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“A FURY-DRENCHED TERROR SYMPHONY TUNED TO THE KEY OF WHITE-HOT VIOLENCE!”

 

The Harrowing event has begun! Below you can find all the information from Riot’s official promo site (plus my own coverage of the new skins):

 

 

[ Note ] LEGACY SKINS DESCEND INTO THE VAULT ON NOVEMBER 16 AT 23:59 PST!

 


SLAYER JINX Banner

“SLAY TO LIVE. LIVE TO SLAY”

  • LEGACY
  • 975 RP UNTIL 11/9 23:59 PST
  • 1350 RP FULL PRICE

 

Here’s a full preview of Slayer Jinx:

Jinx_Splash_3 JinxLoadScreen_3

 

MODEL Banner

Slayer Jinx Model 2 Slayer Jinx Model 1

 

Recall Banner

Slayer Jinx Recall 1

 

SWITCHEROO Q Banner

Slayer Jinx Q 1

Slayer Jinx Q 2

 

ZAP W Banner

Slayer Jinx W 1

 

FLAME CHOMPERS E Banner

Slayer Jinx E 1

 

SUPER MEGA DEATH ROCKET R Banner

Slayer Jinx R 1 Slayer Jinx R 2

Slayer Jinx R 3

 

 

ZOMBIE NUNU Banner

“WHAT’S BIG, GREEN, AND DEAD ALL OVER?”

  • LEGACY
  • 975 RP UNTIL 11/9 23:59 PST
  • 1350 RP FULL PRICE

 

Here’s a preview of Zombie Nunu:

Nunu_Splash_7 NunuLoadScreen_7

 

MODEL Banner

Zombie Nunu Model 2 Zombie Nunu Model 1

 

Recall Banner

Zombie Nunu Recall

 

BASIC ATTACKS Banner

Zombie Nunu Auto Attack 1 Zombie Nunu Basic Attack 2

 

CONSUME Q Banner

Zombie Nunu Q 1

 

BLOOD BOIL W Banner

Zombie Nunu W 1

Zombie Nunu W 2

 

ICE BLAST E Banner

Zombie Nunu E 1

 

ABSOLUTE ZERO R Banner

Zombie Nunu R 1

 

 

SLAYER PANTHEON Banner

“DROP DEAD”

  • LEGACY
  • 975 RP

 

Here’s a preview of Slayer Pantheon:

Jinx_Splash_3 PantheonLoadScreen_7

 

MODEL Banner

Slayer Pantheon Model 1 Slayer Pantheon Model 2

 

Recall Banner

Slayer Pantheon Recall 1

 

SPEAR SHOT Q Banner

Slayer Pantheon Q 1

 

AEGIS OF ZEONIA W  Banner

Slayer Pantheon W 1

 

HEARTSEEKER STRIKE E Banner

Slayer Pantheon E 1

 

GRAND SKYFALL R Banner

Slayer Pantheon R 1

 

 

ZOMBIE BRAND Banner

“DEAD MAN WALKING… AND BURNING”

  • LEGACY
  • 1820 RP

 

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NEW BUNDLES Banner

The folllowing Bundles and icons will also be on sale:

 

Zombie Slayer Set Haunted Horrors Bundle Frightening Five Bundle The Dead Undying Bundle Cataclysmic Bundle

 

New Summoner Icons

 

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BURNING HUNGER ICON

  • 250 RP

icon-drop-dead

DROP DEAD ICON

  • 250 RP

 

 

Legacy Skins in Store Banner

Legacy Skins 1 Legacy Skins 4 Legacy Skins 3 Legacy Skins 2

 

Legacy Wards in Store Banner
Legacy Wards

 

 

FULL RESOLUTION ARTWORK

Below you can find four Harrowing wallpapers; note the images here are 1920×1080:

 

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[ 1280 x 1024 ] [ 1920 x 1200 ] [ 3840 x 1080 ]

 

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[ 1280 x 1024 ] [ 1920 x 1200 ] [ 3840 x 1080 ]

 

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[ 1280 x 1024 ] [ 1920 x 1200 ] [ 3840 x 1080 ]

 

Bonus! Here’s a Harrowing poster:

Harrowing Poster

 

 

DOUBLE LEGACY MYSTERY GIFTING Banner

Multiply the madness with 2x the chance to gift Legacy Skins, now until November 16 at 23:59 PST.

 

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If you have any questions, feel free to ask me at @NoL_Chefo or e-mail me at [email protected]m.

Patch 5.21 Notes

October 28th, 2015

 

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Patch 5.21 will be live in a few hours; here are the official notes:

 

Store Content

Balance

Miscellaneous

 

Here’s the maintenance schedule for every region:

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Scarizard Final PortraitGreetings, Summoners.

