Riot, why can you not disclose Champion ages?

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Yousonerfed

Member

07-20-2013

Would that break something in terms of lore somehow, or is there some other reason that we can't know?


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Xano501

Junior Member

07-20-2013

I think Riot may want LoL fans to guessing.


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IceHound

Senior Member

07-20-2013

Good question, the lore is very odd in which ages can't be told easily....
Annie could be 20+ considering if she joined the league at it's start.
Lux might be like 30+ but looks around 20-ish.

So overall it's kind of annoying and I really wish Riot gave us some dates of champion birth or something. I'd rather much have a timeline though.


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RedRive

Senior Member

07-20-2013

It is sacred


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Grand Viper

Senior Member

07-20-2013

Because it would take effort.


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ThorRush

Senior Member

07-20-2013

Hahahahahahuehuehuehue

Go ask a woman her age.

Now go ask Katarina.


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Renekton Bot

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07-21-2013

Does it really matter?


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Yousonerfed

Member

07-21-2013

Quote:
Originally Posted by Renekton Bot View Post
Does it really matter?
Of course it does.


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IceHound

Senior Member

07-21-2013

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Originally Posted by Yousogreat View Post
Of course it does.
He just doesnt want us knowing his age, old man.


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kitae

Lead Designer

07-22-2013
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This is a tricky area, we've considered doing it but there are drawbacks.

Probably the biggest one is it's contentious, if we put a number to a champion, many people may feel this doesn't work for them (some will be adamant Lux is 15, some will think she's 18, some will think she's 24). There may also be cultural variations here. Different regions feel that champion ages are different than other regions, and may perceive that that region is being underserved ("all the ages are done for NA!")

None of this says we won't publish champion ages, but the pros need to outweigh the cons. There is some value in letting players decide for their own how old our champions are. With that said, as we develop more story it is more likely that we will reduce additional biographical information on champions.