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**LoLKing person above you, give them advice** Riot JxE
07-03-2014 12:49 AM
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AP Yi isn't really viable after the rework. This is a great ad yi build, give it a shot sometime! http://www.probuilds.net/guide/NA/1422685730/44979324


Get rid of Public Chats and we Riot!!! RiotGradius
07-01-2014 03:33 PM
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07-01-2014
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Just as a follow up to this thread, I've done a bit of digging, and have indeed confirmed that it is only the 4 default rooms that are being removed for the time being.

I <3 my public chat rooms I'm a part of.


@IronStylus Us Mordekaiser Mains Are Not Amused. IronStylus
06-29-2014 01:15 AM
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... I... I can't tell if you're trolling us or serious?

Have a poll asking the owners of the skin. No one would agree, no one likes the Pentakill skins anymore. I literally thought the new textures were a joke. There is nothing about the new ones that look like an improvement in any way, they look cartoony both in lack of detail and in colour. They look like a major downgrade and trip to the past in every way.
BFNASmurf sought me out on various other threads, that's why I'm here. I mentioned I wasn't the authority, nor did I know what, if any, change might occur. I'm in no way in charge, nor do I really work with the skins team in a production capacity. But I look at the skin and I see a raise in fidelity, straight up. That's my opinion as an artist from the standpoint of good game readability.


@IronStylus Us Mordekaiser Mains Are Not Amused. IronStylus
06-29-2014 01:12 AM
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Is this real life

Seriously though some color correction would go a long way.
It can still look like it's made out of soft shaded play doh but at least use some more metallic colors.

I see that there are scratches in the pauldrons but not in the spikes. Making it seem a slight more wear and tear would also help.
You're getting the terms mixed up. Color has nothing do do with it. Value, as in lights and darks, are what you're thinking. High contrast between light and dark are what make metal feel like metal, chrome in this case.

When form is turned where chrome is concerned, the surface turning away from the viewers reflects the surrounding area. This is compressed by the eye and creates, usually, dark masses in the reflection. Wherever the brightest point of reflection is, there will be a high contrast specular shine, going all the way up the value scale to white. You're saying there's a lack of contrast in the places where the material would be the most contrasty.

Leather, cloth, other matte materials, don't have that much of a reflective property, so they don't run the gamut of contrast in their material properties. Metal, high gloss plastic, glass, etc, reflect, therefore creating the most contrast in the surface material.

You want contrast, not color.


@IronStylus Us Mordekaiser Mains Are Not Amused. IronStylus
06-29-2014 01:03 AM
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Going out on a limb here...

The old texture, from a purely game-development side of things, is busy. Really busy. When you run most of our old champions around in game they tend to "sparkle". From our side that is really a quality sink. Noisy texture = business = sparkling = bad quality.

A "good" texture in our game won't sparkle or sparkle as much. When it does we attempt to mitigate it. You'll notice that even as recently as Vayne our characters have had noisy textures. It wasn't until maybe around Ziggs that our textures got a lot better, mainly because we got more artists at that time, allowing our quality bar to raise.

Texture in our game, when functioning properly, takes on a property where small details diminish into large graphic shapes when zooming out. When zoomed in, detail will be apparent but have less contrast. Also, contrast and color saturation will be more pronounced towards the top of the character and reduce to lower contrast and deeper colors towards the foot of the model. This is called visual hierarchy. When the hierarchy is intact and the model is reading well from game, without noise, without excessive contrast and without confusion, we consider it balanced.

I would consider the work done on Mord to be a proper balancing of the texture. While there indeed may be a decrease in detail, meaning, removing excessive pixels in any given area, there is overall mainly a reduction in contrast. This is to make the character less jarring, more easily readable and smoother. While I can understand the loss of some of that pixel contrast could be potentially seen as some sort of feature removal, I would submit that the quality, readability and overall ability to interpret the model as a graphic element is more apparent.

Blur your eyes and see which one pops off the background better and in a more uniform shape. The new texture allows for the proper character to background separation which we view as something very paramount when making our models.

