Gamespy Interview: The First Competitive Season

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Pendragon

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06-03-2010
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In terms of competitive strategy games, League of Legends is one of the biggest things to hit PCs (and, soon, Macs) in a long time. The spiritual successor to the wildly popular five-on-five Warcraft III: Defense of the Ancients scenario has experienced rapid growth since its October 2009 launch -- and later this summer, developer Riot Games is rolling out a bevy of new features and enhancements to usher in LoL's long-awaited competitive ladder. I recently chatted with Riot president/executive producer Marc "Tryndamere" Merrill and design director Tom "Zileas" Cadwell and got some exclusive insights about the game's first ranked-play season, and its future as a serious competitive strategy game. And if this is any indication, it's a good time to be a LoL fan.
Read more at GameSpy.com


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Pryde

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06-03-2010

Trydamere FAQ 2.0


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Qlick

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06-03-2010

OMG that is so cool!


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Z3par

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06-03-2010

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marc merrill: yeah, we thought about it. We ultimately chose not to do it because, first of all, there are a lot fewer summoner spells than there are champions. We were worried that you might just see people blanket-banning certain survival summoner skills and shutting out a key component to a lot of what people are playing, like smite for a warwick player on twisted treeline or something. Or going after cleanse or flash, for example -- although we're probably going to remove flash pretty soon here, and see how that goes.
gamespy: wow. That's gonna cause some angst.



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EmissaryShadow

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06-03-2010

Sounds great, can't wait to actually see the features in game.


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Devilslicer

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06-03-2010

its nice to know that gaming sites are talking a look into LOL and that the first season will be coming up soon, a question i have about the season is, is it possible to join a team on your own or will it be like the razor tournement where premades can only enter.

im looking forward to the season and being and to use nidalee during ranked play keep up the good work riot


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Purn

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06-03-2010

Why is Pendragon so handsome?


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NO F34R

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06-03-2010

at last!

Tom Cadwell: Yeah, we thought about it. We ultimately chose not to do it because, first of all, there are a lot fewer summoner spells than there are champions. We were worried that you might just see people blanket-banning certain survival summoner skills and shutting out a key component to a lot of what people are playing, like Smite for a Warwick player on Twisted Treeline or something. Or going after Cleanse or Flash, for example -- although we're probably going to remove Flash pretty soon here, and see how that goes.
GameSpy: Wow. That's gonna cause some angst.
Tom Cadwell: Yeah... That will be an interesting experiment. It'll either go very well ,or very poorly. Our initial tests show that it will probably be a lot better. <---- how much do i liek love you for gettign rid of that spell.


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06-03-2010

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Originally Posted by Pendragon View Post
In terms of competitive strategy games, League of Legends is one of the biggest things to hit PCs (and, soon, Macs) in a long time. The spiritual successor to the wildly popular five-on-five Warcraft III: Defense of the Ancients scenario has experienced rapid growth since its October 2009 launch -- and later this summer, developer Riot Games is rolling out a bevy of new features and enhancements to usher in LoL's long-awaited competitive ladder. I recently chatted with Riot president/executive producer Marc "Tryndamere" Merrill and design director Tom "Zileas" Cadwell and got some exclusive insights about the game's first ranked-play season, and its future as a serious competitive strategy game. And if this is any indication, it's a good time to be a LoL fan.

Read more at GameSpy.com

Pendragon, it sounds like you were the one giving the interview. You may want to attribute this quote to its proper author, Ryan Scott. Or at least give prefaced the quote with "Gamespy writes:" or something like that.

EDIT: Haters gonna hate! Ignorant noobs will downvote my post if they can't immediately see what I was talking about.


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ChibiTushi

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06-03-2010

Looks good ;D


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