Rioter Comments
: So I'm not a Rioter, but I can answer some of these questions! >Do you guys do both coding and art, or is it more of only one thing that a person focuses on? In most studios (Riot included) people will focus in a specific area. It's great to be a multi-threat, but for the most part a major studio will have fairly significant divisions between work: even an artist will be specifically a concept artist, or a texture artist, or a character artist, etc. For smaller studios you'll find more overlap, and there are definitely roles where it's *really* helpful to have talents that spread across disciplines. A 3D modeler may want to be a decent texture artists, for example, a gameplay designer benefits 3D modelling experience (in certain genres), and a game designer benefits from scripting knowledge. >With music, is there an orchestra or is it digital for the most part? Depends on the budget and the size of the studio. At Riot, I believe they use live orchestras, but they do mix in digital instruments, sound editing, and other weird stuff (there's an article somewhere on how they built a homemade percussion set for Ekko's theme that's floating around the internet somewhere). >What kind of coding does it demand? Is it very difficult or does it get easier by time? Depends on your role! A lot of big industry games are in C++, but it's far from 100%. Additionally, multiple languages go into the supporting infrastructure, and designers may script in existing or even proprietary languages based on the company, game, and their role. >Do you guys have fun? Every Rioter I've met seems to enjoy the job, and the entire place seems like a lot of fun. Individual perspectives on the job/environment almost certainly vary, but overall it seems that the answer is "yes." >Do you need a degree in game design or can you have a computer science one? You actually don't need *either*! In game design these things can help (especially if you're going for a programming job), but the real test is simply proving you know what you're doing. There are definitely disciplines (like gameplay design or mechanics design) where the most important thing is a healthy dose of creativity combined with a heaping serving of analytical ability. >Do you get exposed to storyboarding/plot building? Almost certainly. I believe that designers are hooked into a lot of that, because they're creating characters who need to live and breathe in an evolving world. Not knowing where that world is headed makes it hard to nicely fit someone into it.
> [{quoted}](name=The Djinn,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=dgEEJrgw,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2019-03-19T01:02:29.041+0000) > > So I'm not a Rioter, but I can answer some of these questions! > > In most studios (Riot included) people will focus in a specific area. It's great to be a multi-threat, but for the most part a major studio will have fairly significant divisions between work: even an artist will be specifically a concept artist, or a texture artist, or a character artist, etc. > > For smaller studios you'll find more overlap, and there are definitely roles where it's *really* helpful to have talents that spread across disciplines. A 3D modeler may want to be a decent texture artists, for example, a gameplay designer benefits 3D modelling experience (in certain genres), and a game designer benefits from scripting knowledge. > > Depends on the budget and the size of the studio. At Riot, I believe they use live orchestras, but they do mix in digital instruments, sound editing, and other weird stuff (there's an article somewhere on how they built a homemade percussion set for Ekko's theme that's floating around the internet somewhere). > > Depends on your role! A lot of big industry games are in C++, but it's far from 100%. Additionally, multiple languages go into the supporting infrastructure, and designers may script in existing or even proprietary languages based on the company, game, and their role. > > Every Rioter I've met seems to enjoy the job, and the entire place seems like a lot of fun. Individual perspectives on the job/environment almost certainly vary, but overall it seems that the answer is "yes." > > You actually don't need *either*! In game design these things can help (especially if you're going for a programming job), but the real test is simply proving you know what you're doing. There are definitely disciplines (like gameplay design or mechanics design) where the most important thing is a healthy dose of creativity combined with a heaping serving of analytical ability. > > Almost certainly. I believe that designers are hooked into a lot of that, because they're creating characters who need to live and breathe in an evolving world. Not knowing where that world is headed makes it hard to nicely fit someone into it. I really appreciate you taking the time to answer all of my questions! I feel that while I want to learn more coding, because I like making things function, I also want to make the music and the game's art. These answers help me a lot. I've peeped other people's answers regarding layoffs and crazy hours. Is that a normal thing or can one find a stable place? If not, do I need to climb the ranks in order to secure a position that won't be under threat of termination?
