So, about that Karma leak...

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FrostRevenant

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03-06-2013

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In the past, we’ve created engaging characters that epitomize the ideals of their homeland. Garen as the Might of Demacia or Darius as the Hand of Noxus are good examples. With Karma, we wanted to capture Ionia, a place of wisdom and great spiritual power.

We also wanted to hold onto much of Karma's characterization. She's a strong leader and a mystic who stands apart from other champions.


What were we looking to improve with Karma?

The connection between Karma’s motif and playstyle was never as clear as it could have been. She didn’t have a distinct theme that tied everything together and brought out the badass spiritual leader she is in her lore.

Ionia is a land that has suffered greatly. The ongoing struggle has taken its toll on Karma's calm, composed demeanor. We wanted to evolve Karma's personality to suit her place in a nation filled with internal strife and awakened ferocity.


What have we done to address these issues?

Karma can now manifest her inner spirit and willpower as powerful magical energy. With her inner flame she can inspire and protect her allies, damage foes and manipulate the spiritual bonds between those around her. We’ve also taken her Ionian ties a step further: her magic springs from the crest of twin dragons in her mantle, literally and figuratively transforming her into a symbol of her homeland.

The changes we’ve made have given new life to Karma’s title, “The Enlightened One.” In the past, her title conveyed her serenity and calm. Now, it represents the enlightened path she’s found for Ionia: a new path, merging the spiritual traditions of Ionia with the nation’s newfound strength.

Finally, we've given Karma new VO that conveys her internal struggle and intensity. Karma’s attempting to unite a wounded and divided nation, which is no easy task! We want you to believe she’s got the inner strength—and inner flame—that it takes to persevere.


Conclusion

Karma’s now the powerful Ionian leader she was always meant to be. Through her determination and indomitable spirit, she's set to rebuild Ionia and inspire her people to greatness.
Question: are far as the Re- Voice Over is concerned, did you keep the same voice actress? I actually liked her VA because her voice is quite distinctive.
Besides that I'm incredibly impressed with what I'm seeing. This looks amazing and Riot never ceases to amaze me. I look forward to seeing the final product.


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Zankou

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03-06-2013

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Karma was re-imagined in our eyes as a support-mage. Think Lux, Morgana, Orianna - the kinds of characters that scale just as well with ability power as they do cooldown reduction and provide a lot to the team in the way of supporting their efforts. As a support-mage, she won't necessarily have the exact same specialized strengths as say Nami or Thresh (who were primarily designed as duo-lane support champions), but brings a mixed bag of damage and utility that we hope will leave you able to affect the outcome of teamfights and skirmishes alike no matter what lane you want to take her.
That's all I wanted to know ... I was concerned you would make her a "full support" with ****ty AP scaling ... as long as I can still play her as a caster, I'm happy


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Yordlelicious

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03-06-2013

Someone needs to invest in a Master Ball so we can finally get all the info. :P


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Vertany

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03-06-2013

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Wow, thank you Riot for the traditional skin!

Say what you want about me, but i simply do not like to play as scantily clad women, keep Karma classy!

Though, call me a hypocrite, but that splash art is simply stunning, having the background like that gives the viewer a MUCH better vision of what Ionia is meant to be, rather than Karma's current, cluttered background.

I am very excited about these changes and really hope to find out more soon! (Support-mage? Yes please!)
Karma's Splash Art has always been beautiful on the Chinese Client though:


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Arcade Mikey

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03-06-2013

I just wanted to drop in and say that I'm very appreciative of the skin tone for Karma being used here.

It's beautiful C:


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Grim Reaper

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Soraka feels a bit left out....

Well, that isn't true, she just feels left on the ugly bus, along with Sion.
She had her visual upgrade already.


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Critmaster Garen

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03-06-2013

oooh sweet. that talk about the change to her kit as a support mage pleases me. i like playing champs like that.


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Yordlelicious

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Someone needs to invest in a Master Ball so we can finally get all the info from Scarizard. :P


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krizller

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03-06-2013

I bought karma a while back ago and been playing her sometimes. Everytime i play her it's a bit hard. Some new buffs would be really nice.


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Smartsize

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Someone needs to invest in a Master Ball so we can finally get all the info. :P
Someone contact Professor Phreak.