Meddler (NA)
: Generally we'll aim for a roughly even split between male and female champions on average. For any given concept though we'll go for whichever option makes the most sense for the champion in question. Looking back over our last 10 champions 3.5 read as female (Illaoi, Rek'Sai, Kalista, half of Kindred), so that does under index a bit. Going back quite a bit further to the last 30 champions it's 13.5, so still slightly under half though by a lower proportion.
> [{quoted}](name=Meddler,realm=NA,application-id=A8FQeEA8,discussion-id=sNMIxoFu,comment-id=000000020000000000000000000000020002,timestamp=2016-02-20T22:41:10.556+0000) > > Generally we'll aim for a roughly even split between male and female champions on average. For any given concept though we'll go for whichever option makes the most sense for the champion in question. Looking back over our last 10 champions 3.5 read as female (Illaoi, Rek'Sai, Kalista, half of Kindred), so that does under index a bit. Going back quite a bit further to the last 30 champions it's 13.5, so still slightly under half though by a lower proportion. Rek'sai reads as female? How so other than through pronouns? Just taking a quick look at the release schedule I see - 2.5 in the last 10 - {{champion:420}} {{champion:203}} {{champion:429}} 3.5 in the last 15 - {{champion:420}} {{champion:203}} {{champion:429}} {{champion:222}} 5.5 in the last 20 - {{champion:420}} {{champion:203}} {{champion:429}} {{champion:222}} {{champion:127}} {{champion:133}} 8.5 in the last 25 - {{champion:420}} {{champion:203}} {{champion:429}} {{champion:222}} {{champion:127}} {{champion:133}} {{champion:254}} {{champion:267}} {{champion:60}} 11.5 in the last 30 - {{champion:420}} {{champion:203}} {{champion:429}} {{champion:222}} {{champion:127}} {{champion:133}} {{champion:254}} {{champion:267}} {{champion:60}} {{champion:134}} {{champion:131}} {{champion:143}} That's way under the 1/2 ratio you're suggesting you aim for and actually trending downward as 2012 releases stop being counted.
Bdoom (NA)
: When is soloQ coming back?
It'll be "ready" (it's already ready, let's be honest) when they determine that enough people are invested in climbing with their dynamic queue rank and won't immediately switch over. Why? They don't want their pet project to fail as it rightfully should.
: Why remove Team Builder?
Because they're trying to force people into using the new dynamic queue/new champion select system basically. People complained about team builder having high queue times but they left up two competing normal queues, blind and draft, while it was active.
: Orianna Heartseeker's splash art
It's a little plain but quite nice. Doesn't wow me or anything.
: So Riot just hates Sejuani, right?
The splash is rubbish when you consider its primary goal is to showcase the champions and their... you know, skins.
: Uhhh... Why does Sona's new dress have balls?
Clearly you've got balls on the brain if this is what you're seeing.
: New Champion Q&A: Jhin, the Virtuoso [COMPLETED]
Did you worry that his aesthetic looks more like something from Demacia rather than Ionia?
: Why not make $5 get 500RP? Mystery Gifts are ~490, a 975RP skin on sale is 487. Are you guys purposefully making it so the closest price point is short by so few RP? Mystery Gift... 490 RP - 475 RP = 15 RP short Skin Sale....... 487 RP - 475 RP = 12 RP short
> [{quoted}](name=Tsularesque,realm=NA,application-id=cIfEodbz,discussion-id=tivmkQPs,comment-id=000b,timestamp=2016-02-01T22:24:46.177+0000) > > Why not make $5 get 500RP? > > Mystery Gifts are ~490, a 975RP skin on sale is 487. Are you guys purposefully making it so the closest price point is short by so few RP? > > Mystery Gift... 490 RP - 475 RP = 15 RP short > Skin Sale....... 487 RP - 475 RP = 12 RP short Of course it's deliberate. So scummy.
: Can't rename rune pages since patch.
I and others have been having this issue for a few weeks now. I thought the new patch would address it but... nothing.
