What i mean is in the department of "balancing" the game and riot playing catchup due to the current metagame determining the current OP.
Currently the metagame is tanky characters, but lets take a look back for a minute.
Once upon a time the current meta was poking. Teams compd with a bunch of great pokers and staying out of full fledged team fights poking their HPs lower and lower until it was guaranteed a team fight win for their side. A lot of pokers were considered OP and thus, nerfed because that was currently how the game was being played.
Meta swapped to a healing one. New popular champions became godly such as taric, nidalee, janna. Healing as well as a bunch of the popular at the time current meta champions were nerfed since they were perceived as OP.
blah blah blah between metagames a few champions stick out for being OP because they were basically breaking games or just able to turn the tides completely on their own (the only valid nerfs IMO) heimer/shaco etc.
current meta game is tanky DPS team comp. Many champs are being considered OP once again due to either working for the metagame, or completely countering it (garen, kogmaw). Now riot will again try to "balance" the game towards the current metagame by nerfing probably both these champions, to which a new meta will appear.
IMO anyway riot should REALLY stop nerfing champions just because of the current metagame, because outside of said meta those champions are perfectly fine and "balanced". Which explains why a champion will go from being mid tier or so to super godly OP crazy monster tier overnight, because the meta changed.
Once champions are nerfed the meta will change and said champions that just got nerfed will become useless since they are now UP because they were never OP. its just a bunch of whiners crying about a current champion that counters their current strategy.
Right now we are unable to adapt our gameplay (majority anyway) and thus we are forcing riot to adapt entire champion mechanics at our will.
Idealy things should be balanced enough where there is no set "meta", but balancing champions to the current meta is definitely not solving that issue.
TLDR I beg of you riot, please stop caving in to these OP threads and nerfing champions based on current metagames and balance the game so there is no meta.
|Metagaming is a broad term usually used to define any strategy, action or method used in a game which transcends a prescribed ruleset, uses external factors to affect the game, or goes beyond the supposed limits or environment set by the game.|