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@Riot - When will you take the hints?

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Urdnot Entar

Senior Member

02-13-2014

NOTICE: Since these forums are closing down soon, I've created a new thread on the new boards here: http://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/GD/OOngpHJ7-riot-when-will-you-take-this-seriously
On the upside, I finally got to change the title!

  • Pantheon gets disabled (not nearly the first time champions get disabled because of huge bugs, nor the last)
  • Ranked queues get disabled (also a pretty common occurrence)
  • RP Purchases get disabled
  • New! Heimerdinger's gameplay functionality gets broken during a visual update. Plus, they spend the time to make the fonts look worse instead of fixing bugs.
  • New! Two, no, three boot/enchantment combinations and the Undo button in the store get disabled in a matter of a few weeks.
  • New! Azir is disabled almost as soon as he is released due to an in-game bug.
  • Bugs heavily affect matches of League all the time, including breaking fundamental elements of the game
  • The Bug Reports forum goes almost entirely without posts by Riot
  • General Discussion fills up with topics about how dissatisfied the players are with Riot, since Bug Reports gets ignored (General Discussion gets ignored too, but a little less)
  • People have been complaining about the same bugs for years, most of which never get fixed, and more keep coming
  • Bugs interfere in pro games pretty regularly. Examples: http://www.reddit.com/r/leagueoflegends/comments/1xeruc/spoiler_snoopeh_silence_bug_prevents_kill_on/ and http://www.reddit.com/r/leagueoflegends/comments/25yqoo/shen_and_braum_disabled_for_lcs_this_week/ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vkowp07Ay0

League of Legends is very, very broken, unstable, and in need of massive repair beyond tiny patches. Sure, every game has bugs, and fixing bugs isn't always easy. However, LoL is incredibly buggy, much more and for much longer than reasonable expectation or even what most other games or companies see. In a game so precise and moment-by-moment, where every little thing matters, like League, the standards for bug fixing need to be MUCH higher. It could be an amazing game, but it's largely ruined by bugs, and considering how competitive it is, that's really frustrating. At least say something, say you're aware of them, tell us you're working on a huge bug fix patch, please.

Here, this should help you get started (a giant, but not exhaustive, list of bugs with more in the replies):
http://forums.na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=4206919
There's another good list of issues in the next post in this topic as well. http://forums.na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?p=45135795#post45135795
An excellent example of bugs affecting pro games, including the "no-damage for no reason" spells bug: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHj49ChYnZQ

Would really like to get a Riot response to this very important issue. Please bump and upvote if you agree!

EDIT: +100 upvotes!
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EDIT: +300 upvotes!
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EDIT: +500 upvotes!
EDIT: +600 upvotes!
EDIT: +700 upvotes!
EDIT: +800 upvotes! Riot plz


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Urdnot Entar

Senior Member

02-13-2014

Bumping this for great justice. It's a little forceful, but I'm a bit fed up due to Riot's continued behavior over such a long time. You'll notice that reddit article is from a YEAR ago, and I got that same problem two nights ago. They just don't fix most of their bugs.

EDIT: I was also noticing the other day that it's actually a pretty difficult task to find a single aspect of the game that is not riddled with bugs.

Let's try something as simple as walking. Nope! Pathfinding is atrocious (have fun taking long paths and pacing back and forth instead of moving), and sometimes my character stops running for no reason. Nice!

Umm, autoattacking? Sorry, if you shoot and start walking too quickly, sometimes your shot does no damage! Also, if you shoot and die before your projectile hits, sometimes your shot does no damage!

Let's see, minimap? Ahh, no. Enemy champions show for a brief moment in the wrong location when they come out of fog of war! They said they fixed it, but it's still there. (EDIT: Thought this was fixed again, but it's not)

Uhhh... the launcher? Teehee, hehehehee, no. Lots of bugs there too, like wrong statuses in the friends list, pop-up displays staying up when they shouldn't, and so on.

Hmm, casting spells? Gotcha there too-- in fact, this one needs a list!

  • Sometimes spells just don't cast for no reason (no CC, full mana, cooldowns ready, etc.), and sometimes they cast but don't do damage! That's too bad. See http://forums.na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=4712666
  • And if you're particularly unlucky, your character just moves to the target area instead of casting when he gets into range. Not great when you're a squishy Veigar or something.
  • The hitboxes are widely known to be off on a lot of characters and projectiles. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMuGEM30G6Q and Thresh's hook at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWaRmFDhs2g#t=15m07s (15m 7s)
  • Occasionally (though, rarely), skill shots fire in the opposite direction of where they were aimed!

Bushes? Well, there's this thing where wards or characters in the same bush in line of sight can't see each other for no reason in some cases. Also, wards placed just inside the edge of a bush can't see inside it. Yeah, broken.

Gosh, maybe crowd control? Nope, turns out people can do stuff when they shouldn't be able to: See http://www.reddit.com/r/leagueoflegends/comments/1xeruc/spoiler_snoopeh_silence_bug_prevents_kill_on/ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vkowp07Ay0

Towers? Actually, they sometimes don't attack the right targets, or lose aggro when they shouldn't. Really causes problems. EDIT: There's a fix for tower aggro in patch 4.8, hopefully it's actually fixed.

... the Camera? Turns out when you're dead it sometimes goes to a state where your camera is locked on your dead character and pushing the unlock button doesn't do anything until you respawn.

Oh I got it, tooltips. Sorry, a bunch of them are outdated and/or unclear or misleading. Plus, the dynamic ones (like Sightstone) sometimes show the wrong values. Even in the Death Recap, some of the tooltips show odd development strings instead of useful information.

...

... Poros? ... Wow, you know what? You're right. There's one aspect of the game (that has almost no impact on actual gameplay) that seems to work properly. Score!

Note: I have personally experienced each of these bugs many times, as well as hearing about them from other players.


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Voltorb

Senior Member

02-13-2014

They put all their money into esports i think, which is slowly becoming a problem


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TheBerbIsReal

Senior Member

02-13-2014

Bump, this stuff has been around way too long


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Urdnot Entar

Senior Member

02-14-2014

Quote:
Voltorb:
They put all their money into esports i think, which is slowly becoming a problem

You'd think they would put more effort into fixing bugs for the sake of their E-Sports efforts. I refuse to get attached to or root for a specific team because I know how broken League is (I know at some point my team would get screwed by some bad bug). As we see in that reddit post, bugs have clearly influenced tournament games, and I've seen more bugs in pro games since.


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IVlaverick

Senior Member

02-14-2014

Bump


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IVlaverick

Senior Member

02-14-2014

bumped


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IVlaverick

Senior Member

02-14-2014

bumped yet again


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Fried Noob

Senior Member

02-14-2014

You realize that fixing bugs is a very complicated and can take some time, especially if you have no idea what is causing it.


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Jukka Sarasti

Recruiter

02-14-2014

The **** are you talking about.

Bought Rp last night.

I have played every night after I got home from work for YEARS.

Maybe you should get some actual experience developing and QA'ing games before you run your mouth and spout whining ignorance.