: When we choose the champions for arcade we get together and talk about how we see them fitting into this world, and then depending on how the idea is shaping up make a decision about where they fit. Right now there are actually three sort of 'factions' within the Arcade theme; There's the Gamers that are jumping into these worlds (Tron style), the Natives of the game worlds (Wreck-it-Ralph style), and the rogue bosses jumping around causing havoc. Even then among those there are differences; Sona, MF and Riven form something of a holy gamer trinity; the goddesses of RGB destined to 'save the game' while Ahri and Ezreal are more rounded 'players' who have only just arrived in the game-verse. Another example is Veigar and Blitz, with Veigar being clearly on his own level - messing with the code at will, fully conscious of where he is and what he can do, while Blitzcrank charges around driven solely by a copy of Poro Roundup. Sometimes champions are selected for a theme and then designed, sometimes a theme is chosen then champions are explored, sometimes there's a great idea or concept we get excited enough about that we just go with it. I remember Corki came up this way - as a really solid pitch in a meeting that made too much sense to pass on, while Ezreal and Ahri were chosen for the Arcade patch this year a long time ago. As for the Bosses, I agree that next time around I feel like we gotta have at least one. I suggested a few at the last ideation meeting and there was a world in which Corki ended up being a boss a'la Eggman, but the Bullet Hell theme was too great to ignore and all that remains is a mustache.
> [{quoted}](name=Kindlejack,realm=NA,application-id=A8FQeEA8,discussion-id=wmkMgfAX,comment-id=0001000000020000,timestamp=2016-08-08T05:58:53.085+0000) > > When we choose the champions for arcade we get together and talk about how we see them fitting into this world, and then depending on how the idea is shaping up make a decision about where they fit. Right now there are actually three sort of 'factions' within the Arcade theme; There's the Gamers that are jumping into these worlds (Tron style), the Natives of the game worlds (Wreck-it-Ralph style), and the rogue bosses jumping around causing havoc. Even then among those there are differences; Sona, MF and Riven form something of a holy gamer trinity; the goddesses of RGB destined to 'save the game' while Ahri and Ezreal are more rounded 'players' who have only just arrived in the game-verse. Another example is Veigar and Blitz, with Veigar being clearly on his own level - messing with the code at will, fully conscious of where he is and what he can do, while Blitzcrank charges around driven solely by a copy of Poro Roundup. > > Sometimes champions are selected for a theme and then designed, sometimes a theme is chosen then champions are explored, sometimes there's a great idea or concept we get excited enough about that we just go with it. I remember Corki came up this way - as a really solid pitch in a meeting that made too much sense to pass on, while Ezreal and Ahri were chosen for the Arcade patch this year a long time ago. > > As for the Bosses, I agree that next time around I feel like we gotta have at least one. I suggested a few at the last ideation meeting and there was a world in which Corki ended up being a boss a'la Eggman, but the Bullet Hell theme was too great to ignore and all that remains is a mustache. I'm still hoping for a Legendary skin for Shaco. Maybe a Kefka themed skin where you get the classic 8bit Kefka laugh?
Reav3 (NA)
: We would like to give Shaco a full VGU one day, so we would likely not update his old splash before that.
> [{quoted}](name=Reav3,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=siBwE09d,comment-id=000100070000,timestamp=2016-07-13T22:32:54.614+0000) > > We would like to give Shaco a full VGU one day, so we would likely not update his old splash before that. WHAT?! I thought that talk was long shelved! Man I'm really hoping that Adam Harrington will return for his voice though... He didn't stay for Ryze's and Karthus's voice. (Karthus more was a bit more understandable though.)
