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    Quote Originally Posted by SageKalzi View Post
    On Topic: Why are so many people playing Sona? I noticed the whole month I was able to play that 9/10 games had a Sona in it.
    Despite the nerfs, she's a great all-around support, with the auras she can provide, and an ult that can change games.

    CertainlyT talks about why Nidalee's Pounce still remains the way it is today. While the part about being able to pounce into a shapeshift out into a spear toss makes sense, it does sound like one of those clunky mechanics left in the game just because it's easier not to change it, i.e. certain DOTA 2 mechanics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by khalltusk View Post
    Never underestimate the power of the scou--- *URGH* DARIUS PENTA KILL.

    funny thing last night 5 of my friends and my self (6 total) played some TT.

    2nd game I got out picked. I went nidalee, going for poke we had garen + GP they had xin - syndra and kayle. Xin was destroying me. I dropped the ball on that game. I knew i should have picked up malz.

    1st game though, we went team dunk. Garen, darius and I went on jarvan. The horror of when the enemy ran into one of our bushes and they got silenced span around by darius and garen and all the while trapped in jarabs ulti. The other two members of the enemy team said "fuck that" on team speak.
    You need to try out team kidnap. You use Thresh/Blitzcrank/Singed/Urgot/Volibear. Tresh and Blitzcrank are mandatory.

  3. #26983
    Quote Originally Posted by SageKalzi View Post
    On Topic: Why are so many people playing Sona? I noticed the whole month I was able to play that 9/10 games had a Sona in it.
    Good poke / early trading
    No skill shots (except very easy to land ult)
    Sustain / damage reduction buff and debuff
    Speed boost / slow
    Damage buff
    Cheap to buy
    Bewbs

    I main Sona so I like that she has a little of everything although you have to be aware of her power chords to use her well, and the fact that unless you are careful you will go down like a sack of poo in a teamfight before ulting unless you watch your positioning, and if you get caught in a bad position or surprised in jungle, you are dead unless you have flash or your team around. (She has no escapes or real CC aside from burning her ult, or using the movement buff / debuff which is quite weak for a long time as you level it last).
    Last edited by Maelle; 2013-02-22 at 08:12 PM.

  4. #26984
    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Banning the shit out of toxic players will always be the best solution. Restricted chat is not a penalty at all. -.-
    The article points out that "banning" players doesn't work because they just create a new account and pester low level players - which is terrible for the growth of the game.

    Until they find a way to IP ban toxic players, I think this has the potential to be a better solution than actual bans - only time will tell!

  5. #26985
    Quote Originally Posted by Dubalicious View Post
    Until they find a way to IP ban toxic players, I think this has the potential to be a better solution than actual bans - only time will tell!
    IP bans is a bad idea and riot has already stated they won't be doing it

  6. #26986
    Quote Originally Posted by Silkku View Post
    IP bans is a bad idea and riot has already stated they won't be doing it
    Yeah, it's definitely not a great idea. I tried to imply that an "equivalent" of some sort to an IP ban would be best, but I don't have the slightest clue what options are available for that sort of thing.

  7. #26987
    Faced a bruiser Sona top today as Garen. Her poke was so damn annoying. It was like playing vs an AD/AP Nidalee up top. She had so much sustain, endless poke, and couldn't burn through her after she got her Giants Belt at all.

    Massive lane bully...

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    Ranked game dodged:

    In select: tbh the "chat" sounds like a bunch of 12 year olds scrapping in the playground. I am preparing to dodge anyway.

    I get support role I ask for - no real surprise. Guy locks ADC and starts spamming very rudely that I HAVE to take Leona, because it's the only support he will lane with. Well, yeah, no. I politely decline and point out I didn't tell him what to play, and that I Leona isn't a support I play well. At which point him and 2 others start calling me a noob because sona is bad (didn't even counterpick myself or anything silly and I main sona) and why didn't I just L2P Leona. Really...

