@RiotAmes - thanks for being awesome!

  • Hey RiotAmes, honestly thanks for providing such an honest explanation. I doubt most people or other companies would personally attempt to rationalize with their community. You've accomplished your intention and I'm sure others along with me appreciate your response. We have a intense community and this topic really made me realize why we can't just simply have nice things.

    I've never posted here dude but I'm just surprised at the logic being thrown around. Annie's rework itself was exciting - come on, how often do you see this level of interaction between game developers and their communities. Riot is growing so fast (financially) but in the midsts of all of this they are not forgetting about US. I understand the concerns about Limited skins and Legacy skins but we should not be so selfish. Its not the end of the world if others can enjoy a skin that was never established to be Limited skin. Think about the community and the growing number of players/fans of League. Heck I'm new and around for 5 months but I was so excited about the Holiday and Special skin sale earlier in the year. Its not like i wish Striker Ezreal or Nutcrako magically appear one day, lol! My point is that we forget so easily about the things that please us all as a community and worry so much about the ones that impact is individually!

    RiotAmes you're bold for providing a explanation to us all. I don't see a fault or mistake here at all - what I see is a honest relationship between a company and their customers. You cared so much that you would try to reason with everyone on your time off! Dude that right their is dedication to the community and what can anyone else ask for. Riot should be grateful for your interaction. Again, the day will go on and people will something else to get intense over. Truth is, LoL is an addiction that is fueled by passion in our community.

    Anyway, RiotAmes thanks and enjoy your night! ***very cool to learn that their was a hard copy of LoL game - curious on the boxing and art!
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    Originally Posted by PrepareToRespawn View Post
    Truth is, LoL is an addiction that is fueled by passion in our community.
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    Someone's going to quote me out of context on this one day, but..

    You guys are my boss at the end of the day. It's why I like working at Riot. Our customers aren't some faceless mass. In many ways, our customers are also us- we play all the time and in some ways you're involved in what we make. We want cool stuff, too!

    Riot is a company fueled by the community's passion. Thanks, community!

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    I like talking to all of you. Few companies would give me the opportunity to be open with their user base like this. That said, thank you for your thanks!
  • Riot is player focused, and part of that is how we engage with players.

    There is a lot of inherent risk in letting anyone in your company speak in a public setting. Upcoming content and feature leaks are a huge risk, we can upset or insult players, and so on. The chance to hurt the company's image is high.

    What we get, though, are developers more closely tied to the people they develop for. We get a community who supports us, even if they don't agree with us. I see often that players buy RP just because we talk so much. That's great- I know that I'm more willing to spend on a company I trust.

    Also, it's fun. Our bosses kinda like fun.
  • If you're thinking of the same game I am, then I know what you mean. I remember how awesome it was for me to read up on what the devs were saying. I did it in place of playing sometimes. I've got the opportunity to do that for others, so when I can- when it matters- I try to do the same.

    And occasionally mess with people who legitimately want to be messed with.
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    Originally Posted by Noxian Mercenary View Post
    Insulting players?

    Where's Zileas when you need him? <3
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    What am I, his keeper?

    You find him.
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    Originally Posted by Rivini View Post
    With Jayce's face for your avatar, you really give me the impression you're high on the corporate ladder at Riot. Maybe because he has one of those "professional" and "clean cut" appearances.
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    I've been here for a while - nowhere near as long as some, but longer than most at this point. That's about it. It's a fairly short ladder for the most part- we try to be horizontal where it makes sense. For store and payments I do a lot of various work, but my prime responsibility is making sure that what we're releasing is quality. I'm also a facilitator for the Relaunch team, which is more of a leadership role.

    I'll take it as a compliment either way.
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    Originally Posted by Zerglinator View Post
    But but Thresh is the thing under the bed.

    Change your icon pls.
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    Oh man.

    Missed opportunity.

    I didn't even think of that.

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    Although maybe it's more of a Santa Zilean thing. Have a present! Yay, what'd you get me?! It's a time bomb!
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    Originally Posted by Kunfite View Post
    Let's celebrate Ames! Give every account of league of legends 1 RP to compensate for "the goth incident"
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    And ruin my fun? The bogeyman stops being scary if everyone knows he's real. I'll stick to my monster under the bed approach for now, thank you.