As most of you know already I’m a humble and deep man. So I got out of my hot tub, put on some clothes so I didn’t distract myself, and shooed the ugly people out of my mansion so I could focus on a post and not their horrid appearance.
Now before I start getting into it let me give a disclaimer. I do not dislike League of Legends or what has it become.
For a while now League of Legends has been stomping it’s way through it’s other MOBA competitors and coming out smelling like a bucket of honey. Which has affected the content more than anything.
I think Riot has gotten too cocky with the DoTA 2 giant leering it’s water head over the horizon of games we hate to love. The quality of champions declined greatly with the choices of community and company created champions. Many of which being uninspired, dull, and frankly boring. This is mainly due to the community hating anything different or interesting since it’s usually described as “overpowered” or “stupid”. This is the reason people complained about Ziggs, Viktor, and even Skarner. Anything that reaches beyond the bounds of the generic will be labled as such.
Unfortunately, Riot decided to listen to those people which gave way for champions like Sejuani or Volibear. In my opinion, two of the most boring champions.
Hopefully with the Nautilus patch it will inspire new and creative ideas for champions.
The jungle is by far the biggest problem for League of Legends of them all for me. Since the drastic change to the jungle even the most brain dead of summoners can reach level at the same rate as a solo lane.
Since the jungle was set to the Easy setting it opened the floodgates for bad players that can jungle, but suck just about all other times. Jungling is basically needed since it gives you a better advantage compared to an all-lane team. Jungling used to be something you would practice, to get the route and ganks right, making it a more advanced part of the game hardly needing to worry about it in the early summoner levels. This also affect how often people will play supports. Considering Riot hasn’t put forth a new support champion since Karma there is a huge decline in support players. Whether this is due to nerfs, coincidence, or just plain boredom.
It’s clear that the reason for the declining quality in champions is because of variety. People are sick of seeing the fighters, tanks, assassins, and DPS in general (I am anyway). The actual support are such a small minority compared to how many champions there are. I hope Riot realizes that they need to close the gap between how many support champions there are compared to the rest of the classes. I’m a little sick of seeing the same 4 or 5 in games anymore.
Overall it’s still fun. It just disappointed me through it’s growth since BETA. Hopefully Riot puts their priorities in order before DoTA 2 sets sail or else their bums will be chapped by the wind.
Thanks for reading folks!