@Riot Diana Skin incoming?

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Minharoni

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06-16-2013

Just need good looking skins


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Saucy Platypus

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06-16-2013

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The first is just... a hooded woman...
And what does that make Spell Thief Lux???


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PhilHit

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Are those important, though? On a scale of 1-10, how important would you say model recognition is?

I could understand the need for silhouettes to match closely in a game like TF2 where the enemy can switch classes on the fly and you're never completely sure what you're going to encounter, so you need to be able to know at a moment's notice. But in League, you know what the enemy team consists of. You know what they look like at champ select. I could understand keeping particles consistent (IE not making a skin for Singed where his W becomes a pile of fire, which someone might mistake for a damaging attack when it's only a slow), but are silhouettes/strict model adherence really such a big deal?
Have you ever been in a teamfight?


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exelsis xax

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06-16-2013

sunbathing Leona and skinnydip Diana. they get released together, in the Forbidden Lovers parrot bumdle, along with a series of heartfelt correspondences between sworn enemies torn by their feelings for one another.


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An Exile

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06-16-2013

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The first is just... a hooded woman...

The second has promise. I like the plant/druid thing.

The third is copyrighted :P
Couldn't you do a skin like Vi with the hooded woman idea. Just make her taunt or something lower her hood. I think that might take alot though to animate.. not sure.


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J Liu

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06-16-2013

id love a new MF skin!


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SuperDopeHomeboy

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06-16-2013

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Oh, that's a really great question. Skarner isn't as hard as you might think. You can make him into pretty much anything, from a bug, to a lobster, to a robot. Not sure the particulars as to why he hasn't gotten a skin yet, though.

Hmm, actually it's sort of multifaceted. Because there's champions who are hard to make skins for logistically (lot's of assets/models/particles/etc to make), conceptually (base lacks large silhouette landmarks, "big hook", etc), or technically (older champions, outdated rigs, etc).

So, here's a list of what just comes to mind for various reasons:

Evelynn - Technical.; Outdated model/rig/animations/etc
Fiora - Conceptual. Lacking large visual landmarks, she's mostly just a lady in a costume.
Hiemerdinger - Technical. Mostly, outdated.. everything.
Lissandra - Logistical. Holy ****, so many particles! All of those particles are separate models with seperate, and possibly, custom animations on them.
LeBlanc - Conceptual. She's actually one our most standard of standard human females.
Malphite - Technical. Not so much unusable rig, but still has it's challenges.
Master Yi - Technical. Pizza feet...
Rumble - Technical and logistical. As stated.
Shyvanna - Logistical. Basically two champions in one.
Sion - Technical. Yikes..
Sivir - Technical. Outdated model/rig/animations/particles.. So yeah, rework first.
Swain - Technical. Outdated assets, basically also two champions.
Taric - Technically outrageous. Outdated assets.
Teemo - Existential. Every subsequent skin we make for him unlocks another gateway to hell.
Twitch - Technical. Very outdated assets, he's actually missing legs I think.
Udyr - Technical and Logistical. Fairly outdated, but pretty much 4 different champions depending on complexity.
Varus - Conceptual. Dude with a bow and purple pants.
Xerath - Logistical. Piles of particle work and strange rig voodoo I have no idea how to even describe.
Zac - Conceptually and logistically. Virtually no differentiated landmarks on skins, pretty much all texture or animation behaviors can be leveraged.
Zilean - Outdate assets, but not really an animation nightmare. He floats.
Zyra - Conceptually and logistically. On her body, not a ton of distinquishing landmarks. All of her plants require new models and new animations.

REMINDER! The above list doesn't mean these champions a) will not have a skin for them any time soon b) are huge challenges to overcome c) don't already have stuff in the works despite challenges listed. This isn't a blacklist, this is just what comes to my mind when I think of champions we've had challenges with. Each of these challenges can be solved in it's own particular way. Things are solved sometimes in just updating the assets, like in the case of Tyrant Swain or Battlecast Urgot, or sometimes with a complete rebuild like any relaunch/VU we make. Very much depends on the champion and what we have to work with.

While you're at it can you be a peach and change her Ricochet back!!!


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Sigil of Silence

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06-16-2013

I would do anything, even kill, for a new LeBlanc skin. It's just that I'm simply enamored by her design... :U


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Fish Spank

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06-16-2013

While you're here..
I'm so happy to see a new diana skin in the works. Thou I would have loved that Eclipse diana that guy posted a while back.

Anyways what about a nami skin? Golden Nami!!!!


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Tarnished Lily

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06-16-2013

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Taric - Technically outrageous. Outdated assets.
Teemo - Existential. Every subsequent skin we make for him unlocks another gateway to hell.
Xerath - Logistical. Piles of particle work and strange rig voodoo I have no idea how to even describe.
I like the way you type. This amused me greatly and I find your humor to be very much to my tastes.