[Complete] Q and A Session with Riot President Marc 'Tryndamere' Merrill this Friday!

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Jimslice

Senior Member

04-21-2010

Any more summoner spells coming?

Champion back stories are neat, any plans for a single player?

As an ex-WoW player I found the Armory to be very useful, do you intend on expanding summoner information instead of players relying on player submitted stats on lolbase.net?

What kind of improvements to masteries / runes will we be seeing in the near future?

Will we be seeing new Gametypes in the near future?


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PrincessEric

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Junior Member

04-21-2010

1. Are we going to have a mastery page to switch between when using different heroes similar to how the rune page has 2 pages for quick switch.

2. Are we going to have a map similar to the original DOTA map for those who misses the bigger map layout with towers spread further apart allowing more ganks.


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Drgron

Senior Member

04-21-2010

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Originally Posted by Rauros View Post
Question for the President! :

Are there any plans to make it so we can sell Runes back to the store or upgrade old Runes to a higher Tier? - The Rune combiner is quite lackluster, and it would be nice to simply sell old Runes back to the store for maybe half the IP amount we originally bought them for.
please answer this I meant to ask it myself, I think it would be a great advancement to the game, if if its only a 50% sell back its something and it will make buying non level 3 runes actually useful and not a waste of IP.


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Thethaimaster

Junior Member

04-21-2010

R u guys gonna accept any high school student to do any part time jobs?

Another thing r their going to be any new map im looking foward to that too


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Xine

Adjudicator

04-21-2010

I could answer 3/4ths of these questions because they've already been answered. Half of the questions left after those are personal favors or feature requests and not really questions I would like to see asked to the President of the company instead of the design & feature teams.


I won't make it Friday, my wife's birthday is this weekend. So here are my questions:

Easy Questions
- In your role as President what responsibilities do you take on yourself besides being the dashing figurehead for the company?

- Was Tryndamere named after you by your own insistence, or was someone else responsible for the deed? Does the state he is in right now ever make you cry yourself to sleep knowing your namesake is such weak-sauce?

- Would you mind listing for us Riot's current top 5 priorities?

Harder Questions
- Is there any pressure from your investors to do things a certain way? Do they have any say/guidance in the decisions Riot is making? IE - Have you had to re-allocate any resources on their behest, like to your money making features from your Season 1 team?

- On a scale of 1-10 how successful were the first 6 months in the eyes of your investors? After these first 6 months what would you say the likely hood is of Riot starting up another division and working on another game?

- Since beta it feels like Riot's interaction with the community had diminished greatly. Riot appears to be drifting down the path of Blizzard and other large companies with it's firm "No dates and we'll tell you what we want when we want" policy. We understand and support Riot's decision to not release features until they are good and ready, but is there a reason that more updates are not given on the status of major features, like Season 1? Is this something you think Riot could agree to do better at?

- During Beta there was always lots of talk of there being regular releases of maps, champions, and features. Riot has done a great job at releasing fun and unique champions on a regular basis, but many higher end players have left the game because of failure to release season 1 or any information in a reasonable time frame. What would you say have been the top challenges and/or obstacles that your teams have run into that are causing such large delays in the other feature and content releases?


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Munchlord

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Senior Member

04-21-2010

Question for the President:

When do you plan to have the suggestions part of the site up, and how much do you intend to use it to look at, draw inspiration from or otherwise use customer made game design produce?


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RikuChunsa

Junior Member

04-21-2010

Question for the President! :

Any plans for more than 2 teams in a game?


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TwoFatNuts

Adjudicator

04-21-2010

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Originally Posted by Xine View Post
Easy Questions
- In your role as President what responsibilities do you take on yourself besides being the dashing figurehead for the company?

- Was Tryndamere named after you by your own insistence, or was someone else responsible for the deed? Does the state he is in right now ever make you cry yourself to sleep knowing your namesake is such weak-sauce?

- Would you mind listing for us Riot's current top 5 priorities?

Harder Questions
- Is there any pressure from your investors to do things a certain way? Do they have any say/guidance in the decisions Riot is making? IE - Have you had to re-allocate any resources on their behest, like to your money making features from your Season 1 team?

- On a scale of 1-10 how successful were the first 6 months in the eyes of your investors? After these first 6 months what would you say the likely hood is of Riot starting up another division and working on another game?

- Since beta it feels like Riot's interaction with the community had diminished greatly. Riot appears to be drifting down the path of Blizzard and other large companies with it's firm "No dates and we'll tell you what we want when we want" policy. We understand and support Riot's decision to not release features until they are good and ready, but is there a reason that more updates are not given on the status of major features, like Season 1? Is this something you think Riot could agree to do better at?

- During Beta there was always lots of talk of there being regular releases of maps, champions, and features. Riot has done a great job at releasing fun and unique champions on a regular basis, but many higher end players have left the game because of failure to release season 1 or any information in a reasonable time frame. What would you say have been the top challenges and/or obstacles that your teams have run into that are causing such large delays in the other feature and content releases?


^^Excellent questions (the hard ones especially), couldnt have phrased it any better.


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Karm

Junior Member

04-21-2010

Gentleman Cho'gath. Go.


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Panzerr

Senior Member

04-21-2010

Question for Tryndamere : When are you planning to become the real threat and King among other champions ?