: Oh, _that_ taunt. Yeah, we'll make that happen. {{sticker:slayer-jinx-wink}}
Hey Slagle I heard you were working with August on a new champ, anyone else on your team
: If one were to conquer Runeterra, where should one start? Asking for a friend.
Hmm, if i were to conquer Runeterra I'd start with one the centralized regions, no Bilgewater or Ionia because they're in the middle of the ocean would take too long to send soldiers and supplies to the mainland especially given the amount of advancement in that region. I'd start somewhere smaller then Noxus because it'd take too long to gain full control of its empire, somewhere where there's already dissent amongst the populace, maybe Zaun with the Sons of Ur, and topple its current ruling party and annex any nearby areas like Piltover and cutoff any strategic trade routes. Then with advancements in technology, develop hextech/chemtech warheads and the rest is free real estate.
: Meddler you once mentioned that some larger Aatrox changes were being tested, will we ever see those return?
Meddler (NA)
: We'll likely do a balance pass on ARAM sometime in the first half of 2019, assuming things with the Nexus Blitz balance pass continue to go well. Plan would be a similar approach of harder to feel things (e.g. some base stats) so that champs don't feel like they play differently but are brought down in power a bit. No specific details available yet though, that work hasn't started. Holiday wise it's going to be Christmas with my GF's family, some time with friends and hopefully a lot of video games :). Might get out of LA briefly, no specific plans for that yet though.
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: December 14
Hey Meddler Mort mentioned on Reddit that you guys are planning on spinning up some balance changes for ARAM in 2019, would you be able to share any details on that. Also cheers for a year's worth of communication, really appreciate these posts. Do you have any holidays plans yourself
: Generally the “spirit gods” are depicted as they appear in the Freljord because this is where they are the most revered, worshiped, culturally important, and arguably appear the most. (This includes Kindred’s appearance btw). They exist in different forms (perhaps simultaneously!) across runeterra and often look differently but still connect to the same source energy. The only counter example I can think of is Tahm Kench (which was thought up at the same time as the 2.0 logic ). Which we’ve depicted as a bilgewater demon. Because he is more culturally important and relevant in bilge. But one can safely assume there is a minor frelordian demi-god that is suspiciously like him.
Hey Odin can i ask if Aatrox has his eyes set on the Freljord gods after he deals with Targon? Since he seems to even have beef with Illaoi's
: > [{quoted}](name=Spideraxe,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=yHVyyrjz,comment-id=0005,timestamp=2018-12-12T22:15:25.253+0000) > > Its a lore battle royale, where are we dropping, i think my favorite has to be written by CarnivalKnights, The Man With the Grinning Shadow was so good AHHHHHH THANK YOU
I absolutely love the personality you crafted for High Noon Lucian that I bought even tho I don't even play Lucian
: 2018 Lore Party Thread! Free-For-All Time
Its a lore battle royale, where are we dropping, i think my favorite has to be written by CarnivalKnights, The Man With the Grinning Shadow was so good
: > [{quoted}](name=Spideraxe,realm=NA,application-id=A7LBtoKc,discussion-id=1fGaKtqV,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2018-12-12T16:38:58.880+0000) > > Hey meddler can i ask about Urgot, since he still seems like a really strong top laner even after some of the rune changes No you cant >:D
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: December 12
Also curious as to why you guy feel like buffing Warwick and Volibear and what you guys want to do with them, since it seems relatively out of the blue
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: December 12
Hey meddler can i ask about Urgot, since he still seems like a really strong top laner even after some of the rune changes
: 2018 Lore Tournament - 11th December: Stone Cold vs. Hunter of Shadows
Gonna have to go with Stone Cold, Lucian's story was dope but it didn't really progress his character and felt like a candid snapshot of him
: Blood magic is cooler* *educated, unbiased, scientific opinion
Imagine thinking red liquid was spooky, this post was made by shadow magics gang
: 2018 Lore Tournament - 10th December: The Cage vs. The Shadow Door
God this is a hard choice but i think i have to go with the shadow door because Nocturne went from someone who was released and literally 0 lore content since to sp00py shadow king of league. And hot take, i think the untapped shadow magic is more interesting then the darkin
Vekkna (NA)
: Am I missing something in Zyra's lore update?
