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Hey, It's been a while... Xelnath
6 Days Ago 11:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Randcold View Post
wanna know whats on my mind me losing a game right now that i cant reconnect too that our whole team was lagging in and out of and ima get a loss for and lose my promos cause loss prevented doesnt work on that kinda stuff cause drop hacking is bull **** and if u dont belive me spectate buttlet so mad right now
Sounds horrible. I've had a few games go bad myself. Nothing gets me angrier than when I lose input control.


Hey, It's been a while... Xelnath
6 Days Ago 11:56 PM
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Enjoy this video, Xelnath: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9CG_PoEWCg

Pass it along to some animators/IronStylus. I'm sure they'll appreciate it. =D
I was sure this was going to turn into a Screamer at any second... I swear, some of the links I see. T_T


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6 Days Ago 11:55 PM
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Whoa these are so cool


Hey, It's been a while... Xelnath
6 Days Ago 11:38 PM
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Originally Posted by NotSid View Post
Mostly intellectual and emotional, I'd say. Acting is so confusing to get into professionally, though :/ Voice acting would be more appealing to me than on stage or on camera acting. Like, voicing a DBZ character would be pretty damn cool. Or.. maybe a LoL champion ;P Although my voice isn't "epic", my voice is more comedic and silly (I can do a damn good impression of Herbert the Pervert from Family Guy).
Then what would be the next, single step to finding out if doing Voice Acting is the thing for you? How could you test it out without a ton of investment?


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6 Days Ago 11:31 PM
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Woah.. have to think on that one for a minute...

..Well, I guess I believe in doing the right thing. I believe in treating people with kindness and respect. I'd have to think on that part a bit more, I think.. but as for who I am? I never really thought about that. I'm just a guy who kinda has a history of entertaining others. I was usually the "class clown", and I've even dressed up as a mascot for a parade, and been in two plays (called pantomimes) where I dressed up as an animal and acted on stage. It was pretty fun and it was a total joy when all the actors came out on stage at the end of each show, then I came out in my costume, and I got the biggest applause each time (mostly by the kids). That was an awesome feeling, being adored by the crowd. I enjoy making people laugh.

Actual picture of me in one of my plays:

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What kind of jobs let you treat people right and entertain others? Storytelling, acting... are there ways you could apply these kinds of skills to another job you also love?

Do you like to be physical? Intellectual? Emotional? Spiritual?


Hey, It's been a while... Xelnath
6 Days Ago 11:26 PM
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Have they let you look at the next Kha'zix skin or is it a secret even from you?
I've seen several potential skin ideas for a lot of champs, our bug friend included. Let's just say that everything that I see gets me super excited. When we announce stuff, you'll know what I'm talking about.

I LOVE our artists. Like seriously, I would just run around the floor hugging them all of the time, if it wouldn't completely interfere with their drawings.


Hey, It's been a while... Xelnath
6 Days Ago 11:23 PM
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just felt like mentioned that the free update to FTL allows you to unlock the Crystal Cruiser without the need for RNG. Defeat the Flagship with Type A and B of every ship and you can get it. S'what I did :P

On a more serious note, do you know if you guys need more esports writers atm? I'm currently running a blog dedicated to professional LoL over on blogspot but would love to write for lolesports.com or something
Check our jobs page - I don't know. Ask someone in esports


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Originally Posted by Rastamon Ganja View Post
Xelnath I just graduated college with a degree in architecture and design. I am super nervous about getting a real job and moving. I just got so comfortable with the college life that now i do not want to grow up. I am scared that my portfolio is not good enough and I am really lacking motivation to finish it even though i am really close to being done with it. How do you overcome lack of motivation?
Welcome to Imposter Syndrome. Google it - you're not lacking motivation, you're lacking belief and a driving force to push yourself.

Figure out why you want people to respect you - then figure out a path that carries you there.


Hey, It's been a while... Xelnath
6 Days Ago 11:21 PM
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Xelnath what lane do you play kha'zix now? Mid, top, or jungle? Also how do I sell my portal II code keys ._.
I'm working on learning some ADC characters and top laners atm. Also pushing myself to platinum.

What do you play a lot of?


