DeusVult (NA)
: Yes old swain ult is better when only comparing the precise part of the old ult that match up to the new ult, but the increased power budget is in the: 1. No mana cost 2. Bonus health on cast. This better allows Swain to dive in and not be destroyed. 3. Ability to nuke with the ult end cast. Even if it doesnt happen all that much, it still gives the possibility of it. (IMO it needs to be easier to land the second cast, atm you will never hit a 4-5 man ult second cast, ever.) You almost flat out ignore the monumental changes to the ult that they implemented in favor of talking about how you miss the old swain ult. Which is ok, but its gone now.
> [{quoted}](name=DeusVult,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=porv7O5Z,comment-id=0009,timestamp=2018-03-01T16:04:59.513+0000) > > Yes old swain ult is better when only comparing the precise part of the old ult that match up to the new ult, but the increased power budget is in the: > 1. No mana cost > 2. Bonus health on cast. This better allows Swain to dive in and not be destroyed. > 3. Ability to nuke with the ult end cast. Even if it doesnt happen all that much, it still gives the possibility of it. (IMO it needs to be easier to land the second cast, atm you will never hit a 4-5 man ult second cast, ever.) > > You almost flat out ignore the monumental changes to the ult that they implemented in favor of talking about how you miss the old swain ult. Which is ok, but its gone now. Honestly, even with the bonus HP i feel i die way easier then Old Swain.
: If you could sleep with any male champ, who would it be???
: Happy to reply when I have some form of context, even if it means being the messenger. We purposefully don't say what is or isn't in development at any given time because things shuffle, change and are sometimes shelved entirely. While yes, it'd be really cool to know something like, 'Hey, Shen is getting [skin line]', it'd feel super shitty if for whatever reason the skin was pushed out several months or more, or canned entirely. Some concepts simply don't work out like we'd planned. 'Cyber Katarina' was a concept that went out to players wayyy long ago (oops!) and it wasn't actually released until *years* later as PROJECT: Katarina. The skin that was officially released was super different from where the original concept landed. I can't imagine it feeling great to see/hear about that skin, getting super hyped, and then nothing happens with it. Even if we announced that it was shelved, or what have you, there'd be some pretty upset people - case in point, Sewn Chaos skins. (That's a super rare case, but I think can illustrate pretty well what it feels like to know something should be coming, and then it doesn't.) I didn't take your Illaoi comment as ungrateful, so all good there. This is the first time we've really done a follow along dev blog, so any feedback is welcome. I agree that there are some great Illaoi ideas out there, and I hope we make some of them come to life - Elderwood pls. Something more comical, like the inflatable arm concept, wasn't selected because we felt like a joke skin for her first skin after launch, and after a long wait, wasn't the best choice. *If you feel otherwise, happy to hear why!* I caught up with our concept artist for the Illaoi concepts to get a blurb about why we went with the three concepts we did, hopefully this helps? *"The behind the scenes is I spent a week doing a concept a day, then got together with concept and the team in separate review meetings and we chose which worked the best for the character and would add to her catalog (or lack of one).* *The REASONS were basically that the two skins she had were very organic and fantasy, even her Void skin. We chose the two scifi skins as they would surely add a new approach to her, and also hopefully catch the attention of people who don't play her. Like if I'm a Darius main, I might see Battlecast Illaoi across the lane and think "huh, maybe I should give her a go, she looks cool." We also wanted to counterweight the choices with something a little closer to her (Safari/Explorer) to give an option that isn't so jarring, as we had no idea how Illaoi mains would react to a new skin. Also, we loved the charm that Safari brought to the table, and the VFX ideas were suuuuuper exciting. Actually, for all of these the VFX were all super exciting and when we thought about what each one would do it was really easy to pull ideas on all three of the chosen skins, so we knew we had some hooks on each one. *" I'm likely going to sound dodgy again with this reply, so I apologize if I come off as such. To preface, I don't know all of the ins and outs when it comes to discussions around who is and isn't eligible for a skin aside from Champ Up pinging us and saying, 'hey guys, we've got a VGU slated for x in x patch (*this could be pretty far out*', and we say, 'okay', and make note of it and pause anything (if there's something in dev for them), or work around them for the time being, until their VGU is pushed to live. Our concern with releasing a skin and then VGUing it 