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  • OldManSanns's Avatar Administrator Azir 995 897 Posts Joined 08/05/2019
    Posted 1 day, 13 hours ago

    Agreed. It will be nice to clearly see what has spell shield, what has elusive, and what has both.

  • OldManSanns's Avatar Administrator Azir 995 897 Posts Joined 08/05/2019
    Posted 3 days, 19 hours ago

    They definitely are a lot of work, so thanks everyone who reaffirmed that they are appreciated. (*^^*)

  • OldManSanns's Avatar Administrator Azir 995 897 Posts Joined 08/05/2019
    Posted 4 days, 13 hours ago

    On a personal level I totally agree with these sentiments; however I've been trying to write more objective and "journalistic" so I tried to not let my opinions color the article. :-)

  • OldManSanns's Avatar Administrator Azir 995 897 Posts Joined 08/05/2019
  • OldManSanns's Avatar Administrator Azir 995 897 Posts Joined 08/05/2019
    Posted 1 week ago

    Final results:

    • Hard Run Attempt #1: Failed at Spiders
    • Hard Run Attempt #2: Success! (Sivir + lots of landmarks and draw)
    • Heroic Run Attempt #1: Failed at Thresh (Zed)
    • Heroic Run Attempt #2: Failed at Mistwraiths (Quinn) 
  • OldManSanns's Avatar Administrator Azir 995 897 Posts Joined 08/05/2019
    Posted 1 week, 2 days ago
    Quote From linkblade91

    I'm still on the search for the best version of Lissandra with Draklorn Inquisitor. I was lucky enough to make the Draklorn prismatic, and Kindly Tavernkeeper as well, so I want a deck with both of them in it (alongside a prismatic Liss, maybe? Need more essence for that...).

    https://twitter.com/SzerroLOR/status/1378638347397128193 

  • OldManSanns's Avatar Administrator Azir 995 897 Posts Joined 08/05/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago
    Quote From Nevin

    I’m open to creative solutions for this, but if the team doesn’t even have a plan yet then I’m worried that the game is heading toward a bad place in a year or two.

    I wouldn't say that they don't have any plan; it's more like they have multiple plans that they are internally assessing and they don't want to say anything publicly until they know which one they're going to use.

    For what its worth, there is a major CCG that doesn't use rotation at all: Yu-Gi-Oh TCG. They instead rely on a fairly extensive ban/restriction list to keep things in check. Fans of that game can quickly point out flaws with this implementation, but many of those issues arise from the fact it's a physical game and can't do live balance patches like digital CCGs can.

  • OldManSanns's Avatar Administrator Azir 995 897 Posts Joined 08/05/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago
    Quote From minuano28

    Also Rengar is from Ixtal not Ionia. 

    Great catch! I actually re-listened just to confirm that I got it correct, and Dovegedys did say "Rengar" (around 2:10:00).

    I'm actually terrible with lore, but I do know Rengar's lore has been retconned a lot. Currently his official home is Kiilash Village, which is technically Ixtal but its right at the border of Shurima and therefore commonly associated with it. On Riot's official LoL pages, Rengar actually currently appears under both "Ixtal Champions" and "Shurima Champions". I don't know much about earlier iterations of his lore, but since  Rengar was released way back in 2012 while both regions were only conceived in recent years, it's possible that Dovagedys is thinking of some obsolete lore that associated him with Ionia. It's also possible this was a Freudian slip, spoiling that Rengar will be "relocated" to Ionia similarly to how Nocturne was relocated to Shadow Isles and that Ixtal won't be a region. Or its possible he just had a brain fart when he was trying to list Ionia champions on-the-spot. :-P

  • OldManSanns's Avatar Administrator Azir 995 897 Posts Joined 08/05/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    Perhaps you just haven't found other aggro decks you enjoy yet?

    I've found a lot of the new Azir decks surprisingly fun!

  • OldManSanns's Avatar Administrator Azir 995 897 Posts Joined 08/05/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    "Me have master plan. You no stop me!"

  • OldManSanns's Avatar Administrator Azir 995 897 Posts Joined 08/05/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    Sorry! It's around 3:30; I'll look into if there's a clean way to included that in the embedded for future articles.

  • OldManSanns's Avatar Administrator Azir 995 897 Posts Joined 08/05/2019
    Posted 1 month ago

    I'm sorry you haven't enjoyed it. :-(

    It's definitely an odd deck -- e.g. running Buried Sun Disc to thin your deck and enable Shaped Stone rather than focusing on flipping it. That said, I generally have high confidence in anything Tempo13x says is good. I've embedded his YouTube video in the deck guide in case that helps at all; I'm also on the lookout for some more conventional Sun Disc decks for future articles.

