Tigg’s Torrid Takes — TTT 2/14/19

Some people (okay, one person) (okay, Blatm) complained about the recent Tigg’s Torrid Take, so I’ve gone ahead and provided a review of it for you.

Happy Valentine’s Day! Before you ask, yes, I will be your Valentine. Please send all chocolate and flowers to Tiggarius#0932.

Solid intro. Tigg is a notoriously excellent Valentine, so this was a good reminder for the fans. However, it’s pretty unrealistic to send chocolate and flowers in-game, so this should really suggest sending them to Tiggarius#0198 on Discord.

Ranked has started for the season!

Rank wins now award 40 Prestige Points and losses award 10.

New Taunt for Vonn, Rampart and Brynn added for purchase in the collection for Prestige Points!

Cloudspire has thawed.

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Cool, I like these changes. Especially the top one. RANKEDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD.

Wow, thanks for breaking that down for us, Tigg. Really feel like I understand the ins and outs of these patch notes. Think you could have put a few more D’s on that RANKEDDDD for us? I’m not sure we understand what you’re most excited about.

Now, thanks again to the marvelous LPFinale for providing the following analysis of differences from the PTS. So you can compare and contrast with my previous Torrid Take(which I understand Shyguy read! Thank you! It is clear that the most important suggestions were heeded, which is always a great sign). I’ll provide some quick analysis IN ALL CAPS.

YOU KNOW WHAT EVERYONE LOVES THAT’S RIGHT IT’S BILLYMAYS HERE WITH SOME TERRIBLE ANALYSIS. BEING TOLD USELESS FUCKING INFO AT THE TOP OF YOUR LUNGS. APPARENTLY TIGG THOUGHT IT WOULD BE COOL TO GET A TORRID TAKE OUT BUT ACCIDENTALLY SENT IT OUT SO HOT IT BURNED ALL OF HIS ABILITY TO MEANINGFULLY PUNCTUATE A SENTENCE.

-Mod Adjustments Since PTS-

[Firepowers]

Elle

Long Barrel removed. GOOD.

WOW THANKS FOR THE IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS TIGG DID MAXZILLA WRITE THIS ONE

Gremolitions, Inc.

Triple Fun: Now reduces direct damage by 5 (17), from 6 (16).  OK SURE.  BLATM WILL STILL THINK THIS SUCKS.  I THINK IT’S A DECENT CHANGE AND MAYBE THIS WILL SEE SOME PLAY.

I’m gonna defend Tigg on this one, because he correctly predicted that Blatm would be a curmudgeon, but I guess that’s a pretty easy prediction, right up there with Tigg losing tournaments or that fucking Blackburn on your team giving up his third death by turn 16…

Also — looking at the recent post on Hall of Game on ZQ Discord, it seems like maybe Tigg was right and Blatm was wrong, but I guess that’s pretty on brand.

Longer Fuse and Longest Fuse removed.  FOR THE BEST REALLY.  SEEMS LIKE A POINT DUMP AND AN ANNOYANCE FOR OPPONENTS RATHER THAN A SKILLFUL THING.

THIS ACTUALLY CONTAINS USEFUL INFORMATION IN A CONCISE FORMAT SO BETTER SHIT ON TIGG OR WHATEVER

Juno

Watchful Eye removed.  JUST AS WELL; STOCKADES IS A MUST-TAKE.  WHETHER THAT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED AT ANY POINT IS A FUTURE CONVERSATION, AND NOT SURE I HAVE A STRONG OPINION ON THAT.

According to Blatm “this torrid take sucks it’s just ‘this is worse than current best choice’ which duh almost everything will be.”

HMM LET’S SEE WHAT BLATM HAD TO SAY ABOUT JUNO IN HIS BORRID BAKE:
Juno
* (Lockdown) Watchful eye – Pierce first target, Deals 10 less damage when triggered
* (Riot Shield) Fortification – Grants 10 shields to nearby allies.

“Neither of these are close to the power level of the good mods for these abilities, so they’re completely irrelevant.”

–Blatm

Kaigin

Wave of Steel: Damage bonus from subsequent shurikens reduced to 3 from 5; Energy is changed from 8 plus 2 per subsequent shuriken to 7 plus 1 per subsequent shuriken.  REALLY DO NOT LIKE THIS CHANGE ACTUALLY.  APPARENTLY THE ABILITY TO GET 35 DAMAGE ON ONE TARGET WAS NEVER REALLY INTENDED, WHICH IS GOOD BECAUSE THAT WOULD BE WAY TOO STRONG, BUT UNFORTUNATELY I THINK THIS MAKES THE MOD TOO WEAK.  (NOT THAT KAIGIN NEEDS IT AND IT’S FUN-ISH AND ONE POINT SO IT’S FINE BUT STILL.) THERE IS NO WAY I AM PASSING UP 1 DAMAGE AND 2 ENERGY ON SINGLE TARGETS.  ESPECIALLY THE ENERGY. IF THE ENERGY GAIN WERE THE SAME (9+1 PER SUBSEQUENT SHURIKEN) THEN IT WOULD BE OK.

Hmmmmmmm….admittedly this looks like actual discussion, so maybe Blatm didn’t read the same Torrid Take as the rest of us? …in fairness, if you couldn’t get past the ALL CAPS I understand. Canada is probably too polite to use capital letters.

