Riot planning own Jungle Timer

Riot is doing some crazy stuff if you ask me. First of all they ban Curse Voice because of timing jungle camps automatically and now they do it as well. But you can’t ban cheating software if you develop it yourself Riot…

But let’s start with the recent news of Riot Headquarter two weeks ago.

They called it Focus on Mastery:

Boiling down what we talked about in our design values, League of Legends provides three basic paths to mastery: personal expertise, teamwork, and adaptability – our focus will be on the first. Personal expertise is a complex soup of skills but we can generally agree that elements like mechanical mastery, situational awareness, and game knowledge are vital ingredients.

So they say gamers should not focus on good timing anymore. They can now use this timer and create new strategies on setting up masteries and so on. But that’s bullshit! Skill is not a good account, it’s the player itself!

But is it really needed to push newbies more and more? Isn’t the game already easy enough? Do they really need those bot-like software when they start playing?

Here is a view of the timer in-game.

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LJTD’s way

Well LJTD is really going in a complete other way. This tool is much harder to get running. =) Haha. Surely it’s easy if you know how to configure it but it’s still more difficult than a built-in timer like this one from Riot.

So why does Riot present a Jungle Timer that automatically time your jungle?

Riot’s idea

I think Riot does not know how to behave on critical comments. They said they implemented the timer because people are non-stop asking for it. But I think that’s not true or just half the truth.

Players are asking for so many other stuff and nothing happens. IMHO Riot wants to lower the external tools as best as possible. Not any longer getting support requests “Is this tool allowed” or “Will I be banned for this and that” that’s what Riot wants. It can also reduce the amount of player with malwared software.

How Riot’s timer work

Their timer is very simple. If you hit the tab-key you will be able to see the timer. And for every Jungle camp you clear this objective will be ticking down from there on. You don’t have to do anything by yourself.

These two pictures are showing how the timer will look in-game.

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Result of Riot’s Jungle Timer

Yeah actually that’s bad for all creators like me that really want to spread awesome tools for free. Riot really gives a fuck on those ones if you ask me.

It’s still not clear if the timer will actually come. But when it comes there will be another shitstorm for sure. As a player you should invest time to get a helping tool and not to get it by doing nothing.

Jungle Timer Curse Voice – No bots please!

Just a week ago Riot came up with an interesting statement about Curse Voice:

1. Automated timers: while our design team is still exploring whether we’d want to add any kind of built-in timers to League of Legends, we agree with many of you that having it accessible only through a third-party app is a clear competitive advantage between those who download it and those who do not, and isn’t acceptable.

2. Automated voice calls: We have no problem with players hopping on Curse Voice (or any other voice chat client) to coordinate with their friends in-game, but when the application begins directly connecting you with dozens of other people in unfiltered (and untrackable) voice chats, it can make for a huge negative player experience in a space where we can’t help.

Overall they say that Curse Voice is currently not allowed to use because of mainly these two features. When they delete them or even edit it’s totally fine. But due to these features are kind of the most important stuff of this piece of software I think Curse will not change them. But as Riot Sargonas said they don’t have problems with third party software in general.

Why waiting so long Riot…

The strange thing is that there has to be a tool (in that case Curse Voice) that grows bigger and bigger and Riot is waiting to simply tell it’s forbidden as its state is now. I really can understand Curse is really pissed now. Creating such a great software just because they didn’t know it’s not allowed. The problem is all about the communication channel.

I contacted Riot support several times and never got clear statements what is allowed and what is not. Especially asked for Curse Voice status and I got this answer that we can’t tell about third party software. Well in my mind that’s no good behaviour. Not for players and especially not for developers persperctive.

For the players it might be uninteresting if a tool is not allowed. Riot just don’t care about those – I call it soft tools. I must admit I never heard about any real case where someone was actually banned for using a automatic Jungle Timer. The only thing I heard about was a temporary blocked account.

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My minds

Let’s assume I have someone else  playing against me and who is cheating. Just imagine a game where skill does not mean anything because of additional software. Riot really has to get control over the different software out there and tell the players which tools are on their ban list. It would be awesome if someone could create a petition or something like that so that Riot see the players really need this approved piece of information.

