League of Legends is a great game. It's a huge success and still has much more room for improvement. Practically phenomenal. Practically. I've noticed that the reason a lot of champions are getting nerfed nowadays is because of constant complaints blowing certain smaller issues out of proportion. I'm not saying the nerfs aren't justified. I'm just saying that perhaps the nerfs are being pushed in too hard.
Look at Jax for example. He was once a ridiculously OP menace according to some people. Even I admit, he was kind of ridiculous. However, because of a lot of the players on the lower end of the skill cap in this game getting extremely frustrated due to how OP a champion is (as well as getting matched up versus people that aren't even in the same league in the first place), they complained so hard that the nerfs were too strong. Rarely do you see anyone do well with him anymore, unless they're very dedicated. This is the case for other champs.
What if the problem isn't the champion? What if some champions just need to be buffed? It's become a pattern lately, for new champions to be introduced bi-weekly here that completely leave some of their older counterparts in the dust. It's sad. It's discouraging. Maybe some more play-testing is needed. Maybe not. I understand Riot is understaffed, and they work hard to try and make everyone happy. I know that Riot knows very well that no matter how happy they try to make someone, there will always be someone else trying to bring them down because it isn't convenient to them. Maybe I'm being one of those people right now and I just don't realize it.
However, the more I think about it, the more obvious it becomes. It isn't the champions that are OP or UP. As far as I can tell, all signs have been pointing to the matchmaking system. It could definitely use some work. If this feature was improved on a bit, I believe more players would be placed with other players in their end of the skill cap. Thus, Riot would most likely have a much better perspective of how well some champions fare against each other. Nerfs and buffs would be implemented in a more efficient manner. With a little bit of elbow grease, League of Legends could become more balanced than it has ever been.
Unfortunately, as far as anyone knows, Riot hasn't given us any sign of improvement on the matchmaking system. But maybe they are. Who knows? That's another factor hindering this game from being as phenomenal as it could be. Lack of communication. Yes, Riot, you tell us everything right before it comes into place. However, maybe a little bit of conversation with the community itself would help things fall into place a tad better. Yes, there are things that as a company, you shouldn't make public. However, there have been several situations that more communication definitely could've been provided. Maybe this will improve once more staff members are hired.
All in all, I find myself playing this game less and less. The enjoyment is slowly dwindling for me, and the spark is slowly being put out.
Riot, I could deal with months of not having a champion release. Hell, you could decide not to release another champ for a year. As long as things like balance in the matchmaking system and other aspects of the game are being worked on, I don't mind. Lately though, all I see every patch is my framerate dropping further and further. All I see are more leavers, and people sitting at the nexus saying they're high or drunk or having *** or eating dinner. It's taking its toll on me. I no longer look forward to logging in most of the time. I really hope something is done.
I believe you when you tell us you're working on a new map, Riot. I believe you when you tell us a graphics overhaul is being worked on. I even believe you when you tell us the balance is being worked on. But the more time passes with the same scenarios repeating themselves day after day, the harder it is to hang in there and believe you. I'll stick by you guys (as well as many many others) as long as I can Riot, but throw us a bone, yeah? Something to tell us you're there, and you're still the same company you were back in Closed Beta. The same group of DotA players that loved the game for what it was, and not how much more profit could be made with each bi-weekly champ.
If you have changed, and continue to, then I wish you good luck ahead, Riot; For the road ahead is a trainwreck, and too many companies have already trodden that path before you. Learn from it if this is the case. That's all I have to say.
tl;dr: Priorities need work.