Who started calling them "marksmen"?

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Regina George

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10-16-2013

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Originally Posted by Micalas View Post
Still call them ADC.

Trist, Vayne, Kog = ADC
Fiora, Yi, Trynd = Melee Carry
Renekton, Xin Zhao, Lee Sin = Bruiser

It's actually quite simple. Not sure why we had to change ADC to "Marksman."
This is what I know.

It's just that I was reading some threads and a lot of people (mostly Red's) were saying "marksmen" and I was like WTF IS THAT?


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Synnister

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10-16-2013

Marksman makes more sense honestly, given that the term attack damage carry is a misnomer.

The idea of what people call an ADC is a glass cannon, and glass cannons can't carry. Well... except maybe Vayne seeing as she doesn't need to be a puddle of goo to deal damage.

Of course some of the "marksmen's" ranges are too low to be worthy of being called that. Like the nerfed-to-hell Graves, for example. Vayne qualifies in that regard as well honestly.


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Happy Firetrucks

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10-16-2013

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Just the official term we're using in things like Team Builder (see?!), and what we're going to call them.
It sounds so terrible compared to RADC though - how did the former end up passing over RADC?
Does no one at Rito-kun have a Master's in language aesthetics!? :O

(carry, support, mage - practically every single one of them outside of Ranged is a massive misnomer)


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mogonk

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10-16-2013

Marksman is more precise.

"Carry" is a meaningless term and there are plenty of melee AD with good scaling so...

If you want another term convince the community to say "rad" for ranged attack damage.


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Regina George

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10-16-2013

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Just the official term we're using in things like Team Builder (see?!), and what we're going to call them. You can call them ADC if you want - we really don't care about what people call them outside of what's in official UI stuff.
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Approved.

Also inc Yoga Volibear skin, or Yogabear.
yaaaay


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Crisco Moonshine

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10-16-2013

They're called markmen in Infinite Crisis and I kind of facepalmed when I saw this change in League, but whatever. Minor thing, even if it sounds a little goofy.


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Tristanl0l

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10-16-2013

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Also inc Yoga Volibear skin, or Yogabear.
Yoga? Exercise clothing and all?


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Flutterham

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10-16-2013

NMST did, I think.


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Exploding Barrel

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10-16-2013

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Originally Posted by Micalas View Post
Still call them ADC.

Trist, Vayne, Kog = ADC
Fiora, Yi, Trynd = Melee Carry
Renekton, Xin Zhao, Lee Sin = Bruiser

It's actually quite simple. Not sure why we had to change ADC to "Marksman."
Fiora, Yi, Trynd also use AD. That's where it gets fuzzy. Which letter in "ADC" stands for Ranged?


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Regina George

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10-16-2013

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Also inc Yoga Volibear skin, or Yogabear.

Well we all now what Yoga Pants look like...

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