An Update

SpSILLY.AHH-YEAHoilers ahead, ye denizens of the Internet.

Dragon Age: Inquisition has been beaten. It took me about 100 hours to complete the game, which is amazing for an RPG. I think both Origins and DA2 came in at about 50 hours each. Loved the game. The story was mediocre, but the lore and surrounding characterization more than made up for it. The combat system, though better than Origins’, was not as good as DA2’s for me. The PC interface took a long time to get used to and was the most significant minus and source of frustration for me. Overall I rate the game about 8.5/10, if that scale makes sense. I’ll write up a lore post going over my thoughts on the deeper lore elements revealed in DA:I soon.

On the anime front, I’m caught up on Sword Art Online II and Unlimited Blade Works. Combined blog posts incoming sooner rather than later, hopefully. The latter anime was more decent than I expected, so that’s a plus. UBW continues to be beautiful and elicit the question what the everliving fuck is the budget for this thing? The pain of Zankyou no Terror is properly fading, thank God.

Now I have to balance my time between writing, Super Smash Bros, other playthroughs of DA:I, WoW PVP, and League of Legends as the new season comes on the horizon (LOL LUCIAN NERFS APPEARED ON THE PTR TODAY. SO HAPPY…even though they might have gone too far.). One thing’s for sure: we’re not in a drought anymore in video game land.

Wish I could say the same for California, though. :/

Nerf Lucian

lucian

Nerf this fucker. Nerf him to hell.

I’m talking to you, Riot. I checked today: Lucian has almost a 40% pick rate. He is literally in almost every game. The second closest pick is Caitlyn with a 25% pick rate. It’s gotten old. It was old a year ago when Lucian got buffed and became the monstrosity he has been since. Stop tip-toeing around. The issue is simple: Lucian is still too safe for all his strengths, his one weakness now being his somewhat limited auto-attack range. Not that it matters in laning phase, as his Q still hits you from a mile away and gives you 0.2 seconds to react. The line between Lucian/Tristana and all other ADCs is inexcusable. I’m so goddamn tired of fighting Lucians and am almost as tired of supporting them. They’re prissy little queens who have no idea what the hell they’re doing and are so used to winning laning phase by drooling they have no clue what to do if they get outplayed.

No, changing his E to have some mana cost in the laning phase (what an idea!) is not going to fix the problem. You want to make him this lane bully with this almost unmatched trading potential? and an awesome mid-game? Fine. Make him fall off. Make his late game suck. Make him less relevant at some point in the game, as that would be more than never, as it is right now. This champion has been a walking disaster of design on so many levels. He’s dragging the whole game down. He’s everywhere in solo queue and everywhere in competitive play. Every other ADC is just getting sidelined by him. I only hope to God some of the Ezreal buffs and Tristana nerfs (hallelujah!) can spice things up a bit, but Lucian is still gonna be there after this slap on the wrist too. I welcome seeing Dravens and Caits and any other ADC besides this idiot running around. It’s a change of pace from the stale vomit fest that is bot lane nowadays.