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Hafu explains why RNG isn’t the reason you’re bad at Teamfight Tactics

Published: 5/Jul/2019 12:06 Updated: 5/Jul/2019 13:05

by Joe O'Brien

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Twitch streamer Rumay ‘Hafu’ Wang explained why Teamfight Tactics players shouldn’t just blame RNG when things aren’t going their way.

Teamfight Tactics is Riot Game’s take on the autobattler genre, and sees teams build compositions of League of Legends champions to take on opponents, with success determined by factors like  champion synergies, items, and levels.

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Randomness in Teamfight Tactics has been one of the main points of criticism by players in the early stages of the game’s lifecycle, with many focusing in particular on the item RNG. There are several rounds in which players fight neutral monsters with chances to drop items, but bad luck in these rounds can lead to having limited items available and therefore a harder time in the game.

Riot Games have actually already responded to this particular complaint, stating that while they don’t want to remove the RNG entirely, in the next major update they will be adjusting the early rounds to ensure some item drops are guaranteed and the potential variance in the number of drops players get is reduced.

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Item RNG isn’t the only element of randomness in Teamfight Tactics, however, as players can also benefit or suffer depending on whether they find the champions they’re looking for in the shop, or even if the right champion or item comes up during the shared draft carousel.

Riot GamesTeamfight Tactics is Riot Game’s take on the autobattler genre.

Some players may have a tendency to point to the randomness in the game when they don’t succeed, but Hafu, who is one of the top players in TFT, thinks this attitude isn’t helpful.

“People are like ‘oh my god I get so unlucky all the time!’ But in reality that’s just not true, you’re gonna have unfortunate rolls sometimes but your opponents are also going to have unfortunate rolls. It’s just a very toxic mentality to always think about all these elements you can’t control.”

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Hafu argues that like poker, in which a player’s success is influenced by the cards they draw, randomness can effect individual rounds, but when you look at a much larger set of results players who are more skilled at the game will consistently perform better.

Hafu was the number one-ranked player in Teamfight Tactics during the PBE, and recently finished fourth out of sixteen of the top TFT players in Pokimane’s $15,000 tournament, so she can certainly speak about the game with authority.

Fortunately for players who do find the RNG particularly frustrating, however, the worst-case scenario should be softened a little once Patch 9.14 arrives.

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League cosplayer descends from the heavens as amazing Dragonslayer Diana

Published: 7/Oct/2020 8:02

by Andrew Amos

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Diana has descended from the heavens of Mount Targon here on Earth ⁠— or so you could be mistaken into thinking. Scottish cosplayer ‘anaelic’ has once again delivered the goods for League of Legends fan, putting on an epic display with her Dragonslayer Diana cosplay.

Seeing a Diana cosplay for League of Legends is rare. However, finding an exquisite one is almost impossible. The Scorn of the Moon, with her heavy armor and massive Moonsilver blade, isn’t up there with one of the popular champions to cosplay.

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However, that hasn’t stopped anaelic from creating one of the best ⁠— if not the best ⁠— Diana cosplay with her incredible rendition of the Lunari’s Dragonslayer skin.

Dragonslayer Olaf and Diana in League of Legends
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The Dragonslayer skin for Diana is one of her most intricate, but that didn’t stop anaelic.

Anaelic has been working on her Dragonslayer Diana cosplay since lockdown began. She was originally going to take it to conventions, but with 2020 stopping all of those, she instead used the project as motivation.

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“This project has instead been my distraction, the thing that’s kept me motivated to stay productive, and I’m so proud that I at least have this to show for all the extra time I’ve had,” she said on Instagram after completing her cosplay.

You can tell just how much effort she put into it right from the first glance. Anaelic has managed to recreate the Aspect’s sunset-colored armor perfectly, not forgetting a single panel on Diana’s intricate outfit.

She managed to keep all the pieces together with velcro, although the cosplay is ⁠— understandably ⁠— very hard to get around it.

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“I honestly don’t know how I’m going to survive a full day at a con in this cosplay because it is so hard to move about it! It was well worth it though because we got some amazing photos,” she added.

 

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Anaelic also considered all the small details ⁠— she recreated the smoky effect on her blade with a smoke machine and LED lights built into the crescent. The cosplay is not only one of the best Diana ones we’ve seen, but one of the best cosplays of the year. Period.

The Scottish cosplayer isn’t stopping here though. If you’re wondering what anaelic’s next project is, wonder no more. She is currently working on a Spirit Blossom Lillia cosplay, and she’s trying to make it perfect from head-to-hoof. We’ve even covered her progress on it so far!

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