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Are you satisfied with Riot?

Yes I am satisfied. 2898 23.07%
Somewhat Satisfied. 4025 32.04%
Somewhat Dissatisfied. 2720 21.65%
No I am not Satisfied. 2303 18.33%
Here just to troll statistics. 617 4.91%
Voters 12563 .

Are you satisfied with Riot currently?

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ChonieRanchito

Senior Member

07-22-2011

no. servers are down every week. and riot would rather release more 6300 champs every other week than actually balance current ones. granted this is a very good game for being free to play but unless some real changes are made they can expect no money from me.


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Maji

Senior Member

07-22-2011

The only thing I am dissatisfied with is the lack of new maps and areas. You planned on using the entire Runeterra map and only use the top 2 areas. More maps will create more fun.


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Zekrom9000

Senior Member

07-22-2011

Currently, I am somewhat satisfied. I would be satisfied if they fixed a few thing I think would benefit the community.

1) Give us more IP. Some people here cannot get 6.3IP within two weeks, because of other commitments. I think if you would raise the amount of IP we get, we would be able to farm 6.3k for the next champion release (if Riot constantly releases 6.3k champs and if we play like 2-3 matches/day).

2) Kick AFK players. I had to queue dodge some matches these past two weeks, because a player was AFK from the champion select and did not have a blue triangle with lightning. If you were to fix it, by kicking the AFK player and requeueing the match. That would be awesome.

3) Fix Shaco which will come soon.

Well these are my food for thoughts for now.

Lets see those downvotes.

Edit: Just played another match. Fix the god**** matchmaking. For the last three days I lost 75% (only 4 wins and 7 losses; went 83w/77l to 87w/84l) of my matches because of leavers, feeders and people who cannot do sh*t. C'mon a TF who builds him fully with PD and 2 BT and barely uti... and a Mal and Heim (900+ wins) who trolled us (Checked their profile, trolled the match).. C'mon Riot fix the the matchmaking and make it better, because I am tired to losing with bad teammates.


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Blue Ender

Senior Member

07-22-2011

I wish the server problems would stop. This is the first game company so far that I experienced such frequent server problems that is recurring. So "Somewhat Satisfied" only.


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Ginger976

Senior Member

07-22-2011

I gave them a somewhat satisfied. This is because I while I love the game, and try to play every day, there are some things that bring my fun level down. I actually don't consider server downtime one of these things...maybe it's because I don't try to play for 12 hours a day.

#1 "unfun" thing: Matchmaking fails. Nothing is more frustrating than playing a game, carrying hard as an ad carry, and then losing because you have two guys on your team go 1/9, 0/11.

Actually, that's it. I hesitate to criticize things I know NOTHING about (server stability, buffs/nerfs, pricing, magma chamber, Soon, etc) but I find most of the things I see a lot of forum rage about (see: all of my previous cited examples) are not anything that really bothers me. Keep it up Riot!


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Valtegor

Senior Member

07-22-2011

Satisfied

Not saying there is no room for improvement, but there is nothing really glaring that stands out as them doing things "wrong". Most of the people that like to complain have no idea how running this kind of project on a global scale works and complain about things they don't understand.

I'm sure things will be getting much better as all those job opportunities on the carrier page disappear.


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Shizuhara

Senior Member

07-22-2011

They've got some things to work on all over the place, but they've got enough right that I keep playing. I'd be lying to say I wasn't somewhat satisfied.


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Stackingwards

Senior Member

07-22-2011

They made a fun game

therefore: im satisfied


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Eph289

Senior Member

07-22-2011

As far as gaming companies go, I love the fact that you can interact with Rioters and not just the CM people. I love that they admit their mistakes (sometimes) and like to interact with their players. I love that they are willing to fix things and create things that the community wants, even if it takes them until halfway until the next Ice Age. Those are huge pluses compared to some other companies.

