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Riot Games respond to major League of Legends client issues

Published: 26/Apr/2020 16:19

by Daniel Cleary


The League of Legends client and its bugs have left many fans frustrated in recent years, and after the latest wave of community backlash, Riot has responded with an update on their plans to implement fixes.

Since the release of the game’s latest launcher in early 2017, many players have been left frustrated after logging on to encounter a black screen or finding that the LoL client simply won’t open at times.


The client has led to other issues as well such as making players unable to select champions or even queue up for a match without having to be restarted, causing them to lose LP and receive dodge penalties.

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League of Legends players have encountered bugs that prevent them from choosing champions.

While Riot has patched quite a few of the initial bugs that were causing issues, countless players are still frequently affected and have called on the dev team to implement a fix.


Following the latest wave of community backlash on the League of Legends subreddit, Riot Games’ communication lead Ryan Rigney responded to fans with how devs are approaching the problem.

“The new comms approach on this is to provide a detailed update at least every two months sharing progress on client work,” he said, highlighting the team’s first Client Cleanup Campaign post as an example.

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Riot Games dev’s response to the League client issues.

“I think we do ourselves and you all a disservice when we put out vague promises to “fix it”,” he continued, promising to share “very explicit technical information about not just improvements we’re making, but also setbacks.”


He revealed that fixing the client was a lot more complex than some fans would have believed it to be and was hopeful that players would understand why it was taking so long to resolve.

As of now, Riot does not have an expected date for all of the client’s issues to be fixed but they revealed in early March they would be rolling out multiple changes for the launcher in the following months.

While the client issues remain a high priority for the development team, Riot has recently revealed many other changes that they are planning on bringing to Summoner’s Rift, sharing some of the new champions, events and game modes planned.


League cosplayer descends from the heavens as amazing Dragonslayer Diana

Published: 7/Oct/2020 8:02

by Andrew Amos


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.


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.


“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.


“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!