Leaderboard


Popular Content

Showing most liked content since 10/18/2018 in all areas

  1. 3 points
    Pushover’s Perfect Postgame - The forum thread where Pushover talks you through the replays and teaches you the 3 P’s of league of legends: Preperation, Power, and Flaming teammates. Coming soon.
  2. 2 points
    MadCast: Daddy

    PC Build Contest!

    I am having a competition for who can make the best gaming PC build with a budget of $2000-2500 Canadian Dollars or $1908 USD. There will be 2 prizes, for first place you will receive 50$ and for second place it will be a 25$ prize! ***Monitors and other exterior items are NOT required *** The decision will be based upon 1) Looks ( visible interior, colorful or plain etc...) 2) Power 3) Price (stay within budget range) 4) Compatibility Lastly, you will have one week to come up with your build! The winners will be mentioned in the comments and private messaged. (Feels free to ask any questions) Good luck and happy building!
  3. 2 points
    Good evening all! Baal is disinfecting his damaged thumb with too much alcohol at the moment, so I will run Funday Monday tonight in his stead. Join me in Discord tonight at 9:00 EST for some good times, and bring a drink with you. I know I will be bringing mine. Also:
  4. 2 points
    MadCast: Usefully Useless

    Boom!

    Yeah it's Fortnite... but it was a pretty calculated aim that actually worked out for once! P.S.A. - **EXPLICIT LANGUAGE WARNING** https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xsx88SI5qaM
  5. 2 points
    On a totally different note, I've been really disappointed with a few of the attitudes I've seen in the past few weeks of League of Learning, and last week (11/1) was especially bad. I've noticed a trend that when a game is going poorly someone will say "Let's ff, there's nothing to learn from getting smashed" (or something along those lines). While I have certainly felt this way and understand the sentiment I think it runs counter to the spirit of the event. Given our skill levels (especially in the lower elo game I play in) wins are almost never guaranteed and comebacks are possible. This sentiment appeared in both games last week when an enemy assassin got fed, and a (squishy) carry decided that the game was therefore over. A friend of mine participated in the event and when I asked him about joining MadCast he said "If that's what my Thursdays would be like then hell no. [The team attitude] was miserable." There's several factors here to examine: first, I never want to hear that participating in a MadCast event was "miserable" for anyone - member or associate. There's been a lot of discussion around applicants and what it takes to be a member here, but none of that matters if associates have bad experiences with us and never apply or just leave. We should be just as fun and welcoming in-game as we are outside of it. The second and third factors relate more closely to the event's goal: playing from behind and dealing with a fed opponent (esp. assassins). I think playing from behind is just as important a skill as any other and should be treated as such - even though it's less fun. Forfeiting early not only prevents learning to play from behind it also keeps the team that's ahead from practicing building their lead, playing around fed teammate(s), and closing out the game. Dealing with an enemy that got fed early is also an important skill that feels underrated. Both games last week featured a fed assassin and 2 winning lanes (kha'zix, top/mid in game 1, leblanc, top/bot in game 2) and a strong lead for the other team (viktor/ezreal game 1, graves/galio game 2). There were opportunities to play around the winning lane(s) and mitigate the assassin's control of the game, but these weren't taken because we disagreed on the best way to do so. This series of events (assassin gets fed, takes control, opponents don't/can't play around it, game spirals out of control) is a trend I've noticed pretty often in the lower elo games, and I think it could make a decent topic. Other improvements to the event are hard to make if participants don't enjoy it, and learning certainly won't happen in such an environment. I think there should be emphasis on having the correct mindset for a (semi-)competitive game of learning and improvement as well as on playing the game and the week's topic. That way we can all learn, improve, and enjoy ourselves - win or lose. Edit: I think a contributing factor (last week) was the rush to get into game quickly. Several people had expressed feeling there was too much time between games, but last week it got in the way of proper team balance as the prevailing sentiment was 'it'll be fine, just start the game.' I think we can balance teams and still get into game quickly without sacrificing participant experience.
  6. 2 points
    I believe in you Gretchen. There's a 90% chance it's raining right now.
  7. 1 point
    I'm going to bless you all with this masterpiece of a video. https://youtu.be/RbhcRKsRwFM
  8. 1 point
    10/10 Would look again edit: looked again, still 10/10
  9. 1 point
    I drew this as a donation for the MadCast Appreciation Drive. Aeryx won the drawing and requested some Mafia Miss Fortune so here you go~ I may do more giveaways or donations in the future so keep your eyes out.
  10. 1 point
  11. 1 point
    Awesome job Kitty! Looks great
  12. 1 point
    Thank you for showing me you have an attitude I greatly respect. We could always use more players like you, who can keep their cool in intense situations, in MadCast. I hope to be able to play some League with you soon!
