Rioter Comments
Kai Guy (NA)
: House Faceless players. Whats your off meta and why?
Everything. If it exists, I've played it as support before. Except Rakan. Blegh.
: I worked at this foodplace once
That's all the things that 90% of the drinks at Sonic are and lord knows I need suggestions every time I go there because they got too much to offer.
: People who believe not playing this game for 2 hours will do anything good are the same people who hold Welcome Refugee sign while living in a gated neighborhood with security guards. lol kotaku, california, walkout, feminists. name a more degenerate cesspool Watching rioters suffer makes me happy every time
> [{quoted}](name=rabirinsu,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=U81pV8qq,comment-id=0016,timestamp=2019-05-07T05:30:54.592+0000) > > People who believe not playing this game for 2 hours will do anything good are the same people who hold Welcome Refugee sign while living in a gated neighborhood with security guards. > > lol kotaku, california, walkout, feminists. name a more degenerate cesspool > > Watching rioters suffer makes me happy every time It's posts like this that make me glad I put the brakes on the whole culture war red pill type of shit. Spending too much time on the internet and social media robs people on both sides of their ability to be empathetic.
: > [{quoted}](name=Worst Kench NA,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=U81pV8qq,comment-id=0009,timestamp=2019-05-06T22:15:12.886+0000) > > Gladly. No one deserves to be sexually harassed at their workplace, and I'm glad that Riot employees are speaking out on it. I also hope that this is a catalyst that serves for employees of other game companies to do similar things as well. they just need to mute and ignore their harassers, otherwise they deserve to be fired for flaming back (walking out).
> [{quoted}](name=Paintchíp,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=U81pV8qq,comment-id=00090000,timestamp=2019-05-06T23:28:27.449+0000) > > they just need to mute and ignore their harassers, otherwise they deserve to be fired for flaming back (walking out). Yes, I'm sure someone in the art team that has absolutely no jurisdiction over player behavior deserves to be harassed because he/she is in the same company as the player behavior team, the same company that has been reported on by 'That Journalist That Can't Be Named Here Because r/lol' as having executives do this and exert their power over lower level staff. The same journalist that would equally call this out as bullshit had it not been true. And dude, I have been what I consider to be toxic in chat multiple, multiple times and have never once been chat restricted. You seem bitter over the fact that one (or more) of your accounts have possibly been permabanned. [REMOVED BY MODERATION - ULANOPO]
: From 2-4pm PST Please don't play, Support Riot Employees
Gladly. No one deserves to be sexually harassed at their workplace, and I'm glad that Riot employees are speaking out on it. I also hope that this is a catalyst that serves for employees of other game companies to do similar things as well.
: Please stop making us watch LCS/MSI/w/e for quests.
I just leave it on and do something else until it's over. League esports are one of the most unwatchable things I've ever seen, but if I get free shit from leaving it on I'm still taking it.
: Tahm Kench winrate is increasing
I wouldn't be surprised if his winrate in solo lanes increased. He's not a better support though as his capabilities in regard to that have been nerfed. It's an objective fact regardless of whether his winrate increases or not.
Rioter Comments
: Rest in Peace, Tahm Kench
Kench is the biggest victim of pro play, and it's not even because he's fat. Riot should just explicitly come out and say that Kench is a toplaner now and balance him around that. It's clearly what they're trying to do without saying it flat out.
iiGazeii (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=Worst Kench NA,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=llFpXOXF,comment-id=00010001,timestamp=2019-05-01T09:47:18.590+0000) > > That's still a nerf to an inherently supportive ability though, where he's given buffs in areas that don't necessarily relate to his ability to perform in the support role. I didn't think anyone would ever take the 'balanced because pro play' mantle from Ryze, but Kench clearly has and has been running with it for quite a while. Absolute garbage bottom tier support in solo queue with no reasons to pick him there instead of another support, shines in pro play because he shines in situations where teams are very coordinated. Why not just disable Kench in solo queue and only allow him to be played in the LCS? That's effectively what's happening anyways, just unofficially. > > I think there might be some valid reasons to pick him in the top lane (or jungle apparently) based on what you would be playing against. In what situation would he _ever_ be recommended as a pick in the support role though? I don't think that any exist. Other supports do each aspect of his kit far better than he does. Slows and poke are supporting, and Tahm got huge buffs to both. Being able to slap them with your tongue to slow them for 50% at level one is a big deal. You can set up an engage/good trade, slow down their engage, or help your ADC chase better than before, and if the enemy turns, you can eat them to protect them from the enemy cooldowns. Providing total cover or temporarily remove an enemy from the fight is still something unique to Tahm that no other support brings to the table. He's going to be great with aggressive supports that are looking to snowball and roam, like Jinx, Kai'Sa, and Tristana, and he's going to be a good pick against poke mages and heavy CC like Lux, Brand, and Morgana.
