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[League of Legends] That's SOOOO Draven!

Hargaad of OmnarHargaad of Omnar Registered User regular
edited June 2012 in Games and Technology
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League of Legends (popularly known as LoL) is a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game. With lots of acronyms, in case you couldn't tell.

It is made by Riot games and brought to you by sexy lagomorphs.
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You play as a summoner that selects a Rammus to battle with and against other summoners and their respective non-armordillo champions. During games, your champion will level up, get gold for better equipment and hopefully destroy the enemy nexus. Outside of games, your summoner level will rise. This will unlock new runes to enhance champion stats, bestow mastery points for further champion customization and goodies like avatars. At max level you can then compete in ranked matches and/or judge player behavior in what is called the Tribunal.

New Player Guide

1. Make an account: NA EU (West) EU (Nordic & East)
It is worth noting that referring new players has perks, so I would ask for a referral link in the thread rather than a vanilla account.

2. Download the client: Right here
The official Mac client has been discontinued.

3. Play the tutorials! New User Guide
The game can be a bit overwhelming, and I highly suggest you play the tutorials OR find someone willing to do a few vs. AI games with you.

4. Join the "Penny Arcade" Chat Channel to find helpful people and people to escape solo queue with! Click the little double speech bubble looking thing at the bottom right of your screen. Click the + speech bubble right above it. Type in "Penny Arcade" and introduce yourself. Not everyone you see in the thread will be there, as not everyone plays on the same server. You can ask these people how to play champions, we pretty much have someone who plays each kind of Riven, whether it be bunny girl (broken tier), crimson elite (garbage tier) and every kind in between.
(Hargaad felt this should be more stressed because of players like Arivia...who CHOOSES to solo queue, which is a terribad idea in the first place. <3 )

5. Play vs. People
Do it, damn you. As said above, the AI is not going to give you the legitimate LoL experience. You don't want to hit your 20s solely from bot matches.

6. Get yer free champs.
Subscribe to Riot's Youtube and get a free Alistar skin! Includes the champion! Free Tristana if you're into the Facebook thing. Promo skins always include the champion if you never bought it.

The Dos and Don'ts of LoL

Meta Stuff
1. Don't buy champions randomly!
LoL has two currencies: Riot Points (RP), which are bought with real money, and Influence Points (IP) which are earned solely by playing games. Champions can be bought with both, but every week there will be ten free champions to play with. Play these champs instead. Get a feel for each type of champion and see which you find more fun. It's far better to do this as opposed to buying a champ randomly and ultimately being unhappy with it. Also, (it's rumored) you can get ONE refund opportunity for (I believe I read) up to 3 RP purchases. After that, it's your own fault for spending RP.

2. Don't buy Tier 2 Runes.
They are pretty much a waste of IP. Buy Tier 1 and save up for Tier 3. Or, if you're baller like Hargaad, don't even buy Tier 1. Wait to hit level 30, then buy all the Tier 3 runes you need.

3. Do queue with friends.
Playing with randoms is a crapshoot, and playing with an armordillo or two can put the odds in your favor. Play complementary champs and request feedback on how you did in each game (even if you won). Likewise, you can offer advice to others you saw having trouble in a polite manner (because if you aren't polite, you're likely to get flamed).

4. Do learn the champions
When a new rotation occurs, it is wise to play a few games with each champ. Knowing what each champ is capable of will be useful even if you hate how they play and never intend on using them. For example, Karthus has a skill that does damage to every enemy champion, regardless of location! If you know this, then you can be a jerk and take Soraka.

5. Do read guides.
There are multiple ways to play a champion. This combination of skills, runes, masteries and items is called a "build" and are the general strategies for any champion. The recommended items in the game store are not always accurate, and the order you level skills can have a big impact on how the early stages of the game play out. Sites like Mobafire and Solomid offer builds for just about every champion. It's cookie-cutter, but a great foundation for new people. Once you learn the ins and outs, you can tweak a build to better serve your playstyles or as a reaction to enemy or ally players.

6. Do be polite and do report
Sometimes people will suck or do shit wrong. It's a game, so try to keep that in mind when things get a little unhinged. If you insult or yell at people, even if they DID do something wrong, you're likely going to get that person defensive and things break down. Instead of focusing on the game, you focus on hurling insults at each. Stay calm, and politely offer advice when needed. And yet, people are jerks. It happens. Simply /mute them and quietly report them after the game. Taking their bait is probably what they want you to do. Do not give them the satisfaction! Keep your cool.

