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Jayce Lore: Updated

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Ozaryk

Senior Member

07-21-2012

I am still incredibly confused as to how Jayce knew where Viktor's Private Lab was...


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Eliasrok

Junior Member

07-22-2012

Plays an epic battle scene in my mind. Awesome job!


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Zalmout

Senior Member

07-23-2012

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Harrow:
Hi everyone,

I'm Harrow, the Creative Designer who worked on Jayce and wrote his lore. As RiotRunaan mentioned a few days ago, we wanted to improve Jayce's bio to better communicate how we see both Jayce and Viktor and the conflict between them. It'll take a bit of time to update the client, but we wanted to share our new Jayce lore with you on the forums:



I'd like to talk about some of the changes we made and the reasoning behind them.

One issue you raised was that the Lore made Viktor seem weaker than Jayce. It was never my intention to show Viktor as weak, but I can see how the focus on Jayce and the lack of description of their conflict allowed for that interpretation. In the new version, I call out that that Viktor effortlessly brushes aside Jayce in their first confrontation, and that Jayce's counter-attack is a real struggle.

Viktor's initial goal has also changed. Rather than seeking to steal technology of Jayce's design, Viktor's interest is now drawn by a rare, powerful resource. Considering himself the only scientist capable of properly exploiting such a resource, Viktor first asks Jayce to join his cause. When Jayce refuses to work with him, he wastes no time in taking the crystal for his own ends. While I believe that Viktor's pursuit of his glorious evolution is slowly eroding his care for "morality," I agree that it was a misstep to have Viktor fall from his old ideals without telling the story of how that could happen. Viktor still ruthlessly follows his goals in the new version, but without betraying the principles and pride he displayed in his own origin story. Now, he doesn't take from Jayce because he needs someone else's technology. Instead, he has such faith in his own designs that such a valuable resource is utterly wasted in another's hands.

This is only the beginning of Jayce's story, as seen from his perspective. While Jayce clearly considers Viktor to be a dangerous menace, the Machine Herald's true intentions remain a mystery. It also remains to be seen how Jayce handles the fallout from his show of strength.

I want to thank you all again for your feedback, and I hope this new story gives you all a better understanding of Jayce and his conflict with Viktor. YouÂ’ve helped us build a better story for our 100th champion.


Hey you, Thanks.


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KiteMeGood

Senior Member

07-24-2012

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Delnoir:
Now that's what I'm talking about. Though Viktor goes on about the Glorious Evolution this makes me wonder what the two of them could have created had Jayce agreed. You know, like what would happen if they were free to create whatever they wished while Jayce made sure that Viktor didn't take it too far.


An improved Infinity Circuit I presume, one that can make Blitzcrank look like a babbling baby by comparison. Or to allow for a more potent power source for more potent hextech.

And Viktor never struck to me as "good" he is neutral at best given how given the same opportunity with being credited for Blitz's sentinence he would have instead opted to still do it because Blitz wasn't perfect enough


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Nip the Zephyr

Senior Member

07-24-2012

Took me a while to find this, but wanted to say thanks for listening to the community and updating the lore.


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Lagginator

Senior Member

07-24-2012

This lore is so much better!


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Alphonsio

Senior Member

07-25-2012

Much better, thanks for the work you did!

Jayce and Viktor both come across as noticeably more likable to me in this interpretation than before.


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Oug

Senior Member

07-27-2012

+1, thanks Riot


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DeathScribe

Member

07-27-2012

I like this one better,


but


now it looks convoluted,
as you are trying to say a lot but you have to keep it short.


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Vertany

Senior Member

07-29-2012

Bumping because... because I can, yes!