  • OldManSanns's Avatar Administrator Azir 995 897 Posts Joined 08/05/2019
    Posted 1 month ago
    Quote From CursedParrot

    I think I remember an earlier roadmap saying that the lab would become PvP, so that’s probably what it is. Hopefully, they also update some of the champion selections and passives.

    You're probably remembering this roadmap from January, where they wrote "Social Lab / Legends Lab" under April, May, and June. Our guess is that the slash is intended to designate two separate labs, the 1st involves cooperating with another player circa the 2vAI and 2v2 labs that we've had in recent weeks and the 2nd being a card/power/opponent changes to the existing Lab of Legends format, but you could be right in thinking that this instead means that the Lab of Legends format changes to incorporate another player.

    Either way, it is worth noting that that road map only called out Legends Lab for February, April, May, & June while this new calendar has only 1 lab designation, the aforementioned "Upgrade!!!" which occurs March 31st -- practically the only month not listed in the original roadmap. To be determined if this means they've tweaked their plans or if they just consider the 31st to be effectively April.

  • OldManSanns's Avatar Administrator Azir 995 897 Posts Joined 08/05/2019
  • OldManSanns's Avatar Administrator Azir 995 897 Posts Joined 08/05/2019
    Posted 1 month, 1 week ago

    If something wasn't listed here, it mostly means we just didn't notice anyone playing it yesterday. Specific to mono Demacia, though: it does seem like it won't be "top tier" the same way Azir, Kindred, and Lissandra are shaping up to be -- if that's important to you, you might want to hold off. There's also a very annoying bug with Cataclysm right now where it's sometimes possible to "cheat" out of blocking, which definitely isn't helping things.

    We are planning on returning to the "X Decks for Champion Y" style articles after the meta stabilizes, so we should be writing up the best J4 decks we can find later this month.

    Good luck!

  • OldManSanns's Avatar Administrator Azir 995 897 Posts Joined 08/05/2019
  • OldManSanns's Avatar Administrator Azir 995 897 Posts Joined 08/05/2019
    Posted 1 month, 1 week ago
    Quote From Psymon

    Yes sorry, I forgot to mention that I'm playing more often LoR since January so right now my experience with card games is Hearthstone where usually you pay for more deck related content instead cosmetics when a new expansion launches. I thought it was a mini event you paid for having more card archetypes and not too much oriented on cosmetics. Having at least one copy of each new champion, a "wildcard" for a deck on the store, more chests... Something like this.

    After you've been playing for a while, you'll reach the end of the region rewards -- these basically give exactly what your talking about for free. :-P

    I got 1 copy of Lissandra, Jarvan, and Kindred yesterday for 2000 XP/ea; working on LeBlanc right now. Also got 3x copies of Sun Disc for free. You can also choose to focus on a specific region to get more of the new non-champ cards from that region, but I've been jumping around because I want to try as much new stuff as I can.

  • OldManSanns's Avatar Administrator Azir 995 897 Posts Joined 08/05/2019
    Posted 1 month, 1 week ago
    Quote From SAYONARAARIGATO

    "What's better than riding a crocodile? Riding 3."

    no clue whatsoever finding this one :/

    Hint:

    Show Spoiler

    This clue is strictly based on the card's artwork. It's most obvious in the full artwork, but you might be able to figure it out from just the cropped portion that shows up on the card face.

    Good luck!

    In reply to Path to Ascension
  • OldManSanns's Avatar Administrator Azir 995 897 Posts Joined 08/05/2019
    Posted 1 month, 1 week ago
    Quote From Psymon

     At least grouping all site wordsearchs in a same link for that purpose could be nice.

    Have you tried https://outof.cards/tag/word-search ?

  • OldManSanns's Avatar Administrator Azir 995 897 Posts Joined 08/05/2019
    Posted 1 month, 1 week ago
    Quote From DoubleSummon

    What can you even nerf on tf? 

    That's the big question, right?

    I'd probably try changing Pick A Card from Draw 3 Fleeting to Draw 2 Fleeting. I think Draw 8 -> TF L2 is generally a fair risk -> reward proposition, it's just that certain highly optimized decks have made it way to easy to "pop off" and flip TF too quickly. I don't really like the idea of directly nerfing TF, as that would probably kill using TF outside of those optimized decks.

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