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I think this game will ulitimately fail due to the heavy use of skill based balance

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Peggy

Senior Member

07-21-2012

What i mean by that is balancing champs around their skill caps rather than just raw numbers. For example, skill shot based ranged champs dealing more damage vs other ranged champs with auto locks that deal less because they do not have to be aimed. But what happens when the player base's skill level gets so high that "it isn't homing" isn't an excuse anymore because people simply don't miss?

Consider a game balance mechanic on the opposite spectrum in Starcraft II. For a long time people complained that Phoenixes(a flying ranged air unit that can only hit air) were not a fair counter to Mutalisks( a ranged air unit that can hit both ground and air but doesn't deal as much damage as a phoenix) as blizzard had intended because the range difference between both units was only 1, thus in order to counter you had to have very good kiting skills. However, blizzard stood by their guns and only raised the range difference up to 2 to make kiting only slightly less difficult. Their reason ultimately being balancing the game for people who haven't mastered certain skills will ultimately make it unbalanced. Same applies to League, eventually skill shot champs will make autolock champs completely useless past certain skill levels.

This is probably obvious to a lot of people lol, i just had to point it out.


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lol I died again

Member

07-21-2012

Eve Rework:
Skill cap of one ability removed completely.
Power of same ability transferred to other abilities.
Numbers reworked.
Overall skill ceiling severely lowered.


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DocBarber

Senior Member

07-21-2012

I think this game will eventually fail because there will not be enough hot big boobed female champs for us to fap too.


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ZenithZephyr

Senior Member

07-21-2012

There's more wrong with your post than I care to expound on.


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Peggy

Senior Member

07-21-2012

Quote:
ZenithZephyr:
There's more wrong with your post than I care to expound on.


expound away lol, thats what discussions are for. Im not going to rage at you for disagreeing with me.


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BTripp

Senior Member

07-21-2012

Your post describes DOTA a little more accurately than LOL.

I actually don't think it's much of a stretch to say LOL is the complete opposite.


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yolocow420mooit

Senior Member

07-21-2012

IIRC Riot nerfed Lee Sin because they felt he did too much damage if the player was very skilled.


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Alaros

Senior Member

07-21-2012

the game has been around for a while and only getting bigger.

if it was going to fail, it would have already.


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Kanubai

Senior Member

07-21-2012

when people learn to aim better, people learn to dodge better.

assuming they learn to aim better


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Likerdos

Senior Member

07-21-2012

There are lots of auto target spells that hit harder then skillshots. Annie's Q,Malz's E and R,Ryze's kit.


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