Originally Posted by chumbler
Anyway, people complaining about unconventional supports need to dry up. Having more champions who are capable of playing multiple roles is a good thing. You should welcome support Zyra, Maokai, Galio, LeBlanc, Ahri, Blitz, or whoever with open arms. Claiming that they're not "true" supports is stupid and petty.
This is wrong for so many reasons:
1) These champs aren't joining
the common supports in bot lane, they're replacing
2) Supports were nerfed for being viable in solo lanes, why should that be less OK than APC being viable in support? Also, when support was viable in mid, they never were really dominant, so APC wasn't threatened. If support champs are no longer competitive in their role, they lose their place in the game.
3) Most people don't understand how much this sucks for a support player. Imagine you're used to playing tanks top or AD casters top, then Riot introduces bruisers and they do your job better than you... That isn't a case of "you get variety! good for you!", it's a case of your champions being cut out of the game.
4) This is limiting the support dynamics present in the game. This is the difference between true supports and the new replacements - true supports had buffs/heals/shields, while the new "supports" are simply damage+CC. This is a dumbing down of the game, imo.