Welcome to patch 5.21, the one that’s finally old enough to drink. You’ve heard it a lot by now, but we’re nearing the end of our smaller patch cycles as Preseason work nears its conclusion – busting the doors wide open on the things you thought you knew about League of Legends.

But first, Riven nerfs.

If you look beneath you’ll find similar content to 5.20 and 5.19. A bugfix for Caitlyn’s basic attack desync (IT’S HAPPENING), and a few power-ups for our some of our less-potent void buddies (Cho’Gath, Kassadin) while we continue to trim down our high-performing outliers (Gangplank, Mordekaiser). This patch might not be flashy, but it’s wiser and more responsible. Let’s go with that.

That’s all for us this time! As always, check out the content below to see the specifics on all the changes (and what Zilean puts into his bottles), and we’ll see you next patch. By the time you’re reading this, we’ll be in the full swing of announcing our seasonal changes, so we’ll have lots to talk about when we see each other next. Until then, may all your bugs be fixed, and all your basic attacks synced.

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SLAYER JINX Banner

Slayer Jinx will be available for 1350 RP after Patch 5.21 hits live:

 

Jinx_Splash_3 JinxLoadScreen_3

 

MODEL Banner

Slayer Jinx Model 2 Slayer Jinx Model 1

 

Recall Banner

Slayer Jinx Recall 1

 

SWITCHEROO Q Banner

Slayer Jinx Q 1

Slayer Jinx Q 2

 

ZAP W Banner

Slayer Jinx W 1

 

FLAME CHOMPERS E Banner

Slayer Jinx E 1

 

SUPER MEGA DEATH ROCKET R Banner

Slayer Jinx R 1 Slayer Jinx R 2

Slayer Jinx R 3

 

 

SLAYER PANTHEON Banner

Slayer Pantheon will be available for 975 RP:

 

Jinx_Splash_3 PantheonLoadScreen_7

 

MODEL Banner

Slayer Pantheon Model 1 Slayer Pantheon Model 2

 

Recall Banner

Slayer Pantheon Recall 1

 

SPEAR SHOT Q Banner

Slayer Pantheon Q 1

 

AEGIS OF ZEONIA W  Banner

Slayer Pantheon W 1

 

HEARTSEEKER STRIKE E Banner

Slayer Pantheon E 1

 

GRAND SKYFALL R Banner

Slayer Pantheon R 1

 

 

ZOMBIE NUNU Banner

Zombie Nunu will be available for 1350 RP:

 

Nunu_Splash_7 NunuLoadScreen_7

 

MODEL Banner

Zombie Nunu Model 2 Zombie Nunu Model 1

 

Recall Banner

Zombie Nunu Recall

 

BASIC ATTACKS Banner

Zombie Nunu Auto Attack 1 Zombie Nunu Basic Attack 2

 

CONSUME Q Banner

Zombie Nunu Q 1

 

BLOOD BOIL W Banner

Zombie Nunu W 1

Zombie Nunu W 2

 

ICE BLAST E Banner

Zombie Nunu E 1

 

ABSOLUTE ZERO R Banner

Zombie Nunu R 1

 

 

New Summoner Icons

Six new Summoner icons will be available in store after Patch 5.21 hits live:

 

Four team icons will be available for players who want to support this year’s semifinalists at Worlds. As with all team icons, 20% of the proceeds to directlly to the teams.

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Two Harrowing-themed icons with Zombie Brand and Slayer Pantheon will also be available, likely for 250 RP each:

profileIcon949 (1) profileIcon948

 

 

Champion Changes

 

Chogath Final Portrait


Buff BoxFeastFeast [ R ]

  • If Feast kills an enemy Champion, Cho’Gath gains 2 stacks (1 stack on live)

 

 

 

Gangplank Final Champion Portrait

General Box

  • Health changed from 631 [+79 per level] to 580 [+82 per level]

 

Nerf BoxParrrley Final IconParrrley [ Q ]

  • Killing a target with Parrley no longer refunds 25 mana

 

 

 

Kassadin Final Portrait

 

Buff BoxNether_BladeNether Blade [ W ]

  • Cooldown decreased from 9 seconds to 7
  • AP ratio on active increased from 0.6 to 0.7

 

 

Mordekaiser Final Portrait

 

Nerf BoxHarvester of Sorrow Final IconHarvester of Sorrow [ W ]

  • Now only receives 50% of the experience lost by sharing a lane, decreased from 100%

 

 

 

Riven Final Portrait

 

Nerf BoxBlade_of_the_ExileBlade of the Exile / Wind Slash [ R ]

  • Cooldown increased from 110/85/50 seconds to 130/95/60

 

 

 

Veigar Final Portrait


Nerf BoxBaleful_StrikeBaleful Strike [ Q ]

  • Base damage decreased from 80/125/170/215/260 to 70/110/150/190/230

 

 

 

Zilean Final Portrait

[ Note ] You can find context on why Zilean’s passive is being replaced HERE.