To Curse Voice

Firstly Curse Voice is great software. Right now they have a jungle timer that is very well integrated in  the game. LJTD might now be less used. But I don’t think so. Curse Voice is fully integrated and I know many guys that don’t want tools to be integrated into LoL directly and loosing their independant status. LJTD is completely portable, too. Something that Curse Voice can’t say about themselfes.

In-game voice is a great feature. But as Riot says the advantage you get is way too high at this moment. The decision to forbid this software is the right decision.

The second argument that the timers are like bots is something different. Curse Voice has automatic timers that start when a camp is cleared. Compared to LJTD where you have to start the timers on your own Curse Voice has a huge advantage. To say that’s bad user experience for players with e.g. LJTD is correct. That’s nothing to just say about this timer. In general every timer should be forbidden where you don’t have to start cleared camps on your own. Ban all these bots!

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So …

@curse: Try to implement Curse Voice more the way Riot want.

@Riot: Be more transparent to support players and developers.

TL;DR: Curse Voice got banned a week ago; Software gives too much advantages and behaves like a bot; Curse has to update their software; IMHO Riot’s ban is coherent; LJTD doing nothing forbidden (download here); Riot currently banning many additional software (link)

Reasons for the long Downtime

Hey what’s up with all of you guys =). Firstly really big sorry for the long time that has passed till the site is now back online. There are several reasons for that.

As you might have noticed we had some trouble with LJTD.net round about 2 months and it’s still going on. Sure that was not intended or supposed to happen. I will tell you the whole story now in all details.

TL;DR: LJTD.net is replaced by LJTD.eu, Hardware behind LJTD.net destroyed

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What happened to LJTD.net?

So more than 2 months ago suddenly the server gone down. We already had a week downtime already in the history, so I wasn’t really shocked and believing that the hoster is going to manage it again and changing the hardware which was needed to be replaced in a very short time.

But after some weeks they said they were not able to do this (or what I think they didn’t want to invest that money…). I was really angry this time as you can imagine. So I was looking for an alternative and found it. But there was another problem that lead to another delay…

Who was actually hosting LJTD.net?

It is a good friend of mine who had a server and free capacity and mainly someone who was able to set up the server really quickly at the start of this project (about 3 years ago). So I decided to order him as my hardware specialist. But a huge problem was that requests to him were replied with a big delay. So after LJTD.net crashed all the needed information came up weeks later…

Why LJTD.eu now instead?

That friend told me his new server will be available at begin of this month. But as you can imagine nothing happened these days. So I took matter into one’s own hand and ordered the new LJTD.eu domain to give you access to the page as fast as possible.

What has changed now?

So basically nothing changed for you. For myself I now have full access to the server and the rights of the domain. My friend will also give me the rights for LJTD.net in some days so I will create a redirect to the new page. This will not any longer direct into an empty page 😀

By the way now I have more costs (about 200€/year), it would really help to get more donations now. I’m working full time beside the project and still invest the rest of my time for this project. Please give something back if you can. Thanks.

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Thanks for any donation =)

Any donation will go completely into the project costs

What did I learn from that and tips for yourself!

If you can host your page on your own. Be independant from others is always an advantage and an aim.

So yeah what else to say. Have fun with the new site. Hopefully the performance does not drop. In exchange for the downtime I will setup a TeamSpeak server which you can use in the future. But yeah let’s first begin to deliver the tool, I will give an update when it’s ready for you guys. Edit: TeamSpeak server will additional increase cost per month by 50 Euro, so to realize that we need more donations. Sorry but I can’t take these high costs alone.

Thank you again for all your support and on-going feedback during the page was down. Hopefully everyone now knows the new adresse. Invite your friends and be an awesome Jungler or at least … Ready to Jungle! Cheers my friends. =)

Reasons this Jungle Timer is legal

This post should give you some idea about why LoL Jungle Timer Deluxe is completely allowed to use for League of Legends.

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Many users are still unsure if using a Jungle Timer like LJTD can cause punishments for their accounts. It’s correct that Riot often says third-party programs are not allowed. But often they forget to mention that the main reason is that there are many other programs working like hacks, cheats or other bad input for the game itself. They are giving an advantage they wouldn’t have without these special tools. Well some guys might think now LJTD is doing so, too. But it’s not like that. Let’s go together into more detail.

No automatism

The user always has to start

      • objectives,
      • wards,
      • and all the other things LJTD can do for you

on his own.

