One of the things I find to be a problem with the new lore is that while they are focusing on personal motivation on some level they neglect their motivation to join the league. In the old lore each champion had a reason for joining the league as was mentioned in either their bio or in the judgement, the new lore as far as I can tell does not. It is not only this that I could say is a problem with the new lore, but seems to be the most prominent.
There are many reasons people dislike the new lore and what I provided above is only one of mine. I think one of Riot's biggest problems regarding lore is changing old lore. This is like taking a history book and cutting out large sections only to replace it with something else. This leaves people confused on what to believe and destroys something that many loved. A better approach would be to expand on the lore of old instead of changing it, use the new lore you come out with to enhance the old lore. For example if you wanted to focus more on Warwicks personal motivations you can use a medium like the judgements or journal of justice to dive into his mind set a little bit more.
I think the approach they are taking now is of a very destructive mindset in the idea that they want to make a better story by erasing everything first. If that is the case then they should take down all of the lore at one time and replace it all at one time so we don't have discrepancies. These discrepancies make themselves known in places like Zed's lore that doesn't quite work with Shen's lore. I'm sure once Shen's lore gets a rework it will make a lot more sense, but until then it appears contradictory and sloppy. I have loved reading the lore and loved seeing it grow through the JoJ and judgements, but now it looks like it has stagnated.
I agree that perhaps when all is said and done we will enjoy the new lore a lot better, however until it is all in place it just looks terrible. I would love to hear Kitae's thoughts on all of this and on some of the concerns that many of the lore forum goers have. Perhaps there is some way for Riot to assuage our fears and show us that things will be better. I fear that since the lore has moved on slowly for a long time now that many had given up hope on ever seeing additional lore beyond the Bio's and have since left the forum in dismay.
I wish you all the luck in the world.
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