Oct 3rd article on Item Revision for season 3

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IonDragonX

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10-03-2012

http://www.surrenderat20.net/2012/10/more-gems-from-ezreal-post.html
Just thought I'd share some info from an interview with one of the developers.

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Shifting gears to items balance, Ezreal very briefly touched on what Riot will be looking at with the upcoming item overhaul, tentatively slated for preseason 3.

"We are looking at increasing the viability for multiple different item builds rather than the simple If AD --> Buy Infinity Edge approach."

Continuing on about items, he also mentions his opinion on less popular items, such as the nearly troll exclusive Tiamat. He says,

"We want to buff / rework / remove items that we find to be a waste of space in the game. Quite frankly if no one ever buys a Tiamat then we should either find a way to make it into an awesome item or remove it. Because yes, items which aren't used are a waste or space and act as an additional barrier to entry when trying to learn the game."
Preseason 3 is coming up really soon. The items that are going to be targeted are the ones that no one buys. (in competitive play, I'm sure) That means Tiamat, snowball items, possibly Malady, possibly Executioner's calling.


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JustMyBassCannon

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10-03-2012

If Tiamat gets buffs, I'm totally grabbing it on Draven at some point. I've considered it before.


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IonDragonX

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10-03-2012

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Originally Posted by Exdeadman View Post
If Tiamat gets buffs, I'm totally grabbing it on Draven at some point. I've considered it before.
Could be. Specifically, he said buffed / reworked / removed...


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Taikero

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10-04-2012

I've bought Tiamat, Malady, and Executioner's Calling all within the last couple of days. =/

They all have their place for certain Champions and reasons.


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IonDragonX

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10-04-2012

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I've bought Tiamat, Malady, and Executioner's Calling all within the last couple of days. =/

They all have their place for certain Champions and reasons.
They are likely to do it because they want the Pro Gamer circuit to be spectator entertainment. That way they self promote more effectively. Fans of the pros will get bored if there isn't more variance in the style of play.