Blog 1/Week 1: Insta-locking in League of Legends.

So it’s been a while, for some odd reason I didn’t write any blogs of my progress last trimester. Oh well. I’m kinda doing that now since this is treated as one of my assignments for College only this time I’ll be writing fortnightly instead of the usual weekly basis on certain topics.

So I’m back! I suppose. For those who don’t know, I’m a LoL player and have been for the past few months (have to thank my sister for introducing it to me). I’ve noticed recently when I’m in champion select to choose my desired champion for play, I get called out for “insta-locking” a champion as well as getting insulted and what have you. From what I’ve gathered what that phrase means, insta-locking is when one chooses their champion then instantly locks it in before calling their lane or position. A few people have said that it’s frowned upon since it causes other people to no longer choose that champion or that it messes up with the team’s strategy, others don’t see it as a big deal. I’m pretty much with the latter, what’s the big deal about it? I just merely want to play Master Yi as my main champion because he’s my preferred champion, I know I’m not the only one who does this, some people out there have a preferred champion. If one person insta-locks their champion, then we just have to adapt to that, this is a strategic game after all. I mostly play solo in Normals (a game mode in League) and therefore play for myself, I try to be a team player but honestly, some if not most of the time I play in very toxic teams, people just don’t work together (or they just suck because they’re complete noob players) but yeah, sometimes I have good games, other times no.

All in all, I don’t see insta-locking as a bad thing, if you want to play your favourite champion then go for it! I don’t see why not. You just have to be quick though.

DFTBA (Don’t Forget To Be Awesome).

References:

leagueoflegends.com. (2014). People Who Instalock. Retrieved from: http://forums.na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=3418820

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