Which factions would you most like to see in a matchup?

Bandle City 5 29.41%
Bilgewater 3 17.65%
Ionia 7 41.18%
Demacia 2 11.76%
Noxus 4 23.53%
Piltover 3 17.65%
Technology 3 17.65%
Magic 3 17.65%
Freljord 3 17.65%
Void 5 29.41%
Something else (post) 0 0%
I prefer large rosters 2 11.76%
I prefer small rosters 2 11.76%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 17. You may not vote on this poll

(RECAPS) Demacia versus Zaun New Recap Thread (with vids!)

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PLEASE SEE THE NEXT POST FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON RUNNING YOUR OWN THEMED MATCHES!

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DEMACIA VERSUS ZAUN: THE PRISM SHARD
Demacia and Zaun have come before the League to settle their dispute over the Prism Shard. *The Shard was discovered by the thaumarchaeologists that survey the Crystal Scar, revealed lurking in the craggy ground when a Demacian team came to the aid of trapped Zaunite surveyors.

The Zaunites were searching the treacherous terrain with new hextech sensors when an explosive thaumic reaction blew open a jagged chasm, swallowing dozens of surveyors in a cascade of rockslides and deadly natural thaumic floods. *A Demacian research team working an adjacent plot rushed over to give aid, and for hours Zaunites and Demacians worked together to free the trapped surveyors. *In the process, someone – by now there are a variety of differing stories to choose from as to who was first – uncovered the Prism Shard.

The Shard is a remarkable conduit for thaumic energy, whether traditional magic or hextech radiation. *Both states desire it. *More than that, it has become a matter of national pride. *The Zaunites say that the Demacians exploited the disaster to steal from them under the guise of giving aid; the Demacians exclaim that the ungrateful Zaunites are repaying their courageous rescue with greedy lies.



As all great international conflicts, it will be decided on the Fields of Justice.
(New) Videos of Demacia versus Zaun matches 7 and 8!
This is a new, consolidated and edited recap thread for the Demacia versus Zaun themed matches I've been running. (You can run them too; see post below.)

Basic proposal to Riot:
  • Choose a themed matchup (Demacia versus Noxus, Tech versus Magic)
  • Set up a new game mode with restricted rosters, based on the matchup
  • Let players formally pick a side
  • Let players play these limited roster matches through Matchmaker
  • Have some big-name streamed matches
  • Decide the winner somehow (maybe a combination of the ordinary player "little matches" and the pro "big matches")
  • Give the winner a prize (e.g. let the players who fought for the winning side vote in a poll on a new item or champion)

Why?
  • It's a fun alternative to the serious business eSports thing. Elo grinding is good and all, but sometimes we want to enjoy the quirkiness of the LoL theme
  • Lets players choose a side and have a stake in something a little more entertaining and exciting than their Elo score
  • The limited rosters create interesting minimetas

Main thread: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=1763864
Bandle City versus Noxus planning: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=1862548


GAME SUMMARIES SO FAR

GAME ONE: Demacia stomped Zaun
(no pic)
Roster:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Naleek View Post
The line-up is:

Zaun: Warwick, Blitz, Morgana, Renekton, Mundo

Demacia: Lux, J4, Shyvana, Xin, Galio
we did have some weird skill/experience imbalances, though, which hurt Zaun a lot.


GAME TWO: Demacia wins a somewhat close game
http://i39.tinypic.com/24qs1n5.png
Quote:
Originally Posted by CupcakeTrap View Post
Roster was:

Zaun: Morgana, Twisted Fate, Janna, Warwick, Singed

Demacia: Vayne, Lux, Jarvan, Galio, Shyvana
It was a very fun and somewhat close game, but Demacia came back strong after losing an inhib tower and won.


