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Community frustrated by League of Legends bugs ruining ARAM games

Published: 14/Nov/2019 0:49

by Alan Bernal


The League of Legends client houses the popular All Random All Mid mode, which has always been a fan-favorite – but that’s been being ruined lately by some particularly pesky game-breaking bugs.

Riot Games brought the Howling Abyss and ARAM to their LoL ecosystem in 2012 and has since been one of the best mental breaks from the tilting lanes of the Rift.

But more importantly, the mode is a fun way mode to either pass the time with friends or try out a random champion from one of the 146 characters in the massive catalog of the MOBA, as of November 2019.

Although ARAM can generally be a fun environment for many, major disconnect bugs are forcing players to go through multiple matches with an immediate disadvantage. In some cases, before the game even begins.

Riot GamesThere’s been a ton of fun on Howling Abyss, but bugs are starting to ruin more than a few games.

Putting a spotlight on the issues, Reddit user ‘tredli’ explained their frustrations as a bug in ARAM is disconnecting players which are forcing matches to be played with uneven players on each side.

“There is a bug where people dodge the lobby, and the game continues the same,” they said. “You see a message that ‘X has left the lobby,’ but the game goes through the same way.”

“Dodging” is the act of avoiding a matchmade lobby by exiting out of the client, to not commit to the game. While the dodging player usually accrues a penalty for leaving, the rest of the players are taken back to find another set of players.

Riot GamesThe bugs in ARAM can sometimes leave a team with a player-advantage through a whole match.

Unfortunately, the bug isn’t returning players out of the lobby, creating “a completely absurd number of 4v5s” in multiple ARAM matches.

Moreover, another bug is creating a specific instance where instead of players dodging, people’s clients are freezing up before loading into the game.

“What happens to me a lot is that I join the loading screen, and when it hits 100%, my client completely freezes,” user ‘howd-i-do-that’ said. “I never realize what’s happening until a few minutes later, and I have to restart my computer completely.”

By the time the player becomes aware that something isn’t quite right, the game is already well on its way, with them barely loading up in the Abyss.

It seems like there are a couple of bugs ruining the ARAM experience, and many players are hoping the League of Legends devs address them sooner than later.

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T1 & LS respond to League of Legends coach controversy

Published: 24/Nov/2020 14:02 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 14:05

by Lauren Bergin


Both Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare and T1 have responded to the mass backlash against the iconic Korean organization seemingly ignoring LoL fan toxicity.

When Korean League of Legends behemoths T1 by mistake leaked that Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare would be the organization’s new coach, T1 fans went wild.

In a story that has gone viral, die-hard T1 fans have been seen giving LS racial and homophobic abuse online, as well as doxxing his grandmother and sending mysterious packages to her address. For many, T1’s lack of substantial response up until this point has been considered as them condoning the abuse, and the controversy has caused many a fan to stray away from the T1 fold.

So while it’s taken some time, both parties have finally spoken out on the situation in an attempt to clarify what has been happening behind the scenes.

One of the most famous pictures from this event is of a T1 fan’s van being parked outside T1’s HQ demanding LS’ removal.

T1 apologizes

A lengthy apology was released via Twitlonger from CEO Joe Marsh regarding the LS situation on November 24. The document is largely an apology towards the T1 fanbase for not speaking out quicker, and in turn, allowing the fans to be slandered and attacked by the press.

Marsh claims that T1 fans and South Koreans, in general, have been made victims of “unfair generalizations about their cultures, moral, and character” due to being “accused of harassing LS.” Additionally, the apology covers the unacceptable abuse towards LS that had been left on the organization’s discord, apologizing to the fans for any upset these may have caused.

T1 player Lee ‘Effort’ Sang-ho also receives T1’s condolences, as T1 did not come to his defense after the LS news was leaked accidentally on his stream.

However, most League of Legends fans were concerned with LS, who only gets mentioned at the end of the Twitlonger in a paragraph that reads as more interested in appeasing the fans than addressing any abuse and doxxing. While Marsh confirms that a “police report” has been filed regarding the package sent to LS’ mother, there seems to be very little apology directed only to LS.

LS’ video response

In a 14-minute long YouTube video, LS addresses the T1 situation and his future with the organization. While he had initially been chosen to join the T1 content creation team, questions were asked whether or not he would like to move up to the role as a coach.

While expressing that it would be a dream come true, LS clarifies that he was happier with the content role.

He expresses his apologies for any previous support of bbq Olivers’ Sebastian ‘Malice’ Edholm’s racist remarks, noting that he had not seen the messages containing the offensive comments before he endorsed the player. As a man living in South Korea who calls it home, it’s clear LS would never knowingly have participated in defending racism despite T1 fans claiming otherwise.

As for the future, LS has chosen to remain in Korea. He states that “for all the years that teams wanted me to leave Korea and go coach elsewhere or join a different org, or join different teams; one thing’s always remained true and that’s that I love Korea and I don’t want to leave here. T1 is going to enable me to be able to do everything I’ve always wanted to do and more.”

So while this may not be the dramatic response that many fans were hoping for, LS seems prepared for a bright future regardless.