Simurgh (NA)
: Yeah! We want players who just play silently and don't really talk much (so don't get Honored much) to still make progress in Honor, since just playing to win is sportsmanlike play. To your points: 1. Totally agree. IMO this is one of Honor's current biggest weaknesses. We're looking to expand honor to cover this weakness in future improvements. 2. We have systems in place that will account for premades that spam honor each other. They will not be able to abuse the Honor system to gain levels in this way. 3. Same as #1, we want to cover this case as well. 4. Unfortunately we won't be adding a progress indicator. [I discuss a bit why here]( 5. Yeah! This is a really cool idea. We've got to figure out the feasibility of this, but I want to make this happen.
> [{quoted}](name=Simurgh,realm=NA,application-id=ZGEFLEUQ,discussion-id=l3xTFQnI,comment-id=00040000,timestamp=2017-07-01T04:48:33.181+0000) > 2. We have systems in place that will account for premades that spam honor each other. They will not be able to abuse the Honor system to gain levels in this way. Okay, that's all well and good, but do these "systems" you have in place do anything to ensure people who ONLY play with premades still get honor at a reasonable rate? You say that you still earn honor at a fixed rate by just playing the game even without getting honored, but you earn it faster by getting honored by (matchmade) teammates, correct? So why is it the that you have all these other systems in place encouraging people to play with premades, but then when it comes to honor you're actually being encouraged NOT to play with a premade because you'd earn honor and level up slower than you would have if you play with matchmade teammates? So what? I just have to deal with earning honor at a snails pace because I only play with my friends and their honor is supposedly worthless? Don't you think that seems entirely counter-intuitive? Like, I'm happy people can't just game the system to boost straight to level 5, but why does it feel like you're punishing premade players?
: please fix Anivia also :( Her ult is so damn garbage right now.
Gotta love it early game when you have to spend half your mana bar channelling your ult for the 3 seconds required just to bring it up to the same size it was before they 'updated' it. Also gotta love how much needlessly harder it is to land E+R combos before it's at max size. I'm actually sure that her frost slow doesn't even apply on the first tick on her ult any more, I could be wrong but that's defs what it felt like playing her yesterday. Just undo the ult changes, jesus christ. The q and E changes are fine but the ult is so bad right now.
Vistha Kai (EUNE)
: Let's be realistic here. Wolf is nothing, but a fancy particle anyway.
>Lets design a fun unique '2 characters in 1' champion >and then reduce one of them to a state where they're literally nothing but a glorified projectile! Life must be suffering for Wolf and Valor.
Zyvux (NA)
: Not kidding when I say that I actually wasted a refund token on him.
If it's any consolation when refunds first came out I immediately wasted 2 of my 3 refunds on ip purchased champions, Corki and Skarner, both of which I now own again. No need to feel ashamed. I'm pretty sure wasting at least one of your refunds is some sort of legal obligation. Most people I know have refunded something fucking stupid.
bill84 (NA)
: {{champion:83}} HAAAAAAAAAAAH! I am the king of unbalance! All of you should be gutted just like me!
He could even dig their graves for them.
: 7 Day Champion Rental wont expire
Yoric, a champion so bad the hextech crafting system doesn't even want to take him back.
: ...I find it really weird that your idea of 'options against Zed' is an item that's based entirely around dying.
That's what happens when you build a champion who's entire kit is a broken mess of pure unbalance.
agbudar (NA)
: yknow what would be a funny interaction?
{{champion:56}} **I CAN SHOW YOU THE WOOOOOOORLD** **SHINING SHIMMERING DARKNESS** **TELL ME, BLITZCRANK, NOW WHEN DID YOU LAST LET YOUR FROZEN HEART DECIIIIIDE** By the by I think Thresh can already do this if he times the 2nd avtivation on his hook correctly.
: Diamond Zed Main Talking About Direction Of Zed After QSS Nerf
>I think that was a pretty unfair, being 10-0 and having 2 qss and 1 zhons on the other team to pretty much bring you on par with everyone else in the game despite having a large gold lead. How typical of a zed main to think that something as rudimentary as counter-building is _unfair_.
