Atgo (EUW)
: > 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. That actually fits Tham Kench too, because he appears in Piltover, Zaun and the serpentine River according the new lore: > The first tales of the creature were told by a traveling people who plied the Serpentine. They warned of a giant fish with a cavernous mouth, who would lure in the dissatisfied with the promise of more. _________ > Once the Sun Gates opened easy trade from Bilgewater to Piltover, tales of Tahm Kench became more common in the City of Progress and its underbelly, Zaun. There, children know Tahm as “Two-Coats,” a fish so monstrously large that he wears two fine jackets stitched together. But wait, do it means that Tahm Kench only has two jackets when he materializes in Zaun and Piltover? Or did it influence all his forms?
Piltover and zain aten’t that far from Bilgewater. So his appearance is probably only slightly different. It’s unlikely the freljord has catfish so he probably looks very different there.
: 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
He has beef with everyone. I would argue he hates the targonians snd shurimans the most— but also thats perhaps why he has ended up on the otherside of the world. Its important to remember that he was a good-guy once— one of the best. He is lost but that doesn’t mean he can’t find his way back into the light. Nothing is written yet, and although he’s a kinda final boss level villian — i personally hold out hope for Aatrox earning sone sort of tragic redemption. I think he would suffer in his cage for all eternity if he felt it returned some sliver of his former nobility.
Moody P (NA)
: Im more interested in if they did influence the whole world why that only seem to have followers in the Freljord
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.
: I think the Runes shaped the world, after all the planet is called Runeterra. The myths about {{champion:516}} {{champion:34}} {{champion:106}} are just that, myths that people passed down through generations to explain things they don't understand about the natural world. I like that Riot actually designates the "demi-gods" as greater spirits, basically spirits so powerful that when they manifested people mistook them for dieties. That's a major theme in LoL. The Ascended were mislabeled as gods, The Aspects are revered in much of the same way because people are ignorant of Space Targon on Mount Targon and even Aurelion Sol is called a god because he inadvertently created life by creating the stars, he had no plans for us it was just happenstance.
Well observed. {{sticker:slayer-pantheon-thumbs}} The demigods and acended etc... are connected to something larger than themselves —
: Will we get a 3-4 page texted preview of the Ashe comic?
Donno, but universe should have issue #1 up in about a week. (Free!) Comixology should have it same day with the bonus content. (About 22 bonus pages of concept art etc...)
Sussanoo (NA)
: Thank you so much for the information, Zed and Kayn are one of my favorte champions in game and in lore. Im excited for more information around them!!! > [{quoted}](name=WAAARGHbobo,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=W1EZP97f,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2018-12-09T18:39:59.548+0000) > > environment? are you asking if it's stern of funny? It's pretty rough. > It's a small elite order. (obviously small is subjective-- but he's not fielding an army) > Loose ranks-- monastic rather than military. > They spend more time on missions than in the walls. It's not unfriendly-- these are hardcore warriors and veterans-- but like real-world soldiers they have a lot of down-time to fill. > > Yes, there are girls and women. > > You join only by invitation and after proving yourself. Many are veterans of the war with Noxus-- the largest portion were from the Navori brotherhood--esp the units Zed commanded in that organization. (It's effectively an elite splinter group from the Navori) Many were young teens during the war-- who had taken up arms after their homes and families had been killed-- some are former criminals, others were students of other masters before joining Zed more recently. All are hardline, anti-noxus, and believe Ionia must be unified-- and that all other nations must be made to fear Ionia. > > Zed is the master-- Kayn is his second in command. Lower level students mostly learn from mid tier students, mid tier learn from high tier, high tier from Kayn and Zed personally. > > Almost all of them had serious martial art skills before joining-- of various styles and weapons. They are unified by acquiring shadow magic and learning to use it. --BUT.... sorry the nature of shadow magic and how you gain access to it will be revealed later. Also, iff this isnt asking to much. Are the people of Ionia aware of the Order or rumors of them? And if so, are they scared of them?
Most people have heard rumours of them— but on the street most would assume they are navori brotherhood.
