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Smart Ping Is Here

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Smart Ping is here!


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Smart Ping is a radial menu that includes four new alerts you can use to better communicate with your team. Split second communication is a key to success in League of Legends, and with Smart Ping you’ll spend less time typing and more time dominating your opponents. These new pings include:


Danger

Assist Me

On My Way

Enemy Missing



Each notification has a different graphic, sound and color associated with it so you’ll never be confused about which ping just went out. Both current pings, attack and defend, will remain exactly the same.

To use these pings, hold down the Alt, Ctrl, G, or V keys while clicking to show the new ping overlay. Then, move your mouse in the direction of the ping you want to issue, and release. You can perform this action either on the terrain or the minimap for precision pinging. Once you get a feel for the new system, a quick motion is all you’ll need – the ping UI won’t even appear if you activate your desired ping fast enough.




Imagine this scenario: you’re playing as Ahri in mid lane and notice that your lane opponent, Malzahar, has gone missing. You quickly issue the Enemy Missing ping so your team can be on guard, followed up with a Danger ping alerting your teammate Twitch in bottom lane to the imminent threat. You issue an Assist Me ping near the jungle to set up for a counter-gank as Malzahar moves past the dragon pit. Twitch responds with an On My Way ping and moves into position, scoring an easy kill for your team, all without typing a single letter.

Smart Ping is live now.


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It's fun spamming different pings. Of course a sort of VoIP would be great, but different pings is a great step, especially as DotA2 has had it forever.
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I'm neeeeeever getting used to these :xx
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I'm loving the new pings it's helped me to cordinate my premade teams a lot better and so far I've been winning games more thanks to the pings since they're more specific as to what your trying to get across.
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No need to type omw anymore :D.
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good feature but im sure it gets a little bit confused cause some player will use the chat and some the new ping system... =) but looking forward it helps alot =)
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i played a game and i tried to use them and it was just hard to use them, like they could of just had different key bindings for them
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the idea of these new pings is fantastic, but seeing it takes 3 minutes to actually use one (first clicking on the area, then deciding what one u want, then moving ur mouse to click it) i think its a waste of time. You, or your teammate are probably dead by the time u actually get around to using the correct ping
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