: Correct me if I'm wrong, but the cast range increase doesn't seem nearly as large as the initial radius decrease.
You're not wrong. An extra +60 range to the cast radius hardly makes up for the 250 range that's lost for the first 3 seconds on the radius of the ability. And with the changes to mana regen have fun never even being able to channel the ult for the full 3 seconds for the first 3/4ths of the game because you'll oom and never regen it back. It's so dumb this whole god damn midseason update is fucking retarded. I don't even play mid and it's pissing me off.
: @Meddler From an Anivia Main
Here's a full list of the Anivia changes. **Basic Attack** -Particle cleanup (mostly just smaller, less noisy) -Missile speed:: 1400 >>> 1500 -Cast bone updated! (This only affects her second attack animation. Should come out of her wing now instead of center of body) **Q** -AP ratio reduced:: 0.5 >>> 0.4 -Base damage reduced:: 60/90/120/150/180 >>> 60/85/110/135/160 -Stun duration scales:: 1 >>> 1.1/1.2/1.3/1.4/1.5 -Slow increased:: 20% >>> 20/30/40% But scales with R rank -Improved damage display type on Q2 to better differentiate it from the pass through damage. Impact damage display type. -Q stun particle now visible to everyone (power hidden behind low clarity is bad) **E** -Missile speed:: 1200 >>> 1600 -Particle has been improved (better "hitbox," slightly smaller, twirls so it's pretty) -Cast range increased:: 650 >>> 600 but edge to edge (matches AA - Roughly 35 range increase) **R** -Now has a cast animation -Now expands from 150-400 radius over 3 seconds -MS slow increased:: 20% >>> 20/30/40% -Cast range increased:: 625 >>> 685 (matches AA) -AS slow removed -At max size, damages and slows by an additional 50% and Chills for 2 seconds Copy-pasted from
Crono451 (NA)
: Analysis of New Fiddle Passive
> [{quoted}](name=Beluga Whale,realm=NA,application-id=A7LBtoKc,discussion-id=a4Az9htA,comment-id=00090000,timestamp=2016-04-08T22:36:23.628+0000) > > Fiddle is definitely aimed at primarily Jungle *Makes his new passive useless for jungling.* Classic Riot. Like, unless you're sitting in a bush about to invade the enemy, this passive is basically useless outside of ganking/laning.
: @Meddler From an Anivia Main
>What the update page didn't mention was that her ult now starts at the size of her Q Wow what the fuck, seriously? That's a rather fucking important piece of information to neglect mentioning.
: Before we freak out about QSS no longer working on Zed ult
> Riot can balance him around the fact that his ult will always go off >**_can_** They won't. And if they do, it won't be for months.
: Attention all Yi mains: Return to your dumpsters, we've been out for far too long.
So long! Don't let the back door hit your ass on the way out!
: I feel no urgency from Narrative for years now
It's been something like a year and a half since the great retcon and the narrative team have been completely radio silent during that whole period (rightly so, they're fucking embarrassments, I'd hide in shame if I were them too). You're a fool to think you can get them to talk now. Best case scenario you're gonna get the attention of a red who has nothing to do with the narrative team tell you "Well I'm not on the narrative team, but I'm sure they're doing their best." If you're lucky (insert your favourite champion here) will get a passing mention/lore retcon during some new event pointlessly contrived to generate hype for a new upcoming champ update/release (personally I'm hoping against hope that Leona and Dianna might be lucky enough to be mentioned at some point during Taric's re-release, but I'm certainly not holding my breath). As for Rammus specifically, It's unlikely Riot's ever gonna touch him any time soon unless they ever decide they want to visit Shurima again.
: Secondary Support does NOT MEAN Primary Support
Basically selecting Support or Fill (for either of your preferences) means that you're going to get given support 95% of the time. The system is broken, and I'm pretty sure rito said they're trying to fix it.
