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  1. Name: Joseph Sample Age (minimum 16): 21 Gamertags (for all systems you own): MortaleMago Do you have access to a computer and e-mail on a daily basis? What are your screen names (all that apply)? (AIM, MSN, Skype, Steam, Xfire) Aim: Fansteelers8 Skype: Mortalemago Xfire: silentkiller8 Steam: JoeFliesHigh(was made years ago) Link to your Twitter page (twitter required): http://www.twitter.c.../#!/mortalemago Link to your MySpace or Facebook page (at least one required): http://www.facebook.com/mortaleesatto How frequently do you use Facebook, Twitter, Digg and/or MySpace? Not all that frequently, but I would be willing to use them as much as is required to post clan and community related events or information. How did you hear about vVv Gaming? Were you referred to the site? If so, by whom? I saw the post on http://www.solomid.net that yall were starting a league of legends division and were looking to pick gamers up for it. Who do you know currently in vVv Gaming? How do you know them? Noone I do however wish to get to know some of the great people in the clan. Why are you interested in joining vVv Gaming? I want to join a competitive community that has been a big name in game for years and will be for years to come. I want to be able to represent a team that when I am asked who I play for I can proudly say vVv! Adding value is an important aspect of being in vVv Gaming. How will you, personally, add value? I am a good league of legends player who understands how the game works and can help other improve. I am also a very good battlefield player. I am able to help solve a lot of technical problems people may be having and I have a deep voice that is very good for casting and video blogs. Are you familiar with vVv's Geek to Me articles and Losers Bracket Podcast? If so, what are some of your favorites and why? No, I am not, but I will look into them and try to familiarize myself with them and other parts of the vVv community. How long have you been playing video games? 15 years How many hours per week do you devote to gaming? over 30 What’s the hardest game you’ve ever beaten? I honestly don't know. I have beaten a lot of games over the years. What games coming out are you looking forward to play and why? Battlefield 3 and Diablo 3. I very much enjoyed playing Diablo 2 and was told by one of the upper echelon members of MassiveUnit that I have a very good knowledge of how Battlefield is played despite BF:Bc2 being my first game in the series. What are your hobbies and interests outside of gaming? I have a beautiful girlfriend who I have been with for 2 years. I currently also work at my local Kohl's on the overnight shift. I am also going to school for computer and electrical engineering. Where do you see yourself next year at this time? One year close to my degree, still with my loving girlfriend, and a member of a prominent League of Legends or Battlefield 3 team. What kind of competitive tournament experience do you have? I have been playing FPS games competitively for the last 5 years. I also played dota competitively at one point. Have you attended any national events (MLG, WCG, CPL)? No How long have you been playing competitively? 5 years What was your best competitive moment? What was your worst? Playing on a CAL main team for CSS for a few weeks as a fill in and performing well. Worst was being known as a rager in the Day of Defeat source community when I was younger. What do you hope to achieve, competitively? Top 3 team status. What was your toughest competition? CAL main in both Dod:s and Cs:s How do you see vVv Gaming adding value to you? It would give me the chance to play with other high level competitive gamers seriously and allow us to grow both in our own skills and as a team. Do you see yourself as competitive or causal gamer? Competitive Thank you for taking the time to read my long application and I hope to be gaming along side your shortly. Have a nice day.
