Let's see what we have been promised:
In Game / HUD
Maps (Magma Chamber)
Leaver Buster System
Removal of Flash
What have the forums been missing?
No Subscribing system
"Post Reply" Button still does not work
Broken search function
I really don't need to comment on replays, spectator mode, etc. We have been promised these features months ago and we have had no update on the progress (if any) about implementing these. Why so long? You have been given plenty of time Riot.
Maps, we can't have them? The game is fun, but playing on one or two maps endlessly is very dull. The new skin for Summoner's Rift was nice ... but it is the same map! Custoemrs will get bored and leave Riot, it has already started.
Leaver Buster System gets promised 'for the next patch' ... every patch. Where is it?
Flash just got completly ignored. Even if you decided to keep it in the game make a post and tell us!
The forums are terrible ... absolutly terrible. The only thing we can do is post things, no customization like Avatars, signatures, etc. No way to bookmark/subscribe to threads unless you physically add them to your web browser's favorites (which is stupid).
Something as important as the REPLY BUTTON doesn't even work! You need to 'go to advanced' or 'quick post' at the bottom of the screen. A forum with no reply button? Speechless ...
Still no search function. I think Google offers free/cheap search add-ons to forums ... go get it.
I can literally spend 30 minutes on making a website/forum and it would have these prementioned features. When an average programmer can do that on his free time, why can't you do it as your job?
You can even go to www.webs.com
and make a forum in about 10 minutes ... for free. With all those features. Even a technically illiterate person can do that.
Forum community: The forums are a mess. I essentially gave up looking for League of Legends related topics ages ago. Go to the General Discussion board and you find 90% of threads have NOTHING to do with LoL. And Riot does nothing. Just move threads to the board they relate to.
Understaffed? Too much effort? I WILL DO THIS FOR FREE ON MY OWN TIME
. I will even put in an official application so you have my real life information. I actually emailed my offer in a few weeks ago.
Now about skins... I can understand why you charge so much for them ... one of the few ways in the game to actually make money, I understand that (they are not even important in-game, just fluff), although it would be great for some better quality/variety of skins. Older ones like Magnificant Twisted Fate needs a serious rework to be considered 'legendary'.
I bought the Teemo legendary because I really like that champion. I was disappointed. Cool, he floats and hops ... that is neat. OoooOOooo, lasers! Wait ... no new voice over (and no, static is not new ... I can edit that in with almost any sound editor program. takes like 5 minutes)? I really expected that a legendary skin would have new jokes, tuants, and maybe a dance.
I approve of Kog'Maw's new Monarch skin. He bounces a little and has wings ... for a fair price.
TROLLS! The Riot staff (and Riot-endorsed non-staff) consist mostly of trolls! Look at almost any Red/Color post and it will be a troll or something useless. Please Riot ... be respectful and follow your own Summoner's Code.
Well that is my rant. Hope you enjoyed it!