. also wanting to know, just recently moved to the United States, and want to get back into league.
Areq666
> [{quoted}](name=Areq666,realm=EUNE,application-id=6WpmgL9O,discussion-id=eLMu6ERw,comment-id=00070000,timestamp=2019-03-24T07:59:14.702+0000) > > . also wanting to know, just recently moved to the United States, and want to get back into league. We'll add a brief summary of what's currently going on with Account Transfers on the 28th, and add it onto the Follow-Ups section so we can keep track of it. We usually try to avoid talking about ongoing bugs just because so many things can change and we don't want to set incorrect expectations. But we'll try to keep y'all informed about account transfers and what's going on with em for this bug.
> [{quoted}](name=Keyru,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=bcQt4yeV,comment-id=0012,timestamp=2019-03-26T18:03:06.887+0000) > > It sounds like you had some rough games there. Looking at the match too, you did super well to help carry your team to victory and definitely deserved the win. > > Many players have already said this in comments but what I do want to mention here is that many players use third-party sites to psych themselves out before a game even begins. Visual rankings are *NOT* 1 to 1 to MMR, which is what matchmaking looks at when creating a team. The system is never actually against you. It works to try to match you with and against players so that you have as close as a 50/50 chance of winning every game, including promos. > > Looking at the stats for the game (might be a little off since some have played games since then), the match was fair and even on both sides. The system actually matched that game with your team having a higher % to win. > > I want to share this because matchmaking is always a frequent inquiry we get in support where players feel it is unfair but the system works as it is intended to. Thanks for the reply Keyru! I think you've actually highlighted what frustrates many players (myself included!). It's that visual rankings don't really show how good you are but most players believe it is the proof of how well someone plays. MMR being hidden causes us to only have the visual ranks to look at. This also causes an issue where, lets say 2 players should actually be at gold 1 and are currently at silver 4. One may find their way to gold 1 fairly easy while the other actually struggles to get there. After enough games, they should both be at gold 1. The problem being that, before that end point, both players skills are perceived as different and this can cause some anguish for the player that takes longer to get to gold 1. They might even stop playing. If MMR was visible, or even some stat that said "you're playing at a gold 1 level" might help players understand that they just need to play more for their visible ranking to match up to what their actual calculated is. That or get rid of the best of 3/5 promos as it just seems to add a grind and frustration. Id be more in favor of this than anything else
Honeydew Zekling
I tend to agree too from the Player POV. There are frustrations behind the hidden numbers and I've been trying to think from the Player Support perspective, what _can_ we do to clarify this better on the player end to understand the system more with how it's intended to be. The scope then moves away from changing the system (mmr visibility, removing promos, etc) to perception/understanding. That is the space that I work with.
my main issue is mmr being the only real matching factor, ignoring rank lead to uneven matches still, the higher ranked players are still objectively gonna usually do better and mmr being even shouldnt be the only thing dictating whos paired with who, a silver player on a lucky streak getting into a gold game can just ruin it for both ends because they simply dont belong same going for a plat player who might have had 4 or 5 unlucky losses and this goes for promo games moreso than any others, promos are supposed to determine if you belong in the next rank up not to determine if you can carry a few lucky silvers against objectively better players that can likely end up shitting on them hard and thats by far the most frustrating part of the game. i doubt ill ever understand why matching isnt purely rank based like i believe it should be
Dr Dog
Win streaks or loss streaks doesn't affect MMR that much for those players to get placed in your games. This would generally mean the Silver players are significantly higher and the Platinum players are significantly lower if they are getting into a Gold game. This isn't based on lucky or unlucky streaks as it would have to be a huge difference (more than 4-5 games). It also means that the ranks are normalizing to where those players are actually supposed to be at the current time of their skill level. Looking at the match history too, those players you were saying who was unfairly put in your games as Platinums, both have demoted to Gold I at this point.
I cannot find the area or website to buy the lunar revel 2019 pass. I want it but all I see Is token in the shop. how am I supposed to get tokens or even the pass if it s expensive in the shop and cannot be found? I Bought the 10 token 10 master chest thing hoping it was what the pass really is. nope. cant find it.. :/
D23AfterImage
Sorry D23, the Lunar Revel event has concluded so the pass is no longer available for purchase. The [Learn More article](https://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/news/game-updates/special-event/learn-more-lunar-revel-2019) stated that it would run from January 28, 2019 to March 4, 2019.
{{champion:89}} {{champion:12}} {{champion:111}} {{champion:555}} Certain champions fulfill certain roles, and expecting them to do other things is ludicrous. You don't want {{champion:40}} {{champion:37}} {{champion:16}} to engage, do you? Also, the person may not be super comfortable on their pick.
Akenero
> [{quoted}](name=Akenero,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=FoqMZERH,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2019-03-26T16:56:53.463+0000) > > {{champion:89}} {{champion:12}} {{champion:111}} {{champion:555}} > > Certain champions fulfill certain roles, and expecting them to do other things is ludicrous. You don't want {{champion:40}} {{champion:37}} {{champion:16}} to engage, do you? > Also, the person may not be super comfortable on their pick. One can argue that you may want Sona to engage at the right time and place--just not barreling down the lane right into the enemy in plain sight.
had to try hella hard to get into gold 3, wanna take a peak at my last team? because we had 3 fucking silvers while the enemy had 2 plats and the rest high gold, that match was 100% against me from the very fucking start its a miracle i won that match thank god i camped bot, fun other fact the enemy jg? last season diamond ofc, in my promos, giving me a mostly silver team to get to gold 3 with, what a joke
Dr Dog
It sounds like you had some rough games there. Looking at the match too, you did super well to help carry your team to victory and definitely deserved the win. Many players have already said this in comments but what I do want to mention here is that many players use third-party sites to psych themselves out before a game even begins. Visual rankings are *NOT* 1 to 1 to MMR, which is what matchmaking looks at when creating a team. The system is never actually against you. It works to try to match you with and against players so that you have as close as a 50/50 chance of winning every game, including promos. Looking at the stats for the game (might be a little off since some have played games since then), the match was fair and even on both sides. The system actually matched that game with your team having a higher % to win. I want to share this because matchmaking is always a frequent inquiry we get in support where players feel it is unfair but the system works as it is intended to.
Canon.
Malicious Metal
> [{quoted}](name=Malicious Metal,realm=EUW,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=FE25Ui5t,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2019-03-25T16:18:57.603+0000) > > Canon. Confirmed.
I wish they would bring back clash. I feel like riot has been focused more n streamers than regular players, with things like this and unlocking skins for them
STlNKY
Riot started the League Partner Program last year to help support streamers and other video content creators, but our efforts going behind supporting creators don't detract from another team's efforts to create other community events and products (like Clash) for the general player base. :)
... what would you tell them? I'm genuinely curious. You only get one shot, what would you tell your favourite champions? How do you think they'd react?