Texture balancing is something you may see more of as it becomes more apparent that some of out current models appear very harsh, jarring and confusing on the new SR. Skarner was given this sort of balance pass, along with a specular map, to help his texture not compete with itself.

All in all, there will be selective choices made when readability and texture quality is concerned. We are, first and foremost, a game where readability is key. It is the most important aspect of the physical assets we make. Distinct silhouette, easy recognizability of each character and and good visual communication is the information you need right up front when playing League. It's possible that this texture could use a couple places of pop further down the body, but I would consider it, on face value, of high quality and achieving what's necessary for it to read in-game properly.

That said, I understand how the reduction of noise can be seen as the removal of detail. That will come down to personal taste. I personally think the new texture is a far superior execution than the original.


Gotta hug 'em all! Riot MacGruber
06-28-2014 02:18 PM
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Can you get a chat ban without typing? Lyte
06-26-2014 03:59 PM
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[3] I don't understand why failure to communicate with the players isn't a much bigger deal. I know it's a small pond filled with self-selected fish, but the general level of anxiety and frustration in the TBI appeared to go down in response to the creation of the Mini KB: Chat Restrictions. Even generalized, formulaic answers seemed to help a lot of people - if for no other reason than they're answers. It baffles me that you guys don't seem to see any benefit to what amounts to a couple hours' work.

[4] I know I said this before, but it bears repeating. You could come to the TBI/PB any time and ask for feedback. Hell, you could just drop a question, tell us you're not going to engage in ongoing debate and see what comes up. There are some really bright, dedicated people in those forums and I think you would definitely benefit from their input. If it doesn't work out, I'll gladly eat that crow.
It is a big deal. I mentioned several times that we will strive to be more transparent, but we're still working overtime on some servers to implement chat restrictions at all. Historically, we've done a poor job at making sure every server has the full player behavior feature set; for example, to this day, some servers have never experienced a Tribunal at all and in some servers they don't have access to LeaverBuster. We need to get these features rolling on these other servers so they can at least match a baseline of player behavior before we keep forging ahead on NA. One of our core goals of the new Tribunal was to make sure that the tech was globally viable, so that we could launch Tribunal globally for the first time in League of Legends.

But, because standardizing player behavior features across the globe is a massive undertaking, it's greatly slowed down our communication with players in specific regions (like NA). We've been trying to figure out how we can maintain the quality of dialogue, while still ensuring that every player around the world has access to that information. But, it's a challenge when everything we'd want to discuss needs to be translated and localized in dozens of languages, then we need people like myself who are familiar with the systems actually interacting in every language at every timezone around the world. We're learning every day on how to do this better, and we aren't doing a great job today.

We also know that there's tons of bright players in TBI/PB forums, and we've rewarded them several times for their direct assistance on issues and in giving us a stronger player-perspective on certain things. We've invited players several times (if they live locally) to meet with us and talk about the features currently in progress. But right now, we know exactly what the problems are, exactly what we need to change in the systems, and exactly what dialogues we need to re-boot--we're just trying to figure out how to do it better everywhere, instead of just NA. For example, TBI/PB forums on some servers have gotten 0 responses from anyone in Player Behavior in the entire server's existence--we need to fix that.

Give us time, and we'll figure it out. In the past, we'd just post the KB article in NA and sometimes it'd take months before it reached other servers--we can't be that irresponsible anymore.


Can you get a chat ban without typing? Lyte
06-26-2014 01:21 PM
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Ulanopo, just want to say that we agree with most of your points.

For example, 100% agree that feedback is necessary and right now it's disabled because the Tribunal is in upgrade mode. But, chat restrictions are a temporary system, and it's being experimented with a lot to learn as much as we can about punishment systems so we can incorporate the lessons into the new Tribunal. For example, being able to sort through Tribunal cases with more accuracy, or even better funnel the right cases urgently to Player Support to expedite appeals or harsher bans. Every week with chat restrictions, a few things change, and some parameters change. As a side note, we agree with being more transparent about the system, but we're still waiting on some servers to get chat restrictions implemented and are waiting for that roll-out before we talk more in-depth about the system.

