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@ Riot - Please give Sakura Karma her kimono back!

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AxisXIViral

Senior Member

03-20-2013

Quote:
Flibuxx:
I dont want to be rude, thats the last thing i want to be, but IMO Sakura Karma was sickly awesome, and i didnt notice any buggy move or anything and i don´t understand why change something that caused you plenty of time and work (her old kimono) to something new that not everyone is happy with.

Just look at this, it is so unique
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Because they're using a completely different model/set of animations now. And the old design was not working with the new model/animations.

Not that I don't agree it looked better before, just explaining why it's ended up this way.


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KibaWolf04

Senior Member

03-20-2013

I honestly bought Karma when she first came out because of the Sakura Karma skin...the way it looks now is horrendous though and I do not want to play that. Please re-vamp the Sakura skin to give it that classy-Japanese look again please. I understand that you don't want to do a dress, but I think that was the best part about the skin.


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Onisake

Senior Member

03-20-2013

I personally think that the cape and tabard part looks...weird.

I understand the technical difficulties, but I honestly think that simply removing the dangling part would make this look a lot better. it makes it look a lot like a Chinese dress, which is very counter intuitive a thematic kimono. I'd honestly rather see either 1 of two things

Removal of the cap/tabard and make it more of a modern mini-skirt kimono. (for this skin only)

Or just recolor it completely and rename it so it looks more like a traditional Chinese dress, as it fits better with the current model anyway.
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I honestly never liked the Sakura skin. It always seemed off to me thematically for a couple of reasons.

#1) Karma is too dark skinned to correctly pull off the Geisha look.

#2) Karma herself has more of an Indian theme, so putting a japanese themed skin on her feels wrong to me. I'd like to see more traditional Indian theme'd clothing. A Japanese theme is more fitting for Yi, Irelia, etc.

#3) Karma herself moves far too much to look graceful in a kimono. so when seeing her in-game she looks very awkward to me.

#4) The new model isn't really built to handle a Kimono. the old model was a little better. The new model doesn't look like a kimono at all. (But this is mainly the fault of the cape/tabard thing)


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NegaStoat

Senior Member

03-20-2013

Thanks, Ironstylus and Ohmikegoodness. I don't own Karma or the skin but I'm totally understanding of the players that bought the skin for the classy looking kimono and traditional hair style.

I dunno. This is equivalent to Gentleman Cho'gath having his top hat replaced with a derby. Honestly, it just isn't the same.


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ledikari

Senior Member

03-20-2013

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Yojimaru:
Having watched the teaser video for the updated skins I can understand why you can't go with a full kimono for Sakura karma (there would have been clipping galore!), but the new version looks odd in my opinion from the waist down. Is there perhaps a way you could give the illusion of it being a full kimono without it interfering with her running cycle? Perhaps a modified Qipao that is long on one leg and leaves the other exposed (ala Ada Wong)?


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Alex3omg:
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x287/minikoiwosaki/anime/geisha%20kimono/kimono.jpg

can we have this?


lots of options, but not the lioncloth please...

http://farm8.static.flickr.com/7155/6645431279_2071152c4b_m.jpg

http://isabellebatz.com/shop/img/p/53-136-home.jpg

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6004/5905258355_268d0eebb8_z.jpg

http://www.clothlands.com/images/cls13/15191/Geisha-Costume-45-Authentic-Kimono-Bodice-Tutu-Inspired-1.jpg

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lapcolKWG81qat9xfo1_400.jpg

http://image.dhgate.com/albu_257240239_00-1.0x0/high-quality-ladies-sexy-lingerie-japanese.jpg


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wapster

Senior Member

03-20-2013

If you're going to take away the dress at least make her not fat


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Ququroon

QA Analyst

03-20-2013

So as GrumpyMonkey, IronStylus and ohmikegoodness have explained, we had a few technical issues with Sakura Karma. Karma’s new animation set was rather pronounced, which meant a full dress was impractical. You’ve let us know how you felt about this, and there has been a bit of silence on our end. We didn’t want to say we could fix it if we couldn’t.

But we heard you, loud and clear. We agreed, she should be closer to her original Sakura concept. So XRayAlpha and JesterCapp busted their asses and made time to make this a reality. They, and us as a team, felt like there were more things we could do to make this work.

I feel like they totally nailed it out of the park.

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Flytrap

Senior Member

03-20-2013

Oh my lord.

It looks SOOOOOOO much better.


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Chaos Gary

Recruiter

03-20-2013

that looks great! i was going to ask for a refund but now i'm going to use that skin every game hahaha


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Dorotheus

Recruiter

03-20-2013

much much better

legs wraps still look weird.