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Rant, rave or just share your personal achievements and salt.
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Honestly disappointed the in game skins aren't exactly like the ones in the concert. I guess the "on stage" ones are not as flashy, but after watching that performance you kinda become attached to the little details the in game models don't have even if there are other nice additions.
Give me Yorick's hat and Olaf's extra beard braids, Rito.
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I can't say much on the skins but god I loved the live pentakill event in all it's jankiness. Mordekaiser has never looked better.
I feel like now that they've technically raised the system requirements for LoL they might actually (hopefully) update the character models and be able to start adding those cooler skin details in the future. But also Rito just want to make money so maybe they won't bother revisiting old models until they absolutely have to…
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>>161809>I loved the live pentakill event in all it's jankiness
! I don't personally think it was too
janky but things like big mouth movements were a little jarring at times for sure.
Also give Morde his ass back riot wtf
>they might actually (hopefully) update the character models
A Caitlin VGU was teased in a recent TFT trailer that looked about the quality of the WR models so I wonder if they'll put the gorgeous models from that game into PC version? Hoping the new client update will come with some changes as well. I imagine we'll find out more closer to or during pre-season.
None of these look like metal outfits to me. The gold first of all is weird but also the rest of the colors too, plus the swirly shapes. Doesn't suit the genre.
I'm liking the new skins they released for the Worlds event, the Lillia one is positively demented. I got my pass and I'm excited about the new Kai'sa skin that will finally be fantasy themed and not stupid kpop shit or ugly robot. It's called Lagoon Dragon and it's teal
. Also fuck URF, it's such a lame game mode. I liked Ultimate Spellbook a lot more.
Vex is so cute. She's cringe but she's cute.
I picked up Senna as a support because I want to learn how to poke aggressively while still being able to carry my lane if my ADC sucks. I always end up having lowest damage on team though which shouldn't be happening. I'm wondering if I'd have better numbers if I swapped runes to favor poking instead of utility, but Glacial can be so handy. Ah the curse of the enchanter support main trying to switch to damage dealing roles kek>>161908
I had not heard of this one before. I hope someone can tell us a bit more cause now I'm curious
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This bewitching Yuumi skin is so cute. What's your thoughts on the newest skins? Also, anons, what's your favorite skin? Mine is Space Groove Blitzcrank!
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I lovee this Yuumi skin so much!! I like how they made her head a pumpkin as opposed to giving her a mask or hood. I think all the new Halloween skins are nice cuz I really enjoy the bright oranges on the deep purples, it's just a shame I don't play any of those champs! Prestige Bewitching Morgana is disappointingly underwhelming.
This is a hard one for me but I think I'd go with Dark Cosmic Jhin. He just looks so intimidating and beautiful
What do you think of the new Dawn/Nightbringer stuff? I like them all and Kayn's prestige thankfully doesn't disappoint imo.
The amount of manbabies who rage just at bot games is depressing. I don’t think I could have started without my friends>>162111
what server are you on?
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lol I love seeing your posts Jhin-anon.
I've "retired" from playing normals and mostly play TFT now but my god, some of the skins lure me back occasionally. Pic related.
I'm interested! I just made a new alt account today for learning a new role that I don't mind sharing here if you're also on my server. I'm unranked in NA, mechanically not very good but I'm non-toxic
and just wanna have fun and improve kek.>>162123>lol I love seeing your posts Jhin-anon
what can I say? i love the character more than i probably should lol. you made me smile with that comment, so thanks. Awesome taste btw, Diana looks the best she ever has in this skin
It's okay nonnie
, phoenix Xayah is a cute skin too!
God, I hate PVRIS. I'm surprised Heather Sparkles isn't listening to it. The lyrics on the White Noise album match her phases perfectly (Horny for spooky ghost boys/Fuck off from my life, I'm a strong empowered woman!/OMG you are all I think about/I'm a confident woman expressing my sexuality, wink wink). Embarrassing.
Rant over. The animation is cool, though.
Whether they’re OVERloaded or not, the champ kits are definitely experiencing some design creep where they just get crammed with more and more stuff. I don’t know if a game like league could ever be fully balanced at this point. (I play ADC so I’ve accepted my fate that almost any new champion will make my life a misery anyway.)
The new dragons sound cool, it’ll freshen the game up. Hopefully they figure out the best way to add them when they see how they go on the test servers.
Excited for new customisation options too. Not sure what the new items will be like, it seems any items they add for mages get coopted by already strong champions with decent AP ratios anyway.
>>163371>crammed with more and more stuff
This is what I don't get. Why does it matter if new champs have bigger kits? From what I understand, 'overloaded' implies they've added so much to a champ that they're unfair to play against consistently. I haven't seen this legitimately be the case with new champs, in fact, if its happened at all it'd be with older champs they've done reworks on i.e. Irelia or Akali. Even then, there's more often than not valid
counter play if you're at an average ELO as most of the player base is. Maybe there's something I'm not understanding? just tired of the community complaining as if it`s Riot's fault they're using a video game as anger management or addiction fuel instead of having some -god forbid- fun kek. Its not a new thing that mobas change with the times yet this community acts like it's the end of the world when something unique is added.
Ayrt. This is something I can agree with!