What's constructive and super helpful is posts like Ulanopo's and Eleshkai's that give us feedback about the concept of chat restrictions; for example, if players feel it's mandatory for cases to be human-reviewed, that's an important point that we know the Tribunal will help resolve when it's back up. What I don't want to get into the weeds about is the actual tweaking of the variables because those are easily changed in the system when we bring back the Tribunal.

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Regarding whether players who don't talk at all should receive additional chat restrictions, it's actually a very edge case. For example, let's look at how the system works with this week's settings and variables.

Let's take 1000 players that have been chat restricted, and look at what happens with the current system which includes very little feedback.

1) About 67% of players improve their behaviors and never receive a 2nd set of chat restrictions.
- that's 670 players out of 1000 that are now in neutral or positive standing

2) For many players that receive chat restrictions, not talking at all actually removes their chat restrictions if they received 3-15 game chat restrictions. This is because we agree with Ulanopo, neutral rest states like not talking at all is "good enough" to lift chat restrictions. But, why are some players getting more chat restrictions even when they don't talk? That leads to point #3.

3) For players that are in the worst 1% of the entire playerbase, they receive 40+ chat restrictions.
- this is about 10 players out of every 1000 players
- since about 67% of players improve their behaviors enough in the 40 games, their chat restrictions are lifted
- this leaves about 3 players out of the 1000 that may receive additional penalties

4) For these worst 1% of players, for these 3 players out of the 1000, it's sometimes taking ~100-120 games to remove their chat restrictions, even if they don't talk at all. This means that sometimes these players are going through 3 to 4 batches of chat restrictions. This is because we have not perfected or optimized the tuning of the system, and it should have probably just given these players more chat restrictions to begin with. But, this is why we're moving rapidly to make sure we experiment efficiently and get to the optimized state ASAP.

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We can always tweak the numbers so that players seeing problem #4 need to play through fewer games to reach the "neutral" state. However, due to the lack of transparency, it's easy to understand why players feel like the problems are more widespread than they are--that's our fault.


Can you get a chat ban without typing? Lyte
06-26-2014 11:35 AM
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But Lyte, now I ask you, what can a chat restricted player do to avoid that secondary restriction? How can he say positive things? He's chat restricted, remember? You're basically telling him not to talk unless it's urgent. But by not talking, the system is set up to restrict him again? For doing what you told him to do? You can see why the concern is there, can you not?

So, to reiterate the question: What can a chat restricted player do to avoid a secondary "neutral-negative" chat restriction?
Right now, approximately 70% of players don't receive a 2nd set of chat restrictions after their first on ends. Just because you're chat restricted doesn't mean you can't communicate in positive ways.


Can you get a chat ban without typing? Lyte
06-26-2014 11:34 AM
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I think the problem people are having is that "not talking" is having a negative impact in the form of more bans. They are being punished again for not doing anything. We don't care 'what the system says', we just know that our behavior improved and we're still being punished. That's the perception. We know that there is not enough data. But not talking = not being toxic and SHOULD = chat ban removed.

Coming from a Summoner who has never been banned in any form.
I mentioned this briefly in another post, it's a bit more nuanced than that. First of all, not talking is fine. Most players don't talk and just use in-game pings.

However, let's look at players who have been toxic before, and earned a few penalties. For these players, if they were toxic for 100 games, then don't talk for 5 games... should we remove their chat penalties? Is the behavior considered fully improved? What if a player was toxic for 1000 games, then did not talk for 1 game? Should we remove their penalties?


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06-26-2014 11:31 AM
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I don't understand how this is logical.
I've been muted for fighting back against trolls. Fine, toxic fighting toxic, not allowed technically. I stay shut, I ignore kids talking about my mom, I ignore "omfg feeder kill urself" I ignore it all, and chances are, I'll get another mute regardless.
I don't understand the point of this at all.
If you ignore it all and stay focused on the game, you should stop receiving chat restrictions in the near future. It all depends on a number of factors; for example, if you were being toxic before for 100 games, then ignoring stuff and being positive for 5 games... the system won't immediately remove your penalties and give you 0 chat restrictions.

