1. Post #1
    DYRUS BONER
    acfan's Avatar
    June 2010
    4,383 Posts
    [table="align:center"][tr][td][/td][/tr][/table]

    [table="align:center"][tr][td]

    [/td][/tr][/table]
    *links being worked on*

    [table="align:center"][tr][td]Introducing the latest Champion to join League of Legends:
    We have two champions this time!
    Hecarim, the Shadow of war.





    And Varus, the Arrow of Retribution


    [h2]FREE CHAMPIONS, SEASON 2, WEEK 21[/h2]



    [/td][/tr][/table]

    What is League of Legends?
    If you're familiar with WC3, and/or the DotA series that spawned from it (DotA, DotA: Allstars, HoN, etc.), here's an article to get you started.

    For those not familiar with DotA, the gameplay of League of Legends can best be described as a session-based action RPG. The developers of LoL classify it in a new genre entirely, as a MOBA or “Multiplayer Online Battle Arena”. You start the game at level one, with a small amount of gold, and no items. As you play, you receive experience and gold. This allows you to level up and purchase items, which increases both the power of your champions abilities, as well as their core stats. The main goal of every match is to destroy the opposing team's "Nexus", a structure found at the heart of their base. To get there, you must first fight your way past hordes of computer controlled monsters, also known as minions, which continuously spawn from the enemy base. The base itself is protected by structures called turrets, which also must be destroyed. Whichever team destroys the other team's Nexus first, wins the game. It's truly a team oriented game, and you need to work together to succeed.

    [release]Why should I play League of Legends over DotA?

    *New and original playable champions.
    *Built-in surrender functionality.
    *A new in-game interface, with controls designed for this style of play.
    *Account-level progression, adding out-of-game strategic depth and customization, known as the summoner system. This includes Runes and Masteries.
    *Regular updates with many more features to come!
    *An improved mini-map that shows your champion's pathing.
    *Multiple maps, (Summoner's Rift, Summoner's Rift: Winter, Twisted Treeline, The Proving Grounds, The Crystal Scar Magma Chamber coming "soon™")
    *Easier to pick up and learn
    *Did I mention the game is completely FREE?[/release]


    Game Mechanics:


    Summoner Spells


    You are allowed the use of two Summoner Spells in any match of League of Legends. You can choose from a large variety prior to the start of a game. They are all unique, and can easily alter the game in your favor if you use them correctly.

    Masteries


    You can put up to 30 points, which are gained upon leveling up, into three categories of masteries - offense, defense, and utility. Some of the more advanced masteries require investment in lesser masteries. Summoner masteries are not set in stone; depending on the champion that you want to play, they may be changed to better suit your needs. You can even set them while selecting your champion before a match begins, so if your favorite champion is taken, you can change your masteries to better suit another. With the newest update to League of Legends, you can now save up to 10 mastery pages locally so you won't have to manually change them ever again.

    Runes


    Before queuing for a match, you can make use of "Runes" to increase your champion's power. There are four types of Runes that you can use: glyphs, marks, seals, and quintessences. Before a match begins, you can choose from one of up to nine different rune configurations you have previously set in your Runebook. This allows for maximum flexibility in choosing a Runebook that is best suited for whatever champion end up using. You CANNOT change these while selecting your champion, so choose wisely before entering the queue. Even if you are unsure of how you want to build your champion, you should always select a rune page before entering the game. Runes can only benefit your character, and are never detrimental.





    Here is the official list of all the champions in the game

    Every champion has a role to play. Here's the general archetypes of champions found within the game:


    Assassins: These champions specialize in taking out other champions. They are usually pretty frail, but make up for this in increased mobility with blinks, teleports, jumps, and even stealth abilities. These champions (a la their namesake) get into the action, burst down an enemy, and walk right out.


    Tanks: They have the most health, the most armor, and the most magic resistance. These are the champions that initiate team fights and soak all the damage. They don't generally get as many kills as other champions, but they are great at getting assists. Some of them can force champions into attacking them, some of them can stun, while others have forms of "crowd control" that affect the entire enemy team.


