: Why I'm against female-only tournaments
Who’s making female only tournaments?
: Vladimir short lore update, some praise and questions
Vlad has a fanbase? No seriously, I thought he was around Yorick’s level of popularity.
: Ok now im getting kinda annoyed where are all these new lores coming from and how are u guys finding out about them, why are new lores never clearly announced!?
It’d be nice if people at least link where they get it from, or the actual bio.
: When we went into production with Zoe we knew she would be a polarizing character— maybe even more than evelynn. Some gamers would love her, some would hate her and a few not care. But thats okay, cause we didnt have something like her for people to enjoy. Part of creative work... and life (unfortunately) is accepting that you shouldn’t aim to please everyone or expect them to like you. Instead focus on finding what you like and connect with people who have the same interests and values. I’m truly glad to have been part of making something which connected with you, even if in only a small way. Ignore the haters. Zoe wasn’t for them.
What about those that wanted to like her, but felt her story, and in game audio was lacking?
nerp1186 (NA)
: We choose what champions get skins from a number of reasons, popularity is one for sure, but thematic fit as important. I think the challenge our team faces is how to balance keeping the lights on with making all players happy. It can feel bad if your main hasn’t gotten a skin in ages, or only has older skins that you’ve worn out. We know, and we are trying to address these more. This year we’ve made skins for low playrate champs like Cassio, Yorick, Viktor, Zyra, Anivia, Kennen, Singed, and a few more. Can we do more to make skins for champions that haven’t had one in years? We’re trying for sure. But to be real, skins for popular champions sell well and help us to do everything you see in the game and outside of game. Whether it’s keeping the servers up, releasing comics, music video or album, or whatever the next thing is. We want to keep doing this stuff, but we need revenue to do these things. On your last point about 750 skins, the idea behind them was to create a lower tier skin that we could produce faster in order to make skins for a wide range of champions. But they perform worse than the higher tier skins for exactly the reasons you stated. When we ask players about 750s, we hear that same feedback: if I’m going to spend money, I want it to be more than a “costume change”. 750s are extremely hard to keep at a lower price, while still capturing the fantasy we’re going for. That’s a big part in why we haven’t done a 750 in awhile.
> [{quoted}](name=nerp1186,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=TUBv5zlz,comment-id=0009,timestamp=2017-11-21T20:36:42.318+0000) > > We choose what champions get skins from a number of reasons, popularity is one for sure, but thematic fit as important. I think the challenge our team faces is how to balance keeping the lights on with making all players happy. It can feel bad if your main hasn’t gotten a skin in ages, or only has older skins that you’ve worn out. We know, and we are trying to address these more. This year we’ve made skins for low playrate champs like Cassio, Yorick, Viktor, Zyra, Anivia, Kennen, Singed, and a few more. Can we do more to make skins for champions that haven’t had one in years? We’re trying for sure. But to be real, skins for popular champions sell well and help us to do everything you see in the game and outside of game. Whether it’s keeping the servers up, releasing comics, music video or album, or whatever the next thing is. We want to keep doing this stuff, but we need revenue to do these things. > > On your last point about 750 skins, the idea behind them was to create a lower tier skin that we could produce faster in order to make skins for a wide range of champions. But they perform worse than the higher tier skins for exactly the reasons you stated. When we ask players about 750s, we hear that same feedback: if I’m going to spend money, I want it to be more than a “costume change”. 750s are extremely hard to keep at a lower price, while still capturing the fantasy we’re going for. That’s a big part in why we haven’t done a 750 in awhile. Does that mean that you’ll never make 750 skins again? I don’t play many high particle champions, like Sivir, and I doubt Riot is going to make a 1350 skin anytime soon.
Reav3 (NA)
: Zoe and the Aspect share the same body, like Taric. The Aspect is cunning and devious, Zoe is not. As for why the Aspect chose Zoe. For one all the Targonian Aspects don’t necessarily get along or even like each other. The Aspect of Twilight being a Trickster God likes to play tricks on humans as well as the other aspects for its own amusement. What better way to piss of the other Aspects then give a irresponsible little girl immense cosmic powers. It also finds it all extremely amusing.
Okay, but why does Targon have a trickster god? We’ve never had reason to think that the Targonians were anything more than an expansionistic empire. Now there’s some being screwing with others.
Echoing (NA)
: You probably get downvoted for the overly cynical approach to this. The more practical and probable reason is that Riot really wants to build up a good story, but is being way too perfectionist about this and wants to get all their pieces lined up first. Riot doesn't make money off the lore, and they could probably ditch it without losing anything essential. They do it because they're invested in us as players and want to give us the best experience they can. Except they keep introducing new pieces so that process never ends. They're trapped in their own cycle. That's why we don't get any real answers.
You just summed up my beef with Riot’s lore department.
