Hjelp (NA)
: Despite all of the balance issues...
Lore has gotten significantly better since Scathlocke and ThermalKittens took the reigns on narrative in both quality and release cadence. Not to bash the old narrative leads like Tommy Gnox or Jaredan but it was severely lacking when they were in charge
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: October 19
Hey Meddler do you have any opinions on updated thoughts on Worlds so far with knock outs starting tonight
: I would imagine it varies. Depends on the host, and if the body can ultimately withstand the power and intensity of the Darkin inhabiting. Rhaast got lucky with Kayn, who seems to be a prime vessel for Rhaast, so likely Kayn's body will last a long time (if he wins his struggle over Kayn). Aatrox is probably still looking for his prime vessel, and with Aatrox being this being of intense hatred and anger, having a body like Tryndamere's, who can prevent himself from even dying through the sheer power of his rage, it seems like a match made in heaven for Aatrox. Could you imagine Aatrox in a body that doesn't get burned out from all the power caused by his hatred and rage? Varus is still contending with the spirits of his vessel that he mashed together, which is probably preventing him from burning it out. It's not ideal, but it probably prevents Varus from shorting out the body he has, at the cost of limiting his control over it. I think the Darkin has to resonate with the vessel on some level. Take Vayne, for instance, who is consumed by her need for vengeance. Would she be a prime vessel for Varus?
I definitely agree that Darkin's need to find "the one" for their hosts, like dating or a favorite meal, so you don't burn out on them both physically and literally I assume. I assume they'd probably have to find one that also sorta has an affinity towards their specific style of pissed off or sorta melds similar personality, like finding a shirt that matches your personality, so yeah i think Varus might think Vayne might be a good host for him, I also assume that it'd make the process of assimilation/corruption easier
: Personally, I think fantasy and superhero genres work best when they externalize emotions and use symbolism. So whenever possible we try to build those layers into our characters and worldbuilding. In this case the “void” can be seen as a metaphor for how an endless, brutal war transformed the men who fought it— and Aatrox in particular. Thus this is a situation where the answer does not, and should not be viewed one or the other (it is not binary). Aatrox was not changed by the void _OR_ ptsd. Instead both sides can be viewed as simultaneously true and possible— because of that metaphoric connection.
Hey odin can I ask for your thoughts on Aatrox reviving, how much damage do you think a host can take that Aatrox can salvage and recover before they ultimately give in
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: October 17
Oh yeah any plans for Rageblade or Edge of Night since Captain Gameplay said you guys might look into them this preseason
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: October 17
Hey Meddler can i ask why the Pyke changes were pulled? Are you guys looking into another changelist
: How strong are Evelynn's lashers?
You tell me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2qnH_aWgcs&feature=youtu.be
: > [{quoted}](name=Spideraxe,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=zm9FYQoZ,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2018-10-14T18:34:58.037+0000) > > Yeah CarnivalKnights confirmed it on Twitter Could you send me a link? I can't find it.
Huh he must've deleted it for some reason but I assure you he did say that Odyssey Kayn loving OMG by Ahri was definitely an easter egg, here's a discord screen shot of which the contents of the tweet had it https://imgur.com/NYP7xue
: I think this is a hint to a K/DA album
Yeah CarnivalKnights confirmed it on Twitter
: [Discussion] I wanted to ask something regarding character appeal to players
I remember reading an article a while back mentioning that despite being relatively boring, players will almost always choose humans or as humanoid as possible characters over the more monstrous cast which I think plays a part in the lack of appeal in like Rek’Sai and Skarner. I feel like the thematics of the champions listed aren’t really super appealing compared to like shadow ninja or samurai when they have to go against scientist or monk
Zoli Ben (EUNE)
: You are missing Steel Legion Lux, despite not listed, it now has a bios.
Lux's bio was added on its own a few months ago
Rioter Comments
Meddler (NA)
: When they're ready.
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: October 12
Also any idea how Ezreal settled so far?
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: October 12
Hey Meddler, can I ask if there's been an update on who takes over Scruffy's role as Lead Champion Designer after he took your spot as the Lead Gameplay Designer
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: October 10
also do you have the full changelist for Kai'Sa
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: October 10
Hi meddler, any plans for any High presence champs at worlds so far like Aatrox or Urgot?
: Man, this 'Boards' must be a very bipolar person. We should get them some help.
We should Thanos snap half of the boards to get of the bipolarness
Nylisa (EUW)
: https://universe.leagueoflegends.com/en_GB/story/an-explorers-journey/ this is also new correct? i really appreciate the style of writing in this. character's point of view in this manner can be really fun and informative. it can tell us a lot about the character's thoughts and personality. plus the map is updated as well. Ezreal surely spent a lot of time south of Shurima.
It's relatively new, but it came with the Ezreal reveal iirc
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: October 5
Also any update on Kassadin nerfs?
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: October 5
Heyya Meddler, loved your and Jess' Ask Riot yesterday, a Poro paliament is the future of Runeterra. And now more on topic stuff, could I ask for your opinions on Swain now that the bot lane meta has settled
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: Lorewise how powerful is Leblanc?
I think she's mid tier like Lux in terms of raw power but her sheer cunning and experience probably puts her on a higher end of the spectrum. Best comparison I can pull is for anyone watches or read BNHA, when Mirio shits on class 1A, not because his quirk is strong but because of the amount skill and experience
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: October 3
Also how have you enjoyed Worlds so far? Games have been relatively enjoyable for me so far, Darius being picked was super hype, any red flags you seen so far
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: October 3
Hey Meddler in relation to the DH nerf, I heard from Daniel Leaver and Maple that you guys are looking into a rework for it this preseason, can you share any goals or details for it
Zeanix (OCE)
: Is the new Pulsefire Ezreal's splashart going to be Animated?
