: Brooo amazing :D a very intricate and ambitious Lore and setting + journey ( hoping to be trilogy ? ) story . i just scrolled and momentarily observed the writing and without even reading i know its going to be a blast :D , ill follow your journey wherever it may take me xD ( this gives me such a Dark souls sombre vibe )
Glad I met your expectations. {{sticker:slayer-pantheon-thumbs}} And yes, it's going to be a trilogy. The final arc being where he reaches The Shadow Isles. There he interacts with {{champion:30}}, {{champion:236}}, {{champion:412}}, {{champion:429}}, {{champion:57}}, {{champion:120}}, {{champion:82}}, and {{champion:83}}.
Rioter Comments
Vıvıd (NA)
: His punish window is when he messes up early game He misses a hook He messes up by dashing His coolowns are insanely long early game, so take advantage of that Not sure why everyone bans and bitches about him, he is weak against most other supports in the game pre level 6, and even after that, the fact that he heals a bunch is what offsets a HUGE factor.... He cant build any health. Other supports can. They can survive burst. Pyke cannot. Like have most of you even played against pyke or what lol? I don't see the big issue with him Ive had the easiest time killing pykes especially when I play aggressive supports
Well admittedly, while he can't survive burst, he's incredible at taking harass. Even so, I do agree that he's a lot squishier than people make him out to be.
: Seriously though, Where is Pykes punish window?
Think about it a different way. His punish window is simply being powerful enough to take him out when he goes stealth. That's what makes his stealth safety window not really that safe at all. It's hard to tell when Pyke is ahead, but it becomes blatantly obvious when he is behind. I think one of the most important things to note is that his defense from burst is mainly in his enormous innate armor and magic resistance. If you penetrate through it all, he becomes fairly squishy. His innate health levels are merely what you'd expect from most of the squishier bruisers, so it doesn't take much to eat away at it once you've taken care of the armor/MR.
Rioter Comments
: Daily reminder that 15-90 scaling hp is a meme and needs to be buffed
As a refrence, the olden 9 seals of scaling health gave 12-216 health.
Rioter Comments
: Rage of a Ruined King: Zara [Chapter 12: Madness of Man]
As an update, given my terrible habit of thinking up chapters beyond the linear order the story should progress, I am no longer going to work on the chapters in Chronological Order. I will be publishing chapters out of order on the [League of Legends Wikia](https://leagueoflegends.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:Double_Slap/Zara,_The_Cryptic_King) and then transferring them to these boards when I get them sorted out. This absence in writing has got to stop, it's ridiculous, Ludacris, truly truly truly outrageous {{champion:44}}. It's been years now. This guy needs his story published, no matter what the order. As of now, I have added the final chapter to Zara's journey in his new life, aptly named **FINAL.** Let me know what you think. This being said, spoilers are inevitable. Comment wherever and however about this story. I'll even divulge my current plans for how the story is going to play out on demand.
Deneviel (EUW)
: All focused on his R ... few noticed he has a ranged slow in his kit and 3 gap close. {{sticker:zombie-brand-facepalm}} Surely lol has no mobility creep issue. {{sticker:sg-lulu}} Lux should be deleted from the game for this next champ >_>
> [{quoted}](name=Deneviel,realm=EUW,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=7XR79EmZ,comment-id=000e,timestamp=2019-01-08T21:17:26.401+0000) > > All focused on his R ... few noticed he has a ranged slow in his kit and 3 gap close. > > {{sticker:zombie-brand-facepalm}} > > Surely lol has no mobility creep issue. > > {{sticker:sg-lulu}} > > Lux should be deleted from the game for this next champ >_> This mobility creep needs to get grounded, in a literal sense.
: > [{quoted}](name=spookiskeletun,realm=EUNE,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=7XR79EmZ,comment-id=0007,timestamp=2019-01-08T19:33:53.284+0000) > > I Wonder when Riot will make an champion that can steal items {{champion:516}} slips them out of the shopkeeper's inventory all the time!
> [{quoted}](name=DrCyanide,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=7XR79EmZ,comment-id=00070001,timestamp=2019-01-08T20:45:17.789+0000) > > {{champion:516}} slips them out of the shopkeeper's inventory all the time! I call it forgery. {{sticker:slayer-jinx-wink}}
: If Sylas is busted, annoying, or frustrating in any sort of way, remember - Riot isn't to blame
Terozu (NA)
: So Blast has said that the champ is not Sylas.
It's Sylas, you can't be serious. Rito plz With the way he draws from what others already have, might as well be called Stylus.
: Vet player https://sill.armymwr.com/application/files/5614/9335/6566/vet_puppy_doctor_appointment.jpg
> [{quoted}](name=Summonah12369,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=I5jWYB9e,comment-id=0015,timestamp=2018-09-12T21:17:42.545+0000) > > Vet player > > > https://sill.armymwr.com/application/files/5614/9335/6566/vet_puppy_doctor_appointment.jpg Taking care of baby Nasus. {{champion:75}}
: Legends of a Fallen King: Zara [Chapter 6: Pain and Pride]
Now that {{champion:13}} Ryze has officially been placed in Noxii territory, this part of the story is now unofficial. {{sticker:zombie-nunu-bummed}} As much as I'd like to retcon this part. The fundamental groundwork of this story relies on the Runic Cataclysm occurring on Piltovian/Zaunite soil which serves as the catalyst for how Piltover/Zaun becomes a trade giant in my story. I am also not about to abandon this Zaunite section of Zara's story just to drop him into Noxus. As much as that would help give background with his inevitable confrontation with {{champion:82}} Mordekaiser, I have a scene in Piltover coming where Zara will redeem his nightmarish actions in Zaun. What nightmarish actions? Read Arc 2 to find out. My story will diverge from what is official as eventually champions die in this story. Though even if inaccurate, I still pursue this train of thought to display the potential of this perspective and to create a reference to what a convoluted story with many interwoven major characters would look like. I am still just a novice writer with this being my first story I've attempted to write and offer to the public. Yes, if it wasn't clear, I don't even write as a hobby. However, I will still do my best to make Zara's story as grandiose as possible. I would greatly appreciate any criticism and praise over how to improve my story in a reasonable fashion. The person who reviews my work, I want you to be that person.
