There were a number of things about this game that were enjoyable, and hopefully you’ll get to experience all of them.
For a few weeks I wasn’t playing Normal games with friends because I was waiting to get my 1000th win with Dan Dinh. As you can see, I’ve surpassed 1000 wins, so I’m back to playing Normals! However, during those weeks I would get invites from Guntai on a daily basis. That poor guy! He probably asked me to play at least six times. I felt bad telling him no as often as I did!
When I joined his game he wrote in chat “whoa!” like he wasn’t expecting me to join! I chuckled at that, but got him to add Dan and Steve to the game, and we went into a Draft Mode Normal, which was very foreign for me.
I mentioned to Dan and Steve (who were on Skype with me) that whenever I play with Guntai I do really well. I don’t know what it is. Heck, this game he went top lane and I went bot lane and still I did fine! That’s not a spoiler, there’s a giant picture below that shows how well I did!
I was going to play Twitch again, but after the enemy had picked Miss Fortune and my support was locked in as Leona I knew I should play as Ezreal. Ezreal just has really strong poke against Miss Fortune who wants to duel.
Dan and I were so upset about the last game that we resolved to play hyper aggressive in bot lane. To match our aggressive style the enemy team decided to stop and do golems before coming to lane. So here’s Miss Fortune and Lulu at 50%. Literally started the laning phase at 250 life. Dan Flashed to get on Lulu and I threw my ignite down. Because I had started Long Sword I had to Flash to finish off the kill. Miss Fortune didn’t leave, she just sat at her turret until we pushed the lane up. So we kill Miss Fortune, 2-0 bot lane, 2-0 game. We recall. By the time we get back we were behind in levels. We fight them away from creeps, totally zoning Miss Fortune and Lulu from getting any gold or experience. We clear the waves and leave after Maokai comes to gank. I get back to lane and Miss Fortune is level six and I’m still five! This brings me to my next point:
This game is flawed. Why is it that if I dominate in a lane and murder the enemy team that I fall behind in experience? The only math I know about creep experience is that if one person is in the lane they get 100% of the experience, but if two people are in a lane they share it at 65.2%, which combines to 130.4% experience for anything shared. This tells me that if one team juggles who is in the lane and they swap back and forth and the other team keeps two people there constantly, then the second team has the advantage, as they will received 30.4% more experience than the other team. Well Riot, you really screwed that up. Leona and I should have been way ahead of the enemy bot lane, but they both hit level six before either of us did.
Regardless, I tried a new combination out. I got a Brutalizer and a Sheen with a Vampiric Scepter and went to work in bot lane. If I was careful enough to time my Sheen hits then I was doing almost double the damage that MF could stand to put out. Also, it let me take towers really effectively. I had a chance to take the second tier turret and the inhibitor turret. I backed off when Swain and Miss Fortune showed up. However, Swain left when I stepped into the jungle. I ulted over the wall onto Miss Fortune and followed up immediately with an E and Q and melted her. She didn’t even bother running at that point.
The surrender vote passed and I broke the cursed losing streak that had been plaguing poor Steve. Hurray! Green on the match history! I can’t help but point out that I had most kills AND most assists. It felt good to be back!