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And it was K

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11-06-2012

Ooooo, I have a question!

Why were Iaw and Surfer Ahri banned?


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Sn0wY

Senior Member

11-06-2012

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Hi,
I'm gypsylord, one of Riot's newest designers. I make champions.

So this is an "Ask Me ALMOST Anything" thread. I'm all about getting to know the community and I figured this would be a good way to do it. So yeah, let's chat.

If I skip your question it's either because A) I'm not the right person to answer it or B) I've already answered it in a previous post

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Some things about me:

-I'm a champ designer. I work on champions. I don't work on things like servers, skins, or IP prices. As such I probably won't be able to give any real answers on such topics, it would just result in the propagation of false information.

-There are currently no champs in the game that I have designed. I'm working on my first one as we speak.

-I love LoL and played Ranked + normals non-stop in college. Wrote my final term paper on the F2P pricing scheme and filmed a 10 minute documentary on the new player experience during Senior Winter.

-Was 1800 - 1850 and rising when I graduated. Haven't had much time to focus on improving my game since then (too busy making my champ ).

-I main supports (Raka, Janna, Lulu, Sona, Taric, Zyra). Also play a TON of Tristana (bot) and Teemo (top). Noct, Shaco, and WW are my go-to junglers. If you force me to play mid (I suck at it) I'll try to grab Kass (provided the matchup wouldn't screw me).

-Used to be "almost" pro at TF2. Have 1400 hours in the game and mained scout/med for a team back when CAL was a thing.

-LOVE Fire Emblem

-I'm originally from Alaska. I like climbing rocks, running up mountains, and fighting bears.

-I went to college at Dartmouth and graduated with a BA in Economics 2 months ago. Also studied Theater, Film, Chemistry, and Biology (was a pre-med freshman year).

-Started @ Riot right after graduation (it's weird being one of the "young people" again). Been here 2 months.
nice, how did you manage that job title? wat do you do that has to do with economics lol


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Omendaos

Senior Member

11-06-2012

Not sure if you've already answered:
Whats the average time it takes to design a champion after you've thought of they're abilities?

How long does it take to design and finish a new skin for a champion?


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Kazadiel

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11-08-2012

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Originally Posted by And it was K View Post
Ooooo, I have a question!

Why were Iaw and Surfer Ahri banned?
This-^ The thread Romulus posted does not Answer anything.


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DaedricChampion

Senior Member

11-08-2012

how do you feel about the rat bast... i mean teemo being deleted


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Skellerkrunch

Member

11-08-2012

Do you like Udyr?
Why or why not?

P.S. I expect an essay.


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Kawaii Bill Orly

Senior Member

11-08-2012

Hey, it's good to meet you. Hopefully we'll see more of you on the forums. I had a question and it's mostly on the overall design so pardon if it's out of your hands, but with design concepts I've heard things like depending where the original character idea stems from can determine how a character is made, like if the main idea is a mechanic than the design will built around the mechanic and vise versa. Does that change the design order, or would it follow the same process as the other characters, and if it does does this impact which side has greater control in it's creation?

An example would be a character who had the ability to create a train-track or something on the battlefield. It's the mechanic that came first so would the mechanics team play a larger role in the overall design of the champion or would it remain a 50/50 split in the overall design of a champion?

Not sure if it falls under your territory but..
In my spare time I like to draw character art, one question I've always wanted to know is how does Riot keep their character art so consistent among the different artists? I know the other language versions of the game feature art that's different but most of the art is all drawn in the same way and maintains consistency. I've just wondered about this for awhile...


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fred212

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11-08-2012

@gypsyord: i hate you ... XD i just spent 3 hours in this topic
anyways so hows your champ coming up? from the looks of it im seeing a champ that: can fit more than one role, is female, she isnt the hot boobs female type(guessing here from comments), she can cc (i think) and by the time you started the post its around 3-4 months so should we be expecting the champ to be one of the first champs for s3 (zed is first i believe so she cant be the first one)


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Fat Ninja

Senior Member

11-08-2012

Well.. I just read this entire thread.. That took a long time..

Just a warning, I may ramble and/or go off on tangents.

Somebody already asked it, but I have to ask again, as "reflexes" doesn't really explain it for me. Why do you type Wrengar instead of Rengar?

Why did you not capitalize your name? This bothers me.

I just got off work, well, I just got off work like, forever ago, before starting to read this massive thread, and am about to ramble.

