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Voyboy claims Riot Games have ruined League of Legends SoloQ

Published: 5/May/2020 22:34 Updated: 6/May/2020 10:56

by Alan Bernal

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The League of Legends community is voicing concerns at the lack of response from Riot Games to keep “malicious players” from ruining Ranked and Solo Queue gameplay.

Even though the conversation has been alive for years at this point, former pro and successful Twitch streamer Joedat ‘Voyboy’ Esfahani slammed Riot for being silent in addressing a longstanding problem affecting the MOBA.

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“The state of the community and the player base has gotten progressively worse over time,” Voyboy said. The problem isn’t a matter of evolving metas or game-breaking bugs in League, instead, it stems from the consistently toxic players ruining games.

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Since the new season, League of Legends has had an influx of problematic players ruining games without consequence.

In this regard, toxic doesn’t only mean an openly aggressive player. It also includes people who aren’t interested in cooperating with the overall team, those who let finicky egos purposefully affect their play by getting offended over something like in-game chat or incessant pings (you can mute those), stream sniping/ghosting. This includes players that go out of their way to inhibit their team’s success.

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This is happening on a large scale across the high tiers of Challenger to the lower ranks as well as normal Draft game types. But Riot are ignoring the worsening player experience in League of Legends, according to Voyboy.

“There’s no point of even reporting people,” he explained. “No one is scared of getting in trouble. No one is scared of being banned. Riot has really made it clear through their actions… that they don’t really care.”

These problems have been prevalent for years, but it was prominently noticeable in Season 9 and especially in the time since Season 10 premiered January 10.

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Many in the League community are starting to be convinced that Riot’s lack of initiative to quell the situation is going to result in a boiling point for players to outright abandon the game.

The most troubling aspect for streamers, players, and pros alike is that the people being “malicious and ruining games” aren’t getting hit with significant repercussions, according to Voyboy.

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Through the years, the general atmosphere in League of Legends has changed. Some think it’s the worst it’s ever been.

“I pushed for changes through and through at Riot over the last eight years through many different channels,” Counter Logic Gaming founder and former LoL pro George ‘Hotshot’ Georgallidis said. “Riot hasn’t made any effort because they don’t want to or they’re not capable… Competitive spirit is dying more and more every day and it feels [like a] monotonous grind is being promoted.”

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At this point, a routine community update from the devs might not be enough for a frustrated League of Legends community that’s expecting meaningful changes to fix the state of the game.

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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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