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Showing all 52 posts in May 2013.
MasterZero
TPA SKINS AND BUNDLE SALE EXTENDED - Go get 'em now

Riot has extended the time that the limited TPA bundle will be available in the shop by three days!

Here is RiotWenceslaus with the good news!
"The TPA commemorative skin sale has been extended! Players around the world requested an extension, so we're keeping the TPA skins and bundle available in the store for a little longer. TPA Shen, TPA Orianna, TPA Ezreal, TPA Nunu, TPA Mundo and the 25% off TPA Team Bundle will remain in the store until 11:59 PM PST on June 4. After June 4, these five skins and their bundle will be retired to the legacy vault."

MasterZero
Balance Changes

All the previous changes, that is the ones rolled back during the 5/28 patch, have been readded.

New Changes
( This changes new to this PBE cycle and are relative to live server numbers )

Maw of Malmortius
Attack Damage increased to 60 from 55.
Magic Resist increased to 40 from 36
Unique passive changed to +1 attack damage ever 2% missing health up to 35 AD max from +1 AD for every 2.5% missing HP.

MasterZero
5/30 PBE UPDATE - JUSTICAR AATROX AND WOAD KING DARIUS SPLASHES.

The PBE has been updated! With the exception of a handful of new changes, everything is back to to how it was before the 5/28 PBE rollback.

Continue reading for a look at the awesome new splashes for Justicar Aatrox and Woad King Darius, as well as some tentative buffs for Maw of Malmortius!

New Splashes

Justicar Aatrox

Woad King Darius

MasterZero
NEW CHAMPION AND SKIN SALE 5/31 - 6/3

A new champion and skin sale starts tomorrow! Between May 31st and June 3rd, you can pick up Arclight Varus for 487 RP, Deep Sea Kog'Maw for 487 RP, Junkyard Trundle for 375 RP, Vi for 487 RP, Maokai for 440 RP, and Sona for 395 RP.

MasterZero
05/29 - CUSTOM ITEM SETS DISABLED AND AN UPDATE ON EUW SERVER PROBLEMS

Item sets are temporarily being disabled in order to help stabilize live servers.

Here is the Riot NOC announcement:
"Hey Summoners, Some of you may have run into server issues, and we apologize for that. We're currently investigating the source of the problem, but our first step is to make sure that our current environment is stable before we work on deploying more long-term fixes. Unfortunately, as part of the process we are performing, we will need to temporarily disable Custom Item Sets.

Once again, we apologize deeply for this inconvenience and we're working hard to get our servers stable – although we are unsure as to how long these repairs may take. We appreciate your patience through all of this!"

MasterZero
IRONSTYLUS SHARING HIS THOUGHTS ON SIVIR'S FUTURE VISUAL UPDATE.

While we don't have anything tangible on Sivir's future visual upgrade yet, we do have several brand new red posts discussing why she needs an update so badly and what direction, both ideologically and visually, that update is taking.

MasterZero
5/28 PBE PATCH - REVERTING BACK TO 3.7

The PBE has been rolled back to patch 3.7, the patch currently on live, in an effort to provide a quicker fix for the problems currently plaguing the live servers.

Here is vLemon with details:

"Hey guys, Many of you might know that some of our live environments are experiencing stability issues. We decided to change the version that we had on PBE, to the one that we have in live in order to test fixes for those problems. That means all the content of the 3.8 patch (Aatrox + skins) will be removed.

If you have any problems after today's patch (28th of May) please let us know!

We really appreciate your help and we apologize for the inconvenience."

MasterZero
FREE CHAMPION ROTATION SEASON 3 WEEK 17

This week's, Season 3 Week 17, free to play champion rotation includes Cho'Gath, Ezreal, Garen, Graves, Leona, Nasus, Skarner, Viktor, Ziggs, and Zilean. These champions will be available for free play starting tomorrow!

Continue reading for the IP/RP prices of these champions just in case you enjoy one of them so much that want to pick it up!

Free Rotation Champion Prices:

Cho'Gath - 1350 IP or 585 RP
Ezreal - 4800 IP or 880 RP
Garen - 450 IP or 260 RP
Graves - 6300 IP or 975 RP
Leona - 4800 IP or 880 RP
Nasus - 1350 IP or 585 RP
Skarner - 4800 IP or 880 RP
Viktor - 6300 IP or 975 RP
Ziggs - 6300 IP or 975 RP
Zilean - 1350 IP or 585 RP

MasterZero
NEW CHAMPION AND SKIN SALE 5/28 - 5/31

A new champion and skin sale starts tomorrow! Between May 28th and May 31st, you'll be able to pick up Pentakill Sona for 487 RP,

Coral Reef Malphite for 375 RP, Prestigious LeBlanc for 260 RP, Corki for 395 RP, Akali for 395 RP, and Cho'Gath for 292 RP.

MasterZero
TPA SKINS NOW AVAILABLE!

Now that All-Star's weekend is underway, Riot has released five new skins celebrating season two's world champions, the Taipei Assassins! TPA Mundo, TPA Orianna, TPA Ezreal, TPA Shen, and TPA Nunu are all now available for 750 RP each or 2812 RP all together in a bundle (if you own all 5 champions).

You have time until June 1st to grab them as they will be retiring to the Legacy Vault thereafter. Now continue reading for video previews of each of these new skins!

Something new introduced with this bundle is the scaling of the bundle's price depending on how much of the content you already own prior to the purchase. Dr. Mundo, Orianna, Ezreal, Shen and Nunu are all 25% off and included in the bundle.

TPA Shen (750 RP)

TPA Orianna (750 RP)

TPA Nunu (750 RP)

TPA Ezreal (750 RP)

TPA Mundo (750 RP)

MasterZero
MAGMA CHAMBER ALL-STAR SHOWDOWN!

