: With the new health bars, sields wearing off sometimes looks like damage being taken.
Known issue; redeploy should be going out later today for it. :D The repro is to have it expire while you're already damaged, it just looks worse with bigger shields. Edit: The fix for this is now live.
: See, I woulda asked about 11 and 14 both, since Qiqirns are originally from 11 :P
I also was addicted to XI! I played DRG and BLU.
: Please... this thing: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/lt1Ltv4Rhr8/hqdefault.jpg When?
We've responded to the cursor comment in a few places, but for added measure: The current cursors are terrible and need work. Badly.
Thryale (NA)
: :D awesome! Have you gotten to end-game yet? I still haven't finished SB. Been loving my Black Mage :D
Yup! 70 BRD, but I still need to finish the 4.1 story. Just haven't had time! SB's story is fantastic though, and the fights are great. Enjoy when you get to it!
Thryale (NA)
: Completely unrelated question, but I take it you play FF14? I thought I saw yer name somewhere before :D
I do! Qiqirns are cute!
: PRAISE THE MAKERS! I won't have to use a health bar for ants anymore!!!
Just setting expectations on this. We've made it so health bars (should) now work properly with really large and with really small resolutions. There are still a bunch of 4k bugs that need some time dedicated to them (like minimap icons being itsy bitsy), and our changes will not fix those. However, we are painfully aware of this issue.
: Is there any indication for "has a zombie-like state that you'll need to worry about after you kill them", like Kogmaw or Sion or Karthus?
Negative. Probably won't do that either, as it would have 100% up time. Of course though, we're open to discussion.
: > [{quoted}](name=LostFr0st,realm=NA,application-id=A7LBtoKc,discussion-id=2x0eKJkU,comment-id=00020000000100000001,timestamp=2017-10-24T19:56:49.492+0000) > > And here I thought the wings were due to her being the origin of the unkillable effect... > > Would be clearer if one of the blue Annies had the GA instead. > Maybe it's just me though^^" thats exactly what I thought it was until you commented and pointed out the GA.
Just for clarity: **Invulnerable:** Cannot take Damage. Represented by a golden shield around the border. Kayle R, Taric R, etc. **Unkillable:** Can still take damage, but cannot die. Represented by a golden skull above the level box. Tryndamere R and Kindred R (before it procs). **1up Available:** Unit has at least one resurrection effect ready. Represented by wings above the level box. GA, Anivia P, Zac P, Zilean R, etc. **Resurrecting:** Unit is currently reviving. Represented by a name change to Resurrecting (like CC Text). GA, Anivia P, Zilean R. **Unstoppable:** Unit is currently immune to CC effects. Represented by a name change to Unstoppable (like CC Text). Olaf R, Sion R, Kled R, Ornn W, etc.
  Rioter Comments
: Can Loliipoppy's portrait be the OG Lollipoppy? https://i.gyazo.com/107a586139c6691a881ce65c8e592d36.png
Look, man. I love me some OG Poppy. That little hamster ball of death was the -best-, and I smashed many a face with that Lollipop. Sadly, we both know that I must say no. _~~maybe, just maaaybe, I'll find a way to photoshop it in at like 5% opacity without people noticing. maybe. ~~_
: To follow up on both this and your [Gnar/Kayn answer](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/story-art/AEAHb3XZ-adding-skin-portraits-to-all-skins?comment=000e0001): If you are indeed considering unique portraits for Mega Gnar and SH Shadow Assassin & Rhaast, I seriously think you should consider making unique portraits for Kindred's skins- It's bad enough that people think that Lamb is the main character of the duo with what we have now, but putting Lamb in the spotlight with their skins as well, without letting Wolf a fair share in the portraits, would just strengthen this misconception and diminish Wolf once again. **My suggestion?** A unique, shared portrait of the masks/faces for each of the Eternal Hunters' current and future skins (But let's start with current skins for now), similarly to the design and composition of [their base portrait](http://ddragon.leagueoflegends.com/cdn/6.24.1/img/champion/Kindred.png). I think that it's just as important as unique icons for Gnar and Kayn, personally (even though you haven't decided on them either just yet). I know for a fact that _many_ Kindred lovers will appreciate such a thing, at the very least. -_- Thanks for the discussion anyways, Kory! I'd like to hear _your_ thoughts on this suggestion. :>
I'll be asking around about Kindred as well. Personally, I feel that Gnar/Kayn need the attention first, but I don't want to diminish Kindred's fantasy.
: Thus perpetuating the perception that Kindred is just Lamb and Wolf is nothing but a pet {{item:3070}}
Wolf ain't no pet! Kindred gets around this problem on their base by having a unique asset. Without creating new assets, there isn't an elegant way to get both Lamb and Wolf in the skin crops. :(
Crow (NA)
: Will this make it into Patch 7.15 this Wednesday?
