Zaps (OCE)
: Queue Update - 2017-10-15 (Ranked TT, Normal Draft)
I still don't see why dominion couldn't have been left on in custom maps >_> I really miss Hide and Seek
Swhyper (OCE)
: Hey, Sorry for the late reply. Had a overseas trip :D. However, please follow this video guide as this video will guide you into disabling full screen optimisation. I have no clue why WIndows 10 decide to enable this mode since it's still not fully function-able... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXTOuQ8bdLI
I'm not on W 10, im on 7 >_<
: Patch Notes & Predictions with Fish and Spawn
OR it could make the OCE server go down for more than 6 hours x)
Mindstar (OCE)
: [COMPLETE / RESOLVED] OCE Platform Maintenance - 2017-08-30
: > [{quoted}](name=God cancer,realm=OCE,application-id=3fteLeTW,discussion-id=d78xVABN,comment-id=002d0004,timestamp=2017-08-30T02:08:00.793+0000) > > HOW LONG ? How long is a piece of string?
: You've turned it off, have you tried turning it back on?
Mindstar (OCE)
: LATEST UPDATE @ 1200pm AEST At this point we're still digging on the root cause of this, and unfortunately still don't have an ETA for a fix as yet. Our initial attempts to fix this issue by reverting the change made earlier have not been successful. We've got multiple engineers working through all potential causes and we will keep this thread up to date as we know more. Thanks for your patience and understanding - we want to get you back on the rift and diving those towers ASAP!
: League down, here's why!
Small is a very wild understatement for Rito these days. They're a LOT bigger than what they were 5 years ago.
: > [{quoted}](name=Agent Mindstar,realm=OCE,application-id=3fteLeTW,discussion-id=d78xVABN,comment-id=0005,timestamp=2017-08-30T01:03:10.384+0000) > > **LATEST UPDATE - 1100am AEST** > We&#x27;re still working to track down the root cause. We believe it is related to the device we did maintenance on earlier, however we will need to put the platform back under maintenance to do further work. The servers will be closed again while we do this. what time will u open
Mindstar (OCE)
: Unfortunately we don't have an ETA at this point - but we're working as fast as we can to get everything online again
Surk (OCE)
: lol... so are the servers going to be up today or until tomorrow? Just wondering!!{{summoner:6}}
Mindstar (OCE)
: [COMPLETE / RESOLVED] OCE Platform Maintenance - 2017-08-30
Anyone else just sitting here refreshing the page waiting for some sort of official response and/or reading the new comments for sh*ts and gigs?{{sticker:zombie-brand-mindblown}}
hehe ad (OCE)
: any eta on when servers will be back up yet????
Mindstar (OCE)
: [COMPLETE / RESOLVED] OCE Platform Maintenance - 2017-08-30
Will somebody PLEASE think of the children!!!
: Pretty sure the shortest fizz E cd gets is 5 seconds - 45%cdr. & thats a big maybe. Might even be 6-7 seconds
its still ridiculously short in comparison >_<
Peppsy (OCE)
: Yasuo: a tale of 3-4 champs
Yasuo is basically the "new" Teemo that everyone likes to complain about. But aside from that, unless the person actually knows how to play him, he's a very normal champion (if Rito continues to release more over the top champs). Sure he has a lot of versatility, but there are a lot of champions (gap closers definitely) that can easily outplay him. I think there are champions who definitely need some more scrutiny and balancing, such as darius (hes a juggernaut with a bleed AND a stupidly high returning heal) Fizz (essentially has a kayle ult every 3-5 seconds) and draven (can do up to 2k of dmg with 1 spinning axe xD ) ok so the draven one is a personal vendetta, but you get the point?
: What's really the role of a Support?
You've got it pretty much down pat. I think the support should be covering EVERYTHING except tunnel visioning on a kill. >_< A good support should have the backs/ fronts/ sides of everyone, but don't expect them to be god.
Swhyper (OCE)
: Hi there, Thank you for your response. So it seems turning off GAME DVR/BAR did no work for you. No worries, I am here to help you. Can I ask if you could go on your task manager (cntrl + alt + del) and tell me what is running in the process tab? Also, can you please try and right click on your League Of Legends and ensure that full screen optimisation is disabled. Cheers Swhyper
I've switched up to a gtx 670. I'm still getting the same problems but my uncapped frame rate is high enough so when it dives down it isnt as big a problem. I think it might have something to do with arcade mode as i have never had this bad an issue with frame drops before in league. I'm very tedious when installing new things on my computer and very aware of new things that should not be running, so don't worry, there is no malicious programs running in the background. I must ask though, where do i find the "full screen optimisation" option? because its not in any right click menus.