  2. Are there any items out there that are completely useless from any aspect of the game, or that nobody ever builds? The only example i could think of was of Tiamat, except i know exactly one person that does build it (Plattypus)
  3. Name: Julie Mcaninch Age (minimum 16): 22 Gamertags (for all systems you own): Vixen22 Do you have access to a computer and e-mail on a daily basis? Yes I do What are your screen names (all that apply)? (AIM, MSN, Skype, Steam, Xfire) Aim- Julieanna1279 Skype- Winterrose2288, Steam- Julie2288 Xfire- Vixen2288 Link to your Twitter page (twitter required): https://twitter.com/#!/Summer1938 Link to your MySpace or Facebook page (at least one required): http://www.facebook.com/julie1279 How frequently do you use Facebook, Twitter, Digg and/or MySpace? Not often, but i can use it more often if necessary. How did you hear about vVv Gaming? Were you referred to the site? If so, by whom? Heard about it from my boyfriend, whose nickname on here is Mortalemago. Who do you know currently in vVv Gaming? How do you know them? Noone actually. Why are you interested in joining vVv Gaming? Because I'm looking to improve immensely and play with amazing players. Adding value is an important aspect of being in vVv Gaming. How will you, personally, add value? I am a good LoL player who understands most champions. Also, I tend to try to keep the peace in games and keep people from becoming super negative. Are you familiar with vVv's Geek to Me articles and Losers Bracket Podcast? If so, what are some of your favorites and why? No I'm not but i can become familiar with them. How long have you been playing video games? 16 years How many hours per week do you devote to gaming? Roughly 20-30 hours. What’s the hardest game you’ve ever beaten? Honestly, no game has been that hard for me. What games coming out are you looking forward to play and why? Diablo 3 and Nancy Drew-Alibi in Ashes. Because i enjoyed playing Diablo 2 and have been playing Nancy Drew games since I was 9 years old. What are your hobbies and interests outside of gaming? I have an amazing boyfriend who I've been with for a little more then 2 years. I also help out at Clothes Closet at my church which is usually the first Saturday of the month. I also work in support at my local Macy's store. I'm going for my bachelors degree currently at Penn State for business administration. Where do you see yourself next year at this time? Still with my boyfriend, 1 year away from graduating with my degree, and at a full time job. What kind of competitive tournament experience do you have? I've played for a team in Day of Defeat Source called 502nd PIR for several months. Have you attended any national events (MLG, WCG, CPL)? No. How long have you been playing competitively? Not long. What was your best competitive moment? What was your worst? None that I can remember. What do you hope to achieve, competitively? To become a top LoL player. What was your toughest competition? None yet. How do you see vVv Gaming adding value to you? It would give me the chance to grow more as a LoL player and to improve my skills. Do you see yourself as competitive or causal gamer? Both.
  4. Check out this pretty cool service... I've been looking for something similar to the WoW Armory for League of Legends and I think I've found it. http://www.riot5.com Seems like the way it works is you add the bot on your friend list - message them the activation command and then they crawl your statistics and you can look up players. http://www.riot5.com/main/index/stats/na/567704 = anaxamander Making the account let's you take ownership of it and keep track. Pretty sweet service . Check it out! Is there anything similar to this thats better? http://www.riot5.com/main/index/stats/na/25096558 = me! I think you can also update your status and give each other karma etc...
  5. Past two years I've been doing a lot of psychoanalysis research in addition to other work and being an avid gamer from a very young age I've always been interested in the psychology of competitive gaming and more specifically in things like camping other players in WoW (being the gamer who sits in crossroads and kills everyone walking by for kicks) - following enemy players and killing them - why do we do it? I know I was known as one of those folks who would intentionally run around the enemy territory and egg on horde players, /duel-ing them and making them attack me, then camp their body. How this pertains to league of legends... This reddit post caught my eye - I'm into academia and writeups when they have connections with video games and this is a pretty cool little piece about griefing/trolling, etc in League of Legends. Griefing in League of Legends: An