Journey Into The Freljord III: The Troll King

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topgunLT1

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03-25-2013

sad, so i guess my dream of real time rotting skin animation on trundle's model will be forever a dream :'(
I really dont get it, u guys did Zac's incredible blob character model and light reflective skin but u tend to let trundle be just another normal skin character in this re-imagination of him -_- .
I really dont get what u ppl r doin.


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Tyrauk

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03-25-2013

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There is so much of the Freljord Quinn has yet to see, and she has already encountered trolls! What started as a simple reconnaissance mission seems to be turning into something more sinister. This worries me - what else might she find on her travels?

I dare not utter my worst fears. If Prince Jarvan knew what was happening, I think his heart might skip a beat. Poor Jarvan, sitting all alone in his chambers - I hope he finally takes the opportunity to write Quinn back!
Who else thinks maybe something has gone horribly wrong, and Lissandra IS the Ice Witch? .

Also, aren't Tryndamere and Volibear from Freljord, too?


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topgunLT1

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03-25-2013

Well looks like there's hint of another champion other than trundle and lissandra, the ice witch , hope she is a future champion release and hope she has that "crooked witch" feel to her .


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Kirthalion

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03-25-2013

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words cannot describe how much i hate you
Don't hate.


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Sylph

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03-25-2013

#Freljord is coming


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Anusbutt

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03-25-2013

Tis gonna be a great day once Da trolls come out >


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BRAVEYpl0x

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03-25-2013

I am so desperately going to miss the bitter runty rotting outcast that once was Trundle... he was (and always will be) THE most compelling character in any video game I have ever played.

/salute to Old Trundle.


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ItemsGuy

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03-25-2013

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Then why didn't you say that, rather then making a post about this being predominantly profit-driven and claiming the changes were unnecessary for reasons related to his gameplay?

You said yourself that you "fell in love with his play style", that he is a "perfectly viable champion" and that you would "be more than happy to give true reasoning aside from my personal opinion on why Trundle is fine how he is" ... but apparently that reasoning boils down to you not wanting them to change his aesthetics. Why make all these comments about gameplay when they were completely unrelated to your actual line of argument?

I completely understand being unhappy about the changes, but you're making this sound like this is rooted in "one of [your] favorite features of Trundle [being] his low-profile". How Trundle plays is going largely untouched so at least, unlike Karma mains, you'll still have that to go back to.

You don't know what they're going to do with Trundle's lore and you certainly don't know what's in the future for Freljord. I definitely understand being unhappy with the way things are going, but at least actually wait for the reveal before deciding that it's been ruined forever.
The thing is, Trundle's old playstyle is intimately tied to his old aesthetics. Scrappiness, filth, disease, making trouble and getting out of it with a sliver of health, smashing through the pain. Trundle's playstyle, from a visual standpoint, is what you see now--a runt troll with a scrappy, feral run hitting people with a club as big as he is and regenerating all the while.

Not only that, but from a visual standpoint, Trundle's readability will be taking a hit--a buff troll king from icy lands is different from a runty, decaying troll that's as filthy as they come. Trundle's new look says a lot of things that aren't present in his current kit (only his pillar really makes sense at this point), things that are better said by his old look.

From a game design perspective, this is dropping the ball. Best case scenario is that this is an April Fool, that Freijlord Trundle is the new Trundle skin the Rioters were talking about, and that Traditional Trundle is the VU--and even then, just that buffness gets rid of a lot of what was conveyed by his kit, and a lot of what was endearing about his character.


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Furudo

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03-25-2013

Looks like a regular WoW troll.


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Shadow Racoon

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03-25-2013

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What’s this…? Is this… a troll?

What’s a troll doing in the Freljord? Are we… trolling you?

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On a more serious note, some of you will probably guess that if there’s a troll and he’s wielding a club… it’s Trundle! So we wanted to give you a taste of what’s to come, namely Trundle’s relaunch and his reimagining in the icy north.

While old Trundle certainly had a unique narrative and visual design, we always felt he was disconnected from the rest of the world. This inhibited the number of stories we could tell with Trundle and, well, we want to tell stories about him. Trundle’s upcoming changes include a gameplay update (more of a quality improvement than a rework – similar in scope to our Taric changes in [URL2="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeH8HzGi3sc&t=01m57s"]3.03[/URL2]), a new ice-themed aesthetic (if you couldn’t guess), and a new story that ties Trundle to the brewing conflict in the Freljord.

Stay tuned in the coming weeks, because we’ve got plans for Trundle – not to mention that Trundle has plans of his own!

You’ll have to wait to hear more, but here’s something to tide you over. [URL2="http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=3224791"]As with Karma’s relaunch[/URL2], anyone who owns Trundle before his relaunch will get this Traditional Trundle (has a nice ring to it) skin for free:

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Honestly, I'm -exceedingly- disappointed by this news. A visual update is fine, but gameplay wise Trundle was and is one of the most balanced characters in the game. And his backstory was amazing, being a good guy in bad guy's clothing. A martyr for his clan that was on a quest to cure a curse, and beat every ass along the way.

I can't even begin to tell you how absolutely peeved I am regarding a change to his backstory. First we screwed up Taric who was also fine, since he's at war with his own abilities now, and now we're shooting Trundle. Fix the ones that need to be fixed, not the ones that don't.

My interest in this game as a whole due to things like this is dropping sharply as of late.