: I appreciate the effort to add more items to the game. The item pool has been extremely stale for a while now and more effort to put even more items into the game will allow a great deal more player choice. Also nimbus cloak seems way too niche. Vandiril made a great video showing how some of the interactions on many champions just don't quite work. For example, does the nimbus cloak buff start before or after Fiddlesticks ult channel? It's not made clear at all.
There is a 1.5 second delay before getting the speed boost.
: Can we please make armour feel impactful again?
I rush 500 armor on {{champion:44}} Taric and it feels perfectly fine, even against mages which is terrifying. The main reason why armor/magic resistance falls short is due to its reliance on sustain, shields, and health for it to be useful. If your champion has no impactful form of sustain and shielding, then armor/magic resistance will always be less impactful than raw health early game. This is why the damage resistance boost on {{champion:19}} Warwick might feel more impactful than the damage resistance boost on {{champion:201}} Braum, on top of the fact that it has obviously higher values. Soaking up damage is only useful if you can sustain a lot of it in the first place.
: In-game shop not working properly
This bug is sickening. Wastes a whole minute of our time just to try and get it working again. A minute that could have been spent preventing a turret from being lost. Imagine if you had this bug on {{item:3157}} Zhonya's Hourglass against {{champion:238}} Zed. You find you can't buy it for no reason whatsoever so you walk back into lane, proceed to get Death Mark bursted. Then woopty-do, while you are dead you see that you can suddenly buy it now. {{sticker:zombie-brand-facepalm}}
: Rage of a Ruined King: Zara [Chapter 12: Madness of Man]
Rereading this myself, I found it quite confusing why exactly Zara had such an explosive reaction. {{sticker:sg-lux-2}} So I added a couple paragraphs narrating Zara's imagination. Being that this is the chapter that expresses the climax of Zara's wrath, this insight is too imperative to pass up on.
: > [{quoted}](name=Wrathful Chicken,realm=NA,application-id=A8FQeEA8,discussion-id=wayGANoG,comment-id=0005,timestamp=2018-05-03T11:09:11.786+0000) > > I'm creating an epic for [The Ruined King](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/skin-champion-concepts/LTQox2md-legends-of-a-fallen-king-zara-chapter-1-a-distant-memory), which inevitably needed me to define the almighty {{champion:82}} Mordekaiser's lore. I'd like to know what you think of how I defined his lore, which is mostly interpretation and not canon. > **** > > Those closest to Mordekaiser were so stricken at his death that they sought methods to give honor to his name and desire. Why does a man who simply wanted to become strong killed for his desires? Is he not an inspiration for others to become strong themselves? The method they decided upon was to simply bring him back to life, since he did promise that he himself would return to kill them. While it may have been an unbelievable statement at the time, they made it a reality through necromancy. Mordekaiser gifted them with undeath. While they didn't necessarily want to be in such a state, it was reasonable to sustain Mordekaiser's life. > > Thus began Mordekaiser's campaign against justice. However, Mordekaiser was much more cruel now as he believes that he was not terrifying enough to prevent an uprising. So he felt the need to be more ruthless by killing anyone who would not follow him. If they would not follow him willingly, he would enslave them to do his bidding. > > His belief during this time was that people need to submit to strength and then his subjects will naturally be humbled by the splendor of his successful campaign. Yet, the means of enslaving individuals only brought frustration and sadness. In their disbelief, a flame a rebellion, the very thing Mordekaiser wanted to snuff out in the first place. > > Thus it came as a surprise to him when his Immortal Bastion was besieged by numerous warbands. He understood that there were those who would not submit, but it was quite jarring to see so many. An enormous amount of wasted lives just to defeat Mordekaiser. Yet when he resurrected, he realized that centuries have passed. His efforts in all those lifetimes, and his Immortal Bastion a mockery laid intact in the middle of the enemy kingdom of Noxus, the warbands that defeated him in the first place. > > Fortunately for Mordekaiser, he was reborn in a land of the undead, so he essentially gained a free empire to rule. However, he was well aware that he would need to reevaluate his approach to conquest. Both military wise and strategically as he was in the middle of an island and he would need to somehow change from his previous tactics in order to find success. > **** > To those who did not submit to the Immortal Bastion, lies the infamy spurred by Noxus. However, to those who did, lied an inspirational form of strength. A king to those who were stuck in the Dark Ages. Villages that were weak would be pillaged relentlessly. Yet Mordekaiser, in his conquest of strength, came to these weak nations and accepted them and murdered the strong that would not accept Mordekaiser's regime. Those who would tolerate Mordekaiser's strength would become his economical forefront while the strong who would not would become his undead army. > > The Ruined King is an individual who intervened in the fall one of the nations from Mordekaiser's Iron Empire. The Ruined King is a magnanimous individual who is stubbornly straightforward. This nature reminded the crumbling nation of Mordekaiser and thus they crowned him the new king since Mordekaiser was gone. Eventually, The Ruined King would cause the cataclysm to give birth to The Shadow Isles, which directly causes the birth of Demacia out of fear of magic. > > The Ruined King will eventually rise again and go to the Shadow Isles, humbled with the desire for redemption. Yet, his strength is incredibly valued by Mordekaiser as he actively sends ghosts to seek him out. Individuals like Kalista and Mordekaiser reach out to The Ruined King to rebel against Mordekaiser, but The Ruined King is not swayed until he faces off against Hecarim. > > Hecarim's parents submitted to Mordekaiser and witnesses his subjugation of the bandits who pillaged the kingdom. When Mordekaiser died, his parents were killed for being supporters to the heinous Mordekaiser. Hecarim followed The Ruined King because he was essentially portrayed as an ideal version of Mordekaiser, and even had the excessive strength to match. Yet his belief in The Ruined King waned when he showed weakness after the queen died. Thus when Hecarim found himself in the domain of Mordekaiser, it was like a dream come true. > > Yet even he knew that Mordekaiser was struggling to make his impact on the world. Just like how The Ruined King seemed hopeless to save his wife, Mordekaiser seemed hopeless on his methods to create