iElden (EUW)
: We all say it's a bad idea to replace forum by a discord server, but RiotFR decided to continue not to listen ...
> [{quoted}](name=iElden,realm=EUW,application-id=NzaqEm3e,discussion-id=7Q4wdU7O,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2019-05-17T11:57:09.054+0000) > > We all say it's a bad idea to replace forum by a discord server, but RiotFR decided to continue not to listen ... That's not true though. Some people do complain about it and think it's a bad idea but not everyone. Some do think it's a good one. You also very well know that people complaining are more visible than people agreeing
: is this a new thing? because as i said. Not the first time i win rp / am gifted rp / i buy rp, with no consequences
> [{quoted}](name=AnataBakka,realm=EUW,application-id=yTagKVTg,discussion-id=I0meG6GA,comment-id=00000000000000000000,timestamp=2018-09-13T11:07:25.812+0000) > > is this a new thing? because as i said. Not the first time i win rp / am gifted rp / i buy rp, with no consequences It's new from this year yes. Buying RP is not a problem by the way, gifting as a friend is not one neither. The issue is when you give RP as a prize for an event/tournament.
: can you link me this law tho? i never heard of it and afaik italy has got no problem with in-game currencies stuff
> [{quoted}](name=AnataBakka,realm=EUW,application-id=yTagKVTg,discussion-id=I0meG6GA,comment-id=000000000000,timestamp=2018-09-12T21:08:12.783+0000) > > can you link me this law tho? i never heard of it and afaik italy has got no problem with in-game currencies stuff Sadly I do not have the law under the hand, I'm not Italian, but you can have a quick look to the [Memotion contest rulebook](https://news-a.akamaihd.net/public/images/articles-na/2018/CMC/OfficialContestRules_NAFanArt.pdf), Article 1. Eligibility Part III, you will see that Italian residents aren't allowed to participate. The reason behind it is this law that makes it extremelly tough and risky to give prizes to Italian players. We spent a huge amount of time in the preparation of this tournament, trying to find a way around it, many Volunteers helped, some Rioters, we couldn't find a way sadly.
jogga44 (EUW)
: If my friend is from Lithuania, can he register for other country?
> [{quoted}](name=jogga44,realm=EUW,application-id=yTagKVTg,discussion-id=I0meG6GA,comment-id=0004,timestamp=2018-09-13T04:40:23.078+0000) > > If my friend is from Lithuania, can he register for other country? You friend needs to be fluent in the language he is registering for + have an account on EUW and a good enough connexion to participate. If he meets those conditions, yes he can
: >Warning : Italian players will not be eligible for rewards having a monetary equivalent according to their national laws and regulations. I don't get this. I entered previous tournaments here https://events.euw.leagueoflegends.com/ and got rp for no problem. Why is there a problem now? ps: i live in Italy, but i'm actually Romanian.
> [{quoted}](name=AnataBakka,realm=EUW,application-id=yTagKVTg,discussion-id=I0meG6GA,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2018-09-12T18:24:39.252+0000) > > I don't get this. I entered previous tournaments here https://events.euw.leagueoflegends.com/ and got rp for no problem. Why is there a problem now? > ps: i live in Italy, but i'm actually Romanian. Sadly those are laws in Italy, we talked with Volunteers + Rioters, there is no way for us to go around. Even Riot couldn't give prizes for their emotion event. We will take a close look if non italian living in Italy can get prizes or not, but I can't promise you anything.
omarish (EUW)
: We were unable to make substitutions too!
> [{quoted}](name=omarish,realm=EUW,application-id=slFBEUB8,discussion-id=tAPu0EEX,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2017-12-15T21:50:40.720+0000) > > We were unable to make substitutions too! That's normal, you can't substitute on the first day ;)
Blacknet (EUW)
: What does that have to do with the teams? It changes nothing about the fact that EU teams are nothing compared to last year. I'm willing to take you up on that bet. I'd even bet that no EU team will make it out of the groups this year. EDIT: Unless they get very lucky in group draw.