  13. 1 point
    Hey all, I'm a pretty new recruit to MadCast and not a full member yet, but I wanted to share some things that have really helped me in League of Legends and other games as well. These things helped me avoid tilting with toxic players, as well as break through a wall in ranked I was having. While this wall was only getting past Bronze III, I was able to move from Bronze III to Silver I inside of a month. These things are not directly related to gameplay, not are they only applicable to League of Legends. You can modify them and use them in just about any game you play, especially teambased games. So without further ado, let's get started. Toxic players can actually benefit you in the long run. This one sounds a little weird but let me clarify. I'm not saying toxic players are a good thing or that I would want them in my game. What I am saying is that if there is a toxic player in your game that would cause the game to go one way or the other, the chances are that that player will be on the enemy team, not your own. In a game of League of Legends there are 9 players in the game that you have no control over that could be toxic, assuming you are not one of them. 5 of these players are on the enemy team and 4 are on yours. So, there is roughly a 55% chance (5 in 9) for a toxic player to be on your enemies team and only a 44% chance for them to be on yours. Over time this will lead to more games going in your favor. Unfortunately, it seems like the toxic players are always on your team because of humans' tendency to have a negative bias and a confirmation bias that is "It always happens to me". Just because you can't see the abusive chat or behavior on the enemy team, doesn't mean it isn't there. Communication can be a great tool to use in LoL and all team games, but unfortunately not everyone wants to communicate or communicate efficiently. This means that learning how to communicate quickly, efficiently without text can make or break a game. Do you see the enemy jungler or mid laner pathing up to gank your top laner who may be low on health or overextended? A "Danger Ping" on the roaming enemy player followed immediately by a "Retreat" or "Back" ping can help quickly communicate that there is danger going up towards that lane. Make use of pings if your team isn't communicating through chat but also use chat, what it is safe to do so, during the game to have more advanced conversations or calls. Use introspective reviews after each game. This is what may have helped me climb the most. After each game I wrote down each team comp and a very brief summary (2-3 sentences) about each game. After the summary I listed 3 things I thought I did well, as well as 3 things I thought I did poorly or couldhave improved upon. At no point in either the summary or the review did I blame my teammates. This was purely a look into things I could have improved upon, while also noting what I did well at. Did I ward enough? How was my CS? Map Awareness? Positioning? Item Build? etc. By focusing on these and seeing what I personally could have improved, it helped me improve my overall gameplay as well as my character specific gameplay. Meditate if needed. Meditation has plenty of helpful benefits and can help you maintain focus or mindset. If you are coming off of a close game you lost, or start to feel yourself get tilted, wait a couple minutes before queuing back up. Use this time to find a quiet place, cross your legs, and breathe slowly in and out. Focus just on your breathing. What you realize your mind has drifted and you are no longer focusing on your breath, go back to focusing just on your breathing. Doing this for three to five minutes can help you maintain your composure. Learn your characters. This may seem obvious but it is a big one. Learn your characters inside and out, especially in your main role. What are their good matchups? Bad matchups? When are my power spikes? Where should I be positioned? is there character specific tech I should learn? Stuff like that. Following a guide can help you a little, but really understanding a character will allow you to bring out their true potential and will allow you to adapt to various situations. I hope that these all help people climb and improve! As I said, these don't have to apply only to League of Legends. Thanks, Kuthillick
  14. 1 point
    Hey all, Thursday we will be having our weekly League of Learning session at 9 P.M. EST. This is our first week of four on our newest topic - communication and positive attitude. This topic comes up frequently in our feedback thread. While we've done shot calling in previous topics this session I really want the games to be focused on communication and having a positive attitude throughout the game. Communication should begin as soon as your assigned a team and are sorting out roles/lane assignments/champion selection and should continue throughout the end of the game. Communication shouldn't be coming just from the shot caller but from everyone. I also want EVERYONE to remember that MadCast is a community of excellence and we should always have a positive attitude towards one another. Previous sessions have been focused on: (1) shot calling, (2), wave management (beginning of the game) moving into team objectives and macro play as the game progresses, (3) team-fights, (4) roaming, (5) proper itemization, (6) warding, (7) Orb-walking. I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow evening.
  15. 1 point
    Carahdras

