Okay so i'm a Dominion player and play it exclusively, sometimes played a game of Sr with friends (although i dislike it) or a Solo TT game because my friends disliked the old TT and thus i never got someone to queue with, excepting with a girl that i met later on an internet cafe but that's another story. SO as a Dominion player i instantly dismmissed it as ignorant knee-jerk reaction and din't even bother to read
, however with free time and the invitation to open discussion i did read it and will answer honestly
Is it good, or bad? imho it's good, previous kitable champions are no longer kitable (sure it makes Olaf Op as hell but well it will balance out) and it opens a lot more strategies, i'd never have dreamed to run Soraka or Warwick on the old TT, Not even Syndra, but with new itemization the guys can be really funny, Vsper's been abusing Syndra's ability to cast while moving with that Sweet ms boost that witchcap gives you, i've facerolled and been facerolled by torch Soraka and the lack of wards make Warwick's E something worth MAxing first, i feel that i can MAx any ability on WW and stay relevant
The New jungle is great, and although smite is not neccessary i stillt ake it to clear and gank fast, i can clear the wraiths before an altar is Unlocked then do Altar fight or cap my altar depending on how the enemy team starts, i no longer feel that i need 3 specific rune pages for 3 specific junglers that were the only junglers able to clear old TT and Solo dragon at low levels to boost.
What do you dis/like about it?
Dislikes:Some items, Hatchet is overpriced and Pillager is way Underpriced and Op anyways 5 useful stats on 1 slot that costs less than a rabbadons a RoA or a scepter that's just broken, i'm hearing the rumour that Pillager is already being removed on the Pbe but it hink a recipe change would be enough of a nerf, getting rid of one of the 5 stats.
The Hextech sweeper Buff, this thing was a Mandatory item on Aps on Dominion already (the utiility is Op as hell even if you don't want to recognize it) but being that expensive it meant you had a clock race to win fights before the Enemy Ap built it (used to need 3 comps) and it only LAsted 6 seconds, Yet it was enough for your team to never get ganked like Ever, and yous hould take in account that DOminion is significantly faster paced and bigger than the new treeline, 10 seconds on the active is just an overbuff Plus Aps can get it now earlier and start building their things
Thingsi like: The New Pacing, Honestly as a Dominion player is still slow as Hell but not the omg 10 minutes break time of Sr, it's cool when i want to playsomething slower paced than Dominion but not so Slow that i fall asleep
- The graphics: they are beautiful simply beautiful
- The giant A$$ pider fight, i'll be Honest when you are killing BAron even if you are Solo you can just stand there and take his bubbles to the face
The spider doesn't allow for that Luxury, her hinderleg combo deals ridicolous damage even for a tank and if your team isn't dodging it you are pretty much screwed even if you are 16 and stacked with lanterns, it makes for a Fun and Epic fight, plus the special attack i can't describe dat feeling when i baited a fight at spider and the Enem ezreal missed a skillshot and hitted the spider, it was an oh **** moment because spider started the fight with pull i used my ult to dodge the pul and supress Ezreal ( i was Warwick) and the spider isntagibbed him winning us the teamfight, that was tbh the MOST epic moment on my league life
-Tons of actives,: this is something i dislike abou Lol in general it doesn't have a lot of them and i feel naked when i don't have any actives on my itemset but the New tt fixes it, when i mainly played Sr i mained support and i would run around with a Minimum of three actives(and still be able to buy wards), if anything i learnt from MMos is that one extra skill can win you Any fight and an active is exactly that, one extra skill
Does it feel more like Dominion now?
For the love of god NO, as i already said i exclusively play Dominion and if Dominion was this slow paced then Revive wouldn't be a Mandatory summonner spell on the gamemode, the New treeline is nowhere near a fastpaced map(i still get to farm my lane in between fights in treeline whereas that's jsut basically suicide on Dominion, (we farm as a Luxury not as a requirement), i would say a medium passed map,(Treeline still encourages farming after you ace or get an objective, and it's pretty much still needed because there's no equally fed status here, you outfarm your opponent or thy outfarm you) with summonner's rift being the slower paced map that plus capture points and the Storm buff in Dominion stays relevant, the only time where you should consider getting an Altar is the first fight so that the enemy doesn't have the gold advatage of+4peri creep and you don't however that's highly dependant on what your team is up to, if you want to focus on Ganking instead of farming why would you even care about a +4gold per last hit, plus the Bonus at Low levels is like +1 to +4 AP and +5to+7 AD, you can just ignore the altars and do important stuff wheras in Dominion when you ignore a capture point that's currently being sieged you pretty much condemnded yourself to defeat, plus A cap point is recoverable, some strategies in Dominion are not to defend hopelessly(like it happens with altars because there's no reliable way of interrupting the capture) if you are the only one around a point and dont have any kind of poke then you dont stay, you let them cap the point, let them split, then you regroou with your team and zerg the point
Plus my point of revive, Run revive in the new treeline and you'll be feeding, kills still give a buckload of gold and deathsprees have an awfully low penalizer where you can kill a guy 5 times straight and still get 200+gold on the last kill, if you've died 5 straight times in Dominion you are worth 12 gold, ( it doesn't even allow your Killer to buy a friggen potion!!) that plus the passive gold gain plus kills only giving 100 base gold makes everyone evenly fed in Dominion, treeline stills offers a champion the opportunity to get overfed. Run revive in Dominion and you just won a fight, and if timed right a game winning fight
What champions do you normally see in the new TT?
Olaf man, i'm starting to hate that guy, specially comps that work around him
Honestly everyone is in experimentation fase, but since treelien normal Elo was resetted
i'm seeing a lot of comps based on one character, Like Soraka+Alistar protecting Jayce, than champions in general, it seems like Sr high Elos and TT high elos alike are working their blind pick comps on comps that fit their playstyle or think would work instead of playing whatever they want (got roflstomped by a Wukong+Taric+Rumble gombo then by a Wukong+Rumble+Malphite Combo and ofc, Olaf+Alistar+ Katarina combo
Seen a lot of Katarinas too, but i suspect it's because she's on Free week and Gd is crying Op at her.