Falrein
Me: Okay? {{champion:33}} : Okay.
No way forest does better than trick2g
Kerrigann
Forest unfortunately had to drop out but we have a new competitor in his place: Inori!
Having trouble joining queues.
Dunkey Was Right
> [{quoted}](name=Dunkey Was Right,realm=NA,application-id=6WpmgL9O,discussion-id=3907VM7x,comment-id=0005,timestamp=2019-03-22T00:15:33.890+0000) > > Having trouble joining queues. Answered this [here](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/live-incident-breakdown-na/3907VM7x-the-good-the-bad-and-the-league-314-320?comment=00080000)
I'm getting an error right now that doesn't let me join queues and says something along the lines of "trouble fetching information". Is that what you are referring to in the server section?
Nefas
> [{quoted}](name=Nefas,realm=NA,application-id=6WpmgL9O,discussion-id=3907VM7x,comment-id=0002,timestamp=2019-03-21T22:41:09.679+0000) > > I'm getting an error right now that doesn't let me join queues and says something along the lines of "trouble fetching information". Is that what you are referring to in the server section? No, this is tied to another issue. A misconfiguration tied to the store was causing some to have matchmaking issues. This should be resolved on 3/21. Please let us know though if you are still seeing issues.
My ban expired more than 20 minutes ago, but everytime I log in it still says Im banned. I already made a post but no response so I am trying here because I see the moderator responds. If you are online please help me. The link to my other post is this: https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/bug-report/LcQblYPX-ban-expired-still-banned
Fwlger
> [{quoted}](name=Fwlger,realm=EUNE,application-id=6WpmgL9O,discussion-id=3907VM7x,comment-id=0008,timestamp=2019-03-23T22:21:07.329+0000) > > My ban expired more than 20 minutes ago, but everytime I log in it still says Im banned. I already made a post but no response so I am trying here because I see the moderator responds. If you are online please help me. > > The link to my other post is this: https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/bug-report/LcQblYPX-ban-expired-still-banned I see that you are back in, so it looks like all is good. Keep an eye on the timestamp of when your ban should be up. Bans are lifted not only by a certain date, but by a certain time as well as the time zone given. Hope all is good!
why Tyler not noxus draven noxian
VariksTheIvin
We couldn't get it to work out perfectly so that everyone was on the same side as their main champs. We definitely tried though!
An Item that can Talk? {{sticker:zombie-brand-mindblown}}
BEK Makadur
No longer an item {{sticker:sg-janna}}
Tyler and Moe should be on opposite sides
GuiNoodlecake
But it's so much more fun if we see them forced to work together {{sticker:slayer-jinx-wink}}
I played a 20 minute Ranked game and we were winning. All of a sudden the game crashes FOR EVERYONE in the game and doesn't let us reconnect to the game again. Guess what happened after, just like Custom games when everyone leaves the game the game gets deleted and I never got my LP.
Vení Vidi Vicì
> [{quoted}](name=Vení Vidi Vicì,realm=EUNE,application-id=6WpmgL9O,discussion-id=3907VM7x,comment-id=0006,timestamp=2019-03-23T10:54:00.308+0000) > > I played a 20 minute Ranked game and we were winning. All of a sudden the game crashes FOR EVERYONE in the game and doesn't let us reconnect to the game again. Guess what happened after, just like Custom games when everyone leaves the game the game gets deleted and I never got my LP. Sometimes, game servers will derp and completely freeze/lock up. If that happens, all games on it never complete and aren't stored. We track those as games that don't finish properly, and can see when the number of games starting over a set time period don't equal the games that end from the same active ids. Those, along with Ghost Games, are pretty rare occurrences. Sorry you had to run into one :(
Im on mac and my Que went and i push accept then it acts as if i decline i tried multiple time then it put me on a block for 6 min as if i declined queue pop! I am SURE I ACCEPTED! anyone else have this issue?
Gideon15
> [{quoted}](name=Gideon15,realm=NA,application-id=6WpmgL9O,discussion-id=3907VM7x,comment-id=0003,timestamp=2019-03-21T22:49:46.215+0000) > > Im on mac and my Que went and i push accept then it acts as if i decline i tried multiple time then it put me on a block for 6 min as if i declined queue pop! I am SURE I ACCEPTED! anyone else have this issue? When that happens, you most likely lost the packet of data from/to the server around actually clicking the button. If you're on WiFi, that's far more likely than if you're on a wired connection.
A rioter commented on my post. I feel special
Abibyama II
If [breakfast cereal](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_K) can be special, you can be special.
Oh yeah is Sejuani's helmet Kalkia's, because I noticed the similar design except the torn horn, also how did Sejuani get her own true ice weapon
Spideraxe
1) Yes it is the helmet of the Warmother for the Winter's Claw. It was previously her mother's. 2) Now_ that_ is a story! ( Oh boy, is Sejuani a badass!) But.... Sorry. No spoilers.
Thank you very much for your detailed answers, especially the part explaining the difference between Kalkia and Ashe. Kalkia did not treat Sejuani well, and I can see that she also suffered a lot from her relationship with her mom, and was hurt just as Sejuani did. I have some more question though (sorry for asking so many! I understand that you may not be able to answer them all). 1. Sejuani was abandoned by her mother, mistreated by her grandma, and this unfortunate childhood should be part of the reasons for her "realist" and somewhat cruel views. But Udyr seems to be the one that she has sought for in her whole life - the one that loved her, cared about her, and stood beside her. Did Sejuani feel less lonely with Udyr coming back to the Winter's Claw? 2. In the short story of Sejuani and Udyr, Sej did not seem to have a very strong bond with her bloodsworns (which may be my misinterpretation), and she was kind of "cold" to them. Would you say that she would be likely to avoid going into an intimate relationship given the tragedy of her family and the "betrayal" of Ashe? 3. In Sej's childhood, Grena and Ashe seem to be a motivation for her to live on in those very hard days. Now, after the incident illustrated in the final issue, she on the outside ranted on Ashe's betrayal. But how did she really feel about Ashe on the inside? Would she still hope that Ashe one day will stand with her? Thank you again for taking the time to read this.
Hozenb
1. Well the working title of the next book is "Oathfather" so seeing the details of that relationship will be part of it. 2. Yeah. But also Sejuani is fulfilling the traditional role expected of her as a leader. Grena was pretty cool with her bloodsworn too. More than anything else she is expected to be the leader and mother of war for this tribe. She's not expected to be nice. She's expected to have a plan and have the grit to see it through. But more importantly her coolness to them is supposed to hint at her closeness to Udyr. She values him ABOVE her bloodsworn. No one is closer or more dear to her in the Winter's Claw than Udyr. (maybe not even Bristle). Hopefully we will get to see how he has earned this trust in later stories. 3. Sejuani's rant, I think touched on how she felt pretty overtly. She loves Ashe like a sister, but she also resents and envies her. She resents that Ashe had an easy life (compared to her) and a mother that loved and protected her. When I think of the cruelty that Sejuani is capable of it comes from that pain-- that hole in her heart. She grew up tough, hungry, and mistreated. She's seen her tribe, really her extended family, _literally_ starving, beaten down, and dying. What if you were forced to live your whole life in that sort of desolation? And then you strolled into a beautiful valley in Demacia and saw an easy, comfortable, safe, bucolic life. Wouldn't you feel like you had been cheated? That your family had been cheated? And this is where Sejuani's heart hardens. She's gonna take that valley and then, in spite, want to punish those Demacian villagers. Because she's angry and hurt inside, Sejuani wants them to know the desolation and fear that she and her people had to survive.
