FAREWELL MY FRIEND
I started playing League of Legends back in 2010 and I can tell you that the past three years have been incredible thanks to this game. My first champion was Kennen and I picked him because I had a difficult time managing mana… or because I didn’t want to. I witnessed Riot transform this game from it’s still fun, but quite clunky counter part: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yi9QKeGANd0 — into the phenomenal game that it has become today: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebhrVu7CKkQ
That first video is part 1/5 in the US finals, CLG vs Epik. Phreak says, “We have a new concept where the carry is getting babysat by a support.” Weird to think that wasn’t always the case, huh?
I remember walking into Best Buy and purchasing the final two copies of the Physical Collectors edition with my brother. I was so excited to have the exclusive silver kayle skin and to have a ton of champions without needing to work my IP up.
Fast forward three years and as of three months ago, I became a support main. I met an ADC who lives on the other side of the country and he has become one the best friends I’ve ever had. He has changed my life, both in and out of game.
I climbed all the way from Silver I to Plat II with him by my side. I have a number of real friends from high school who I regularly played this game with and we even managed to get a 3v3 team into Challenger at one point. There is also a member of that team who lives in Canada.
We met him in ARAM’s and this past summer, he flew into the states and we drove 5 hours just to pick him up and bring him back for the weekend. Yes, we were that excited to meet and party with him.
My ADC is getting ready to attend flight school to become a pilot and my brother has recently begun suffering from wrist problems and has to choose between playing guitar or playing serious computer games.
We are twins and both musicians, so naturally he is picking guitar; he and I just turned 24 and need to start getting things into perspective, music is our passion and he is literally my other half. If any of you ever saw the twin portal tattoos last year… yeah, that’s us: http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/s1km6/best_twin_brother_tattoos_ever/
Last night the three of us made the conscious decision to retire our summoner robes and permanently leave Summoner’s Rift.
One of my other friends told me last night, after he found out we were leaving, “I began playing this game to try and become pro, not to make friends. I know that I haven’t known you guys for very long but we are friends and it sucks you’re leaving. T
his is depressing. It’s so stupid that I’m actually crying right now.” The amount of feels I had when he told me that is the reason I wanted to post this.
There is a lot more that I want to say, but I feel like I’ve put enough down already. Hopefully it all comes together, I was just sort of writing as things came to mind.
Thank you Riot, for the game you have created. I’ve been watching it grow since 2010 and it has been an amazing experience. I have met countless people who are now real life friends and I won’t forget what this game has done for me. See you all on the other side of the Rift.
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