an effective revolution. Yet, being the straightforward individual he is, The Ruined King knew exactly what was wrong. He confronted Mordekaiser with an entire rebel army alongside him and squared off against Mordekaiser in epic combat inevitably leading to the The Ruined King's delayed death and the complete obliteration of Mordekaiser's castle. > > It was then that The Ruined King explained to him that Mordekaiser lacked purpose. All that Mordekaiser wanted was fleeting, and relevant to time when he was essentially timeless. He had all the strength in the world, but nothing important to strive for. Yet with the nature of Zara's power and the state of The Shadow Isles, that purpose was clear. The purpose he gave Mordekaiser was Life. A conquest to bring life to an undead nation. While it seemed like a preposterous prospect, The Ruined King's monumental sword was plunged into the dead soils and ascended everything around it into a state of flourishing life. This was The Ruined King's final resting place. > > When everyone learned of what The Ruined King had done, they had turned to Mordekaiser and followed him in devotion to the cause. Great rebels like Kalista, Yorick, and Maokai and his own army joined seamlessly while all the low level ghouls were drawn to the life of the sword. Mordekaiser was confused about how his enemies spurred by justice would so easily join his side, until Hecarim explained that it was a justice inspired by Mordekaiser's very own regime. While people could not agree with his ideals of strength and weakness, some found great value in what came out of Mordekaiser's pursuit of it. > > Now Mordekaiser rebuilds a castle for his inevitable resurrection of The Ruined King so that he may rule over the Shadow Isles while Mordekaiser personally rides out to give Runeterra a Harrowing to remember. Eventually his campaign will bring enough mana from pillaged World Runes to open the gate of heaven, the domain where {{champion:10}} Kayle and {{champion:25}} Morgana reside. A few things to Note. Mordekaiser is Several thousands years old. He was a Mortal man during the Darkin wars ( living weapons attempting geoncide on humans). We don't know his involvement in the Darkin war just that the vacuum of power left in its aftermath allowed him to form a kingdom and Build a Massive fortress. (Did he do it out of pride. Self protection or to protect his people from the Darkin) LeBlanc was there and was using the exiled clans to stage a coup. Imagine her surprise when Mordekaiser walks out onto the field of battle Dies. But comes back as an immortal Undead. He ruled for several hundred years before she figured out the secret of his immortality. So when writing Please Bear in Mind Mordekaiser is an Ancient Evil. He doesn't Know anyone. Noone knows of him other than from Myth ( except for Swain who Riot decided to give plot armor too which actually pisses me off alot) Also your way off base with the Ruined king
Well then, I knew he was old, but I didn't know he was actually living in the Darkin Wars. Mainly because I didn't read {{champion:7}} Leblanc's story yet. Huh. I'll have to revise their viewpoints in a perspective of time. Obviously a couple centuries of wait would definitely lead Mordekaiser's name to becoming legend. Damn, I wish someone told me this sooner. It's such an obvious mistake. {{sticker:zombie-brand-facepalm}} The only ways I could see of salvaging the foundation of this story is to have the kingdom as a legacy to Mordekaiser's reign, as in also lasting a couple centuries. It would not make its mark on history for the simple fact that it only lasted that long. The idea being that they tried to manage their own land, but found themselves failing and thus was aided by The Ruined King. Let's be real here, we know that The Ruined King ruled over a kingdom obviously, but there is absolutely no information on anything that came before such. Him making the kingdom his own and it being simply passed down to him generation by generation is equally as likely. Fortunately, I am nowhere near the encounter with any of the other shadow isles champions so that part of the story can be changed to anything else. I'm going to read up on Darkin lore and LeBlanc's history to find a way to fix this travesty. Though, I do believe having a legacy lands would at least be sufficient enough to make this work reasonably. I mean, they don't need to remember anything about Mordekaiser to have a desire to manage their own land. Unless there is something else that you find to be an issue with The Ruined King's lore.
Vartius (EUNE)
: [CONCEPT] Mordekaiser's Rework - Visuals, Lore, Gameplay
I'm creating an epic for [The Ruined King](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/skin-champion-concepts/LTQox2md-legends-of-a-fallen-king-zara-chapter-1-a-distant-memory), which inevitably needed me to define the almighty {{champion:82}} Mordekaiser's lore. I'd like to know what you think of how I defined his lore, which is mostly interpretation and not canon. **** Mordekaiser is obviously a warmonger, but I believe he is not a warmonger out of desire. He is a warmonger out of necessity. A core belief being that you cannot survive in the world if you are weak, and you cannot protect anyone else if you are not strong. He expanded his kingdom through this method to the size of essentially an empire. His greatest enemy is justice itself. It was justice that caused many individuals to band together to usurp him. Yet, it was not originally born out of Mordekaiser's heinous acts. Rather it was the jealousy of others that feared how Mordekaiser held such enormous strength on his own. Due to many attempts at his life, Mordekaiser was pushed to kill those who threatened him. Yet this led people to believe he was abusing his powers and rallied many individuals to try and defeat him. His reputation turned south when innocent individuals ended up risking their lives to kill him in an act of vengeance. Mordekaiser laughed when he died the very first time because of the travesty of their war against Mordekaiser. He could only laugh at how blind they were, believing that his death was truly the right thing, a "just" cause. Thus he swore that if he were to return, he would kill them for their mindless aggression. Most importantly, Mordekaiser wanted to destroy this travesty, altogether. Those closest to Mordekaiser were so stricken at his death that they sought methods to give honor to his name and desire. Why does a man who simply wanted to become strong killed for his desires? Is he not an inspiration for others to become strong themselves? The method they decided upon was to simply bring him back to life, since he did promise that he himself would return to kill them. While it may have been an unbelievable statement at the time, they made it a reality through necromancy. Mordekaiser gifted them with undeath. While they didn't necessarily want to be in such a state, it was reasonable to sustain Mordekaiser's life. Thus began Mordekaiser's campaign against