How are you doing tonight?

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Xelnath

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Systems Designer

11-01-2013
5 of 24 Riot Posts

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Originally Posted by Dryad Soraka View Post
Hey Xelnath. I love you.

Are we getting new Soraka ability icons soon?
I love you too, but not the gooey, sticky kind of love. Just the way that I love fruit smoothies and sunshine.

I don't think Soraka's on the near horizon - we're focused on other champs at the moment. I am not allowed to say which... except that one of them is awesome and unexpected.


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Ganjakaiser

Junior Member

11-01-2013

Wondering why decisions I make at 16 will effect the next 40+ years of my life


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Bad Galoshes

Member

11-01-2013

Xelnath I'd be curious to know if either you or anybody else in the Riot development team played any of the original DotA? Was a game that had superb competitive play despite having no official development support.


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Masked Anathema

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11-01-2013

I'm scared about marriage, graduating college, finding a job in business intelligence (despite it being a rapidly growing field,)working 35 hours a week on top of school work, dealing with getting a green card/citizenship for my wife-to-be, and a whole lot of other things.

Life's coming at me kinda fast, yo.


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Xelnath

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11-01-2013
6 of 24 Riot Posts

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Currently not on fire, not sure if this is a good thing.
If your name is Brand, please see a doctor or Annie immediately.

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Wondering if I should have gone out tonight. Some nights I just feel anti-social.
When I feel this way, the answer is usually "Yes". Friends are good for the soul, and bring out your social side.

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My severely impaired ability to connect current actions with their consequences in the vague future is destroying my health and college career. I have no idea how I'll be able to live on my own, let alone get and hold a steady job.
It sounds like you know what you need to do. Stop. Breathe. Then act.

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aaand my night was just ruined...

I finished the most recent Ace Attorney game. this feeling of emptiness that the game is over, its worse than finishing a good book. :[
I LOVE THAT SERIES SO MUCH. LETS BE FRIENDS.
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Originally Posted by Xelnath View Post
What's on your mind?
I'm having a really conflicted day

My cat was hit by a car and died today, but I also got to gold after grinding for a month

Hm.

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I'm sorry bud. Hang in there. *hug*


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PrefaceOfTheGods

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11-01-2013

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Sure, let's talk about balance. But not any specific champion's balance. Let's talk about what it takes to balance a game as a whole, while keeping interesting parts of the game maximally imbalanced.

What do you think is the secret to this magical mix?
Engagement.

There is literally no such thing as 'perfect balance', since the amount of possibilities severely outwits that of the creators foresight, no exceptions. For all we know, AP Aatrox could see play in Worlds 2017.

In this case, the clear answer is to instead engage the player to a point where these things are discovered at an increased pace, to a result that not only gives the developers more to work with, but tools for the player to counteract anything thrown at them through different builds, essentially allowing the game to balance itself out.

The exceptions being things with no counterplay that cannot be played against.

So, the two answers are Counterplay, and Engagement.


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Nasuuna

Senior Member

11-01-2013

lonely, wishing I could get off my ass and meet people.



ya know, **** you have explained 50 times on the forums but i can't bring myself to do to preconceived notions of the girls I meet.


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Arkaia

Senior Member

11-01-2013

I won my first game as a Jungler so.. pretty happy.

Wow I'm pitiful


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OneDragonArmy

Senior Member

11-01-2013

ITT: life is getting real


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Surakai

Senior Member

11-01-2013

irritated that Riot feels like it's better to force the same bad jungle items on every jungler (even more now with the coming changes) instead of forcing smite on junglers (which we all seem to take anyways) by adding additional gold and damage to monsters to it as a passive.