They definitely created a strange situation for themselves where mobility is concerned. I wonder what else they could change or add at this point to help less mobile champs while not just inadvertently buffing the ones with built-in dashes and things. I don't even think that's possible without individual champ buffs tbh
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Here to throw out a quick reminder:
If you haven't been keeping a tab open for Worlds rewards on the esports site, you're missing out on a ton of free emotes and orange essence. I keep it muted and let it stay on while I sleep.
So far I've gotten about 1k worth of OE and 7 new non-worlds emotes, all from duplicates. At first I was annoyed it was so easy to get dupes but it all adds up quickly so I can start chipping away at my skin shard collection.>>164604
I hope you found some Clash friends anon. I haven't touched it yet because I'm still not confident in my skills. I think I'd be useless in a 5v5 pre-made situation. How do your Clash experiences usually go?
Ayrt I wasn’t trying to say it’s good or bad necessarily just pointing out that champs nowadays often have more in their kit! I also think people shouldn’t take league so so seriously, for me as long as the changes are fun to play with it’s fine (which is where I’m skeptical of the new drakes).
What are nonnie
’s thoughts on riot temporarily removing all chat? Do you think they’ll make it permanent even with all of this online outcry?
>>164973>people shouldn’t take league so so seriously
Ayrt, and i totally agree! Sorry if it sounded like I was getting aggressive at you, it was kinda just a general rant, so no worries nonnie
They'll probably not be that big a deal after everyone gets used to pre-season and appropriate changes are patched in where necessary. Similar to how everyone was complaining about Akshan's revive before he came out and it ended up not being that bad, then the champ got nerfs anyway kek. What did you think of Akshan?
I don't give a shite because I always have it off lol. Like, there's an option to turn it on and off already, so wtf does forcibly getting rid of it do anyway? Imo a step they need to take is actually punishing toxic
content creators more often. This community has one of the largest population of big streamers, and imo they are what help make and keep this community so volatile.
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Anyone know any decent Wild Rift content creators? I don't care what their ELO is or how popular they are, just so long as they're chill. The big ones are very frustrating to watch and their educational content is severely lacking.
What does everyone think of the Dragonmancer skins btw? Imo half of them are bland. Yasuo, Kai'sa and Yi are the decent ones and I don't play any of them kek. Volibear's is disappointing but the prestige is a bit better. Karma's splash is better than the in game model and Thresh's dragon looks better than him lol.
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I was writing a fanfiction (cringe I know) and stopped because of waiting to see what Rise of the Sentinels was gonna do to the main character's arc, only for her to appear for a few minutes then disappear with no payoff. Now people want me to continue but I can't be bothered to do much more than play League or TFT.
Pic unrelated, I just love these two
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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAH FAKER MISSED THAT SHITTY ULT. SO HAPPY T1 LOST. BYE BYE SHITTY ACNE RIDDEN OVERHYPED SCROTE
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u right, thanks for believing in me despite my slippery finger KEK
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In love with the Cafe Cutie skinline. This fat fuck always gets the best skins ever, all his skins are god like just like his base skin and he is super cute.
>>168395>hoping T1 and Faker would get back to their former glory
Faker is an amazing player but I never really got why he was so hyped up over anyone else. There are other pros that are similarly skilled, aren't there?>>168455
This is the cutest shit I've ever seen. I think i really like this skin line.
It's not only the best one out of the skinline, it's because it's Bard, nonnie
. He is the best, not just in character design, even his kit is god. He is so fun to play. I love him so much.
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Have you guys seen what's happened with the Caitlyn visual update? They're removing her headshot auto cancel mechanic, which will basically remove a lot of her combos. A response from someone on the Riot team was essentially that this mechanic was a bug which they accidentally fixed whilst doing the update, and chose to keep it that way as they "didn't want it in the game anyway". This is despite them promising the visual updates won't affect gameplay.
I'm an ADC main and I don't have a problem with this change, personally. Cait will still be fun to play.
What I do have a problem with is Riot not addressing this apparent fuck up for years, then acting like the community is insane for being upset. This could have been handled with so much more grace, but instead they choose to let the spaghetti code marinate then pull a "whoops it wasn't supposed to be like that anyway losers, cope". I love this game but I really have to wonder what goes on in the heads of the higher ups over there. The whole company comes off as so collectively bratty in a way I've never seen from any other game studio.
A lot of skins this year have gotten feedback that Riot refuses to listen to. I remember Coven Eve especially being disliked because she looked too much like Coven Morg and the artists having a bitchfit. Then the community had to roast Riot about Prestige Morgana because they slapped white and gold on the base 975 skin and tried to pretend they'd made enough enhancements to justify selling it at the same price as the other prestiges.
Anyways, watched the first three Arcane episodes. Pretty good so far in my opinion, Powder/Jinx clearly already had issues before going totally crazy. Can't wait for Vander to come back as Warwick with a vengeance,
they were not at all subtle about the foreshadowing that he's gonna become the wolf.
Wow I'm glad I'm not in a minority about that Morg skin. It really is underwhelming for being a Prestige. Riot's team severely needs to get off their high horses.
>first three Arcane episodes
I loved the cliffhanger in episode 3, how they foreshadowed what's going to happen in such subtle ways, yet very noticeable for us lore fans. They specifically show Singed getting hit by the explosion, followed by giving us that amazing sound design on Vander after he consumes the purple liquid… He sounds like an animal unlike the other guy who took the liquid. Paired with all the dog-related comments before all that, I just. god. It's too much!