Reav3 (NA)
: First we decide which Champions we want to target, so Nid/Trist/Trundle in this case. After that me and HUGEnFAST (one of the Art leads on Champ Update and Primary Illustrator) sit down and go through each skin splash with the criteria below. 1. Does the Skin Splash Art match the new model? 2. Is the Skin Splash Art up to the modern Riot Splash Art Standards? To answer your questions about the Chinese "Stop-Gaps," I don't think any of those are on par with current splash art standards. To use Nidalee as a example, when we looked at her skin splashes we determined that only Challenger Nidalee, Headhunter Nidalee, and Warring Kingdoms Nidalee where at Riot's current Splash Art Standard. I hope this answers both of your questions
> [{quoted}](name=Reav3,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=Iss0zpAe,comment-id=000000010004000000000000,timestamp=2016-01-27T17:15:19.667+0000) > > First we decide which Champions we want to target, so Nid/Trist/Trundle in this case. After that me and HUGEnFAST (one of the Art leads on Champ Update and Primary Illustrator) sit down and go through each skin splash with the criteria below. > > 1. Does the Skin Splash Art match the new model? > 2. Is the Skin Splash Art up to the modern Riot Splash Art Standards? > > To answer your questions about the Chinese "Stop-Gaps," I don't think any of those are on par with current splash art standards. > > To use Nidalee as a example, when we looked at her skin splashes we determined that only Challenger Nidalee, Headhunter Nidalee, and Warring Kingdoms Nidalee where at Riot's current Splash Art Standard. > > I hope this answers both of your questions I think Leopard Nidalee's "Chinese stop-gap" is certainly better than a number of the splashes you've released in the last year or two. For instance, Challenger Nidalee's... and most definitely the recent Snow Day and "RPG-themed" art piece.
: I didn't get my poro icon
If you haven't already, double-check your icon box thing, the "new" poro icons will appear a bit further down on the list as they aren't actually new to the client.
Jakra (EUW)
: If Morgana's Wraith skin was 975 RP the first time...
> [{quoted}](name=Jakra,realm=EUW,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=8zyjVMPh,comment-id=,timestamp=2016-01-14T11:11:45.361+0000) > > ...Would people have reacted differently to when they first saw it? > > I heard a lot of negative stuff about the skin, but I don't know if it's because it was ugly, overpriced or both. But I can't help but feel that people would of sang a different tune if the skin was 975 from the beginning. The feedback given was about the same for both aspects - it was pretty heavily derided for being overpriced vis-a-vis other skins and what they offer as well as that it was just pretty ugly to look at period (animations, colours).
: Fantastic my friend! I am sorry that I misunderstood. Skystrike sounds.. NO PROMISES but I will look into what we can do. I had no idea that she had unique sounds for skystrike and this post was fantastic at letting me see what we had lost when we did the update. Thank you very much!
> [{quoted}](name=Riot Ranger XIV,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=Uwi8flR9,comment-id=00020000000000000000,timestamp=2016-01-19T17:34:11.446+0000) > > Fantastic my friend! I am sorry that I misunderstood. Skystrike sounds.. NO PROMISES but I will look into what we can do. I had no idea that she had unique sounds for skystrike and this post was fantastic at letting me see what we had lost when we did the update. Thank you very much! I hope something comes of this!
: There's lots of work to do on her right now, since she just recently got picked from all stars, but I assure you she will be coming out - we've just got to make it super awesome first. I've always wanted to make sounds on a skin for her. Sorry on the lack of specific dates, but you'll hear more as it's getting developed! Is there anything you think would be awesome for this aesthetic?
> [{quoted}](name=Vonderhamz,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=RKB37agN,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2016-01-17T03:13:56.024+0000) > > There's lots of work to do on her right now, since she just recently got picked from all stars, but I assure you she will be coming out - we've just got to make it super awesome first. I've always wanted to make sounds on a skin for her. Sorry on the lack of specific dates, but you'll hear more as it's getting developed! > > Is there anything you think would be awesome for this aesthetic? Just curious but does this mean Diana will be getting two skins in quick succession considering a skin for her should have already been in the works during the nearly two years since her last one?
: You should be seeing (hearing?) something on the PBE soon!
> [{quoted}](name=Riot KateyKhaos,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=EjMtPEVg,comment-id=000400000001,timestamp=2015-11-14T01:39:29.083+0000) > > You should be seeing (hearing?) something on the PBE soon! Update? Woad Scout Quinn is one of my favourite skins.
: Bot summoners . . . . . Riot is losing their grip!
They're also infesting ARAM games at low levels. Minimum 1-2 out of 10 players. Every single time.
Sharjo (EUW)
: Poppy's VO!
Love the visual side of the rework but the voice seems............ off. Way off. I thought it was Tristana at first actually. Not what I was hoping for at all. She doesn't SOUND resolute or tough like the original. Kind of too young (?) maybe.
: Out Of All The Poppy Skins
I'm pretty sure they'll be offering a Poppy skin bundle when she's released. I think Sion had one...
Sharjo (EUW)
: Champion Update: Poppy, Keeper of the Hammer
I love that they updated all her skin splashes at once too.