    Intro: 100T Nare

    /wave
  16. 1 point
    MadCast: RedJustice

    Intro: 100T Nare

    Hi Jordan! Welcome back! I know MadCast: Silencer and Parmejon Cheese were interested in getting OW going again around here, so try to get in touch with them if you want to get some games in there. Otherwise, hope to see you around League one of these evenings. If your computer can handle it, also check out Destiny 2, which is currently free (claim in Blizzard launcher). That's primarily what I've been playing the last week or so.
  17. 1 point
    MadCast: Epic

    Intro: 100T Nare

    Welcome! Hope to get some games in with you soon!
  18. 1 point
    MadCast: Aeryx

    Boom!

    I heard this live
  19. 1 point
    MadCast Town Halls are meetings where representatives from current games branches and general administration will be present to give reports and answer questions from the community. The next Town Hall will be in our Discord on Monday, November 5, 2018 @ 9PM EST. In addition, senior admins will be available and opportunities will be given for FMs, candidates, and associates to ask questions or express input about MadCast's game offerings, administrative policy, and other matters of concern. Please do your best to join us, as Town Halls are an incredible opportunity to interact with each other in a candid conversation about the state of the community. Thank y'all and I hope to see everyone on Monday!
  20. 1 point
    love this one for relaxing and calming lol
  21. 1 point
    doublestufforeo

    Cooking on a budget

    Hey MadCasters, Oreo here! I know a lot of poeple, (myself included), aren't financially in the best positions of their lives. So I wanted to start a thread and share some ideas for those who need advice on how to cook for a lower income household. I'd also like to point out before I dive into this if you are in need of financial help with food do not be afraid to look up your local food banks, a lot of them will be run by churches, or some sort of community center. You can also check out the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps,) in your state. I know how hard it is to ask for help, trust me I've been there. Which is exactly why I think this thread would be beneficial. One of my favorite recipes if you have the money for the protein is called a Mississippi Mud Roast. You make it in the crock pot, its one of those set it and forget it types of meals, and it yields a lot of food. Whether you're an individual who wants one good meal to heat up throughout the week, or need to feed a family. It's a wonderfully versatile dish. https://docs.google.com/document/d/10ViPghQQAF8991h52naEkqPsS5Kxp1PsnEAxwehJ8gs/edit So if you have any recipes you want to add, or just want to sporadically stop by I'll add a few later. I have a lot of these types of recipes from my college days, I'll input them as I can! I do request that you keep them in Google docs, as it could get a bit hectic scrolling through a lot of recipes on here, clogging up the page.
  22. 1 point
    My take on the last League of Learning for attack moving. I appreciated that instead of putting a restriction on "play characters that only learn from this" we took it (at least in lower ELO) more towards, "play characters you need to improve upon". It was nice joining into a match and seeing at MAX mastery 5 on a champion, (which there were few of.) Taking the time to not only learn the attack moving skill, but learning it on someone new-ish was wonderful. It made for a better match, and the matches were evenly split 1-1. Composition wise we had wonderful shot calling from our Jungler the first round, and (if I could remember their name I'd tag them and pseudo honor them in this post,) and our team was just very well put together and followed through on calls. I greatly appreciated that we didn't waste too much time getting into the match, or the after match conversations. The only thing I had more of an issue this time around was is the "who is playing what role" conversation we always have. I'm not entirely sure how to resolve the issue, but maybe having a sign up for the event before it happens by a couple of days, and then with that sign up have a preferred role, and a fill role listed. We already have MadCast League where people are signed up and expected to show up, so I don't think it'd be too much of a hassle. Specifically for me I know I could very easily say "it's a work night and I have nothing else planned afterwards, I'll sign up." I feel a lot of us would end up that way, and maybe make that process a little more smooth. As for more in game commentary, we addressed that during the match and afterwards. In the future I'd love to see a topic on lane pushing, including when a good time to B is to make the most of it, etc. That's something I know I'm still ignorant to a lot of.
  23. 1 point
    It's a Macbook Air. It fits inside a manilla envelope. Also it's on a gross ass desk.
  24. 1 point
    Oh wow. I need to try that.
  25. 1 point
    Ode to Hawaiian Pizza by Stephen Macbeth A circle of bread, Cheese, ham, and sweet pineapple, With no end nor start, And an odd flavor That brings the Hawaiian isles And the Italian lands. What is the result? A food as Polynesian In the same degree As the weird Taco Bowl And Mexican Lands. Anyways, this food, Given to us by the gods, And good marketing; Is an example Of the possibility Of the impossible. Mixing a citric With milk is a bad idea (Or any dairy), But an anomaly Breaks all the natural laws, Allowing the mix Of cheese and the fruit Creating a tropical Flavor with a smell Of warm morning poetry From the brick ovens. My delicious pizza With pork ham and pineapple, Some dare to shame you For your odd nature Of this mix of fruits and meat, So, listen to this: For your great honor I will defend you like the Finest swashbuckler. I’ll be your Siegfried, And you will be my Brynhild, Oh, my ring of bread.
  26. 1 point
    Hello, I'm the big gulp you get from behind the 7-11! If you know me by now you're probably thinking, "stop trying to make fetch happen it's not going to happen!" Well guess what, fetch is going to happen. For those that don't know me my name is Caleb, and I go by the online alias of doublestufforeo. I sound like Dyrus, and I failed my first candidacy. Hit me with that mentor daddy. She's ready to become a full member henny. I am re-applying for full membership.
  27. 1 point
    Hey everyone, I'm inviting all of you to join me this weekend for the PvE Halloween event in Overwatch. It's a lot of fun, and even occasional/novice players can beat Expert difficulty. Legendary is a different beast, but if we can tackle it I totally want to go for it. The game mode is similar to horde-mode in Gears of War. Tons of awesome halloween skins drop only for this event, so don't miss out!
  28. 1 point
    I have updated my client so that I can inevitably not be available at any point over the weekend for this.
  29. 1 point
    In an odd turn of events, an ode to Hawaiian pizza was shot down by a Canadian. Hawaiian pizza originated in Canada.
  30. 1 point
    AWhite

