Zedant (EUW)
: Is there a counter for fed ap champs?
Depends on the champion, but a lot of mages (with a few exceptions) are built around being strong when they have a level lead. Once the level lead equalizes it becomes easier. You can apply this to most things in League. Many players underestimate just how powerful being a level or two ahead is.
WeedGirl (EUNE)
: brand
I don't understand, but I agree
: Okay thank you for your fast reply. I assume there no work-around for the League-Director is planned yet?
Not as far as I am aware.
Louvem (EUW)
: > [{quoted}](name=A Red Herring,realm=EUW,application-id=eZuvYsEr,discussion-id=dVQu8Xhx,comment-id=000300000000,timestamp=2020-01-06T18:18:41.281+0000) Because it was on the front page when I opened the boards today. :) Yes, I did. This is the main reason to submit support requests through player support - I can't read everything, and Rioters don't actively trawl these boards looking for issues :( I am not able to personally look into these issues and for the past 3 weeks I have been on vacation :( So there is not enough staff members to handle the boards or player problems? So once you are on vacation, that's it. Players are screwed, pathetic.
> So there is not enough staff members to handle the boards or player problems? So once you are on vacation, that's it. Players are screwed, pathetic. There's plenty of staff which handle player support queries, they just do not frequent the boards because the boards is not the place to report issues. This is why every time I or any of the volunteers reply on these threads we make sure to stress that you should **report issues to player support.** The boards is exclusively meant to be a community discussion place. You shouldn't expect any player support response here.
Cheehee (EUNE)
: Hey, checking back on this, I had some internet connection troubles, I don't really know how boards work and also during the Christmas break I didn't really bother checking. Is there still a chance, though? :) You found the thread, right? :D If so, I am impatiently waiting for an invite - I only play on EUNE, hope that's not a problem!! {{sticker:galio-happy}}
: LEAGUE DIRECTOR
There's no way to upgrade replay files from older patches. Sorry :(
: Vulnerability Testing
Good luck. ;) We have a bug bounty program if you find anything. https://hackerone.com/riot
Febos (EUW)
: > [{quoted}](name=A Red Herring,realm=EUW,application-id=eZuvYsEr,discussion-id=dVQu8Xhx,comment-id=00030000000000000000,timestamp=2020-01-06T18:56:13.922+0000) > > My role is to fix insecure systems. How does one start a info-sec career? More precisely, what technical skills are required to start? I've read some blogs with general advice, but want to hear it from you. I know this is off-topic, but I had to take the chance.
I fell into it. I was working as a software engineer and, to cut a long story short, ended up applying to Riot after a recommendation by my (now) boss. My expertise as a software engineer and ability to think and communicate risk is what got me the job. I never intended to get into infosec, it just happened. So, based on that, if you already have technical knowledge, I'd say just apply for jobs. You'll learn way faster on the job.
: Anti heal for AD champs costs 800g, anti heal for AP champs costs 3000g
Executioners calling being 800g is actually a feature, not a bug: Because it's so cheap, it takes up an item slot with very few offensive stats. This means that you either have a choice of sitting on that 800g for a while, consuming an item slot that could otherwise be filled with a BF sword/more powerful offensive item, or upgrade it to Mortal Reminder, which itself is not very powerful unless vs tanks. Morello, on the other hand, is pretty stat efficient on its own. Sure, it's usually better to not upgrade Oblivion Orb unless you need the anti-heal, but it feels much worse for an AD champion to buy Executioners calling than it does an AP champion to build Morellos. Making Morellos cheaper would almost certainly mean it is never bought except by supports (and even then there would be few supports that would build it), because you would be using an item slot for an item that doesn't grant many stats. This is the same reason why you don't often see Twin Shadows built outside of Glacial Augment builds on mid laners, even if the CDR, AP and MS are all very powerful for the cost of the item, it's too cheap in the late game for a carry to hold.
: > I'm not trying to shift the blame onto anyone But the way you and Riot in general communicate comes across as passively blaming the users, Riot does this a lot and I am not the first to notice that....seriously... if people post here it's probably because the support didn't help them solve anything... ever thought about that? (I mean some users literally said that support did not help them so...) Maybe coming here to tell people they should contact the support NOW is a bit redundant. There is a new bug that appeared after Riot updated the game, I'd expect that Riot knows best what they changed, so they should be able to narrow it down much easier then users who need to suffer through the support back and forth of useless BS answers and how hard can it be for such a huge company to get a windows 7 system to try and reproduce this bug? (No I don't mean that you personally need to own a win 7 pc... I am not stupid but thanks for asking). I guarantee you it has been reported to the support many times... so why is there still no info from Riot, why do you keep telling people to go to the support and get told to update drivers and all that waste of time. The fact that the season is supposed to start in 4 days in the game is so littered with issues blows my mind. At least your name fits perfectly your role and Riots communication strategy in general. A red herring is something that misleads or distracts from a relevant or important question. I also think its mind blowing that only 1 employee is even checking this board. Absolutely ridiculous. Why does it even exist? To piss people off and make them waste time?