justice. However, Mordekaiser was much more cruel now as he believes that he was not terrifying enough to prevent an uprising. So he felt the need to be more ruthless by killing anyone who would not follow him. If they would not follow him willingly, he would enslave them to do his bidding. His belief during this time was that people need to submit to strength and then his subjects will naturally be humbled by the splendor of his successful campaign. Yet, the means of enslaving individuals only brought frustration and sadness. In their disbelief, a flame a rebellion, the very thing Mordekaiser wanted to snuff out in the first place. Thus it came as a surprise to him when his Immortal Bastion was besieged by numerous warbands. He understood that there were those who would not submit, but it was quite jarring to see so many. An enormous amount of wasted lives just to defeat Mordekaiser. Yet when he resurrected, he realized that centuries have passed. His efforts in all those lifetimes, and his Immortal Bastion a mockery laid intact in the middle of the enemy kingdom of Noxus, the warbands that defeated him in the first place. Fortunately for Mordekaiser, he was reborn in a land of the undead, so he essentially gained a free empire to rule. However, he was well aware that he would need to reevaluate his approach to conquest. Both military wise and strategically as he was in the middle of an island and he would need to somehow change from his previous tactics in order to find success. **** To those who did not submit to the Immortal Bastion, lies the infamy spurred by Noxus. However, to those who did, lied an inspirational form of strength. A king to those who were stuck in the Dark Ages. Villages that were weak would be pillaged relentlessly. Yet Mordekaiser, in his conquest of strength, came to these weak nations and accepted them and murdered the strong that would not accept Mordekaiser's regime. Those who would tolerate Mordekaiser's strength would become his economical forefront while the strong who would not would become his undead army. The Ruined King is an individual who intervened in the fall one of the nations from Mordekaiser's Iron Empire. The Ruined King is a magnanimous individual who is stubbornly straightforward. This nature reminded the crumbling nation of Mordekaiser and thus they crowned him the new king since Mordekaiser was gone. Eventually, The Ruined King would cause the cataclysm to give birth to The Shadow Isles, which directly causes the birth of Demacia out of fear of magic. The Ruined King will eventually rise again and go to the Shadow Isles, humbled with the desire for redemption. Yet, his strength is incredibly valued by Mordekaiser as he actively sends ghosts to seek him out. Individuals like Kalista and Mordekaiser reach out to The Ruined King to rebel against Mordekaiser, but The Ruined King is not swayed until he faces off against Hecarim. Hecarim's parents submitted to Mordekaiser and witnesses his subjugation of the bandits who pillaged the kingdom. When Mordekaiser died, his parents were killed for being supporters to the heinous Mordekaiser. Hecarim followed The Ruined King because he was essentially portrayed as an ideal version of Mordekaiser, and even had the excessive strength to match. Yet his belief in The Ruined King waned when he showed weakness after the queen died. Thus when Hecarim found himself in the domain of Mordekaiser, it was like a dream come true. Yet even he knew that Mordekaiser was struggling to make his impact on the world. Just like how The Ruined King seemed hopeless to save his wife, Mordekaiser seemed hopeless on his methods to create an effective revolution. Yet, being the straightforward individual he is, The Ruined King knew exactly what was wrong. He confronted Mordekaiser with an entire rebel army alongside him and squared off against Mordekaiser in epic combat inevitably leading to the The Ruined King's delayed death and the complete obliteration of Mordekaiser's castle. It was then that The Ruined King explained to him that Mordekaiser lacked purpose. All that Mordekaiser wanted was fleeting, and relevant to time when he was essentially timeless. He had all the strength in the world, but nothing important to strive for. Yet with the nature of Zara's power and the state of The Shadow Isles, that purpose was clear. The purpose he gave Mordekaiser was Life. A conquest to bring life to an undead nation. While it seemed like a preposterous prospect, The Ruined King's monumental sword was plunged into the dead soils and ascended everything around it into a state of flourishing life. This was The Ruined King's final resting place. When everyone learned of what The Ruined King had done, they had turned to Mordekaiser and followed him in devotion to the cause. Great rebels like Kalista, Yorick, and Maokai and his own army joined seamlessly while all the low level ghouls were drawn to the life of the sword. Mordekaiser was confused about how his enemies spurred by justice would so easily join his side, until Hecarim explained that it was a justice inspired by Mordekaiser's very own regime. While people could not agree with his ideals of strength and weakness, some found great value in what came out of Mordekaiser's pursuit of it. Now Mordekaiser rebuilds a castle for his inevitable resurrection of The Ruined King so that he may rule over the Shadow Isles while Mordekaiser personally rides out to give Runeterra a Harrowing to remember. Eventually his campaign will bring enough mana from pillaged World Runes to open the gate of heaven, the domain where {{champion:10}} Kayle and {{champion:25}} Morgana reside.
Rioter Comments
: https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/skin-champion-concepts/mAR7WasG-champion-concept-zara-the-cryptic-king I offer my first champion to this contest. Make way for the Ruined King reborn.
In case it isn't clear, I am working on an epic for This Ruined King's lore. https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/skin-champion-concepts/LTQox2md-legends-of-a-fallen-king-zara-chapter-1-a-distant-memory
: Doctor Kennen Inspecting if the Sona's Plastic surgery went well
Terakali (NA)
: As a long time Garen main, I support 100% of these buffs. However, as for the banner, you missed a few important things. The banner itself should be in the shape of Garen's sword, like his ultimate, and say "JUSTICE!!!" with the 3 '!'s.
How about every stack of justice adds another !
Asterfix (NA)
: Definitely not Nautilus
Could make it simple and leave the name at: Definitely Naut.
: AURELION SNOW
His Q is a Nor'easter. His W is orbiting snowballs. His E transforms him into a cosmic reindeer. His R is a blizzard. Seems legit.{{sticker:slayer-pantheon-thumbs}}
: 💬 C&C Discord -- [Information & Verification]
: plz add ap ratio to mundo q too {{champion:36}} {{champion:36}} {{champion:36}} {{champion:36}} {{champion:36}}
Ya, for real. Those cleavers are more magical than friendship. {{sticker:sg-lux}}
TehNACHO (NA)
: What's up with the anti-fact players recently?
