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: > [{quoted}](name=The Ecdysiast,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=o59gTQs3,comment-id=00020000,timestamp=2019-06-06T23:57:01.152+0000) > > No, this is the AD solo laner. The marksman was hinted at by a black and gold sort of energy blast. no..no..i'm pretty sure this is the non-traditional marksman since that's what we we're supposed to get after Yuumi
> [{quoted}](name=MordridtheBlack,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=o59gTQs3,comment-id=000200000000,timestamp=2019-06-07T00:06:40.747+0000) > > no..no..i'm pretty sure this is the non-traditional marksman since that's what we we're supposed to get after Yuumi you dont actually read the roadmaps do you
: Why did riot have to Choose that name for the area? It is way too similar to Ixalan, Which is also a Jungle area with an incredibly powerful Relic hidden within.
: Riot, if you're not going to put all the effort into updating old skins to match their price...
If I could upvote twice, I would. It's strange because we see all of the recent skins/skin-lines being released and its pretty evident how they're setting the bar up significantly high for themselves, I mean homeguard effects on epic skins were unthought-of a couple of seasons ago but are now a staple in epic skins today **at the same price**. It's crazy how (and I'm sorry for saying it) utterly lazy these rioters are with these reworked skins. Birdio was a 975 skin, Blood Moon Evelynn was a 975 skin, all of which have unique VFX and recalls. Heck, the Riot Kayle had her own unique VFX and recall, yet after they reworked her, all they did was re-color her base VFX (as you've stated, after public outcry), and worse of all, used the same base recall but with added drones. I whole-heartedly agree, this is completely unacceptable, and quite frankly very embarrassing on their part.
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: My gosh. Another comment about cleavage of women and yet theres a shirtless guy who looks like hes into..... kinky.... activities. Id be tempted to be putting on that one song that has "sticks and stones may break my bones, but chains and whips excite me" on every time i play him. People need to give it a break in every direction.
He clearly stated that the cleavage itself wasn't the issue, it was the fact that vayne got to show off skin but camille didn't.
: New Teasers on the Demacia Universe site
I sort of have a feeling that this new champ sort of has the ability to control his/her enemies, it would be such a crazy insane broken mechanic in the game but that's the sort of vibes I'm getting from these images. I hope they don't make it so that they have the ability to use the enemy champion's ult because that's pretty bs if you ask me. Also, does anyone mind telling me which Rioter's designing the new champ? uwu
: im getting lilo and stitch vibes
that's the whole point
: Nunu Spotted!
"wtf riot is making League a game for 5 year olds, first Zoe now this disgrace." yeah lets just forget that the last champion was a bloodthirsty ghostly serial killer based on shoving harpoons up of people's asses and drowning them, that we've had a recent rework of a dark demoness with planets for an ass and tits who's been described to have ripped arms off of people, and that we also have the bloody meat grinding urgot ult in game. You design two champions designed to be 'cute' and 'kiddish' and everyone starts ranting about how this game is becoming the nickelodeon of video games. I personally enjoy the new Willump, Idk about you guys but having every champion be this badass edgy world-ending sign of the apocalypse is becoming pretty stale and outright over-used.
: > I'm certain this was one idea already pitched in the office, When people were throwing ideas around for defining, large, landmarks for the various areas, Galio _definitely_ came up. The hiccough was that it created some confusion about how we'd go about making a landmark, that was _also_ a champion, with regards the user experience. (Clicking the buttons, future searchability, etc.) We've not given up on it yet, but it wasn't something that we felt was fair to devote resources to solving at the expense of getting the map out in a usable state slightly sooner. This is a good thread for it though - what OTHER landmarks would people like to see?
Are you guys looking to further improve and develop the Runeterra Map's user experience? What I mean by this is adding more 3D landmarks, or letting us zoom over buiildings such as Demacia's capital, the Immortal Bastion, or Piltover/Zaun, sort of like the 3D view on google maps, like we'd get to see tiny models of people walking in and out of building and such. I feel like this would make exploring the map feel so much more immersive and captivating and it'd give players a reason to really take time to appreciate Runeterra's design. It'd be very difficult to pull off I assume, but it would really make the map feel more alive and **real**.
