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#220: 07-05-2011 @ 06:56:57 am
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Just as an FYI:  The low down thus far on hacking is that it was contained:

  • League of Nos (again whomever they are) successfully used some as of yet undisclosed 3rd party tech to hack into several high ELO player's accounts, as well as for ways somehow yet undetermined, take control of the PvP.net Alert system.
  • Riot shut down the chat service until they could contain the issue.  They promise to restore any damage to any accounts that occured to users.   They have assured us that they have no reason to think that our account information has been compromised.
  • Riot is giving boilerplate that suggests that players should be on the look out for keyloggers and other 3rd party software that they might have allowed themselves to come into contact with.

The way I read this is that they seem to think they were not hacked, but that certain users were hacked.  I still don't get how the attackers were able to change people's ELO though.

I'll post more if I learn more, but for now I'd assume everything is fine, nothing is ruined.


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#221: 07-05-2011 @ 09:10:57 am
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From what I've heard, all rumor and speculation of course, is that they keylogged some person at Riot and gained access to an admin client and that's how they gained access to the alert system and were able to change elo, ban and do other general mischief. Following any links from the alerts directed you to malicious sites that then put keyloggers on your computer. I highly doubt the youtube one they linked to had it (it's Google, straightup Youtube isn't going to get hacked anytime soon) but if you followed any links from that youtube account you'd have a potential keylogger.

I personally had a little scary moment. After all the alerts starting popping up I decided to do a sweep of my system even though I didn't follow any links because I'm paranoid like that. After updating Avast and it telling me to restart, when I tried to log in I got errors about my Window system had been changed and have limited access warnings and it then failed to let me sign into my account. I proceeded to un-Internet myself and sweep my system. I checked out the warnings on the wife's computer and come to find out that it was in fact an Avast screw up with a recent update. Once my computer rebooted without issue the second time I became less worried but it was still a freaky coincidence. My computer is in fact clean according to Spybot and Avast thankfully.


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#222: 07-05-2011 @ 01:19:28 pm
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In other news:

I just played my first round as Alistar.. . .

 

Holy *&#$ this guy is INCREDIBLE! Fun, STRONG in that 'berserkerish' way, can heal allies and set-up enemies to take hits (or straight up die), and his ult can clear snares/effects!

-AHMAD

 


#223: 07-06-2011 @ 03:31:52 pm
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Holy god in heaven above! I just played the MOST epic game of League of Legends i've yet played. 5v5 - random online PvP.

The game begins, and I slowly but surely find myself growing irritated with my allies. They're getting stalled out badly in bottom, not responding to anything I say, etc. etc. Then I start slipping in mid. I'm up against Vayne (a character that I'm just dying to try now [she's like an AD Katarina... except weaker and more explosive]) and while from Lvl1-3 I felt like I was 'okay', I quickly realize no. ..no I'm not. I've no idea what Vayne's moveset is and I'm steadily getting whittled and zoned out. After dying once I do the responsible thing and tell my team "I may need to swap lanes - can't handle Vayne. Can someone cover mid?".....no answer. So I sigh and say I'll do my best . . . .and die. Again.

As I'm dead I check out the team stats and it seems that across the board we're doing badly. I am 2 levels higher than the next closest person . .. and most our enemies are one level higher than me or at my level. Annie is the exception . .. and then finally luck turns up for me slightly. My teammates (who silently refused to switch lanes) continue their thing, and ANnie switches to mid while Vayne heads around to start ganking. Sure enough, casualty reports start to trickle in . . . but I'm able to kill Annie twice, zone her out, level up a bit, get Rylai's, and even start pushing the middle turret (slightly). And that's when (right on cue) someone from bottom asks to swap lanes with me. I go for it, leting him up to mid. . . . where he promptly dies and my push ends.

I admit, I'm not presenting as even a view of the game as it probably really was. I wasn't exactly playing 'pro' myself; but at least I waws *TRYING*. I got the distinct impression my teammates had semi-given up. And then near the 20:00 mark. . . the surrender vote comes up. + - ++_.

