Thursday, February 16, 2012

League of Legends: New Champion, Fiora?

So this new League of Legends champion leaked through the PBE. All you need to know coming up right now.

Fiora Abilities: Taken from the PBE client, so no idea on damage numbers, etc.

Passive - Duelist: Fiora regenerates health over 6 seconds each time she deals damage. Striking champions will cause this effect to stack up to 4 times.

Q - Lunge: Fiora dashes forward to strike her target, dealing physical damage. Fiora can perform the dash a second time within a couple seconds at no mana cost.

W - Ripost: (Passive) Fiora's Attack Damage is increased. (Active) Fiora parries the next basic attack from a champion or monster and reflects magic damage back to the attacker.

E - Burst of Speed: Fiora gains Attack Speed for a couple seconds. Each basic attack or Lunge she lands during this time increases her Movement Speed, stacking.

R - Blade Waltz: Fiora dashes around the battlefield striking random champions dealing physical damage. Successive strikes against the same target deal less damage.

Blade Waltz sounds familiar =P

Tips & Items:

Playing as Fiora -

Fiora's passive grants health regeneration whenever she attacks. The bonus stacks against champions so don't be afraid to fight small skirmishes and trades.

Blade Waltz deals a lot of damage, but if you save it for when the enemy team tries to attack you it also save you from taking a lot of damage. (sic)

Playing Against Fiora -

Save disables for when Fiora activates Burst of Speed-it only lasts 3 seconds and Fiora needs to deal a lot of damage while it is up to be effective.

Fiora is really sticky when she has access to Lunge, but after she casts it twice it has a fairly long cooldown which can be exploited.

Rec Items:

(Classic) Dorans, GA, IE, Bloodthirster, Merc Treads, Ghostblade

(Dominion) Prospector's, IE, Black Cleaver, Merc Treads, Ghostblade, Bloodrazer

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

League of Legends: New Champion, Nautilus?

Xypherous has revealed some new information about a new upcoming champion, Nautilus on the League of Legends Forum. This is just the working name, and may possibly be changed.

He goes on to explain some abilities.

"A hookshot is an item that goes out in a straight line and pulls things to you. Or if you hit terrain, you pull yourself to it.". Then he goes onto say "His Q pulls both of you together if it hits a unit - and pulls him all the way if you hit a tower. However, you can set the ability up so you will always move forward. Aim at a champion, but make sure there is terrain behind him. Even if he jukes you will move toward him."

Sneak Peak at each of the abilities of Nautilus

"Passive -
Q - Hookshot, pulls Anchorman towards terrain, or if hits champion pulls anchorman and that enemy together, but presumably moves Anchorman than enemy less because he's big and heavy
W - Shield that scales with hp
E - Homing tidal burst that travels up to a maximum amount of time towards a target/until it hits the target. blows up things it hits along the way, blows up and slows on impact of actual target.
R - Slow version of Tidehunter's ult, keeping enemies close to you unless they choose to run and get cc'd by the spikes."

Some More Information

[Resource System?]
Yes, he uses Mana.

[on his ability ratios - AD or AP?]
Hm. All his damaging moves have AP ratios. One of his moves also has a health ratio.

[did you design this champion?]

[how difficult is he to play?]
Hm. He should be pretty easy to pick up - his abilities are all very straight forward.He's a little difficult to optimize though - His self-CC chain needs to be staggered. There's some timing considerations on when it is best to use W and you want to place your R on the right line for maximal effect.

[Range on the hookshot?]
it's like Mummy Q, which is around 1050

[So his hook shot can pull people to him but also moves him?]
His Q is halfway between Amumu and Blitzcrank, but based on the range it will feel more like one or the other. Since it has a minimum drag distance for the opponent, up close, you can reset an enemy's position if they escape. Far away though, you'll move much farther to them.

[What function is his passive going to serve?]
His passive gives him a heavy incentive to switch targets in a fight

[So, as Sejuani uses ice, will he use water?]
He is indeed nautically inspired - He has two things with major water effects - but that's more of a side effect rather than water manipulation

[Can he Jungle?]
I like him as a jungler, because I like jungling more at the moment. I think you waste some gank potential if you're top

[Anything about the back story?]
He was a sailor at one point - But I'm not sure he's a pirate per se.


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

League of Legends clips: Akali Tower Dive Fail

I thought this was funny. Theres more on my youtube channel if you wanna check it out!

League of Legends: Caitlyn lol

Just a funny video of me playing Caitlyn in a ranked game. real terror teemo.