 

Change BoxHeightened_LearningTime in a Bottle [ New Passive ]

Zilean stores 2/3.5/5/6/12 experience every 5 seconds (values for levels 1/6/11/16/18).

When he has enough to finish an ally’s level, he can right-click them to give them that Experience (cooldown is 120 seconds). Zilean gains as much Experience as he gives. Cannot be used in combat.

 

 

Item Changes
 

Quality of Life Box FinalScrying_Orb_itemScrying Orb [ Trinket ] 

Fixed a bug where the level 9 version of Scrying Orb had 400 vision range instead of 550

 

 

UPDATED PLAYER REPORTS Banner

Neurocat New Portrait

Hey everyone,

Last month, we debuted upgrades to the Instant Feedback system (reform cards, improved chat restrictions and intentional feeding bans). Now, we’re continuing the overhaul by pushing out some improvements to the report system. We made two major changes to how you report someone:

The old system had a lot of categories, some of which were redundant, not useful, or simply out-of-date. After analyzing old report data and listening to community feedback, we winnowed the list down to seven types of behavior:

Sometimes a player might display multiple offensive behaviors in game – in the old system, it wasn’t possible to report them for more than one reason. With these upgrades, we’re allowing up to 3 categories to be selected when reporting a player. Keep in mind, selecting multiple categories doesn’t increase the severity of a report, so only select the offenses that happened in the game. In the future, players who falsely report others may face penalties. The more accurate the report, the better we can help players reform their behavior.

This should be hitting the PBE shortly. Please leave a comment if you have any questions.

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There are two new loading screens – one for Worlds and the other for the upcoming Harrowing event. Here are the links on FrostyNinja’s channel:

 

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LORE FOR SHADOW ISLE CHAMPIONS

New in-client lore has been released for most Champions from the Shadow Isles:

 

Hecarim Final Portrait

“Break their ranks and ride them down without mercy. Crush the living and feast on their terror.”

Hecarim is an armored colossus who charges from the Shadow Isles at the head of a deathly host of spectral horsemen to hunt the living. A monstrous fusion of man and beast, cursed to ride for eternity, Hecarim revels in slaughter and crushing souls beneath his armored hooves.

 

Kalista Final Portrait

“When wronged, we seek justice. When hurt, we strike back. When betrayed, the Spear of Vengeance strikes!”

A specter of wrath and retribution, Kalista is the undying spirit of vengeance, an armored nightmare summoned from the Shadow Isles to hunt deceivers and traitors. The betrayed may cry out in blood to be avenged, but Kalista only answers those whose cause she deems worthy of her skills. Woe betide those who become the focus of Kalista’s wrath, for any pact sealed with this grim hunter can only end on the cold fire of her soul-spears.”

 

Karthus Final Portrait

“Death is not the end of the journey, it is just the beginning…”

The harbinger of oblivion, Karthus is an undying spirit whose haunting songs are a prelude to the horror of his nightmarish appearance. The living fear the eternity of undeath, but Karthus sees only beauty and purity in its embrace, a perfect union of life and death. When Karthus emerges from the Shadow Isles, it is to bring the joy of death to mortals as an apostle of the unliving.

 

Mordekaiser Final Portrait

“All things must die… and yet I live on.”

The baleful revenant Mordekaiser is among the most terrifying and hateful spirits haunting the Shadow Isles. He has existed for countless centuries, shielded from true death by necromantic sorcery and the force of his own dark will. Those who dare face Mordekaiser in battle risk a horrific curse: he enslaves his victims’ souls to become instruments of destruction.

 

Thresh Final Portrait

“The mind is a wondrous thing to tear apart.”

Sadistic and cunning, Thresh is a restless spirit who prides himself on tormenting mortals and breaking them with slow, excruciating inventiveness. His victims suffer far beyond the point of death, for Thresh wreaks agony upon their souls, imprisoning them in his lantern to torture for all eternity.

 

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This bug’s been a hard one to track down, but was actually fixed back in 5.20 (not this patch!). In light of recent events, we figured it’d be prudent to let you know this one’s already been taken care of on live servers. Detonate to your heart’s content!

[ BUGFIX ] Fixed a rare bug where spells that can be “detonated” after landing at a target location (ex. Gragas’ Q – Barrel Roll, Lux’s E – Lucent Singularity, Ziggs’ W – Satchel Charge) could stop working for the rest of the game.