I'm from an Albion ^-^ Though I was under the impression that Nottingham Ezreal was supposed to be his Roleplaying universe skin? He says to those in the skinline he's be an elf paladin.
Terozu
(that's the joke)
> [{quoted}](name=Carnival Knights,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=mEKsmEVj,comment-id=0004,timestamp=2019-03-22T18:36:18.042+0000) > > Indeed they are! We've not added skinlines or set adjustments for the last two patches because it would mess with the loot system, but starting this patch you'll see the elves line. We've decided to call it **Albion**. > > It's also separate from everything else at the moment, so it's a self-contained setting. Why wouldn't you roll it into the Coven world to make it more rich, and more of a traditional fantasy setting? After all, Emerald Taric exists in this world, is mentioned _directly_ by Eclipse Leona as hailing from the Emerald Chapel, and Taric here is as much of an elf as any of them. It doesn't make a ton of sense to me as to why you'd have so many deeply similar themes, one of which you have established in one world, but decide to splinter them apart in their own world. Ezreal, Kayle, and Morgana could _easily_ be fitted into the Coven world, since it already encompasses a magic forest and elves already. https://ddragon.leagueoflegends.com/cdn/img/champion/splash/Taric_1.jpg
Oleandervine
I really wish I could answer this in detail, but I can't. I think (or at least, hope) you'll be happy with our reasoning down the road.
I really liked the comic series as a whole, hoping to to get a physical copy once it’s available. I have a question about how you pick “main characters”. How do you decide who gets to have the spotlight on them whilst moving a plot forward and who gets to be the supporting cast? You have over 140 champions to pick from, developing them all would be a gargantuan task. Do you have a criteria for the champions you choose to focus on, or is it just a case by case basis? I don’t expect all of them to have the same level of development (R.I.P. Rammus), but even if you cut out the obvious supporting cast, there’s still a lot of champions left.
Zapzya
Generally riot has _managers_ (Product Owners) make all strategic choices. It doesn't have _craft experts _(people like me) make those calls. _Sometimes_ we (craft experts) are asked to pitch ideas. (i.e. Who should a comic star? How does magic work etc...) Sometimes not. But we don't make the call. Or even the call of what we should be working on or pitching too. With casting a book, Larger choices by Product Owners are generally discussed with _Leaders_ (managers of managers). And casting a book (like Ashe or Lux) would fall into those discussions-- after a pitch was created. I would like to be more involved directing the overall story strategy. But I'm not a manager and I'm not a fan of office politics, which seems to be the largest requirement. So maybe it wouldn't be worth it for me. (Ah behind the scenes in the the _glamorous_ world of writing for a living!) For this comic, I was given the task of working on an Ashe origin story. I didn't choose her. But, when I decided that I wanted to show her with Sejuani-- I pitched that. That direction was okay'd. And that then later allowed me to explore Sejuani and Grena as having some sort of relationship both in the real world and within Ashe's heart.
So, as the writers have been giving small little bios to skins(which I deeply appreciate), I've noticed that for the bios of Nottingham Ezreal, Viridian Kayle, and Blackthorn Morgana all make direct mentions of Elves. What I want to know is if they're all part of the same universe, and if so, is it one we already know or is it one that will have more thought put into down the line? Personally, I'm sort of an Elf fanatic, so, I'm all for more Elves and Elf skins. From what I've gathered so far, mostly from the bios of Viridian Kayle and Blackthorn Morgana, the Elves once had a powerful kingdom built on the foundations of magic, that as Blackthorn states, "evil power that some once considered the cornerstone of their magical supremacy." In Viridain's bio, it mentions that for those who can find some of the ancient Elven magic "are gifted with incredible power over the natural world." If "over the natural world" is anything to go off of, it could be assumed that their magic is less arcane and more primordial, stemming from the world itself rather than from some well of magic or other outside source. From both of their bios, we discover that the Elves since the time of the ancient empires have split into two groups, the Forest Elves and the Dark Forest Elves, the Forest Elves living alongside humanity while the Dark Forest Elves remain in their ancient homes, guarding whatever magic is left of the old empire. However, the Forest Elves are also known to go exploring for remnants of their lost civilization. With little to go on, and just my imagination, my theory is that ancient elven empires were your typical over controlling evil fantasy empire, and the original descendants of the Forest Elves were those who rebelled against it. Once the empire fell, the split was between those who were willing to live alongside humanity, and those who weren't. This is just a side note, but I think it can be safely assumed that Nottingham Ezreal is a Forest Elf and not a Dark Forest Elf. However, none of this answers the question of what skin universe they belong to. My guesses would be either Dragon World or Elderwood/Coven skinlines, just because they're the only fantasy themed skin lines with a flushed out story and background.
Ir Abelas
Indeed they are! We've not added skinlines or set adjustments for the last two patches because it would mess with the loot system, but starting this patch you'll see the elves line. We've decided to call it **Albion**. It's also separate from everything else at the moment, so it's a self-contained setting.
Why? Just look at this https://lolskinshop.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/hyena-warwick-skin.jpg He's got a fucking V8 engine on his back, and he can run in 300 km/h (186.41136 mph) how cool is that?
Abibyama II
BLOOD AND CHROME!
Hi, Thank you for answering the readers' questions. I also have a few questions regarding the comic: 1. Sejuani, Grena and Yrael believed in and emphasized on destiny or fate a lot. The priests in issue 4 also mentioned that the "accident" will be the fate of Sejuani. Is this a culture in Freljord, or is this a belief that Lissandra tried to infuse into the people to strengthen her rule? 2. Did Ashe meet her siblings? (The other two siblings did not survive to Spring, but if Ashe was the elder sister, she would have seen them; if not, she may not have seen them) 3. Continuing the last question, why did they die so easily? Weren't they iceborn? And Grena should have a lot of resources to raise kids compared to other common people (like she took 10 bloodsworn for Ashe). 4. In the script of issue 3, it is written that Ashe and Sejuani were of the same age, but I still would like to know who is the older one. 5. Kalkia chased after and cared about Udyr when the Winter's Claw abandoned him because of his abnormal behaviors. When she knew Winter's Claw was in danger because of her mother's unrealistic ambition, she came back to lead the tribe even when she didn't want to. She also allied with a weak and poor tribe to protect and feed them (even though she may be forced by the priests to do so). It seems that she is more sympathetic and kind-hearted than Hejian and Sejuani. Would you say Kalkia's personality and vision were more similar to those of Ashe? 6. When exactly did Kalkia come back to Winter's Claw (like at what age Sejuani was?) 7. Was Urkath one of the bloodsworns of Sejuani who appeared in Silence for the Damned? 8. What was the cause of the scar on Sejuani's face?
