Where Has IronStylus And Grumpy Monkey Been? I Miss Them

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The Spoon Dog

Senior Member

06-03-2014

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More like thread relaunch!
Any other upcoming thread relaunches/visual updates we should know about?


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Winterzmaulz

Member

06-03-2014

Dat MS paint concept art.


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Bad Fungus

Senior Member

06-03-2014

Wintermaulz I added u.

pls notice me ._.


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X SkeletonCandy

Senior Member

06-03-2014

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in fact here is some concept art of new Sion to get you pumped!
>Was pumped
>Cried a little


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OuttaControl56

Senior Member

06-03-2014

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Hey! I am right here! Sorry for the radio silence. I have been super busy! We got Heimerdinger,Twitch, Karthus, Some Skarner Texture update love on the way, and of course we have been toiling away at the big guy Mr. Sion himself. in fact here is some concept art of new Sion to get you pumped!http://imgur.com/t67yPai Done by Feral Pony. Who knew he was such a legit artist? Anyways we have some great stuff lined up for the rest of the year. Thanks for missing me on the forums! I sometimes forget I need to visit good ol GD from time to time. If you want to hit me up directly you can always get my attention at @riotgrumpmonkey on the twitters.
Quality.

Faith of riot replenished/ 20


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Grumpy Monkey

Senior Character Artist

06-03-2014
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I want to answer some of your questions best I can.

1. How is work going for the Champs? Pretty good.

You know just making them and stuff. No biggie.

2.How many do you actively work on at a given time?

Well, I like to work on three and a given time. One in final polish, one in hard core production mode, and one in early conceptual phase. It's like juggling.

3.A Rioter said not too long ago that there were 10 VUs last year and that there should be more this year. Since Rioters have said that they've gotten the team more together and running more efficiently, will there be 10 or more VUs this year?

"Should" is a funny word isn't it? We have a lot planned, I just hope we can get everything we set out to do done! Bless that Rioter's heart for being so ambitious though.

4.Is Grump Monkey the only one who works on sculpting the champs and their skins?

Well mostly yes. I get much needed helps from time to time from Mr. Iron Stylus and Concept help from various Concept geniuses on the team (Riot Teatime, Huge n Fast) But the sculpting is largely done and supervised by yours truly.

5.Will Pantheon get a VU this year? If so, has he been started?

He is not Highest on the list. His Dragon slayer skin certainly made us re consider though.

6.Will Kassadin get a VU this year? If so, has he been started?

We have a few loose ends we need to tie up before we can get to him , but he is in our crosshairs, and we can't wait to get to him.

7.Malzahar is not discussed often but his model is in serious need for a VU. I know you guys will get to all champs eventually, but has he been discussed?

I talked about him just today! I think he might be more in line for a TU, just a fresh coat of paint and some model tweaks rather than a full on VU.

8.Do you think you can give Pantheon a traditional skin? Just for the fact that the team can go all out making him this original creative looking badass armored Rakkor, and fans who are attached to his "greek" look wont be upset. It's a win win for everyone. Please?

Ideally I would hope we theme the Rakkor around what pantheon currently is. I would want to make Pantheon feel new, but still very familiar. But thats just me. If we decide that the Rakkor are visually very different from what pantheon currently is and want him to represent that new direction, then I think a traditional skin is in order. We will see when we cross that bridge though.

9.How's the Taric and Sion progress going?

Taric is in progress, very very early steps to be honest.... But Sion is my focus these days, and he's going great. I'm Really happy with how he's turning out so far.

10.What do you love about your job?

GREAT QUESTION!!! I love how fast things move, I never get bored. I love that I can make things that millions of people appreciate. I love showing My wife and kids stuff that I worked on when it goes live, and I love the people I work with.

11.What about your job frustrates you?

I hate my Commute lol. I also wish I could get stuff done faster, but with such a huge game we try our best to be really really careful that what we release is quality stuff, so I understand. I also get frustrated with Ironstylus's hair. It's so perfect. He never has a bad hair day.
Hope I answered your questions good enough!


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OuttaControl56

Senior Member

06-03-2014

This post.

Time for the /hugs.

So happy for the info on Kass VU tho. 5 more months of no whining from me.


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Winterzmaulz

Member

06-03-2014

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Wintermaulz I added u.

pls notice me ._.
we were already friends


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Quinn PossibIe

Senior Member

06-03-2014

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I want to answer some of your questions best I can.
Three questions.

D-flash or F-flash?

Favorite hat in TF2?

Favorite unusual effect in TF2?


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OverpoweredSoap

Senior Member

06-03-2014

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Hey! I am right here! Sorry for the radio silence. I have been super busy! We got Heimerdinger,Twitch, Karthus, Some Skarner Texture update love on the way, and of course we have been toiling away at the big guy Mr. Sion himself. in fact here is some concept art of new Sion to get you pumped!http://imgur.com/t67yPai Done by Feral Pony. Who knew he was such a legit artist? Anyways we have some great stuff lined up for the rest of the year. Thanks for missing me on the forums! I sometimes forget I need to visit good ol GD from time to time. If you want to hit me up directly you can always get my attention at @riotgrumpmonkey on the twitters.
Are you a Siren?

Cause you baited and outsmarted me.