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World of Warcraft: Elysium’s Game Masters possibly corrupt?

On 5 May, a few horde guilds on Elysium server including RISE attempted to kill the world boss Azuregos and claim his loot and treasure. However, just a moment before killing it, the monster’s tag was suddenly given to the alliance guilds PRAISE and DEMISE, and the whole credit, along with loot and treasure went to them.

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This was taken to the official forum and Elysium’s subreddit, where user “Rheked” claimed that a Game Master was nearby at the time and said “pretty obvious what is going on now.”, assuming that they gave the tag on purpose. A video (link) was posted later to show what happened.

Some people argue that rather than Game Masters being biased, this was a case of PRAISE and DEMISE exploiting certain game mechanics, which is a bannable offense. When asked for his comment on this case, Derpyous from THE THUNDERING LEGION said “Hopefully they’ll get the same treatment. I don’t believe GM’s did it for a second. It’s the same as GRIZZLY, and they got banned.”

GRIZZLY stole the boss from the horde last week, which initially looked fine to the Game Masters. However, an audio leak (link) was uploaded, which revealed that GRIZZLY were abusing a game mechanic to indeed steal the tag, after which most of the guild members were banned from the server.

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The Game Masters have not commented on this week’s issue, despite one more video (link) having been uploaded to show that something is wrong.

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Survey results: What is your main role?

We conducted a survey to find out what people’s main role in League of Legends is.

According to statistics shown on Forbes, sixty eight million people play League of Legends per month as of 2014. Chances are, most of these people have their preferred role. But which of them is most frequently chosen? Which gets the least love?

There’s a total of 234 votes, according to the survey we conducted on Reddit.com/r/leagueoflegends. The results are as follows:

  • 61 people (26%) voted support as their main role.
  • 43 people (18%) voted marksman as their main role.
  • 38 people (16%) voted top lane as their main role.
  • The same amount of people voted jungle as their main role.
  • 35 people (15%) voted mid lane as their main role.
  • Only 19 people (8%) said they would rather fill and have no real preference as to what they like to play in League of Legends.

 

Those who voted support say that “Support is by far the best role in the game. Every other role has a specific task that needs to be accomplished and a rather narrow method to get there. As support your job is the win the game by any means possible. This might mean building a locket or a banner. A Zeke’s maybe. After Sightstone and your gold item, you have so many options. Every game as support is different. You rarely have the same build path. And you have a unique impact on the game since you don’t usually do a lot of damage. And you don’t get focused in fights so you have the freedom to make impact plays without worrying because if they blow 3 important cooldowns on the member with the least gold, you’ll probably win the fight.”

 

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Those who voted marksman say “I want to be babysat to go full lategame!”

 

Those who voted jungle say “jungle master race reporting in.”

 

Those who voted mid say “it’s just easiest to carry 1v9 when you play some poky TF mage”

 

Those who voted top say “I like top lane since there are not that many people that are playing and I love jumping in fights just not giving a single damn, and just stand there getting focused.”

 

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Survey: Why people play ranked?

We conducted a survey to find out for what purpose people play ranked in League of Legends.

According to statistics shown on Forbes, sixty eight million people play League of Legends per month as of 2014. A good portion of that takes part in League of Legends’ ranked ladder. But what is it exactly that people play ranked for instead of normal?

There’s a total of eight hundred and ninety eight votes, according to the survey we conducted on Reddit.com/r/leagueoflegends. The results are as follows:

  • To climb as high as I can (42%, 381 votes)
  • For fun (35%, 313 votes)
  • To become a pro (14%, 126 votes)
  • Other (5%, 48 votes)
  • To become a coach (3%, 30 votes)

 

Those who voted “To climb as high as I can” say that they “want to be the best”, “get to Master tier, because that’s when I can rest in peace saying I am good at this game” and “want to feel a sense of achievement and progression”.

 

Those who voted “For fun” had similar answers, saying “I just want to have fun and get better” “To get laid” “For me, it’s the same mentality you’d have on an after work volleyball club.”

 

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Those who voted “To become a pro” say “To be another Faker” (For those who don’t know, he won the League of Legends wold championship twice, in season 3 and season 5), and “to reach Challenger/LCS”.

 

Those who voted “Other” say that they “want to get good enough to play with popular streamers and perhaps duo with them”, “I would love to work for Riot as a developer, and climbing would also be a resume booster for any QA positions I will apply for in the future” and “to make money off of it, whatever method works”.

 

And finally, those who voted “to become a coach” say “I wish I could apply for a coach position one day, the way I understand it you have to be at least diamond and have some kind of experience so…”

 

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It appears that the competitive aspect of League of Legends tends to draw people in the most, but does it compromise the fun part about the game? The answer is no.