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[League of Legends] Here comes the Smolder

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  • Albino BunnyAlbino Bunny Jackie Registered User regular
    I mean, aren't you in bronze or silver?

    Honestly till you get higher rated people's picks are gonna have way less of an impact than people's play.

  • Knight_Knight_ Dead Dead Dead Registered User regular
    I mean, aren't you in bronze or silver?

    Honestly till you get higher rated people's picks are gonna have way less of an impact than people's play.

    i agree, if you're playing even vaguely real champions.

    i'm like silver/gold, but idc what elo you are, ivern mid isn't the play unless you're smurfing lol

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  • The Escape GoatThe Escape Goat incorrigible ruminant they/themRegistered User regular
    am I allowed to play champions in the wrong spot if I'm doing it of my own volition and not because of a streamer

    - shyvana mid player

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  • credeikicredeiki Registered User regular
    Knight_ wrote: »
    i'm really just having such a bad time with people picking meme streamer picks.

    like my last game had ivern mid, for fucks sake people have mercy.

    I just need to see people stop playing Ashe support, unless they're adc mains and intend to destroy the lane by constantly autoattack harassing. And even then, play Senna please.

    If it's the Ashe support that occasionally throws out a W and then later in a teamfight presses R, does 200 dmg, and dies, no thank youuuuuu

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  • Knight_Knight_ Dead Dead Dead Registered User regular
    am I allowed to play champions in the wrong spot if I'm doing it of my own volition and not because of a streamer

    - shyvana mid player

    Had a Darius in one of my games go 0/8/1 in lane to shyv top somehow so sure shine on. Bruiser or massive aoe damage nuke champ I feel like counts as vaguely real lol.

    The problem is people who are playing like Ashe support because they watched a video where a streamer hit 20 cross map arrows in a game not showing the 40 games they threw trying that strat. Yuumi top was going around earlier also and that was terrible.

    Idk, just sucks being in a game for 35 minutes where we lost in minute 4 because ivern was on death 3 to a yasuo already

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  • The Escape GoatThe Escape Goat incorrigible ruminant they/themRegistered User regular
    edited July 2022
    Knight_ wrote: »
    am I allowed to play champions in the wrong spot if I'm doing it of my own volition and not because of a streamer

    - shyvana mid player

    Had a Darius in one of my games go 0/8/1 in lane to shyv top somehow so sure shine on. Bruiser or massive aoe damage nuke champ I feel like counts as vaguely real lol.

    hhhhhhhwhat how that seems like one of the worst possible matchups you could get as her lmao. like even when the strat works the intent is that you'll be down versus basically anyone but hit her powerspike (ult is way more important than any items) earlier than you would jungling, but with 8 deaths some of those must have been pre-6 and I don't know how that ever happens

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  • credeikicredeiki Registered User regular
    Knight_ wrote: »
    am I allowed to play champions in the wrong spot if I'm doing it of my own volition and not because of a streamer

    - shyvana mid player

    Had a Darius in one of my games go 0/8/1 in lane to shyv top somehow so sure shine on. Bruiser or massive aoe damage nuke champ I feel like counts as vaguely real lol.

    The problem is people who are playing like Ashe support because they watched a video where a streamer hit 20 cross map arrows in a game not showing the 40 games they threw trying that strat. Yuumi top was going around earlier also and that was terrible.

    Idk, just sucks being in a game for 35 minutes where we lost in minute 4 because ivern was on death 3 to a yasuo already

    yeah, and tbf I think I see the support Ashe way more in flex than in ranked, because people are just testing shit out so ok

    speaking of ranked support, actually I just wanted to post these delightful games from last night

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    my team is Samira, Diana, Shyvana why yes THE DAWN HAS ARRIVED let's fucking go

    I find Leona play incredibly satisfying but only with the right adc/right teamcomp. An inactive/defensive Leona is real depressing--so I don't play her as much as I could, because I won't pick her until I see some of what my team is hovering/has picked.

    Anyway after a monthlong break from ranked soloQ after I went on life tilt, I fixed my life stress and now I'm winning soloQ games again hooray!

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  • Albino BunnyAlbino Bunny Jackie Registered User regular
    I literally make a point of playing off role nonsense* but I really don't get anyone who plays support Ashe after Mandate got made into a reasonable item. Like that was the whole build: You play poke/pressure ashe in lane and build mandate and tear items to transition into an annoying, slow spamming, damage assisting piece of shit.

