MadCast: Craiden

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  1. While I agree with you, blizzard did handle this wrong and make very poor choices, I don't think it'll stop me from getting d4, it's a series I love and I can't not play. However, it will keep me from pursuing anything else they have to offer.
  2. Reminder, this is an hour, however, with the client being broken atm, we might have to slot this back an hour if it isn't up and running at 8pm.
  3. Hello Everyone, Set 2, Rise of the Elements, for Teamfight Tactics is officially launching tomorrow (Wednesday Nov. 6th) and since ranked is being turned off til patch 9.23 (aka the next patch), I thought it'd be fun to do some in-house matches to have fun and help familiarize everyone with how set 2 works. With that, I thought it'd be the perfect time to spice it up and roll some random modifiers into the games as well. Here are the three modes I plan on using (separately ofc). Blacklist - Pretty straight forward but before the game starts, each player picks a champion to Blacklist or Ban basically, and no one is allowed to buy or use that champion the whole game. With 8 players, that means you'll have 8 bans and only be able to use 43 of the 51 different champions, meaning you'll have to find fun new builds without relying on certain champions. Hoping this helps people be more creative with their builds and find new fun options they never would have thought of otherwise. Natural Selection - At the start of the game, whatever champion you pick from the first carousel, dictates the champions you can buy/use the rest of the game. Basically, you can only buy/use champions that have one of the same synergies as the champion you got. For reference, if you were to pick up a Jax (Light/Berserker), you would only be able to buy/use champions that have at least one of those synergies. As for the other carousels, you can grab whatever item you need, but if the champion doesn't fit the synergies you've been assigned, then you have to sell that champion immediately. Some of these might be tough, but will help people find ways to make certain synergies work together when they normally wouldn't. No Items - This one is tricky, because it won't start til after the first minion wave, but basically it will require everyone to sell their first champion at stage 1-2, and buy a new champ off their bar. From that point on, no one can use any items at all, period. When you get a champ at carousel, you'll have to sell the champion to put the item on your bench; All items must be on your side bar and NOT on a champion on your bench. The idea behind this mode is to focus less on items and item stacking and more on positioning, pushing a solid comp, and trying to out wit your opponents. Or in some peoples' cases, it'll be an excuse to force 3 star champions to roll over those who don't have any. I'll be starting the event at 8pm est, and if there's a large enough turn out, will run two groups if necessary. While these matches don't last nearly as long as normal SR matches in League, they're not as short as URF either, and with 3 different game modes to try I'd like to make sure everyone gets a chance to play each one. As such I'll be running this event for as long as people want to continue playing with the latest the event will go being midnight est. Anyone who stays beyond that point does so at their own peril. If you know you're gonna be late and still want to attend when you get home, please feel free to send me (MadCast: Craiden) a direct message in discord so that I know you're coming and can plan on weaving you into a group. Look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow for some in-house action and for anyone that wants to know more details about what's changing, I'm linking posts from Riot Mort below for reference. TFT patch 9.22 Notes TFT Set 2 Synergies and Items Descriptions
  4. Set 2 for Teamfight Tactics will be dropping on Wednesday Nov 6th, and I just want people to be aware, if you have never played, or haven't played since set 1, there's a lot of changes. Myself, @MadCast: Lunalesk, and @MadCast: Nimli have been playing set 2 exclusively lately on the PBE, and are Gold+ on both live and PBE. Anyone who's looking to get into set 2, feel free to hit one of us up if you have questions, comments or concerns about all the new stuff and for some good inside tips on builds for the new rank season to climb with. I can't promise I'll be on wednesday, as I assume atm that I'll have to work, but I know after work I'll be on (around midnight est) doing ranked and trying to push for Plat in the first few days of the season. Below I'll link Riot Mort's latest post about what's coming in Set 2 so you can browse over what to expect. Teamfight Tactics Set 2 If there's enough interest, I will be looking at finding a time to set up an event for anyone that would like to do some in-houses with the new set 2 once it's live. I'll try to find the most active time for the majority of people, but please feel free to leave suggestions here of days/times that work if you're interested in attending.
  5. Cards Against Humanity is a great game, too bad I'll prolly be working, or I'd be down for that one.
  6. Earth to Cloud, Come in Cloud, you done made it kid! Congrats!!
  7. Missed ya Lilli, didn't know you didn't have a computer though! Hmu any time you wanna play some League or TFT, I'm down.
  8. Keyword there that I have to disagree with is most because a lot of states now allow medicinal use and quite a few have either decriminalized or have reduced their sentencing for marijuana related offenses. And with the reform we're seeing in a lot of states, where states are considering stripping these laws in favor of being able to cash in on making a business out of marijuana growth, I dare say it won't be long before we see it legalized in over half of the country. While I understand the reasoning behind your comment Munsa, blanket statements like this are bad. I think going forward this is something that should be reconsidered, and maybe warrants it's own rule/exclusion outside of the normal drug policy. For reference: Legality by state
  9. Dragonball through Dragonball Z is my favorite anime of all time. Judge me if you want, but I won't deny that there's nothing that beats it in my mind. Even Dragonball Super has been ok.