> [{quoted}](name=Blacknet,realm=EUW,application-id=N9uP9Byj,discussion-id=AAmctGjQ,comment-id=0005000100020001,timestamp=2016-08-30T15:19:01.282+0000) > > What does that have to do with the teams? It changes nothing about the fact that EU teams are nothing compared to last year. I'm willing to take you up on that bet. I'd even bet that no EU team will make it out of the groups this year. > EDIT: Unless they get very lucky in group draw. It has to do with the image people have of the level of EU and NA teams : on one side Manu critics and on the other only good things. I agree on the fact that no team this year has the level of Fnatic but both G2 and H2K are better than OG last year. Yet OG had a super lucky first week and the best quaterfinal. Personnaly, I think G2 and H2K will stop in quarter final.
Blacknet (EUW)
: EU is garbage this year. NA has 4 teams all better than any EU team. NA is our only hope in the west.
I'm making the bet here and now that EU teams will perform better than NA teams. NA has an history of being very confident because when you look the games, every moove is "INCREDIBLY PLAYED" while in EU, moves are analysed by casters like Krepo and Deficio who actually notice the mistakes and explain why the team who lost should have done this or that in order not to lose.
: Who is the boss adc now?
If you can't reach him or has a too good protection, {{champion:96}} stays the best imo. Else, {{champion:22}} and {{champion:222}} are really huge : huge CC on one side and insane damage on the other.
: > [{quoted}](name=AliasTcherki,realm=EUW,application-id=39gqIYVI,discussion-id=fRlG7FWT,comment-id=000100000000,timestamp=2016-08-25T18:58:18.498+0000) > > It is ^^. It's maybe tougher but it still is. > > Concerning option 2 : how about you wait Riot's solution ? =). Don't be to pessimist they will maybe find a solution that suits you. I mean in a sense, that its going to happen anyways, so even if i do wait, or don't wait they are stilling going to add the changes. i didn't mean to sound like hey i dgaf type of think. :)
> [{quoted}](name=space caose,realm=EUW,application-id=39gqIYVI,discussion-id=fRlG7FWT,comment-id=0001000000000000,timestamp=2016-08-25T19:13:11.796+0000) > > I mean in a sense, that its going to happen anyways, so even if i do wait, or don't wait they are stilling going to add the changes. i didn't mean to sound like hey i dgaf type of think. :) Ah okay =). I'm kinda waiting a lot from that since I do not like DynamicQ neither ^^
: > [{quoted}](name=AliasTcherki,realm=EUW,application-id=39gqIYVI,discussion-id=fRlG7FWT,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2016-08-25T18:11:14.170+0000) > > You have 2 options : > > - go up in Diamond or higher : they should get solo/duo quickly (maybe even before the end of the season) > > - wait the end of September to see what Riot is planning for lower tiers. We will maybe not get a full solo/duo queue but it may be close enough to satisfy you ^^ Getting to diamond is near impossible, in this season. open 2 doesn't even matter.
> [{quoted}](name=space caose,realm=EUW,application-id=39gqIYVI,discussion-id=fRlG7FWT,comment-id=00010000,timestamp=2016-08-25T18:16:26.481+0000) > > Getting to diamond is near impossible, in this season. open 2 doesn't even matter. It is ^^. It's maybe tougher but it still is. Concerning option 2 : how about you wait Riot's solution ? =). Don't be to pessimist they will maybe find a solution that suits you.
: F*ck ranked dynamic que.
You have 2 options : - go up in Diamond or higher : they should get solo/duo quickly (maybe even before the end of the season) - wait the end of September to see what Riot is planning for lower tiers. We will maybe not get a full solo/duo queue but it may be close enough to satisfy you ^^
PusimTravu (EUNE)
: Annie problem
I think the only change Annie needs to be less frustrating is to get a higher range on her ult but at the same time making it a skill shot just like that : https://youtu.be/tEnsqpThaFg?t=211 You can make some very good plays while less being forced to flash and it gives a nice counter play to ennemies.
