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Hey, It's been a while... Xelnath
1 Week Ago 12:57 AM
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Seriously, write a book
Hmmm... what would you want to learn about most? I do enjoy teaching.... though I'm not the most charismatic person ever.


Hey, It's been a while... Xelnath
1 Week Ago 12:42 AM
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Any advice for a new graduate that's applied to internships, still applying, looking for work in 3D modeling/Texturing. I never really had the money to go to conferences like GDC to talk with professional artists on industry advice or get critiques on their portfolio. I figured websites like polycount are good but sometimes actually talking with someone in person is a nice change of pace.
It's not what you do inside of class that counts, but what do you do when you're outside it? Reach in deep and tell me why you wanted to be in this industry. Why do you want to animate?


Hey, It's been a while... Xelnath
1 Week Ago 12:18 AM
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Anything about the next champion? Just one small teaser.
Sorry, but no. We have entire teams dedicated to planning and releasing champions. I would be doing them a dis-service if I spilled the beans before them.


League Figures I've made Xelnath
1 Week Ago 11:55 PM
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Whoa these are so cool


Hey, It's been a while... Xelnath
1 Week Ago 11:38 PM
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Mostly intellectual and emotional, I'd say. Acting is so confusing to get into professionally, though :/ Voice acting would be more appealing to me than on stage or on camera acting. Like, voicing a DBZ character would be pretty damn cool. Or.. maybe a LoL champion ;P Although my voice isn't "epic", my voice is more comedic and silly (I can do a damn good impression of Herbert the Pervert from Family Guy).
Then what would be the next, single step to finding out if doing Voice Acting is the thing for you? How could you test it out without a ton of investment?


Hey, It's been a while... Xelnath
1 Week Ago 11:31 PM
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Woah.. have to think on that one for a minute...

..Well, I guess I believe in doing the right thing. I believe in treating people with kindness and respect. I'd have to think on that part a bit more, I think.. but as for who I am? I never really thought about that. I'm just a guy who kinda has a history of entertaining others. I was usually the "class clown", and I've even dressed up as a mascot for a parade, and been in two plays (called pantomimes) where I dressed up as an animal and acted on stage. It was pretty fun and it was a total joy when all the actors came out on stage at the end of each show, then I came out in my costume, and I got the biggest applause each time (mostly by the kids). That was an awesome feeling, being adored by the crowd. I enjoy making people laugh.

Actual picture of me in one of my plays:

Attachment 1006715
What kind of jobs let you treat people right and entertain others? Storytelling, acting... are there ways you could apply these kinds of skills to another job you also love?

Do you like to be physical? Intellectual? Emotional? Spiritual?


Hey, It's been a while... Xelnath
1 Week Ago 11:26 PM
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Have they let you look at the next Kha'zix skin or is it a secret even from you?
I've seen several potential skin ideas for a lot of champs, our bug friend included. Let's just say that everything that I see gets me super excited. When we announce stuff, you'll know what I'm talking about.

I LOVE our artists. Like seriously, I would just run around the floor hugging them all of the time, if it wouldn't completely interfere with their drawings.


Hey, It's been a while... Xelnath
1 Week Ago 11:23 PM
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just felt like mentioned that the free update to FTL allows you to unlock the Crystal Cruiser without the need for RNG. Defeat the Flagship with Type A and B of every ship and you can get it. S'what I did :P

On a more serious note, do you know if you guys need more esports writers atm? I'm currently running a blog dedicated to professional LoL over on blogspot but would love to write for lolesports.com or something
Check our jobs page - I don't know. Ask someone in esports


Hey, It's been a while... Xelnath
1 Week Ago 11:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Rastamon Ganja View Post
Xelnath I just graduated college with a degree in architecture and design. I am super nervous about getting a real job and moving. I just got so comfortable with the college life that now i do not want to grow up. I am scared that my portfolio is not good enough and I am really lacking motivation to finish it even though i am really close to being done with it. How do you overcome lack of motivation?
Welcome to Imposter Syndrome. Google it - you're not lacking motivation, you're lacking belief and a driving force to push yourself.

Figure out why you want people to respect you - then figure out a path that carries you there.


