Benshirro (EUW)
: RP Price Adjustment for Players in the UK
> [{quoted}](name=Benshirro,realm=EUW,application-id=slFBEUB8,discussion-id=4ofsXeTV,comment-id=,timestamp=2017-07-04T09:28:27.666+0000) > > Hi everyone, I'm Riot Benshirro and I lead the publishing efforts for Riot out of our Dublin office. I'm writing to let you know about an upcoming adjustment to RP pricing for players in the UK. > > ##**Overall Change and Context** > > Last June, the UK voted to leave the European Union, triggering a drop in the value of the pound relative to other global currencies, particularly the US dollar. This change meant that while UK players were spending the same number of pounds on RP as before, players elsewhere in the world were paying a lot more in comparison. > > Like a lot of companies who sell digital content, we monitored the situation closely over several months to see whether the pound would recover, but it's been over a year now and we feel we've reached the point where a price change is necessary to restore parity. > > In order to do that, **we will be raising the price of RP by 20% on 25th July 2017 at 23:59 BST**. This is a one-time change to restore balance in RP pricing around the world. None of your existing purchases will be affected. > > **We'll be keeping the old RP prices in store until July 25th, and any RP purchased now will be unaffected by the price change**. The cost of champions, skins and other items will not change after the RP price adjustment, so any RP you buy now at the lower price will still unlock the same amount of content next month as it does today. > > ##**Tweaking Individual Price Points** > > When we started looking at the best way to adjust pricing to be fair to players, we realised that the old £2.50 price point for RP was being used by very few people. Over 97% of UK player spending this year has been for £5 or more. > > At the same time, we also realised that these price changes would make it harder for players to acquire certain items without buying way more RP than they needed. For example, the Dawnbringer Riven and Nightbringer Yasuo legendary skins cost 1820 RP. Prior to the price adjustment, a player could acquire 2075 RP for £10, but after 25th July the only viable option would be to spend £20 for 4200 RP. > > With these things in mind, **we are also retiring the £2.50 price point and adding a new £15 option that will give you 2525 RP**. The new £15 option will be the best way to get RP if you have none already and decide you want to buy a legendary skin. > > #**Summary of Old vs New Prices** > > We have attached a table showing the RP pricing changes for credit cards. The price points may vary slightly by payment method but will follow the same logic, with bonus RP scaling proportionally. > > | Price Point | Old | New | > |-------------|----------|:-------:| > | £5 | 975 RP | 790 RP | > | £10 | 2075 RP | 1650 RP | > | £15 | New | 2525 RP | > | £20 | 4200 RP | 3350 RP | > | £35 | 7450 RP | 5950 RP | > | £50 | 10700 RP | 8600 RP | > > The result of the change will be that whenever a player in the UK buys RP from 25th July onwards, they will receive roughly the same amount that they would get if they exchanged their money into dollars and bought RP in North America. > > We want to give you as much context as possible, so we've put together an FAQ below, and will also answer any other questions in the comments or over on Boards. > > #**RP Price Adjustment FAQ** > > **_Why are you adjusting RP prices in the UK?_** > The value of pound sterling fell dramatically following the EU referendum last June. We constantly review RP pricing globally so every player is spending roughly the same amount of money to get the same amount of RP. This change threw that out of whack, so we decided to make an adjustment. > > **_Why do it now? Why not last year?_** > The value of currencies goes up and down, so we wanted to leave it for a while to make sure the change was sticking. At this point it's been more than a year and recent fluctuations have been fairly minimal, so we think the time is right to make a change. > > **_You talked about the comparison between the UK and the US, but what about Europe and other regions? Is anyone else affected?_** > We monitor currency movements across all regions in which Riot operates to try to keep global RP prices in harmony. There's been modest inflation in some EU markets and we continue to monitor all currencies, but overall the gap between European currencies and the US dollar is minor. > > **_When will the RP price change go into effect?_** > 25th July 2017 at 23:59 BST. > > **_What about IP or existing content?_** > You can still purchase content for the same amount of IP and RP as before. > > **_What happens if the pound recovers tomorrow? Or what happens if the dollar suffers a massive fall? Will you change prices back?_** > We can't predict what will happen going forward, but we will continue to gather data on currency changes globally. We would consider further adjustments if we felt there was a serious long-term imbalance and the markets themselves weren't going to correct it. Hey RIOT, The £ now is STRONGER than before we left the EU. Are you gonna re-adjust your RP NOW?