: Blitzcrank's W change makes me full of the sadness
They had to break blitzcrank's legs because people were picking him instead of Thresh. Riot won't stop nerfing other supports supports til Thresh is at a 100% pickrate. But in all seriousness this is a well written and really thought out post. That being said... Riot doesn't care. They will fucking wreck your champion and rape them in the ass without thought, hesitation, or remorse. See {{champion:268}} and {{champion:45}} for past examples. They'll spew up bullshit like "we're keeping a close eye on him" or "depending on how he does we may make further adjustments to his strengths in the future" but if Viegar of Kass are anything to go by you shouldn't hold your breath. And on top of that, because Blitzcranks is without-a-doubt one of, if not the most hated/annoying champ in league you're not gonna get many people in the community to sympathize with you. So apparently we're gonna have to sit around and play with our respective genitalia whilst the braindeads at Riot re-learn what they should have known from _FUCKING FIVE YEARS AGO_ when they removed the slow on his W slow the first time.
: Does anyone else feel this way??
The best and most recent example of this strange phenomenon would be regarding Debonair Galio. Riot asked for feedback regarding the skin twice, and two whole threads full of valid criticisms and feedback later _almost_ none of it was addressed. It's completely baffling. Like why even bother asking for feedback if you're just going to ignore 95% of it?
: Debonair Taric
If the quality of debonair Galio is anything to go by, then I'd really rather they wait until Taric's Vis update before giving him a new skin. Trying to force new skins on old champ models/ rigs is pretty disastrous.
Terff (NA)
: Rip bruiser blitz in general...
I think what you meant to say was... Rip blitz in general. His mobility was the only thing he had going for him over some one like Thresh or Naut. Now that his legs have been thoroughly broken we can expect to see more thresh players, if that's even possible.
: People cannot read. *"All options are still open in the future, including earning additional chromas through champion mastery, but we’re sticking with RP-only **at launch**, in line with our historical approach to cosmetic content"* RIP entire thread It's really popular to hate on Riot it seems. Guess that is what happens when you run the most popular game in the world. Shit was just announced today, and we have people threatening to quite the game. Yet you people had no problem buying those URF emblems for unique finishers that will be useless in a week.
You know that one dick-head who says something completly fucking retarded, but then waits and guages everyones reaction before he decides if he was joking or not? Thats riot right now. They're _that_ dick-head. Do you honestly believe riot would change from exclusively rp purchaseability if people didnt tell them how fucking retarded they're being?
: Regarding "chroma packs"
Remember that time 2 years ago riot charged players for what should have been udyr's visual update and called it a skin? Yeah Riot being greedy cunts is nothing new.
: Evil anivia doesn't fit her lore or personality. The skin is nice and she could use a visual update but blackfrost is a great stand alone skin sgu not so much.
Yeah i know it doesn't fit her lore or personality but I'm not saying that they should have retconed anivia to be evil by replacing her classic skin with Blackfrost. What i'm saying is that it's completely unreasonable that they gave her a skin of that high quality when her classic skin (at the time {and to a lesser extent currently}) looked/s so bad.
: I like blackfrost :o
Yeah, so do I. I's a spectacular skin and it's the only skin I use on her. That being said, I feel ripped off because they should have just released it as her default skin (keep in mind that at the time of blackfrost's release anivia hadn't gotten her texture rebalance so she looked even worse than she currently does). Like Imagine if taric got a legendary skin before a visual update. That's basically what they did with both Blackfrost Anivia and SG Udyr and it's pretty bullshit imho..
PalPlays (NA)
: Not just a visual rework, an EVERYTHING rework.
Based on recent _"rewerks"_ {{champion:45}} I'd rather they didn't change her, honestly. They'd probably make her q a knock up and her wall have a .75 delay. :^)
Vaax (NA)
: I think its about damn time Anivia gets a Visual Update
She currently shares a boat with Udyr. Where riot sat down and said "Hey instead of giving this champ's classic skin a visual update lets not do that and just charge people lots of RP for it and call it a legendary/ultimate skin." Basically Riot said fuck the players if they want the Visual update you have to buy Blackfrost Anivia/SG Udyr. Hey look at what I did with 5 minutes in paint. It's the visual update Anivia _should_ have gotten were Riot not greedy.