Hey, It's been a while... Xelnath
1 Week Ago 11:21 PM
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Xelnath what lane do you play kha'zix now? Mid, top, or jungle? Also how do I sell my portal II code keys ._.
I'm working on learning some ADC characters and top laners atm. Also pushing myself to platinum.

What do you play a lot of?


Hey, It's been a while... Xelnath
1 Week Ago 11:20 PM
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Xelnath, help me out here for a sec, would ya? I'm currently stuck in life. I don't know what I want to do, and I have no direction in my life. I'm 24 and I'm just working to pay the bills rather than working towards a career. My RESP (Reserved Educational Savings Plan) will help pay for college/university, but I have to be enrolled in SOMETHING no later than this September. Time's ticking and I still can't figure it out.

I've thought about voice acting, but eh.. I'm not sure. I thought about learning how to do video editing, but are there really classes for that? More importantly, are there JOBS for that? I don't think so. I think you just.. pick up the software and just do it and learn that way. Anyway, it's infuriating not knowing what I want to do or who I want to be. What do?
Well... stop asking what you want to do. Answer for me - who are you and what do you believe in?


Hey, It's been a while... Xelnath
1 Week Ago 11:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Prince Jarvan IV View Post
Hi Xelnath

I have a couple of of questions I have been looking forward to ask when you came back to the forums

1: what is your thoughts on WoW at the moment? (I think its ok)

2: what is your opinion on Morgana support? (my opinion is that she triggers the spell thief passive too easily)

3: what is your thoughts on Jarvan? (i like him, but hes hard to show foward in value outside teamfights)

4: What is your thoguhts on Udyr? (soo much potential, but too much potential that nobody realizes what hes actually good at)

5: thoughts on Doom bots?

Thanks in advance if you answer these 5 questions!
1) I wish them luck. They are in a very tough spot as a team right now.

2) I think Morgana's frustration comes from the length of her Q root relative to its cooldown.

3) I hate him. He shouldn't be doing as much damage as he does.

4) Udyr's good. Scary good. Feast or Famine champ.

5) I'm so excited to try them. I won't get to play them until you guys do


Question about Ziggs' nerf Meddler
1 Week Ago 11:08 PM
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So Lee is not too strong or Eve or Elise ? right they are only popular ?
We're looking at Lee Sin and Elise at the moment. It's not that we don't feel they need some work, but that they're more complicated to solve and we don't want to just cut power without focus - we'd like to amplify (or create) a weakness and preserve their intended strengths. Ziggs by contrast was a relatively straightforward case of cutting unnecessary power (safer than intended, more reliable than intended).


Hey, It's been a while... Xelnath
1 Week Ago 10:50 PM
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But I can't let go of her. Shes my bestfriend.
^ This is your problem. Let go anyways. Or accept that she will be your friend even while you're seeing other people. That's cool too.


Hey, It's been a while... Xelnath
1 Week Ago 10:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Best KhaZix Void View Post
Hey Xelnath, could you comment on Kha'Zix's nerfs in patch 4.9, and say if there's any follow up to this? Because to be perfectly honset, he's in a bad place. (and that's a horrible understatement) I don't think i've ever played a champion where I felt more powerless than I do when I play current 'zix. It's really awful how situational his damage is (isolated, evolved Q, isolation range being 500) He depends on so much being just right and when the stars align and everything's perfect,
he leaps in, claws gleaming ,thirsty for the kill and!
enemy steps 3 feet to the left, no longer isolated. queue dogpile/bugstomp. it's now a 4v5.
Do you know how awful that feels to play?
Well, he's getting a small buff to his Q baseline. That said... if you're leaping in first on Kha'zix. You're doing it wrong. Kha'zix should go in last or at least after a couple champs have blown their CC or escapes.


Hey, It's been a while... Xelnath
1 Week Ago 10:49 PM
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Do you guys have any plans for Poppy, or is she currently off the radar?
Poppy will get love. When exactly? Not sure. But she has a surprising amount of people who love her inside the office!


