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Servaetes
Sep 10, 2003

True enemy or false friend?




Lovechop posted:

hey thanks for showing up to do the VO work so last minute. basically you just need to read these lines out in character, thanks

Welcome to Season 8 League of Legends Thread!
CTS is dead! We're in Discord now! https://discord.gg/VcAdkdk

Previous thread
Competitive thread

So, I have never played or I'm coming back again after not playing, what all has changed?

RUNES AND MASTERIES ARE COMPLETELY GONE, NOW REPLACED BY THE ABOVE!
As of this initial post things are largely all over the place with the update.
Here's a simulator to test out the new runes: Preseason Update

What happened to my IP? What is Blue Essence??? What happened to my levels????
Essentially, IP has been replaced and combined with a new currency called Blue Essence. It's what you use to unlock champions. The leveling system is completely removed, and is more like akin to Overwatch where everyone starts from level 1 and each level up you receive chests, which in turn are another method to unlocking champions. A more extensive FAQ with regards to this change can be found here:Preseason Update FAQ. This is probably one of the biggest set of changes they've put out in many, many years. But really, please feel free to ask questions here. Plenty of folks are more than willing to give advice or offer opinions and all that.

Quick Links:
General League News
OP.GG Stat Tracking Analytics site for Platinum and higher games
Lolalytics Another analytics site
Champion.gg Yet another analytics site. Kind of wonky
ProBuilds What Pro Players are playing and how they build them.

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Servaetes
Sep 10, 2003

True enemy or false friend?


TOKEN STUPID PICTURES AND GIFS POST


Equally Important:


https://i.imgur.com/uQk5Ywl.mp4https://i.imgur.com/lqTTFCq.mp4
https://i.imgur.com/DsL7Adm.gifv

Servaetes fucked around with this message at May 28, 2018 around 07:35

Luna Was Here
Mar 21, 2013

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~




Lipstick Apathy

Oh boy I can't wait for all of the exciting gameplay balance and changes that await us all in League of Legends: Season SevenEight

rabidsquid
Oct 11, 2004

LOVES THE KOG



i know the game is a little too tilted towards offense right now but other than some outlier champs i feel like the new runes let you do all kinds of fun poo poo. dorans ring start miss fortune isnt something that locks you into a lovely cheese build and is a very fun lane. altho getting adaptive ap when you want adaptive ad to last hit stuff can be kinda annoying at levels 1-3

Alris
Apr 20, 2007

Welcome to the Fantasy Zone!

Get ready!


-inhales deeply- aaaaah.... new thread smell.

Protip: Always Ban Lee Sin

Alris fucked around with this message at Nov 20, 2017 around 01:48

Super Librarian
Jan 4, 2005

HAIRBALL, CATNIP, AND YARN, HEED MY CALL




Never forget Young Lizard, Defender of Buffs, Slayer of Terrible Junglers
~ RIP ????-2014 ~

Tired Moritz
Mar 25, 2012

wish Lowtax would get tired of YOUR POSTS

(n o i c e)


I dont get the thread name

gowb
Apr 14, 2005

by zen death robot


welcome to Hentai Bill's Used Post Emporium
We got lots of posts y'all!

How Rude
Aug 13, 2012


FUCK THIS SHIT


It's a wild world of 70% banrate Ezreal

Killed By Death
Jun 29, 2013




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0v6rHsQcgno

Tired Moritz posted:

I dont get the thread name
Click the Lovechop quote in the first post

Tired Moritz
Mar 25, 2012

wish Lowtax would get tired of YOUR POSTS

(n o i c e)


Oh right, it was a good post. Though I prefer the post about "Dr. Mundo's new lines".

gowb
Apr 14, 2005

by zen death robot



this video is actually really outdated, I'm good at fiddlesticks now
I got a name change and now I have a skin for him (the mummy skin)

Tired Moritz
Mar 25, 2012

wish Lowtax would get tired of YOUR POSTS

(n o i c e)


I miss you

Vermain
Sep 5, 2006




I love League of Legends!!!

its curtains for Kevin
Nov 14, 2011

Fruit is proof that the gods exist and love us.

Just kidding!

Life is meaningless


ground floor

gowb
Apr 14, 2005

by zen death robot



same.

Vermain posted:

I love League of Legends!!!

same

I've been playing battlerite and that's pretty fun too

CubeTheory
Mar 26, 2010


I'm Taro Kitazawa! I'm going to draw comics in America!


If I post on the first page do I become an important League thread poster, or does will I become cursed by spooky ghosts or something?

Peakay
Jun 29, 2013

Stealthy Simian of Trickery


This is a good game to die in.

WilltheMagicAsian
Dec 11, 2011



I'll play this game again one day, I promise

Vermain
Sep 5, 2006




WilltheMagicAsian posted:

I'll play this game again one day, I promise

No better time than now, summoner.

RealFoxy
May 11, 2011

Band-aids don't fix arrow wounds


CubeTheory posted:

If I post on the first page do I become an important League thread poster, or does will I become cursed by spooky ghosts or something?
you either die a gowby or you live long enough to steal money from goons to build a speed running pc

I can still see gowby posts in my dreams sometimes

TastyLemonDrops
Aug 6, 2008

you said "drop kick" fyi


Guys, I just got Vayne because of her new upcoming skin, and I love her. I feel like she's the best adc, and she suits me perfectly. I have a problem though: my support is never in sync with me, and I end up dying a lot due to their incompetence. Why can't supports just go in when I do? I've tried telling them to get in lockstep with me, but for some reason they are never gracious despite my advice. Just go in at level one, man. With my silver bolts I can win any engage if I just have some support!