Sussanoo (NA)
: Zed's Order of Shadow's Lore Question for the Story team
environment? are you asking if it's stern of funny? It's pretty rough. It's a small elite order. (obviously small is subjective-- but he's not fielding an army) Loose ranks-- monastic rather than military. They spend more time on missions than in the walls. It's not unfriendly-- these are hardcore warriors and veterans-- but like real-world soldiers they have a lot of down-time to fill. Yes, there are girls and women. You join only by invitation and after proving yourself. Many are veterans of the war with Noxus-- the largest portion were from the Navori brotherhood--esp the units Zed commanded in that organization. (It's effectively an elite splinter group from the Navori) Many were young teens during the war-- who had taken up arms after their homes and families had been killed-- some are former criminals, others were students of other masters before joining Zed more recently. All are hardline, anti-noxus, and believe Ionia must be unified-- and that all other nations must be made to fear Ionia. Zed is the master-- Kayn is his second in command. Lower level students mostly learn from mid tier students, mid tier learn from high tier, high tier from Kayn and Zed personally. Almost all of them had serious martial art skills before joining-- of various styles and weapons. They are unified by acquiring shadow magic and learning to use it. --BUT.... sorry the nature of shadow magic and how you gain access to it will be revealed later.
: You used the phrase beat sheet 8 times and never told me what it is...which leads me to believe I'm supposed to know what it is as a writer lol. :) I'll Google it. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Ohhhhh I've seen this method in screenplays! Hm.. I may actually give it a shot. Thanks for the reply.
Yeah, i come TV and film. TV esp is based on them. But I’ve found them useful in prose and comics. Tv is very time dependant and structured, you can’t waste time fiddling about.
: Question for my writers.
I make a beat sheet (also called a beat outline). I use it to pitch the story to peers, coworkers, people innocently gettting coffee near me. Then generally i revise the beat sheet a couple times, before turning it into an outline. Always forcing myself to completely rewrite it (lazyness is a great editor, if u don’t feel a beat is important— why are you copying it?). I will often jump between writing it on a white board, onto a computer, then yellow legal pad, then back to whiteboard. If there’s any flux from the beatsheet to outline tend to recheck and redo the beatsheet. If i cant get the story to work as a beatsheet, i abandon the story or start from the premise —throwing away everything. Only when I’m happy with the beatsheet and outline do i begin writing. With a short story i might skip the outline— but never the beatsheet. Best of luck!
MS exceI (EUNE)
: Riven shouldn't be a Noxian anymore
That which was broken, must be reforged. But is Riven who was broken? Or the ideals she thought she served?
: > [{quoted}](name=WAAARGHbobo,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=0kqbFgKd,comment-id=00010000,timestamp=2018-12-07T06:27:14.789+0000) > > This is the only correct answer. > > The map is his. A red in a Kled thread? Can I shamelessly ask for a Kled on a Skaarley Davidson Motorcycle? Running up and down the rift with his baseball bat and leather jacket? He's gotta impress sejuana on her trike
: Kled's Territory IS Runeterra, ALL OF IT
This is the only correct answer. The map is his.
: > [{quoted}](name=WAAARGHbobo,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=gXQ2ndit,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2018-12-05T21:24:40.230+0000) > > To clarify. Neeko is better, faster at shapeshifting. Most Vastaya have some ability to change shape. Most arrive a shape that is comfortable, reflects the animal spirits connected to their tribe, and their own personality (needs wants). So it might take Rakan a few minutes to change the color of his cloak-- or a few hours to give himself stylish new horns. But he will always be kinda flashy looking -- because subconsciously he wants attention, and vaguely griffon like because that is what family and tribe reflect. So this explains why Rakan and Xayah have pretty much the exact same animalistic qualities, despite not being blood-related. I was actually just recently wondering about this... Essentially, they wanted to look more similar to each other, either consciously or sub-consciously... so they made it that way.
Yeah exactly. Also Rakan and Xayah come from the same region (though not the exact tribe) so they weren't starting from a place as vastly different looking as Neeko. Pure-ship, non-canon. I always thought it would be neat to see Rengar and Ahri as a couple -- in part because they would subconsciously begin to transform to be more like each other.
Atgo (EUW)
: Humans with vastaya herigitage arent considered Vastaya even though they retain some powers. Wargh explained it in those two comments: https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/story-art/E1j5Eoff-the-vastaya-xayah-and-rakan?comment=0000 > Having Vastayan heritage is not the same as being a Vastayan. https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/story-art/FYOQrVBk-riot-are-xayahrakans-back-feathers-actually-part-of-their-body-or-part-of-their-cloak?comment=00020000 > People with vastayan heritage retain some of this power but have much more limited control. They might be able to transform quickly-- but only to one or two shapes (usually related to their spirit animal). Or they might be able to "partually" transform to many shapes or harness natural magic...but they aren't really in control or can't totally transform.
But... but if you **know** things.... what is my purpose?? (ironic sad face) But yeah, everything ATGO put above.