Hozenb
1. "Fate" is one of the main themes of this comic, and Imho the freljord as a faction. Because the faction's earliest narrative depiction was of 3 sisters destined to fight each other. So I wove it more directly into the worldbuilding here. This is a warrior society that believes in fate and oracles etc... What is fate? Is your destiny your own? Or are we all cursed to follow some predetermined path? This is a theme hopefully all of the freljordian characters will express in different ways. 2. They died as babies. 3. I've basically assumed having magically gifted children is difficult-- in a society that probably already suffers from high infant mortality. But it hasn't been fully fleshed out at this time. 4. Honestly, I don't think about age in numbers. They are teens. They were tweens. Previously they were kids. They would be in the same grade. Exact numbers only create problems for other writers conforming to a specific timeline. So I prefer to leave wiggle room. 5. Hopefully all of the characters here are at least in some ways likeable and sympathetic. I tend to view "evil" as weakness and as a blindspot to your own selfishness. So no, I think Kalkia is very different from Ashe. She lacks Ashe's capacity for hope and as a visionary. Ashe's strongest moment for me in this comic is where she fights Sejuani-- but then reveals her deep empathy and understanding of her rival. That, in my opinion, is why she is worthy leader and hero. She cares about people. She understands feelings. But she doesn't let those feelings cloud her own moral choices. Back to: Kalkia. Ultimately, as a father, I'm not sure if I can forgive Kalkia for abandoning Sejuani to a situation she knew would be bad-- but I understand she was deeply unhappy, felt trapped, and has ultimately done the best she was capable of. She is not meant to be good or bad.... unfortunately she is tragic. 6. see 4 7. no spoilers. 8. Sejuani gets into a lot of fights. With the people in her tribe, with the Frost Priests, with her mom, and with her grandma. She's troubled. I viewed the scar as indicator of that part of her personality. Perhaps somewhere we'll examine the exact incident-- but at this point its not needed.
Ultra Rapid TROLLING in URF 2019 {{sticker:slayer-pantheon-popcorn}}
Lermontove
I enjoyed this! Lots of cool plays :)
Could you also tell us frost priests are carrying true ice circles on their body,correct? How come that true ice isn't as clear and blue as Ashes bow or Kalkias helmet? And what sginificance does a stag have in freljord? (There is one mentioned in tarics bio in reference and somewhere else I can't remember)
The Iceborn
They are carrying dark ice. (Color is a bit weird -true)
I’m trying not to be snarky about this, but I’m skeptical of the view Riot has regarding morality. Good and evil are subjective for writers, but why would an audience be critical of Ashe wanting a united nation? To what equality for humans? How can anyone empathize with a Darwinist willing to kill children?
Chromatic Eagle
Honestly, I’m not sure what you’re asking. But Ashe is pretty heroic here— she’s just not flawless. And Sejuani is still a villian, but hopefully one you have some sympathy for and understand. Hopefully they feel like real people.
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Okay, sorry this took a while: 1. Grena was mentioned to have taken ten Oathfathers for Ashe. However the comic only showed about five. So did some of Ashe's Oathfathers die previously? 2. Sejuani mentioned that despite what Grena believed in, Ashe still grew up "soft." Did something happen to Ashe for her to believe in mercy despite her mother's teachings? Or is it just in her own nature/personality? 3. Not much as a question as it is a confirmation, but as far as I can tell, Ashe still loves her mother, even though she also thinks Grena was wrong? Similarly, Grena genuinely meant well for Ashe, but in a way, she also failed? Is that what happened? 4. From the last issue, it seems like there is some prejudice from the Iceborn directed at the Hearthbound? Sejuani literally compared the Ebrataal tribe to the Grellfeen they killed. Is this a common viewpoint of the Freljord, that Hearthbound are of less value than Iceborn? And by rejecting that view, does this mean Ashe's views are non-traditional? 5. Is the Ashe still directly descended from Avarosa herself like in the old lore, or is it no longer canon and Ashe is simply rumored to be her reincarnation? If it's non-canon, how did Ashe's tribe take the name Avarosans? 6. Did anyone at all from Ashe's tribe, such as Helnr, or Ashe's mentioned cousin, survive the attack? Would they show up again in the future? Or is Ashe truly the only survivor? 7. Does Ashe believe the bow belonged to Avarosa? Or is she just as clueless as the rest of us, and simply uses it to build the myths around her? Does it require a lot of strength for Ashe to be able to use a bow made entirely out of True Ice? Does it affect her in any way other than pain? 8. Can you give us any information about the bow and where it came from at all? Please? 9. If not, will the mysteries surrounding the bow be explored in the future, or even be a big plot point? Can you at least tell us that? 10. If Ashe is openly known as the reincarnation of Avarosa, does it also mean Sejuani is believed as the reincarnation of Serylda? Or is it just no one's but Lissandra's suspicions? If so, it would make sense why the frost priests were plotting to get rid of Sejuani. 11. Is Ashe very reluctant on being a leader, but pushes through with it anyways? What would she have wanted if she were given the choice? Like, what could have been her ideal future? 12. It says that she needed to lie, kill, and sacrifice in order to be a leader. I can see how she lied about being Avarosa's reincarnation, but did she kill or sacrifice anything? Does she regret doing so? Is this why she doesn't like being a leader? 13. Does Ashe genuinely believe in a united, peaceful Freljord? Is that why she takes on the position of warmother even if she doesn't want to? I'm assuming yes, since she says "The strong must try the impossible." Is that now a part of her ideology? To try and unite the Freljord despite all the obstacles? Or does she feel she's managed to get stuck in a bad situation with no way out? 14. What is her hopes for the future and her homeland? Is mercy, compassion, and all those general traits part of those goals? Is she seen as a good leader by her people? What about her enemies? 15. Is Ashe reluctant to fight Sejuani since she sees her as her battlesister, even though Sejuani doesn't feel the same way anymore? Would she still ty to reason with Sejuani? 16. Her biography and the comic have a couple of disconnects, such as the bio not mentioning Ashe's time with the Winter's Claw before going south. Is that intentional? Is the biography written from the POV of an average Freljordian with only a bit more insight, and the comic is what truly happened? And if you don't mind, a couple of questions that aren't about Ashe: 1. Do you think there are any other art forms that could really touch on the emotional side of characters other than comics? What are you hoping could come next in the lore in general if the comics get a solid start? 2. Can you say whether there will be major confrontations between nations on Runeterra in the future? For example, a showdown between Demacia, Noxus, and Freljord? I am genuinely so interested to see how those three nations would react to each other, especially in a future lore event. Do you know if there's plans for that or is it probably way farther in the future? Okay.... That's a lot of questions. I really hope you don't mind this amount of questions - in fact, feel free to skip a few if you want to. I'm sorry, I'm just really intrigued and excited about this new approach to the lore, and when it concerns one of my favorite characters... I just can't help myself. I need to know more! Thank you so much! Sorry for the text wall.