Ellirra (NA)
: New female champion
I'd like an older character, say, mid-40s (think grizzled veteran), as well as an elder character in her 60s+ (think crone/witch). Body types? I'd like to see an imposing, muscular character. Let's face it, Leona isn't that at all despite claims to the contrary. We definitely need more non-humanoid female creatures/monsters too.
: Upset about ranked solo/duo removed
The most reasonable solution would be... Solo Queue Party Queue (groups of two or three, no fours allowed) Fives Queue Everyone's happy that way.
Niaphim (EUW)
: So, in season 6 ranked queue solo players will be matched with&against 2-5-man premades
This change is absolutely moronic. Let us keep solo queue to, you know, play against other solo players. This will always be the most fair playing field. I don't want to be turned into a fill-in-the-gap puzzle piece/odd person out just to enable 3 or 4-person pre-mades!
Bonnibel (NA)
: > They don't want the Harrowing to be just a Halloween event why so they can make more money. So the Harrowing we be in a few days then I bet you will see it again in 6 or 7 months That's... not what it is at all? It's quite the opposite actually I'm not saying it's good to not have Halloween-themed skins on actual Halloween (in fact I'm impatient for them right now), but they announced that they are separating Harrowing from Halloween for lore reasons, not because they want to jerk off some more money in march rather than october only. The Harrowing from now on won't be _necessarily_ tied to skins, which means we could get actual deep Shadow Isles lore any time of the year without the compromise of making skins to go with it. They aren't ceasing the event skins, they just won't be forced to sell an event in order to get lore of a place in Runeterra. _tl;dr: make it more about lore, less about in-game content_ Which also doesn't mean we can't get underworld (Shadow Isles inspired) skins any time of the year, even because we got Shurima themed skins (guardian of the sands) earlier this year without any Shurima event. That's what the PBE boards announcement said (also posted on surrender@20). I don't know if it's misinformation or what, I see people complaining on the boards about how the lore is lacking but yet they seem to completely hate the idea of having Shadow Isles evolve lore-wise without being restrained to a specific week in October.
> [{quoted}](name=Iily,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=rbGJkiML,comment-id=00010001,timestamp=2015-10-31T23:45:43.647+0000) > > That's... not what it is at all? It's quite the opposite actually > > I'm not saying it's good to not have Halloween-themed skins on actual Halloween (in fact I'm impatient for them right now), but they announced that they are separating Harrowing from Halloween for lore reasons, not because they want to jerk off some more money in march rather than october only. The Harrowing from now on won't be _necessarily_ tied to skins, which means we could get actual deep Shadow Isles lore any time of the year without the compromise of making skins to go with it. They aren't ceasing the event skins, they just won't be forced to sell an event in order to get lore of a place in Runeterra. > > _tl;dr: make it more about lore, less about in-game content_ > > Which also doesn't mean we can't get underworld (Shadow Isles inspired) skins any time of the year, even because we got Shurima themed skins (guardian of the sands) earlier this year without any Shurima event. > > That's what the PBE boards announcement said (also posted on surrender@20). I don't know if it's misinformation or what, I see people complaining on the boards about how the lore is lacking but yet they seem to completely hate the idea of having Shadow Isles evolve lore-wise without being restrained to a specific week in October. You're kidding yourself if you think it was separated for "lore reasons." They simply didn't want to run an event (special game mode with everybody playing to unlock icons, enjoying new skins, etc.) during their stupid "esport" tournament. They wanted to get people watching instead of playing.
Sharjo (EUW)
: Shadow and Fortune: Chapter One
"Illaoi carried a heavy stone sphere that looked as if it weighed about as much as the Syren's anchor. The towering priestess carried it everywhere she went..." Towering priestess? Nice!!!
: Great. Now we can't expect seasonal events from Riot anymore.
All this is doing is helping to destroy whatever good will they may have built with their customers. Try as hard as you like, Riot, I'm never going to watch your stupid "esport" nonsense. Lol@Halloween ("Harrowing") in the Summer. Give me a break.
: > I think you're underestimating our tastes if you think our opinions will change if we see certain skins in game. I'm not suggesting that opinions will automatically be swayed. Lighting, as well as particles, SFX, and voice processing make the skin ten times cooler than just taking a look at a model viewer. The whole package is what makes a skin cool, imo, not just the bits and pieces. > What was the inspiration for this skin? Same question for Spirit Fire Brand. Honestly? We wanted to make a demonic Vi. There was a bit of inspiration from Hellboy. We got inspiration for Spirit Fire Brand from witch doctors.