> But the way you and Riot in general communicate comes across as passively blaming the users, Riot does this a lot and I am not the first to notice that....seriously... Could you elaborate on how I tried to blame the user here? I want to improve my communication skills to avoid doing that. > if people post here it's probably because the support didn't help them solve anything... ever thought about that? Maybe coming here to tell people they should contact the support NOW is a bit redundant. I guarantee you it has been reported to the support many times... so why is there still no info from Riot, why do you keep telling people to go to the support and get told to update drivers and all that waste if time. It hasn't. That's why I asked people to report it to player support. The more information we have on the issue, the easier it becomes to fix and the more apparent it is that it's a widespread issue. The more common situation is players come here to discuss a bug and they don't submit it to player support at all. I spoke with an agent from player support about this issue specifically, so I know this to be true :) > At least your name fits perfectly your role and Riots communication strategy in general. A red herring is something that misleads or distracts from a relevant or important question. My role is to fix insecure systems. It is not to go through the boards and resolve technical issues :) I'm trying to help as best I can. I appreciate you're frustrated because you're experiencing technical issues, but being antagonistic to me is not going to solve the problem. The best way to ensure that this gets fixed is for players to report their issues to player support so they can collate information and then pass it on to those responsible for fixing it.
SiLVeRouLiS (EUNE)
: > [{quoted}](name=Febos,realm=EUW,application-id=eZuvYsEr,discussion-id=dVQu8Xhx,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2020-01-06T07:59:45.473+0000) > > A question for the wise: why should Riot keep Windows 7 support if Microsoft themselves are going to forgo it? A lot of people don't want to go at windows 10 :D It will be fun :d
The sky isn't going to fall if you don't upgrade to Windows 10, but from a security standpoint, you really should. League is probably going to support Windows 7 for a while, but as another poster mentioned, you're leaving yourself open to new security vulnerabilities if you don't upgrade.
: > There are no intentional errors Yea but there are still severe issues and I am wondering why you only reply to a thread that's nothing more but wild speculation about reasons why Riot takes so long to fix bug and doesn't communicate about the bug either. I guess you just happened to miss the 50 other threads where people describe strange disconnects and frame drops that escelates in the game crashing, every game around 8-12 min. The best way to resolve the issue would be if Riot could stop pretending it's the users fault and actually look into it. is it part of Riots philosophy to always shift blame onto the users before you start actually taking them seriously? I don't get it. It's ridiculous that the game is in such a broken state.
> Yea but there are still severe issues and I am wondering why you only reply to a thread that's nothing more but wild speculation about reasons why Riot takes so long to fix bug and doesn't communicate about the bug either. Because it was on the front page when I opened the boards today. :) > I guess you just happened to miss the 50 other threads where people describe strange disconnects and frame drops that escelates in the game crashing, every game around 8-12 min. Yes, I did. This is the main reason to submit support requests through player support - I can't read everything, and Rioters don't actively trawl these boards looking for issues :( > The best way to resolve the issue would be if Riot could stop pretending it's the users fault and actually look into it. I am not able to personally look into these issues and for the past 3 weeks I have been on vacation :( The reason I suggest you talk to player support is that player support will be able to collate information about faulty systems and forward it onto engineers so that they can resolve the issue faster. As I've mentioned previously on the boards, all I can do is pass information along to the engineers, but the amount of information I can pass on based on a boards post ("there is a problem with Windows 7 players") is not very useful compared to the amount of information that you can provide to player support agents when you submit a ticket. > is it part of Riots philosophy to always shift blame onto the users before you start actually taking them seriously? I don't get it. I'm not trying to shift the blame onto anyone; The problem is very likely an issue to do with software installed on Windows 7 machines that is having issues with the game. It is difficult for me to confirm that, since I personally do not have access to a Windows 7 machine. I'm definitely taking this issue seriously, but telling the engineers there's an issue with Windows 7 players casts a very wide net that can make it difficult to pin down the issue and remedy it.
Rennyh (EUNE)
: WRONG ACCOUNT MIGRATION
Accounts do not get migrated by accident. Send a ticket to player support. Your account was likely compromised.
ÌnDeed (EUW)
: So did you decided to cuck windows 7 users?
[We still support Windows 7, 8 and 10](https://support-leagueoflegends.riotgames.com/hc/en-us/articles/201752654-Minimum-and-Recommended-System-Requirements). There are no intentional errors put in place to discourage Windows 7 use. I would personally recommend you upgrade to a newer version of Windows due to support for Windows 7 ending in a couple of weeks, but if you decide not to upgrade, League will continue to work with Windows 7. If you're seeing issues with Windows 7 and League, the most likely scenario is that you have software installed that conflicts with League in some way. This should be expected given how old Windows 7 is. The only way to tell here would be to speak with player support. > Do you want us to upgrade to Windows 10 so you can steal more of our personal data, the things we like, etc.. so you can make more skins based on our real life inclinations? The main controversy around Windows 10's personal data collection was due to Cortana being opt-out rather than opt-in on launch, plus Microsoft collecting activity history. Riot has access to neither of these things. > Also that Duo Core is not "compatible" anymore. We support any processor that is 3Ghz or higher. If you have technical issues, the best way to get them resolved would be to send player support a ticket.
