After 13 years of development, Riot Games is considering suspending the release of new champions for League of Legends so that players don’t feel overwhelmed.
* Terminology Note:
Newbie: are slang words to refer to a new member or newcomer in certain activities.
Diverse general inventory is always a plus point of MOBA games. But with the current League of Legends, the launch of so many new champions makes this game fall into a “crisis of excess” – New members of the Runeterra continent are no longer as welcome as before, when they became the source of the never-ending debates about the balance of power. Particularly for players new to League of Legends, having to constantly adapt makes them feel “fearful”. As for veteran players who have just returned to the game after a long time away, the newness of the champion list makes them lost.
Current LoL common ground
Considered as a “banyan tree” in the eSports village, up to now, LoL has released 161 champions – an admirable number in the MOBA genre. If compared with a series of current popular games in other genres, such as the legendary fighting game Mortal Kombat with 97 gladiators, or Apex Legends with 23 characters, we can easily see the team. How has Riot worked to bring League of Legends to the current “huge” number.
Riot is also satisfied, when sharing that in 2022, the launch of 4 new champions to fans is probably enough for meta novelties. From Renata Glasc’s “stick to smash his back”, Bel’Veth’s infinite attack speed boost, or Zeri’s new basic attack mechanic, the publisher feels this is the right time to “close” the games. New generals this year.
Riot has thought about stopping the release of new champions
At a recent discussion, Riot Phroxzon – the head of the game balancing team shared that he and his colleagues are considering putting a stop to the expansion of the League of Legends squad. “This was a very difficult decision,” Riot Phroxzon shared, “but we insist that in all cases, we will only stop launching if we cannot release more champions. new. The release of many champions with strange mechanics will take time for players to adapt, not to mention we also have to work to balance these champions.”
Riot Phroxzon’s live sharing session about new champions
He also shared: “Ridiculous things in the game are always very easy to happen if we don’t work carefully. You just imagine Thresh’s Death Sentence (Q) launching like a hook, but it flies through all champions, that’s also an extremely absurd genre, isn’t it? So we also have to consider and test a lot before launching a champion.”
Gwen – a clear proof of the ridiculously difficult champions?
To take the example of a champion sample above, Riot Phroxzon took the Wishing Doll as an example. In this doll, Gwen’s Invincible Frost skill will make newcomers struggle without prior research. And worse, when they gradually understood, she was sent to the “counting board” with her scissors. The head of the game balancing team also expressed sympathy for the newcomers, because they have to try to understand 161 different champions in a short time if they don’t want to be “eaten”. He stated that Riot will do their best to end their “nightmare”.
Gwen causes “headaches” for all players because of her novel mechanics
Riot has not made a final decision on the release of champions, so we will prepare to welcome a new Udyr this August. But anyway, Riot Phroxzon’s statements are also quite positive, it shows Riot’s interest in the LoL player community. For now, if you are a new player, you should choose for yourself a single champion to stick with for the first 200 matches, this will help you quickly familiarize yourself with the game as well as accumulate real combat experience to help ensure that you are ready to play. guaranteed win rate.
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