Imagine you have a clock in front of you to time e.g. objectives. This clock is coded with a 7 min count-down for e.g. Baron. Now take 6 of them and you have the same result LJTD does. Simple counting down and playing a sound when a specific time was reached.

Let’s now see what Write2Chat does. It writes something to your chat e.g. the re-spawn time of an objective. But the fact is you could do the same thing on your own. LJTD is just faster but it’s still possible to do it without this tool.

Now we compare LJTD with the ban-able “LoL Helper Tool“. We really recommend to NOT use this one, it just shall give an argument why LJTD is completely allowed. So LoLHT is like a Bot showing hidden information and able to do things automatically for you. Here are some of them:

      • showing enemy tower attack radius
      • showing enemy attack ranges
      • showing enemy champion skill ranges
      • showing possible enemy skills available with current mana
      • automatically smiting buffs when smite will be able to kill it
      • automatically using barrier when next hit would be your death

As you can see these points are not available without this tool. So it’s a hack that will cause suspension in all cases. Really don’t use this tool. Don’t risk a ban and just train to get better. This is how League should be =) !

Not changing any files

Riot is writing in their ToS:

Using any unauthorized third-party programs, including but not limited to “mods,” “hacks,” “cheats,” “scripts,” “bots,” “trainers,” and automation programs, that interact with the Software in any way, for any purpose, including, without limitation, any unauthorized third-party programs that intercept, emulate, or redirect any communication between the Software and Riot Games and any unauthorized third-party programs that collect information about the Game by reading areas of memory used by the Software to store information.

LJTD does neither change any file on your system nor manipulates your running League of Legends Client or even parts of your RAM. It’s a portable tool that can be moved anywhere you would like to have it. There is no need to integrate it into the LoL folder. The configuration and all the other important things are given in the LJTD folder. As already said it has no dependencies or influences. Even if Riot says all Jungle Timer are forbidden now, there is no way Riot could suspense you for using LJTD. Since our tool has no impact on League of Legends Riot cannot detect/ban it. You don’t have to be afraid my friend. It has never been anyone banned for this.

Due to no changes of League of Legends files happen – compared to other Jungle Timers – there is no update needed when LoL is patched. So always run your LJTD version you want to have. You can download an older version here. We recommend using always the latest because it’s always getting better and with even more features. But it’s your decision at least.

It’s also impossible that your League of Legends client will crash when using LJTD. You can see LJTD as a completely stand-alone tool like Firefox. The only dependencies it has is Write2Chat. Write2Chat sends a text to the game. But this is like clicking a URL in a chat tool that opens Firefox. So this is also an allowed mechanic at least.

Well-known developer

As an experienced developer my principal purpose is to give the best user experience that is possible. There will never be a day I favor illegal things and get you in any trouble. The users will always get a verified version from a pool of testers. Releasing a new version is always delayed so that issues that might need some time to happen will get the chance to appear.

This project is funded on my own. So LJTD is NOT dependant from other big companies or institutions. I basically thought this great game needs a really good Jungle Timer for free and an authentic code-base within. But if you could support this project I would be very glad about this. You really can help me out here if you want! We are and we will not use advertising to finance this project independant of your donantions.

Source Code online

Everyone can look behind the scenes what is happening in the code-base internal. If you are interested in how LJTD works you have the possiblity to get a look inside at least. You are also able to send in bugs on our Forum to even improve this tool or even join us as another tester. Some of you already helped us a lot there! You’re really awesome.

If your Anti-Virus tool gives a warning window you can simply ignore that and allow the connection to the LJTD-servers. You might get this because of the technology behind the hotkeys. LJTD is using global hotkeys to make sure it always gets your input even when you are in-game. There is currently no other way to get your input. Make also sure you run LJTD with admin-right because some technologies of LJTD will just work properly with them. But you can always try out LJTD without them for sure.

You also don’t need an account to run LJTD. Simply download, run it and have fun!

As you can see LJTD is not infringing any term of Riot’s ToS. As a conclusion you can say there are some tools that should be avoided but LJTD does not belong to them in any aspect.

ljtd.eu – new and fresh design upgrade

It has been a long time, but now we are back with something unusual these days. ljtd.eu just got a new design that fits better to League of Legends and the high quality tool we think.

Let’s compare

This is how to old page looked like.

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Really old school look and feel. We thought we needed to change that. And worked many days to come up with this new and really amazing design just for you.

