Originally Posted by Xohs
Is it one of those fire and don't look back things? I don't mean to imply an negative connotation, but it seems outsides of reworks riot is focused on progress. It seems like you guys get the polish done and more polish doesn't come, for good reason, I'm sure many artists look @ their champions and would have constant improvements and no new one would ever get new ones done. But I digress, do you think of these champions as works in progress or simply good experience for the future?
I realistically don't see us going back and changing her default any time soon. We'd have to retcon a lot of stuff which is a little baked in at the moment. Not to say that it couldn't happen, but that's a whole discussion outside of art.
I do indeed think sometimes we focus on learning the lesson and moving on, but that's only because we have a lot of awesome ideas that need to be made, and we have a lot of forward momentum. It's not always feasible to go back and do a salvage operation when there's a number of priorities, new champions on one end and then reworks of really classic champions that are in severe need of love on the other. We always want to make a "10", but we're not always going to be able to achieve that given some circumstances. Again, we learn from that. Personally, I feel that we have a lot to glean from Sejuani-type experiences that are better served by making an upcoming champion work more cohesively as a character than trying to bandaid extensively.
I think a lot can be served with skins, we can bring her to a real level of epic. That's more of a cosmetic option we can give though, rather than a script re-write.
I think most of the artists view "mistakes" as learning experiences which help us arm for future challenges rather than treating a product as a work in progress. It's never a good idea to release something half-baked. At least in Sejuani's case it was a finished cake, but man, it was just a weird combination of flavors.