League of Legends: Iron Solari Leona Skin

Here is the new Leona skin, Iron Solari Leona. My fav from the new ziggs patch. enjoy!

Iron Solari Leona Skin

Monday, February 6, 2012

How the Tribunal Works

It has evolved into a place where you can punish someone for not following the meta.

Playing Eve and lost? Banned.
Playing support Twisted Fate? What a troll - Banned.
Jungle Taric and your name is not Saintvicious? Banned.
AP Misfortune? Banned
AD Kennen? Used to be a ban until IEM Kiev. Sheep will be sheep.
AD Leblanc? I saw one win the other day, but I guarantee if she lost it would've been a report.
Kill lane bot? Reported for "picking a carry when we needed a support."
So none of the scenarios you just described are accurate. As someone who reviews Tribunal cases I've never approved a suspension for any of those.

In fact, when you take a look at the post that you're trying to misinterpret you'll find that I repeatedly stated you won't get suspended for choosing an unpopular champion.

Because it's not about who you choose, but how you act when you do it.

Another important point is that the thread in question was about Ranked. And not Normal games.

Since bolding seems to be all the rage in this thread, I've gone ahead and reposted my comments:
Originally Posted by WookieeCookie
Being sent to the Tribunal has nothing to do with the champion you choose and everything to do with how you play/act in game.

If you're going to choose an unconventional build/role/champion then it's up to you to work with your team mates beforehand and convince them of your strategy.

However, if you refuse to discuss this with them, or they don't agree with it and want you to do something else; if you simply hard-lock a role or champ thinking you know better than them and suddenly find the ire of 4 team mates directed at you, then you shouldn't be too surprised when they report you to the Tribunal.

In such cases you are easily violating the first point of the Summoner's Code: Support Your Team.

Originally Posted by WookieeCookie
I'm not really surprised to see the post mis-interpreted, so I'd be happy to help clarify for any one that is still confused.

The core answer is: You won't get suspended for choosing a champion you want to play. But context is everything.

Ranked games are considered more serious by the players that enjoy them. If you choose to partake in them then you are held to a higher level of accountability then if you were to join a Normal game. Since LoL is a team based game you'll need to work with your team and consider their decisions when you choose to join a Ranked game. This doesn't mean you don't get to play what you want. But it does mean you won't be able to get away with insta-locking something like jungle Tristana against the wishes of your 4 team mates. When a lobby starts, discuss with your team who should be what. If you feel really strongly for a particular champion be sure to explain why you think they'd be a great pick. But always be prepared to compromise in ranked for the benefit of your team. That is the essence of "Support Your Team".

If you want to goof around and try a risky or experimental build then you are free to join a Normals game. There is a lot less pressure in Normals game and there is not the expectation that each game must have a valid team comp like there is in Ranked.

Assuming you're not purposely trying to troll your team and be a jerk then you'll have no reason to end up in the Tribunal. (And yes, as someone who reviews cases frequently I can tell when a player is being a game ruining troll on purpose)
Since it's relevant to the discussion, here's the core point in the Summoner's Code that relates to this issue:

1. Support Your Team
While we all carry a diverse set of individual ambitions and expectations into a game of League of Legends, once we hit the Field we’re a part of a team. For better or worse, our fates are intertwined with that of our teammates. Once the game gets into full swing, you have to make a choice between being a positive force for your team, or contributing to your own demise.

Being a good team player begins at champion select. Be open minded when considering the needs of your team. If you’re the last one to pick, try to fill a niche in your team that hasn’t already been filled. If everyone’s picked and something stands out as a deficiency in your team composition, try asking for another player to fill the gap, or change roles to embrace that responsibility yourself. Remember, that by taking on a role you don’t normally play, you’ll learn more about unfamiliar champions and increase your own skill level.

Once you get in game, try to keep an open line of communication. Warn your teammates if someone is missing from your lane, or if something is placing them in immediate danger. If they’re not paying attention to chat you can always try pinging the map. Just remember that one ping is enough! Also, remember that you have to be there to contribute, so don’t leave the game or go AFK! Encourage players who are having trouble, and congratulate those who are playing well. And most of all, if you’re having a bad game don’t take it out on your team!
Please keep in mind that regardless of how you feel about the Summoner's Code, it is the core guiding code of conduct for behavior in game.

Ziggs, The Hexposives Expert - In depth guide

Thanks to this guy on Reddit. He shared an in depth guide for Ziggs. Watch it if you have the chance!