Who started calling them "marksmen"?

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10-16-2013

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Shosuko

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10-16-2013

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Originally Posted by Happy Firetrucks View Post
Marksman is a bit of a misnomer too - in reality, that doesn't hold up when you're a few feet away.
The term is pretty much exclusively used for snipers (or long range champions), which may cause new players to think that everyone with that term plays like Caitlyn.
It also doesn't factor in AD or AP at all.

I don't know anything about the restrictions of UX and such, but if new players are so important, shouldn't far more be given to them, including, of course, detailed explanations about champions' intended roles?
Or... a duck champion?

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Actually marksman is simply about accuracy. You can be a marksman with a pistol. It is commonly associated with ranged skill, because at range precision becomes much more important, and difficult.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marksman


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Croanin

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10-16-2013

It seems some of the new role assignments are a bit off though. Why is Xin a secondary Assassin? I mean I know that was original tag but then we realized building like an Assasin just gets you killed, multipe forms of CC or peel so I would say that puts him in more of a Tank class. He just lacks tankiness w/o his ultimate, guessing that's the deciding factor.

Meanwhile why are Leona and Thresh considered Tank/Support while Alistar is simply a tank? Its not important but I am curious, are you guys reworking Alistar and removing his heal?


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Regina George

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10-16-2013

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Originally Posted by Morello View Post
More work to do for sure, but we had to do this defining of terms for team builder and some website updates. Adding a lot of new-player help is something we want to do, but not comparable bodies of work
They shall now be called "champions who shoot stuff from afar and builds AD"

~ in champion select ~

Player 1: mid pref
Player 5: fill
Player 2: champions who shoot stuff from afar and builds AD please
Player 3: wait wait wait wait, since when did we start calling them "champions who shoot stuff from afar and builds AD"? what happened to marksmen?
Player 4 (obviously Morello): For UX and visual design, you don't want multiple words...yada yada


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Better Ban Sona

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10-16-2013

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Innervating Locket!

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I swear you are just trying to taunt me >.>

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10-16-2013

"hi guys i main marksman"

(someone queue dodges, i wonder why)


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Ask Tyrant Swain

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10-16-2013

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Carry is a verb first, so we thought we'd use it that way.
So why not just call them ''Carriers'' and rework Corki into a ship? Problem solved.


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OMG halp meh plz

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10-16-2013

So you're denying that this change was done to absolve yourselves of any involvement in creating and cementing the stale meta we have today?

Carry implies 0 CS support, but Marksmen = just a regular champ, so why not share CS with the support.

Luckily you made this nomenclature change far too late for it to matter.


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Mecha KhaZix

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10-16-2013

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Originally Posted by Exploding Barrel View Post
"RADC" has a sound? It's not even pronounceable.
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Morello

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10-16-2013
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Originally Posted by Ask Tyrant Swain View Post
So why not just call them ''Carriers'' and rework Corki into a ship? Problem solved.
Damn, that was a missed opportunity!