Tsugaga (NA)
: Apparently this was done because his ult used to damage the Inhibitors or Nexus by attacking the towers. It was a sloppy fix to a game breaking bug and hasn't been changed for years. Riot is very lazy when it comes to certain things, they just refuse to fix some things and it's mind boggling.
>they just refuse to fix some things and it's mind boggling. _cough_ Anivia's Q indicator _cough_
G4m3r25 (OCE)
: "Schoolgirl Vel'Koz is Wrong for Every Reason"
: ...Most of the champions you mentioned got buffed in the past 2 patches...
And just look at where they are. Still Rockin' it out at the bottom of the barrel. Surely I can't be the only person who sick of riot guting champs with overnerfs then slowly buffing them back to play-ability over the course of 6 months.
Knalxz (NA)
: Amazing where did you find that?
Dunno. Can't remember lol. I've had it saved for a long time I just haven't had a reason to use it until now.
Knalxz (NA)
: What it's like to fight Jax during URF
Minion farming with relentless assault...
: > [{quoted}](name=NinjaFifer,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=Gnv7PYPj,comment-id=000000010000,timestamp=2015-04-03T16:46:06.886+0000) > > Yeah, I kind of laughed at that too. Sure, WW could one shot squishies without really even being too fed, but to hit everything that allowed him to do it was just overkill. They straight up gutted him. Ya and they were like "we are taking a gut him and re-evaluate later approach because he is so unhealthy." 10 patches later and still no mention of Warwick. They even buffed Xin Zhao and there was very little reason to pick Warwick over Xin before that.
_**Wow**_ Riot gutted a champion and promised compensation buffs but never delivered?! {{champion:28}} That's {{champion:268}} completely {{champion:38}} unheard-of! {{champion:45}} And some more for good measure...{{champion:84}} {{champion:60}} {{champion:134}} And with his upcoming change to Underdrive I predict {{champion:53}} will join their ranks.
: Can I get some context on the Blitzcrank changes?
>We didnt think Thresh had a high enough pick rate already and we want everyone to pick Thresh instead. So we made Blitz's w complete garbage. ~Some Red at some point
: >point-and-click adventure ult Why is this a common insult for Vi? It's {{champion:1}} not {{champion:44}} like {{champion:12}} other {{champion:55}} champions {{champion:39}} lack {{champion:21}} those {{champion:127}} kind {{champion:80}} of {{champion:114}} spells {{champion:9}} . And it's just her ultimate. At least her Q is easy to see coming (slow effect and charging time) when it's not through a wall, her E requires melee range as well as her W. Not that frustrating compared to some basic abilities.
>Why is this a common insult for Vi? Because that's exactly what her ult is you dope. Point, click, win. And it's not exclusively an insult for Vi, it's a general insult. Lb, Liss and Annie are point-and-click adventure champs too.
: It's perfectly fine, unless you do something stupid like build a lot of health on her (or build no AP so her heals are pathetic and you don't get enough health from Starcall). How exactly does she have a low interaction playstyle? For one thing, in order to cover that "unreasonable" health cost she has to hit Starcall (which of course involves interaction). Her whole kit is basically designed to encourage interaction, and if interaction doesn't happen then Soraka is punished for it. Quite frankly, if you just don't like playing a real healer then that's fine, but accusing her playstyle of being "boring and low interaction" is really just nonsense. She has a 3.5% pick rate (which isn't really that terribly low) because people want easy wins with Leona/Thresh/etc and FotM/OP champs. When one is skilled with Soraka, it shows, which is unsurprisingly why her win rate increases with rank. I suppose it's also not that surprising that the people who view her as underpowered are usually in silver or below.
