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League of Legends has an auto-attack issue affecting all champions

Published: 18/Jan/2019 11:19 Updated: 18/Jan/2019 11:29

by Joe O'Brien

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A League of Legends player discovered an issue with auto-attacking that appears to affect all of the game’s champions.

While unique champion abilities are obviously a major factor in defining how League of Legends is played, the auto-attack is arguably the most fundamental element of the game – totally relied on for many marksmen, but constantly used by even the most ability-reliant of champions during the laning phase.

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Unfortunately, players have identified an apparent issue with the ability that can put them in greater danger than they would otherwise be.

It appears that, rather than always attacking from the maximum range, the auto-attack will occasionally take an unnecessary step forward before firing, putting the champion unnecessarily close to their target.

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The issue appears to occur when an auto-attack is initiated while still on cooldown from the previous shot, which results in the champion taking an extra step forward before being able to fire.

It may seem like a small difference, but League of Legends is a game decided by tiny margins. Taking a single step too close to the enemy can mean getting hit with a stun, for instance, which in turn leads to a death that, particularly later in the game, could cost the entire match.

Some players countered that the issue might not be a bug, but rather a deliberate feature to account for enemies that are running away. If the auto-attack were to stop at true max range, then by the time the animation occurred the enemy would be out of range and the attack might be cancelled.

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Even if it is a deliberate decision by Riot, however, many players still aren’t pleased with the result, arguing that once an attack is initiated in-range it should be executed regardless, and that the current state does more harm than good.

It’s unclear how long this issue has been in-game, and whether or not Riot may look at fixing it now that it has been raised by the community.

Cosplay

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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