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Riot reveals plan to fix League of Legends Solo Q after Voyboy video

Published: 10/May/2020 12:01

by Daniel Cleary

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Riot Games have revealed a new plan to combat the “game-ruining behavior” that has been affecting players’ ranked solo queue experience in League of Legends, after streamer Voyboy expressed concerns for the playlist.

After popular Twitch streamer and former North American pro Voyboy revealed his disappointment over the current state of Solo Q matches in League of Legends, he was met with overwhelming support from the community.

Voyboy highlighted the apparent lack of punishment issued to players who had been “ruining games” by AFKing or intentionally feeding kills to the opposing team and called on Riot to implement some changes.

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Riot Games have revealed new features will be added to reduce “game ruining behavior.”

The League of Legends devs previously responded to Voyboy on May 5 during their latest installment of the Riot Report series and announced that they were working on solutions to counter the toxic behavior in-game.

However, they have now revealed a new plan to fans of the popular MOBA in a new blog post on May 8, outlining some of the new features and countermeasures that they plan on adding to League over the next few months.

Riot developer Andrei ‘Meddler’ van Roon explained that they had already started to work on improving report feedback, trialing a new system on NA servers before worldwide launch, and adding that it should “result in a significant increase in the number of punishments being surfaced.”

Along with some of the ongoing efforts, he announced that more features to counter toxic behavior would be added soon such as the ability to report and mute players in the Champion Select phase. 

“Disruptive behavior in Champ Select is a problem that players have very few ways to deal with,” Meddler admitted, “Starting around late Q2 we’re going to give you the ability to report disruptive players in Champ Select.”

Following those changes, Riot revealed that they would also be looking towards “rapid, automated detection” to stop trolling in Solo Q matches, while explaining that they have been cautious of relying on the feature in the past, due to risk of players being falsely identified for toxic behavior and receiving unjust punishments.

Along with Riot’s effort to solve the game’s issues, Voyboy, who played a massive part in starting this movement, released another video on the topic, urging League of Legends fans to do their part in restoring the popular playlist.

Riot also revealed that their long term strategy to counter the “game ruining behavior” is still yet to be determined and will likely be dependent on the level of impact that some of their shorter-term changes will have.

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What Mythic items should junglers buy in League of Legends Season 11?

Published: 19/Nov/2020 7:53

by Andrew Amos

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The jungle has had a shake-up in League Season 11 yet again. The item rework means no more jungle items, but a whole load of Mythics to choose from. We’ve got the lowdown on the best items for your jungler right here.

The League of Legends item rework is here in Season 11. The shop looks drastically different, no matter if you’re a new player, old player, or a veteran returning for the first time in a while.

The biggest change in the jungle is two things: jungle items are gone for the most part, being replaced with cheap starter items you have temporarily until you smite enough camps. The second is the Mythic system, which boasts ultra-powerful items you want to buy first.

There’s plenty of different jungle styles, which means finding the right Mythic can be a bit complicated. If you’re confused, or looking to really optimize your build, we’ve got the lowdown right here on the best Mythics to pick up on junglers in League Season 11.

Sunfire Aegis

Sunfire Aegis in League of Legends Season 11

Look, tank junglers are back in fashion. The Season 11 item update has heavily buffed the utility junglers who look to hold back foes, rather than the carry junglers we got accustomed to in Season 10. A big proponent of that meta change is the new Sunfire Aegis.

First it was just an aura. Then there was the CC “explosion” added in Season 10. Now, all of your basic attacks will burn. Sunfire Aegis sets tank champions’ auto attacks alight when at max Immolate stacks, which is pretty easy to hit in a fight.

There’s also bonus scaling against monsters in the jungle ⁠— 200% is not something to scoff at ⁠— which makes tank junglers’ clears some of the fastest in the game with Sunfire Aegis. If you’re going down the tank path on any jungler, Sunfire Aegis is a must-pick.

Champions:

  • Sejuani
  • Zac
  • Amumu
  • Jarvan IV
  • Any other tank jungler

When to buy: If you are even considering going a tank build on any jungler ⁠— not just the ones listed above ⁠— you need Sunfire Aegis to make sure your clear is up-to-par.

Duskblade of Draktharr

Duskblade of Draktharr in League of Legends Season 11

We’ve spoken extensively about the powers of Eclipse in our other Mythic guides, but in the jungle, Duskblade of Draktharr shines as the must-have lethality item.