ILarzy (EUW)
: Question about 2015 Fnatic
Fnatic last year had a huge team that worked perfectly together with very little work. Reignover and Huni found themselves perfectly well while Yell0wstar had a super good shoutcalling. Behind that Febiven was going massive with some super aggressive champs and Rekkles had the role to just clean the board behind and did it super well. Over that you had Deilor : this guy is one of the greatest manager but his knowledge in league seems a bit lower compared to the other coaches. Last year yet, he didn't really need it : his players had all the ability to get picks that worked and were compensating by their huge synergy. But if you look back, you realise that many times Fnatic was struggling in early game, was getting outpicked and all... So, naturally, this year, it stroke back. Spirit and Gamsu worked well together, like Huni and Reignover did, but Gamsu is the total opposite of Huni : he's not the carry type of player. So, as a result, the work of Spirit has a lot less impact than the one from Reignover. Over that Yell0wstar left and Fnatic lost their shoutcall ability. The synergy between Noxiak and Rekkles wasn't good and Febiven changed his champion pool in order to pick less carry champs (I don't remember seeing him picking Zed or LB this year). And when everything goes wrong like that, the difficulties you already had in pick and bans phase strike out : you don't only have a bad early game. You have a bad game. When last year the team succeeded in keeping their base alive after a bad early game, this year the team was getting crushed over and over. After that Fnatic decided to change their support : this is never small and has a huge impact on the team. Sadly they picked Klaj who wasn't that much experienced and had to change once more to get Yell0wStar. After that you change your toplaner because Gamsu doesn't feed enough information and go with Kikis... ANOTHER change. You can't expect a team to be as ready as others when you lose 6 months just trying to find the good players at the right place. So the team today results in : - a team that still didn't find it's synergy - a new toplaner - a jungler that seems sad after losing his friend top and lacking personnal confidence by always going for safe farm champs instead of going back to the amazing Lee Sin he showed us back at IEM - a midlaner playing against his own style Rekkles is, according to me, the only one actually well in his game those last weeks. But the real mystery is Yell0wStar... Like... I don't get anything of what he does : the calls are bad, he keeps dying, he has little to no synergy with Spirit while everyone in the world praises the jungle-sup work, continues to pick Braum over and over even though the champ is far from being a top tier pick etc... I have no idea of what happened to him. Personnally, I do not think Fnatic will succeed in going to Worlds with the regional tournament. Depending on the scenario they will have to win between 2 and 3 games in order to get that 3rd seed. Atm, they can beat Giants if they are in a very good day and Giants in a bad one. But that's all. Splyce, Unicorns and obviously H2K (possible opponents for that regional tournament) are all far superior to this line-up. What Fnatic needs is a calm summer : you prepare with serenity the team for next year with players you are ready to work with for a full year to build a team synergy and you come back to fight for the title.
: How do people find their main roles?
If you change everytime, obviously you won't be good on a regular base at a certain role. Chose 2 roles you like playing (cause you like the champs, the playstyle etc...) and play around 50 games. At the end you'll knows if you like it enough to train more or if you need to change. Sometimes it takes time to find what works =)
: Two hours delay EU Quarterfinals
> This is why I usually don't watch live. It doesn't happen each time neither =_="... But I have to admit, it's starting to be really long.
Tarolock (EUW)
: i cant really say it for gold+ but there is no difference between bronze 3 and silver 3, maybe in silver you see less toxic ppl, so i dont see why its a big thing between gold2 and plat 2
> [{quoted}](name=Tarolock,realm=EUW,application-id=2BfrHbKG,discussion-id=zeqUEGLX,comment-id=000000000000,timestamp=2016-08-13T20:49:24.603+0000) > > i cant really say it for gold+ but there is no difference between bronze 3 and silver 3, maybe in silver you see less toxic ppl, so i dont see why its a big thing between gold2 and plat 2 There is a huge difference between a Gold II and a Plat II. Like really huge. Plat V creates a big gap between players, many (including me btw for a long time) stuck in low Plat.
