: > [{quoted}](name=Riot Whist,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=AHTzN43N,comment-id=0004,timestamp=2015-11-07T22:06:33.286+0000) > With pool party not playing animations I suspect that's a bug and will look into it on monday. Has anything actually come of this? It's been a few patches since this post and Winter Wonder Pix still has no taunt animation, and Pool Party Pix still has no taunt or joke animation.
This is on my list but hasn't been a priority. I hope to get to it soon now that the holidays are over.
: > [{quoted}](name=Skelenth,realm=EUW,application-id=A8FQeEA8,discussion-id=peAA9HEA,comment-id=0003,timestamp=2016-01-08T17:39:37.319+0000) > > Is the trooper literally called TR-8R, or is this a fan-thing, cause you can read it traitor? TR-8R is a fan given name, his real name is FN-2199.
I have a theory his name is really TR-8R and he had no idea who Fin was, he just decided that he should announce his name before the duel.
: I'm still trying to figure out {{champion:420}} .__. I take one look at that name and just think "...why do you do this to me Rito?"
Similar to saying "Allow-e". "Ill. Ow. E" Am I "Illaoi"d to go home now?
: Update? :)
Just so nobody has any new expectations that will get crushed: Dragon Master Swain is not slotted for production at any point in 2016 currently. There was a glimmer of hope for the skin in 2015 when I posted that, but it wasn't able to happen. Sorry, I share your pain :\
: You are playing secret santa, and must get a gift for your favorite champion
{{champion:81}} $100 Amazon gift card. {{champion:17}} $5 Amazon gift card.
: Good Lord Yes.....I need it. I want our little grumpy yordle to do cute magical girl poses in her recall!!!! ;_;
Pyro (EUNE)
: Icon Color Coding Nitpicks
You bring up some good points, I agree that Equinox is weirdly out of place. I'll forward this thread to the people involved in making our item icons. Awesome job laying all this out with visuals {{sticker:slayer-pantheon-thumbs}}
: so how hard is it to remove a voice filter from say....prevoid {{champion:38}}? i love that skin but the only reason i switched to the newer i love them both but the newer one never breaks the immersion of the skin.
So for new champions - fairly easy though we need to watch out for voice work that was done with the intent of processing that might sound a little weird without. For old champions it's not always possible as we don't always have the raw recordings sadly.
ZiPS (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=Riot Whist,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=AHTzN43N,comment-id=000400000000,timestamp=2015-11-07T22:40:06.573+0000) > > DT Lulu was launched as a legendary I'm 82% sure. > > This was before I got hired. I'm pretty sure we dropped the price because the actual effort that went in (all on the dragon) went largely unnoticed since he's so small and not what you look at when you're looking at "lulu" Dragon Trainer Lulu was not ever Legendary nor was it ever intended to be. Ever since Demon-blade Trynd all legendary skins have had new voice overs. The controversy over DT Lulu was because it was the first non-release skin at 1350 yet as far as many players could tell it was a recolor with custom particles. As you've said the work on pix was hard to notice. Without the animation's to pix DT Lulu would only qualify as a 975 skin on the grounds of her custom particles (which is a shaky argument at best given recent releases). If it was before your time and you haven't spoken to anyone with more relevant experience then just don't post about it. At best you are guessing based on half remembered information and at worst you make it appear is if Riot is lying to cover their asses for something.
You are right, I edited my post to correct the error. I've played League since release and was sure enough I was remembering this correctly, but, we all make mistakes. I hope people don't think a Rioter would rather lie than accept the facts. I stand by my decision to post and correct rather than not communicate at all.
: If Riot spent that much time working on the dragon, why not just make it bigger . . . Who wouldn't want a dragon spraying fire balls the size of Lulu. I mean the fire balls would do like 12 dmg, but its all worth.
Gameplay read. If you see giant fireballs coming at you that only do 12 damage you're going to be confused.
Auryiel (NA)
: I'm pretty sure it was never legendary. I mean legendary skins have a new VO, for starters. Also this. http://forums.na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=2793360&page=1#post31356426 However, if I recall correctly, it was the second 1350 rp skin, after Mecha Kha'Zix.
Hmm you may be right. There's a reddit post from 2012 asking why it costs 1350.
Auryiel (NA)
: Uh.... Legendary? Ya sure about that?
DT Lulu was launched as a legendary I'm 82% sure. This was before I got hired. I'm pretty sure we dropped the price because the actual effort that went in (all on the dragon) went largely unnoticed since he's so small and not what you look at when you're looking at "lulu" EDIT - DT lulu was one of the first of the 1350s, not legendaries, Sorry for misinformation :(
: Ah. I own all of them so I wasn't sure on the price point. Riot's been getting lazy on animation for emotes in general. Most champions that get a VU get a downgrade in the dance department. It's pretty ludicrous.
