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04-24-2013 11:18 PM
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Originally Posted by LastLaughLol View Post
If/when will a new map come out like Summoners Rift, possibly with a huge jungle, 6 v 6 that would be like a more complicated successor to Summoners Rift?
If I have my way, it won't. I have some massive threads discussing this very topic in-depth!


@Morello (Official!) Morello
04-24-2013 11:17 PM
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Originally Posted by WukongBR View Post
Well I know i'm asking for everyone here..

Any plans for Talon?

Seems Khaz and Zed have placed the bar for AD Assassins WAY higher than where Talon stands now.
We're taking a look. Not sure on the diagnosis the guys have on this yet though.


@Morello (Official!) Morello
04-24-2013 11:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Ignos55 View Post
@Morello
i want to ask why if you dodge a match when you are qualified for a promotional series yo lose 10 LP and you have to start again even if you have 2 wons and 0 defeats? i think that is a lot of punish just for a dodge

and another hand, do you have plans for pantheon? like skins, buffs, nerfs, lore changes, remodel or something like that?

i think that you maybe should punish the dodge marking it as a lost match in my opinnion that would make it more fair
Because we don't want people dodging to prevent themselves from fighting powerful comps. Yegg and the team can speak more to this.


@Morello (Official!) Morello
04-24-2013 11:16 PM
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Originally Posted by BlackEpistle View Post
Are most releases now going to be major patches like the Friejord revamp? And is the Friejord revamp patch slotted for this week or next?
No, most patches will not, but we like these types of events!


@Morello (Official!) Morello
04-24-2013 11:15 PM
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Originally Posted by iSpain18 View Post
How is that possible that champions after being barely touched (either nerfed/buffed) for years get nerfed quite hard and considered OP? How can you determine that it's either just an outcry from people getting owned hard or it's actually a considerable opinion?

The latest example for this is Lux.

Other can be the state of Morgana. I think she is not in a good spot at the moment. Can you tell us a little about your opinion on this?
I answered this in sole of the original threads;

Champion balance is relative. As such, it fluctuates based on factors that are not directly the champion themselves. If we nerf X, it's possible that previously balanced character Y becomes too strong as a result.

The other answer is that one for of power creep people often don't notice is player skill. As players become better, they learn and expose new power ceilings on champions. This may mean the champion was always OP, though no one knew how to get that potential out.


@Morello (Official!) Morello
04-24-2013 11:10 PM
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Is heimerdinger getting a rework ? I hope he does because i love turrets.
He is!


@Morello (Official!) Morello
04-24-2013 11:09 PM
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Originally Posted by xTruExSketch View Post
How has your perspective on the game changed since your initial post here in 2010?

You can be brief :P
My high-level ideals are largely intact, but how to make that come to life has changed quite a bit. Design "learns" as a craft, so if I felt the same on everything today, that'd be an issue!

Additionally, looking back, I think the problems with LoL in 2010 are very different than the things to work on today. Back in that day, we were just trying to get things from "OK" to "good." In 2012, the focus has largely shifted on going from "good" to "great" - that's a good thing because it means instead of fixing problems like 5-fighter meta, broken stealth and out-of-control AOE, we can do things like itemization and other initiatives that aren't plugging holes in the dam, but adding gameplay overall.


@Morello (Official!) Morello
04-24-2013 11:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Betw´xt View Post
Why does Gangplank's animation cast times take 2000 years?

can you also give us a list of every champion's ability animation cast times? In Dota this is public knowledge and is a recorded stat and part of balance. Seems like in league it's just powercreep and laziness.

There has been absolutely 0 red posts mentioning animation cast times and there isn't a list of stats we can look at, but it's clear that this stat exists in the game
It's actually designed that all cast times are static unless otherwise dictated (.25 second casts). Ones that are not that are mini-channels or have gameplay reasons, like Karthus ult or Caitlyn Q.

It's not a stat because it doesn't vary as wildly as it does in DotA - it's part of what makes our combat snappy and responsive.


@Morello (Official!) Morello
04-24-2013 11:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Renaito Yuujou View Post
I thought about making a post just saying: "What's up Morello," and leaving it at that, but I won't.