: > [{quoted}](name=Febos,realm=EUW,application-id=39gqIYVI,discussion-id=ii8oxazt,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2018-03-01T21:24:17.306+0000) > > Garen is a Juggernaut, same category as Darius and Illaoi; that is a sub-category of Fighter. > Sion, Cho'Gath and Ornn are Vanguards; sub-category of Tank. > ######In Cho'Gath's case he's classified as "Specialist", meaning he doesn't fit any role. I disagree with Riot on that one. He plays much like a Vanguard, even though he's a major threat due to his R. > > Why do you think Garen needs buffs? Because Darius and Illaoi actually do damage and push a lane. Garen doesn't. his early is so weak it's beyond a joke. His E can't even half a minion wave health until he is level 6/7/8. Meanwhile he getts bullied to heck. Illaio is pure 1 vs 1 and even better 1 vs 2 with her ult and heal. In lane she is brutal. All Darius's tools are there to keep you a victim, apprehend and hamstring + his passive. Which counters Garen's passive. Garen's abilities are there to try and get away; tenacity and MS increase. As juggernaughts go garen is very weak. But he also isn't tanky enough to be a tank like Sion or Ornn. So please RIOT: Make Garen either a better dmg dealing Juggernaught. or a less damage orientated tankier tank. One or the other but not a floating nobody in between. Thanks!
> [{quoted}](name=80sGuyGaren,realm=EUW,application-id=39gqIYVI,discussion-id=ii8oxazt,comment-id=00000000,timestamp=2018-03-02T10:27:13.724+0000) > > Because Darius and Illaoi actually do damage and push a lane. Garen doesn't. his early is so weak it's beyond a joke. His E can't even half a minion wave health until he is level 6/7/8. Meanwhile he getts bullied to heck. > > Illaio is pure 1 vs 1 and even better 1 vs 2 with her ult and heal. In lane she is brutal. > > All Darius's tools are there to keep you a victim, apprehend and hamstring + his passive. Which counters Garen's passive. > > Garen's abilities are there to try and get away; tenacity and MS increase. > > As juggernaughts go garen is very weak. But he also isn't tanky enough to be a tank like Sion or Ornn. > > So please RIOT: > > Make Garen either a better dmg dealing Juggernaught. or a less damage orientated tankier tank. One or the other but not a floating nobody in between. > > Thanks! BUMP!!!!!!!!!
Febos (EUW)
: Garen is a Juggernaut, same category as Darius and Illaoi; that is a sub-category of Fighter. Sion, Cho'Gath and Ornn are Vanguards; sub-category of Tank. ######In Cho'Gath's case he's classified as "Specialist", meaning he doesn't fit any role. I disagree with Riot on that one. He plays much like a Vanguard, even though he's a major threat due to his R. Why do you think Garen needs buffs?
> [{quoted}](name=Febos,realm=EUW,application-id=39gqIYVI,discussion-id=ii8oxazt,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2018-03-01T21:24:17.306+0000) > > Garen is a Juggernaut, same category as Darius and Illaoi; that is a sub-category of Fighter. > Sion, Cho'Gath and Ornn are Vanguards; sub-category of Tank. > ######In Cho'Gath's case he's classified as "Specialist", meaning he doesn't fit any role. I disagree with Riot on that one. He plays much like a Vanguard, even though he's a major threat due to his R. > > Why do you think Garen needs buffs? Because Darius and Illaoi actually do damage and push a lane. Garen doesn't. his early is so weak it's beyond a joke. His E can't even half a minion wave health until he is level 6/7/8. Meanwhile he getts bullied to heck. Illaio is pure 1 vs 1 and even better 1 vs 2 with her ult and heal. In lane she is brutal. All Darius's tools are there to keep you a victim, apprehend and hamstring + his passive. Which counters Garen's passive. Garen's abilities are there to try and get away; tenacity and MS increase. As juggernaughts go garen is very weak. But he also isn't tanky enough to be a tank like Sion or Ornn. So please RIOT: Make Garen either a better dmg dealing Juggernaught. or a less damage orientated tankier tank. One or the other but not a floating nobody in between. Thanks!