: Off the top of my head? Omikayalan, the sacred grove from Ivern's story as well as the Garden of Forgetting from Ahri's would both be great additions to Ionia. I believe Bard's mountain is missing, and the Tomb of Ne'Zuk (Where Ezreal got his gauntlet) is as well. Seeing Syndra's floating fortress moving around similar to how Bandle city does would also be pretty neat. In general I think it would be great to be able to see all the places that are tied to central stories/media, especially if they linked to them, although I can understand how much that would clutter the map. With clutter in mind I would really like to see the places from champion stories that are only partially explained, but with more detail when you click on them. The Garden of Forgetting being a perfect example. I would love to be able to click on it and get some more history/detail and perhaps some images of it too.
SYNDRA'S FORTRESS! Oh my god! I can't believe they overlooked this epic landmark!
0rgin (NA)
: Aeri shouldn’t do damage.
I agree, all It does is make enchanters stronger than they should be. {{sticker:slayer-jinx-unamused}}
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Parznip (NA)
: Veigar Needs a VU.
a fourth of the entire champion roster needs a vu {{sticker:sg-janna}}
Pale Mask (EUW)
: What shape would Evelynn take to seduce your favourite champion(s)?
: Hi Dynnaerius, I just wanted you to know how wonderful it was to see this. Narrative happened to have a meeting today that got all of us together in one place at the same time (a fair feat as wrangling writers and editors is like trying to put a herd of cats in an open box). I was so touched by your words, that I printed this post out and read it aloud to our whole discipline. Thank you for the reminder that what we do is important and has meaning. Thank you for the inspiration to keep going. With gratitude, Ariel
_I have no words. _ Okay, I'm lying, I **do** have a few: First of all, I honestly just feel so honored that you guys even read this, this was sort of just targeted to players who choose to under-appreciate the lore behind this game, I didn't really think that you guys would give it attention, but you did and I'm just so mind-blown and so, so very thankful. It's one thing to feel touched by what I've written, and it's another to have you feel inspired to print it out and share it to your Narrative teams. I feel very, very proud to have affected you guys in this way, to have elicited these kind responses, I can't say it enough: I feel very proud. I just really wanted you guys to know that under all the criticism that's evident in these boards, there are still a whole lot of players (a whole lot) who highly appreciate the work you guys have done, people who think that what YOU do is the actual driving force for them to get into queue. **You guys, the Narrative Team, shape League of Legends just as much as gameplay updates and balance fixes do.** Keep making Runeterra a better place for your players to escape to. My few words. _Cheers._
: Thank you for your support! Players like you make me feel honored to be a part of Narrative! There is so much more we can improve, and reading your words warms my heart. {{sticker:slayer-pantheon-thumbs}}
You're very welcome! Honestly it should be us thanking you guys, you make the game feel so much more than just an actual game. We all know you guys could be using resources for other projects but the amount of work and effort that goes behind building Runeterra and its history is honestly just so overwhelming and we can't thank you guys enough for it. For a game like League of Legends, it'd be easy to just half-ass its lore and call it a day but you guys have pushed to make it feel like an enitre world us players can escape to, and that's got to be one of the most inspiring things about it. **Keep making Runeterra a better place!**
LeaoC (NA)
: My tear is fully stacked. You cannot believe how happy reading this post makes me. Thanks for these words...
Aww! You're very welcome, I will never get tired of telling you Rioters what a great job you guys do :') League of Legends has become both my escape and my release, and for this world, this universe, that you guys have built for your players, we can never thank you guys for enough.
: Amen! (For reference - Worldbuilding is an art/visualisation support team. The stories and written lore they support comes from Narrative)
Oops, that's my bad! Thanks for the heads up, I'll have that last bit edited :)
  Rioter Comments
: It was confirmed in the Velkoz AMA that he's not a Watcher, and just a few weeks ago a rioter said this was still the case. https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/story-art/WrRIBzwP-velokoz-could-be-a-watcher > [{quoted}](name=WAAARGHbobo,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=WrRIBzwP,comment-id=0012,timestamp=2018-07-05T01:43:26.588+0000) > > Nah. Good thesis though. > > Watchers are much scarier and frankly much bigger. > > Vel, like every league void champion, serves their terrifying pupose inna unique way
Ahh, I see, thanks for the heads up!
Noctús (NA)
: What are these runes Ryze talks about?