Given the changes in performance of champions depending on experience, and the fact that champions have different learning curves, there is a myriad of different experiences upon different leagues of gameplay, i.e. bronze, diamond, challenger, etc. It's quite natural for people not to find agreement, because everyone has a different experience. They see different levels of performance of champions. Nobody's experience is invalid, but what causes controversy is when the experience is attempted to be generalized to the entire populace. It is near impossible to generalize these experiences due the vast deviation in performance that can be seen. The only **true **generalization that can be agreed upon is the **actual kit**. The literal functionality of the kit is what is true for all people playing this champion. Thus any arguments that have any value in a logical perspective centralizes on contradictions within a kit. However, as we all know, the kit alone is just a tool. Talking about a tool by itself will not tell us how it interacts with something else. The reliance on interactions between other champions and items is what makes this process complicated logically as it is unavoidable. There is no convenient standard to observe the kit since the optimal situation is always changing. This is why anecdotes are necessary. These experiences give us a certain set of information and when conglomerated, it can show a trend of how the kit it actually is played out. The difference being that we see the **frequency **at which something can be observed. Even so, a reality can deviate far from the trends a chart shows us. It is these experiences that people have the most trouble with since it seems as though the game the play and the data that is shown does not align. It's as if these experiences are not important at all.{{sticker:cass-cry}} But they are. The issue with using anecdotes in arguments has always been the **method** they are used. A single anecdote can never be generalized to speak for all experiences. HOWEVER, a single anecdote has the power to **DENY** a generalization. Thus, in the case where a design philosophy is assumed by Riot, or even generally accepted by the public. If any one experience is found, that while under the same premises, fails to reach its conclusion, then you have successfully invalidated an entire design philosophy. {{sticker:zombie-brand-mindblown}} What this means is that the theory that was accepted before must now be reevaluated. It's through this reevaluation that changes are more readily accepted. Thus, the strength of anecdotes can only be seen when the theories that are accepted is known. If the theory is not made clear, it must be made clear. Propose a theory that people would generally concede to and then thwart this theory. If you have missed something, an attentive someone will be sure to let you know. Then you'll learn something from it. That's what matters in the end.
Echoing (NA)
: [CCOS] April CCOS Entry Time! Enter Here!
https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/skin-champion-concepts/mAR7WasG-champion-concept-zara-the-cryptic-king I offer my first champion to this contest. Make way for the Ruined King reborn.
: ok sure, but why?
Onotori (NA)
: "Oh, you're in promos?"
I'm not sure if this is exactly how it works, but I think it's actually the fact that in promos, you are matchmade into higher ranks. It's just that those "higher ranks" tend to be the weaker end of the group. It's just an observation I had because every time I looked at the ranks of the other players while doing promos, they were always higher than normal by about a division.
: Any chance on getting to read your story? Sounds awesome! {{sticker:sg-zephyr}} {{sticker:sg-jinx}}
But of course. \(O~O )/ {{sticker:sg-miss-fortune}} [I've already started posting chapters on these boards.](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/skin-champion-concepts/LTQox2md-legends-of-a-fallen-king-zara-chapter-1-a-distant-memory) Though, if you don't want to deal with loading a new page each chapter, [you can read it on the wikia instead](http://leagueoflegends.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:Double_Slap/Zara,_The_Cryptic_King). I'm twelve chapters in so far--about a third of a way to completion. I completed the interaction with {{champion:13}}, made reference to {{champion:268}}/{{champion:63}}, and I'm currently in the middle of finishing the interaction with {{champion:28}}. The next chapter I'm making is going to display the grand scale of his power. I'm planning on slapping a theme song to make it even more epic. That said, have fun reading~! {{sticker:slayer-jinx-wink}}
Rioter Comments
: still waiting for the next chapter...
It's been ages, amirite? I was stuck in a gigantic writer's block where the story currently is. So I wrote many of the chapters after this one since they were easier to envision. I finally managed to backtrack all the way to where I currently am. With the rate I'm writing, I should be done in a couple of days. I decided to make it a setup chapter for the Madness of Man, a chapter which will have its own theme song. I do apologize for the wait. {{sticker:sg-soraka}} There were major barriers to how quickly I could make chapters. The technical reasons are drastic changes the style of writing to try and make it more like an literary epic and my own lyrical twist with the theme songs. One personal reason is vigorously trying to climb ranked with these new runes. The chapters will be longer due to a perspective change from first-person to third-person point of view, requiring much more details to create an exposition. Most of the chapters with theme songs will come back to back, and the reason is because those are the chapters I've created during this long waiting period. Since it's taking a massive amount of time and I haven't really published my progress. If you want to see my prospects at the very least, with a huge **SPOILER ALERT**, [this links](http://leagueoflegends.wikia.com/wiki/User:Double_Slap/Sandbox) to my Sandbox where I currently store my ideas and progress of the current story. As much as I am announcing this as spoiler free zone, I find it a much larger slap in the face to have these _recession_ periods where absolutely nothing happens when I am actually progressing on this story quite regularly. Just not linearly. If anyone wants to talk spoilers, do it on the League of Legends Wikia. I don't give a damn about spoilers there.
: What if: The Black Mist is tied to the Ruined King?
