I've recently returned to playing League of Legends, instead of just watching it. I've been in a competitive mood the last few weeks, and it is a great outlet for that kind of thing. On Saturday, I reached a milestone: Level 20.
Sadly, that is not the level cap. I still have 10 more to go before I get there. However, at level 20 I can start purchasing Greater Runes. These stat modifiers are bought with influence points, which I have been saving up for a while thanks to advice from people on twitter.
I've been playing Soraka pretty much exclusively. I really do enjoy the support role, and Soraka does seem to help the team out. Between my 3 heals and the silence, I have some fun. Sadly, she will see a nerf in the upcoming patch but I'm not too worried about it.
Mana management is an area where I can adjust and learn, so I am confident it will not hurt my Soraka play much at all. Since I am just buying Runes, I may as well add a few mana regen ones as well. Other than that, not much will change. Once team fights start, I try and save Infuse for its silence anyway.