Tarolock (EUW)
: im the only one who doesnt see the problem here? both teams have around the same matches and all of them have 50% winrate
> [{quoted}](name=Tarolock,realm=EUW,application-id=2BfrHbKG,discussion-id=zeqUEGLX,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2016-08-13T19:36:42.160+0000) > > im the only one who doesnt see the problem here? both teams have around the same matches and all of them have 50% winrate You mean 2 Plat II, one Plat III, one Plat V and one Gold I vs one Plat II, one Plat IV and 3 Gold II. As you said everyone has around 50% winrate except Lux but with only 130 games and she started Diamond. You think it's balanced ? ^^"... For exampte Plat IV + Gold II bot vs 2 Plat IIs. Balanced ? Yeah right....
Rioter Comments
raishinari (EUNE)
: i have 12 accounts across 6 servers. sometimes i just make an account when i have free time. so i don't think it is around 63 million. it is somewhere around 8-12 million at most.
> [{quoted}](name=raishinari,realm=EUNE,application-id=39gqIYVI,discussion-id=fEQA9EPA,comment-id=000300000001,timestamp=2016-07-30T22:33:53.151+0000) > > i have 12 accounts across 6 servers. sometimes i just make an account when i have free time. > > so i don't think it is around 63 million. it is somewhere around 8-12 million at most. Yup, since you are everyone =) You have 6 accounts so everyone has 6 accounts ! ^^...... or not.
EkkoNerd (EUW)
: Yeah thanks ill try , do u know how can i get the yasuo log in screen?
> [{quoted}](name=EkkoNerd,realm=EUW,application-id=eZuvYsEr,discussion-id=GXlmi1c4,comment-id=00000000,timestamp=2016-07-30T22:15:47.917+0000) > > Yeah thanks ill try , do u know how can i get the yasuo log in screen? An interesting info is that getting that "Yasuo log in screen" can get you banned =)... (if you ask yourself why : yasuo log in screen = changing manually or with a programm the files of the game = not allowed = ban).
DaveRod (EUW)
: I have NEVER EVER received this message for reporting negative players. Am I the only one or not? :/
> [{quoted}](name=DaveRod,realm=EUW,application-id=NzaqEm3e,discussion-id=GtLgIY4o,comment-id=0005,timestamp=2016-07-26T18:12:58.043+0000) > > I have NEVER EVER received this message for reporting negative players. Am I the only one or not? :/ Thing is : you receive this message when you are the last one to trigger the sanction on someone. As a consequence, you do not receive those very often. Moreover, if you used your reports to lightly and reported people that didn't deserve any sanction, your report value got very low. So there would be a very little chance for you to be the one to trigger that sanction and so receive the message =)
dexcore (EUW)
: Y this new system is so.... There is no more fun playing lol :/ Im forced to play vs premades +they can be on skype or on some teamspeak, so they can just win soooo easy I want old solo q back soo much :( I lose more games than ever This is not Competitive anymore , its just premades who is stomping solo players, thats all. League Of Legends = boosting simulator 2016 v.1 :( Love this game so much. but now im very disappointed
> [{quoted}](name=dexcore,realm=EUW,application-id=2BfrHbKG,discussion-id=76hFpAFo,comment-id=0004,timestamp=2016-06-26T20:35:33.377+0000) > > Y this new system is so.... > There is no more fun playing lol :/ > Im forced to play vs premades +they can be on skype or on some teamspeak, so they can just win soooo easy > I want old solo q back soo much :( > I lose more games than ever > > This is not Competitive anymore , its just premades who is stomping solo players, thats all. > > > League Of Legends = boosting simulator 2016 v.1 :( > > Love this game so much. but now im very disappointed I have to admit, I'm not having a lot of fun when there is a 3 or 4 man premade.