So apparently (I'm not sure if this was retconned) but at the peak of the very beginning of Runeterra, powerful magic had to be used in order to shape and alter its landscape [we're not told by who or what, I assume Brandon Beck and Marc Merill], powerful magics that were concentrated in tangible stones called 'World Runes'. Throughout Runeterran history, major civilizations began to discover these World Runes and decided to use them against other neighboring nations. Some World Runes could forge mountains, others channeled oceans, point is, these runes were then weaponized in order to push political agendas. After the Rune Wars, Ryze decided to search and collect for these runes using only a map given by his predecessor, and hide them from mortal hands. Obviously handling such powers alter human physiology, hence Ryze's blue skin and his longevity. So yeah, they're practically infinity stones.
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ItsTodd (NA)
: I want Riot to answer our Lore questions already damn it!
Uh, first of all champion lore get reworked every time new content comes out to make their stories more cohesive. Lux's biography today isn't the same as her biography upon her release, so little tidbits and details in champion bios always get shifted around or changed. About Vi being Jinx's sister (?), I'm not quite sure about that but you're going to have to wait until the Zaun stories/lore get updated to see if your speculations are true. And about who Ezreal is dating, no one canonically, I presume, and the Taric x Ezreal thing was a meme dude lmao, you can't possibly think that Taric, an avatar of a cosmic aspect of Targon, would stoop down to date some teenage Piltie.
: [League Displays] old sashimi akali splash hasn't been replaced with updated one
Uh, it has. Look closer. Old Splash: https://www.mobafire.com/images/champion/skins/landscape/akali-sashimi.jpg New Splash: https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/leagueoflegends/images/e/ea/Akali_SashimiSkin.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20180717204509
ChilllOwl (EUW)
: Akali Login Theme - Slow and Chill Piano | League of Legends
This is really good! Did you play this yourself? Major props to you if you did! {{sticker:slayer-pantheon-thumbs}}
Fasmodey (EUW)
: I don't even find it worth to argue. This fam is just talking like his headcanons are confirmed informations. It is pointless. {{sticker:sg-janna}}
I upvoted on the post until he started talking about Kayle and Morgana being stuck inside a grocery scale.
Fasmodey (EUW)
: One correcting, Xerath is not Baccai. He is Ascended. It is said many times he is an Ascended, and not a single time he is a Baccai. A baccai is a weak malformed being, they are like chimeras, mix of many features. They look like abominations, in other say.
Oops that's my bad then, correct term must've been a corrupted ascended from a forced ascension, I presume. But thanks for the heads up :)
: I don't think Varus was searching the "mother of life" well. It sounds like a completely different place than the place Azir took Sivir to, since there wasn't any water in the fire blasted tomb.
haha, sorta got that one from Necrit, you might be right though, I'll try reading the retribution comic again just to make sure :)
SSmotzer (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=Dynnaerius,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=mapAiTZZ,comment-id=00010000000000000000,timestamp=2018-07-25T14:55:32.594+0000) > > First of all, the chalicar isn't a darkin weapon. Ta'anari's heart wasn't forged into the chalicar Miysha just gave it to Idri-Mi to hold on to as well as the chalicar itself. If the chalicar was a darkin weapon, which it isn't, then wouldn't you think that Ta'anari would've already consumed Sivir's body and roamed Runeterra seeking revenge? Furthermore, I don't get why you're hauling Xerath into all of this, he isn't even a proper ascended, he's a Baccai. Have you read Aatrox's new lore? He didn't come out of the ground as a full Darkin. He spent, who knows how long, just being used as a common sword. Maybe Ta'anari just hasn't murdered enough. I mean, Sivir did butcher that guy who thought he was related to Azir... and his entire army, but that's like, at least, 20 guys. And she did it, like in a trance or something, like she was possessed. Super weird. > Again, Ta'anari was killed and he isn't a Darkin weapon. About Kayle and Morgana being hauled into Darkin territory, it hasn't been announced if Kayle and Morgana are indeed Demacian, nor Darkin for that matter. Personally, I'll say that maybe Kayle might indeed be the golden armored queen, and that maybe Morgana is a baccai, but those are all pretty far stretches if I'll say so myself. Then why would they defect from Shurima and become Demacians? > Now listen here: Morgana and Kayle are not going to be the 'Scales of Justice' that you so meticulously explained. Why? Because they are two completely separate