Personally Zyra's lore update didn't read that way to me, I definitely agree that she's still pretty ambiguous and she needs to be developed further in order to actually be a champion with motivations and purpose. I think Zyra is sentient and she knows that but was "born" recently so she's still figuring all that out, all she really knows is her family (the plants), i don't think Zyra is intentionally expanding her forest towards void infested Shurima as again she was "born" relatively recently and doesn't really know Shurima is towards the west, much less the existence of the void, and does so because of the geography of where Kumungu is. I don't think its a huge worry if Zyra's end game is fulfilled and the world is filled with carnivorous plants because they still have photosynthesis for food.
: 2018 Lore Tournament - 7th December: The Black Powder Plot vs. Human Blood
Gotta go with my boy Slagle this round, the Black Powder Plot really demonstrated the awesomeness of Swain. Though I am tempted by Nidalee's story since the art was cool and really fleshed her out
: Who designed WW Soraka?
Aleksandr Nikonov did her concept art, Yekaterina Bourykina did her textures and model, Kilart drew her splash with some polish by Jennifer Wuestling and OwleyCat, Alison Ho did her sounds, Oli McDonald did her VFX and Stephane Videlo did her recall {{sticker:slayer-jinx-catface}}
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: December 7
Hey a Meddler can I ask how well Neeko landed so far
: This game would be better off without Yasuo in it
Ah I see you lost to a Yasuo last night in Nexus Blitz
: 2018 Lore Tournament! (Vote for your favorite stories of the year)
: How would you feel if they bumped up the quality of Prestige and Gemstone skins to Legendary Tier
While it would it make feel more worth it, i think locking something like a legendary behind a grind/paywall like that would feel really bad
Rioter Comments
: Didn’t they update Rengar during Xayah and Rakan release? I don’t see much of a difference.
Rengar mainly just got some edits to grammar
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: December 5
Hi Meddler do you have any updates on the Irelia and Akali follow up work, I heard you guys were re-evaluating her true stealth
Rioter Comments
Reav3 (NA)
: So Mysterious!
Why you gotta be so cruel and not leave us with any juicy details on them since the next Roadmap is post then
: > [{quoted}](name=Reav3,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=LfleyEd6,comment-id=000100000000,timestamp=2018-12-03T17:53:54.730+0000) > > So Mysterious! http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/marvelcomicsfanon/images/b/bf/Mysterio_Disambiguation.jpeg/revision/latest?cb=20141214205403 ? or https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fc/Rey_Mysterio_October_2015.jpg/1200px-Rey_Mysterio_October_2015.jpg ? **Lets find out!** http://margaretperry.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/mystery-machine.jpg
Glad I'm not the only one who instantly thought of Mysterio and Rey
: BOW TO WINTER WONDER SORAKA
Lewanor (NA)
: When will we get the Roadmap? Before the chained champ?
It's after, Reav3 mentioned it here but I'm too lazy to dig through the red tracker
DaisyLazy (EUW)
: Actually yes, it does make sense :) I seriously prefer seeing her with 21 rather than 19, to be honest that feels just like some excuse to make it more "realistic" considering many K-pop are around that age, I also hate to think about the "having 2 different ages" idea because it just looks so... Uhh... Not into that idea at all. So I'm assuming if they considered to put another ages or even making them younger is only to get more attention since kids/adults nowadays are more into "younger girls" rather than older ones, but I don't buy that, I totally buy that 19years old when she became the Rogue Assassin and then kept doing it for a while now (2 years) being 21!