Tarolock (EUW)
: the matchmaking have only 1 stat to look at, the mmr and its making the teams based on that, nothing else, so how could they make it better? mmr is based on your wins/losses it doesnt measure your skill etc, so how can they make it better? noone says anything about it, they are just stating that its wrong and ofc equal mmr doesnt mean that its balanced, its just a generalization, meaning equal mmr ppl prolly have the same skills premades on the other hand, its either made from ppl around the same skill so they would be the same if they would join as solo, or a better skilled player joining a worse skilled player, so thats kinda fits on the average mmr, the skilled player maybe better than the rest of the team, but the not so skilled evens that out as for the premades vs solo ppl i think its too soon to look at the picture atm, dynamic is not that old that it would already sort ppl to the right place, boosted ppl will fall in ranks thats for sure, but you need to give the system time for that, its bad right now, but its getting only better with time
> [{quoted}](name=Tarolock,realm=EUW,application-id=2BfrHbKG,discussion-id=76hFpAFo,comment-id=000100000000,timestamp=2016-06-26T12:07:10.589+0000) > > the matchmaking have only 1 stat to look at, the mmr and its making the teams based on that, nothing else, so how could they make it better? > > mmr is based on your wins/losses it doesnt measure your skill etc, so how can they make it better? noone says anything about it, they are just stating that its wrong By not allowing ppl to force the system in order to put Gold I and Gold V in the same team. At least not force EVERYONE to accept that if you see what I mean... =) > as for the premades vs solo ppl i think its too soon to look at the picture atm, dynamic is not that old that it would already sort ppl to the right place, boosted ppl will fall in ranks thats for sure, but you need to give the system time for that, its bad right now, but its getting only better with time Wut ? Ppl will always get boosted. Those who go down today will get boosted up tomorrow. Moreover the problem here aren't boosted players, the problem here is the premade.
Mangekyu (EUW)
: If you want to climb to Plat then learn how to beat Plat+. Otherwise youll just be beating Gold's and then when you finally do get to that Plat stage, you'll just go down because you'll have no clue what you are doing.
> [{quoted}](name=Shélton,realm=EUW,application-id=2BfrHbKG,discussion-id=76hFpAFo,comment-id=0003,timestamp=2016-06-26T15:12:04.836+0000) > > If you want to climb to Plat then learn how to beat Plat+. Otherwise youll just be beating Gold's and then when you finally do get to that Plat stage, you'll just go down because you'll have no clue what you are doing. Here is the trick : I have a Plat IV MMR. Look at their team, full Plat IV. The game just after I was with and against Plat III to Plat V. This game was just an absolute mess cause the system had no idea what to do with this Gold I to Gold V premade.
Tarolock (EUW)
: i dont see the problem here, first team average mmr=1718, second team average mmr=1796, its pretty balanced... and if you are playing bad you cant blame that on the system which checks your mmr but dont care how you got that mmr...
> [{quoted}](name=Tarolock,realm=EUW,application-id=2BfrHbKG,discussion-id=76hFpAFo,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2016-06-26T09:00:25.465+0000) > > i dont see the problem here, first team average mmr=1718, second team average mmr=1796, its pretty balanced... and if you are playing bad you cant blame that on the system which checks your mmr but dont care how you got that mmr... The MMR OPGG calculates has nothing to do with the real MMR. Moreover, equal MMRs does not mean that the game is balanced. Look why Riot decided to stop Ranked 5
: So i guess that, suddenly, it's no more "who got the more premades wins", but the opposite. Good to know.
> [{quoted}](name=Sarchiapon,realm=EUW,application-id=2BfrHbKG,discussion-id=76hFpAFo,comment-id=0002,timestamp=2016-06-26T09:03:54.976+0000) > > So i guess that, suddenly, it's no more "who got the more premades wins", but the opposite. Good to know. It's not a question of who gets the more or the less premades, but a question of balance. This is all but balanced. Simple question : if non of those players were premade, would the matchmaking put them in the same game ? Simple answer : No.
