: Serious Question? Hollywood Undead or Amnity Affliction? Paladins or Clerics? (D&D)
Hollywood Undead pops onto my Spotify playlists often, so gotta go with them (Undead is popular but its a killer track) I play more evil classes (Warlocks and Idiot Fighters), but paladins get my vote and they usually play a little more straight up ;)
: The answer is still Slave I
It's a good ship, but not one of the options. We don't live in a universe without rules here Perigan!
Tele (OCE)
: I'll probably be working myself in tech in a few years, so I thought I'd ask to anyone willing to answer: what's it like at Riot? Are there periods of heavy deadline stress? Are higher-ups understanding of your out of work commitments? Do you consider Riot to be better, worse, or about the same as other similar positions you've had? **Conquisitor**: Sometimes when you play with a group of friends, a few people in the team can get salty (especially after a string of losses) and ruin the fun for everyone. What's the best way to solve this problem?
In my opinion there are 2 types of jobs, one where you work for the salary to do the things you love (Hobbies outside of work, Family etc), and the other type of job where you work on things you love. Riot is the second for me, and deadlines aren't really things that higher ups put pressure on me, but rather that I put pressure on myself. I travel a bit for tournaments and my co-workers are very reasonable with accommodating with my requests here, but it is also a balance where I need to make sure I'm not asking for time off during heavy work periods as I feel like I'm letting the team down. It's a fantastic place to work. There's a lot of hard work involved (more than other jobs I have had) but it is also far more rewarding.
HeartVine (OCE)
: Been wrestling with this all day, and have determined I *have* to ask: Ebon Hawk or Millennium Falcon?
The Falcon is a classic, Movies > EU easily. Not sure why this is even a question, it's simply a fact of life. Jedi Starfighter vs X-Wing though, that's a much closer discussion.
: Ivern skin?
Ivern has bark, not skin. I'm sure we will release a new Ivern Bark at some point, if you have cool ideas, i'd love to hear them!
Neëko (OCE)
: Why is Zed still in the garbage state he's in when overpowered champion like Akali are getting buffs?
> [{quoted}](name=Neëko,realm=OCE,application-id=Ntey9fRZ,discussion-id=Bftw2OAw,comment-id=0009,timestamp=2018-12-04T20:07:54.323+0000) > > Why is Zed still in the garbage state he's in when overpowered champion like Akali are getting buffs? Not every champion can be balanced in every patch, and doing so would make balance a little more difficult. As a Jayce main, I for one am happy to be able to spend my ban on Yasuo instead of Zed, however I imagine in the future Zed will get a few changes that bring him back into my 'must ban' list. Finally, at most levels of play, individual skill matters significantly more than what is meta. If you love Zed, stick with the guy and kick ass regardless of his state in pro play.
: When will OCE dominate every region. . . talking to you Benji, get into contact with me I've been plotting World Domination for a long time, {{champion:107}} RENGAR MAINS RISE!!!!!. (also what champions do you main Benji?) can one of you get in touch with whoever did the patch on Rengar and removed the amount of voice lines he would say, That's what really kept me going back when I started playing Rengar would love it back :) {{sticker:sg-shisa}}
> [{quoted}](name=ºRengarº,realm=OCE,application-id=Ntey9fRZ,discussion-id=Bftw2OAw,comment-id=0008,timestamp=2018-12-04T14:05:48.349+0000) > > When will OCE dominate every region. . . talking to you Benji, get into contact with me I've been plotting World Domination for a long time, {{champion:107}} RENGAR MAINS RISE!!!!!. > (also what champions do you main Benji?) > can one of you get in touch with whoever did the patch on Rengar and removed the amount of voice lines he would say, That's what really kept me going back when I started playing Rengar would love it back :) > > {{sticker:sg-shisa}} We're a long way away from dominating every region, but upsets happen and if we can string a few together when it matters, it would make for an exciting event ;) I'm a Jayce main so there is absolutely no chance that I would advocate for Rengar buffs. Perhaps some nerfs, maybe he shouldn't be able to leap at players with giant hammers that turn into guns... I'm not sure what happened to the missing voice lines, will need to look into it.