champions with very distinct ability archetypes: Morgana uses black magic and Kayle uses some form of holy magic which she channels through a fiery blade. These sets of abilities don't and won't fit into this 'Darkin Scale' thing you've got going, because the disconnect between the concept of two rivaling sisters and Darkin sisters trapped inside a scale is way too much of a stretch and is way too vast for Riot to even consider. I mean how would both Kayle and Morgana even exist if they're both stuck in one weapon? It just doesn't make sense. Think about it. What? Morgana has 1 skill shot, everything else is a targeted ability that effects the ground, allies, or everything around her. Like, imagine Abathur, but it's Morgana's abilities coming out of Kayle. Also, they wouldn't be in 1 body, like when Rhaast takes over Kayn, Kayn goes away. So instead of Kayle and Morgana bickering, it would be a pair of female Darkin voices who just love murdering. Besides, they don't actually have to fuse to be the Darkin scales... although, with Riot giving Darkin the ability to fuse bodies together, it is a pretty obvious loaded gun for Riot to pull in the third act of the Darkin narrative they are painting. > ALSO: Naganeka is not Valeeva's sister and the meaning of their names have nothing to do with each other. Also, I'm going to have to question the validity of these latin translations you're making up. Anyway, Valeeva is Varus' sister since in the 'Twilight of the Gods' short story, it was said that her brother was an ascended who fought for the sole purpose of vengeance (A.K.A: Varus, The Arrow of **Retribution**) I mean, they are sisters in chains. I have no real idea on their biology, but they are close enough to be sisters. Val, is the Latin root word for strength. Valor, Victory, Validus. Nak/Nek(Nequ) is the Latin root word for bad. And it being a repeating phrase is a Latin thing that emphasizes something, so for instance Nequitia Nequities means wickedness and worthlessness. Negotium means pain, or burden. You could do this with most champion, and all the Darkin. Aatrox is... Atrox, which means cruel, horror, like atrocity. Varus means an inward curve... like a bow. Rhaast is actually closest to the Latin word for Rhetoric, like a teacher, since his relationship with Kayn and all. But yeah, no doubt, Valeeva is strong, Naganeka is bad. > You gotta read this stuff if you want actual fruitful conversations about lore, dude. No offense dude but there's quite a disconnect with what you're stating and what every other lore fanatic reads in the stories. What's the disconnect?
Hahaha, I'm just gonna, you know, not waste energy making another fruitless counter argument, this is just gonna end up being a 'what if it is/what if it isn't' kind of argument. But anyway, you seem very, very, very invested in your theory and I guess I admire that so good luck on the boards, buddy! I really do suggest you actually read more content on the universe, it'll help you on your lore knowledge for sure :)
SSmotzer (NA)
: Ta'anari was blasted with the moon magic of the crossblade and was turned back into a human, then his heart was ripped out, and forged into the crossblade. I'm saying, that if you want to do that ritual to an Ascended like Xerath, you could only do it by turning him back into a human, can't exactly forge lightning into a sword. And if Ta'anari was no longer a Darkin when his heart was ripped out and forged into the crossblade... why was a normal human heart forged into the crossblade? The "sources" of Kayle wielding the Darkin Scales are: 1. Aatrox's voice lines of her not deserving of her Ascension. 2. Darkin being found in all of the major providences of Runeterra; Varus was in a well beneath Ionia, Rhaast was unearthed from beneath Noxus, Ta'anari was sealed beneath Shurima, Aatrox waged countless wars in the Freljords, all that leaves is Demacia. 3. Kayle being a loyal Demacian, wearing their most sacred of armors, as scene by the Kayle look-alike carved into their temple of the Lightbringers... Unless it is Kayle. 4. Darkin are allegorical to the Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and the only remaining horsemen wields a scale and is the bringer of justice to the weak and the bringer of famine to the strong. Unless you subscribe to Jesus being a horsemen, because we already have a champion who throws around magic crosses, who's weapon holds a Darkin, and she was already betrayed, killed, and resurrected. So that's a thing. 5. Valeeva is the Darkin from the Twilight of the Gods story, and her name is Latin for strong. Her sister being named Naganeka, which is Latin for weakness and wickedness. Much like the relationship Kayle and Morgana have. 6. Scales tend to come is pairs, much like a pair of pants. What is a pant? I do not know, but Kayle comes with Morgana. 7. Wait.. there's one more... the.. the golden armored warrior queen. Kayle wears gold armor... This one I will admit is pretty weak.
