: Same reason why pink wards where changed to control wards. By making a champion’s only defencive tool be hard countered by an item you create a really painful balance paradigm... do you balance them around having invisibility meaning they become useless when the item is brought, or do you balance around the item having been brought making the champion busted without the item... this is in any form that item hard counters take like healing but stealth was hit the hardest, true sight made it litterally not exist. So to help solve this massive balance issue with invisibility they made true invisibility not be revealed by control wards, only certain champion abilities and towers can... that way riot can balance these champions around their invisibility doing its job In DotA this problem is more embraced rather than an actual issue, it’s a game of hard counters many things in the game can render you outright useless but that’s ok because you can render them useless right back... for example an item that gives you Olaf R... so this balance paradigm effectively doesn’t exist. Another thing to consider in DotA is dust of invisibility... giving all nearby allies invisibility, this necessitates a counter measure cause if any champion could turn invisible without a counter then major abuse cases would appear. DotA also have a built in counter system, a gem of true sight works kinda like red and blue buff, it’s dropped on the ground after the holder dies and either team can pick it up... as there’s no such mechanic that will fairly do this here so the item would be busted. ___ They are very different games with very different balance ecosystems... Something in one game won’t always work in the other and visa versa. Also if your control wards are getting destroyed in 30 seconds then your placing them at terrible locations and times... if you learn how to better place and protect control wards you can keep them going for a while
They have dust of invisibility and another dust which reveals invisibility. Besides that they have the gem. Here invisibility rules because there's little you can do to counter it. And where do you place those pink wards? If you place them in the bush, they'll only reveal what's in the bush and it does nothing to help you vs everything else. If you put it in the open, you have to babysit it nonstop as it's visible to everyone and the moment you leave or have to retreat it's destroyed.
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: First of all. Early season is known for bad matchmaking so what you experience is true. Second let me explain how you get matched. You DON'T get matched based on your rank, you DO get matched based on your mmr. A good player might be silver II but play like diamond III, therefor he will get matched vs other players that have a diamond mmr. For your special case it might be that the plat player had a lets say silver I mmr and you have a silver II mmr, so eventhough he is plat by rank he is in your skillrange. Now depending on your rank-mmr difference you get more or less points. Eg your mmr is diamond and you're ranked in silver you will get tons of LP for every win and loose very little LP every time you loose. The closer your mmr gets to your rank the closer the win lp are to the loss lp. It will get better as the season continues.
"A good player might be silver II but play like diamond III" - isn't being Silver means playing like Silver unless someone smurfing or boosting? How such a big difference between hidden mmr and visible rank is possible?
: League of pathetic matchmaking or straight broken.
They are not boosters if their rank is Platinum. The whole point of boosting is being at lower rank but playing well above it. It's either matchmaking didn't work, or some strangely constructed pre to game the system.
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: How do you farm midgame when your team is ARAM-ing?
Second that. I have no idea how top players amass such massive cs score. In my games around 20th or even 15th minute the game turns into ARAM. You can't farm anywhere and it's constant fighting. Also there's no vision anywhere on the map and the second you go farm it's either someone engaging or half enemy team is trying to gank you.
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: what's with all the yasuo adc
Yasuo adc, Veigar adc, Syndra adc, Lux adc - just shows in what a pathetic state adc's are right now.
Roboter26 (EUW)
: Sett
Game, Sett, Match...
: Modern day ADC gameplay
ADCs are nearly useless now. Played Jinx last two games. Talon was deleting me 100-0 in 1.5 seconds.
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2xDealer (EUW)
: Well. Imagine that the least favoured role is STILL the least favoured in autofill. Who's going to play it then? How are you going to match a team of five when there're only 4?
Then they should do something about this role. There is a reason why it's even less popular than support.
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: [Resolved] [19-12-2019] - Reconnect issues
Just got the same bug. Also after logging in I was told there's 20000 man queue and wait time is unknown, then after a minute or two I logged in. May be related, no idea.
aXXura (EUW)
: Stuck on "reconnect" when the game has ended 20 minutes ago
Same here. Why such basic things suddenly stop working? Where's the QA, how this GIGANTIC bug made it past quality assurance?
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SANEakaIN (EUW)
: Forcing is like taking Jungle then begging to be another lane, yes I have seen this happen a lot. I just, I mean just had a match where I chose bot or mid and got a match as bot, I went MissF and won handily vs a Aph and Sona,
I never do this. If I declare a line, I play it. The only case I dodge is when I auto-filled to jungle because I cannot play it at all.
SANEakaIN (EUW)
: If you said Blind pick, I may of understood but draft pick is a different story.... unless you were trying to force a lane you really wanted. I can get Mid or Bot, and def jungle easily.
I selected Mid or Bot, how can you force a lane on Draft? You declare a lane you want to play before game. There's nothing to force.
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: I mean I guess they could apply a timeframe that allows the player to come back if it really was a dc, but after a while they just lose that chance? No clue really, I just thought it worked just fine in DotA and they could replicate here.
