Are questions pertaining to champion builds' viability, for MOBA's, on-topic? I.E. Is Master Yi viable when built AP in League of Legends?(No need to answer, just an example.)

I know there is a lot of different ways to ask this, but I'm pretty much saying are questions like this allowed:

  • Is (champ), built as (build-type), viable?
  • What teams would (champ), built as (build-type), mesh with?
  • What position would (champ) play, when built as (build-type)

If any of those three aren't on-topic, please tell. I have at least two or three like those, and I don't want them all to be closed D:

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I think they're wildly subjective and dependent upon lots of things - the current meta game, counter picks, whether you give a shit about winning, etc., so IMO they should not be. –  Rilgon Arcsinh Jan 21 '13 at 18:04
    
@RilgonArcsinh Hmmm... Yes, that's very true... –  Jonny Jan 21 '13 at 18:05
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I don't see any particular problem with them.

  • It's true they are subjective, but so is every strategy- or build-related question.
  • They depend on the current meta-game - but that's also true for many questions of other games, for example those related to Starcraft II multiplayer.
  • The answer might change on the next version, but that also applies to many other frequently-updated games such as Minecraft or Diablo III.

Do try to narrow your scope if possible, though - focus on the specific problems you are trying to solve and decisions you need to take, rather than just asking general questions about what is "considered good" and "considered bad".

"Champ X sucks at Y, how can I make up for or mitigate that?" is much better than "Is Champ X viable?"

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Yay we agree on something! –  StrixVaria Jan 21 '13 at 18:18
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focus on the specific problems you are trying to solve is the biggest thing IMO. "Champ X sucks at Y, how can I make up for or mitigate that?" is much better than "Is Champ X viable?" –  Matthew Read Jan 21 '13 at 18:32
    
Okay, so they are on-topic as long as they are specific enough. Thanks for the help guys. Should I put a "status-completed" tag on this now? –  Jonny Jan 21 '13 at 18:37
    
@JonnyB "status-whatever" are moderator-only tags, and in any case are mainly used for things like bug reports or feature requests, not general discussions. –  Oak Jan 21 '13 at 20:28
    
@Oak Oh, okay . –  Jonny Jan 21 '13 at 20:51
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