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The Term "Troll" and Lea gue of Legends.

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January 29, 2013 6:26pm
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I find lol fascinating in it's application of the term troll. A lot of the time the person isn't being an *** they're simply not playing the game hows it's traditionally played, otherwise know as not following the meta. Things like Support Yorick, and mid AP Poppy all are example of what are considered "troll". On the contrary most of the time "troll" characters can be very effective, or at least usable.

The more common application of the word troll applies to people to intentionally make people mad or cause discord. These people do things like using distasteful terms or using complete and utter ridiculous strategies for the sole reason of throwing games and pissing everyone off for entertainment. For example AP Darius, or Jungle Ashe. Although I just stated sometimes abnormal builds or strategies can be effective, there is a very fine line. In this case Darius has no AP ratios.

Before you, or anyone declares someone or something a troll think.

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by The Overmyynd » January 29, 2013 7:45pm | Report
Well, the context and intention of throwing out the term is important too. Me and my group of friends usually have our strongest victories playing "troll" matches (one where every single one of us puts a champ in a place they arent supposed to go and just take the meta and toss it out the 20th story window). In those instances, we are hard core trolling, but its trolling to win. I think alot of players are OK with non standard picks (such as support yorick) as long as they perform their jobs well and build properly. But doing things like AP darius will earn a pretty hateful brand, for a decent reason.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by OTGBionicArm » January 29, 2013 7:51pm | Report
I was told I was trolling for playing AD Cho'Gath. But if I do the same build on Thresh who's supposed to be a support, everything's A-ok. There's double standards with some champs.

Like how Kayle is never trolling no matter what role or build she's doing.
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AD, AP, On Hit, Tank, Support... Yeah she is pretty much troll proof >.> Kinda unfair.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by A Chubby Baby » January 29, 2013 9:08pm | Report
i find myself using it more in rl than in the actual game...
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by IAmByakuya » January 30, 2013 7:58am | Report

i find myself using it more in rl than in the actual game...

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Trundle is a troll pick.

Whoever picks him is trolling.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Ninja Trigger » January 30, 2013 9:45pm | Report
I hate how the meta defines builds, because I have seen some of the most unorthodox builds work, like an ADC Thesh but then again the meta is right about 95% of the time, but you normally sport a troll really quickly
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I hate how the meta defines builds, because I have seen some of the most unorthodox builds work, like an ADC Thesh but then again the meta is right about 95% of the time, but you normally sport a troll really quickly


Except ADC thresh is a trrable idea...
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by ZeroSoulreaver » January 31, 2013 6:40am | Report
I don't know why people try to force Thresh to be ADC ever since he was announced. I mean it's not like he doesn't have other options.

Anyway, people just use the term "troll" too much these days. Even when it's not a troll you will be called it cuz it's the cool thing to do I guess.

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