Fitzky (OCE)
: Oh really? A company with 96 million active monthly players, that releases multiple skins every few months, as well as the heaps they make off of hextech crafting chests and other bundles, is the least profitable gaming company? You do realise a lot of players end up spending $300+ just on hextech crafting alone to get exclusive gemstone skins? Every time they release a legendary skin that's $20 AUD in RP PER PERSON who buys one. Bundles are usually around $35 in RP to buy PER PERSON who purchases them. Let's also not forget all the merchandise they also make heaps off of. Every time a new figurine is in stock that's a few extra million they make from players worldwide. You seem to forget that 96 million is a lot of people, and I know not every person likes to spend money on League stuff. But still if even 1 in every 10 League players spent money on League that's still 9.6 million people spending around $27.5 average. Do the math, that's 264 MILLION DOLLARS EVERY MONTH. So unless you have some kind of evidence to support your statement I suggest you stop riding the reds and accept the obvious here.
Perhaps my information was a bit old, but that's no reason to get hostile towards me. I just said that they were one of the least profitable, not that they WEREN'T profitable. Doing a quick search on google: Riot from 2013- $624 million to 2017- $20 billion Blizzard 2016- $4 billion to 2017- $1.75 billion (quarterly) Valve seems to be at a steady $3 - 3.5 billion over the past few years. So yes, Rito has shot up from the ground and so came the consequences of being a bigger company >_<
Achenar (OCE)
: Star Guardian Fanwork Contest
Someone PLEASE do a Star Guardian Urgot! {{champion:6}}
Fitzky (OCE)
: I actually cracked up a bit, Riot losing money? Hahahaha find more ways to make them get rid of the billions they already have.
Riot is actually one of the least profitable of the big gaming companies >_<
FoulFumes (OCE)
: i miss the old taric and the old gangplank let along sword of the occult i feel Zilean needs a touch up tho he is not changed in so long
Zilean needs a good bug fixing first!!! So many times have i tried to grant someone a level, and it has used E instead, sending them flying off away from me ;_;
Swhyper (OCE)
: Windows 10’s Game DVR feature can slow your gaming performance by recording video in the background. If you don’t care about recording your gameplay, disable Game DVR for performance reasons. Unfortunately, Game DVR takes system resources. On a slower computer–or if you just want maximum graphical horsepower for your games–it can noticeably slow your in-game performance and lower your FPS. If you don’t care about recording your gameplay, you’ll want to disable this feature. This Game DVR feature may or may not be enabled by default, depending on your PC’s hardware. Please disable both Game DVR and Game Bar. To disable Game DVR, head to Settings > Gaming > Game DVR. Ensure the “Record in the background while I’m playing a game” option here is set to “Off”. To disable the Game Bar, head to Settings > Gaming > Game Bar. Set the “Record game clips, screenshots, and broadcast using Game bar” option here to “Off”. Hope this helped :D.
I feel a bit silly now, I should have posted some specs with it xD I'm on Windows 7 64bit professional Nvidia 660 graphics card SSD boot drive. 16GB ddr3 RAM I fiddled with Nvidia settings to the extent I had to remove the drivers and clean install them x) The only thing that seems to "resolve" (i say this because it doesnt actually fix the underlying issue) is to remove the framerate cap, let it go up to 200+ fps, then watch as it jumps down to 80-100fps. EDIT: I turned the "arcade mode" visuals off, and it has restored about 20 of my fps. I'm still getting the inconsistency though. It seems like something is bottle-necking, but im not seeing any sort of spikes in performance from either the CPU or GPU
: > [{quoted}](name=Gesteppie,realm=OCE,application-id=hIjvqaz6,discussion-id=QN8IuyNI,comment-id=0004,timestamp=2017-08-11T00:59:06.623+0000) > > It would be nice if Rito took a break on champion releases for 6 months or so, and just devoted themselves to fixing and balancing the game. Tbh, there are so many champs in the game rn, it would not be a problem to take a break. how dare you suggest that they spend time and resources on something that doesn't directly correspond with a return in profits. blasphemous
Oh my D: Sorry Good Sir, I did not mean to offend >_<
: RIOT CALM THE F DOWN
It would be nice if Rito took a break on champion releases for 6 months or so, and just devoted themselves to fixing and balancing the game. Tbh, there are so many champs in the game rn, it would not be a problem to take a break.
