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[League of Legends] Everyone loves Singed.

SampsenSampsen Registered User regular
edited February 2013 in Games and Technology
OP - The Basics
2nd - PENTAKILL!
3rd - Currently Open Contests/One-Time Events
The Basics
Spoiler:
League of Legends (popularly known as LoL) is a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game created by Riot Games.


You play as a summoner that selects Draven (seriously, he's OP and stupid) to battle with and against other summoners and their respective lesser-tiered 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 champion.

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
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Game Stuff
Spoiler:

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.

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.


Useful Stuff

Websites!
Spoiler:

Stuff You Should Know
-Yes, a promo skin will unlock that champion for free.
-Buy Wards
-Buy Wards
-When in doubt, take Exhaust/Flash


List of helpful LoL terminology.

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  • TrusTrus Registered User regular
    I demand the op makes mention of my penta

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  • SampsenSampsen Registered User regular
  • Bobkins FlymoBobkins Flymo Nice day for a Waa WeddingRegistered User, Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited January 2013
    When I made the LoL thread, my OPs were glorious things.

    It's true because, 18 months later, you are all still using them.

    Bobkins Flymo on
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  • SampsenSampsen Registered User regular
    Don't change what works. I really should go through there and change a few things though.

    Took me forever to rip out all the Riven references.

  • Bobkins FlymoBobkins Flymo Nice day for a Waa WeddingRegistered User, Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    That was fucking Talith with the Riven fetish.

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  • TommattTommatt Registered User regular
    A lot of people ask for ways to get better. I'd recommend watching two people's YouTube channels
    One is "studio daily
    " done by one of the forumers. Gives great advice.

    The other is sykkuno . He's by no means the best at the game , but he's very fun to watch. Chill, plays for fun, but gets very excited. He talks about why he's doing or doing wrong, and will even sometimes point out mistakes by other people , but totally not a dick. It's more "I don't know what Xxxx is doing, but its all right we got this guys"

    I watch these guys on my lunch break and I think I've learned some things by watching, and they're entertaining.

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  • chocoboliciouschocobolicious Registered User regular
    Tried Hecarim in a normal blind pick. Wanted to jungle.

    Mid/top came along to help with blue then didn't leave. Went back to their lanes and Olaf came tromping in at level 2 to harrass the crap out of me. I swear he didn't leave my jungle the entire game and neither top nor mid would help me dislodge him. Ended up falling behind in levels by quite a bit.

    Top nid complains I'm not ganking her lane, while her Darius opponent was at 100% health because she didn't want to waste her glorious spears poking him or something.

    Fuck it all though, I was Hecarim and still came out of it 4/1/14 (The one death was to the Olaf who jumped me at level 2 while he was 3, with my stolen red buff, right next to mid and our Kat just went derpderp and didn't do anything til I managed to leap into mid lane right next to her.)

    Jungling is rough. Even the smallest things can set you behind if your opponent is aggressive and your lanes will almost never help it seems.

    On the other hand, still great being pony.

  • CarnarvonCarnarvon Registered User regular
    I think Hat added in a lot of those, too. Can't say I blame them, if I wasn't criminally lazy and made my own OP, it'd be filled with Poppy and Skarner.
    Spoiler:

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  • MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    Tried Hecarim in a normal blind pick. Wanted to jungle.

    Mid/top came along to help with blue then didn't leave. Went back to their lanes and Olaf came tromping in at level 2 to harrass the crap out of me. I swear he didn't leave my jungle the entire game and neither top nor mid would help me dislodge him. Ended up falling behind in levels by quite a bit.

    Top nid complains I'm not ganking her lane, while her Darius opponent was at 100% health because she didn't want to waste her glorious spears poking him or something.

    Fuck it all though, I was Hecarim and still came out of it 4/1/14 (The one death was to the Olaf who jumped me at level 2 while he was 3, with my stolen red buff, right next to mid and our Kat just went derpderp and didn't do anything til I managed to leap into mid lane right next to her.)

    Jungling is rough. Even the smallest things can set you behind if your opponent is aggressive and your lanes will almost never help it seems.

    On the other hand, still great being pony.

    Meanwhile I was having a pretty super time bot

    We had cake and everything

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  • ZekZek Registered User regular
    Dang dude, pentas are cool and all but that last picture alone is 700kb. Maybe just link or thumbnail them?

  • Bobkins FlymoBobkins Flymo Nice day for a Waa WeddingRegistered User, Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    Size limit is 500kb. Putting it in spoilers does not make it okay.

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  • SampsenSampsen Registered User regular
    edited January 2013
    That is big. I've removed the image tag for now. @Trus can you get a smaller one?

    Edit - There are a whole bunch of really big pictures in there, I promise I'll go through them in the morning, I can't stay up any later.

    Sampsen on
  • eeSanGeeSanG Registered User regular
    edited January 2013
    Oh man I think my Pentakill screen is like 550kb. I'll go make a new one.
    Spoiler:

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  • TommattTommatt Registered User regular
    Evidently. They're running some sort of live maintenance. Ranked disabled. Tried a bot game and failed to connect. Maybe it's not a good night to play.