    But now it just doesn't really work and is just annoying for everyone in the lane the same way Shaco support is.

    *Quinn can flex into five roles and no one can stop me!

  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Nothing like clicking a clickbait youtube and actually getting good league advice.

    Just name your title what it is teaching instead of the stupid "one weird trick" clickbait nonsense you fucking hacks

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2022
    Whelp.

    I am 100% on board team EG at this point.

    EDIT: I am low key starting to hate this top Shyvana meta

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    credeiki wrote: »
    Also I am reasonably certain they are actually going to have Taliyah talk about being trans in the star guardian visual novel. I mean either that or some sort of tortured metaphor for being trans. We have already had some 'you act so differently in your star guardian uniform than your school uniform,' which, idk what else they might be getting at there.

    Anyway I hope so! That would be very cute.

    My friend the Taliyah stan says that her creator always intended her to be trans, so I think that's a good sign!

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  • IvelliusIvellius Registered User regular
    edited July 2022
    EDIT: I am low key starting to hate this top Shyvana meta

    Wait, what's wrong with that? It looks like it's considered "Gangplank counterpick," which I kinda get (though I think full-tank is maybe the wrong choice?), but I like seeing occasional variety.

    Maybe unrelated: how do you feel about Sejuani top, then?

    Maybe this is a sign for me to role-swap...

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  • The Escape GoatThe Escape Goat incorrigible ruminant they/themRegistered User regular
    edited July 2022
    wait is tank shyv top actually meta now lmfao

    I've been doing frostfire->demonic for a while (which also works on basically any melee champion with an AP ratio, Morde is great with that build too)
    Nothing like clicking a clickbait youtube and actually getting good league advice.

    Just name your title what it is teaching instead of the stupid "one weird trick" clickbait nonsense you fucking hacks

    ain't no livin' in bein' honest these days. blame the algorithm

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    STOP BANNING SWAIN YOU BASTAGES I WANT TO SEE FUCKIN PRO SWAIN PLAY

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  • The Escape GoatThe Escape Goat incorrigible ruminant they/themRegistered User regular
    STOP BANNING SWAIN YOU BASTAGES I WANT TO SEE FUCKIN PRO SWAIN PLAY

    maybe they should balance him so he doesn't need to be banned

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Maybe they should pick poppy support to counter alistair/kalista as hard as you can in lane

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Ivellius wrote: »
    EDIT: I am low key starting to hate this top Shyvana meta

    Wait, what's wrong with that? It looks like it's considered "Gangplank counterpick," which I kinda get (though I think full-tank is maybe the wrong choice?), but I like seeing occasional variety.

    Maybe unrelated: how do you feel about Sejuani top, then?

    Maybe this is a sign for me to role-swap...

    I dunno how I feel, lets see how she does in this pro game :P

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  • Knight_Knight_ Dead Dead Dead Registered User regular
    edited July 2022
    Pros never bother with niche pocket picks like poppy support because if you’re good enough on it to matter they’ll ban it and all the effort you put into learning it in scrims is wasted

    Knight_ on
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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Knight_ wrote: »
    Pros never bother with niche pocket picks like poppy support because if you’re good enough on it to matter they’ll ban it and all the effort you put into learning it in scrims is wasted

    I know that, I also know that poppy very specifically shuts down Kalista and Alistair, and they had already picked poppy for the team.

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  • credeikicredeiki Registered User regular
    credeiki wrote: »
    Also I am reasonably certain they are actually going to have Taliyah talk about being trans in the star guardian visual novel. I mean either that or some sort of tortured metaphor for being trans. We have already had some 'you act so differently in your star guardian uniform than your school uniform,' which, idk what else they might be getting at there.

    Anyway I hope so! That would be very cute.

    My friend the Taliyah stan says that her creator always intended her to be trans, so I think that's a good sign!

    Yeah I've gone deep into looking this up and my recollection is that the creator or artist or someone has talked about it publicly on twitter. And you can totally see how Taliyah is a cute girl but with maybe a little bit more teenage boyish features (I mean mainly the eyebrows), and that design thought is totally kept in the star guardian visuals as well, especially the Sessions design I think, in between her face and the choker and the 'I've only been growing my hair out for a year' sort of style.