I really can't wait to see where they take this series, and I hope this means we'll get more lore fleshed out in this way in the future.
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Arcane is giving me a massive crush on Vi. She's so fucking cute.
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this scene was fucking GOOD
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ok that's all for the spam for now. i can't get enough of these two though……..
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"You're hot, cupcake". That was such a good scene for so many reasons! I love their dynamic and I'm all for seeing romance blossom with them, but it's a shame their interactions are being dumbed down and fetishized by scrotes who complain about the M/F sex scene even though imo it actually has meaning to that particular character's story (as opposed to it just being put in there solely for fan service). I'm not surprised of course, I just loathe the average league scrote's inability to see past anything that doesn't directly appeal to them. I feel oddly protective of all the characters, like I want their personalities and little quirks to be acknowledged and respected even if there's horniness there kek
I found myself liking Silco a lot, especially seeing his interactions with Jinx. I just really enjoy how he was written. I wouldn't say I'm rooting for him though. Viktor on the other hand… I just can't wait to see what he gets up to after where we left off with him. It's neat seeing him slowly show signs of becoming the Viktor we know in the game.
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I was very
worried that Silco would like… groom Jinx sexually or something. It thankfully did not go there. VIKTOR OMG I really love how they portrayed him. A character I never cared about and didn't expect to love but definitely did.
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I think "gitting gud" is subjective and happens very differently for everyone. There are a lot of toxic
misconceptions spread around by the community at large that I wish were disputed more heavily tbh. How new are you? I'm not mechanically good myself, but I have a lot of knowledge and am a great analyst who has helped quite a few friends find their own playstyles and enjoyment. I would be happy to help you out whether it be here or we chat through anon emails or discord something! I'm excited to see new players sticking through the shit community and wanting to improve.
Aw you guys are so nice. I’m literally only level 11. I enjoy range damage type I think. Tried MF, Kogmaw, Ashe and Jinx. Kogmaw and MF feel most natural if that says something. I find myself getting pushed around a lot. I don’t understand how to lane yet. I fall behind frequently unless someone else is a bigger pussy than me lmao haven’t figured out runes or item picks either. Kinda just buying what is suggested though I’m sure there are nuances.
Any suggestion on youtubers or streamers to watch for fundamentals? Many videos feel more for intermediate players and I’m too retarded to absorb them.
You want to keep it simple and fun while you're this new, so if Kog'Maw and MF are your faves rn, you should take 'em and get as comfy with their kits and mechanics as possible. After those become second nature, that's when you typically have the mind space to start with improving laning, item builds, runes. I've got many tips to give so if you have more questions, feel free to ask them!
>Any suggestion on youtubers or streamers to watch for fundamentals?
I personally recommend Neace in terms of actual coaching content as he does stuff with many players across many skill levels. He can be a bit obnoxious at times, but he's got a take-no-bullshit mentality and really knows his shit. For chill streamer content that has a bit of educational flair, I'd go with PekinWoof and Bizzleberry. Both usually explain their thought processes and call out their own mistakes in very productive ways. For straight memes when you want League content but don't have the brain power to learn, I recommend Tobias Fate because his editors are off the charts hilarious imo. He's kind of trollish sometimes but still generally chill af.
One thing I wanna add to what was said is to observe and start getting a better sense of when to commit to a kill and when to leave a fight. Also if you've died a couple times in your lane then you really just need to hang tight and be extremely safe so you can give your team a chance to catch up to the advantage you gave the enemy. You'll get better at sensing which fights are winning fights for you and which ones to commit to fully, even if it's a close call. An easy question to answer for yourself is, am I ahead in my lane or not? Compare yours with your lane opponent's:>your CS (how many creeps you killed)>Your K/D/A>Turret health
If you're behind, you need to switch your playstyle to be more defensive and maybe politely ask for help from your teammates. If you're ahead, you can bully your enemy and do fancier stuff like zoning them out of farm. Also when you switch to a defensive playstyle after dying a couple times most low rank enemy players get impatient and start doing reckless things to get more kills and you can turn it into an advantage for you. It's nuts how many shitters dive turrets when they shouldn't just because they think they can kill you every time after they got lucky a few times.
These are good posts with great advice, but I'd argue that it's still a bit too much for a new player. She mentioned she has trouble absorbing intermediate ideas through videos at the moment, so I think an even slower approach would work a bit better. Anon seems serious about wanting to improve, so I'm gonna let the sperg jump out a bit here.
Imo first step should simply be to play with a focus on your champion's skill set in order to both gain general confidence and understand your own play style. Last hitting creeps should be the only other thing you place focus on in this part of the learning process. All of this is especially fun to do with Miss Fortune because of how her passive and Q work. It's easy to figure out a kind of rhythm with her and get comfy. The only guidance I recommend for this part is looking up the combos your champion is capable of. Learning combos is a good way to hone reflexes and build the confidence I mentioned earlier. Basically, it's important to do things one step at a time in the start or else you may become overwhelmed and fail to find joy in playing after a point. Setting one goal at a time and reminding yourself of it every match is the easiest way to learn when you've got little to no knowledge, that way you can self-motivate even in the face of the intimidating scope of the game. I'd say a week or two per goal is a decent start, but this really depends on how often you play per session, per week. Just don't forget that everyone has their own learning style and grows at their own paces, especially in a hard game like this.
