League Of Legends Catch All

I see a few familiar names in here, I think.

I've just recently started messing with LoL a bit. I don't know how much (or at least how regularly) I'll be able to play, but for the moment I'm having fun trying all the characters I can and earning some IP for daily wins (against bots).

Interested in mid (or a solo lane, not entirely sure of the difference between mid/top), jungle and support.

So far I think I'm tending to favor assassin/caster types and junglers. I really enjoyed both Bard and Thresh from this week's rotation so far though.

Non-cheap hero I played so far and really like, but may not be too strong: Diana
Non-cheap hero I think I'd like and is maybe stronger, but I haven't played: Katarina

To start though, I don't see spending IP on much but the 450 IP tier (Ryze, Warwick, Yi, Soraka maybe).

I understand I can't jungle until level 10 (Smite). Jungle also seems complicated.

StrayTanooki wrote:

I see a few familiar names in here, I think.

I've just recently started messing with LoL a bit. I don't know how much (or at least how regularly) I'll be able to play, but for the moment I'm having fun trying all the characters I can and earning some IP for daily wins (against bots).

Interested in mid (or a solo lane, not entirely sure of the difference between mid/top), jungle and support.

So far I think I'm tending to favor assassin/caster types and junglers. I really enjoyed both Bard and Thresh from this week's rotation so far though.

Non-cheap hero I played so far and really like, but may not be too strong: Diana
Non-cheap hero I think I'd like and is maybe stronger, but I haven't played: Katarina

To start though, I don't see spending IP on much but the 450 IP tier (Ryze, Warwick, Yi, Soraka maybe).

I understand I can't jungle until level 10 (Smite). Jungle also seems complicated.

Every champion is plenty viable through Platnium level. So never worry about how "strong a champion is" certainly early on. I thrive on playing champions that are considered "weak" because people don't know the matchups as well as I do.

Early on I would recommend on focusing on 2 main things.
Basic Mechanics - Last hitting, skill shots etc.
Learning champions - There is a lot of champions but knowing what they can do is key in learning to fight as or against them.

If you have not done another LoL like game it is a lot to learn up front. Most people have years experience so mostly I would just be ignore negative chat comments and just learn what you can.

For learning champions, I suggest playing some ARAM games. It won't help you with laning, last hitting, or knowing what is going on when you are playing on Summoner's Rift, but it is a good way to get low pressure introductions to a lot of different champions for you to play, play with ,and play against.

Thanks for the tips, guys. I haven't tried ARAM yet. It looks like a big group of free heroes this week, with quote a few I'm especially excited to try.

Really old post but thought it was funny

http://9gag.com/gag/arpxw5B?ref=fb.s

Biiiiiiiig changes coming to runes.

Rad, the rune system is so terrible in that game.

It is terrible and I am happy to see the change. I do hope however I get something reasonable being I have 100% rune unlock and 20 rune pages.

escher77 wrote:

I do hope however I get something reasonable being I have 100% rune unlock and 20 rune pages.

They say they're going to compensate for that investment, but we'll have to see if it's a reasonable compensation. I'm betting they're not going to be tossing RP back at us. Maybe some IP and keys.

I totally forgot that the Honor System existed, I just assumed they hadn't put it in the new client.

Also...yeah, the runes sucked. I have been playing for years and never bought more than 2 rune pages, an AD and an AP page. Glad they are simplifying both that and masteries into one system with hopefully more meaningful choices.

Not sure why but I was suddenly interested in playing after only ever doing the basic tutorial back in... 2010?

The game sure is prettier than I remember it being. Did baby’s first pub comp stomp last night and had a good time of it. Now... where do I sign up for my formal education and accreditation?

It's called solo queue

Forget that. If you want the informal "I don't even care, I'm just here for the hell of it and also esports" accreditation, then come join me over in the very infrequent games of only playing ARAM and pretending to know what you're doing.

I spent so much money, I miss this sometimes. Alas, HotS scratches the same itch, and better, most times.

Stele wrote:

I spent so much money, I miss this sometimes. Alas, HotS scratches the same itch, and better, most times.

How funny. The only things that favor HotS in my opinion is the shortness of the games and the general lack of toxicity. However, there's less communication in HotS anyway, so it evens out.