AnotherPurple379
1. yep. More than a few died. 2. Ultimately Ashe saw how her mom was venerated by the freljord and that culture... and because she could see her mom's flaws, she also saw the injustice in her mom's worldview. 3. Yeah this was important for me. Ashe loves her mother. Grena truly loves Ashe, and wants what she believes is best for her. But Ashe is rejecting a lot of the value system that her mother and Sejuani believe in. 4. Yeah so this is the big revolution of united Avarosian tribe Ashe creates. Treating hearthbound as more than chattel and serfs (notice how Grena treats the hearthbound) In the south this is less overt --(yeoman) But the freljord is a sort of feudal society. Iceborn and other magically gifted folks have more rights, freedoms etc.. because effectively they are the "noble" class. 5. No spoilers. But I will say it is not an obvious and will have a twist. 6 thru 10. Sorry. No spoilers. 11. I don't think she really knew. She's only about 16 or so in this story-- but the responsibility fell on her. 12) She has killed, and sent people to die. But this is more about the future. To save those people and build the world she wants she did/will have to sacrifice. 13) She thinks if she can unite the freljord she can end the cycle of tribal violence and make a more just, fair, and safe society. She is willing to do some extreme things for that end. And I would not certain this heroic drive would be applied to Demacians and Noxians. 14) See above. She is viewed as an messiah figure by her supporters. Her enemies worry about her. And worry about what a unified Freljord would mean. 15) That is the implication. I don't even think Sejuani relishes killing Ashe-- but in a way Sejuani's being a "realist" soonier. They are on different, opposing paths. They both are willing to do whatever it takes to pursue what they believe is right. 16) Yeah the bio was written knowing the comic would expand that part of the bio. But also the bio is more about how she got to where she is. 1) yeah obviously. Lux is next. Then maybe the Zed thing I wrote. (I'm not sure if that is going forward at this point) I can't speak for the Lux comic, but the Zed lets the reader take a deep dive into who he is-- but also what Ionia is like. 2) No spoilers. (but yeah, almost certainly) We do have some level setting still to do. With the Ashe comic, Udyr story and Ant Reynolds story. I feel players probably have a pretty good idea of what the Freljord feels like. What about Noxus, Piltover, Ionia? etc... 3.
TIL what an anacoluthon is. Here's how I make sense of it: "As a practitioner of masked dance drama many of Shaco's performances begin as social commentary..." versus "A practitioner of masked dance drama, many of Shaco's performances begin as social commentary..." That comma replaces the "as" at the beginning of a sentence. Granted that doesn't work with the Zilean bio aaaaaaand my grasp of English grammar is... well, poor at best lol. Now I'm gonna go ask one of our editors to see if that makes sense or if I'm just completely wrong. Woo! Learning something new everyday.
Riot LegendLarry
It's grammatically acceptable in English, but English is a nonsense language and translates poorly almost everywhere. If it wasn't grammatically accurate I doubt I'd ever have been hired, as I use them.... quite a bit.
Hi! I was reading the new skin bios, and I noticed a few anacoluthons. English is not my native language, so I don't know if it's accepted in American English, but the anacoluthons create some pretty funny/strange sentences. :) > **Masked Shaco**: A practitioner of masked dance drama, many of Shaco's performances begin as social commentary... To me, it means that Shaco's performances are a practitioner of masked dance drama. > **Groovy Zilean**: Consistently in a near-comatose state from peering across the space-time continuum, Zilean's more recent hobbies include being terrible at hacky-sack His recent hobbies are in a near-comatose state? ;-p > **Vandal Vladimir**:Leader of the notorious Vandals, Vladimir's exposure to residual radiation has given him control over the blood of living organisms Vlad's exposure to radiation is the leader of the Vandals? > **Blood Moon Thresh**: A demon summoned on the night of the Blood Moon, Thresh's insatiable urge to torture and kill is fueled by thousands of vengeful spirits drawn to his lantern His insatiable urge to torture and kill is a demon? > **Blood Moon Diana**: A child chosen by the Blood Moon itself, Diana's mind has been opened to the lost ways of the cult Diana's mind is a child? :) > **Happy Elf Teemo**: An elf renowned for his unflinching happiness in all things, some people once believed that under Teemo’s merry exterior lay the heart of a killer > **Warring Kingdoms Nidalee**: A wild, untamed fighter steeped in myth, it is difficult to know what is true of Nidalee and what is legend > **Dreadnova Gangplank**: Once a high ranking admiral in the Royal Space Military, Gangplank's reign of terror began when he stole and proliferated blueprints So, are anacoluthons okay in English? {{sticker:sg-lux-2}}
Flagg
TIL what an anacoluthon is. Here's how I make sense of it: "As a practitioner of masked dance drama many of Shaco's performances begin as social commentary..." versus "A practitioner of masked dance drama, many of Shaco's performances begin as social commentary..." That comma replaces the "as" at the beginning of a sentence. Granted that doesn't work with the Zilean bio aaaaaaand my grasp of English grammar is... well, poor at best lol. Now I'm gonna go ask one of our editors to see if that makes sense or if I'm just completely wrong. Woo! Learning something new everyday.
Any news on the Lux comic?
Camille Ferrøs
It's getting made. I think JohnO is a good writer. Sorry, no new news.
Hi, Odin! I loved Ashe: Warmother as a whole - I’m certain I’ve said this before but this (+ your other narrative work on the region) has really gotten me invested in the Freljord so thank you again for that! So my question for you now that Warmother has completed its short run is... Do you find you prefer writing prose or comic scripts? Do you find one easier than the other? Do you think you get different/better feedback from one medium vs the other? Sorry to go full English major brain on you, but I’m always curious about the preferred mediums of my fellow writers lol.
d00mface
I strongly prefer writing film and TV scripts. I entered writing really backwards. I went to art school for undergrad. Studied animation and film. Fell in love with storyboarding. Worked in advertising. Hated it. Went to grad school to become a director or cinematographer (leaning towards the latter). Only to discover I liked writing scripts and jokes in my first writing class. I've always loved reading books and did some acting as a kid-- but my parents were visual artists and I (and they) kinda assumed that was where I would end up. I worked as a video editor before getting to write for TV and that even further pushed me away from writing description. Because of all of the above-- I prefer the more slimmed down style of screenplays (And I lean towards reading books with minimalist descriptions like Amy Hemple or Elmore Leonards). 'Cause when I'm writing descriptions, it feels kinda weird to not draw the stuff or thumbnail it-- and instead use words to describe it. It always feels kinda ugly and slow. In my prose writing I really tend to try and minimise descriptions as much as possible. Comics are even weirder because every part of my storyboardist brain wants to go at it-- but I also know that would give the artist no-freedom and make the job tedious. (because I've been on the other side of the relationship with a writer over describing.) shrug. It's weird.