 

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  • Fixed an issue where certain files were being unnecessarily re-downloaded during patches
  • Fixed a bug where Tibbers’ E – Molten Shield damage wasn’t proccing some on-spell-hit effects that Annie’s shield does
  • Haunted Zyra’s plant attack VFX are once again appropriately spooky
  • Fixed a bug that caused flickering for various particles, including Kindred’s W – Wolf’s Frenzy and Rek’Sai’s W – Burrow tunnels

 


If you have any questions, feel free to ask me at @NoL_Chefo or e-mail me at [email protected]

PBE Round-up: Patch 5.21

October 25th, 2015

 

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Patch 5.21 will hit live in the early hours of October 28th, assuming there are no delays. Here are its contents:

 

Store Content

Balance

Miscellaneous

 

Here are the most recent news in each category:

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SLAYER JINX Banner

Slayer Jinx will be available for 1350 RP after Patch 5.21 hits live:

 

Jinx_Splash_3 JinxLoadScreen_3

 

MODEL Banner

Slayer Jinx Model 2 Slayer Jinx Model 1

 

Recall Banner

Slayer Jinx Recall 1

 

SWITCHEROO Q Banner

Slayer Jinx Q 1

Slayer Jinx Q 2

 

ZAP W Banner

Slayer Jinx W 1

 

FLAME CHOMPERS E Banner

Slayer Jinx E 1

 

SUPER MEGA DEATH ROCKET R Banner

Slayer Jinx R 1 Slayer Jinx R 2

Slayer Jinx R 3

 

 

SLAYER PANTHEON Banner

Slayer Pantheon will be available for 975 RP:

 

Jinx_Splash_3 PantheonLoadScreen_7

 

MODEL Banner

Slayer Pantheon Model 1 Slayer Pantheon Model 2

 

Recall Banner

Slayer Pantheon Recall 1

 

SPEAR SHOT Q Banner

Slayer Pantheon Q 1

 

AEGIS OF ZEONIA W  Banner

Slayer Pantheon W 1

 

HEARTSEEKER STRIKE E Banner

Slayer Pantheon E 1

 

GRAND SKYFALL R Banner

Slayer Pantheon R 1

 

 

ZOMBIE NUNU Banner

Zombie Nunu will be available for 1350 RP:

 

Nunu_Splash_7 NunuLoadScreen_7

 

MODEL Banner

Zombie Nunu Model 2 Zombie Nunu Model 1

 

Recall Banner

Zombie Nunu Recall

 

BASIC ATTACKS Banner

Zombie Nunu Auto Attack 1 Zombie Nunu Basic Attack 2

 

CONSUME Q Banner

Zombie Nunu Q 1

 

BLOOD BOIL W Banner

Zombie Nunu W 1

Zombie Nunu W 2

 

ICE BLAST E Banner

Zombie Nunu E 1

 

ABSOLUTE ZERO R Banner

Zombie Nunu R 1

 

 

New Summoner Icons

Six new Summoner icons will be available in store after Patch 5.22 hits live:

 

Four team icons will be available for players who want to support this year’s semifinalists at Worlds. As with all team icons, 20% of the proceeds to directlly to the teams.

profileIcon941 profileIcon940 profileIcon943 profileIcon942 (1)

 

Two Harrowing-themed icons with Zombie Brand and Slayer Pantheon will also be available, likely for 250 RP each:

profileIcon949 (1) profileIcon948

 

 

Champion Changes

 

Chogath Final Portrait


Buff BoxFeastFeast [ R ]

  • If Feast kills an enemy Champion, Cho’Gath gains 2 stacks (1 stack on live)

 

 


Gangplank Final Champion Portrait

General Box

  • Health changed from 631 [+79 per level] to 580 [+82 per level]

 

Nerf BoxParrrley Final IconParrrley [ Q ]

  • Killing a target with Parrley no longer refunds 25 mana

 

 

 

Kassadin Final Portrait

 

Buff BoxNether_BladeNether Blade [ W ]

  • Cooldown decreased from 9 seconds to 7
  • AP ratio on active increased from 0.6 to 0.7

 

 

Mordekaiser Final Portrait

 

Nerf BoxHarvester of Sorrow Final IconHarvester of Sorrow [ W ]

  • Now only receives 50% of the experience lost by sharing a lane, decreased from 100%

 

 


Riven Final Portrait

 

Nerf BoxBlade_of_the_ExileBlade of the Exile / Wind Slash [ R ]

  • Cooldown increased from 110/85/50 seconds to 130/95/60

 

 


Veigar Final Portrait


Nerf BoxBaleful_StrikeBaleful Strike [ Q ]

  • Base damage decreased from 80/125/170/215/260 to 70/110/150/190/230

 

 


Zilean Final Portrait

[ Note ] You can find context on why Zilean’s passive is being replaced HERE.