At the end of the day, if you continue being sportsmanlike and ignore the trolls, you'll stop receiving chat restrictions--it might seem slow now, but we're still tweaking the values on a pretty consistent basis.


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06-26-2014 11:27 AM
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@Lyte Wouldn't a much better system be to email a person who gets chat banned, and in that email give their personal chat logs (no other usernames included), so they can see exactly how their behavior was considered wrong and how they can improve
The Tribunal does this, and when the feature comes back it'll start doing this again.


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06-26-2014 11:25 AM
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You know what they say about idiots and hypocrites just let them keep talking they'll use all the rope they have to hang themselves.
Or, we could be constructive and actually read the posts.

You're missing a critical difference in what I just posted.

Players that have never received any penalties before, and not behaved toxic before, will never have an issue not talking.

Players that have been punished before or behaved toxic before are treated differently by systems. So, if players that have been punished recently for toxic behavior do not chat in games, it's treated as "neutral-negative" and not necessarily positive.


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06-26-2014 11:24 AM
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so basically, tldr, mutes for not doing anything
thanks for confirming everyone's suspicions
You're missing a critical difference in what I just posted.

Players that have never received any penalties before, and not behaved toxic before, will never have an issue not talking.

Players that have been punished before or behaved toxic before are treated differently by systems. So, if players that have been punished recently for toxic behavior do not chat in games, it's treated as "neutral" and not necessarily positive.


Can you get a chat ban without typing? Lyte
06-26-2014 11:22 AM
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With the tribunal at least people were deciding to punish people - whatever other flaws the system may have had. A computer should not be the final say in people getting punished for behavioural issues, regardless of accuracy. AFK/Leaver bans, absolutely - those are completely numerical, factual. There's a hard cap, if you reach it, you get punished.

Behavioural issues should at least have someone looking at it before punishment. Now, if you wanted to use this new fancy tech you've got here to SORT to find cases worthy of a tribunal looking at, that sounds like a fantastic way to speed up the system - which everyone admits was a bit slow. But if a computer is responsible for dictating what is considered 'appropriate' behaviour without the community really having a final say in it... doesn't that defeat the whole stance you guys used to take regarding this sort of thing?

Wasn't the point of the tribunal that it made the community decide what the community feels is appropriate? That's what you guys always used to say. And that's a respectable goal, it was one of the things I always found the most impressive about you guys was that you held firm on that stance. Until now.
I agree with many of your points, which is why the chat restriction system is temporary and very experimental. The goal is to take many of the lessons from chat restrictions and incorporate them into the new Tribunal so that we can speed up the Tribunal.

We're investigating things like how accurate systems like this can be, and how different types of information can influence the accuracy of the system. For example, is analysis of the chat log more or less important than analysis of player-submitted reports? Or, the comments included in player-submitted reports? Given all the things we record, what data leads to the most accurate decisions?

In the future, we can use a highly sophisticated system like this to determine which Tribunal cases are "ambiguous" and may need more votes, or which are more clear-cut. Alternatively, we could do things like figure out which Tribunal cases are more severe and deserve harsher penalties.


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06-26-2014 11:18 AM
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the system is bull**** I think everything should be done manually by a real person because some people were probably given chat restrictions on accident and thats unfair if you think its okay then riot is a ****ed up company.
As you've seen on the forums several times, there's very few cases of players getting chat restrictions by accident. A lot of players post about their unfair bans, then someone from Player Support will typically reveal that it was well-deserved. It's 100% not OK for positive players or neutral players to be affected by the system, and we act immediately when such an incident occurs.

But right now, only 1-2 cases have been overturned since the chat restriction system started handing out penalties.


