What are the blue/red flames & swords on the new kill announcements?

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Naga

Senior Member

08-20-2011

http://riot-web-static.s3.amazonaws....stem/kill2.jpg

And then MORE ICONS


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Sisaroth

Senior Member

08-20-2011

new theory:
Crossed blades: normal kill
Red flame: killing spree
Blue flame: killing spree ended


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Naga

Senior Member

08-20-2011

I think that may be it, but then MORE icons lol


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Yaezakura

Senior Member

08-20-2011

Okay, so right now it seems like it might be...

Crossed Swords: Standard Kill
Red Flame: "Hot Streak", aka a killing spree.
Glowing Sword: Legendary Kill

Blue Flame: Ending a hot streak
Flaming Cross: Killing someone who's Godlike.


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Naga

Senior Member

08-20-2011

This seems very possible!


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Sisaroth

Senior Member

08-20-2011

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Originally Posted by Yaezakura View Post
Okay, so right now it seems like it might be...

Crossed Swords: Standard Kill
Red Flame: "Hot Streak", aka a killing spree.
Glowing Sword: Legendary Kill

Blue Flame: Ending a hot streak
Flaming Cross: Killing someone who's Godlike.
twitch had a legendary and it was still red flame.
glowing sword and flaming cross could be ace and penta kill, i haven't seen them yet.


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Yaezakura

Senior Member

08-20-2011

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Originally Posted by Sisaroth View Post
twitch had a legendary and it was still red flame.
glowing sword and flaming cross could be ace and penta kill, i haven't seen them yet.
Well, my thoughts on that were based on the fact that Soraka got the Cross for killing Garen, who had just gotten the glowing sword on a kill. So obviously the glowing sword can't be an ace, because Soraka was alive to kill Garen.

The cross seems a lot like the blue flame, in that it shows up in response to killing someone who's on a large killing streak.

So the glowing sword could show up on the kill that makes you Godlike instead of Legendary or something, and then killing the godlike opponent makes your kill icon the cross.


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Kill0s

Senior Member

08-20-2011

Red flame is a hot streak of kills.
Blue flames is icing someones kill streak.
Swords is neither of these.


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boourns

UI Designer

08-20-2011
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Hmmm, community feedback time!

Hint, you're actually seeing two variations on the same graphics, one in the livestream and one in the screenshot that was posted. We changed the orange and blue fireball because internal playtesting showed that people didn't get what it meant.

We want to show kills, streaks, and ending someone's streak.

Comments and suggestions are welcome!


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JunSupport

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08-20-2011

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Originally Posted by boourns View Post
Hmmm, community feedback time!

Hint, you're actually seeing two variations on the same graphics, one in the livestream and one in the screenshot that was posted. We changed the orange and blue fireball because internal playtesting showed that people didn't get what it meant.

We want to show kills, streaks, and ending someone's streak.

Comments and suggestions are welcome!
I think that's a great idea, but you have to make the nature of the animations much more obvious.


For the fireballs, maybe you could make the killed champion's icon look like it's on fire to show they've been burned as part of someone's streak.

If someone "iced" another's killing spree. You could have a shattered ice ball + the slain spree-killer's icon frozen in ice.


For regular kills, you could have the killer's sword breaking the victim's sword with the broken one on the victim's side. Representing a loss in a fight.