Got back with her writer and he mentioned she is in fact 19 right now https://imgur.com/a/q7M5bwD
DaisyLazy (EUW)
: Actually yes, it does make sense :) I seriously prefer seeing her with 21 rather than 19, to be honest that feels just like some excuse to make it more "realistic" considering many K-pop are around that age, I also hate to think about the "having 2 different ages" idea because it just looks so... Uhh... Not into that idea at all. So I'm assuming if they considered to put another ages or even making them younger is only to get more attention since kids/adults nowadays are more into "younger girls" rather than older ones, but I don't buy that, I totally buy that 19years old when she became the Rogue Assassin and then kept doing it for a while now (2 years) being 21!
Lemme see if I can hit up her writer, even tho he parted ways with Riot, to see what he thinks about her age
: > [{quoted}](name=Spideraxe,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=BWTfKcAQ,comment-id=00000000000200000000,timestamp=2018-12-02T20:47:04.200+0000) > > Jag is now canon Aatrox's father You cant do this!!!
: > [{quoted}](name=Spideraxe,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=BWTfKcAQ,comment-id=000000000002,timestamp=2018-12-02T20:44:38.030+0000) > > Both Jarvan and Ezreal plan on vying for the right to kiss Shyvana&#x27;s leg in a new comic Go away spider person, your bullying is restriced to discord only D:<
: > [{quoted}](name=WAAARGHbobo,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=BWTfKcAQ,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2018-12-01T22:28:25.257+0000) > > We want to know what’s best for you! > > With this first run, universe will have free versions. > > The paid versions on Comicology will have a TON of extra content. Concept art, character designs, storyboards/thumbs, scripts, glossary of terms, frelordian culture stuff, and possibly even a very long short story. > > The physical book will include all the extras from comiicology plus possibly even more bonus content. > > Soooo... It’s really a question of how much u personally want to pay, how long you wanna wait, and how much u care about bonus content etc... Hi Odin much love can i ask what kind of story potential Jarvan ansis Shyvana have since they have been written as a duo in their update and could they be eligable for a comic series like Ash?
Both Jarvan and Ezreal plan on vying for the right to kiss Shyvana's leg in a new comic
DaisyLazy (EUW)
: Akali's real age
Assuming there’s nothing funky that would cause an age discrepancy between canon and KDA, I assume 19 was when she first became the Rogue Assassin and has been doing it for a little, and like what Aurothic said I’d say she actually is 21 since its around 19
: Do you know roughly how much the physical comic will cost? Never been a comic buyer so I'm not very familiar with the pricing
Collected books are usually 12-15 bucks depending on how many books are in, omnibuses, which I assume would be the entire comic series in this context, would be around 40-60 dollars and individual issues are usually 3-6 bucks, sometimes cheaper if used
: Yes. And i wrote her new bio.
Any chance for a new VO as well, I understand she isn't as high priority as others but I think this opportunity would be golden
King Lego (EUNE)
: > [{quoted}](name=Spideraxe,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=kF6chJmj,comment-id=0003,timestamp=2018-12-01T18:28:16.457+0000) > > 1 Ya > 2 Na > 3 Na > 4 Na, maybe in the Star Guardian universe > 5 Na > 6 Na, plz no > 7 Na > 8 Ya, tho they havent been updated yet > 9 Na > 10 Na > 11 Na > 12 Na > 13 Na I swear reading through your "ya" and "na" made me feel like i was singing. hahahahaha
If you had chosen some more uncanon ships, I would've just linked the 60s Batman theme
King Lego (EUNE)
: Are these champion X champion canon? Or still/was canon? Or meme?
