: Hi ILilCookie, I think I agree with you to some extend here... --- It is certainly true that Riot keeps pumping out very unusual champion kits and new abilities. Especially lately, with the back to back release of Senna, Aphelios and very soon Sett, there's **A LOT **to take in. However, I'm pretty sure that Riot will slow down again for a bit. Maybe those champions just happened to get finished very close to each other, or Riot just wanted to make a bang for the 10th season and anniversary of League, which is obviously a big deal. _(creating champs is still a creative process with much trial and error, so champ releases can't be scheduled super strictly)_ --- These new champs can surely be confusing, with Aphelios obviously being the epitome of this. Nobody knows what he does or how anything works there... But it just takes some getting used to. The point where I disagree with you is that I don't think it necessarily hurts the game. I don't like some of the new champs, but even though their kits might be complicated, I wouldn't say that's a bad thing. --- I see SO many people complaining about new champions. And the complaint that new kits are "overloaded" has been the same for the last 5 years. People always complain about the new things they don't understand. I feel like Senna {{champion:235}} is a great example. With her release, so many people complained about her kit, complaining that she's op and completely ruining the game. When in reality, she was pretty perfectly balanced. Her winrate has been very balanced across the board, people were simply scared of this new support who can heal and do damage at the same time. ---- Personally, I'd love champion releases to be something much more monumental. Imo it should only happen like once or twice a season! Announce those champs with a big bang, maybe reveal them at the World Finals ceremony. I think that'd be awesome. But then again, Riot probably has to keep the pace of releases a bit higher than that, to keep the game fresh. So while I can completely understand your frustration, and I too still have trouble dealing with some of the new champs, it's mostly a matter of learning how to play (against) them. I don't think it's objectively a bad thing for the game.
> [{quoted}](name=Torpedosheep,realm=EUW,application-id=2BfrHbKG,discussion-id=4dmimdUM,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2019-12-21T08:58:12.806+0000) > > Hi ILilCookie, > > I think I agree with you to some extend here... > --- > It is certainly true that Riot keeps pumping out very unusual champion kits and new abilities. > Especially lately, with the back to back release of Senna, Aphelios and very soon Sett, there's **A LOT **to take in. > > However, I'm pretty sure that Riot will slow down again for a bit. > Maybe those champions just happened to get finished very close to each other, or Riot just wanted to make a bang for the 10th season and anniversary of League, which is obviously a big deal. > > _(creating champs is still a creative process with much trial and error, so champ releases can't be scheduled super strictly)_ > > --- > These new champs can surely be confusing, with Aphelios obviously being the epitome of this. Nobody knows what he does or how anything works there... > But it just takes some getting used to. > > The point where I disagree with you is that I don't think it necessarily hurts the game. > I don't like some of the new champs, but even though their kits might be complicated, I wouldn't say that's a bad thing. > --- > I see SO many people complaining about new champions. > And the complaint that new kits are "overloaded" has been the same for the last 5 years. > People always complain about the new things they don't understand. > > I feel like Senna {{champion:235}} is a great example. > With her release, so many people complained about her kit, complaining that she's op and completely ruining the game. When in reality, she was pretty perfectly balanced. > > Her winrate has been very balanced across the board, people were simply scared of this new support who can heal and do damage at the same time. > > ---- > Personally, I'd love champion releases to be something much more monumental. > Imo it should only happen like once or twice a season! > > Announce those champs with a big bang, maybe reveal them at the World Finals ceremony. I think that'd be awesome. > But then again, Riot probably has to keep the pace of releases a bit higher than that, to keep the game fresh. > > So while I can completely understand your frustration, and I too still have trouble dealing with some of the new champs, it's mostly a matter of learning how to play (against) them. I don't think it's objectively a bad thing for the game. I think you have a good point about the releases just being too close together. If it was panned out over the duration of a year, it would probably make things feel less overwhelming. It would probably also remove the feeling that Riot is forcing champions out just to maintain some freshness and keep some players from leaving. And I haven't really thought of it being their 10th year aniversary. I don't keep track of time very well, so it's not wierd that they wanna go out hard from the start. (And just to mention, I don't necessarily have any problems with Senna. Sure I don't know what she does, but she feels straightforward. You know what her ult does, her auto's a a bit more complicated but it's nothing that you won't grasp in time. I also like the way she can "hide" a moving area and not just pick and choose an ally or herself to go invisible. Generally I don't like invisibility that much. I think I've realised more and more that it's all up to ones personal opinions and that this might just be the time where I need to take a step back. to sit and wait for a while and maybe come back in a month or two when it's all starting to come together and make more sense. There probably is no objectivley correct answer to this. And it will never please everyone. But when it comes to certain champions. Aphelios and Akali for example. It doesn't matter if I'm playing agains't them and don't know what to do versus them OR if they are on my team. I just dislike the over-all concept of those 2 champions. So with me or agains't me doesn't matter. I just generally don't want them in my game. And with how the META is looking right now, that will probably be very hard to do. But thanks for sharing you opinion and giving me some food for thought for an exchange. It's much appreciated!
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