Tuesday, June 28, 2011

League of Legends - Helpful Tips

League of Legends - Helpful Tips

- Treat this game like a race until the 30-40min mark, a race to get to lvl 18 that is... if your enemy is farming minons and you find yourself outside of experience range, you're slowly losing... (They're gaining lvls, you're not)

- From the beginning, pick a team that is either designed to split-push or team-fight. If you later find your enemy has several AOE abilities, and you still decide team fights are the best option... then make sure you buy Banshee's Veil. 

- Don't play ranged carries without support of some kind. Several champs, like Ashe, Kog, and TF do absurd amounts of ranged damage... but are very venerable in team fights to assassins like Irelia, Shaco, Nocturne, and Akali. Without a Blitz, Janna, Alistar, etc. that can disable the assassin, you'll find yourself useless seeing as though you can't get close enough to the action without getting your throat slit.

- Leave the enemy tank alone in team fights! If you find a Singed, Garen, Morde, etc. with all defensive items... simply leave him alone in team fights, he's not going to do much damage to you, so don't waste your abilities on him!

- Don't dive under towers unless you are aware of where enemy champs are on the mini-map. Killing champions gives a lot less gold than it used to... In fact, you get more bonus gold from killing a canon-minon than from an enemy champion on a 3+ death streak! So just sit there at their tower and force them to bring reinforcements to defend the tower. The more time the enemy spends traveling in the jungle, the less time they're spending gaining gold and experience.

- Always try for last hits! You don't get gold unless you get the killing blow! That being said... if you have a full mana bar, don't be afraid to use an ability to kill a minion.

- Keep an eye on the dragon with a ward, and note the time when the dragon is killed. (The dragon re-spawn time is 6 mins.) Your team gets a nice 1000 gold boost for killing the dragon, which is a great way to bring your team back in the game if you're a little behind.

- If your team has a jungler and you find yourself soloing 2v1, play extremely defensively. Also, make a note to pick a champion that has some kind of health-regen ability. Vllad, Nasus, Irelia, Shen, etc. all make great 2v1 solos. If you find yourself taking a lot of damage, give your jungler a 45-sec heads up before you go back to the spawn pool.

- Before engaging an enemy champ in a 1v1 battle, take a quick glance at their lvl, items, mana situation, and CS (creep score).

- There are a few champs that will simply bash the crap out of your team if you feed them early or let them free-farm. (Irelia, Jax, Xin, Vllad just to name a few.) If the enemy has a Jax that has more kills than all your team combined at the 20-min mark, do your team a favor and push "yes" to surrender. (Or pray to the internet gods to dc him?)

Monday, June 27, 2011

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Late Game Split Pushing With Jax

Guys - check my logic here:

Late game split pushing as Jax... basically the whole point of this is to make them send 2v1 to try to stop you... so the rest of your team can initiate a 4v3 team fight, right? With the punishment of sending 1 = certain death, and sending 0 = loss of multiple towers/inhib.

(Wards in jungle are obviously key...)

Am I missing something?

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Jax - Getting better at this...

Starting to get better with this build... 2 triple kills at the end... so tough to kill Jax w/ banshees...

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Proof that Irelia can't carry

I mean... what more can you do? I was 31/3/10 at the 38 min mark and the team couldn't finish...

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

League of Legends Wallpaper

Custom League of Legends Wallpapers - Where is Teemo?

Can you find Teemo in these three images? Find more here cool images Here

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Renekton Bot's Urgent Questions

Stumbled across this in the League of Legends Boards the other day, cracked me up so I thought I'd share:

1) If Kog'maw is all about eating things, why do all of his abilities involve vomiting instead?

2) Garen hits women to shut them up. Did you guys ever think about this?

3) Did Morgana's parents not realize that if you name a girl Morgan, Morgana or Morrigan then she's going to be evil?

4) Has Twitch ever played Templeton in a League of Legends-sponsored reproduction of Charlotte's web?

5) Does Urgot have trouble descending stairs (controlled descent, I mean. Not just tumbling)?

6) Any chance we'll see a Solid Snake Shaco skin? Or Teemo? If it's Teemo, can we replace his mushrooms with claymores and have his passive put him in a box?

7) Does Nunu actually do anything? It seems to me that it's Yeti doing all the work.

8) Who convinced Karthus to dress up as the Statue of Liberty?

9) Is Anivia ticklish?

10) Has Heimerdinger ever built a turret and then forgot about it, and then it murdered some kid on his way to school?

10a) Did he receive gold for the kill?

11) Why do champions forget all their abilities until well into their next match? Does Eve just suddenly remember that she can be a total *****?