First of all, the chalicar isn't a darkin weapon. Ta'anari's heart wasn't forged into the chalicar Miysha just gave it to Idri-Mi to hold on to as well as the chalicar itself. If the chalicar was a darkin weapon, which it isn't, then wouldn't you think that Ta'anari would've already consumed Sivir's body and roamed Runeterra seeking revenge? Furthermore, I don't get why you're hauling Xerath into all of this, he isn't even a proper ascended, he's a Baccai. Again, Ta'anari was killed and he isn't a Darkin weapon. About Kayle and Morgana being hauled into Darkin territory, it hasn't been announced if Kayle and Morgana are indeed Demacian, nor Darkin for that matter. Personally, I'll say that maybe Kayle might indeed be the golden armored queen, and that maybe Morgana is a baccai, but those are all pretty far stretches if I'll say so myself. Now listen here: Morgana and Kayle are not going to be the 'Scales of Justice' that you so meticulously explained. Why? Because they are two completely separate champions with very distinct ability archetypes: Morgana uses black magic and Kayle uses some form of holy magic which she channels through a fiery blade. These sets of abilities don't and won't fit into this 'Darkin Scale' thing you've got going, because the disconnect between the concept of two rivaling sisters and Darkin sisters trapped inside a scale is way too much of a stretch and is way too vast for Riot to even consider. I mean how would both Kayle and Morgana even exist if they're both stuck in one weapon? It just doesn't make sense. Think about it. ALSO: Naganeka is not Valeeva's sister and the meaning of their names have nothing to do with each other. Also, I'm going to have to question the validity of these latin translations you're making up. Anyway, Valeeva is Varus' sister since in the 'Twilight of the Gods' short story, it was said that her brother was an ascended who fought for the sole purpose of vengeance (A.K.A: Varus, The Arrow of **Retribution**) You gotta read this stuff if you want actual fruitful conversations about lore, dude. No offense dude but there's quite a disconnect with what you're stating and what every other lore fanatic reads in the stories.
Śtone (NA)
: @Riot, can you please hype up new champions more?
Y'all remember the Elementalist Lux teasers and everyone was speculating what all the bubbles were about? Damn I really wish Riot would go back to actually appreciating and valuing their work by making their releases feel unique and special. Nowadays it feels like Riot's tryna pop out as much content as they can without putting much effort in their actual releases. Quite frankly it takes away from making their content feel special.
SSmotzer (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=GreenLore,realm=EUW,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=mapAiTZZ,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2018-07-25T07:59:00.566+0000) > > Uhm I'm actually pretty sure that Morgana is a darkin since Aatrox said some stuff about her flesh being bound to this land,etc. The next Darkin is the Darkin Scales, they could both be wielding the power. Makes sense with their whole light vs dark thing they have going on. It would explain why Kayle can't reach her full potential, and why Morgana can't go full Darkin.
Source? Or is this just some headcannon of yours...?
SSmotzer (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=Dynnaerius,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=mapAiTZZ,comment-id=000000000000,timestamp=2018-07-25T07:53:05.555+0000) > > lol Ta'anari was turned back into a mortal and died at the hands of Miysha, he wasn't trapped in his weapon. I'm talking about Valeeva, she made it out of the summit and she's implied to be Varus' sister. Just read the 'Varus: Retribution' comic, in the end of the comic he searches for his sister in some temple in Shurima. ...but wouldn't all the Darkin need to be turned back into humans to be killed? Like, imagine trying to rip the heart out of Xerath and placing it in a weapon without turning him back into a human first. And why would a normal human heart need to be forged into a crossblade? What would that accomplish? Why did Sivir go on a murderous rampage when she first picked up the crossblade?
I really don't get your point here, bud, and I suggest you read all the Darkin stories properly before taking this to the boards lmao.
: Is it me or is the Bandle City portal moving on the map?
It's supposed to hint at certain portals to Bandle City. There isn't only one, there are a lot actually.
