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Did Annie's visual rework surprise you?

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Apollinarius

Senior Member

01-29-2013

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0hemgeez:
Yea yea, I read like half your post before it all started sounding like "Lesson learned, were gonna try to improve blah blah" and "this isn't THE Lux skin, and we'll try to make a new one soon Tm"

Actions bro, I hear they're louder then words.


To me, Steel Legion was the skin Lux needs. That is the PFE of Lux skins. And it's people like you that kept it from being released. Don't pretend that you are speaking for everyone who ever played Lux.


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Rynac

Senior Member

01-29-2013

C'mon Morello, you know you want to shed some light on the Viktor skin situation


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Akava

Senior Member

01-29-2013

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AmbrosialD:
My guess would be because her playstyle just doesn't suit a lot of people. I really hope the changes don't change her playstyle, but just make her more viable. I love Karma :c


I don't know, her playstyle doesn't seem like it's something that would be scaring people away. I mean all it is 3 skills that get impowered by a 4th. Lee Sin, Nidalee and Jayce imo are more scary playstyles but people love those guys.


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Morello

Lead Designer

01-29-2013

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NeoLlama:
since she is probably one of the least owned champions in the league yes reworking her would be a good fiscal decision seeing many people would then buy her in her remade state.

i'm not going to admonish a company for attempting to make money by making an improved product just pointing out that denying it is in some ways insulting.


i do have a question thou since you seem to be generous about answering skin related questions here.

do you have any idea how many skins are in production at a time. from concept to post production? or at least an average number?


To be honest, it does have -some- financial upswing, but magnitudes less than anything else we could do with the effort. My point is if we had some bad business dudes who told us what to do, our content additions would look much different. This is a big part of why I'm all about Riot.

I don't know how many skins right now as I'm just getting in the mix over there, but it's not a small amount.


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Mirana Arashi

Senior Member

01-29-2013

I wonder.. If Karma gets a new voiceover , I hope Danielle McRae is hired again to do It , right? I don't want a different voice actress for Karma.


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Tigrian

Recruiter

01-29-2013

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Morello:
Her gameplay is more niche overall, and even with upgrades her theme will never have the wide resonance of some of our other characters.

And because we're not making Karma new today, and have some legacy to adhere to, we can't entirely reinvent her and have it be Karma, so I think she has a low appeal ceiling (Orianna is similar, even though she's a good champ).


I dunno. So few people play her I think the legacy of her playstyle is acceptable collateral damage if you just reinvent her. Seriously. Poll the players. I wouldn't be surprised if you had a strong majority gunning for a complete rework that bears no resemblance to the priginal.


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Superbone1

Senior Member

01-29-2013

They will probably give Sion a full rework of his model and kit.

Sivir needs a bit of an update, Taric could also use one. Annie never looked that bad imo, but the new visuals do look good, so obviously there was room for improvement.


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Morello

Lead Designer

01-29-2013

Quote:
0hemgeez:
Yea yea, I read like half your post before it all started sounding like "Lesson learned, were gonna try to improve blah blah" and "this isn't THE Lux skin, and we'll try to make a new one soon Tm"

Actions bro, I hear they're louder then words.


Then why start a conversation at all? I'm not going to to poop a good Lux skin out on command.


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Akava

Senior Member

01-29-2013

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Hellioning:
Ok, so we can expect how many bright clashing colors and exposed skin?

Seriously though I am looking less and less interested in this remake the more I learn about it.

It's probably not gonna be that bad, but after the Kat and Fiora holiday skins...

Incidentally, is she getting a new skin with the remake? Because Sakura Karma's name lies and Sun Goddess Karma has a theme I dislike.


Where the heck did you read that? Dude said nothing like that.


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AmbrosialD

Junior Member

01-29-2013

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Morello:
Her gameplay is more niche overall, and even with upgrades her theme will never have the wide resonance of some of our other characters.

And because we're not making Karma new today, and have some legacy to adhere to, we can't entirely reinvent her and have it be Karma, so I think she has a low appeal ceiling (Orianna is similar, even though she's a good champ).
Thank you so much. As a Karma player, you have no idea how reassuring this is to hear.