I think Riot secretly wanted to nerf supports. When I was reading patch pi my face was disgusted after I had read the support changes. Riot's conception is that supports can gain more gold with item buffs to build ability power items, however then they had to wreck all the main "support champions" ratios. And now we have Sona's whom are now just walking crescendos and Janna's who are just an area of effect boots.
Now Enter Targon
However what buried supports even more is the item they call targon. This item is so broken since it is allowed to stack. All of reddit has noted this and hopefully they set it back a bit. Targon sure is great for adc and support lanes but it's true potential shines when it goes double bruisers. The gold income from this item is absurd and allows gold for people who did not even last hit the minion. And I am going to cry when Pantheon and Xin Zhao show up bottom lane.
I jungled twice yesterday and I'm not sure if this is my teammates stealing exp but when I cleared both the buffs I didn't hit lvl 3. This sucks so badly that I needed to heal before I could attempt the lost wraith who made his camp next to blue. However the worst change to junglers is the damage that smite provides. At low levels it does barely anything that I thought it did 0 damage.
Good Things Though
Trinkets are a good innovation to the game but I forget to use it sometimes. The colored health bar is a good idea however yellow is not the most appealing color. Those are the only 2 things I enjoyed from this patch.
All In All
I think that riot tried to hard to make junglers and supports catch up that they nerfed them. This is only preseason but the signs that riot have shown is not good hopefully a lot of things get fixed before the season starts.
Alright that's the article guys thanks for reading and if you enjoyed please read my other posts. I haven't been posting on this blog lately since I have been busy testing out everything but when I'm on holidays it should start flowing. Alright guys take care and remember to use trinkets :).
Monday, November 11, 2013
The End Of Season 3
I would like everyone to take a brief few moments of silence to remember all the bronze players who did not get amazing rewards. Now moving on it's now season 4.
Lately, I have been reading reddit a lot, and like always a new batch of changes are incoming . I remember the changes to season 3, at first everyone hated it but I got accustomed to it. The smart innovation of letting me know how many times I had upgraded a skill is very useful and hopefully they keep it in season 4. However what Riot did fail in was that they tried to buff junglers and supports gold income, but it just did not have that effect. The only way for a support to have equal gold income to the laners is to not become a support. That is why they are even in the game to SUPPORT their laner. As for junglers I am not too sure on how to fix them.
I really like this idea. Riot are allowing players to play ranked in preseason which can sway where you are going to be placed in season 4. They are fixing up the league system which is great. Personally I do not really care between elo and the league system. They both have their flaws but I wish they could incorporate both the systems together.
Lowering Ip Priced Champs
While scrolling through my owned champions, I was a bit saddened that I only owned around a quarter of them all. I have been playing this game for more than a year and the fact that I only own 30 of the 116 of the released champions makes me feel small. I hope Riot overhaul their pricing system and make a few 6300-4800 ip champions cheaper. Yeah, Yeah I know Riot needs to make money and all but reducing a few champion prices wouldn't hurt. This company has created a game that constantly gathers the most viewers on twitch, and don't get me started on when Riot start streaming Lcs or Worlds.
Thats it, thats the article. Thanks for reading and sorry for not posting here for quite a while. I have been working on my lifestyle blog quite a bit. Anyways good luck in preseason summoners and till next time ;).