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Why does /v/ hate blatant pandering? Isn't it good for game

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Why does /v/ hate blatant pandering? Isn't it good for game companies to give the players what they want?
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>>284696576
>we want the tumblr audience
do you see the problem now?
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Sure, if you think that general consensus validly determines right and wrong / good or bad.
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>>284696803
the TES series is objectively bad
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Why are her legs so long
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>>284696751
>sjw always complaining on the forums about new skins
Not OP but league has never gave in when it comes to designing a skin
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>>284698061
I don't play MOBA garbage, but I know for sure that you are fucking wrong. There is no way Riot hasn't pandered in some way to a specific target.
Anyway, OP asked what is wrong with pandering. I answered. Doesn't matter if LoL caves in or doesn't to Internet peer pressure.
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>>284699385
>here is no way Riot hasn't pandered in some way to a specific target.

For sexy champions.

The female champions of league have more skins then the males.

>OP asked what is wrong with pandering. I answered.
>>we want the tumblr audience

And you're wrong, they never cave into the tumblr sjw audience
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>>284697145
>objectively bad
>objectively
I was sure, that there was consensus on /v/ claiming that there is no such thing as "objectively bad / good".

>>284696576
Because it is popular.
On serious note, because the product e.g. video game will most likely be shallow and won't offer actually anything in value. It is matter of being suspicious.

>>284699929
>>284696751
I take logic for 200.
>Pandering to sjw audience with sexy portayal of female characters
>what is fallacy?
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>>284699929
You retard, the OP didn't mean Riot or LoL specifically, he meant in general
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Post more fox sluts.
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>>284701167
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The fox and the grapes
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>>284701001

And I was replying to that guy saying he was wrong about "muh tumblr audience"
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>>284696576
I like thematically consistent pandering(to me).
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Doesn't /v/ just hate everything in general?
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>>284701730
Ahri makes my dick so hard
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Does anyone want to buy my account?

I have 102 champions and the king rammus beta skin
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>>284703509
/v/ loves Nintendo
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>>284705523
i hate nintendo
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>>284705235
>buy
I have 110 heroes in Dota and cosmetics I obtained, all for free.
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>>284696576
Pandering in video games is always bad, because players themselves don't know what's good for them or not.
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Popstar Jarvan when?
>giant microphone + stand Q
>pink floodlights W
Not sure what to do with the E
>Cataclysm walls/terrain replaced with a ring of adoring fans and concert barricades
>Shirt open and constantly flowing in wind

I'd be sold.
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>>284705712
i obtained all this stuff for free, in a game that people actually like. but its 2015 now and mobas are boring as fuck so i guess it doesnt matter
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League thread?
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>>284705523
/v/ hates Nintendo. Why do you think we have all those IT'S OKAY WHEN NINTENDO DOES IT threads?
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>>284696576
>Isn't it good for game companies to give the players what they want?

Yeah but it isn't giving /v/ what /v/ wants so clearly it's wrong.

>b-but /v/ isn't one person!

You sit around circlejerking and parroting what the retard in front of you said. This board is as hivemind as any.
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>Being locked out of a majority of gameplay content until you unlock it is a good thing
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>>284696576
>Isn't it good for game companies to give the players what they want?

Of course not - players know fuckall about game development and design. Why the fuck would you ever give players what they don't know shit?
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>>284708136
>skins add gameplay
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>>284708493
>Not being able to play 75% of champs when you start is a great idea
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>>284696576
Ahri new splash arts sucks her tits look fake
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>>284708382
>giving the community a skin they want has the potential to ruin the game cuz players arent developers
Although i fail to see how something cosmetic can be detrimental to the game, i still agree that most things players want are game breakingly autistic
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>>284708136
>>284708625
>you need to play the game to unlock more chars
oh wow, never has the world of video gaming seen such atrocity
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>>284708789
Well, I wasn't speaking about skins in specific, but even they can ruin the game's art direction. If you have ever played a Korean medieval-style MMO that inserts 'cool' cash shop items that have nothing to do with the game's depicted era, you know what I mean. Sure, some players want that, but it shits on the art direction and the game feels like an incoherent patchwork of random shit in the end.
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>>284708809
Unlockables are just forcing artificial gameplay. I paid for the game, all of the content should be fucking accessible to me from the start.
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>>284708809
http://www.reddit.com/r/leagueoflegends/comments/2gof61/about_the_ip_system_how_long_does_it_take_to/
>7 years 4 months and 25 days
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/v/ likes blatant pandering though, do you not notice the daily SK threads?
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>>284708987
Thats true this arguement goes both ways, i guess aslong as the developers like the idea as much as the community does
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>>284709080
and most people don't even play 5 games a day
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>>284696576
/v/ doesnt like LoL.
/v/ used to like dota 2 but gaben is turning up the shillometer and starting all this paywall bs
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>>284709061
it's a free game
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>>284709351
I mean in general.
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>>284705980
I'd buy it
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Blatant pandering is bad because it's unequal and makes everyone else except the niche audience feel bad and alienates them from the game.