1 Ya 2 Na 3 Na 4 Na, maybe in the Star Guardian universe 5 Na 6 Na, plz no 7 Na 8 Ya, tho they havent been updated yet 9 Na 10 Na 11 Na 12 Na 13 Na
: To ur last point. I think there are other posts which does this better, but here goes. The goal for riot with the comics are: to be self sustaining (ie pay for themselves); not just a promotion for the game but its own enjoyable product; and for us to be good partner with marvel. This means we need to pay our overhead (including part of my salary!) and marvel needs to make a profit. Marvel and comicology have standard practices in this sphere for very solid reasons — globally comics are actually a niche industry. So while we are learning: how many of our potential fans are interested in this material; what percentage will buy the trade deluxe edition, if its going to appeal to non-league players etc... etc... We and marvel are moving forward conservatively. I can assure you: 1. riot will be putting out more free lore and stories than youve seen from us in a looong time, 2. we want all fans to be able to read these and 3 we are already hoping we that the audience base will large enough to will allow us to bring prices or release times down. BUT this is a new venture for us— and honestly something we’ve seen most other gaming companies fail at. This first year you will get all the comics for free online before we release any trade paperbacks. We really, really believe your gonna like these. And we are really, really hoping you and other fans will prosthelytize how much u love them to non-players, non-comic readers etc... so we (and marvel) can continue making these and have more release options the following years. {{sticker:slayer-pantheon-thumbs}}
Hey Odin do you guys plan on giving Ashe an updated bio to reflect what happens in the comics, and would the comic take the place of a traditional color story since iirc an Ashe Color Story was accidentally mounted on the universe early
: Oh, if you two will notice, i actually didn't write that her outfit bothered me, its that it was sooooooo skimpy that i didn't see how riot was able to put it out, with them having young audiences logging on to see it. i was more thinking, how are they not getting sued? And MF, i love her flowing hair, and her top showing... you know. :) its her waist that i thought 'super unrealistic'
Yeah I think they’re really close to line on that T rating for Evelynn, I know they use a more censored splash in regions with less lenient ratings. I can’t really see them getting sued for that tho
: Is Soraka the new Ahri?
The Pajama Guardian skins didn’t count for the skins pipeline, this may change as Riot refines Variants
: Can we get a Darkin whose host actually accepts and welcomes them?
Idk to welcome a soul destroying Demon into your body seems kinda shady, not sure anyone would willingly let a Darkin take over unless they have some massive self esteem issues
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: November 30
Also you mentioned a while back on picking the team's brains on capping Kalista's rend, any update on that
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: November 30
Also do you have any update on Banner of Command, since you said the team would reevaluate in the preseason
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: November 30
Hey Meddler in relation to the marksman changes, will you guys do anything to preserve the diversity bot lane since it had gradually been removed after the midseason marksman follow up and only recently cropped up again
: > [{quoted}](name=Spideraxe,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=MRRTHR31,comment-id=0008,timestamp=2018-11-30T13:33:39.318+0000) > > I think Zaun would have massive underground anarchy filled raves, and I&#x27;d like to imagine Ionia still celebrates the Festival of Fire from the old lore Eh, I dunno about Zaun. There is a toxic smog that settles in the lower levels of the city, so anything underground would probably be pretty toxic.
Not literally underground, but underground as in hidden or non mainstream, usually hosted sporadically in like abandoned warehouses
d00mface (EUW)
: Parties Across Runeterra
I think Zaun would have massive underground anarchy filled raves, and I'd like to imagine Ionia still celebrates the Festival of Fire from the old lore
: I am reverse, double-dog, anti-hurt that you asked. Wait, I don't even know what that means... But. I _can_ tell you that there have been no narrative internships, afaik. However, recently there was a [narrative contest](https://polycount.com/discussion/198871/riot-creative-contest-2017-winners-narrative), part of Riot's creative contest on Polycount... and Blood Magicks, from these very boards won! And ended up writing Vlad's new bio!!!!! We'd love to do more work with aspiring writers soon, just can't make any promises. At the very least, maybe keep an eye on Polycount, since we have some precedent there. {{sticker:slayer-pantheon-thumbs}}
Hey Intolocutioner while you're here can I ask since there wasnt a Nunu AMA if Nunu's mother was still alive
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