Originally Posted by VenomatriX
new xin zhao is a big counter to Darius, but why are u always posting new threads about him CerealBoxOfDoom?
Darius is something extreme in this game. And extremes make strategy games fun no matter how annoying they can get. But it's not the extreme on its own that makes it fun, it's also peoples reaction to such an extreme. There are many kinds of players, I'm of the variety that can waste hours lingering on seemingly useless information but will have an analytical advantage later. I reached level 30 with 2 pvp wins. I then got about 10 more in 2 days and another 10 and another. Before that though, I played bots about 500 times. Bots are predictable and not very smart true, but then so is a punching bag. You dont learn to fight by just jumping into brawls and hoping your natural talent comes out. Not if you don't want to waste time and organs. You punch the unsmart bag again and again, knowing that anything different that happens is always going to be a result of something you did, your inconsistancy. Ironically my main is ahri who supposedly is somewhat unpredictable due to her skillshots being able to miss. I knew she was the champ for me immediately.
I'm also a programming major and chess player. I'm very interested in game design and how the community adjusts to extremes. I like to discover and share results. But what good is sharing random results all the time. I find it fun but I don't think its terribly useful in the end. So I picked an extreme to focus on. A project i guess. Darius is something that feels overpowered and game warping. While this does seem bad for newer players wanting to get into the game, like the fools mate or playing the boss character in a fighting game vs mode against a new player, I realize that it's this sort of thing that give's me extra worth on a team. All the signs say I should go with darius, a contraversial champ. And when the next darius appears, Ill do the same. I thought it could be diana, but I soon realized she was nowhere near as extreme as darius. She was unusual but darius is extreme by design. Ironically I got darius just so I could try some stuff out and converse more but... I'm not actually all that interested in playing him much lol