JCPANDIT (OCE)
: Where did the Shadow Isles mention sentinels and how did you come to the conclusion that they were related to the watchers? Genuinely curious :)
Well I sort of just found this out now but there's this image on the universe of a room back when the shadow isles was called the blessed isles called 'The Atheneum of Light' where 'litanies of the sentinels' are engraved on the walls and on the floor. If you look closely these sentinels are sort of depicted as these symmetrical one-eyed beings that make a very close resemblance to how the watchers are depicted. Add to the fact that the term 'sentinel' and 'watcher' are synonymous in the context of beings that guard and/or observe, it'd be safe to say that these to must have some sort of relation. Here's the image of the room in the Blessed Isles: "THE ATHENAEUM OF LIGHT, WHEREIN THE LITANIES OF THE SENTINELS ARE GRAVEN ON WALL AND FLOOR" https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/leagueoflegends/images/7/70/Shadow_Isles_Athenaeum_Light.png/revision/latest?cb=20161119061802 And here's how the watchers have been depicted: https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/leagueoflegends/images/9/9e/Bard_lore_1.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20150219223007 https://pm1.narvii.com/5805/629ee8698d1b797ceb143b235ee69a34f3a4c8f2_hq.jpg
SSmotzer (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=Dynnaerius,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=mapAiTZZ,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2018-07-25T07:11:45.768+0000) > > I'm not very sure about Kayle and Morgana, I guess all we can do is wait for their respective updates for us to get an actual idea of their lore. > > About a Darkin being hid under Demacia, I believe so seeing as though the main Darkin weapons were given to each major faction of Runeterra and stored in wells of some sort: Rhaast was buried down in Noxus, Varus put in the well in Pallas-Ionia, Aatrox however I believe was put somewhere in the Freljord and so on. I believe there was also a Darkin in the 'mother of life', the well where Sivir was healed, but the Darkin there (Varus' sister) seems to be missing after reading Varus' comic. You mean Ta'anari? Nah, that Darkin was a dude.
lol Ta'anari was turned back into a mortal and died at the hands of Miysha, he wasn't trapped in his weapon. I'm talking about Valeeva, she made it out of the summit and she's implied to be Varus' sister. Just read the 'Varus: Retribution' comic, in the end of the comic he searches for his sister in some temple in Shurima.
SSmotzer (NA)
: @Riot: If Rhaast was buried beneath Noxus, is a Darkin beneath Demacia?
I'm not very sure about Kayle and Morgana, I guess all we can do is wait for their respective updates for us to get an actual idea of their lore. About a Darkin being hid under Demacia, I believe so seeing as though the main Darkin weapons were given to each major faction of Runeterra and stored in wells of some sort: Rhaast was buried down in Noxus, Varus put in the well in Pallas-Ionia, Aatrox however I believe was put somewhere in the Freljord and so on. I believe there was also a Darkin in the 'mother of life', the well where Sivir was healed, but the Darkin there (Varus' sister) seems to be missing after reading Varus' comic.
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: Hmm... ship it? {{sticker:sg-lux-2}}
big daddy swain〜 [*insert ahri death noise*] {{sticker:sg-jinx}}
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Terozu (NA)
: Sorry but that is subjective. A woman representing the sun among golden clouds is just as great as a pirate sinking a crew.
Speaking about splash arts here, I don't think it is. What sets Pyke's splash art, or modern splash arts for that matter, apart from Leona's current splash is that they're a clear depiction of who a champion is and what he's like. From the splash itself we immediately know who pyke is: He's a ghost that lurks the depths. His hunched shoulders, the grip on his harpoon, his eyes, all these paint a picture of a champion who kills out of anger and rage. You even get a sense of his gameplay mechanics with the coins scattered on the table, you know that he has something to do with money, etc. The point here is that Pyke's splash art doesn't just display a champion, it tells a story. I can give you countless examples of good splash arts but the fact is, this sense of story-telling that splash arts seem to have, is absent with Leona's splash. You can't tell what she's like, who she is, what she can do since all she does in her splash is stand on a cliff smiling. Leona is supposed to be a warrior goddess of the Sun, cursed with all the Aspect of the Sun's knowledge that surpasses mortal comprehension. She can manipulate the rays of the Sun to either keep her from harm or smite her enemies, she's basically an OP sun-bending version of Wonder Woman. But all these powers? All these aspects of her character is absent in her splash. There isn't the Aspect of the Sun's omnipotent knowledge behind her eyes, you can barely tell that she's even associated with the sun in her splash, because there isn't a sun in there in the first place! I just want her character, Leona, to be given justice in her splash. I want to feel that godly power in her art, I want to feel that she's truly the blinding light of Targon, a warrior priestess of knowledge and the sun. Not just some female knight in shining armor smiling on a cliff overlooking a sunset.
