: > [{quoted}](name=Wordofmask,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=GEFYQP9Q,comment-id=000100000001,timestamp=2017-07-20T11:16:28.923+0000) > > You are the reason why I think that this VGU will turn out to be the best in terms of visual. Cheers brother, the whole team is trying their best to make him the best he can be!
Trying to stop myself from asking for too much here, but what inspires your idea of Swain?
: A lot of people mentionting this "fans waiting 5 years" thing. Wtf people wanted this update after just two years since his release? Like, a lot of characters were/are far worse and got released earlier than him.
: I want to know who the fifth member of the Black Rose is.
There are many more mages in there, but only a few are interesting enough to be considered LoL champions.
Rioter Comments
: Vlad lore -- Thirst quenched You can only pick one...
Rioter Comments
Gvt1 (EUW)
: Very glad they chose Swain, that probably means a big noxus lore update to go with his VGU, excited! Hoping for Mordekaiser as the VGU after Swain.
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Reav3 (NA)
: I know I am!! On top of talking about the next VGU I will be also going over some details about the next new champion! There are some really cool teaser art pieces in it as well.
Núll (EUW)
: **Vladimir** has likely developed a more complex personality since he initially offered his servitude to the **High Command**, but I believe the reason he originally returned to Noxus from **Dimitri**'s temple was simply to satisfy his bloodlust and perfect his craft. I want to see him mature into a more sinister and calculating schemer during the course of the Noxus event, rather than have him enter it already pulling the strings, actually. I'm interested in his interactions with **Darius** and **Katarina** - or any Noxian who, in essence, would see his magic as loathsome and repulsive.
I agree he was pretty clueless about politics and was drawn back to Noxus because of nostalgia/the people he knew while living there, but got dragged into politics due to the rarity and preciousness of his magic. From then on his ego and ambition took the wheel and his Noxian nature did the rest. >I'm interested in his interactions with Darius and Katarina - or any Noxian who, in essence, would see his magic as loathsome and repulsive. That would be cool. I hope we get a big story like "For Demacia", but bigger and with more POVs. Hell I hope we get Burning Tides level of stuff D:
: He loves blood. No, he really loves blood. No like, he reeeeaaaaallly loves blood. There you have it.
I hope he isn't like that. He can be much more intriguing. Blood magic is his science, his art and his craft, but he has a personal agenda which (possibly) lead him to leave the hemomancer's temple and become part of the complex world of Noxian politics. At least that's what I hope.
: Can we get more Vladimir lore?
Noxus update is coming and hopefully they won't neglect our guy. His concept is solid yet undeveloped. otherwise if you want to read Vlad stuff watch the Sion Promo where he has a minor role: http://promo.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/reborn/ And, as always, let me shamelessly share that fanfic **Tides of Blood** and I wrote a year ago: https://archiveofourown.org/works/5772199 that has been praised by numerous Vlad mains as "The most Vlad thing they've ever read" EDIT: Sharjo, what are your thought's on {{champion:8}} 's development as a character?
: Thought you meant a different type of abuse.
Of course you would think that.
: Not unless they beg.
I don't think even Jhin is into having his head publicly waxed {{sticker:zombie-brand-mindblown}}
: That is a cloth coif, but I love your video plz make more.
This is only a fangirl's natural reaction when you don't do justice to her husbando. Source: I have a husbando who gets mistreated every once in a while EDIT: That doesn't mean you should abuse her man or anyone's man
Ralanr (NA)
: Eh, I tend to let suspension of disbelief take over when it comes to gender equality in warriors for fantasy fiction. I doubt Riot is trying to make Runeterra as accurate as possible while being a fantasy setting like in GoT.
So Demacia can have arranged marriages that decide a woman's fate (Fiora lore) and Azir can live in a male-dominated land with a huge harem, but no way Noxus can have heard of double standards? I agree to some extent but come on let's be consistent on a large scale.
Ralanr (NA)
: What even is new Noxus?
The ideals and social politics of current (and past) Noxus are quite contradictory. The contradiction that bothers me the most is the combination of emphasis on physical strength and military conquest and the apparent gender equality in there. Like historically these things have never coexisted.
Tialilia (EUW)
: They are still better ways to show she isn't a good person without turn her lore into such a mess. But it was my fault, that I actually enjoyed the potential that had the old Vayne... Riot works - at least for me - is just a coin throw. It ever will be amazing or it will be awful. There is nothing in between. And honest, I prefer to get nothing than getting this kind of... that ever you want to call it. Good writing clearly looks different. If you have faith, I can only feel jelly about this. My mains don't get any attention and it is better this way, 'cause the moment they got some Riot will fail me. And I'm surely not the only one who feels like this.