FzG VampQ (EUNE)
: Hi there folk ! Got interested in your post .. i am 2nd year game design student in the UK , if you want any tip of how to start or even experiment with game design then i would recommend you to start with some beginner step with 3d modeling , with some unity ( so you can understand how scrips for game engines works) , maybe start having an idea of a game and build a story around it maybe some rules and really the sky is the limit just use your imagination ! Here some programs i like to use ( Sadly you have to pay for them but they have trial periods) 3D Modeling : 3D-COAT and 3DS MAX Programming : Unity (Scripts) , Visual Studio ( If you want to get into programming ) . Lastly , one hint is that your mind has to think as a developer and NOT as a gamer because you will have to deal with companies and etc. and beleive me that will truly make a difference. I hope i helped you even the least of what you want ! I highly recommend you to follow the '' Game developer '' path , so far i really enjoy it ! Hope to see you in the rift one day !
> [{quoted}](name=FzG VampQ,realm=EUNE,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=dgEEJrgw,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2019-03-19T00:57:10.681+0000) > > Hi there folk ! Got interested in your post .. i am 2nd year game design student in the UK , if you want any tip of how to start or even experiment with game design then i would recommend you to start with some beginner step with 3d modeling , with some unity ( so you can understand how scrips for game engines works) , maybe start having an idea of a game and build a story around it maybe some rules and really the sky is the limit just use your imagination ! > > Here some programs i like to use ( Sadly you have to pay for them but they have trial periods) > > 3D Modeling : 3D-COAT and 3DS MAX > Programming : Unity (Scripts) , Visual Studio ( If you want to get into programming ) . > > Lastly , one hint is that your mind has to think as a developer and NOT as a gamer because you will have to deal with companies and etc. and beleive me that will truly make a difference. > > I hope i helped you even the least of what you want ! I highly recommend you to follow the '' Game developer '' path , so far i really enjoy it ! Hope to see you in the rift one day ! Thanks!
Rioter Comments
SEKAI (OCE)
: Unpopular opinion: My opinion is popular.
> [{quoted}](name=SEKAI,realm=OCE,application-id=Ir7ZrJjF,discussion-id=6XTgoFRE,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2018-08-05T18:57:29.294+0000) > > Unpopular opinion: My opinion is popular. pity upvote
: Pool Party Community Roundup
They put this out, and I remember I have to go back to school in a week. {{sticker:zombie-nunu-bummed}}
I Null I (NA)
: are those two working at Los Pollos Hermanos?
: PIZZA DELIVERY SIVIR
In _A Way Out_, Carol dies because the police used a bad attempt to draw Vincent out. April fools, Vincent or Leo dies. I'm fucking evil{{sticker:slayer-jinx-wink}}
: Frost Blade Irelia finally fixed by a fan.
I came here thinking that a fan restored her cheeks
CLG ear (NA)
: nightblue3 quit league of legends
He's just trying to avoid the facecam
: See you in space cowboy...
> [{quoted}](name=Glacial Weasel,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=BH0p1IzO,comment-id=0002,timestamp=2018-03-20T18:46:12.185+0000) > > See you in space cowboy... borderlands....
A Nunu (NA)
: HOLY THICCNESS
Could riot give their input on this?
Rioter Comments
Jamaree (NA)
: You only get them from chest and you are supposed to disenchant champions you don't want.