> [{quoted}](name=Riot KateyKhaos,realm=NA,application-id=A8FQeEA8,discussion-id=QIbq7Pba,comment-id=00060000000000010000,timestamp=2015-09-29T22:57:10.319+0000) > > I'm not suggesting that opinions will automatically be swayed. Lighting, as well as particles, SFX, and voice processing make the skin ten times cooler than just taking a look at a model viewer. The whole package is what makes a skin cool, imo, not just the bits and pieces. > > Honestly? We wanted to make a demonic Vi. There was a bit of inspiration from Hellboy. We got inspiration for Spirit Fire Brand from witch doctors. I'm pretty sure most people that didn't like the model viewer pics will change their mind when they use it on the PBE or look at its video. There's really no comparison. It looks absolutely fantastic when playing with the VFX and everything going. First PROJECT: Fiora and now Demon Vi. LOVING the pink skins!!!!!!!
Rioter Comments
: Sure, I can ping her. :] EDIT: Spoke with her and the (W) was brightened and can be seen on PBE currently.
> [{quoted}](name=Riot KateyKhaos,realm=NA,application-id=A8FQeEA8,discussion-id=EQYG3hV4,comment-id=00000002000000000000,timestamp=2015-08-26T16:44:08.358+0000) > > Sure, I can ping her. :] > > EDIT: Spoke with her and the (W) was brightened and can be seen on PBE currently. Thanks for getting us an update! At least **someone** cares!
: Awkward Skin Prices
The pricing on skins (champions, boosts, all of that stuff) and the amounts of RP they sell is deliberate. You're always meant to have something left to encourage you to buy more.
: PBE feedback was looked at, and was taken back to the team, as it always is. We do discuss the feedback, however, not all suggestions will be acted upon. I can't speak to Leona, as I've been working on PROJECT: Yi and PROJECT: Fiora.
> [{quoted}](name=Riot KateyKhaos,realm=NA,application-id=A8FQeEA8,discussion-id=EQYG3hV4,comment-id=000000020000,timestamp=2015-08-26T16:18:26.882+0000) > > PBE feedback was looked at, and was taken back to the team, as it always is. We do discuss the feedback, however, not all suggestions will be acted upon. I can't speak to Leona, as I've been working on PROJECT: Yi and PROJECT: Fiora. Can you ask the person responsible for Leona to at least give us a response in the appropriate PBE thread then? Nurse Flan, I believe it is. If you're happy with the Leona skin in its current state, fine, but everything I've read (and I've read a lot) indicates the vast majority of players find it underwhelming.
: Dear Riot, can we please stop sharing a single splash across multiple skins.
Agreed. I absolutely despise this trend and I actually skip out on purchasing skins I would otherwise get because of it - Quinn and Lulu's most recent, for example. Splash art is important to me when considering a purchase, yes, but sharing the art also just smacks of laziness on Riot's part. I won't support that.
: Does anyone else feel a bit disappointed by the lack of Miss Fortune in Burning Tides?
Meddler (NA)
: We don't have any conceptual problems with going back and doing additional work on characters that get partial updates. As with any piece of work it'll just depend on what the value from doing other competing work looks like. Right now for example sinking time into some upcoming smaller gameplay updates plus one much larger relaunch (Poppy) is what we feel's most valuable. At some point though going back and doing some of the bits we missed the first time round (Ryze VO, Fiora recall etc) could well be higher value than updates for characters who haven't received any updates but only have minor issues.
> [{quoted}](name=Meddler,realm=NA,application-id=A8FQeEA8,discussion-id=Ewy6mNU8,comment-id=0005000000000000000000020000,timestamp=2015-07-28T08:58:36.204+0000) > > We don't have any conceptual problems with going back and doing additional work on characters that get partial updates. As with any piece of work it'll just depend on what the value from doing other competing work looks like. > > Right now for example sinking time into some upcoming smaller gameplay updates plus one much larger relaunch (Poppy) is what we feel's most valuable. At some point though going back and doing some of the bits we missed the first time round (Ryze VO, Fiora recall etc) could well be higher value than updates for characters who haven't received any updates but only have minor issues. Fiora's "partial VU" was the perfect opportunity to somewhat rectify the Headmistress Fiora recall animation issue from a few years ago. Yes, I still remember that.
Lowvyr (NA)
: IronStylus says he's a feminist.
His brand of "feminism" is unnervingly similar to the prevalent attitude towards women found in places like Saudi Arabia. It's that condescending, "I know what's best for you", "women need to be protected...from themselves" type of stuff that's downright offensive.
hoganftw (NA)
: @IronStylus Who's next on the chopping block?
His vision for all future female character VUs...
darkdill (NA)
: @Riot: Why do Champions not use profanity in-game?
Hearing Vi yell "get fisted, motherfucker!" might be interesting the first two or three times... the next two or three hundred? Not so much.
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