History YMMV / LeagueOfLegends

27th Apr '16 11:47:17 AM number9robotic
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** Fans have noticed that Riot has recently been attempting to create/rework champions to subvert meta complacency by having kits made specifically for their unique meta positions, Kindred and Mordekaiser being the most notable (various other champions, mostly marksmen, shifted around as well thanks to several item/champion overhauls and a constantly changing meta, [[NotTheIntendedUse but most of them weren't intentional)]]. Mordekaiser was intended to shake up the bot lane meta by being a melee bot laner, [[TierInducedScrappy but found massive issues with balance]] [[GameBreaker and compensation in a ranged lane.]] Kindred, on the other hand, was designed to be a squishy marksman in the jungle, and has found much success as an unorthodox, but unique pick with a well-designed, healthy kit that gave them appropriate compensation in a fighter/tank-dominated area.

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** Fans Some fans have noticed that Riot has recently been attempting to create/rework champions to subvert meta complacency by having kits made specifically for their unique meta positions, Kindred and Mordekaiser being the most notable (various other champions, mostly marksmen, marksmen such as Corki, Graves and Varus, shifted around as well thanks to several item/champion overhauls and a constantly changing meta, [[NotTheIntendedUse but most of them weren't intentional)]]. Mordekaiser was intended to shake up the bot lane meta by being a melee bot laner, [[TierInducedScrappy but found massive issues with balance]] [[GameBreaker and compensation in a ranged lane.]] Kindred, on the other hand, was designed to be a squishy marksman in the jungle, and has found much success as an unorthodox, but unique pick with a well-designed, healthy kit that gave them appropriate compensation in a fighter/tank-dominated area.
27th Apr '16 11:40:23 AM number9robotic
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** When Bard was released, his purpose was to be the first roaming support of the game, a role that was thought to open an entire new assortment of strategic diversity. However, during the first few days, Bard's popularity was rather lackluster, because ''nobody knew what to do with him''. Then the community figured out that he could be shoehorned into the standard metagame as a support jungler, and that was when his popularity took off.

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** When Bard was released, his purpose was to be is a prime example of the first roaming complacency regarding lane meta. The devs have made it clear, he's been designed to shake up the normal meta of a Support sticking with the bottom lane Marksman, while also not being a Jungle style Support, like Alistair, or to a point, Vi. The idea being, you drop some [[HealThyself healing orbs that also give minor speed boosts]] for the ADC Marksman to sustain himself, while you, as Bard, collect Charms in the jungle for XP, Mana, and Speed boosts as you go to support of the game, a role that was thought to open an entire new assortment of strategic diversity. However, during the first few days, Bard's popularity was rather lackluster, because ''nobody knew what to do with him''. Then the community figured out that another lane in need. Instead, players play Bard just like any other support, sticking in lane, only collecting charms when he could be shoehorned into the standard metagame goes about laying down wards, or as a Jungler, focusing on AP, while another, more traditional, support jungler, and that was when his popularity took off.sticks with the Marksman.



** Bard is a prime example of the complacency regarding lane meta. The devs have made it clear, he's been designed to shake up the normal meta of a Support sticking with the bottom lane Marksman, while also not being a Jungle style Support, like Alistair, or to a point, Vi. The idea being, you drop some [[HealThyself healing orbs that also give minor speed boosts]] for the ADC Marksman to sustain himself, while you, as Bard, collect Charms in the jungle for XP, Mana, and Speed boosts as you go to support another lane in need. Instead, players play Bard just like any other support, sticking in lane, only collecting charms when he goes about laying down wards, or as Jungler, focusing on AP, while another, more traditional, support sticks with the Marksman.