    Re-Intro: AWhite

    Thank you for the support and taking the time to read my intro! I don't have a huge interest in League of Legends but I will definitely check out the community games for sure! Thank you for the support and happy to be here. Huge shoutout to them red sox absolutely crushing it this season (digging the sig). I'm currently at a military school for the next 4 weeks so I wanted to get back active on the forums and in game. Once I return home ill be on discord once a day, which at that point I will certainty pursue being a full member again! Red!!!!!!! Hi! Im redownloading Guild Wars 2 as we speak. I have to make a new account because somewhere down the line I typed in my account information to the wrong site. In return, my account was hacked, used as a gold spammer, and banned. I will be starting fresh haha Thanks brother! Happy to be back and look forward to playing with you in the future!
  31. 1 point
    MadCast: RedJustice

    Re-Intro: AWhite

    Anthony!!!!! Long time no see. If you want to get back into GW2 and play through the new expansion, I would love to play with you. Also, if you are looking for something totally F2P, you should try out HotS (Heroes of the Storm) with us! Hop into Discord when you get a chance.
  32. 1 point
    MadCast: Mike

    Re-Intro: AWhite

    Huge welcome back and thank you for your service. I’m really excited to get the chance to meet and play games with you. Please reach out if you’re interested in becoming a Full Member again!
  33. 1 point
    MadCast: Kitty Stark

