Originally Posted by Tsaalyo
What REALLY bothers me is the Ezreal response. It's done, but they want to make it 'better'. Riot, Tryndamere, isn't community response indicative of the fact that we don't want it 'better', and that we're ecstatic about how it is right NOW? And what disturbs me is that I suspect you have taken this mindset to all the other stuff we're waiting on, like the stealth rework. Honestly, is that why it's taken all this time? It's basically done, but it "could be better"? I used to wonder how it can take years to fix the mechanics of two champions, but if this is your mindset, I wouldn't be surprised if it took ANOTHER two years.
I understand your perspective, but oftentimes when we get something into a "nearly complete" state and we look at it, the team oftentimes still has a bunch of ideas on how to make it better - and there is a lot of discussion about when something is "ready for ship".
It's a grey area with no clear cut formula; it comes down to judgment. If we launched spectator mode without all of the awesome features we packaged it with (like the first version in custom games a couple of months ago), then the response from the community would be "meh". Yet taking the time to really polish it, add awesome features like Timelapse and Directed Camera make the rest of the feature (which takes 90% of the work / time) multiple orders of magnitude more impactful upon release.
There isn't anything that is "done" that we're simply sitting on. The second we have stuff that can scale, is awesome and will elicit a "wow" factor from you guys, we ship it (and we need to do this globally to tens of millions of people - which is hard in and of itself).
I guess my hope would be that we have enough of a track record now after 2+ years of continuing to improve and support LOL across so many different aspects, that when we say that we're working on improving all aspects of the game still, that you guys would believe us - and that when we don't talk about something, it's motivated by the fact that we think we will be doing YOU a disservice by talking about something early in development that still requires months of polish; whereas if we get something closer to being finished, when we announce it and generate excitement, we can deliver on it shortly thereafter.
It's all motivated by trying to do the right thing by you guys.