With the way emotes are used in a match - waiting for minions to spawn (typically spammed so only the first 5 frames), or hit quickly in lane to get the audio to play, the time spent animating an 800 frame dance animation just doesn't make sense for us the way we look at things. While we as an animation team understand there will always be players who feel it is worth having an elaborate dance, we try to look at each animation as apart of the big picture. We only have so much time to work, we could animate a long dance, or make a shorter fun looping dance and put that saved time into polish on more frequently seen animations and bonus unneeded, but nice to have, animations like tower attacks. I'd argue emotes are a worthwhile development time sink despite the fact they do not benefit the gameplay, however, I think they have diminishing returns with the time spent on them in most cases. While I think some dances are too short and could use extra time to put in variations to the loop (Trundle), some dances I think are just too long to the point it stops adding value (Caitlyn). Development is a balancing act - we only get X time to spend, so we need to spend it wisely. If you want something added, you have to give up time from something else. In terms of being "lazy", please take a look at modern emotes vs old emotes. The time and effort we spend is a lot higher, the actual quality of the work is astronomically improved. Original 40 don't have joke animations and the emote animations they do have are pretty low quality.
: Why has Lulu's friend Pix been getting progressively lamer animations with each new skin?
~~Because Dragon Trainer _was_ a legendary skin (the first legendary skin actually). The dragon is completely new custom animation. The other Lulu skins use base Lulu's animations. This is the same for all character's with Legendary skins.~~ With pool party not playing animations I suspect that's a bug and will look into it on monday. EDIT - turns out DT was one of the first 1350 skins, which was a new price tier at the time and in fact not a legendary (which had been around as a tier since much earlier (as seen with Gentleman Cho)). I will point out that the poro's wings are custom animation and the puffer fish does have custom fin and auto attack squish animations - however, what OP states is true that neither of these skins have animation work on Pix near what DT has. While I can certainly see players viewing this as a loss in value - I will point out that the other two 1350 skins have recalls. I wasn't around at Riot when DT lulu was made, however looking at it today I'd say speaking strictly for animation this would take me about one work week to create plus maybe a little extra bleed-over into the next week if there was feedback that needed to be addressed. Recalls take me about one work week plus a day or two bleed over for feedback. I'd argue the time spent is still about the same, however it's used on something that is not as easily taken for granted. If we were to do another skin focused on completely reanimating Pix, we'd have to make sure it was really noticeable so players understand the price (as that was a huge pain point of DT lulu release)
: Its a lot easier to fight in a skirt than in skinny jeans, i would imagine.
Ladies skinny jeans are made of very stretchy material and provide much more free movement than men's (unless you wearin JNCO, then nothing can stop you obviously)
Fritterz (NA)
: We all know who invented twerking....
I made this animation a few months before I ended up getting hired :D
Zarg (NA)
: To the salty summoners out there
Just beat the devil out of it.
: > [{quoted}](name=Riot Whist,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=eoQ332xN,comment-id=00000003,timestamp=2015-11-04T15:38:50.798+0000) > > Dogs are pack animals and work very well as a team. What might seem like 1 human is actually 3 dogs in a trench coat as your ADC. Woof. I think we might have a lot of rabies going around in the dog community then, because a lot of ADC I get (not all) a s a support main are foaming at the mouth by 5 min in when they chase under tower as the enemy jungles ganks as and scream about no backup... Make sure to get them their rabies vaccines, so we can stop this obvious outbreak
I'm pretty sure they had food and it was worth checking.
Ralanr (NA)
: Didn't know dogs had the coordination to play. Says a lot about the community.
Dogs are pack animals and work very well as a team. What might seem like 1 human is actually 3 dogs in a trench coat as your ADC. Woof.
: @Riot Why does Graves loads only 2 shells?
To be fair, the cylinder doesn't even line up with the barrels so we can only assume it's just for show. Also to answer your question - gameplay.
Borfin (NA)
: Kindred doesn't have a "capture" animation for points on Dominion.
Appears to be a bug as she does have a capture animation
: Me: Play it safe, guys *dives a Garen and Zed under turret as Ashe*
: After All That Has Evolved In This Game.. What Do You Miss The Most?
: wtf was that onomatopoeia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaQ5jZANSe8&feature=youtu.be&t=10s
: And when he revived he yells "MY TIME IS NOW!!!" And turns into John Cena.
BLBLBLBLBLBLLBBLBLRBLBRLBLRBLBLBLLB YABAAA DOOOOoooo _yaba dooo_ http://i.imgur.com/Mu6tckb.gif
: Mystery Icon?
This is a free icon to all players who have not been chat/ranked restricted in the past 3 months. Thanks for remaining positive summoner! Was mentioned at the bottom of this post: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/news/game-updates/player-behavior/instant-feedback-powers EDIT: Oh whoa, ganked by Avari.
Macilento (EUW)
: Can we take a moment to realize how bad Sivir was?
I recently took a trip down memory lane on youtube to check out our game back in beta and what not. It's pretty crazy to look at it. Completely different game.
Wolfeur (EUW)
: Sivir, bad? Please... http://st.elohell.net/public/chill/b223c4dc011ce78bf51792812bdeeaf5.jpg
koager (NA)
: Seems to work for Amazon Smile, too. Buy some RP and support your favorite charity!