    Fighters: These champions deal damage per second, or DPS. They rely on armor penetration, attack damage, and attack speed to get the job done. Some of them are tougher than others, and some of them have abilities which augment their attack speed, their attack damage, or even their movement speed.


    Mages: Mages are capable of extreme burst damage, and rely heavily on items that give them bonus magic penetration and ability power. Most of them are out of luck when their abilities are on cooldown.


    Support: These are the champions that support the team. They save the lives of their team mates, whilst simultaneously making life a living hell for the other team. They don't get many kills, but they do win games.





    Q: Is it difficult to unlock champions?


    Not really. For one thing, Riot selects ten new champions every week. For that week, the champions they selected are free to play. However, if you want to purchase a champion forever, you can use the Influence Points you earn while playing the game. Champions cost various amounts of IP, from 450 IP all the way up to 6300 IP. Winning a game, on average, nets you a bit more than 100 I.P. If it's your first win of the day, it's usually around 250 IP. Losing games even nets you around 70 IP. The free champions give you a taste, whilst IP is primarily used to unlock the champions you really liked when they were free.


    Q: What if I want to spend moneyyy on champions?


    Generally we'll recommend against that in this thread as farming IP for champions isn't terribly hard but there is a fairly cheap way to get half the heroes in LoL. For $10 you can buy 1380 Riot Points, which are used to buy champions and skins. 3900 of those points gets you the Digital Collector's Pack, which contains 20 champions and includes 1380 additional Riot Points.


    Q: My friend and I want to play in the same game. Can we?


    Of course! If you're new, you might want to stick with the practice mode before you move onto the normal or ranked mode. People in the normal and ranked modes know what they are doing, especially the players in the ranked mode. You and your friend can practice against bots and get a feel of the game itself in practice mode.
    The only catch is you have to be on the same server as your friends. Servers are split to North America, EU West and EU Nordic & East. If you're Australian play on the North American server.

    Q: I'm amazing at DotA and everything else DotA related, why should I bother?


    Riot is passionate about the competitive scene in LoL. They hold sponsored tournaments all year long which build up into a grand finals ladder. The prizes of these tournaments are nothing to scoff at. If you have the ability to play well then competing in LoL could be for you.


    Q: What about skins?

    So you want buy a skin? Well don't even think about it. Not yet at least. Buying a skin costs real cash money so you wanna spend it well. There are a few things you want to consider when buying a skin:


    1. How often do I play the hero?
    2. Is it just a recolor of the default texture or did they need to make a whole new one?
    3. Is it still crap even if they made a whole new texture?
    4. Does it come with particle effects?


    If you haven't played the hero more than a dozen times, don't buy a skin for him. If you find yourself playing that hero a lot more, then go for it. Do not buy a recolor though. You may wonder what I mean by this. I mean skins like Nottingham Ezreal and Shadow Evelynn. They are, literally, recolors of the default models.

    This youtube channel has video showcases of newer skins and champions.

    Q: How do I sign up?


    Signing up is free. I'm going to give you two options, though. I would very much appreciate you signing up through my referral link. if you could give me a referral. Signing up with my link does benefit me in the end, but you don't have to use my link if you don't want to! Keep in mind, I only get credited if your account reaches level five. If you do sign-up with my link, and you like the game; please keep playing!

    Click here to sign up.If you feel like helping someone out with more IP (or other things), feel free to ask for a referral link.

    [release]Q: I'm signed up. Now what?

    *Start off with the tutorial! It will teach you the basic controls, game play mechanics, and the objectives of the game.
    *Once you have a good handle on that, start a practice game and add bots. Practice mode allows you to explore the map and try out new champion,s without having to worry about playing well. The Bots aren't very difficult to beat, so don't expect them to be on par with actual players.
    *If you can handle the bots, and feel like you have a good handle on the game itself, try a practice game with actual players. Look in the lobby for games called "new players only" or "levels 1-5", etc.
    *The Co-op vs. AI mode puts you against harder bots with a team of real players. Great way to practice working together with others.
    *Look up character guides on solomid.net or ask us here. We can, usually, give good advice for any character.
    *When you feel like you're ready, join a Normal Game with solo queue![/release]