6-8 months later is, you probably bought the skin for x reason. It could be the VFX on a Q, or the SFX on an E. If that aspect isn't preserved, you might feel pretty pissed off - understandably so. *Adding in this resource, too,* To give you as much visibility as I'm personally able to, [here are the three champions](https://support.riotgames.com/hc/en-us/articles/202294884-Champion-Update-Schedule) that are slated for a VGU next, so they're not brought up in new skin discussions at the moment. Occasionally - like with Fiora's update - we were able to work in tandem with the team, albeit a challenge, and pushed out her VGU and then PROJECT: Fiora the following patch. I'll be honest, I can see where the sword teaser fell short, we have more than one champion with swords in the game, and unless there's another indicator on who the champion is, it's pretty up in the air. For Lunar Revel, we tried to stylize the dog, but keep the ears as a main indicator visually. It was also year of the dog, so we felt players would catch onto that aspect up front. I'm far from a product managers, who is the person who works on deciding who gets what, when and how, so I won't try to tackle the specifics and be wrong all over the place. I can give you [this dev blog](https://nexus.leagueoflegends.com/en-us/2017/05/dev-state-of-skins/) where we discuss how we make our selections, and some of the why. It's written by one of our product managers. Another resource for you may be Ghostcrawler's reply to **[Riot talks a lot about prioritization and resources when answering questions about features people want β€” if there aren’t enough people there to fix things like Death Recap or the old, out of date website, why not hire more? Are you really that limited on people?](https://nexus.leagueoflegends.com/en-us/2017/12/ask-riot-movie-honor-opponents-urf/)**. It basically explains why throwing more people on a project isn't always the right choice, so in this case, getting more concept artists. Side note, really hoping we're able to do a cool idea like Dragon Tamer Swain after his rework. Again, I do appreciate your honesty. These are tough issues to tackle. Posts like these, for me, and I'm sure I speak for other Rioters, too, are a great place for us to better understand where you're coming from. Being able to have a discussion versus a screaming match - trust me, we can be just as riled up (read: passionate) goes a long way, so thank you. *Sorry for my late reply, I've been sick. @_@*
> [{quoted}](name=Riot KateyKhaos,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=pcX0wKmd,comment-id=001900230000,timestamp=2018-01-12T17:36:03.529+0000) > Side note, really hoping we're able to do a cool idea like Dragon Tamer Swain after his rework. Bamboozled again Feelsbadman {{item:3070}}
: no he's a bird.
> [{quoted}](name=Riot Novalas,realm=NA,application-id=A7LBtoKc,discussion-id=wRUXAmkK,comment-id=0000000000010000,timestamp=2018-01-10T20:58:14.616+0000) > > no he's a bird. {{champion:50}} INTENSIFIES!
Krigjer (NA)
: Daddy Swain confirmed? Personally I prefer no beard on men, but silver foxes feel like they need them. At least some 5 o clock shadow.
> [{quoted}](name=Krigjer,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=7XIRsMWR,comment-id=0005,timestamp=2018-01-02T17:26:43.037+0000) > > Daddy Swain confirmed? > > Personally I prefer no beard on men, but silver foxes feel like they need them. At least some 5 o clock shadow. Hell yea
: Riot good job on the new difficulty settings for top lane!
: Lore Updates And The Impact Of Fanon
{{champion:45}} {{champion:117}}
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: November 15
A while back you said some champs were getting updated ability icons, Are those still planned?
: We need supporters for Veigar's army!
Can i pledge my soul to Veigar AND Swain or do i have to choose?
: I'm glad about the swain hype but what about Beatrice?
: All Noxian champions are toxic and need to be reworked. (Except Katarina)
: Will Beatrice talk after Swain's VGU? Will she get more personality?
: I hope post-VGU Swain is still full of Edgar Allan Poe and literary references.
Removing his Ult seems a little redundent, considering it's probably his most iconic ability. A reworking of it sure, but removal seems a little over the edge.
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: May 23
Pls update icons for {{champion:45}} he reallys needs it imo.{{champion:50}} too if possible.
Limmie (NA)
: No Vi interaction on Pulsefire Cait
Now you know what it felt like having {{champion:136}} not interact with {{champion:45}}
Rioter Comments
: Cosmic Blade Master Yi slices through the stars
Rioter Comments
Raoul (EUW)
: Zacs reworked Q in a nutshell:
Now kiss! {{champion:117}} {{champion:45}}
Rioter Comments
: Nerf Veigar's R pls
> I know Veigar's mains will flame in the comments ! The will say : > 'Buy magic resist noob !' or "Learn to play ! " or "Play safe " Maybe because that's what you're supposed to do, build MR and take advantage of his weak early game. But i mean cmon, Burst mages killing people? Total insanity amirite?
