: They are just following the market changes. They will profit less if they don't. To be honest I'm exited about the changes. You get one extra refund token a year, and you can refund unused skins and champs within a week of purchase without using tokens.
> and you can refund unused skins and champs within a week without using tokens. What do you mean? All the items on my account are marked as not refundable.
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: banning own teams champs
Thanks but no, as I see someone else explained already why it would be a bad idea, so I'll just skip that part.
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Jankhov (EUNE)
: Why ranks are depending on the team and not the player's skills
Because that would require no macro play. You wouldn't try getting dragons, towers or Baron at all, you would be nonstop farming, trying to steal kills, not go into a teamfight if it has any risk of you dying, so everyone would just be trolling around not helping others because they would prioritise KDA over winning the game. It would require no strategy or teamplay or whatsoever.
NikolaR2004 (EUNE)
: Chest
That would make Rito go bankrupt.
: > [{quoted}](name=Silent Note,realm=EUNE,application-id=39gqIYVI,discussion-id=s2Ehqzfa,comment-id=00030000,timestamp=2019-02-18T19:32:58.082+0000) > > Isn't it an issue that preseason already ended? (I only want to try it in normals, but still) That's a fair concern. But don't worry, experimenting isn't limited to preseason. So long as you aren't toxic and try your best to win (and have fun) it should be fine. I remember Dopa/Apdo, (famous player) commenting that it isn't always pros who come with the best builds but other players by trying new things. You might discover something nice. I couldn't find that video, but here's some examples of big streamers and pros playing off meta picks/builds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70kSn3Y_QAY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkCpmgs6Q_M&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bPFCmjfN5U https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wm98mUyBvso Finally, from my experience the only problem you are going to encounter are the toxic players. They love nothing more than the one who does things differently to use as a scapegoat.
I'm planning on doing it with 3 man premades, so there are only 2 people who can flame me and 2 who can defend me, so I'll probably manage that, but thanks for the warning!
: I'm playing with a Guardian Nunu support who builds Redemition first item. And after 12 games with this playstyle, I have won 9/12 games. I always get blamed for "trolling" those 3 games and been reported for it. But yet gained a punishment. Also I played Zac support for over a year after his rework, maybe around 140+ game in ranked with him on support. Yet nothing have happened even through my teammates blamed I been trolling every game. While my winrate is about 40% on him, I still win games and that's the only thing Riot is looking at when it comes to unique playstyles. There was once a Singed and rammus support that got banned from playing Support, but the reason they got banned was cause they rage quit multiple occations and talked back with toxic behavior. While I can say "No, you can't be banned for this." You will gain more reports on you than usual and therefor if you flame just a little, it's more likely you get banned for toxic behavior more than others who has even harsher toxic behavior. Simply play what you have fun with and always strive to win. That's all you need to think about
I never really flame anyway, maybe some passive aggressive stuff rarely, but don't say swear words, so I'll make sure I'll keep myself to that while trying the new builds. Thank you for letting me know about it!