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6 Days Ago 11:20 PM
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Xelnath, help me out here for a sec, would ya? I'm currently stuck in life. I don't know what I want to do, and I have no direction in my life. I'm 24 and I'm just working to pay the bills rather than working towards a career. My RESP (Reserved Educational Savings Plan) will help pay for college/university, but I have to be enrolled in SOMETHING no later than this September. Time's ticking and I still can't figure it out.

I've thought about voice acting, but eh.. I'm not sure. I thought about learning how to do video editing, but are there really classes for that? More importantly, are there JOBS for that? I don't think so. I think you just.. pick up the software and just do it and learn that way. Anyway, it's infuriating not knowing what I want to do or who I want to be. What do?
Well... stop asking what you want to do. Answer for me - who are you and what do you believe in?


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6 Days Ago 11:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Prince Jarvan IV View Post
Hi Xelnath

I have a couple of of questions I have been looking forward to ask when you came back to the forums

1: what is your thoughts on WoW at the moment? (I think its ok)

2: what is your opinion on Morgana support? (my opinion is that she triggers the spell thief passive too easily)

3: what is your thoughts on Jarvan? (i like him, but hes hard to show foward in value outside teamfights)

4: What is your thoguhts on Udyr? (soo much potential, but too much potential that nobody realizes what hes actually good at)

5: thoughts on Doom bots?

Thanks in advance if you answer these 5 questions!
1) I wish them luck. They are in a very tough spot as a team right now.

2) I think Morgana's frustration comes from the length of her Q root relative to its cooldown.

3) I hate him. He shouldn't be doing as much damage as he does.

4) Udyr's good. Scary good. Feast or Famine champ.

5) I'm so excited to try them. I won't get to play them until you guys do


Hey, It's been a while... Xelnath
6 Days Ago 11:17 PM
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So would this be your work, then?

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That's in reference to me, but no. That's what Foror put into the game after I put the books in. I conceded the race at that point, since anything more would have been explicitly love-rocket material.


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6 Days Ago 11:16 PM
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Xelnath if you left Riot and could get any job anywhere, what job would you take?

Hmmm, I really like the job I have! Like... this is basically an awesome life.

I guess if I left Riot I would probably take a job as a server until I learned how to read people a bit better.

Though... working at SpaceX might be cool too. Urgh... If I didn't suck at politics, I could make some good, balanced calls as President. Hmm...

I dunno buddy, I don't really want another job - I want another set of skills


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6 Days Ago 11:12 PM
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Not to dwell on political topics, as I find them sickening in all its forms. But, you'd probably want to come down to Texas sometime. We don't really need help from the Government to protect ourselves. Well, at least from each other. Outside threats, such as other Governments, that I'll agree on.

Let us deal with the small stuff (In terms of our businesses and stuff in our states), while you handle the big stuff (Such as other Governments).

AAAAANYWAYS. As I said that I find the whole topic sickening. I'll head onto something that doesn't make me feel like throwing up.

Have you played FTL: Faster Than Light, Torchlight 2, or Alice: Madness Returns?
Yep, I loved FTL - though I could never RNG my way into the crystal cruiser

Torchlight is entertaining.... but what on earth is this Alice game? o.o


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6 Days Ago 11:11 PM
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Hey Xelnath - While you were working at Blizzard, did you happen to write a series of alliteratively-named dating guides for the 5 pre-Cata Alliance races?
Yes. My boss and I were in an escalating war of who can put the most absurd thing into the game.

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Sucks about your arms D: Hopefully nothing bad comes from that and you'll keep getting to do the work you love

Good luck on the goals and blog as well! Speaking of, how about a link? ;D
Thanks, Jaden.

http://alexanderbrazie.blogspot.com


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6 Days Ago 11:09 PM
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Hey Xelnath!

Which champ do you like more: Nautilus or Sejuani?
Nautilius. Woo woo! Robot metal suit diver!

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Xelnath, I got my grades up.

Thanks for the encouraging words. I'm due to graduate this (academic) year.

Also I've got a fever that only the teeniest tiniest new champ spoiler can cure.
Congratulations! I am glad a little bit helped. Try not to swell up with success and keep working hard!