>How exactly does she have a low interaction playstyle? Sit back. Throw skillshot. Heal allies. She's basically the support version of old Nidalee. >She has a 3.5% pick rate (which isn't really that terribly low) because people want easy wins with Leona/Thresh/etc and FotM/OP champs. Or maybe her pick rate is so low because she's the least fun champ in the roll. But I mean if you enjoy playing battery charging simulator 2014 that's none of my business.
: I'd like to correct a misconception about the Blitzcrank changes. (@Riot, please)
Personally I think the changes are fucked in the head and riot's balance team needs to lay off the drugs but what would I know, I've only played about nine hundred or so games as him, so my knowledge is pretty limited.
: >There's no point playing a champ that actively punishes himself for using a core ability. Try playing Soraka. Not that I mind it, it's just that sometimes a trade-off is required for an ability to be reasonable.
Except that the trade off on her heal is completely unreasonable. Hence her 3.5% pick rate. That on top of her boring, low interaction playstyle.
Raptamei (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=Derpy Mike,realm=OCE,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=jZPugWQ0,comment-id=0002,timestamp=2015-03-30T21:17:37.039+0000) > > There's no point playing a champ that actively punishes himself for using a core ability. {{champion:110}} {{champion:254}} {{champion:101}} Depicted: self slowing champions.
{{champion:110}} Is completely outclassed in every aspect by {{champion:429}} {{champion:254}} Can use the spell to pass through terrain, it also applies her W passive, knocks up, does a good amount of damage and allows to set up her point-and-click adventure ult. Her being briefly slowed is a completely reasonable trade for all the benefits she receives. {{champion:101}} Shouldn't be anywhere near enemy champions so it doesn't matter how slow he moves.
: The Resurgence of Supports not in the Holy Trinity (Thresh, Leona, Blitz)
As a casual blitz main of about three years I can say with 100 percent certainty that if this change goes through I'll just move to Leo, Thresh or Morg. There's no point playing a champ that actively punishes himself for using a core ability. And if thresh, leo and morg get nerfed in oblivion I'd sooner play Naut, Sion, Malph, hell I'd even play Darius support before moving to any of the champions you listed there. This isn't solving any problems it's just making Blitzcrank weak beyond play-ability.
cookybang (EUW)
: Rammus
Sorry mate, they cant do that. They've already spent the voice actor budget for the next 3 yares on the absurdly long voices that came with the Sion / Karthus updates. They've had to make cuts to the overall length and quality of most voices since then. You can see this in recent updates/releases. The Kass and Ali updates didn't get new voices with their updates (despite being in desperate need of them). Gnar, Rek'Sai and Bard don't have 'traditional' voices just simple noises and some filters. Even the most recent ultimate skin DJ Sona doesn't have a true voice. BTW that original statement of 'They've already spent the voice actor budget for the next 3 years' is completely falsified. Though you'd be forgiven for believing it given recent trends.
jtfar (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=Derpy Mike,realm=OCE,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=8qZwXkuK,comment-id=000b0000,timestamp=2015-03-25T06:20:21.587+0000) > > Hey, you, pssst. Do me a solid and add "Give Anivia a 'you're about to walk out of range' indicator on her ult. Just like the one on thresh lantern/ori ball." to that list of yours. Anivia already has this. A blue "!" above her head.
> [{quoted}](name=Derpy Mike,realm=OCE,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=8qZwXkuK,comment-id=000b000000000000,timestamp=2015-03-25T08:02:33.792+0000) > > Yes I know it's there but it's not the clearest way of displaying an abilities max range. Like imagine if thresh lantern/ ori ball/ eve passive only had a tiny ass exclamation mark instead the range indicators they currently have. It'd be a pain in the ass.
Rhyséon (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=Derpy Mike,realm=OCE,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=8qZwXkuK,comment-id=000b0000,timestamp=2015-03-25T06:20:21.587+0000) > > Hey, you, pssst. Do me a solid and add "Give Anivia a 'you're about to walk out of range' indicator on her ult. Just like the one on thresh lantern/ori ball." to that list of yours. A bit off-topic, but there technically already is an indicator for that (unless it's bugged and not showing up right now): a blue ! mark appears over {{champion:34}} when she's close to walking out of range while her ult's active. (That's what you meant, right?)
