: The new Sonic movie looks OK
Everyone is complaining about the movie sonic. I think he looks fine. The problem is, will Jim be any good in the movie. That is the real question people should be focusing on.
: How did the matchmaker get this fucked?
It's always been fucked. Less players, shittier game, more inters and ragers only exacerbate an already existing underlying issue: hidden MMR is shit.
: why nerfing yasuo wont fix yasuo
The Yasuo situation says a lot about Riot Game. Not that we need it to come to this conclusion, but the Yasuo situation is an example of Riot Game being unwilling to see a flaw in their own thinking, and rather attributing the flaw to their user base. For, you see, if Riot Game considered Yasuo's ban rate, and the multitude of well thought out criticisms of Yasuo's kit, they would concede that there is indeed a problem with Yasuo that should be addressed and fixed. But, since they do not do this, they must attribute our disdain for the champion as a fault of ours. That we just do not want to adapt. That we just need to "git gud" if we want to play League of Legends the way it's meant to be played. When you treat your customers with such disdain, it should lead to your demise. Here's to Riot Game's demise! Have fun with your happy wind man while there are still peo... children hopelessly addicted to your drug of a game.
: Take your negativity elsewhere.
> [{quoted}](name=LordMordeMain,realm=NA,application-id=A8FQeEA8,discussion-id=fBqbkGif,comment-id=000600010001,timestamp=2019-04-20T02:06:53.854+0000) > > Take your negativity elsewhere. I'll keep my criticism where it deserves to be, thank you very much.
Ligseo (EUW)
: Not giving a cent to riot until there is changes in the way balance is handled
: > [{quoted}](name=hotarse,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=zMEWfLjP,comment-id=001600000000,timestamp=2019-04-18T02:09:14.873+0000) > > No. No I won't. I will shit on them so that someone will rise up and create a moba that can be a better moba for people who like strategical play and not just Call of Duty but as a DOTA-like. Okay, so in your mind it will be you shitting on someone else that serves as someone's inspiration to build a better MOBA? Really? Are you sure you're not just venting frustration by being misdirecting your anger at someone who has no power to solve any of your perceived problems? Most of us just call that "being a dick".
> [{quoted}](name=ApothNinja,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=zMEWfLjP,comment-id=0016000000000000,timestamp=2019-04-18T14:33:44.993+0000) > > Okay, so in your mind it will be you shitting on someone else that serves as someone's inspiration to build a better MOBA? > > Really? > > Are you sure you're not just venting frustration by being misdirecting your anger at someone who has no power to solve any of your perceived problems? Most of us just call that "being a dick". Aw man, did you just call me a dick? i'm going to go cry to mommy now.
: I am horrified, but can't stop looking. The tiny hat!
> [{quoted}](name=Riot bunniez,realm=NA,application-id=A8FQeEA8,discussion-id=fBqbkGif,comment-id=0006,timestamp=2019-04-18T17:44:46.185+0000) > > I am horrified, but can't stop looking. The tiny hat! Wow, riot's got some crazy upvote bots.
FemShep (OCE)
: Have to disagree. Some champs in ARAM are annoying, but its meant to be all random. Its how people learn the game, its not meant to be fair or even.
> [{quoted}](name=FemShep,realm=OCE,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=XuuXkmih,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2019-04-18T01:57:05.044+0000) > > Have to disagree. > > Some champs in ARAM are annoying, but its meant to be all random. Its how people learn the game, its not meant to be fair or even. All Random implies that everyone is on the same footing in terms of champion selection. ARAM only accounts circumvent this by only owning champions that are good in ARAM. This is a FAIR selection process that people enjoy about having an ALL RANDOM selection. This does not translate into fair champions or fair matches, but it is a FAIR process of selection. Bans helped those who just want to play a mode where everyone is on an equal or near equal footing in terms of champion select, which most normal accounts will be. The best and only way to truly do this would be to include all champions in champion select, which as it has it, the monikor ALL RANDOM would suggest this.
: > [{quoted}](name=hotarse,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=zMEWfLjP,comment-id=0016,timestamp=2019-04-17T03:35:22.237+0000) > > If you think liking something is harmless, think again. All the butt turds who like Vayne constantly cause Riot Game to rethink their balance approach to the champion. You see, when you like, or support something, those who support something else may lose something they like. > I liked old League of Legends. So I will shit on you if you like the shitfest that is league of [Removed by Moderation] 2019 because you liking this shit got in the way of me being able to play a game that I enjoyed playing, which was League of Legends 2015. So, just to be clear - you think that by maliciously attacking people's opinions and "shitting on them like a shitfest" will influence Riot into fixing all of the balancing issues in the game? Really?