Psychological Analysis (self.leagueoflegends) (From Reddit) by legoEngineer 30 Nov 2011 After participating in numerous tribunals for the past few months during my lunch break I have come to some conclusions about why players grief. It is my hope that some will use my theories in order to prevent or mitigate their teammates griefing. You may also notice some of these tendencies in yourself, commence the introspection! Control Griefing comes down to one thing, control. The griefer feels they have lost control of the situation and they try desperately to regain it. This is something that happens in every single tribunal case I have seen. The player first loses all hope of winning the game. Either because they are feeding or because they are on a horrible losing streak, or a teammate is feeding, maybe there are too many OP champs on opposing team ext... Secondly, if they cannot control the game in their team's favor they will control the game by purposefully losing. They will start "Trolling", by buying silly items and purposefully dying. They may also go afk, thereby crippling their team. They become the ones in control, because they are choosing to lose. The most compelling evidence I have seen for this is when a griefer says something like, "You didn't gank my lane, so now I will feed, have fun losing noobs." Especially apparent is when the player starts griefing after they initiate a failed surrender vote. Depressingly, griefer's going AFK is quite similarity to suicides. This is on a much smaller scale of course, but most suicides happen because the person feels they have lost control of their life, and the only way they can regain control is by ending it. (I'm not saying they are on par or anything, suicide is a very serious issue) The griefer may also try to gain control by verbal harassment. Just like a playground bully they will attempt to undermine the self esteem of the other players so they will think they have also lost control and give up. What to do when Teamates Grief Assuming that my above analysis is correct, you must convince the griefer that they can still positively affect the game's outcome. Say things like: We can still win, we are only down 5 kills LeBlank may be feed but she will suck late game The enemy won't be able to kill you if you buy a frozen mallet! It is important to be polite no matter how many times they call you a fag. They are hurt and scared and they just need someone to give them hope. They still want to win they have just given up hope of doing so. Like a playground bully all they really want is a friend. EDIT: Davebo suggested calling the greifer on their bullshit. LINK Do not become a second griefer It is easy to become a griefer once someone is already rusing out to commit suicide. Obviously you are going to lose if someone is purposely feeding, so why don't you just sell all your items for 6 ninja tabi, right? WRONG, there is still a chance you can convince the griefer that there is a chance to win and make a comeback, please don't add to the problem. Prevent Griefing It is important to address concerns when they first arise. Has someone died twice in the first four minutes? Give them some FRIENDLY advice, ASK them to hug the tower, or maybe abandon it altogether so they don't feed. (Though which is worse is debatable) Also, some players may lose hope at champ select, try to assure them that everything will be alright and point out your teams strengths. The important thing is that they do not lose hope, they need to feel that their team is behind them. TD:LR Greifers first feel like they lose the ability to positively control the games outcome. Then, in desperation the Negatively affects the games outcome. Be friendly and try to give them hope. Sorry if that was long winded, I tried to make myself as clear as possible. I will respond to any questions. Does anyone else have a hypothesis? EDIT: formatting, spelling EDIT 2:DEFINITION OF GRIEFING A griefer is a player in a multiplayer video game that deliberately irritates and harasses other players. EDIT 3: Tons of responses from people justifying greifing or suggesting ignore is the only option. If you don't want to work with other people why are you playing a multiplayer game? Your success in this game depends on the success of your teammates, therefore in order to win the most you must help your teamates. (Note that I'm not a great player by any means, but few people can win 1v5) _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ I think though - there is a huge difference in things like camping enemy players in WoW and trolling in League of Legends... In case anyone thinks I was drawing that parallel... Definitely a lot of validity in the writeup from how I see it - thoughts?
