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What is League of Legends?

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phatcat09

Senior Member

12-30-2012

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I encourage you all to not treat this like other threads in that you should read every post, each post can offer insight into another players mind, and perhaps, your own.

Don't press upvote if you're not going to say anything.

A community Manager's response would be cool or even acknowledgement I don't expect answers, but a "hmm...maybe" would be better than nothing...I've spent the 9 months trying to figure this out...
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Help me understand.

It doesn't seem to be able to make up it's mind about what it wants to be.

I can't join any games anymore without there being an argument over what people should be picking and doing.

There are people who want to play this game in a very particular and consistent manner following a meta.

There are people who want to just goof off.

There are people who want to play their favorite hero regardless of a Meta, but still want to play to win.

There are people who think people who don't follow the Meta should then only think goofing off is there only option and that they should be banished to Solo queue or Customs...

The game is geared to support a Meta, but we encourage players to do what they want, but we also encourage them to do what others want, but when we say that we mean we want them to follow a Meta, but then we don't ask the people who follow the Meta to follow what others want, but then we say we want them to do what they want anyway @-@;....

It's a game where team composition is encouraged, but players are split between there personal interest in just playing there favorite Champion Vs playing the game as in picking the best team composition.

It's a game that let's people do what they want, and at the same time causes conflict between its players because of it.

What is League of Legends....

It's just frustrating to be able to see the source of conflict in this game and no one else either cares or sees it...

The answer seems to be staring people in the face, but no one wants to act on it...

I'm just stating the behaviors I'm observing. I'm not lying about them being there.

I just don't understand how no one can see why this is an issue worth addressing....

What is League of Legends? To you?

This is an actual question please answer it don't just randomly upvote...


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phatcat09

Senior Member

12-30-2012

9 months of me writing my thoughts below, pick one and feel free to call me a lunatic if this topic doesn't interest you enough to type, but do respond with something.

Well I'm going to attempt to get people to talk by posting other stuff as well. I'm not saying I'm right or wrong I'm just saying what's on my mind hoping to be proven one way or another.

  • http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=2860845 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=2860845): ELO as a relationship of "Meta-Meta" Game Skill

  • http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/...php?p=32318270 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?p=32318270): Short Version

  • http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/...ight=darius+op (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=2954632&highlight=darius+op): Things people "think" are OP, a great way to see conflict in understanding.

  • http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/...php?p=32868379 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?p=32868379): Making the jungle smoother

  • http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?p=32507661&posted=1#post32507661 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?p=32507661&posted=1) Implementing Lore through gameplay as a mechanism for creating agreement.

  • http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?p=32871100#post32871100 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?p=32871100): Bored? Limericks.

  • http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?p=27044255#post27044255 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?p=27044255): How I felt about Eve "My main" being changed -- no she wasn't made weaker, but she wasn't my Eve anymore -- and I understand the competitive game didn't allow for my beloved Eve to exist anymore R.I.P Original skills Eve.

  • http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=2940697 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=2940697): My original attempt to explain the concept of this thread.

  • http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=2938755 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=2938755) Food for thought examining players minds for what constitutes good in a game who's objective is to take the Nexus.

  • http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=2910043 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=2910043) My thoughts on creating player Reform. Tribunal needs greater framework to proactively stop Bad behavior.

  • http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/...php?t=2910501& (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=2910501&) Random Item suggestion I want

  • http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=2910431 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=2910431) Example of how unchecked competition generates nationalism leading to greater conflict.

  • http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=2950446 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=2950446) Zed's attack animations and hit damage are off -- noticeable on beginner bots, noobs, and in high level play -- not my imagination, but I can't show anyone ;-;.

  • http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=2910976 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=2910976) Conceptually improving reporting in a new system.

  • http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=2909922 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=2909922) Why players Rage and how we aren't stopping the problem, and thus making ourselves susceptible to the 'Toxic' behavior we seek to stop.

  • http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=2148185 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=2148185) Getting rid of Boots - and they did change them X3!!!

  • http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=2123228 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=2123228) Hipster Evelynn one of the few players who recognized Evelynn's power and still supported her even when I was called Tribunal ban worthy names...

  • http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=2147815 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=2147815&h) Xerath buffs pwease

  • http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=1758223 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=1758223) Updating revive

  • http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=1784395 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=1784395) I've spent the last 9 months discussing League of Legends from here.

  • http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/...d.php?t=770963 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=770963) My first thread - a little haphazard Janna is actualy my favorite Hero and support, but I draw understanding from my past self and my future self. I wanted Janna to be an every mans hero. the central conflict I'm stating in this new thread relates to my first thread funny how that works out.

  • http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=1769683 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=1769683) Take it as you will



Feel free to Lambaste these I'm not here to argue about them they're just my thoughts. I just want to generate discussions.

Yell at me, distort my intelligence, whatever you want, but do discuss the topic of this thread I think it's worth merit. A lot of these ideas I will admit are a basis for my understanding of where the conflict (of this thread) affects other areas in the links above. I find examining the language of people shows me there is an inherent paradigmatic confusion of what Playing League of Legends means to different people. The inherent community based gameplay, unlike in other genres where players play to a storyline or a single primary objective [read FPS], causes greater conflict that has to be resolved in a different manner than traditional Laissez-faire methods.


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CaptainMÃ¥rvelous

Member

12-30-2012

League of Legends (LoL) is a multiplayer online battle arena video game developed and published by Riot Games for Microsoft Windows,[2] inspired by the popular Defense of the Ancients[3] map for Warcraft III. It was first announced on October 7, 2008, and released on October 27, 2009.[4] The game was in a closed beta from April 10, 2009, to October 22, 2009.[5] It then transitioned to open beta until release.

Source (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/League_of_Legends)


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Moderately Dirty

Senior Member

12-30-2012

Are you God?


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JoeDerp

Member

12-30-2012

League of Legends is a game, therefore I play to have fun.


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Raptamei

Senior Member

12-30-2012

The game needs Goofy Queue and Role Queue.


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phatcat09

Senior Member

12-30-2012

Quote:
Raptamei:
The game needs Goofy Queue and Role Queue.


I think it needs a circuit system or something.


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JevelFaithful

Senior Member

12-30-2012

I think a decent partial answer would be : it's a game that attracted a very great player base, tryed to appeal to it. And lost part of its goal/identity.

The art changed, the mindset of the developers changed, many things have been unelegantly patched into the game without being designed for it. Definately not a full answer. But it's part of the things.


side note : good job phatcat, you gave me a lot of reading with all this.


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phatcat09

Senior Member

12-30-2012

Quote:
Statiqhock:
I think a decent partial answer would be : it's a game that attracted a very great player base, tryed to appeal to it. And lost part of its goal/identity.

The art changed, the mindset of the developers changed, many things have been unelegantly patched into the game without being designed for it. Definately not a full answer. But it's part of the things.


side note : good job phatcat, you gave me a lot of reading with all this.


I feel that tried to catch a lot of people, tried to give it small small shove of direction, backed-off, and now it's starting to flounder (not fail), but just starting to hiccup.

It's time to back-on...

Also thank you.


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The Ape of Mazor

Senior Member

12-30-2012

Solo/Duo queue ELO is the problem. People want to play to win, but they also want to play the champions they like. In Dota 2 this isn't a huge problem because there isn't some number to tell them how good or bad they are. Sure you still get some people raging that you picked 5 carries, but in the end it is much less. Solution: Remove solo queue and have only ELO for teams