Originally Posted by Caks
Hello Kades, and welcome !!! Greetings from Paris !
I saw this thread from Europ, then i felt you just were too cool so i wanted to connect and ask few questions ;P answer what you want of course ^.^.
So, lets get serious.
What do you think about the game in general ? Do you think it's actually balanced (Thinking about Diana/Darius ) ? And do you have any ideas on how we could change this meta which appears to be boring in my opinion ?
Dont you think Riot strategy - moar champs'- shouldnt change now that we got that much champs for a new map', new styles ( 1v1, 2v2 or else)... Really, i think this game would be even greater with thoses. The champions are nice but well... even if i know dominion kinda failed overall (even tho i LOVE it) and isnt really played nowadays... or not enough.
What are you toughts about ez and corki ? In Gamescon, they are the dominant picks as AD carries which is kinda boring.
How could i climb up to 1700 when i'm kinda stuck in 1450 for now ?
Sorry about the orthographe, i'm kinda tired... >.>
Hi there, Caks...!
You ask a lot of very core questions in your post- many of which could probably have their own individual threads. And almost all of which I hear the guys in Live Design talk about daily.
I, personally, would say that the game is in a "healthy state". I always hesitate to use the word 'balanced' because I try and keep the bar for that so high (ex. I don't look at Chess as balanced due to White's strategic advantage of moving first). We're constantly tweaking and retweaking champions. 'Balance' is a very organic thing in a game of this size, and I don't feel like we're ever satisfied with it in the sense of "Well, we're balanced, now- everyone can go home...!"
With that said, we follow trends very, very, very closely. Both on Live games and on the pro tourney scene. We try not to be overly reactionary- waxing and waning trends are a healthy part of growth- but we do keep an eye on developments that come up and are not afraid to hotfix issues that send the game over into an "unhealthy" state- like we did right after Zyra launched. I'd also say that Ezreal and Corki have been in a stable place for sometime, regardless of Gamescom.
As for the map modes, I'd actually encourage you to try a 1v1 or 2v2 on the new Proving Grounds map. It's primarily played for ARAM, but it's definitely a very strong "dueling" map, as well.