Cheini (EUNE)
: ooookay: {{champion:266}} mid on lcs {{champion:103}} g. aug & smite steal {{champion:84}} jg {{champion:12}} ..okay not sure for ali though he does have good abilities for a burst mage {{champion:32}} supp {{champion:34}} supp/jg {{champion:1}} predator {{champion:22}} mid/supp/jg (this one is my special ofc xd) {{champion:136}} jg {{champion:268}} adc {{champion:432}} jg {{champion:53}} same like ali {{champion:63}} jg {{champion:201}} jg (this one was somewhat popular in fact) {{champion:51}} ..havent seen her however she can go top with little troubles {{champion:164}} jg/top {{champion:69}} jg {{champion:31}} jg {{champion:42}} corki {{champion:122}} jg {{champion:131}} tank (kind of) {{champion:36}} jg {{champion:119}} tyler (everywhere) {{champion:245}} jg {{champion:60}} ..same like cait, though mid {{champion:28}} g. aug {{champion:81}} basically any rune & lane is fine (supp incl, mind klepto!) {{champion:9}} ^ & supp {{champion:114}} jg {{champion:105}} jg, before the nerf with ad items {{champion:3}} full ap/full tank {{champion:41}} mid {{champion:86}} lethality etc...   each of these is not the way the champion is *supposed* to be played, however... why not? :p   ie.. these are some of the playstyles that got popular over lcs and ..hm..certain players: {{champion:111}} top, {{champion:112}} top, {{champion:21}} supp (against zyra plants ie), {{champion:432}}, and ofc.. how to miss them xd {{champion:14}} (report) & {{champion:27}} (proxy & jg supp)   just remember to put some thought in what you are doing, else you will.. well, you will feed. xdd (and aftershock sona.. er this aint work sorry, however you can try Hail of Blades, using the 3rd chord auto-attack reset :p)
Thank you for the comment and wow, thank you for the hail of blades idea! I was thinking of fast (<0.5 seconds) procs on Phase Rush and Electrocute, but I didn't realise that I would be able to do anything with Hail of Blades, it kinda also seemed like a dead rune to me. (I actually didn't know what it exactly did because I never played a champion with Hail of Blades, all I knew was it gave attack speed sometimes.)
SeanGoku (EUW)
: "On the other hand if you banned my champion just for fun, or because they wanted me to dodge, I'll still just play the game out with another champion and not help the troll in-game, while still trying to win." And this is exactly what you are not doing, when you dodge an ARAM. Because your champion pool (of "fun" champions or whatever you want to call an acceptable roll for you) was "banned", aka not available in the pool.
You realise the two aren't even similiar, right? In ARAM I'd probably play around 80-100 out of the 143 champions. On SR if someone bans my champion, I still have a few more champions to play. And the other crucial thing in your example is that you said ranked. For me ranked means not having fun and just tryharding. So I would even play champions I don't enjoy in ranked if that meant winning. That's why I hate ranked, because the competitiveness takes out the fun of the game.
Radetzki (EUW)
: The worst event yet
This is the least grindiest event though. You get between 0.6 and 0.67 times the tokens you got last even, and you only have to get 0.56 times the tokens you had to earn to buy Prestige Akali. You also have a few more days to get it done than last event.
: You will not be banned. For your tranquility here's the "is it meta?" video that Riot made where they actually encourage us to try new things and experiment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mb53aa_nFTo
Isn't it an issue that preseason already ended? (I only want to try it in normals, but still)
Silent Note (EUNE)
: Can I get banned for trying unconventional builds?
Alright, thanks everyone for the replies! I'll try them and see how they worked. The ones I'm most excited about are probably Glacial Augment and Electrocute. (vast majority of the playerbase doesn't know about Sona's animationcancel, so proccing electrocute in 0.3 seconds as Sona will probably be a surprise to some of them)
: You can't get banned for off-meta builds. It's how a lot of the 'broken OP' builds get found. Also, relating to the Aftershock thing, if you have it in game, then you can proc it. It's why champions like Mundo have the rune swapped if you accidentally take it. Akali does have a minute stun on her ult.
It was the old aftershock, back in season 6. I can't remember the name, but it worked just like aftershock, but wasn't as strong.
