16 Feb 2011

Interview #2

Hello everyone, it's been two days since my last post, because I've been playing the heroes of the week.  I prefer to test them out when they are released, so I can cut down on my feeding. The thing I hate most about the new heroes, is the abundance of people picking them in normal games and either:

1 - Saying they've never played the character before; and they have no idea how to play it.
2 - Or skipping the whole part where they mention they are a virgin to the champion they have picked entirely, only to feed relentlessly.

Still, it's a good oppurtunity for players to try out all the characters without spending Riot points or IP.

Anyway, today I have another interview for everyone. A forum troll on the official League forums came up with the initial idea to change my perspective from the famous top five ranked players, to the less popular top 15 underdogs. His reasoning was: "Everyone already knows the top five, teach us about the others". I think he was right to some extent, we all know Elementz and Reginald, who here can honestly say they know Samsterlicious?

Samster is currently in the top 20 players for solo ranked, which is quite an achievement. Especially when solo queue is more based on who has the most failers on their side. I managed to get a brief interview with Samster, take a look and see what you think:



1: So, how long have you been playing League of Legends?
Been playing since beta. So basically too long. I was playing Singed before the war
on terrorism.

2: What do you think of the game in general? Is Riot taking it in the
right direction?

The game is really great for a free game. It's fun and addictive. Riot
releasing champs every 2 weeks is a great step in the right direction. If
that direction was money over balance.

3: Do you play with a clan? Or friends? You are currently in the top 15
for solo queue, what's it like playing at such a high rating? Enjoyable?

I'm lonewolf all up in this game. I play with friends. Sadly Riot hasn't
implemented a clan system. Being high rating is cool, it allows people
to think I am better than I actually am. The respect is nice but the
long queue times are not.

4: There are a lot of complaints about the idiots and trolls in this
game, does this affect your gameplay too? What is your approach to the
common in-game flamer?

The idiots and trolls are all up in solo queue. I think solo queue has
turned into who has the least amount of trolls. It's the opposite of lord
of the rings. If someone is flaming a lot in game I usually flame back.

5: Who would you consider to be the best LoL players? Other than yourself
of course!

Bigfatlp and Chauster are the best players by far. Honorable mention goes
to Saintvicious when he isn't randoming in ranked.

6: Recently, Riot have been bought by one of the most influential
internet companies in the world, Tencent. For an astounding $400
million! Would you say this is a good thing?

More money more problems. The only good that can come from this is if they
use that money to hire more people for the alleged "replay team".

7: There are rumors that Riot will use their new money to create a new
game, probably an MMORPG. What do you think about this?

If it's a free MMO that would be a great idea, but I don't think Riot
could put out a good MMO. They can't even put out a good urgot skin.

8: If you had to share a house with ANY champion in game, who would you
choose and why?

I really have no clue. It would be cool to live with a robot so Blitzcrank
would be up there on my list.

9: And finally, is there anything you want to add?
Xpecial is not good at this game.

So there you have it. Beware of Xpecial, he is not good at this game. Anyway, I know the interview today was a short affair, I personally would prefer more information but it depends on how much the player wants to talk, and not on how much content I need.

I have another interview currently in progress with Heat n Serve from the Leaguecraft forums, which should be up very soon, and I know there's a few of you eager to see it. So check back in the next couple of days if you want to read it.

61 comments:

  1. Wow... That people play a game for that amount of time....
    I stopped playing... ALL games recently ^^:)

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  2. I've played LoL for about 2 months before I quit, but when i used to play I usually play with my cousin.

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  3. I played LoL for a few months with four of my really good online friends. Great times.

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  4. My girlfriend plays all the time and no longer spends time with me :( I didn't really enjoy the game, like, at all.

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  5. Hey! Add me on LoL I'm 'Spongeworthy'.

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  6. Good content. I have some friends that played this game for a while. I've never personally played it but I know enough about it from what my friends would talk about.

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  7. I used to play wow non stop, had to quit because it was so addicting. I kinda wanna play it again after reading this haha

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  8. I am seriously considering checking this game out, thanks bro

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  9. Never heard of this game before but will definitely need to check it out. Keep up the interesting posts. Following.