Yes yes yes! Please use Amazon Smile! You can donate to so many local things like your local animal shelters! There's no downside.
: Riot Finally Stopped Lying
Did you know that around League's release, we had an [IOS tower defense game](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqQrVJ_j770)?
: CRACKED THE PROJECT CODE
Who else would be included in the 5th age? Or are we just making 5 more variations of the Taric skin?
Kyoho (NA)
: The Arcade Girls! (Check Out what I drew)
Griftrix (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=Riot Whist,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=kfgwqg6s,comment-id=00030000,timestamp=2015-08-14T21:52:24.156+0000) > > Very little. > > We did have to pull out window's calculator though to get the proper multiplier value. That was the hardest part. Yes... "We".
I let you sit in my chair to do it. I helped.
: Yes. As in only you did that. lol
He got mad at me that it wasn't in my commonly used programs on my start menu and had to use the search bar.
: There was a suggestion on the Boards for Braum's manly-as-hell moustache to grow in size with his max HP. Can you do that?
No, his mustache does not have animation joints, only his entire head could scale.
LankPants (OCE)
: >For MF we don't have animation joints for her boobs to scale off of so technically no we can not....I kinda want to see if I could scale her head up though just as a practice for functionality I've never used before...I do have work to get done today though so I'm not going to attempt that right now. Are there any champs you could get it to work on? Maybe Sona? :p
Lol. The way you ask is very sincere and I'm not sure whether or not you actually think I would have put this on MF if she had the proper rig to do so...
Eeyore (EUW)
: Will Nasus ruin his groove? Or do negatives not affect it?
Yes, his dance speed will be affected just like a run cycle.
: Can we do similar things with other champions? 1. The more shadows Zed has out, the more shadows appear around him during his dance animation. 2. The more AD Miss Fortune has, the bigger her breasts become.
for Zed no, that probably becomes a huge gameplay concern for readability as well as his dance being designed to dance with one shadow requiring huge animation work to allow others to join in for a very rare edge case gameplay. Time cost vs player value here is insanely poor. For MF we don't have animation joints for her boobs to scale off of so technically no we can not....I kinda want to see if I could scale her head up though just as a practice for functionality I've never used before...I do have work to get done today though so I'm not going to attempt that right now.
Shosuko (NA)
: I dig this idea, but I wonder how much work it would take to implement.
Very little. We did have to pull out window's calculator though to get the proper multiplier value. That was the hardest part.
Skaadi (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=Riot Whist,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=kfgwqg6s,comment-id=000a,timestamp=2015-08-14T21:15:31.141+0000) > > Okay sure. > > It's really only noticeable with homeguards but it's fun to watch it slow down as the movespeed wears off. You sir, are a savior. ~~Would it be possible to get better movespeed ratios though :P~~
The difference between boots and no boots is small, but once you load up dunk master style and ult, people will be amazed by your lightning fast dance moves.
Skaadi (NA)
: Gamebreaking Problem with Master Yi
Okay sure. It's really only noticeable with homeguards but it's fun to watch it slow down as the movespeed wears off. EDIT: It'll hit PBE next week and go live ~2 weeks later.
: How you feel when you're playing a champ that you're good at
I play Garen. http://i.imgur.com/EGmsUOQ.gif
: Why they are calling the taric rework 'sion level'
: > [{quoted}](name=Riot Whist,realm=NA,application-id=A8FQeEA8,discussion-id=u41pZQwi,comment-id=0007,timestamp=2015-08-09T20:12:11.990+0000) > > Man....this Caitlyn looks really cool. > > > > I'd personally want to get a VU on Cait before attempting a skin like this though. Nothing kills the vibe more than a clunky and boring animation set especially for an anime-based skin. Holdin ya 2 dis
No promises or confirmations were made. Not sure what I'm being held to.
: Well, maybe if Caitlyn put on a shirt... I mean like wtf
Gragas doesn't even wear a shirt and nobody seems to care about that.
: Super Galaxy Vi and Cait
Man....this Caitlyn looks really cool. I'd personally want to get a VU on Cait before attempting a skin like this though. Nothing kills the vibe more than a clunky and boring animation set especially for an anime-based skin.
Cabigon (NA)
: Tahm is fun as shit
It's great, I don't even have to pay attention now as an ADC, he'll just carry me safely back to tower in his belly if I'm about to die.
: Add More Champion Figures to Merchandise PLEASE
Give em time. Merch team puts a lot of work into these things.
: is it just me or am i the only one that i really bothered by his new looks :\ to me it doesnt captivate what gangplank resembles, now to me he just looks like a rich dude who sits in his mansion all day and roleplays a pirate :\ where as original looks aggressive and seems like his clothes have actually seen battle
I feel the complete opposite. He _has_ character now where before he was just "pirate guy" visually.
sofawall (NA)
: This is totally unrelated to the above topic, but are you the same whist who made the infamous phreak dance video and/or the same whist currently working on Median XL?
That is me dancing as phreak yes, not me working on Median XL.
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