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: Reminder: If you're unhappy with LOL voter with your wallet.
Don't encourage RIOT. They release skins then nerf champions a little later after the skin sales have maxed. It's a common theme. Seriously guys. I'm begging you. Don't let them mistreat you like this. It isn't right and you don't deserve it. If you start standing up to them they will stop this unethical practice.
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: The current Problem with Garen, his earlygame, and how to fix it without buffing his midgame
To be honest I would rather RIOT just left Garen alone. He is a useless champ right now but I just don't trust RIOT anymore. Let's not forget they effectively broke him with the Juggernaught 'buff' rework two long years ago and he wasn't even above 50% win rate then. At most a percent possibly two. I have no faith a rework will make him any better. But likely worse.
: Appearently you can get a chat ban (25 games) for one game of solo qeueu
Everybody flames. LOL is a competitive game. You cannot be competitive and not have a degree of anger when things don't work out. The difference is you continued to flame you didn't just react to a bad situation you persued insulting people continually then you come on the forums and act like this? Basically you're being immature but you don't realise it.
Loonstaa (EUW)
: The main reason for losing LP at the moment. adc + support
MMR system either wants you to drop FAST or thinks you're better than you are so matches you with noobs. In either case it won't match you with decently skilled team mates. Sadly this isn't down to you but matchmaking and / MMR system
ThePikol (EUNE)
: Should I try to climb further or stay on this Gold V to get reward?
Getting to G5 on x2 leagues means you're probably better than you think. Flex is especially random. So will probably go much further if you keep playing. That said I topped out at Gold 2 once and then dropped all the way to Silver. Reason? MMR & feeders. I suddenly got a glut of feeders in G2 and so I was getting something like -23 LP for a loss which was outside my control game after game. The MMR system is really terrible when you're at the mercy of such a broad demographic of players it can really destroy you. It's not fit for purpose because once it decides where you belong it will make sure you get there regardless of how well you play because it puts you in weighted matches until you get to that magic 'parity' 20LP figure. My honest advice would be play Flex ranked. That way if you climb great. If not you still have Solo Q gold for the EOS rewards.
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: Garen W (Courage) slight buff?
Garen will never receive a buff we should get used to that. Which is a pity because in this silly hyper motility meta he becomes effectively useless.
Purejoyce (EUNE)
: You didn't complain when you played broken champion though, eh? You didn't scream on the boards that she's too strong and that they should tweak her because it's bad for the game balance to have champions like that. Now you care. Well, others are on the opposite side of this fence. If she'll indeed be too weak after the nerfs, they'll change the values again. For now you can play something that's not as broken as she was.
> [{quoted}](name=Purejoyce,realm=EUNE,application-id=39gqIYVI,discussion-id=bsms2fyf,comment-id=00010000000000000000,timestamp=2017-03-08T16:16:31.774+0000) > > You didn't complain when you played broken champion though, eh? You didn't scream on the boards that she's too strong and that they should tweak her because it's bad for the game balance to have champions like that. Now you care. Well, others are on the opposite side of this fence. > > If she'll indeed be too weak after the nerfs, they'll change the values again. For now you can play something that's not as broken as she was. Well said!!!!
: The LeBlanc nerfs are really... sad.
Good. 1 shorting tanks. Bb le Blanc.
Korios (EUNE)
: The did buff him some patches ago.
> [{quoted}](name=Korios,realm=EUNE,application-id=39gqIYVI,discussion-id=elmoOE98,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2017-03-09T17:15:13.307+0000) > > The did buff him some patches ago. Totally. His pick rate has gone through the roof.....oh wait....no it isn't. But like I said I want no buff. Read my post its in English read between the lines.
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ItzSorrii (EUNE)
: Yasuo
Utterly broken POS champion.