12) Soraka is the worst champion. No, not because of her abilities, it's because she gave up immortality to turn Warwick into a pro jungler. Every time I get ganked by Warwick I blame that stupid purple goat. I mean god **** it, girl. No this isn't a question

14) Is it true the 13th question is bad luck?

15) I recruited 10,000 friends to LoL but for some reason the system didn't keep track. When can I expect my plane ticket?

16) Is it true that to be a female gunslinger in Runeterra you need to wear a stupid hat?

17) When Ashe uses her ultimate and misses, does the arrow just keep going until it slams into someone? How many crystal arrows are flying around the world right now?

18) Has Twisted Fate ever been caught using Destiny to spy on women in the shower?

19) Does Nasus use Wither to age wines and then sell them back for huge profits?

20) What is Fiddlesticks going to do when they add the Magma Chamber map?

Special thanks to Renekton Bot!

Monday, April 18, 2011

League of Legends - The Summoner's Code

I Support Your Team

“[Teamwork] is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.”-Andrew Carnegie
While we all carry a diverse set of individual ambitions and expectations into a game of League of Legends, once we hit the Field we’re a part of a team. For better or worse, our fates are intertwined with that of our teammates. Once the game gets into full swing, you have to make a choice between being a positive force for your team, or contributing to your own demise.
Being a good team player begins at champion select. Be open minded when considering the needs of your team. If you’re the last one to pick, try to fill a niche in your team that hasn’t already been filled. If everyone’s picked and something stands out as s deficiency in your team composition, try asking for another player to fill the gap, or change roles to embrace that responsibility yourself. Remember, that by taking on a role you don’t normally play, you’ll learn more about unfamiliar champions and increase your own skill level.
Once you get in game, try to keep an open line of communication. Warn your teammates if someone is missing from your lane, or if something is placing them in immediate danger. If they’re not paying attention to chat you can always try pinging the map. Just remember that one ping is enough! Also, remember that you have to be there to contribute, so don’t leave the game or go AFK! Encourage players who are having trouble, and congratulate those who are playing well. And most of all, if you’re having a bad game don’t take it out on your team!

II Drive Constructive Feedback

“When you confront a problem you begin to solve it.” -Rudy Giuliani
Player feedback is an important force in the decision making process of Riot Games. If you want to make your voice heard, taking the time to let us know how you’re feeling about the game is a good place to start. When you give feedback, make sure you take a holistic approach. If you only give negative feedback, you may find that the changes you influence detract from what you initially enjoyed. Moreover, people are simply more likely to listen if you present yourself in a calm, well thought out manner.
That being said, don’t be afraid to tell us if you feel strongly, and why. Try to be straightforward, specific, and always try to make your feedback direct and concise. For instance, saying something along the lines of:
“I used to love playing Katarina because her skills give her high mobility in lane, but with the latest nerfs to Death Lotus, I no longer feel like I have a strong enough presence in team fights to be viable. I don’t think that I’m going to be playing Kat in the future unless she undergoes some revisions.”
Is a much better way of expressing your dismay at a patch than beginning with an irate tirade, then asking for changes to be reverted or attempting to force an alternate solution. Remember that we’re listening and making changes every couple of weeks, so, with a little patience, you may find that your issues will be worked themselves out.

III Facilitate Civil Discussion

“To disagree, one doesn't have to be disagreeable.” -Barry Goldwater
As we mentioned earlier, we want you to give feedback, but being part of the community doesn’t stop there. Whether you’re in chat, in a game, or on the forums, there are plenty of people to meet, and plenty of topics to discuss. Whether you’re discussing game balance and champion viability, trying to form a premade team, or just want to express your affection for the legendary and infamous Gentleman Cho’gath, we encourage you to share your thoughts with other players.
When you choose to participate in a discussion with the rest of the playerbase, always try to be receptive to another player’s point of view. If you keep an open mind, you’d be surprised what valuable information you can glean from your fellow players. Also, be mindful of how you present your point of view. If a player feels strongly on a subject, don’t get caught up trying to have the last word. Just state your side and exit the conversation gracefully rather than give them the opportunity to pick a fight.

IV Enjoy Yourself, but not at Anyone Else’s Expense

“Short is the joy that guilty pleasure brings.” -Euripides
Making games is our business, so it should come as no surprise that we want you to have a lot of fun. We want you to get excited, to have tension-filled moments, and to celebrate your success. This doesn’t mean that we’re okay with you ruining anybody else’s day.
Remember, taking a jab at your friend in the middle of the game is a lot different than making a glib remark at a complete stranger. Someone who is unfamiliar with what you consider playful may take your comment as an attack and react unfavorably. If two players on a team start fighting, good communication and teamwork become nearly impossible. Once communication breaks down, the likelihood of victory is drastically diminished. It isn’t uncommon for simple, good natured teasing to spiral out of control into a loss, so do yourself a favor and don’t run the risk of sabotaging your own success.