: Not all champs need a rework, some champs just need a visual update....
{{champion:45}} Does need a VU, and im not quite understanding why people are downvoting the comments. (especially not even giving a reason as to why)
: Vayne top? Fine. Ryze top? Jeez, not again. Swain top? Getting annoying. Kennen top? Ugh. Vlad to-
I just wanted to play {{champion:58}} .... {{champion:81}} top with {{summoner:3}}
: So is Annie the last great assassin?
{{champion:45}} has 3 skillshots he needs to land, doesnt land in the same "no skillshots or reaction time" boat that {{champion:1}} is in.
: When you finally catch that one sneaky yordle
http://i.imgur.com/otMVFdU.jpg Or {{champion:45}}
xScarfy (EUW)
: First Baker Pantheon, than Little Devil Teemo? We all know what's next...
Honestly, Blood Moon Diana seems like one of those "Low hanging fruit" kind of skins. As Ralanar already mentioned, skins explore alternate ideas for the champions. It'd be like making Elderwood Maokai imo.
: Anthony Burch was just hired by Riot.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eB6tqxqwSfU
: Write the saddest League story you can in 4 words. [WARNING, CONTAINS SAD CONTENT]
: {{champion:45}} I WANT TO GUT whoever designed this champ. On summoners, no big deal, but on ARAM, i just want to freaking throw myself off of the howling abyss into the abyss and never come back
> [{quoted}](name=BagawkZor,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=i4O4wM3H,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2016-09-29T16:22:42.063+0000) > > {{champion:45}} I WANT TO GUT whoever designed this champ. > > On summoners, no big deal, but on ARAM, i just want to freaking throw myself off of the howling abyss into the abyss and never come back http://i.imgur.com/KYuf10x.png
: AHA I KNEW IT!
A teemo is satan joke? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2s29LFTPH8
: In support of Teemo, the swift scout
Teemo? a villain? please THIS is a REAL villain http://i.imgur.com/gmpDNKe.png
Surge06 (EUW)
: When Nasus builds tank
: When High Noon Jhin Ults
http://i.imgur.com/OkU50jJ.jpg
Dr Poro (EUW)
: Yorick rework, Baker Pantheon
Veigar Visual update [A man can dream](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAUOPHqx5Gs)
: As a Veigar main, Veigar needs an updated look on his R
Agreed, {{champion:45}} also needs an update to his visuals anyways. Primordial Burst (and the rest of his kit) needs to look menacing.
: Please give Diana a PROJECT: Diana skin or a Blood Moon Diana skin!
I'll be honest, i never understood WHY people want a Blood moon diana, seems too similar to her existing theme revolving around the moon and whatnot. I would like to see Diana get another skin, but Blood Moon wouldnt seem to fit the bill.
: Yasuo killed my dog and CertainlyT made me watch!
Thing with CertainlyT champs are, and you're right, they ARE fun to play, but most of the time, people dread fighting against them. And im just gonna give my opinion and say i love alot of the old champs BECAUSE they dont have insane additions on them.
: Nyx, the Shadow Thief
[Nyx?](http://dota2.gamepedia.com/Nyx_Assassin)
Marbelara (EUNE)
: This better have a Veigar quote.
> [{quoted}](name=Marbelara,realm=EUNE,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=8EVMNVRF,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2016-07-25T19:55:46.225+0000) > > This better have a Veigar quote. Just checked, i dont think so which is extremely stupid and disappointing.
Rioter Comments
Arakadia (NA)
: Can Yorick's Rework have a quote: "You remembered Yorick Mori".
Have him say it when he gets a pentakill or killing spree.
: What every Yordle says all the time
SSmotzer (NA)
: [Skin Concept] Deputy Lulu
http://i.imgur.com/J3zFxxA.jpg
: Winston has a booster jetpack thingy right?
Good one. http://i.imgur.com/igQxR0y.gif
: Lulu Bumps Into Veigar In The Woods...
http://i.imgur.com/adMMazi.jpg
Aamano (NA)
: Wait a second....why wasnt there Dark Star Aurelion Sol???
: Veigar should get the singed treatment.
Yea it should be, was working for me.
: 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.
: dota 2/lol crossover
http://i.imgur.com/4JLlx6X.jpg
: Found a cute Lulu pic.
http://i.imgur.com/8SKJgZI.png so did i!
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