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Hakaunion (OCE)
: Sweet! I've followed other regions before, but this is the first season I've really being following opl, and it's mostly because this podcast makes it much more digestible. I don't have time to watch every game, but I often choose the games to rewatch from what you guys talk about here.
Would recommend checking out Dire Wolves vs Legacy from Week 4 in that case! Probably the best series of the week. We're back next week with our Week 5 recap and Week 6 preview! We are on a break this week due to IEM!
Mikky D (OCE)
: Hey can you guys post it on itunes cus that is where a lot of people get podcasts and if it already is on their could you post the link cus i cant find it. BUt htis seems like a really easy way to keep up with the opl. Thanks
Hey mate, We submitted it to iTunes as soon as we uploaded the first episode (You can't submit until you have an episode unfortunately), once it is approved by Apple, we should be on it!
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: I'm Alex Manisier, content editor. Ask me anything!
I have 2 questions! What do you do? Who is your favorite Rioter?
gallex (NA)
: @benji I've heard rumors of the studio expanding so a small live audience can be present during the weekly OPL matches. Is there any truth to these rumors? Cheers, hope to return to the OCE scene someday in the near future.
Unfortunately no, we will not have a live audience for weekly OPL games this year. It is something that is really cool, and is definitely something we will look at as we continue to grow.
Pixie (OCE)
: For Benji Is the broadcast team being expanded to help bring the OPL closer to the overseas circuits in terms of production value?
We are expanding both our team and our tech to help improve the quality. We are naturally a smaller region, however that doesn't mean we cannot put on a higher quality production of the show. I don't want to talk about the actual changes yet as I don't want to set super high expectations, however our goal for the show is to continue to improve the quality over the entire year. I feel that this year we definitely improved the show week to week, and we will continue to do that moving forwards.
Dian (OCE)
: How are you aiming to increase fan interaction between the pros and their fans this split?
One of the biggest challenges with running an online league is getting the players personalities on camera. We are definitely looking at ways to focus on the players and teams for the next season, so that you guys can see who these players are behind the mouse and keyboard. How we are doing it is a complicated answer. The easiest way is with Video content, which we are hoping to leverage more of in the regular split, but there are other ways which we are still investigating and executing on.
Smite (OCE)
: Can you give us any teasers on the production improvements?
I prefer to leave them as pleasant surprises when they hit. You should notice them though! Hoping to have them in place for the start of the season, however time is quite short, and there is lots of work to do!
ElboWw (OCE)
: what team will break through for the opl and represent us on the world stage ??
Honestly with some of the rumors in the grapevine about roster changes, I'd prefer to hear what you guys think! I'm personally interested to see how the Hellions team house will effect where they sit in the rankings.
Revoke (OCE)
: What date will the schedule be released? And what will be the casting talent lineup?
We plan on having the full schedule on the website early next year. As for casting talent, at this point all I can confirm is the return of both Spawns! (Rusty is the second Spawn for those that do not see the similarity)
Smite (OCE)
: To Benji - Any chance we can get a camera for each player during OPL next season? Currently it's just one camera per team!
We ran player cams at the OPL Final, and would love to bring them to our studio at some point. We don't have plans on doing them right now (We are definitely making some production improvements next year) however that doesn't mean we won't add them at some point.
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og1764 (OCE)
: Music of the IWCA
http://au.audionetwork.com/browse/m/track/storm-master_84237?keyword=storm%20master
Mindstar (OCE)
: Who is your favourite OCE Rioter?
: Hello! I'm FerlynYoshimi, Esports Player Manager at Riot OCE, AMA!
og1764 (OCE)
: Is there any possibility of an event in the future that would be held in the less populous states, such as in Adelaide or Perth? Furthermore, what is the format likely to be for the 1v1 tournament, and will we be shown all of the games? Are the champions limited in the 1v1, or would it be a blind nemesis draft game (which I personally think would be really cool and also really fair)? Looking forward to going to the Hoyts Viewing Party in Perth. Thanks, og1764
It will be blind pick 1v1. We want the players to play their best champions to find out who is truly the best!