Reav3 (NA)
: Hey Moonboy65! We just finished shipping Ryze which had 9 splash arts! We transitioned onto all of those shortly after finishing the last batch of Nid/Trist/Trundle. Good thing Yorick doesn't have 9 skins so we have some more bandwidth to get back to old splash art updates. We have just begun early work on Sion and Fiora splashes as well as Yoricks. I know some of you reading this will ask, why Fiora over Twitch? Well, like I mentioned in previous posts we have to fit the old splash reworks in between the splash updates for our up and coming VGUs, and our up and coming VGU's are always going to be higher priority. That being said, once we looked at the time we had before we had to start on Warwicks (9!) splashes we realized there wasn't going to be time to do all of Yoricks, Sions, and Twitch's in time. Fiora only has 2 splashes that need updating (Royal Guard and Nightraven) and we felt it would be possible to get them out before we had to start jamming on sweet Warwick splashes. Twitch is still high priority and we will likely get on that asap. Anyways, hope that answers your question!
> [{quoted}](name=Reav3,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=siBwE09d,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2016-07-13T17:51:33.824+0000) > > Hey Moonboy65! > > We just finished shipping Ryze which had 9 splash arts! We transitioned onto all of those shortly after finishing the last batch of Nid/Trist/Trundle. > > Good thing Yorick doesn't have 9 skins so we have some more bandwidth to get back to old splash art updates. We have just begun early work on Sion and Fiora splashes as well as Yoricks. > > I know some of you reading this will ask, why Fiora over Twitch? Well, like I mentioned in previous posts we have to fit the old splash reworks in between the splash updates for our up and coming VGUs, and our up and coming VGU's are always going to be higher priority. That being said, once we looked at the time we had before we had to start on Warwicks (9!) splashes we realized there wasn't going to be time to do all of Yoricks, Sions, and Twitch's in time. Fiora only has 2 splashes that need updating (Royal Guard and Nightraven) and we felt it would be possible to get them out before we had to start jamming on sweet Warwick splashes. Twitch is still high priority and we will likely get on that asap. > > Anyways, hope that answers your question! Well... what about some of the champions that had their splash arts replaced by the chinese ones? Like Shaco for instance? Those splash changes were one of the hardest for me to watch due to the quality downgrading on Asylum Shaco's splash. (having a background and nice colors vs. not having a background and having over-saturated colors)
: League of Legends Pop! vinyl figures incoming!
Really? Jinx Vi and Thresh again? I wish you guys would diversify your figures a bit more. You guys have like 120+ champs... most without any merch.
: Champion Update: Ryze, the Rune Mage
Man i wish more champions had been reworked like this. Ryze's model isn't unrecognizable like Sion was. That's what scared me the most when it came to champion updates like these... Is Adam Harrington still the voice for Ryze?
: I mean... help? I'm trying to help everyone else tbh. Questions about how to play around Shaco are acceptable. I do replays and vods of viewers to help all types of viewers, not just Shaco players. I don't know why Shaco has this negative connotation.
> [{quoted}](name=Chinese Jester,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=E0wznl8b,comment-id=002d0000,timestamp=2016-06-14T23:00:47.714+0000) > > I mean... help? I'm trying to help everyone else tbh. Questions about how to play around Shaco are acceptable. I do replays and vods of viewers to help all types of viewers, not just Shaco players. I don't know why Shaco has this negative connotation. Wait is this to me? Dude, I'm a Shaco main. XD I was just asking about how you felt about the splash change on Asylum Shaco... since you said it was your favorite and all (It's mine too).
: Ask a Shaco Main - Chinese Jester - Completed
How do you feel about the Asylum Shaco splash downgrade? I personally am furious and will not let this down. >:I HELLLOOOOO How could you use the old splash art and pretend that the one that replaced it isn't garbage.
: Or actually pay attention and accept that Solo Queue is gone?
idk man, Dynamic Queue announcement got 6k likes and 22k dislikes on youtube. I mean... It's their game, they can do whatever they want. But at the end of the day, they can only blame themselves for losing players.
: Nidalee Splash Update - This cat’s got new claws
Fix Shaco's splash arts. Since you've ruined Asylum by placing him in space. >.>
: I heard a rumor that Taliyah has a crush on {{champion:245}} is it true? {{sticker:slayer-pantheon-popcorn}}
She's got one suggestive taunt to Ekko. But that's about it. >.> reeeeeaaaaalllyyy hoping they don't expand on that thought though.