 

Change BoxHeightened_LearningTime in a Bottle [ New Passive ]

Zilean stores 2/3.5/5/6/12 experience every 5 seconds (values for levels 1/6/11/16/18).

When he has enough to finish an ally’s level, he can right-click them to give them that Experience (cooldown is 120 seconds). Zilean gains as much Experience as he gives. Cannot be used in combat.

 

 

UPDATED PLAYER REPORTS Banner

Neurocat New Portrait

Hey everyone,

Last month, we debuted upgrades to the Instant Feedback system (reform cards, improved chat restrictions and intentional feeding bans). Now, we’re continuing the overhaul by pushing out some improvements to the report system. We made two major changes to how you report someone:

The old system had a lot of categories, some of which were redundant, not useful, or simply out-of-date. After analyzing old report data and listening to community feedback, we winnowed the list down to seven types of behavior:

Sometimes a player might display multiple offensive behaviors in game – in the old system, it wasn’t possible to report them for more than one reason. With these upgrades, we’re allowing up to 3 categories to be selected when reporting a player. Keep in mind, selecting multiple categories doesn’t increase the severity of a report, so only select the offenses that happened in the game. In the future, players who falsely report others may face penalties. The more accurate the report, the better we can help players reform their behavior.

This should be hitting the PBE shortly. Please leave a comment if you have any questions.

[ Link to Post ]



NEW LOGIN SCREENS Banner


There are two new loading screens – one for Worlds and the other for the upcoming Harrowing event. Here are the links on FrostyNinja’s channel:

 

cs_bg_champions (8)

 

cs_bg_champions (9)

 

 

LORE FOR SHADOW ISLE CHAMPIONS

New in-client lore has been released for most Champions from the Shadow Isles:

 

Hecarim Final Portrait

“Break their ranks and ride them down without mercy. Crush the living and feast on their terror.”

Hecarim is an armored colossus who charges from the Shadow Isles at the head of a deathly host of spectral horsemen to hunt the living. A monstrous fusion of man and beast, cursed to ride for eternity, Hecarim revels in slaughter and crushing souls beneath his armored hooves.

 

Kalista Final Portrait

“When wronged, we seek justice. When hurt, we strike back. When betrayed, the Spear of Vengeance strikes!”

A specter of wrath and retribution, Kalista is the undying spirit of vengeance, an armored nightmare summoned from the Shadow Isles to hunt deceivers and traitors. The betrayed may cry out in blood to be avenged, but Kalista only answers those whose cause she deems worthy of her skills. Woe betide those who become the focus of Kalista’s wrath, for any pact sealed with this grim hunter can only end on the cold fire of her soul-spears.”

 

Karthus Final Portrait

“Death is not the end of the journey, it is just the beginning…”

The harbinger of oblivion, Karthus is an undying spirit whose haunting songs are a prelude to the horror of his nightmarish appearance. The living fear the eternity of undeath, but Karthus sees only beauty and purity in its embrace, a perfect union of life and death. When Karthus emerges from the Shadow Isles, it is to bring the joy of death to mortals as an apostle of the unliving.

 

Mordekaiser Final Portrait

“All things must die… and yet I live on.”

The baleful revenant Mordekaiser is among the most terrifying and hateful spirits haunting the Shadow Isles. He has existed for countless centuries, shielded from true death by necromantic sorcery and the force of his own dark will. Those who dare face Mordekaiser in battle risk a horrific curse: he enslaves his victims’ souls to become instruments of destruction.

 

Thresh Final Portrait

“The mind is a wondrous thing to tear apart.”

Sadistic and cunning, Thresh is a restless spirit who prides himself on tormenting mortals and breaking them with slow, excruciating inventiveness. His victims suffer far beyond the point of death, for Thresh wreaks agony upon their souls, imprisoning them in his lantern to torture for all eternity.

 

 


If you have any questions, feel free to ask me at @NoL_Chefo or e-mail me at [email protected].

 

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[ Reminder ] The PBE is a testing ground for changes. What you see here may not reflect what you see in Patch Notes. Remember that developers want your feedback so if you disagree with a change, you can always submit your thoughts on the PBE Community Forums.

  • New Splash Arts
  • New Summoner Icons

 

Slayer Reference Banner

Check out Slayer Jinx, Zombie Nunu, Slayer Pantheon and Zilean’s new passive!

