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Button Rioter ProtoShredanoid: What’s up metalheads!

We’re some of the guys behind Pentakill’s debut album, Smite and Ignite. We’ll be around for the next few hours or so to answer any questions you have about the album’s creation, the guests we had contribute, and why Pentakill’s bringing the solo back!

We are Praeco (composer, guitars, mixing, programming and production), Riot Kyugene (bass) and ProtoShredanoid (guitars)!


Pentakill – Lightbringer



Pentakill – Deathfire Grasp




[ Question ] Was there any specific reason you chose some in-game items as track names?


Riot Kyugene Button Rioter Riot Kyugene: For the track names, we just chose the most metal sounding items we could find. This had a lot of debate around it because there are quite a few metal ones, haha (Bloodthirster, Liandry’s Torment, etc). As for Ohmwrecker specifically, we gravitated towards that item almost immediately because it sounded exactly like what a lot of prog/djent metal bands name their albums/songs.



[ Question ] What specific bands were your inspiration for the music and, likewise, what specific bands did you consider picks for Pentakill’s personality?


Riot Kyugene Button Rioter Riot Kyugene: We all had different phases of metal that we went through, so we just drove towards a style of metal that fit best with all of us.





[ Question ] Do you feel that this is a one-time thing or might you go make some music tracks for, say, a Champion release?


Riot Kyugene Button Rioter Riot Kyugene: We’re always trying new things and seeing where LoL, music, etc takes us–we don’t know the answer to this one, but that’s kind of what makes it fun, haha.




[ Question ] Any other music genre bands you like to put into LoL?


Riot Kyugene Button Rioter Riot Kyugene: We’ll see 😀





[ Question ] Will Sona ever get any sound effects for her Pentakill skin?


Riot Kyugene Button Rioter Riot Kyugene: I actually work in SFX for skins specifically, and this is something I’ve wanted to update for some time. The audio team is cramming hard on a lot of cool stuff right now and this is at the top of my priority list for when I get freed up. Not sure when that will be or if it’ll happen–but it bugs me just as much as it bugs you.



[ Question ] Any plans for a Pentakill Tour?


Praeco Button Rioter Praeco: I think it would be possible for us to play Pentakill live in the future… We would definitely have to practice a lot. 🙂 So for the near future, I think it’s not so likely, but further in the future and for special occasions… Maybe.

If enough people would wanna see it, it’s definitely possible.



[ Question ] Have you considered a second rival band?


Riot Kyugene Button Rioter Riot Kyugene: Haha, we haven’t really thought of that–what kind of band do you guys think would be a Pentakill rival band? And who do you think should go in it?





[ Question ] Why was Orb of Winter an orchestral song?


 Praeco Button Rioter Praeco: Well, in our twisted minds, Thornmail was kind of the last battle on the field, with all the warriors slaughtering each other and the Pentakill lords of war destroying the last resistance of the enemy’s army.

Orb of Winter then is the scenery after the battle – As if you were marching over the battlefield, in between all the dead bodies, lamenting their death and seeing their souls leave their bodies. A requiem, dedicated to the fallen warriors on the battle field.

Tears, my friend, tears. Tears of mead.



[ Question ] Are there plans for any Pentakill merchandise?


Riot Kyugene Button Rioter Riot Kyugene: There will be CDs of the Pentakill album soon 😀





[ Question ] Any Pentakill-related jokes?


Riot Kyugene Button Rioter Riot Kyugene: I think one of the longest running jokes we had while making it was naming riffs after wrestling moves. The riff during the chorus of Thornmail was called the “Double choke slam” because the two tom hits before each downbeat would be grabbing a neck per hand, with the downbeat being us slamming them. Yup. Wrestling. Metal.



[ Question ] Weren’t we promised a song where Sona screams?


Praeco Button Rioter Praeco: All lies. Those cravens.





[ Question ] Do you guys use drop tuning?


Praeco Button Rioter Praeco: Not happening. Drop tunings all the way mang.





Button Rioter ProtoShredanoid: Technically, Lightbringer is not tuned down at all. It’s a seven string :p For Deathfire, the solos were so fast that we had to tune the recording down so human ears could comprehend all of the notes. The drop tuning is for your own safety.



[ Question ] How was it working with Jørn Lande?


