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Does anyone else think it's kind of a bummer that both of Zyra's skins are 1350 rp?

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Eyrgos

Senior Member

10-16-2013

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IronStylus:
Which ones are you referring to? I'm curious, I can't seem to recollect.

Parrot please

http://forums.na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=3952200


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IronStylus

Sr. Concept Artist

10-16-2013

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tailsmph:
Scorched Earth Renek comes to mind


Re-prioritized because of Pool Party Renekton being an opportunity we wanted to jump on. Fan inspired, seasonal, etc.

SER is around I think, we don't just chuck good content away like that, he'll probably need a once over in terms of QA and touchup depending on when his release will be, which I'm not sure of.


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QwertyiouP

Recruiter

10-16-2013

How long has Rumble been released for? 7 years? I haven't been playing this game since the beginning. And when was Zyra released? Like only a month ago right? I haven't been playing this game too long.

A Red commented once and said Rumble was a difficult champion to make skins for, because of some really technical mumbo jumbo wizardy or something. And yet here we have a brand new skin for a brand new champion, who is apparently the most difficult champion to make skins for. Yeah, OK.

(jokes on the release time of the champions.............................if you did not get that...)


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UnderworldH4des

Senior Member

10-16-2013

SER on PBE for like 5 months now? Or more?


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IronStylus

Sr. Concept Artist

10-16-2013

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wapster:
IronStylus,

Since you're one of the lead artists at Riot, I can only assume that you have some influence in which skins get made and whatnot. My question is: why was the obvious (and highly fan recommended) pumpkin-themed Zyra skin brushes aside for a graveyard themed one?

People have been voicing their desires for a new Zyra skin for a long time now, and many of the issues of new Zyra skins were how niche of a character she is (with the whole plant theme not being very exploitable, etc).

So, it just seems baffling that a Halloween themed skin that seemed so obvious, hard to screw up, and almost expected in the fans eyes came out as something so different. If you guys were to have told us that Zyra would've been getting a Harrowing skin, but not what it actually was, 100% of the speculation would've let people to think of a pumpkin-themed Zyra with little pumpkin roots and seeds that had different faces carved into them for whatever spell she used. Her ult could be a pumpkin patch, etc etc.

I guess what I'm trying to say is: why was her actual skin direction taken over the much easier, more expected, and generally (arguably) better skin proposal? It just fits so well with Halloween that it is just crazy to think of the reasons why Pumpkin Zyra wasn't picked over a graveyard theme.

Also, one more quick question. The human form on Victorious Elise has some really big issues in terms of visuals. The red undertones do not go well at all with her blue trims (these colors together are the definition of visual clash), and some colors on her armor do not even match the promo art that was given to us. In addition, her armor doesn't really feel or look like armor. In addition, her purple skirt really needs to be done away with to a more royal / deep blue color to keep in theme.


I'm a senior, not a lead, just to clarify, and I'm not on the Skins team, so I don't really attend many of the ideation/production meetings. I think what you're suggesting is a delightful idea, but I'm not sure why the Skins team didn't go this direction.


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OhGawdWhoa

Junior Member

10-16-2013

Will Haunted Zyra be on sale for the first 4 days like Creator Viktor? If it is I have no problem with it being 1350, Ill just buy it on release.


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Firefly Captain

Senior Member

10-16-2013

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IronStylus:
Re-prioritized because of Pool Party Renekton being an opportunity we wanted to jump on. Fan inspired, seasonal, etc.

SER is around I think, we don't just chuck good content away like that, he'll probably need a once over in terms of QA and touchup depending on when his release will be, which I'm not sure of.


What about Cyber Katarina?
http://www.surrenderat20.net/2012/08/8-9-pbe-update.html


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Gabe NewelI

Senior Member

10-16-2013

You shoulda just make a 750 or 975 Zyra skin that retains the default plants. Make it something like Tropical Vine Zyra or something, just so Zyra mains can shut their mouths.


Zyra players are cancer (just like Zyra itself) and don't deserve **** anyway.


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UltimaFatum

Senior Member

10-16-2013

Ironstylus, I appreciate you taking the time to talk to us as we know not every Rioter do so you are certainly not forced as part of your mandate to enlighten us time and again with some info. Given the subject of the thread however, would it be at all possible to have someone from the pricing team to come and say something? Skin prices have been an issue for a while now and it would be great to have some sort of back-and-forth with someone who could bring our concerns to the table.


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Dryad Soraka

Senior Member

10-16-2013

oh god, they're still using the multiple model excuse