: Taliyah Q&A 5/12
Taliyah and Ekko sitting in a tree, She'd better run away from me....
: It looks like he got thrown into Aurelion's background with some creepy little whatever that is that I'm not even sure if its his box in the model.
> [{quoted}](name=Coriandr,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=9BJ0pat7,comment-id=00390000,timestamp=2016-04-07T22:03:58.433+0000) > > It looks like he got thrown into Aurelion's background with some creepy little whatever that is that I'm not even sure if its his box in the model. Nah, its some weird doll that's been in the original splash too. I'm literally in pain to see this go through...
: What the hell is this Riot?
At least your favorite skin didn't lose it's background. Current: http://gallery.pub.goha.ru/gals/ub3Rush7/norm/d6e1a1efcc06c8d447141856dc93c0d0.jpg New: https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-an23y76FiOc/VwQKBt7JckI/AAAAAAAAM_k/caNj6hiYPeweCuHku5j3FvPvsGe_Rtffw/s1600/Shaco_Splash_5.jpg
: Not speaking for Riot ofc. But maybe folks should look at what was changed and ask themselves how people that might identify with the Goth style feel seeing Annie portrayed in that original manner. tl;dr: perhaps certain aspects of the Goth stereotype shouldn't be reinforced.
> [{quoted}](name=Celeste Benal,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=5GI3iXYd,comment-id=000b,timestamp=2016-04-06T20:55:23.869+0000) > > Not speaking for Riot ofc. But maybe folks should look at what was changed and ask themselves how people that might identify with the Goth style feel seeing Annie portrayed in that original manner. > > tl;dr: perhaps certain aspects of the Goth stereotype shouldn't be reinforced. You're from tumblr aren't you. >.>
Shloonz (EUW)
: They only changed the face on Annie, it still sucks though. But look at Sungoddess Karma... QQ They replaced the splash with weird manga style "thing" and changed it completely, not just face. http://imgur.com/a/XGh0f http://imgur.com/iEgW5mF
> [{quoted}](name=Shloonz,realm=EUW,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=5GI3iXYd,comment-id=0032,timestamp=2016-04-07T03:00:41.170+0000) > > They only changed the face on Annie, it still sucks though. But look at Sungoddess Karma... QQ > > They replaced the splash with weird manga style "thing" and changed it completely, not just face. > > http://imgur.com/a/XGh0f > > http://imgur.com/iEgW5mF Have you seen Asylum Shaco's change? They removed so much detail in this splash change... How did this go through? http://gallery.pub.goha.ru/gals/ub3Rush7/norm/d6e1a1efcc06c8d447141856dc93c0d0.jpg https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-an23y76FiOc/VwQKBt7JckI/AAAAAAAAM_k/caNj6hiYPeweCuHku5j3FvPvsGe_Rtffw/s1600/Shaco_Splash_5.jpg
Reav3 (NA)
: Nope! We are currently working on New Nidalee, Trundle & Tristana Skin Splashes, as well as a bunch of other Base & Skin Splashes that we had 80-90% complete. Expect to see some of those popping up in the near(ish) future.