Çhip (EUW)
: Why riot is going harsh on chat.
> Flamer flames>Gets banned>Creates a new account>Spends money, it actually came to my mind and it would be the most reasonable explanation, since ban evading is not illegal in this game people create new accounts and buy RP there. Ban evasion is pretty hard to enforce. Unless someone is using the exact same email address, it's really difficult to identify the same person across multiple accounts. When players are exceptionally toxic and make repeated accounts after being banned, they get indefinitely banned, which is essentially a ban on sight. This isn't easy to automate, but has been done in the past to high profile individuals. Your assertion is that players who get banned will repeatedly come back and spend money. From a purely business standpoint, the toxicity of some players drives away new players, which are a bigger source of revenue than existing ones. Additionally, players who get perma banned repeatedly are actually pretty rare, certainly not frequent enough to base a business model off of it. > But they never ban the Griefer, troller or leaver so he can ruin others games and get them banned for being frustrated so they possibly spend money on their new accs. Those accounts do get banned, although I'll admit we could be better at doing it faster.
: Are you only saying that because you're forced to as an employee in shackles or because you're genuinely allowed to be critical.
I'm not being censored if that's what you're asking..
: I like how you're never accepting of those who are critical of Riot. Whenever I see someone post a statement deemed critical yet true you ignore it.
I always accept criticism of Riot if I think it's reasonable and I critique Riot frequently myself
: Freedom of Speech ?
if you'd like to discuss a chat restriction, the best place to talk with someone about that would be via player support and not the boards. Riot employees (like me!) can't discuss the specifics of any penalty on any platform that we do not control (like twitter DMs) or in public (like the boards). I should remind you, as other posters have mentioned, that Freedom of Speech is a concept that protects you from *legal* repercussions from governments. It is not intended to shield you from the social repercussions of your speech from private entities. The allegory of the constitution of the US (which cites freedom of speech) for League would be the summoners code, which does not give you freedom of speech as a right but instead asks that you act with humility and civility.
: telling him what he should build = extremely toxic? pepegaU
Ignoring everything else you put in your main post, "this is why you will never get out" is pretty toxic. Tone it down.
: i wish riot start care about casual players {{sticker:slayer-jinx-catface}}
Where do you think Riot needs to improve to help out casual players?
: With all respect I don't see nothing happy
New year! doesn't have the same ring to it
  Rioter Comments
: Is riot in need of more groups working for Bugs then? Cause more and more bugs keep appearing and it feels like Riot is doing less and less to fix them. While I understand that's not the case, since you can only fix 10 bugs a day with 1 bug fixer. But if LoL keeps getting more and more bugs, to the point where bugs are just way to many, shouldn't Riot get more employees to fix that? Yet I have yet to see Riot accept more employees for bug fixing.
In general, you don't hire someone purely to fix bugs in any software company. You hire people to create (and maintain) solutions. This means that you don't have a team of, say, 100 engineers of bug "fixers", but you have a small team of 5-6 team who own and maintain a particular solution. As I mentioned above, there are lots of reasons a bug might not be fixed within a single patch of it being reported.
: > [{quoted}](name=A Red Herring,realm=EUW,application-id=2BfrHbKG,discussion-id=TLlxNFBF,comment-id=000400010000000100000000,timestamp=2019-12-31T21:22:33.546+0000) > > Your other question is very hard to answer. It is basically asserting Riot stole the idea of Neeko from you (Which I am 100% sure we did not). But there's no way I can answer it in a way that doesn't come across as defensive. > > If you want people to answer your questions, you have to phrase them in a less combative and accusatory way. > > Not to mention that I'm not a subject matter expert in champion design, but I'm definitely a subject matter expert in whether or not the answer I wrote was copy-paste. Thanks now i can imagine at least why Riot did not say any Word to me. It never crossed my mind that you can stole something from Riot, when i free willing post here a suggestion. It is nothing but a suggestion into my Eyes. I was not expecting any money - just a thank you. To me it is on the other side 100% sure that they based the Champion on my Suggestions/Design. So maybe if you can tell em i don`t expect any money they might give me some credit. Or should i do a poll what ever say? my Design or Riots?! would that help?
> It is nothing but a suggestion into my Eyes. I was not expecting any money - just a thank you. Thanking you would be a tacit admission that Riot based their design off of your champion (which, again, is not the case). This gets Riot into a tricky legal situation because technically that would give you the ability to sue Riot on the basis of copyright. This is also why, in general, Riot does not implement designs from the community.
