Kades is awesome. My gosh. That was awesome.
New Twisted Fete skin revamp inc in the next couple of months. YAY!
But no Legendary changes to my Magnificent TF
I really want this proposed Heimer revamp to occur soon!
We stopped searching for monsters under our beds when we realized that they were inside us.
Tell me something, my friend. You ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight?
So I just finished playing in my first tournament. It was by no means a super serious event, since it was just a local one at my university, but our team made it to the finals before we lost. Our team was one 1900, two 1500s, one 1400, one 1200 or so. Their team was one 2100, one 1900 and three 1500s. So they had the slight advantage elo wise, but they definitely had the coordination advantage.
Even though we ended up losing, it was still really fun to play it in an "organized" (I use quotes because that was the most disorganized thing i've participated in) LoL event. Though supposedly the next tournament our university has is going to be sponsored by Riot. I'm not really sure how that works, since we don't really have any stellar teams or anything, but hey i'm not gonna complain.
So that was really cool. It makes me appreciate the professional players that much more. I'm not going to try to compare myself to them, but when you play in a tournament, even a casual one, you get the adrenaline and everything.
I feel really bad for this Irelia I just played against. Fantastic player, one of the most fun games I've played top lane in a while and my first game Jayce top lane since his release. We were evenly matched throughout the game. Traded kills once. She got the jump on me, I got the jump on her. It's one of those rare games where the junglers leave you alone to just duke it out, but neither really lose or win.
So why did the junglers leave us alone and why do I feel bad for her? Well, for starters, she had a jungle Akali on her team. I shit you not. And it was a ranked game. Then, I actually grabbed a small early advantage, so our jungle Diana left top alone and focused on bot lane who was failing hardcore. So we get top lane to ourselves. I know it's a jungle Akali, so I play more aggressive than usual, and Irelia knows Diana is busy bot lane so she also plays more aggressive. We just end up harassing each other until one person gets low enough for a full commit. Irelia's awesome sustain kept her in lane, and I rushed a wriggles to keep myself in lane. I was ridiculously fun. I ended up coming out on top in our little war, but it didn't end there. I knew I had to shut down Vayne, Irelia knew I was the only one smart enough to do so. We end up in another war over the life of her Vayne. Thankfully, after a few team fights where I was able to weaken Vayne before I died (I was the only frontline. We had no tank), my Katarina finally started getting kills and snowballing, so instead of one person, Irelia now has to worry about two (she had a Taric but he was terrible and focused the really underfed Corki). We eventually pulled out a win as I got more tanky so I didn't melt while still keeping up the damage (Fratmas YAY!).
After the game I talked to the Irelia for about 5 min about random stuff that happened during the game, how much fun top lane was, and how bad her Akali was (multiple towerdives with no hope of survival bad). Like I said, fantastic player and she didn't rage, was just more sad that she met her match and couldn't do anything about it because they were essentially down a player.
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I think if we tried to recruit people for the LoL club, it would get quite big quite fast. It seems like almost everyone I talk to here has played LoL or plays it, or has at least heard of it. I think it would be pretty amazing to get a regular tournament setup. I'ma have to talk to the people running it more to see what they were told from Riot (or if Riot has some sort of collegiate LoL thing i've never stumbled upon)
I think we could probably get one going every weekend if we really wanted to, but it might be awhile before that happens. Would be pretty awesome though.
Read the follow-up post. As Kades says, this was explicitly in response to other posters telling the OP to "man up" and has nothing to do with gender (in)equality.
Masteries I'm using 9/21/0 for the extra health and sustain, CDR, Magic Pen etc. Your burst is more then enough to not spend 21 points in offensive really. I even have the +gold on kills + assists in defensive. Guess it makes up for the CS you lose while ganking.
I wish the queue dodge penalty was less time... hmm 15/ 30 min debuff or play with a team you just KNOW are going to drag out the game for 40 minutes of fustration :< There is no good choice there...
Okay so since yesterday after buying Lee Sin, I would have to say I'm already ready to use him in ranked. Honestly was probably already ready by my 2nd game but was just being safe. He has this powerful and feel safe doing ganks feel to him, I love it.
He has a lot of nuance to do really well with him. There's a difference between being a good Lee Sin and a great Lee Sin. With some champions it isn't that obvious, but with others there's a huge difference. Lee Sin is one of the latter ones.
Being part of multiple LoL communities is fun, because you can bring stuff over from one into the other. Like this recent conversation that just started, what to do with the melee ADCs; Yi, Trynd, and Fiora.
One guy said they need to be straight up buffed. I am honestly baffled that anyone could think any of those three needs a buff, because when left unchecked all three will tear apart teams faster than any Ranged ADC.
I think they are fine as is and just need the current meta to shift in their favor.
They need some sort of tenacity/immunity item to be viable. Seriously. This has nothing to do with the meta. What is the most important skill for an AD carry? Positioning in TF. How is a melee AD carry positioned in a TF? Either balls deep or he is not in TF actually. Either way is a wrong one, there needs to be an item to give them some CC immunity or whatever.
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