Riot is falling into a maze of bugs of their own making, they constantly make new bugs when trying to fix old bugs, most recently a bug related to Punishment.
* Terminology Note:
Hotfix: a software update designed to fix a bug or security hole in a game.
The Punishment Error caused Oner to be criticized
Back to version 12.13, where T1 won HLE after a lot of pauses. Especially in the 3rd game, Jungler “Oner” Hyeon-jun of the world’s most successful eSports team received a lot of criticism from the audience. He is said to have taken advantage of Smite’s error to lead OnFleek when he owns 3 Smites.
Oner has three Smites and clears OnFleek’s jungle
Immediately after the match ended, the player himself posted a correction to the criticism of the online community. Although everything is clear, it seems that T1’s Jungler has had a really bad experience because of the above rumors. After this event, many fans also expressed their wish that Riot would soon fix the bug of Punishment to create a healthy environment in League of Legends, avoiding “wretched” cases like Oner from happening again. .
The “superficial” edit from Riot
Not to let gamers wait long, Riot recently announced that they have completely fixed this bug in version 12.14. It seemed that everything would end here with the quick working attitude of the “father of League of Legends”. But no, a lot of gamers “denounce” the bug of Punishment is becoming more serious than before.
The new “trouble” of Punishment in the version of Golden Age Goals
Based on the video content, Smite will have a cooldown of up to 90 seconds instead of 15 seconds when it has 2 stacks. This is a bug that is in stark contrast to the bug that T1’s Jungler encountered in patch 12.13. And it also adversely affects those who are “unlucky” because of “accidental” disadvantages, and leads to inferiority compared to your team’s Jungler.
Error refunding after Riot edits
Riot seems to have realized this bug so they immediately released a hotfix to bring the cooldown of Smite back to normal. But right after that, the “farce” really appeared because the old bug in version 12.13 that Oner encountered once again reappeared in Summoner’s Rift. This somewhat humorous incident has caused the community to have a “cry and laugh” when witnessing the “200 years” experience of the game balancing team, but at the same time, it is also worried because there will be many “Oners” 2.0” appeared on the professional scene again.
Smite is a “core” summoner spell for Junglers, the mistakes of this summoner spell, good or bad, will be their “forgettable” experience. Hopefully the Riot team will take action and come up with really more “correct” fixes as soon as possible.