What we expected when Riot said "Support Utility will scale with AP"

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Deandra

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01-29-2014

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Morello

Lead Designer

01-29-2014
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Lulu turning people into racecars
Janna basically snaring enemies with W and granting gigantic AD bonuses with E
Sona's heals, damage, and auras being strong enough to make her a viable pick.
Soraka firing off massive MR Shreds and long silences.


What we got:

Thresh/Leona/Annie being the only supports in the game.
So, two things:

1) Agree support scaling needs a tuning pass. More follow-up we need to do there.
2) Stop with the "ONLY NON-SUPPORTS ARE IN-GAME" when Lulu, Nami, Taric and even some Janna are getting played in lieu of this. Don't overblow a reasonable critique of the scaling satisfaction with false and sensationalized statements.


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Telosa

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01-29-2014

This is WAY too accurate. The underlying idea was sound (give underused/weaker supports huge buffs to their utility and slightly decrease their base damages to allow for scaling), but they nerfed all of the supports to the point that only naturally tanky supports who scaled well with CDR were capable of supporting anymore. The only support I'd honestly happy with after the changes are Nami (who essentially received no nerfs and just got utility ratios on her E/passive) and Lulu (who was initially nerfed, but she was essentially returned to her pre-nerf values and got scaling ratios on her passive, Q and W to boot), but neither of them are capable of supporting in the current meta.


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2nd Chance

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01-29-2014

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Don't just upvote, bump!
Dang it, I upvoted then saw this, so forced bump e-e

Edit: Oh hey it's the red post ice bird :l *Reads* ... uh... so um... when is that fine tuning coming? All I saw on PBE notes recently for supports was Sona getting nerfs that were reversed so that they aren't on the live servers... and she's weak enough already man when compaired to other supports right now e-elll... give her a slight buff if anything.


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TimmyWimmyWooWoo

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01-29-2014

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So, two things:

1) Agree support scaling needs a tuning pass. More follow-up we need to do there.
2) Stop with the "ONLY NON-SUPPORTS ARE IN-GAME" when Lulu, Nami, Taric and even some Janna are getting played in lieu of this. Don't overblow a reasonable critique of the scaling satisfaction with false and sensationalized statements.
False & sensationalized statements are all we have because the community can't access the raw data you can.
So in soloque in my experience I might only see annie/leona/thresh.
You want us to remember that we don't know real win rates then remember we don't know actual play rates.


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Mappy

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01-29-2014

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Originally Posted by Morello View Post
So, two things:

1) Agree support scaling needs a tuning pass. More follow-up we need to do there.
2) Stop with the "ONLY NON-SUPPORTS ARE IN-GAME" when Lulu, Nami, Taric and even some Janna are getting played in lieu of this. Don't overblow a reasonable critique of the scaling satisfaction with false and sensationalized statements.
They are absolutely, good situational picks.

But quite honestly, you can't deny thresh/leona/annie are overall much superior options.


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DM DunkMaster

Senior Member

01-29-2014

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Originally Posted by Morello View Post
So, two things:

1) Agree support scaling needs a tuning pass. More follow-up we need to do there.
2) Stop with the "ONLY NON-SUPPORTS ARE IN-GAME" when Lulu, Nami, Taric and even some Janna are getting played in lieu of this. Don't overblow a reasonable critique of the scaling satisfaction with false and sensationalized statements.
Except they aren't and you are (as usual) talking out of your ass for the attempt of excusing your inability to properly balance the game.


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Epjest

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01-29-2014

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Originally Posted by Morello View Post
So, two things:

1) Agree support scaling needs a tuning pass. More follow-up we need to do there.
2) Stop with the "ONLY NON-SUPPORTS ARE IN-GAME" when Lulu, Nami, Taric and even some Janna are getting played in lieu of this. Don't overblow a reasonable critique of the scaling satisfaction with false and sensationalized statements.
While I myself have played a great game of Janna since the changes, I'd be interested in any competitive game she was featured in.

I don't recall any NA or EU LCS play, perhaps OGN Champions or Garena have seen her?


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MachoSaurus

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01-29-2014

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Originally Posted by Morello View Post
So, two things:

1) Agree support scaling needs a tuning pass. More follow-up we need to do there.
2) Stop with the "ONLY NON-SUPPORTS ARE IN-GAME" when Lulu, Nami, Taric and even some Janna are getting played in lieu of this. Don't overblow a reasonable critique of the scaling satisfaction with false and sensationalized statements.
Your design team needs to realize your playbase isn't part of esports. As viable as these champs may be in competitive scene, they're are garbo in comparison to Leona, Thresh, Annie in soloq.


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TimmyWimmyWooWoo

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01-29-2014

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While I myself have played a great game of Janna since the changes, I'd be interested in any competitive game she was featured in.

I don't recall any NA or EU LCS play, perhaps OGN Champions or Garena have seen her?
Pretty sure urgot was played sooner.