7. Buy skins
Having a skin for a character is a great way to say "Hey I'm fucking awesome with this champion so get the fuck out of my way." If your team is using more skins than your enemy team, you basically have already won. If you're playing as , you've won the awesome award.

8. Please watch Metalocalypse, Sunday @ 12:15am on Adult Swim. It's far better than Community (thursday nights at 8 on NBC).

Game Stuff
1. Do not be aggressive
There will be a serious urge to want to kill enemy champs. Resist! Death is an all-around loss: your opponents get more cash and experience, you miss out on experience and your lane risks getting pushed. If you set-up a kill and fail, do not continue chasing. In many cases, you will just die to a tower or get ganked. While later on you will learn when to take risks, early in your career it's best to be less aggressive and just let the other guy get away.

2. Do not focus on KDR
Your kill-death-ratio is not the end-all of your value. It is possible to lose despite having a serious kill advantage over the enemy team! Certain champions, once getting the right items, can be unstoppable murder machines. Even if you do kill them a lot, if they reach this threshold, it's possible for a dramatic reversal to occur. It is far more important to support your team's objectives: push towers, protect your own towers from being pushed and keep your team informed of enemy activity. It is far better to have a modest KDR and win, than be the team killer and lose.

3. Do watch the minimap and your enemy
Enemy locations are important! In your low-level games you will likely have two champs tops lane, one mid and two bottom (in later level games, one from top will be off "jungling," so top will have just one champ). If a player in YOUR lane is missing, let the team know. The player might just be heading back to base to buy items, or they could be trying to jump your friend in another lane. And mention when they came back to your lane! But this doesn't mean you should rely wholly on team recon. Watch the minimap yourself for enemy locations in other lanes whenever you can. People aren't perfect, and sometimes that warning comes a bit too late. Another set of eyes is always useful.

4. Do buy wards.
Wards are items that grant you vision of an area for 180 seconds. They are, without a doubt, one of the best purchases you will make. You can plop them along the river and have advance warning of ganks. They'll grant you vision of the brush. They'll alert you of enemy attempts on big-reward neutral monsters like the dragon or baron. If you attack them in the middle of something like that, you could mob up their entire team. Or maybe you are aware of a gank attempt on you. You could alert a nearby friend, bait the ganker in and turn the tables. Buy wards. BUY. WARDS.

5. Do buy wards.
Wards are items that grant you vision of an area for 180 seconds. They are, without a doubt, one of the best purchases you will make. You can plop them along the river and have advance warning of ganks. They'll grant you vision of the brush. They'll alert you of enemy attempts on big reward neutral monsters like the dragon or baron. If you attack them in the middle of something like that, you could mob up their entire team. Or maybe you are aware of a gank attempt on you. You could alert a nearby friend, bait the ganker in and turn the tables. Buy wards. BUY. WARDS. Yes, I posted this twice. It is that important.

6. Do something.
So you just wiped the enemy team out. Hooray! But...what are you doing now? Did you just go back to your respective lanes and farm? Incorrect! You now have precious map control, and should be taking advantage of it. Gather up as a team and take out a tower. Head to the dragon and get a clean kill. Steal enemy creeps (especially their blue and red buffs). You can always check the status of both teams by pressing tab. If multiple enemies are waiting on respawn, then you need to press that advantage.

7. Don't just wait around all day when you're in a position to win.
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8. Do buy wards.
Seriously, kids. If Hargaad can do it, so can you. I know you have 75 gold just laying around sometimes. Don't feed us with your bullshit of, "But I need to save for x item!" No! Fuck you, and your high horse. If you don't buy wards, and you die a lot, nobody on your team is going to be able to save you from a beefed up (whatever) lane. Consequences will never be the same!

Meet the Team

Like any group activity, stuff is usually broken down into roles. It's worth noting that champions don't always fit neatly in categories. A champion's role in the team may depend on what build has been chosen, and sometimes you may fill several roles depending on the group composition. When picking champions, it's a good idea to see what people are doing and fill in any holes.

1. The Carry: If your team is a car, then the carry is the engine. It's what makes the team function. The carry, when doing its job, will be able to easily destroy the whole team. But, just like an engine is useless without any other parts of your car, the carry relies on its team to get the gold necessary to buy the items needed to kill swathes of enemies. Early on, carries tend to be more vulnerable and weaker than other champs. LOTS of people pick carry in random, because it's the star character that generally gets all the kills. One of the reasons Caitlyn is so great is that she can carry a team since her AS ratios are amazing and she can easily carry and dominate fools.

