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no Urf skin this year?!

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Championshp Pony

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04-01-2013

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Since this topic has been picking up more views than anticipated I decided I should probably beef it up a little bit beyond how threadbare it was. Urf and all his ghostly reincarnations through skins bring/brought some cheerful fun to April Fool's Day since beta, and so he deserves a response from Riot as to his notable absence this year. While the minigames were fun I don't feel they should have stopped the celebration of Urf.


If for some poor reason you are unaware of who or what Urf is (bless you) then look no further; here is some information to get you up to speed:
LINK: http://leagueoflegends.wikia.com/wiki/Urf_Day (http://leagueoflegends.wikia.com/wiki/Urf_Day)
LINK: http://leagueoflegends.wikia.com/wiki/Urf (http://leagueoflegends.wikia.com/wiki/Urf)


He's a manatee, With a spatula. Who raises money for charity. And who gets skinned by Warwick. But still lives on. Raining noble death as Corki's steed...plane....steedplane. Swallowing champions whole by Fizz's call. By gloriously—no, wait, he was absent this year. This marks the first year since Urf's beautiful, tragic, Urf-y fate became known to us, that his spirit didn't rise up from Riot's shackles, delivering spatula-y happiness for all. And why? That is the point. Riot didn't provide a reason as for the absence. There was no spatula. There was only silence...and I guess a world-eating Cho'gath, you know...I guess.

Without any word as to why, we can only speculate. The recent shift to high lore likely accounts for it, but League has always balanced the more serious themes with goofy undertones, to good effect. I think both can still co-exist; that both can be appreciated.

Or was it that the Rioteers could simply conjure no more skin ideas as platforms for Urf's phantasmal triumph? Which stands unthinkable, for the sheer scope of the roster, the ever-increasing throng of champions.

Or, worse still, was Urf's flame snuffed out by lack of relevance: a spatula nobody cared to believe in. No flippy-floppy herald of glory and URFFFF. Because he's the hero Valoran deserves, but not the one it needs right now. No, it can't be. No, this is not goodnight for our sweet prince.

So please feel free to pay tribute to Urf here, with the ultimate goal that Riot will give an answer as to why he has been ghostnapped by Yorick.

Additionally, any ideas for keeping Urf's flaming spatula of flame-y relevance lit are most welcome: skins, items, links to other lore, art and concepts, or travel as boldly as to summon Urf's spirit back as a champion.

So ask not, what Urf can do for you. Ask what, you can do for Urf.





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UPDATES:

23/06/13: Added Sea Ravener Kog'Maw to Heralds of Urf
23/04/13: Added Lobstermancer Yorick to Heralds of Urf





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HERALDS OF URF (so far):

Urfcaller Nami: Replace her /joke fishes with Urf jumping out. Her Tidecaller's Blessing could also have tiny spatulas in each of the three orbs that float around. Then she brings out her Tidal Wave ult, and there is Urf powering through the wave, making god knows what noise Urf does, and sohappy.

Urfmaster Jax: If you remember Urf's visions of glory he idolised Jax. And so it only makes sense, obviously, logically, for Jax to wield none other than justice itself: wielding Urf. Because he will go to battle with any weapon! Fearless! Glorious! Imagine the third strike of Grandmaster's Might, Urf's glorious warsong, of URF!!! sounding through the battlefield.

Urf Focus Udyr (or Urfyr): Just picture this, okay: Phoenix Stance. Now really put a spatula into it: Urf Stance. Now see the mantle of Urf crowned upon his head. Now see water spraying out instead of flames, all wrought with doom, and Urf, and doom.

Lobstermancer Yorick: Donning a more Urf-y variety of his usual shawl, with a (perhaps more grimy than usual) spatula to replace his shovel, and hanging lantern being a skeletal lobster with glowing eyes (the light). Each of Omens would take a form of Urf's unrest, with the Omen of Death mark (four crypt stones) replaces by four spatulas, and a doomed cry of URFFFFF as the reanimation effect occurs. What a bag of hats Yorick is for trapping Urf like that. Terrible rueful hats.

Sea Ravener Kog'maw: Kog'maw going where no Kog'Maw has gone before: as a killer whale. A near perfect aquatic match for Kog, he would be coloured in their distinctive black and white matting, Caustic Spittle spitting out an accidentally orca'd spatula, Bio-Arcane Barrage lobbing partially devoured fish while active, and Void Ooze puckered with starfish. Now, what self-respecting devouring orca Kog'Maw machine wouldn't (attempt) to eat Urf? He's just so tas—err, friendly. And good. And friendly. For his pièce de résistance, Living Artillery launches a rather-resilient-to-being-eaten Urf to splash down upon the battlefield, with cries of URFFF, and out of sight. But never out of our minds.





