra: Freljord Lore
I think they who endure and she who wanders are too big (heh) to not have been run by someone who overlooks what's supposed to be canon and what's not. It seems like pretty serious business and not super silly fun like Hex T-Rex. I say "they" and "she" exist and might be a big deal in the future.
: So when is Riot starting a clothing line based off these kids?
S+++ character designs not to mention just excellent world building. Noxus didn't feel like a real place until I saw these cards.
: IMO Irelia looks much better in Phoenix than Awaken because it stuck to Jessica Oyhenart's splash.
I do agree that she looks better in the Phoenix video than the Awaken video (she just looked goofy there), but I have to reject that Irelia's specific thing is supposed to be expressive eyes, I think it's just coincidence as realistically speaking she has the same eyes as any of the other "pretty" champs if you compare splash arts. Not to say that there aren't pretty champs with distinct facial features, but I don't believe that Irelia is specifically one of them.
Terozu (NA)
: ...Kai'Sa is very blatantly emotionally stunted and has a hard time communicating with anyone other than children. Her speech is very detached and without emotion for a reason.
Idk bro. Kai'Sa's "mental scars" aren't communicated well at all, especially given the extreme situation she was brought up in. If I had to guess by her personality and VO, she got lost in some forest as a kid and survived, so now she's a little awkward, but for going against an enemy that breeds only terror and madness from a susceptible age, Kai'Sa is particularly not terrified nor mad, and it undersells the void hard.
Kalienor (EUW)
: Zac and Riven
: Where's the Lore?
Not sure, but we're getting Realms of Runeterra, the Zed comic, and the new champion all within the next month or two, with any luck. If there's a drought it shouldn't be for much longer, but personally, I hope we get some Fiddle action because I love how the lore has built up hype for Volibear's VGU and I hope that we can get a hint at what Fiddle may become.
: You just left out Corki who's the first to have literally THREE Legendary skins (UFO, Red Baron, Toboggan), and even then they're not actual Legendaries. Also Hextech skins don't really count when it comes to Legendaries.
I can't way to see riot make actual skins of toboggan and red Baron lol
Gall (NA)
: Taking into consideration how many accounts never play, alts that are never leveled, people who play once a week or even once a month or less, and people who just don't ever try, I would say that plat4+ is the top 40% of all semi-serious players.
The percentage only includes accounts that are ranked in season 9, it does not include any accounts that aren't level 30 or any account that exclusively plays norms. The percentage if anything, is probably lower than 19% that are in plat.
: Most people will say D2+ because it's a really hard elo to get to. When you see a D2+ player as a low elo scrub, you think "man, they're good". Whereas D4/D3... it seems obtainable for an average joe if they put the effort in
Idk, I think people underestimate the gap between low diamond and other elos. I'm D3 and when I play on alt, it is just ghastly how much the lower elos don't know how to do. I can hard abuse fairly simple mechanics to cheese wins up until like p1-2.
: What should the Phase 2 of Comics be?
I would love a piltover/zaun event full of political intrigue and mystery, not sure exactly what the story would be about, but it could involve collusion between the chembarons of zaun and the rich families of piltover over some burgeoning technology that could harm the populace You could have {{champion:245}} comic in Zaun as he gets way in over his head, then you could have {{champion:51}} {{champion:254}} buddy cop comic as they slowly figure out this scheme. Vi could be a good connection between the two regions as you uncover more about her past and where she comes from. I may be biased for piltover and zaun, but hey.
puśsý (NA)
: Season 10 makes or breaks it.
: So is it just me or is Kayn secretly just someone's DeviantArt OC?
It seemed to me that that was the idea behind his character, just a character made to be as "edgy" and "sick" as possible, I find it endearing tbh. I think he's a great character and I like his relationship with Rhaast. Kayn is as confident as anyone can be and he has the deviant art oc credentials to back it up, but when pitted against someone like Rhaast, I can only imagine that Kayn is doomed.
: Are there really people arguing that XAYAH doesn't work with the 'edgy Star Guardian' aesthetic?
I appreciate the effort that went into the Xayah and Rakan legendaries with the dual voice lines and all, but Zoe probably should've gotten the legendary for story reasons. I'm much more interested than what she has to say than Xayah and Rakan tbh.