2. The Tank: Following the car metaphor, the tank is your steering. It'll guide the team into battle, and in many cases will be the one starting the fights. Tanks are there to absorb damage and lock down the most dangerous champions on the enemy team so you can position yourselves to win the fight. Some tanks do this with CC, whereas other tanks have some damage and will soften up the enemy team instead. Tanks still tend to need the rest of their team to back them up. Rammus is probably the most boss at doing all of this, and with zazz.

3. The Support: I guess support are your tires or something? Maybe the AC. Either, support help the team out with buffs and generally shields or healing. Healers tend to assist the carry by allowing the carry to stay in the lane longer through said healing or shields. Unlike, well, just about everyone else, Support don't rely so much on gear and thus will purposefully AVOID getting last hits so that their lane partner can farm gold faster. Because of their reduced need of gold, support should also be buying and placing wards when needed. It's worth noting that EVERYONE should generally buy wards, but as a support you can afford to take the financial hit. FEW people pick support in random due to how hard it is to influence games. You have to be very proactive to make up for bad teammates as a carry. Veigar commonly supports the enemy team to their graves.

4. The Jungler: Jungling is a more advanced concept, and you won't see it until higher summoner levels. This is due to runes and masteries allowing for more efficient jungling. It is still possible on a few champs, even at Summoner Level 1, but very uncommon. As the name implies, the jungler sits in the jungle and kills neutral creeps. This benefits your team by creating a second solo lane (top lane), resulting in more experience and gold for your team as a whole. Once the jungler hits a certain gear/level point, they look for opportunities to gank enemies. This is generally done via strong CC abilities, such as Warwick's ultimate or Nunu's slow coupled with his speed buff. Skills such as these will enable the jungler's teammate in that lane to easily assist with the kill. When not ganking, the jungler will return to the jungle regularly to keep up in terms of gold and experience. Due to their roaming, the jungler has plenty of opportunities to place wards for its teammates. Riven can do this and she's amazing. Only, Rammus can do it faster, and still have plenty of juice left in his zazz-tank.

This is a very simple guide! There are other roles in teams, but this is a rough outline of the basics. Roles can easily overlap, and a champion can fill more than one role! Experiment and see what works and what doesn't.

Thursday Night Painhouse!

Wanna play with other PA people in a cutthroat (but still fun and casual) FIGHT TO THE DEATH? Every thursday night at 8 est. we draft up players for Promptu (the opposite of impromptu) Inhouses that are known as PAINHOUSES. Please put your info down so we know why we should invite you!

Summoner info form.

Summoner info table.


Useful Stuff

Websites!
http://www.solomid.net/ - A more advanced and polished version of Mobafire. Solomid offers intricate guides on champs that've been tried and tested by the community. Best for more advanced players of lvl 20+
http://www.leagueoflegends.com - The standard LoL website! Info on the game can be found here.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qggKB98It0Q - The basics of laning and last hitting.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kxGQ3gWdrM - Shurelya's guide on zoning!

Stuff You Should Know
-Yes, a promo skin will unlock that champion for free.
-Promo skin codes generally work once on each region. If you have used a code for yourself, don't toss it out! Make a post here and give it away or swap it for another skin.
-Buy Wards
-Buy Wards
-When in doubt, take Promote/Flash

A useful list of terms used in game, courtesy of Cantido.
Thing heard in game or apply to things in game

