Had a feeling that this thread was a little too thought-out for GD, so I moved it here just in case.
This is an idea and nothing more. If you have constructive feedback to improve the idea please provide it, but raging at me or silently downvoting does nothing to foster improvement, and while a clamor of support would be nice, that too is useless without depth. I'm hoping for actual feedback. Please read this post in full before you cast judgment one way or another.
Soraka will never, ever, get a Legendary Skin. Here's why;
She's had her Legendary Skin since release. It’s been right under our noses the whole time, we just never noticed.
Divine Soraka is the Legendary Soraka skin. It is transcendental, it is majestic, it is the apotheosis of all her desires. Most importantly, it's the end to her story; the world is at peace and no longer needs her protection, she has found amnesty and has been freed of her curse, and she has at last risen to join the stars. That’s ****ing beautiful. What more can you ask for?
Unfortunately, Riot’s awesomeness got ahead of them, and this little jewel was set free upon the world prematurely. No nifty particle effects, no revamped vocal work, no nothing. It’s just an alternative skin that came with her release package. I don’t know if the skins team regrets not turning Divine Soraka into something truly special, but all I see is one HUGE missed opportunity.
So, why not take another swing at it? (More on this in a minute.)
Really I don’t see any way around it if Soraka is ever going to get a Legendary Skin. Because otherwise, how do you top it? How do you surpass Soraka’s ascension to the stars from a character standpoint? No offense Riot, but I don’t think you can. That bar is too high, and as was exhibited upon the recent release of Celestial Soraka, the reception of any attempt at a new Soraka Skin, -- especially a Legendary, -- is going to be negative. You have literally outdone yourselves this time.
So where do we go from here? What does the future hold for Soraka skins? Kades brought up a good point in a thread a while back;
With the newest patches I've seen soraka's use in game greater than a year ago.
Played correctly any champ is useful, but my favorite Soraka games are those where I'm able to never die and help give my ADC kills without putting out hard cc. Soraka is a very old champ, give her a SKIN that displays her undying ability to control any fight and turn even the most hopeless fights around.
I main soraka and KNOW she ultimately controls all team fights based on her plays...
Also side note, Soraka's Divine skin does not have a horn growing out of her head... So when she jokes and says "No I'm not happy to see you, yes that is a horn growing out of my head". I know a fix isn't crucial to game play in anyway but would at least make more sense.
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