I'm going to try to answer your replies one by one.
I'm not completely sure what you were trying to say in this sentence. However, I did check out a Yorick guide before getting into the game and I have played against a Yorick before and I know what his abilities are. I didn't blindly go in and attack him every two seconds thinking that I could beat him. I knew that I was going to have a hard time and I did. I always do. Every single time I play against a Yorick (not just as a solo top laner) I have a problem. That is why I made the thread.
I understand that champions have to be diverse and I also understand that some champions are just going to be naturally stronger than others. However, I did NOT try to kill him during laning phase. The only time I would attack him would to be to poke him a bit (while I was under my turret) or if he was attacking my turret. He managed to turret dive me 3 times and kill me. I think that's a bit excessive.
Not only that, but none of my teammates could beat him either. Not even the fed Draven and this was before he had multiple kills (from myself as well as the rest of my team) under his belt.
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If you would have read my post you would know that this is not just coming from one games experience. This has happened to me multiple times.
Also, while I'm not claiming to be the best player ever, I'm definitely not the worst.
Furthermore, "if you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all" would apply best here. You can't half-apologize for something that you're willingly doing. It's silly. Either own up to it or don't say it.
Again, I did not try to force a 1v1 against Yorick. There was only one time when I did and it was after laning phase and also after I had quite a few kills under my belt. The only reason I even tried was because he was trying to take one of our turrets and the rest of my team felt it more important to cs than to actually try to stop him.
I also figured that, with the help of the turret on my side, that I might be able to kill him. Obviously, I was wrong about that.
Isn't that the point of any nerf thread? I'm pretty sure that playing against champions is how you know if they're OP or not.
While I appreciate the well thought out comment and everything that you have said there, let me just reiterate in case you didn't read my other replies.
1. I did not try to force a 1v1 with him
2. I asked my jungler to please give me ganks and he gave me one which didn't even kill Yorick (but instead got both of us killed, under our turret)
3. I can't always counter-pick a champion.
Again, I know that he has his weaknesses, but the fact that the only way most of you are saying that the only way you can even hope to stand up to a Yorick during laning phase is by using one of his counters is saying something. Sure, counters are there for a reason, but I have had plenty of times (like when I played Kha against Jayce-Jayce being a counter for Kha) when I not only did just fine in my lane, but also won it. While I'm not saying it should have been easy for me to kill Yorick I'm am saying that if I am standing under my turret with full health and he can get me down to 1/3 health without even being hit by my turret once it's a bit disheartening.
Again, I would really like to know how all of you ALWAYS get to counter the opposing team's top lane picks because.
Counters are great and obviously if I had the chance to counter him I wouldn't have counter picked myself. That is just silly. However, there are some times when the top laner gets first pick and not only that, they get first pick and can't trade with anyone else.
I'm really not sure how you all find this as a viable way (and one of the only mentioned) to face a Yorick considering it's not always possible.
Furthermore, the only time I have ever even seen a Yorick picked is when he is countering someone else.
Also, in relation to your example about Garen, I was playing Kha Zix who is a fairly OP champion himself (if you know how to play/build him correctly). I don't have an ego the size of Texas nor do I ever intend on getting one. As I have previously stated, I know I am not the most awesome player in the world, but I also know that I am not the worst player in the world either.
That being said, I think it's ridiculous how easily he took me down, having countered me or not.