b = back, fall back, they're coming for you
back = fall back, they're coming for you
care = be careful, they may be coming for you
oom = out of mana
focus = To target a player. Meaning that as a team you all will all focus on a specified hero to kill first.
top, mid, bottom = the lanes in LoL. With the flip camera option, the top and bottom may be switched for some people.
lane = the road like expanses that contain towers and lead to and from the bases
river = The river which cuts across the map diagonally
jungle = The mass of trees and paths that exist between the lanes
neutrals = The creep-enemies who live in the jungle
bp, pill, pilling = blue pilling, going back to base
base, basing = blue pilling, going back to base
shop,buy = To go back to base to go shopping
brush/grass = The large grass in LoL which causes your hero to be hidden to people outside of the brush
sigils = Temporary buffs granted to a player by defeating the Golem and the Elder Lizard. These buffs transfer to the killer in the event that the hero dies with the sigil.
buff = Typically a temporary increase to some stat(s)
passive = An ability which is not activated but helps a character. For example, Morgana's passive allows her to heal a small % of the damage her spells inflict. Passives usually apply only to the hero who has them.
aura = A 'passive' which applies not only to the hero who has it, but also to heroes within the given range for the aura. A shareable passive.
dd = direct damage ability. Typically DDs are unavoidable: Click ability, click target, profit. For example: Annie's Q fireball.
skillshot = an ability that fires a projectile that can be dodged. For example: Morgana's cage, Ashe's ultimate arrow
aoe = area of effect
pbaoe = point blank area of affect. The area of effect is centered around the caster such as Nunu's Ultimate or any aura.
backdoor= To attack the enemies towers and base without the cover of your creeps there
ult = ultimate ability. The R Ability.
unique = In LoL certain auras/passive are unique, meaning they do not stack.
last hit = Getting the very last hit, or killing blow.
AP = Ability Power. The stat which boosts the effectiveness of abilities.
miss, mia = Missing, missing in action. Commonly used to describe when a hero is missing from a lane and may indicate to the team that a gank may happen.
juke, juking = When being chased, juking is to fool your pursuers. Typically this happens in the jungle. A successful juke could range from eluding the enemy by exploiting line of sight, or could simply cause the enemy to mistarget a spell.
feed = A player who dies constantly feeds the other team (via the gold reward for killing someone). Being called a feeder is not a compliment. A player who is fed has a lot of kills.
gg = good game.
gj = good job.
ms = movement speed
Rammus = the best character ever who is also a flippin' ninja.
baron, nashor, worm = the big worm like boss that gives a noticeable buff to the whole team when killed.
gl hf - good luck, have fun, usually an encouraging sportsmanlike phrase said before a game, sometimes sarcastically used "gl solo baron"
gl hf dd (insert acronym) = good luck, have fun, don't die, [confusion tactic] (I suppose this is just a Hargaad thing)
push - to gather up a creep wave and attempt to destroy an enemy tower "I'm going to push bottom"
d, defend - to sit at a tower and/or inhibitor and attempt to avoid confrontation while stopping the enemy from killing the objective "I'm gonna d mid"
gank - to go (often with more than one player) to try and kill an enemy, often by surprise "lets gank bottom"
tp - summoner spell telleport used to traverse the map "Ill tp back in"
heal - either the summoner spell, a champion ability, or the act of returning to base to regenerate HP and mana "you should heal"
harass - to annoy the enemy with small bursts of non lethal damage, often forcing them to go heal or be set up for a gang.
bait - to deliberately appear in a position to be easily ganged so as to lure 1 or more players to be gangked by your team "go bait them in to the jungle"
Disable = A Disable is a debuff that usually prevents some kind of action on the player. Stuns, roots, silences are all examples of disables
Stun = A debuff which prevents any action by a champion (summoner spells excluded)
Root = A debuff which prevents any movement by a champion (summoner spells excluded)
Silence = A debuff which prevents any abilities being used by a champion (summoner spells excluded)
Farm = Farming involves the amassing of gold for player. This is usually best done by killing a lot of creeps and killing them very quickly. Certain Heroes like Ashe and Tristana are great farmers: The first has a +gold passive, and the latter has an AOE passive.
leash/pull - when someone other than the jungler attacks a jungle creep so that it comes towards them while the jungler attacks it; the leasher leaves the range so the jungle creep returns to the jungler; allowing several free hits/spells on the creep for the jungler.

