||05-28-2012 09:46 AM
Opinions On Crossovers -- Completely OOC
I have recently been thinking up lore-friendly ways to introduce existing characters from other series and games into the League of Legends role playing forums. Then it hit me, the community might not be quite so appreciative of such an act and might even consider it trolling. Being the person I am, I decided that I should look into this before bringing a character from another game into these delicate forums. When done right, I think that crossovers could almost seamlessly blend into the other characters. I also like the idea of champions interacting with their counterparts from other dimensions, such as Swiftblade having a conversation with Master Yi or Garen debating the fundamentals of spinning with Juggernaut.
With every good idea, there is always the darkside. In this case, we would need to worry about trolls and the idiotic. Perhaps someone trying to justify bring a freakin' mechanical battle suit in the forums justified because of both Rumble's and Viktor's technological capabilities. Then you have the children who think, Wouldn't it be cool if [Insert Anime Character here] could be best friends with Ezreal? If I saw this happening, I can guarantee I would begin foaming at the mouth and you would hear about a police stand-off between a man wearing a mascot outfit and the Toronto Police Department. Obviously there would be some limits as to which types of characters would be accepted and which would be ignored. There are some characters that could blend in easily. Take nearly any of Dota's champions, or Heroes of Neuerth's, well, heroes. Sure, they're balanced in their own unique ways and some would be considered a little overpowered (I'm looking at you, Amun-Ra). The potential for griefing is there, but when isn't there that potential?
To be more direct, I would really like to know if anyone would be opposed to me role playing as the Dota2 character "Axe". I don't plan on doing much more than either "Ask" forums or tossing questions out... Or, for kicks, posting in threads similar to Shyvana's relationship advice (which is one of the most hilarious threads I have been privileged enough to read). I would steer clear of any threads that could stand a chance to become canon.
TL DR; What is your opinion of crossover-characters in League of Legends' roleplay threads? Your opinion on these characters dancing around lore to fit in? Where might the community as a whole would stand?
Please be sure to clearly state where you stand.