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Ayrt here. Thanks for such thought out replies nonnys ♥ I will keep all of these things in mind. I’m trying to get my last hit timing down and shoot enemies in between. Last night I won a game in which I was actually carrying with Kogmaw. The high was incredible!!! Gonna work on combos since I panick and press buttons willy nilly sometimes lol
Now that Arcane season 1 is done, what are everyone's thoughts? I personally thought it was 10/10 in all aspects as a long time lore fan. They tied stories together so flawlessly and even made me care about characters I had no interest in before. Viktor and Silco had my favorite scenes in Act 3 by far.>>170767
Proud of you nona! You seem really excited to keep learning, it brings me such nerdy joy. What items did you end up building? I'd love to read more details about your game if you're willing to share! About panic button-pressing; what matters is that you recognize when you're doing it in game so your brain kind of over time tunes itself to being able to think productively in those reactionary moments. Just keep playing to enjoy yourself and eventually the game will slow down enough for you to make being mindful itself into muscle memory. The fruits of your labor will show themselves over time, similar to how when you lose weight you don't really notice until you check the numbers months after you started haha. I wish you all the best in your journey and if you're ever looking for a buddy to play with in lane, I'd be happy to join!
I waited for season 1 to be over so I could binge it. I will write you a review nonnie
once I'm done! hehe
Same, Anon. I've never actually played because I just generally don't like PvP games, but I'm super glad I watched the show.
I get so emotionally invested in things like this and the ending really messed me up even though I knew there was almost no way it was going be happy. It really took me on an emotional rollercoaster and I'm already excited for the next season.
Now I really wish I had more of a connection to the characters going in. Sorry if this is a dumb question, I don't want to spam up the thread as a non-player, but I'm curious about how much lore is actually in the game?
Lucky for you guys, Riot are starting to get into the indie game scene and have just released Ruined King (RPG) and Hextech Mayhem (rhythm platformer) for PC and consoles with more titles of other genres in the works, including the MMORPG as was mentioned earlier. Both are really fun games if you're into those genres, but obviously you want the RPG for more story type stuff. It's the prologue to a bigger story within the universe so I wouldn't necessarily recommend it as the first thing you start with which brings me to:
>how much lore is actually in the game?
Lore is all readable on each character's page on the official site or the League wiki - there's also an interactive map with information on each region and fan videos on youtube that cover it exclusively (vid rel)! I recommend looking up a list of Champions and reading about who you think looks neat cause every character has base lore, then lore within alternate universes based on skins you can get in game. It sounds confusing, and it kind of is at first cause there are so many things to discover, but it's really worth it if you love fantasy worlds. I could give recommendations of specific characters to look into based on what tropes you like if you want an easy way to get started! The lore/champions are why I play and enjoy this game despite being a pussy ass bitch in PVP environments myself. It's wonderful to see more people curious about these things too. Arcane has truly been a blessing to this community.
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I'm the same anon who said she was gonna bing it and I finally finished it! I kept crying thoughout the whole series, it's so good! Wonderfully made and clearly everyone involved had a lot of passion for this project and every single character is just so wonderfully written. Also is it me or this guy kinda looks like Timothee Chalamet? Picrel. Spoilering just in case, sorry for shit quality too.
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I see it, maybe they used him as a reference.
Pic related immediately reminded me of Miyavi, and turned out he's the VA.
I'm so happy you liked it, nona! The emotional rollercoaster is just non stop, but in the best way possible. Who were your faves?>>171006
As soon as I heard his voice I was like "no shit they actually cast Miyavi" kek! I always thought it was cute how great at English he is despite the strong accent. I wasn't expecting a nostalgia trip back to my teen days with Arcane, but here we are! He collabed with PVRIS for this track in the OST as well.
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I also love yordles and really am hoping for Ziggs in season 2.
If I don't see 193394834 yordles I'm going to Riot and go apeshit kek. I've always wanted a Yordle cartoon series or something. Learn how to be a scout with Teemo, learn your colors with Lulu! Type shit wouldn't that be cute
Ziggs is adorable, but nothing will ever top Heimer for me. Also, did anyone see the Arcane figurines? I saw Tyler1 got sent some sick LOL figurines, Thresh looks really cool.
Thank you so much, Anon! The video was really interesting and I fell down a rabbit hole of watching more.
Who are your favourites? I wasn't sure who to look at or where to start. So many of them look interesting, but I was initially drawn to Gwen and Lillia because I love the whole living doll trope (which seems kind of funny and ironic to say here on lolcow of all places) and deer are my favourite animal. I hope I didn't make a beeline for the most universally hated champions or something kek. There are still so many I need to look into. I guess I really like creepycute/spooky things, hippie kinda stuff, and strong feminine characters. I usually gravitate towards "good" characters, and tend to like ones who are goofy and kind, and/or troubled characters who have the potential to grow and be redeemed through the magic of friendship. I feel a little embarrassed telling all of that, but I really appreciated your reply and I'm excited about all there is to discover.
You sound very lovely, nona. I'm always happy to help shed positive light on the lore! You're reading on the univer.leagueoflegends site, right? Just making sure you're getting all the delicious morsels of story you can.