  6. Not my write up - another interesting write up I found while creeping reddit. Hopefully my little analysis and reposting these reads isn't breaking any rules... I think they're good insights into gaming. There's a pretty sweet comparative analysis between several gaming genres and titles and discusses exactly what is skill, how are LoL players or LoL playing different... Definitely agree on a lot of points. Give it a read - share your thoughts , we spend a lot of time in the game and I think it's equally important to read about these types of things, you gain a greater meta grasp of the game. Some Thoughts about skill in LoL; Why many Esportists from other games may think it doesn't even exist and why it's actually deeper than they think. by Roflkopt3r 1 Dec 2011 (First of the month yee!) Now, if you watch any pro player, you can often see them feeding like hell to some noobs. Many people who disliked LoL often consider this proof: Seemingly there is no thing such as skill, it's all luck. Then there even are some very high level players -right now that would be probably HotshotGG and Ocelote- who have been losing insane amounts of elo recently and playing, to put it blunt, often quite crappy. And than there is someone like Shushei who can go 10-0 against world class players but then feed 0-14-0 (as BRAND) in duoqueue with Xpeke. What does define "skill" the most in different games? You will probably agree that the most fundamental difference in LoL compared to RTS like Starcraft and Warcraft, and to shooter games like Counter-Strike and Quake, is mechanics. In Starcraft:BW, WC3:TFT and SC2, most top level players have been constantly running 200-350 actions per minute (3.5-6 key strokes per second). They have insane multi tasking and micro at many different frontiers at once with great precision, while the macro management (building units) for itself is really difficult to learn, and you have to maintain it over a full game of around 10-30 minutes. It was so astonishing that http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p08QFrGa8Jo. (note: You do not necessarily need higher apm than the enemy to do more effective actions. There are players that are just highly efficient about their actions while others do lots of pointless stuff only to press 6 keys a second no matter if it helps). In shooters on the other hand, i's all about precision and reaction speed. While in high apm RTS players would do quite well with swiftly repeating difficult, but learnable patterns (select baracks - build marines; select factory - build tanks...), shooter players are far more reliant on reaction speed. This is not necessarily an innate ability of a person, but has to be learned according to a context. Means you can be a real slowpoke in real life, but after a year of playing 8 hours quake a day, you will have fast reactions within that game, trust me. That mostly comes because you know what to expect and know the according responses. In shooters, these responses consist of accuracy and response time - aim for their heads as fast as you can - and learning weapon specifics (AWP: You have exactly one shot. M4/AK: Need to be good in controling the spray. Rocket Launcher: Need to know how to really hit these slow rockets on fast players). Now, how does League of Legends fit in this? League of Legends is almost completely unreliant on these things. You do not need awesome apm or multi tasking. And during the time you have to dodge a xerath skill or even to Sivir-spellshield an Alistar headbutt, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diPonkYH0iU. Technical aspects? You only need to really press 4-5 buttons, which have cooldowns of at least 3 seconds. You don't need multitasking as you only control one character (or two at the most). The precision you need to click the right target is ridiculously low compared to Starcraft or CS. By WC3 hardcore community, DotA players already were ridiculed as "just too bad to play WC3" since it was so easy mechanically - up to the point were DotA had very complex tactical requirements and WC3 players couldn't keep up with it without learning the game for real. No, there is no noteworthy mechanics in this game. League of Legends consists almost completely on adecisionmaking level. Very little of it on the macro level -item builds are not what makes the pros better than the rest and the rest mostly depends on your team, like when to try dragon- but on the fast estimation and response-level. What you need to do is to judge "Go in? go back? Use my condemn now or safe it to kick away bruisers when they come? How to position?". Also, LoL does not require constant attention. CS does usually - one second missed, someone headshots you, or you get flashed and die. Quake does -you constantly need to time items, and fights could happen almost any second. And Starcraft does - or suddenly all your bases are on fire, or you just get outmacroed and lose the next big fight easily, even when that happens minutes later. How does this make LoL skill often beeing so hard to see? It's mostly because the mechanical level is very small. A really good CS player has the reflexes and aim and even when he doesn't pay attention, against a worse player he will still do his headshots - I've been there, high and drunk at 4:00 am, rocking my noob friends on LAN. A quake pro has a great rythm for the movement and the insane aiming skills. Good SC2 players always have insane macro - once you have a sense for that, you just keep getting more ressources and spend them faster than worse players, and you almost cannot lose. In LoL in comparison: Mechanics don't help. Even a pro player like HotshotGG has to be constantly fully aware of what happens. In SC2 you usually don't get baited, because if you have better macro than the enemy, you cannot get baited - you are stronger than him, anyways. And in shooter games it's hard to pull such a move, anyways - in doubt, pros just play it careful. Whenever a LoL pro lacks the immediate attention of what's going around, you will notice. Suddenly