League of Legends Game Nights/Season 2 League

i actually had a hellacious battle against an Olaf on top with Kennen the other day. He ended up beating me in lane (getting one kill when he and WW turret-dove and I didn't ball away fast enough and another 5-10 mins later when I got slowed by an axe and couldn't slow/stun him enough to get him off me). He's more difficult to harass with Kennen than most solo tops because his axes travel through minions. We managed to trap him a couple of times and stunned the bejesus out of him, but with his ult he just waltzed away, lalala. We ended up winning the game once we got out of laning phase, though, because the rest of his team just wasn't up to the task.

Jow wrote:

i actually had a hellacious battle against an Olaf on top with Kennen the other day. He ended up beating me in lane (getting one kill when he and WW turret-dove and I didn't ball away fast enough and another 5-10 mins later when I got slowed by an axe and couldn't slow/stun him enough to get him off me). He's more difficult to harass with Kennen than most solo tops because his axes travel through minions. We managed to trap him a couple of times and stunned the bejesus out of him, but with his ult he just waltzed away, lalala. We ended up winning the game once we got out of laning phase, though, because the rest of his team just wasn't up to the task.

Right now, Kennen is really the best counter to Olaf. You just have to abuse your range.

Also, Olaf's axes cost mana and you don't use mana. Just harass all day and he'll be out of mana and health eventually. Whenever he throws an axe at you, run away cause his E will hit you hard. What I like to do is keep a single mark on him at all times (usually from my AAs) and then W + Q when he runs at me to stun him. He can ult out of your stun, but the CD on his ult is long so you can stun him multiple times afterwards.

Assuming equal skill/equal ganks, Kennen should beat Olaf every time. Oh yeah, build Rylais quickly! Health counters Olaf more than anything.

responded here, but this convo is sorta hijacking the thread so I'll move it over to the main thread.

Can we add to the score sheet number of champs owned? I like draft so much more and would love to do it more often. There might only be a few people that can pick up a few 450/1350 champs so we can play it almost all the time.

Draft as a standard would be welcome. We keep running into these wild top mismatches with blind pick, or absolute steamroll lanes when an experienced AD at bottom faces two newbies. I'd like to see us try to pair up people by their experience a little better, and draft would help with that.

I forget what game it was, but in one of them last week we agreed to let the two newer folks lane against each other on top, and I thought that was a big help. I think it's less fun for everyone when the games are decided by which team can dominate their unbalanced lane harder.

I added a column, I know owned vs available is different, but hopefully we can see where people stand.

Amen Crinkle. Especially the part about pairing up experience levels. It makes the game more competitive and more fun for everyone. Also, the newbies will be decently farmed by the time teamfights start so they'll actually be relevant instead of jumping in under-leveled and under-farmed.

Luckily most people have enough champs at this point and we can always yell at people who don't and force them to buy all the 450IP champs.

I should play some of my champs more. I dont think I have played a single game as Evelynn. And maybe only 1 of sivir or vayne.

Complex wrote:

I should play some of my champs more. I dont think I have should played a single game as Evelynn. And maybe only 1 of sivir or vayne.

Fixed that for you

I'd like to do some draft. I've never really done it, and I'd rather have you all telling me what's a good counter, instead of hearing how stupid I am

I don't know a ton of champs, but I know a few for each role and have enough runes for each role (even if they're not optimal - my support runes aren't really support runes). I should focus on actually buying a few more champs for each, though, so I don't have to depend on what's free that particular week.

carrotpanic wrote:
_Free_ wrote:

i just loved the Olaf ban. he's the only counter to Poppy. once I saw him off the table, it was an easy choice.

Yes, my team was screaming to ban Olaf. Then the Poppy pick. Them: Who counters Poppy? Me: Olaf.

My plan was to have us ban both Olaf and Poppy but bans didn't turn out so well. I had the opportunity to pick Poppy before Free but I decided to take Janna since I needed to trade for Yi and didn't know if anyone else on our team had Poppy.

you were planning on taking Poppy away from me? and banning Olaf? TREACHERY!!!

I probably would have just picked Riven. She does pretty good against Poppy and she scales super well into lategame.

That or Shen, because nothing beats Shen.

I just yell ban teemo and blitzcrank every game now. Maybe I will eventually become notorious enough for Ahri to get banned

I wonder how many are going to be on this weekend with PAX goin on?

Complex wrote:

I wonder how many are going to be on this weekend with PAX goin on?

I'll be on later tonight.

And my axe

I'm on now, but planning on drinking my sickness away within the hour, so I probably wont be on long.

Oh man my video from tonight is messed up. I derped and forgot that my sound was set up different for something. So all the sound other than my mic is doubled up. It's not too bad but it's a bit annoying. There's also weird lag spikes and I cut it off fairly far in the game because my harddrive filled up.

edit: Here it is, you might want to consider just muting the audio, it gets pretty out of sync later as well so by the end it's a pretty crazy mess of sound. I had completely forgotten that I left my sound setting on to send sound through as input.

Also I listen to Korean hiphop for like 20 minutes. Sorry for people who don't like music but commentary alone is sort of boring and hard to focus.

After watching people play LoL on the big screen at Pax, I am SO down for games tomorrow night.

Think my boss will accept "Field of Justice Duty" like "Jury Duty" so I don't have to work during league nights? :p

Draft mode sounds good. Keep buying champs everyone!

I missed you guys this Friday.

Happytime Harry wrote:

I just yell ban teemo and blitzcrank every game now.

WHYYYYYY?!?!

I wish you guys would stop cherry-picking my worst games to commentate !

I think I'm on a 6 game GWJ losing streak, including the ARAM games. That ends tomorrow! Just make sure I get to lane against Oily, and everything should sort itself out just fine

Dyni wrote:

I wish you guys would stop cherry-picking my worst games to commentate !

If they've commented more than one of your games, then you're getting more advice than I am! :p

Maybe I'll finally get a second one Friday, since I should finally be off work for another League night. Or I could complete embarrass myself with my lack of knowledge of the game and do commentary myself. :p

Hello!
It's Kay
I am here to carry you to victory!
Pm me your LoL names so I can get on this tomfoolery

TheFox wrote:

Hello!
It's Kay
I am here to carry you to victory!
Pm me your LoL names so I can get on this tomfoolery

Join our channel in game... much easier to grab and be grabbed. Summoner name and game-wise that is.

It's simply "GWJ".

Roger that! I'll be in there as unfortunec00kie

Happytime Harry wrote:

I just yell ban teemo and blitzcrank every game now. Maybe I will eventually become notorious enough for Ahri to get banned

We should ahri vs ahri.

TheFox wrote:
Happytime Harry wrote:

I just yell ban teemo and blitzcrank every game now. Maybe I will eventually become notorious enough for Ahri to get banned

We should ahri vs ahri.

We do draft mode that makes that impossible. We prefer this method so that people have more time to choose their champions and the champion choices "might" be less random.

TheFox wrote:
Happytime Harry wrote:

I just yell ban teemo and blitzcrank every game now. Maybe I will eventually become notorious enough for Ahri to get banned

We should ahri vs ahri.

Ahri is the new ban, bleh