: http://i.imgur.com/e3sgb9V.jpg We do read a lot of threads on the boards, but we may not be able to respond to them all. We do take the feedback on these boards very seriously :)
> [{quoted}](name=A Red Herring,realm=EUW,application-id=39gqIYVI,discussion-id=5Ekr3A3F,comment-id=00010000,timestamp=2016-12-21T16:27:19.808+0000) > > http://i.imgur.com/e3sgb9V.jpg > > We do read a lot of threads on the boards, but we may not be able to respond to them all. We do take the feedback on these boards very seriously :) I find this so hard to believe after 4 years of LOL. Perhaps you should engage with the community rather than skimming the forum and occasionally posting during breaks? Engagement and discussion would go so much further than the current way of working. With the billions in profits annually would a 20k a year rep with a perms presence be so hard?
: how to play against tryndamere with ghost ignite as mundo?
Your passive and R should easily have countered him. Perhaps he wasn't that much lower than you skill wise?
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: Did anyone 2 years ago was asking Riot to remove being last pick?
When I get support I pick Teemo. I will never play a support meta champion again. Last time I was Leona and I was ccing their adc in teamfights AND the enemy malphite was just ulting me alone yet even 4 vs 3 my team still could not win the fights. What more can a support do? When you are working with that level of uselessness the MMR / matchmaking system is broken so just play a late game hyper carry and hope for a win meta be damned. I will even pick Garen or Radius if the mood takes me sod anyone who flames me. Just kids anyway.
Raditz1997 (EUNE)
: ASHE
Ashe is not a traditional ADC in that she bursts. You pick her more to start a TF or kite a high motility champion. She also brings a lot of map awareness although I only ever see 1 in 10 Ashes actually use the ability........ I personally love her. My goto ADC because she forces good positioning and you actively get to pick the TF start.
ZmIkSa (EUNE)
: Why is top lane either hardly babysat or totally ignored by the junglers ?
Junglers are the primary cause of LOL imbalance. You can lose a lane and two other lanes can win. If you lose as a jungler all 3 lanes lose. Junglers are the primary cause of game loses and tilting. Fact. Without junglers this game would be far more balanced and fun. It would remove that random factor from a win or a loss.
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Febos (EUW)
: > [{quoted}](name=asiaftwbaby,realm=EUW,application-id=39gqIYVI,discussion-id=LtwnThf1,comment-id=,timestamp=2016-11-20T00:41:39.332+0000) > > Is RIOT staffed by idiots? Scrap that. Clearly they are. > > they can't write a simple piece of software code that says if MMR > X match with X? Really? REALLY? This made me laugh a little. How naive can you really be, yound lad? If only it was that simple... {{sticker:zombie-brand-facepalm}}
> [{quoted}](name=The Febos,realm=EUW,application-id=39gqIYVI,discussion-id=LtwnThf1,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2016-11-20T01:25:20.463+0000) > > This made me laugh a little. How naive can you really be, yound lad? If only it was that simple... > > {{sticker:zombie-brand-facepalm}} But it is that goddamn simple.
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: So Skarner is being gutted despite protest of much of the community
RIOT > [{quoted}](name=Sir Apatosaurus,realm=EUW,application-id=39gqIYVI,discussion-id=NrgvoYbh,comment-id=,timestamp=2015-08-05T14:27:42.546+0000) > > Why? Because his core ability, Crystal Slash, contains too much of his kit's power, making him pretty much all about his Q. > > So when can we expect reworks to other champions who are defined by a single ability? > > * Blitz Hook > * Cass Twin Fang > * Eve Hate Spike > * Ezreal Mystic Shot > * Gnar Q > * Heimer Turret > * Jinx Mini Gun/Rockets > * Kalista Rend > * Karthus Skittles > * Kha Q > * Nasus Q > * Nid Spear > * Riven Broken Wings > * Soraka Heal > * Syndra Dark Sphere > * Vlad Transfusion > > Well Riot? It's not a property unique to Skarner. No one wants this rework. 100% agree. RIOT are making these changes so people have to learn new champions. Its a classic bait & switch routine to keep people playing LOL & is absolutely f*cking disgusting. I've been thinking about way to get the EU to look closer at their business practices to be honest with you since most of their customers are young people things like this play on dopamine addiction which gets gambling addicts hooked. Very shady business practices
: you have no idea what you are talking about
I think it's you who has no idea here not me.
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