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OTHER URF-Y GOODNESS (from 2013 and beyond, to note continuing relevance):

1. A post relating to Urf's good sense of charity: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=3217126
2. The call for Urf takes to GA: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=3301916 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=3301916)
3. There is lots of pleases on Reddit for Urf: http://www.reddit.com/r/leagueoflege..._new_urf_skin/ (http://www.reddit.com/r/leagueoflegends/comments/1bf8wy/its_april_1st_where_is_my_new_urf_skin/)
4. Comrade Urf: http://www.reddit.com/r/leagueoflege...where_are_you/ (http://www.reddit.com/r/leagueoflegends/comments/1bew78/urf_where_are_you/)
5. Gamespotting Urf, where oh where: http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/95443...gends/65846972 (http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/954437-league-of-legends/65846972)
6. Shyvana could be Urf'd: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=3293812 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=3293812)
7. Short and sweet. You are heard, brother: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=3292496 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=3292496)
8. More ponderings!: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=3293774 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=3293774)
9. Urf travels multicuturally. So much Urf: http://euw.leagueoflegends.com/board....php?t=1117104 (http://euw.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=1117104)
10. No Urf: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=3295476 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=3295476)
11. Equally thinking of Nami: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=3291734 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=3291734)
12. Sadness: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=3291329 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=3291329)
13. More pleases-Riot for Urf: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=3293502 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=3293502)
14. A poll for Urf: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=3297244 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=3297244)
15. All of the sadness: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=3293388 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=3293388)
16. Happy (not) Urf Day: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=3290701 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=3290701)
17. Still waiting: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=3300661 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=3300661)
18. A champion forgotten: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=3296847 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=3296847)
19. And anger, when faced with a Valoran without Urf!: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=3295454 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=3295454)
20. Remembering: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=3288504 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=3288504)
21. Number 21: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=3293169 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=3293169)
22. Urfday reclaimed: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=3295519 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=3295519)
23. Trundles goes clubbing: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=3158271 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=3158271)
24. April Fool's disappointment: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=3291833 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=3291833)
25. Goodnight, sweet prince: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=3295306 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=3295306)
26. Not forgotten: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=3291147 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=3291147)
27. Not forgotten: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=3304976 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=3304976)
28. Not forgotten: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=3299046 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=3299046)
29. Not forgotten: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=3287432 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=3287432)
30. Urf ideas: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=3296534 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=3296534)
31. Another tradition forgotten: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=3292798 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=3292798)
32. Urf skin ideas: http://www.reddit.com/r/leagueoflege...day_skin_hype/ (http://www.reddit.com/r/leagueoflegends/comments/1axfj9/urf_day_skin_hype/)
33. Not forgotten: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=3259003 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=3259003)
34. Urf fighters:http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=3270529 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=3270529)
35. Uncannily similar Nami: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=3221911 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=3221911)





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TRIBUTES:

100 views: Swell.
250 views: Swell.
500 views: Swell.
1000 views: Swell.
2500 views: Swell.
5000 views: Newly swell.
10,000 views: Not yet swell.





p.s. super cool riot guys/guyettes, if you see this, feel free to rename the topic. I made it in the spur of the moment originally. it doesn't honour Urf enough.


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Championshp Pony

Senior Member

04-03-2013

bump D:

I WILL NOT SAY GOODNIGHT TO MY SWEET URF PRINCE


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Trash Talk

Senior Member

04-09-2013

OR jax-trained urf. a new skin that shows as urf, but it plays on jax's kit.


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Mysterious Guile

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04-11-2013

I would especially love to see Urf Warrior Jax, where his passive sound effect on every 3rd strike is the classic "URF!" noise.


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Championshp Pony

Senior Member

04-11-2013

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I would especially love to see Urf Warrior Jax, where his passive sound effect on every 3rd strike is the classic "URF!" noise.


oh god yes.

we are nearing 1000 believers in the Urf.

no, really, Riot, why cancel the tradition without any explanation or reason? I know you're leaning more towards super serious lore right now, but the single fun, festive skin here and there—well, i can't imagine it causing too much drama.

(i won't even touch upon missing an Easter skin too. are all fun traditions going underground? sadface.)


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Striker Ezreal

Member

04-18-2013

bumpity bump.

Goodnight sweet prince -cries-


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KS Proxy

Senior Member

04-18-2013

Urfcaller Nami!


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Championshp Pony

Senior Member

04-19-2013

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bumpity bump.

Goodnight sweet prince -cries-


thankyou! no, his sleep shall not come yet!

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Urfcaller Nami!


her Tidecaller's Blessing could also have tiny spatulas in each of the three orbs that float around. Urfcaller Nami, we need you.

Riot, surely you must be able to say what happened to dear sweet Urf soon. but until then, a whole lot of resilience. : ]


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Championshp Pony

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06-03-2013

We are at the 5000 mark, but still no red love (despite the recent red spree!!). Bump for Urf and/or justice! Urf is justice.

Also need to mash up a few more ideas.


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Championshp Pony

Senior Member

06-23-2013

Added Sea Ravener Kog'Maw to Heralds of Urf : ]


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