Barkley (NA)
: ...... it has been. lol. https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?date=today%205-y&q=league%20of%20legends Edit: Idk sometimes that link works and sometimes it doesn't -- anyway, just go to google trends, set it to 5 years, worldwide, and search "League of Legends" There's been a steady downward trajectory.
You are demonstrably wrong about Google trends being a reliable indicator of something's popularity. If google trends were to be the be all end all, then 2014 would've been the height of the player base and has been trending downwards since, but we know this isn't the case. Official Riot data shows that in 2014 the player base was around 67 million and official Riot data shows that in 2017 the player base was at 100 million, so the player base grew by 50% in the same time that google trends shows League of Legends losing over half of it's "interest". 2017 was the last year Riot revealed these numbers so it is possible that it has been going down since then, but I've seen no clear consensus on whether or not that's true.
: Mother of god...
Must be new here, lol.
: Pantheon new lore is amazing
So can anyone confirm if the Aspect of War is dead dead? Like no more reincarnations? If so, Aatrox is freaking nuts.
: My Only Request for Rework Pantheon's Lore
I always saw Atreus' story as a tragedy. You read his underdog story of friendship and perseverance just for him to essentially die, serving as a casualty in a story that ultimately wasn't his. I personally saw it as a statement on how little care these aspects have for mortals. If we were to get Atreus back, I'd prefer him to not be apart of Pantheon any longer, just completely separate. Like, have Pantheon somehow ejected from Atreus' body so that Pantheon can assume a "truer" form more equipped to stand against the dozen or so existential threats on runeterra. Hey, Atreus may even be able to keep some of the left over aspect juice.
: Tank meta was the lesser of two evils
Tank meta is the worst meta... except for all the others.
: Ofc she is not bothered. She is the empress, she a badass, she is so cool nothing can happen to her.
To play devil's advocate, I think he means that the splash doesn't feel dynamic. Like she was super photoshopped into the foreground. She doesn't seem to be related to the explosion neither does the explosion seem to affect her. Edit: more concisely her splash doesn't feel like it tells a story
Terozu (NA)
: Why are Battle Academia Lux's breasts so low?
I don't see how you are getting so many people downvoting you, are they confusing your edit for the original? I am trying my hardest to see a way that the original's breast position looks more correct. Lux's breasts aren't sagging either, her pectorals legitimately end at the bottom of her ribcage. Try making collarbone lines on the original artwork and it might make it more clear.
Kai Guy (NA)
: For a lot of idiots the games only good if they do well by stats. If they lose lane or feel outclassed they want it to end so they can get a better matchup to stomp.
This. The sad truth is that a large amount of people who queue up for ranked do NOT care about winning. They care about doing good, about _feeling_ good. If they are getting stomped in the game, yet the rest of their team is doing fine, then they aren't winning in their minds because they aren't feeling good and if they aren't feeling good, what's the point in continuing? They'd genuinely prefer a loss where they had great stats to a win where they didn't do well.
: When Wukong dashes, it sends 3 copies of him. I assume he is going to be randomly chosen as one of the three clones. If Morgana throws a bind at your right when you are the leftmost copy, I believe the clone will block it. Before, the three copies where just animation effects.
Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh. Wow, that sounds really cool, I'm really excited now! A part of me wishes he got a VU to better fit him into the League world instead of just being "Monkey King", kinda how GP got a VU so the he wasn't just "pirate", but this sounds like a great start at least.
Meddler (NA)
: Prototype Wukong Changes on PBE Context
I am so confused on what Nimbus Strike does now. "Other images of Wukong are now interactable clones that look just like Wukong and can be interacted with like any other unit. That means enemies won't be certain which exact target Wukong himself is going to until he gets there. Clones can also block skillshots." Is this a passive that only activates when you put a point into E? Edit: I'm a dumb dumb
: My game effects are on very low. The house finishers appear to be unaffected by that setting. Meaning, the rest of my game is very low effect wise but the house finishers are on high effects. All of my peripherals are modified for my brain's cheap graphics card.
