I actually think that this rework is really nice. Actually the reason why I bought Karma in the first place was her fans...but after playing with her I realized that her fans didn't have the central focus in her kit that I wanted. So I think that removing the fans from Karma and giving them to a more fan-centric warrior would be better for that. Otherwise the rework looks amazing except for the really weird back posture. That looks a bit unnatural. Maybe you could also cover up either her shoulders or more of her leg. I mean you could keep the tattoo and make her dress go to her knee instead of exposing her entire leg. You could still keep her new and re-imagined image with that. Still I was waiting for this remake and am happy that this is finally coming out! Thank you!!!
I think I am starting to get it now. I didn't understand why you couldn't just add the fans and the dress to one skin. I did realize that there might be several complications that made it difficult, but I really wanted a direct answer, "we can't do that because ... "
I still feel like it hasn't been properly answered. I realize that I'm just being both thick, and a bit difficult about it. However, I would appreciate it if we could just settle that once and for all, so I can put this behind me without feeling that there has to be some way.
So I will try something different. I will explain my impressions of the reasons behind why these things were removed, and how that might explain why it won't happen in any of her skins. That might make it easier to correct me, confirm and perhaps elaborate some. I would appreciate that, even if this is just about me having a really hard time looking into the future and knowing that, in not too long, I will never see my favourite champion again.
Though; I am slowly starting to let go of my grudge against Riot, for doing this to me. I knew I had no right to feel that way, it wasn't fair to you guys, and that is why I have been here with my walls of text. I was really trying to get a grip, and that was hard when you went so fast. However, I realize the leak forced your hand in a less than ideal manner. I might even be starting to look forward to the rework, because I expect a lot from you guys, and you are reworking a basic concept I love. A new friend can't replace an old one, but it is better than being left alone, to put it dramatically.
But yes, I got sidetracked again >.<
As I understand it, you don't want to add fans. They will break some design principle(s) and distract players because they don't serve any function. It would also conflict with animations as people move differently with empty hands, and look like they were a part of her abilities because hands hold tools. And maybe it would be silly for Karma to take her beloved fans into the battlefield if she doesn't use them, especially if she has them in her hands.
Is that it? Are there more reasons not to?
But then, people bring surfboards to the fields of justice... Themed skins doesn't have to make sense, and we already have a japanese-themed skin. I would appreciate an explanation as to why she can't be holding fans and have that lovely idle animation where she calmly cools herself, in the sakura skin. If "that would just be too much work" is the explanation, I can accept that. But it would salvage 2/3rds of what I am way too attatched to. ...people can handle a little confusion in a themed skin, they are supposed to be silly.
Wait, IronStylus was in charge of her design? You put > IronStylus < in charge!? No
wonder she ended up so *sob* practical. It is a miracle she didn't end up in full plate.
He must have shown inhuman restraint. Or. Could he have known that the
hidden gem that is our Karma, was able to take the spot of "my bestest character"
from not only Ahri, but Leona!? Did he realize that this gem, if polished, had the
potential to reveal that strong women did not need to rely on practical things like
armour and ... Where was I, oh (Im on to you, IronStylus...).
Ahem! The dress:
You have said several times that a dress is very difficult to implement in general, and that it conflicts with her new animations and stuff. So basically it would be a nightmare to implement. Is a dress in itself so difficult that it is cheaper to crush our spirits, than to implement? Uh, I mean, is it a dress in general, or is it the nature of her animations that complicates it enough to seal the deal? Are those so central to her new design, that it is impossible to adapt said animations to fit a dress in a different skin? You'd have to redesign her, again?
Damnation, It was too impractical, it even restrics and hinders the animators XD
Am I on the right track? It just gets in the way of everything, so it is gone for good? I hate to admit that I can understand some of the difficulties. Yet. Is it realistic that, if you make it a legendary skin one day, it won't exceed the amount of effort you put into such skins? Pulsefire Ezreal, go home. Impractical Karma will blow you away!
But it is at least obvious that the dress is not happening, in any current skin, and that makes me a very sad panda, because it forces me to swallow that the sakura skin won't have a foot-length kimono >.< I am starting to suspect you had to redesign the entire skin, and there goes my last hope. You would have said so if it had fans, and the dress is obviously a no-go! >.<
Thoughts, comments, corrections?
This ends my "I need to hear this directly, and would love some elaboration" request.
Though! I really think a legendary skin is brilliant idea! I mean, I bet people would love all the work of a legendary being channeled into pulling off a dress, and implementing some old animations and fans. Yes. Solid idea! What? Don't look at me with such pity! This is a great idea! ... I AM NOT IN DENIAL! *runs off sobbing*
Sillyness aside: If you do me the favour of making me understand this, I will do you the favour of shutting up about it! XD I apologize for being thick, but I am both curious and I want to understand these things. I hope you can provide some feedback, unless Riot plans to reveal more about this later on.
Anyway, as I said, I appreciate you taking the time to do this. I didn't understand anything Riot was doing, and taking everything in good faith was becoming too much after months of anxiety with only scraps of information, and then the way this was revealed. You are well on the way to earn the dubious honour of becoming my favourite Rioter. And, if you knew how much I respect guys like Lyte, Xypherous, Zilean, IronStylus (though now probably as my arch enemy) and Morello, you might even be happy about it!
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