TL;DR: The three most broken aspects of the game have not been addressed at all in any of the Pre-season feedback discussion so far, which if left unanswered will create massive issues for Riot both in terms of money and popularity in the next season and beyond
Let's get right to it:
For Riot's continued success
1. Christina Norman (Kitae) must be removed as the head of the lore department
This drastic course is not something I would recommend lightly, however the lore as it originally existed is being replaced with lore that is highly disliked within the LoL community both in its lack of originality and poor composition/internal incoherence. Since the appointment of Kitae the lore team has refused to answer serious criticism of severe flaws in their artistic decisions by concerned players on the lore forums (and GD) after their new brand of storytelling has begun to become visible to the public, but beyond this what HAS been revealed of the new lore design philosophy (primarily from after-the-fact announcements and near-invisible conference coverage tailored to avoid player feedback) belies a fundamental misunderstanding of the importance of game-lore, and indeed the process of writing or storytelling as a whole. Beyond being poorly hired or poorly managed by executive members of Riot (as I will discuss) the lore leadership has demonstrated what I and many other players feel to be irredeemable incompetence, unworthy of the fantastic efforts of the other departments in character creation or game advancement, and more directly putting the livelihood of their fellow designers at risk through their careless and ill-planned implementations (or plans at implementation) threatening to "suck up the game".
To begin with the Kotaku article:
This thread was honestly uninteresting.
Lore is probably only important to a small percentage of players, and while I can agree it's been somewhat bland at times, it has never been a factor in whether or not I purchase/play/enjoy a champion. In fact, most of the time I don't read a champions lore until after I purchase or play them, I'm far more interested in their gameplay than their story. Personally I think most of the lore is fine as it is.
Racism is a stupid one to tack on there, just as some people are racist, and thats all there is to it. If you think Riot should censor the things people are allowed to say, you should go hop on Obama's train (see what I did there?). Really though, I understand that some people are ridiculous and will spam things like "****ing ****ers" or "****ing ******s" in chat when they're pissed off, and that should be looked at, but if someone simply expresses that they don't like a particular group, that should be within their rights.
Neo-Nazi's... Lol. I hope you mean twelve year olds that will spam anything offensive just to get under someone's skin, clearly they've gotten under yours.
Lastly, it's pretty clear that you are probably not a "WHALE", and you probably don't think this game is "AWESOME", so what do you care? If you're so concerned about how flawed this game is, maybe you should just take a break and play something else for a change. Might I suggest Blacklight: Retribution, Dust 514, EVE Online, or possibly WoW?
You've put into words how many of us have felt, but either lack the ability to write so eloquently or in my case lack of faith in the community for caring. So far it looks like my fear was correct. Generally people don't see things that happen in the context of online video games or sometimes even just online as holding any real signification until someone commits suicide over cyber bullying or someone is murdered because of what they said about a certain Prophet, but even then I will assume most in this community will just say good riddance or lol or what have you.
The very fact that something like TL;DR even exists is a sad reminder of our culture, predominately our youth today and I am sorry that for all your effort few may read your post.
We await a red response; I also will guess that the red response will be a quip filled post to as to relieve some tension and win over some hearts and minds.
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