Hey, It's been a while... Xelnath
1 Week Ago 10:48 PM
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How do you make your dog stfu? Fireworks have been going off nonstop and my dog's about to pee on the carpet from fright.
Hold him close? I'm afraid I was never good with the dogs - that was my brother's thing.


Hey, It's been a while... Xelnath
1 Week Ago 10:46 PM
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Hey Xelnath! For the past few months, Gangplank has been on my mind and is annoys me that he hasn't got any real attention from Riot while other champions do. I'll take one of my old posts and paste it down below. Hopefully it doesn't come off too negative or aggressive as I really want Gangplank to see love

From an older thread, HBAFreighttrain asked in a thread on the progress on Gangplank:


Reluctantly, Rioter Gmang responded and said he will be working on him while promising to make updates on the rework... It's been THREE MONTHS since that post with no updates or further details from Gmang or any Rioter. For a champion that got ignored during the (bad) Melee Carry and Fighter changes, why is he ignored so much? Gangplank was long due for a rework since the huge item nerfs in Season 2. The pirate is so bad even regular posters of GD stopped caring about him to focus on asking for buffs/changes to already strong champions.

Are you going to finally put out a rework or is he going to be slated for changes in Season 6?

Y... you realize reworks take like a YEAR, right?


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1 Week Ago 10:46 PM
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Will you answer a relationship question? If your best friend said she likes you while also liking her boyfriend what would you do? I'm the one that always talks to her and is always there and he's the one who always ignores her and doesn't trust her to go to her 3 year old nephews birthday party.
Yeah, I would ask her to set you up with her friends. If she likes you, then she'll want to see you happy even if she's unavailable.

Let go of this specific, unavailable person and instead embrace the world of opportunities.


Hey, It's been a while... Xelnath
1 Week Ago 10:44 PM
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I actually feel kinda bad, because I sort of attacked you when you came in here with that. I feel like I came off a little hostile.

I honestly felt really bad when I heard about your arms. I hope that nothing comes of it, and that you can keep doing what you love. That being said, I need to go to bed, g'nite, and buff all the things.
It's Ok. I know you meant well. Just try to give someone else who is rude to you the benefit of a doubt for me, ok?

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Xelnath, can you please respond regarding the state of Xerath? Several threads are on GD about him, such as this one.

A brief recap of the three issues I'd like to have fixed with Xerath that I mention in the linked thread:

-ult visuals underwhelming
-ult too much counterplay
-ult cooldown reduction being extended to 1 shot or 2 shot ults

Xerath is a monster when he gets ahead. Mix a morgana lockdown with his ult and you do some insane damage.

I actually feel like his "post-fight-finisher" potential is very good as well as his "soften the enemy to make your team win" potential. As far as the visuals go, we swapped to the three-shot ultimate late in the development. Prior to that, we needed the ability for about 50 missiles to look good.

However, I feel that that Bitsplosion kicked ass and Xerath feels really good overall. We could perhaps add a Xerath-only camera shake on the ult when it hits a champion. That might help.

I'll mention this, but quite frankly - Xerath is on the razor's edge of being OP.


Hey, It's been a while... Xelnath
1 Week Ago 10:33 PM
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But right now she's just getting crushed if they DO have a moveblock. I'm okay with Ashe countering Udyr, Nasus, and others who actually have to walk up to hit you. I feel like that's part of what she meant to do, but as of right now, Ashe isn't the best kiter anymore. She's supposed to be, but in the age of gapclosers, she's heftily outclassed by Lucian, and because he can just sit outside of a fight with the Culling and his W down on people until they get low enough or have blown enough cooldowns. I don't ever expect Ashe to be pick or ban, but I think she'd be fine with a niche initiator who counters those without moveblocks.

Wow that was really a messed up post, gonna break it up a little more.
Most ADCs are outclassed by Lucian at the moment. We're looking at him for next patch.


Hey, It's been a while... Xelnath
1 Week Ago 10:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Critkeeper View Post
The one thing RIOT claims that they want to avoid is situations in which melee chamions burst ranged champions down before the ranged champion can react, or sitautions in which the ranged champion is absolutely melee immune because the melee champion does not pose a threat from a functional point of view.