Doomley (EUW)
: the system tries to compensate the advantage of voice communication with higher skilled enemies. Tbh, if the matchmaking keeps being unfair like that, i hope everyone just stop playing in a premade and we would basically have soloq as duoing is not beneficial.
> [{quoted}](name=Doomley,realm=EUW,application-id=2BfrHbKG,discussion-id=76hFpAFo,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2016-06-25T23:40:17.989+0000) > > the system tries to compensate the advantage of voice communication with higher skilled enemies. To the point where you let Gold I, II and even V play vs full Plat IV ? :/... This is just some weird patch-up job that Riot is trying to do. > > Tbh, if the matchmaking keeps being unfair like that, i hope everyone just stop playing in a premade and we would basically have soloq as duoing is not beneficial. That would be nice ^^"....
Rioter Comments
: What the actual fuck is that ELO difference LOL {{sticker:slayer-jinx-unamused}}
> [{quoted}](name=Star Whores,realm=EUW,application-id=39gqIYVI,discussion-id=E5FwuEaU,comment-id=00170000,timestamp=2016-06-04T04:18:05.687+0000) > > What the actual fuck is that ELO difference LOL {{sticker:slayer-jinx-unamused}} Very stupid hein ? Each time I try to convince myself : "bah, DynamicQ isn't thaaat bad.... You can still play a wonderfull game..." but after I see that and I'm just desperate... After 600 ranked games, I think I'm in the right position to actually know if I like a queue or not.
: Ranked feels wrong to play currently
http://i.imgur.com/zAe9Ieq.png Premades with a red arrow. You can discuss for hours, this is NOT a competitive game. The skill gap between players is just bad as hell...
: On launch she was literally killing entire teams by herself after getting some feed.
> [{quoted}](name=Irelia mai Waifu,realm=EUW,application-id=39gqIYVI,discussion-id=iiHVoQxH,comment-id=00010000,timestamp=2016-06-01T17:47:37.587+0000) > > On launch she was literally killing entire teams by herself after getting some feed. Cause ppl we just attacking her without thinking to tentacles. Now that the majority undestood that sitting next to them is a bad idea the champ is back to useless.
Grammos (EUNE)
: I actually didnt ... like Solo Q
It's funny cause Riot made ppl believe that the new champ select is DynamicQ while DynamicQ only means that you premade ^^
Teahyun (EUW)
: Proper Reasoning for/against DQ
You want a real argument for SoloQ ? Players choice. Why don't they put DynamicQ AND SoloQ at the same time ? They say it would kill DynamicQ since solo players won't fill Dynamic groups anymore and will go in SoloQ. That's unfortunate, cause I thought that DynamicQ was a better experience for everyone, solos included...
tetzudo (EUW)
: Report button in champion select to discourage pre-game flamers and trolls
Just for your information, when you report someone Riot has the game, after game AND pre game chat =)
: Soloq players & premades , let's have a talk
Let me explain why I don't like premades matching with solo players (and when I say premades, I DO include duos) : your impact in the game gets reduced the more premades are in your team. The first problem is that you're a solo player facing premades : communication is far lower for you than for the ones facing you. Pings are nice but they have two issues : very limited communication and hard to use in the middle of a fight. As a consequence, premades automatically have an advantage over you in every situations. Typically you won't be able to exectute a dive as properly than them. It may seem very little but it's not. It's both unfair AND depressing. The second problem of facing premades as a solo player is that premades tend to camp eachother far more than solo players do. I even played several games in which the jungler camps my top while losing mid bot and drake. And that's bad for many players !! For me first of all, because the game becomes really annoying to play, and for the other players in the ennemy team ! They just lose everything under the pretext that the jungler wanted to camp. The second issue concerns playing with premades : you're far less part of decisions when playing with premades than when you play with solo players. The idea is simple : when a premade of 3 or 4 players take a decision, other players can't do anything about it. If they have a plan, your only option is to follow it because they are the majority and will execute their plan. Whereas when you are solo, you can influence far more and convince your team far easier that a plan is good or not. Another problem is simply the fact that the best premade often make the decision. Players communicating will have more impact on the game than a solo one. So, if you're premade isn't doing better or at least as good as the premade in the ennemy team, you'll have to be far better than if it was just a few solo players being fed : you can outplay 2 or 3 fed soloplayers if you are too. Outplaying 2 or 3 fed players while they are in a premade or 3 or 4 man... That's really tough. The last main issue of playing with premades concerns the positions : premades tend to help their friends more than other random players. And this, once more, creates a totally unbalanced issue : being the ADC with a 4 man premade is REALLY tough. You get