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6 Days Ago 11:08 PM
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Xelnath have you played Transistor yet? Would be kind of fun to see a champion that could mix their abilities like that, might fall into Invoker territory though.
Yes I did. Beautiful soundtrack!


Question about Ziggs' nerf Meddler
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So Lee is not too strong or Eve or Elise ? right they are only popular ?
We're looking at Lee Sin and Elise at the moment. It's not that we don't feel they need some work, but that they're more complicated to solve and we don't want to just cut power without focus - we'd like to amplify (or create) a weakness and preserve their intended strengths. Ziggs by contrast was a relatively straightforward case of cutting unnecessary power (safer than intended, more reliable than intended).


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6 Days Ago 11:07 PM
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Any advice on how I can actually CARRY the games I play in?

I get all these fancy kills but I still get dragged down by my team on occasion.

Case and point would be my recent Yasuo game spree. I would end up absurdly ahead in kills, but the teamfights were thrown.
I find that the people who "carry" do it by encouraging their team in ways that makes them not lose hope. Improve the emotional state and things just get better.


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But I can't let go of her. Shes my bestfriend.
^ This is your problem. Let go anyways. Or accept that she will be your friend even while you're seeing other people. That's cool too.


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Originally Posted by Best KhaZix Void View Post
Hey Xelnath, could you comment on Kha'Zix's nerfs in patch 4.9, and say if there's any follow up to this? Because to be perfectly honset, he's in a bad place. (and that's a horrible understatement) I don't think i've ever played a champion where I felt more powerless than I do when I play current 'zix. It's really awful how situational his damage is (isolated, evolved Q, isolation range being 500) He depends on so much being just right and when the stars align and everything's perfect,
he leaps in, claws gleaming ,thirsty for the kill and!
enemy steps 3 feet to the left, no longer isolated. queue dogpile/bugstomp. it's now a 4v5.
Do you know how awful that feels to play?
Well, he's getting a small buff to his Q baseline. That said... if you're leaping in first on Kha'zix. You're doing it wrong. Kha'zix should go in last or at least after a couple champs have blown their CC or escapes.


Hey, It's been a while... Xelnath
6 Days Ago 10:49 PM
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Do you guys have any plans for Poppy, or is she currently off the radar?
Poppy will get love. When exactly? Not sure. But she has a surprising amount of people who love her inside the office!


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6 Days Ago 10:48 PM
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How do you make your dog stfu? Fireworks have been going off nonstop and my dog's about to pee on the carpet from fright.
Hold him close? I'm afraid I was never good with the dogs - that was my brother's thing.


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6 Days Ago 10:46 PM
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Hey Xelnath! For the past few months, Gangplank has been on my mind and is annoys me that he hasn't got any real attention from Riot while other champions do. I'll take one of my old posts and paste it down below. Hopefully it doesn't come off too negative or aggressive as I really want Gangplank to see love

From an older thread, HBAFreighttrain asked in a thread on the progress on Gangplank:


Reluctantly, Rioter Gmang responded and said he will be working on him while promising to make updates on the rework... It's been THREE MONTHS since that post with no updates or further details from Gmang or any Rioter. For a champion that got ignored during the (bad) Melee Carry and Fighter changes, why is he ignored so much? Gangplank was long due for a rework since the huge item nerfs in Season 2. The pirate is so bad even regular posters of GD stopped caring about him to focus on asking for buffs/changes to already strong champions.

Are you going to finally put out a rework or is he going to be slated for changes in Season 6?

Y... you realize reworks take like a YEAR, right?


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Will you answer a relationship question? If your best friend said she likes you while also liking her boyfriend what would you do? I'm the one that always talks to her and is always there and he's the one who always ignores her and doesn't trust her to go to her 3 year old nephews birthday party.
Yeah, I would ask her to set you up with her friends. If she likes you, then she'll want to see you happy even if she's unavailable.

Let go of this specific, unavailable person and instead embrace the world of opportunities.


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6 Days Ago 10:44 PM
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Originally Posted by GamersEye View Post
I actually feel kinda bad, because I sort of attacked you when you came in here with that. I feel like I came off a little hostile.

