I have the * before concussion because I haven’t completely verified I have one yet… but I’m showing a lot of the symptoms so I may have gotten the c-word… Gonna check with a doctor this weekend tho so I don’t potentially die to death. I haven’t been able to play anything in Jazz Band this week, head hurts when I try to read the notes and chords. Even my LoL playing is under fire, I’ve been making such stupid calls and moves this week :C. I can not afford to be the shot caller at our scrim tomorrow, I don’t even want to jungle but if I don’t do that I might as well not play, counting on them being worse than us and possibly Judson taking over team control. Getting hit in head = not fun
Well. That didn’t go as planned. Things to keep in mind that could make it actually work.
Both junglers need to be competent at jungling and gank in pairs. While I do like Blitzcrank/Alistar in the same team, Blitzcrank is not as strong a jungler as Alistar, and you need to counterjungle to effectively stop their jungler from simply farming and outleveling you. I propose one jungler be a strong counterjungler, while one being a strong support jungler. Alistar is a strong jungler when he doesn’t have to worry about being counterjungled, and doesn’t need many items to be relevant all game. Nunu and Rammus can also fill this role. If they can farm up a philo, hog and aegis they’re set for the game. Now, as for the counter jungler, this is a little bit harder to decide, as most champions that are good at counterjungling actually need farm, which will be more of a problem now that there are 2 champions taking jungle farm. This aspect needs to be tested, and perhaps the support jungler can be more of a roaming ganker that takes like smite and cv or something to help keep map control and pressure all 3 lanes, taking jungle creeps as necessary after the first clear or two.
Possible non-support counter junglers include: Shyvana, Mundo, Nocturne, Lee Sin, Udyr, Shaco, Tryndamere (he hits really hard early game, not too many champions can trade with him), Master Yi, Trundle (the counterjungle god), Skarner and possibly Malphite. Most of these champions provide pretty scary ganks in combination with Alistar or Nunu or possibly Rammus.
Now for the lane composition…
Mid: not too much different here. Definitely needs hard damage, CC would be good but not required due to strong jungler ganks. Need to be able to burst someone down provided the cc. TF comes to mind because of his massive mobility and burst. Most current mid lane champions would be ok.
Top: Still not too much different here. Cannot be a full tank though, as both junglers are providing the tank/support roles for the most part, a bruiser or AP top or strong melee carry could work here. Shen is the exception to the full tank rule as he has such good mobility and can change the tide of any bad jungle encounter just like TF. Possible top lane champs include: Shen, Shyvana, Tryndamere, Irelia, Udyr, Nocturne* (same as shen/tf ulti capability, plus he beats a lot of AP top laners), Kennen, Vlad, Renekton, Yorick, Rumble, Ryze, most AD carries, etc.
Bot: This and the jungle champions are the hardest to pick to make this kind of comp actually work. The hardest part here is clearly finding a way to survive the lane 2v1. the problem is, you need to survive a 2v1 lane where you can and probably will get zoned, while not being irrelevant late game. my best guess for a possible solution for this would be to throw the AD carry top while your bruiser goes bot. If that’s the case, you could have a full tank bot lane that can farm well under turret. Or, you could have a carry with long enough range to farm in safety. You also have to take into account a player that can keep cool in a shitty lane and deal with it long enough to pull ahead with double jungler ganks. This is really a hard lane to come up with that would be consistently successful. Options range from: Cho’ Gath, Caitlin, Yorick, GP, Ashe, Karthus, Kennen, Tristana, Graves(?), Urgot… I really don’t know what would work for this lane.
Overall, the biggest problems I’ve found with double jungle are that you need 2 competent, strong junglers, you need hard damage in each lane to compensate for the most likely tanky jungle duo, and you need to be able to win each lane. If you can pull it off though, it would probably be ridiculous and the most badass thing. If anyone tries this or has any suggestions/improvements please let me know.
But forreal tho, don’t fucking teach a bear to use people weapons. What happens next is that that bear teaches it to another bear, which teaches it to another bear, exponentially increasing how many bears know how to use weapons, clever girls…
That was such an intense test. Not a lot of advanced belts tested, about 2 adults and 2 kids out of the whole 30ish people that tested. Most were the little kids going for white and gold belts, then there were the fighters all testing to green, then Thalia and myself testing for blue while Rob and Athena went for their advanced brown tests.
The actual material portion of the test always seems to be the most nerve-wracking and stressful part of the test, but when Brent, Rob, and I went to go to Duangrats to eat afterwards they both told me I did the fighting combos better than everyone else in the entire test, which was pretty awesome. I was sweating bullets through all the material, thought I was gonna fall down or some shit at slow kicks, was worried I would forget which kick came next in the fighting combinations, didn’t know if all my shouts were right in the attacks and defenses, and thought I would drop my arnis sticks and embarrass myself in the weapons forms. Then there’s the omnipresent fear that I might piss myself mid-test haha. Watching Rob and Athena go through their material was just ridiculous though, I thought I hit my weapons forms really well but those two made my jaw drop, they did the same forms as me for the arnis but it was just so smooth and fluid and nice looking when they did it, they were not fucking around. Then came the board breaking…
Board breaking was frustating as fuck. They told me I’d have to break double boards now that I’m 18, except like half of the green belts had single boards still, and they were all in their 20’s, and are all bigger than me, so I was pretty blown about that. I couldn’t break through the double boards on sidekicks, which I wasn’t surprised about, but then I couldn’t get through the double boards for elbow strikes and palm-heels. That kinda dropped my morale. Wound up just finishing the test with single boards, but everything just snapped in half and I didn’t feel like I actually did anything impressive. Its whatever though, next test everything breaks with two boards on the first try.