> [{quoted}](name=Jamaree,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=tQslQwsF,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2018-03-19T09:04:58.456+0000) > > You only get them from chest and you are supposed to disenchant champions you don't want. Thanks. Now I have a good amount of BE :)
Rioter Comments
: New Weekly Comic - Crystal Quest
Entertaining but the pacing and cohesion of the story is confusing, as well as every panel being packed with things. Can barely follow. {{sticker:cass-cry}}
: Upvoted just for the pun. Phreak would be proud. XD
I cant find the pun. Help me out lol
Tiure (NA)
: To me? Olaf is the problem. I don't like Olaf. He is bland and uninspired. He's a Viking berserker, and he has 2 axes, and that's all there is to him. Maybe there are a bunch of people out there who think "Oh yeah! Viking comes here to smash stuff! Yes!!!" but there's only so much purposeless smashing that can be done before I'm ready to move on to the next guy who smashes stuff. The comic does a pretty bad job of showing what Olaf happens to be doing at any given time, too. I don't think that's the fault of the artist, though...I think it's just that Olaf is hard to depict in motion because he, like Nidalee, is locked into this visual design trap where he has a throwing weapon that he'll never actually throw because then he wouldn't be able to fight with it anymore. Most of Olaf's design in fights is locked into his "I don't die" mechanic, and the comic artist is clearly struggling to communicate this berserker-rage concept to the reader. What is Olaf doing that makes him not die? Is he jumping around a lot? Is he shrugging off the blows that are aimed at him? Does he heal off any damage that comes in, like Wolverine? In the comic we see all 3 of those things happening without any semblance of consistency. It reminds me of when I was a kid and I would play pretend with my neighbors and siblings, and one time I was a vampire who could just heal myself up every time they shot me. Everyone complained because no matter what they did, I had an answer. So next time I was the villain, I made it so they could shoot me, and I'd collapse dramatically, because I'm a theater gay. Then, when they came over to investigate, I'd open my eyes and hiss and "eat" someone and make them a vampire. Instead of just ignoring my "enemies" and doing my own thing, I *interacted* with them. Even though I was just as invincible and shitty as I was in the first round, I told a story with my actions that they could be a part of. I showed that I was powerful and conniving, but I also showed that I could be attacked and defeated if they had the right kind of weapon (e.g. hit me with something strong so I am knocked out and then drive a stake through my heart). It's the same idea in League gameplay. When Olaf is able to run at you and ignore your damage and CC, you're just stuck in someone else's story and can't interact with them except to just kind of sit there and eat axe for a few minutes. Being able to exert your own power over Olaf (knock him down, scare him, hurt him, disarm him) makes you feel like you have influence over the situation, even if Olaf is vastly more powerful than you and you end up dying. I know this is a lot of words for a very simple "Olaf is the problem here," but Idk maybe it's feedback that you guys will take into account for next time :)
"So next time I was the villain, I made it so they could shoot me, and I'd collapse dramatically, because I'm a theater **gay**." Hmm, good to know.
: Yeah they stole it from Starcraft II. Those losers on the Overwatch team couldn't come up with anything original. {{sticker:zombie-brand-clap}}
> [{quoted}](name=Reaper Soraka,realm=NA,application-id=Ir7ZrJjF,discussion-id=1jIbcdGE,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2018-02-24T15:24:26.015+0000) > > Yeah they stole it from Starcraft II. Those losers on the Overwatch team couldn't come up with anything original. > {{sticker:zombie-brand-clap}} oh well i mean blizzard owns both overwatch and starcraft 2
sutora3 (EUNE)
: this is one of the most horirble patches in history
I can definitely complain. They gutted Shyvana's Q and her base stats. It's gross man. I cri
Rioter Comments
: yay {{champion:86}} and {{champion:55}} {{sticker:sg-jinx}} now where's my {{champion:102}} and {{champion:59}} ship
I'm not cringing at this shipping. +1 upvote
: {{champion:202}} {{champion:103}} is my otp :3 and obvi {{champion:497}} {{champion:498}}
I'm cringing at that shipping.
: Summoner Showcase 137
Swimbananas is Tidepod-chan confirmed
: Patch 8.3 notes
I seen it Rito. What's that Pathfinder's jungle item doing replacing all other jg items? It's like Stalker's and a buffed Tracker's combined (cool), but I don't see Skirmisher's being a thing anymore. Do you know how much I use that thing? And while we are at it, bring back Zephyr (item).
: Patch 8.3 notes
Xayah is slowly looking more and more like Ahri
: I know asking for Ahri buffs is goddamn near blasphemous on the boards but...
And while we're at it, can we bring back the part of Ahri's charm where it stops dashes? Akali has 3 ult dash charges that cost nothing, Lee Sin has basically 2 different ways to dash to you, Diana has her ult dash that can have no cooldown, the list goes on... It can't be that broken where people are crying, "AHRI'S DASH CANCEL RUINED MY RANKED PROMOS!" I mean if that's the case, then you better get nerf Poppy's W so that it's basically just a movement speed and resistance boost.