Ahhh, that makes a lot of sense now, I didn't quite grasp that from the original post, my bad. If the house finishers aren't adhering to the very low effects setting, then it really is an issue Riot should handle. I'm going to play around with the settings to see if I can see the same thing. Stay safe, dude.
: My mom has epilepsy so I do know the basics of it. The photosensitive kind works by having rapid change in colors stressing out the brain which causes the seizure. If you were to use shades that dimmed the light or made it monochromatic, depending on the severity of the epilepsy it could work. However, if the OP has an aggressive epilepsy case, s/he shouldn't even be playing video games, those are caused by rapid pattern changes and League is all about that I swear most people in this forums just downvote people out of context without even understanding what the person meant by the post. I've even had downvoted posts where I am not even talking in english....
I agree. The house finishers don't seem to be more colorful than any other of the more vibrant or flashy things in league. Ideally there would be a preset that mutes the more colorful effects akin to color blind mode, but asking for a toggle for every effect seems a little much. As cruel as it sounds, at a certain point it may have to be your responsibility to watch out for your own safety if you have one of these conditions, whether that'd be messing with the presets on your monitor or wearing glasses that you know help with these things, though I'm not educated enough to know if these are options.
: Malphite Should Remain A Celestial
I only like the celestial thing because the idea of malphite being a living meteor and crashing onto runeterra is metal.
Jaspers (EUW)
: There are 4 champs who still refer to summoners in their voice overs. MF, Sona, Nocturne and I forget the other, guess they don't need updating. And let's not forget nose for a head {{champion:54}}. I understand they they are slowing down but seems some champs need something and not just new skins.
Is it weird that I always saw Malph's head to be a pointy chin?
: You really telling me Camille doesn't have "normal day" legs?
This kinda urks me too. If this mysterious gray lady left massive cuts in the walls then I saw this woman with giant scissors for legs, I think I could put two and two together.
: I'm curious, what is Pyke's 3rd form of CC? Because as far as I can tell, his passive isn't CC, his W isn't CC, and his ult isn't CC. This means only his charged Q and E are CC, which is 2. As for the question of why Pyke should have CC, he's a support champion, and he cannot be played like a mid laner or a top laner(at least not without extreme difficulty). He doesn't have waveclear without building it, and he relies on kills to actually get damage, of which, he can't get kills without CC. He pays for his CC with less damage. Also on his ult, it only resets if he kills someone. You can heal someone about to die to it and he loses all kill potential. Pyke as a support RELIES ON HIS ADC more than other supports. If he goes in without his ADC as backup, he's just gonna die unless he's fed.
I believe he was counting the slow you get from his uncharged q as a separate cc.
: > [{quoted}](name=Aphid Man,realm=EUW,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=qRGolO2Q,comment-id=0008,timestamp=2019-02-20T14:28:11.945+0000) > > No, i'm just downvoting you because you bring nothing new to the discussion. A discussion where people more mature than you were able to voice their opinions against the rework without devolving into the simple "Sexist pigs" argument. If you aren't a horny preteen who demands only sexualized anime characters, you shouldn't feel offended. If you are a League player and are offended..... you probaby got so angry because you know it's true.
: First encounter voice lines change
This should have more upvotes. I think this is a pretty massive change.
: Why is Sylas so BLAND
>He wears no real identifying armor, gear or clothing Except for the massive white gauntlets with the gold colored chains attached to them? I don't like Sylas' design, but not because it isn't identifiable. The problem with Sylas is that he's juggling too many archetypes that can't all be reasonably expressed in a single character design. Sylas' in-game design is expressing this "unchained" "escaped prisoner" trope as Sylas' in-game design seems to be Sylas mere moments after breaking out of the demacian prisons. The problem is that Sylas' personality is much more characterized as a revolutionary and a charismatic mastermind of an organized rebellion, which that aspect is almost entirely absent from his in-game design. So there is this really jarring mismatch between what he looks like and who he actually is, it seems like they chose to define Sylas through one moment in his story (him breaking out of prison), but I don't think even Sylas would consider that to be what he should be known by, he should be known by his movement to end the oppression of mages and topple the demacian hierarchy. So it feels like in-game sylas is just a snapshot of him in a very specific time and location, to the point where the Sylas I think of when I read his lore is a different image than the one in-game. Feels like one person drew Sylas then another person wrote his story.
