Riot Morgageddon Requested AMA

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Adamination

Junior Member

08-25-2013

Hello Morgageddon,
This is something that I have always wanted to ask an upper-tier player such as yourself. What do you think of the current Meta and the roles within the Meta. Do you enjoy gimmicky or strange team comps and strategies? Sometimes I feel like having "roles" can hurt games. I understand that labeling characters as support, tank, and carry was a design choice. However, do you think that there might be some underlying, more efficient team compositions that will change the game? Or are they already all here.


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EvilTreeSpock

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Senior Member

08-25-2013

Hello Morgageddon,
First let me thank you for you presence on the forums. It is nice to see such a fun face every now and then.

Now I am trying to write a fantasy story with somewhat complex factions (2 obvious opposing factions, 1 somewhat obvious pure evil enemy of all, and 2 very secret groups working against the evil group and each other). I want to turn it into a story but I have potential to make a game out of it (via RPG Maker) that would have a great deal of flexibility as far as the story could play out. I am by no means a writer and I was wondering if I should create one canon story first without taking story branching into account, or if I should try and path out the different branches first then pick one to flesh out in writing?


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Starlighte

Senior Member

08-25-2013

Morgageddon,

Any chance you can poke your head down in the skins department and ask them if they've ever thought about making a Morgana ultimate skin to go with/against Kayle's? And then when you're done with that, possible stop by whoever's office is in charge of getting all the voice work done and ask if they need help with their computer. (humor me) The, help them and make a demand that they put in Morgana and Kayle voice interactions? ehh? ehhhhh? You know you want to!


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FourthLegion

Senior Member

08-25-2013

So the sound that BAE prototype makes when it's fired is amazing and I want it.

Now to on-topic stuff: what are Morgana's hardest matchups and how do you play against them? Can you even counter a Morgana? I feel like the only thing that can even slightly faze her is to push the entire wave faster than her W kills the caster minions, but that's very mana-taxing and difficult.

Also, do you think Kassadin is broken and/or overpowered in his current state?


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Riot Morgageddon

Player Support Tech Specialist

08-26-2013
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After a long day at work, Morgageddon curls up with a game or two of League...

Morgageddon:

When you're blue and you don't know where to go to...

Where do you go?


I go into a book, usually one of my own as I focus on the characters and their lives over mine.

Morgageddon, what was the most embarrassing moment of your life?

Getting a nickname in band, that was fun and embarrassing at the same time.

How often are you asked questions in game? say, out of every ten?

Ranked games? 3/10. Normals? 8/10.

Hello Morgageddon,
This is something that I have always wanted to ask an upper-tier player such as yourself. What do you think of the current Meta and the roles within the Meta. Do you enjoy gimmicky or strange team comps and strategies? Sometimes I feel like having "roles" can hurt games. I understand that labeling characters as support, tank, and carry was a design choice. However, do you think that there might be some underlying, more efficient team compositions that will change the game? Or are they already all here.


The current meta has evolved into this over time and with design help, and works rather well at promoting three to four very strong characters with which one can win a team game. I don't quite know what different team compositions will be valid and strong, I have toyed with the idea of actually 5 carries, no support, and going 2 1 2 with one member from top and bottom farming their jungle side before returning to lane, however the distance is just too far.

Hello Morgageddon,
First let me thank you for you presence on the forums. It is nice to see such a fun face every now and then.

Now I am trying to write a fantasy story with somewhat complex factions (2 obvious opposing factions, 1 somewhat obvious pure evil enemy of all, and 2 very secret groups working against the evil group and each other). I want to turn it into a story but I have potential to make a game out of it (via RPG Maker) that would have a great deal of flexibility as far as the story could play out. I am by no means a writer and I was wondering if I should create one canon story first without taking story branching into account, or if I should try and path out the different branches first then pick one to flesh out in writing?


Oh lord, you just opened a barrel of monkeys, threw a bushel of bananas out, and then pulled up a lawn chair with a beer and decided to watch.

OPINION STARTING
You need to set a goal and a limit when you set a story. Is this going to be something to validate your skills? Set up another story? Explain a fundamental of human nature? Create a large world and story arc that allows you to branch into many different stories and ideas?

When I started on my first book, I had a singular goal in mind. But as I wrote, I realized I couldn't get the entire story arc down within a single novel. I then had to stop and plot out the major and moderate events that led to the successful conclusion of that arc. However, in that process, I found where the tie in points were for other stories I had needed to cut in order to streamline that first book. What had been a single idea about an ancient artifact turned into three separate trilogies, each focused on a different plot, and a six book parallel story that interlaces with the primary one, leading into a fifteen book series that finally manages to convey all I had wanted to do with a single *simple* plot idea.

Oops.

Find out where you want to go in a singular broad stroke.

Find the characters. Don't write them, rather allow them to show you glimpses into their life and always be excited to see what they'll show you next.

And if you find it hard to do both of those, then what you can do is pick something that has to happen with each chapter or each section, and just make sure you get there. Do that until you're at the end. Then go back and read it all, chopping and editing and adding and crying and revising until you feel the story is whole and right.
OPINION ENDING

Morgageddon,

Any chance you can poke your head down in the skins department and ask them if they've ever thought about making a Morgana ultimate skin to go with/against Kayle's? And then when you're done with that, possible stop by whoever's office is in charge of getting all the voice work done and ask if they need help with their computer. (humor me) The, help them and make a demand that they put in Morgana and Kayle voice interactions? ehh? ehhhhh? You know you want to!

If it was purely up to me, yes. However, it's not, so meh

So the sound that BAE prototype makes when it's fired is amazing and I want it.

Now to on-topic stuff: what are Morgana's hardest matchups and how do you play against them? Can you even counter a Morgana? I feel like the only thing that can even slightly faze her is to push the entire wave faster than her W kills the caster minions, but that's very mana-taxing and difficult.

Also, do you think Kassadin is broken and/or overpowered in his current state?


Mordekaiser is always hard. An Ahri who can dodge is hard. An Annie who just pokes. A Ryze who just pokes. Best thing you can do is poke with your W (It's instant damage, 1-2 ticks always) and then Q-->R-->Ult-->W before Ult 2nd tick--> Ignite + autos. Boom. Get mana regen runes or items, you'll have the mana to push.

Kass just has been ignored for almost a year. He hasn't changed a bit. The meta changed around him, and as such, people think he's strong when he wasn't touched for nearly a year.


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THEJJSLAY

Senior Member

08-27-2013

when will there be more live streams


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Riot Morgageddon

Player Support Tech Specialist

08-28-2013
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Morgageddon checks in before lunch.

when will there be more live streams

Probably Friday/Saturday!


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SmirkyChimp

Junior Member

08-28-2013

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when will there be more live streams

Probably Friday/Saturday!
More arams ? You need to stream more often!


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Riot Morgageddon

Player Support Tech Specialist

09-03-2013
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Morgageddon checks back in after the weekend...

More arams ? You need to stream more often!

I streamed yesterday! Won a lot of ranked games, only lost two, ended up on the Watch Now page inside of League!


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Sty13z

Senior Member

09-03-2013

So, I really enjoyed your work with Marvelous (both tales, to be more specific). Would you ever care to share some more of your previously written stories with us? Such as your fantasy trilogy or sci-fi series?

It would certainly make my lunch hour far more entertaining.

PS: As a literary hobbyist myself, I'd really like to commend you on how immersive your stories are. I found myself running over my lunch hour more than once just to finish the next chapter. I saved all your work onto a Word Doc and took it to re-read at home, hope you dont mind!