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SeanGoku (EUW)
: You can do whatever you want. But making rules for yourself like "I'll only actually play if I get x" or something like that is clearly abusing the system. Thar's the problem here and that's why this thread exists. Your point 4 is completely valid. Anybody can occasionally have to dodge due to some real life events coming up. But as for the other 3 reasons.. dodging because you don't feel like playing after you see what champions are available to you is not acceptable. When you queue up for the game you are agreeing to play the game mode. And abusing Riots System to get "luckier" at the expense of everybody else is what bothers me. So what if you made a thread about someone abusing the system in ranked. Like say someone banned your champion despite you hovering it and I came along saying: yeah sure I do that all the time. I have lots of reasons to do it: 1. I felt like banning his champion 2. I thought it was funny 3. I wanted to make him dodge 4. I just don't understand how to play with that champ on my team It doesn't suddenly make it a valid action. Its still against the summoners code when you have fun at the expense of others. You might actually have legitimate reasons to do it (like your forth reason), but that doesn't mean that any reason is fine. Nor does it mean that the system is fine. Lots of things work decently sure. But that doesn't mean they can't be improved. Also no. Im my experience people do not dodge Normals way more often than ARAM. Not even close. I don't have any statistics. But I have been playing a lot of ARAMs to farm tokens too lately. And no way do people even nearly dodge Normals as much as they dodge ARAMs.
There's a reason you have a chance to dodge a game. High elo/challenger players also dodge every now and then. And I don't think it's really "abusing" the system. I don't care about the strength of the given champion, I only care about the gameplay itself. I don't want to play boring champions like Rammus or Kassadin. Fiddlesticks, Maokai and Swain are all very good champions in ARAM, but I don't have fun playing them at all. Why would I play a game as someone I don't enjoy playing? If I dodge, I don't cause harm to anyone. They need to wait like 15 more seconds in queue, and they also get their rerolls back. What the other players lose is like 9*1.5 minutes with queue and champ select included, which is 13.5 minutes, and what I would lose is 20-30 minutes of my time. You can see that everyone else's expenses combined are still less than what I lose. I play the game because I want to have fun, and not because I want to win. Games are fun for me regardless of winning or losing, the gameplay itself is what matters. And when I get a boring champion, I just don't enjoy it. About your ranked example: If I want to play someone strong and I'm not first pick, then I understand you banning that champion. It's totally okay to ban someone else's champion if they're not first pick and you don't want to play against that champion. On the other hand if you banned my champion just for fun, or because they wanted me to dodge, I'll still just play the game out with another champion and not help the troll in-game, while still trying to win.
SeanGoku (EUW)
: Yes. If someone dodges it's usually because they don't want to play any of the available champions. Obviously that's why I'm arguing they should have to play it anyway in respect to the game mode and in respect to other peoples rolls. Riot gave you rerolls for when you really don't wanna play a champion. In addition you even get to use the champions other players reroll too now. But it's just not enough. People still have to leave champ select when they don't get lucky enough to roll the champion they want to play. They're dodging the game they literally just agreed to participating in a minute sooner. And that is just abusing the system. And that is why I'm proposing an alternative. I honestly don't care if you keep the time penalty too. But I am saying that it's not doing it's job good enough by itself. As for your second half. I have to assume you didn't understand my proposal in the first place. First of all. Of course multiple dodges would be followed up with further restrictions. Just as it is now. People cant continuously dodge ARAM now either. If you keep on dodging the penalty doesn't stay at 15 minutes. It increases the more you do it. And second of all, what would the purpose be to keep dodging when you keep getting the same champion? If you say to fk over other people, yeah sure, but that is possible now too. People don't do that, because their accounts would eventually get banned.
People who dodge also lose the rerolls they used, while others get it back. I literally never had a problem with someone dodging in ARAM, not even when I got a good champion. Here are the reasons I may dodge an ARAM game: 1) It tends to happen that someone wants me to reroll maybe I can bring a better champion for them to use, I reroll, someone steals the champion I had first, and I'm left with some garbage, and I also can't switch champions, because I don't own the other ones. 2) Other times someone in my team gets my OTP champion, and they don't want to swap with me, even though my name and club name refers to the champion. 3) I'm bored playing but I still want to farm the tokens, so I make a rule for myself: while I'm getting champions I enjoy playing, I play ARAM, and when it's a champion I don't want to play, I dodge and do something else. 4) I realised I forgot to do something IRL and I have to get to that. I think 15 minutes and then increasing punishment is fair, there's like 1 in 5 games where someone dodges, and that ratio actually isn't bad at all. In normals people dodge way more often.