You don't see males dressing in boyband or stripper outfits either.
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>>284709080
>buying ALL the runes
unless you're going pro there is no reason to have more than 5 rune pages. I made it to gold league relatively easily in solo queue with only 3 rune pages

as for the champions if you play 50-60 matches with your new bought char you'll have enough IP to purchase the next one. If you don't want to play 50-60 matches with one char, why did you buy him in the first place, just wait for it to be on free week. Also most players stick to one, two, max three lanes so they won't be buying support chars if they enjoy jungle the most, now won't they?
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>>284709351
>IT'S FREE SO DEVS SHOULD BE FREE TO SHIT IN YOUR MOUTH MMM PLEASE GIVE ME MORE STEAMY SHIT TO CHEW
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>>284709061

>I payed for the game
>It's a free game
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at least half of the people ITT wish they could erp with an Ahri-roleplayer
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>>284696576
Because the perception is that it's being done at expense of other things the players want or "need".
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>>284710691
Yeah its free
You didn't pay for it
so you have the right to just not play it
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>>284696576
League of Lel is literally only good for fapping now.
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>>284705980
Please no. I recently got the last J4 skin I lacked, if they release another one I'll have to buy it too.
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>>284710625
>Playing different champions to see how they feel and different roles to see what fits you the best is a bad idea
>See someone play an interesting champion, can't try it out for yourself unless you buy it or wait for free rotates
>Regret buying it, wasted currency to play it a few times to realize it's not for you
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>>284696576
man i fucking love fox sluts
why isn't there any games where you can play as a fox slut? that isnt porn
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>>284696751
> I throw around tumblr when I have nothing intelligent to contribute
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>>284711428
Nice way to post a contradictory image. That doujin made her worst girl.

In fact, nevermind, everything involving that doujin was a fucking disgrace.
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>>284711221
>different champions
except all champions in a given roles' play style is nearly identical
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>>284705980

Popstar Azir when?

>Summons rabid fan girls that scuffle with enemy champs for Azirs attention / security guards that attack that say "SIR, I NEED YOU TO BACK UP"
>Flies to rabid fan girls and snaps a quick picture with them / quick autograph or security guards telling them good job
>Ult is he yells SECURITY and a line of stage security guards pushes the plebs away from the stars with a bunch of fake fans trying to push through but failing.
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>>284711221
fair enough that can happen. but if you play long enough you have probably either played most chars or have a good idea if a char will suck for you or not just by watching the videos.

I think their system is rather fair. You can play the game for free, no p2w bullshit. The only reason you need to spend a dime in it is if you want new skins or can't be bothered to save some IP/wait for new rotation week
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>>284711589
>fanart makes characters worse

?
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Pandering is just shallow. It will always lead to pleasing the lowest common denominator thus destroying whatever nuance that made the product special or interesting.

Pop music does it. McDonald's does it. Politics does it. Now vidya does it.

It's the only way a big company can keep going. It's that "too big to fail mentality"
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>>284708809
I played LoL for THREE FUCKING YEARS and I barely have half of all the champs. I dont even buy runes. This shit is unacceptable.
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>>284697169
Long legs are erotic.
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>>284711829
>I like this champion so I'll post the worst thing they've ever appeared in.

?
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>>284711428
yes
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>>284711309
>why isn't there any games where you can play as a fox slut?

try steam
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>>284711975
>Smite has a system to unlock all characters for a one time payment (I think $30) or free to play and unlock slowly
Somehow, this will never work in League
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>making legion commander a chick
Gay as fuck
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>making a weeaboo fag skin for a weeaboo fag character who already has a lot of skins already
I'm more concerned that they fuck their games balance up solely to sell skins for these shitty characters
>Nidalee will never be actually nerfed because she has a skin that's locked behind a bundle
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>>284705980
>not an ultimate skin that's King Jarvan IV
Fuck off with the meme skins
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>>284712223
That would be GREAT. They should do a 30-40 dollar package for all champs, and another 30 for all skins
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>>284712523
>meme skin
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>>284704117
she was designed for that, you /v/irgin
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>>284712575
>Implying Riot would ever allow for this to happen
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>>284696576
Blatant pandering isn't giving me anything I want, it's giving autist weaboos shit to fap over and making the characters/story more puerile and juvenile as a consequence
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>>284712523
>King Jarvan IV

