Originally Posted by d3vlyn
Bumping this because it isn't that hard to put a server farm in Australia. Many lower budget games have done so off the bat, with nowhere near as much support in Aus as LOL already has. Since the new league system, I've really wanted to compete against my other league members, but it would be far more interesting in a smaller competition against local players.
We can't keep playing at 200+ ms pings. Us Aussies have to live with the fact that we can only play some champs at 50% effectiveness, such as; blitz, ezreal, lee sin, brand. The delay causes us to have to predict enemy movement far further ahead.
I'm sure an Aussie league would give the NA scene a run for its money, just let us actually play on LAN speeds.
Riot, do something.
I can write a huge (several paragraph) post detailing why it actually is quite difficult to build a server farm in Australia, but I can't be bothered for this thread. The reason that many smaller games have been able to do it is BECAUSE they are smaller games. For Riot to introduce a server, it would probably cost them tens of times more than it costs Valve to maintain a server for Dota 2. For a game as large as LoL, we're talking about a huge amount of money here.
I want an Australian server, I really do, I want it to be on a VPN linked to the NA server, I want a 50ms ping, I want all of these things, however I don't realistically see Riot doing it simply due to the cost. Perhaps we are overlooking indirect benefits that Riot would experience about 12 months after introducing a server, but I also can't be bothered writing that up for this thread.