Assuming everything goes correctly, this will be 7.16.
: Ququroon, will this affect old splashes that are getting updated as well (like Miss Fortune and Evelynn)?
I answered you on Twitter- but yes! Updated splashes will get added to the portraits, as well as new skins as they come out.
: What about Elise and Nidalee?
Their icons don't transform on Live, and both of them transform pretty rapidly over the course of the game. My gut says it would be kinda annoying flickering on your HUD.
: Hey Ququroon can I ask what happens with like Kindred
Base Kindred is (are?) the same. Their two skins utilize crops of Lamb.
Escheton (EUW)
: But...some skins have terrible portraits. Does it have an off switch so we can enjoy the skin without having to use the skin portrait?
This does not have an off-switch at the moment. And yeah, some skins aren't the greatest _(I'M SORRY WORKSHOP NUNU PLAYERS)_.
: > [{quoted}](name=Ququroon,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=AEAHb3XZ,comment-id=,timestamp=2017-07-24T23:34:57.534+0000) > > _However_, the big circle next to your abilities doesn't serve any significant gameplay purpose. Except for the most recent champion.{{champion:141}} How will he be handled?
It still isn't a significant gameplay indicator for Kayn there, fortunately. It does hold the transformation UI, but that's layered on top of this. Right now, I have it so Gnar and Kayn utilize their skin splashes when in their base form, but upon transforming they swap to their unique transformed art. I'm poking around trying to get more unique assets made, but that takes time and effort- so no promises there. All the same, I'm curious as to everyone's thoughts on this.
: tbh I think that maybe they could be animated? don't know exactly how hard that would be, but it would be cool at least :P
We're not thinking about animating portraits at this time. We're focusing on other larger projects, and smaller projects like this post are easier to fit within the cracks.
: Question Will Spirit Guard Udyr and DJ Sona's portraits change depending on what form they are in?
There are no changes to the ultimate skins with this. That's not to say we can't do any changes, but there currently are no plans for changing portraits for the stance swappers.
  Rioter Comments
: With the new CC....... Does it also show on clones such as Wukong and Shaco? Im going to just assume it does because then it is not just a clear indicator of who it is you actually hit.
We've put a decent amount of testing around clones, and they've been showing correctly. :D
: lol who's build is that
Mostly Ahri's rec items, plus a gunblade to show off another active.
  Rioter Comments
Canastus (NA)
: Also any word on the tail-update that was suppsed to go live in 7.4 (according to the patchnotes) and yet never made it onto live-servers? Still no trace of it in 7.5 either.
Yeah, it was shelved to put a little more polish onto it. Due to an error on our end, it wasn't removed from the patch notes. We're still talking about shipping it soon.
Canastus (NA)
: Cass chroma(s) not compatible with the recall update in 7.5?
Ah, weird. I'll look into it tomorrow. Chromas should have had the same file structure, but I guess Cass' needed their own for some reason. I'll fix it up for next patch.
Meddler (NA)
: I'll pass mention on to the right folks to look at that.
Looking into it! Edit: Pretty sure I found the issue. Thanks for the report!
PaladinNO (EUNE)
: >I'll forward that along. Thank you. I did make a thread about it some time ago. http://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/help-support/PGqIasst-how-can-anyone-not-from-na-comment-on-the-nexus-site Hopefully it will be fixed at the soonest convenience now. ---------------------- _Had to remove the ")" at the end there to make the link work._ ;) _Putting links in parentheses doesn't work very well with the Board coding, unfortunately. _ _It got me to:_ >Whoa, what happened? >Looks like something broke (we're still learning how this [com-pu-tor](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8h9HyoZAa4&feature=youtu.be) [yep, the Youtube URL was broke too ^^] stuff works). We'll be taking a look at the broken link that led you here. To get back in the game, check out the About, Careers, Games, News or Contact sections of the site.
Hahaha, sounds like I should have QA'd my post, eh? Fixed now. :D
PaladinNO (EUNE)
: No idea what a QA analyst actually does, but I got a question: in all these Nexus pages also posted on EUNE, how can anyone not having an NA account post a comment in it? Like this one: http://eune.leagueoflegends.com/en/news/community/q/ask-riot-malzahar-kills-lady ( http://eune.leagueoflegends.com/en/news/ ) Clicking on it redirects here: http://nexus.leagueoflegends.com/2017/02/ask-riot-malzahar-kills-the-lady/ ...and I am asked to insert my NA login. Which I can't for obvious reasons. :/
Ugh, that's crappy. I'll forward that along. Sorry about that- we want your feedback, not for you to have to jump through hoops. (also we do a little bit of everything to maintain/enhance quality, and reduce player pain. It's really quite fun! http://www.riotgames.com/articles/20170221/2388/assuring-quality-today%E2%80%99s-complex-world )
patmax17 (EUW)
: So... what happens if I press "b" on aram? (I *guess* the champion plays his "new" recall animation, which, as you said, is probably an idle animation, and I think that's what Jikker meant in his post - but I might be wrong :))
You're correct. B on ARAM is just recalling without the spell associated with it. As all of the 'simple recalls' are implemented as recalls, they interact with the B button the same as everything else.
