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Model Updates are Great! Now Ability Icons...?

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Silver Sylph

Senior Member

12-29-2012

So, I've been thinking...

LoL has been getting many model updates with their champions (Katarina, Nidalee) and there are a few more to come. Not only that, but their new particles are something that shouldn't be over looked. However...

I believe that LoL should also look towards the icon side of a champion. Remember what Katarina's icons were like before?

Old Voracity (http://leagueoflegends.neoseeker.com/w/i/leagueoflegends/5/55/VoracityIcon.jpg)
Old Bouncing Blade (http://leagueoflegends.neoseeker.com/w/i/leagueoflegends/9/93/Bouncing_BladeIcon.jpg)
Killer Instincts (http://leagueoflegends.neoseeker.com/w/i/leagueoflegends/9/90/Killer_InstinctsIcon.jpg)
Old Shunpo (http://leagueoflegends.neoseeker.com/w/i/leagueoflegends/b/bb/ShunpoIcon.jpg)
Old Death Lotus (http://leagueoflegends.neoseeker.com/w/i/leagueoflegends/d/d6/Death_LotusIcon.jpg)

Now:

New Voracity (http://i46.tinypic.com/2s0l73o.jpg)
New Bouncing Blades (http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120815153561/leagueoflegends/images/0/0b/Bouncing_Blades.jpg)
Sinister Steel (http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120811063548/leagueoflegends/images/4/4e/Sinister_Steel.jpg)
New Shunpo (http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120811063712/leagueoflegends/images/d/dc/Shunpo.jpg)
New Death Lotus (http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120811063726/leagueoflegends/images/6/6c/Death_Lotus.jpg)

I think the improvement is rather remarkable, and attractive. I think her rework helped her get more attention, and the new icons definitely helped out (since now her passive makes her less of an angry old woman and more of the femme fatale she is supposed to be)

And so... Here is what I am saying:

Many of the old champions have rather... outdated icons that are very unattractive and well... They need an update.

Now, if you don't believe me, take a look at Sivir's Icons.

Fleet of Foot (http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20101127043720/leagueoflegends/images/2/29/Fleet_of_Foot.jpg)
Boomerang Blade (http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100117033531/leagueoflegends/images/2/2a/Boomerang_Blade.jpg)
Richochet (http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100117033535/leagueoflegends/images/b/b9/Ricochet.jpg)
Spell Shield (http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100117033539/leagueoflegends/images/d/d6/Spell_Shield.jpg)
On The Hunt (http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100117033544/leagueoflegends/images/f/f9/On_The_Hunt.jpg)

They look really outdated compared to the icons that come out now. And if I am not mistaken, Sivir is also up for a model rework... Perhaps they should also take a look at the icons?

The old icons are blocky, full of straight lines, and looks like a 9 year old could have drawn them. I mean, look at Sivir's passive... What is that?! A dashing blocky woman... Comparing that to newer models, The icons have much more detail to them, such as curves where they are appropriate, and have better color/hue choices, and just look overall more realistic. They have definition, shadowing, and brightness added into the images, making it look more 3D, whereas the old icons look much more 2D. If you compare these icons to newer ones, you might see that the newer icons are of a much higher caliber.

Now, Katarina received a whole schebang of work, as there was the remodeling, the new kit, and icon upgrades. Sivir only received the kit rework as of this post. When/if they make a Sivir remodel, do you think they should also update her ability icons?

Now, I know Riot may have a lot to do, but let's be honest: We don't just play champions based on their kits. Some of us play them for their playability (their 'fun' factor), or their looks (I play Katarina a lot, because well, look at her...). It may be a wild request, but updating the icons is a thing I would like to see happen. It would increase the playability/attractiveness (Not physical attractiveness, but the attractiveness to play) of those champions like Sivir.

Riot says they would like to update some of the old skins (lower tier) to make them more attractive as well, so why shouldn't they do that to icons as well?

TL;DR: New ability icons for older champions, please.

P.S. Sivir was just my prime example, but there are tons of others. Soraka's, Tryndamere's, and Twisted Fate's are also decent examples.


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Private Riem

Senior Member

12-29-2012

Pro formating right here


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Silver Sylph

Senior Member

12-29-2012

Working at it: I forgot this doesn't support BBC coding. :P

Edit: Fixed the formatting.


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Silver Sylph

Senior Member

12-29-2012

bump


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Primetime Ziggs

Member

12-29-2012

Yes.


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Silver Sylph

Senior Member

12-29-2012

Bump


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BloodWorth

Senior Member

12-29-2012

I always thought malazhar had a weird Ult Icon.. Some do need updating lol.


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Ansaa

Member

12-29-2012

This is a good idea. Re-doing the icons would be great whenever they do a new visual upgrade.

Soraka's are pretty weird too.


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Centuros

Senior Member

12-29-2012

Quote:
BloodWorth:
I always thought malazhar had a weird Ult Icon.. Some do need updating lol.

What, laser beams from his eyes?
That's what his ult IS!


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Silver Sylph

Senior Member

12-29-2012

Quote:
Centuros:
What, laser beams from his eyes?
That's what his ult IS!


Wait, he doesn't puke on his target?!


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