The other day I was congratulating myself for being MMO-free for the summer, and relishing all of the extra time I must have to do other things. I then immediately realized I'm spending just as much time, if not more, in League of Legends than I ever did in an MMO.
I got the idea for today's comic from @faildruid who texted me the other evening, while I was unable to play, to give me a LoL experience on my phone (complete with ganking). It occurs to me that in light of being able to play the full game on my phone (something I do not see possible), some sort of app to simulate a game would be enough to quell my addiction when out and about. I would also except some sort of mini game in-which I was able to take control of a single creep in some actual game being played.
I'm now on the home stretch to level 30, and I'd like to think I've won at least as many games as I've lost. Some are rofflestomps, either in my favor or against, but I enjoy those types of games slightly less. What I truly cherish are the games that are so close, that are an hour-long evenly matches battle that could go either way at any moment. I also like the games that are one-sided all game long, and then a single well-timed ace turns it on its head and produces a victory (or a loss).
I find myself impressed with the job that Riot has done. Though you can easily find a lifetime's helping of trolling or complaining about various champion's OP'ness or UP'ness if you choose to venture into the hopelessness that is LoL's official forums, all in all I'm pretty happy with what I see in champions.
Sure, there are tweaks that certain champions need. Especially right after they're released. But I think it's a testament to Riot that any time I've regularly seen a champion underperform, and thought to myself "Wow, that champion isn't that good", I then get into a game with one that just totally dominates, and completely changes my opinion of the champion. That nearly any champion can shine in the right hands and the right circumstances is what keeps me playing, and keeps me interested. Overall, I find it pretty well balanced.
Except Evelynn. Fuck that champion.
Also, Riot, you need to hurry up and finish a new map already!