I've am making an epic--in the literal sense--for The Ruined king. It's called [Legends of a Fallen King: Zara](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/skin-champion-concepts/LTQox2md-legends-of-a-fallen-king-zara-chapter-1-a-distant-memory). I already have all the ideas for what's going to go down so I'll elaborate on the non-canon stuff that I probably wouldn't even explicitly explain in the epic. Zara was born and raised in a shoddy village near the Ironspike Mountains. He lived in the era when {{champion:82}} Mordekaiser fell from power. During the split of Mordekaiser's vast kingdom, he heard of great struggles from a division nearby. Struggles over things he found quite pitiful to be struggling over at all. So he spent his efforts leading people in this faction to efficiently solve their issues. Through this magnanimous zeal, he earned an enormous reputation and was offered the throne to officially split off with the old kingdom. When Zara fell, he was known as the Ruined King. His name was shamed due to fear spread by Jarvan the First, a knight who served under a Knight Commander, named Demacia, within Zara's old kingdom. Demacia was the Knight Commander that {{champion:120}} Hecarim abandoned. Zara's old kingdom was located in where {{champion:13}} Ryze's home village was located. In fact, his village was a result of the mass emigration of the people swayed by Jarvan to seek non magical lands to avoid the calamity he bore witness to in The Blessed Isles. Mostly magicians remained as they knew that everyday magic is not as absurd as what Jarvan the First described. The chieftain that Zara, The Ruined King, left in charge before he left was given a cryptic book by Zara to help him lead the kingdom somehow. Upon reading this book, the new chieftain found connections to the calamity described by Jarvan in this book. So, the chieftain spent his lifetime scouring this book to decipher it for information, leading generations he would call Rune Sages to figure out what happened. While Tyrus and {{champion:13}} Ryze were in the phase of passing down the title of Rune Sage, the Magic Council that was established to handle the storage and security of World Runes was betrayed by the warlocks of the council in order to use World Runes as weaponry. Tyrus and Ryze found out too late and had to abandon the village to witness the galactic nova that desecrated even a massive portion of the Ironspike Mountains. Tyrus was fueled with burning rage at his misplaced trust which would then result to his demise by Ryze due to his own intention of using World Runes as exemplars to people who did not respect his warnings of the cataclysm wrought by World Runes. Which in turn would lead him to be resurrected by the power of the World Runes to become {{champion:63}} Brand. Those who did believe in Tyrus's warning went on an expedition to the explosion site to see the carnage. However, they did not find carnage. Rather they found a luscious crystalline oasis of gems filled with mana. So researchers made camp here to study this phenomenon. Through excessive growth, this camp eventually became an entire town, to a city due to normal people moving in to use inventions made by these researches, and eventually to the metropolis known as Piltover and Zaun. Zaun would focus on the more fundamental research by being closer to the crystals on the ground within canyons while Piltover would focus on applications of the magic to allow the average citizen to utilize. During the warlocks' abuse of the World Runes, many normal citizens who didn't use magic fled by boat to escape war. They eventually immigrated to Bilgewater and due to the massive influx of population, the docks became a kingdom of its own that grew to accommodate these people while also surviving fishing in the dangerous seas. The harsh conditions gave rise to a lot of mischief and foul play, thus the massive rise in piracy. Zara was resurrected by The Queen, his wife. The Queen never died after being resurrected by Zara as an amalgamation. The calamity that Zara caused, was in fact the force that The Queen was given by The World Rune of The Sacred Tree which resurrected her. So the Queen spent ages mastering The Black Mist and magic in general to recover her beauty. Through much trials and tribulation, she eventually became one of the most powerful witches known in history as she traveled across Runeterra for millennia. However, her power grew too powerful that she was losing her grip on her sanity. Thus, she had the idea of giving back this excess power to the now empty Sacred Tree to revive the Blessed Isles while also maintaining her sanity. However, when she got to the tree, she was spoken to by the tree and offered a recollection of the day that Zara resurrected her. Remembering the extent of Zara's tribulation to save her life while she was poisoned, now knowing that Zara sacrificed everything to bring her back gave her tremendous guilt to her very existence. So, instead of using merely leaking her magic into an {{item:3040}} Angelic staff with the full force of her World Rune to enshrine all her magical prowess into a crown jewel to resurrect Zara wherever he may be. The Queen placed full trust in Zara knowing that with his devotion, he would surely come back to find her. So, the Queen sacrificed nearly all of her magic to protect and revive Zara as she wanders The Shadow Isles creating ghouls to alert her of his return. Thus begins the expedition of Zara's second life from the bottom of the ocean which will be explained in the story. Zara will come to cause many great events to occur. He causes great calamity at Zaun which led to the destruction of most bridges except Bridgewaltz while also deepening the canyons. He causes the rebirth of the Oasis of the Dawn which allows {{champion:268}} Azir to be brought back to life. He saves {{champion:111}} Nautilus from the jaws of the abyss and inspires him to protect sailors from the monsters from the bottom by anchoring them down. He kills {{champion:28}}, {{champion:412}}, and {{champion:120}}--who will be resurrected by {{champion:82}} after Zara destroys his kingdom for the third time. Zara leaves his World Rune of a monumental three-story high sword near The Sacred Tree to offer an effect of reviving The Blessed Isles in a radius around the sword which can temporarily bring life to the undead. This is a portion of the grand story I'm currently writing for my concept of [The Cryptic King](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/skin-champion-concepts/mAR7WasG-champion-concept-zara-the-cryptic-king). My concept depicts him as someone who has suffered a great burden of infamy, but has redeemed himself through pure merit as he is summoned without even a head or his right arm, while also being crippled to a crippling injury to his hips, yet still wielding mountain shattering force to overcome tremendous challenges. He travels through dimensions of World Runes and has the Queen's protection as major life support. I take The Ruined King's lore very seriously due to these very questions. I feel that with the scope of my story, I have answered all these burning questions of The Ruined King. Now, I'm trying to express his story in a way fit for a King.
dome025 (EUW)
: The Ruined King [Abilities/Spells Concept]
I like how this concept is consistent with The Ruined King's lore. I took a different angle and made him a Righteous King with extreme force. His signature weapon is a 10 yard sword--check out [Sverd I Fjell](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sverd_i_fjell) for reference. I called him [Zara, The Cryptic King](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/skin-champion-concepts/mAR7WasG-champion-concept-zara-the-cryptic-king?show=nested). He's called The Cryptic King, because he actually redeemed himself of his infamy during his second life. I account his second life in an Epic called [Legends of a Fallen King: Zara](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/skin-champion-concepts/LTQox2md-legends-of-a-fallen-king-zara-chapter-1-a-distant-memory). I'm currently working on it to make it the most grand story in League of Legends thus far. Another person who took quite an interesting angle is fugertech with [Harrowmont, The Ruined King](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/skin-champion-concepts/oEr3UZ7d-champion-concept-harrowmont-the-ruined-king). My iteration of The Cryptic King is a Righteous King who lost his head and arm, but still has the power to sunder mountains with the power to travel through the dimensional space of World Runes while protected by The Queen. Fugertech's concept takes upon the whole suicidal act of The Ruined King to physically transform his suffering into a tool for his own survival and affliction to gain soldiers who serve him. I hope you can get some inspiration from these ideas to make your concept complete. {{sticker:galio-happy}}
: So then its good on Viktor if I really want that Hex 1 faster (but less of a good deal on other mages?)
Indeed, it all depends on how important the items are to rush. Since Hex 1 is pretty cheap it's an item {{champion:112}} Viktor can take advantage of almost immediately. However, other mages can opt to not go negative over the components, but rather go negative for the complete item for cases like {{item:3027}} Rod of Ages. In general, this rune is useful for items worth rushing.
: if I buy a Deathcap, do I get charged 50 dollars or 50 x number of components? So I DO have to pay back the negatives? But 50 dollars? Isn't that really little? I mean, 50 gold in late game? Isn't that like 2 minions?
