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: Overall what did you all think of the Darkin Lore Update?
Short version: I think it's, uh, good enough in some places, but I like it in general. Slightly longer version: I think it's acceptable but the writers do need to fill in a lot of holes by pulling everyone's backstories into their current vision of Runeterra. A lot of the problems I see people having with it as of now is that some motivations are often vague and are not fleshed out nearly as much as they need to be. When dealing with characters with such overbearing personalities, a lot of work needs to be put into convincing readers that they are justified in being the way they are. Things like the Shuriman Emperor's relationship with the Ascended and the "influence" of the Void on the Ascended that turned into the Darkin need to be given more detail before a lot of people will even consider seeing eye-to-eye with the writers on what happened after the fall of Shurima. While I do see why some people liked the previous lore establishing Darkin as an otherworldly force, I can't help but feel that such a concept clashes with what the Void is meant to be, and the Darkin waging war with each other and with the people of Runeterra is in the vein of what the Void wished and still wishes to accomplish (which is not redundancy in my view, it is an extension of the will of the Void). I much like seeing a "fallen" version of the supposedly perfect Aspects and Ascended, which forces those groups to confront their human fallibility. This is unlikely to satisfy those of you with gripes against the current state of the lore, but these were just a couple pennies that fell out of my pocket. Writers: pls gib moar context n lor
: Riot has stated that there will never be a Baccai champion because they are literally worthless failures who are unworthy of being in the game, essentially.
> [{quoted}](name=4 Step Cadence,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=Kd2QzXqE,comment-id=00000000,timestamp=2019-06-13T10:30:56.385+0000) > > Riot has stated that there will never be a Baccai champion because they are literally worthless failures who are unworthy of being in the game, essentially. Do you have a source for where they discussed this? I would love to read what the narrative team has to say about them.
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