Is your League of Legends TOO pretty? Riot are adding an option just for you

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Literally LoL right now

Riot have done a lot over the years to make League of Legends one of the prettiest MOBAs. Them random critters, that shiny water… it’s the sort of stuff that brings tears of joy to my eyeballs while I farm in-lane or roam around the map. Some competitive players on the other hand, find all that pleasurable viewing distracting however, prompting Riot to add an option that can remove it all.

What? I’m not even kidding. Here’s the official announcement by Riot JxE over on the League of Legends forum (via PC Gamer)

Recently we added an option to the Game tab in the menu called “Hide Eye Candy”. Some of our more competitive players requested the the option to hide some of the less subtle movement on Summoner’s Rift. We added the option to disable things like butterflies, dragonflies and the water wakes to help competitive players focus on what they care about, the gameplay.

Only ambient critters that persist after 1:55 will be disabled by this option. You can continue to perfect the dark ritual necessary to spawn the Duck.

Nothing ruins my game more than casual butterflies up in my face! And those water wakes? Don’t even get me started on how many kills I’ve missed because those patterns drew my attention away! At least the duck is still there, although it’s something I’ve yet to see with my own two eyes. (Also, what ritual are they talking about? Anybody care to enlighten me in the comments section?)

Feedback in the forum is mixed. Some people are applauding this inclusion, while others, like me, think it is ridiculous. How distracting can visuals REALLY be?

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Last Updated: May 19, 2015

Matthew Figueira

Defence of the Ancients? More like Defence of the cabbages! Have you seen my head? I look like a Merino Sheep on pole. NO SHANGE only SHAPPIES! :D

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