You do have to pay back the negatives. You aren't saving yourself any money when going in debt. You are simply buying it quicker. Understand that the 50g deficits occur as soon as you leave base. You will get a 50g indication when you leave base with negative gold. It is entirely your choice to go negative and incur a debt. To be perfectly accurate, it's 50g x number of times you left base with negative gold. The cost may seem small, but if you go in debt over stupid things like buying {{item:2003}} health potions, you can find that cost being quite burdensome.
: How does Future Market work?
Quite simply, 50g will be added to your debt. It's triggered by the fact of being negative in gold when you leave the fountain. Thus every time you would make a purchase that would put you in the negative, 50g is slapped onto that debt. This extends your ability to buy expensive items, with less actual gold. However, this comes at the cost of losing money for it. The first loan being free means that when you go in the negative for the first time, you won't get a 50g fee slapped on. Thus you can go back and get a {{item:1058}} Needlessly Large Rod with 1100g and your debt would only be -150g. However, if you tried again with 1100g afterwards, your debt would be -200g. Which means you paid 1300g for that second rod. So you essentially need to farm up more to make up for that deficit. If having the **FIRST ** item quicker would mean you could be making more money quicker, then that is the optimal purchase for Future's Market. The main benefit is that allows you to obtain items much quicker at the price of 50g for every item you would go negative purchasing.
: Is it possible to climb out of silver?
First thing you should do is take a look at your win rate with {{champion:21}} Miss Fortune and {{champion:80}} Pantheon. If your winrate is at less than 40% for either of them, you must pick other champions or vastly change the way you play. Having lower than a 40% winrate would be indicative of meta being against your side. If you have over a 55% win rate with these champions, you should focus on honing your skills on these champions. Otherwise, take psychological construct into consideration. Climbing also takes a steady state of mind. Never let despair settle in. The way to offset this is through hype since it can actually offset frustration as well. This isn't to say that you **need** to be super excited to climb out, but it's rather that you shouldn't let the despair become that anchor which keeps you grounded in silver. The logic behind this fact is very simple. Despair creates the tendency to give up and do nothing at all. You are required to do something to accomplish objectives for victory. Thus despair literally makes it more difficult to win. Bronze and silver ranks typically have emotional chaos ensuing on both sides which prevents anyone from playing properly. Thus if you can get rid of the anchor of despair on your side, then your side will have a natural advantage on the other. While the effect of this may seem small initially, the main reason to invest in this is that you can boost your entire team rather than you alone with most other methods. There are going to be multiple individuals in your exact same scenario in your situation. If you can accomplish the simple task of completely removing despair from your side of the team, you can win many of the games you would normally find yourself losing. That in itself is the essence of what is required to climb, as naturally you will be stuck oscillating around 50/50 for victory. P. S. This may not seem credible given my current rank. However, if you OP.GG me, you can see that I have reached Platinum in Season 5. These past years, I play 97% of my games on PBE.
Suitaro (NA)
: Do people like the wheel too much?
The reason is quite logical. In any arbitrary case of new replacing old. We clearly understand the old since we have much experience with it, but we don't have experience with new things. So when values are lauded of the new things replacing old things, it's difficult to understand these values since it is new. Yet people clearly understand what values of the old is being lost. It is possible to overcome this boundary if the value of the old is so minimal that even the uncertainty of the value of new things overpower it, but this is not such a case. Whenever there is going to be an equivalent replacement, the notion of replacement is an issue in itself. It's not an issue of pure logic, but rather the difference in certainty. this wouldn't be a problem if the new has much more certainty than the old. For example, this most likely wouldn't rile up someone who is new to League of Legends, thus never experienced the before and after. Also, this wouldn't be a problem if everyone had equivalent experience with both new and old things. The fear is if this will remain true for people that have massive amounts of experience rather than no experience at all. Until some very reliable value is found by the community that this new rune system has that is impossible in the old runes/masteries system, this disappointment will never change. I'm personally already satisfied with this since this style of runes matches the lore's World Runes much better. Though, not everyone holds values like this at the same weight as me.
: You Are Why the Community Is Garbage
It seems griefers are still successfully dragging people down to their hell.
: > [{quoted}](name=Wrathful Chicken,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=RKN5fFrp,comment-id=000b000500000000000000000000,timestamp=2017-10-15T15:52:57.123+0000) > > Let's make this a bit more real. > > Your average League of Legends players does not experience mass genocide, mutant hulks, nor manifestations of pure darkness coming to existence. **However,** they do experience relationships and know/experience stories of illicit affairs. > > Stories like {{champion:36}} Dr. Mundo are indeed quite horrifying, but they are wildly unrelatable. However, since {{champion:28}} Evelynn's story vividly captures an instance of sabotaging a relationship, this story feels a little bit more relatable, a little bit more _personal_, a little bit more **real**. > > All this means is that the fantasy felt close to reality. It being to the point that Evelynn became the symbol of the one who would reap your lovely relationship and take ecstasy on your ensuing misery. > > Surely those with a broader imagination or those who do not take relationships at a high priority would feel differently, but you can't blame your average League of Legends player for feeling more offended at something that is more relevant to the individual. Something a bit more real. > {{sticker:zombie-brand-clap}} People can feel however they want. That does not mean it is rational and I have proven that it is not. I
There is a reason why pathos and logos are separated in Aristotle's Rhetoric. Flawless logic does not necessarily offer more empathy than bad logic. In reality, the relationship is quite weak. Some strong examples of how weak the relationship is can be experienced with the effectiveness of hyperboles at riling up emotions. Hyperboles are, by definition, exaggerated and not meant to be taken literally. Thus they are many times wildly illogical due to lacking requirement of the statement accurately depicting the magnitude of the actual event. However, by extending the magnitude of the statement in description of the reality, the excessiveness conveys the speaker's/narrator's feelings towards the the actual event. Thus a hyperbole can be thought of as a sacrifice in logic to increase emotional impact. That said, yes of course a portion of what was said is illogical. However, it is a hyperbole and which is not intended to be taken literally. Thus making your entire approach to this situation incomplete. Of course, the truth is that inflicting suffering for personal enjoyment **isn't** the lowest, most garbage reason for doing something. The intention of the hyperbole is that {{champion:28}} Evelynn's statement was powerful enough that conventional logic broke, thus at some point it seemed like the most garbage reason for inflicting suffering. It's an expression of frustration over her actions. An expression of ignoring all the extraneous evils in the universe to focus the evil happening right before you.