Button Rioter ProtoShredanoid: Jorn is a Golden God.



Button Rioter Praeco: Jorn is one of the most humble dudes we’ve worked with on a music project. He got really excited to do something ‘different’ with us and actually ended up knowing a lot about the game’s lore, items and champions a week or two after talking to him for the first time. So it was a huge pleasure. His voice is just so good…



[ Question ] Which song off the album do you consider the most headbangable?


Riot Kyugene Button Rioter Riot Kyugene: LUCIAN’S THEME OH WAIT HE’S OP, FIX IT FIX IT FIX IT FIX IT

(Last Whisper)




[ Question ] What hardware and mixing techniques did you use to record the album?


Praeco Button Rioter Praeco: Album was recorded/mixed/mastered in Cubase, using Waves plugins to mix. Guitar and Bass sounds were, believe it or not, some freeware plugins 😛 and a mesa boogie impulse response as a cab.

we’re all big on RME sound cards.

guitars were tricky, the chain is actually pretty intense.. gate, compressor, EQ, guitar amp, cab, compressor, EQ… so a lot of stuff. 🙂



[ Question ] The album seems uniquely inspired by hair metal – were there particular bands that acted as an inspiration?


Riot Kyugene Button Rioter Riot Kyugene: Protoshredanoid is actually bald so…




Button Rioter ProtoShredanoid: Let me reply to that, but first I need to piledrive suplex Kyugene……….. Actually yes, all of my riffs are inspired by my envy of hair, luscious golden flowing locks that I do not possess.



[ Question ] What kind of metal do you guys at Riot like?


Button Rioter ProtoShredanoid: Speed Metal, Doom Metal, Viking Metal, Prog Metal, Black Metal, Death Metal, Power Metal, Tech Metal, Heavy Metal, Butt Metal…….we like it all.


Riot Kyugene Button Rioter Riot Kyugene: Sword metal





[ Question ] Was it hard to choose from the wide variety of metal genres?


Praeco Button Rioter Praeco: I think every musician is a the same time also a fan, I think we all gravitated towards what we grew up with and what we loved. A lot of the songs fuse different genres and influences. In a way, we really just sat down and played and jammed, and then moved around the different sections and parts that we played.

There are a few scrap ideas that we didn’t end up coming together properly… Who knows, if there’s ever enough interest from our players to make a 2nd album, we could pick those up again.



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Tamat Button Rioter Tamat: Hey everyone,

A few weeks ago I posted a thread in GD with the intent of getting some feedback. It worked, so I wanted to stop by to show you the new version that incorporated a lot of your feedback. We’ll probably adjust them as needed, but we felt like this was a good first version to start with.

Despite some of the negative negative reactions to my last post on this subject, I want to continue to share this kind of stuff with you, so I’m giving it another try. I value your opinions, and want to give you occasional glimpses of new things that we’re doing in Community beta. If you guys don’t want to be involved, that’s fine, but we’d really like for you to be!

Edit 1: Many of you have request the rules pasted in here. Sorry about that.

Don’t be an ******

We’re aiming for the most sportsmanlike gaming community in the world, in-game and out. Just because you’re anonymous doesn’t give you a license to be a jerk. Posts that walk over the line will be deleted. Repeat offenders may be permanently kicked out.

Moderators will take action against the following:

  • Players posting content that would seen as extremely offensive to others
  • Players attacking an individual or group in a way that could be considered severe
  • Players making baseless complaints or contesting private matters that isn’t relevant to an active discussion

No Mature Content

This one is important for everyone to read carefully. We know that this community tends to be more mature, but there are kids here, too. All of us want this to be a reasonably safe environment for children, and at the same time, we won’t tolerate childish behavior.

With that in mind, many players vary in age, and there are some things that children and young adults shouldn’t see. We don’t want to see any nudity, or real life gore. Violations of this rule will be dealt with swiftly, and seriously. You could lose your in-game account if you mess up here.

Moderators will look for and consider the following as violations of this rule:

  • Pornographic materials of any kind
  • Imagery that show real life depictions of gore, death, horrifically violent acts, etc
  • Art that shows nudity (full or partial), or sexually explicit acts or depictions of those acts
  • All that being said, even content you merely see as risqué can fall under these rules, and will be dealt with accordingly. So use good judgment, and stay classy.