Things heard outside of the game or apply to outside of the game

vent = Ventrilo. It is voice communication software used to coordinate as a team. LoL has its own vent server: See the sticky in the beta general for more information.
build = how a champion and its summoner is built. For champions this may includes the items one buys on a champion, and the order one gets a champion's skills. For summoners, this refers to their masteries and rune selections.
carry = A character who, if played properly, wins late game fights for a team. Typically these heroes are weak early game and require a lot of farming.
tank = Character with a lot of HP and likely armor/resistance. Whose job is to initiate battles with the enemy players/turrets as to draw damage onto himself.
dps = Damage per second. Also referes to characters who job it is to deal damage (As opposed to support and tanks)
burst = A large volume of damage done quickly and typically then very little sustained follow up damage.
support = Characters who job it is to support other characters: Healers, buffers, etc
runes = Refers to LoL's rune system, however this term is overloaded and some players also refer to sigils as runes
talents = A non-canon term for masteries
mastery, masteries = The talent-tree system of LoL
DotA = Defense of the the Ancients. A mod for War3 that virtually launched the moba genre
HoN = Heroes of Newerth. Another moba game that is in direct competition with LoL.
moba = multiplayer online battle arena
elo = The score a person has in the Ranking system. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elo_rating_system
leave, leaver = To quit a game before it is over.
raqequit, qq = To quit a game in anger (Being killed, losing)
disc, dc = disconnect from a game.
adjudicator = Either an older beta tester, or a beta tester whose skill in game or feedback out of game have been noted.
skin = Items that give a Champion a new look (Costumes, clothes, etc)
champion = The particular character that you as the summoner control
hero = non-canon name for a champion
summoner = Your representation in the game. Essentially you are the puppet master of your selected Champion and you have your own summoner abilities along with the champion's abilities.

Previous thread: http://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/159381/league-of-legends-its-something-to-do-when-diablo-3-is-down#Item_3987

And because we're a group of failures and spent a good 10 minutes looking for the fucking link:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Al8wcjKN9tZLdDNkTWdheE4xazFyZ21pMWxwWW0zUkE#gid=2
(@schuss - give more privileges or be here Thurs!)

Next post for PENTAS!

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  • zerg rushzerg rush Registered User regular
    Hitting the sauce I see, Hargaad.

    You know what that means, you gotta play ranked.

  • Hargaad of OmnarHargaad of Omnar Registered User regular
    edited June 2012
    Have you scored a penta?
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    Hargaad of Omnar on
    Star Wars (2 separate links)
    Yelling at butts will never NOT be funny. Thanks, Psy!
    Also, Abby is awesome. Keep up with TLH because it's the tits!

    I love League of Legends, but seriously...screw you, Teemo.
  • Grunt's GhostsGrunt's Ghosts WOO! YES! Registered User regular
    Don't worry, Hargaad, I can't play Diablo 3 either. Which leaves me with my backlog of Fallout New Vegas.

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  • KayKay What we need... Is a little bit of PANIC.Registered User regular
    So, I would like to know how to play a dickish midlaner. I can kinda play Akali, but I prefer her top for those delicious bushjukes.

    Kassadin and Talon seem neat, and one is usually available. Fizz, too. Any tips for these champs?

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  • eeSanGeeSanG Registered User regular
    The truest dickish midlaner is Galio.

    But for assassin types like those just play aggressive. No scare, no die.

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  • Styrofoam SammichStyrofoam Sammich WANT. 5386-8443-8937Registered User regular
    Kay wrote: »
    So, I would like to know how to play a dickish midlaner. I can kinda play Akali, but I prefer her top for those delicious bushjukes.

    Kassadin and Talon seem neat, and one is usually available. Fizz, too. Any tips for these champs?

    Galio, Yorick and Teemo can dick with the best of them

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  • KayKay What we need... Is a little bit of PANIC.Registered User regular
    Ah, well. I play a bunch of Galio as is. Tend to go for tanky AP stuff, as well Randuins and depending on the support, Shurelias.

    But I only use Randuins AFTER my ult. That's how you do it right, yeah?

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  • EchoEcho staring is caring Moderator mod
    Used my wizard powers on the OP.

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  • KayKay What we need... Is a little bit of PANIC.Registered User regular
    And you didn't even tell us you were about to put on your robes and wizard hat. :(

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  • zerg rushzerg rush Registered User regular
    You're a wizard harry potter!

  • BlueBlueBlueBlue Registered User regular
    An inhouse happens today right

    Is it gonna be random again or ranged jungles/melee lanes or what's going on

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  • LuianeLuiane Registered User regular
    Kay wrote: »
    And you didn't even tell us you were about to put on your robes and wizard hat. :(

    He probably already had them on!

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  • VaregaVarega Registered User regular
    BlueBlue wrote: »
    An inhouse happens today right

    Is it gonna be random again or ranged jungles/melee lanes or what's going on
    It'll be random, that's generally the easiest way to balance the game. I dont know if we'll get enough to actually run an inhouse though, with D3 taking everyone and their mother.

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  • Smaug6Smaug6 Registered User regular
    I am still playing, grimly going alone into games with PA people. GIVE ME BACK A FULL CHAT ROOM DIABLO 3!