    I'm very curious to see what goes on in her little ministory but I don't know that I will accrue enough favor points before I go on vacation, so maybe someone here will have to tell me

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  • IvelliusIvellius Registered User regular
    My friend the Taliyah stan says that her creator always intended her to be trans, so I think that's a good sign!
    credeiki wrote: »
    Yeah I've gone deep into looking this up and my recollection is that the creator or artist or someone has talked about it publicly on twitter.

    It is true, for whatever it's worth; well-attested on various fora (and my own memory if that counts for anything).

    That said, I just spent half an hour trying to see if I could find an archived Tweet somewhere, but they are gone as best I can tell. Daniel Klein (her gameplay designer, specifically) revealed this a couple of years after her release on Twitter, but it adds some context to his Tweets on her release (which are archived care of Kotaku here). Note there are at least three people heavily involved in each champion production, from gameplay design, narrative, and art (Riot's DNA acronym for building new champions), so I would assume that all three of these were on board and had this intention at heart, though this isn't as clear.

    For added added context, I believe Klein was in a relationship with a transman at the time (Kotaku references it and it comports with my memory), and his spouse as of last year is nonbinary (probably the same person? But this rabbit hole feels stalker-ish and I would argue they aren't that public of figures). Hadn't realized he moved onto Apex Legends after League.

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  • Knight_Knight_ Dead Dead Dead Registered User regular
    i just wish the sg taliyah skin went a bit harder.

    the W is great but the E is so tremendously bad that it feels like they legit forgot to load in the assets for it, it's just.... slightly pink base skin. even her pool party skin has more effects on the rocks, and they're still supposed to just be rocks.

    i'd probably buy it if the E wasn't so phoned in because the W is amazing, but such as it is.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
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    Well, that's a first for me.

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  • ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    wait is tank shyv top actually meta now lmfao

    I've been doing frostfire->demonic for a while (which also works on basically any melee champion with an AP ratio, Morde is great with that build too)
    Nothing like clicking a clickbait youtube and actually getting good league advice.

    Just name your title what it is teaching instead of the stupid "one weird trick" clickbait nonsense you fucking hacks

    ain't no livin' in bein' honest these days. blame the algorithm

    The algorithm and the users. A while back I was watching SoloRenektonOnly's stream and he was asked about his click-baity titles and his response was he had no choice. If he didn't give his video guides a title like "New Teemo build that's TOTALLY BROKEN" they got less than 10% of the vids he did.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I think I'm gonna start making the swap to sup/mid instead of sup/top

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  • credeikicredeiki Registered User regular
    edited July 2022
    I think I'm gonna start making the swap to sup/mid instead of sup/top

    Oh 100%

    I'm very surprised you haven't been queuing as sup/mid this whole time! My sense is it's very important to you to feel like the carry and to feel like you're strongly affecting the game from the beginning. You can roam from mid in a way that you simply can't top, so it just feels so much more impactful.

    ...honestly in soloQ I suspect you might have more fun just playing mid/sup over sup/mid, at least until you reach what you feel like is your true elo or elo plateau. Mid has a little more agency imo.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Yeah, as I get more comfortable at it I might, especially if Swain stays near his current power level.

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  • credeikicredeiki Registered User regular
    speaking of support, I've seen enough Seraphine recently that I decided I should probably try her again (played her at release and she felt fairly underwhelming to me) and now she feels like she's contributing a lot--not sure if it's the meta shifting or numerical changes or durability buffs or what

    she feels good to play now, like if you want to play a poke mage in lane but transition to a teamfight shield/ult later. I'd pick her similarly to when I'd pick Karma (but obviously wayyy stronger gamechanging ult potential). Safe first pick, no hard counters, can do a surprising amount of dmg in lane and secure ganks with her root. I'm building Liandries instead of Moonstone but I'm honestly not sure about that. What I am sure about is building a tear on my first back because otherwise I just have 0 mana. I seem to end up doing like 20k damage in a 30-40 min game, which, idk. Maybe not enough to be worth it if I could be shitting out more heals? Regardless I think I should be able to take her into soloQ without trolling.