> [{quoted}](name=Reav3,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=jYqK0JAa,comment-id=0003,timestamp=2016-04-06T23:46:18.517+0000) > > Nope! We are currently working on New Nidalee, Trundle & Tristana Skin Splashes, as well as a bunch of other Base & Skin Splashes that we had 80-90% complete. Expect to see some of those popping up in the near(ish) future. Yeah I'm mostly upset that Asylum Shaco's splash art lost his background to like a weird blue smoke, and Workshop Shaco lost the atmosphere it once had. I know it's silly but Asylum Shaco was the first skin I bought back in s2 and it was definitly for his awesome splash. (Seeing as how the model is completely different XD) So seeing it lose some aspects of him actually making his grand escape out of the asylum made it lose... The fantasy maybe? It's weird seeing as how most people don't really notice the skins other people have to begin with anyway. This feeling more or less came from the fact that popular champions will have more attention than unpopular champions. Champions like Lee sin can avoid a rework by having a dedictated and larger fan base than some of the less popular champions such as (for my standpoint) Shaco. Or how Night Raven Fiora was able to dodge a bullet because of reddit, yet my champion and my favorite skin doesn't have a chance. Not that I'm saying that riot doesn't care for his fans. They iceboxed his rework because it didn't feel like him anymore and I'm grateful for that. (As much as I joke about it) It's just that his recent splash changes probably won't be reverted and it hurts me to see those unique splash arts to go away.
CDZoro (NA)
: Some chinese splash art are downgrades to our current splash arts
I mean sure... They're not great. But they didn't lose their background like Asylum Shaco did.
Rew711 (NA)
: I don't know about anyone else, but I prefer our Nosferatu Vlad over Japan's.
Its China's... and yeah... nearly all the splash changes suck. Especially the downgrade on Asylum Shaco and Workshop Shaco...
: Champion Update: Taric, the Shield of Valoran
STOP RUINING THE SPLASH ARTS RIOT. No. Not Taric's splash art, I meant the next set of Chinese splash arts incoming. :( Not Workshop and Asylum Shacoo..... *sobs*
: Teemo and Jhin - Trap Gods
Shaco where? He's the true trap God. {{champion:35}}
: Super random, but thanks to Riot
As a Snacko main, i'm also very happy with the ability update
Arie (NA)
: What role do you main?
{{champion:35}} SHACO MAIN PREACH
Rioter Comments
: Knowing that Riot Employees like Undertale...
GreenLore (EUW)
: Even in that case shouldn't ajuna have seen the clothes of the guy? I mean saying "it was a guy in a blue coat with a top-hat" sounds way more accurate than "some whistling dude",especially since the person could stop whistling whenever they want.
> [{quoted}](name=GreenLore,realm=EUW,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=Vefq4Rhc,comment-id=00050000,timestamp=2015-09-04T08:34:09.858+0000) > > Even in that case shouldn't ajuna have seen the clothes of the guy? > I mean saying "it was a guy in a blue coat with a top-hat" sounds way more accurate than "some whistling dude",especially since the person could stop whistling whenever they want. D: you think the guy just walked over and beat him up?!
Meddler (NA)
: Closing the loop on this barring unforseen bugs patch 5.22 should have: * Shaco's clone facing randomized on spawn (instead of always facing the same direction) * Fake versions (visual only) of blue, red and baron buff for Shaco, Wukong and Le Blanc clones * A timer for Shaco's clone remaining duration (only visible to Shaco).
> [{quoted}](name=Meddler,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=ERfFn7GA,comment-id=0001000100000004,timestamp=2015-10-25T02:13:20.879+0000) > > Closing the loop on this barring unforseen bugs patch 5.22 should have: > > * Shaco's clone facing randomized on spawn (instead of always facing the same direction) > * Fake versions (visual only) of blue, red and baron buff for Shaco, Wukong and Le Blanc clones > * A timer for Shaco's clone remaining duration (only visible to Shaco). Thank GOD. Some love for my precious Shaco
: We'll get to this very soon. Spoiler (the nearer future): Poppy (big) Taric (big) Shen (medium) A bunch of small marksmen updates (like the juggernauts) There are others that we've talked about (yorick, akali etc) but those are still in earlier phases.
> [{quoted}](name=RiotScruffy,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=duEEW2RJ,comment-id=0006,timestamp=2015-09-20T20:53:59.105+0000) > > We'll get to this very soon. > > Spoiler (the nearer future): > > Poppy (big) > Taric (big) > Shen (medium) > A bunch of small marksmen updates (like the juggernauts) > > There are others that we've talked about (yorick, akali etc) but those are still in earlier phases. Shhhaaaaaaacccccccoooooooooooo
Sukishoo (NA)
: Her* You are playing as Lamb.