> [{quoted}](name=ApothNinja,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=zMEWfLjP,comment-id=00160000,timestamp=2019-04-17T14:37:29.968+0000) > > So, just to be clear - you think that by maliciously attacking people's opinions and "shitting on them like a shitfest" will influence Riot into fixing all of the balancing issues in the game? > > Really? No. No I won't. I will shit on them so that someone will rise up and create a moba that can be a better moba for people who like strategical play and not just Call of Duty but as a DOTA-like.
: i hate riot NEW logo
The old logo looks like a hand taking out the trash that is riot. They should stick with the old logo but remove the games text and change it to trash.
: LET. PEOPLE. ENJOY. THINGS.
If you think liking something is harmless, think again. All the butt turds who like Vayne constantly cause Riot Game to rethink their balance approach to the champion. You see, when you like, or support something, those who support something else may lose something they like. I liked old League of Legends. So I will shit on you if you like the shitfest that is league of [Removed by Moderation] 2019 because you liking this shit got in the way of me being able to play a game that I enjoyed playing, which was League of Legends 2015.
Hotarµ (NA)
: Backtrack and bans removed from ARAM.
A lot of people in this thread are intelligent enough to realize that Aram-specific accounts are a problem for Aram. Some are intelligent enough to recognize that bans helped to mitigate this problem, but didn't fix it entirely. A few are intelligent enough to realize that to fix the problem at the root would mean put the ALL in ALL RANDOM, instead of "Champs you own and free rotation champs Random". Hmmm, kind of funny that the obvious solution, the 2 to the 1+1, is to actually unlock all champions for the game mode. Truth be told, I think riot game would rather not help Aram grow since it takes players away from the stinking turd of matchmaking hell that is ranked play. The ranked player base is dwindling, and anything that takes players away from it will only help to snowball the shitfest going on there. Riot better hope their next game is a hit, otherwise they can go the way of the dodo for all i care. Oh, I know, why don't you set the certaints of the riot game company on the task? Put your brightest heads into it. I'm sure you'll come up with something MONDO cool. Like the next battle royale game or something.
Xonra (NA)
: "Ranked is about skill and not at all a coinflip"
Back in the day, League played out as a slower, more methodical game. Not everyone had the mobility to dash and run across the map in the fraction of a second. Positioning, both micro and macro, were very important. Gaining an advantage took some real good shot calling and smart engaging. And people often didn't die in an instant unless you were a fed fizz or leblanc taking out the underleveled caster support. You had to work up to winning the game. Just acing the other team didn't mean taking out their whole base in one fell swoop. And the fact that people lived longer meant that team fights were a lot closer. There were a lot less clean aces back in the day. These days I watch competitive League and am baffled how often a team fight results in a clean ace. There ought to be a lot more close fights, but most of the time, one person gets caught out and is bursted down and the ensuing team fight becomes an afterthought. The riot buff probably also plays a part in how disparate team fights are. At any rate, I'm just an old man who used to play league. What do I know?
iTaLenTZ (EUW)
: Thank you Morello for all the wonderful years you gave us
I like to imagine Morello's removal from league of legends as a stand he took against all the BS that the dumlucks threw at him. He'd finally had enough and let the kids run the show. TBF I'd always had my gripes with the league even when I played it. Project Shiny, Magma map, lots of broken promises right from the start. Lot's of BS too. There were a few good people in the company still trying to do the right thing. Trying to keep counter play in the game. Trying to decrease the burden of knowledge and keep things readable and simple. Trying to keep the game a strategy game rather than an FPS game. Somewhere around season 6, after the dynamic Q fiasco, I knew that just about anyone with an iota of intelligence had been thrown out of League of Legends to be replaced with butt kissers and charismatic types like certaintlyT (wow what a rigorous interview process this guy went through, basically met a dude at a party, hit it off, and boom he's designing champs when he had no experience doing that before). Anyone still addicted to this bs, I wish you the best. I'm fighting for you too, that you may one day leave the dark that is Pleague of Shitends and enjoy great games again, or for the first time (hint, it's not ubisoft games that you're missing out on).
: Notre Dame is Burning
What doesn't kill you, only makes you stronger. Notre dame is gonna have some killer character after this fire.
Mr Elessar (EUNE)
: Ranked.
It's funny because it's true.
