Originally Posted by Suzembachi
Why does her lore not mention how she ended up joining the League of Legends? She was reborn into a new form and........... what? It doesn't even discuss her motivations, however brief, for joining the League, which every other champion seems to have.
Keen eyes summoner.
The purpose of a bio is to help players understand who that champion is. This involves telling a story about that champion that reveals important aspects of their personality. In Zyra's case for example, her story is of a desperate play for survival that paid off.
Why a champion joins the league is an entirely different story. What we've done traditionally is write 1-2 lines to try and explain this, but the results are not always exceptional. Consider Gragas:
"His misadventures have garnered him the attention of several summoners in the League of Legends, and he is now a willing champion in the arenas...doling out hard liquor and harder fists
This sounds more like fulfilling a formatting requirement than telling a great story. If we can't tell a great story in 1-2 lines, I'd prefer to not tell that particular story in the bio at all.
Some attempts have been more successful. Ahri for example feels more integrated (I worked on her bio btw). These are more the exception than the rule though, and more often than not we felt the explanations for joining the league did not add to the quality of the bio - they detracted from it.
By lifting this restriction, we can fully focus on making bios compelling stories that help our players understand who our champions are.
TL;DR We can tell better stories about champions if we aren't required to put a tagline explaining why they join the league.