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Rioters Digest - 4/25/2012

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rarax3

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04-25-2012

Welcome to the Rioters Digest, bringing you the best bite-sized highlights from around the forums!


Will we get Pulsefire Ezreal? (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?p=23573653)

PULSEFIRe EZREAL WHERE? Has been the cry for some time now, and as the rumour mill begins producing ever more fanciful reasons for its absence Morello steps in to give a brief update:

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Morello (Lead Champion Designer):
No new update - it was not slated for this patch for the reasons I mentioned previously. We're making it, and it won't be an eon before it launches

Basically, I'll stick my neck out because I'm so confident here; if you don't think this skin is amazing and worth the wait, you're incapable of joy.

It's better than you even think it is


While this isn’t PULSEFIRe EZREAL WHEN, it does put to rest a lot of rumours; Ezreal is still having those fancy tech upgrades tweaked. Adjustments and calibrations are being made to make sure it’s not just his enemies on the Fields of Justice being blasted with awesome.


Galio Clarification (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?p=23528275)

Yesterday summoners noted that Galio had some unannounced changes made to his numbers and ricklessabandon clarifies this was indeed unintended:

Quote:
Player Crollus:
What's with the ninja Galio nerfs?


Quote:
ricklessabandon (qa analyst):
oh, i can answer that: that change wasn't intended to go out with tonight's patch. it was something that was in testing that got pulled into the patch. i'll make sure live design knows this slipped out.

apologies (to everyone) for the oversight. we certainly did not intend to sneak this out or anything shady like that. again, sorry.


We’ve since reverted these changes and would like to apologise to Galio players who felt we were trying to stealth nerf him. This wasn’t the case, we’re well aware of how impossible it is to sneak anything past the watchful eyes of our playerbase, let alone fans of the Sentinel’s Sorrow.


[Game Client] @ Xypherous: About mana burn. (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=2056761)

Mana Burn, a mechanic where an ability reduces mana rather than life, has been a topic that rolls up every now and then on the forums. The superbly named A Rope of Sand put the following question to Xypherous about his thoughts:

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Player A Rope of Sand:

What would your stance on mana burn be, exactly? While it could potentially lock out champions with low mana pools if it burned too much, and would be somewhat useless against champions with no mana resource whatsoever...

How would you feel about something like what Kassadin used to do where you activate it, and it deals bonus damage regardless passively?


Quote:
Xypherous (Associate Technical Designer):
The average fight duration in our game is too short for long-term permanent resource denial to be that meaningful of a mechanic.

Mana Burn could potentially work as a game mechanic in some game where battles lasted 45+ seconds or so. However the average fight duration in our game is something like 12 for the fight and 12 more for the cleanup - so a viable number of Mana Burn so that it actually had real gameplay would have to be at insane levels.

It would have to be so strong so quickly that any real gameplay it offered would be dwarfed by the fact that you have ready access to strong resource denial, essentially the power level of it would have to be on par with a permanent silence after X seconds, and when that's the case, you should just use silence as that's a far better mechanic for short fight durations.


It’s a fairly elegant explanation, and a very interesting one to think about. Feel free to share your thoughts!


Your feedback is important to us here at Riot; It keeps us close to YOU and helps us make the game the best it can be. The Digest is no exception and if you can think of any improvements or have any suggestions, don’t be afraid to tell us!

If you’re interested in catching up on previous editions of the Digest then be sure to check out the Rioters Digest Collection here! (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=1978443)

We’ll be back with another forum roundup soon! Remember, you can always follow the Dev Tracker in real time to keep an eye on Red Posts, and feel free to join in any discussions you find interesting… or even start up some of your own!


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Wolf Un1t

Senior Member

04-25-2012

Nope


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Kìno

Senior Member

04-25-2012

I'm not so sure but I've found that the dev tracker is sometimes 'behind' the real time comments by some half hour or so. I just prefer to keep an eye out for the Digest to give me the condensed version

Too lazy...


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Wulfestopheles

Senior Member

04-25-2012

See? Galio nerf wasn't a conspiracy. Take off your tinfoil hats everyone :P


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Johmama

Senior Member

04-25-2012

Nice! I like that you're putting everything in one thread.


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Gash Manko

Senior Member

04-25-2012

Awesome,some updates.


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Meconopsis

Senior Member

04-25-2012

PULSEFIRe EZREAL WHERE?


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Lytoc

Senior Member

04-25-2012

I like it


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Dr Vexx

Senior Member

04-25-2012

Ha! Pulsefire ezreal sounds pretty freaken awesome!


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dignitas Rampant

Senior Member

04-25-2012

But... if that's the case with mana burn, why'd they change Wit's End? Was it considered insane levels? Or was it insignificant?


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