> [{quoted}](name=iiGazeii,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=llFpXOXF,comment-id=000100010000,timestamp=2019-05-01T17:49:19.328+0000) > > Slows and poke are supporting, and Tahm got huge buffs to both. Being able to slap them with your tongue to slow them for 50% at level one is a big deal. You can set up an engage/good trade, slow down their engage, or help your ADC chase better than before, and if the enemy turns, you can eat them to protect them from the enemy cooldowns. > > Providing total cover or temporarily remove an enemy from the fight is still something unique to Tahm that no other support brings to the table. > > He's going to be great with aggressive supports that are looking to snowball and roam, like Jinx, Kai'Sa, and Tristana, and he's going to be a good pick against poke mages and heavy CC like Lux, Brand, and Morgana. Okay. Why would I pick him over Lulu or Leona though? He's objectively worse than both of them at doing what you've stated. He can still provide cover, but it's received nerf after nerf and it's very clear to me that Riot doesn't see it as a healthy mechanic. Were he introduced around the same time as Aatrox and have warranted a rework, I'm sure that he would have got one at this point and had that mechanic removed.
Jaspers (EUW)
: We talking Hail of Arrows with Tiamat right?
> [{quoted}](name=Jaspers,realm=EUW,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=llFpXOXF,comment-id=0003,timestamp=2019-05-01T09:49:18.485+0000) > > We talking Hail of Arrows with Tiamat right? I don't play him top so I wouldn't know. My inference through Riot nerfing his supportive ability while buffing his can-be-but-not-necessarily-supportive ability leads me to believe that they'd much rather have him top lane, or at least in a role other than support.
CLG ear (NA)
: I think Kalista would've been a better fit for the Shonen skin line than Katarina or Lux
iiGazeii (NA)
: He can still save his carry from CC/burst, he just can't also totally disengage with them in his belly on top of saving them from a bad situation. He's still building Swifties/Phase Rush, and that mitigates the self slow. Tahm lost the ability to eat his ADC and run the hell away, but he gained better stats, better sustain, better poke, and better CC. He's more well-rounded, which does make him better in other lanes, but also makes him a more consistent support instead of a Devour bot/damage sponge.
> [{quoted}](name=iiGazeii,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=llFpXOXF,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2019-05-01T02:30:21.555+0000) > > He can still save his carry from CC/burst, he just can't also totally disengage with them in his belly on top of saving them from a bad situation. He's still building Swifties/Phase Rush, and that mitigates the self slow. > > Tahm lost the ability to eat his ADC and run the hell away, but he gained better stats, better sustain, better poke, and better CC. He's more well-rounded, which does make him better in other lanes, but also makes him a more consistent support instead of a Devour bot/damage sponge. That's still a nerf to an inherently supportive ability though, where he's given buffs in areas that don't necessarily relate to his ability to perform in the support role. I didn't think anyone would ever take the 'balanced because pro play' mantle from Ryze, but Kench clearly has and has been running with it for quite a while. Absolute garbage bottom tier support in solo queue with no reasons to pick him there instead of another support, shines in pro play because he shines in situations where teams are very coordinated. Why not just disable Kench in solo queue and only allow him to be played in the LCS? That's effectively what's happening anyways, just unofficially. I think there might be some valid reasons to pick him in the top lane (or jungle apparently) based on what you would be playing against. In what situation would he _ever_ be recommended as a pick in the support role though? I don't think that any exist. Other supports do each aspect of his kit far better than he does.
Rioter Comments
: Avengers Endgame was overhyped
I'm going off of what my friends have told me as I've got no interest in seeing a 'just okay' superhero movie, but apparently it's just that. It's not the defining film of a generation, or at least I hope not because we're fucked if that's the case.
yeulx (NA)
: Next Prestige skin
I don't want one for a champ I play because I'll never be able to get it.