Razör (OCE)
: Does anyone else want the old champions back?
: Actually 70% of the smaller 'class' type reworks have been terrible, and made much bigger balance problems than the old champ ever was. Most of them like Veigar, Kog, Malz, Ryze etc etc. have either been reworked again, or almost completely reverted within months of being reworked. And several others like Aatrox and LeBlanc are about to be thrown back into the machine as well. So either Riot is putting 0% effort and thought into the reworks, or the universe is trying to tell us not to rework champs for no reason. On a personal note, I miss old Taric, I absolutely love new Taric, and I wouldn't trade him for the world. but I do miss the playstyle of old Taric. Me and him were inseparable in ranked. We had each others backs _(in the least gayest way of course)_. Also 2 of my 3 mains; Azir and Sol have had reworks announced..... oh Joy....
Admittedly Sol could do with a tweak here and there so hes more friendly to play for noobies >_< But a complete overhaul would be a waste of what he is now :(
: Im just going to start off by saying that I hate Ahri so much, of every champ in the game, she is probably the one I hate to fight most. She has poke coming out her ears, but also the ability to balls-to-the-wall hard engage out of nowhere as well. I am disappointed that it's the same champions again and again that keep getting cool skins. But I can see the reasoning behind this skin. _________ It will sell, she's a much liked champion, her playrate is constant, unlike other currently popular champs. So while it isn't at a high of 15%, they know it wont drop drastically to 3% suddenly. That being said, I have no idea why there isn't 20+ Zed skins already, if I was Riot id be milking the living shit out of those adolescent wallets. And she does fit the theme of star guardian. The nine tailed fox did not originate in Japan it's true, due to Japan being a younger country than China/Korea, but it has firmly adopted the nine tailed fox and other fox spirits into both their culture and pop culture. Naruto is a clear example of this, and the Ghibli film Pom Poko shows this well too. But in any case, it doesn't actually matter whether she is anime or not, because the whole point of a skin is to change the theme of a champ, and if you wanted to go down that road, Ahri is hella more anime than Poppy or Lulu, or Jinx, or Sona, or MF. The theme of the Star Guardians is 'Magical Girl' whose whole thing is 'Kawaii' etc etc. So Ahri (being a cute champ) fits the theme much better than other champs like Miss Fortune or Soraka, who don't embody that 'cutsie' vibe. They are rather 'mature' and 'beautiful' or even too 'sexy' in Miss Fortunes case. So its my opinion that Ahri is a better star Guardian than MF or Raka. I can see why Riot picked her for Star Guardian, and _(as they constantly remind us, almost like they are trying to convince themselves more than us)_, they don't pick skins for champs based on who recently got skins, but on wether the skin fits a certain champion. **However!** Regardless of how well a skin fits a champion, there needs to be a time when you put your foot down and say _"We actually do need to make some skins for other champs now."_ Otherwise Ezreal and Ahri and co. will keep getting skins, and Yorick and Swain and Illaoi and co. will keep not getting skins, forever. Yorick for example has never received a new skin. Meanwhile Ezreal was created 7 years ago, and every single year except one since then, he has received a new skin like clockwork. _(many of which are average as)_ That shouldn't happen, it doesn't matter how well a skin fits someone, you cant just ignore champs for that long, while showering others. Ezreal isn't even a great champ thematically, he's a blank canvas so of course every skin line In existence is going to work for him. All he is is just an average guy, you can paint him any colour you want and it wont conflict with his theme. Ahri, Ezreal, Miss Fortune, and Soraka, I'm pretty sure have all received new skins for the last 3 or 4 years in a row. So while Star Guardian does fit them _(although it doesn't even work with MF at all)_ champions like Yorick, Swain, Illoai etc etc should not be ignored while these champs receive yet another skin. ________ Personally I don't buy the _"we only make skins for champs if the theme works for that champ"_, Simply because if after 7 years of trying, your creative team still hasn't thought up a single workable skin for Yorick.... it's time to fire them...
Yorick would fit very well into gothic/ metal /rock anything dark theme XD but if you've noticed lately, Rito has only been developing "cool" and "brightly coloured" skins of late. Probably why poor Yorick hasn't received any attention. Although I reckon the next set of "Star Guardian" skins should be for them... the "dark" themed ones x) Star Guardian Urgot please!!! XD{{sticker:slayer-jinx-catface}}
: As someone with 1.0m+ Mastery, something i really miss is...