There aren’t a lot of reasons to post the same content in multiple places. Every once in a while it makes sense to cross-post, but if it’s not appropriate, the subsequent posts will be removed. Repeat offenders will be hit with restrictions. Remember, just because you want the whole world to see something doesn’t mean it’s going to happen. If you want visibility on a post, post it in the right place, and make sure the content is solid.

Adhere to the Guidelines set by each sub-community
We want each community to have it’s own unique culture, which makes it important for you to have good posting etiquette and post content in the correct place. Each sub-community has detailed Guidelines that should make clear what’s acceptable, and what’s not.

Moderators of each sub-community will evaluate your post against the Universal Rules and the customized Guidelines set for the sub-community.

Account, Product, & Services Selling

If you’re trying to sell a product or service, there are other websites for that. If you’re trying to sell a game account or service that violates our TOS, please don’t; however, if you absolutely have to try it here, expect that you’ll be losing access to the boards and possibly your game account. TL;DR: posts attempting to sell anything will be removed. Serious offenders will feel the wrath of the banhammer.

Moderators will be looking for the following:

  • Advertising for product sales of any kind
  • Advertising for services offered by individuals or companies
  • Coupons or discount information that doesn’t contribute anything to the conversation.

Reporting Other Players

Please don’t report a potentially misbehaving player in these boards. If you see or hear about another person breaking the rules, send us a ticket directly so we can investigate and take action if necessary. We know that players report publically with the best intentions, but it often leads to a witchhunt, rarely resulting in a positive discussion. We’ll be taking action against players who have violated rules, so please report these players correctly.

Moderators will be looking for the following:

  • Posts that accuse others of being toxic players in-game
  • Posts accusing others of malicious activity
  • Posts that accuse others of cheating or using illegal services
  • Posts accusing others of trolling in the boards (there’s a report button for that)

Hacks & illegal downloads

Do not share links or information related to obtaining illegal software. To us, this includes cheats or exploits that create an unfair advantage in-game. We’ll be removing all links and posts that give such information. Repeat offenders will lose access to the boards, and in some cases, a lot more.

Moderators will be looking for the following:

  • Posts with links to download software that give an unfair advantage in-game
  • Posts that link to pirated movies, music, software, etc.

Illegal Activity
Criminal masterminds, or aspiring criminal masterminds: please don’t talk about your activities or plans in these boards. Posts about illegal activity will be escalated to law enforcement.


Making threats on the internet is just bad form. We don’t tolerate it, and neither should you. Threats of any kind will be handled differently depending on severity, but all posts of this kind will be removed. Extreme instances will be escalated to the proper authorities. Be cool, dudes.

Phishing & Scamming

Trying to get a leg up on others through scamming, or forcing an account breach is a serious no-no. This is theft. It’s stealing from your fellow players. It’s pretty ****ty. We have a whole team at Riot Games dedicated to battling this **** and they take it seriously.

Moderators will be looking for the following things:

  • Posts about services claiming to be an RP generator
  • Links to cleverly disguised phishing sites
  • Posts designed to bait someone into a trap

Edit #2: Wow. Our current profanity filter is censoring a lot of random stuff. I’ll fix that tomnorrow.

Bye all!



[ Question ] When will banned forumers be given the reasons for being banned?


Tamat Button Rioter Tamat: One of the things we’re working on implementing on the community beta soon is a feedback system. Basically, whenever we have to touch any of your content, we will send you a message to tell you which rule was violated, and what (if any) action we’re taking entails.



[ Opinion ] I don’t like the new Community beta forums


Tamat Button Rioter Tamat: We’re releasing a new version soon that I hope will change your mind. The team has been working hard on it.




[ Question ] Why are there hardly any threads to view in the new forums?


Tamat Button Rioter Tamat: We agree, and are working to fix the lack of content, and content visibility problems. The gigantic block of topics here is great, but the platform hasn’t scaled well with time, and is extremely difficult to develop on without breaking other things. We’ve build this new platform from the ground up, which allows for a lot more flexibility in how quickly, and effectively we can develop. 

TL;DR – Basically, any new tool or system that we create in community beta will take 10x or more time to do in these forums. 



 If you have any questions, feel free to ask me at @NoL_Chefo or e-mail me at [email protected]



News Update June 3


Official AnnoucementsPentakill’s Album is Out!

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Smite and Ignite is out and it’s free-to-download!


The time has come. The era of metal has begun. Download the full Smite and Ignite album.

After devastating Runeterra with their ear-splitting riffs and ground-pounding rhythms, the metal monolith that is Pentakill has finally reached our shores.

But Pentakill’s not just in your ears, destroying your minds. This patch, we’re updating each of the Pentakill skin splashes, sprucing up Pentakill Mordekaiser, Pentakill Sona and Pentakill Karthus’ in-game models and introducing a new Pentakill summoner icon in celebration of metal’s return. You’ll be able to earn the icon by playing a game with any of the Pentakill skins (One For All’s not included!), or pick up the icon for 250 RP or 1500 IP from June 3 to June 9 (normally only purchasable with RP).

Either way, crank the volume up to 11 and get your metal hands ready, because it’s time to rock out!


Pentakill – Last Whisper



Pentakill – Orb of Winter



Pentakill – The Hex Core



Pentakill – The Prophecy



Pentakill – Thornmail




[ Update ] Pentakill website


Button Rioter fizznchips: We’ll have credits and more come out with the Pentakill website tomorrow! Hold tight, duders. 🙂



[ Request ] Will higher-quality versions of the songs be uploaded (eg. 320 kbps/s)


Praeco Button Rioter Praeco: If enough people would like this, then yeah we can do that. Most streaming services are in this quality range, which is why I went for 192kbps, but can go higher if desired.




[ Question ] Who are the singers in the album?


Praeco Button Rioter Praeco: The only singers on this album are Jorn and ZP.




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[ Question ] If the “Smite and Ignite” album is free, then why does it cost $5.99 on iTunes?


Morgageddon Button Rioter Morgageddon: Morgageddon pops in.

It’s free across many mediums, from this website as well. However, for those who prefer to use different media players (iTunes comes to mind), you can still download through their store however, there’s a fee for using it (as far as I know).



[ Suggestion ] Riot should adopt a DOTA-like drafting style


Button Rioter Blues: To simply add more bans.
Straight up banning 8 champions is probably a lot.. but if you do it like this for example:

EDIT: Not sure how it would work in solo queue since DOTA’s Captain’s mode works differently. Probably just add the two extra bans.

A: Ban
B: Ban
A: Ban
B: Ban
A: Pick
B: Pick, Pick
A: Ban
B: Ban
A: Pick, Pick
B: Pick, Pick
A: Ban
B: Ban
A: Pick, Pick
B: Pick

Its not perfect, just an example but it would allow “Froggen to get Anivia” (Riot used the example of Froggen not ever getting Anivia if bans were increased.) Which is a valid argument if you were to just continually tack bans on before anyone has the chance to pick.


You can find more similar ideas here. 


Riot Baconhawk Button Rioter Baconhawk: Oops. Moved it back. Forgot to post this earlier due to meetings and various distractions.

flies away munching on a strip of sizzling bacon

EDIT: ahhhhhh I didn’t mean to make everyone think I’m skirting the issue. I totally just wanted to let you know I reinstated the thread~ but I do think the debate regarding picks & bans is a valid and long-standing one. I don’t honestly play a lot of DoTA (I actually have played a some HoN) so I don’t really have *much* of an opinion, but I am enjoying reading your discussions!



[ Bug Report ] People dealing damage with Summoner spell “Revive”


Dannamoth Button Rioter Dannamoth: This is an issue with death recap, not someone hacking revive. We’re aware of death recaps…. temperamental behavior.





[ Bug Report ] Vel’Koz is unable to ult again if he’s killed while channeling it


Dannamoth Button Rioter Dannamoth: Thanks for taking the time to post this! Are you able to reproduce the issue? Also, did the ult ever “fix itself” during the game?





[ Downtime ] Server Maintenance: Patch 4.9


Riot Zaps Button Rioter Riot Zaps: On 06/04/2014, starting at 01:30 PST, ranked queues will be disabled in preparation for patch 4.9. At 03:00 PST, the servers will be shut down and all games currently in progress will end in a draw and stats will not be recorded. We estimate the battlegrounds will be unavailable for 6 hours.



[ Update ] Darius’ Rework


RiotScruffy Button Rioter Scruffy: Darius is still being worked on by the Champion Update team, and we’re still iterating on his gameplay. So no solid release date yet, but he is actively in progress.

Directionally, we are still working with the same goals Morello had mentioned in earlier posts: longer ramp up with a higher payoff. The goal is that the interesting gameplay moments come when the Darius player is fighting for “just a little longer” and the enemy is in more of a hit and run pattern to not let him build up too high.



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PBE 30/05: New Pentakill Splash Arts

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Pentakill Splash Arts


  • Pentakill’s roster, Yorick, Karthus, Mordekaiser, Olaf and Sona, are all getting new Splash arts!
  • New art for the cover of the album, “Smite and Ignite”, has been teased on the PBE!


Pentakill Yorick Pentakill Karthus Pentakill Mordekaiser Pentakill Olaf Pentakill Sona Pentakill Album Cover


OK, I was kidding about the last one, but the rest are real. Also, if you have Pentakill Sona or Pentakill Mordekaiser, check here to see how their new models look like on the PBE.



Pool Party & Winter Warriors Bundles


A song of ice and fire is coming for your wallet this week!



Craving something new at champ select? Get fed on these limited time bundles. They’re flexible in cost, meaning the final bundle price will automatically adjust to reflect only what’s new to your collection.


Pool Party bundle – 50% off at 2813 RP (5060 RP if you need the champions)

Pool Party Bundle

With the sun beating down and the water heating up, the gang’s getting back together. Who brought the hot dogs?

Skins included:

  • Pool Party Ziggs
  • Pool Party Leona
  • Pool Party Lee Sin
  • Pool Party Renekton
  • Pool Party Graves

Champions included:


Winter Warriors bundle — 50% off at 2438 RP (3722 RP if you need the champions)

Winter Warriors Bundle

South of the equator, a Pool Party is less than appropriate. Survive the season by chilling with these champs and skins.

Skins included:

  • Frost Queen Janna
  • Snow Day Singed (Legacy)
  • Snowstorm Sivir (Legacy)
  • Frostfire Annie
  • Frostblade Irelia

Champions included:



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Pentakill’s debut album is just a few days away! Learn more about the musicians starring in it and check out their awesome new songs!


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Two more Pentakill songs have been uploaded!


Pentakill – Deathfire Grasp



Pentakill – Ohmwrecker




Q: How do you get musicians on board with your idea for a Pentakill album?


Praeco Button Rioter Praeco: We just ask them. 😉

It’s often very tricky, since, you know, a video game developer comes around the corner and says “Ayo we’re writing a metal album, wanna trust us blindly that it’s legit and sing it?” – I myself would be rather hesitant to believe that it’ll work out without having the musical context. 😉 But all of the musicians that we collaborated with on the Pentakill album are very passionate musicians and really cared about creating something awesome, so after spending some time with them on a creative level, we were able to gain their trust.



Button Rioter fizznchips: Also we kidnapped their families.



Q: Will you post more of these songs on Youtube before the album is released?


Praeco Button Rioter Praeco: All of the songs will be available on youtube, yes. once the album goes live, or once we leak them. 😛





Q: Will the album also be available on Spotify?


Praeco Button Rioter Praeco: Yes it will be.





Q: Will it be available via Google play?


Button Rioter viranimal: Yes, it will 🙂



Q: Will there be a download link on the Pentakill page for the whole album?


Praeco Button Rioter Praeco: Yes.





Q: Do you think the lyrics of “Deathfire Grasp” take away from the song?


Praeco Button Rioter Praeco: That’s fair. It’s definitely the song on the album that refers to the game the most in such a style, it’s a direct homage to playing the game. Lightbringer and Thornmail are very different, they rather tell a tale. I think you will probably really dig Thornmail. All of the songs have a pretty different approach lyrically.

A lot of our musical / lyrics writing approach for the whole album was to create something that is very diverse, and is a true homage to metal as a whole, so all the songs will be touching sub-genres of metal.



Q: Will you sell a physical copy of the album?


Praeco Button Rioter Praeco: There will be a physical copy, once we figure it out. ;P should be available within a few weeks.




Q: Is the singer from “Deathfire Grasp” ZP Theart, ex-singer from Dragonforce?


Praeco Button Rioter Praeco: ’tis.





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A recent Reddit thread sparked some discussion about Evelynn’s need for a VU.



No new Evelynn skin before her Visual Update


IronStylus Button Rioter IronStylus: So, we did a proxy model from a concept I did for Eve. (Proxy meaning a low-rez, less detailed, more dirty version of a final in-game asset) At first glance it actually looked decent. It was cool to see the new “base” in Eve’s signature pose. However, as soon as we began to run her around the problems were overwhelming. Her rig is a mess. Animations are clunky. She was made before we had as many bones as we do now in our rigs, and it wouldn’t accommodate any new animations for a new base or a new skin. The tassels maybe have.. 5 bones? That’s not enough for an animator to make as nice looking cloth as we’ve been able to do on Karthus.

So yeah. Chances are she won’t get a new skin until we get that VU in order. We’re currently still in early ideation for her, and actually we’ll be having a meeting soon to see where she will fall in our slotting priorities.



Q: When will we see Evelynn’s new visuals?


IronStylus Button Rioter IronStylus: I doubt she’ll happen this year, but that’s just a guess. We’ll have a better idea during our slotting sessions where we’ll prioritize what’s next.





Q: Why is Evelynn problematic to update, visually?


IronStylus Button Rioter IronStylus: There are a lot of champions that suffer from ailments aside from not looking good. Taric, Eve, Sion, etc, all have some fundamental thematic questions that need to be answered before we can throw them into production.

One of the reasons Karthus was straight forward is because he’s essentially an undead lich death-pope. Not a lot of thematic tinkering there.



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Battle Boosts in the new One-for-all Mode have sparked a lot of controversy. Are they a good addition to League? 



 Q: Aren’t we supposed to be refunded the Battle Boost RP cost in the case of a queue dodge?


BuboBubo Button Rioter BuboBubo: Yes – no RP is supposed to be charged for dodged games. Please submit a ticket if this bug happens!





Q: Where can I see the bonus IP I’ve earned from a Battle Boost?


BuboBubo Button Rioter BuboBubo: I think the IP you earn is indicated in the little symbol next to the IP bar. This is unclear but changing the bar was a surprisingly big undertaking (thanks old code!). Noting this to improve for next time.






BuboBubo Button Rioter BuboBubo: Hem not sure what I can add beyond my explanation just above – there should be a green arrow next to the IP bar and mousing over it will show that you were credited the IP. But there does seem to be a potential for bugs with transferred accounts

The IP happens regardless of outcome.

I appreciate the patience but it would be a big deal if we said it’d grant IP and then it didn’t! Let me know if it’s still unclear or not working.



Q: Why don’t we have the option to pay for Battle Boosts with IP?


BuboBubo Button Rioter BuboBubo: I don’t think we have ever offered access to skins for IP. I hear ya that there is demand but it’s a really really big bridge to cross and this didn’t seem like the right time or place. 

We always want purchases priced to be a fair value, if not better – what part makes it feel unfulfilling to you? I’d love to hear any thoughts you might have on how would you have priced this and what you would base it on.

Thanks for the feedback! Hope you enjoy the game mode all the same 



Opinion: The Battle Boost is worth it only if you’re playing with premade friends


BuboBubo Button Rioter BuboBubo: Thanks for the responses guys – one thing I noticed is that people who judge this as a single game skin trial for themselves find it really really not worth – Noted. This wasn’t really the goal, but since there is no way of trailing a skin and players want that, it’s judged against that standard.

IRXS’ explanation is much closer to what we had in mind – Our intended goal was to complement the ‘team’ side of one-for-all. We’ll be collecting feedback more systematically from purchasers and nonpurchasers but I appreciate you all sharing your thoughts!



Suggestion: Allow players to test skins for free in custom games with bots


BuboBubo Button Rioter BuboBubo: Ah my apologies if this came off as it’s impossible – I meant to acknowledge that no such method is available right now.

I think your story is a legitimate example and one that many players can relate to. Thanks for the suggestion as well!



Q: Why is feedback on Battle Boosts neglected?


BuboBubo Button Rioter BuboBubo:I deeply appreciate all the feedback and will take it lumps and all because it’s core to us getting better. But sometimes player feedback comes in pretty harsh packages and it’s not uncommon to see some pretty cynical viewpoints which takes some getting used to. Not to absolve myself of blame either – we do make mistakes and earn our share of ire. Hopefully we can continue to get better to the point where we earn your trust and the benefit of the doubt. I’ll personally keep chipping away at this and every other Rioter I know is working towards this too.



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Forums are getting a rule makeover . Live services Rioter Tamat has you covered on what the new requirements are.



Tamat Button Rioter Tamat: Hello superfriends,

I’d like to make you aware that there’s a new thread on the beta boards about the rules we’re going to be implementing as part of our new approach. I post this in GD because I know that many of you will have strong feelings on this subject, so I’d like to invite you to come over and check out the discussion. 

Fair warning, some of the rules we’re discussing are in full effect, so please take heed before posting.

LAST THING! If you do decide to go over and post, if you can use the up / down vote to rate content by how valuable you think it is for the discussion, that’d help us test some stuff!

Thanks in advance!



Q: Will you properly communicate the issue with punished players?


Tamat Button Rioter Tamat: I hope you’ll be pleasantly surprised. We’re putting a lot of thought into our approach here.





Q: What does the “overly sexual art” rule imply?


Tamat Button Rioter Tamat: I’ll cross-post a reply that I made in the Rules WiP thread.

Art that shows partial or full nudity (by social standards) or is heavily sexually suggestive. The intent of the rules is to spell that out in a way that everyone can understand. I’m not sure if it is right now. What do you guys think?



Follow-up Q: Does that include the Splash arts of Zyra, Evelynn, Leblanc, Elise, etc.?


Tamat Button Rioter Tamat: No. None of those come anywhere close. Does that make it clearer?






Q: Why don’t you make a sticky thread with the new rules on GD?


Tamat Button Rioter Tamat: Because we’re not equipped to moderate these boards by that strict a standard at the moment. You have to remember that the volume of posts in these forums is much, much higher than the CB boards. If you consider how much of that volume would currently be in violation of these rules, we’re talking serious business. We’re figuring our approach for moderation here, but nothing has been decided yet. Would love to hear your thoughts.



 Q: Why must the community beta forum replace the existing ones? Can’t they both be used by players?


Tamat Button Rioter Tamat: Real talk for a second here guys. These forums are powered by a system that was originally architected back in the 90’s. The amount of hacked development that we’ve done to get them to where they are today was a herculean effort, and one that accrued a lot of tech debt. There will come a day when these forums could crash and burn. Worse case scenario, who knows what could happen.

We don’t want to wait for that, so we’re trying to solve that problem with the CB boards. Please don’t go torches and pitchforks on me, I’m just giving you some transparency into the reality.



Q: Will the community beta forum layout be updated?


Tamat Button Rioter Tamat: We’re actually working on that right now. I hope you’ll be pleasantly surprised with an update down the road.





Q: Why aren’t these rules worded more professionally?


Tamat Button Rioter Tamat: News flash: you can be professional, and use language that you use in your everyday life. Do you want us to be a suit and tie Rito, or a Rito ran by a bunch of gamers with personality? 



If you have any questions, feel free to ask me at @NoL_Chefo.



Pentakill Official Announcements Banner


Pentakill rises!

You have sown. Soon you shall reap.

You have seen the true voice of metal fall quiet, surrounded by the massed harmonies of your weak whispers. But listen closely to those whispers, and you shall find the seed of truth. Five Four voices. Five harbingers of destruction, waiting patiently for their time to rise. And on that chosen day, these five shall change your world forever. Sonic brutality has never ascended such heights before. These voices have already slain the dragon and butchered the baron. They have ravaged the fields of justice, burned Runeterra to the ground, and slaughtered millions of Teemos. When they come, their breed of metal shall smite your plebian souls and punish your frail bodies. You will cower at their visage and tremble at the name… Pentakill.

And Pentakill is coming… for you. Because you have sown, and soon you shall reap.


Here is their debut single, Lightbringer:


Pentakill Official Website

Smite and Ignite“, the full album from “Pentakill”, is dropping on June 3rd!


Pentakill Summoner Icon

No info on how to get this one yet, but I’d assume you either have to get a pentakill in-game or sing “Holy Diver” live during LCS.

666 The Number of the Beast



If you have any questions, feel free to ask me at @NoL_Chefo.