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** Bard is a prime example of the Fans have noticed that Riot has recently been attempting to create/rework champions to subvert meta complacency regarding lane meta. The devs have by having kits made it clear, he's been designed specifically for their unique meta positions, Kindred and Mordekaiser being the most notable (various other champions, mostly marksmen, shifted around as well thanks to several item/champion overhauls and a constantly changing meta, [[NotTheIntendedUse but most of them weren't intentional)]]. Mordekaiser was intended to shake up the normal bot lane meta of a Support sticking with the bottom lane Marksman, while also not by being a Jungle style Support, like Alistair, or to melee bot laner, [[TierInducedScrappy but found massive issues with balance]] [[GameBreaker and compensation in a point, Vi. The idea being, you drop some [[HealThyself healing orbs that also give minor speed boosts]] for ranged lane.]] Kindred, on the ADC Marksman other hand, was designed to sustain himself, while you, as Bard, collect Charms be a squishy marksman in the jungle for XP, Mana, jungle, and Speed boosts has found much success as you go to support another lane in need. Instead, players play Bard just like any other support, sticking in lane, only collecting charms when he goes about laying down wards, or as Jungler, focusing on AP, while another, more traditional, support sticks an unorthodox, but unique pick with the Marksman. a well-designed, healthy kit that gave them appropriate compensation in a fighter/tank-dominated area.
19th Apr '16 11:02:15 PM ChrisX
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** If a whole faction can be this, then the Solari sect can be considered as such. At core, they are a sect that claims to be benevolent, preaching the ways of protection and using the light of the sun as power... only to be revealed that they are extremely rigid in KnightTemplar and rumoredly has a bad secret: Being linked with the genocide of their sister sect, the Lunari. When Diana exposed that, rather than owing up their mistakes, they instead decreed her heretic and sentenced her to death, causing her transformation into a ruthless being and killing their elders. There were also rumors that they indoctrinated their follower to only believe them as good, and other teachings are to be rejected, as how Leona came to be. But at least it was just rumors, right? In the lore update, Riot ends up confirming that they indeed indoctrinate others to only believe in their teaching and reject everything else, including possible advancement in technology, making them look like complete isolationists who are self-righteous in their own beliefs and will not owe to their mistakes. And in addition, their implications that they were preaching about protection was not present, making them lose quality in what they preach. Even at their worst, Demacia is at least still committed to the protection of its citizens and still open to other factions. The Solari seems to be designed to look like lying fascist assholes who indulge in genocide.
19th Apr '16 1:47:40 PM charcharmunro
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** At one point, the a change on the PBE was that Mordekaiser's title had been changed from "the Master of Metal" to "the Lord of Death". There was a LOT of negative feedback to this change, mainly due to how dull and generic the new title was as well as how [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment redundant it was with his name meaning "Death Emperor"]]. While some agreed that "Master of Metal" didn't fit all that cohesively with the lore, and was TheArtifact, most would have preferred something that actually gave an idea of Mordekaiser's character. [[AuthorsSavingThrow It was later changed to "the Iron Revenant",]] a far better-received change.

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** At one point, the there was a change on the PBE was that Mordekaiser's title had been changed from "the Master of Metal" to "the Lord of Death". There was a LOT of negative feedback to this change, mainly due to how [[SoOkayItsAverage dull and generic generic]] the new title was as well as how [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment redundant it was with his name meaning "Death Emperor"]]. While some agreed that "Master of Metal" didn't fit all that cohesively with the lore, and was TheArtifact, most would have preferred something that actually gave an idea of Mordekaiser's character. [[AuthorsSavingThrow It was later changed to "the Iron Revenant",]] a far better-received change.
19th Apr '16 12:17:29 PM erforce
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* MarySue: Ezreal could easily be this. He's an off-the-charts gifted magical prodigy who was disinterested in studying when he could be out pulling feats of IndianaJones-like exploration. Naturally, he discovered an artifact which gives him magical power with no effort, letting him have the best of both worlds. The sole drawback to this is that [[CursedWithAwesome he is repeatedly summoned to compete with the greatest warriors in the world]]; something his adventurous spirit probably doesn't mind in the slightest. He has no character flaws we are aware of, he is one of the most quoted champs in other champions' lores (Rammus, Amumu, etc.), and of all the champions with ShipTease he has the strongest so far (his possible relationship with Lux is hinted at on the Howling Abyss map). Not to mention, he takes his name from one of the main designers of the game. Add to all ''that'' his visual appearance (young, blond, and pretty with distinct anime and steampunk influences), and you're one bare step from "original character; do not steal."

