The first official Preseason patch, version 3.15 was announced today. Usually I’m pretty excited for new patch notes, because that usually means there’s a bunch of new stuff to go over. This time around I’m not feeling it as much. This is partially due to the fact that I have been focusing my time elsewhere (you’ll notice I haven’t been talking about playing the game much as of late), and partially due to this patch being a little light on “good stuff.” Really, the patch is just a bunch of balance tweaks. This really doesn’t do much in the way of changing strategies or anything else. Supposedly there are reworks in progress. Snowdown should be here soon, and that will probably get me playing some more, as I really liked the concept of the next featured game mode. But changes to Summoner Spells, Runes, Team Builder, and some other features that have been announced have not come into fruition. Until that time, I don’t think I’ll have a lot to write about pertaining to League of Legends. For the full patch notes, click here.
The newest champion to join the league, Yasuo, has been completed and is supposed to be included in this patch. If Yasuo is anything like the last I-don’t-know-how-many champions, he won’t make it in during the patch, and will be released later on. But as news has been slow from Riot, perhaps he really will release with the patch, and I assume Snowdown will also be a part of it. They’ve teased the new Singed and Lulu skins, and the Legacy Vault has been open for some time (though none of the snowdown skins — new or old — have shown up yet). Still, my first impressions of Yasuo left me feeling like he was an uninteresting champion, and not my play style. That opinion has changed, much like I thought it would, after seeing the new Champion Spotlight video:
I can see all sorts of mobility, some CC and spike damage. This is how I like to play champions, and being a fighter you can typically build them tanky and still have good damage output. People fear my tank builds on Bruisers. I can see Yasuo being a lot of fun, and look forward to getting to try him out.
I mean really, who doesn’t like a samurai?