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Howling Abyss now on PBE!

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LaCouilleRoyale

Recruiter

03-28-2013

Quote:
Brackhar:
Hey Gang,

It’s been a while since I first talked to you guys about making ARAM an official gameplay mode, and today I’ve got something awesome to share with you. For the past few months I’ve been working with an exceptional team of artists to create a space that’s an appropriate setting for both the epic battles that occur in ARAM and within the world of Runeterra at large. As a result, we’ve completely reworked the Proving Grounds and, in effect, created something entirely new.

Now, instead of fighting on a random bridge over a black void, you’ll be fighting on the Howling Abyss, an ancient landmark in Freljord where the Iceborn finally overthrew their oppressors and sent them tumbling into the chasm below. As you might have guessed from these mysterious journals, there’s more (a lot more!) our story team would love to tell you Freljord – but for now, you’ll have to wait.

Anyway, work is still ongoing on the map, and it’s yet a few patches away from release but we just wanted to invite you guys in a bit earlier than normal to get your thoughts as we begin to polish it up. The environment team will be actively reading the forum and looking for your feedback, so please let us know what you think!



Additionally I wanted to let you guys know that we are actively working on an official matchmaking queue for ARAM and plan to launch it with the map when it’s ready. The queue isn’t currently enabled on PBE as there’s still a good bit of tech work that needs to be resolved to handle the number of players on the environment, but we’re fully committed to giving you guys the best experience that we can. So with that, check out the map and explore what we’ve created; who knows, maybe you’ll even find some surprises!



Nice But i think it should be nice if there could be a Blind pick and draft pick with the aram queue


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BanQuo 666

Junior Member

03-28-2013

this is going to be awesome


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IS1b1a4769e7b1fdd2c0e23

Junior Member

03-28-2013

it looks incredibly cool and official ARAM queue will be grrreat, but guys... Why did you remove the STAIRS? ;C it's so flat without it ;C


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ElimiNative

Recruiter

03-29-2013

Just what we needed


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Stunalicious

Senior Member

03-29-2013

Why did you choose ICC for the map?


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chozen arcangel

Junior Member

03-29-2013

Sounds great and all, but if I can suggest something: REMOVE the free week champs in this mode, they will just ruin this, other than this, it's gonna be an awesome game mode


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Beravin

Senior Member

03-29-2013

Just out of curiosity, when can we expect the Howling Abyss to go live?


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Fr Taewon

Recruiter

03-29-2013

Cool


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kiddyfiddler12

Junior Member

03-30-2013

i see that u have a lot of rp, why dont you buy me a skin


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slayer77

Junior Member

03-30-2013

instead of 5v5 maybe it would be cool as like 2v2 or something just my thought