: What if honor capsules also awarded small amounts of orange essence?
Caekie (NA)
: The Zoe Q nerf is EXACTLY what they did to Akali's E way back in the day
Riot nerfed Zoe's Q? I still get booty blasted from it.
: There are now 12 champs that have gone over 1000 days w/o a new skin
holy crap that's a lot of days! At minimum that's like over 2 whole years! *KNOWLEDGE*
: Flat Earthers, Earth is not flat and here's the proof.
Tibold (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=That One Darius,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=Bmb0hpkF,comment-id=00040000,timestamp=2018-01-09T02:22:21.277+0000) > > wellll. {{champion:40}}, {{champion:10}} , {{champion:90}} and {{champion:42}} (probably) all have feet They float. Does a plane need boots?
> [{quoted}](name=Tibold,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=Bmb0hpkF,comment-id=000400000001,timestamp=2018-01-09T22:25:39.770+0000) > > They float. Does a plane need boots? u assuming the plane doesn't need boots? #planeidentity
Naalith (NA)
: Vel'Koz is one of the most intelligent characters in the entire game, you don't think that man could find a way to wear some silly mortal trinkets?
> [{quoted}](name=Naalith,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=Bmb0hpkF,comment-id=0005,timestamp=2018-01-09T07:50:38.054+0000) > > Vel'Koz is one of the most intelligent characters in the entire game, you don't think that man could find a way to wear some silly mortal trinkets? u right man
: When your ADC is flaming you for stealing all their kills and taking their gold
lol vayne is deprived of gold. she on the streets begging
: https://pre00.deviantart.net/25c3/th/pre/i/2011/096/e/4/dwight_schrute_is_my_hero_by_rileystark-d3ddvir.jpg
> [{quoted}](name=Laughing Fish,realm=NA,application-id=Ir7ZrJjF,discussion-id=FQwMOVxg,comment-id=00040000,timestamp=2018-01-06T21:12:08.456+0000) > > https://pre00.deviantart.net/25c3/th/pre/i/2011/096/e/4/dwight_schrute_is_my_hero_by_rileystark-d3ddvir.jpg Shut up, Jim
Mojihito666 (EUNE)
: Hard stuck plat
I was surprised to see "plat" in that title. Used to seeing it replaced with "bronze" or "silver"
Rioter Comments
: If Cassiopeia takes Magical Footwear why can't she just get 10 movement speed after 10 minutes?
DJ 01975 (NA)
: Dunno if this has been done before, but...
Hey buddy I just wanted you to know that I downvoted this. That meme in general is just so dumb.
: To teammates who voted "No" to the surrender vote
Watch this guy be the same person to click "No" when they are 3/0, but the rest of their team is quite the opposite.
Eggbread (NA)
: "The game isn't getting worse, it's just moving on without you and your ideals."
> [{quoted}](name=Wuq,realm=NA,application-id=Ir7ZrJjF,discussion-id=LxIVxLNl,comment-id=0058,timestamp=2018-01-08T20:13:02.382+0000) > > "The game isn't getting worse, it's just moving on without you and your ideals." 14 words{{sticker:zombie-brand-clap}}
: I challenge thee to trigger the gameplay boards in ten words or less.
There is no "elo hell." Get gud *85% of players (bronzies) will get triggered*
: Tide Pod Chan(Lots of images)
Why do people make anime out of weird crap like this? From ebola chan to tide pod chan, humanity is at its finest.
: How it feels to come back from a 14-day suspension
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: What's Aatrox going to be?
Aatrox's kit will have to be completely redone. nothing in his kit works very well, and hasn't been for the past how ever many years. The only two ways you will win is if you are extremely good against any top laner (who in comparison to him is much better), or if you aggro super hard and the enemy jungler ignores top. His passive that lets you "revive" is only good if you have 5 stacks (generally from combat). So if an enemy catches you and bursts you down before you can even get 2 up, may as well ff@5. Additionally, his base stats are pretty weak. He's supposed to be a fighter but too weak to really do damage, and too weak to stay alive for long. You can build some tank on him but most likely at that time you are behind due to having to change build route. You build damage, you get bursted. You build tank, you get bursted a little slower.