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* MarySue: Ezreal could easily be this. He's an off-the-charts gifted magical prodigy who was disinterested in studying when he could be out pulling feats of IndianaJones-like ''Franchise/IndianaJones''-like exploration. Naturally, he discovered an artifact which gives him magical power with no effort, letting him have the best of both worlds. The sole drawback to this is that [[CursedWithAwesome he is repeatedly summoned to compete with the greatest warriors in the world]]; something his adventurous spirit probably doesn't mind in the slightest. He has no character flaws we are aware of, he is one of the most quoted champs in other champions' lores (Rammus, Amumu, etc.), and of all the champions with ShipTease he has the strongest so far (his possible relationship with Lux is hinted at on the Howling Abyss map). Not to mention, he takes his name from one of the main designers of the game. Add to all ''that'' his visual appearance (young, blond, and pretty with distinct anime and steampunk influences), and you're one bare step from "original character; do not steal."
9th Apr '16 5:03:03 PM Raxis
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** Similarly, in December of 2015, Riot produced an Ahri short story to coincide with sales of a PVC statue of her. The poor quality of the design and anatomy (her neck was ridiculously long and her face was nearly hideous to look at) caused an almost-immediately case of InternetBackdraft. Riot quickly cancelled the sales, saying they would try to improve the quality of the statues.
9th Apr '16 4:39:20 PM number9robotic
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** After the [[https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-J9NPVR-1Ug4/VwRukcn588I/AAAAAAAA5iE/lnfrsT49WOwtDZ6_WqKbp1t5kUlC2qSNA/s1600/slim.jpg SKT T1 skins to commemorate the team's 2015 World Championship victory were announced]], [[InternetBackdraft many fans felt extremely disappointed]] by the low-quality designs, the lack of inspiration from the players themselves (similar to how SSW Twitch and Thresh got custom recalls inspired by SSW Imp and Mata), lack of representation of Easyhoon, a major SKT sub, [[ArsonMurderandJaywalking and giving Ryze yet]] ''[[ArsonMurderandJaywalking another]]'' [[ArsonMurderandJaywalking skin.]] At first, [[https://www.reddit.com/r/leagueoflegends/comments/4djtby/riot_kateykhaos_response_to_skt_skins_being_all/d1rrt19 Riot attempted to defend themselves]], but soon [[http://boards.pbe.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/general-pbe-feedback/Miavcl5e-so-about-those-skt-skins they offically apologized, and decided to delay the skins in order to improve them, and even produce an extra Azir skin to represent Easyhoon.]] This might have had something to do with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLd_JSf8Lb4 Faker himself decrying the skins in the LCK,]] but still, it's a very bold gesture from Riot.
7th Apr '16 6:14:36 PM number9robotic
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** For a few days after patch 6.7, due to the global splash unification (some splash arts were inconsistent, mainly in China), [[https://images-2.discordapp.net/.eJwFwUESgyAMAMC_8ABilGDivae-gkEKzqgwkJ46_bu7P_Ptp9lMUW1jA9iPEWvf7dDaQ04215rPFNoxbKwXBNUQy5VuHYCIi5dlRSbniRwzoPfCzOhoFZmdCMGnzFN7vW27s_k_AtAiJw.-UGmP2p1Hw0sEsQwf1vqsxLZ3no.png the new "standard" splash art for Gentleman Cho'Gath]] received arguably worse treatment, [[https://images-1.discordapp.net/.eJwFwcENwyAMAMBdGADjAq6TCSplgXwRoQQpAQTuq-ruvfuqz7jUqk6RPleAo8zYxqGntBFy0rm1fKXQy9Sx3RBEQjzvVGUCIlpa7BPZO_LeMQMSLcxsH8Z5Y4i9gf1d9_LadK9Z_f4DpiJY.emVTp3vEJLZuIdQ8K4Uc4-ZlW3s.png removing not only his pipe, but also the wine in his glass]] (as in, not the whole wine glass, just the wine). The wine change was arguably more confusing since [[TheAlcoholic Gragas]] still exists in the game, freely drinking booze ''[[BoozeBasedBuff as a gameplay mechanic.]]'' A few days later, however, [[AuthorsSavingThrow it was reverted to giving back the wine and pipe,]] [[https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ccy5Wy_rmF8/VwaqVJRPvdI/AAAAAAAANPw/G4jXSQOzffsVsRpdDLs-zyKeNKBxTYo2g/s1600/Chogath_Splash_2.jpg the only change is now the lack of smoke from his mouth.]]