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  • TalithTalith 変態という名の紳士 Miami, FLRegistered User regular
    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    That was fucking Talith with the Riven fetish.

    All I remember adding was a chibi Ezreal, Riven, and Ahri at the top and the "come at me" picture in how to play the game.

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  • TIFunkaliciousTIFunkalicious Kicking back in NebraskaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2013
    Trus wrote: »
    I demand the op makes mention of my penta

    My penta being in the OP for all eternity is more than enough to represent the penta potential of the 2012 Elementalors

    Also what is this game and what are all these items

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  • Feels Good ManFeels Good Man Registered User regular
    I would just like to point out that my penta kill in the OP is the superior penta because the 5 kills I acquired during said penta were my first five kills


    and it was with BONECLAW shyvana

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  • VizardObserverVizardObserver Registered User regular
    I just realized the two Pentas I've gotten are on the easiest champs to get pentakills with
    Oh Twitch, your guile charms and your smelly exterior make you fun to play to no end
    And katarina?
    Well
    Well that's a different story

  • RiusRius Registered User regular
    I just realized the two Pentas I've gotten are on the easiest champs to get pentakills with
    Oh Twitch, your guile charms and your smelly exterior make you fun to play to no end
    And katarina?
    Well
    Well that's a different story

    In my mind, your post was narrated by the Bastion narrator. The last three lines especially.

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  • dasnoobdasnoob ArkansasRegistered User regular
    I finally started to get the hang of Hec jungle last night. Several awesome ganks. Using E to knock them back into the lane and R to fear them back are so satisfying.

    Thinking of replacing my Amumu (always banned) and Rengar rune pages with a Warwick and Fiora one. They are both really fun to play this season.

    That would make my jungle 'roster' based on rune pages:

    Mundo
    Brolaf
    Warwick
    Fiora

    I probably need to set one up for Lee Sin to but I haven't played him in forever for some reason. I keep trying to make Eve work but I think we are going to have to break up.

  • TcheldorTcheldor Registered User regular
    Eve works wonderfully. What problems are you having with her?

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  • RozRoz Let the Storm follow Nap TimeRegistered User regular
    Hello new thread! I will have to go back through the closing posts and see what we were talking about.

    The best League OP was the one where hat or someone had replaced every word with Skarnar. I snapshotted that because it was the best.

  • RozRoz Let the Storm follow Nap TimeRegistered User regular
    Talith wrote: »
    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    That was fucking Talith with the Riven fetish.

    All I remember adding was a chibi Ezreal, Riven, and Ahri at the top and the "come at me" picture in how to play the game.

    There was period of 2 days last year, where you edited in like 5 riven pictures and were evangelizing your bunny riven campaign.

    Understandably so.

  • dasnoobdasnoob ArkansasRegistered User regular
    Tcheldor wrote: »
    Eve works wonderfully. What problems are you having with her?

    First clear I get awfully low no matter what I do it seems. After that I really need ganks but for some reason I fail at them a lot. Most junglers I do ok with ganks. With Eve even though it should be pretty easy because of her stealth I just can't get the positioning to get the kill before they are safe under tower and at that point I've wasted time.

  • TcheldorTcheldor Registered User regular
    Eve gets low on clear one for sure. I use ap quints/blues armor yellows and like 4 armor reds.

    For ganks, take advantage of red to stick early. Once you hit 6 you have your ult. I like building spectral wraith into dfg so you can counter jungle hard.

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  • dasnoobdasnoob ArkansasRegistered User regular
    Tcheldor wrote: »
    Eve gets low on clear one for sure. I use ap quints/blues armor yellows and like 4 armor reds.

    For ganks, take advantage of red to stick early. Once you hit 6 you have your ult. I like building spectral wraith into dfg so you can counter jungle hard.

    I'll try the AP quints. I think post-6 my problem is hitting my ult to initiate. I started doing that due to the change to % current health (which is a crappy change btw).

  • MiniwolfMiniwolf Registered User regular
    Thresh is down to 6300 as of yesterday.

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  • XagarXagar Registered User regular
    The splash for Battle Bunny Riven always amuses me because she looks very slightly bewildered, like before the match started she looked into her locker like always and instead found only the suit and some sort of enormous magical carrot.

    "For who knows what is good for a man in life, during the few and meaningless days he passes through like a shadow?
    Who can tell him what will happen under the sun after he is gone?"
  • Albino BunnyAlbino Bunny The Quick Brown Fox Registered User regular
    edited January 2013
    Rius wrote: »
    I just realized the two Pentas I've gotten are on the easiest champs to get pentakills with
    Oh Twitch, your guile charms and your smelly exterior make you fun to play to no end
    And katarina?
    Well
    Well that's a different story

    In my mind, your post was narrated by the Bastion narrator. The last three lines especially.



    26:05.

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  • MiniwolfMiniwolf Registered User regular
    edited January 2013
    Also, today Own3d.tv shut downs.

    http://www.own3d.tv/blog

    I spoilered it below.
    Spoiler:

    On the own3d thing, they basicly ran out of money and were unable to pay streamers and were often late with payments. They failed to raise any more VC money. All the streamers are moving to Twitch right now. Which aside from 1 or 2 smaller stream sites currently has the monopoly on streaming e-sports. Youtubes stream system has great infrastructure and because its owned by google it does not suffer when 100k people are watching a youtube stream. However youtube live streaming is not as robust in features as Twitch.

