: Can we make SoloQ solo only?
Duos ruin it for solo players.
CLG ear (NA)
: Do you think Bjergsen will leave TSM
The problem with smurfing in NA is eventually the NA gets to you.
Azlureon (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=hoganftw,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=tjufJ0ZH,comment-id=00010001,timestamp=2019-08-25T05:26:54.684+0000) > > Champions with weaknesses and tradeoffs good. > Kaisa having the best build options, best survivability, best damage, and best mobility bad. Kaisa also has a lower range and no cc as a trade-off. while most immobile marksmen have safety in their range and cc. Yes, varus cant invis/ms away but he can hit a chain of corruption and be safe. and at that point prob turn things.
> [{quoted}](name=Azlureon,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=tjufJ0ZH,comment-id=000100010000,timestamp=2019-08-26T05:13:47.838+0000) > > Kaisa also has a lower range and no cc as a trade-off. while most immobile marksmen have safety in their range and cc. Yes, varus cant invis/ms away but he can hit a chain of corruption and be safe. and at that point prob turn things. But she has all the tools to escape an ADC could ever ask for if she gets into a sticky situation. On top of that, a shield to boot. Varus can't survive being jumped on even with a chain of corruption. Chain of Corruption is a teamfight initiation style ability. Ashe's arrow isn't an escape tool for that reason too. He's totally reliant on having his team peel. He's not nearly the type of 1v9 champion that Kaisa can be due to the limitations of his kit and Kaisa's champino design overall. There's not really much of a tradeoff. Her lower range doesn't mean much here when she can dash in and out no problem. Not many ADCs outside of maybe Vayne can say that.
: Riven just feels like she can get 2 kills at lvl 3 and completely out scale everyone.
Yeah you can beat her, but she's a disgusting champion whether she's balanced, meta, or not. She was disgusting when she first came out and the reason why League is filled with overloaded kits is because the devs wanted to capture lightning twice, thrice, and then some. It doesn't help that she's a premier skin seller and her fanbase is so rabid that Riot refuses to nerf her or rework her in any meaningful way.
: Mobility bad, not being able to escape any diver or assassin running you down good, upnoodles to the left
> [{quoted}](name=DuskDaUmbreon,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=tjufJ0ZH,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2019-08-25T02:03:59.557+0000) > > Mobility bad, not being able to escape any diver or assassin running you down good, upnoodles to the left Champions with weaknesses and tradeoffs good. Kaisa having the best build options, best survivability, best damage, and best mobility bad.
: When Riot makes some trivial changes to Eternals but refuses to scrap it
: Galio is the Perfect Example of Modern League
I'm not cool with .001% of the playerbase deciding the meta for us because guess what? Pro play meta and soloqueue play meta are vastly different. You could never get the same level of coordination in a soloqueue game. Balancing champions around how well they work in a coordinated setting ruins champion viability outside of that sphere where as if we were to balance around soloqueue, the pros will still manage to find champions that fit their needs. The pros will find new champions to play if certain champions get buffed or nerfed according to our needs. Meanwhile champion playerbases will dwindle and suffer if certain champions gets beaten to death with the nerf stick because they worked too well in coordinated play. I think if anything, it might spice up the picks in pro play to balance around soloqueue. Riot won't be so focused on bringing this champion or that champion back into the meta. Riot has been trying to play God for so long trying to figure out new ways to get certain champions back into the spotlight. I just think it's tasteless and it ruins the game for most of us when we're stuck with this champion that is a complete pubstomper in every game.
Sukishoo (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=hoganftw,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=OVoT4ZI3,comment-id=000400000000,timestamp=2019-08-23T22:43:44.677+0000) > > It's called giving players a carrot on a stick. Players will genuinely stick around longer if they have something to work for, something more tangible than just one emote. Mastery 7 at its current state doesn't mean anything. You just have to play 3-5 S quality games with a champion, which really isn't that hard. It's not really all that rewarding to get. Having an expansion of that model locked behind a paywall is scummy. You're clearly playing the wrong game cause you just want free things. They give plenty of rewarding content.