RealFoxy
May 11, 2011

Band-aids don't fix arrow wounds


TastyLemonDrops posted:

Guys, I just got Vayne because of her new upcoming skin, and I love her. I feel like she's the best adc, and she suits me perfectly. I have a problem though: my support is never in sync with me, and I end up dying a lot due to their incompetence. Why can't supports just go in when I do? I've tried telling them to get in lockstep with me, but for some reason they are never gracious despite my advice. Just go in at level one, man. With my silver bolts I can win any engage if I just have some support!

Methanar
Sep 26, 2013

It always was

Big McHuge
Feb 4, 2014

You wait for the war to happen like vultures.
If you want to help, prevent the war.
Don't save the remnants.

Save them all.


Tried Rammus jungle for the first time last night. We won, but certainly not because of anything I did. I guess sometimes just not feeding is a safe enough strategy.

Monathin
Sep 1, 2011

Is this...bird costume...really necessary?



Whoo ground floor

I'm having loads of fun with Ashe now that I did in fact switch to Press The Attack (even though it's getting nerfed soon, rip). Ashe does so much loving damage and no one expects it and then they're just loving dead.

Precision:
Press The Attack
Overheal or Triumph (if you have a heal support/expect to buy into heavy lifesteal, Overheal, otherwise Triumph)
Alacrity
Coup De Grace (if they go double tank, grab Cut Down instead)

Domination:
Cheap Shot
Zombie Ward



Seriously, she's gonna get overlooked due to Vayne and Ez and probably MF being the hugest outliers but Ashe is a top tier pro pick.

RealFoxy
May 11, 2011

Band-aids don't fix arrow wounds


I just hope they don't nerf Kleptomaniac because it's not really the best choice in most games but it's one of the most fun.

Elentor
Dec 14, 2004



It's me, I'm the guy with the S3 challenger icon in the OP.

It's the best icon because no one needs to know I got it from TT.

frajaq
Jan 30, 2009

#acolyte GM of 2014



what the gently caress is that Lux

Count Bleck
Apr 5, 2010

No one person could post that much without being noticed. TALK!

frajaq posted:

what the gently caress is that Lux

The original design, thought up by Shurelia when she still worked for Riot.

About as awful as you could expect.

Vermain
Sep 5, 2006




That was back before Riot really had much of an art department or quality control. They ended up going with a redesigned version based off of fanart by Katie De Sousa, which eventually lead to her landing a job at Riot proper.

Aerox
Jan 8, 2012


I'm back after not playing for like a year and it's pretty fun??? But I'm still mostly playing ARAMs because SR is really anxiety inducing without friends.

Aery is very cool.

gowb
Apr 14, 2005

by zen death robot


RealFoxy posted:

you either die a gowby or you live long enough to steal money from goons to build a speed running pc

I can still see gowby posts in my dreams sometimes

I'm here!! It's me, your friend gowby!

Dr. Tim Whatley
Jun 25, 2012

after an incredibly unsettling dream that involved my bf and a bat and subsequently waking up shaking. I'm done with this show.


first page? easily

Rygar201
Jan 25, 2011

USPOL May

I'm going to miss this wacky patch of Rocket Tag league of legends when they tone down the BS keystones

Vermain
Sep 5, 2006




Right now, it looks like the only major change they're making to runes for the upcoming patch on Wednesday is to knock Aery down slightly (15-40 instead of 20-60 base) and make Predator a little more appealing. I'm fine with things settling for a few patches so that they can get the data they need for adjustments, but I hope Coup, Sudden Impact, and Triumph all get looked at and knocked down a peg or two. I'm actually okay where Aftershock is right now, because it's brought back several engage supports like Nautilus and Leona in a big way.

Conversely, there's a few runes that seem to be underperforming or are too dramatically niche to make use of. Guardian sucks rear end because of how clunky it is to use and how uncontrollable its effect is (sort of like the old Zeke's). Glacial is merely "okay" on one or two champions, and I suspect it'll be a hard one to balance between "totally useless" and "100% mandatory." I really like the concept behind Unsealed Spellbook, but the other keystones just give too much raw power in comparison to it.

foutre
Sep 4, 2011

RIP ZEEZ


Fun fact for season 8: according to Meddler, Sona and... Yorick ?? are the top performing champs on the patch. Finally Yorick's time to shine...

Elentor
Dec 14, 2004



That's a nightmare scenario.

VodeAndreas
Apr 30, 2009

The doctor is in!



Fun Shoe

Vermain posted:

Right now, it looks like the only major change they're making to runes for the upcoming patch on Wednesday is to knock Aery down slightly (15-40 instead of 20-60 base) and make Predator a little more appealing. I'm fine with things settling for a few patches so that they can get the data they need for adjustments, but I hope Coup, Sudden Impact, and Triumph all get looked at and knocked down a peg or two. I'm actually okay where Aftershock is right now, because it's brought back several engage supports like Nautilus and Leona in a big way.

Conversely, there's a few runes that seem to be underperforming or are too dramatically niche to make use of. Guardian sucks rear end because of how clunky it is to use and how uncontrollable its effect is (sort of like the old Zeke's). Glacial is merely "okay" on one or two champions, and I suspect it'll be a hard one to balance between "totally useless" and "100% mandatory." I really like the concept behind Unsealed Spellbook, but the other keystones just give too much raw power in comparison to it.

Either a minor range increase or a cooldown reduction on Guardian would be nice to start with.

e: I can't complain too hard because i can just go Sona/Zyra support and stomp in faces.

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Orv
May 4, 2011

"To. Ya' know. Stuff."
(Nazi Rank <3)


foutre posted:

Fun fact for season 8: according to Meddler, Sona and... Yorick ?? are the top performing champs on the patch. Finally Yorick's time to shine...

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