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Reznal (OCE)
: So many problems with the new client.
Agreed. Especially the ARAM reroll/ trade thing. I've had it multiple times where i've tried to trade at the same time they have rerolled, and i am unable to do ANYTHING. Can't change summs / runes/ masteries.
: troll going 0/16/0 runs it down mid and challanges RIOT
problem with IP banning is if someone else in the household who ISN'T toxic wants to play league would suffer the fate of the toxic person. Is it your opinion that the innocent should be punished along with the guilty? I get what you're going at though. It's just incredibly difficult to ban one individual in every way without inhibiting others.
Rioter Comments
: Neo PAX Sivir and Epic Capsules
All these "chances" of getting things are starting to resemble something a lot like gambling. Hope Rito knows you need a licence for that in future >_<
: Nah star guardian urgot is overdue
Seconding that
Rioter Comments
: Vote for the Ocean Week tasmanian devil names!
Clearly Bazza and Teemo (both of which can be "gender neutral" names) should be the top 2. Bazza, in reference of baron by his slang aussie term, and teemo, because of his association of the devil. Mechwolf the Destroyer, just doesn't have that oceanic feel about it. It's not laid back and heart-warmingly insulting like the rest of oceanic culture; we are not war mongering violent beings. I'm just throwing out my opinion here, but I feel like it's too americanised to be oceanic. {{sticker:zombie-brand-clap}}
: Runes Reforged: Picking your playstyle
Blamzite (OCE)
: Everyone knows janna is the most dangerous and op champ
I have to admit, I agree with you there ;P
Rioter Comments
OzRoy (OCE)
: Changing Skins issue?
Mjolnir (OCE)
: can't select skins in champ select (SPAGHETTI CODE)
: Can't ping level progress anymore?
??? I could do it last game >_< but it does have such a narrow place to ping it from, maybe you just kept missing it :P I know I do all the time hahaha
Rioter Comments
: Get Rek’t: Putting the Shark Back into Land Shark
I feel like this should have been the ult she shipped with. But good job on bringing her back into the champion pool XD
Ninox (OCE)
: I mean, I can't speak to anyone else, but I've had a lot of success with him (mostly with Xayah ADC ofc but also with Vayne, Jinx and Cait so far). He's one of those champions that has versatility over focus. Instead of being really good at one thing, he's decent at a lot of things. He has a hard engage, and the escape power to cover his relative squishyness. He has mad peel for his ADC as well as some sustain to keep them alive. If I had to give his playstyle a name it's distraction. He's great at baiting, because you can make them think you are overextending, when really you are just setting up for your ADC, though this is ofc a lot easier with a Xayah because of the E range. Now obviously this is only how I've been playing him, but here you go: ___ ##Skills: Q > W > E > Max E > Max W > Max Q Levelling Q doesn't increase the heal, and he really doesn't get any damage on it so it's not worth levelling. You could Max the W first if you wished, It reduces the CD and does have decent damage, but I'd really stick to E. It's pretty much the core of his kit since it's his way in and out of fights as well as most of his utility. ___ ##Runes/Masteries: http://i.imgur.com/LPLjmvu.png?noredirect http://i.imgur.com/n8ICU4x.png?noredirect I don't by any means think my Runes/Materies are good. I don't have anywhere close to all the runes so I'm just using one of my standard and pretty damn average support pages that hasn't changed in a year. It's not something I care enough about to really tryhard it, but t works well enough for me. Same goes for Masteries really, it works well enough that I haven't been bothered to change it. ##Items: {{item:3301}} {{item:3340}} {{item:2010}} x3 > {{item:2049}} + {{item:3096}} > {{item:3069}} + {{item:3047}} or {{item:3111}} > {{item:3107}} > {{item:3109}} OR {{item:3190}} (vs AD or vs AP) > Whatever other tanky items are appropriate. Honestly most of my games ended before or just after I finished Redemption. Basically, tank utility items. ___ ##Playstyle: Q first, play it safe at lvl 1 and leave poking to your ADC. If the enemy comes in for poke, Q them and pass the health to your carry. It doesn't cost that much mana so as long as your ADC isn't too reckless you'll pretty much negate anything the enemy does. Biggest thing to remember is that he is not a poke champion. The Q does next to no damage so really should only be used for sustain. W second, if your ADC has some form of CC (Xayah Q>E, Jinx E, Cait W etc) then you can honestly kill here, or at least blow multiple summs. W in, ADC gets their CC, Q cc'ed enemy then run back to your ADC to pass them the heal. Having your passive up when you do this is a big bonus. If your ADC doesn't have CC, then I'd recommend just saving it