: To be honest, Linux is something that could use it's own tech team. it's getting pretty common these days
As much as I'd like to use Linux for games (if I could play all of the games I wanted to play on a Debian-derivative, I would be a very happy man), I still don't think it's viable commercially to pursue as a games company
: > [{quoted}](name=A Red Herring,realm=EUW,application-id=2BfrHbKG,discussion-id=TLlxNFBF,comment-id=0004000100000001,timestamp=2019-12-31T18:48:57.365+0000) > > It's definitely not copy paste :) So you react to that, but not to my other Question? Hmmm... Nah...
Your other question is very hard to answer. It is basically asserting Riot stole the idea of Neeko from you (Which I am 100% sure we did not). But there's no way I can answer it in a way that doesn't come across as defensive. If you want people to answer your questions, you have to phrase them in a less combative and accusatory way. Not to mention that I'm not a subject matter expert in champion design, but I'm definitely a subject matter expert in whether or not the answer I wrote was copy-paste.
Mcgalakar (EUNE)
: Well, for me it is normal that you do not comment topics that are outside your expertise, but this doesn't change that Riot as company have a terrible policy of communicating with players over issues. People are unable to play the game for 2 months and we still haven't seen any official statement from people who are responsible for fixing it. Support does not help also, as they either do not provide answers, or some of them (seeing from post of others players) are causing even more harm (buy new PC, we will probably not fix it). Obviously none of them is your fault, but as you are probably the last Rioter still visiting boards, you are in the same position as a shop clerk. It is not your fault, but clients will still blame the one who talks to them.
> People are unable to play the game for 2 months and we still haven't seen any official statement from people who are responsible for fixing it Could you point me to a post where a player has this issue and I'll investigate it. There definitely should not be a case where you're unable to play the game for that long. > (buy new PC, we will probably not fix it). While this is not advice I'd like to give, if you are running Windows XP or an unsupported operating system, this is unfortunately the advice that has to be given; if there are issues pertaining to the use of Windows XP or something like Linux, Riot is not in a position to aid with those.
: > [{quoted}](name=A Red Herring,realm=EUW,application-id=2BfrHbKG,discussion-id=TLlxNFBF,comment-id=0004,timestamp=2019-12-30T18:27:45.978+0000) > This is also why reporting bugs and issues on the boards is **a bad idea**. Any bugs should be reported either to: > > 1. Player support directly or > 2. Using the in-game [report a bug feature](https://support-leagueoflegends.riotgames.com/hc/en-us/articles/115005466327-Report-a-Bug). People have been trying to report for months now, but riot just simply doesn't fix. > I appreciate that it can be frustrating to see lots of threads lit up on the boards by me and other Rioters not directly responding to issues and instead focusing on casual conversation with players... but in my mind, I've decided it's better to have that casual conversation than no engagement with the player-base on these boards at all. Fair enough.
> People have been trying to report for months now, but riot just simply doesn't fix. Not all bugs are created equal and they must be prioritised and fixed in accordance with that priority. There are also things that might complicate fixing a bug, such as being able to reproduce the bug in a test environment or the level of effort required to fix a particular bug. If you report a bug through the features I mentioned above, it will have a much higher chance of making it onto a backlog, but that doesn't necessarily mean that it can be fixed in the next patch.
: > [{quoted}](name=DragonessOfMagic,realm=EUNE,application-id=2BfrHbKG,discussion-id=TLlxNFBF,comment-id=00040001,timestamp=2019-12-30T23:21:53.693+0000) > > i was about to say "ofc rioter is a whiteknight" but at this point...this is a very reasonable response. thank you Looks to me like a copy/paste actually.
It's definitely not copy paste :)
: there is some form of template used, i agree. but it's not exactly copy-paste
There is no template used. I just re-ordered the comment a few times and added horizontal rules to break between sections.
Exιled (EUW)
: EUW Diamond 4 ADC LF Support
let me introduce you to https://boards.euw.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/teams-clubs-tournaments-euw/oHPtIvRk-d2d1-support-lf-adc-p1-d1
xStyrosx (EUNE)
: > [{quoted}](name=A Red Herring,realm=EUW,application-id=2BfrHbKG,discussion-id=fluPhs3n,comment-id=00010000000100000000000000000000,timestamp=2019-12-30T05:13:51.271+0000) > > 55% winrate was the difference between me staying in diamond 4 and hitting master tier with Rakan earlier this season. You will climb *very* quickly with a 55% winrate. > > You do have a point, though: You shouldn't expect to climb over a small number of games. But that's why ranked is supposed to be a continuous progression, rather than a sprint of 20 games :) sry but instead of playing games can you start do your job? I mean you got almost all games on mid , proof https://i.imgur.com/kTgac4Y.png and I got 90% games filled to 2nd role ( jungle ) for no reason instead of playing mid but we know , obvious reason is dogshit balance where you killed jungler role and now nobody want play it https://i.imgur.com/g2tPb2q.png smile face
I got most of my games as mid because I queued mid/support, so I very rarely got autofilled (though it did happen, see the few top jungle and adc games I got).