    Helpful Links

    http://www.leagueoflegends.com/ - The main website.
    http://leagueoflegends.wikia.com/wik...f_Legends_Wiki - Wiki-style website for LoL, lots of useful articles here.
    http://www.leagueoflegends.com/board/ - Official forums.
    http://www.leaguecraft.com/ - Huge LoL database, also has a ton of great champion builds. They also have custom hero skins.
    http://www.solomid.net/ - A website for one of the top teams of LoL. Guides written by pros.
    http://lol.zone.gamebase.com.tw/zone/lol/skin_view - Thinking of buying a skin for your favorite hero? Check out how it looks here first! Don't buy a dud. (Note: some models look nicer in-game)
    http://www.lolstatistics.com - To see somewhat accurate stats of your entire LoL career. (NA/EU)

    Terminology Section (and other useful stuff)

    General useful information:

    DON'T USE MOBAFIRE FOR GUIDES, USE SOLOMID.NET



    Terminology:




    How to join the Facepunch chat room (NA/EU)

    1. Press the two chat bubbles on the lower right. 2. Press the chat bubble with a + sign. 3. Type in "Facepunch". 4. Click on the gear in the chat window. 5. Set to auto join on start up. From now you will always be able to create matches and chat with people from Facepunch.



    Flubadoo's Graphs n' stuff
    Graph 1, Graph 2
    "black cleaver is OP and they should abuse it on autoattack-heavy champions as a standalone dps item before high elo finds out about this and begin to use it" ~ Flubadoo

    [release]*League of Legends - "Mundo will go where he pleases!"
    *League of Legends V2 - "Just the luck of the draw."
    *League of Legends V3 - "you can't milk those"
    *League of Legends V4 - "You have been disconnected from PVP.net"
    *League of Legends V5 - "where's magma chamber???"
    *League of Legends V6 - "Ryze, good? ahahaha"
    *League of Legends V7 - "It's not me, it's my team!"
    *League of Legends v8 - FP Premade to win.
    *League of Legends v9 - Server status: Offline "Are you connected to the internet?"
    *League of Legends v10 - "LUCKER NOOB L2P"
    *League of Legends v11: Title more important than actual discussion
    *League of Legends v12
    *League of Legends v13 - BASK... IN MY PRES-wait.
    *League of Legends v14 - Complain about teammates edition
    *League of Legends v15 - Phreak is a good caster
    *League of Legends v16 - 50% LoL 50% Chitchat
    *League of Legends v17 - Why did nobody else make the OP
    *League of Legends v18 (Flubad at LoL edition)
    *League of Legends v19- Flubadoo bad forever[/release]
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 United States Show Events Winner Winner x 8Dumb Dumb x 4Optimistic Optimistic x 1 (list)

  2. Post #2
    Big Ben's Avatar
    December 2009
    11,732 Posts
    oh boy oh boy im so excited
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 United States Show Events

  3. Post #3
    Murr purr and stuff!
    Nintendo-Guy's Avatar
    November 2007
    35,488 Posts
    ogm here we GO

    also fix links at the bottom
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 Sweden Show Events

  4. Post #4
    Jah'maaun's Avatar
    December 2009
    1,370 Posts
    hello and welcome back
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 United States Show Events

  5. Post #5
    kill yourself
    Protocol7's Avatar
    June 2006
    25,820 Posts
    I'm bad at this game
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 United States Show Events Agree Agree x 9 (list)

  6. Post #6
    Steins;Gate SUCKS
    Dave_Parker's Avatar
    October 2008
    4,961 Posts
    Go away thread over.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 Netherlands Show Events

  7. Post #7
    Gold Member
    papaya's Avatar
    June 2010
    6,597 Posts
    title should be "v20: /surrender"

    geddit
    surrender at 20
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 United Kingdom Show Events Funny Funny x 16Agree Agree x 2Winner Winner x 1 (list)

