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A Flash Free Season Three!

Creator: GrandmasterD October 28, 2012 10:15pm
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Flash is a broken spell and just an excuse to make bad plays/decisions!
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Introduction

Yep the title rhymes and that's why it is so fun! Anyway, let's get down to business. I, as a pretty decent player, consider Flash as a stupid and frustrating summoner spell. You can outplay people as hard as you want but it doesn't matter because they have Flash. One could argue that it is all part of the game but even if so, it is a part that I seriously dislike.

Removing Flash and Its Effects

Many things have been thought of to replace Flash or come up with different solution. Turning it into a special item similar to Quicksilver Sash would be acceptable as it sacrifices a precious item slot. However, in its current state I seriously think it's a mechanic that just doesn't make the game fun. Also, removing it makes champions with gap-closers more unique.

Offensive Flash

"But, what about the offensive Flash?" Okay sure, I use that more often than the defensive one as it is simply more fun. Though, I'm not fond of the Maokai Flash + Twisted Advance combo that can screw your mid-lane at level 3. Other frustrating examples are Kennen, Lee Sin, Malzahar and Sona. The combos they can execute with Flash are extreme even and most of them don't even need Flash for anything else!

My Idea for RIOT

My idea for riot would be to remove Flash completely or bring it into a different game mechanic such as an item. We could have Flash in the game as summoner spell but restrict it to lower levels instead of making it available at level 12. Once this has been done, some champions should get minor buffs as compensation. Giving Malzahar a speed buff when he's on his Null Zone would be one of my examples.

What I'm Going To Do

As my fancy rhyming title says: I will play every single game in Season 3 without Flash! Yes, this includes ranked games. Even though it seems like a recipe for disaster; it is to prove a point. Proving that League of Legends can do without Flash!

What I Want From You

Okay, now the real goal of this thread. First, I wanted to tell you guys about it and find out how you guys stand on the idea. Also, I figured that just me wouldn't really solve anything so I'd like to ask people to join me in this. If you want to join me, I wish you good luck, lots of fun and I'd like to put you on a list. You can also sign up for normal games only if you don't feel confident enough to face people in ranked who have a serious advantage. Anyway, this was my public service announcement, good day to you all and fight for a Flash-free Fields of Justice!

GrandmistressD





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But what about champions like Varus with a sheer lack of mobility that get gibbed for not having Flash up? D:
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ur crazy
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But what about champions like Varus with a sheer lack of mobility that get gibbed for not having Flash up? D:


Then you shouldn't have been in that position in the first place. They can run Ghost instead and still be safe. Imo Flash creates more frustration than fun. Also, Flash really does feel like an out-of-jail-freecard, it doesn't feel as a play. It's just kept at your disposal in case something goes wrong and I find that mechanic not motivating skill at all.

You can dodge all the Bandage Tosses you want, it's still over if Amumus Flash + Ult you.
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Even being as safe as you can be, being a ranged character with no mobility would get you killed by the likes of Pantheon or anyone else with a targeted gap closer.

I agree that Flash is annoyingly core on most champions, but taking it out of the game entirely would be so weird.
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Even being as safe as you can be, being a ranged character with no mobility would get you killed by the likes of Pantheon or anyone else with a targeted gap closer.

I agree that Flash is annoyingly core on most champions, but taking it out of the game entirely would be so weird.


Hence I said that those champions need a little buff and/or put Flash in an item similar to Quicksilver Sash.
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mm, interesting. I wish you good luck, you'll need it.
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Mastarwe wrote:

mm, interesting. I wish you good luck, you'll need it.


You missed the point of my story; I only need skill! :D

Thanks anyway ^^
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An alternative suggestion. What if certain summoner spells were locked out for certain champions?

IE; Flash not being available to champions with high mobility/gapclosers.

I have a feeling it's a dumb idea, but I felt like I should say it while its in my head. XD
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An alternative suggestion. What if certain summoner spells were locked out for certain champions?

IE; Flash not being available to champions with high mobility/gapclosers.

I have a feeling it's a dumb idea, but I felt like I should say it while its in my head. XD


It would work but it would ruin the idea of a "summoner spell". An item would be good as it actually has a negative effect: losing an item slot!
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