Why is it a mess? She has no reasons to be anything but completely screwed mentally. And it's not only me who appreciates it: my roleplayer girlfriends, especially the ones with history of mental illness, absolutely adore her and see complexity where most other people see contradictions. My main problem with Riot is that they have favorites among champions and others who they don't give a fuck about but for some reason wouldn't consult their fanbase about. I'm doing my best to let them know how the Vladimir fanbase feels and I hope they don't fuck him over in two months :/
Tialilia (EUW)
: Giving Vayne some socopathatic tendence is not the worst thing they could do, but the execution has been awful. The dynamic between both always seems to be pretty promising, but I think it better for Riot not touch it, since I don't think they have the tact for it.
My criticism towards her current lore can be found somewhere in my post history, but in general I'm happy with how it turned out. Could have been way worse, and IMO it was one of the more interesting Demacia lores (may be biased here). By way worse I mean a lot of people saw her as a lawful idiotic good who was all about "hurr durr protect innocents" and it may have been tempting to take her that way - good thing they didn't. >The dynamic between both always seems to be pretty promising, but I think it better for Riot not touch it, since I don't think they have the tact for it. Hmm. I agree it's really easy to fall into clichés with those two. But I have faith.
Tialilia (EUW)
: Yep, the best thing some Riotler said they wrote her like this 'cause it's "cool". The second problem was, that she had too many common things with Lucian and they just decided to write her like this would solve this problem. I don't care for cool champion, I wanna have a well-written champion and not a sociopath.
But I love how insane current Vayne is. It makes her dynamic with Vlad - her current most related champion - extremely entertaining.
: > So is Kayn strictly-wouldn't-touch-a-woman-with-a-ten-foot-pole gay https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7oX5kN6pd8w/WWQJK_LHtpI/AAAAAAAAoyg/BirrQ0yzWMkuyhJ8aZeC1TFpQyGAM9RqwCLcBGAs/s640/1b7264e3d8576da9.jpg Does that scythe count as a ten foot pole?
Dataless (NA)
: Homosexuality being played for laughs again? Yup, I can resume hating the world, glad to see nothing has changed.
I totally agree with you tbh, the entire machismo-infused "attractive young men must be gay" meme is somewhat off-putting.
Rioter Comments
: Blood lord vladimir
Dear Riot, I recently saw the Castlevania anime and it was not very good. To my surprise it had amazing reviews and ratings from a lot of people. I feel that there is a market for gory gothic sass and it isn't being saturated. Best wishes, someone who blew $130 on a Bloodlord Vladimir art.
: > [{quoted}](name=Blood Magicks,realm=EUW,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=MWBIxouw,comment-id=00010000,timestamp=2017-07-11T23:09:53.293+0000) > > Darius is a strict military commander-man. Swain is something above and beyond, even by {{champion:122}}'s judgment. Darius has literally no abilities or dialogue that reflect being a commander. He's a big guy with an axe, who the backstory claims has a brain but has never actually shown it. Swain's entire shtick that keeps getting referenced is that he is the sort of ruler of Noxus, the Master Tactician. Whose leadership inspired Darius, who has been making deals with the Rose to control the empire. Who has been utilizing the various tools to prepare for war.
> Darius has literally no abilities or dialogue that reflect being a commander. He's a big guy with an axe, who the backstory claims has a brain but has never actually shown it. Unfortunately this is the case with many old champions. But in his lore he is a great leader and a force for change in Noxus. Swain is complex and ambiguous, which the rework will hopefully clarify without dispelling the mystery.
: Swain is... interesting. From a rework perspective. In gameplay, he's honestly just a generic mage, except for that ult when you suddenly want to get in close to the entire enemy team. In visuals he is some sort of Gothic nightmare. And in lore he is the grand general. And none of these aspects have anything to do with each other. So, you get a bunch of different people who latch onto one aspect of him. For you, it's the whole Goth/Poe references. Which for me, I couldn't care less about. I want to see a commander. It will be interesting to see what Riot does with this guy.
Darius is a strict military commander-man. Swain is something above and beyond, even by {{champion:122}}'s judgment.
Rioter Comments
: I always got the impression that he never cared for Vlad and was closer with Darius and one of the reasons why Vlad hated Darius. I'm not sure about Elise but LeBlanc is probably the best possibility.
I like to see Darius as his right hand, the man who directly imposes his will, and Vlad as his left hand - his more secretive and shady subordinate who runs errands the world would be better off not knowing about. Of course, Vlad and Darius have completely different approaches and constantly compete for Swain's favor ( and Vlad's loyalty is not absolute).
Rioter Comments
: You thought Sion was terrifying?
Sion was never terrifying, he is a beautiful work of art which fills me with Noxian patriotic pride.