SeanGoku (EUW)
: ARAM Dodging Penalty
I mean... The reason someone would dodge in ARAM is that they don't like the champion they get, so what you're saying doesn't make much sense. Also if that was the case, people would just keep dodging nonstop to annoy other people, because they don't have to wait before queueing up again.
: League is getting worse and becoming unplayeable
I haven't experienced any of this, may be an issue on your end.
Smerk (EUW)
: Flex is harder if you're playing solo there. With full premade it is easier
Thank you, that explains it!
Rioter Comments
: Everybody who also have 100 Lunar Revel tokens (from red envelopes only)
Me! I had to buy the ticket just to get a chroma.
: Oi how come I got perma'd
Why do you want your account back? Didn't you just say you wanted to get banned so you don't have to play this game anymore?
: Getting Account Suspended for 14 days straight with no warnings.
The funny part is that you're one of the children playing the game, because only immature kids think that flaming benefits them in any way shape of form. Oh the irony.
: 1080p is not blury. but 1080p on a 1440p screen is. the upcaling isnt clean. Clean would be 1080p to 2160p- for every pixel in 1080p there would be four on 2160p, so it just looks like one pixel. but when there is not clean upscaling, edges look unsharp, textures blury usw. for a big company as riot there is no excuse for this.
Mine is 720p on a 1080p screen, which also isn't clean upscaling.
: The new loading screen is embarrassing
If you think 1080p is blurry, you should probably have your eyes checked. I play in 720p and the resolution is perfect for me.
: Well does most of the Akali community agree with you? They don't. Most want her dashes and her heal back not her broken ass designed shroud. Yeah that's a shit design, That's more of a passive not a basic ability. They don't put stand alone passives in a champion ability slot these days. Mastery points don't mean shit if you don't play her anymore. I can say that, because I don't play Kennen anymore and yet over multiple accounts I have 300k MP. Your WRONG. Normal games are easier, because of many reasons that I'll list. 1) People don't try hard as much as in ranked. 2) People tend to NOT play their best champions and they often play roles they are not familiar with. 3) They tend to want to have fun and build stupid shit on their champion. 4) Ranked players always try hard and play their best champions + Roles. 4) If someone is Gold 3, he'll get matched against gold 2 up to plat 5. Sometimes even hitting as high as plat 3 or as low as silver 1. If I listed more it could be annoying to read. "Easy to climb" Then climb up to plat 3. It doesn't matter if there are more AFK'rs or inters. If you say it is easy to climb then climb. Just because you play ARAM and normals 24/7 and say stupid shit doesn't mean your correct even if you have 100k MP on Akali. You don't play her regularly at all. The last 10 days you only played ONE Akali game.
Then how do you explain that my winrate throughout season 8 was way higher in ranked than it was in normal? 1) I strongly disagree. Out of the 8 ranked games I lost this season, 3 of them were because someone in the team gave up and started afking, even though we were a lategame comp and we started outscaling them and won teamfights. The enemy team gets 1 pick on us, then someone afks out saying it's unwinnable. The other time our jungler missed smite on the blue and the scuttle, our toplaner got tilted, started LITERALLY running it down top because he was tilted from the missed smites. In the meantime our jungler caught up, I won midlane, bot lane also won, so we were winning everything but top, then our toplaner started running it down mid and bot also. In the end the enemy superfed Riven solocarried the game, even though it would've been an easy win if our toplane didn't start inting. And he was blaming our jungler for missing the first 2 smites and losing the game. Yeah, people in ranked must be trying really hard... 2) The same is true for ranked. I remember having a Nasus that had 9 stacks in 10 minutes in ranked. I doubt that any Nasus would have that few stacks if they were at least a little familiar with the champion. A lot of the times I got first time Sylas players in my team in ranked. Also, just checked people's mastery scores in your match history, most of them only had around 10k mastery points. That's like playing 15 games with the champion. I highly doubt that's one of their best champions. 3) But that can backfire too. For example in normals I sometimes buy dark seal on Sona, archangel's staff and frozen heart, depending on the matchup, and high elo Sona players also buy those quite often. But in ranked I'm too afraid to build them, because my team may not know about the fact that it's a legit build and I may get flamed. So I end up not building them even if I find it more effective in the current matchup, because if my team gets tilted due to not knowing that my build isn't troll, then they'll just play tilted, start flaming, and that'll reduce our chances of winning. So while in normals people may try new build, which sometimes work, sometimes they don't, in ranked you're kinda limited to normal build in low elo if you don't want the team to freak out. 4) I think I explained it in the first and second point. 4 2.0) In normals I've had many games where we had diamond players in the match, sometimes even Masters players. In ranked, you won't get opponents from much higher elo. Why would I climb to plat 3? It doesn't give me new victorious skins, there's no point in climbing after you reached gold unless you are going for challenger. I couldn't care less about the color of my border, that only shows for 2 minutes before the game starts. And yeah, I don't play Akali regularly, because ever since the rework, I don't enjoy playing her. I used to play the old Akali a lot, but I don't quite like the new one.