Iffem (NA)
: If you're wondering which champions don't have a recall, it's anyone older than Draven (Sorry, i mean DRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN) who hasn't received a full VU (Shen's doesn't count as a full VU as he didn't receive new voicelines) Meaning Darius is the most recent champ to not have one, if my memory serves me right.
Almost correct. Darius strikes a pose. Varus, who was before Darius, does not currently have one.
Nomeya (EUW)
: Nope. The functionality of the recall key remains the same. What Riot is changing is probably only a single parameter of the affected skins. In example, the parameter "recall animation" was previously empty but will now be changed to "idleani02" or whatever animation they change it to. So since they haven't changed anything with the actually recall key then absolutely no change will be experienced in ARAM.
Anl0rian (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=Ququroon,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=IngzHFRs,comment-id=,timestamp=2017-02-21T00:20:07.783+0000) > > **Hail, summoners!** > > Let's talk Recall animations. I'm personally a fan of these, and I know many players agree. They allow for a cool personal moment, and feel a lot better than your champion standing still, staring into the deep void of space. > > Many champions (and skins!) are lacking this animation at this moment, opting for the aforementioned navelgazing. The current reality is that making new animations for all of them is a very inefficient choice, as it would require our champion and skin animators to stop doing basically anything else. > > So! Here's how we propose to fix it, and how we can fix it soon (like, 7.5 soon). > > http://i.imgur.com/00URZiy.gif > > Pictured here is Ahri **before**, standing still, awkward, perhaps thinking about that failed gank she did on bottom lane a few minutes ago. Why did she think she could eat those tower shots? Ye gods, the horror, the shame. > > http://imgur.com/EApKy5X.gif > > Here she is **after**, using a current animation (Idle3, in this instance) as her Recall. It has a lot more movement and personality. This Ahri is planning her approach, coordinating with her team, and probably goes on to get a penta*. > > This approach comes with a fun happy benefit. > > After this ships, **every single champion that lacked a recall will now have one.** Skins without a unique recall will match the Base (Skin00, or a non-skin). > > So yeah! If all goes as planned, this should be on PBE shortly! I'm looking forward to your impressions. > > > > **FAQ:** > **Are the repurposed recall animations being removed from where they were originally used?** > Nope! There'll be some redundancy. > > **What about champions/skins that already had recalls?** > Unaffected! > > **Throw some stats at me!** > Not a question, but sure! 74 champions that lacked Recalls on their Base will now have one. Additionally to those 74 bases, 351 skins will now have recalls. > > **Can you explain more on why you went with this option?** > Sure! As explained in the above question, a change of this caliber affects a large amount of champs and skins. Our animators have little down time (they’re all hard-working champs), as we have a ton of higher priority work in flight at any given moment. We explored the option of doing simple poses for the recalls, to account for animation. We felt this option wasn't quite matching the quality we’d expect for the effort they'd take- we found we wanted more movement in the animations. Taking all these factors into account, we looked for easier implementations - smarter ways to solve the problem. > > > > > **increased rate of Pentas may vary.* Hello! I hope you reply!!! I love the idea of new recall animations for classic skins, and I was wondering if there would be any texture updates for older champs as well (Classic Syndra, Diana etc)? I think that Classic Syndra's colors need to be more Black/Silver like her splash instead of purple/gold. Seeing the attention to detail with this update reeeally puts me and other players at high hopes I think! Can't wait to see where you guys take this!!!
Hmmm. Possible. I'll measure interest tomorrow.
: I actually think that it feels great to recall as Nasus. The sound when his weapon hits the floor and the pose are amazing and very different from all his other animations. It would be a shame if it'd get changed ^-^
Some characters work with quiet recalls. I think TF's is a perfect recall for him, it's a personal moment to himself, and he's a kinda standoffish guy. For Nasus, you feel some of the weight of his life. Jinx, on the other hand, would feel poor if she didn't have the action that she does.