    Re-Intro: AWhite

    Welcome back and thank you for your service! I mainly play League of Legends but there are some community games like Two Rooms & A Boom that I love joining as well. I look forward to chatting with you on the server 😺
  34. 1 point
    I would agree that we spend a lot of time talking about every lane. I feel like unless we are focusing on laning, or unless someone wants to explicitly comment about how someone did something maybe incorrect in the lane, a lot of the time the commentary from everyone is like 'eh we farmed the lane and that's everything' or 'I died to that gank when I should obviously have had that warded or played safer.' or 'I died a lot when I should have played safer'. Maybe this only applies to the higher ELO group, but I can't think of many times where going top to bottom has really had some insightful feedback that couldn't be covered really quickly. I can generally call out the important decisions. I think talking about the macro play and decision making is much more important and helpful than talking about laning mechanics. It can be good to quickly talk about who won lane and why (was it matchup, jungle ganks, mechanical mis/outplays etc?), but a single sentence from each player can generally cover most laning phases such as 'I won lane because Zac ganked my lane 6 times.' 'Yeah, I didn't ward deep enough.' I would agree that a text channel to talk about things while people are talking, allowing the discussion to go on tangents would maybe help speed up analysis, instead of waiting to go on tangents. I do think that a mic should be required to participate in League of Learning, it's a pretty huge disadvantage to not have the instant communication you would want. I do know that @MadCast: Support Welfare was talking about maybe trying to do something involving replay analysis for a much more indepth look at the game at a separate time, but I did have my reservations about it (replay analysis is not a quick activity, and it's hard to get everyone to commit to another time). I wouldn't mind looking at replays, but my analysis would likely be in the form of a post rather than anything else.) That said, it could allow us to play the games with more minimal postgame discussion if we knew that there would be additional analysis done later.
  35. 1 point
    Oh man, I can do crock-pot recipes on a budget, I just put this doc together, ignore some of the formatting, as the recipes have come from different origin documents. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1T79Fyj9gztQTbv6imimfcgh9pPpAz5hk7plulS56Hlk/edit?usp=sharing
  36. 1 point
    Hey all, So I've decided to opt out of League of Learning lately because I've felt that it was too much of a time sink for how much game time we actually would get in. I often felt like my entire evening would get eaten up on only 2 games (both of which would often last less than 30 mins). I think all this excess time is being unnecessarily spent in between games. I think if we were to fix this, we would have to streamline not only the process of getting into game but also the post-match feedback and discussion event. I often feel like we can spend about 15-20 mins trying to get into game (with many dodges due to champion pick mistakes), and up to 30 mins discussing stuff after a game, even when most members have not a whole lot to say. In addition, I often feel like (at least in the higher elo games) there's a lot less learning, and a lot more *pointing out mistakes that people are already aware that they made*. I often find the LoL feels a lot less like a learning experience, and a lot more like a simple in-house competitive series. While I don't have solutions to every problem. I have a few suggestions: To combat the amount of time spent post-game. Maybe anyone who has thoughts on any player's play in the previous game could take a note or something. And then maybe we could have a thread where people post there thoughts. So, for example, if Kyroo thought I was getting caught out often because I was splitting too much and ignoring the map, he could post about it in like a ADC criticisms thread or something (I'm just spit-balling here, I never get caught out). The central point being: Most of the extra time spent in post-game is due to the fact that each piece of feedback has to be spoken sequentially instead of simultaneously. This leads to most players just spending a ton of time sitting around waiting for people to finish speaking their individual thoughts on an individual player. Which also really kills momentum. I'm pretty sure that most of the time, when one game ends, a lot of people are ready to lay down a few words and jump into the next game (I may be projecting). Either way, if people have ideas on how we could implement the feedback threads, I would love to hear them. For getting into games, I think the biggest problem is communication. There often a minority of players taking up a majority of the sonic space. And I honestly don't believe this is because they're too loud and talking to much. I have found time and time again that there are a lot of players who (even when asked) seem to not respond, or are zoned out/not paying attention to positions and champion select. This leads to really incoherent team compositions and people forgetting which role they're playing or who they're trading with. I'm not entirely sure how to fix this, but I think we really need to encourage high levels of communication. I think that if you're distracted or prefer not to talk at all, LoL's competitive environment is not for you. Finally, I think it would be cool if we had some sort of tags that labeled our preferred positions. A fair amount of time is often spent figuring out who's going where and who is being put on which team. Again, I'm not entirely sure how to solve this problem, but a good start would maybe be tags. These are just my personal Quips with LoL. While I absolutely adore the competitive environment and team-play, I haven't found it worth it when literally 50%+ of the event time is spent out of game. If anyone has any suggestions on how to solve these problems, I would love to hear.
  37. 1 point
    MadCast: Scooba

    Cooking on a budget

    Budget Bytes. Bites without breaking the bank.
  38. 1 point
    First of all YASSS I've been wanting to do something with recipes but have been so busy doing other stuff. I love this idea so so much! 💜 🍰 DESSERT RECIPE In case you didn't know, I have quite the sweet tooth and love making gourmet miniature cupcakes! Here is one of the first recipes I wrote for Rainbow Sherbet frosting. It goes best with a light lemon or angel food cupcake so the fruity flavors can shine on their own. All of the ingredients will cost you about $12 at your local WalMart, but things like corn starch, food coloring, and flavor extracts have long-term expiration dates and can be used for a lot of things. You also probably already have milk at home, and this recipe will work with almond milk. I have not tested other substitutions, so let me know if you do! It also does make quite a bit of frosting as I tend to pile mine on, so feel free to halve it if needed for a smaller serving size on a dozen cupcakes. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ilEEFVX5m-AFdK1WtlQDOHTEdHvpv5ydXcwPVNhZpKo/edit?usp=sharing
  39. 0 points
    Stop trying to make fetch happen.