I honestly felt really bad when I heard about your arms. I hope that nothing comes of it, and that you can keep doing what you love. That being said, I need to go to bed, g'nite, and buff all the things.
It's Ok. I know you meant well. Just try to give someone else who is rude to you the benefit of a doubt for me, ok?

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Originally Posted by l am Eternal View Post
Xelnath, can you please respond regarding the state of Xerath? Several threads are on GD about him, such as this one.

A brief recap of the three issues I'd like to have fixed with Xerath that I mention in the linked thread:

-ult visuals underwhelming
-ult too much counterplay
-ult cooldown reduction being extended to 1 shot or 2 shot ults

Xerath is a monster when he gets ahead. Mix a morgana lockdown with his ult and you do some insane damage.

I actually feel like his "post-fight-finisher" potential is very good as well as his "soften the enemy to make your team win" potential. As far as the visuals go, we swapped to the three-shot ultimate late in the development. Prior to that, we needed the ability for about 50 missiles to look good.

However, I feel that that Bitsplosion kicked ass and Xerath feels really good overall. We could perhaps add a Xerath-only camera shake on the ult when it hits a champion. That might help.

I'll mention this, but quite frankly - Xerath is on the razor's edge of being OP.


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6 Days Ago 10:33 PM
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But right now she's just getting crushed if they DO have a moveblock. I'm okay with Ashe countering Udyr, Nasus, and others who actually have to walk up to hit you. I feel like that's part of what she meant to do, but as of right now, Ashe isn't the best kiter anymore. She's supposed to be, but in the age of gapclosers, she's heftily outclassed by Lucian, and because he can just sit outside of a fight with the Culling and his W down on people until they get low enough or have blown enough cooldowns. I don't ever expect Ashe to be pick or ban, but I think she'd be fine with a niche initiator who counters those without moveblocks.

Wow that was really a messed up post, gonna break it up a little more.
Most ADCs are outclassed by Lucian at the moment. We're looking at him for next patch.


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6 Days Ago 10:25 PM
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Hey Xelnath, has anyone thought of any good Ashe changes, or are they even important anymore?

Cuz I thought of one a couple days ago, what if Ashe gained MS based on how much enemies around her are slowed? It has great synergy with her kit, can be tuned if she's flying around too much, and doesn't give her a "hard" escape but at least a little mobility to work with.
It makes the best kiter even more kite-y. I'm not sure that's the upgrade that Ashe would need to be competitive. Ashe is a very baseline, simple kit with a strong, off-role ultimate. This doesn't strike me as the right direction. It just makes Ashe a feast or famine kit who gets to become unreachable if you are playing a melee champion without a moveblock.


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6 Days Ago 10:19 PM
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Not much has been on my mind lately. Trying to get some friends together for some YouTube stuff.

More importantly, what's on YOUR mind Xelnath?
That sounds awesome. Push forward to enjoy your youtube shenanigans.

I guess I'll share a little bit. I woke up one day recently and my arms were in so much pain I couldn't raise them at all. I went to the doctor, who did blood work and told me I am showing some nutritional problems compounded by signs of long-term arthritis. That was pretty shocking to me, since it potentially could mean my ability to type (the source of my livelihood) could be gone someday soon.

That caused me to re-evaluate how I was approaching life a bit. I decided it was really important for me to finish my "lessons learned" blog series and started writing a lot more. Likewise, it made me think about the goals in life I haven't accomplished and how to achieve them.

I have so many things I feel I haven't done - sure. But fortunately, there's only a few areas in my life where I feel I haven't achieved most of my own goals.


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Currently doing some updates to my desktop, wondering how much it'd be worth it to upgrade the Video Card on it when I play all my games on my laptop (which is basically better than my desktop in EVERY way) already.

In regards to League: Wanting to try more Jungle Maokai in the future with the changes to him (Although I'm a bit upset at the W range nerf: Not even for ganking purposes, I liked the spell interaction where you throw a sapling over a wall, then W to the monster you revealed).

-On a related note, trying to figure out a way to keep my (not entirely founded) inadequacies from flaring up when I'm Jungling in a PvP game; I feel like I suck at a jungler, I'm too scared to gank anyone or counter jungle. And it feels like whenever I decide to do ANYTHING, something goes wrong on the other side of the map that I can't help with. Meanwhile, I have no idea if it's anything I could have prevented.

