K Riot, seriously... About the lore.

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Celebi

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Expected a sappy lore...

...now I'm dying to know if Ram is going to discover something terrible about the League.

It's a shame Riot decided to remove "story" and "character" from the game.
Did you read 10 questions with Shaco? It's the only other interview by Ram Steed and actually came before Brand's interview, these interviews add so much depth to the champions' personalities. Riot's logic eludes me all the time.

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10 Questions with Shaco

An intimate interview with Shaco, the Demon Jester.

Ram: "Thank you for agreeing to this interview, Shaco. It's an honor."

Shaco: [Sits quietly. Grins. Cleans fingernails with sharp-looking stiletto.]

Ram: "Okay, then. Let's start with something everyone wants to know. Where did you come from?”

Shaco: "I am not from this world. Your summoners brought me forth from a world of shadows, a place that makes your Runeterra look like a child's birthday party. Isn't that one of the stories? Or perhaps I am simply an assassin gone wrong, wandering Runeterra and perpetrating my Killing Joke on those who are most assured to get the punchline. That is another exciting tale of my origins."

[Shaco carves one hash into the wooden table with his stiletto.]

Ram: "There are those who believe you to be the manifestation of humanity's dark urges. In the Runeterra of today, that is not out of the question. What do you have to say to that?"

Shaco: "Would you like me to be? Would that make you feel better about the part of you that thrills at the lives I end? [pause] Like a magician, I never reveal my secrets."

[Shaco carves another hash into the wooden table with his stiletto.]

Ram: "Could you tell us what your childhood was like?"

Shaco: "I'm still a child. On the inside. Can't you tell? I love to play."

Ram: "Your name is an anagram of chaos. Is that intentional?"

Shaco: "A Shaco by any other name would still spill blood. Intentional or not, it fits, no?"

[Shaco carves a third and fourth hash into the wooden table with his stiletto.]

Ram: "There are some people who regard you as a role-model. What do you think of this?"

Shaco: "I don't like competition."

[A fifth hash is carved.]

Ram: "You seem to have developed a following with the ladies. How has that changed your life?"

Shaco: "I'm an equal opportunity killer. You could say I go both ways."

[Shaco carves a sixth hash into the wooden table with his stiletto.]

Ram: "You definitely have your very own finely crafted sense of humor. What's your favorite joke these days?"

Shaco: “What do people and books have in common? Wherever they're opened, they're red.”

[Shaco chuckles and carves a seventh hash.]

Ram: "Your enigmatic nature is part of your appeal for many people. However, do you have one great adventure you could share?"

Shaco: "Once upon a time, there was a fancy noble in the city-state of Noxus. He was a wretched man, the kind of person that had done nearly ever underhanded thing of which one can think. However, he was an indulgent husband and father. He was someone who would appreciate the punchline, so it was obvious that he needed my Killing Joke. First, I tickled his wife's funny bone. She split open with laughter. Then, I took his oldest son for a romp on the merry-go-round. He loved it so much he never wanted to leave. Then, I delivered jack-in-the-boxes as presents to his youngest daughter and infant son. 'Pop!' went the Shaco, fondly finding his way deep into their hearts. The noble himself? No joy for him. However, certainly did get the punchline."

Ram: "What happened to him?"

Shaco: "He tried to play on a rope swing using his own neck."

[The Demon Jester breaks out into maniacal laughter. It takes him a few minutes to calm down. Ram shifts uncomfortably.]

Shaco: "Two left. Better make them good."

Ram: "The legal gray areas that surround the League of Legends have given you the ability to function openly, and even become a celebrity. However, you are wanted for murder by the authorities in nearly every city-state in Valoran. How do you reconcile the two seemingly at odds lifestyles?"

Shaco: [A menace grows in his eyes.] "I don't like the authorities and I don't think I like that question."

[Ram barely keeps himself in his chair.]

Ram: "Umm... okay... moving on. Last question, then. There are claims that a high-ranking member of the League has established a relationship with you and that you've been seen together on a number of occasions. Can you confirm or deny this?"

[Shaco stares. He stands up slowly, stiletto in hand.]

Shaco: "Why so serious?"

Note from the Editor:
Ram Steed was found two blocks from where he conducted this interview. He had been stabbed multiple times, the stiletto sticking out of his chest with a note that read, “An eye inside Ram Steed.” He was immediately rushed to the nearest healer. Given the severity of his wounds, he has not yet regained consciousness and indeed may not. Our thoughts are with him.
We will keep you apprised of his condition. In the mean time, please send any well wishes to the usual place and we will make sure that his friends and family receive them.


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Berri Bunny

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12-15-2012

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And that is exactly why, in a few years, when League of Legeends dies to some newer and better game or just by lack of creativity, we will have nothing to remember League by, just the gameplay, ever heard of a successful game without a story? I didn't. Imagine if WoW had no story, a game without story is like a book without a cover, you can't remember it and there's nothing to call it by. It's just a game like any other, just like a book like any other.
Only vanilla WoW had decent plot, and it was some of best plot ever, I will give you that...the rest of WoW coat-tailed off of what WC3 created and was full of retcons. And WC3 lore was bad.

Edit: The point is, lore doesn't alter their game. I'd be much more excited about some more in-game champion interactions than more lore. Their writing was never stellar.

Keep on down voting just because not everyone agrees with you.


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Celebi

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Though to be fair, Riot's pretty bad at characterizing their characters. "Shen's secret evil brother that nobody mentioned until we thought of him", for example.
That's only because they fired the lore department, lore and background was FINE before Shyvana's release, then it all slowly and gradually went downhill from there.


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Berri Bunny

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That's only because they fired the lore department, lore and background was FINE before Shyvana's release, then it all slowly and gradually went downhill from there.
Fine? Average is fine? If you would even say it was average...

Hokay...you must not have played any real RPGs, like ever.


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Fine? Average is fine? If you would even say it was average...

Hokay...you must not have played any real RPGs, like ever.
Lmfao, I've been playing online games since I was 12 and am behind in school because of gaming, and my #1 type of game is RPGs, I'm not even going to keep arguing with you, please, you're welcome to go defend your mighty opinion in another thread if you don't agree with this one.


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Crsh

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12-15-2012

this game's lore is a joke.

riot treats lore how blizz treats sc2


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Farstride

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12-15-2012

Bump too.

Not sure why they pour so much time into creating champions with unique storylines if they are never going to do anything with that


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ZaganJustice

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12-15-2012

yeah, one of the reasons I first started playing was the lore
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the other was that my friend told me about certain overpowered characters and how easy it was to win with them that even a noob could own (I'm lookin at you darius, karthas, and riven)

but yeah, I'd def luv to see the lore return


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ClockworkTheory

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12-15-2012

I agree with the OP, this needs to be addressed. You can make a game come so much more alive if you build off the lore, not let it rot and die as some extra part. Riot needs to clean up their lore and really encorperate it into the game. I think if the different parts of the game started to interact with each other (Characters with gameplay, gameplay with events in Valoran ect) then it would become a much richer experience for everyone.


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Yma Sumac

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12-15-2012

lore was garbage to begin with

everything was just a hashed copypasta of warcraft and warhammer

I'm happy that they stopped wasting time and devoting resources to it, so they could focus on balance and skins