: It understands the context of what you say and what you describe someone else said. It's not a "bot". It's more similar to a neural network. It learns with each report.
Wait really? I had no idea this system was like a neural network.
: I haven't been banned yet. Done it at least 10 times. Not for telling they said such a word, but because the reported players were the incarnation of those words.
So you were flaming other people in the report card with blacklisted words, and you didn't even get a chat restriction? Thank you, that also answers my question!
: It makes no sense. If you are using it do describe what they said, you shouldn't get punished.
Yeah, but the system is automated, so I don't know if it checks everywhere if a player said a bad word.
Èclair (EUNE)
: Why would a system designed to analyse chat logs not pick up on a blacklisted word? No, it's not bannable but pretty pointless.
Because there have been many times when someone said the n word or the k word, and after I reported them without writing a description, I haven't gotten any feedback. I actually haven't gotten any banned player feedback in around half a year, even though there were some people who really would've deserved it.
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: > [{quoted}](name=Silent Note,realm=EUNE,application-id=2BfrHbKG,discussion-id=NgIG1Evx,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2019-02-14T15:04:02.435+0000) > About temper issues: play normals. It&#x27;s like impossible to get tilted by normal games. i have to disagree, i have even yesterday people making me life treats in a urf game xD
Urf is actually way worse than ranked or normal if you're looking at toxicity. Urf is the most toxic gamemode I've ever seen.
D33pVibes (EUNE)
: Does Riot think our life is surrounded to this game?
While climbing I literally got 30 LP for a win and lost 12 on a loss. Not Riot's fault your MMR is %%%%ed. About temper issues: play normals. It's like impossible to get tilted by normal games. About flaming: most people who feed aren't doing it on purpose. They are just having a bad game, like everyone does every once in a while. You flaming them only reduces your chances of winning, because they don't want to try anymore. You should comfort them instead to help them stay calm and not tilt. If it's a troll and not an uninentional feeder, then you're just giving them what they want by flaming them, which is attention. If you and your team ignores the troll, they'll lose their interest in trolling because they're not getting the attention. And I don't think I have to explain why flaming an AFK is pointless. All in all, there isn't a single scenario where flaming others would benefit you in any way shape of form. It only makes things worse.
: sry but im supp main soooo -1
You make no sense. I just posted about how I disliked the recent support nerfs. If you were a support main, you also wouldn't be happy about the nerfs, and you would agree with me. Why do you enjoy your main role being nerfed if I may ask?
: well as support main i dont suggest you to go relic shield i mean you can go on tank supports but i pref going Coin or frostfang its easier to uprgrade especially in solo q :)
I'm a Sona main, so going relic shield isn't really a good option.
: It's a temporary nerf to combat the top lane spellthief kleptomancy exploit. They will most likely revert it when they find a permanent solution.
