Introduced as a characteristic mechanism of The Arena of Truth season 4, Elite has created great excitement for gamers in the early part of the season. However, this mechanism has revealed a series of points unless season 4 is officially applied. Even a lot of gamers have expressed joy when Riot Games do not bring Tinh Anh mechanism in season 5 coming. So what made Tinh Anh from the mechanism expected by gamers to become “balanced disaster”? Let’s find out.
Basically, the Tinh Anh mechanism is created by Riot so that gamers have to adapt to many types of formation, tactics because it appears completely random. This idea is not bad, but it leads to a bigger problem that the Tinh Anh chess pieces are too strong in the direction of the team. The reason is that the Tinh Anh generals have additional stats and the “selected” system will count twice. So this piece gives too much power to the team and you have to play around it.
Moreover, the introduction of the Tinh Anh mechanics has caused the game speed to be pushed too high because the player can upgrade the squad extremely quickly. From then on, key-based formations that cost 3 or less gold will become extremely powerful. Even raising units like Zed, Diana, Yasuo, Aphelios to 3 stars in the first half of season 4 is extremely easy. They proved too strong and completely eliminated the team-comp’s chances of winning that took time to increase their strength.
4-star Aphelios with Tinh Anh Nguyet Tribe is a nightmare in the first half of season 4
By season 4.5, Riot Games recognized the problem and tried to fix the Tinh Anh system. Of course, they will not remove this mechanism and only try to reduce the bonus stats that General Tinh Anh owns. However, the increase in the appearance rate of General Tinh Anh in season 4.5 has led to another unbalanced meta that is the roll house of 4 gold pieces.
The change in the spawning rate of Tinh Anh made the 4-gold pieces become too strong in version 11.4
Remember that in season 4.5, Riot added a lot of powerful 4 gold units and was able to “carry the team” like Kayle, Tryndamere, Olaf, Xayah. Increasing the appearance rate of General Tinh Anh has made gamers switch roster too easily at level 8. The best way to win is when you play around the 4-gold Tinh Anh general that you own. Even this meta has partially “killed” the hyper-roll gameplay in version 11.4.
The dominance of the 4-gold mainstays has “killed” the hyper-roll gameplay in version 11.4
Although Riot has nerfed 4 gold champions, this mechanism continues to create the meta that has not been balanced at all in recent versions. Basically, the strength of the champions in the Arena of Truth has never reached perfect balance. With the emergence of the Essence Mechanism, that difference in power became even larger. That’s why in the current 11.8 patch, the compositions around Neeko and Kennen are completely dominating the meta because they are the strongest staples.
The lineups that revolve around Kennen and Neeko are just too strong at the moment
Another problem with the Tinh Anh mechanism is that it is too risky. If you don’t let numbers like 60% or 80% of the Tinh Anh appearances fool you and think that you can roll the desired champion easily. The true ratio is much smaller when there are 13 champions at the current prices of 1, 2, 3 gold. Indeed, rolling the normal generals is inherently fortunate, the Tinh Anh mechanism only makes Truth Arena become more “unlucky”.
In addition to Tinh Anh, the Lucky Lantern system makes Truth Arena gradually become a game “dignity”.
It can be said that Riot’s idea of Tinh Anh mechanics is not bad. However, the fact that they gave General Tinh Anh too much power made this mechanism extremely large-oriented, which should not exist. Therefore, Tinh Anh has become a “balanced disaster” for many gamers.