Marcua (EUW)
: Also, pinging a couple of seconds before you make a play, or even writing in the chat "If I hit a -----, we should go in" would be beneficial. I often say to my teammates as Nidalee "If I hit a spear on the ADC, we should begin the fight." or as Bard "I will look for a 2 man ult. Let's engage when I hit it." Your calls will also be listened to more if you have performed well in a game. Your macro knowledge can still be high even though you are feeding, but people tend to follow the person who is doing good rather than the 0/10. It is just how people's minds work.
Yeah, this is right on the money. In general, the way you lead people in League is the same way you lead people IRL. You act with confidence and authority. Not everyone will follow you and that's fine, but a lot of individuals will just defer to the natural leader within a group of people.
: What is the story behind that name? Must be some reason if you keep it for so long
I like how it rolls off the tongue
HideSide (EUNE)
: > [{quoted}](name=A Red Herring,realm=EUW,application-id=2BfrHbKG,discussion-id=TLlxNFBF,comment-id=000400000000,timestamp=2019-12-30T18:54:40.892+0000) > > Yes, though I've not in the past 3 years forwarded any champion concept to the dev team. If it's a bug, accessibility issue, that sort of thing, I'll pass it on. > > Security engineering works in a different way at Riot to other companies. I am ultimately not responsible for the security of anything we offer to players - the teams that develop those things are - I am just a consultant. That said, I do take pride in making sure that any issues I do find are triaged, fixed appropriately and stay that way. > Ok, thanks. > I don't use another account to reply on the boards. It feels unethical to be saying something as an employee of the company without disclosing your affliation with the company. See [Astroturfing](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astroturfing). I mean this, when you have something to say as D3 player or something like that. Not on behalf of Riot.
> I mean this, when you have something to say as D3 player or something like that. Not on behalf of Riot. Yep. I still don't reply on another account. It still feels unethical to talk about *anything* related to the game if I don't disclose that I work at the company that makes it.
HideSide (EUNE)
: > [{quoted}](name=A Red Herring,realm=EUW,application-id=2BfrHbKG,discussion-id=TLlxNFBF,comment-id=0004,timestamp=2019-12-30T18:27:45.978+0000) > > I've mentioned a few times on the boards why I comment on balance discussions, but I'll reiterate it here: > > I work as a security engineer. That means I don't work in the team that fixes bugs and, honestly, I don't really know what bugs they are working on and so forth. If I had that level of visibility I'd definitely proactively update threads on bugs that have been fixed. In general, though, I only comment on threads about work when I have something to add. If I don't comment on a thread, it doesn't mean I personally (or other Rioters) haven't seen it - it's just that I have nothing to add to it (or don't want to put a spotlight on it - The red badge effect on a boards post is very real and leads to vastly increased visibility of that thread). > > > This is also why reporting bugs and issues on the boards is **a bad idea**. Any bugs should be reported either to: > > 1. Player support directly or > 2. Using the in-game [report a bug feature](https://support-leagueoflegends.riotgames.com/hc/en-us/articles/115005466327-Report-a-Bug). > > These two ways are the best way to ensure that Rioters will see your bug. As it stands, Rioters don't tend to casually browse these boards looking for things to add to our bug backlog (although if we come across something, of course, we will raise it and do our best to keep you appraised of updates). > > Whilst there is a tech issues board on these forums, my recommendation would be that you should send your technical issues to player support; the tech issues board here should not be relied on for an official response and is instead more of a community-support kind of deal. > > ---- > > Additionally, right now, I'm on Christmas break and am avoiding checking any work-related notifications. Keeping a separation between work and life is important to me. > > I play League a lot and love discussing it, which is why I talk about balance and improving gameplay here, and it's something I enjoy doing in my spare time. If an issue of security shows up, I will of course address it in detail as I am a subject matter expert in security and thus the best person to talk about it in a professional capacity. > > I appreciate that it can be frustrating to see lots of threads lit up on the boards by me and other Rioters not directly responding to issues and instead focusing on casual conversation with players... but in my mind, I've decided it's better to have that casual conversation than no engagement with the player-base on these boards at all. Hi, I have a few questions. As a rioter you are in position to pick up something that catch your eye and make dev team look into it, right? Be it champion concepts or serious issue that doesnt seem to be spotted by dev team yet. As security engineer, you are responsible for security of accounts or servers of LoL or even both? And lastly, even if you have what you want so say but doesnt want to lit up certain thread, do you use user acc?