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  • schussschuss Registered User regular
    So, any interest in Painhouses tonight? I can't play, as I have to pack for a biz trip, but I can organize and coordinate.

  • DraygoDraygo Registered User regular
    Varega wrote: »
    BlueBlue wrote: »
    An inhouse happens today right

    Is it gonna be random again or ranged jungles/melee lanes or what's going on
    It'll be random, that's generally the easiest way to unbalance the game. I dont know if we'll get enough to actually run an inhouse though, with D3 taking everyone and their mother.

    Fixed that for you. Random is rarely ever balanced. Draft pick gets you closer to balanced.

    Random games are however very crazy.

  • sportzboytjwsportzboytjw squeeeeeezzeeee some more tax breaks outRegistered User regular
    I might enjoy an inhouse if I'm on when you guys do it.

    Been on a nuts run with carries, and I just bought Vayne... First game, 20/5/doubledigits

    It was pretty fun! I don't think AD carries should have stuns but that's just me!

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  • schussschuss Registered User regular
    Note - if we do a painhouse tonight, it will be ranged jungle/melee lanes unless basically everyone is against it.

  • sportzboytjwsportzboytjw squeeeeeezzeeee some more tax breaks outRegistered User regular
    My padawan, I will run Vayne in the jungle errday.

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  • Hargaad of OmnarHargaad of Omnar Registered User regular
    Thank you, Echo!
    Maybe I'll fix some of the out-dated info in the OP...maybe.

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    Yelling at butts will never NOT be funny. Thanks, Psy!
    Also, Abby is awesome. Keep up with TLH because it's the tits!

    I love League of Legends, but seriously...screw you, Teemo.
  • sportzboytjwsportzboytjw squeeeeeezzeeee some more tax breaks outRegistered User regular
    So what are the rules of Ranged Jungle/Melee Lanes? Can junglers still take Smite? Is Fizz Allowed in "melee lanes"? Who breaks the format? This seems very interesting to me and I would like to subscribe to your newsletter!

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  • PMAversPMAvers GomorraRegistered User regular
    You could always screw with Hat and swap out the Riven for a Rammus.

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  • BlueBlueBlueBlue Registered User regular
    I figure the rules are if your auto attack shoots things then you're not laning and if you have a melee attack then you aren't the jungler

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  • schussschuss Registered User regular
    So what are the rules of Ranged Jungle/Melee Lanes? Can junglers still take Smite? Is Fizz Allowed in "melee lanes"? Who breaks the format? This seems very interesting to me and I would like to subscribe to your newsletter!

    Yes, smite is allowed. Fizz is Melee. Blue has it right.
    Key melees:
    Kassadin
    Kayle
    Pantheon

  • shalmeloshalmelo sees no evil Registered User regular
    I wish y'all didn't painhouse at stupid times for us best coasters. Because I would totally show up and get my jungle Karthus on.

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  • sportzboytjwsportzboytjw squeeeeeezzeeee some more tax breaks outRegistered User regular
    schuss wrote: »
    So what are the rules of Ranged Jungle/Melee Lanes? Can junglers still take Smite? Is Fizz Allowed in "melee lanes"? Who breaks the format? This seems very interesting to me and I would like to subscribe to your newsletter!

    Yes, smite is allowed. Fizz is Melee. Blue has it right.
    Key melees:
    Kassadin
    Kayle
    Pantheon

    Seems like Riven/Shen/Lee Sin would be important? Blitz too? Anyone with a filthly gapcloser basically?

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  • Hargaad of OmnarHargaad of Omnar Registered User regular
    Working on editing the OP, but I agree with shalmelo. I won't be available tonight, simply because I'm (a) out of town, and (2) visiting a friend this afternoon around 4:30pm.
    But, next week, I shall be back home, and ready to kick some ass for next Thursday's PAinhouse.
    Also, if possible, I still think assigning 1 caster to each team would be ideal. Then the casters aren't always doing the same commentary with the same people. I wanna see you guys not only improve on your gaming skills from playing, but your speech skills in alternate commentating. Then again, I love Rivington, and think he's the best commentator, so what do I know.
    Oh, I remember where I was going with that.
    When I come back home and watch all the replays, it's a pain in the ass to figure out which casters jumped around to which games. I know it's SOOOOO much trouble for them to end recording, and start a new session, but it really would help to organize for anybody wanting to go back and see what they did wrong without having to jump through 3 hours of 1 recorded session. Just saying. If I can put up with shitty internet and still go 3-0 one week as champion, I think you guys can put a little more effort into streaming. /rant

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  • The EnderThe Ender Registered User regular
    So, I would like to know how to play a dickish midlaner. I can kinda play Akali, but I prefer her top for those delicious bushjukes.