: After exactly 9 years...I quitted this night. I just can't stand it anymore!
Thanks for sharing your story. Too bad you had to fall in love with game that turned into such trash and made by a company that also turned into such trash. Enjoy playing other games for a change. You will see what you've been missing. And you might miss League and you probably will reinstall at some point, but you will also realize again how dumb it is to try and make the game something it just isn't anymore.
: Why is riot trying to ruin their game
This is what happens when instead of fixing the problem at the root or when trying to justify your job by creating problems when there are none, riot comes up with bandaid solutions for problems and problems that don't exist. Then we get bandaid over bandaid over bandaid until its all a mess.
no0kiee (EUW)
: this game is broken, today i quit, cya guys.
Dunno about your reasons but you made the right choice. Go and find some games that are actually worth your time and made by people who actually give a shit.
Blacklord (EUNE)
: Fair matchmaking
Just saying, "It's hidden MMR" doesn't make it right... MMR is bullshit. And since there's no way to see the MMR, there's no way to accurately judge matchmaking outside of what we do see. So yeah, downvotes totally justified in my mind. Matchmaking sucks.
: how badly was C9 when playing vs TSM?
TSM were down 2-0. Reggie called Marc Merrill and accepted his offer for the Riot buff. Paid him directly with his paypal account. Wins secured. Doubt Reggie is richer than Steve though. Enjoy the final!
: Never had less fun in league.
You know, I've almost gotten to the point where I want to berate those who are only just now discovery what shit league is now. But honestly, I shouldn't. Welcome to the fam who have realized. We'll pull you out of the hole if you want. Get you on a good track.
: Holy crap TIL Riot Tryndamere's (Marc Merril) wife's name is Ashe
And Marc Merril's secret dominatrix is Kali Atrox. Something else blown.
: Excuse me?
That's some grade A "par for the course" riot game Boole Shiat. Why don't you find a game that plays like it's supposed to. Bout time you treat yoself
: Is YOUR name OFFENSIVE???????
Good thing I used my name for my summoner name.
: > [{quoted}](name=FailureOfAPerson,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=RvZht0QG,comment-id=00000000,timestamp=2019-04-12T21:53:32.383+0000) > > This post is about how shitty double standards are prevalent everywhere. > > Let's look past just names, and look at toxicity. > > Tyler1, case closed. Tyler1, a gigantic advertisement for LoL. Keeps players interested and coming back to the game. case closed
> [{quoted}](name=OrangeMarine,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=RvZht0QG,comment-id=000000000001,timestamp=2019-04-12T23:08:09.567+0000) > > Tyler1, a gigantic advertisement for LoL. Keeps players interested and coming back to the game. > > case closed Too true. One of Riot's most intelligent moves was reinstating this guy. Even if he comes across as anti-establishment, all this guy is doing is directing more wallets to the establishment's bank.
iTaLenTZ (EUW)
: Hypothesis on why matchmaking is so bad
You are correct. A declining player base is one of the factors. However, their shitty hidden mmr system is also a problem. Smurfs are also a problem. The actual matchmaking algorithm is also probably one of the biggest factors. Auto-fill is a big issue. And finally, Duo Q is one of the factors. As you can tell, there's very little going for the matchmaking system. I have a friend who is still addicted to league and every once in a while tries to get me to play again. I actually did play a couple games with him some time last year and holy hell the game has gone to shit. I could not believe the damage output that was happening compared to what the game was like in S4/5. Truth is, though, these changes are actually more calculated than you think and the game design has changed this way to make the game more addictive despite being overall, a lot less satisfying. You really should find a way to get out. People still playing this shit in 2019 is actually kind of pathetic.
Icecoon (NA)
: Banned for toxic name?
This thread is too juicy not to comment on. I agree that the word 'coon' can be used as a racial slur, and that much like other racial slurs, should not exist in usernames. A famous example of removing offensive words from names would be Sneaky from Cloud 9 used to be called Sneakycastro. While Castro could be considered a name, apparently it is also a sex act, which is why he had to change his name. Same for Bigfatlp who used to be called bigfatjiji, which turns out, jiji is Chinese for penis or something like that. At the same time I sympathize with those who may be innocently using racial slurs ignorantly when they realize a name they've been using for a while must now be changed. It can definitely feel unfair, and I understand the want to grab for straws to try and support their position, as futile as it is. However, I would also have to say that this argument comes down to whether the racist use of the word 'coon' is ubiquitous enough to truly be considered as a bannable word. And I think there is room for subjectivity here. As we all know, a word's meaning and power is given to it by humans. The less humans give the word 'Coon' a racial connotation the less power it has as a racial slur. As of today, I'd say a majority of people would see the word 'Coon' and think of a Raccoon, or perhaps something similarly inoffensive. However, I also think there are probably enough people today who would also see the word 'Coon' and think of a racial slur, namely people from southern and middle-eastern states of the USA where racism was and is probably more prominent. Therefore I would have to side with Riot Game on this one though I see both sides of the argument.