PuP

Frolic: Now gives 2 Energy per ally adjacent after pouncing. (Do correct me [LPFinale] if this was already the case; I don’t remember.)  I HAVE NO IDEA.

ALL RIGHT THIS IS MORE LIKE IT. THIS IS THE HIGH QUALITY CONTENT I REALLY TUNE IN FOR. NOT ONLY DID WE MANAGE TO NOT SAY ANYTHING USEFUL, WE COULDN’T EVEN BE BOTHERED TO CHECK A PREVIOUS POST THAT SAVED US THE TROUBLE OF HAVING TO DO ACTUAL RESEARCH IN THE FIRST PLACE.

High Energy removed.  COOL.

IN FAIRNESS THIS IS PRETTY COOL. -Maxzilla

Tol-Ren

Way of the Sword removed.  ER, DIE BY THE SWORD? THE SHITTY ULT MOD THAT NOBODY WAS GOING TO TAKE ANYWAY? COOL.

WAS THIS WRITTEN BY THAT GUY TIGGERUS OR WHATEVER BECAUSE HE WRITES A WHOLE LOT OF NOTHING

Zuki

Bear Trap removed.  THAT’S FINE.  I DON’T KNOW IF IT WAS GOING TO BE PROBLEMATIC BUT MANY THOUGHT IT WAS TOO STRONG AND I DON’T THINK ZUKI NEEDED IT.

People do seem bummed about this one.

[Frontlines]

Isadora

Extra Nibbles removed.  WOULD WE EVEN HAVE NOTICED IF IT WASN’T?

LOL ROFLMAO OMG TIGG IS SO FUNNY THIS WAS 100% BEST PART OF THE TORRID TAKE PS TIGG I LOVE YOU CAN I HAVE YOUR AUTOGRAPH

Magnus

Adaptation: Now heals for 20, down from 25. Now costs 2 points, down from 3.  THIS MIGHT ACTUALLY BE A BUFF TO THIS, AND I ALREADY KIND OF LIKED IT.  I STILL LIKE IT.  IT SEEMS STRONG BUT PROBABLY NOT GOING TO BREAK MAGNUS.  I WILL BE EXCITED TO PLAY WITH IT.

According to Blatm “this torrid take sucks it’s just ‘this is worse than current best choice’ which duh almost everything will be.” Hmm. Are we reading the same Torrid Take?

Rask

Brawl removed.  GOOD.  I DID NOT LIKE THIS MOD AND STILL DO NOT LIKE THIS MOD IDEA.  WE DO NOT NEED MORE BORING MODS THAT JUST ADD DAMAGE AND STUFF.

THIS IS ONE OF THOSE CASES WHERE ALL CAPS SEEMS HIGHLY APPROPRIATE.

Titus

Phase Blade removed.  EASILY THE BEST AND MOST IMPORTANT CHANGE.  DAGGER ALREADY HAS RELATIVELY LITTLE COUNTERPLAY — IT NEEDS TO HAVE AT LEAST SOME COUNTERPLAY.  GLAD THE DEVS REALIZED THIS ONE WAS WRONG.

SHHHH TIGG YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO BE SAYING THINGS OF ABSOLUTELY NO VALUE STOP SAYING THINGS THAT ARE REASONABLY HELPFUL. OR MAYBE IT DOESN’T COUNT BECAUSE EVERYONE EXCEPT THE DEVS ALREADY KNEW THIS MOD WAS A TERRIBLE IDEA SO TIGG IS JUST STATING THE OBVIOUS.

[Supports]

Aurora

Wave of Light: Now knocks back 3 tiles, up from 1. (This may have always been the case and I [LPFinale] simply didn’t test it properly on the PTS, so take it with a grain of salt.)  THIS SOUNDS AWESOME.  I ALREADY LIKED THIS MOD CONCEPTUALLY AND AM NOW VERY EXCITED TO USE IT.  GIVEN THAT IT IS AN ULTIMATE MOD, I AM NOT TOO WORRIED ABOUT BALANCE ISSUES HERE, BUT IT WILL BE MORE FUN.

According to Blatm “this torrid take sucks it’s just ‘this is worse than current best choice’ which duh almost everything will be.”

Meridian

Conquerer: Now costs 1 point, down from 2.  I AM OK WITH THIS.

According to Blatm “this torrid take sucks it’s just ‘this is worse than current best choice’ which duh almost everything will be.” OK ADMITTEDLY I DID NOT SAY A LOT HERE BUT WHAT WAS I SUPPOSED TO SAY WOW OMG CONQUEROR COSTS 1 DOWN FROM 2 ALERT THE FUCKING MEDIA

Su-Ren

Toad Style: Now requires 2 enemies to be hit, down from 3.  THIS IS A GOOD CHANGE.  I EVEN SAID “UM DID YOU MEAN 2 INSTEAD OF 3” AND IT SEEMS LIKE THE DEVS WERE LIKE “YES! WE UM TOTALLY DID MEAN 2.”  I DON’T KNOW THAT THIS WILL MAKE THE MOD ALL THAT GOOD ANYWAY — HITTING 2 PEOPLE IS ALREADY KIND OF A LUXURY AND RARE IN COMPETITIVE PLAY — BUT IT’S A LITTLE LESS NAUSEATING AS A ONE-POINT OPTION AND MIGHT EVEN SEE SOME FUN USE IN PVP.

SEE YOU GUYS IN RANKED!

0/10 worst torrid take ever

i mean do you even humor bro

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