Oof, sounds difficult. Well, I think you did a really good job balancing character, plot, and worldbuilding with the amount of pages you had. Do you mind if I ask you some more questions?
AnotherPurple379
No problem. I set aside time in my schedule today and tomo. (after that... its frankly when I'm waiting for a meeting. )
> [{quoted}](name=WAAARGHbobo,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=lfjyAswt,comment-id=00010002,timestamp=2019-03-20T19:50:44.940+0000) > > 1) This will be explore much, much later. (hopefully) When we are looking at Lissandra. Sorry no spoilers here! > > 2) There are female frost priests. We just haven't been in a place populated or important enough for one to be there. > > 3) An oath is an oath. Its about the culture you are raised in and your own convictions. Sejuani was willing to break the oath her mother was forced into because she didn't think it should count. This isn't a magical oath. This is your word, honor, and reputation. (now making an oath to a magical creature... that's a different beasty). > > 4) no spoilers. > > 5) Really, really hard. But depends on what you are hitting it with. True fire? Not to bad. True ice? yeah okay. Normal earth steel? Yipes. It might shatter the steel instead or both the steel and the ice-- but it would definitely freeze and shatter the weak hearthbound, normal-human hand that you were holding the steel sword with.) Demacian steel? wow good question... donno. So can we say that per average True Ice is stronger/more durable than normal steel? Excluding the fact that any but incredibly powerfull beings and Iceborns are killed upon contact with it (and that even for the non-Iceborns that can touch it without dying, it would still cause immense pain). I mean from a durability PoV
RyzeTheSmurfMage
I think its a complicated question that hasn't come up yet. the question that immediately swirls in my head is what if the person hitting the trueice is an iceborn? Or an iceborn holding a piece of normal steel? What about cold iron? What about silver? What about... etc etc...? As I think I've said before I don't like lists I like simple rules which create a lot of variables but which can be felt. (not sure how that plays out).
First of all, thank you for the answers. I really appreciate that. > 1) This will be explore much, much later. (hopefully) When we are looking at Lissandra. Sorry no spoilers here! This kinda sound as if Warmother always have been planned as three comics focusing on the journey of the Freljord leader. That sound amazing. And I'm sure The Iceborn would love to get his Lissandra content. > 2) There are female frost priests. We just haven't been in a place populated or important enough for one to be there. Wait, that sounds like female frost priests have higher esteem than male ones. I guess the stronger Iceborn genes give them also better healing magic? > 5) Really, really hard. But depends on what you are hitting it with. True fire? Not to bad. True ice? yeah okay. Normal earth steel? Yipes. It might shatter the steel instead or both the steel and the ice-- but it would definitely freeze and shatter the weak hearthbound, normal-human hand that you were holding the steel sword with.) Demacian steel? wow good question... donno. Demacian Steel to op, pls nerf. But seriously, it still seem to be a difficult ask. Also, so other True Elements are actually a thing now? I remember Scathelocke mention that this topic was discussed intern but is still influx. Which could make an interesting discussion to see that is an element in Runeterra, how are this other True Elements are known in their culture (I doubt they will be called True xxx) and how these work. True Fire is easy to imagine - just a flame which never will go out and burn hotter than everything else. But for example, what in the hell would be the pure elemental form of water. Just water which can't evaporate and freeze? Could you drink it for example (since well, water is for drinking). How in the hell could you make something useful for society. Weapon? Maybe a nice fountain? Question over Question.
Lady Faceless
elements are still influx for rito.
I think you got a typo in the title, edit it as long as you can ;)
Lordredstonenr1
Crap! Never trust a writer to edit his own work!
I'm... Floored. This was all amazing to read. I had worries and doubts and small nitpicks, but overall? I loved reading these comics. Thank you so much for creating them. I kind of just wish there was more... I feel like maybe it would have benefited from having a couple more pages explicitly explore Ashe's mindset and conflicts, but with what pages you had I think you did an amazing job with. Ashe is one of my favorite characters in the game, if not my most favorite, and overall I really like this changes to her so far. She's still mostly the same character, but with much more depth. So does Ashe believe in destiny or not? Or is she still unsure about it? Does she truly believe in pursuing a goal of a unified Freljord or is she more going along with the flow? Also, will we get something for Sejuani as well? Or even more Ashe? There's so much to unpack from those two, I would really love to see more of them, or even the Freljord in general. So, thank you so much for this amazing first series! It makes me wonder what's next in store from you guys...
AnotherPurple379
Yeah I have to say coming from a television background trying to fit a story into 20 to 25 pages of a comic book is really hard and involved a lot of learning, which my editor helped/pushed me through(thanks Ellie!). Personally would have liked to have spent more time (pages) on this story-- but comics normally have a pretty brisk pace compared to TV and manga. So I tried to respect that. Donno, I could go faster but it might be less emotional or I could go slower and the major plot points might take even longer to get too. (ugh!)
Not sure if this is meant to be a QnA or not but I'm curious about two things. Has it been fulfilling to finally have the chance at completing this arc and releasing these stories that've been rummaging around in your head for years now? And what do you think is next for anymore Freljord based stories, anything you could possibly share?
Whyte Lyon
1) It's been nice honestly to finally, finally get some of this world building and character stuff in front of the players. 2) Sadly I can't share them. (that would be a spoiler!)
I'm sorry if I don't dwelve too deep in it but I still have this question: Is the origin of Ashe's bow been explained fully? Is it Targonian or Iceborn craft? Did she find it as she told or did she lie as Swain says?
Stars Shaper
Yep, Ashe's connection to the bow has not be explained yet. Sorry.