> As a rioter you are in position to pick up something that catch your eye and make dev team look into it, right? Be it champion concepts or serious issue that doesnt seem to be spotted by dev team yet. Yes, though I've not in the past 3 years forwarded any champion concept to the dev team. If it's a bug, accessibility issue, that sort of thing, I'll pass it on. > As security engineer, you are responsible for security of accounts or servers of LoL or even both? Security engineering works in a different way at Riot to other companies. I am ultimately not responsible for the security of anything we offer to players - the teams that develop those things are - I am just a consultant. That said, I do take pride in making sure that any issues I do find are triaged, fixed appropriately and stay that way. > And lastly, even if you have what you want so say but doesnt want to lit up certain thread, do you use user acc? I don't use another account to reply on the boards. It feels unethical to be saying something as an employee of the company without disclosing your affliation with the company. See [Astroturfing](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astroturfing).
: your name just screams "i had an interesting name but it was rude and I want a job..." xD
I've been using this summoner name since 2013 ^^
: So riot really doesn't give a damn?
> I see rioters comment on irrelevant discussions.. never commenting on issues or updating us on bugs. I've mentioned a few times on the boards why I comment on balance discussions, but I'll reiterate it here: I work as a security engineer. That means I don't work in the team that fixes bugs and, honestly, I don't really know what bugs they are working on and so forth. If I had that level of visibility I'd definitely proactively update threads on bugs that have been fixed. In general, though, I only comment on threads about work when I have something to add. If I don't comment on a thread, it doesn't mean I personally (or other Rioters) haven't seen it - it's just that I have nothing to add to it (or don't want to put a spotlight on it - The red badge effect on a boards post is very real and leads to vastly increased visibility of that thread). There are also some threads that I personally disagree with that I won't comment on because I don't want to look like I'm going to war against the OP. Finally, there are some posts that are just players expressing frustration, where there is no real value in an "official" response from Riot. As it stands, Rioters don't tend to casually browse these boards looking for things to add to our bug backlog (although if we come across something, of course, we will raise it and do our best to keep you appraised of updates). This is why reporting bugs and issues on the boards is **a bad idea**. Any bugs should be reported either to: 1. Player support directly or 2. Using the in-game [report a bug feature](https://support-leagueoflegends.riotgames.com/hc/en-us/articles/115005466327-Report-a-Bug). These two ways are the best way to ensure that Rioters will see your bug. Whilst there is a tech issues board on these forums, my recommendation would be that you should send your technical issues to player support; the tech issues board here should not be relied on for an official response and is instead more of a community-support kind of deal. ---- Right now, I'm on Christmas break and am avoiding checking any work-related notifications. Keeping a separation between work and life is important to me. I play League a lot and love discussing it, which is why I talk about balance and improving gameplay here, and it's something I enjoy doing in my spare time. If an issue of security shows up, I will of course address it in detail as I am a subject matter expert in security and thus the best person to talk about it in a professional capacity. I appreciate that it can be frustrating to see lots of threads lit up on the boards by me and other Rioters not directly responding to issues and instead focusing on casual conversation with players... but in my mind, I've decided it's better to have that casual conversation than no engagement with the player-base on these boards at all.
: Wrong. if you play with 55% winrate, you won't climb anywhere high. Definitely won't climb out of silver. It can give you 20 LP profit out of 20 games, count yourself how much you gonna play. Games only fair at "first game of day", so go on, count. 20 days 1 game per day, 20x5= 100 days of climb just to get 100LP for single subdivision.
55% winrate was the difference between me staying in diamond 4 and hitting master tier with Rakan earlier this season. You will climb *very* quickly with a 55% winrate. You do have a point, though: You shouldn't expect to climb over a small number of games. But that's why ranked is supposed to be a continuous progression, rather than a sprint of 20 games :)
: There is no way out. Only a way down into Elo Hell. All ways up are already taken by boosters, these ways were not meant for you to use. You either become a booster yourself, playing only Duo with support like Mata or jungler like Clid or you stuck in trash forever.
I have several accounts that disprove your theory :) You can climb out of any elo if you are good enough!
Billiast (EUW)
: Thank you for advice <3. I will definitely try to learn how to use wards. But the real problem for me is picking a champion and main role. Yeah my KDA may be good with ekko but I just had good luck that game. Ekko isn’t a champion for me. I just bought graves today and he seems pretty cool. Is he any good for climbing?