    Azabu announced they'd be doing their own platform and likely with the backing of KR Venture Capitalists, It should be interesting to see how it works.


    How To Stream on youtube
    Spoiler:

    Scratch that, this Doesnt stream very well.


    'Wirecast for youtube' is what you use. Which can be found at this link(its a link to an exe).

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  • JoshmviiJoshmvii Registered User regular
    edited January 2013
    With Eve jungle IMO you always want to gank bot as your first gank. Before your first gank the other team doesn't know how aggressive you'll be yet, and it usually means they'll extend too much. If you kill top or mid then suddenly bot is more aware of your presence. But if their bot lane extends even to the river you should be able to get a kill, especially if you have a Taric/Leona or anything like that on your team. Honestly, if I run Eve jungle I just gank bot lane mercilessly until i'm super fed and my ADC is fed, because there's no way the other team can afford to pink river, tri, and lane so you will be able to just keep coming back. Eve jungle is very much like Shaco, in that after a very short time, you only hit up jungle camps in between speeding to lanes. You're not trying to farm jungle at all, you're just trying to snowball your whole team.

    RE: Wukong, I like him mid a lot, though there is such a great roster of AD champs with gap closers to mid so I only do it if I think my team will benefit more from his ult than the raw burst of say Kha'zix, Fiora, Talon, etc. Top he's honestly not all that great, if only because he doesn't really have any matchups he utterly dominates. Like he can beat Jayce, Teemo, etc., but if you pick him first for top Lee Sin, Darius, Garen, Olaf, and some other will just crush you.

    I've not tried him in jungle since S2 when he was pretty bad in the jungle, but I could see it working much better now that single target junglers have it much better. I may have to try it.

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  • TalithTalith 変態という名の紳士 Miami, FLRegistered User regular
    Roz wrote: »
    Talith wrote: »
    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    That was fucking Talith with the Riven fetish.

    All I remember adding was a chibi Ezreal, Riven, and Ahri at the top and the "come at me" picture in how to play the game.

    There was period of 2 days last year, where you edited in like 5 riven pictures and were evangelizing your bunny riven campaign.

    Understandably so.

    It certainly sounds reasonable to me, but I'm not seeing any trace of it. :<

    What I am noticing is that this game used to be brought to us by Tiny Angry Crab and Sampsen didn't have to remove anything except the chibis.

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  • MegamaniacoMegamaniaco Beijing, China.Registered User regular
    Just had 2 horrible, HORRIBLE ranked games. Back to blind pick for today it is :c

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  • SampsenSampsen Registered User regular
    Talith wrote: »
    Roz wrote: »
    Talith wrote: »
    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    That was fucking Talith with the Riven fetish.

    All I remember adding was a chibi Ezreal, Riven, and Ahri at the top and the "come at me" picture in how to play the game.

    There was period of 2 days last year, where you edited in like 5 riven pictures and were evangelizing your bunny riven campaign.

    Understandably so.

    It certainly sounds reasonable to me, but I'm not seeing any trace of it. :<

    What I am noticing is that this game used to be brought to us by Tiny Angry Crab and Sampsen didn't have to remove anything except the chibis.

    Turns out it was ChaosHat

    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/159381/league-of-legends-its-something-to-do-when-diablo-3-is-down/p1

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  • DelphinidaesDelphinidaes FFXIV: Delphi Kisaragi Registered User regular
    Chaoshat, Talith.

    Meh same thing. ;)

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  • PacificstarPacificstar Registered User regular
    Every time a new thread starts I spend time and look at each and every Pentakill
    dasnoob wrote: »
    I finally started to get the hang of Hec jungle last night. Several awesome ganks. Using E to knock them back into the lane and R to fear them back are so satisfying.

    Thinking of replacing my Amumu (always banned) and Rengar rune pages with a Warwick and Fiora one. They are both really fun to play this season.

    That would make my jungle 'roster' based on rune pages:

    Mundo
    Brolaf
    Warwick
    Fiora

    I probably need to set one up for Lee Sin to but I haven't played him in forever for some reason. I keep trying to make Eve work but I think we are going to have to break up.

    You should try Wukong! EVEN I CAN DO IT. His stealth into lane ganks are brutal, especially after level 6

  • Albino BunnyAlbino Bunny The Quick Brown Fox Registered User regular
    The question is, speaking as someone who is ALSO a terrible jungler. Why are more people not playing Shaco, Jax or Sejuani. Even I can jungle those 3.

  • DelphinidaesDelphinidaes FFXIV: Delphi Kisaragi Registered User regular
    The question is, speaking as someone who is ALSO a terrible jungler. Why are more people not playing Shaco, Jax or Sejuani. Even I can jungle those 3.

    Shaco: People hate him, and he is tricky.
    Jax: No idea on this one, he's pretty solid.
    Sejuani: Lasting stigma from her release.

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