Zaps (OCE)
: > [{quoted}](name=Riot Benji,realm=OCE,application-id=Ntey9fRZ,discussion-id=5qX1EctO,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2015-09-02T02:50:21.390+0000) > > Who is your favorite Rioter? :3 I'm a little biased, but it has to be Achenar. {{champion:33}}
> [{quoted}](name=Riot Zaps,realm=OCE,application-id=Ntey9fRZ,discussion-id=5qX1EctO,comment-id=00010001,timestamp=2015-09-02T05:53:19.371+0000) > > I'm a little biased, but it has to be Benji. {{champion:126}} :D
Zaps (OCE)
: Hi! I'm Zaps - ask me anything!
Who is your favorite Rioter? :3
Kenjishin (OCE)
: no more game live streaming tonight? but what about the other language's channel? can we at least watch the game maybe in Thai??
Hey mate, The issue is on the players end, the games themselves are not happening, all of the other language broadcasts have also turned off for today. The games we missed today will be replayed on another date (which will be communicated asap).
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: I don't have a favourite, but I do have a top 5 :P Are you in it Benji? ;)
: Hi, I’m littlemisscheeky, social media manager at Riot OCE. Ask me anything!
Dyl (OCE)
: What equipment is involved in the broadcasting of OPL? I'm aware a tricaster is used for switching. My question is more about what cameras, microphones, communication devices as well as anything else is used? Just to clarify, by _communication devices_ I mean if anything is used throughout broadcasts as a means of live communication between various members in the broadcasting team.
We use a Clearcom comms system in our studio. We use a few different cameras, I cannot recall the exact models, but we currently have 5 (2 PTZ and 3 Regular). We use Shure 58's for our roaming mics and Audio Technica BPHS1-XF4 headsets for the desk.
Smite (OCE)
: In regards to the broadcasting, how many people do you (or would you want to) have in your team for your important broadcasts? A breakdown of all the different jobs that are covered would be cool too!
That's a hard thing to answer. It honestly depends on the scale of show we are running. Our Studio scales from 3 people up to... well honestly the skies the limit, you basically need to look at what kind of production you are looking to achieve and look at how many people it takes to run it. Do you want video packages? Then you need people to create the content. As a core, Video Mixer and Audio Mixer are basically required, and from there you break down what you are trying to accomplish and add the correct people to accomplish it. As you start scaling up, you add dedicated Directors and Producers (Instead of a Director that also acts as an Audio or Video Mixer).
Smite (OCE)
: Hey Conquisitor! I'm super interested in the esports side of things and in particular the Broadcasting of it. I run the esports club at my university in New Zealand and as such I've put on a few tournaments myself and run the broadcasting side of things too. I've been a part of other projects such as last semester's Oceanic Collegiate Championship running the broadcast team for that. I'd love to talk to some of the people involved and hear about what they do for Riot on both the Esports Team and the Broadcast Team. I'm always looking to improve my work and I imagine the people in those teams are some of the best. Secondly, what would it take to stand out to Riot? Do you simply go for the most experienced and qualified applications or are there certain qualities you might spot in someone that would make their application shine just a little brighter?
Hey mate, I handle our Broadcast and am also a part of the eSports team. Happy to answer any questions you have!
: Is there a possibility of a delayed streamed cast by the OPL casters?
Going to be live broadcast by the OPL casters, so VOD's will have you covered there!
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: The OCE eSports Team is looking for Shoutcasters!
There is not a deadline, we are looking at filling the position when we find the right casters. We will be evaluating them as they come in.
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Niji (OCE)
: I don't know who this is but just one thing I thought Riot was against naming and shaming is their stance on this different if the player is a pro or something?
That is correct, however with competitive play we like to remain transparent when it comes to decisions we make. We don't want to be banning players from tournaments and not explaining why.
HammerGuy (OCE)
: Does this mean Rich Gang can still compete in OPL but with a different Support (heh)?
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