> [{quoted}](name=Billiast,realm=EUW,application-id=2BfrHbKG,discussion-id=fluPhs3n,comment-id=00000000,timestamp=2019-12-30T02:14:26.682+0000) > > Thank you for advice <3. I will definitely try to learn how to use wards. But the real problem for me is picking a champion and main role. Yeah my KDA may be good with ekko but I just had good luck that game. Ekko isn’t a champion for me. I just bought graves today and he seems pretty cool. Is he any good for climbing? I don't know if Graves is good or not for climbing, but I know for sure that Ekko is really strong right now and you've won 9 of your 12 games with him in preseason in ranked :)
Billiast (EUW)
: Hardstuck in silver
Stick to one champion and role, ideally something that is meta and strong, and play consistently at a level that is better than silver. I mean, in general, that's all you need to climb above any rank. Consistency is key. There are no cheat codes when it comes to ranked beyond understanding certain concepts like wave manipulation - and you don't need to know those to climb above silver. If I look at your ranked games, you average a KDA of 10/7.5/6. That's a lot of deaths! Try bringing those deaths down. Why don't you try playing more Ekko? you've a 75% w/r with him with 3 KDA! You should definitely be buying more wards and learning how to use them. The wards might not necessarily help you get out of silver, but it will be invaluable to learn
Zounatic (EUW)
: Thank you for your criticism. As mentioned above, I'm not the experienced player myself and of course my experience with balances are literally zero. My personal hatred came through with some champions too because I just hate playing against these (e.g. Zed, Fizz, Yasuo) and some changes are too much, I saw that myself after looking for the things. Again, I still think there should be a lot more changes especially with the new preseason, Imo, what Riot does is just _not enough_. A lot of people complain about too much burst and too short games. And some champions are just not treated very good compared to others. Lee Sin has always been strong since I started playing, while Karma, my main champion, just got nerfs and an unecessary buff last season and by the end was completely dumpstered for no reason, while Champs like Lee can be strong all season. But the whole Karma thing is a diffrent story. By the way, what do you think about Rune/Item Changes?
> Conqueror - I think this keystone is too strong on too many champions. I think the healing should be reduced to 33% on AoE abilities. I think this would be fine. > Nullifying Orb - I think it's a bit too weak and should get buffed a little. Reduce the cooldown to 45 seconds, buff the base shield to 60-150 and increase the scaling to 0,15 AD/0,2 AP. This should help against AP Burst from Champs like Katarina, LB and Akali. I think Nullifying Orb is fine as it is. LB isn't really a problem at the moment and Akali/Katarina will be hit by the Conqueror nerf. > Cheap Shot - Most Champs rather take Sudden Impact or Taste of Blood. In this healing/burst meta, Cheap Shot could use a small buff and make Control Mages more attractive. Buff the Damage to 20-50 true damage. Buffing the damage on Cheap Shot won't make control mages take it. Applying cheap shot in a solo lane is rather difficult, especially for most mages. Whether not it needs a buff is another question, but I don't think buffing it would move mages away from taste of blood (or even inspiration secondary, which is also common). If I were to change a rune in Domination it would be to nerf Taste of Blood and Ravenous Hunter, which would make Cheap Shot more powerful without having to change it. > Conditioning - I think this Rune doesn't do what it should be - get some resistances to Tankier Champions, who build Max. Health Early. Buff the Resistances to + 15 Armor/Magic Resistance and Increase the whole Armor/MR by 7%. I think Conditioning is fine and these buffs would be quite a bit strong. The idea behind conditioning isn't to buff tankier champions, but more to be a rune that is for champions that want to go resolve and want an option that is stronger later on in the game. It fits that niche rather well. Bone Plating is specifically an anti-burst rune and Second Wind is again fine in it's own niche. > Celerity - This Rune was nerfed significantly. It should be a better alternative to Transcendence and Absolute Focus. Increase your base movement speed by 2% and increase your movement speed bonuses by 10%. I think this would make the rune a necessity. Movement speed is an incredibly valuable stat. This would probably make it too strong as a generalist rune. You could argue it's too weak now - perhaps you could solve that by increasing the ms by half a percent to make it more appealing - but as it stands I don't see how you could alter this rune to make it more appealing to those that already build Transcendence without making it flat-out overpowered. Item Changes > Sanguine Blade - This Item is completely busted and needs some nerfs. Lower the Lifesteal from 15% to 12% and lower the AS bonus to flat 40%. No longer gains extra Lethality on Blood Pursuit passive. I don't think Sanguine Blade is that overpowered, but I've barely encountered it in my games. > Hextech Gunblade - All users of this Item seem a bit too strong and the Active provides little counterplay, so it should get nerfed. Base Damage decreased to 100-150 and slow reduced to 30% for 1,5 seconds. There are two champions that build this right now, Akali and Katarina. Both would be hit by the Conqueror nerfs. As it stands, I don't think Katarina is too strong and if your proposed Conquerer nerf went through I think Gunblade would be fine, especially if ToB/Rav hunter were nerfed
Jushuu (EUW)
: I don't think they would really play with anybody if you reach your 1000th normal win, they didn't last season, I don't think they'd do it this one either
Cheehee (EUNE)
: Heard that Rioters may play with you to celebrate your 1000th normal win, any to celebrate mine?
I can't make any promises because we're currently on the Christmas break, but I will see what I can do.