    Also another surfacing trend is first picks who lock a random support without asking and start screaming at me when I either don't have what they want for a trade, or that I point out that I don't even own those supports (taric / alistar). I wouldn't dream of locking in a role without consulting the person I wanted to swop with, then throwing a hissy fit at them when they don't want my choice or don't have my character to swop. It's something I see often enough I fear it's becoming a "thing" though. If people want to trade with a support to avoid counters, ask your support first, don't just lock a random support without asking, and presume they have what you want. That ain't how it works.

  9. #26989
    Quote Originally Posted by Rampant Rabbit View Post
    Faced a bruiser Sona top today as Garen. Her poke was so damn annoying. It was like playing vs an AD/AP Nidalee up top. She had so much sustain, endless poke, and couldn't burn through her after she got her Giants Belt at all.

    Massive lane bully...
    Oh god I feel you bro.. I could just imagine that game... I bet the team was complaining "lolo garen noob!! its just sona!!!" . They don't understand man, they will never understand!

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    Ahhhh Sona. Favourtie support by far. Get dat philo stone, and atleast another faire charm + mastery mana regen and you've got enough mana regen to spam all your spells into a Q+passive AA for massive poke on the enemy. All of this without going oom aslong as play smart.

    By taking Q>W>E while getting all three at lvl 3 you can do so much dmg and healing.
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  11. #26991
    Quote Originally Posted by GameGirler View Post
    Oh god I feel you bro.. I could just imagine that game... I bet the team was complaining "lolo garen noob!! its just sona!!!" . They don't understand man, they will never understand!
    They were actually. Although, the guy that was telling me I was sucking, was actually losing his lane as Katarina vs Brand because "he is ranged u noob". Lane phase ended with about the same amount of CS, Sona having a bit more, but I had 3-4 kills by that time from roaming.

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    Been number 1 in my division for 2 wins and still not up for promotion? In fact no-one in my division has been up for a promote for an hour or more...

    nvm figured out why

  13. #26993
    Quote Originally Posted by Thallidomaniac View Post
    it does sound like one of those clunky mechanics left in the game just because it's easier not to change it, i.e. certain DOTA 2 mechanics.
    Only being able to jump in front of you is a balance reason as well tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rampant Rabbit View Post
    They were actually. Although, the guy that was telling me I was sucking, was actually losing his lane as Katarina vs Brand because "he is ranged u noob". Lane phase ended with about the same amount of CS, Sona having a bit more, but I had 3-4 kills by that time from roaming.
    that katarina was such a tool -_-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Okuu View Post
    Only being able to jump in front of you is a balance reason as well tho.
    somehow I like that it works how it does, but when you somtimes have to jump over ledges which require you to be almost inside them, while looking straight towards it, and you've got a big ass opponent there aswell, it'd be nice to have it the other way simply because it's friggin impossibru clicking properly T_T

  15. #26995
    Quote Originally Posted by Sivalion View Post
    that katarina was such a tool -_-
    Indeed he was. Didn't we get a double jungle, and an AD Alistar after that? Must've been our best day so far in normals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rampant Rabbit View Post
    Indeed he was. Didn't we get a double jungle, and an AD Alistar after that? Must've been our best day so far in normals.
    Yup T_T.

    Atleast we managed to carry the game with the Katarina!

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    This is going to be some seriously weird time now. Connecting from South Korea to EUW

    my ping is always 300+... buhuhuhuhuhuhu

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  19. #26999
    How badly is Vi getting nerfed in the next patch? I know its still in the PBE, but it seems like they're hitting her hard, from base AD of 58 to 50, and the % on W. Anyone knows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrpoker View Post
    How badly is Vi getting nerfed in the next patch? I know its still in the PBE, but it seems like they're hitting her hard, from base AD of 58 to 50, and the % on W. Anyone knows?
    In addition to that base AD nerf, the W % health damage is being reduced to 4/5.5/7/8.5/10%, down from 6/7/8/9/10%, which is a nerf to her early game antics. There were some R nerfs on several PBE builds, but those appear to have been reverted because they see the % health damage and her base damage as the problem, not the ult damage.

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