Dragon Trainer Lulu and Bioforge Darius

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Nickktee

Senior Member

11-13-2012

It shouldn't be 1350 and you guys know it. It's not comparable to Mecha Kha'zix, sorry.


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XoPandaBearX

Senior Member

11-13-2012

It would make more sense if you are able to change people into a meat on bone's with 2 circle eyeballs and they hop to get away. For lulu.

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Dragon Trainer Lulu

Luluís proven that big personalities, and big plays, come in small packages. Dragon Trainer Luluís got a brand new skin with fiery spell effects thatíll have you tasting purple. Summoners have expressed their love of Pix, so weíve given Luluís BFF (best fae friend) a total makeover, usually reserved for champions. For Dragon Trainer Lulu, we transformed Pix into a whimsical, fire-breathing dragon with all-new, unique animations and emotes that have him dancing, taunting, and laughing alongside his master. Additionally, Dragon Trainer Luluís Whimsy will transform her enemies into a helpless baby dragons, still struggling to fully hatch from their eggs.

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For 1350 RP, miniature draconic might is at your command. Dragon Trainer Lulu, with all-new Pix, is now available in the store.


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Bioforge Darius

Heralding a future where two great powers have allied to create the next generation of super soldier, Bioforge Darius combines the devastating martial strength of Noxus with the technological superiority of Zaun. Only Darius, a symbol of battlefield excellence and vigor, can withstand the volatile Zaunite serum pumping through his veins and don the heavy power suit guarding his augmented frame.

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Crush your opponents with the combined might of Zaun and Noxus with Bioforge Darius, now available in the store for 975 RP.


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BeastBox

Senior Member

11-13-2012

Lulu mainer, but skipping Dragon Trainer on account of the price. This was going to be an instabuy, but honestly, I have enough trouble justifying 975 RP for a skin. 1350 is a deal-breaker here; I took the Mecha-Kha'Zix skin, but a new Pix model doesn't make this comparable by a long shot. Doesn't help that he's my least favorite part of the skin (too big).

I'll stick to Bittersweet unless this goes on sale sometime.


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Uguhh

Junior Member

11-13-2012

The Lulu skin is cool but too expensive.


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Tobley

Junior Member

11-13-2012

If skin prices match the effort put into them, is that so wrong?
Riot Points are essentially an easy way for Riot to convert their work-hours into a standard currency.

While one might be less likely to buy these skins at these prices, the alternative is to reduce the price BELOW normal to sell mass quantities.
Then of course the skin isn't special anymore.

There's a sharp edge on either side of the coin I suppose.

Something to point out if you extrapolate:
Riot is taking the short end of the stick here. They will likely sell less Dragon Trainer Lulu skins and despite the increased price, may not make the work-hours back.
But to make the customer's investment worth more, the rarity of the skin is also increased by the price.


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DanRileyCG

Senior Member

11-13-2012

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Hey Summoners! First off, let me introduce myself: I'm an animator here at Riot and one of my projects was to animate the dragon version of Pix for the Dragon Trainer Lulu skin. I wanted to take a few moments to explain some of our thought process behind making this skin happen.

Originally, this skin was going to be treated similarly to Lulu's other skins with the dragon version of Pix being a very simple character with only few utilitarian animations. However, as we further explored this version of Lulu, the team felt like we were missing an opportunity to breathe life into the character of Pix, which up until this point had a limited animation set. So, in our continuing mission to delight players and raise the quality of our skins, we took the time to really develop Pix into the charming and whimsical being that he was always meant to be. This included adding an entire new animation set to Pix, including attacks, emotes, run variants, and more. I tried to make this version of Pix a fitting companion for Lulu by appropriating some of the silly elements of Lulu's personality that make her so endearing.

This is the first time we’ve taken a secondary pet character in the game and really given it the full treatment. On top of that, the skin received an adorable new model and what are arguably some of the coolest particles in the game. Not only does this skin open up doors for similar treatment on future Lulu skins, but also provides insight into ways we could bring even more personality to other secondary "pet" characters in our game.

After all was said and done, we felt the value it brought to the characters of Lulu and Pix as a whole was above and beyond what players would expect from this skin. On behalf of the skins team, I hope you all enjoy the skin and all the hard work and love we put into it.
As a student animator in college, I respect and appreciate the amount of work you put into Lulu and Pix! I'm currently going to school for all things 3D: sculpting, animation, texturing, rigging, etc. I still have to decide what I want to specialize in. My dream is to one day work for Riot games. As a Riot games employee, could you offer me any advice as to how I should approach shaping up my demo reel, and portfolio as to be of most interest to the company?

P.s, I'm definitely buying Dragon Lulu!

P.s.s I main supports and Lulu is among my favorites!


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OreoFinDin

Junior Member

11-13-2012

No basketball player Darius skin? Me sad


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Junior Member

11-13-2012

Glad to see Daruis got new skin but its kinda lame.Daruis is all about his bleed not poison so why try to change that.Id like to see him get a new skine that has more to do whit the bleed affect.I think since they are makeing the champs now have different types of moves or abbilities they could of done lot more for Daruis.


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Zoto888

Junior Member

11-13-2012

Now this is why Trundle needs a skin.


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Masochist

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11-13-2012

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Originally Posted by Tobley View Post
If skin prices match the effort put into them, is that so wrong?
Riot Points are essentially an easy way for Riot to convert their work-hours into a standard currency.

While one might be less likely to buy these skins at these prices, the alternative is to reduce the price BELOW normal to sell mass quantities.
Then of course the skin isn't special anymore.

There's a sharp edge on either side of the coin I suppose.
The amount of "effort" required to price a skin at 1350 seems to fluctuate. In no way is this skin worth the same amount as Mecha Khazix just because of some work done on Pix.

Now, if there were a magical shadow of a dragon running around with people with her ult on them, THEN I'd consider it.

But there isn't.