 

 

A new Champion Select quote has popped up on the PBE. The file is called “Illaoi“. Perhaps the name of a new Champion?

 

 

Also, there’s a full collection of Load Screen Borders that will be handed out as part of this Season’s end rewards. From left to right: Unrated, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Master and Challenger.

[ Note ] These versions are not final (obviously).

 

Borders Unrated to GoldBorders Plat to Challenger

 

 

New Splash Arts

[ Note ] You can find in-game previews of the Harrowing skins HERE.

 

Nunu, Jinx and Pantheon have received a shared splash art for their Harrowing skins:

Jinx_Splash_3

 

Here are the load screen borders. From left to right: Slayer Jinx, Slayer Pantheon & Zombie Nunu.

JinxLoadScreen_3 PantheonLoadScreen_7 NunuLoadScreen_7

 

 

New Summoner Icons

Six new Summoner icons have made their way on the PBE:

 

Four team icons will be available for players who want to support this year’s semifinalists at Worlds. As with all team icons, 20% of the proceeds to directlly to the teams.

profileIcon941 profileIcon940 profileIcon943 profileIcon942 (1)

 

Two Harrowing-themed icons with Zombie Brand and Slayer Pantheon will also be available, likely for 250 RP each:

profileIcon949 (1) profileIcon948

 

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If you have any questions, feel free to ask me at @NoL_Chefo or e-mail me at [email protected]

 

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Today’s red post collection features instructions on what to do if your in-game name has triggered a fellow Summoner, confirmation from Meddler than Shen and Taric’s reworks will not be out this year, a discussion around the Harrowing skins and more.

 

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Whats in a Name Inappropriate Name Change Audit FAQ

Wookieecookie Final PortraitHeyo everyone.

Earlier today, the PBJ Dev team launched a new initiative they have been working on the last few weeks targeted at innapropriate names. There’s been a few threads here on Reddit from confused players and rather than have the confusion spread all over the place, I figured we can consolidate it all in this thread.

Below is an FAQ I prepared based off the questions we are seeing. Hopefully it will address your main questions, but if it doesn’t feel free to contact us at Player Support.

Why did rito do this?

The goal is simple, target players with inappropriate names and automatically change their name to something more innocent. For example, someone with the disgustingly inappropriate name “TeemoIsTheBest” may receive a new name like “AdorableFriend”.

This name change will occur without any input required from a player.

Players who have their name changed will receive an e-mail at the address associated with their account. Within this e-mail is an explanation of why their Summoner Name was changed and a link to next steps they can take to receive a new name within the client free of charge.

I think there was an error! My name shouldn’t have been changed!

Because this is a new initiative we’re keeping an eye out for any kinks in the process.

For example, one issue we’ve noticed is that if you previously had an inappropriate name but only recently changed it, you still would have been flagged by our system and received a name change in this wave.

For example, let’s say on October 1st, your summoner name was “FckTeemo420XXXYoloSwagButts”. But on October 2nd you decided to update your summoner name to *“420XXYoloSwagButts”. For some players, our data did not update properly. So you were still flagged in our system and on October 13th your name was changed.

But fear not. If you really want “420XXXYoloSwagButts” back then you can contact Player Support and we will return it free of charge.

In any future waves we’ll work to make sure our data is updated to reflect current names as of the day the audit is launched.

Will I face long term consequences if my name was caught in this wave?

Currently no. You won’t receive an in-game ban, loss of ranked rewards, or any other form of punishment for being caught with an inappropriate name on the first offense. (caveat: if your name was REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY bad, then ya, maybe something extra might happen to you)

HOWEVER, if you decide in the future to regain an inappropriate name the account may face further punishment including an in-game ban among other terrible dark things.

How did you find inappropriate names?

I won’t go into the specifics but it was mixture of things which include feedback from players, individual audits by a Rioter, magic, and a lot of alcohol.

What server was this initative on?

This name change audit was only done on the NA, EU and OCE servers at this time. In the future it may be brought to other regions.

Did you notice that you misspelled inappropriate in the title of this thread?

FML. There is no edit option for titles of reddit threads.

TL;DR: Bad names have been automatically updated to something innocent. If you are affected check the e-mail associated with your account for more details on how to get a free name change. If you are one of the minority of players who received a name change in error, contact Player Support to revert your name or receive a name change free of charge.

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What about names that allude to a swear ie FizzOnMyJayce

Wookieecookie Final PortraitWe’re most interested in getting the obviously offensive names.

This would include any variation of spelling or silly puns that allude to it.

For some names in the nebulous gray area of appropriate or not we generally leave it up to the community to decide.