  8. Post #8
    DYRUS BONER
    acfan's Avatar
    June 2010
    4,383 Posts
    ogm here we GO

    also fix links at the bottom
    youre a jerk im doing it DAMMIT
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 United States Show Events

  9. Post #9
    wtf am i reading
    Blueplastic's Avatar
    June 2010
    15,880 Posts
    Shit game

    Edited:

    I'm gonna buy Ziggs
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows XP Croatia Show Events Agree Agree x 1 (list)

  10. Post #10
    funion is gay
    Zukriuchen's Avatar
    September 2009
    16,621 Posts
    you didnt use my banners

    shit thread, would not read
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 Brazil Show Events Agree Agree x 1 (list)

  11. Post #11
    Flubascrub
    Flubadoo's Avatar
    August 2009
    10,530 Posts
    u didnt use my banners

    wtf
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 Qatar Show Events Agree Agree x 1 (list)

  12. Post #12
    Smoky Valle's Avatar
    October 2010
    1,217 Posts
    Ziggs OP.

    /thread
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 Denmark Show Events

  13. Post #13
    funion is gay
    Zukriuchen's Avatar
    September 2009
    16,621 Posts
    u didnt use my banners

    wtf
    you had banners? wtf

    Edited:

    this time, I'm gonna get most posts
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 Brazil Show Events

  14. Post #14
    wtf am i reading
    Blueplastic's Avatar
    June 2010
    15,880 Posts
    How's Ziggs actually in the game?
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows XP Croatia Show Events

  15. Post #15
    Tabarnaco's Avatar
    March 2010
    4,152 Posts
    why were all the big threads locked
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 Canada Show Events

  16. Post #16
    Murr purr and stuff!
    Nintendo-Guy's Avatar
    November 2007
    35,488 Posts
    why were all the big threads locked
    threads over 3k posts gets closed at the end of each months
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 Sweden Show Events Informative Informative x 1 (list)

  17. Post #17
    DYRUS BONER
    acfan's Avatar
    June 2010
    4,383 Posts
    garry told the mods to do this every month

    Edited:

    FUCK YOU NINNY
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 United States Show Events

  18. Post #18
    wtf am i reading
    Blueplastic's Avatar
    June 2010
    15,880 Posts
    Hotshot's horrible with Ziggs

    Edited:

    So bad
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows XP Croatia Show Events

  19. Post #19
    Steins;Gate SUCKS
    Dave_Parker's Avatar
    October 2008
    4,961 Posts
    Hotshot's horrible with Ziggs

    Edited:

    So bad
    Fear him man he carries level 10 games
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 Netherlands Show Events

  20. Post #20
    wtf am i reading
    Blueplastic's Avatar
    June 2010
    15,880 Posts
    wow he died again

    Edited:

    what is this

    Edited:

    2/5/5
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows XP Croatia Show Events

  21. Post #21
    MORDEKAISER ES #1 HUEHUE
    TehWoodPcker's Avatar
    September 2009
    3,192 Posts
    btw its Fizz February.

    Rules are if you dont own Fizz youre an eternal virgin.
    If you play anything else other than Fizz you lost
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows Vista Finland Show Events

  22. Post #22
    wtf am i reading
    Blueplastic's Avatar
    June 2010
    15,880 Posts
    Yay I'm not a virgin!
    wait

    Edited:

    And fuck you I'm gonna play Ziggs.
    Still nobody said how awesome he is
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows XP Croatia Show Events

  23. Post #23
    Is that a rocket in your pocket?
    Dr.Scrake's Avatar
    March 2010
    8,399 Posts
    btw its Fizz February.

    Rules are if you dont own Fizz youre an eternal virgin.
    If you play anything else other than Fizz you lost
    This doesn't apply to me because I can only play Urgot, as the Scrake bible states!


    Oh what now, there's a new Leona skin ALREADY

    who the fuck plays leona

    omg riot
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows XP Spain Show Events Agree Agree x 1 (list)

  24. Post #24
    Flubascrub
    Flubadoo's Avatar
    August 2009
    10,530 Posts
    LOL

    AMUMU + FED ZIGGS ULT

    TRIPLE KILL (UNOFFICIAL PENTA)
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 Qatar Show Events

  25. Post #25
    MORDEKAISER ES #1 HUEHUE
    TehWoodPcker's Avatar
    September 2009
    3,192 Posts

    new Leona skin already, fucking kidding's me ?

