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The Summoner Spell Switch-up

Posted: November 6, 2011 by thewoebringer in General

Well as you guys probably have seen by now RIOT has announced some changes to summoner spells. What? You haven’t heard? WELL THEN YOU’RE IN THE RIGHT PLACE. I’m going to talk about what it means for us the players and for what riot is trying to do from a design standpoint to the game.



Last Hitting

Posted: October 21, 2011 by thewoebringer in Laning

What’s up Lol no elo readers. Missed a few days there, but that ain’t nothing new. Today I’m here to talk about a theory that I have been at least partially convinced of. Here it is: Your level of game play is directly tied to how well you farm. Every champion needs to get gold, and the most predominant source of which is farming.  If you want to get better at this game, work on your farm. (more…)

Design Talk: Part 2, The problem with the tanky dps

Posted: September 29, 2011 by thewoebringer in General

So last week I wanted to post cool Dominion videos but as most of No Elo knows now I am the worst at remembering to turn on my recorder. So that went by the wayside. But I’m back and with renewed vigor I’m here to talk about something that has Mr. Cat all up in a tizzy.



Posted: September 21, 2011 by thewoebringer in General

Dominion is out for a limited time. GOGOGOGOGOGO. Videos later.

Let’s Talk Design

Posted: September 14, 2011 by thewoebringer in General

So today’s article for me is something triggered by DamnDirtyCat. He wrote this article here about how he disliked riven, and I’m inclined to agree. So let’s look at why we are always so furious about balance issues and what I think riot can do to address these issues.


Team Composition

Posted: September 8, 2011 by thewoebringer in General

Today we’re going to talk about when to pick to fill out a team comp and when to pick whatever you want. There are people who try both things and swear by one side but I think there is only one correct answer here.


Now this is a bold statement and I mean it in a contextual way so let me explain before you start complaining.



Posted: September 1, 2011 by thewoebringer in General

Before I get into my post today I would like to apologize for being late again. This week however, it was because there were just so many things I wanted to talk about. Swamped with ideas for once.


So I learned something today and it is very applicable to LOL so now it is share time. The technique I’m about to show you is called AAR or After Action Review. The purpose is to ascertain how well you accomplished (or failed to accomplish) your goal. The point here is to use this AFTER EVERY GAME regardless of win or loss. This way you always are focused on getting better. The general outline goes like this:




Correct Actions:

Unskillful Actions:


Take Aways:

So let’s tackle these one by one.