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

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04-03-2013

bump D:

I WILL NOT SAY GOODNIGHT TO MY SWEET URF PRINCE


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Trash Talk

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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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04-10-2013

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

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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

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04-18-2013

bumpity bump.

Goodnight sweet prince -cries-


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04-18-2013

Urfcaller Nami!


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Championshp Pony

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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

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06-23-2013

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


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