    Kassadin and Talon seem neat, and one is usually available. Fizz, too. Any tips for these champs?

    Fizz: Open with Q, disengage with Playful/Trickster when harassing. Only open with P/T if you intend to commit to a kill (P/T -> Ignite -> Q -> R)

    His gameplay is pretty fun & simple; I'm a little torn on his best lv 1 arsenal, though. Boots + 3 is good, Doran's Shield is good & Blue Cystal + 2, changing Blue into Catalyst as soon as you have the gold, is also good. I tend to go the Catalyst route with the intent of finishing a reasonably early RoA.

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  • BlueBlueBlueBlue Registered User regular
    Also I would like for the matches to be recorded

    I really can't understate my disappointment at not being able to watch any of my matches

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  • JookieJookie Registered User regular
    Is it anyone ranged jungling or just ranged AD carry? Because if anyone ranged then we'd have a lot of Karthus jungles.

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  • BlueBlueBlueBlue Registered User regular
    Anyone ranged

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  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    Just got my first Penta

    as Pantheon of all people.

    wish i would have recorded it :(

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  • NeadenNeaden Registered User regular
    Just got my first Penta

    as Pantheon of all people.

    wish i would have recorded it :(
    Post a screenshot of it/of the score screen if you can so you can get up on the OP.

  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    Neaden wrote: »
    Just got my first Penta

    as Pantheon of all people.

    wish i would have recorded it :(
    Post a screenshot of it/of the score screen if you can so you can get up on the OP.

    I didn't press print screen in time. I was too worried about getting away from turret fire.

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  • zerg rushzerg rush Registered User regular
    Neaden wrote: »
    Just got my first Penta

    as Pantheon of all people.

    wish i would have recorded it :(
    Post a screenshot of it/of the score screen if you can so you can get up on the OP.

    I didn't press print screen in time. I was too worried about getting away from turret fire.

    You, uh, can scroll up the chat window after you return to base.

  • schussschuss Registered User regular
    schuss wrote: »
    So what are the rules of Ranged Jungle/Melee Lanes? Can junglers still take Smite? Is Fizz Allowed in "melee lanes"? Who breaks the format? This seems very interesting to me and I would like to subscribe to your newsletter!

    Yes, smite is allowed. Fizz is Melee. Blue has it right.
    Key melees:
    Kassadin
    Kayle
    Pantheon

    Seems like Riven/Shen/Lee Sin would be important? Blitz too? Anyone with a filthly gapcloser basically?

    They're all powerful melees, but standard for other melees to play against. Kayle can be an AD carry, kass is normally vs. AP casters and Pants has ranged harass.

    Re: Timing - I'm not opposed to moving the times (I'm WC as well), but then we'll completely lose the euros. As the games don't normally start until 6, if you really want to play and can make it for then but not draft-time, we can throw your name in (as I think we did with Arikado last week).

  • NeadenNeaden Registered User regular
    zerg rush wrote: »
    Neaden wrote: »
    Just got my first Penta

    as Pantheon of all people.

    wish i would have recorded it :(
    Post a screenshot of it/of the score screen if you can so you can get up on the OP.

    I didn't press print screen in time. I was too worried about getting away from turret fire.

    You, uh, can scroll up the chat window after you return to base.
    Was it a ranked game so you can go to your stats and see the largest multikill on that champ?

  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    zerg rush wrote: »
    Neaden wrote: »
    Just got my first Penta

    as Pantheon of all people.

    wish i would have recorded it :(
    Post a screenshot of it/of the score screen if you can so you can get up on the OP.

    I didn't press print screen in time. I was too worried about getting away from turret fire.

    You, uh, can scroll up the chat window after you return to base.

    Oh wow. I wasn't even thinking about that. I just wanted the big ol' announcement on the screen. Oh well. I'll just have to get another one

    :cry:

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  • JookieJookie Registered User regular
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    Largest multikill: 5

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  • sportzboytjwsportzboytjw squeeeeeezzeeee some more tax breaks outRegistered User regular
    Roughly what time are you painhousing? If I can, I'll play tonight, but Harg is typically just a case in when I'm going to bed so..

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