HideSide (EUNE)
: > [{quoted}](name=swampert919,realm=EUW,application-id=39gqIYVI,discussion-id=zz4v8bEc,comment-id=000100000000000000000000000000000000,timestamp=2019-12-29T23:48:55.714+0000) > > But without it you’d see a massive increase in roams > > Think about it if it’s very difficult to outright take a tower there wouldn’t be much you could do to punish roams or for players playing around their own lane... with the towers becoming harder to take a reward had to be put in place to reward aggressive plays or punish badly prepared roams... hence the gold > > Yes it helps snowball a lot, and it’s certainly not the most elegant change but it does certainly do it’s job in preventing turtling and heavy roam metas But, hey, its my choice to play how I want... I should not be forced to play with certain strategy. Roaming isnt something unhealty for the game, no, its exactly opposite, its part of the game as invading.
You aren't forced to play a certain playstyle, but it is unfortunately very, *very* hard for all playstyles to be as good as each other or equally valid. There will always be some playstyles that are stronger than others. That's what the meta is :)
Zounatic (EUW)
: If I was the Balance Team right now..
not on the balance team! just commenting as a player. I think some of these changes are more agreeable than others. I think a few of the changelists are a little questionable, though. I think some of your nerfs are coming from a place of frustration rather than balance. For example, Pyke is underperforming quite a lot right now, having a 47% winrate in support and a lot of the strong supports do well against him. I don't think he's "absolutely broken", he's probably fine just as he is. Once the meta shifts again, he will be strong, but in a meta with lots of tanks and tank supports he struggles (Which is fine! That's a weakness of his). The Yasuo and Zed nerfs are unnecessary. Both of them are not really good picks right now nor are they performing that well. I think there definitely could be room to make them less frustrating to play against, but that doesn't necessitate nerfing them so hard. ---- I think you might want to make sure when you propose changes you don't hit *too* many things at once. For example, Ekko is definitely a strong jungler, but I don't think he needs his scaling, stun *and* ult cooldown nerfed - just nerfing the base damage on his Q would hurt him quite a bit as it would make his clearing and mid game power lower. ---- You might also want to consider what some of the changes you propose will do - for example, you propose nerfing Kassadins scaling, but really his problem isn't his ratios but his bases. I think it's fine if Kassadin is strong if he manages to get a couple of items and level 16, but it's a little too easy for him to get there right now. Nerfing his base damage would help with that. Another change I took issue with was the change to Ashe, where to make her laning phase less safe, you propose adding a 40 mana cost to her E and increasing the cooldown of her ultimate. Ashe's defining characteristic is her ultimate, so if I wanted to make her less safe, particularly in lane, I would look at nerfing something that isn't her ultimate - perhaps her volley base damage or increasing it's mana cost. The E mana cost increase I don't think would meaningfully affect her safety, because that's 40 mana every 90 seconds, assuming you used it on cooldown, which can be compensated for by buying regeneration charm. ---- On the other hand, I really like your proposed changes to Ornn, Heimerdinger etc. The smaller, simpler changes are really good. Having multiple changes per champion tends to wildly affect their winrate. The goal of balancing a champion shouldn't be to dumpster them immediately unless they are clearly a problem, it should be to nerf them in a way that enhances their weaknesses and sharpens their strengths (IMO). A good example of this is the Caitlyn changes you propose. Any one of those individual changes would be pretty meaningful, but all 3 would send the champion straight to the dumpster :P
Hansiman (EUW)
: It's enough. The above examples are artworks submitted for free RP earlier. There's no bar for quality.
I'll have you know that that Vlad picture is a Picasso.
: Another game, with the same CS enemy ADC got 3000 gold out of nowhere. Game is broken. https://www.leagueofgraphs.com/match/euw/4342969688#participant2 He is not having like super awesome score like 10-0 or something. He just cheated your bounty or whatever system to abuse players like me. Clearly your gold income ideas are too broken this days. To get diff like that I have to be 10-0 or something...
I would recommend you pay attention to the tags on that website to show where you could improve. You have low kill participation, low turret damage and low champion damage. These are all factors as to why you're earning less gold than your counterparts. > He just cheated your bounty or whatever system There's no cheating here. The systems in play, like turret plates, bounties, etc, are available for everyone to take advantage of. In order to succeed in a game of SR, you need to take advantage of the systems that are in place. > to abuse players like me What playstyle do you have? Perhaps I can help you identify where your playstyle needs to change in order for you to have better success? While criticism of the systems in play is definitely welcome, they aren't *all* going to change overnight, so perhaps I can help you learn where your shortcomings are
: You just named exactly all fokk-ups that Rito did during last season. Every single idea was a total disaster. Plates - presented as "punishment for sololaners who roam" - in fact is a punishment for ADC when your support suxx balls, your enemy ADC just gets extra 4 x 120 ~ 500 gold out of nothing. Not because of your play, but because your support suxx.
Plates are not meant to just punish laners who roam - they are meant to make it harder to take towers really quickly outright (which happened a lot in S8) while also providing teams who preferred to play a heavy tower push playstyle the opportunity to gain rewards that weren't just 'we took a tower'.
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