    Anyway the problem is: her visual design is atrocious, and her voice lines are among the most obnoxious in the game. I hate her, like, as a person! If only we could put her kit on Renata Glasc instead...

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  • Knight_Knight_ Dead Dead Dead Registered User regular
    i've been playing a ton of taliyah jg since her 3s stun on monsters means your first clear isn't a free kill for anyone who's awake unless you practice it for 100 hours with challenger micro.

    she's a ton of fun, everyone loves a combo mage. early game is still not incredible, and ganks are hit or miss (literally, in that if you hit your combo you win, and if you don't, you lose and probably die) but once you get to midgame and are teamfighting she's an insanely powerful pick machine. it's nice playing someone who can just straight up oneshot squishy people after an item or two.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    credeiki wrote: »
    speaking of support, I've seen enough Seraphine recently that I decided I should probably try her again (played her at release and she felt fairly underwhelming to me) and now she feels like she's contributing a lot--not sure if it's the meta shifting or numerical changes or durability buffs or what

    she feels good to play now, like if you want to play a poke mage in lane but transition to a teamfight shield/ult later. I'd pick her similarly to when I'd pick Karma (but obviously wayyy stronger gamechanging ult potential). Safe first pick, no hard counters, can do a surprising amount of dmg in lane and secure ganks with her root. I'm building Liandries instead of Moonstone but I'm honestly not sure about that. What I am sure about is building a tear on my first back because otherwise I just have 0 mana. I seem to end up doing like 20k damage in a 30-40 min game, which, idk. Maybe not enough to be worth it if I could be shitting out more heals? Regardless I think I should be able to take her into soloQ without trolling.

    Anyway the problem is: her visual design is atrocious, and her voice lines are among the most obnoxious in the game. I hate her, like, as a person! If only we could put her kit on Renata Glasc instead...

    This is hilarious because I have a friend who plays a decent amount of sera ADC to enable my degenerate bullshit and he's the exact same way.

    HATES her design and voice lines, loves the kit

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  • Albino BunnyAlbino Bunny Jackie Registered User regular
    At this point Sera hate just goes next to Yuumi hate in being really funny to me.

  • LoserForHireXLoserForHireX Philosopher King The AcademyRegistered User regular
    She is also just a really odd fit in the world. since she hit the world now I guess there are pop stars in runeterra? And like, a music industry? Or maybe just in Piltover, but like that sort of came out of nowhere. I mean there's room for musicians, but like she has a very like contemporary world vibe. Also her base skin is ugly as shit. her visual design is just too messy.

    Good kit though.

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  • Knight_Knight_ Dead Dead Dead Registered User regular
    edited July 2022
    lol this is legit what a game recap would look like in a top lane meme

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    what a weird game

    also they didn't ff, this was a full 31 minute game with a nexus kill victory

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  • pyromaniac221pyromaniac221 this just might be an interestin YTRegistered User regular
    That accurately reflects 99% of my games

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  • Knight_Knight_ Dead Dead Dead Registered User regular
    classic your shop, i got skins for nasus graves and kindred, champs i have only played once or twice in aram this calendar year.

    the sejuani, shyvana, and taliyah i've been spamming for the past month? what are those, no skins allowed.

    i did get sweeper rammus though (even tho only a 20% discount) which is one of the best skins in the game, so i guess on balance....

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  • IvelliusIvellius Registered User regular
    Knight_ wrote: »
    i did get sweeper rammus though (even tho only a 20% discount) which is one of the best skins in the game, so i guess on balance....

    Huh. I also have Sweeper Rammus and at a 20% discount.

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  • LoserForHireXLoserForHireX Philosopher King The AcademyRegistered User regular
    sweeper rammus makes me incredibly happy. the dumb little sounds of him bouncing along are great

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  • PMAversPMAvers Registered User regular
    Oh yeah, for those who don't follow it, a new ranked season started over in WR. This season's reward is Glorious Crimson Fiora.
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  • PMAversPMAvers Registered User regular
    Oh my god I forgot how obnoxious a good Rammus can be.
    Doubly so when he has a Thornmail.

    It's like peak "welp guess I'll die" if he gets anywhere close to me, and not a lot you can do.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Is there anything more infuriating than 1v5ing the enemy team handidly and your dogshit ADC comes in and takes kill 4 of 5.

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