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06-26-2014 11:12 AM
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Well, that's a great way to give a lot of generic information you keep telling us. But he hasn't talked, so how do your systems prove toxic behavior beyond no talking? This is a CHAT ban, so his "in-game behavior" (probably things like AFK, etc) wouldn't be affected by the CHAT ban. No generic answers please.
I explained this in the original post. If a player has behaved in a toxic manner in the past and received chat restrictions, then does not chat at all, sometimes the system does not have enough data to assess the behavior as neutral, positive, or worse. In the player's case, he may not have chatted at all, which is why the system gave him 30 games of chat restrictions this time instead of the 45 he got last time.

If the system thought the player was more toxic, it would have given the player more restrictions, not less. If the player had never received chat restrictions before and never behaved in a toxic manner before, then not talking in games would not lead to a punishment at all to begin with.


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06-26-2014 11:09 AM
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but by your standards not talking or not communicating with the team is also toxic, so it's a loss-loss situation
This is untrue. Many players never talk in-game and just use in-game pings, and they aren't banned for Refusing to Communicate. A lot of players think they get banned for Refusing to Communicate, but it's never happened in all my years at Riot.


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Please tell me this horrible system isn't going to last much longer. As a positive player, the way this automated system hands out punishments seems absolutely absurd. I want to play League of Legends, but I cannot and will not support a company that doesn't even respect its fanbase enough to have someone review a case before punishing them in behavioural cases.
I'm open to hearing your feedback. Even in the Tribunal, Player Support only manually reviews ambiguous cases, or severe cases (that result in bigger penalties).

Even in the chat restriction system, so few players are affected on most servers that Player Support does review a significant portion of the cases and Player Behavior reviews another significant portion. The teams don't review 100% of cases.

Is the problem you have with the system that there are false positives and positive players being punished, or that we should review 100% of cases regardless of the accuracy of the system?


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06-26-2014 10:48 AM
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I'm currently out of the office so I can't look at your specific account; however, there's some misunderstandings to how the system works.

If you were communicating in a toxic manner, you'll get a chat restriction; it's nearly impossible to get your first chat restriction without behaving toxic in some way.

However, what happens afterwards varies a lot from player to player. In each case, after the chat restriction ends for a player, the system reviews all the games you played recently and tries to determine if you've improved your behavior. If your behavior has gotten worse, you will get even more chat restrictions than what you got in the previous set of restrictions. If your behavior has improved dramatically and you are in neutral or positive standing, you will receive no chat restrictions. If you don't talk at all, it's still better than communicating in a toxic way so you may receive a few chat restrictions until you are in better standing. In fact, many players never talk in League of Legends and just use smart pings to communicate in-game and that's perfectly fine.

If the system is unsure about your current standing (because you never talked in your past sets of games, or you showed both positive and negative patterns of behavior in your games), you'll receive a few more chat restrictions so the system can collect more data. In ambiguous or extreme cases, Player Support will also assist the system with manual review of the data to determine next steps; for example, some players who become even more negative after a chat restriction may end up losing their Ranked rewards or receive permanent account bans if Player Support feels like the player is unlikely to ever reform.


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Hey WizardCrab since you seem like a pretty nice guy and responded to alot of people about things that weren't of your expertise I thought I'd give it a try (I know the post is a little long, but please bear with me, english isn't my first language).

Seeing as you're a high elo yourself I'm sure you've noticed the game has quite a few bugs, some of them which have been there since the start. So I was wondering if you could forward this to the right people and tell me if they've simply given up on trying to fix them or just not aware of them.

Good example of the kind of bugs I'm talking about is an ability casting when the condition for casting it aren't met (casting a displacement ability while CCed), this is likely caused because there's only a condition check on the initial cast and not on the final one. Ex: Ability takes 0.2s to cast, but if within the cast time the conditions for being able to cast the ability are no longer met the ability will still cast. Good example in video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJb7...ature=youtu.be

This is the same kind of thing but on the opposite end of the spectrum. Even though the initial range requirement for the ability is initially met if you go far out of the range of the ability during its cast time it will still cast because there's no second condition check at the end of the cast time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTYI...ature=youtu.be

A good example of a double condition check within the game is when someone walk into a bush and your ability doesn't go off. Also in the case of the second video to make it so someone doesn't just constantly just walk out of the range constantly, the second check would consider the max range of the ability + 300.