: "I am a _____ main and here is a change that would really help out _____"
I'm a Dragon Knight main and I think he should get the Speed Cola buff.
: Something is really wrong with the state of this game..
Honestly it may not even be the game, but just the players. Lord knows I complain a lot too, but really it's just our tempers getting the better of us. Many complainers are whiners who want more free stuff, or angry people who got stuck in a game with trolls/feeders/etc.. And when RGMs, Events, or new skins come around, they complain about those too. Yes, there are problems with the game, such as bugs. Yes, there are champions we would love to be reworked or deleted (if you are really that mad). Oh and yes, the hextech chests for some reason love to give champ shards and/or already owned skins. But all in all, the increase in complaints for LoL comes from us players mad about a thing that isn't that big of a deal (save for the chests): 1. Free stuff, and the game isn't a pay to win game? Awesome. Why do we demand even 50x more of it? 2. Trolls and feeders? It sucks but you have to risk solo queue in order to find the good players. Then, you can premade with them. 3. Bugs and stuff? That's why we have bugsplat. I just sent one about my game crashing when I disconnected my Bluetooth headphones. They are coming around to fix it. 4. OP champions? You have over 100 other champions to choose from and counter. Or you could ban them in champ select. In the end, it may just be us, and not the game.
: I recommend; 1. Being forward. You can't blame yourself for trying, but you can and will if you don't say anything. 2. Putting a note in an envelope or card attached to the gift. It's impossible to miss and you can say what's on your mind. The extra effort means a lot, too. 3. Don't give gifts before expressing your interest. It's just "free stuff from a random guy" if you don't say anything.
> [{quoted}](name=Deep Terror Nami,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=7p8BLLkJ,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2017-12-25T04:04:27.761+0000) > > I recommend; > > 1. Being forward. You can't blame yourself for trying, but you can and will if you don't say anything. > 2. Putting a note in an envelope or card attached to the gift. It's impossible to miss and you can say what's on your mind. The extra effort means a lot, too. > 3. Don't give gifts before expressing your interest. It's just "free stuff from a random guy" if you don't say anything. You right; I'll make sure it isn't seen that way.
: What's the lesson of this story?
> [{quoted}](name=Vapor Wave Vibes,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=7p8BLLkJ,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2017-12-25T03:53:10.322+0000) > > What's the lesson of this story? There was no lesson. It was all sarcastic. The events did happen, but there was no lesson.
Audhulma (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=Jun Long,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=IrN3WxT4,comment-id=,timestamp=2017-12-25T03:00:08.868+0000) > > I just need to swap my PC version of Fallout 4 for PS4 (Lenovo too weak for the PC game). And I'm being a little bitch. Lots of computers that should have easily been able to run that game on high had serious issues. Bethesda really shit the bed with optimization and such, but they can't be bothered to actually fix it. Apparently they used 4k textures for the friggin' grass and trees, and their light maps are dogshit, so it doesn't matter even if you put the game on lower settings. You can use mods to fix most of that stuff, but the texture one requires you to replace and repack each thing individually. At any rate, just make sure you thank your mom for busting her ass to make sure you had a good christmas. It's very easy for parents to feel unappreciated this time of year.
> [{quoted}](name=Audhulma,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=IrN3WxT4,comment-id=0004,timestamp=2017-12-25T08:39:59.047+0000) > > Lots of computers that should have easily been able to run that game on high had serious issues. Bethesda really shit the bed with optimization and such, but they can't be bothered to actually fix it. Apparently they used 4k textures for the friggin' grass and trees, and their light maps are dogshit, so it doesn't matter even if you put the game on lower settings. You can use mods to fix most of that stuff, but the texture one requires you to replace and repack each thing individually. > > At any rate, just make sure you thank your mom for busting her ass to make sure you had a good christmas. It's very easy for parents to feel unappreciated this time of year. Yeah, I don't want to look like a total brat. As for Bethesda, who knows. I love the Fallout franchise but holy crap if they are making 4k grass and that causes huge issues, maybe not worth.
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