: So the 975 RP skins Sinful Succulence Morgana and Transcended Kayle still lack VFX.
What? Are you kidding? Her previous best skin with thigh highs you can ACTUALLY SEE isn't good enough? They could make it 1350 as it is and I'd buy it again.
SnupRawr (NA)
: Just had someone autolock zed in bots
Mute everyone that isn't queued with you. None of the randoms you get matched with will ever have anything of value to say.
: Why is being bronze such a bad thing?
Wow, I was such an idiot two years ago.
: An Age of Kings torunament has 13k viewers in 2019
If Age of Mythology ever gets one of these I'll sign up. Anything I need to do to lead Set to victory.
Westlie (EUW)
: Kog'Maw, The Struggling Marksman
Good. He should be like this. Do you know how absolutely horrible Kog is to play against when he's good? Have you played against a Kog/Lulu lane before?
: Who the hell has it in for me on this board?
I'm disappointed in you all for not sticking to the script. There will be paddlings at our next top-secret meeting.
: Oh hey more Bjergsen and Doublelift ads
On a related note, congratulations to Doublelift for being Bjergsen single-handedly because there was no one else on either team (except for that Jaansen guy I guess, is that DL's coach or something?)
y0r1ck (NA)
: Blizzard bans controversial ok symbol
Aren't SJWs supposed to be... you know... social justice _**warriors?**_ Are we really just going to let terrible people co-opt innocuous things so that we can point the finger at innocent people and make their lives hell? It seems like the extreme left and extreme right are unified in their desire to terrorize people that have no desire to entertain such lunacy.
Rioter Comments
Zertryx (NA)
: {{champion:37}} - can 2 shot people {{champion:16}} - can 2 shot people {{champion:267}} - can 2 shot people {{champion:202}} {{champion:222}} {{champion:145}} {{champion:43}} {{champion:429}} {{champion:81}} {{champion:51}} {{champion:119}} {{champion:42}} {{champion:22}} - all can 2 shot people point is, the games damage has become so high that fights are just a game of footsies where one team is waiting for the other team to make 1 .... 1 mistake thats all it takes and bam the fights over, you just loss if you made the mistake and get hit, because now your either dead instantly or at 40% hp and have to leave or die to the next hit. There is no retaliation plays anymore, and snowballing is at a all time high, this is why bot lane is PRIORITY, it = 2 kills every time, 3 if a jungler shows up, thats big right now for how fast damage scales and defenses dont
> [{quoted}](name=Zertryx,realm=NA,application-id=Ir7ZrJjF,discussion-id=OOKNcTM3,comment-id=0005,timestamp=2019-04-05T14:49:10.010+0000) > > {{champion:267}} - can 2 shot people LMFAO Please tell me how Nami two-shots people. I've always wanted to play her mid, and it seems like you've got the secret to success all planned out for that already.
Rioter Comments
: The IG Skins is what Silver Kayle should've been, but its ok :D
: Dunkmaster Ivern..? WHAT ABOUT MY GIRL ILLAOI!?
I don't think the skin idea for him is bad. The name definitely is though. Ivern is not a dunkmaster in any way. Shooting Guard Ivern though? Sure, why not? Idk what position would fit Ivern the most, but it'd probably be that one.
The Iceborn (EUNE)
: Shipping you ask? LissxTahm
It is April 1st so you get a pass. Any further mention of this beyond today will merit a response from me in the form of one of many "delete this" images. > [{quoted}](name=Warwick Main,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=UtLxYFfN,comment-id=0008,timestamp=2019-04-01T22:24:01.366+0000) > > {{champion:29}} x {{champion:19}} > > Not as crazy as you think. If we're being serious here, there's quite a bit of "art" out there featuring {{champion:154}} x{{champion:29}}
: That moment when you live in a small town with only one garbage ISP to choose from....
Good internet is one of the few things I like about being in socal.
Nasteey (NA)
: Is it Possible to Carry in Low Elo as Support?
If you're a diamond in bronze you should at least be able to win your lane by huge margins. You could even play Janna mid and still win because at that elo it's much more about having superior lane mechanics than champ mechanics. It's also very likely that you'll win.