And yet universally the drawback for being ranged is being squishy. When it is an actual drawback and people die from being too squishy, they complain and then get spells like heal or barrier or other shields and such added to the game. And then people complain about "squishiness" on ranged champions not being a real weakness because their newfound safety makes it irrelevant.

We pinged ponged back and forth between those two 7 times now. There isn't a middle ground because there is no middle ground to being instaggibed. Either you were killed instantly or you survived and now can lifesteal / be healed over the course of a fight, trivializing the resource cost of the burst of the assailant (typically his life if it didn't work out because of how much damage a marksmen can put out on a single target).

This isn't a good systems model.

The burden of balance should lie on ranged auto attacks, not on melee champions or kits. A melee champion shouldn't need an overpowering kit or base stats just to be useful. And a ranged champion shouldn't expect to have lower base stats as a form of "punishment" for being ranged, when it offers no gameplay at all.

Ranged auto attacks ought to have penalties that make them inferior in some single dimension to melee auto attacks, making the choice between ranged and melee one of consideration. For example, ranged auto attacks from graves could require him to reload every 6 shots, or perhaps caitlyn has to swap to a handgun to fire in a small radius, removing the option of hitting something far away as long as someone is close enough to her to demand use of her sidearm. Maybe lucian's guns cannot penetrate through an impending target to hit something behind. They don't all have to be the same.

But giving every bruiser +500 health and better base stats is just the most boring way of creating an artificial illusion of balance between these roles that you could possible submit to, and it doesn't provide any gameplay or depth whatsoever.
Hmmmm.... its too late to do this now, but once upon a time I thought ranged attacks should stop movement while melee attacker can move *and* auto attack. No so sure about that anymore, its certainly too late to retrofit into league with very unclear gains.

tl;dr - I'm sympathetic, I agree that ball of stats to make melee work is a really bad idea. Melee kits are really, really hard though.

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RiotBamDragon just destroyed my team in an Aram. I trust I can count on you to reorganize his desk and eat his lunch on Monday yes?
Consider it done. This will be the 2nd mission I've been given to keep BamDragon in line due to his excessive skills this week.


Hey, It's been a while... Xelnath
1 Week Ago 09:39 PM
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Don't worry, it's not you, it's me.

What's on your mind today? I've been trying out tank junglers most of the afternoon.


@Riot how did you create the Neon Strike Vi recall sound? Riot Janook
1 Week Ago 08:04 PM
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Hey Arrownacks!

So I checked the session out. Those anime-styled sounds sunc to the light flashes in Neon Strike's recall are primarily made up of sword shings/slides/strikes and smaller dagger clangs. I then took some of the layers that were more strike-like and transient mastered the top to really push the initial attack, with a limiter to make sure it wouldn't clip out. I took all the layers and ran them through a reverb, concert hall impulse response, and then added a vibrato after the reverb in the insert chain. This wobbled the pitch of the reverb to give it that stylized anime feel. I took the same set of layers and ran them through a separate chain with a compressor to squash em and add a bit of thickness to the composition, then tossed a distortion plug-in after the compressor to dirty it up a bit. I mixed the two FX chains together with a bit of the clean tracks, and boom. Anime shings haha.

I really should remaster that sound and push it back out. I feel like I could do a bit better now as were constantly learning and growing in our craft here at Riot. I may do that if I can get the time!

Thanks for the question and dont hesitate to hit me up whenever to ask more! Everyone has easy access to me on the twitterverse @RiotC3Sound !!! I get around to the forums as much as I can, but I get notifications on twitter, so its much easier to know someone asked me a question. If its one that warrants a longer answer, ill start a thread on the forum about it!
Mhmm. Mmmhmmm. I know some of these words!


With the Rift VU we can FINALLY have a DUCK DuckCurry
1 Week Ago 07:59 PM
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WHY was that thread closed?
Was it offensive?
I don't think it was offensive, but there was a comment on the last thread which snuck in an expletive via a special character which I believe our automation detected. Moral of the story: keep the comments clean, or ducks be sad.