> [{quoted}](name=Sukishoo,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=OVoT4ZI3,comment-id=0004000000000000,timestamp=2019-08-24T00:02:18.823+0000) > > You're clearly playing the wrong game cause you just want free things. They give plenty of rewarding content. It's just a really bad model. I've put money into this game so the whole "you're just being cheap" or "you want handouts" nonsense is ludicrous. I'm not asking for welfare, I'm asking that Riot actually try to keep their fanbase. It just seems in poor taste to finally rework death recaps after an entire decade just to sell these things. Buying them individually for each champion just seems like a complete joke. On top of that, once Riot got all the backlash they just decided that they'd make tiers to it so that there would be a cheaper option and a more expensive one. A little bit of goodwill from Riot would go a long way right now, especially given that they've been getting flak for all types of things such as removing game modes, prestige skins, bad ranked matchmaking, and poor gameplay balancing. I don't think anybody wants more reasons to distrust or lose interest in League. And I honestly don't think at the current moment the game is rewarding to play. I'm not saying free eternals are somehow going to fix the game or whatever, but Riot just needs to give us something to work with other than just another cashgrab scheme.
Sukishoo (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=hoganftw,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=OVoT4ZI3,comment-id=0004,timestamp=2019-08-23T17:08:47.729+0000) > > Gonna have to disagree w ya on this buddy. It's still a terrible practice. I honestly think these things ought to be free. If you put in the work with a champion, you deserve to be rewarded with more than just a mastery 7 emote to spam. Why do you deserve to be rewarded? Isn't playing the game and trying to win the match rewarding enough?
> [{quoted}](name=Sukishoo,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=OVoT4ZI3,comment-id=00040000,timestamp=2019-08-23T17:10:46.182+0000) > > Why do you deserve to be rewarded? Isn't playing the game and trying to win the match rewarding enough? It's called giving players a carrot on a stick. Players will genuinely stick around longer if they have something to work for, something more tangible than just one emote. Mastery 7 at its current state doesn't mean anything. You just have to play 3-5 S quality games with a champion, which really isn't that hard. It's not really all that rewarding to get. Having an expansion of that model locked behind a paywall is scummy.
Hwke94 (NA)
: Yuumi is unfun to play against.
Nobody wants to play against any of the overloaded champions that Riot continues to push out. They're always fun or super interesting to play, but never enjoyable to play against.
: Gigantic +1 to Riot for listening about Eternals
Gonna have to disagree w ya on this buddy. It's still a terrible practice. I honestly think these things ought to be free. If you put in the work with a champion, you deserve to be rewarded with more than just a mastery 7 emote to spam.
: To Riot and the Community
It does feel good to know that at least one Rioter hasn't abandoned the boards. Yes, this is a godforsaken place with plenty of problems, but we do deserve to be heard at the very least.
: Picking your champ before your opponent in toplane is just a death sentence for your laning phase
It's best to pick a safe pick top. Unfortunately you can't just pick a tank and chill in lane until teamfights start anymore.
8Belthazor8 (EUNE)
: Posting about balance issues won't change a thing
Riot August already admitted that they don't care about the boards because they're "big meanies". AKA this board keep it real and say what its gotta say. Truth is, Riot does not like hearing criticism, whether it's constructive or not. The moderators and Rioters browsing here are pretty much banished into the phantom zone, probably as a form of corporate hazing or punishment. They're entire job is to have a presence, give us their thoughts every once in a while, and punish those who get a little too unruly. This isn't their perfectly maintained official Reddit page where you can only say nice things about the company and talk about how cool E-sports is. People of the forums aren't a hivemind and I think that's what scares Riot. They designed these forums to be their official Reddit-like forum and they abandoned it because people are critical here. I'm not saying that this board knows how to balance champions or anything like that, but at the very least Riot could put an ear to the ground. Maybe they should honestly take a look at a certain champion if it continually shows up as a thread topic over and over again. They don't have to rush to fix it right away, but at the very least, the bare minimum if you will, just give it some thought and bring it up in a balance discussion. Maybe give some feedback here if it continues to persist like a quick little "We are looking into this". Or they can continue to ignore the forums because it's easy to write off the boards as being useless, mean, or they don't know what they're talking about. Because that's just honestly less effort on their part. They can keep this place running with a few moderators while their efforts can be spent talking to Reddit or something about how awesome e-sports is, or their favorite skins, cute little legends, really anything but actual gameplay and balance.