: Really, to me they seem about as rated as they should be. I honestly don't think there needed to be a, what are we on now? 5th, 6th robot/cyborg themed skin line. What's more, if someone wants a skin that plays up the fantasy of having their champion being a robot, it's usually at least in part to see how this new circumstance would change the personality of the champion. And, well the Praetorians don't have a personality. They just make clicking noises, which isn't really interesting. It makes the whole skinline seem like it missed the mark, with maybe the exception of Rek'sai. Whose animalistic screams actually could probably translate over to a whirring mechanical hiss pretty well.
> [{quoted}](name=Warlord Dienekes,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=zIe5EbZ9,comment-id=0004,timestamp=2019-03-27T15:27:57.907+0000) > > Really, to me they seem about as rated as they should be. I honestly don't think there needed to be a, what are we on now? 5th, 6th robot/cyborg themed skin line. > > What's more, if someone wants a skin that plays up the fantasy of having their champion being a robot, it's usually at least in part to see how this new circumstance would change the personality of the champion. And, well the Praetorians don't have a personality. They just make clicking noises, which isn't really interesting. It makes the whole skinline seem like it missed the mark, with maybe the exception of Rek'sai. Whose animalistic screams actually could probably translate over to a whirring mechanical hiss pretty well. Yeah, it just seems like a different flavor of robot to me. I'd rather have more 'organic' skin lines instead.
CLG ear (NA)
: I really don't understand how Piglet is still a professional player
- He's from KR - I've actually heard of him and I couldn't care less about League esports Those two factors are very influential in themselves
: > [{quoted}](name=Worst Kench NA,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=73KNpej4,comment-id=00030000,timestamp=2019-03-26T18:48:26.529+0000) > > That's fair enough, yeah. I probably should have read in to it more. Part of what spurred this thread was a twitter thread I read where some lady was calling Tolkien a racist because of how orcs were portrayed or whatever (she also mentioned being a fantasy author herself and bemoaning that she had to compete with Tolkien at B&N and other bookstores), a take which I found absolutely ridiculous and borderline racist in itself because as I understand it, he tried to avoid comparisons like that as much as he could in his books, but the whole thing got me thinking about LOTR orcs anyways. Now the fad among writers is to make the usual bad guys actually the good ones and invert the common stereotypes. This was clearly visible in how Demacia/Noxus and Kayle/Morgana were initially portrayed with the retcon. Add to this that some authors are actively catering to the social justice movements by making absurd claims about other creators/authors, calling them either sexist, racist or whatever just to portray themselves as defenders of the society victims and make ppl talk about them (just like Rowling is turning every1 gay and said: "Hermione was never said to be white").
> [{quoted}](name=Stars Shaper,realm=EUW,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=73KNpej4,comment-id=000300000000,timestamp=2019-03-26T18:52:41.241+0000) > > Now the fad among writers is to make the usual bad guys actually the good ones and invert the common stereotypes. This was clearly visible in how Demacia/Noxus and Kayle/Morgana were initially portrayed with the retcon. > > Add to this that some authors are actively catering to the social justice movements by making absurd claims about other creators/authors, calling them either sexist, racist or whatever just to portray themselves as defenders of the society victims and make ppl talk about them (just like Rowling is turning every1 gay and said: "Hermione was never said to be white"). If it is an oversaturated trope I can see people's annoyance with it, but I don't really see anything bad about it in isolation as long as it's compelling. Something like making them elves in everything but physical appearance would be ridiculous, but I don't see how a non-LOTR orc couldn't be written as a possible protagonist while still keeping to what readers would understand what make orcs orcs. I liked Thrall in WoW, and I don't necessarily thing Elder Scrolls orcs could reasonably even be called evil. They're mostly complete jerks to everyone at worst and are often made to be mercenaries and such things because of their physiology, but they're not inherently evil like a lot of daedra could be (even they could be reasonably construed as being gray). Agree with you on the second part though. If they think they can do better, then they should rather than complaining about far more successful authors and claiming that they're things that they're not.