@Riot how did you create the Neon Strike Vi recall sound? C3Sound
1 Week Ago 03:43 PM
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I'm curious about how you guys go about creating sound effects and right now specifically I'm curious what instruments, synthesizers, and/or sound filters were used to create Neon Strike Vi's recall sound effects.
Hey Arrownacks!

So I checked the session out. Those anime-styled sounds sunc to the light flashes in Neon Strike's recall are primarily made up of sword shings/slides/strikes and smaller dagger clangs. I then took some of the layers that were more strike-like and transient mastered the top to really push the initial attack, with a limiter to make sure it wouldn't clip out. I took all the layers and ran them through a reverb, concert hall impulse response, and then added a vibrato after the reverb in the insert chain. This wobbled the pitch of the reverb to give it that stylized anime feel. I took the same set of layers and ran them through a separate chain with a compressor to squash em and add a bit of thickness to the composition, then tossed a distortion plug-in after the compressor to dirty it up a bit. I mixed the two FX chains together with a bit of the clean tracks, and boom. Anime shings haha.

I really should remaster that sound and push it back out. I feel like I could do a bit better now as were constantly learning and growing in our craft here at Riot. I may do that if I can get the time!

Thanks for the question and dont hesitate to hit me up whenever to ask more! Everyone has easy access to me on the twitterverse @RiotC3Sound !!! I get around to the forums as much as I can, but I get notifications on twitter, so its much easier to know someone asked me a question. If its one that warrants a longer answer, ill start a thread on the forum about it!


Can this computer run LoL? Eliv
1 Week Ago 08:39 AM
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It has Windows 8 on it, doesn't that cause a lot of problems?
I've seen quiet some threads of people asking why LoL won't work with Win8.

(also for that money you could build your own gamer PC with way better performance, just ask GD to create you a config)
A lot of these issues seem to stem from players not using the most up to date drivers for Windows 8. Often, after an upgrade, people don't install the more compatible drivers for their GPU. These issues are often fixed by clean installs of the newest GPU drivers.


Can this computer run LoL? Eliv
1 Week Ago 08:34 AM
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Hey Drigg,

That computer should be able to run League with no real issues. The Nvidia Geforce 820M should be able to handle it. It looks like there are a couple of different processor choices. I would recommend the i5 or i7 as those two should be able to handle quite a bit in a mobile processor. If you aren't going to be running much else, the i3 would work out as well. I would recommend staying away from the Celeron as it is a much weaker processor by comparison. It should be able to handle the game at a smooth 60 FPS.


**LoLKing person above you, give them advice** Riot JxE
1 Week Ago 01:34 AM
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Oh nice! How about no more quad doran rings on lee :P

edit: whoops meant lee, not ryze


**LoLKing person above you, give them advice** Riot JxE
1 Week Ago 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


Sketch a champion guess, what it is. Riot Nightblue
1 Week Ago 07:58 PM
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mundo draws where he pleases


http://sketchtoy.com/61985092
too lazy to break out the tablet

Nami ult?

... mouse drawing ftw!

http://sketchtoy.com/61985394


@Riot how did you create the Neon Strike Vi recall sound? C3Sound
1 Week Ago 05:49 PM
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I'm curious about how you guys go about creating sound effects and right now specifically I'm curious what instruments, synthesizers, and/or sound filters were used to create Neon Strike Vi's recall sound effects. I want to learn how to make these sorta anime effect sounds myself. If you could how you did it and what tools you used, I would greatly appreciate it.[/url]
Hey! Glad you liked it!

I spent some time watching Gurren Lagann references to get the right feel, but in terms of how I made it I would need to go back and check out the session and poke around - it was awhile back!

Gimme a bit and ill update the thread.

Thanks,
@RiotC3Sound


Was it IronStylus that worked on Power Rangers before coming to Riot Games? IronStylus
1 Week Ago 01:40 PM
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Any news about her yet?
We've been doodling around with some concepts.


Quill Coat. ManWolfManWolf
1 Week Ago 12:10 PM
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Update: The fix is already done and being tested. Once it's "fit for live" we'll be pushing it out. Won't have to wait until next patch.

Sorry dudes and dudettes!