: Hey guys - I'm actually not sure _when_ it's coming, but it IS coming :)
Is Kayn not coming out this Tuesday? D:
: Swain has been strongly hinted as the next VGUs
My hype could power a thousand suns.
Rioter Comments
: Soul Hunter Kayn Splash Art
Well composed but his face is too cartoony.
: Let's discuss updating the lores of some other Noxians
Draven and Kata have plenty of personality and fans among the Riot team, so I'm sure their stories will be good. Talon, on the other hand, is little more than the original edgelord/"Definitely Not Ezio" and I hope his character is explored further.
: > [{quoted}](name=Blood Magicks,realm=EUW,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=EpEZTJET,comment-id=000a0001,timestamp=2017-07-04T19:43:29.959+0000) > > Noxus is the only homeland worth celebrating. What about shurima
Jaredan (NA)
: I wouldn't take the horror of Kayn's experience as typical of Noxus's approach or attitude to recruitment. The Ionia conflict saw some very strange things happen within the Noxian military and beyond. I can't talk about them yet. But that day will come. This horrendous tease has been brought to you by the celebration of Independence Day. Happy 4th to those who celebrate it. {{sticker:slayer-jinx-catface}}
: Champion Last Names
In my headcanon some champions don't have last names for a reason - for example the orphans, bastards and disinherited in Noxus. All the non-nobles in Noxus don't have family names.
Rioter Comments
: Implying Jhin isn't attractive or humorous.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hybristophilia Get urself checked boi No I don't see any irony at all in this statement.
: Eh, that may be true, but personally I have always thought that Vlad should be far more menacing then his cringe inducing blood pun and reference filled Classic VO is. He should be suave, but with that underlying current of menace that unsettles you and fills you with dread.
You're absolutely right here. Hemomancy - the power to mess someone up on the inside with a single touch - is a disturbing art, even moreso when wielded by someone about as twisted as {{champion:202}}. But unlike Jhin, Vlad isn't obviously scary - he is attractive and humorous, which makes the truth all the more terrifying once you see past the polished façade. There is so much potential. Vlad should be scarier.
: We already have the Vlad voiceover we deserve. Its called Blood Lord. Pretty much why I still use Blood Lord Vlad even though I like how soulstealer looks better.
Bloodlord is AU/Alternative future where he's completed his climb to power, gotten bored and started a one man Black metal band. Current Vlad should be the ambitious youth merely starting that climb. There are decades of character development between Bloodlord and Classic Vladimir.
: I love the blood puns so much. If they ever redo his VO lines, they better keep them dammit.
But not at the expense of his, y'know, personality.
Rioter Comments
: Lol that's wha women want to think. But emotions are everything for young women. (Here comes the part no one's going to believe but idc) I've emotionally manipulated my self into enough women's pants to know they could really care less about looks if your willing to be "there" for them. Yea I'm one of those assholes that makes them fall in love with me before pumping and dumping. Luckily I grew out of that phase before being killed by an insane jaded woman. Sure I guess I'll give you that if I was sexy as fuck it wouldn't nearly been as much work each time. But emotions are the only thing I found that works on 100% of women.
Besides the obvious weak point that anecdotes aren't valid proof, there is a threshhold of looks below which no amount of manipulation can help you. e.g. cant manipulate anyone if you're fat, chinless and 5 foot.
: Not really. If your a nice guy though if suggest just starting off dating milfs. It's what your going to end up with anyway after finding out girls your age want edgy bad boys.
I don't understand why people keep finding all these deep personal reasons when with young women it's all about looks. Plain and simple, women are just as physical as men and if they have a choice they will go for the most attractive one available (except in the case of extreme red flags ofc).
: I'd lick the blood off his horns and the sasuke duck hair.
: EXCUSE ME, little girl. I am an adult woman, and as such, I like men who look like men. I'm not into edgy anime boys, who actually turn me off. Keep your "bara doesn't count" for when you'll grow up and no longer be intimidated by men who look masculine. I do not like anime edgelords and I do not find them sexy at all. By the way, little girl, interesting clickbait picture. For someone advertising you like boys, you sure picked the drawing of a pair of boobs to get views.
How old are you? Statistically to like baras (who are aged 30+) you have to be 30ish. See: http://cdn.mamamia.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/woman-age.jpg The OP picture is a spinoff of a meme. I probably won't reply to confrontational or rude posts.
: Shadow Assassin or Darkin Rhaast. What form do you like more visually?
zaire90 (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=Gelmous,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=t1RfubXU,comment-id=000c00000000,timestamp=2017-06-28T00:18:15.171+0000) >http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/001/137/270/3e2.jpg this is one of the cleaner examples if u want to go on google images to see some more examples have fun
I think the scientific description is along the lines of: face as wide as a tv screen, too much body hair, body appears to have been inflated with helium.
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