Proving Grounds Playable on Live!

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Brackhar

Features Designer

06-29-2012
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Hey Dudes!

A little over two months ago, a number of developers and I participated in Riot’s first ever Thunderdome – a periodic, companywide event aimed at allowing developers to work on whatever they want. My team set out to make the Proving Grounds, our basic tutorial map, playable as full on 5v5. This is something I’ve wanted to do ever since I originally worked on the map, and with the help of some other devs (and a good bit of caffeine) we managed to get everything up and running. Everyone was pretty happy with how the effort turned out, and with the upcoming removal of Winter Summoner’s Rift we saw an opportunity to sneak the new map out by repurposing the same UI hooks.

We've been testing the Proving Grounds for a week or so on the PBE, and now I'm pleased to announce that it is also playable as a custom game on the live servers. While we’ve been playtesting it internally as All Random (and lovin’ it) for quite some time now, all the pick options will be available – Blind Pick, Draft, and All Random – because we’re excited to see what variation you enjoy the most. We’d love to hear any feedback that you may have, as both RiotNome and myself will be providing support post release. Check it out and let us know what you think!

Fellow Rioters who helped me sneak this out:
Bigbadabruin
chunkface
Drevarius
Kilmourz
RiotNome
Ponts
positron7
Riot Taco Storm
RiotTroyzilla
subninja
Veigar


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AlistarCanBePro

Senior Member

06-29-2012

omg First?

I've been playing it a bunch on the Testing server. You guys are in for a treat!

MurderBridge is now live!

http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=2207759

http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=2226976


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Blordy

Member

06-29-2012

Nice! Now, where is my 1000 RP?

EDIT: LOL, downvotes because I just wanted Riot to be equal with all players. EVERYONE OR NO ONe.


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Thyrren

Senior Member

06-29-2012

Sweet baby biscuits


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Dorotheus

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06-29-2012

Hope for the future for more custom maps!


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Fusrodahn

Senior Member

06-29-2012

woot can't wait to play it on live servers


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xxJerryBerry

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06-29-2012

Omg YES


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Vyrem

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06-29-2012

This is why i love Riot. They actually give a **** :3 thanks guys


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Undeterred

Senior Member

06-29-2012

Awesome, have been wanting that map to be playable for a while. And then you made it 5v5, think I might be in love with you. If only there was a map small enough for us to have an intimate dinner on. OMG Proving Grounds is that map and sooo much more. I think I'm getting the vapors.


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Bad Riven Bot

Member

06-29-2012

gj riot