My favorites are basically completely opposite of yours lol! I enjoy the villain types with strong wills and larger than life passion for whatever is motivating them. Jhin, Viego, and Thresh come to mind first. Gwen and Lillia are both great characters so please don't worry about who might be most loved or hated! The roster is large and much of the community is jaded as it is, like, they take characters/lore for granted whether they're objectively good or not. 75% of the playerbase doesn't have any right to say shit about the lore imho kek. Anyway, let me get to the recommendations.
Amumu, Ivern (can also fit hippie vibes), Kog'Maw, and Kindred (best written char in the game next to Jhin imho).
>hippie kinda stuff
Maokai (can also fit creepy/cute/spooky), Lulu, Neeko, Nidalee
>strong feminine characters
Senna (can fit spooky), Akali, Illaoi, Karma (might fit hippie vibes), Miss Fortune, Samira… to be quite honest, most of the women in this game can fit here so I just gave you recs that came to mind first!
I hope this helps you get started and if you have any more questions or want to just talk more please let me know.
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I'm straight as a goddanm dick but oh my god
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I’m bored, I miss when champion designs used to mean something. She’s supposed to be from zaun but nothing about her feels that way to me… I would love less champion releases so they can all be really well thought-out and creative. I’m sure she’ll be fun to play though
I think she looks/sounds great and her kit is a step in the right direction for supports in Lol, particularly with the Berserk mechanic on her ult- it's unique and refreshing!
Now this might be a hot take but I see no issue with revive mechanics if they're balanced properly. Akshan's isn't a problem unless you play on auto-pilot instead of making sure he's focused or avoided properly. Renata's is effective in such a short window and can be fizzled out quickly if you're aware of it (from what I've tested so far anyway). Sure they can be obnoxious to play against, but that hardly makes conditional revives a problem for the game in general. It's just about respecting the kit and learning to play against it just like any other high risk/reward champ that came before them.
I do come from years of playing Dota 2 prior to switching games so maybe my opinion is strange. I'm just used to playing with tons of mechanics that League-only players would find outrageous so I guess Riot's stuff seems weird to complain about when I think about the garbage I had to deal with from Valve kek. In general I think the balancing for these new mechanics has been pretty good for the shorter match lengths they aim for. That being said, I really think it's time for them to stop releasing new champs and start modernizing older champ kits/lore. Sad that it's only happening with one player-voted character a year or whatever they plan to do for these reworks.
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I'm alive! I play casually and I'm primarily adc/support/jungle. I play Miss Fortune, my FAVORITE supports are Nautilus and Blitzcrank, and Vi.
Annie is a great midlaner to learn right now, she's really strong and has a good kit for learning the basics of last-hitting/wave management! Although I believe she has some nerfs incoming so watch out for that.
I can't really speak for Gwen, but top has its own unique challenges as an "island" where nobody really interacts with you until the teamfighting stage. Mid is the action lane; people come in and out of it, and you sometimes have to make a call on when to leave lane to go assist someone else.
Jungle feels hard because you have a lot more map to manage, and you have to be good at playmaking/strategy for both ganking enemies and two big objectives (herald/baron and dragon). It's a good idea to leave it for last, so you can get a sense of what a good or bad jungler is doing through experiencing other players.
I'm actually a mastery 6 Vi myself, and she's the first jungler I ever picked up. Her kit is very simple and easy to combo with. She's also getting nerfed soon, sadly. I also play a bit of Volibear, who is similar to Vi, but I'd like to learn Kindred.
I’m here! I play competitively at an above average skill level (I’m currently plat 2, peaked d4. Wouldn’t say I’m that good or anything but some people consider it a good rank. I play 1 to 3 ranked games a day typically.) I play ADC, and main Samira. She ends up getting banned an awfully lot, so if she is banned I’ll play either Kai’sa, Draven, or Cait. I honestly hate every skin Samira has because of the sound effects, especially with her R, but if I had to pick my fave of hers would be high noon. My fave skin line in general is probably coven! As for advice with flaming, even though you said you plan on keeping chat on, if you ever get into ranked I would recommend just full muting everyone the second someone starts talking shit. Even if they’re an enemy. Glad to know there’s still new players interested in league! If you don’t mind sharing, what server do you play on? I’m on NA.
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I started playing league almost a year ago. I started playing it because of Arcane kek.
The first champion I bought and started learning playing was Rell. I still really enjoy her even if she plays kinda clunky. I mostly play her when I duo with my friend in bot tho because if you play her with a random ADC they sometimes just let you die if you go all in.
I also used to play Teemo a lot in top, he's so cute and a very beginner friendly champ! I had a pretty high win rate on him but lately I haven't been enjoying playing him in top much because if mid or jungler doesn't choose to play a tank my team pretty much always loses kek. Also I feel like when playing top like you never interact with any of the other lanes until the end of the game.
I also enjoy playing mid where I mainly play Lux or Neeko. For ADC I can only play Miss Fortune kek, I suck to much in any of the other champs. But sometimes I play Seraphine as an APC champ.
My favorite skin is Beemo, it's just so cute!
Gwen is super cute and when I just started playing I bought her because of her pretty design. I was so bad at her tho! I was so new at the game and didn't understand she was a scaling champ and I was just shit at playing her kek.