: Weird this post skyrocketed with upvotes after 3 hrs yet the humour of it is wildly inaccurate. Almost like making a joke about Oranges but you've confused it with Apple's instead. I wouldn't have expected regulars from the SA&S community to be praising this thread at all. Edit: 14hrs later and im lost as to why this thread has climbed to 58 upvotes.
: Could've brought in a WHOLE NEW skin theme but nope, people choose an overused theme for the "tiddy window". Really captures the maturity level of players http://www.stickpng.com/assets/images/58f374e9a4fa116215a92407.png
You leave my tentacle priest’s titty window alone!
Jellbug (NA)
: Thanks for watching! This is a new format for us delivering worldbuilding info + artwork, so it's great to hear your feedback. Please let us know what you all want!
Don’t take this wrong, but do you all have an interview room? There was a lot of background noise. Other than that I loved it. Could you make one about Demacia?
Gapybo (EUW)
: Zoe Bio and Story
Not feeling this character to be honest, but at least she can give A.Sol more screen time.
Sciela (NA)
: A good login theme tells a bit of the story of who the champion is, and what their personality is. Camille's theme isn't entirely bad, but it is the start of the decline. Her theme sounds vaguely aristocrat-y and the harpsichord fits the theme of Piltover, but the song has no progression, no story. It's just a tone (and that's the issue. The other themes used to tell a story). The tone fits, but it doesn't say anything other than "Yeah, Camille is a fancy British person from a while back." And then Urgot... it's not a song. It's just chaotic noise. And sure, while chaos might follow in Urgot's wake, Urgot is not himself chaotic; everything he does is extremely planned out and methodical. The entire "song" just sounds vaguely angry, and there's so much more to Urgot than just anger. Warwick, again like Urgot, is mostly just a cacophony. There isn't much to the song, and there isn't much of a story, it's just vague, angry sounds again. And, once again, much more to Warwick than anger. Eve's theme is just vaguely spooky and "mysterious." It doesn't tell you much about Eve, though you could assume she's a sneaky kind of person, maybe seductive with the woman's voice there. So, if I didn't know who Eve was, I'd assume she was a succubus -- which she's really not. ... a good login theme needs to tell the entire story of a champion, not just one aspect of it. Look at Taliyah's theme, look at Kindred's theme, look at DT Trist's theme, look at last year's Star Guardian theme (especially if you read the lyrics, though I like the sound of the Japanese one better), look at this theme, and so on. The songs fit the champions/skins, and if you listen well, they tell you a story.
That feels like an opinion not everyone is going to agree on.
: I wish people would discuss with me instead of downvoting me. ;-;
Every thread gets downvotes the first few hours. Sometimes they get upvoted.
: A Second Batch of New Bios!
I just checked surrender at 20 and I’m not seeing the bios. Who else has new info?
: Zac is batman now. He used to be Clark Kent. Sidenote: your poll question is worded weirdly. I'm seeing > Is Zac better with his parents, or without Option 1. Yes Option 2. No Option 3. Eh, neither
Except he’s not. He’s not cynical about life. He’s trying to live up to his parents’ teachings.
: > [{quoted}](name=KempyreanPirate,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=ph7ZblLc,comment-id=00000002,timestamp=2017-11-09T21:48:47.005+0000) > > Wait a minute... I thought we got confirmation from an official source that Summoners were still canon and they would come back into the Universe at some point. > > I know they aren't really in the lore currently, but I was under the distinct impression that the overall narrative of the game world was going to eventually move in that direction. You'll note I do not state that there aren't Summoners any more - just that there aren't Summoners summoning champions to the field of justice.
Will we ever know “soon” what summoners are in the new lore?
: Fair point, I'll bring it up with the writers and suggest we do more breadth than depth with the next champ I work on. The interaction lines don't usually carry too much weight for a characters lore though, they are mostly closer to /joke lines written for the fun of it. Long bio and subsequent lore content such as comics paint a much stronger picture. As I mentioned if you're really interested in what she thinks of other champions I'd ask WAAAGHbobo.
I don’t mind depth. I want depth. But Zoe’s lines aren’t in depth either. Granted she’s a hyperactive child with a crush.
: WAAARGHbobo would be the best person to ask. I believe the lines were to add a level of relatability to an otherwise all-powerful trickster; the awkward Beiber-fandom behaviour of a tween. She obsesses over the _ideal_ of Ezreal, and feels threatened by even the rumour that he is interested in Lux - kinda like Twilight fans getting mad at Kristen Stewart.
Did you people have to make most of her interactions revolve around him though? It’s disappointing to not see what she thinks of the other aspects, or the void, or champions in general.
: You realize that's why they interview people before they hire them, yeah?
My point, is that the reason of “just hire more people” doesn’t always work out, is because it takes time to find quality people. They’ve also made an article in the past few months showing why they don’t just hire more people or throw more money into things.