very little protection compared to what an ADC usually gets, even in solo games. My third issue with premades is the broken matchmaking : there is a REASON why a Gold V is Gold V and a Plat V is Plat V. Because there is a huge gap in levels between those players. And when I have a Gold V Vayne facing a Plat V Ahri, I can't expect her not to be killed ! It annoys me but actually... I can't really be annoyed about her performance : she didn't even underperformed, she was just facing a better player. Some ppl will answer to that by saying : hey, feeding in soloQ happens a lot. Yes, sure. But in those situations you CAN'T say it in advance because players SHOULD have the same level. If you have a Plat V facing another Plat V, statistically, they will go even on a suffisant number of game. But when you have a Gold V facing a Plat V he WILL be weaker. Another answer is usually : "maybe but this happens as much in your team than in ennemy team so it doesn't change your rankings". True...but that's not the issue ^^. Those games, are just totally frustrating ! You just tend to have 0 impact : in the loss you just look your poor teammate getting teared appart and in the other one you look your mate premading destroying everything while you just win the game without doing anything. My last issue is the one that annoyed me the most in this new system and is linked to the third point : as a solo player, you are not aware of possible gap in levels between premades. Sometimes you're not even aware that their are premades. As the opposite, premades do. This may seem like a detail but it's not. Classic situation : both team have a Plat III and a Gold IV premading. Mathmaking puts 3 Gold I solo players in each team. And you can see the issue going in right now... The Plat III is aware that he is the best player of his team and that he faces far weaker players. But you don't. And if ever you're the one facing the Gold IV player in their team, you have no idea that you need to crush your matchup to compensate they very probable fed Plat III in their team. I've played VERY OFTEN games in which I thought I was winning my toplane because I had a 50 cs advantage. Yet, wasn't so much the case : the player in front of me was just playing supra safe, knowing I was stronger than him while is premade friend was getting kills over kills plus the farm advantage. It goes even further : you have 0 possibility to kow premades in champ select. As a consequence, you can't pick knowing you'll have to compensate the lack of level of one of your teammates. If the randomness goes wrong, you can pick a farming lane vs the weaker member of their team while you're weakest player is having a assassin duel with their best player. How in seven hells do you balance that ? You can imagine even worse : their weakest player picks... Voli jungle. Go on, try punishig that as hard as the poor Talon mid is getting crushed. It's almost impossible ! Moreover with that meta where tanks are super strong ! Once more, ppl will answer : "happens as much in your team than in the ennemy ones". Yes, still true, but still annoying because you just win a game without any challenge. My last point will be this one : did 3 or 4 man premades really NEEDED ranked games ? I totally understand the fact that you like playing with friends. I do to. In normal games. The goal is to have fun with them, no matter the result. And when you want to be really serious in team, you go...as 5. Not as 3 or 4. That doesn't make any sense. See, I haven't talked about flaming premades or how much they make me lose. Cause that's not really the case (even though I do think a solo player has a dissadvantage considering my third and fourth points) ^^ Yet, I agree on one point : Riot doesn't NEED to put SoloQ back. Simply because they can't make a system that fits everyone. And if ever Riot decides to totally abandon SoloQ, I'll stop playing LoL because games aren't fun anymore for me. Is it horrible for Riot ? No. Will LoL dissapear because players wanting only SoloQ leave the game ? No ^^ But for me, it's a bit harder. League is just the best game I've played in my life. Since I've discovered it in Season 2 I've played around 3 to 4 games a day. It IS my main hobby. Skins, lore, PBE, lores, goodies, e-sport (stream + live for the Worlds S5)... I follow everything. And quitting all that because I can't find the fun anymore saddens me a lot ^^ (sorry for the novel btw >//<)
Ludovico (EUW)
: > if the main account is level 30, the smurf account receives an XP bonus and is "marked" as smurf in Riot database : as a consequence, matchmaking can, easily, make smurfs play together and let new players learn the game without being totally disgusted after playing vs an overfed Katarina. So I can only speak for myself here, but regarding this: When I was leveling up my "smurf" I almost never played against "real" beginners. The reason for that? Riot obviously knows when a lv 20 account plays like he´s diamond. And now after I got lv 30 (shortly before the season ended) and could duoQ with a friend, it took me a handfull of games to get gold, and jump divisions. Even in normals, I already had Diamond opponents. My point is simply, that the matchmaking knows without having marked anything, when an account is a smurf or not.