Idk about you, but if I were to cut myself in half, I wouldn't suddenly become a woman.
: I Don't Think Ajuna Mugged The Whistling Man
I know this thread is 4 months old and all, but I gotta say, I think Ajuna probably didn't try to mug the guy, but rather tried to pick-pocket him. Considering his small size, and... Well... His age, he doesn't pose much of a threat to a full grown man. It could explain why he didn't get a good look at the guy because he snuck up on him from behind.
: Champion Update: Gangplank
What on Earth have you done? I mean it might have been kinda cool if you gave him a hook, but an automail? fuuuuuuu...
: What Champs do you want to hear more about?
I know no one would care... Or even notice... But I really want to learn more about Shaco. I love him, he's probably my favorite character of all time, but I only have two vague paragraphs that tell me that know one really knows where he came from. {{champion:35}}
: {{champion:201}} do not worry little Mummy, Braum sees the curse that lies upon you, and I tell you now, Braums Heart is Stronger then any Curse of saddness {{champion:32}} *sniff* ...really? {{champion:201}} yes my friend, now come, let us find MORE friends {{champion:32}} thanks Braum, but one is more then enough for me {{champion:201}} maybe, but one can never have enough friends, I mean look out there! {{champion:32}} huh? {{champion:201}} all of those people agree, they would LOVE to be your friend, if given the chance {{champion:32}} ...you think so? {{champion:201}} it will be Hard little mummy, but trust me when I say, Even in the Darkest of times, the warm smile from a friend does more then melt icey hearts, it also sends a light that all can see hope in {{champion:32}} ...thanks Braum, I feel alittle better {{champion:201}} anytime my little friend, now lets go make some friends! {{champion:32}} okay...can we start with that girl with the teddy bear? {{champion:201}} meeehhh alright...just watch out for that bear...I'm not scared of it but...meh it does give me a start, you know what, Braum will let YOU do talking {{champion:32}} okay! ...what should I say? {{champion:201}} All friendships start with a friendly hello my friend (btw please give a like if you did read every text for Braum in his voice)
XD Braum is such a cool guy. I bet he tries to make friends with everyone in the League.
: Shaco Texture/Visual Update???
It was suppose to be Jan 2015, but that was announced a year ago. I think the most Shaco will get though is a small texture update in the years to come. :c
: I'm Willing to Sacrifice The Next Champion Release to Prioritise Fixes and Reworks for Old Champions
So I guess that whole Shaco update in late 2014 or early 2015 had to be delayed eh? Well, I can live with that. I love the old Shaco even if a lot of people hate him. {{champion:35}}
: "I didn't see that VU coming." or Nobody Expects the ChampUP Inquisition!
Think Shaco will get some loving? Or does Riot just hate the Demon Jester? :( {{champion:35}}
: Dev Blog: Champion Updates
One day, my dear Shaco, sweet Shaco will get at least a texture update. Right? Right? :C one day... {{champion:35}}
: These were so fun to draw!! I'm so happy right now!! <3 What do you guys want to see next TELL MEEEE!!
I ship amumu and gnar now, what have you done? XD Gnar trying to scare a champion like a Jack in the Box
Jynx (NA)
: Playtime with Gnar
I love all of them <3 Wonder how he'll play with a Jack in the Box {{champion:35}}
: Patch 4.10 notes
I like the lebeah nerf, but I'm not sure how i feel about some of the life steal changes... Oh well, i guess i won't need 'em as much with no silence lebleah.
: BRING BACK U.R.F. MODE!
And then summoners realized that ultra rapid fire was released on April 1...
: Karthus, the Deathsinger
:C Adam Harrington isn't voicing Karthus?! I'm going to go cry in a corner now...{{champion:35}} {{champion:30}} {{champion:13}} {{champion:82}} {{champion:38}}

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