That would require advancing the plot. And Riot never

EVER

advances the plot.
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>>284711070
what makes you think I haven't
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>>284696576
If the game is made TO pander, then it's likely to end up being a shit game, if the game is made, THEN panders (extra skins/content) then it's likely to be ok or at least ignorable and playable.
Not to defend pandering so much, but if you deliver a fun/interesting game and later give the option for bikinis/habits(nun) then it's perfectly fine in my book.
DOA beach volleyball is horrible, DOA5 is a fun fighting game, but holy shit do they go overboard on those costumes.
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>>284712674
>it's giving autist weaboos shit to fap over
yes, and?

> and making the characters/story more puerile and juvenile as a consequence

>League
>characters

>League
>story

League's story hasn't mattered since they fired their writing staff and stopped doing the Journal of Justice, and stopped giving reasons for why characters exist.


And the chjaracters have always just been either pop culture jokes or similar.
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>>284712575
That would ruin their entire snake oil scam so they'll never do it
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Pandering alienates everyone else.

And games will often pander to sjws or casuals so if you are neither you are fucked.
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>>284697169
She has an inhumanly long body

If she existed irl she'd be like 8ft tall.
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>>284712989
Yeah, games should try to appeal to a wider audience.
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>>284712793
i never doubted it
fuccboi
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>>284712931
It's funny how it's gets defended as some amazing strategy to help players learn to play and become better, but it's really just there to make working a minimum wage job and paying more worthwhile than grinding games
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I think it can be done well. The MGR inspired skin for Yasuo is fucking great.
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>>284696576
>Why does /v/ hate blatant pandering?
>/v/ is one person
Pandering is bad when it's out of context or detracts from more important parts of the game.
There's nothing wrong with it outside of that.
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>>284713348
It's also a great way to differentiate good Yasuos from bad ones. Because for some reason every MGR Yasuo sucks donkey balls.

Also, I'm saddened that I got so hype for Yasuo's release because of MGR and then I ended up not liking his playstyle.
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>>284713263
I can be that
if that's what you want me to be
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>>284713348
>tfw no solaire leona
>tfw new nautilus skin is beautiful but naut sucks dick
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>>284713574
stop reading my mind
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>>284714074
make me >:3
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>>284712646
They did a good job then.
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>>284714235
now you've stepped over the line
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>>284701730
Is Nid being lesbian canon?
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>>284714609
And? What are you gonna do about it? >:3
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>>284714875
violently fuck your stupid ass until you stop being a cheeky cunt
in a metaphoric way
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vidya goes pandering when it has no depth and actual content
works wonders with casuals
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>League thread turning into ERPing
It's just like on /vg/
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>>284715106
why not literally?
pls be gentle
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>>284715350
what did you expect? serious video game discussion?

everyone is probably fapping anyway by now
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>>284709061
>artificial gameplay

Well, this is a new one. What's the difference between "natural gameplay" and "artificial gameplay"?

And why does it make you so angry? Do you hate having something to work for? Does unlocking new things to use make your ass that red?
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>>284715673
Only you underage, everyone is facepalming.
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>these Veigar changes

Looks like Im going to have to bury another champ I love, right next to Sion and Taric's old ultimate

I might as well start digging a plot for Yorick too

fuck riot
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>>284715650
i don't know what "gentle" means
and i am running out of pictures to crop
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>>284715823
I hope you don't like Poppy too, anon
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>>284715823
Wait, what?

I haven't played with him in a while, what changes did they do to him?
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>>284715881
want me to demonstrate?
that's bullshit anon, there's more than enough ahri porn around
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>>284715946
Q now a skillshot, can hit (and get AP from) 2 targets, 1 more sec CD

-0.2 AP ratio on R

-2 secs cd on W

and the big one
E ring has a 0.75 delay now
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>>284711812

