Riot Morgageddon Requested AMA

First Riot Post
Comment below rating threshold, click here to show it.

Zodai

Member

09-21-2013

This is a post I originally posted in the Ransom AMAA involving the lore and writing; as another writing Rioter; I thought I might ask for your opinions as well; although you aren't actually on the lore team yet.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zodai View Post
Yay, you didn't write the writing post yet!

That means I get to ask something :3

What would the chances be of getting a job in the Riot lore department through proof?

By this, I mean through a fully-completed manuscript of a possible story in the League universe; thus proving the applicant's understanding of the League universe, in addition to their ability to write at a consistently high quality?

As an aspiring writer; I've been thinking about trying this out - would my chances be higher if I got some other novels released before submitting? What length would the story have to be? Are deaths acceptable in some form if they're alive at the end of the story? How far are we allowed to go in discovering new parts of characters (Such as some dark secret that adds on to what has already been developed) How far would be acceptable in contradicting existing lore for the sake of this (Rumble having known Tristana and Teemo during their childhood (How Rumble and Tristana met isn't stated in the lore at all; but her only reference to him is the name of his mech, so there's something that likely needs to be developed there) Developing large-scale secrets to existing lore (Spoilers: The Yordles ancestors were the Watchers.) If any of these arise as issues, would the lore team work through and fix it assuming the story itself was good enough to land the writer a job?

These are all questions I have; and hopefully they may be answered.


Comment below rating threshold, click here to show it.

ThanksALatte

Senior Member

09-21-2013

I saw you graduated from cal poly slo.

Dear lord I love my SLO. Class of 09'!

(No question just love the SLO town and going I visit friends there next weekend who live off Tassahara)


Comment below rating threshold, click here to show it.

NakedGranny

This user has referred a friend to League of Legends, click for more information

Senior Member

09-21-2013

Quote:
Originally Posted by Riot Morgageddon View Post

OPINION STARTING

Redeemed Morgana, because you know, Kayle is *pbbbbbbth* and Morgana could use a skin where she's flying as well...

OPINION ENDING
Something like the Angels from Heroes Of Might And Magic V, then?


Comment below rating threshold, click here to show it.

WakingOcarina

Member

09-21-2013

Quote:
Originally Posted by Riot Morgageddon View Post
Morgageddon munches on a few pretzels, as he continues his journey in RE: Coded...

Oh... and here I thought it as just for writing practice :X


It's that too. But I'd rather not practice ending the known universe. It sounds a bit hairy.


Hiya Morgageddon! If you could make one skin for any champion, which champ and what would that skin be?


OPINION STARTING

Redeemed Morgana, because you know, Kayle is *pbbbbbbth* and Morgana could use a skin where she's flying as well...

OPINION ENDING
Wait, Morgagedon plays KH? I love that series!
Unless it's about actual coding. then i look stupid.


Comment below rating threshold, click here to show it.

Riot Morgageddon

Player Support Tech Specialist

09-21-2013
81 of 95 Riot Posts

Morgageddon is about to turn on his stream, but wanted to answer some more questions first.

This is a post I originally posted in the Ransom AMAA involving the lore and writing; as another writing Rioter; I thought I might ask for your opinions as well; although you aren't actually on the lore team yet.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zodai
Yay, you didn't write the writing post yet!

That means I get to ask something :3

What would the chances be of getting a job in the Riot lore department through proof?

By this, I mean through a fully-completed manuscript of a possible story in the League universe; thus proving the applicant's understanding of the League universe, in addition to their ability to write at a consistently high quality?

As an aspiring writer; I've been thinking about trying this out - would my chances be higher if I got some other novels released before submitting? What length would the story have to be? Are deaths acceptable in some form if they're alive at the end of the story? How far are we allowed to go in discovering new parts of characters (Such as some dark secret that adds on to what has already been developed) How far would be acceptable in contradicting existing lore for the sake of this (Rumble having known Tristana and Teemo during their childhood (How Rumble and Tristana met isn't stated in the lore at all; but her only reference to him is the name of his mech, so there's something that likely needs to be developed there) Developing large-scale secrets to existing lore (Spoilers: The Yordles ancestors were the Watchers.) If any of these arise as issues, would the lore team work through and fix it assuming the story itself was good enough to land the writer a job?

These are all questions I have; and hopefully they may be answered.


Well, to put it in perspective, what you provide is what you will probably be judged on. If I were to apply now I'd have all of 4 completely unpublished but finished books, not related to League of Legends IP, and I'd still feel like I wouldn't have enough content. However, from it I would believe that they would be able to judge my passion for writing, as well as my skill level. Adding in the fact you wrote an entire League of Legends story would only show that you are willing to devote months of your spare time to crafting a story that might be worthy of Riot Games.

I highly recommend editing it a lot before you submit.


Something like the Angels from Heroes Of Might And Magic V, then?

Never played it actually...

Wait, Morgagedon plays KH? I love that series!
Unless it's about actual coding. then i look stupid.

Yep, debugging Traverse Town for the second time! grr.


Comment below rating threshold, click here to show it.

thewolfman15

Member

09-21-2013

whats your favorite animal?

also will you be my friend?


Comment below rating threshold, click here to show it.

Cakeisg00d

Member

09-21-2013

Who do you think will win worlds?


Comment below rating threshold, click here to show it.

namalus

Member

09-22-2013

Quote:
Originally Posted by Riot Morgageddon View Post
Morgageddon munches on a few pretzels, as he continues his journey in RE: Coded...
[..]
Hiya Morgageddon! If you could make one skin for any champion, which champ and what would that skin be?[/B][/I]

OPINION STARTING

Redeemed Morgana, because you know, Kayle is *pbbbbbbth* and Morgana could use a skin where she's flying as well...

OPINION ENDING
I'm relieved that I'm not the only one who craves for this skin. Thanks!


Comment below rating threshold, click here to show it.

VG Azorius

Senior Member

09-22-2013

Hi morg just a few questions :3

1. What degree did you obtain? and at what kind of college? (e.g. public, community, etc.)
2. What are the odds that I can obtain a job at riot as a tech person
3. Where is the boom boom Vi skin? (similar to boom boom blitz)


Comment below rating threshold, click here to show it.

Riot Morgageddon

Player Support Tech Specialist

09-22-2013
82 of 95 Riot Posts

Morgageddon sets in for a few hours of fun.

whats your favorite animal?

also will you be my friend?


Dragons of course. Who doesn't like them? And shore, but my friend's list is full -_-.

Who do you think will win worlds?

Tough call, I'll stay neutral

I'm relieved that I'm not the only one who craves for this skin. Thanks!

EVERYONE SHOULD CRAVE IT!!!!...I mean ... thanks!

Hi morg just a few questions :3

1. What degree did you obtain? and at what kind of college? (e.g. public, community, etc.)
2. What are the odds that I can obtain a job at riot as a tech person
3. Where is the boom boom Vi skin? (similar to boom boom blitz)

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Cal Poly SLO.
If you know your stuff, have passion for the game and community, and apply sooner rather than later, probably a good shot!
I have no idea, not on skins team, so can't even say it is/isn't being made with any authority. Interesting idea though!