Working at Riot would be awesome, I understand you cannot answer questions about salary and what not, I don't understand why people are asking, but you say you are often there 8-12+ hours a day. I am curious, if you can answer, are people in your line of work typically on a salary or paid hourly?

Is there a place where I can see who made what champions? Obviously, there are several champions that I absolutely love, and sometimes want to make one of these threads saying how much I love these champions. Infact, I am going to make a short list of my favorite champions in hopes that those who created them see this post and may say "Hey, thanks random gamer, I worked really hard on that champion, I appreciate it."

First off, I have to say Rammus. He was insta-ban for a while, but with some nerfs here and there, some pro players showing us how effective some other champions can be.. He just kind of disappeared.

Rammus: My favorite jungler, and has a unique place in the league with his signature taunt, crazy tanky-ness, and of course.. "Ok"..

Xerath: Another champion that people consider "Others can do what he does better", nobody plays him, but he just seems to have so much potential with his range and MR pen.

Ziggs: You already said Meddler (?) made this dude. He's easily one of the funnest champions to play. Throw bombs all day errday.

Olaf: I couldn't tell you how many times I have watched the "Brolaf, The King of Bromacia" video. Olaf is awesome.

I've actually been writing this post off and on, doing other stuff then walking back to computer like "Oh yeah, I was writing this post.. What was I talking about?". My favorite champion list was.. Uhm.. I had this idea of typing out why I love all these champions, then I started to type Rammus', had to do something, came back 30 minutes later just kind of "Eh.. Uh.. What? Oh yeah, these guys are cool". Obviously there are a lot of other champions I love, and hate to leave out, but don't want to sit here going on and on about how beast Nasus is.

Why did you choose Teemo as your avatar? Of all the awesome champions in the league.. You chose Teemo.. I don't want to just outright say I don't like you.. But it's like.. Teemo..

Do you know who Wheel Gator is, and why there isn't a Wheel Gator / Mecha Renekton? Or why Metal Rammus didn't look more like Armored Armadillo?

Does following you guys on Twitter / Facebook actually support you in some way? I don't have a.. Twitter.. Actually not sure how that thing works, or what it is, never visited the site. I don't really care for the skins offered through those deals, but if it in some way helps Riot, I may consider doing, because I'm that nice.

I like run-on sentences.

I've looked at Riot's website and career opportunities, as a college drop out, I'm not exactly hopeful of working for the company. But.. I have been working in Law Enforcement since I was 20. I just checked again.

Maybe you shouldn't answer this because people in general are pretty crazy, but does Riot not have security at their building / offices? Maybe my dream is to one day work at Riot, but know nothing outside of kicking butt and drinking Graggy?

Anyways, It was a passing thought, as a gamer / Ociffer of the law, combining the two would be awesome. I've looked through the jobs on there, yeah, as much as I would love to apply for a position that I don't even know what the title means, I think I'll pass.. Ooh, Security Engineer, I'm all about safety and security, how am I not qualified for this position? Hehe.

Why aren't there more skins with actual guns? I'm a gun nut and wish Cait, Trist, and Vayne had actual guns.

You may say Cait does, but they always have some.. I don't even know what to call them, some.. Giant stupid lens, or scope, or crosshair. I'm a logical kind of guy when it comes to guns, and just want Cait with like.. An AR-15/M16, Trist with a M60, who when built and hits Q goes completely rambo on the enemy.. Vayne with maybe a revolver.. I just like guns and want more of them..

What action do you propose I take when I can hear my roommate watching porn when I go into the living room? I mean. I didn't catch him, and hope I never do, but when I leave my room, go into the kitchen, grabbing a drink, and can hear a girl moaning, maybe a dude grunting, I don't know, and his door is shut, I know nobody else is here.. It's like.. I go back to my room, but really don't feel comfortable being in the apartment any more.. Especially when he comes out later getting some food, acting all casual, I'm just like.. Maaaan.. I need my own place, or atleast a new roommate.

Do you / have you heard The Yordles? They have a few videos on YouTube that a pretty beast, "Insta lock Tryndamere", "The Legend", "Duo queue", and uhh.. Surprised I actually have these memorized.. One about Riven, something like "Broken Wings" or something. You should check them out if you haven't already.

I'm actually able to sit down and do stuff now, as much as I loved typing random stuff over the past, like, hours, I'm going to go play league now.

PS: Put in a good word for me, don't use excessive force, able to withhold laughter after deploying chemical agents until off camera, and look great in a uniform.


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Holyblade

Junior Member

11-08-2012

So you have fought a bear???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mX60S8r1FQw

i know i recognized you from somewhere