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Why do you guys always resort to Fire or Ice for Elemental skins? @IronStylus

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kDeek

Senior Member

07-12-2012

Quote:
Deus Veritatis:
I always thought they should do a water vlad skin, instead of blood, its water. just a cool idea


Alex Mac!


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Black Voltage

Master Recruiter

07-12-2012

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Vulcanös:
Coral Reef Malphite
Any of the Fizz skins ever
Deep Sea Kog'Maw
Loch ness Cho'gath
Siren Cassiopeia
Scuba Gragas
Deep One Kassadin
Abyssal Naut maybe, I mean you can just count him in general.

I'm sure there's more but you are right.
But as you can see they need a lot of work, flowing water effects are a ton harder than icicles or simple fire particle effects, and you usually need to remake the entire model to make it look decent.
There's not a lot but they look good.


Surfer Singed and Pina colada Rumble


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Jortalus

Senior Member

07-12-2012

Ice is just a cooler (ha) version of water. It translates better visually imo.


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Henry Plainview

Senior Member

07-12-2012

The engine is bad at rendering water.


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Panaity

Senior Member

07-12-2012

Ice would translate well visually and thematically. Think ice storms - a nice coat of ice all over her with icicles/ice spikes/thorns or something.

http://www.worldculturepictorial.com/images/content/planet-earth_ice_storm_beech_tree.jpg

Right?


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seresibyl

Senior Member

07-12-2012

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ViashinoWizard:
Water effects don't work especially well in LoL's graphical engine. The best you can get without looking awful are splashes.


They do the warp thing when you win the game...


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PrincessDerpy

Senior Member

07-12-2012

Water is an absolute ***** to animate and render efficiently in a fashion that still looks good.


This doesn't just go for LoL either, many games take shortcuts in how they render water to make it look REALLY AWESOME when it's in a river or whatnot, but those same shortcuts don't support full on manipulation of water. And some of these games are triple A titles from major developers.


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TheChineseOne

Senior Member

07-12-2012

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Deus Veritatis:
I always thought they should do a water vlad skin, instead of blood, its water. just a cool idea


So... he... dehydrates you XD


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Dralun

Senior Member

07-12-2012

Lightning is a lot more underused than water for skins =(


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KittyPi

Senior Member

07-12-2012

Malphite! Brand! Janna! Fizz! Ahri!

When our powers combine I am Caaaaaaptain Planet

I'm bored.


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