: Will your comics eventually start showing up in marvels solicitations? Obviously not rn or we'd have known about the the ashe comic in September
They will. We finished the copy and cover to meet the deadline for the Ashe trade paperback. Other books should follow suit.
Maxxston (NA)
: Related to the new Nid color story instead of Neeko: The vastaya that she rescues says "You called it… human", but there are no spoken lines from Nidalee calling the hunter a human up to that point in the story, only narration. Was this an oversight, or intentional? It seems far too glaring to be oversight; Riot is usually very good about these sorts of details. If intentional, does it indicate that the vastaya (who was reptilian, with a wide mouth and a strange lisp) could read her mind the way that Neeko was able to get thoughts from the people whose form she copied? I.e. that the male vastaya that Nid rescued is actually another one of Neeko's tribe? Edit: oh, or was that just actually Neeko in disguise?
Sorry haven't read it. But it's true some Vastaya and human spiritwalkers (like Udyr) can hear (or even feel) your feelings and spirit as you might hear a birdsong of feel the warmth of the sun. Being more connected to the spirit world also means they are more aware of the spirits of everything around them (i.e. souls) and how those spirits are connected or broken.
: With this explanation, maybe she just likes colors and once saw a chameleon change colors so she borrowed the looks admiring the ability.
Exactly. Because she liked changing=== she (and her tribe) we attracted to an animal spirit that is good a changing.
: So you will be starting a new series in April again? Since from pre order I gathered Ashe will have four issues.
above should answer this.
: Does this mean the ashe comic will be the only one in 2019? At least until the trade is finished? Or does that mean you'll be releasing like, 2 comics but they'll come out once every 2 months each?
No there are series after Ashe in 2019. Ashe will be the first series. (several issues). It will also be the first collection (all issues in one physical book). There are at least 2 other series for 2019 (one written by me, one by John O) possibly more. So one issue per month in 2019. When one series ends the next series will begin the following month. Ashe has more pages per issue than the other books-- the other series have more issues-- but the normal marvel length. (But the combined physical books will probably roughly similar in scope/size. ) Ashe is an origin story. The other two are..... opps I said to much! (ain't I stinker.)
: Vastaya humans vs Vastaya inhumans
To clarify. Neeko is better, faster at shapeshifting. Most Vastaya have some ability to change shape. Most arrive a shape that is comfortable, reflects the animal spirits connected to their tribe, and their own personality (needs wants). So it might take Rakan a few minutes to change the color of his cloak-- or a few hours to give himself stylish new horns. But he will always be kinda flashy looking -- because subconsciously he wants attention, and vaguely griffon like because that is what family and tribe reflect.
: Heyhey your avid comic book reader here. I’ll try to answer the best I can 1. A comic? No they are looking to release multiple comics in one month. Think maybe 4 comics a month with continuation the next month or various one shots. It will properly show up as part of Marvel soliticitations. Here is Marvel’s Feburary solicitations to give you a feel of what it’s like. https://www.newsarama.com/42800-marvel-comics-february-2019-solicitations.html If you ctrl F Star Wars you can see different comics being released for the Star Wars universe. It’s not just about comics happening in the Marvel Universe but any comic Marvel publishes as a whole. Although this is not happening for League in 2019 as every comic will be free and is digital first release only. However, this is their final goal that each month there will also be a physical copy coming out that you can buy. 2. Really not sure what would be considered a failure for League comics as it would have a different metric to their own comics. But IIRC if monthly comics sipped to under 20,000 units a month for DC and 15,000 for Marvel they would cancel it soon in the future. There is also sale of tradebacks and graphic novels that collects all the issues to consider so if a comic series is seeking really well in terms of a collected unit it would still be kept alive for a while. Here is the site you can check how much a comic sold per month http://www.comichron.com/monthlycomicssales/2018/2018-10.html 3. Yes but some comics have codes that if you buy their physical comic they will give a code to redeem it digitally as well. Personally, I’m a digital buyer most of the time unless I really really love a certain cover and need to have it physically. Or that it’s an important final issue of an event. I’ll like to buy it physical for the nostalgia.
