A mysterious, grainy, picture is our first clue about the League of Legends’ 101st Champion. This news comes before the release of League of Legends 100th Champ, Jayce. Lead Champion Designer, Morello, decided to let some info slip in a “red” post today in the League of Legends’ forums.
While I maintain that Jayce’s whole weapon-transforming thing is really fun, it’s really not about some big mega-release milestone. It’s a nice round number, sure, but I think it’d be kind of ****ty of us if we were holding something back for this that we’d had been capable of doing previously.
I kind of see it as every champion needs to be a milestone of some kind – just trying to do something we hadn’t done before in regards to gameplay, art, lore, or any mixture of them. I’ll talk more about a couple of the big issues (monsters, why 3 masculine-style males so close) in a future post, but for this I wanna focus on the specific “champ 100 thing.” I feel if there was something more special we could have done here, why aren’t we doing that for every champion?
I actually did a quick interview for a cool little video that takes a look back at our first 100 champions…it shows some of the process we use and a bit of revealing the man behind the curtain. I think that goes live next week.
So, I probably shouldn’t do this, but what the Hell. I’m really stoked about champion 101 too because I got to work much much more directly on it than I usually do and it’s an archetype I think we’ve needed. I’ll….plant a little teaser for you.
(Hint, she’s not made of flesh):
So… We know that this is that Plant Mage we have heard about. We also believe her name is Zyra, as hinted at in the forums but also the name of the picture as well. We’ll be sure to post any additional info that we can as soon as it surfaces. Are you looking forward to this champ or still awaiting Jayce?