Originally Posted by 115
"Burden" is hardly the word I would use. Even if you don't use the active effect, it doesn't hurt you at all to have it. I can't believe someone is actually complaining about this. lol
You totally misinterpreted my statement there 115. Perhaps I put it badly.
If Riot is going to be creating more items with active abilites AND is serious about allowing players to customize to their playstyle to some degree then I forsee a need for more aura items. Particularily since most auras granted by the current item selection are one-of a kind, which limits which Champions can reasonably buy them. For example, currently the only item that grants a spell Vamp aura comes with tons of AP attached. AD casters still benefit from spell vamp but neither Pantheon, Graves nor a support like Taric should reasonably build WotA in most games and not every AP mid is going to get it, leaving AD casters out in the cold when it comes to spell vamp. I won't turn down a cool active ability on top but a new spell Vamp item doesn't NEED an active to fill a need.
Secondly, its just a fact that not every player uses active abilities to their full benefit so making a few options available for "lazy players who suck" (if you want to look at it that way) would definately be in line with allowing players to make picks based on their playstyle. Abilities based on procs like Sheen/Omen passive, or auto-casts like Hexdrinker/Maw of Malmortius might make more sense to buy for those PLAYERS who consistently forget to use their item actives.
I've got nothing AGAINST active abilites and I'm not suggesting that "non-active" variant items need to be better or even be comprable to the current items, they will probably be by definition LESS effective. But I'd rather have 30% or 40% of something automatically than be kicking myself because the whole team fight might have turned out different if I'd remembered/had time to press 2.
I just hoped that by asking nicely, Riot might consider that there would be some benefit to adding some new bread-and-butter low complexity items to go along with the new "niche" items. Please take your knee-jerk reactions to my own knee-jerk reactions elsewhere.