I've noticed a lot of people saying that Ashe is in a bad spot, particularly with her passive. With the Freljord patch on the horizon, WAS there any discussion about changing/buffing Ashe?
We are looking at her passive. I don't think I want to see much else, though.


@Morello (Official!) Morello
04-24-2013 11:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Byakue1 View Post
Why isn't traditional trundle keeping his arm running animation? Is it because it would cost too much money to make a remodel for his one skin? (that you are giving away for free anyway)
When remaking a character entirely, a lot of the goal is to up the total visual fidelity (the same reason that Nidalee doesn't have a "triangle feet" version of her now that we updated her). The new model does need to be the new standard to accomplish this, and that means using the same animation rig as well.


@Morello (Official!) Morello
04-24-2013 11:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Zerglinator View Post
Is Twisted Fate being looked at for changes at all?
Not really - he still gets some high-level play, but is more specific in his use. I think that's a good place for him.


@Morello (Official!) Morello
04-24-2013 11:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Poeta Somnium View Post
@Morello;

Does the immense necro of this thread make you feel old?
Yes!


@Morello (Official!) Morello
04-24-2013 11:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Pariswho View Post
Norse king darius news please?
Being made, though we had a lot of work to clean up on it. You will get it, but it's actively being worked on currently.


@Morello (Official!) Morello
04-24-2013 11:01 PM
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Originally Posted by WraithNexus View Post
My question for morello:

Why is Shyvana's whiteout skin getting made when it had only 3,000 upvotes when the dragon master swain thread has almost 20,000 upvotes, is a year and a half old and is still no where to be seen?
Mostly because it's not a vote-based system!

We like Dragon Master Swain and will do it, but the priorities of what skins get made in what order can't be determined by total appeal alone. There's a lot of nuance to what skins are made when, so this is only one small piece of the equation.


How old is your account? Pendragon
04-24-2013 11:16 AM
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That's not actually what that number is

My number here is 3. My actual number is 5


Dungeons and Demacians: Third Edition Riot Taco Storm
04-23-2013 01:37 PM
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Taco storm.
Did you ever see the Yonky comic
I made it for you.
Taco.
Taco look me in the eyes.
Ok, look me in the visor.
Tell me you read it.
i read it bb


Dungeons and Demacians: Third Edition Riot Taco Storm
04-23-2013 10:06 AM
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Why can't i stop reading this?


How old is your account? Morello
04-23-2013 09:41 AM
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04-23-2013
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Let's see....

73669!


How old is your account? Riot Pwyff
04-23-2013 08:29 AM
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i AM CURIOUS

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How old is your account? Xelnath
04-22-2013 11:39 AM
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04-22-2013
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7655

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How old is your account? Loote
04-22-2013 11:27 AM
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04-22-2013
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7655


How old is your account? RiotDamiya
04-21-2013 05:51 PM
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04-21-2013
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1778. Dang I feel oooold


Morello, let's talk AP Ezreal Morello
04-16-2013 09:42 AM
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04-16-2013
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Originally Posted by Eledhan View Post
Then could we please get a more..."viable" AD Ezreal? Currently, maxing W or E feels awful, and his ult feels underwhelming without high damage or utility...
Agreed on these skills not feeling great, especially W. This is something I want to look at generally for Ezreal.


Morello, let's talk AP Ezreal Morello
04-16-2013 09:27 AM
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Morello

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04-16-2013
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Originally Posted by Koechophe View Post
Morello, at this point, I don't see how a numbers buff to AP ezreal could hurt. You talked about how having his Q be on a 1.5 second CD was toxic in that it'd be annoying to have such a constant stream of harass. I'd like to point out that harass on that low of a CD is NOT unprecedented. Look to orianna. On her Q, she can get down to 1.2 seconds. Even zigg's long range bouncing bomb can get down to 2.4 seconds. Cass has a .5 second on her fangs. Honestly, constant barrage just requires constant skill, and the spell is completely reliant on lichbane, which is set at a 2 second timer. It's ideal then for players to only get it to about 2 seconds. I don't see how AP ezreal is toxic whatsoever, especially since he has no real waveclear. Can you explain deeper why you think he's toxic and cannot receive number buffs?
It's not if only AP Ezreal existed - but the fact that he still would need to remain balanced and satisfying as an AD complicates this a lot more. The request, knowingly or not, is to nerf AD Ezreal out and bring AP Ezreal in - that is something I wouldn't be willing to do.