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  10. Hey, follow league blogger! Nice blog. Very crisp! I hope mine develops like yours has. Followed for sure!

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  11. Nice to have some more insight on the game.

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  12. I'm a legend i don't need a game to prove it

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  13. Wow, that was a nice interview, congrats, really quality content about the game.

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  14. Very interesting interview.

    Followed for more content.

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  15. The League is fun but has too many shortcomings... The creators aren't very creative with the new Champions... They always price new ones as 6300IP despite their claim to price them with skill level... Balancing of the champions are obviously done on a "More QQ = More Nerf" basis...

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  16. HAHa great interview, i love league of legends. Pantheon and Xin ftw

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  17. I like the Heroes of Newearth and Dota than LoL .

    Lol looks so childish

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  18. I really want to check this game out, you have a great blog! following

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  19. Love LoL, and I love this post. Very insightful. Followed you as well.

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  20. is LoL THAT good?
    i've never tried it

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  21. Considering starting now. Have lots of friends who play

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  22. Nice interview dude, haven't done much LoL but might give it a whirl after this.

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  23. nice man. im totally a tryndawin. carrying is no hard task and 1v3 is possible. its so ridiculous, haha.

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  24. Oh god, I have been meaning to get into this game. Used to play DOTA in college, but I have had so little free time that I can't get into this kinda game.

    :(

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  25. Never played the game but interested :)

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  26. LoL seems a lot more appealing to me now :) Thanks

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  27. Sweet, I will have to check this out. Thank you for all of the information!

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  28. Here's for a League of Legends newbie. I didn't know that the game was free. I think I'll try it out right now.

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  29. Is the game worth it? I don't want to get caught up like MMORPG's (like World of Warcraft). Personally I prefer a game that's a mix like Ragnarok. Did you ever play Ragnarok?

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  30. So many LoL blogs lately... Maybe I should start playing :P

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  31. Thanks for all the info! Sweet blog :D Following and supporting!

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  32. LoL is a great game, especially considering its free.

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  33. Honestly had no idea Riot was bought out.

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  34. riot got bought wtf? meh.

    league is friggen win!

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  35. Wow, I've had an extreme influx of comments, give me a little time to sort it out guys.

    @ Salman - LoL isn't an rpg in a constantly expanding world.

    It's one hour games, where you pick a character and play it for the duration until you win/lose.

    It's not like ragnarok really, but if you do die the consequences can very well lose you the entire match.

    There's a steep learning curve to play it well, just like ragnarok. But it's much easier to play than DotA or HoN, which is exactly why it has such a casual playerbase, as opposed to the elitist community on DotA and HoN.

    All in all, I'd say give it a go, it's free so what do you have to lose?

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  36. The only reason I don't play this game is because I don't want to have to deal with the trolls and idiots so its good to know there are people like you out there defending like a crusader of the people.

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  37. Haven't played, looks great though.

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  38. definitely thinking about activating a LoL account now thanks.

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  39. Just strated playing and can't stop. Thanks for a nice blog =)

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  40. amazing... of all the blogs I come across with... This is actually worth follow.
    Follow my blog? http://jay-v-95.blogspot.com/

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  41. This is pretty much the first thing I've legitimately read about LoL.
    Personally, it's been hard for me to try and read the stuff about it on PC Gamer because the acronym for the title. lol.

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  42. Such a legendery game. Thanks for all the time you spend updating your readers.

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  43. seems interesting. I've never played it, maybe I start someday

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  44. LoL is an interesting game haha

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  45. I like that you changed your perspective from the top 5 to the top 15 I always like the underdogs more!

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  46. The game rocks! I love it, played DotA before

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  47. Oh, is this is the game based on DotA! I've heard a lot of good things about it! =D

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  48. great interview, good questions! following ;)

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  49. You guys should try HoN if you like LOL. Its a veryyyy good game.

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  50. My cousin really wanted me to get into this game, but man, I just don't have the time. He was madly in love with it though.

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  51. This actually an excellent game ! Haven't tried it before :P
    Nice content, man. Keep it up !
    Followed.

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  52. Good interview, I knew nothing about that game before. Sounds good. Following.

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