: Taric is confirmed Pansexual also
Did they say that? Thought it was him finding beauty in all things?
: This skin has a recall animation involving a motorcycle. It's a really nice motorcycle. I want to show my appreciation.
NO I mean behind the skin. Why is she hunting everyone else?
: Dude, it's riot games...if they put up a job opening people will flock. Then you look at their programming experience or art portfolios or whatever they need to see. Really, it is that easy to find good employees.
They have a standard and culture that not everyone lives up to.
: PROJECT: Vayne motorcycle appreciation thread
: Zoe is here! Discussion page.. and yeah she was indeed a true aspect in targon
: "Don't be fooled by her childish appearance—Zoe is an ancient being, a cosmic messenger of Targon" ... ಠ_ಠ
: Joke or not that was disrespectful to his opponents.
: What games are you playing?
When I bother to play games, hearthstone and Pokémon. When I save enough money imma buy Metroid and maybe yugioh cards.
: Catch: he can only be a super hero for 3 hours at a time, then he just turns back into a normal guy ;) {{sticker:sg-miss-fortune}}
Reav3 (NA)
: It was done Lonewingy but RiotOwlyCat helped a bit too
Tell them they killed it with Eve. I’m loving everything with her.
Ralanr (NA)
: I think we need more Yordle women.
: We do! To quote King Cobra from the OP, > I'm a QA Analyst on Riot's Playtest Team, a group of high elo players who play with the new champions, reworks, balance tweaks, items, and map updates before they are released. No mention of skins. :P
Not sure why people keep asking you then.
: Funny you should say that, it's national coming out day. So yeah, you right.
Hah! You’re attracted to the same sex. Didn’t know that was a day. Glad you have men that appeal to you.
: All skins are 1350 RP and up, now?
My wallet misses 750 skins but I guess this is how they make up for the lost income from runes.
: I made a Monster high Repaint of New Evelynn!
: Unfortunately, we don't have much insight on skins.
Y’all should start putting up disclaimers about what you know and don’t know.
: {{sticker:sg-jinx}}
Shouldn’t it be triple damage?
: This is a pretty timely post, actually. Udyr is a champion we're looking to buff for 7.21. Probably looking at a simple buff overall rather than a larger effort that would introduce pattern change. Some of the things we're considering (wouldn't necessarily ship more than one or two of them) are: * Bear Stance stun duration increases with rank * Bear Stance speed buff duration is flattened out to its current rank 5 duration (3 seconds rather than 2/2.25/2.5/2.75/3) * Significant AD/lvl increase * Taking reduced damage from crits (or even becoming crit-immune) while shielded by Turtle Stance.
Rioter Comments
: unlucky
I think it’s just hidden behind show more
: I agree. I think as long as pro play values reliability (spoiler alert: they always will) and pro play values communication (other spoiler alert: they obviously will) the W is going to be better at super high elo than the rest of play. Unfortunately that W is also one of the most iconic portions of the kit that Ryze players attach to (at least that's my understanding of it). With that in combination, I'm not sure what the long term solution is as we would like to bring him more in line with all levels of play and not just pro, but we also want to keep the part of him that players attach to and have grown accustomed to.
Historically you have removed things players enjoy because it was toxic. Why not the W?
: I'm fantastic. The past week I have been on a non-stop hype train about the next upcoming champion. I have a new main. :))))))
: Delightfully creepy and sad at the same time.
Poor girl just wants unending pleasure from our suffering.
: This community is like to jump up and be sjw too much not everyone can come up with solutions but you can idenify problems. Doctors cant get rid of Hiv but they can diagnose it.
Not every criticism of someone’s behavior means they’re an sjw. Even if they were, the word isn’t a taboo.
Sayomi (EUW)
: Bewitching Evelynn [Skin Concept]
The sad thing about her vgu is that now I want every skin idea to be made. My wallet can’t handle it.
: Yay! Liam is also the voice of Illidan Stormrage! If you are into D&D at all - he plays a game every week on the Geek and Sundry Twitch channel with a bunch of similarly wonderful actors called Critical Role. :D
Also Gaara, Ukitake, the Ghost unit, and so on.
: I never answered this :( Maybe too much CDR on mage items, maybe Righteous Glory on a few champions, maybe.............Dead Man's Plate when it's strong. Nothing too bad though.
: Exactly... That's her race... Are you trying to get an answer that relates to _our_ ethnicity?
Yes, that’s why I asked the question.
: Vastayan
That’s her biological-lore race.
: More lore on Bloodlord Vladimir and his armor's origin would be so cool.
Goodness child the thirst is real. “But you made a thread about being in love with Eve-“ I know imaginary voice in my head!
: Super Galaxy Splash Art!
I’m going to be that guy and ask what _is_ Nidalee’s race? There’s white washing, and then there’s not knowing her ethnicity.
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