as a defensive disengage or counter-engage. E third. This is when things really kick off. There are two big combos here. W to engage > Q to grab the heal > E to disengage + protect your ADC > E again (ideally after the first shield has been used up) all while your ADC is pumping out damage. The other is E to position > W to engage > Q > E. The E is a real fast reposition so if your ADC is close enough it's a great way to surprise your enemies with the W. Once you get your Ult the combos are the same just chuck your R in before the second E. R > W is great too if you are close enough cause it means they can't escape the knockup by flashing or dashing etc, but it does mean you lose duration on your already pretty short ult to use on others. The R > W is a strong combo but you shouldn't use it if you need the R for their whole team as opposed to one or two grouped enemies. The E CD especially is fair short, and you'll rack up CDR pretty quick too, so you can be jumping in and out of fights a lot. The biggest thing is to watch for enemy CC. If you know they're going to blow CC on you then you shouldn't be engaging if you aren't close to full. Compared to other tanks you are quite squishy, and once your in CC will keep you in so you really have to be aware of what they have available. Second or third W in fights I'd typically save as defensive but if the fight is obviously in your favour then you may as well be aggressive. It's also worth noting that he's very good at tower diving, since he has an easy and quick way out. ___ ##Final Notes: He's not a support that's for everyone. He has less damage than even utility heavy/damage light supports like Nami or Braum, hell, even a Raka would probs beat him in damage. He's very reliant on his team. He's actually a pretty decent top in my experience but he's reliant on the jungler being at least a little present, and has almost no kill potential on his own. He can be very very strong, and can carry even a very average ADC if played right, even more so than Nami, which is high praise from me because I've carried some pretty dodgy ADCs as Nami. That said, obviously being so reliant on his team means he's pretty much useless on his own, though as support you shouldn't really be on your own anyway. If you favour heavy tank supps like Leona/Braum or heavy damage supports like Lux/Zyra then he may well not be for you, but if you enjoy heavy utility supps like Nami/Lulu then you'll ikely enjoy him a lot once you get the hang of him. Both Xayah and Rakan have the smoothest animations and combos of any champion I've played to date, and they're a real pleasure to play (even though I am a trash tier ADC). But, all things considered, I enjoyed Rakan fromt he very first game I played him, so if you aren't feeling it, maybe he's just not for you.
Holy Moly that was helpful! ^_^ I'll try playing more you're way, as yes I do love utility champions :) I really do love what Rakan can do, but I guess I'm just used to being a little more damage when needed rather than just hopping about like a delicious looking chocolate bunny >_<
SEKAI (OCE)
: Idk, I'd met a Rakan who built himself as an AD sustain bruiser+initiator on top lane, running CotC keystone and all, and for some reason the guy almost never went down in skirmishes and we had to gang up on him in a team to kill the birdman. http://matchhistory.oce.leagueoflegends.com/en/#match-details/OC1/170991902/200153922?tab=overview&participant=8 Maybe the answer is in there, idk, I haven't played the dude or see enough of him in action.
Maybe that's it! XD he was never designed for a bot lane duo set piece to another champion that he was clearly made for; he was always destined for top lane! lol
Rioter Comments
Dub (OCE)
: I dont want my border anymore
Simply play with more friends and don't play so much solo. You're friends will become familiar to your play style and generally wont flame you for wanting to have a chill game x)
Ninox (OCE)
: False reports are irrelevant, people aren't banned for being reported for scripting, the report is just a flag to investigate the account, i.e if someone gets reported for scripting a lot then more than likely a Rioter will manually review the account instead of leaving it to the automatic detection. You will not be banned for scripting without your account having been involved with scripts in one way or the other.
Welp, somethings gotta give and machines can't lie x)
: I have never bought a chest, except for one bundle that came with a gem. I have never missed a weekly chest _(i've gotten every single one so far since they came out)_ I have 2 gems. I foresee no crafting exclusive skins in my future.... Maybe in a year or two ill have enough for a ward?
So when Rito says "FREE SKINS" they actually mean, you gotta work your ass off for the next 3 years for it >:)
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Gesteppie

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