1. #34401
    Sigh played 10/0/0 Talon carried this Cait who rushes mercury tread first wtfFFFF, friend elo too low I think.

    Umm... Soraka is fine against Karthus or Kat, but why play her when you can play Thresh, Janna, Sona, Nami lol.
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  2. #34402
    Quote Originally Posted by Vvhooya View Post
    Sigh played 10/0/0 Talon carried this Cait who rushes mercury tread first wtfFFFF, friend elo too low I think.

    Umm... Soraka is fine against Karthus or Kat, but why play her when you can play Thresh, Janna, Sona, Nami lol.
    Well, Soraka does give mana back to the ADC, so any mana-heavy ADC (Ez, Cait) should benefit from Soraka more than they would Janna or Sona. Nami and Thresh are great supports though, but Soraka is really my only support every week because I really don't feel like dropping 4800+ on my least favorite role.

    Fnatic pls

  3. #34403
    Quote Originally Posted by Drikkink View Post
    Well, Soraka does give mana back to the ADC, so any mana-heavy ADC (Ez, Cait) should benefit from Soraka more than they would Janna or Sona. Nami and Thresh are great supports though, but Soraka is really my only support every week because I really don't feel like dropping 4800+ on my least favorite role.
    The problem with Soraka is that her damage output is kinda lacking, so you don't really have the option to go very agressive onto someone, or to just try and zone on your own.

    I could see it work with an ADC that prefers a passive playstyle, as Soraka gives a lot of sustain (for both health and mana), but especially in Ranked Solo Queue, ADCs often prefer agressive lanes in an attempt to win the lane hard (which can backfire though).

    The think with jumping into ranked as soon as you hit 30 is, that first of all some level 30 players will play A LOT better than what you sometimes experience while leveling, you don't have rune setups for all roles (you should have at least generic runepages for ADC, APC and probably support, adding more detailed runepages is always good, such as Lifesteal quints for ADC or some junglers etc.). You also can't really adapt considering your very narrow champion pool. If you start playing ranked, chances are you will have to play top, jungle, adc or support at some point, all roles which you lack experience and practice in (as you mostly play mid, which is probably the most contested role in champion select).

    So you have 2 supports that can work, but aren't even considered top supports, you lack experience with those two champions in their role as support, and could get your team into a negative mindset by your lack of champion depth.

    It could also happen that you have to ADC or top, roles which you lack even more experience than for supporting, maybe even lack a decent champion pool, so that could get you into trouble too.

    Noone of us can stop you from jumping into ranked as soon as you hit 30, as long as you have 16 champions, there is no restriction. But you have 10 placement matches that decide your placement, and performing poorly in those will lead to a low placement, resulting in a lot of work to get to a higher league. It is way easier to practice in normals (both blind and draft are good, even though draft obviously adds elements to the game that might come in useful for ranked, such as counterpicking) and then perform well during your placement matches and get seeded high right from the start. So not only do you save others some maybe not so enjoyable games, you save yourself a lot of time and work by just waiting a bit and practicing against all those level 30s that you will meet in normals.

  4. #34404
    Had an odd TT game last night, where only one guy from my team and myself actually loaded - none of our opponents connected until about 20 minutes in, by which time it was a case of push butan = dead enemy. Was a bit disconcerting running around the map with absolute free reign to do whatever we wanted.

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    Question: When you Skarner ult someone... can you use a Thresh lantern to pull them miles out into your team?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duilliath View Post
    Question: When you Skarner ult someone... can you use a Thresh lantern to pull them miles out into your team?
    I imagine you could.

  7. #34407
    Test it.

    For science!

  8. #34408
    There are so many emergent mechanics that come out form Threshs lantern that I expect so. I once Twisted Advanced someone as Maokai and they grabbed Thresh's lantern. I went for quite a journey, then proceeded to get smooshed >.<
    RETH

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duilliath View Post
    Question: When you Skarner ult someone... can you use a Thresh lantern to pull them miles out into your team?
    I remember being able to Cleanse enemy Thresh hook and click friendly lantern and pull enemy Thresh miles out into your team
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  10. #34410
    You can Blitz grab and then click on Thresh lantern. OP combo on ARAM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roudene View Post
    You can Blitz grab and then click on Thresh lantern. OP combo on ARAM
    If I am not mistaken, this was explicitly coded to not work after initial use of it demonstrated just how OP that combo is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charge me Doctor View Post
    I remember being able to Cleanse enemy Thresh hook and click friendly lantern and pull enemy Thresh miles out into your team
    well that's a dumb thresh...you don't have to jump to the person you caught.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duilliath View Post
    Question: When you Skarner ult someone... can you use a Thresh lantern to pull them miles out into your team?
    That would be...amazing.

