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I've been trying to add a user to my friends list on League of Legends. I know his username and I know his summoner name, but the game stubbornly insist they do not exist. This isn't limited to friendship: even the profile page doesn't load.

What's going on? Is it failing because he's offline, or is it failing because he's in a different region than me?

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You won't be able to add someone as a friend if they are from a different region. Thats about the only reason I can think of as to why this is happening to you, other than the servers pulling a wobbly. You could probably check on lolbase.net/search too. –  theorise Jun 10 '11 at 12:15
    
@danixd You should probably post that as an answer. I happen to be said friend, and we do happen to be in different regions. That said, lolbase.net also requires the user to have submitted log files. –  Grace Note Jun 10 '11 at 12:22
    
@Grace Note Oh right, thanks for clearing up the lolbase thing, I will make an answer then. –  theorise Jun 10 '11 at 13:43

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Unfortunately players in different regions will not be able to interact with each other in any way. This includes:

  • Playing games together
  • Viewing profiles
  • Adding them to friends list
  • Any form of in game chat.

Currently (the end of Season 1) - the only option you have is to start a new account in the same region as your friend.

There is no way to transfer your account from one region to another. This may change in the future†, however I'd imagine that it would incur a charge in the form of Riot Points.

If you decide to create a new account, bare in mind that playing in the wrong region could also give you in game latency issues, which will have a negative impact on your gaming experience, depending on the level of the problem.

http://www.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=165067&page=7

Jesse Perring

Customer Support Specialist

09-13-2010, 11:40 AM All of the feedback is always greatly appreciated. We are definitely paying attention. Unfortunately, right now it's just not possible from a technical standpoint to transfer any account content, between two servers, or even on one server. It's something we're thinking about for the future, but we can't be sure if or when it will be available yet.

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Also, there's this Gaming question on transfer. Hopefully there will be some option to transfer. –  Grace Note Jun 10 '11 at 14:06
    
On an unrelated note, might I suggest an obelisk (†) if you want to make an annotation without the text being italicized? –  Grace Note Jun 10 '11 at 14:15
    
Ha yes that works, thanks. Asterix's cause all sorts of issues! –  theorise Jun 10 '11 at 14:50
    
I clearly remember that my friend was able to transfer his American LoL account to a Singapore one. I'll try to ask him how he did it. –  user8949 Jun 11 '11 at 1:04
    
@bckbck I am sure this is not true, but I am happy to get proven wrong. Do you have any more details? –  theorise Jun 17 '11 at 11:21

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