Falrein (EUW)
: Well Noxus isn't far behind Ionia as of now :p
Yeah, I was pleasantly surprised. It's better this way, it'd be no fun if there was no land still left to conquer! {{sticker:darius-angry}}
Falrein (EUW)
: Nations of Runeterra- popularity contest
Before I vote. What I expect the most popular to be: Ionia What I want the most popular to be: Noxus
: Nagakabouros, because you never said "Champion", you said character. She is more powerfull than Aurelion Sol.
>she is more powerful than Aurelion Sol. Why do you think so?
: Which champion lore wise is your favourite and why
{{champion:27}} Mind you that this is more headcanon than actual lore. Singed probably has negatively impacted more champions than any other "Villain" except for maybe new LeBlanc, but none of it was done with malice because he doesn't seem to weigh actions in any moral sense, rather he weighs them in how much it will help him continue his research. He needs funds and resources for his research and that is all that matters to him. To Singed there wouldn't a difference in taking 1 million Runeterra bucks to make a medicine that cures sickly children vs taking 1 million Runeterra bucks to make a toxic gas that will be used to kill children, as long as the work was about equal. Whenever they get around to making his BIO, I don't want there to be any sad backstory to make him more sympathetic. I'd him have a completely average upbringing, he was just always obsessed with chem as if his brain was programmed to be that way, end of the story. The best way I can think to describe it would be "Forrest Gump gone wrong" in the way that Forrest Gump is completely surface level with his motivations and always does what he says he is going to do, except now he doesn't have a moral compass. That's how he is in my headcanon at least.
Fasmodey (EUW)
: Not really? Xerath is able to kill Olaf, which he can kill him- but he will never have the chance to kill him. Not the same thing. Aurelion Sol will never meet Ahri, does it mean he can't kill her?
It's a semantics game of "can" vs "will". The argument is If something **will not** happen under any circumstances, then you might say that-that thing **can not** happen. Even if Xerath had the express desire to kill Olaf, he would not be able to. Is that the same thing as saying that Xerath can not kill Olaf? Idk, man.
I7A6X2v2 (NA)
: {{champion:72}} {{champion:421}} are monsters without some attractive trait.
: So I haven’t read those books in years so I might just be completely forgetting, but could you elaborate how she’s like Rue?
Shes nice and... empathetic and... I guess shes also a girl? Yeah, I'm not seeing much similarity either.
: is Cat Lady Yorick still a thing after his change?
I still want Quarterback Yorick. He only throws interceptions with his E and his ghouls "tackle" who ever caught it.
: You know what would be really cool? The atmosphere looking stormy in the background when volibear is nearby; like swain's ravens sitting on the scenery. Not like noc ult but above top, for example.
I think in general League needs more character specific effects; Jhin's ult music, how it sounds like you are underwater when you get ulted by Pyke, chain's on your screen when getting pulled by Urgot, Illaoi's whispers when her E condition is completed, all of these are pretty cool in my opinion and make a champion feel alive rather than a move-set swap.
Sukishoo (NA)
: No, he needs a {{champion:14}} tier. {{champion:19}} was a modernization which worked cause he had some very iconic abilities. {{champion:106}} s arent nearly as iconic.
The direction for his eventual VGU has already been laid out in Ornn's lore. He is multiple stories tall giant war bear with hundreds of spears and swords sticking out of him. Pretty metal.
: Snowday Soraka's icon should look more like Soraka
I think the bottom one looks more like Soraka tbh.
: She could, but she's also more well off than several other champions. This is, however, one of the benefits of mVGU's if they become a more common thing for Riot to do, champions who are solid but could fit todays visual design choices better.
I would love a Ezreal tier VGU for MF. All she needs gameplay wise is _maybe_ a W or E change.
Velivolo (NA)
: Better Female Champions. NOW.
*Checks OP.GG* *Nami, Sona, Soraka* Every. Time. Looks like you are the market they are after famalam.
Shmeeve (NA)
: Symbolizing the champions and reworks this year so far.
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