: Can Order vs Chaos stop being Totalitarism vs The Cool Guys?
Darius looks like he's cosplaying PROJECT: Fiora but without the thicc thighs. I'm siding with Garen on this one.
: "We all agreed on the double A thing, Varus"
: Kayla is a problem Morgana has been balanced since the dawn of league
Kayle's atrocious and 100% needs a rework, Morg's just frustrating to deal with but she's aged relatively well overall. I just felt like rhyming rumors and tumors.
: I don't believe I ever saw the script before the final recording sessions took place, so I'd also be interested to see anything that was cut before that :-)
I've never seen such a mocking smile. That's pure evil.
: Chances are the next one's gonna be Kayle and Morgana based on recent rumors.
Chances are the next one's gonna be Kayle and Morgana because they're adjacent tumors.*
Cloud273 (NA)
: What's the point of using rock types in Pokemon?
: A small compensation buff for Lulu for when her gutting nerf goes through
: Yes, I always assumed he had dark hair. It's not yet clear if his white hair is because he's getting on in years... or because DEMON. Maybe we'll explore more of his backstory soon.
All I want is to know the details of the relationship between Swain and the Demon. The nitty gritty specifics of how Swain's body has adapted to it, the limitations of its power, the precise nature of said power... Riot'd make my year if we got that. ~~More Vlad content doesnt hurt either~~
SatomiKun (EUW)
: _Looks at user name_ Totally not fishing for new Vladimir lore here.
Please, everyone knows blood is associated with Darius. You know, Darius, "Blood of Noxus". He doesnt have enough lore. Not salty at all.
Any hope for a revisit to Noxus that addresses more than just Swain and Darius?
Jamaree (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=Tides of Blood,realm=EUW,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=w6ogiKQK,comment-id=00000000000100000000000000000002,timestamp=2018-05-30T10:18:53.810+0000) > > Windwall blocks the return-heal for Q and completely blocks E. > > Where are you getting your information from? Doesn't stop the damage of the Q and yeah, I said that, it blocks his E, but that is ONE ability, he stops one of your ability that has a short CD to use his defense tool that has a long CD, sounds favorable to me.
Sure, except Vladimir is incredibly reliant on his cooldowns to do anything. Yasuo can blow Windwall and it doesnt negatively impact his ability to to damage or even move, whereas Vladimir's just lost a significant part of his damage for that trade. After which Yasuo can use his low CD everything else and AA's to have his way with Vlad. It's certainly not favourable to Vlad, especially when Yasuo has used his defensive tool to full effectiveness - which is to say completely nullifying part of someone elses kit.
Jamaree (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=Dead flag blues,realm=EUW,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=w6ogiKQK,comment-id=000000000001000000000000,timestamp=2018-05-29T23:06:01.638+0000) > > Hell ye boi, outplayed by a skill that blocks all skillshot with no downside, only the duration, while this guy has no cooldown on his main spells Ok, upon knowing that he has said skill, why would you immediately burn your spells, bait it out, walk around it afterwards then use your shit. At the point where you are 10/0 to his 0/7, one spell should kill him, OR, you can play mages that utterly ignore his wall and basically give him a useless skill, like Vlad and Mordekaiser.
Windwall blocks the return-heal for Q and completely blocks E. Where are you getting your information from?
: Dark Waters Vlad and Diana Splash Arts
I don't have a witty comment. I'm just aroused.
: Thanx. (Also I'm a total sucker for compliments) The process is not limited to interactions, so for instance, Aatrox has frankly less "Move" lines than I am comfortable with-- but he has more interactions with top laners than any champion previously made. (Aatrox will be introducing a new type/category of line for league, which I think people will like.) In general, we have "general line minimums" for a script. So a champ has at least: 25 Move lines (triggered when clicking to move greater than 900 units), 15 LongMove lines (triggered when leaving base, mid tower is up, and clicking greater than 900 units), 25 Attack lines etc... Then based on the position a champion plays you may have other minimums too. (So a character designed as a split pusher might have lines for destroying towers, while a support might have lines for placing wards.) Now once you've filled in those core minimums you might have specific gameplay needs. (Kled yelling Charge!, Sion yelling Cowards!" etc...) Then finally, you have "X"number of lines left. This is where you use lines for "misc other stuff" e.g. lore, jokes, alleviating player pain (i.e. Zoe groaning "Darn it" when she misses a long Q) This is where the writer prioritizes and makes judgement calls. (For instance, maybe you have a targonian character that has some lines for Taric... the lines are super funny.. but your character is a midlaner. Is it better to have lines for someone they might actually lane against? Hmmm -there isn't a right answer.) I remember writing a line or two for Vlad... but I honestly don't remember if it got culled. (As Vlad is mostly a mid-laner and Aatrox is mainly a top-laner.) I will say Aatrox really, really, **really** hates Zoe. (He as a very good reason too hate her-- but also I like to make fun of my, and the designer's previous champs).
> I will say Aatrox really, really, **really **hates Zoe I like him already. And that's a shame, I hope whatever you wrote gets through but if not I'll just keep holding out hope for Vlad content in any shape or form (although the Dark Waters skin for him and the ~~Lady Maria~~ one for Diana should _Tides_ me over for a good year or two. Thanks for the response, you're the best!
: The leads added new restrictions to script lengths. While i disagree with the exact number they took, we absolutely needed to limit the audio files size/number creep. The writers (like matt) are attempting to find the best places they can give maximum value within those new restrictions. Unfortunately, it’s a subjective call and will never be right for everyone. This is in no way meant to discourage or dispell your feedback— quite the opposite — keep it coming. Rito absolutely listens, it just takes us longer than you think to shift. (I.e a champ’s design takes 6+ months.)