Morello, let's talk AP Ezreal Morello
04-16-2013 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Hellioning View Post
Can you at least try? I mean, if it doesn't work sure, but trying would promote a character who can do more then one thing in this game, and we need more of those.
We've looked at it, but for the reasons I listed, it's easy to predict the outcome. We have messed with this a little to confirm/deny this, and found that it does cause a number of problems with the character's balance (and he'd suffer overall in viability and total satisfaction if we did this, unless we reworked Ezreal to be an AP champion entirely).


Plat Eve Games Streaming Now! RiotAaronMike
04-15-2013 04:19 PM
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04-15-2013
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This guy just stomped all over me!


Morello, let's talk AP Ezreal Morello
04-15-2013 04:18 PM
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04-15-2013
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Originally Posted by Vorik Deltap View Post
I guess as one of the die-hard AP Ez fans, I want to address this.

First, some history:

When Ezreal came out, he was originally played AP when people discovered that his kit was immensely overpowered. It wasn't until after a slew of nerfs that people realized he was overpowered with an AD build as well. This, in conjunction with the removal of his heal altogether, caused a certain momentum to swing in favor of one build over the other. AD Ezreal has since seen substantially more use comparatively, as at the time it had built up a sort of affinity with players and Riot decided to balance towards it. Granted, there is no criticism I can level against the decision making.

However, especially for people who picked up Ezreal near the time of his release, he is remembered as an AP champion first. Honestly, he is the first champ I truly loved to play because of his intense focus on skill shots. So, the question is, why do die-hard fans of this build exist?

The difference between builds:

Well, as someone who played through the original Ezreal changes, I think I have a fairly good understanding of how his play style morphed in the transition as well. Some of Ezreal's skills have very little comparative damage on his AD kit, while his auto attacks are, of course, bolstered in recompense. What this means is that an AD Ezreal will spend most of his time, and get most of his damage, via these auto attacks. Such behavior is expected and necessary for a ranged AD carry. AP Ezreal, on the other hand, has no real auto attack damage to speak of, so his damage output is completely metered by his ability to hit his skill shots effectively, in a way that AD Ezreal never really has to.

This creates a very tense game play experience with a high level of skillful activity. No other champ in the game uses a combination of high mobility and complete reliance on skill shots. Additionally, because his skill shots are relatively short cooldown, it means that he must not only hit a skill shot for damage(a la Nidalee), but must maintain a high degree of accuracy across multiple attempts in a short amount of time. On top of all this, because his AoE is all line-shaped, he must position very well in order to achieve maximum effectiveness.

In summary:

AD Ezreal does not have to pay attention nearly as much to his skills. In the late game, even mystic shot is not used as readily because it can be body-blocked by tanks leading to suboptimal damage output against the true threat. AP Ezreal, in contrast, can only use his skill shot abilities, and thus his damage is determined by his ability to hit them on every cool down. This metering effect creates a very real time test of skill that defines AP Ezreal's core gameplay, and his true appeal as a different play style.

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TLDR;
AP Ez must rely on consistently hitting low cd skill shots for damage output to a much greater extent than AD Ezreal, or any other champion in the league, and he is the only such champ that has strong mobility as well.
Thanks for this post - great summary. I do think I understand the attachment for the AP Ezreal thing more specifically due to this thread.

I'm still not convinced that this character is balancable for both, and if doing Ezreal new today, it might be entirely possible he'd be an AP champion. If he is, somehow, balancable for both, then it's not a problem. But even with all the posts here, there's been nothing to prove it except "I'm sure he is because he used to be AP". When he was overpowered as he was on launch, you could pretty much do whatever you want! I don't think, though, that shows that both are healthy and satisfying, but instead, shows that we released a grossly overpowered champion we've been working a lot on to get to balanced.

