As we all know, yesterday – January 6th, LoL version 12.1 was officially updated and marked the start of the 12th season. Basically, this version only has a few tweaks. Minor balance fix to champions when Diana and Gangplank were slightly buffed. Meanwhile, Riot focuses a lot on systemic changes such as editing equipment as well as reworking the Teleport spell.
Patch 12.1 focuses on systemic changes to League of Legends
In addition to the ingame elements, the new ranking identifier of season 12 has also been updated. Instead of ranked armor that looks pretty “cool” like previous seasons, in patch 12.1, it will be changed to a ranking badge. Besides, the ranking frame when loading the game is also completely redesigned in this new version.
It’s worth mentioning here that the compliments are nowhere to be seen, just know that the major forums about League of Legends have been flooded with criticisms aimed at Riot and their new ranking framework. The general opinion is that the new ranking and badge frames are too badly designed and not “cool” enough compared to the previous armors. Moreover, it was also pointed out that Riot Games designed the season 12 ranking frame too “sloppy” to still let it fail during loading.
The rating frame of season 12 is too bad.
It looks so bad it’s pathetic. They don’t say what rank you are in and overall it’s much worse than before. I don’t know what Riot was thinking when editing the ranking framework to be a disaster like this.
The badge of Gold rank looks like Bronze rank.
The new badge looks like the product of some cheap mobile game, look at the loading frame from season 1-4, it’s really cool.
I don’t usually complain about things in the game because I’ve been playing since season 2. However, the loading frames with the new badges look really bad.
Me too, can’t love forever.
I’ve also been playing since season 1 and have never complained about anything. However it looks really too bad.
The current loading frame is even crashing after the 12.1 update
One of the cool things about the old badge and ranking system was that it was designed to look like the armor of warriors. Every time you successfully rank up, this armor changes and becomes more beautiful, flashy and shows the effort of gamers when reaching a certain rank. This makes the rank climbing process of each player much more meaningful and motivates gamers to continue playing ranked in the following seasons.
The obvious change of ranked armor (old) shows the efforts of gamers to rank up
However, with the new loading frame and season 12 badges, those ranked armors have completely disappeared. The new badges that Riot added themselves do not have a superior aesthetic compared to the old ranked armor, so it is so badly stoned by players as above. Hopefully Riot will quickly find a solution to solve this problem as soon as possible.