: Can you guys think about spicing the less impressive recall animations up in the future as well? There are a handful of champs whose recall animations are just a dedicated idle animation. Darius is my man, but holding up his axe and staring off into the beyond isn't much better than standing still. It wouldn't take much effort to have him inspect the axe or run his hand along the blade before looking off into the distance, but it would make a world of a difference. Of course you should get the idle recalls out asap, but taking the project a step further could be some busywork for the animation crew in patches thereafter. Anyhow, at least my second-hand man Renekton is getting a new recall if Nasus and Darius aren't, and I'm still hyped! ^u^
I'm at least thinking of that space, but I can tell you that would be much harder to get going. I agree in the value though. That said, the "next step" (_if_ we go further), would be fixing crappier ones of the 'idle recalls'.
: I called her out for not having a recall when she did. Makes me look kinda dumb. But I made my bed, I should lie in it.
Simple mistake, no worries. :)
Ralanr (NA)
: Give Shen his ult animation please. Or would that be too confusing?
Highest rule: Absolutely no gameplay animations. I wanted to avoid confusion- as if you see gameplay animations, you should expect gameplay. I break this rule ONCE, and even that might change (Jax does an autoattack in the middle of a few other anims).
: I always wondered if something like this was gonna happen, cool to see that it's actually happening! New animations would have been cool but I understand how much work that would probably be so idles and taunts are welcome. Some of the old champions have fairly limited and short animations from what I understand, are there any that play two or three idle animations in succession before the recall ends? Or is it just a single animation in all cases? Anyway cool stuff, always nice to see some legacy champions getting some love
Yes! I do have a couple champions stringing some animations together. Works for some, doesn't work for others. :D
: Are these repurposed idle animations (or taunt or whatever other emote as the cases may be) permanent recall solutions for the affected champs, or is getting actual recall animations something that riot wants to do eventually when the various animators aren't as busy with other things?
Permanent in that they *likely* won't be changed without an Update of some kind? Yes. A couple champions are particularly bad (Corki is pretty bleh, for instance), so we might give them some treatment a little sooner than later (this is still in talks, no promises, etc.).
Jabalor (NA)
: Will Renekton use a idle animation or the already ingame Scorched earth one? (Because its really badass)
Under no circumstance did I steal a unique recall from a skin. Didn't want to diminish any current quality.
: Will any of the updated recalls have voicelines added to them or are they simply the animations alone (unless there are some exceptions)? Just curious - regardless, glad you guys considered this option as it's the best choice right now for the champions without proper recall animations until they are eventually updated.
Animations alone. No VO. In the event that an emote is used, no VO will be associated with it.
Jaszs (EUW)
: Question: Will always be an (idleX) animation for the new recall or it may vary?
Answered in another post, but it varies. Some didn't have idle variants, some didn't have idle variants that worked, some just worked better with emotes, etc.
Vizulix (NA)
: Yess finally. I am tired of watching my Nasus just kneel and stare into space.
Ah, I think you misunderstand. That is a recall animation, even if a subdued one. Nasus is not affected by these changes.
: Galio didn't get a recall on his legendary skin? I'm quite surprised.
I was too, but the skin is pretty dated. D:
: Please, please, pleasepleasepleasepleasepleaseplease- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9yuDdCyQhs -please use Irelia's dance for her recall. Her idles are just her stretching or checking her weapon, but her dance shows the sort of kinetic weapon master thing she's meant to be, Meddler's even talked about it that way.
I agree that's Irelia's thing. I went with her Taunt though, as it has a bit more punch. Thoughts?
: Will all of the recall animations be as repetitive as the Ahri example? I thought it as a clip half as long as it actually was because of how it repeated the same motion half way through.
That's actually how long her Idle3 is, hahaha. I tried to not have animations be repetitive though. Several characters have animations that are shorter than 8 seconds, so I had them go back to standing still after the 'recall' to prevent this issue.
: This is pretty cool. I just made some custom games to confirm that my favorite character does have a recall animation on all of his skins. His newest skin has a big recall animation, but for the rest of them, he just puts his hand to his hat and teleports away. It's small, but it's very fitting for him. I'm glad some other champions are going to get cool little things like that.
: So, is the plan to use their other idle animations? Or are some champions going to use emote animations?
I tried to pick the 'best' option for each champion, so it isn't a one-size fits all solution. I tried to stick to Idle variants more often than not, because Idle animations play infrequently, whereas emotes could play many times in a game.
: What the plan for {{champion:111}}? If I _'recall'_ correctly. (bad joke is bad) he one of the only champs that doesn't have a single recall animation on any skins.
Nice joke. (b'-')d And yeah, I'm a bit sympathetic on the 12 champs that lack Recalls on any skin, but we're not doing anything different for them right now. For reference, that list is... Evelynn, Galio, Irelia, J4, Jax, Morde, Nautilus, Olaf, Shaco, Shen, Swain, Urgot.
Kakwane (NA)
: Will Ezreal get his dance as his recall? If not I'll be disappointed.
I intentionally didn't do his dance so players could be more selective with it, if that makes sense. Willing to hear your logic behind wanting it though.
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