So, please forgive my skepticism when I see "oh it'd be easy to balance!" Even if it's hard, as long as it's predictably possible, I'd be more receptive, but right now I don't see that being realistic without a pretty decent overhaul. Balance isn't just a numbers game, but also involved promoting strong gameplay (Ezreal's skillshot paradigm does do this), counterplay and game health overall. The last of those seems really improbable for AP Ezreal.


Judge the most suitable champion for the person posting above you StarWraith
04-13-2013 09:30 AM
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04-13-2013
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Urgot .... (i dont play nunu) XD
Nunu. Sorry, too obvious.


Plat Eve Games Streaming Now! MsPudding
04-11-2013 03:53 PM
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Just played vs ya. Awesome game dood! I really like your attitude about the game too. Making me want to learn Eve just watching ya


Riot, Enough is Enough. Myself & The Community Want Answers. RiotNome
04-10-2013 05:51 PM
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Now on to a 500 page ARAM thread!
ARAM queue is already incoming :P


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04-10-2013 05:44 PM
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for piltover!
Yesssss. Excellent. All according to plan...


(FACTIONS) Signup Thread Riot Des
04-09-2013 10:35 PM
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04-09-2013
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Fancy Wolf's Fanciest Stream RiotRival
04-09-2013 12:31 AM
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He is live and one of the streamers I watch mainly! Come check him out!


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04-08-2013 03:04 PM
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No Zaun?! (╯░□░)╯︵ ┻━┻

I guess Noxus will rise...for now.


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04-03-2013 01:01 PM
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Oh man...here goes...

I fight for a brighter tomorrow!


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04-03-2013 10:18 AM
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Sounds dangerous. I'm in.


Ping becomes "locked" on Ponts
03-22-2013 05:29 PM
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03-22-2013
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Hey guys,

Thanks for all the help. We've found one repro for this bug and will be getting a fix in as soon as we can.

That being said there may be other scenarios that result in getting stuck in the ping menu. Our current repro involves casting a spell while the ping buttons (G/V) are held down. So avoiding that combination should help you not get stuck in "ping mode".

If you guys know for sure that's not what you're doing and you still get stuck please post here and let us know. We'll be keeping on eye out for more reports about this bug until we're confident we've gotten everything fixed up.


Quitting League RiotLobster
03-19-2013 08:48 PM
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03-19-2013
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Originally Posted by Swampmajikk View Post
gee ya think you might be kinda biased?
Haha fair enough, but I was a player long before I became a Rioter . I love this game and like I said, switching things up or taking a break is healthy and definitely a wise thing to do!


Quitting League RiotLobster
03-19-2013 08:28 PM
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03-19-2013
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I definitely going through ups and downs playing League. When I go on a winning streak it feels like I'm on top of the world, and when I go on a losing streak I feel like I'm not having fun. I agree with the advice to try out a different game mode, I enjoy relaxing with Dominion or an ARAM to break up the monotony. Also it's alright to take a break once in a while . Good luck and see you in game!


Ping becomes "locked" on Ponts
03-18-2013 10:04 AM
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03-18-2013
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Hey guys,

Could I get anyone that has experienced this issue to post a dxdiag for me? I'd like to try and rule out system config's being the cause of this thing. From the info we have so far it looks like this is a super low incident rate, however players that do experience the bug have it happen a lot. Any additional info we can get will be helpful.

If you are not sure how to generate a dxdiag we have instrutions here: https://support.leagueoflegends.com/...stic-or-dxdiag

Thanks


Ping becomes "locked" on RiotFpMcgee
03-15-2013 05:02 PM
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Hey guys, I'm sorry you experienced this issue. Can you give any more information about what you were doing when it happened? Champions you were playing, settings in your options menu, any 3rd party applications you were running at the time?

I'll talk with our internal teams and see if we can figure out what's going on!


Rate the person match history above you 1-10. RiotGradius
03-11-2013 12:21 PM
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Kinda hard to rate a match history that's almost nothing but Proving Grounds

But I guess I'll give it a 3/10. All of those losses, and lots of deaths, although you do make up for it a little bit with your assists.
Yeah, the downside to mostly playing ARAMs on my Riot account and playing ranked on my non-Riot account. I tend to screw around too much on ARAMs and just do stupid things


Rate the person match history above you 1-10. RiotGradius
03-11-2013 12:16 PM
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Edit: Shen'd must fix post, brb.