a 2300 elo player can go 1-6 and lose a 1300 elo game, easily. And why people are just not as aware as in other games... LoL requires very very little attention of players compared to other esports games. During laning you can often easily eat or get something to drink or anything. AFK for a minute? Sometimes they might not even notice. Beeing only there half heartedly? You won't miss anything important usually, someone will ping you were to go and your pure presence can often be enough. I'm not saying that you can play the whole game half-heartedly, but the punishment for not paying full attention for a few moments isn't nearly as big as in other games! But in general there are quite a lot of situations in LoL which require basically no decisionmaking, even though decisions are the only thing you actually have to make. And many situations are just... really simple. A 4-1 Irelia really does not need to be afraid of a 0-3 Chogath with low creepscore. In comparison, a Quake or Counter-Strike or even SC2 opponent who is behind can still be damn dangerous! Even without much money plus low health on the enemy team, a single desert eagle shot can kill. And even if the enemy is behind in SC2, if he can pull a hellion drop that kills all your workers in six seconds, you can easily lose. I mean, honestly - you wouldn't believe quite as hard that a team can comeback at a 6-20 scoreline compared to (for all non counter strikers: in these scenes Khrystal kills several guys who each carry a gun that is worth 400% of his weapon). It's a team game - Correctional factors for mistakes. But, no matter how much you can see individual pro players feed the heck out of their champions - in the end a team of pro players will win 10 out of 10 games against a team of 1500 elo dudes. How comes I'm so sure? Because it adds the decisionmaking of five people, against five people. One guy in solo queue can easily miss the gank and ooops, suddenly the enemy has baron. But a communicating team makes up for individual mistakes, and helps preventing them. In other games these correctional factors also exist. In SC2, it's because most games consist of many little fights between the two players, not that one snowballing gank situation that makes it impossible to win the lane. Even if the better player gets baited into a bad engagement; first, he will be careful enough to not lose it all. Second he will make up for the disdvantage just by building units faster. And because matches usually consist of more than one fight but often a lot of little harassment, he will win the game on the long run. And in shooters it's usually just that there is much less of a snowball effect. Lost a round? CS 1.6 needs 16 to win (also, again there are 4 teammates to make up for mistakes of one guy not paying attention) and Quake goes over rounds of usually at least 10 minutes; also it offers a macro level (timing and planning items and routes to collect them) that can make up for lacking aim on a bad day. Finally: TL;DR. Individual skill in LoL is much harder to see than in RTS or shooter esport titles. It contains almost no mechanical level but is pure decisionmaking which requires constant awareness, so even a good player can truly suck when not paying enough attention. For a full tournament level skill comparison, it's really the team that counts over individuals. Further adding, the danger of comebacks is low at most times in LoL, so it's easy to lose attention.
  7. Hotfix is live. http://na.leagueofle...d.php?t=1558036
  8. Name: Elliott Platt Age (minimum 16): 16 Gamertags (for all systems you own): Twinkiey Do you have access to a computer and e-mail on a daily basis? Yes What are your screen names (all that apply)? (AIM, MSN, Skype, Steam, Xfire) illedracttoille for AIM, presidentsatan for Skype Link to your Twitter page (twitter required): https://twitter.com/...#!/PotionPauper Link to your MySpace or Facebook page (at least one required): http://www.facebook.com/habroomken How frequently do you use Facebook, Twitter, Digg and/or MySpace? I check it, I dont really hound it though. How did you hear about vVv Gaming? Were you referred to the site? If so, by whom? My brother, ThePlattypus Who do you know currently in vVv Gaming? How do you know them? My brother, ThePlattypus Why are you interested in joining vVv Gaming? I've always wanted to get into competitive gaming, and i have hope that by playing with superior players, i myself could also get better Adding value is an important aspect of being in vVv Gaming. How will you, personally, add value? Helping people and buying merchandise Are you familiar with vVv's Geek to Me articles and Losers Bracket Podcast? If so, what are some of your favorites and why? No, sorry, i'm not familiar How long have you been playing video games? 12-13 years How many hours per week do you devote to gaming? 30-35 hours What’s the hardest game you’ve ever beaten? I couldn't tell you, probably the Ultima series games, or Baldur's Gate series What games coming out are you looking forward to play and why? SWTOR, i miss MMOs, and Skyrim. What are your hobbies and interests outside of gaming? I fence and am pursuing a career in Forensic Science Where do you see yourself next year at this time? A little more experienced, gaming, but still living my life as a Senior in High School What kind of competitive tournament experience do you have? Next to none Have you attended any national events (MLG, WCG, CPL)? PAX, there was a gaming tourney there, we did pretty good... How long have you been playing competitively? I have not What was your best competitive moment? What was your worst? I have neither What do you hope to achieve, competitively? I wish to become more of a team player, and gain experience working in a team environment under pressure. What was your toughest competition? I haven't been in one. How do you see vVv Gaming adding value to you? A great community in which i could one day hope to give back to with my experience Do you see yourself as competitive or causal gamer? Competitive, all the way.