phongphu (NA)
: RITO Please read this
I'm sorry but I can't help feel that riot has a hand in this. You can blame Garena all you want, but I remember back in 2014/15 Garena was pretty damn great in terms of value and events where skins were basically handed out for free (christmas spin the wheel event). The only reason I can see why prices are going up is because now that the West isn't supporting league like it used to, Riot is mandating higher returns on all foreign sales, including for Garena. So for Garena to even get a fraction of what they used to get, they are forced to increase prices to the point they are now in Garena. All I can say is, don't buy the damn skins. Truth is, if the stuff is priced too high, people shouldn't buy it and the market will auto-correct itself. Do you really believe Vietnamese can't buy those skins on their chicken-rice salaries? Then why the hell are they? That's what you should be asking yourself.
: League is not dying in the west. As a matter of fact, League content creators are still actively supported, and most League content creators are still seeing growth, rather than stagnation. The League subreddit is still growing, and people are still going on the onboarding process for the game. These are all Western based communities that all have grown SIGNIFICANTLY within the last year. Just because the Boards say that game is dying, doesn't mean it necessarily is. I would also like to point out the sort of fallacy that you've made when you say "prioritize short term growth over long term stability". Asian markets are probably less fickle than Western markets, part of that has to do with higher engagement with the material (League of Legends generally runs on most PCs), cultural implications (North America likes consoles disproportionately compared to the rest of the world), etc. Vietnam's server population alone is larger than North America's, just for context. They have 1/4 the population. Vietnam (and North America) is still growing. They ARE LOOKING FOR LONG TERM GROWTH OPTIONS that cater to their playerbase. Riot Blaustoise has a pretty scuffed GDC talk that he re-delivered on Twitch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLDdASi7Ucw that goes into depth about overall player engagement, and he has some other data bits he posted on Twitter a while ago. Obviously, when some new game comes out, like Fortnite or Apex people will have their attention shift to a new game. When Apex came out, I know a large number of Rioters played it. But often times, they will revert back to League or continue to balance it with the other games they play.
Nice try with the lies, yo. Blast is one of the biggest BSers and one of the sycophants in Riot that helped the game go the way of the dodo. And riot's next game is more like a fart in the pants than an ace in the sleeve. If it even exists in any form, it's sure to come out with a loud thud because all the magic that made Riot game what it is today, were either shown the door or read the writing on the wall and left the bro-cult of butt kissers at riot game.
: Take It Serious RIOT. Your Players Are Leaving The Game
They've known that the game has been dying in the West for years. They pissed off their core audience in the west for a process called churn and burn. The West has been churned and now burns. China and other Asian markets are still churning. I do wonder how much of that dollar falls into riot's pockets, though. I'm willing to bet Tencent gets a very high percentage of all sales in Asia. Garena takes a decent cut from League shit in SEA. Not sure who gets it in Korea. But even with those markets bringing very little back into the actual company and people who make the game, it's enough for them to piss off the West since that market is obviously dwindling. That's what you get when you prioritize short term growth over long term stability.
: Popular opinion: don’t play league if you’re not in the mood for league
Cut off the last 8 words in your title and you've got it right.
: Say the reasons you dislike the current state of the game
This is a trick question. There's one answer to this question and it's Riot Game.
: you're crying to the wrong community, the boards is filled with people that have no friends to play with so they all want duo-queue removed from the game because they are jealous, This place is a circle jerk of duo hating people, they will feel no sympathy for you edit: seeing the other posts and the downvotes i see that the circle jerk has spoken and proved what i said as true lol
you're crying to the wrong community. we here on this thread want to remove DUO from SOLO because it ruins matchmaking. Seeing the down votes you're getting and feel no sympathy.
: Why are we penalized so hard for duoing in ranked?