So long story short, I have no confidence at jungling, and would like to improve.

EDIT: Also, really wish I could get a PBE account already; I've sent my application in months ago, and I'd like to be able to test some stuff out.
Don't give up! Jungling is hard. It comes down to timing. I STRONGLY recommend playing a jungler like rammus who lets you clear without watching the camp. Spend your time looking at lanes and ask "who might get ganked in 30 seconds" then head there.


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Is it bad that I hope you get drophacked during your ARAM so you feel our pain ._.?

I am upset about the issue x.x

umm...i play hundreds of games a month...i understand your pain....


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6 Days Ago 10:13 PM
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Xelnath I want the Yorick rework. I know that Sion's rework is in the way, could we speed things up please? I'd like one of my favorite champs to be viable again.
Honestly, no, I'm afraid that he's not a priority right now. Some other unloved champs will get some love before ol Yorick. This is mostly my fault - I was working really heavily on him until I got distracted and didn't find another designer to take over Yorick soon enough.

Feel free to blame me for the delay. That said, Riot's making good calls about which champs get updates next in my opinion.


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Let's just assume for a second that you're correct. Why does this responsibility fall on the corporations? If society realizes the importance of contraceptives and believes that they should be easily available, then that society should pay for that conclusion themselves through taxes, not putting the responsibility on corporations.

Bare in mind, I'm discussing this based off what you said, my argument would be that a certain level of personal responsibility needs to be of higher value in these kinds of situations. In the political race to answer demands or desires, we often forget who we're trampling in the process. If a woman is pro choice, more power to you, but to expect a corporation to stand by that decision seems horribly unfair. I think we live in a time where the line between our rights and our demands and desires often get very blurry. I'm just not convinced that access to birth control is a right and as such corporations denying such services are totally legitimate.
I used to be strongly against government healthcare as a whole. However, looking at the success other countries have had tells me its probably not as bad an idea as I used to believe. I still strongly believe in personal responsibility, I also believe that base line healthcare doesn't mean people will suddenly just "be irresponsible" cuz uncle sam might pay the bills.

That said, I think the United States needs to get the fiscal situation under control. We can't be spending imaginary money because we're conveniently a world superpower. That undercuts the savings and income for middle and lower class citizens pretty severely over time. (Take a look at inflation over my lifespan alone)

I'm not interested in politics. I'm not interested in what's going on in someone's pants. I'm also not interested in imposing some moral standard through our government.

I have two core beliefs about government:
  • Government should help protect us from outside threats.
  • Government should help protect us from each other.

Note the important word: help. It's everyone's responsibility to make good citizenship calls. Unfortunately, we don't have a reward structure in place that reinforces that. This is, in my opinion, also the problem with the current political climate.

Long-term fiscal responsibility can always be passed on to the next generation as long as we're willing to incur fake debt. Originally, the long-lifespan of congressmen (uncapped) was supposed to ensure they didn't put the government into a situation where they couldn't be effective.

... whew. This is getting too long.

What was my point? Oh yeah. Everything I just talked about is way more important to the success and welfare of our country than being upset someone else gets birth control.


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The one thing RIOT claims that they want to avoid is situations in which melee chamions burst ranged champions down before the ranged champion can react, or sitautions in which the ranged champion is absolutely melee immune because the melee champion does not pose a threat from a functional point of view.

And yet universally the drawback for being ranged is being squishy. When it is an actual drawback and people die from being too squishy, they complain and then get spells like heal or barrier or other shields and such added to the game. And then people complain about "squishiness" on ranged champions not being a real weakness because their newfound safety makes it irrelevant.

We pinged ponged back and forth between those two 7 times now. There isn't a middle ground because there is no middle ground to being instaggibed. Either you were killed instantly or you survived and now can lifesteal / be healed over the course of a fight, trivializing the resource cost of the burst of the assailant (typically his life if it didn't work out because of how much damage a marksmen can put out on a single target).

This isn't a good systems model.