: > [{quoted}](name=KazKaz,realm=OCE,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=EqAyJEp5,comment-id=,timestamp=2019-08-21T16:22:40.770+0000) > This item never deserved to be let loose onto Summoner's Rift, it needs to be vaulted. LMAO. Please do not pretend to know better than Riot if you use Fortnite terminology regarding League.
> [{quoted}](name=Scottsc20,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=EqAyJEp5,comment-id=0003,timestamp=2019-08-21T22:13:19.235+0000) > > LMAO. Please do not pretend to know better than Riot if you use Fortnite terminology regarding League. Fortnite is a respectable game unlike League of Legends.
: the storm area 51 thing is extra dumb
People risk their lives for what they believe in. You know, the American Revolution was probably a meme back in its day until George Washington stormed Great Britain with nothing more than a handful of US marines. And they killed the King, took his head back to the colonies, and won their independence.
Juice (EUNE)
: There are so many champs that make me feel like I'm playing on Nightmare difficulty
{{champion:23}} win lane? lose lane? he just splitpushes until you cannot hold him back anymore and he sacks your nexus
Slim Şhady (EUNE)
: MasterEUW/Chall EUNE Yasuo on buffing Yasuo
Is Yasuo getting another skin or is Riot trying to push Yasuo again back into the meta?
: TFT: not my style
IMO Riot genuinely doesn't understand the genre. TFT definitely feels like a rushed product, with how many countless bugs there are. Item stacking is just too good and it doesn't make sense to leave item droprates to RNG. It's definitely fun but it's not balanced properly. Granted, this is a just a gambling simulator, but when you're also monetizing it with things like lootboxes, it's just disgusting. I cannot endorse the product until Riot readjusts their monetization and balance philoophy of the game mode. C- for the gameplay. F- See Me After Class for the gacha crap.
Hexa XV (EUW)
: "Genre is pretty dead" - nah, "genre" is not dead. People who MAKE games in this genre just copy paste everything and are too lazy to think about anything new. :,) SMITE is on life support because Hi-rez fked so bad by trying to copy from every other game and lost any atmosphere this game had. They try to make money on practically everything and don't focus on game's atmosphere and gameplay itself. I left SMITE long ago when they started to make horrible skins and even more horrible art related to it. SMITE in 2019 is just disgusting and pathetic. :/
> [{quoted}](name=Hexa XV,realm=EUW,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=qqQTHUuI,comment-id=0002000000000000,timestamp=2019-08-18T21:56:04.147+0000) > > "Genre is pretty dead" - nah, "genre" is not dead. People who MAKE games in this genre just copy paste everything and are too lazy to think about anything new. :,) > > SMITE is on life support because Hi-rez fked so bad by trying to copy from every other game and lost any atmosphere this game had. They try to make money on practically everything and don't focus on game's atmosphere and gameplay itself. I left SMITE long ago when they started to make horrible skins and even more horrible art related to it. SMITE in 2019 is just disgusting and pathetic. :/ Yeah, that's pretty much a sign of a dead genre if you ask me. Similar to how every MMORPG after WoW tried to copy it or marketed themselves as the "WoW Killer", there's genuinely nothing new being introduced into the genre. Even the ones that are trying to introduce new things feel super gimmicky or they're just some free2play p2w garbage.
Hotarµ (NA)
: >People will buy "Definitely Not Skarner" if that's what Riot put out there. Not _enough_ people will buy the skin though. Skins cost dev time, dev time costs money. It sucks, but that's just how it is. It's more profitable for Riot to make a skin for someone like Kai'sa or Lux rather than Skarner or Zilean. >Put pressure on Riot to produce skins for less popular champs, and the champs will become more popular overnight. Even with legendary skin releases like Battlecast Skarner, his popularity still waned. Cosmetic releases aren't going to make a champion less outdated or more desirable to most people.
> [{quoted}](name=Hotarµ,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=bduFBXiy,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2019-08-19T18:31:31.448+0000) > > "Definitely Not Skarner" if that's what Riot put out there. > > Not _enough_ people will buy the skin though. Skins cost dev time, dev time costs money. It sucks, but that's just how it is. > > It's more profitable for Riot to make a skin for someone like Kai'sa or Lux rather than Skarner or Zilean. > > Even with legendary skin releases like Battlecast Skarner, his popularity still waned. Cosmetic releases aren't going to make a champion less outdated or more desirable to most people. That's because the rework was a failure, not because the champion can't sell skins or whatever.