Hey, just wanted to say I'm always a fan of your work. It's interesting to hear more about the behind-the-curtain process of VO (personally my favourite part of champion updates). If I may ask something in regards to this: > we absolutely needed to limit the audio files size/number creep. Is there anything more you can tell us about the interaction-quote-selection-process, and if possible (I understand this is a big ask and I don't want to come off as entitled) if Vlad players can look forward to anything during the Aatrox update?
: Dark Waters Vlad and Diana
Fuck yes Vladimir. And not!Lady Maria Diana? I'm contractually obligated to get this. MY SHIP IS SAILING WITH THESE WATER SKINS.
: > [{quoted}](name=Mordepool,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=sQiOEEwA,comment-id=0002,timestamp=2018-05-14T04:29:28.650+0000) > > Best Champion in the game BAR NONE. > > Fight me Boards. It's just another day for me How many maces does it take to summon Malicious?
: _Cough_ Ryze _Cough_
Ryze at least gets the dignity of looking and sounding pretty great now, Malz still looks like a stiff purple turd.
Skelenth (EUW)
: I think I see double
Vartius (EUNE)
: What Should Mordekaiser's magic type be?
Why is there no option for ghost farts? Clearly that's the direction Riot wants.
: Keith Silverstein said he would be willing to voice over Shen again. https://mobile.twitter.com/SilverTalkie/status/992618499024572416 It's Riot's move at this point.
: Riot already said they plan to do voiceover work on MF and Varus. MF in particular, since they already found a new voice actress
: Yasuo hate train
I have few issues with Yasuo himself, what I have an issue with is Conqueror. Fuck Conqueror.
Rioter Comments
: Sometimes I wonder why I still have friends.
Dysnomia (EUNE)
: Yes. Lore fans find "Jax likes eggs" tip very informative.
: Megacomplainthread-- Name the worst change Riot has ever implemented into this game.
: How to avoid the damage on Vlad's ult when you're low
Can confirm. Lost a lot of kills to the wily flash.
BBW Chaser (EUNE)
: Jesus Christ Top lane cant get a break?
It's RicklessAbandon, he's a renowned idiot.
BogHumora (EUNE)
: Visibility of Vladimir's abilities
> Sanguine Pool and Tides of Blood are okay tho. Thanks darl~ ~~agree though, some particle changes would be nice~~
: Ahri JG is the way to go...
I'm a cultured furry, only full anthro or nothing. Ahri's not weeaboo enough for me anyway.
: Absolutely Zero Reason to pick Rengar over Kha Zix
: Tides pls, remember that there are 10 players in the game, not 1
: Hi Reav3 and sorry for my persistence but while there is still room for additions would it be possible to tease some {{champion:8}} lore with the Aatrox/Darkin update? Blood magic users etc. A little inspiration can go a long way for the community. I don't know if the writers have considered it and it is perfectly understandable if they decide it wouldn't fit the story, but equally it's an interaction that would make sense. Thanks in advance if you do think about it.
: The only thing I'll add is, while Riot has gotten better about making female characters, they still have a long way to go. Even looking at the last few female characters Riot has made, only Illaoi and Jinx standout as truly unique in terms of visual design. Taliyah makes good steps, but aside from her being visibly ethnic, she's still got a pretty big standard body. It's also not super salient to this post but if we're talking about Riot's failings in visual design we should also talk about the extreme lack of non-white characters.
I'd argue Kalista is also really well designed from a visual standpoint, given that the amount of skin she's showing in her ghostly form could just as easily be attributed to battle wear-and-tear, and that she's more lean than most women while retaining the appearance of someone who would frequent battlefields.
: On Kai'Sa and Female Character Design
This is a good thread. Well articulated and to the point, good stuff man.
: Riot really needs to stop over-sexualizing fantasy dragons.
Never! Why make fantasy dragons if not to be sexualized?
: @Riot: What's with you & your fetish to constantly give Lux's ult cooldown refund buffs?
Tennousu (NA)
: Having trouble with new Irelia? Hate adcs and ad champs in general? Play Malphite.
You're forgetting the downside that Malphite is really boring though.
: Rework Concept: Mordekaiser, the Iron Revenant
Wow this is actually really good, I'd love to see where you get your ideas from! Shame this is still 5 years too early for the Morde rework.
: That was basically Yasuo and Lee's old lore anyway, though...
I still prefer Lee's willing self-immolation in his old lore to a superpower-sacrifice. It felt more symbolic and acted as evidence of his growth, not the catalyst.
: Why AP Nautilus is just a better Mordekaiser, Or, "Why Holy Diver's THE pinnacle of Metal"
This reminds me of the time Malicious Metal quit Morde in Smash.
: U saw the video right?
: A few tips for struggling Mordekaiser players
CoffeeMug (EUNE)
: What is the most ridiculous balance decision ever made in the game that you can think of ?
: 8.7 skin bios: Of Road Warriors and Lancers
Vlad's got his goddamn priorities straight. Even if it's just skin lore, I'll happily take it. This gives me a warm, throbbing feeling. Thank you, Riot. {{sticker:vlad-salute}}
KoKoboto (NA)
: Mordekaiser is designed around a Juggernaut but maybe he should be more Battle Mage instead
I think it works for him more than being a straight AP Juggernaut, both thematically and his gameplay. Maybe 2/3 Juggernaut and 1/3 Battlemage?
: > [{quoted}](name=nm1010,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=15NuHB0s,comment-id=00030000,timestamp=2018-03-23T18:20:16.280+0000) > > Its almost like the main champion you play has low mana costs and innate mana sustain > > https://i.gyazo.com/b449a727d96a0109bd8ad9a198e75bb8.png As many champions do.
Not {{champion:8}}. When will there be justice?
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