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Some around the court believed a curse was at work and a few even whispered the young heir's name in connection with this - though Azir claimed innocence. Apart from distant relatives, what is the NEW relationship between these two? Would love to hear from Riot. For starters, Azir is Sivir's only real. Taliyah please, Azir is good I promise don't be mad. Azir The Emperor Of The Sands fanart by Zang San [Skin Concept] Shurima Empress Sivir For commoners, same-sex marriages and relationships are fine. ZAUN: They keep trying to tell Noxus that they can grow babies in test tubes and those heterosexual.
It was on her for a few weeks, but toward the end, we realized it wasn't working for gamelpay, so we went with a more "needle-and-thread" feeling on the small stone she throws. Favorite bugs in her development? For a brief time, when we added the stone she surfs on, it didn't have a unique texture yet, so Taliyah's face was stretched out over the surface of the stone. So ill tell it anyway ;P A sound designer's job is to create a wide enough sonic thematic pallet that conveys each of the champion skills in a unique way.
This helps with game-play clarity, adds to the uniqueness of the champion, keeps it from becoming repetitive or boring, etc etc. That said, rocks are rocks. Rocks sound like other rocks - for the most part. However, such elements like size, density, shape, and other characteristics of rocks can create a different feel when hit or thrown or destroyed or used to suppress giant panicked wildebeests But that wasnt enough for Taliyah - Taliyah had a more refined version of rock.
Here is the cool part commence nerd out: If you dont know what an anechoic chamber is, read up on it here: Its basically a "dead" room - one with "no" reflections or reverberations. Stay in there too long and you can hear your blood rushing through your arteries. What better place to record really detailed stuff. Recording really small sounds and capturing them in a way that sounds big is a challenge. One basic technique is to crank your microphone pre-amp so you can record a really small sound at a really high volume - recording all of the detail at a hotter level - making the sound "bigger" initially to work with.
This is why a dead room rocks for this kind of recording So I packed up a bunch of tile for bathroom walls that I bought at home depot, showed up with these other Riot sound design cats at UCLA, and recorded all of Taliyah's more detailed building blocks inside of an almost completely dead room. The recordings turned out awesome - and you can hear some of these sounds sprinkled in and throughout her kit Q - on her casts of the shards, W - on the directional input sound, E - as the 4 waves fall out into place, R - its somewhere in there buried beneath the madness Here are a couple pics from the recording: I don't really have any questions, but one thing I want to say; one of the things that hit me pun intended most when I first saw Taliyah, was the sound on her autoattack: It really delivers this sense of hard, strong impact, it's not just a "tap", it a nice, full "stock".
The freljord skins pushes a lot of right buttons with me i have a very soft spot for ice-manipulating magicbut I'd be in doubt to get her because the autoattack sound on her base is just so good: D Also, I love love love her login theme!
A lot of the auto attack was inspired by Lissandra's AAs. Until I started designing the attacks, I actually had Lissandras in the kit as a placeholder. The composer Sebastien Najand here at Riot did the login music! He is a bad ass. Hey Nick As an animation student I wanted to know the process you follow when you are given a certain character to animate.
Usually with a character, we start with a Run and various idle poses that attempt to capture the feel of the character. With Taliyah, I wanted to go against the grain a little and avoid big, wide grounded poses that you'd expect from an earth mage. I like the idea of her being light on her feet to match her optimism and good spirits, so I focused on that. Early on there were still questions of how her powers looked. We toyed with the idea of her having these two discs that could pull up threads of earth between them and make a spool-like shape.
That required doing a test spellcast. Not something to use in game, but purely to show how she might move. The kit evolved away from the spool visuals, so we dropped it, but i did use part of the cast test as basis for the E. But basically, early on our goal is to help define the character so concept artists and designers can finalize the look. This includes a lot of character tests, quick proxy anims for playtests, and anything we can do to work towards a final model and rig.
Mages sometimes have the benefit of being less connected to their abilities, so you can do one animation that works for any cast direction. And depending on the character, you can get away with a lot of aerial motions and unrealistic hovering. That frees you up sometimes. Also attacks don't usually involve physical hits, so you're more concerned with matching the feel of the projectile, but that still offeres more options sometimes. On the other hand, the physicality of melee characters means you have a lot of real-life reference for what feels right, plus a ton of great fighting and action games that have great examples.
In that way, it's also a little easier to tell why an animation doesn't work. Hard to argue with the physics of a punch. It really comes down to preference and variety.
After working on Taliyah, I'm now excited to do something more physical. I know there will be people saying is is so OP but ya' know they will cry. But as for my Question. For the VFX, it was a constant challenge to not let her rocks cover up everything on the map, especially with her Q rings.
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Some of the earlier versions were patterned disks of stone set in the ground. You can imagine how quickly those would cover up everything everywhere! The E wasn't much easier.