With the All-Star Showdown coming ever closer, Riot has decided to preview their 1v1 and 2v2 map - Magma Chamber! Keep in mind that the tentative plan is for this map to be released sometime before the Launch of Season 4!


All-star showdown on Magma Chamber

When your all-stars take the stage in Shanghai, China, you’ll see them face off mano-a-mano (and two-on-two, in the case of bot laners) for the right to claim they’re the best top, mid, bot or jungle players in the world. You’ll also get a look at the upcoming Magma Chamber map, which is specially designed for individual and pair competition.

Why preview Magma Chamber at All-Star Week?

Watching the best players in the world duel it out for honor and glory is pretty damn exciting. If you were following the all-star race, you probably caught the epic showdown between Wickd and Soaz. Matchups like that are really fun to watch, so we wanted to make sure we had a proper battlefield for individual grudge matches. Since it’s only natural to wonder who the best player in each role is, we thought All-Star Week was the perfect venue to give you a sneak peek at the map, and let the pros settle the score while we were at it.

How does a head-to-head match work?

One vs. one competition actually has a pretty long history in the League of Legends community. The first one on one tournament actually took place in beta, and we’ve seen many more battles of this nature since. We tried to stick close to the existing one vs. one conventions.

During All-Star week, players will win a match on Magma Chamber in any the following ways:
Kill 100 minions
Destroy the enemy turret
Score first blood

When can we play?

While you can watch the all-stars treat their favorite champions to a magma tan today, remember this is a sneak peek and the public release is still on the horizon. We’re targeting before the launch of Season 4 while we tackle the following:

Tech challenges: A one vs. one map is unlike any game mode we’ve ever launched, and releasing it to millions is a lot different than letting the all-stars play on tournament realm. Before launch we need to load-test the servers and make sure we have the right supporting hardware in place.
More testing and optimizing: So far, Magma Chamber’s only optimized for tournament hardware, so there’s a lot of polish and bug sweeping left to finish. Before we can launch, the map needs to run smoothly on our full range of hardware, from the humblest min-spec to the most impressive gaming rig.
Game balance: Getting a map ready for live requires a lot of iteration on the design side. Right now we know it’s fun to watch the best players in the world throw down one vs. one, but we need more testing (including a full tour on the PBE) to make sure it’s balanced and fun to play!

We know Season 4 seems like it’s a long way off, but we’re using that time to get Magma Chamber shipshape and ready for launch. Stay tuned for more as we get closer to the new season.



On a side note, if you haven't yet caught a glimpse at the map in action, there was a "leak" a few weeks back and if you've missed it you can either read the full article about it or watch the actual video down below.

MAP PREVIEW HEREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

MasterZero
NEW CHAMPION & SKIN SALE: 5/24 - 5/27

Ahoy summoners! Are ye ready for yet another champion and skin sale? Starting May 24th till May 27th you'll be able to pick up Stinger Akali for 260 RP, Deep One Kassadin for 260 RP, Hextech Janna for 487 RP as well as Elise for 487 RP, Jax for 292 RP and Zilean for 292 RP.

  • Stinger Akali 260 RP

  • Deep One Kassadin 260 RP

  • Hextech Janna 487 RP

Add these champions to your roster, on sale for a limited time:

  • Elise 487 RP

  • Jax 292 RP

  • Zilean 292 RP

MasterZero
Misc Changes

New Replay button icon

New Custom game map previews:

Redditor Pabro also discovered a not yet implemented change for the character HP bars. Here it is file swapped over the current bar.

MasterZero
Balance Changes:

Annie
Tibber's HP increased to 1200/2100/3000 from 1200/1600/2000
Tibber's MR increased to 30/50/70 from 25/45/65

Ashe
Passive has been changed as described here. There is a fancy particle as it charges now.

Evelynn
Agony's Embrace ( R ) cooldown lowered to 120/105/90 from 150/120/90.

Items
Hunter's Machete's and Spirit Stone's passive changed to Maim: Basic attacks deal 10 bonus MAGIC damage to monsters on hit instead of Rend which dealt 10 true damage per hit.
Spirit of the Ancient Golem's, Spirit of the Spectral Wraith, and Spirit of the Elder Lizard's Unique passive Butcher now increases damage dealt to monsters by 30% up from 25%

Changes to Changes
( Changes relative to things previously changed this PBE cycle )

Aatrox
Kit has been updated above. Scroll back up for more info. TL;DR changes from 5/17 patch: Q damage went down, W now effects other abilities based on which stance you are in, E damage down

Akali
Twllight Shroud ( W ) changes reverted back to what they are on live.

Kha'Zix
Void Assault ( R ) reverted back to taking less damage while stealthed and being able to be cast again 3 times within 10 seconds - same as it is on live.

Lissandra
Ring of Frost ( W ) damage lowered to 60/95/130/165/200 from 65/100/135/170/205.
Ring of Frost ( W ) mana costs increased to 70 at all ranks from 50 at all ranks.
Frozen Tomb ( R ) damage reduced from 150/275/400 to 150/250/350.


Shyvana
Flame Breath ( E ) damage increased to 80/125/170/215/260 from 80/110/140/170/200.
Dragon's Descent ( R ) passive now grants 10/15/20 fury per basic attack, up from 2/3/4.

Shyvana's new passive, it now grants her 5 bonus armor and mr, increasing by 1 per level. The previous passive effects have been distributed to the other skills.

Items
Madred's Razror's Unique passive damage lowered to 60 from 70.
Wriggle's Lantern's Passive now deals 100 bonus magic damage down from 110 bonus magic damage.