Most of the above! Clarification on #1 First year (2019) it will be one comic issue per month. 2020 the goal is at least 2 per month— but ideally a new issue everyweek
: What's the problem with dark shards of metal flying around?
d00mface (EUW)
: > [{quoted}](name=WAAARGHbobo,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=6W2WN9xA,comment-id=004e,timestamp=2018-12-03T18:00:04.992+0000) > Similarly i love robots, which is why i hate the Transformer movies with a passion *slides in* Unrelated to the topic as a whole but as a fellow lover of robots who hates the Transformers movies I really recommend IDW's Transformers *comics*. They're a better representation of the franchise and like..... actually good.... and not just blowing things up and tiddies. *slides away*
Yeah, I don't hate Transformers. I hate MBay's version. I surprisingly hopeful for the new bumble movie. it seems like it might have a story-- and robots I can understand as animal shaped robots (rather than random dark shards of metal flying at each other)
: It doesn't look like Riot wants a female playerbase very much
While I don’t dissagree with the prescription of this post (league does need some more sexy bois). I don’t think the quote you took from me is fair. It’s taken out of context. And perhaps more damning, even if it was in this context, you’ve made an ellipictical argument (i.e a logical fallacy because it lacks a connection to your central point) I did not give Aatrox a joke about vlad—saying that people might like him better if he “shimmered.” This has nothing to do with him being or not being “sexy.” I omitted the joke because i thought the average Aatrox player would not have the instant recognition of shimmering= twilight = vampire = Vlad. Instant recognition is needed to be funny, otherwise instead of laughing the audience pauses and then works it out. ( So instead of a laugh i would get. “ huh? .... oh, because of twilight” ) This was a joke at vlad’s expense for Aatrox players. That decision was based on the target demo for Aatrox, not league as a whole, and influenced by two facts. One that champion was targeting male players and, more importantly two, Twilight is now more than 10 years old. Even if the reader was to then make the ellipitical jump you intended, i.e that WAAARGHbobo doesn’t respect “Twilight” (And I don’t. I think it’s as vacuous and trite as the “Transformer” movies - which I also hold in utter contempt) the next logical jump you propose also doesn't support your argument. Because it then further assumes i hate “Twilight” because it is for girls. ( There are hundreds of girl flix and fiction i love — I hate Twilight because I think it is badly executed. Similarly i love robots, which is why i hate the Transformer movies with a passion) As someone aspiring to be a writer, your arguments need to be better structured and avoid using cheap associations as supporting facts. Mistakes like those undermine the points you are trying to make because even someone unschooled in rhetoric can “feel” that your over-stretching. That said League does need more female fans, and riot actually has prioritzed attracting more female fans internally. So this sort of criticism and discussion is needed and helpful to us. And kudos for the bravery to post something you knew would get you attacked. This is the sort of civil discussion our community should have.
: the world needs this illaoi skin
Love it, though my favorite is still “cat lady Illaoi” (with a giant fat cat as the icon she’s holding))
: > [{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?
I know Demacia is heading for a major shake-up. ... oops I’ve said to much.
: > [{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... Hey, is there an easy way to buy the physical copy in Europe or will we need to order it online?
I donno. I ussually skip these sorts of production meeting (to get more writing time) The GOAL with marvel is for both organizations to use their various expertise to do same day, global releases of all products. —It’s possible we won’t succeed with every territory, with everyone of these first books. But a lot of people are trying to make that work.
Ifneth (NA)
: So, let me get this straight. For this first year, the comics will be published online and in print simultaneously. Thereafter, comics will be published online first and _later_ in print?
The opposite. This year: Online comics first. (Avail free or as a paid online version with bonus content) Then 6 months from now a single physical collection of the story + bonus content as a bigish book. Next year: Paid first Avail as comic floppy-books in shops, and online (paid versions only) Six months later (18 months from now) a physical collection of the story and bonus material. (Paid) While we begin releasing of free versions of the comics online.
Ifneth (NA)
: I wish you monetized it differently, perhaps by selling concept art books, and released the free comics sooner. Whoever doesn’t buy a comic would have it spoiled for them by whoever does, either directly or by discussion of its revelations. These comics cannot create the community-wide moments of “Woah!” and chatter that make League’s lore so powerful.
Uh no. I think you misunderstand. For this first year. Comicology and universe are at the same time. The collected physical book is after
: @Riot quick question about buying your Marvel comics
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...
The Iceborn (EUNE)
: > [{quoted}](name=WAAARGHbobo,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=lwQVgyEQ,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2018-12-01T17:55:35.934+0000) > > 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}} I agree 100 with you! We need to understand while league writers and lore are generally charity for all the players interested in stories, but as soon as Riot does more and invests money into something that would further please the Lore audience, it should be rewarded by paying for it... We cant expect Riot to release and put money into comics without them being able to sustain themselves, it would just be a money leak and the fact that Riot is willing to write lore for its fans and stories shows their commitment so let us show our commitment to the stories by buying it. {{sticker:slayer-jinx-catface}}
Thanx! And Yeah exactly. And in this case we’re giving you the first years content to **prove** to you that they are worth your time and possible investment. (Emotional, time, and money) Before ramping up production.