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** For a few days after patch 6.7, due to the global splash unification (some splash arts were inconsistent, mainly in China), [[https://images-2.discordapp.net/.eJwFwUESgyAMAMC_8ABilGDivae-gkEKzqgwkJ46_bu7P_Ptp9lMUW1jA9iPEWvf7dDaQ04215rPFNoxbKwXBNUQy5VuHYCIi5dlRSbniRwzoPfCzOhoFZmdCMGnzFN7vW27s_k_AtAiJw.-UGmP2p1Hw0sEsQwf1vqsxLZ3no.png the new "standard" splash art for Gentleman Cho'Gath]] received arguably worse treatment, [[https://images-1.discordapp.net/.eJwFwcENwyAMAMBdGADjAq6TCSplgXwRoQQpAQTuq-ruvfuqz7jUqk6RPleAo8zYxqGntBFy0rm1fKXQy9Sx3RBEQjzvVGUCIlpa7BPZO_LeMQMSLcxsH8Z5Y4i9gf1d9_LadK9Z_f4DpiJY.emVTp3vEJLZuIdQ8K4Uc4-ZlW3s.png removing not only his pipe, but also the wine in his glass]] (as in, not the whole wine glass, just the wine). The wine change was arguably more confusing since [[TheAlcoholic Gragas]] still exists in the game, freely drinking booze ''[[BoozeBasedBuff as a gameplay mechanic.]]'' A few days later, however, [[AuthorsSavingThrow it was reverted to giving back the wine and pipe,]] [[https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ccy5Wy_rmF8/VwaqVJRPvdI/AAAAAAAANPw/G4jXSQOzffsVsRpdDLs-zyKeNKBxTYo2g/s1600/Chogath_Splash_2.jpg the only change is now the lack of smoke from his pipe and mouth.]]
7th Apr '16 5:45:46 PM number9robotic
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** As of patch 6.7, due to the global splash unification (some splash arts were inconsistent, mainly in China), [[https://images-2.discordapp.net/.eJwFwUESgyAMAMC_8ABilGDivae-gkEKzqgwkJ46_bu7P_Ptp9lMUW1jA9iPEWvf7dDaQ04215rPFNoxbKwXBNUQy5VuHYCIi5dlRSbniRwzoPfCzOhoFZmdCMGnzFN7vW27s_k_AtAiJw.-UGmP2p1Hw0sEsQwf1vqsxLZ3no.png the new "standard" splash art for Gentleman Cho'Gath]] has received arguably worse treatment, [[https://images-1.discordapp.net/.eJwFwcENwyAMAMBdGADjAq6TCSplgXwRoQQpAQTuq-ruvfuqz7jUqk6RPleAo8zYxqGntBFy0rm1fKXQy9Sx3RBEQjzvVGUCIlpa7BPZO_LeMQMSLcxsH8Z5Y4i9gf1d9_LadK9Z_f4DpiJY.emVTp3vEJLZuIdQ8K4Uc4-ZlW3s.png removing not only his pipe, but also the wine in his glass]] (as in, not the whole wine glass, just the wine). The wine change is arguably more confusing since [[TheAlcoholic Gragas]] still exists in the game, freely drinking booze ''[[BoozeBasedBuff as a gameplay mechanic.]]''