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    Name: Andrew T. Jones Age (minimum 16): 17 (7-25-1994) Gamertags (for all systems you own): xOskx Recorder(Xbox 360) *Can change if needed*, and Jonzn11(PC). Do you have access to a computer and e-mail on a daily basis? I sure do and I check everything, everyday. What are your screen names (all that apply)? (AIM, MSN, Skype, Steam, Xfire) Jonzn11(Skype) Jonzn11@gmail.com(Steam) Link to your Twitter page (twitter required): https://twitter.com/#!/Jonzn11 Link to your MySpace or Facebook page (at least one required): http://www.facebook....p?id=1129064329 How frequently do you use Facebook, Twitter, Digg and/or MySpace? Everyday. How did you hear about vVv Gaming? Were you referred to the site? If so, by whom? From my good friend Tyler and when watching MLG streams. And yes I was referred by vVv MileyCyrus. Who do you know currently in vVv Gaming? How do you know them? I have talked to Flower, vVv d_wAy, vVv MileyCyrus, vVv ThePlattypus, vVv Asylum, vVv Hauserg, and a many others in shoutbox. I know them all through shoutbox and mumble, but I havr known vVv MileyCyrus for just under a year now. Why are you interested in joining vVv Gaming? Because for quite a few years I have been looking for a older and more professional group or community to become part of. I have been looking for people who talk daily and are pretty friendly overall . Also, a group who helped others in ways to get better at the game you play such League Of Legends. And eventually I would like to go pro in either the Call Of Duty, League Of Legends, or Starcraft Series. Adding value is an important aspect of being in vVv Gaming. How will you, personally, add value? Well I would definitely continue being on here daily and commenting on peoples posts as well as continue watching MLG's and other competitions annd talking to everyone on streams and mumble. I also plan on going to an MLG Columbus so hopefully hang out in the vVv crowd and meet some new people. Are you familiar with vVv's Geek to Me articles and Losers Bracket Podcast? If so, what are some of your favorites and why? I have only heard of The Losers Bracket Podcast and I am actually downloading the whole set from online for my phone right now and subscribed as well. But other than that no. How long have you been playing video games? Since around the age of 5-7 years old. How many hours per week do you devote to gaming? Around 50-70 hours What’s the hardest game you’ve ever beaten? Probably beating Halo 3 on Legendary. One Of me favorite achievements. What games coming out are you looking forward to play and why? I am currently looking forward to Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic as well as Modern Warfare 3, Heart Of The Swarm, and Battlefield 3 and I plan on getting them all. I like these games, because I enjoy all game on any platform. What are your hobbies and interests outside of gaming? Outside of gaming. Hmm I like to read books as well as hang out with my friends and going to movies I mainly enjoy a good night of playing League of Legends and talking to my friends on Skype. Where do you see yourself next year at this time? Going to college in a Computer Programming/Design, Teaching or Law Enforcement field in college and during whatever free time I have playing games with the vVv community and going to as many MLG's as I possibly can. What kind of competitive tournament experience do you have? The only semi-type tournament thing I have done is multiple games on Game battles for Modern Warfare 2 and playing against my friends on most games. So in other words sadly I have none. Have you attended any national events (MLG, WCG, CPL)? No. But I do plan on attending MLG Columbus later next year. How long have you been playing competitively? Ever since I played Halo I've always been competitive in my gaming losing isn't an option for me, but when I do I find what I do wrong and I think that's what has helped improve gaming and put me at a level where I am at now. What was your best competitive moment? What was your worst? My best was probably when me and my small teams of friends would win games in our Gamebattles team. My worst would have to be mainly losing, to higher up people, but otherwise I haven't done any real tournaments, but I am looking forward to playing many in the future. What do you hope to achieve, competitively? I hope to play for my team and the game. I love the feeling of winning and hate the feeling of losing so I want to go out and win. I want to try at least once in my life to play at a MLG in the future here soon. What was your toughest competition? Have not been in one. How do you see vVv Gaming adding value to you? I hope to grow into this community and become more social with people. I love talking to people about anything. I hope it improves my gaming and my social life. Do you see yourself as competitive or causal gamer? In general I see myself as a pretty competitive player. I've always wanted to try in tournaments and get out there and play the best of the best until eventually I can try to turn the tables and win.