Nice to see some people finally growing wise to the shit that is Duo Q. It has rendered matchmaking completely impossible to balance. Your experience isn't unique. I'm sure myself and many others have experienced this exact same phenomenon. We play on our own, we do well, we win most games. Then we play with our friend, we do poorly, we lose more often, and sometimes, that even creates friction in the relationship. One solution, if you could call it that, would be to have a separate account for playing with your duo q friend, as you will probably have to go down in ranking substantially before you start hitting that 50% win rate with them. But then you'd have to have another account leveled up there and if you wanted the skins you have then... you'd have to buy them again. No thanks. Otherwise you could use Flex Q for duo games. Might not be fun there either though considering that matchmaking is fucked even worse having to contend with multiple variations of premades. But honestly, that Q should be used for multiplayer matchmaking and Solo should be left alone as a solo Q.
: Zoe's Real Problem IMHO
People who play Zoe are the problem.
: Just got a Silver 4-1 Duo in my Gold 3 ranked game.
May you finally have peace in the after league life.
iiGazeii (NA)
: Why do people hate playing support?
Less kills. Less XP, Less gold. Shit items. Shit scaling. Never hard carries. What's not to love?
FSRER (EUNE)
: Riot does not understand their game anymore
If you want the game to change positively, it's time you address your concerns to Tencent. So that Tencent can laugh out loud while swimming in their sea of money. Happy Wind Man says hi!
: would you play a vintage league ? one of the first versions of the game.
The only thing that would get me back into league would be throwback game modes taking us back to seasons past.
OHminus (NA)
: No Sincerely, {{champion:498}} {{champion:497}} {{champion:20}} {{champion:141}} {{champion:19}}
Ill give you the other four, but Kayne is for real cancer.
: Some of my thoughts about League of Legends after more than 6 years of playing.
So, revert League of Legends? I can get behind that. Can we also revert the champion releases since season 5 too?
Kai Guy (NA)
: I like to reply to post like this by expressing how clearly op {{champion:16}} is. she has one of the highest heals in the game on one of if not **The **shortest CD. Need i even mention the powerful global heal with instantaneous casting that steroids for low hp targets? She also has 3 forms of AOE CC in her kit. Plus free steroids if she hits Q that can also be shared with her W. Massive range on her Q poke in addition to a almost no existent cd Negligible MP cost and solid scaling + steroids+ sweet Spot slow. her E has better base damage and scaling then some mids Ultis. Plus instantly applys Aoe CC and Can Snare the entire enemy team. She also gets 75% ms steroids at no cost to her form her passive. BROKEN MEME CHAMPION, its so unfair how antifun a healers is who negate the damage you do especially when they come with massive range on their poke, GLOBAL healing, have stupid short CD and high damage AOE hard CC skills on a long cast range and instant cast hitscan mechanics for that. Then you give them a 75% MS steroid and the ability to give MS boosts on their heal. RITO please, gut this op champion.
Actually Soraka's kit sounds super weak even saying it that way so... maybe you're wrong.
: Why does rank still have duo q when there is flex ?
The simple reason is money. People who play with others play more and are more susceptible to the effect of feeling like you're missing out by not having skins (if your duo partner has skins and you don't, you'll be more likely to buy skins to match the expected norm than not). It's unfortunate since matchmaking would be way more accurate if it didn't have to take into account Duos. Duos pretty much ruin matchmaking. There's no way to really take into account the synergy of two players. It also enables boosting via Duo Q. It really is a matchmaking killer. But since it makes more money for Riot Game, it will stick around. Either get used to it, or vote with your brain and stop playing.
: open letter to Riot; longtime player, extremely dissatisfied with the game's current state.
People have been saying this basically for the last 3 years. You're late to the game, real late. How'd you hold over for this long?
: I think I'm burnt out on actually playing league...
I am hotarse, and I approve this thread. League of [Removed by Moderation] 2019.
: I miss the days where you could see several Riot employees on the Gameplay boards on the red tracker
I would like to take some credit for pushing the riot pansies off of their own boards. Apparently it's people like me that call out people on their bullshit that cause said bullshitters to hide in shame and fear. Praise be to me! They can hide, but their bullshit can still be detected from miles away.
: Well..... I'm married, have a son with Autism, work 40-56 hours a week, and have 4 banned accounts. Kind of hard.....
Do you think league is saving you from your life? I guarantee it's the other way around, it will destroy it.
: hey there, we here at rito shames dont want to give our players any insight on ANY of our systems no matter which one. most of the times we dont have a reason for this but you know, our playerbase wants it, they dont get it. kind regards rito shames https://puu.sh/CZO5X/02a7c011dd.jpg on a serious note: i bet a rioters answer would be "we gave you checkpoints, thats more than you deserve"
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