@Zileas You should be happy.

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ZedekiahCromwell

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02-25-2013

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Let me guess your favourite champ is veigar
Or the dozen other purple "villains" in LoL. Riot definitely has a favorite color.


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ecstaSTEVE

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I don't know, look at Gandalf, for example.

But I think it's better if we ask one.
on a tad srs note, i love the fact that gandalf doesn't flaunt his powers much at all in the series. he barely blows up anything with wizard magics, it's more about wisdom


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ecstaSTEVE

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Hmmm
is that a screengrab of an irc channel from lol beta?


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Curlyfry

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02-25-2013

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Yes, it's sortof a parody of the over use of trope 'evil' adjectives in fantasy settings, and the fact that most of the use of these seems to be around the color black... so people pull out the thesaurus.

I personally think red is a way more compelling evil color,
So is it intentional that Rioters have a Red name? O_o


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Riot Morgageddon

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02-25-2013

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Yes, it's sortof a parody of the over use of trope 'evil' adjectives in fantasy settings, and the fact that most of the use of these seems to be around the color black... so people pull out the thesaurus.

I personally think red is a way more compelling evil color, but you get some cultural context issues globally since while it's the color of blood, it's the color of fortune also in many cultures.

So uh, I think the best policy on evil wizards is to just make them a ripe bastard so everyone gets the point, regardless of what color adjectives are in their title.
Is your change to VP of Game Design recent? Congrats if so.


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Calderweiss

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02-25-2013

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If you are going to be a jerk, well, I'm going to strip you of your Wizardlock forum title. Oh wait, already did. Zing!
The Power!


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Larias

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02-25-2013

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is that a screengrab of an irc channel from lol beta?
yes
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Is your change to VP of Game Design recent? Congrats if so.
He hired a design director. Basically, he does even less and gets paid more now!


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Xelnath

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02-25-2013
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What's up?

Zileas has actually been VP for a while. He just needed a sufficient apocalyptic event to announce it.

His feeble attempt at dissolving the 7th Order is just that.


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Zileas

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02-25-2013
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i wonder if wizards turn evil when they get enough power, or if they're always inherently evil. if the former, is there a threshold limit for power, in which above X = evil, below X = pure?

these questions keep me up at night
That's a fascinating question. My theory is based upon a statistical bias argument...

So... an irrational belief in your own importance and capability are certainly one way to develop 'high motivation' and 'great focus'. These are a requirements to do big things in general, such as, being an immensely powerful wizard/sorceror/wizardlock whatever. Maybe it's just that megalomania trends you towards evil, so it's more just a bias in the average alignment of 'highly motivated, focused wizards' that results in this trope of powerful (megalomaniac) evil wizards.

Or it could be that heroes need a foil, and evil wizards are a durable trope, a solid go-to as a writer. Who knows.


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Larias

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Well, an irrational belief in your own importance and capability are certainly one way to develop 'high motivation' and 'great focus'. These are a requirement to do big things in general. Maybe it's just that megalomania trends you towards evil, so it's more just a bias in the average alignment of 'highly motivated, focused wizards' that results in this trope of powerful (megalomaniac) evil wizards.

Or it could be that heroes need a foil, and evil wizards are a durable trope, a solid go-to as a writer. Who knows.
In my D&D games, I like to have my players be their own worst enemy. When they interfere with things, they occasionally have catastrophic side-effects. It's fun to watch.

I basically use the Batman question - if there was no Batman would there be a Joker?