Here's my personal extensive list of bugs if you're interested.
http://forums.na.leagueoflegends.com...919&highlight=
Disclaimer: The following is the opinion of a random League of Legends player with no real insight from design teams at Riot. Treat it accordingly.

I'm really not sure, but I'm guessing some of this is intended. The abilities you're looking for in the first example are ones with channel times and those can be interrupted. Like Vi Q or Zac E. Some moves are specifically designed without channels but with cast times so that you can use the move to escape or whatever and once you use it, your move will definitely occur, but the cast time still leaves you open to take damage or cc in anticipation of your move. It also give people the opportunity to get away. For instance, Lux laser would be really frustrating without a cast time, but It would also really suck for lux if you could cancel it with a stun. So instead it has a cast time so you can react to it but also you can't just prevent lux from doing it altogether (unlesss you kill her).

So to sum it up, it's about defining which counterplay options are available for certain moves. Are they immediate? Do you have time to react? Can you stop it or do you need to just plan around what you're going to try to accomplish when the move goes off?

Does that make sense?


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stealthy champion with a shadowstep-type ability confirmed. GG mobility creep.
pls no.


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Why didn't we get Soccer Ball Rammus or Striker Lee Sin?
Haha they would probably be out of scope for the 750 skins we were making anyway. But maybe for the next world cup


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I want a Deman announcer pack so badly. WOLOLOLO PENTAKILL!
Me too


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I'll try to explain myself ^^. Firstly, I do apologize for my ignorance, I thought all limited skins were from 2010 -- total derp on my part :P. Let me readjust my proposal to one which allows owners to purchase skins with a border from 2010/2011. It's essentially something visual to say, "hey, I supported riot during harroween" for example! This is something the limited skin owner icon does not indicate(who knows if the owner was givin an icon for the world cup, etc). I feel it would make people feel a little happier having access to Halloween skins permanently (and the border) if they were here for harroween originally, the same applies to the world cup / xmas skins.
Putting aside whether or not I think we should do this, we're talking about building tech to make certain store content available to certain players based on specific purchase history, which would likely be super complicated and take a lot of time to do relative to the value it would provide. There are a lot cooler things we could do for the majority of players with that dev time I think.


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When is Sion rework coming out? When? WHEN?
I hope soon. He looks pretty cool. I haven't seen the kit yet though.


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Weekly and monthly would be cool. Honestly anything is better than what is there now.
Good point. Do you find yourself browsing the store often?


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Check again, you might have read over it :^)
I'm sorry I didn't make it to a game. But happy birthday!


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If you can't answer on spellvamp ratios, will there ever be an AMA with people who could add spellvamp ratios?
What exactly is a spellvamp ratio?


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@wizardcrab when you wake up in the morning, what is the one thing you look forward to in the day more than anything else?
I dunno about more than anything else necessarily, but I really enjoy lunch


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what ever happened to the Retro jinx skin idea? A lot of Jinx fans were so amped about this skin when it was posted on the forums. It was so good that RiotZeronis went out of his way to compliment the skin and inform the fans that they are considering this skin if enough people liked it.

"I'm in love with this fan art and the idea! The art team had a great response to this idea as well. If there's enough interest in the community, I'm definitely calling dibs on this skin!"

-RiotZeronis


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http://forums.na.leagueoflegends.com...hp?p=44744085#

Has this been forgotten or is there something better that Riot has consider for her? :O
I doubt it's been forgotten but I haven't been very involved in the skins ideations up until this point. It looks super cool to me!


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Wow, this is so awesome! I love the theme!


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I am looking into solutions for the problem you are trying to solve with the camera. I hear what you are saying, I don't know if what I am working on will work yet so I am not in a position to give much information about it. Sorry I don't have any information for you. I just wanted to let you know that we are paying attention to this concern.


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I also noticed this form has my old title! Now who to bug about that...


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For what it's worth, I forwarded this post to the appropriate people
I can confirm this is true. I have been notified.