That said, as someone who works in software development, they are just so subpar in a lot of ways that it makes me cringe as a professional.
1) Non-champion features are painfully slow to be introduced. Multiple mastery, "smart" rune-buying, and rune pages took quite a while, spectator mode has had a full year to iterate on, there's no talk of a pause feature being any where close to being done. "Soon" doesn't cut it any more.
2) Their balance team's playtests seem to be ineffective/inadequate. Pendulum balance is infrequent but obnoxious (see: Gangplank, Yorick). More troubling is the fact that Riot has no problems nerfing champs to the ground, saying "NO THEY ARE FINE" to the community and then realizing the error of their ways 3-6 months later. Whatever the testing process is, it's clearly inadequate. While the game is more balanced than it used to be, some of the stuff that comes out of there makes me wonder if Riot actually tests their game before patching. (Yorick ult bug, release Leblanc, release Nocturne, release Cassiopeia). I'll say it until I'm blue in the face, either hire more testers/QA or fix the blasted PTR so it's actually useful. Longer iteration times would be nice too, but I suspect Riot's business model doesn't support it and good luck from a content-creator's perspective getting any sway over Accounting and Marketing.
3) The champion design team hasn't learned their lessons from last year. Last year, they made a whole bunch of champs with AoE damage/CC ults (Xin Zhao, Vladimir, Galio, Miss Fortune, Sona) all right in a row. It took them awhile to figure out that was a bad design trend. This year, they just shifted to stuffing everything possible in champion kits and calling it good (Irelia, Jarvan IV, Nocturne, Rumble). Everyone had to have a shield, a haste/gap closer, CC, tankiness, high base stats, sustainability, oh, and more CC. Only NOW does Morello say "Ya that was a bad idea." I've been wondering what Riot was thinking when they made Jarvan since they announced his full kit and then was flabbergasted when they seemed shocked that ZOMG THIS GUY IS OP. Um . . . surprise? Moreover, champion designs are increasingly homogenized, Orianna excepted.
4) Server stability being permanent would be nice, but it's an unrealistic target. Not a network specialist so I can't judge too harshly here.
5) Patch notes don't include all the changes. Sometimes they include changes that weren't meant to be included (cough Kayle cough).
6) These are without a doubt, functionality-wise, one of the worst forums I've ever been on. No way to track your own posts. No way to "follow" or "watch" threads. Interface is bland and dull. Search function meh at best. No way to highlight multiple red posts in a thread.
7) Transparency from Riot is meh. Sure, the Reds post a lot, but are they actually SAYING anything? We get Morello, Xypherous, Classick, Guinsoo, Shurelia, etc. to talk every now and again about major balance shifts and that is heavily appreciated, but it could be done better, especially since not everyone stalks DevTracker.. Really, it'd be nice if the patch notes came with a more detailed blog post. The patch review videos are cute, but unless the champ is being remade, a waste of effort. People who really care about the patches would rather have a full written explanation than fancy graphics showing off the new Teemo skins and partial explanations. Tryndamere said awhile back that the numbers for LoL's growth justified their approach and explained why they were having all these growing pains. What numbers? Zileas said that his numbers supported the fact that IP gains have improved on average. What numbers? It's also been said that the Tribunal has lowered leaving and griefing on LoL by some percentage. None of those numbers would give away a competitive advantage AFAIK, and would help shed some light on how effective Riot is actually being. While I don't expect Tryndamere to give a PowerPoint on the company's finances, it'd be great to see some real hard numbers on stuff like number of players, % decrease in leaves, IP trends over time.

Note that most of those (1, 2, 5, 6, 7) are things that in order to be truly embraced, Management has to change its approach. And so it's great that the Riot foot-soldiers identify strongly with the community on a lot of these issues that people have brought up, but until the seemingly-more aloof management focuses on fixing, they'll never get changed.

P.S. Still think Riot is a great company and LoL is a great game, but if my boss came to me and said "What are we doing wrong and how can we do it better," I'd probably send him something similar in concept to this, just dressed up in more formal terms since he authorizes my vacation time.

TL;DR: Read the bolded parts.Voted somewhat dissatisfied.


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EmperorNapoleon

Recruiter

07-22-2011

I really just want to see more gameplay features, that is, things that enhance or add variety to the actualy gameplay.

I love the champ reworks (especially the stealth rework) and am also interested in the up coming jungle rework. I really like seeing the balance of power shift so instead of champs like nunu always being king of the jungle we can see some more variety. One thing I really hope we see nerfed is lane sustain though. I can't think of anything more boring than lanewick/udyr/yorick just farming all game at full health while being unharassable (I HATE this meta).

I'm also excited for season 1 1/2. Even though there is no hard reset, the restart will still be fun. I hope we have more big changes around the corner.

Those are the positives and recently you guys have given me some hope, but sometimes I get kind of depresses and feel like the game is being dumbed down (stealth nerfs/ward hop nerf/mana burn removal) and that the only new content being released are new champs (which are too often tanky dps, the most boring class). The server downtime is disappointing, but I know you guys try. A little compensation would help a lot I think to make people understand that it really si a big deal to you guys.

Overall: Great game, decent job, I'm not going anywhere.