  10. So any one else think that the new fiddlesticks skin was inspired by pinkie pie? I know that the riot employe that was talking about trying to get it made was a brony cause he mentioned ponies in his casting. I'm hoping we get some more, wouldn't mind seeing a Unicorn Soraka.
  11. Blog entry on my tumblr. http://aamenta.tumblr.com/post/11109558169 These are my own personal opinions and some people will not agree with me. If you do enjoy it, please share! A.
  12. Sorry for being late on this one guys. I've been busy as hell the past couple of weeks with my show and other things in real life that I don't want to bother anyone with. But Anyways, let me know what you guys think of these new rules. I'll comment on the rules and why I did them, should they need explaining. Teams: 1v1 Map: Summoner's Rift Lanes Allowed: Middle and Jungle ONLY Determining the Winner: The first Summoner to either kill the other Summoner's champion 3 (Taken down from 5) times, or take the Inner Turret of the opposing Summoner's lane, will be declared the winner Bans: Each Summoner will be allowed a total of 3 Bans, following a 1-1-1-1-1-1 Format. (Was done because people in the last tournament felt that more bans may be necessary (The higher seeded Summoner will receive the First Ban) Banned Summoner Spells: Teleport, Fortify, Revive. Picks: Picks will be done in Blind Pick format, Summoner's need not reveal their choice of champion to the other. Bracket Formats: Single Elimination (This is done because we don't have the framework to support double Elim yet guys, sorry. We're working on it!) Relegation Rounds: Best of 3 Quarterfinals: Best of 3 Semi-Finals: Best of 3 Finals: Best of 5 Let me know what you think guys, I want this on LordJerith's Desk in less than 48 hours!
  13. So, I know that a lot of you aren't casters, and may not know what exactly goes on behind the scenes when that camera isn't on. Well, to be completely honest, it's a week-long process that can, at times, be quite draining, as I've found out over the past couple of weeks. There's all kinds of work to be done (and never enough time to do it!) The first and foremost thing that a caster should do is, of course, find material that he/she is going to talk about. If you have nothing to talk about, it'll make for a dull show that no one will ever even think to watch. Why would you just stare at a stream of a guy sitting there talking about nothing? You get my point! Next, to research...and research...and research. This is by far the most draining (and FUN) part of the casting workload, at least in my opinion. For those of you that don't know, I put on a show Thursdays at 10PM EDT on vVv's Live Community channel called, of course, "The Raging Gamer (New title to follow)" which follows all things happening in the League of Legends universe. Most of the time, it's reading notes, seeing what the community and competitive scene is up to, and of course, playing the game to see how changes are going! THAT is the fun part! Now, of course, we're getting to a day or two before the show. Now, it's crunch time. You basically scramble for last minute things that the viewers may want to hear and discuss, then work it into your show. This is the perilous part. I know for one, this week's show has content coming in right at the last minute, and it has me scrambling to work it in! And one can never forget the guests...sigh, the guests. The people you want on the show who cancel at the last minute, or make an obligation to come on the show and then just don't show up. This is probably the most irritating part of being a caster (moreover a not very well known one, like myself...YET!) When things go south and a guest doesn't show up, it throws a whole kink in the chain, forcing you to react and adjust at the last possible moment. This can be very frustrating, but also very rewarding! I know I, for one, thrive on the last minute tweaks to get the job done (don't know if that's a good thing or not.) So as you can well tell, there's a lot going on behind the scenes in order to put on a Great show for the viewers. Often times it goes unappreciated or overlooked, but hey, we love what we do! And we're proud to do it!