Dota allows people to pause the game and wait for the player to return. If the player doesn't reconnect in time, others can leave the game either for no LP loss or with LP loss, probably reduced (but at least they save time) and don't play a hopeless 4 vs 5.
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Hansiman (EUW)
: Being away doesn't mean your MMR changes, just your personal skill. MMR doesn't decay outside of the soft resets between seasons. There's no way to know if you're away from the game entirely, or just playing on a different account. In this case matchmaking matches you based on the MMR you had before you took a break, which is not where you personally are at the moment. You'll just have to play and let the MMR catch up to you.
Thanks for the info. How many placement games will I have to play? Is it 6 or 8? I've played 5 and got Bronze I but had Gold opponents in the last game as well. I've won it and got 70 LP which I think is a lot. Is it still placement?
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: It’s still similar placements, just easy to understand. For your first 10 games you loose no LP, gain double LP, and skip promotion series. So you started at B1, but next game if you win you will automatically promote to S4... do well in placements and you can easily get to S1 or even G4 from where you currently are.
Except that I had to play 3 games at gold elo. Had to pick first so ppl could handily counterpick me and it was clear I don't play at this elo. So, why this terrible system? Three games where I was hardly more than a creep. Thanks riot for great matchmaking. Why wouldn't you place me at challenger lvl and see what happens from there?
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: > "also, riot only delays patches for national holidays" - which is absolutely HORRIBLE patch release policy. i didn't say that i agreed with it, I'm just stating facts also, that's not how bugs work. thetoystracker made a good comment on how they work, go checkk that out. btw, if you put a > at the start of a sentence, it changes it into a quote so you don't have to put quotation marks around it
I know exactly how bugs work - I work in the industry. Yes, not all bugs can be discovered by testing, but easily detectable criticals should never go into release. I'd say 20 minutes login time IS critical. And it was fixed by another patch after 3-4 days.
: youre saying it as though there is a magical fix bugs button, which there isnt. also, riot only delays patches for national holidays
You probably don't understand what he said. I'll repeat it especially for you: "they should not of released the patch then as these bugs were reported in PBE" It's not about fixing bugs, it's about not releasing the patch with bugs which were reported, but not yet fixed. "also, riot only delays patches for national holidays" - which is absolutely HORRIBLE patch release policy.
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Smoothberry (EUNE)
: Getting early gold isn't bad if you are a good player. I checked your profile and you are iron 2 in TFT, so don't complain about TFT.
At low levels you'll die before you can build something like high lvl players advise because everyone plays too aggressively. Several items can be the difference. Besides that, I doubt gold can be compared to items. Items stay with you to the end of the game, some people even say that you should build your team around items you get.
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Shamose (EUW)
: Knowing when to transition. Knowing how to position your champions. And most importantly just playing with what you get. Like you can want to play rangers but if you don't get any AS items you're better of not doing it.
Well, I looked at meta compositions. Maybe it's my bad memory, but I find remembering all meta matching groups, champions and item receipts impossible. How the hell do you remember all that and transition from one build up to another on the fly just by looking at what rolls you get? It's not just classes, it's specific champions AND classes because to build a good endgame group you need specific champions which combine the right classes.
: Luck.
So, where's the skill in the game, when so much depends on luck? I constantly see ppl who don't lose a single round from the beginning to the end just because they were lucky in the beginning to roll matching champions or to create high tier items on right champions from the start.
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: Haha, it's 7 defeats in a raw, how much is enough, Riot?
: Why matchmaker is not balancing my W/L ratio at 50%?
Haha, it's 7 defeats in a raw, how much is enough, Riot?
Shamose (EUW)
: Have you not played for 2 years or something? This has always happened.
Yes, I've played a lot more or less two years ago.
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: What's wrong with this game?
Lol. 10 minutes trying to find a match. Not a single match passed champ select stage. Is it only normal draft, or the rest of the modes are just as unplayable?
Uraraka (EUNE)
: You are playing normals right? I don't see you playing ranked games and for normals, though there is an mmr there is no rank; this means that there is no need for rank to catch up to mmr and no need for matchmaking to force 50% winratio which mostly shows that rank is at actual mmr and has stabilized. Normals are basically trolling games and no one cares for them; if you want somewhat good games play ranked solo queue.
I'm playing normals because I don't want to start playing ranked until I can play one position at good level and other positions at decent level with several champions.
: Why matchmaker is not balancing my W/L ratio at 50%?
And another wonderful game: 1. Teemo (Me) - 9/3/3 2. Jinx - 1/15/2 3. Lux - 1/7/1 4. Akali - 2/15/2 5. Evelyn 11/10/5 I was hearing "An ally have been slain" literally every minute, lol. Had a lot of fun (not). It looks even if I were the best toplaner in the world, there was no chance to win it. And such games are not a rarity. It looks I'm logging in to get my daily ration of defeats and then to log off....
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: I read to the point you said Cait has no escapes. I'd recommend you to read the champion ability descriptions before playing a champ ;)
If you call E a serious escape... well.
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