Rock MD (NA)
: Not everything or everyone needs characterization. That's what I hate about modern day "critics". Orcs aren't supposed to be good in any capacity. They're mindless, warped beasts. We're not supposed to feel sorry for them, they're supposed to be the enemy. This is different from modern fiction writing (i.e. WoW) because these companies want to make the orcs playable characters, and doing so needs some sort of incentive to play them. Therefore you need characterization and reasons to identify with them. Tolkien needs a bad guy you wholly understand is the bad guy. Orcs serve this purpose.
> [{quoted}](name=Rock MD,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=73KNpej4,comment-id=0003,timestamp=2019-03-26T18:30:50.660+0000) > > Not everything or everyone needs characterization. > > That's what I hate about modern day "critics". Orcs aren't supposed to be good in any capacity. They're mindless, warped beasts. We're not supposed to feel sorry for them, they're supposed to be the enemy. > > This is different from modern fiction writing (i.e. WoW) because these companies want to make the orcs playable characters, and doing so needs some sort of incentive to play them. Therefore you need characterization and reasons to identify with them. > > Tolkien needs a bad guy you wholly understand is the bad guy. Orcs serve this purpose. That's fair enough, yeah. I probably should have read in to it more. Part of what spurred this thread was a twitter thread I read where some lady was calling Tolkien a racist because of how orcs were portrayed or whatever (she also mentioned being a fantasy author herself and bemoaning that she had to compete with Tolkien at B&N and other bookstores), a take which I found absolutely ridiculous and borderline racist in itself because as I understand it, he tried to avoid comparisons like that as much as he could in his books, but the whole thing got me thinking about LOTR orcs anyways. As I'm said I'm fairly biased myself in that I do usually like to play/be around non-human characters if I get the option, mostly because most other media doesn't allow for that for one reason or another, most being that they'd be set in the real world. I'm a Horde main, my main TESO character was an Argonian, and I've probably taken Wrex and Tali more than anyone else as my away crew in ME. I don't mind black/white writing as long as it's compelling. > [{quoted}](name=dragfin12,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=73KNpej4,comment-id=0004,timestamp=2019-03-26T18:33:04.069+0000) > > I will always refer to Mr. Tolkien's' work, especially when it comes to Orcs as he is pretty much their creator. Everyone after that are copycats and threw in their own flavor. I recognize Tolkien as laying the foundation for modern fantasy and putting a great deal in to the tropes that many modern fantasy writers use today, and I think that most people that complain about him to the point of hatred, yet themselves are involved in writing fantasy literature could probably never hold a candle to him. I also think people that are creating their own fantasy series should recognize that, but at the same time strive to be better than him though, given that his books serve that role. It'd demonstrate the evolution of the genre.
Arvail (NA)
: So one of the recurring things in Tolkien's works is that Evil can't really create something. Instead, it warps and twists existing things. The exact origins of Orcs isn't clear, but they have been thoroughly corrupted. In order to properly characterize Evil the way Tolkien tries to present it, it is NECESSARY for Orcs to be one dimensional. They come across as drab only because they must be irredeemable. It's rare for fantasy fiction to impose such clear separations of good and evil anymore, but Tolkien really stuck with it. If anything, having Orcs be capable of redemption or depth would take away from his world in a meaningful way.
> [{quoted}](name=Arvail,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=73KNpej4,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2019-03-26T18:14:06.131+0000) > > So one of the recurring things in Tolkien's works is that Evil can't really create something. Instead, it warps and twists existing things. The exact origins of Orcs isn't clear, but they have been thoroughly corrupted. In order to properly characterize Evil the way Tolkien tries to present it, it is NECESSARY for Orcs to be one dimensional. They come across as drab only because they must be irredeemable. > > It's rare for fantasy fiction to impose such clear separations of good and evil anymore, but Tolkien really stuck with it. If anything, having Orcs be capable of redemption or depth would take away from his world in a meaningful way. It makes sense when you frame it that way then, yeah. I guess as the first reply said, it's a matter of taste. I grew up with the series I put in parentheses sans Warhammer, so I'm more used to that gray depiction of orcs and other such fantasy races. Black and white isn't my thing personally, but when so many franchises go grey, it can be refreshing to read/experience something that isn't.
Rioter Comments
: Why isn't 3v3 played more?