: "Really, Riot?" No, it's the players' fault.
If a champion is cool looking, people would want to play them. The problem is that Riot hyperfocuses on their favorites and even balances the meta around them so that they can sell more and more skins. Meanwhile you have champions with like two skins and people justify it because "it's just how the economy works supply and demand" when they fail to realize that these champions have been outright neglected for years and years. It's only when they get their reworks where they're finally able to be played again when Riot decides to make a few skins.
HAXOR099 (EUW)
: The Boards community is extremely toxic
Toxic game = toxic community. What more do you really expect? Everyone has a right to differing opinions but when you introduce a reddit style point whore system where right = who has the most le reddit upvotes what do you expect? It only reinforces circlejerk behavior. You can toss out someone's entire opinion before even reading what they said because it's been downvoted to oblivion by a bunch of gorillas.
Accenix (NA)
: Riot Is Ruining League of Legends
Obviously. It's been like that since the end of Season 4.
: oh. Acheivements were the begining of the end for World of Warcraft. Learn from history Riot.
> [{quoted}](name=PhearBunny,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=uxXYmMw8,comment-id=0003,timestamp=2019-08-14T15:48:14.580+0000) > > oh. > Acheivements were the begining of the end for World of Warcraft. > Learn from history Riot. Honestly it was LFG, Raid Finder, and server merging. League is actually innovating newer efficient ways to destroy their own product.
: I LOVE STRAWBERRIES!!! LOWER YOUR LDL CHOLESTEROL!!
Dr. Oz is a shill spin doctor. As much as I'd love to have doctors have their own television shows and promote healthy living, he just uses common sense knowledge to sell his snake oil miracle pills to the masses.
: Riot did a good job creating TFT
Riot needs to do the right thing and just copy Underlords instead of copying Autochess. Autochess is cool and all, but the original was super flawed. Underlords has a much better sense of balance, items are pretty balanced, and most importantly items are guaranteed.
: criticising league is censored?
Mods forgot this wasn't the League Official Reddit Page
IMelchorI (EUW)
: why does riot always rework garen when he is good? does anyone else notice this? they never rework him when he is a bad champion and the weakest in the game. they only pay attention when he gets better over time with enough buffs. garen is the best at the moment he has ever been. he is even picked in pro at the moment and then there are garen mains in challenger. this has been unheared of in all of his time. suddenly riot decided to rework and not when he was the weakest top laner in the game?
> [{quoted}](name=IMelchorI,realm=EUW,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=zp1oYqfH,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2019-08-14T20:26:31.584+0000) > > why does riot always rework garen when he is good? does anyone else notice this? > > they never rework him when he is a bad champion and the weakest in the game. they only pay attention when he gets better over time with enough buffs. garen is the best at the moment he has ever been. he is even picked in pro at the moment and then there are garen mains in challenger. this has been unheared of in all of his time. > > suddenly riot decided to rework and not when he was the weakest top laner in the game? Gonna have to disagree on Garen being good. He's serviceable, but he has a lot of bad matchups. Even Riste admits that Garen is not a very good top laner right now, hence why he prefers Garen mid. He doesn't win early usually, he has extreme hardcounters, and he's not the best at carrying or impacting the game.
enshine (NA)
: remember when lee and jayce were "overloaded" because they had "6 basic abilities"
League then: "DRAVEN IS THE INVOKER EQUIVALENT OF LEAGUE OF LEGENDS" League now: Oh you're using a champion with only four buttons? GG EZ win 4 me
: It's getting really hard to take this game seriously anymore
The problem is that "high skill champions" are naturally just on paper better overall compared to "low skill champions". That's why people play them to begin with . They want the best champions, the champions that can do the most, and "outplay" their opponents harder. There's a certain level of prestige that comes with maining a high skill champion. Hence why people watch someone like Faker or maybe Yassuo. There's an inherent bias towards high skill champs and Riot just capitalizes on it. They want "skill expression" (which is a BS term) over anything else. People don't want to see something like a Garen 1v2 outplay because people are like "Garen outplay LUL braindead champ xDD". But if it was a Yasuo or Riven people will lose their shizz and try to emulate it in their games.
: this game is really fun
As someone who's been playing since the beginning, I don't feel the same way. Obviously League is marketed towards a different audience now and it's clear that there's a disconnect between fans of old League and new League, but that being said I am glad you're having fun with the game and I wish you continue to enjoy the game. God bless.