Something inside me snapped when I saw that, I got royally pissed off. How dare they try to surrender the game so fast? We'd barely even done a single concerted effort or team fght! I was around level 12ish here, most of them at 10/11 I think we had one 9. So yes, we were behind in level and down a turret in top. Our pushes were being stalled heavily and we were ~9kills behind. But DAMNIT we weren't getting ROLLED or anything. And more importantly: we had not yet begun to fight! I'd twice been like "Everyone meet me in middle" or "Let's try to get a push going in bottom" - but per usual nobody listened or responded.


Anyway, so I ignore the surrender vote, say 'no', and try a new tactic: If I couldn't get a team going I could at least get 2vX odds instead of all the 1vX'es we had going. I picked an ally at random and followed him everywhere. ANd I literally mean just straight up followed him wherever he went, period. At first it looked stupid (hell, it was stupid) but sure enough we would both get out of combat alive and get a kill or two between us when we ran into someone. I had become the 'rover' without any team coordination. Problem was we were still dropping like flies all over the map and I'd frequently need to 'b' for health since my defense/hp items were coming out so slow. And through it all, that enemy Vayne was becoming ridiculously jacked. Again a surrender vote goes up. This time I literally respond: "Why the hell are you trying so hard to surrender? It's only 25:00 in. Listen, you are NOT going to get my vote until we at least give it a good-faith effort to TRY to push as a team. Everyone meet me in mid. If they ace us, we can surrender."

And two people don't bother going mid.

Go figure.

But the rest of the team assembled. And inch by inch we start turning th game around. Annie and I-forget-who start dropping repeatedly in every encounter. We all semi-scramble whenever Vayne shows up since we didn't have our CC guy on board yet. But something about our team spirit revives, and the game is on again. It's around this time (Lvl15ish for me) that Vayne starts becoming truly insane. At one point I asked her and she told me her AD was >300. This girl could ghost out and kill our champions 1v2! I tried insisting that our team not separate: that we always move in sets of 3 so as to stand a chance against this ganker. One person doesn't bother listening, but four of us are more than enough and we start grinding ahead. . . mostly by avoiding Vayne. Simultaneously, our pushing keeps getting her back to the base. AT one point she breaks off to push top lane solo. . . easily slaying our one dissident champion. The four of us push in and take out 3 of the enemy and 2 inhibitors. We're down a turret in each lane and all the way up to our inhibitor turret in top. . . but top and mid are spawning super minions for us :).

And then the epic defense begins. Our opponents start doing the most insane **** that I've ever seen; somehow managing to hold off despite the incessant stream of superminions and do so comfortably. And if we approached their base either Vayne would snipe us, or we'd get in, fight a bit, and get murdered. One of our allies (green I think his name was) kept trying to spur us to push down the middle as one (a sound plan). I finally managed to get him to reconsider. We managed to get bottom spawning the supers too while top and mid re-spawne their inhibitors. This is nearing the 50 minute mark of the game!

Finally, we decide to go for Baron - easily destroying him with just four of us. The five of us (all kitted out, all lvl 18) start barreling down middle with Baron. Vayne pops out of the pushes and we fucking ANNIHILIATE her without taking a scratch (well, maybe a small scratch). And then . . . I don't quite know what hapens . . . but our entire team just disappears. In the span of seconds. we literally get aced, despite having baron 5 to 4 with virtually no turret fire against us. We're watching as our minions start beating down the nexus to 2/3 health, and I just straight up compliment the other team. In the end, we won because I sneaky-teleported into their main at one point and used Zhonya's hourgalss to dodge and get a nexus kill.



Most brilliant defense I've seen in LoL yet. Acing the enemy team 4 to 5 while they have baron; that's quite a feat. It's shit like this that makes me continue to PvP. Yes, you have to deal with the frustration of random players and personalites. But it's 100% worth it to experience the thrilling highs/lows of *true* victory.

-AHMAD


#224: 07-07-2011 @ 09:26:57 am
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In case you're like me and cannot wait for more Leona info:  YouTube Recording of a Internal LiveStream from yesterday:


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#225: 07-08-2011 @ 07:20:52 am
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In case you hadn't heard yet, this week's patch (releasing today) will not include Leona.  How long it will take before we see her is unclear. However there are still some pretty important changes to take note here especially for those of us who tried Yorick and found him lacking or those who have been enjoying Alistar as an AP nuke instead as just a tank. 