    But i have to admit that shield is pretty baller
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows Vista Finland Show Events

  26. Post #26
    Flubascrub
    Flubadoo's Avatar
    August 2009
    10,530 Posts
    now mandatory to buy iron solari on leona
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 Qatar Show Events Agree Agree x 2 (list)

  27. Post #27
    funion is gay
    Zukriuchen's Avatar
    September 2009
    16,621 Posts
    is it even a good item?

    Edited:

    why didnt you change the thread title to "/surrender" already
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 Brazil Show Events

  28. Post #28
    Flubascrub
    Flubadoo's Avatar
    August 2009
    10,530 Posts
    idk, the shield seems really small
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 Qatar Show Events

  29. Post #29
    MORDEKAISER ES #1 HUEHUE
    TehWoodPcker's Avatar
    September 2009
    3,192 Posts
    is it even a good item?

    Edited:

    why didnt you change the thread title to "/surrender" already
    If it stacks it could give 1150 shield in total if all 5 took it
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows Vista Finland Show Events

  30. Post #30
    Gold Member
    suppertime's Avatar
    December 2005
    4,563 Posts
    zig is op as shit and new jax is awesome

    Edited:

    I also like how leona is LOCKED, makes the game 100x better
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 Canada Show Events

  31. Post #31
    Gay Member #2
    DigitalySane's Avatar
    June 2008
    3,912 Posts
    I don't understand what goes through someones head when they don't ban morg yet ban kass esp when i'm skarner and all that happens every time is morg sheild when i go to ult.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows Vista United Kingdom Show Events

  32. Post #32
    Gold Member
    orcywoo6's Avatar
    November 2008
    3,038 Posts
    Fuck yeah anivia >:)
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 United Kingdom Show Events Informative Informative x 1 (list)

  33. Post #33
    Tabarnaco's Avatar
    March 2010
    4,152 Posts
    ziggs is fun
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 Canada Show Events

  34. Post #34
    ventnor's Avatar
    April 2010
    2,601 Posts
    I don't understand what goes through someones head when they don't ban morg yet ban kass esp when i'm skarner and all that happens every time is morg sheild when i go to ult.
    bans happen before picks, you shouldn't have picked scanner.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 Denmark Show Events Agree Agree x 1Dumb Dumb x 1 (list)

  35. Post #35
    Flubascrub
    Flubadoo's Avatar
    August 2009
    10,530 Posts
    I don't understand what goes through someones head when they don't ban morg yet ban kass esp when i'm skarner and all that happens every time is morg sheild when i go to ult.
    why would you not pop her shield first or even pick skarner after morg has been picked?

    Edited:

    i mean, no morgs max their shields, 2x Qs will pop it, or a bit of poke from your ap carry
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 Qatar Show Events

  36. Post #36
    Gay Member #2
    DigitalySane's Avatar
    June 2008
    3,912 Posts
    My last player panic picked skarner and we swapped even then she should still be banned.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows Vista United Kingdom Show Events

  37. Post #37
    Gold Member
    papaya's Avatar
    June 2010
    6,597 Posts
    btw its Fizz February.

    Rules are if you dont own Fizz youre an eternal virgin.
    If you play anything else other than Fizz you lost
    i feel good because i played fizz before it made me not an eternal virgin

       i still will be though   
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 United Kingdom Show Events

  38. Post #38
    DYRUS BONER
    acfan's Avatar
    June 2010
    4,383 Posts
    THIS RANGE

    LOL
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 United States Show Events

  39. Post #39
    funion is gay
    Zukriuchen's Avatar
    September 2009
    16,621 Posts
    I dont get it
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 Brazil Show Events

  40. Post #40
    DYRUS BONER
    acfan's Avatar
    June 2010
    4,383 Posts
    his range
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 United States Show Events Agree Agree x 1 (list)