I guess it's just a different mindset then. 5v5 SR is something I'm less and less happy with queuing solo because I feel like it's meant to be played in full premades, and queuing it solo only leaves you open to abject misery, given how most of the game's community is (and as I've stated before, you can mute your teammates, but you can't mute how they play). Also, I like it when my individual output in a game matters, and it seems like it barely does sometimes in 5v5. Am I just jaded or something?
: Sylas is setting unrealistic standards for men
Rioter Comments
Jamaree (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=Worst Kench NA,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=l8YlYs4v,comment-id=00000000,timestamp=2019-03-24T07:12:48.652+0000) > > That is a good point. I initially went in to this thinking that fighting games were harder because, to my knowledge, they tend to be a lot less dev-supported than MOBAs are if that makes any sense. Wouldn't that just outright make it easier then? >Taking Smash Ultimate for example, the game itself is great and has a lot of depth, but as far as playing it competitively goes it's very inaccessible, mainly down to a horrible online mode that is so bad that it basically fosters an anti-competitive mindset. You basically have to get involved with your local scene in that instance, signing up for tournaments which are often pay to play due to them having prize pools because Nintendo themselves don't give that much support for it. To be fair with that, Sakurai multiple times has said he not only doesn't consider Smash a fighting game, but hates the competitive side of it. Probably one of the main reasons Nintendo doesn't officially support it, they are more about fun then competitive in just about all their games. >I'm not sure how Capcom handles things for Street Fighter etc., but given that EVO and other independent tourneys are a thing, I could only imagine that they give the same level of support to their games and players, if maybe just a little more than Nintendo does. Oh, they wholly embrace it, they have their own tournaments and if you get good enough, they will pay YOU to come to said tournaments and play, google Capcom Cup. > I suppose it's a culture shock thing for me, given that I didn't know that much about the FGC and how different it can be to other esports. I do agree in comparisons of the base games though that League can be a bit harder to pick up. I think any game at a pro level is hard period, BUT I think roster size plays a huge part into it.
> [{quoted}](name=Jamaree,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=l8YlYs4v,comment-id=000000000000,timestamp=2019-03-24T07:19:37.126+0000) > > Wouldn't that just outright make it easier then? > > To be fair with that, Sakurai multiple times has said he not only doesn't consider Smash a fighting game, but hates the competitive side of it. Probably one of the main reasons Nintendo doesn't officially support it, they are more about fun then competitive in just about all their games. > > Oh, they wholly embrace it, they have their own tournaments and if you get good enough, they will pay YOU to come to said tournaments and play, google Capcom Cup. > > I think any game at a pro level is hard period, BUT I think roster size plays a huge part into it. I think it'd make it harder due to inaccessibility. Say, in Smash's case, I wanted to practice a character I play regularly. Without something happening locally, my options would be practicing against CPUs which can teach bad habits, or playing online which isn't completely lag free even with an adapter. And even if it'd was, I'd be playing against people of much different skill levels due to GSP being a poorly made ranked system. Comparing it to League where Ranked has divisions, where it's much harder to cheese your rank than in Smash, and where there's leaderboards and comparative stats to make your improvement in the game more visible and actually mean something, and I'd argue that it's far more accessible and ready to foster improvement. This is turning in to a bit of MOBAs vs Smash than MOBAs vs fighting games though. I looked up the Capcom Cup and I found it really refreshing how much Capcom cares about their competitive SF community and how willing they are to helping it grow and get it out there to everyone. It seems similar to how Valve treats their competitive games, and I've always been for the most part a fan of how they handle things. I think it's a shame that in the case of Smash that that's how Nintendo and Sakurai feel, but if I were in his shoes, working on the games nonstop and as I read somewhere, coming to work with an IV tube in me because I was sick but just had to get the games made, I suppose I'd be more than a little jaded towards people who'd bitch nonstop about some aspect of the game I didn't put as much thought in to because I'd want to make the game feel like a Nintendo product.
Jamaree (NA)
: League, simply because of the larger roster. Both of them have fundamentals that are key to both of them, spacing, match up knowledge, skill expression, execution, etc, but League has a higher learning curve simply because of its massive roster over fighting games, being 2 to 6 times larger then most fighting games these days.