By in large I do not find the changes in this patch offensive (no Leona aside), though I would be curious what people more directly effected by it think.

In the mean time they did make the "new champion approaches" page finally for Leona, which includes her base art, which I've also attached.  Let's run down the list:

  • Female fighter character
  • Has a power that looks like calling down an orbital energy strike
  • Throws light swords

Not since Garen have they released a champion that feels so very targeted at me specifically.  As far as the abilities themselves, she has a jumper, a melee range stun, a castable aoe stun/slow, and a damage shield and the ability to boost allied damage with her passive.  Yes I'd say she's got the right kit to tank well.  Hooray!

Leona LoL Base art

 


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#226: 07-08-2011 @ 07:51:15 am
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I'll probably be grabbing Leona day one as I have more then enough IP to get her even if she is (and no doubt will be) 6300.

As for the patch, I was kind of annoyed to hear nothing but "so we're nerfing..." over and over in the preview but looking at the notes I don't find anything god awful annoying. Irelia looks the worst off but I've been hearing they've wanted to nerf her for awhile in some fashion. Only thing I see that I could directly relate to is the Alistar nerfs. Truth be told, I found building him AP was an incorrect way of playing him but whatever floats your boat. In that sense nerfing AP ratios to me means nothing, those abilities are used for crowd control and getting an enemy to my teammates who will then wreck the enemy. The only possibly annoying thing is the big heal ratio nerf but then again I always felt like it gave a lot back even when I had zero AP items on so I can understand to some degree.

Random other thought that's been skipping around in my head recently, does anyone find it a bit weird that rune pages are still crazy expensive (6300 IP and... I forget how much RP) to get yet mastery pages are free to add as you like? I mean, I know they're different and I understand to some degree why we pay for rune pages and not mastery pages but with the recent ability to create custom saved mastery pages it just feels weird that I have to pay so much for one and the other is free when they serve similiar purposes (champion independent, summoner level dependent stat changes). I kinda wish rune pages were cheaper, at least IP wise. Shit I'd be happy if they were 4800 IP, it just seems crazy for 6300.


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#227: 07-08-2011 @ 08:53:13 am
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Buying Rune Pages never really made 'sense' to me.  We already have to buy the runes to populate them, so the pages should be free, or set to a system-standard limit.  Still, on some level I recognized that people who play this game all the bloody time need something to spend their IP on, and I imagine Riot thought it'd allow LoL a bit of "End Game" feel - that is something to earn as a level 30.

However with the addition of free mastery pages it just looks dumb now.   And even moreso the idea that we have to pay 6300 per page.  It's another case where, at least for me, my time is more valuable than the $$$ I'd pay Riot to just unlock all the rune pages I can get, if I cared that much.

Thanks for reminding me though of this though.  I now remember at one point I decided that from now on unless I'm filling a rune page my 6300 IP build up goes to new rune pages.  I had completely forgotten.  Problem is I'm not 100% sure what I'd do with another rune page after my current four...


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#228: 07-08-2011 @ 09:41:18 am
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Kog'Maw buff!

OMNOMNOMNOM.

Also, Leona's cool. Too bad her right wrist is as thin as my thumb. PROPORTION MATTERS EVEN IN FANTASY ART.


#229: 07-08-2011 @ 09:42:03 am
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Okay since the patch is very here and there, gonna continue with throwing out tidbits I found.

As stated, this patch has caused a bunch of problems so while Leona isn't going to be out immediatly it sounds like if everything goes okay with the patch today she will be available possibly sometime this weekend. I'm going by this post here.

I have zero idea if these skins are actually out yet with this patch (if the patch is up I'm sure we'll see them in store) but since I saw them and they look legit and they all look badass anyway, I'm gonna post the link here. These are just the artwork but they still look sweet. Anyways, check out the thread here. I was actually thinking of picking up Sion and if this Warmonger skin looks as badass as the art I may have to get that too. Valkyrie Leona looks hawt and will probably be getting that.

This post was edited by Dominion on July 8, 2011, 11:44 am


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