Yes I know it's there but it's not the clearest way of displaying an abilities max range. Like imagine if thresh lantern/ ori ball/ eve passive only had a tiny ass exclamation mark instead the range indicators they currently have. It'd be a pain in the ass.
Khoopa (NA)
: Been meaning to spend more time documenting a list of quality of life changes, figure out patterns, and applying it to a broad set of champions. Player controlled minions generally have issues in terms of crisp clarity and control. Ori's ball is something that makes that list fo sho. (fo sho) /adding
Hey, you, pssst. Do me a solid and add "Give Anivia a 'you're about to walk out of range' indicator on her ult. Just like the one on thresh lantern/ori ball." to that list of yours.
: For a while if I was practicing CSing with {{champion:3}} against bots I would also practice tracking important cooldowns by picking an enemy team with lots of ways of interrupting my ult (something like {{champion:53}} {{champion:24}} {{champion:89}} {{champion:77}} {{champion:5}}). Also, {{champion:3}} buffs in 5.6. The kiting is gonna be more fun than ever with more Es to throw around. I wonder if there's a world where he builds {{item:3285}} ...
Maybe you can help me out here. Why was the E cd brought up to 13 sec at rank 1? It sucks I feel like your telling supp galio players to eat shit because they've technically been nerfed until the hit rank 14 when you're finally pitting more than one point into it. That or have one of his other spells be weaker just to give it the same cd pre"buff".
: So about Baron Nashor...
Maybe Baron was a Legendary Guardian creature who was corrupted by the void, like Kassadin was? Maybe he dug too deep and he just sorta fell in lol. Or perhaps he stumbled upon Rek'Sai and she ported him there. I love the speculation and I'd be really love to see how Ao'Shin (provided he ever gets released) would react to seeing his earthbound counterpart corrupted by such unspeakable forces. Truth be told though, I really don't believe the narrative team is capable of creating such deep lore. It's more than likely just something they've done by accident and we're over-analyzing it.
: I don't *care* about her broken state, **Her Kit** is what I enjoy.
lolwhat? You *do* know that her kit is the reason she's considered "broken", right? In the comment you just typed you basically said... >I don't care that the sky's blue, its blueness is what I enjoy. Of course you paraphrased it to be relevant to Kat, not the color of the sky.
: > [{quoted}](name=9kPluzZ,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=QyWX9zXw,comment-id=0004,timestamp=2015-03-18T02:29:53.369+0000) > > Kha'ziks is trash right now. Im surprised he did not report you lol. That's why I have awesome kha stats in Diamond. #Trashamiright?
To be fair, "trash" is just a term used by lcs-sheep to describe the 100ish champs not played by pros. "Trash" has been used so much that it has pretty much lost all meaning as a description of a champion.
: > [{quoted}](name=Inept Maverick,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=enxjlFhy,comment-id=00090000,timestamp=2015-03-16T16:56:41.713+0000) > > Also I saw someone mention Blitzcrank say "The magic calls to me." I don't know about blitz but I know that {{champion:45}} says that. (Well, "The magic, it calls to me" Does blitz say that as well?
"Blitzcrank's quote: "The magic calls to me" is almost exactly like a quote from Veigar: "The magic, it calls to me!"."
: Can we PLEASE fix nidalee's invisible spear?
Yeah, no. Don't hold your breath. That would technically count as a nerf to Nidalee and her icbm spears, so Riot would never go through with something so absurd. Like don't get me wrong, it's fucking insulting that they've left this game-play damaging bug in the game this long. But honestly I'm sure if this was something they were willing/capable to fix they would have done it *long* ago. But they're obviously quite happy to let stealth nukes fly across the Rift so we just have to deal with that apparently.
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