RITO PLZ
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>>284713331
Well Dota 2 has this thing called Limited Heroes mode where you're given a selection of 30 or so very simple characters to choose from to help you learn.
LoL is also the only moba that doesn't have a built in player guide system.
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>>284715673
Why the fuck would I fap to two awkward faggots sending spoilered messages back and forth? It's the polar opposite of arousing.
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>>284716054
you just want me to keep posting
and i don't even get to fuck ahri
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>>284716389
I can put some cat ears on and meow for you, anon~
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>>284715946
they made his Q a skillshot cause the game doesnt have enough of those, and they put a .75 second delay on his stun, as if it wasnt easy enough to dodge in the first place

they also took away the extra 20% AP on his ulti, even though they said they wanted to give him more damage to make up for removing DFG
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>>284716162
There isn't anything sacred anymore
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>>284715902
I do, dare I ask what they're doing to her?
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>>284716521
i'm sold!
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>>284716680
Just saying, the source is named Kerasu
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>>284715823
Veigar needed those changes because at higher elo his stun range was just too huge. People wouldn't use it for the purpose of zoning a person out, but instead aiming it so that people would get hit at max range from the gate, get stunned, and then the team would just follow up and kill them. Put mobility boots on Veigar and no one is going to be able to escape a stun from him without flashing or using gap closing abilities to get away.

a .75 delay on it means that people won't be doing this anymore, support veigar will go away, and he'll be set back into the middle lane as an AP mid burst caster like he was meant to be.

This is a picture of my account right now.
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I want a Bloodmoon diana skin

But since shes been reduced to average tier I wont ever see that happen. Old washed up adcs and shit supports will get skins by the fucking pounds though.
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>>284716680
Want me to suck your soul too, anon?
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>>284717079
>Viktor

So how bout that late game 1HKO Q?

Why the fuck isnt he overplayed
Hes my normals freelo every time hes in the rotation
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>>284717278
joke's on you i sold it already
3 times
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>>284717279
No one in the world can do everything on Viktor 100% correctly all the time, so theres no point in playing him really when you can just play a champion like Lissandra instead and make sure you don't throw an entire game off not landing an ability correctly.
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>>284717279
>normals
>freelo
I don't think you know what elo is, do you

>1HKO Q
>Viktor
Pick one
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>>284717079
So I get punished because yet again riot has gotten their panties in a bunch over people playing champs in an "unintended" way

Besides, there are already plenty of champs that can use gap closer abilities to avoid his stun when Im not using boots of mobility, which I never have on him, so that delay gives them plenty of time to dash away even if I catch them off guard. Now its even worse because non gap closer champs can just walk out of it if they're near the edge, unless they're completely retarded
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>>284718504
>Innovate new way to play League
>It get patched out
Literally anti-fun
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>>284718906
pretty much
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>>284718329
I do. Please keep the autism in the league general

and Discharge is strong enough to nearly 1hko some targets sorry for not beating exact.
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>>284718504
You're surprised?

Riot literally writes paragraphs telling people HOW to play a champion before it even comes out.
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>>284718906
I remember the same fate that Karma had to suffer

>unique ult
>gameplay style that no other champ had
>almost nobody used, so mid Karma was something you couldn't predict how it could go

Then, rework, everything went to shit, etc
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>>284719557
why would I be surprised? they've done it many times before
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>>284712404

Nidalee isn't that strong. Just dodge her spears and don't engage her with her mark on you.
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>>284719557
I don't think many companies go that in-depth on how to play. Usually, they give you a general idea of the character's abilities and let the players decide how they want to roll with it. Riot just hand holds you into a cookie cutter.
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>>284716569

>as if it wasn't easy enough to dodge in the first place

veigar scrub detected? If you want(ed) to be a master of Veigar you placed your stun circle so that the enemy was always on the outside edge of it, stunning them instantly. In the hands of a good Veigar player there WAS no dodging it.
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>>284719557
>>284720076
They want to balance around a very specific meta, one that has been maintained for years now. Creative and innovative ways to play disrupt and distort the meta, so they are removed.

It's retarded, but it's why they do it.
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>>284720202
Actually, I hit it all the time if they're in my range, but the range of it is mediocre and Veigar has no gap closer or movement speed buff of his own, which many champs have now, so actually getting in range to use it is the hard part
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>>284720941

It's still one of the longest CC in the game on one of the burstiest champions in the game. Try building MS like the other anon said.
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>>284721362
Retard, veigars relies on his stun to actually hit his shit, the moment you build any amount of tenacity on veigar is the moment he loses lane
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>>284721362
>building MS is what caused enough assblasing to get this shitty delay on his stun
>keep doing it

no thanks, riot may just end up removing him all together
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>>284721508

Veigar has two skills that automatically hit no matter what you do, I wouldn't say he relies on his stun to "hit with his shit". He has one skill that he needs to use his stun (or good prediction) to hit with.

>>284721695

If it works, why not use it?
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>>284721839
>If it works, why not use it?
Clearly that mentality has been used before, and riot has shown that they'll nerf champs if you get too far from their idea of "how you should play"
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>>284721839
>Prediction
>Enemy can see it
>Always has the same time before it hits the ground
>Implying it's hard to dodge a big shining beacon
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