Beside the visual change you can now write umlauts in the forum and finding stuff faster than before.

Thanks to all my graphic editors and guys who helped out to make this change possible.

We reached the 500k download mark! Our further plans

Starting this project 1,5 years ago I never thought about such an amazing user base we meanwhile have. Thanks for all the ongoing support, feedback und sharing this project. You really help spreading free and Open Source programs with it as much as you can.

Summary:

  • over 500.000 LJTD downloads (1 file is about 10 MB)
  • ~5 Tera Byte traffic which would be equal to 5.000 x 1 Giga Byte HDDs (just for the LJTD tool, not for the page itself)
  • in most “Jungle Timer” terms in Google we are in the good TOP10 places (keep on linking to us, it really helps)
  • over 100 of users playing with LJTD at the same time

And again sorry for the one week off-time last month. =(

Features planned:

  • Objective overview (showing a detailed overview about current objective on another screen. This way LJTD is also useful when you have fullscreen mode active)
  • Fixing Write2Chat (currently in a terrible state, sorry for that, I try my best!)
  • Fixing TeamSync (more reliable and non laggy)

Updates coming soon

Yes, we working on optimizions and new features. Due to some university stuff, I have to do rigth now, I don’t find that much time for this project this year anymore. Early on next year I promise the next big update iterations. Really stay tuned. This project is still active and is waiting for new ideas and feedback. We are still looking for new feature testers. So if you are interested contact us.

And for all friends of LJTD, have a great last month this year and a happy start Season 4. We see us!

Patch 3.8 – New Jungle Meta

Patch 3.8

written by the LJTD team,

LJTD (free software) hotkey tool for junglers, teams, supports, and laners

official patch video

official patch notes

Jarvan in this patch | video by stonewall  …mid elo

Nunu in this patch | one, twothree, stomp  …platinum

Volibear in this patch | video by trick  …duo normal

see this if you need more ideas for jungle paths

What Changed

Boots now cost 25 gold less. Dorans Ring costs 400 gold now

If an enemy is behind a wall, Hecarim can to hop OVER wall example video

Golems, wraiths, wolves will spawn @ 1:55 (NOT 1:40)

Golems, wraiths, wolves will respawn faster: 50 seconds (17% faster! … more jungle farm)

Blue & Red camps now give 20% more XP start blue, no wraiths, smite red for  FAST LEVEL 3!

Alistar!

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Jungle Alistar is back!  but shhh keep it a secret  `-^

Start boots + 4 pots Q-E-W. Get smiteless red/blue (use 2 pots) then do blue/red (use 2 pots & E), now GANK top/mid!

You will be level 3, mid/top will be level 2  ^-^

GANKING: wait in bush, until enemy moves in to harass/lasthit, then RUN in until you can FLASH + Q. Now Auto-Attack, and then use W to let the solo’er finish him!

After that, stay between the enemy and his tower so his flash is useless (remember you have red buff!). It’s a guaranteed kill if you land your flash combo Runes  Masteries

R.I.P. Wriggles

Morellos Wriggles

Now costs 25% more gold (2000 g), in exchange for +10 AD & +5% lifesteal.

Wriggles’ ward now lasts 90 seconds!

For that price, you might as well buy a bloodthirster (3200 gold, 100 AD, 18% lifesteal)

The only good news is: the bonus damage to monsters is no longer random: 100 magic damage per hit

Junglers to try Now

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level 3 ganks  – – – –  Alistar, Jarvan, Lee, Maokai, Xin

farm more, gank faster  – – – –  Evelynn, Lee Sin, Volibear

farm more, control dragon  – – – –  Sejuani, Shyvana, Zac

underplayed in solo ranked  – – – –  Evelynn, Nocturne, Skarner

Note: Sejuani’s slow durations have been nerfed, but she benefits from jungle XP and respawn buffs

see Stonewall’s Lissandra Era tier lists for the best Fighter, Bruiser, Tank, Support, AP junglers before patch 3.8

Runes

Dont feed cassi

Always bring flat Magic Resist (MR) or MR per level glyphs.

AP Mids now have the option of buying Dorans Ring + 2 pots. If you plan to gank a strong mid you’ll need MR.

If you plan to start with boots on alistar, also use Movement Speed runes (they will multiply the bonus from boots)

 

 

LJTD 4.2

LJTD version 4.2 is out!