: And I am telling you that you are being irrational. There are objectively far worse heroes in LoL that have worse motives and worse means, with less justification. Here's a better analogy: - Someone camping a lane because " it is funny to watch the enemy laner rage in all-chat, I think that they're the lowest scumfuck garbage in existence." - Someone camping a lane because they want to get that person banned for feeding. They don't necessarily enjoy the fact that the person is suffering, they just want less people playing LoL. And you saying that nothing will change your mind means you a close-minded. You are objectively wrong. And if you continue this conversation i will continue to tell you why you are wrong. You can have your opinions, but they should still be able to hold up to scrutiny especially if you are using logic that can be easily disproven. Let's take another example: One person kills a billion people because they see humanity as pests despite not knowing anything about them. Another person kill a thousand people because they enjoy watching others suffer and it's the only way they can get any enjoyment in life. This person also has no sense or morality because they were never taught it. According to you the second person is worse despite the end result being nowhere near as extreme and them possibly being even less justified. Your quote about it being 'totally different' between someone who kills because they enjoy killing and someone killing because they enjoy watching someone suffer is kind of ludicrous. Someone torturing 3 people and killing them is somehow worse than someone killing 10 people? What if both people torture their victims first but just the one that killed 3 enjoyed it much more? At what point does the outcome affect the severity of the act more than the motive?
Let's make this a bit more real. Your average League of Legends players does not experience mass genocide, mutant hulks, nor manifestations of pure darkness coming to existence. **However,** they do experience relationships and know/experience stories of illicit affairs. Stories like {{champion:36}} Dr. Mundo are indeed quite horrifying, but they are wildly unrelatable. However, since {{champion:28}} Evelynn's story vividly captures an instance of sabotaging a relationship, this story feels a little bit more relatable, a little bit more _personal_, a little bit more **real**. All this means is that the fantasy felt close to reality. It being to the point that Evelynn became the symbol of the one who would reap your lovely relationship and take ecstasy on your ensuing misery. Surely those with a broader imagination or those who do not take relationships at a high priority would feel differently, but you can't blame your average League of Legends player for feeling more offended at something that is more relevant to the individual. Something a bit more real. {{sticker:zombie-brand-clap}}
Xenohaz (NA)
: Evelynn's color story and bio are out.
WOO! Hot damn. I'm going to have to reevaluate everything I think of her in my story now. She's literally a shadow, this is going to be very interesting.
Murmus (NA)
: its true pal, despite the millions of dollars riot makes, despite them being the top played game, they skimp on customer service and on the ban department. I mean think about it, riot has more customers then any other game, they dont have to please us, they dont have to work at keeping there customers happy, they just collect the money. just like any large corporation. Thats the sad truth folks.
Yep, that's the bane of free to play. Objectively, the only companies who should take customer service as a high priority are ones that have their customers directly pay for their games--then there is a clear payoff for the investment in customer service. Of course there is a customer service department, but given the nature of budget and the issues pouring in, there is a low tolerance for foolishness. Thus low criteria to get punished. In any case, the logic could use a bit of work. There needs to be a better way to categorize situations for certain punishments. For example, a person who is being punished for not performing well should **not** be punished with a ban. The logic is simply invalid, if you prevent the person from playing, how is it going to help that person fix gameplay performance? That person can't even play for the allotted time, and the absence from the game will make the player even rustier. It would make more sense to punish this person through LP so the player has an easier playing field to work around, despite losing the prestige of a higher division/league. If someone is being inflammatory, should that person be banned? Of course **not**! People get toxic over frustration over the game, what will banning the person do? Make the person even more frustrated at the game. A ban logically exacerbates the issue to something much worse. A much more logical punishment would be for the player to be automatically muted/pingmuted every game. If teammates decide that they want to hear what the player says, they can unmute and remute whenever they please. There are many options for punishment that are less severe and more appropriate than banning. The implications of banning is that it removes the individual, gives the individual higher expectations upon returning, has a greater chance to have these expectations unfulfilled, nudges individual towards leaving the game altogether. Banning should only be reserved to players Riot wants completely removed from the game, even if it is a light ban, because that is what banning implies. Over all else, there needs to be compensation for the increased potential for anger upon returning to the game after a ban, there could be a "Redemption" bonus for the first week of logging back into the game. Since there is an established loot box system, it is possible to give the player more loot boxes and keys upon getting honors during this Redemption bonus period. Thus people have something to actually look forward to and have any reason to improve upon coming back from a temporary ban.
: **C**amille **I**vern **T**aliyah **Y**orick **city** Poch inki is my city for some reason that's censored if I dont add that space the next champion is PUBG it'll be overhyped, run like garbage, and have servers worse than League in S3/4
> [{quoted}](name=Don Spaghetti,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=uBokBqRb,comment-id=0008,timestamp=2017-10-07T06:21:22.068+0000) > for some reason that's censored if I dont add that space > > the next champion is PUBG > > it'll be overhyped, run like garbage, and have servers worse than League in S3/4 Yo, he's like the {{champion:20}} yeti, ganks weak, trash(skin) is heavy. Get redy for PUBG, a great idea by: **Don Spaghetti**.
Cowseed (NA)
: "If twitch kills kills you from stealth in an unwarded jungle and you lose vision was he ever there?" I would ask death recap but.... you know....
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: yayyyy finally honestly least it wasnt a month apart from the last release
Lol yup. I posted the chapters I can release so far. Unfortunately, with {{champion:28}} getting her rework, I'm going to need to know her backstory before I can even start typing the next chapter. So the next chapter may very well take a month. I'm planning on making it quite a large chapter since there will be a dialogue and an epic fight sequence. I could split the chapter up and give the fight sequence a title of its own to shorten the delay. I just don't know what to feel about leaving such a heavy cliffhanger before a fight scene. It's cliffhangers like this that makes me feel, _"Aye, y u do me like dat?"_ {{sticker:sg-janna}}
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