I'm a casual player and am currently silver 2. When I play ranked I mostly play Sona support since she's just such an easy champ and scales really hard. So if I just have atleast 1 good teammate I can just stay with them late game and keep healing them. When people flame me I just mute them. I never really flamed to much when other people throw, atleast not like in a super rude or agressive way. I want to try and get into Gold so I think for now I will just try and stick to one role even though it can become kind of boring.
I know Rell is getting a rework which is kinda scary to me since she's the first champ I bought and loved playing! I hope they won't change her to much, if you have a good agressive ADC like Tristana or Samira you can dominate lane so easy. And she is good in teamfights too with her ult!>>288684
Wow plat seem so high for me! You are very based for being a Samira main.
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I started a bit after covid. I play support and jungle, but I can't carry games so I'm in garbage elo. When I support I play a lot of different champions, including Morgana, Veigar, and Soraka. When jungling I play Mordekaiser, Sejuani, Shyvana, and Gwen. I know they say limit your champ pool to climb but I find onetricking to be too boring for me.
My favourite skinline is probably Battle Boss/Arcade or Space Groove. Star Nemesis is cool too, I love Morgana's skin.
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>>161804>What roles and champions do you main?
ADC/Supp flex. I like playing jungle in norms too sometimes. I'm a Jhin/Xayah/Aphelios main for ADC, and I play Rakan, Milio, Lulu, Thresh, and Seraphine support. I recently hit Gold and now I'm too scared to queue again out of fear I'll drop back to Silver, kek.
>What are your favorite skins?
Spirit Blossom Aphelios is probably my current favorite. It's so gorgeous and exactly the kind of skin he needed/deserved. Dark Cosmic Jhin is also really good, and I thought the Arcane Xayah/Rakan skins were good. The first wave of Star Guardians were nice too (Ezreal in specific) although I'm tired of that skinline now.
>Any advice for newbs, especially in flame wars?
When I get flamed for any reason, I like to say that I did whatever I did on purpose. It usually gets people to shut up, and it's also just kind of funny.
Samefag, meant to reply to >>288626
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Omg I didn't expect so many responses, I'm excited!!>>288870
I totally see what you mean about top lane roles. I tried out top Gwen today and ate complete ass every game lmao, the enemy punished so much for every mistake I made. But I can only get better at her!>>288654
I play on NA too! I admire your ADC grindset, so far I've been trying to be an all-rounder instead of specializing. The high noon skins are all so amazing and on yet another level. idk what Riot was feeding the artists but whatever it was, they should do it forever>>288684
Beemo is such a based choice, he's so cute for basically being a murder hamster…
And yeah I miss my team (of strangers) when I play top, like guys let's hang out!! I'l probably be a 2-trick mid/adc player when I start climbing>>288753
Variety is the spice of life!! I love that you play so many champs, I still get confused sometimes on what so-and-so's abilities do during battle and just keysmash.
Space Groove skins are SO good I agree, my fav of them is Lissandra's bc she finally looks relatively happy in life, maybe… The whole vibes are so funky and fresh, it's a nice balance to all the serious skins.>>288827
Spirit Blossom Aphelios is on another level fr. How did you feel about the SettPhel vibes of the lines? Idk much about their lores aside from basic profile info, but I think opposites-attract is usually always nice, and "mooncake" was cute!
Thank you everyone for the flame tips!! I'll use them well and tilt everyone, any suspensions I get will be dedicated to yall.
In other personal League news, I got super obsessed with Pentakill and already blazed through their first two albums at least 4 times. I've been saving the 3rd one for the 2nd half of this week. It's sooooo good, I hope they drop another album soon. Also I think it's hilarious that everyone else in the band is consistently ugly/pretty as they are in the rest of their skins, but Viego's is so ugly in his Pentakill skin kek, poor bro. His hands are a travesty. I'm legitimately so into Pentakill right now it's actually overcoming my procrastination for studying. I want merch of them too ughh and I'm so so excited to watch the 3d concert vod. I'll probably save that for next week tho
>>289434>Beemo is such a based choice, he's so cute for basically being a murder hamster…
Kek that's why I love playing him. Don't worry about struggeling with Gwen, she is scaling so in the beginning of the lane phase will be hard. Like you said you can only get better at her! >Spirit Blossom Aphelios is on another level fr. How did you feel about the SettPhel vibes of the lines?
NTA but I think it's cute, even though Riot panders to china a lot. It's still nice to see that they aren't afraid to hint at same sex couples like Leona x Diana, Caitlyn x Vi and Twitsted Fate x Graves.
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Is anyone picking up Mageseeker? I'm on the fence. I love the pixel art and Hades-style gameplay and want to know what's going on with Demacia and the rebellion, but I've heard there's no new voicelines and the CG trailer looked absolutely horrible, the ugliest thing I've seen in a while. If I had to watch lots of those I'd barf. I think I'd be content with a recap and seeing if Jarvan/Shyvana is confirmed.
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Been slowly getting a feel for TFT by watching my friend's livestream. So far I know LeBlanc and MF are super goated, items can combine, and we can unlock additional bonuses by putting together themed characters. It's a really chill gamemode where I don't have to worry about getting pingspammed or flamed, so that's nice too. I don't even have the pressure to look up guides for it.
So far my favorite themes are Prankster because the perks are fun, and whichever ones have Sivir because she's so hot. My least favorite theme is Star Guardians because half of them have pink hair which makes it so hard to see at a glance who's who.