    Like this:
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    Not finding-a-cock-on-your-girlfriend-is-normal level of odd, but nevertheless, still odd.

  14. #34414
    Quote Originally Posted by Duilliath View Post
    If I am not mistaken, this was explicitly coded to not work after initial use of it demonstrated just how OP that combo is.
    Yeah, they fixed it. If you click a Thresh lantern while grabbing somebody as Blitzcrank, they get dragged to your position before lanterning.

  15. #34415
    So, my GF recently picked up LoL to try it out and such
    but low level is so out of hand and toxic that it's incredible

    she is new to the game so ofc she won't be going legendary and getting penta kills, she will be the one dying a lot

    the first two games she got the pop-up box for getting reported etc. etc.

    ofc this won't be doing anything since she hasn't rly done anything wrong, but she actually now don't feel like playing since she can't even play without getting reported for all kinds of things.. and it kinda pisses me off that new players can't play without being reported for not being as good as those who are level 30

  16. #34416
    Mute everyone + don't enable all chat. Nothing else that can be done.

    And play with her, might help if there's someone to play with

  17. #34417
    Quote Originally Posted by Elendoil View Post
    It could also happen that you have to ADC or top, roles which you lack even more experience than for supporting, maybe even lack a decent champion pool, so that could get you into trouble too.
    I've done ADC with a few free weeks plus Ashe (I've played Vayne, Ashe and Caitlyn well... failed miserably at Urgot), but I've never had a bruiser as top. I've taken it as leftovers with an AP champ, but I've never done like Garen or Shen or other normal top laners. Jungling, I really only have Nunu and Fiddle, but I'm pretty good at Nunu jungle and, in a pinch I can Karthus jungle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StNimrod View Post
    Mute everyone + don't enable all chat. Nothing else that can be done.

    And play with her, might help if there's someone to play with
    Problem there is that, if she's, say level 1 and he's 30, she'll be matched against mid-level people and that might be worse. In the 17-20 area, so many people hated 30s bringing new level 1s in that it might actually be more toxic to play that way than at level 1.

    Fnatic pls

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drikkink View Post
    Problem there is that, if she's, say level 1 and he's 30, she'll be matched against mid-level people and that might be worse. In the 17-20 area, so many people hated 30s bringing new level 1s in that it might actually be more toxic to play that way than at level 1.
    He can just make a new account.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Monado View Post
    He can just make a new account.
    This, and just play against bots until she gets a better handle on things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalis View Post
    Not finding-a-cock-on-your-girlfriend-is-normal level of odd, but nevertheless, still odd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by agnow View Post
    So, my GF recently picked up LoL to try it out and such
    but low level is so out of hand and toxic that it's incredible

    she is new to the game so ofc she won't be going legendary and getting penta kills, she will be the one dying a lot

    the first two games she got the pop-up box for getting reported etc. etc.

    ofc this won't be doing anything since she hasn't rly done anything wrong, but she actually now don't feel like playing since she can't even play without getting reported for all kinds of things.. and it kinda pisses me off that new players can't play without being reported for not being as good as those who are level 30
    As others have said you can make a smurf account to play with her so you will be matched with people more towards your level. Bot games are also a good option so she can have some games to figure out what everything does etc.

    I don't know how low level aram/dominion are, but at 30 they tend to be a bit more laid back than SR is. I guess you could also try 3's, but I really have no idea what the pre 30 3's Q time is.

    The other thing you can do, which I would recommend the most, is get a full premade going with people you know aren't asses and just play that way. Your team won't flame her, and it will be very rare that the enemy team will flame you for being bad. And if that happens you can just mute them. So imo, a full premade is the way to go, but making a smurf account works too.

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