League of Legends Trailer Reveals Details Upcoming of August Patch
Sean W. Gibson / Aug 1st, 2012 No Comments
The League of Legends Early August Patch review has had well over a million visitors on YouTube and outlines some of the gameplay changes for League of Legends. The video stresses that while not all of the changes are being revealed, some are along with the thought process behind why Riot Games made the change.
The first highlighted alteration is a change to Rumble. In this patch the damage amplifications is going to be lowered. Flame spitter is also going to get nerfed, which made folks exploiting these abilities less than happy on most of the LoL forums we trolled. During the video the team admitted they overbuffed with the last patch, having done a bug fix to make flamespitter more reliable to get the full damage out of the spell more consistently. However, the damage was already high and was balanced for when it was broken and now it’s more reasonable. Danger Zone is promised to be more reliable, but not 30% better.
Urgot also was highlighted in the video, as changes are coming from him as well. During the last patch he got nerfed, but this patch is going to revert the damage nerf so his base damage will go back up but the attack damage ratio is going back down. Because Urgot is described as being a tank/fighter they didn’t want to change that role. Riot admits in the video they just went too far with the nerf in the last patch.
One of the oldest champions, Cho’Gath, is also going to be affected by the League of Legends patch coming in August. There are going to be three “upgrades” in the form of altering cast times (about a half second), fixing an issue with a randomized delay before hitting and making his vorpal spikes scale in size as Cho’Gath grows. The changes basically equate to this champion feeling a lot smoother when you can chain his abilities together.
The Tribunal is also getting some alternations according to the League of Legends video which was released on July 27th. The idea here is to build more sportsmanlike communities. If you find players making the game miserable, you can report them after a match. When a player gets enough reports against him or her, the Tribunal builds up a case file against that player. Reform Cards will be distributed by players that go before the Tribunal.
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