So, we finally got the last issue of the Warmother comic and it has been a worthy ending for the first comic. First, I’m actually impressed how Sejuani was able to steal the spotlight the moment she came into the frame. I freaking love her whole presence in the comic. She is beautiful, she is badass, and she is a person with real emotions. The comic not only expended on Ashe but gave us such a better understanding about Sejuani. The fight between Ashe and Sejuani broke my poor heart. Overall, the moment when Sejuani declared Ashe as her battle sister was the moment it all turned to the worst for both of them. Sejuani was ready to do everything for Ashe and the first reaction Ashe gives her is hesitation. It broke my heart to see this kind of hesitation. I understand why Ashe could not watch to see innocent people get slaughtered. It was the right call to save them but it cost them their friendship. Not gonna lie, I felt a little bit cheated to see Sejuani coming back to her village, knowing this will be the point she will take the place as Warmother and not to see that will happen. This turning point for Sejuani deserves its own spotlight. Comic or Short Story? I don’t care but I want it. So but I have a few question with this final issue. 1. I want to know how this telepathic link between the Frost priests works. It such a small sentence but I want to know more. Can everyone learn it? Does it work like the dream walking Lissandra uses? Which downsides have it? Can someone hide his intention? Or does make it a person like glass, unable to hide and shows everything about you? 2. Are Frost priest are position only for male Iceborns? Since we saw a handful in the comic and these have been only male so far. 3. How difficult is it to break an Oath? Ashe and Sejuani are Battlesisters and we know that oaths are not taken lightly in Freljord. What would happen if Sejuani would kill Ashe? Is it completely meaningless now or does an oath has some kind of hidden magic, maybe? 4. I guess Urkath will be one of Sejuani’s bloodsworn? In “Silence for the Damned” it was mention that Sejuani has bloodsworns and he clearly tries to woo her. Which favor does he own to Sejuani? 5. How difficult is it to break True Ice? We can see that the broken helmet which Sejuani wears ingame is still unbroken in the comic. We know the helmet somehow got broken during the time her mother died. So could that happen to possible every True Ice Weapon? Or does it have some deeper meaning which could be used to fuel Sejuani’s claim as true ruler of the Freljord? Anyway, thank you Odin for delivering writing such an amazing comic and it was a blast to read. I can’t wait to see your work on Zed, especially since I expect a lot of information about Shadow Magic. Maybe I will be the person who does that big Feedback Discussion this time.
Lady Faceless
1) This will be explore much, much later. (hopefully) When we are looking at Lissandra. Sorry no spoilers here! 2) There are female frost priests. We just haven't been in a place populated or important enough for one to be there. 3) An oath is an oath. Its about the culture you are raised in and your own convictions. Sejuani was willing to break the oath her mother was forced into because she didn't think it should count. This isn't a magical oath. This is your word, honor, and reputation. (now making an oath to a magical creature... that's a different beasty). 4) no spoilers. 5) Really, really hard. But depends on what you are hitting it with. True fire? Not to bad. True ice? yeah okay. Normal earth steel? Yipes. It might shatter the steel instead or both the steel and the ice-- but it would definitely freeze and shatter the weak hearthbound, normal-human hand that you were holding the steel sword with.) Demacian steel? wow good question... donno.
I'm a little sad, the final issue of the Ashe Comic is here and before I share my more in depth opinion I must say that this comic has been incredibly amazing, so well written, it featured some amazing art and it's sad to see it come to an end! But I am hopeful that we will get more amazing comics from the freljord, I cannot wait to discover Sejuani in another comic and especially my dear Lissandra in her own comic or novel. Odin has done a tremendous job and everyone loved it :) I bought the premium version on comicology and I found them to be very helpful as they offered insight into some thoughts that the writer,editor and illustrator had when making this masterpiece. As always I hope that Odin or any other Rioter joins us in this discussion. I have very important Questions at the end, so I hope we can all discuss that with Odin. https://i.imgur.com/1xaFaEz.jpg[] _*~~Ashe~~*_ Throughout this whole story we can see why Ashe is the way she is in the present time and especially with the last issue, we got to see why Ashe's relationship with Sejuani is so hostile. The last issue also showed us how Ashe made the Avarosan the largest tribe in the freljord, not by conquering other tribes but rather offering them protection and food in times of great need. With the Ebrataal Tribe renamed, the Avarosan Tribe started to form again after being nearly wiped out. There has been great change since the beginning of the comic up until this last one, Ashe has gone from a weak girl, that refuses to live up to her mothers dreams and visions for her, to a true iceborn and a warmother that sees how in some cases Grena was right to demand that her daughter toughen up and strengthen. In this last issue Ashe has been more passive because her storyline and present life has actually been explained by Sejuanis actions. This was a good twist to show how Ashe is not in complete control of her life whatsoever and that the freljord and some events will shape her life without her permission. At the end Ashe and Sejuani took an oath to become sisters, battlesisters as they swore to protect each other and never to harm one another. This is quite interesting as present them are not very friendly. - Her character in present time has been perfectly explained by this comic, fantastic _***~~Kalkia~~***_ The mother of Sejuani, she is a tough cookie to say the least. Im glad we got to see her and get to know more of her. Kalkia left the Winter's Claw probably for Udyr and now she returned but Sejuani despised her for leaving the tribe. I would assume that Kalkia knows deep within that what she has done is was wrong and that no matter what she shouldn't have abandoned the tribe for another man, it's foolish. While Kalkia was away her mother Hejian took over as warmother but when Kalkia returned and probably killed her Hejian, that's also why we see Sejuani praying in front of her grandmothers armor. Kalkia managed to somewhat sustain the tribe but only with the help of the frost priests that are very present in the tribe. She listens to them and accepts them as her people because she knows she can't let the Winter's Claw die out. The frost priests heal the people there, we even got a glimpse of a frost priest promising to heal a child with fever but only if the mothers faith is the faith of The Three Sisters. Kalkia was also mostly drunk in this issue so she was very harsh and very cold toward Sejuani and that is why Sejuani found a new mother figure in Grena. - Not the most skilled warmother and definitely a bad mother **_*~~Sejuani~~*_** Sejuani is displayed as a tough Iceborn, more tough and far more resilient than Ashe is. She is much more in tune with what the freljord demands from a warrior. Her conversation with Ashe is always about encouraging Ashe to become strong and passionate, she is almost continuing where Grena left. The tough talk that Grena can't give Ashe anymore, Sejuani now continues almost. They both have a hard time when back in the Winter's Claw but Sejuani is stepping up to her mother and making sure that her voice is heard. She already clashed with the frost priests and undermined their influence twice. Their favorability in her eyes is almost non- existent. The spotlight was definitely on Seju in this last issue, which again is understandable as Ashe was her guest. Toward the end she wanted to kill a tribe Kalkia swore an oath not to harm, because that tribe shared hunting grounds with the Winter's Claw and so they shared the little food they had available. This shows that Sejuani is willing to go to extremes just to make sure she and her own have enough to survive, even if it means breaking a sacred oath. Speaking of oaths she gave Ashe an oath never to battle her but in present time all she feels toward Ashe is hate and she wishes to end her life. We will see how this works out and if Ashe and Sej will battle each other one day as they swore an oath not to but now we know that Sej is willing to break any oath. I now understand how Sejuani will become the fury of the freljord. - She carries a lot of anger toward her mother and that influences her greatly _**~~Frost Priests~~**_ I loved them. This issue more than any other showed how frost priests work and what exactly they do in a tribe. The main frost priest in Ashe's tribe was Maalcrom but in this tribe it's Valknu accompanied with some other priests. They offer guidance to the warmother, especially Kalkia, they also heal the sick ones so with that they most certainly keep the mortality rate for infants and others lower than in tribes that don't have frost priests. Foolish Sejuani banished them in present time, I have no doubt that the mortality rate of children is high in current Winter's Claw. I thought Valknu would cause a bigger scene to be honest. Ashe got away so no doubt that the frost father who is overseeing them from the frostguard isn't cheerful about this. Now this is important, Valknu knew that Maalcrom was in love with Ashe, so it was no secret to anyone not even the masters who told Maalcrom to kill Ashe. It says that Valknu ,,touched conciousnesses" with Maalcrom, again implying some sort of mind- walking. I'd love to know more about that ability. - They play their games and schemes, not always successfully but they do their job by observing the tribes ##Questions 1. Any update on ,,Oathfather"? 2. Vedmahs were mentioned before, are they a part of every tribe? Are they Iceborn or Warmblood? 3. Will we ever find out how Kalkia died? 4. Is the Citadel sacred to every tribe regardless of faith? 5. How come Sejuanis hair isn't white yet? Is a huge amount of True Ice necessary for the hair to turn white? 6. The Dark Ice the frost priests wield, is that only a result of the watchers corruption or also Lissandras(as a corruptor of nature)? 7. Could Valknu also heal a broken arm instantly or just fever? 8. Is the frost priests mind reading ability(?) in any way connected to Lissandras dream- walking? 9. If True Ice amplifies ones abilitiy, would Sejuani have shot stronger arrows if she was to wield it as a stronger Iceborn(theoretically)? 10. Was Hejian killed in combat by Kalkia just how Sejuani would provoke Kalkia into a combat? 11. Will Urkath be an Oathsworn to Sejuani? Thank you for helping with these and thank you for giving us an amazing comic Odin!!! We appreciate it!
