Originally Posted by seresibyl
Okay so here's what it is.
The plants aren't interesting. They're annoying to fight against. They don't provide and feel good awesome moments for Zyra -- they provide 'why are these plants hitting me for so much damage that it's not worth trying to attack Zyra because they hurt me more than they hurt her'. It's the way they function that sucks. You should probably have made them just like Exploding extra damage things rather than turrets.
Her R is obviously way too huge and has way too high base damage compared to other ults. She also didn't really need the extra burst from it being front loaded.
Her E range is ridiculously and deceptively long. Her Q burst is fine alone -- it's when you add in the extra 250 damage from the pets hitting you after it that it's ridiculous.
Her auto attack animation and base damage are really high; easy enough to nerf.
Anyways, I will go back to this -- The pet zoning is annoying. But AGAIN -- the pets are not providing any extra gameplay to her or exciting mechanics. They are providing free cheese damage. They are not fun to play against or to play with.
Her Passive just adds to the frustration =p.
She's not a fun champ by any means -- except by power.
Ok, I'm not trying to be rude, but do you honestly feel like tweeking everything you just mentioned is going to balance her? "Oh we can nerf her e's range, her plants' damage, her ultimate's damage/range and her ability to last hit," you honestly think that nerfing each of those components wouldn't cause her to drop out of viability?
I understand that laning against new champs can be incredibly aggravating, but destroying every aspect of their kit isn't a reasonable fix to anything. In fact, asking for certain elements like Zyra's plant mechanics to be nerfed, or claiming that they're annoying or make her "not fun to play..." just discourages the devs from venturing into the creation of more mechanics. That means we'd lose out on new styles of play such as Zyra, Draven, Jayce etc, and have to deal with things like Mundo's Burning Agony, Shyvana's Burnout, and Sejuani's Northern Winds on more and more champions.
Also, please don't speak for everyone as far as how fun a champ can be, personally I find the management of her plants much more fulfilling than when I play mid as Morg and spam tormented soil for twenty minutes to farm.