I'm planning on doing TFT instead of SR for probably the next month I've warmed up to the summoner avatar blobs and am going to score more of them. They're kinda cute.
tft is my favorite game ever, nonna….i started playing when it came out, like 3 years ago. i was a previous ranked solo queue addict, but TFT saved me from that suffering. i've consistently hit master tier ever since the first set, something about the game just really resonates in my mind, i love it lol
if you like prankster, i recommend trying the big garen trait. you can field 3 (or 5) mecha prime units, and it'll give you an item that you can put on any mecha prime. by doing so, you'll sacrifice the 2 nearest mecha primes to whichever mech you selected, giving the big one bonus HP. and he gets ALOT…it's very cool, big garen is the best tank in the game right now. i pretty much play it in every comp lol
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also….will any generous nonnas help me pick what skin to ask for? (yes i own (almost) every skin in the game, no i'm not addicted. no further questions (jk i'm just a bit embarrassed BUT TO BE FAIR I'VE BEEN PLAYING FOR A LOOOOONG TIME AND 80% OF THEM CAME FROM HEXTECH CRAFTING REROLLS.)
basically if you own every skin in the game riot will give you a ~rare~ one if your "My Shop" is empty. there's actually some new skins i haven't gotten, but somehow my shop was empty anyways lol
Omg congrats nona! I heard that PAX Sivir is like one of theee rarest skins. Also the prettiest of the bunch. Then again, I'm biased. >>293657
Thanks for the tip nona!! I tried out Big Garen in hyper tft and you're right, he's so fun. His victory dance looks even stupider too lmao. I think I'll look up proper formations and comps next weekend for the best Big Garen.
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i haven't played league in like two years but the new ahri rework and the skin that is coming out is really making me want to redownload league ugh.
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The game has changed a lot, mainly due to items and how huge their impact is right now. The mid-season patch is coming soon so that might be a nice time to try again if you're curious. Ahri's new animations are so fluid! And I assume you mean the snow moon skin? She looks very pretty. I love the snow moon skinline in general, Kayn has my heart.
>What roles and champions do you main?
I play support/top lane. My mains are Kayle and Illaoi for toplane, and for support I play Senna and Soraka. I haven't played norms in a while because I hate league players.
>What are your favorite skins?
I am obsessed with the Eclipse skin line. Otherwise, I don't really care for skins, and I don't buy them.
>Any advice for newbs, especially in flame wars?
I tell people to eat dirt and die. Then I mute them all. I cannot be arsed.
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oh wow kayn looks so good! yea I gave in and redownloaded league lol. ahri was one of my top 3 champions so when I saw she got an update…I had the urge to play again. I rememeber playing when the items all got reworked, so there isn't be too much for me to have to learn.
Im starting to hate Yuumi and Zeri so much, since Milio will get nerfed this patch you can bet that even more people will start playing Yuumi. Atleast Zeri will also get a nerf, im tired of seeing her all the time. >I'm nowhere good at meta to know if Faker Nautilus mid was actually inting or not, but at least it was NEW.
It's not inting, during MSI multiple matches had a Nautilus mid. But yeah i agree, we really need more variety in pro play champions wise. >>298674
I like wachting Pianta, he's a chill streamer and does funny builds. Thank you for naming all these female streamers, I will be sure to check them out!
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What hurts is they already killed Yuumi to try to remove her from pro play and it killed any skill expression she had (a meme, I know, but you did have to use your brain to an extent to be a good Yuumi before, hence her poor winrate). Now you're nothing but an EXP leech until 6, every scrap of skill expression has been removed from her so you really do just afk now until you need to press R, and pros are still picking her because of the Zeri synergy. Her rework has been a total failure and I can only hope for a revert.
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Nonas, got any champions that you think could be improved lore-wise?
Kaisa is so cute but I hate the "omg am I a monsterrrrr" identity crisis they gave her while she looks completely like a Victoria's Secret angel. If they were going to make her so pretty with a sentient combat suit that shows all the cleavage then they should've given her Dr.Mundo's lore or something. Shit they could swap the two's personalities and we wouldn't feel like anything was wrong:
Kaisa the deranged surgeon going "THE DOCTOR IS UH…. IN!" and shooting everyone's limbs off with plasma because cauterizing requires no bandages!11!!
Dr.Mundo looking at himself and his bone saws and going… am I the monster…
they could even switch complete lores, I wouldn't mind Kaisa and her bonesaws haunting Zaun.
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Kaisa is based on old Kassadin lore where Malzahar originally kidnapped his daughter and sacrificed her to the Void. The whole monster thing is meant to directly parallel how Kassadin is willingly losing more and more of his humanity in a desperate attempt to kill Malzahar and stop the Void as revenge for Malzahar having destroyed his whole hometown.
The execution kind of sucks though because as you said, Kaisa in practice is just a hot lady with perfect makeup and a skintight suit. Apparently they added the cleavage because she didn't read as human enough without it, but I think that's a dumb excuse. Samus looks human and she's fully covered up.
Also League's lore moves at a goddamn glacial pace and it's the most frustrating thing ever. We've been promised an emotional Kaisa and Kassadin reunion for years now (I'm guessing neither will recognize the other and they will fight before making up) and Riot still hasn't delivered.