I hope it's just temporary, I was quite shocked seeing it.
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gergi2000 (EUNE)
: Urf not random.
I've played around 100 games of ARURF, but haven't seen a Sona once in either of the teams. On the other hand, I see Tryndameres and Garens like every second game.
: incompetant players
If course players will be incompetant, they're new to the game, and possibly new to the whole moba genre. League has a really steep learning curve, so of course people on low level aren't going to know what to do.
: Shroud wasn't the core identity of Akali, not sure where you going at. Champs have similar identities, nothing new there. Just because she is the only person that has shroud doesn't mean she's Akali, you can slap shroud on a new in development champion and remove it from Akali and bring back triple charged dashes + heal and most Akali mains will be more happy than sad. No she isn't, since OP.GG is down I checked blitz.gg (and LeagueofGraphs) and you don't even play her not once of your recent games you played her. Stop spouting bullshit. Nice lying skills, you almost only play Sona and Ahri. https://www.leagueofgraphs.com/summoner/eune/Silent+Note Ranked = Skill and game knowledge. If you don't play it at least half of your games than you don't have as much depth about Akali or most champions to that matter.
I still strongly feel like taking away her shroud would take away way more from her identity than taking away her healing. I'm pretty sure if Riot took away her entire shroud and replaced it with something like "your next basic attack will heal you" instead of taking away the healing from her Q, most Akali mains would be more sad than happy. Nice lying skills.. https://www.masterypoints.com/player/Silent%20Note/eune And the thing about ranked is not true. Normal games are more difficult than ranked unless you're above diamond, because in ranked, you're playing against people around your elo, which is really easy to do. Meanwhile in normals you are matched up against high platinum and diamond players, sometimes even masters. While I was playing ranked, I found it ridiculously easy to climb. There are also way more afks and inters in ranked, which makes the entire thing even worse.
: Placements this year is weird.
Maybe your friends friend's MMR was really good.
Voidner (EUNE)
: My current issues with S9
1) I actually think this season is not as much of a coinflip as some of the previous ones. 2) I get my primary role almost every time. 3) I mostly played Sona, Ahri and Diana, neither of them are meta, and have around a 60-70% winrate on all of them.
muzza1875 (EUW)
: Does it get better at 30?
It still happens sometimes, but not too often. Like once in 10 games.
: Nope. Her identity was never the shroud. Her identity was the heal + triple dash. The shroud currently is unrecognizable to the old Shroud. You don't play Akali, and you don't play ranked.
> Nope. Her identity was never the shroud. Her identity was the heal + triple dash. The shroud currently is unrecognizable to the old Shroud. Her identity was always that she could go invisible with the shroud in the middle of teamfights. Do you know who comes to my mind first when I hear "heal + triple dash"? Ahri. Not Akali. Do you know who comes to my mind first when I hear "shroud"? Akali. And I bet you that if you made a "Guess the champion" post here, and gave the word "shroud" as a hint, 95%+ of people would recognise you were thinking of Akali. > You don't play Akali LOOOOOL, Akali is literally my second most played champion. > and you don't play ranked. What does that have to do with Akali's identity?
: They removed her identity.
They didn't. Her identity has always been her shroud. Her old shroud didn't have true stealth either.
: also to put your mind at ease heres what your smurf did in the early stages before he went afk under turret for a couple of minutes https://streamable.com/p50ok
Maybe he was lagging and when he afked, he just went to fix his connection? Riot would detect if any program interacted with League, so if you reported him and he did script, he'll get banned either way. If he doesn't get banned, that means that no scripts were detected, hence he's innocent.
: Because the matchmaking is more... flexible. :P Are you talking about solo queue ranks? Flex MMR is its own thing, solo queue rank doesn't affect it in any way.
Yeah, it still feels unfair though. I'm fine with having 1 or 2 smurfs in a game, but when the entire enemy team is smurfing, the match kinda feels pointless, like the game is literally decided before you even leave the base.
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