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Has anything changed regarding what is and isnt offensive in League

Wookieecookie Final PortraitNothing has really changed on our end in terms of what is or isn’t offensive. However, we have been pretty hands off in the past, so it’s possible that someone with an offensive (or borderline offensive name) thought it was okay because they were never actioned on until now.

An alternative is that a name really wasn’t offensive and shouldn’t have been changed at all. (Check my example for an issue that led to some people received name changes that shouldn’t have).

In these examples though we will revert their name change and use the data to improve our audits in the future.

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If my name is Niqqer and not Nigger will you demand a change

Wookieecookie Final PortraitPart of the challenge of name auditing are all of the variations. Over time we’re able to build a database of the most common spelling alternates, so something like replacing g’s with q’s would be caught.

We won’t find all variations on the first go, but like a lot of our systems they become smarter over time.

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Is it true that a Summoner name cant be the same as a Champions name

Wookieecookie Final PortraitYa, this is true.

We don’t want people to impersonate a Rioter or imply that they work with League of Legends in an official capacity. (A lot of people can use that kind of name for all the wrong reasons!)

So, a name like Ahri isn’t allowed. But something like AhrisNumberOneFan is.

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Can my name be a commentary on a political or religious point

Wookieecookie Final PortraitPolitics, sexuality, religion and other hot topic issues are a part of that gray area when it comes to names. We don’t encourage names that have no real meaning or value in our game and may be designed to inflame others.

There’s a lot of places in our world to participate in political debate, a Summoner Name is def not the best.

At the end of the day though we usually gather community sentiment on gray area names. By and large they’re usually not in favor of them.

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What if I have an old account thats named offensively

Wookieecookie Final PortraitIf you own an account with an inappropriate name on it, then you can write to Player Support and they will provide a free name change without any punishment.

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How do offensive names make it through Riots word filter

Wookieecookie Final PortraitOur name filter is very old and isn’t easy to keep updated. It’s something we def want to fix, but there’s a lot of other projects to be worked on first.

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Will any name with the word gay in it be banned

Wookieecookie Final PortraitIt would depend a lot on the context. But if a player felt it was unfairly changed they can write to us to have it reviewed.

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Can we just get a way to report names easily

Wookieecookie Final PortraitIt doesn’t always look like it from a player perspective, but it’s extremely helpful to use the “Innapropriate Name” category in the report screen after a match for any bad names.

We use those to help us update our dictionaries and audit names.

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How is Shens rework coming along

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Meddler Final PortraitCurrent plan is to do a mainly gameplay focused update, probably with some small visual changes, but certainly not a full VU. In terms of timing only thing I can say with confidence is that it won’t be this year.

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Do youve anything planned for Katarina

Meddler Final PortraitKatarina changes? As far as I know we don’t have anything planned or under discussion at present.

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Will Tarics rework be released this year

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Meddler Final PortraitNo, Taric won’t be this year either.

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Meddler Final PortraitNeither Taric nor Shen reworks will be released in 2015.

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What was the inspiration for Zombie Nunus voiceover

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Vonderhamz Final PortraitI can’t show the exact document, but I can give a taste of what the process was!

The first step was trying to define the character. I still wanted it to feel like Nunu and Willump, but since they’re zombies, we had to factor that into their personalities. One challenge that came with this skin, is in order to get it out in time, we couldn’t localize the VO into other languages; so it couldn’t contain anything that sounded like any word, in any language, hence the zombie speak. In order to help narrow down what personality each character should have, I gathered references from all over to see what’s been done in the realm of big lumbering zombies, and smaller energetic zombies. I went from things like creatures in Gears of War, to L4D, to Evan Baxter reading the news in Bruce Almighty.

In game, we have a bunch of different lines that are triggered depending on what the champion is doing, such as moving, attacking, spell casting, dying, etc. Since Nunu is really old, he only had 20 or so lines of VO. He has over 4 times that for this skin. For each one of these categories we had descriptions of the tone that the lines should be read back at. Attack lines should be aggressive, move lines should be more subdued. All lines should try and have some back and forth between characters. Aggressive and subdued sound different for both Willump and Nunu because of what the references and personalities are for each character.

Once we had a script with a clear emotional state for each type of line, we brought in our magnificent Zombie Willump talent: the audio team’s Riot Eno and had him record a bunch of stuff for each type of line. We also had a few other sound designers, myself included, try out some zombie vocals, but Riot Eno was the clear choice. The burps are a mix of a few of the sound designers 🙂 Much seltzer was chugged. We had a similar process for Nunu (who was voiced by the same person that did Lulu!)

Once everything was recorded, I went in and did a ton of editing and voice processing to make them feel like they’re on the rift. Fun fact, Willump’s breaths are from various large cats and camels! I’m actually still tweaking them, so they might change a little bit while he’s on PBE.