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Hey Wizard! I would appreciate if you could take a look at my idea for limited skin owners:

The idea is that all the limited edition skins that were re-released for Halloween, Christmas and the WC are PERMANENTLY unlocked for limited skin owners -- they would have exclusive rights to purchase any limited skin, any time they wanted (until riot decides to re-release them again, of course. The kicker here is that not only are LE skin owners given rights to purchase them past their re-release date, they will also receive the vintage trim for skins they did not previously own. For example, if I owned Haunting Nocturne but not Striker Ezreal, I would receive the loading screen trim for Striker Ezreal as well.

Thank you!
But just because you started by October 2011 and purchased a skin, why should you be recognized as having been here in 2010 and purchased a skin then? Help me understand.


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Do I have time to prepare my wallet?! O^O
Probably.


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Leak the next ult skin??? Is it Pulsefire Ezreal Mk2?! :^)


Also: http://forums.na.leagueoflegends.com....php?t=4628786
It might be.

And I'm not even on the list in that thread!


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@WizardCrab can you give me a permanent chat restriction please?
I actually can't, sorry.


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Can we get a real "Top Sellers" list in the store? One that is updated at least daily and has more than just the top 5? I know it isn't terribly important, but it would be interesting to see. You can't tell me High Noon Yasuo, Vel'Koz, Battlecast Vel'Koz, and Mafia Jinx still hold #2-5 even after the release of numerous skins and Braum.
Would you want the top sellers of the day? Of the week? Month? Year? What other things might you want to see on the front page of the store.


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I havent looked back through this thread (lol 29 pages), but please, mystical crustacean, will we one day be able to make wishlists within the client?

By wishlists I mean a list we can put Champions, Skins, ward skins, summoner icons, whatever is in the store on and allow for easy access from our friends?

Do you realize how troublesome it can be trying to gift someone something specific but not knowing what they prioritize more? Or wanting to get someone something, say, for their birthday, but not wanting to ask them outright what it is they want (that just ruins the surprise man)? A simple wishlist, which provides shortcuts to the items in the store, would make gifting a lot easier.
Man I hope so. It's definitely something we'd like.


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What about the IP aspect? Would it be possible to give out monthly refunds for IP and not RP? For example, each month we could receive 2 or 3 refunds for IP up to a cap so we can't save more than that while we still only have 3 refunds for RP that won't be renewed?
Then you can just buy champs with IP and refund them and make that your F2P rotation each month. Which we don't want either.


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Is there any news on the baron buff rework promised near the start of S4?
I really don't know. I'm thinking of getting into design playtests, so at some point I might know some things about this stuff. But even when I do, I probably won't/can't say anything.


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WizardCrab, when will Primetime Draven become available for purchase?

I need it in my veins.
As a heads up, I'm extremely unlikely to give release dates in this thread. Both because release dates can slip and also because I don't update the thread THAT often. For instance, I'm only getting back to this thread after he has already been released.


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Considering that Braum was actually featured in the Juggernaut mastery, from what you're saying I could only guess that you're referring to the characters featured in some of the masteries? ;0
Clues could be anywhere. Even RIGHT BEHIND YOU.

But probably not there.


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Vintage Stripper Zilean confirmed
O_O


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Do you enjoy your job?
Yes. So much.


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Will you ever grow a beard?
I'm thinking about it for July...


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On a similar note, do you think that Announcer Packs like those in DotA 2 and HoN might ever be possible? Riot seems to have a relationship with many big community figures, outsides ones employed like Phreak or Deficio, but also at least some sort of relationship with big youtubers and streamers like LilyPichu, HotshotGG, and others. I'm sure many people, including myself, would love to buy these. Come on, it's like you guys don't want money.
Possible? Yes. Pretty much anything is possible.

I couldn't comment on if we would do that for sure though.


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WizardCrab,

How hyped are you about Office '13 allowing different Excel pages to be opened like Word docs? Anyone else enjoy it?
It can?!?! Like I can put excel on both monitors without having to open a separate instance that I can't copy/paste formulas between? I don't have Office '13 yet...