Hotkey and monitor up to 7 simultaneous countdowns (objectives, buffs, spells, summoners) on-screen, on the minimap, or have it sent to team chat.

^-^ Happy Jungling!  download  /  report a bug

 

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Blade of Ruined King Nerf coming

Actually your first item choice is the Blade of the Ruined King to crush all your enemies down.

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Blade of the Ruined King
Item Cost: 2850
Recipe Cost: 650
+30 Attack Damage 
+40% Attack Speed 
+15% Life Steal
UNIQUE Passive: Basic attacks deal 5% of the target’s current Health in bonus physical damage (max 90 vs. monsters and minions) on hit. 
UNIQUE Active: Deals 15% of target champion’s maximum Health (min. 100) as physical damage, heals for the same amount, and steals 30% of the target’s Movement Speed for 4 seconds (60 second cooldown).

Coming

Blade of the Ruined King
Item Cost: 3200
Recipe Cost: 1000
+25 Attack Damage
+40% Attack Speed
+15% Life StealUNIQUE Passive: Basic attacks deal 5% of the target’s current Health in bonus physical damage (max 60 vs. monsters and minions) on hit.
UNIQUE Active: Deals 15% of target champion’s maximum Health (min. 100) as physical damage, heals for the same amount, and steals 30% of the target’s Movement Speed for 4 seconds (60 second cooldown).We think after this hard nerf maxing health is again the best choice. Tanky tanky tanky =)

Jungle in Pre Season 3

Hey, friends of Season III. Well some guys of you having problems with Season 3 update, especially in the jungle. So we want to make sure you get to know all the basics you need to solve problems when going to the jungle.

We know there are many other sites out there which discuss the new meta, items, jungling and ganking. There is so much new stuff right now. Here just some steps to follow for the most important stuff. The Jungle is now much harder to clear. Let’s discuss what you should admit right now.

Which starting items?

First of all, without Machete (the new jungle item) it’s not possible to clear camps in the recommended time. So with nearly every jungler get Machete first with 5 health pots. Machete will give you extra damage to neutral monsters. That’s really needed.

Hunters-Machete Season 3

This is the best item you can get at begin. There are some champs like for instance fiddle that will need something other. But mainly it’s not like this.

Which jungler is the best right now?

The following picture will show you which jungler is the best at the moment. The table is a bit hard to read. But overall you can say, there are many ways to get rid of these information. You should compare the times when getting level 4 and how much life you have at the end. This tells you how good a jungler is clearing camps with his best items, runes and masteries therefor. There are many similarities to the old jungle like Dr. Mundo and Shyvana. But Udyr got very strong now and unbelievably good at counter jungling.

Jungler-tier-rating-Season-3

This spreadsheet is a must have for every jungler. Don’t pick a champ now that is squishy or bad rated in this picture. This would let you fall far behind.

Pulling camps

There is no pull anymore in season 3. Every camp will now attack the nearest champ. So you think getting a tank is op. But it’s not that kind of easy. You might get a little bit help with blue or red at start. But usually you have to jungle on your own at the start till level 4. So pick a champ that has sustain and heavy damage output. This works pretty well.

Counter jungling

Counter jungling became a bit harder right now. You have the problems of free wards right now. So being undetected is a rare event. And the enemy jungler is having a huge amount of pots. So there are also less chances to counter him in his jungle with low life. Overall you can say counter jungling has got a bit more useless at all.

Ganking

Ganking got nerfed in different ways. The bot lane is nearly ungankable with free wards at the begin. With the nerf of the oracle there you also lost the possibility to clear wards over a huge time. Now wards are overall seen much cheaper. So with oracle you might have to clear more wards then in season 2. So getting snacked when clearing wards will increase. We advise to set wards instead getting an oracle, especially pink wards are op now.

Teemo op?

Many guys say Teemo is op since Oracle got nerfed that immense. But that’s not true at all. He is still easy to gank before level 6. So get him out of the game early and he is chanceless. With the amount of free wards you also know where his mushrooms are. So he is not that op as everyone says. But yeah he is a great pick right now if play defensive till level 6.

Sorry for the Offtime

Hi summoners, sorry for the 2 days full of trouble within the availability of the homepage.

Now everything is now running as usual. I’m sorry for all these disagreeabilities. Hope you guys have now again as much fun as me with this tool.

Back to be Ready to Jungle!