Calling all League of Legends players: what do you think of Ekko? Cool? OP? Too many similarities to Transistor, or just enough? The time-traveling champ came out this week, and players seem divided on him. So let me know what you think! You can leave a comment, or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. »
A frequent topic of discussion in the League of Legends community is: who, exactly, is Riot incessantly tweaking and updating its game for? Does the developer prioritize the eSports stars, high-ranking amateurs, or more casual players? They don’t go to the very top of the food chain, it turns out. But they get close. »
League of Legends players take the game seriously. Super seriously. So seriously that those pesky pretty little things on the Summoner’s Rift map like butterflies and dragonflies start to look like serious eyesores that get in the way of winning. I mean: you can’t even attack them! But Riot can. »
There was a loud bang, like metal falling on top of metal. Then nothing. I wanted to ask my teammates what the hell it was. A few minutes later, I heard it again. Then again. Something is here, I thought, dread creeping into my mind. Something is coming. »
Fresh-faced League of Legends champion Ekko hasn’t shown up in the game yet for most people. Those that do have access to the guy have been bringing back tales of his time-bending aventures from the game’s public beta. They make him sound exciting. And scary. Very, very scary. »
Here’s a sad truth: Unless you have thousands of hours or hundreds of dollars, it’s impossible to enjoy more than a sliver of League of Legends. »
League of Legends isn’t a typical game. If you’re interested in playing, you might start to feel overwhelmed by the ridiculous amount of information you’re suddenly expected to have at your fingertips. Don’t panic.
When Riot unveiled its tribunal system for League of Legends in 2011, it sounded like one of the most ambitious plans to improve standards in a gaming community a developer had tried. Inviting players to participate in a democratic process to judge their peers seemed groundbreakingly egalitarian. Oftentimes, it was.
Man. Is there anything better than an in-game ability so ridiculous people can’t tell if it’s a bug or an intended feature? »
League of Legends becomes much more enjoyable once you invest in a solid headset and start playing games with friends on Skype, Mumble, or Curse. It’s so much better that you might wonder why the hell Riot doesn’t just make its own voice chat system. Because it would be a terrible, terrible thing. »