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Low Elo Podcast EP. 79 - Rage Is Healthy

Jeff and Dave return to seats covered in half eaten candy and doritoh crumbs this week to talk about the legitimacy of eSports, map specific balances and rage as a healthy response. Also, one of our listeners sent us a picture of a moose.

This week's game asks which champion you'd like as a pet and what kind of pet they would be. Send email, responses to the game and everything else that's cool to

The hosts can be reached on twitter at @EatGamer, @LowEloDave and @ctfelts.

This episode's soundtrack is Budding by Broke For Free.

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Reader Comments (4)

@Jeff: maybe you shouldn't have such a strong opinion on balencing for maps if you never play the other maps and think they're dumb.

Also, with regards to rage - what you guys talked about where you made jokes at your teammates expense but not to his face - That's not actually rage. That's called joking with friends, which is a good way to deal with actual rage. Actually raging is not comfortable. You feel your temperature rise as the emotion boils to the surface just waiting for one last straw to explode. I'm not a doctor, but i'm pretty sure real rage isn't healthy (blood pressure issues, social stunting, etc.).

If any listeners find themselves experiencing actual rage, it is important that you find a way to cope with it and get yourself back off tilt. If i find myself starting to feel rage building, i'll take a break after that match and listen to music while reminding myself why the game deserves far less stress than i'm putting into it.

July 19, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterhvlewis100

A established sport based in strategy called "chess" participants are called players, not athletes.

It seems even the posts the esports ppl at riot are posting don't call them athletes, this is only coming from the title of the visa.

I see it as a non-issue issue. Some reporting outlets are calling players athletes in their posts about this just to cause controversy and discussion on their articles maybe.

July 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterQuartzDragonFire

Listening to Ep. 79 right now, and I'm surprised you guys didn't make the connection between the "precedent" point on the Athletic Visas and the precedent of changing champions for different maps.
Rebalancing a champ/character based on the situation is dangerous. Too much tweaking and the maps/modes/whatever drift apart and really become seperate games because they share so little in common. World of Warcraft always had players clamoring for rebalancing classes/abilities in PvP encounters, but thankfully it never happened because once you open that door, it's very hard to draw a definitive line where it should stop. It's an easy solution, but creates too many other problems. I really hope Riot doesn't go too bananas with this plan; it can't be good for LoL as a whole.

July 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterThe Olentangy

its starting to get to me when i hear u guys say stay classy after insulting everything that isnt SR...

July 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLunaras

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