The slow on Duskblade makes executing ganks so much easier. Not only that, but if there’s a teamfight in the river or on an invade, you can get the reset. The ability haste also makes some champions’ clears, like Kha’Zix, Kayn, and Rengar, just that little bit faster.

Duskblade, in combination with Youmuu’s Ghostblade, is the go-to lethality item combination for junglers in Season 11. It has big teamfight and 1v1 potential, and the Nightstalker passive is just too good to look past.

Champions:

  • Kha’Zix
  • Kayn
  • Shaco
  • Rengar
  • Most assassin junglers

When to buy: If your goal in fights is to one shot the enemy backline and get out safely, there’s no better item than Duskblade for that.

Trinity Force

Trinity Force in League of Legends Season 11

Trinity Force has always been a pretty staple jungle item for a few junglers in particular: Hecarim, Vi, Jax, and Xin Zhao. In Season 11, that’s not changing. Trinity Force is still the way to go on these champions who can use Spellblade effectively.

Although Sheen doesn’t grant mana anymore, picking it up early is a surefire way to clear up your speed while spamming your abilities. The rest of the components are also very handy ⁠— Kindlegem gives some much needed Ability Haste, while Hearthbound Axe has both attack speed and movement speed for sticking power.

The attack speed mythic passive is also very powerful on these champions, given they rely heavily on auto attacks to get through a fight. However, there’s also room to pick up Trinity Force on other junglers if you see yourself dueling a lot in the early game.

Champions:

  • Hecarim
  • Vi
  • Jax
  • Xin Zhao

When to buy: Trinity Force is a good aggressive option for trading junglers who weave auto attacks in between their abilities. It’s a bit of a build-a-bear, but each stat it gives is super handy in the late game.

Night Harvester

Night Harvester in League of Legends Season 11

We spoke about tank junglers being the big winner of the Season 11 item rework. Well, AP junglers are probably the big losers. However, there is hope for them in Night Harvester.

While it’s classified as an AP assassin item for the most part, it actually works splendidly on most AP junglers. The extra health on the item makes it a lot less risky to clear the jungle ⁠— you know you’ll make it out alive. Also, the extra movement speed for attacking a champion makes ganks quite easy to execute, even without crowd control.

It does feel like a compromise, given there is no clear identity for AP junglers right now. There’s no real perfect go-to item for them like Sunfire Aegis for tanks, or Eclipse for duelists. However, Night Harvester still goes alright if you do go down this path.

Champions:

  • Elise
  • Nidalee
  • Shyvana
  • Evelynn
  • Most other AP junglers

When to buy: If you play an AP jungler, Night Harvester is pretty much your only option right now.

Other options

Goredrinker (Lee Sin, Olaf): Goredrinker is a very strong bruiser item, but only two junglers can use it effectively. The Goredrinker passive of bonus AD synergises amazingly with Olaf’s passive, while the active is helpful for clearing big camps like Raptors.

Eclipse (Graves, Nocturne): Eclipse doesn’t get a mention in the must-buys, but it’s definitely worth taking a look at. It’s the perfect item for early game duelists who want to invade and take 1v1 fights, and can help snowball your own lead better than Duskblade.

Turbo Chemtank (Skarner): Turbo Chemtank was made with one champion in mind: Skarner. It’s basically the old Righteous Glory, but with Immolate added on top to help with clears.

Battlecast Alpha Skarner in League of Legends
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The new Turbo Chemtank is an item built for Skarner, but you can grab it on other engage junglers.

Luden’s Tempest (Lillia): If you don’t want to take Night Harvester on AP junglers, you can take Luden’s Tempest. It’s very effective on picks like Lillia, but you do lose a lot of your survivability without the bonus health.

Prowler’s Claw (Rek’Sai): Prowler’s Claw is often overlooked for the other lethality items, but it’s very effective for getting on top of an enemy and one-shotting them. That’s what Rek’Sai does best, making it her perfect item.

Kraken Slayer (Master Yi, Kindred, other AA-based junglers): Kraken Slayer isn’t ultra powerful right now, but it’s a must-have for on-hit and crit based junglers. If you take Guinsoo’s, you can get a lot of effectiveness out of its tank shredding ability.