V Build Relationships

“No man is an island...” -John Donne
League of Legends is a team game, and, as such, familiarity and rapport with the other competitors with whom you play is going to be a big part of your success. With that in mind, it would behoove you to adopt a cordial demeanor and attempt to make friends. If you have fun playing with another player, make use of the end of game lobby to thank that player for the game and send a friend request. The more friendly players that you have at your disposal, the better your chances are of getting a good, friendly game. Also, if you have friends who you think might be a good fit for the game and community, don’t hesitate to shoot them an invite. Not only will you earn yourself some awesome swag, you’ll have more friends you can call upon when you’re having trouble flying solo.
Use the tools at your disposal to try and build a circle of other players of a similar skill level. If you have a relationship with a group of players that you trust, you are much more likely to get good feedback on how you’re playing, receive support when learning a new champion, and just have a good time overall.

VI Show Humility in Victory, and Grace in Defeat

“To be humble to superiors is duty, to equals is courtesy, to inferiors is nobility.” -Benjamin Franklin
Having a great game is one of the biggest joys that League of Legends can bring you. But always bear in mind that when you’re relishing that landslide victory there is someone on the receiving end that is probably ripping their hair out. While it’s alright to celebrate, make sure that you keep any gloating (or any other mode of self-indulgence) out of all chat. Instead, thank your opponents for the game. After all, despite their best efforts, they just made you a very happy person.
Moreover, if you’ve just lost, avoid pointing any fingers or deploying excuses. Even if you had a great game, it’s not alright to blame your team. You had five opponents in that game, and - seeing as you just lost - chances are that they had something to do with it. We all know that losing can be frustrating, particularly if it’s a close game or one that’s completely one sided, but nobody likes a sore loser. Instead, thank your opponents for the game, and take a moment at the end of game screen to ask what you could have done better. If you’re polite, you might pick up a few pointers that can help you counter your opponent’s strategy in the future.

VII Be Resolute, not Indignant

“It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.” -Julius Caesar
Intrinsic to the idea of competition is the notion that, when our pride is on the line, emotions tend to run high. Every person that we encounter is going to carry a different set of circumstances with them into the game, and therefore is going to have a different level of tolerance for frustration. If you end up in a game with an abusive player, don’t lower yourself to their level. Instead, politely ask them to calm down.And remember, even if you’re having a bad game, quitting or going AFK just ruins the game for the rest of the players. If someone’s really starting to bother you, the mute and ignore commands are always there to resolve the situation.
And remember, while nobody likes being insulted, it pays to take a moment to consider the circumstances. Remember that this is a competitive game, and, more often than not, the other player is just venting their frustration. Try not to take it personally. Everyone has a breaking point and everyone rages sometimes. At some point you may find yourself in the other person’s shoes.

VIII Leave No Newbie Behind!

“Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
We all started somewhere, and if we’re going to do justice to the people who helped us move up the ladder, we have to start by paying homage to our roots. If you see a player having a bad game, or who clearly doesn’t grasp the fundamentals of the genre, try offering some constructive advice. If you do so in a civil and friendly manner, it’s likely that they will be receptive. Oftentimes they’ll be downright grateful that somebody took the time to let them know how to improve instead of yelling at them.
Never get frustrated by an inexperienced player’s performance. At some point, you were just as green as they were, even if it was the day that you downloaded the League of Legends client. Have a little patience, and try and help the player step up to a level where both of you can enjoy the game. At the same time, don’t be discouraged if they aren’t receptive. Some small percentage of players will get hung up on the notion that they don’t need anybody’s help, and, no matter how politely you try to lend a hand, they won’t want to hear it. That’s no reason to give up on the rest of them!

IX Lead by Example

“Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.” -Harold S. Geneen
If you’re like us and you share a vision of a game world in which players exercise good sportsmanship, help each other improve, and make friends, you’ve got to start living the dream before anybody everybody else is willing to do so. It’s all well and good to say you’re on board for the revolution, but if you don’t first make yourself a paragon of model behavior, no one is going to be fooled. Nobody’s asking you to be perfect, but we do want you to, whenever possible, strive to uphold the same standards of behavior that you expect everyone else to maintain.
So, remember! Stay positive, remain calm, and keep to the code!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

League of Legends Gold and Experience Chart

I recently did a Jungling run on the Summoner's Rift Map to get an idea of experience/gold given by the jungle-creatures.

It can be found at:


Happy Ganking!

Monday, January 24, 2011