Quill Coat. ManWolfManWolf
1 Week Ago 10:07 AM
Twisted Treeline

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This just sounds lazy. It's one thing to create new items for different game modes but another to make stupid exceptions for items because of the game mode you're playing in. Don't change the item in the first place if you're going to alter it because of the norms of any given game mode.
I don't quite follow. Are you saying we shouldn't have changed the item for SR in the first place?


Question about Ziggs' nerf Meddler
1 Week Ago 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Sinspurch View Post
Why is ziggs the target for nerfs?! Theres other champions that are picked AnD USED more often than he is. And he already got his passive and minefield nerf, plz stop touching one my favorite mages
Short version is we believe he's too strong, but in a way that's relatively easy to adjust. There are definitely other champs that also need power changes, up or down, and we're working on a number of them too as we prepare for the patch Worlds will be played on (still a way off, but one of our big focuses nonetheless).


Quill Coat. ManWolfManWolf
1 Week Ago 09:43 AM
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ManWolfManWolf

QA Analyst

1 Week Ago
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Hey dudes,

Ya, this is unintentional and has already been fixed internally. We may get the fix to live if there is a redeploy, otherwise it won't be until next patch. I know that sucks, sorry all.

That being said, we do like the item and will be replacing the active for it and SotAG for TT - not just removing them.


More Gold Spent than Gold Earned Riot Exgeniar
1 Week Ago 09:34 AM
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Thanks for the report, I'll send the report to the match history team


Was it IronStylus that worked on Power Rangers before coming to Riot Games? IronStylus
1 Week Ago 12:37 AM
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IronStylus

Sr. Concept Artist

1 Week Ago
7 of 11 Riot Posts

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Originally Posted by hartar View Post
Hey Iron,did you work in any other Power Ranger or only SPD?
Just SPD. The guy I worked under had a contract for just that season. By then Power Rangers was changing stories each season. It was the most appropriate season though for both of us since we were very much sci-fi nuts with a love for practical effects.


Was it IronStylus that worked on Power Rangers before coming to Riot Games? IronStylus
1 Week Ago 12:33 AM
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IronStylus

Sr. Concept Artist

1 Week Ago
6 of 11 Riot Posts

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Originally Posted by Ulevo View Post
Mr. Parrot, I wanted to ask you how come you guys recently came out with skins for the likes of Maokai, Caitlyn, and Malphite, when they are due for a rework sooner (I would assume sooner) or later. These were champs who also got some recently updated splash art and aren't exactly in need of a new concept or theme, just need to be brought up to date, so how come you guys opted for new skins even though they seem like champs that could easily be given VU and this will only require more work down the road?

I also wanted to ask you if Lee Sin is slated for a VU or TU. Thematically he feels fine as a champ, but he does visually feel outdated.
Since VU's vary in scope and are subject to changes and hiccups, we don't limit ourselves in terms of skins or updated splashes unless something is really wrong with the champion and/or that it's somewhere in or in some sort of proximity to entering our production pipeline.

...there's a reason Eve hasn't gotten any new skins recently.


Was it IronStylus that worked on Power Rangers before coming to Riot Games? IronStylus
1 Week Ago 12:25 AM
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IronStylus

Sr. Concept Artist

1 Week Ago
5 of 11 Riot Posts

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Originally Posted by TeemoRift View Post
You finally made a picture for this
Recent history teaches me I that I'll probably be using it a lot :|


Was it IronStylus that worked on Power Rangers before coming to Riot Games? IronStylus
1 Week Ago 12:25 AM
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IronStylus

Sr. Concept Artist

1 Week Ago
4 of 11 Riot Posts

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Originally Posted by Dances View Post
okay first thanks I didn't know that
second WOW
third what do you work on?
I'm the Senior Concept Artist on Champion Update (Relaunch) and therefore:

a) Design 2D concepts of the new base for champions I choose to work on as well as their respective existing skins.

b) In charge of cultivating concepts for champions I don't work on from other artists.

c) Provide general 2D concept support for 3D, VFX, etc.

e) Other shenanigans.


