Originally Posted by Guinsoo
Well, first, it's Saturday, which is not, in fact, a work day.
Second, there's a lot of work that goes into a change, no matter how small. If we decide we want to change something, it might take me 5 minutes to physically change the numbers. But there might be research that needs to be done, it needs to be tested, integrated into internal playtests, tested more, potentially iterated on, put into patch notes, translated and localized, and tested one last time as part of final release verification.
I've lost track of days pretty hard, however, I don't think anyone in this thread or in the countless threads that have been created about Shen thinks this is a walk in the park. The problem is the time this has taken. Shen was given a steady hard dose of nerfs, and here is the last one.
Base damage reduced to 10 from 15.
Bonus damage now scales off 8% of his bonus health instead of 3.5% of his maximum health.
Vorpal Blade Vorpal Blade: base damage reduced to 50/90/130/170/210 from 50/95/140/185/230.
This was patch V184.108.40.206, which deployed May 10th. Since then we've heard "yeah this broke him, he'll get a buff, maybe a rework, energy problems, etc etc etc etc."
But he's gotten basically nothing (the Ult cost removal was good though). You bent Shen over, did your business, and for the better part of this entire year you've left him there.
afraid to tell his ninja parents, or his ninja guidance counselor what happened.