Jackom1 (EUW)
: Not too sure about {{champion:36}} since he just recieved new VFX for his spells. He stil is a stat check champion, so some degree of work is to be expected. {{champion:9}} is definitely high on Rito's "to do" list, though I hope they get to {{champion:54}} and {{champion:31}} first. Their Models are even more outdated, and their kits need to be reworked from the ground up. That said, if they managed to nail down a fiddle rework already, then he's coming next year for sure. Also {{champion:106}} , his model isn't that bad, but none plays him and for good reason.
> [{quoted}](name=Jackom1,realm=EUW,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=icZJZpEO,comment-id=0004,timestamp=2018-12-05T17:06:03.635+0000) > > Not too sure about {{champion:36}} since he just recieved new VFX for his spells. > Yeah, I guess he'll end up being late 2020 > [{quoted}](name=Jackom1,realm=EUW,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=icZJZpEO,comment-id=0004,timestamp=2018-12-05T17:06:03.635+0000) > That said, if they managed to nail down a fiddle rework already, then he's coming next year for sure. > Agreed. His update will definitely come before {{champion:54}} {{champion:31}} tho (though I wish Malph was updated asap).
Lyaso (EUW)
: I would say that {{champion:80}} and {{champion:56}} are coming before {{champion:36}} and {{champion:9}} . Since {{champion:9}} and {{champion:36}} got both recently skins. Two weeks ago there was a youtube video from wired where Ghostcrawler and Meddler talked about all champions. They mentioned particularly that {{champion:82}} {{champion:80}} {{champion:56}} and {{champion:106}} were needing updates.
Might well be the case ! Actually, in my classification I focused solely on Reav3's comments, and there were very few concerning Pantheon, except for the fact he'd probably get reworked before Nocturne. I don't see both of them being updated in 2019 tho. So I'd say {{champion:80}} for **2019**, leaving {{champion:56}} {{champion:9}} {{champion:36}} for **2020**.
: > [{quoted}](name=Zahtar,realm=EUW,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=icZJZpEO,comment-id=00020000,timestamp=2018-12-05T07:21:40.288+0000) > > Interesting. Actually, Reav3's quote about Fiddle was in response to a question about Gameplay updates, but I was finding it hard to imagine Riot would update Fiddle without giving him a new model... since he's really looking bad atm. Didn't think about his new skin tho, so you make a point. > > Yet I think Reav3's words are meaningful. As a matter of fact, every champion he had previously said to be "high" (or so) in their priority list has gotten a full VGU in the past year. Plus Mundo is also getting a new skin, but still a HPT for a VGU... not really sure what to think about that after all. > > For the designers working on the VGUs : maybe you're right, idk. Maybe other designers will end up working on smaller projects that aren't fully fleshed out yet. A few things actually - in 2016, when asked about Evelynn, Reav3 stated "I'd be surprised if she didn't get a VGU next year" -> 2017, Evelynn VGU. This year, he stated almost the same thing verbatim about Mordekaiser, so to me that may indicate Mordekaiser may get a VGU sooner. That said, Riot's also indicated that 2017 was a weirdly high volume year for VGUs, and that 2019 would simmer down on them. I personally hope they continue the focus on VGUs, because I find it an affront to modern gaming to have low quality characters like Mundo and Udyr running around in 2018-19, when they're operating on visuals from 10 years ago.
Totally agree. I also wish {{champion:54}} was higher on their priority list (Reav3 hasn't mentioned him for a while), since he feels SO outdated to me.
Tomeksz (EUNE)
: Fiddle just got a skin about a month ago so I'd say he is very unlikely to get a VGU in 2019. RiotAugust, Xenogenic, RiotAxes, Reinboom are all the designers that are working on VGU's for the next year, none of their projects will be small like Ezreal except for Morgana.
Interesting. Actually, Reav3's quote about Fiddle was in response to a question about Gameplay updates, but I was finding it hard to imagine Riot would update Fiddle without giving him a new model... since he's really looking bad atm. Didn't think about his new skin tho, so you make a point. Yet I think Reav3's words are meaningful. As a matter of fact, every champion he had previously said to be "high" (or so) in their priority list has gotten a full VGU in the past year. Plus Mundo is also getting a new skin, but still a HPT for a VGU... not really sure what to think about that after all. For the designers working on the VGUs : maybe you're right, idk. Maybe other designers will end up working on smaller projects that aren't fully fleshed out yet.
: {{champion:82}} i have been patient if a tad annoyed
I'm positive he's being updated in 2019
Zyranium (EUW)
: I think at some point they also talked about {{champion:133}} {{champion:102}} & also {{champion:131}}
Indeed, but in Reav3's words it felt to me like they would come later down the line ! The three of them have better arts and in-game models than most of the ones I've listed and Quinn is in a decent place gameplay-wise (even though Reav3 seems to want to explore her theme better). On {{champion:133}} : "_Quinn core theme is basically a ranger/hawk master not a knight. I would rather try to make the best version of a ranger with a bad ass pet hawk, because that would feel way more true to Quinn_" On {{champion:131}} : "_We definitely care about Diana. We have actually tried doing a mini-rework on her internally twice, but both got scrapped because we couldn't find something that we thought would be good enough. We wan't to do something with her, but we want to make sure it's good. We could also wait a little longer and get through some higher priority VGUs and then do a Diana/Leona VGU like we are doing with K&M, where we do bigger kit stuff to Diana and a smaller mostly VU to Leona. That could be pretty cool as well. Time will tell._"
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