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#0: 09-13-2017 @ 07:21:45 pm
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Wednesday Night Game Night, September 20th, 2017

Game: Star Guardian Invasion (League of Legends) 

Time: 8:30 pm eastern

Note: Star Guardian Invasion runs from 9/7/17 – 9/25/17.  We can do this again?

This post was edited by machvergil on September 14, 2017, 6:06 pm


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#1: 09-14-2017 @ 08:16:38 am
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I definitely want to do the Invasion event again. It must be defeated!


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#2: 09-15-2017 @ 07:55:30 am
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I'm game for more LoL.  If anybody has done research about team comps that might work best, please post them -- I've played a fair number of the champs so would be happy to try rolling with someone other than Lulu if it might increases our chances.  Not that I don't think Lulu is da bomb...


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#3: 09-15-2017 @ 11:18:33 am
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So here's the comp that the pug group I ran with on the first night used

  • Ahri
  • Poppy
  • Jinx
  • Ez
  • Soraka

Some quick notes:

  • I built to old habits for this game so instead of building for mana regen/cooldowns I built for raw damage.  This made my early game rough (and I think my assist heavy score line shows this) but it may have meant that I did significantly more damage against enemy "champs" meaning I could end threats like Kog'Maw or Velkoz much faster.
  • Our Poppy went basically full tank.  As in not even a Trinity Force
  • Our Jinx went Rageblade & Wit's End and BotRK instead of any of the BF sword items.  The Wit's End is probably not a bad idea to get some magic resist (help vs both Vel'kos and Kog'Maw) along with Attack damage.
  • Our Soraka went support and health -  including completing the Warmog's Armor which may have been a huge help to her own sustain.
  • Our Ez went Trinity, Bloodthirsty, Manamune. 

I also think that, as much as looking up builds might not hurt, a certain amount of this is execution and the other part of it is luck.  I have played runs of this mode that never give you the "sit in the corner while Kog'Maw dumps on you" round, and sometimes none of the "Giant Cho'Gaths who eat you" round never show up either.  The other part of it is just getting good at dodging skill shots I think, as well as getting smarter about trying not to go for a rez when its a death trap to do so.

To that end I think we're going to have the most success if we play to our strengths and comfort zones as much as possible.  I don't think it's a coincidence that my best rounds have been on Ahri, for example.  Kelly may have noticed a similar effect with her Jinx rounds.  The more you can focus on map awareness because you already get how to play the champ the better I think.  Not everyone can do that though since I know not everyone plays one of these 10 champs.

Something Else to note: I think the tooltip on the mode when you're in it says that lifesteal is reduced.  I want to double check that but if it is, then I'd say buying those items should be considered significantly lower tier compared to items that improve your passive health regen or just give you more health/armor/magic resist in general.  So less Bloodthirster and more Hexdrinker.  We almost might want to think about not going overboard on supports so our damage is higher for killing threats.  In other words, take only one of the following:Janna, Lulu, or Soraka.  

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#4: 09-15-2017 @ 04:49:51 pm
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Had another success w/ Puggers today.

Was playing MF.  We had no supports.   We did okay, only wiping once on like wave 7 and once on the last boss.

This post was edited by machvergil on September 15, 2017, 7:51 pm


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#5: 09-20-2017 @ 03:46:24 am
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Looks like I'm going to have to give game night again this week - I'm feeling under the weather, and need to rest up before I fly to California this weekend.  Sorry I'm going to miss the LOL event, but what can you do.


#6: 09-20-2017 @ 05:18:31 am
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Sorry to hear that Haldon.  For what it's worth I'm not feeling great this morning either but I imagine I'll be up for games come this evening.

So over the weekend we did have a successful pick-up run of Invasion mode.  Myself, St00f, Nate, Kelly, and Tim were able to beat the mode on Normal difficulty.  I know Kitty is going to be making an effort to try and be on time for Game Night tonight so she can have time for more solid attempts at it.  My goal is going to be to get folks who want to beat the mode but haven't yet in first then rotate in those who still want to play more of it.  So we'll see who shows up tonight and fits that bill.

Because I don't think we're going to end up with 10 people who want to play League of Legends, it might not hurt to plan for a smaller side game, something that works for 2-4 folks instead of needing 4 to work, and that rotates fairly well in case we need folks to sub in for Invasion in LoL.


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#7: 09-20-2017 @ 07:39:24 am
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My goal is going to be to get folks who want to beat the mode but haven't yet in first then rotate in those who still want to play more of it.

That's a solid idea that I fully support. For side games, I'd like to suggest (in no particular order) Duck Game, Sword Coast, or Orcs Must Die. I'd also say Giantic, but it requires as many people as LoL.


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#8: 09-20-2017 @ 08:40:25 am
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I'm up for helping folks beat that LoL mode and for Duck Game.


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