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** As of For a few days after patch 6.7, due to the global splash unification (some splash arts were inconsistent, mainly in China), [[https://images-2.discordapp.net/.eJwFwUESgyAMAMC_8ABilGDivae-gkEKzqgwkJ46_bu7P_Ptp9lMUW1jA9iPEWvf7dDaQ04215rPFNoxbKwXBNUQy5VuHYCIi5dlRSbniRwzoPfCzOhoFZmdCMGnzFN7vW27s_k_AtAiJw.-UGmP2p1Hw0sEsQwf1vqsxLZ3no.png the new "standard" splash art for Gentleman Cho'Gath]] has received arguably worse treatment, [[https://images-1.discordapp.net/.eJwFwcENwyAMAMBdGADjAq6TCSplgXwRoQQpAQTuq-ruvfuqz7jUqk6RPleAo8zYxqGntBFy0rm1fKXQy9Sx3RBEQjzvVGUCIlpa7BPZO_LeMQMSLcxsH8Z5Y4i9gf1d9_LadK9Z_f4DpiJY.emVTp3vEJLZuIdQ8K4Uc4-ZlW3s.png removing not only his pipe, but also the wine in his glass]] (as in, not the whole wine glass, just the wine). The wine change is was arguably more confusing since [[TheAlcoholic Gragas]] still exists in the game, freely drinking booze ''[[BoozeBasedBuff as a gameplay mechanic.]]'']]'' A few days later, however, [[AuthorsSavingThrow it was reverted to giving back the wine and pipe,]] [[https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ccy5Wy_rmF8/VwaqVJRPvdI/AAAAAAAANPw/G4jXSQOzffsVsRpdDLs-zyKeNKBxTYo2g/s1600/Chogath_Splash_2.jpg the only change is now the lack of smoke from his mouth.]]
5th Apr '16 10:34:38 PM number9robotic
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** As of patch 6.7, due to the global splash unification (some splash arts were inconsistent, mainly in China), [[https://images-2.discordapp.net/.eJwFwUESgyAMAMC_8ABilGDivae-gkEKzqgwkJ46_bu7P_Ptp9lMUW1jA9iPEWvf7dDaQ04215rPFNoxbKwXBNUQy5VuHYCIi5dlRSbniRwzoPfCzOhoFZmdCMGnzFN7vW27s_k_AtAiJw.-UGmP2p1Hw0sEsQwf1vqsxLZ3no.png the new "standard" splash art for Gentleman Cho'Gath]] has received arguably worse treatment, [[https://images-1.discordapp.net/.eJwFwcENwyAMAMBdGADjAq6TCSplgXwRoQQpAQTuq-ruvfuqz7jUqk6RPleAo8zYxqGntBFy0rm1fKXQy9Sx3RBEQjzvVGUCIlpa7BPZO_LeMQMSLcxsH8Z5Y4i9gf1d9_LadK9Z_f4DpiJY.emVTp3vEJLZuIdQ8K4Uc4-ZlW3s.png removing not only his pipe, but also the wine in his glass]] (as in, not the whole wine glass, just the wine). The wine change is arguably more confusing since [[TheAlcoholic Gragas]] still exists in the game, freely drinking [[BoozeBasedBuff ''as a gameplay mechanic.'']]

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** As of patch 6.7, due to the global splash unification (some splash arts were inconsistent, mainly in China), [[https://images-2.discordapp.net/.eJwFwUESgyAMAMC_8ABilGDivae-gkEKzqgwkJ46_bu7P_Ptp9lMUW1jA9iPEWvf7dDaQ04215rPFNoxbKwXBNUQy5VuHYCIi5dlRSbniRwzoPfCzOhoFZmdCMGnzFN7vW27s_k_AtAiJw.-UGmP2p1Hw0sEsQwf1vqsxLZ3no.png the new "standard" splash art for Gentleman Cho'Gath]] has received arguably worse treatment, [[https://images-1.discordapp.net/.eJwFwcENwyAMAMBdGADjAq6TCSplgXwRoQQpAQTuq-ruvfuqz7jUqk6RPleAo8zYxqGntBFy0rm1fKXQy9Sx3RBEQjzvVGUCIlpa7BPZO_LeMQMSLcxsH8Z5Y4i9gf1d9_LadK9Z_f4DpiJY.emVTp3vEJLZuIdQ8K4Uc4-ZlW3s.png removing not only his pipe, but also the wine in his glass]] (as in, not the whole wine glass, just the wine). The wine change is arguably more confusing since [[TheAlcoholic Gragas]] still exists in the game, freely drinking [[BoozeBasedBuff ''as booze ''[[BoozeBasedBuff as a gameplay mechanic.'']]]]''
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