5 Changes Players Don't Want in League of Legends Patch 9.9
Patch 9.8 was generally a success that addressed most players' concerns with League of Legends. But there are still quite a few things left untouched, or some new directions which fans of the game are vehemently against. Here are five changes players don't want in League of Legends Patch 9.9
5. Continued Neglect of the Client
The League of Legends client is like a cheap room at a seedy motel: buggy, old, possesses tacky decorations that lessen rather than enhance the aesthetic, subject to many an online complaint, and seemingly impervious to change.
4. Excessive Preferential Treatment to Streamers
It's incorrect to say streamers, especially those who are official partners in the League of Legends Partner Program, are just like other players and should be treated equally. That being said, there is many an instant of excessive preferential treatment awarded large streamers in regards to gameplay with benefit of the doubt not afforded to lesser-known individuals.
3. Autofilled Roles to Allow Shorter Queue Times
Autofilled roles are a mechanic to ensure that players can get into games with fairly fast frequency, but players will wonder if it's worth it when an inexperienced jungler is down at 0/7/2 at 10 minutes. If asked, most players would say that they prefer a 5 minute queue with a 40 minute game than a 2 minute queue and a surrender at 20 minutes.
2. Continuing to Revert Popular Changes
The implementation of bans and swap to Butcher's Bridge for ARAM was widely hailed as fun and promising for the game, and the attention awarded was lauded in a previous list. Reverting said changes and making players go back to a system they disliked is like going forward one step and then backwards two steps, tripping over a fence and falling into a ditch.
1. Rakan Nerfs
Rakan received a flashy new skin in commemoration of the victory of Invictus Gaming at the 2018 world championship. In further recognition of his part in attaining that victory, the balance team have decided that Rakan should receive a massive nerf to his ultimate that completely guts his character and makes him nigh unplayable in his previous niche as a squishy lightning-fast engage support.
Needless to say, players were not amused.