GAME THREE: Zaun wins!
http://i40.tinypic.com/wwgpqu.png
Quote:
Originally Posted by GAME THREE
Zaun: Twitch, Morgana, Viktor, Mundo, Urgot

Demacia: Jarvan, Garen, Sona, Vayne, Galio

This was a really fascinating game. I played Morgana, and what struck me most was the Morg/Twitch vs. Vayne/Sona bot lane. Zaun won the lane. We did an interesting thing (twitch's idea) where we transitioned from a Carry-Support lane into a solo'er + roamer lane. Morgana's tough enough to go 1v2, while Twitch roams around and ganks people.

GAME FOUR: Zaun wins again! 2-2!
http://i41.tinypic.com/1j2fkn.png
Quote:
Originally Posted by CupcakeTrap View Post
GAME FOUR COMPLETE

The champions for each side:

Zaun: Morgana, Urgot, Twisted Fate, Mundo, PhD MD esq., Renekton

Demacia: Xin Zhao, Galio, Kayle, Vayne, Lux

ZAUN WON! That makes it 2-2 even so far.


I'm done with these for the night, but feel free to create your own and report the results! (Record if you can.)

Just start the name with "DEMACIA-ZAUN" and use password "prism".
GAME FIVE: DEMACIA WINS! 3-2 Demacia!
http://i.imgur.com/2oakf.jpg

ZAUN: Dr. Mundo, Janna, Morgana, Twitch, Warwick
DEMACIA: Lux, Poppy, Sona, Vayne, Xin Zhao

Quote:
Originally Posted by CupcakeTrap View Post
VICTORY FOR DEMACIA!

The Iron Ambassador demonstrated some dunkmistress hammer diplomacy and won the day!

http://i.imgur.com/2oakf.jpg
GAME SIX: DEMACIA WINS AGAIN! 4-2 Demacia!
ZAUN: Blitzcrank, Morgana, Twitch, Viktor, Warwick
DEMACIA: Garen, Kayle, Lux, Shyvana, Vayne

Started out quite even, with some terrifying WW ganks, but as late game came around Demacia secured a really solid lead and carried it to the finish.

http://i.imgur.com/NeSqp.jpg



GAME SEVEN: ZAUN WINS! 4-3 Demacia
ZAUN: Dr. Mundo, Janna, Twisted Fate, Urgot, Warwick
DEMACIA: Jarvan IV, Poppy, Lux, Shyvana, Vayne

I think this game sort of supports my view of the rosters: Zaun has some bruisers and other champs who can really win those early random 2v2 or 1v1 brawls in the early-mid game. I feel like Urgot is good in that he pushes this early-game advantage. Here, Zaun really capitalized on its early-game strengths and managed to get enough momentum to win the game before Demacia built up to its late game power level.

This was a really exciting game and I had a lot of fun watching it.

VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...mfedJag#t=320s

http://i.imgur.com/dHZfw.jpg


GAME EIGHT: ZAUN WINS! 4-4!
ZAUN: Janna, Morgana, Renekton, Twitch, Warwick
DEMACIA: Garen, Jarvan IV, Lux, Shyvana, Vayne

Quote:
Originally Posted by Renekton Bot
I don't know what a prism shard is, but I want it!
Demacia was absolutely wrecking Zaun early game this time, but meanwhile Twitch was giggling to himself in bot lane farming.

Then Zaun started catching people alone. It appears that, whatever Xin Zhao may think, the odds CAN stand against even Demacian warriors.
VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature..._H6-8_Pfg#t=7s

Absolutely hilarious All-Chat banter. Renekton Bot has a permanent invite to any game I run.

Renekton Bot (Renekton): ;.;
DarynLuna (Shyvana): you can't fool me with those crocodile tears!
Renekton Bot (Renekton): THEY'RE REEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL

http://i.imgur.com/kiJE5.jpg


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Poll up!

HOW TO RUN YOUR OWN GAME

The whole idea here is that anyone can run these games. You don't need permission.