: > [{quoted}](name=WAAARGHbobo,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=lwQVgyEQ,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2018-12-01T17:55:35.934+0000) > > 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}} I'm very sorry to hear that! As you mentioned, this has failed more times than anyone could ever count. Even Leagues lore team has been gutted once. In the history of gaming, outside in-game story content, I can't think of a single instance where this has succeeded. Make sure you keep your portfolio up to date and don't neglect any individual projects you may have going on, or that you have wanted to do. Best wishes, that's a really tough position to be in!
Again we have high confidence in this. When you read them you’ll see what we mean. We believe, these aren’t just great video game comics. These are great comics. (Obviously I’m extremely biased and trying not to sound braggy. ;))
: 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
: My thoughts on the recent /Dev Diary: League Comics and Marvel
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}}
: They contact agencies. You need to establish a reputation and your agency will have a history of voices you have done. When Riot sends out a request to agencies looking for someone with a certain range, experience, and availability, they pretty much choose their best option. Not sure if they do auditions or if they just pick and roll with it, but it's a process that someone simply can't waltz into like that, unfortunately. This is speaking as someone who does voice work, and I tell you it's not easy to land a role as a champion in a big-name game like League of Legends unless you luck out hugely. Although, if you attend a lot of Riot events and get active, you can establish some connections to kind of streamline the process and make yourself known to them.
Mostly. 80% We contact agencies as listed (Sometimes specifically calling out an actor we want to hear) and sometimes backdooring a rioter or actor we’ve used before (20%) (obviously excluding skins) Our VO team selects a number of candidates. Then we do at least 2 rounds of auditions. (Blind then directed). Generally narrowing to top 10-15 picks then down to top 2-3 . The final round is used as temp track to get internal feedback.
The Iceborn (EUNE)
: > [{quoted}](name=WAAARGHbobo,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=pErx62P4,comment-id=0008,timestamp=2018-11-20T17:16:40.565+0000) > > His name is Maalcrom. > > The tattoo marks him as having seen and having the right to speak of the true darkness. Odin youre so knowledgable on the Iceborn! Please let us know more about Lissandras connection to Ashe in her new comic! You mentioned months ago that Lissandras reason for sacrificing her sisters will also come so i hope we will see it soon :/
Lissandra will be a big part of this series— but not in this book. You will learn more about her indirectly though. This is the first part of an epic ongoing story that will introduced you to the freljord in a visceral way. Lissandra looms large over that region but i don’t want to cheapen her introduction by rushing it.
: I am mostly assigned to CDev at this point (75%). Which until recently was mostly writing a couple comic series. I am still on champ team (25% ) but only working on one champ at this point— who doesnt ship till late next year.
Im also hoping to do some more VO directing on skins and champs — I didnt write.
: Really happy you are getting to write the comic Odin, does this detract any of your time away from your work on the champion's team
I am mostly assigned to CDev at this point (75%). Which until recently was mostly writing a couple comic series. I am still on champ team (25% ) but only working on one champ at this point— who doesnt ship till late next year.
Tarnex (EUNE)
: Please make champion based on character from comics x MARVEL
His name is Maalcrom. The tattoo marks him as having seen and having the right to speak of the true darkness.
Xzq (EUNE)
: I can’t wait for Voliber VGU !
This is subtle difference. Volibear is not the god of war (personifying that concept -or aspect). But Volibear is a war god. (popular in war and related-to/invoked-during/summoned-in/empowered-in war)
: How were the Darkin corrupted?
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.
: Are you writing these on a mobile device? Quite a few typos and grammar errors here.
: > [{quoted}](name=WAAARGHbobo,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=cymx9oUZ,comment-id=000100040000,timestamp=2018-10-15T16:23:29.951+0000) > > Yeah, I think it’s possible to see her flirty and treasing lines as a way of exerting control and displaying power. It’s like a bluff in poker —maybe she has all the aces and maybe she doesnt— but she likes you wondering why she’s so confident. Damn it, WAAARGHbobo. Now you have me with a document open writing down Miss Fortune line concepts. I HAD THINGS TO DO. ...but I do actually like some of these.
