: Wait, what? Janna and Soraka are getting stronger every patch from season start and the meta slowly shifts to ardent/redemption again. But i would agree for traditional engage supports like Leona, Taric and Rakan, at least for SoloQ. The notable exception here is Alistar. Reasons are manifolded. Rakan got skimmed with several patches, cause he was (and still is) a popular pick for initiation. But in SoloQ it's rly hard to make him work now. Generally, initiation requires communication and that is difficult in SoloQ, but found on highest lvl in competitive play. And since balancing is done for competitive, initiation is always a bit weaker, than just picking a poke support, which can punish mistakes, like missjudgment of dmg, misscommunication or bad placement. But as mistakes get scarcer with higher MMR, ppl value to protect their carry more and play more peel/shield supports. Thats why ppl like to pick brand/zyra/pyke/blitzcrank in lower elos in SoloQ, but you will see mostly Lulu/Janna/Braum/Thresh in competitive.
> [{quoted}](name=Kicherkeks,realm=EUW,application-id=39gqIYVI,discussion-id=NLRxZ51Q,comment-id=0003,timestamp=2019-02-16T19:53:33.966+0000) > > Wait, what? Janna and Soraka are getting stronger every patch from season start and the meta slowly shifts to ardent/redemption again. But i would agree for traditional engage supports like Leona, Taric and Rakan, at least for SoloQ. The notable exception here is Alistar. > > Reasons are manifolded. Rakan got skimmed with several patches, cause he was (and still is) a popular pick for initiation. But in SoloQ it's rly hard to make him work now. Generally, initiation requires communication and that is difficult in SoloQ, but found on highest lvl in competitive play. And since balancing is done for competitive, initiation is always a bit weaker, than just picking a poke support, which can punish mistakes, like missjudgment of dmg, misscommunication or bad placement. But as mistakes get scarcer with higher MMR, ppl value to protect their carry more and play more peel/shield supports. > > Thats why ppl like to pick brand/zyra/pyke/blitzcrank in lower elos in SoloQ, but you will see mostly Lulu/Janna/Braum/Thresh in competitive. I see, well as it stands I'm not anywhere near those higher ranks to experience proper support gameplay with a team that knows what they are doing, whats important to build and whats not. Nope :\ I am stuck in what is now known as the 'new hell' where Junglers don't gank or know how to counter jungle or even deep ward. Midlaners dont roam or even ping or ward the proper bushes. Toplaners are in another planet and behave like a nasus and the ADC's cant kite, trade or make decisions for themselves and I could go on for days on how each lane will just flame eachother over the smallest things. So as you can see, I don't get to see the expert level play myself to know what its like. But with most of my games, I get a team thats far below my own current rank and do everything I listed above and thus feed, flame, ragequit etc Pointlessly losing LP when I play my traditional supports because they sadly cannot fully carry a unresponsive flaming team thats feeding in all lanes and as I do not wish to stay in this hell forever, I am ofcourse in a way -forced to play these damage champions or other lanes that I do not wish to play in order to 'carry' myself out of this hell. I guess you need to see this from my point of view :\ But thanks for the reply!
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: Attempting to reconnect...Firewall Error
Oh thank god, I thought I was the only one getting this. This has happened 5 times in a row now and support wont help me, they keep spamming me with quotes not even related to what I'm talking about, my internet connection is fine, my boyfriend can start up his games without issues. This all started happening after the last patch for me. I lost a game in my 5v5 ranked team last night because of this error, everyone else was in the game except me, by the time I got back on they were level 7 and I was level 1.. We lost ofcourse. Most of them appear to be Ghost games because they aren't in my Match History when I finally get back after 2 hours.. but some appear to not be and I don't know what to do :S I've ran the repair like 5 times now and nothing has changed. I don't want to get banned from leaver-buster when it isn't my fault.. the game just wont let me back in ¬¬ What can I do?
PERSΟNA (EUW)
: B-But! The panda's got to be at least 5ft tall ;_;
> [{quoted}](name=kawaii red,realm=EUW,application-id=0EZroIxz,discussion-id=9qeMMxhE,comment-id=000100000000,timestamp=2015-02-08T20:02:36.322+0000) > > B-But! The panda's got to be at least 5ft tall ;_; xD ..I wish :< This is just a replica of him as a teddie :P
PERSΟNA (EUW)
: That panda is so small T_T Other that that, awesome stuff
> [{quoted}](name=kawaii red,realm=EUW,application-id=0EZroIxz,discussion-id=9qeMMxhE,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2015-02-08T18:06:21.040+0000) > > That panda is so small T_T > > Other that that, awesome stuff Hes actually really big, abit bigger than I wanted actually. He just fell over abit on that photo hehe http://i.imgur.com/4LKvZ8V.jpg Me with [Bloody priestess Rao Cosplay & Gaming](https://www.facebook.com/bloodypriestessraocosplay?fref=ts) & [Nirana Cosplay](https://www.facebook.com/niranacosplay/timeline) You can see how big he is on this image better :3 Also thanks for the lovely comments
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