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Steps:
(1) Make a custom game. Prefix the title with DEMACIA-ZAUN.
(2) Set the password to "prism".
(3) Make a forum post to get some players. (Put a link to the post in this thread; I'll OP it when I see it.)
(4) Be sure to tell them that they have to click "Show private games" to see your passworded game listed.
(5) Assemble teams.
(6) No bans.
(7) Take a screenshot of the endgame screen.
(8) Write a quick description of how it went, your observations, etc. and post it on your game-thread.
(9) Post a link to your game-thread here when you're done for the evening. I'll transfer the recap(s) to the main thread.


THE FOLLOWING IS A SAMPLE POST
THAT YOU CAN COPY AND PASTE
TO RUN YOUR OWN GAMES, ANYTIME ANYWHERE!
POST HERE, OR IN THE MAIN THREAD, WHEN YOU DO!



After the game, just post in this thread with
(1) an endgame screenshot
(2) a quick summary
(3) (optional) a YT link.


Subject: (GAME OPEN NOW) Demacia versus Zaun (date/time or something unique)

Come fight for Demacia, or for Zaun! Themed matchup open now. Details, and champion rosters, follow.

Slots still open:
DEMACIA: 5
ZAUN: 5


CONNECTION INFO
Click PLAY --> Custom Games --> Join
Check the "show private games" box at the bottom of the screen
Sort by game name by clicking on the "Game Name" header in the upper left
Scroll down to DEMACIA-ZAUN (...) and select it.
Enter password: prism

Main Thread - Demacia versus Zaun
http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=1763864


Recaps of Prior Games (and instructions for running your own)
http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=1865635


WHAT IS GOING ON HERE? WHAT IS THIS?

For fun, and as "proof of concept" for a pitch to Riot to run some themed matches as community events, we're playing matches based on the following thematic setup.

DEMACIA VERSUS ZAUN: THE PRISM SHARD
Demacia and Zaun have come before the League to settle their dispute over the Prism Shard. The Shard was discovered by the thaumarchaeologists that survey the Crystal Scar, revealed lurking in the craggy ground when a Demacian team came to the aid of trapped Zaunite surveyors.

The Zaunites were searching the treacherous terrain with new hextech sensors when an explosive thaumic reaction blew open a jagged chasm, swallowing dozens of surveyors in a cascade of rockslides and deadly natural thaumic floods. A Demacian research team working an adjacent plot rushed over to give aid, and for hours Zaunites and Demacians worked together to free the trapped surveyors. In the process, someone – by now there are a variety of differing stories to choose from as to who was first – uncovered the Prism Shard.

The Shard is a remarkable conduit for thaumic energy, whether traditional magic or hextech radiation. Both states desire it. More than that, it has become a matter of national pride. The Zaunites say that the Demacians exploited the disaster to steal from them under the guise of giving aid; the Demacians exclaim that the ungrateful Zaunites are repaying their courageous rescue with greedy lies.

As all great international conflicts, it will be decided on the Fields of Justice.


ROSTER
ZAUN:
  • Blitzcrank
  • Janna
  • Morgana
  • Mundo
  • Renekton
  • Singed
  • Twisted Fate
  • Twitch
  • Urgot
  • Viktor
  • Warwick


DEMACIA:
  • Galio
  • Garen
  • Jarvan
  • Kayle
  • Lux
  • Poppy
  • Shyvana
  • Sona
  • Vayne
  • Xin Zhao


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#1 Support Renekton


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When is the next game?


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Quote:
Originally Posted by Renekton Bot View Post
#1 Support Renekton
No jungle, no problem.

"Buffs? How about the Garen Buff? COZ I JUST PICKED THAT UP WHATEVER IT IS"

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Originally Posted by Guiantonio View Post
When is the next game?
See above: whenever you want. ^^

If you're asking when I plan to run more of these personally: not for a while, maybe a week or two. But just follow the instructions above to do your own! I request only an endgame screenshot and a quick summary.


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Originally Posted by IronStylus View Post
How do you guys feel about our introduction of more high-tech themes in LoL? Is it something you like to see infused now and again? Is it something that's worthy of bringing into aesthetics of champions as well as skins?

I'd love to hear your thoughts!
I kind of want to do Tech versus Magic.