We needed large, clear landmines that didn't draw all your attention to them, but still let you know where to avoid. When did you decide to give her a Freljord skin? Every champion hits a point when their details lock down enough that we're able to noodle on skin ideas for them. Usually there is a spread of several ideas, and the Skins team will narrow down to the best ones until we select one. Sometimes it's really tough!
Freljord Taliyah was selected out of several ideas including a painting and Noxus themed skin several months ago. What made you guys give Freljord Taliyah white hair?
Seeing as Freljord Taliyah's hair is a lore skin, wouldn't it make more sense keeping it black? People who come in contact with true ice sometimes have funny things happen to their hair. Hey, I'm a big fan of all the champion lore and the work that goes into it. How deeply are the writers invovled in the champion creation? Did they spend less time than the others working on her, what were their main interactions with other parts of the team?
Each champ has a small dedicated DNA team Designer, Narrative Writer, and Artist that works together as a core group for every champs individual development. As the dedicated writer for a champ, I sit with my team day-in-day-out and have constant conversation to help insure the champ is thematically cohesive meaning that their art and game design make sense for their story and vice versa. I will see a champ from the absolute beginning idea to their launch. During development I write story sketches like concept art, but with wordsvoice over, biographies, and short fiction.
For Taliyah it was great to see a story sketch of mine written during development get released for her launch! There's a variety of reasons that don't always apply to every champion: Some champion stories are best told in comic form, or video form--some are best in short story form.
For Jhin in particular, we had a lot of time to work on his promotion He was also released during a period where we don't put out a lot of other content, so he got the main stage how fitting for him!
For Taliyah, on the other hand, we really felt her personality was best revealed through a short story and that the animation gave a good look into her play style. There's actually a very decent amount of content for Taliyah that came out, but there was also MSI and Mid-Season Magic happening at the same time so it may have not seemed that way.
She did get a long lore piece which is in addition to her bio and an animated teaser, afterall: We basically made a new "skin" which fit on his old rig, which is fairly "healthy", and redesigned him to fit a little better thematically into where we wanted him to live.
We're trying to deliver a few things here and there faster, since some of our older assets aren't necessarily that shabby from a technical art standpoint.
Renekton was a great opportunity for this! Glad you guys like him: His newer skins were in good shape, we did just tiny texture tweaks on the newer stuff, but older skins had new geometry created for them.
This experiment involves a feature called Ranked Restrictions. Negative players will have their in-game chat restricted, and also be temporarily prevented from joining ranked queues entirely. In this test, restricted players will be unable to play ranked until they've completed a certain number of games in Normal Draft queue. This is to prevent negative players from merely transferring their negative behavior to another queue, AFKing for 5 games, and then jumping right back into ranked.
If you have current PBE access and would like to participate, please email lyte riotgames. You can read more about it here: After several weeks of testing in North America, we are now ready to start these tests on the European servers. We'll continue to monitor the results of these tests as we prepare to roll them out in other regions.
The reason I'm here today though, is because while these systems are effective at reducing negative verbal behaviors in League, we've been working on ways to address negative gameplay behaviors in League. We have access to billions of games worth of data, and can easily see for every player, every champion, every role, what the variations in the data are. What are the average game stats for an Ashe of your skill level?
What is the worst game you've had so far on Ashe? By analyzing huge datasets like this, we can begin to figure out what is a bad game even if it's a once in a lifetime bad game versus someone intentionally out to ruin a game. For intentional feeders, many players tend to confuse intentional feeding with just playing a poor game, so there's a lot of nuance to figuring out when an offense is actually intentional feeding and deserving of a punishment.
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Because we're starting conservatively, we'll be aiming the tests at higher severity cases of intentional feeding first and then reviewing if there were any false positives. Once we're confident in this initial test, we'll expand the tests to include more nuanced forms of intentional feeding. So, for the first test, because we're being more conservative with the net, super confident in its accuracy. There are multiple checks in systems to minimize false positives, which is why there are very few players that get punishments when they do not deserve it.
Minimizing false positives is really important for a system like this, where the line between poor play and intentional feeding can be blurry. We have a huge dataset at our disposal and can clearly see what's typical for a game, and what's one, two, three standard deviations for a game. We can also determine how you normally play in one game with a brand new champion first how you play in another game with a brand new champion to determine how much of an outlier one of the matches were.
If you are banned by these types of systems, it'll be very clear why. We actually have 4 composers Chemicalseb, Scherzophrenia, marignak and myself at Riot. We write most of the stuff ourselves, but in rare instances work with other composers very closely to collaborate and come up with something cool. We all have been musicians and gamers for a long time and joined through various ways. I previously worked on different teams Player Support, Live Servicesbut had worked as a composer before and transitioned after quite some time.
Chemicalseb, Scherzophrenia and marignak worked with us as contractors outsourcers for quite some time, but were also local and we eventually brought them on. The personal relationship makes a huge difference, because working on something as "ambiguous" as music can be hard to articulate creatively to other people.Tales of Shurima - Nasus Azir Sivir Renekton Cassiopeia Xerath
Working with people that truly care about the project is really key, I think. Hope this helps a little bit: