Riot Games made changes to the jungle for the League of Legends preseason. These changes have been in place for a few months. Twitch streamer Tyler1 criticizes the changes and calls for the pre-season changes to be rolled back.
What did Tyler1 note? The Twitch streamer talked about jungler adjustments in his stream. Having managed to get first place in the rankings in every position for more than 2 years, he can discuss the pros and cons of various roles.
Earlier in the year he was upset about the strongest jungle champion. But it doesn’t stop there as he has something to complain about again, now with video evidence. The jungle role has now become way too strong and needs drastic changes.
Because everyone can probably play Jungle and sit afk (“away from keyboard”) in the bush for a minute without getting a disadvantage, if not an advantage.
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The jungle puts too much pressure on all lanes
What is happening in the video? Tyler1 analyzes his behavior and that of both junglers from the game in the stream.
First, he talks about revealing the bush on the opponents’ botlane side so he can’t be taken by surprise. He then explains the normal jungle flow on the blue side in Summoner’s Rift. The player in the video does just that, standing behind the golems in the revealed bush on the botlane. The player remains there for almost a minute.
We have included the video here for you:
That player was supposed to be at a farm, gold, and experience disadvantage against his opponent that minute, but the other team’s Sylas doesn’t play it cleanly.
He doesn’t take all jungle camps, nor does he consider 3v3 on the botlane. These are both points that Tyler1 criticizes in his video.
Just because Tyler1 knew the enemy jungler was there, he can’t attempt risky tactics to give his lane an advantage. However, the potential risk leaves Tyler1 unable to do anything and puts him at a disadvantage. All because his opponent stood around in the bush for a minute.
Finally, the streamer says that if Riot Games looks at the number of players from the jungle, they would see an increase. But that would be because the players no longer want to play on the lanes.
Even the German streamer Noway finds the jungle role far too strong. However, he emphasizes that it is not fun because the direct opponent is missing (via Twitter).
How are the developers reacting to this? After Riot Games got more into communication with their players and managed to overcome a huge internal crisis, they show the solution to the problems Tyler1 mentioned. They shared the adjustments for the jungle on Twitter:
RiotPhlox is on reddit explains that they have already uploaded more adjustments to the PBE server for patch 13.5, but they only went live later because of the weekend in between.
The developer also expresses his excitement that Tyler1 cares so much about balance in the jungle. The comments under the posts also show that the jungle camps do not play a major role in the game.
How do you feel about the current jungle role and what do you expect from the adjustments? Tell us in the comments.
However, the changes for the jungle are not the only ones for patch 13.5: LoL is finally revising the costs of the champions – you have to reckon with these prices in the future.