: Preseason Dev Update Number 2!
Hey Maple do you have an update on the proposed bounty changes from last update, scruffy said you guys were reconsidering it. Could you also share if you guys want to change any items as well
: So what/who is the final one about?
Atgo (EUW)
: New color stories for Ashe, Lucian and Kassadin that probally are going to be released Soon(TM)
ChuShoe (NA)
: Are Rhaast and Kayn really enemies?
They really are, at the end of their journey there's only room for one at the destination
Rioter Comments
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: September 26
Hey Meddler can I ask about preseason item changes, will you guys be looking at starting items again or the more niche and unsatisfying items like Essence Reaver or Ohmwrecker or GLP
: [Lore Discussion]: Dragon Universe
I think the Dragon Trainers and Master and Sorceress are two sides of the same coin. I think the Master and Sorceress want to harness the power of the dragons for destructive or malicious intent but ultimately in favor of the dragons while Trainers want to live side by side them, like the How to Train Your Dragon series, and understand them. The Slayers probably ultimately just want the Dragons destructive power in check by any means necessary since it's implied the Dragons once went rampant and torched the land
: Sure. - They're a military veteran formerly stationed at a research base in the Freljord. - They left their life of war behind to focus on the "magic" of painting. - They amass a small fortune creating art and eventually start their own successful local access cable show. - They grow an easily identifiable afro and speak in a gentle tone of voice. - The champion's name is Robert (Bob for short).
If you dont make Danny change their release skin to this regardless of their progress of development on them I'd be thoroughly dissapointed
: could we get a lil more information on the new champ? or at least a rough date on them?
I don't think we will till they start revealing them since the next Roadmap is after them
: Or a """vampire"""...
Noseferatu Vlad 2.0 Electric Boogaloo
: Story for Odyssey Kayn
PROJECT, Star Guardian and more recently High Noon all got color stories and its sorta like why not both. CarnivalKnights is the only writer I believe allocated to writing skins lore for all possible skin lines, while most of the editors and writers are still writing canon runeterra lore
: This is really strange. I'll ask someone to look at it.
Hey Tantram i wanted to ask your opinion on some player behavior stuff, what would you think of adding shadow chat bans to League
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: September 19
Oh yeah and can i ask about preseason itemization, are you guys looking into starting items again since you mentioned last year on BTR it was one of the things you'd want to take a look at again after iceboxing it, are Ohmwrecker, GLP and Essence Reaver getting any changes since they all appear to be lacking in satisfaction
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: September 19
Heyya Meddler could I ask about the Darius, J4 and Fiora changelists since it doesnt seem like we have them yet
Meddler (NA)
: Just gave this a look now that it's Monday and I'm in the office. Saw this over the weekend and was a bit surprised to see a difference described, given the starting point for Liss R was just to copy/paste the Zhonya's logic. Figured something might have changed over time though. What I found testing this out was: * Both Liss R and Zhonya's will buffer movement commands regardless of when during the stasis effect they're entered. * Neither seems to buffer Flash at all, if you're able to do so with Zhonya's let me know how, I'm not seeing it. * Liss R will let you buffer Q and W, but only if you cast it right before the R wears off. E can't be buffered * Zhonya's will let you buffer Q, W and E, provided you cast them at least (roughly) halfway through the Zhonya's duration. * Liss R will let you buffer Zhonya's, with a pretty generous cast window (second half of the duration again?) * Zhonya's will not let you buffer Liss R at all on Liss herself (didn't test on enemy cast) Now, that's the result of 10 minutes testing things out, so won't necessarily be fully comprehensive. If you're seeing different results in practice tool, would love to hear about it (I'm just using an internal environment with no CDs for this, which should be the same, but is very occasionally different). In terms of possible steps forward here, when time permits I'll do some poking around, see if I can identify what's causing the inconsistencies here. Might be possible to get some of the buffering cases that aren't working in both cases at present to work and ship those changes with the other upcoming Lissandra stuff. Can't make any specific promises though at present. ETA on the changes is sometime this year. Main issue recently was that the visual effects for the passive were reading as too similar to the ult, leading to confusion over whether her R was on CD or not. That seems mainly fixed with recent iterations, so next step will be looking at skin effects. Only slightly related, but since I'm talking about Lissandra anyway, will also have some slight tweaks to her AAs in that package as well. Speeding them up slightly and making the animation better synced with when you'd expect it to launch the missile, which should also make things feel better even if it doesn't technically change gameplay (makes it easier to read/feel more natural).
Hey Meddler do you have any update to Lissandra's mana passive, did you decide to keep it alongside the statues or scrap it and rebalance her costs
Xano501 (NA)
: Wukong x Ahri really mascot LoL pairing
CylaxK2 (EUNE)
: Odyssey Kayn Skin
I think that'd be super rad but they'd need more saturation of their images
: Is Ascended Kayn as strong as Dark Star Rhaast?
I personally don't think so, if DS Rhaast is as powerful as the other Dark Stars then he would be as powerful as a space titan, I think maybe like Thanos, as he would be an unstoppable black hole monster. I feel as though Ascended Kayn would be as powerful as any mortal can get
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: September 14
Hey Meddler can I ask for your opinion on Essence Reaver since its midseason rework since it feels pretty low satisfaction compared to its previous iteration, Phroxzon mentioned you guys might look into it in the preseason
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: September 14
Also can I hear more on some of the design thinking behind Augments, can you see them being used on SR
Tafko (EUW)
: Please do so.
Top 15 eerie pictures taken before disasters
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: September 12
Also any plans for the Resolve tree's Strength triplet since it feels like Bone Plating is always the correct choice
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: September 12
Hey meddler any planned changes for timewarp, biscuits, dark seal and corrupting pot combo?
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