: Personally, I think MF just wants control. Control over the life that was thrown in disarray by Gangplank. Control over others so that it never happens again. It's why she's a captain and why she stuck around after sinking Gangplank - she took his place and the unofficial leader off Bilgewater so she could have more control.\ Edit: Also, I think her flirty side goes with this really well. I don't think its all a charade, but I do think she recognizes the advantages it bring sand uses it accordingly. I would also like to point out that it is possible to be flirty without actually wanting to sleep with everyone. I think mF just has fun doing it, genuine fun, but at the same time she also recognizes the benefits, so its a win-win for her.
Yeah, I think it’s possible to see her flirty and treasing lines as a way of exerting control and displaying power. It’s like a bluff in poker —maybe she has all the aces and maybe she doesnt— but she likes you wondering why she’s so confident.
Fiôrà (EUNE)
: > [{quoted}](name=WAAARGHbobo,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=cymx9oUZ,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2018-10-15T04:32:24.899+0000) > > Yeah your argument is pretty well thought out (though a tad wordy in its presentation (an edit might get more readers fyi)). > > But yah I think i agree “confidence” is a key trait to get across, but my question would be what does she “want” from other characters during a fight orwhat does she “want” from a fight (validation, adoration, attention, to lose the self etc...). I.e Aatrox want to be distracted from the horror of his fall, Rakan wants attention and excitement... etc... > > My guess is MF wants... to hint that she has an ace up her sleeve. ....possibly to show she has control. But I havent given it much thought yet. (And never heard the new test VO) Isn't it possible to get her old voice actress for the new Voice lines? I think everyone would be happy with that.
I didn’t write or direct the test RW, so not sure the reasons here. Often new talent is often required because of schedualing problems, new colors in the acting, or unfortunately the actor’s voice age. An actor’s voice ages as they do or from straining work— ussually slower than an actors appearance, but you can hear when a 40 year old woman is trying to sound 20. Again I don’t know in this instance but we always try to hear the original talent.
Krabohod (NA)
: About MF's scrapped VO, new VO and.. Aatrox
Yeah your argument is pretty well thought out (though a tad wordy in its presentation (an edit might get more readers fyi)). But yah I think i agree “confidence” is a key trait to get across, but my question would be what does she “want” from other characters during a fight or what does she “want” from a fight (validation, adoration, attention, to lose the self etc...). I.e Aatrox wants to be distracted from the horror of his fall, Rakan wants attention and excitement... etc... My guess is MF wants... to hint that she has an ace up her sleeve. ....possibly to show she has control. But I havent given it much thought yet. (And never heard the new test VO) (Edited 2 obvious typos)
: Brian blessed need to voice a champ !
Love him. But I always loved his comedic reads better. I would certainly look at him if we had a gragas vgu.
: My decision to become a fine art artist or game artist?
It is not a binary decision. As an offical “Old Man” (i have grey hair) it is ultimately a logical fallacy to think so— common when you are a teen— encouraged in part by failures in our school systems and parental pressure (to make sure you are safe/happy). Personally, I have been a writer, director, film editor, 2d animator, storyboard artist, sculptor, painter, 2d graphic artist, producer, narrative designer, and whole host of other less fun jobs. In reality, each job you take, generates new skills. Each skill set opens up new possiblities but it does not close off previous ones (at least not until you begin to reach my age and have serious finacial responsibilities). The previous skills give you an advantage with whatever you are currently working on. Case in point I’m writing comics for riot now. My experiance as a screenwriter and a storyboard artist intersects with this task. If you like game design: study programming, If you like art: practice drawing (or animating or whatever). But in reality these are hyper-competitive fields— so you can study both (double major) and accept you will get less sleep, less free time, and perhaps even give yourself a competive or social edge. (I.e What if youre studying one of these fields and a group of your friends from one field need someone from with the other field’s skill set to make a project— there you are, now suddenly a critical part of that team) The key is to pursue things you like with 100% effort. Knowing that you must try harder than everyone around you— even if you’re the best in your peer group. No excuses. Hard work. No “after i play a quick game,” No, “after I watch this video,”. No “ I’ll just check social media for a quick second.” Cheers and good luck - and yeah it’s probably not a coincidence that I wrote Illaoi.{{champion:420}}
: Hey Odin can I ask what you are working on now for narrative since I heard Rayla took your spot on the champions team
Nope, whoever told you that is innaccurate. I am working on a champ rework and VO. But it is true that most of my allotment is now for the new comics team.
The Iceborn (EUNE)
: What are these? WAARGHbobo?
Early concept art for items using that rare and powerful “true ice.” ...if memory serves.
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