Final note: If you saw that video on youtube with all the Nunu VO one after another; the way it works makes no sense, but in game there’s actually some neat interaction going on – When Nunu activates Bloodboil, he goes into what I call “rage mode” where he starts screaming and leaking goo everywhere. When rage mode is on, Nunu will only scream while moving, since he closes his mouth when idle. He even has sounds for his mouth opening and shutting! I got pretty fired up when I got that to work.

If you do get this skin I hope you enjoy playing with it and may your counter jungles be strong, I had a lot of fun making it!

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This years Harrowing has been a disappointment so far

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KateyKhaos Final PortraitHey guys,

Just wanted to pop in here quick –

As we’ve mentioned in one of the PBE posts, we’re doing things a bit differently this year. We’ll be posting an announcement soon that should clear up some things. :]

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Why didnt we get communityfavored ideas like Necromancer Azir

KateyKhaos Final PortraitEach year, the thematic has been different, and not always tied to the Shadow Isles – last year was heavily influenced the Shadow Isles.

I do think there are some awesome community concepts that are out there, and we actually keep a folder of great player ideas! Keep in mind that just because something hasn’t happened, doesn’t mean that it couldn’t happen in the future. :]

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KateyKhaos Final PortraitThis time around it’s going to be a zombie thing rather than the Shadow Isle-y things that you’ve seen in years prior. We’ll be posting up some messaging soon.

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The Climb How to avoid ganks by reading your opponent Commando Yi

Riotopti Final bannerAnticipating ganks isn’t just about warding and checking the minimap. In this video, Commando Yi teaches you how to “read” your lane opponent’s movements and keep you safe.

When have you been able to read and react to your lane opponent’s movements? Let us know in the comments below, and please recommend your favorite community guides or videos!

Creator Background

Diamond NA jungle main Commando Yi has been playing League since Season 1 and making educational content since 2014. His channel focuses mainly on jungle strategy, but has recently branched out into laning tactics and overall decision making as well.Learn more about Commando Yi via the links below!

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Here’s a small collection of recently-released fan art. You can submit other ones you enjoy in the comments for other readers to see.

 

Morgana (Trick or Treat?) by Lynashi

LoL: Morgana (Trick or Treat???!) by Lynashi

 

Ahri by Prywinko.

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Skin Sketches #3 by VegaColors

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Dryad Soraka by Anako-Kitsune

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Ahri by RinTheYordle

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If you have any questions, feel free to ask me at @NoL_Chefo or e-mail me at [email protected]

 

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The Harrowing approaches! Three new zombie-themed skins are out with the first PBE from the Patch 5.21 cycle. Note that Victorious Sivir still hasn’t made her way to the PBE, so it’s likely that she’ll be part of the cycle two weeks from the current one.

 

[ Reminder ] The PBE is a testing ground for changes. What you see here may not reflect what you see in Patch Notes. Remember that developers want your feedback so if you disagree with a change, you can always submit your thoughts on the PBE Community Forums.

 

Store Content

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Slayer Jinx will be available for 1350 RP after Patch 5.21 hits live:

 

MODEL Banner

Slayer Jinx Model 2 Slayer Jinx Model 1

 

Recall Banner

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SWITCHEROO Q Banner

Slayer Jinx Q 1

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ZAP W Banner

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FLAME CHOMPERS E Banner

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SUPER MEGA DEATH ROCKET R Banner

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SLAYER PANTHEON Banner

Slayer Pantheon will be available for 975 RP:

 

MODEL Banner

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HEARTSEEKER STRIKE E Banner

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ZOMBIE NUNU Banner

Zombie Nunu will be available for 1350 RP:

 

MODEL Banner

Zombie Nunu Model 2 Zombie Nunu Model 1

 

Recall Banner

Zombie Nunu Recall

 

BASIC ATTACKS Banner

Zombie Nunu Auto Attack 1 Zombie Nunu Basic Attack 2

 

CONSUME Q Banner

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BLOOD BOIL W Banner

Zombie Nunu W 1

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ABSOLUTE ZERO R Banner

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Champion Changes

 

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[ Note ] You can find context on why Zilean’s passive is being replaced HERE.

 

Change BoxHeightened_LearningTime in a Bottle [ New Passive ]

Zilean stores 2/3.5/5/6/12 experience every 5 seconds (values for levels 1/6/11/16/18).

When he has enough to finish an ally’s level, he can right-click them to give them that Experience. Zilean gains as much Experience as he gives. Cannot be used in combat.

 


If you have any questions, feel free to ask me at @NoL_Chefo or e-mail me at [email protected]