The burden of balance should lie on ranged auto attacks, not on melee champions or kits. A melee champion shouldn't need an overpowering kit or base stats just to be useful. And a ranged champion shouldn't expect to have lower base stats as a form of "punishment" for being ranged, when it offers no gameplay at all.

Ranged auto attacks ought to have penalties that make them inferior in some single dimension to melee auto attacks, making the choice between ranged and melee one of consideration. For example, ranged auto attacks from graves could require him to reload every 6 shots, or perhaps caitlyn has to swap to a handgun to fire in a small radius, removing the option of hitting something far away as long as someone is close enough to her to demand use of her sidearm. Maybe lucian's guns cannot penetrate through an impending target to hit something behind. They don't all have to be the same.

But giving every bruiser +500 health and better base stats is just the most boring way of creating an artificial illusion of balance between these roles that you could possible submit to, and it doesn't provide any gameplay or depth whatsoever.
Hmmmm.... its too late to do this now, but once upon a time I thought ranged attacks should stop movement while melee attacker can move *and* auto attack. No so sure about that anymore, its certainly too late to retrofit into league with very unclear gains.

tl;dr - I'm sympathetic, I agree that ball of stats to make melee work is a really bad idea. Melee kits are really, really hard though.

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RiotBamDragon just destroyed my team in an Aram. I trust I can count on you to reorganize his desk and eat his lunch on Monday yes?
Consider it done. This will be the 2nd mission I've been given to keep BamDragon in line due to his excessive skills this week.


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I'm in!


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Morgageddon does pop in.

I still post. I just choose when and what I want to post on.

Happy 4th!

Twas a very long game, but we won.


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It is time for us to REKT each other!!!

Who is ready!?!?!?

Go to JOIN GAME
Turn on show private game at bottom of client
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*** NO REPEATS. YOU HAVE TO SIT OUT ONE GAME IF YOU JUST PLAYED. WILL BOOT. ***

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am trying to help a GD regular get his life back in order
That sounds inspiring. I am really proud of you for trying to help him.


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Hey Xelnath! How was your 4th?
Pretty good, one of my awesome pals invited me to go hiking to a party on Mount Baldy, but I decided to stay in and unpack some boxes in my living room. Ugh. So much work. I haven't even started decorating.

I don't suppose anyone here is an interior decorator and interested in renting a room in an awesome Santa Monica pad then doing all of the work for me? Right? Right??

*sigh*

Nah, its fun. What did you do today to celebrate American Rebellion day?


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Thinking about why people expect a corporation to provide women with birth control
Same reason we expect corporation to provide medical care in general:

Most people don't have the discipline to save for hard times - and even more random-roll the bad luck lottery. Health care is an insurance policy for the worst times.


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I would like the Forum Title of 'Noblesse Oblige'. Is there any way to go about earning that?
You just became my new favorite.

*serves tea and crumpets*


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I have an idea for a 1 eyed anglerfish/mermaid with giant teeth that shoots lightning from its lure as a champion

But I don't work at riot so I can't pass it on
This sounds terrifying o.o


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Xelnath, have you been imprisoned by dark lord teemo in your last summoning attempt?

is that why you were gone for so long?

what remains of thy sanity?
What? Me I'm fi....

KHISSSH KIALALA MAAAIAIMA DESTRO

.. ne. Teemo just wanted to have tea and crumpets with me. He promised. I'm totally okay.


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Trying to learn how to play ADc's effectively...

As much as Cait is considered a "safe" pick, I still can't seem to do well with her.

Also, been on a bad losing streak and I know partly it's because of my mechanics.
Cait is safe, probably too much so, but I dont think that quite means you can just go into lane and win. Seems like supports win lane for me most of the time.


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Xelnath

You love to snack on Yordles

I love to beat Yordles to death

I think we can arrange something
You know what, I agree. I think we need more yordles snacks.


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I need to find out the mystery of RiotShaggy


I played against him in a normal and can't figure out anything about him
I think he's married to RiotScooby... *rimshot*


Hey, It's been a while... Xelnath
6 Days Ago 09:39 PM
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Don't worry, it's not you, it's me.

What's on your mind today? I've been trying out tank junglers most of the afternoon.