Was it IronStylus that worked on Power Rangers before coming to Riot Games? IronStylus
1 Week Ago 12:18 AM
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IronStylus

Sr. Concept Artist

1 Week Ago
3 of 11 Riot Posts

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Originally Posted by jenos idallian View Post
iron - new kha`zix skin. Seriously. Been waiting what seems like forever for him to get one. Hell, lucian just got his second skin and kha predates him by how long?
Attachment 1003668


Was it IronStylus that worked on Power Rangers before coming to Riot Games? IronStylus
1 Week Ago 12:11 AM
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IronStylus

Sr. Concept Artist

1 Week Ago
2 of 11 Riot Posts

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Originally Posted by Dances View Post
parrot has a deep past
SPDeep.


Was it IronStylus that worked on Power Rangers before coming to Riot Games? IronStylus
1 Week Ago 12:04 AM
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IronStylus

Sr. Concept Artist

1 Week Ago
1 of 11 Riot Posts

Fact #1: I didn't work on these skins. I really, really like these skins because I have a long-standing love of sci-fi art. Here. Have a colony construction ship:

Attachment 1003662

Fact #2: My first "real" job as being a concept artist was on the season of Power Rangers SPD. I designed a LOT of sets, any prop that wasn't used by the Japanese version of the show first, and a lot of other stuff. This is mostly what I did, back in the days of pen, marker and paper:

Attachment 1003663

I also designed and worked on the prototype model for the SPD laser firearm, which was a unique weapon not used by the Bandai production. I was only used by the NA actors in the Western iteration of the show:

http://www.ranger-retrocenter.com/13...weps-laser.php

(Blue Ranger Chris Violette there is still a buddy of mine

This was really my break. I went from being a very cash-strapped college student to a slightly less cash-strapped entertainment artist. Since I initially did more sculpting than illustration, it was really difficult to draw and paint. Add to the fact that there was virtually no digital art pipelines at the time. Everything was traditional aside from scanning images and drawing/painting over them traditionally. I have cases filled with my old production art from the traditional days. Fascinating time. I learned a whole hell of a lot. Set me up to be the artist I am today.


Sketch a champion guess, what it is. Riot Whist
1 Week Ago 06:35 PM
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Riot Whist

Associate Animator

1 Week Ago
2 of 3 Riot Posts

Quote:
Originally Posted by EmblemF48 View Post
http://sketchtoy.com/61964280

Never let me draw with a mouse
EM EFF.

Mouse drawing is about patience and excessive use of Ctrl+Z.


http://sketchtoy.com/61965485


Question about Ziggs' nerf Meddler
1 Week Ago 05:12 PM
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Meddler

Lead Champion Designer

1 Week Ago
2 of 6 Riot Posts

Quote:
Originally Posted by Erockandroll View Post
so basically the missile width had decreased.
That's a pretty good analogy yeah.


Question about Ziggs' nerf Meddler
1 Week Ago 04:53 PM
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Meddler

Lead Champion Designer

1 Week Ago
1 of 6 Riot Posts

There are two different values that makes up Ziggs' Q. The first is the detection radius. This is the value that, if the target is within it, will cause the bomb to detonate on the first and second bounces. That's being nerfed from 180 to 150, making Ziggs more reliant on either predicting the enemy's movement or using other abilities to set up his Q. The second radius determines how large the explosion actually is once the bomb goes off on hitting a target/at the end of the final arc. That's unchanged in this patch and equal to 240 (for points of comparison Karthus' Lay Waste has an explosion radius of 200). Not sure what's up with the wiki.


Sketch a champion guess, what it is. Riot Whist
1 Week Ago 09:45 AM
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Riot Whist

Associate Animator

1 Week Ago
1 of 3 Riot Posts

Quote:
Originally Posted by PvM ChinWoo View Post
Urggy


http://sketchtoy.com/61956118


Mine will be extremely hard to guess.


If IronStylus quit Riot he'd be IronByelus IronStylus
1 Week Ago 12:21 AM
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IronStylus

Sr. Concept Artist

1 Week Ago
8 of 9 Riot Posts

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dances View Post
thanks I'm just worried people will see it as offensive when i'm not trying to be
SO OFFENDED.

Naaah, just kidding. I'm very IronCareless about such things.

...this thread, man.