>>303695>or maybe play a more relaxing mode like ARAM
kek in the LAS server the aram matches are all toxic
af, even more than the normal SR
This looks really cool, I'm glad we are getting a monster champ again. Bel veth doesn't cound because she literally looks like a hot woman. >>303897
Ah that sucks, I guess the only advice I for you have then is to take a break.
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Wow vlad looks so hot in wild rift. A bunch of moids are complaining he looks to pretty now, but seriously 90% of the female characters are hot instagram models so i dont see the problem.
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So the new vampire champ is actually a gothic barefeet loli that is 200 years old. I really hate how the artists even highlights the feet, they are not hiding who they are pandering to. I can't explain it but I hate how genshin impact/vtuber her design looks like? The bare armpits, thick thighs with thigh strap. The bare feet, its just all very off putting.
Holy kek this shit ass art. Why do men draw lolis with the biggest thighs now? One thigh is as big as her entire torso. It's so disproportionate and goofy.
It's like men are stuck between early 2000s bodies and 2010 kim kardashian bodies and now can never decide what they want so they just mix the two
I was actually looking at stuff about Briar yesterday and I was pretty excited for a vamp champ, so I will be so fucking disappointed if this is her. Most of the new champs are boring and suck ass, and we can only get non-sexy female champs if they're literally not human or a humanoid (see Naafiri). I would've preferred an Evelynn-esque champ over this though. I saw people saying she's spooky and creepy and it's like…how?>>317085
I thought yordle too, but I think she's supposed to look like a bat.
She looks fairly busty (I hate this word but idk how else to say it) though, so it feels more like a "loli" head on an adult character body.
I saw someone say that the weird lighting was to emphasize the body she's sitting on and to make her blind eyes pop out more, but the light is so fucking concentrated on her feet that it looks like it's coming from the floor under her feet. Even characters like Ahri aren't so obviously meant to cater to a particular audience. I've heard she's supposed to have some monstrous forms so I hope those at least deliver. We already have a pretty vampire, I want a vampire that actually looks like a monster.
legit saw moids saying she won't be sexualized cause her face looks weird, so fucking dishonest
also i wonder if we'll be ever getting an older female champ, there's too many ugly grandpas in this game already
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Speaking of new champions, I'm most hype for the Ionian "ink mage". He'll make it possible for people to draw on the terrain. My mid main ass is excited. >>317363
It would've been cool if Briar was some kind of old lady in period fashion.
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Does anyone else hate the new pings? I was away from the game for like a year and since I use the smart ping wheel most of the time, it's literally been the hardest thing for me to adjust to. It always takes me like 10 minutes to make sure I actually use the ping I want, or I ping fast and use the wrong one. Makes me feel retarded because they're technically still in the same position they were in before. I find them so redundant too, stuff like "all in", "push", "hold" is easily communicated with omw and assist if your team can use context clues. The "enemy has vision" ping is nice but it's not really new anymore.
I also don't understand the purpose of the objective votes.
people compare her to Sona, and I heard something about her intro not being well regarded
I personally love Seraphine, but then I've only been playing for just over a year or so and missed the initial hate
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Gotta be the most busted design to be shitted out by riot. Surprised they didn't give her the typical tiny anime nose riot gives every fucking female. Only other interesting thing is the torture device but here we are with more coom bait for degenerates.
Anyways… My boyfriend looks so cute here!
Mythics are gone next year, yippee!!>>318323>Play without try hards>People aren't worried about losses>Can play Yuumi jungle for funsies and no one bats an eye.
Yeah, fuck ranked.
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From the champion insights;
“It’s kind of subtle, but with Briar’s shape, I wanted to give her thicker legs and bottom-half with a more petite upper body,” Kindlejack adds. “The idea here is that if she’s actually made from blood magic or living blood, she should be a little bit more bottom-heavy like an I.V. bag or the shape of a droplet of blood.”
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>>318599>It’s kind of subtle, but with Briar’s shape, I wanted to give her thicker legs and bottom-half with a more petite upper body>kind of subtle
This is too funny, they are so shameless. I can't believe that they made her attack with her feet too. >she should be a little bit more bottom-heavy like an I.V. bag or the shape of a droplet of blood
Aren't IV bags square tho? And her silloute doesn't look like a droplet of blood either because she got that huge ass weapon at her head.
The thing is, I have a pear shaped body and I wouldn't mind if we would get some female champs also with that body type. But literally her splash art shows that her waist is two times tinier then just one of her thighs. It's too much, especially with the feet and the fact that her face is so round makes her not look like an adult.
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Samefag, but I hate how they are doing the same thing with Briar like they did with Bel'Veth. Make her splash art and "normal form" a pretty girl and her "true form" actually scary. They are such cop outs, they don't want to commit on making an actual monster because they will make more money with designing the same soulless pretty girl champs.
Yeah, I’m all for more diverse body shapes but I just think it’s a) convenient that this body shape is sort of a “trend” right now for beauty standards and b) that of all characters this person, created as an experiment to be a murderous creature, was given an appealing look.
All the fanart that’s already out speaks volumes about how well the pandering worked and it frustrates me how people gobble up “pretty girl but she’s quirky!” and call it a good design.
goofy jinx was best jinx
Can't stand Arcane Jinx
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Unpopular opinion: The spirit blossom skins are over rated as fuck. They are very beautiful and I love the Ionia-ness, but they're very boring to me. I think spirit blossom Teemo is the only one that I really like.