Cause you're a Diamond player ^^ But many Silver/Golds aren't able to win as consistently as Diamonds. As a result many Silver/Golds will pop into newbies games =)
Neonchan (EUW)
: But wouldn't that "while" be way longer if you remove most smurfs from the non-smurf matchmaking?
No, it will even be faster. Since you play mainly vs newbies you'll win more at low levels than if you play vs smurfs =)
: > [{quoted}](name=AliasTcherki,realm=EUW,application-id=ln3nNJrX,discussion-id=gnnX4bud,comment-id=,timestamp=2015-12-01T00:21:14.087+0000) if the main account is level 30, the smurf account receives an XP bonus Riot makes their money on Smurf accounts, so if the smurf accounts gets free XP and what not Riot will lose a lot of money so i dont think they like your idea
I'm not sure that Riot makes money on XP boosts for smurf accounts xD
Neonchan (EUW)
: So if your goal is to play against newbies and destroy them you could do it even more effective? - Don't link account -> no XP bonus so you stay "low" longer than other smurfs -> Other smurfs beeing sorted out by matchmaking, more real newbies in your games
Nope. Today the system detects the level of players. So if you win a lot, you will still play vs smurf after a while. With this system you just don't play vs new players since game 1 =)
Nakhishia (EUW)
: Sound like a good idea, But wouldn't it be better if once you hit lvl 30, you have an option to create a smurf profile. Which you can switch between. But the smurf is lvl 30, with your friends list and maybe the character/skins, but the profile will be labeled smurf.
Would be too easy imo. Moreover you need to farm IP in order to get runes and champs ^^
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: I put LGD as my number 1 :( xD
We all did xD
: It would be abused so hard. Enemy team got Riven,Zed,Vayne,Fiora,GP or juggernauts ? Just don't connect and you are good to go. In CS:GO it works perfectly because everyone connects when they reach 100% not having to wait for other players, also it doesn't get abused because it's always impossible to tell which team is more likely to win.
You know you can already do this by quitting champ select bro xD
: morde's dragon ghost needs to be reliable
Same problem with Malzahar's thingy for quite a long time
Luis Sc (EUW)
: Ultimate Timer ( suggestion )
I'm a bit afraid those numbers will be a bit small. What we should do is put those numbers when you get your mouse over the icons ^^
: giants were qualified for summer POs they played saturday vs h2k
My bad, mixed up the names xD > [{quoted}](name=AliasTcherki,realm=EUW,application-id=N9uP9Byj,discussion-id=xW17IVU1,comment-id=00000000,timestamp=2015-08-10T00:20:37.712+0000) > > Yet, since SK and **Gambits ** aren't qualified for Play-Offs, they are automatically disqualified from Worlds =)
12a12b12d (EUNE)
: ***
No, just a joke Oo Nvm, wasn't apparently well done ^^"
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