Edit 2: @GrimLightning : I wish I had games with as consistent a run time as yours. 9/10


Morello, let's talk AP Ezreal Morello
03-08-2013 02:00 PM
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03-08-2013
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Originally Posted by Cloud273 View Post
Bolded a couple parts. Why wouldn't we support this?? Shouldn't we get some say in what's "desirable" in this game??
You do get some say, for sure - that's why we get on here! To be honest, though, it's not common people look at the long-term consequences to ideas that seem innocuous at first. We have to make tough decisions a lot, and nothing's without cost to other things - that's the reality in something more akin to an ecosystem.


Morello, let's talk AP Ezreal Morello
03-08-2013 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by skippymcgee View Post
Can Xypherous jump in here? Or Scarizard perhaps? Someone that actually looks at balance on a more regular basis?
Good idea. What I represent here is our philosophy and principles on such things - ie where we prioritize values, but If there's a specific solution that would solve this, though, they're the best to talk to.


Morello, let's talk AP Ezreal Morello
03-08-2013 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by zlefin View Post
Of course it's possible to make to make the spell feel good on both ad and ap builds without being absurd on one; the question is whether the method of doing so is sufficiently satisfying or overfavors hybridization. If you build a full list of constraints it must satisfy I could readily enough generate a solution. Maybe giving AP ezrael some new gameplay would satisfy them. It's pretty common for champs with possible AP and AD builds for people to want both of them to be useable.

And I disagree on the ap tryn excess nerf; I think it was nice having an alternate build plan be viable.
It's because you're highly valuing the benefits, and undervaluing the costs. If both were balanced and viable, and had good play-patterns, then fine - there's no reason not to. The things I said aren't constraints, they're costs you pay when making changes like this. Costs that are frequently not worth it.

If you want to play AP Ezreal, then it's fun, sure, but in the previous example it actually mentions the problem: "with CDR, you can chunk people every 1.5 seconds." If you think Nid spears are frustrating...

Skill shots are cool, we like them, they're not a free license to do anything though. In a world where that burst level is right, how poor or unsatisfying is Mystic Shot as AD? That's the issue is those things directly fight each other, and if it poses a risk to undoing something that is working well from a balance and play-pattern standpoint, then it's likely not worth it to make it work, especially when Lux has some overlaps too.


Morello, let's talk AP Ezreal Morello
03-08-2013 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Quintessence View Post
But why did it have to be basically completely removed... Could have been adjusted instead :/
I'm not sure, actually. Statikk may have insight into what the goal was there.


Morello, let's talk AP Ezreal Morello
03-08-2013 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Gespens View Post
CDR AP Ezreal has his mystic shot a 1.5 second cooldown if he lands it, meaning every seconds he can basically chunk a person if he is good. AP Ez is more of a siege poe champ, rather than a sustained dps.
Bolded a couple parts. This seems like something we wouldn't want to support, honestly. It's likely why we didn't support AP Ezreal when there was original intent there.

Even if it's fun, it still doesn't mean it's desirable to have in the game.


Morello, let's talk AP Ezreal Morello
03-08-2013 12:21 PM
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Morello

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03-08-2013
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Originally Posted by Quintessence View Post
You say that AP Kog was interesting, then why did you guys completely destroy him?
Because it was interesting, it was just overpowered. Meaning that balance of a primary build trumps the ability to build different items.


Morello, let's talk AP Ezreal Morello
03-08-2013 11:03 AM
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03-08-2013
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Originally Posted by ThornAlavarn View Post
Eh.. What do you mean by no new gameplay? I find AP Ezreal to play much differently than AD Ezreal. Obviously I'm using the same abilities, but AD Ezreal now doesn't really have any use for his W now, other than building stacks/giving an AS buff to his allies, while for AP Ezreal that's his primary ability. The way I handle teamfights, and laning is different, I actually use my E as an offensive ability rather than just a dash, etc.
Because you do less, not different things. The dash damage is valid, but that just makes me want to make it do better damage overall instead of just make that something one build thinks about. It'd make the skill overall better.