  10. I'd like to nominate @MadCast: doublestufforeo for the Recruiter Commendation. He's been bringing in people left and right from Destiny 2 and gone above and beyond what we talked about a few months ago when we discussed him trying to expand that part of our community. He's had at least 7 candidates come in in a 1 week period and based on where we're at candidate wise in our community, that's a huge step forward for us! Keep it up brother, you're awesome!
  11. I'm not gonna beat a dead horse here, but I did wanna put this out here, TFT = AutoChess, so if you're worried about advantages, you can nullify that by picking another auto chess game. However, this is irrelevant as Shattered and Mike are drumming up other options for a vote.
  12. Hey there LizzieJay! I remember your post from back then, because it wasn't long after I had just become a Full Member. Glad to see you decided to step forward and give candidacy a shot, and I look forward to seeing you become a Full Member soon!
  13. Omg, why did this post get resurrected...dammit @MadCast: doublestufforeoI blame you
  14. People always forget about traps when they try to gank low hp cait, always gets em.
  15. Literally 2 games on that list aren't FPS's lol, yet however, starcraft/warcraft would be a great option. However, as much as I'd love to see that be tie breaker, there may be mixed feelings in the community about playing a blizzard game as of right now.
  16. I gave you one, but then you reply with this? Cool, how about party style games like what was mentioned above? Or something like pummel party, or minion masters. There's a lot of things out there that we could consider that are free to play and could be used as a tie breaker.
  17. I mean if we're that worried about inconsistency in TFT, then have 3 matches, and add up the totals for each team, gives you a better sample size if you're that concerned about inconsistency. I worry about you when you make these comments. This comment assumes that the physics of the game are perfect, and that you can't get (in your terms) lucky and clip a goal in / out via a glitch or RNG. I won't go into a ton of details here responding to Ascent's post, because myself and @MadCast: Lunalesk already made it clear to him in a conversation last night that TFT isn't as RNG laden as he seems to think it is. There's definitely more skill to it and strategy, and it's very possible, even if you don't get the items you need from minions to find a way to win. When the chips are down, skilled players utilize what they have and find a way to win. Besides, if it's a 4v4 ffa, and we run 3 games of it, then we just add each player's points from where they place to their team and see who wins. 3 games also doesn't take that long assuming people aren't messing around in between games.
  18. Welcome, look forward to playing some games with you soon! If you decide to play League of Legends or Path of Exile, hit me up. I run our PoE community as well as play a lot of TFT (teamfight tactics) on League of Legends and would love to show you the ropes in either game.
  19. Some words of advice from someone who's hosted a number of events in the MadCast Discord: Select a specific time range. I understand you want to be accommodating to the varying schedules of other people, but you'll have a much better turn out if you set a specific time frame, like say 7-9pm est. Knowing the average time range that a maximum number of people usually play helps with this. Maybe make your poll a poll about times that work for people, and select your range based on that feedback. Also, knowing what other events are going on that day in the discord as well as which of your players normally attend those events will help you find a workable time frame. Be direct about what you plan to do. This way the people coming into your event know what to expect and are prepared. You don't want last minute "oops I forgot this" or "hey I need to do this first before we can do that". Seen that enough times. Make sure to give people plenty of notice. You've obviously done this part already, however, the reason I say this is because sometimes people don't realize how big a deal this is. You want people who are planning on attending your event to have time to make sure it matches up with their schedule's IRL and if not, maybe move something around to attend, or give you notice that they're gonna try to be there but might be late. Basically, it gives them and you time to sort out who can make it and how many people to plan on being there. By posting this a few days ahead of time, you've done well to give others fair notice. Hopefully this helps a bit and doesn't sound strict or overbearing by any means. This is just a few things that I always consider when I put an event together.
  20. Reported for toxic behavior, twice today you've said that. /s
  21. You say that, but you turned down playing us in TFT, so you can't really say anything about dominating tbh.
  22. Hello there and nice to see more people from our D2 community popping onto the forums!
  23. I'd say you should be scared of Mike tbh. Edit: But seriously, Ascent isn't even that good...
  24. I usually go custom build one at Cyberpowerpc because I can generally build something that lasts me about 5 years and is under $1200 at the most. I usually spend about $1000, though, and by lasting 5 years, I mean it can continue to play the newest games for 5 years at very high settings. Edit: Also, I always tend to stay with AMD, AMD is just a much better set for gaming as far as I've noticed the last 10 years.