: They want to update her VO, they will in the future, might even be in the works rn.
Oh that's interesting, do you happen to have a source on that claim? Because the thread I read about a month ago sort of said otherwise...
: With all the lore stories on Miss Fortune, you’d think she’d have an updated VO by now
I remember a thread about this, can't remember which one but a Rioter sort of emphasized that they liked the way her VO currently works and that they might not even plan on updating it. I'll be honest they might just not want to have to change her VO, takes too much time. It's a shame though, Overwatch does a great job of updating all their heroes' voice overs to make their roster feel more cohesive and up-to-date, I can't see why Riot isn't doing the same for their champions. Indie company problems.
: Someone earlier apparantly """""leaked""""" the next upcoming skins
I see most of these skins being actual authentic skins, the only issue I have is with Arcade Thresh (seeing as he'd fit the battle boss skin line better), and Star Guardian Shyvana, seeing as she already has a Super Galaxy skin, which is just as flashy as the Star Guardian skins (besides turning into a dragon isn't really a magical girl thing) I was skeptical about Star Guardian LeBlanc and Star Guardian Sona, but seeing as though SG LeBlanc is a legendary skin, I can see her walking animation tweaked to fit the "school girl" trope. SG Sona might also be given a short skirt, I can certainly see that happening.
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: Or you could... you know, not flip out before it even hits PBE.
Finally someone said it. {{sticker:slayer-pantheon-thumbs}}
: Both of you are not getting the point. I payed for Crimson Akali because I liked her looks. I don't care that it is a recolor of her basic looks nor do I care that her new skin is 'worth more' in your and others opinion. I think the new skin is bad. I don't like having a girl changed into a ball of fire. I don't care if she will get a new recall emote. If I like her new skin I can buy it. I think we can both agree that Crimson Akali and Infernal Akali have little in common, so Riot could have easily made Infernal Akali a seperate skin and let Crimson Akali still be around. I understand that people feel like Infernal Akali looks better but I don't share that opinion and others agree with me. My example is solid but to get deeper into yours; I value the red apples which you can eat instead of the non edible golden ones. To keep it simple; I like the "just a red chroma for Akali"-look. I was willing to pay 520 RP for it. Why is it necessary to take that away from me and other alike?
> [{quoted}](name=SantaTheSaviour,realm=EUW,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=yLwbBRbi,comment-id=000200000001,timestamp=2018-07-17T10:08:05.779+0000) > > Both of you are not getting the point. I payed for Crimson Akali because I liked her looks. I don't care that it is a recolor of her basic looks nor do I care that her new skin is 'worth more' in your and others opinion. I think the new skin is bad. I don't like having a girl changed into a ball of fire. I don't care if she will get a new recall emote. If I like her new skin I can buy it. I think we can both agree that Crimson Akali and Infernal Akali have little in common, so Riot could have easily made Infernal Akali a seperate skin and let Crimson Akali still be around. I understand that people feel like Infernal Akali looks better but I don't share that opinion and others agree with me. > My example is solid but to get deeper into yours; I value the red apples which you can eat instead of the non edible golden ones. > To keep it simple; I like the "just a red chroma for Akali"-look. I was willing to pay 520 RP for it. Why is it necessary to take that away from me and other alike? I guess you have your opinion, but honestly Riot isn't going to listen to the 1.2% of Akali players who enjoyed a poorly made red chroma. Who knows? They might just actually release an actual red chroma and have it free for players who bought Crimson Akali, if so, congrats. There was a clear reason why Crimson Akali couldn't be on Akali's skin roster that being that it's way too similar to the current Blood Moon Akali, referring to it visually. It would've been redundant having Crimson Akali and Blood Moon Akali exist at the same time when their visual thematic was the exact same thing: red. There would have been no way that both would be redesigned without one looking to similar to the other. Today, Blood Moon Akali stands as Akali's red skin, her only red skin. You guys should honestly hear yourselves, crying about a red chroma.
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