> [{quoted}](name=Jamaree,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=l8YlYs4v,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2019-03-24T06:23:26.660+0000) > > League, simply because of the larger roster. > > Both of them have fundamentals that are key to both of them, spacing, match up knowledge, skill expression, execution, etc, but League has a higher learning curve simply because of its massive roster over fighting games, being 2 to 6 times larger then most fighting games these days. That is a good point. I initially went in to this thinking that fighting games were harder because, to my knowledge, they tend to be a lot less dev-supported than MOBAs are if that makes any sense. Taking Smash Ultimate for example, the game itself is great and has a lot of depth, but as far as playing it competitively goes it's very inaccessible, mainly down to a horrible online mode that is so bad that it basically fosters an anti-competitive mindset. You basically have to get involved with your local scene in that instance, signing up for tournaments which are often pay to play due to them having prize pools because Nintendo themselves don't give that much support for it. I'm not sure how Capcom handles things for Street Fighter etc., but given that EVO and other independent tourneys are a thing, I could only imagine that they give the same level of support to their games and players, if maybe just a little more than Nintendo does. I suppose it's a culture shock thing for me, given that I didn't know that much about the FGC and how different it can be to other esports. I do agree in comparisons of the base games though that League can be a bit harder to pick up.
Rioter Comments
: Everyone but me is bad in my games.
Ranked isn't about ranks. It's about getting kills. The only reason anyone would want to get their rank up super high in to challenger is to be scouted for the NA pro scehahahahahahaha Just play an assassin or something, get loads of kills, spam your mastery and BM everyone (obviously without being toxic because what kind of person would be toxic in a ranked game, right?) That's how ranked is done properly in current year.
CLG ear (NA)
: TSM is going to win the Spring Split
Goes to show how pathetic NA is. They'll never win worlds.
Wyrin (NA)
: Who are your level 7 Mastery Champions?
{{champion:267}} {{champion:26}} {{champion:25}} {{champion:63}} {{champion:115}} {{champion:44}}{{champion:16}} {{champion:9}} And yes, even {{champion:223}} If even I can get mastery 7 on Kench, it proves that you just need time and commitment to get mastery 7s, not skill.
Antenora (EUW)
: No to Mastery in 3v3. Getting an S in 3v3 is a lot easier than 5v5 and is not a display of skill or mastery on the champion. I am a strong believer that Mastery 6 and 7 tokens should be obtained only from Summoner's Rift. https://i.gyazo.com/2d5d8caef53d6ed38d14f391fdbb9388.png A score like that on Summoner's Rift on that champion.... You'd be lucky to get a B. ** If you're good enough on your champion that you deserve Mastery 7 then go and earn it in the proper game mode (SR) not the gimmick game modes **
> [{quoted}](name=Antenora,realm=EUW,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=pBzq7xe9,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2019-03-16T11:24:44.322+0000) > > No to Mastery in 3v3. > > Getting an S in 3v3 is a lot easier than 5v5 and is not a display of skill or mastery on the champion. > > > I am a strong believer that Mastery 6 and 7 tokens should be obtained only from Summoner's Rift. > > > https://i.gyazo.com/2d5d8caef53d6ed38d14f391fdbb9388.png > > > A score like that on Summoner's Rift on that champion.... You'd be lucky to get a B. > > ** If you're good enough on your champion that you deserve Mastery 7 then go and earn it in the proper game mode (SR) not the gimmick game modes ** I hate SR. I play 3v3 because the community is more tight knit and individual performance is much more important. There's nothing I hate more than playing SR, playing terribly and still winning because I got carried. Not saying that that can't happen in 3v3, I just prefer it because what you do as an individual is going to matter more because there's less people on your team. I've always thought that solo/duo queuing 5v5 has not been at all conducive to that type of gamemode. Why should I, unless I am able to get four other friends, be forced to grind out solo games in a mode that isn't fun to queue solo just for mastery 6/7? There might not be a lot of us, but there's enough 3v3 players that we shouldn't just be outright ignored. Anyone that's been in the game long enough knows that mastery is not indicative of skill whatsoever - rather, it's a metric of how much you play a champion. As long as you just play okay enough, you're bound to get an occasional S just because of how matchmaking works. I've got a good deal of mastery 6-7s and I'm Bronze 4. Why should they be gated by what gamemode we play then?
: Quicksilver Sash/Mercurial should not exist.
I don't even play many AD champs and I see the necessity of QSS. No one deserves to be Zoe slept and have no way to counter it.
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