  14. I would like to introduce everyone to a weekly show that myself, gottabekd and my good friend Garettex have started. Each week we will go into detail on a specific champion discussing builds, runes, masteries and then go over some gameplay footage to talk more indepth on what is really going on. Institute of War began on Thursday July 21st. That was our first and initial live test run. We've experienced a few difficulties over the past few weeks but we are starting to really improve on the quality of the show. In addition to the Live show, we plan on releasing League of Legends videos that relate to events or even game play commentary. In time things will grow but right now I hope to see everyone tune in each week for an hour of your time! Institute of War is LIVE every Thursday at 6pm pacific / 9pm eastern Watch us Live here: http://www.twitch.tv/livevvvgaming Find all the Video On Demands here: http://www.youtube.c...tituteofwarshow Be sure to follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#...instituteofwar_ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Institute of War Episode list: (All VOD's can be found on the youtube page within 24 hours of the show) Episode 01: Leona Episode 02: Wukong Episode 03: Tryndamere Episode 04: Annie Episode 05: Skarner (Thursday August 18th) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Please bump our thread on the League of Legends forums. When Bumping the thread, please use comments, suggestions or any type of feedback. Don't just type bump. http://na.leagueofle...d.php?t=1085798 We appreciate all feedback and suggestions. Feel free to ask for a champion video because we want to work closely with the community to find out what needs to be explained for those who need the help. We just want to say thank you to everyone here in the League of Legends community. We know things will take a while to really ramp up for the show but in time we hope to have all of your support on this journey we plan to take on for the next.. well for a very long time. Sincerely, Anthony 'gottabekd' Amenta and Garett `Garettex` Llorente
  15. Hey everyone, I will need all the support from you guys to keep the Institute of War thread actively bumped with valuable content. Use this thread to draw traffic towards vVv and the show. You can post your guide info there, and then I can update the main thread at the bottom for Champion Guides. here's the link, http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?p=12755866#post12755866 Thanks everyone!
  16. Hey guys, my name is "Ginormous Noob," in League of Legends, and I will be offering lessons for $8/hour, give or take. I can offer lessons that will specifically target an area of your gameplay, or your gameplay in general, such as last hitting, map awareness, and positioning. I specialize in jungling and support, but am also a strong AD and AP player. A little about myself and LoL, my solo queue rating is currently 1912, and I did have triple gold at one point . For Arranged Team 5v5, I peaked at roughly #12 on the ladder, and for Arranged Team 3v3, I peaked at #2 on the ladder. I was one of the original main members of the team, Defy All Odds, which was one of the top teams in NA for a short while and placed 5th in the NA qualifiers for the Season 1 Dreamhack tournament. I was also a part of, and still am affiliated with the team UnRestricted, which arguably, is the 3rd top team in NA currently. I have never been near the top of the solo queue ladder, but have almost always been at high ELO. Also, I won the first ICOG 3v3 draft tournament, so if you're looking for tips on not only Summoners Rift, but also on Twisted Treelines, feel free to ask! If you are interested or have any questions, feel free to contact me in game (Ginormous Noob) or shoot me an e-mail at ptshyu@yahoo.com. Thanks!

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