The Iceborn
1) No update on Oathfather. Hoping the physical sales do well. That will probably determine the fate of a possible follow up. "Doing Okay" currently. 2) Vedmah is a role/ability. Existing across tribes and factions (and yes Lissy has many of them). It's like saying warrior. But in this case you mean an oracle or seer. The nature of their second sight an vary. Hopefully examined and seen in later stories. 3) Yes, hopefully in Oathfather. 4) No. Not to tribes which worship the old gods. 5) Keenly spotted. Notice how puny the piece of trueice is on Sejuani's and her mom's weapons. True ice is rare. The larger the piece of it the harder it is to control and the more it takes out of you. 6) Dark Ice is different from the True ice, and for the average Freljordians it is known to have better healing and regeneration powers. A person wielding it can even give warmbloods around him/her better stamina and strength-- closer to that an iceborn might have. (At this point I'm not going to answer, beyond what the common knowledge a typical Freljordian would have) 7) Valknu is very powerful. (BTW He was offering the services of one of his attendants. ) He probably wouldn't heal a broken or severed arm where anyone could see. But it is within his power, though that would really tax him and would have _other_ costs. 8). Mind reading will probably be explored in Oathfather. Sejuani believes they are lying about this ability. Kalkia thinks they are telling the truth. This is different from dream-walking. Dreamwalking is how Lissandra's faith communicates. And why the messaging is sometimes difficult to understand or do. 9) If Sejuani's magical ability was stronger-- yes. Is it? Who can say... 10) (no answer) 11) (see #10)
Hi Odin. If you ever read this, I want you to know you broke my heart. I was so moved. I almost shed a tear. No joke. Other than that, I can safely say this was a great comic. It's reassuring to see that this Riot and Marvel first collaboration can give something so great, and it can only improve from now on. I'm guessing it's too early to talk about this, but would you happen to know if the comic sold well/got read a lot? Did the numbers meet Riot's expectations? Since it's the first time I'm guessing the numbers weren't that high, but I'm wondering if you're satisfied with it, and if we're on the right track to get more comics... I'm not even sure you can share actually, but it would be really great to know about that to be honest!
Falrein
Ultimately at this point, it's fate will be decided by sales of the physical release. (In may I think?) It's done "okay" on universe. Obviously, the hope is people were waiting to binge when it was finished.
Ashe: Warmother. Issue 4. Available now! Please, please give it a read and tell your friends! It's available or "the frees" on Universe: https://universe.leagueoflegends.com/en_US/comic/ashewarmother/issue-4/0/ It's also available as special edition on Comixology. https://www.comixology.com/League-of-Legends-Ashe-Warmother-Special-Edition-4-of-4/digital-comic/761312?ref=c2VhcmNoL2luZGV4L2Rlc2t0b3Avc2xpZGVyTGlzdC90b3BSZXN1bHRzU2xpZGVy And the special edition version is available directly from Marvel https://comicstore.marvel.com/League-of-Legends-Ashe-Warmother-Special-Edition-1-of-4/digital-comic/50752 And yeah... The Special Edition contains: Single page view Double page view Guided view (It fills device with a single panel and moves you through the comic in a kinda cinematic way.) The full Script for Issue #4 The updated Glossary for the series. Thumbnails (layout) Inks (uncolored) Colored panels (without the text bubbles blocking Nina's artwork!) And yep. I'll try to answer questions between my meeting today. (edit. added marvel link. And lol I don't know how to fix the title. "edition" not "addition.")
Zyra's plants have some buggy interactions this patch with the change that has been made to pets. Changed interactions I know about so far are Spellthief's Tribute passive: No longer works on plants. Spellvamp (ravenous hunter/gunblade): now heals full amount on plants (instead of 1/3 effectiveness). Dark Harvest: Plants no longer trigger. Conquerer: Plants no longer provide 1 stack towards Conquerer. Electrocute: 3+ plants no longer trigger, but 2 plants plus 1 other thing (aa/spell) or 1 plant plus 2 other things will. Currently we're thinking this is unintended (/bug) changes as a result of the pet changes because of just how much the Spellthief change hurts (pls god it hurts so much) but at the same time the aim was to standardise pet interaction as well.
Wee Petal
Yep, I believe those are all unintended (very confident most are, fairly confident the rest are). We're working on a range if issues at present, those affecting Zyra like that included.
I had openly expressed my disappointment in displaying Demacia as a totalitarian hell fully committed to hypocrisy and so it's only right that I do the same when I see that it's not the sole image we get of it. I don't have much to write though because the 2 lore entries speak for themselves: https://universe.leagueoflegends.com/en_GB/champion/xinzhao/ Now I look forward for the incoming Demacia lore and comics (hoping that they won't exclusively talk about Garen and Lux situation).
Stars Shaper
Hey, thanks for this post. Good job being you! {{sticker:slayer-jinx-wink}}
I know this isn't your fault, so please don't take my criticism personally. It's just incredibly infuriating that supports are being punished for other positions abusing our items.
Rilea
Understood and agreed. Will share more whenever we've got something concrete to share.
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