: Miss Fortune, one of their best skin sellers, hasn't gotten a new skin in over a year.
> [{quoted}](name=Busty Demoness,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=HF6LB2Ho,comment-id=0007,timestamp=2019-08-08T00:21:02.898+0000) > > Miss Fortune, one of their best skin sellers, hasn't gotten a new skin in over a year. They need to buff her first which takes time.
Nubrac (NA)
: Everything Explained! Nubrac and Nightblue3 Bans with Riots Response
It really seems like people just don't get it. They're like "get over it, it's in the past now" but if he's actively getting target inted by NB3's rabid fanbase, it's technically still an ongoing phenomena. And if NB3 can have a special Rioter friend to ban Nubrac in the first place, it would also make sense that the little rat could just as easily sic his fans on someone he hates. The only way we ever get any decent response and investigations from Riot is through making these public general discussion threads and getting them to trend. Nubrac is just utilizing this system because Riot's "proper" channels simply don't work. Riot support always gives such vague, unhelpful answers through their emails anyways.
: Please stop replying to the Nubrac threads
The more you hate on him, the more I'm going to support him tbh. He's the Dark Knight of League of Legends.
Nithke (EUW)
: You're 7/1, did a perfect laning phase, survived everyganks
You can only carry so much as a top laner sadly.
: The sum of all Crafty's complaints in one image
Riot doesn't understand the genre and sucks at balance. What else is new?
: If these people are so shitty, why do you think you're being matched with them?
> [{quoted}](name=AeroWaffle,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=zinIQy3l,comment-id=0005,timestamp=2019-08-07T02:39:35.628+0000) > > If these people are so shitty, why do you think you're being matched with them? I mean matchmaking has been really bad this season broski.
: Is it just me or are people slowly not playing league anymore?
All my friends quit years ago. Like Season 4. I'm the only fool who played beyond that. I regret it in all honesty.
: Sad to see u fight for attention its pathetic
> [{quoted}](name=Rebel 986,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=N7RQr4GI,comment-id=0006,timestamp=2019-08-06T21:28:18.795+0000) > > Sad to see u fight for attention its pathetic If this is fighting for attention, I guess NB3 is 100x worse with his 1000+ clickbait videos. Sorry you're a fan of the League's Jake Paul buddy.
Nubrac (NA)
: Nubrac Gets Inted by NB3 Supporters
The community is trying to crucify you, king. Don't let NB3's religious fanboys bring you down. They're just upset they missed out on two weeks worth of clickbait League content. It's Riot's fault for creating a community designed around a stagnant boring meta and heavily enforcing it for years and years. People say they want diversity of strategies and tactics, but it's all talk. When someone walks the walk, they get upset because they don't understand you. God bless and I appreciate you for what you do. Keep up the good work. Maybe one day people will understand that there really are more ways than just playing conventional same old Riot enforced meta.
Rioter Comments
: Just a little something to the boards community.
Just look at the League reddit page and you'll see why they don't bother with this board. The front page just feels unnaturally positive as though Riot does not leave room for criticism. It's just praise, new skin hype, e-sports, and so-n-so said this and that.
: I honestly don’t understand the hype for TFT over Nexus blitz
: Am I the only one that has no interest or desire to play Team Fight Tactics?
Myrmiron (EUW)
: Since Riot is removing things that have no relevance to SR and a declining player base
"why do top laners complain so much?" Because the meta always finds a way to screw us up.
Barkley (NA)
: The boards summed up in one post so you don't have to go read all of them
They're milking a dying game until it is legitimately dead
: Tanks can't survive the majority of Top Lane match ups
> [{quoted}](name=Pandemic Punch,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=xbjw88Iu,comment-id=0003,timestamp=2019-08-05T17:39:26.916+0000) > > Tanks can't survive the majority of Top Lane match ups top lane is kill or be killed the days of two tanks slapfighting top lane are over
Eyesack (NA)
: Whats with ezreal and kaisa being in every single game?
hypermobile carries are toxic to the game thats why
: Problem with team tactics fight game mode
They copied everything but the balance team and it really really shows. Every time I see a Rioter talk about the game mode, I just gotta facepalm because 99% of what they have to say about common complaints such as uneven items is just pure nonsense.
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