Originally Posted by Solatoral
And I know you guys had no intention to mop up Mag Twisted Fate, so I doubt you're going to work on Annie in Wonderland, but why?
Not to sound whiney, but if you're going to remodel both characters entirely, give new particles and re-do the voicework, why not push it that little step further and improve the LEGENDARY skin that has been out for ages.
This may merit another thread, but our goal for visually upgraded skins is to meet whatever feature additions were present in the original skin. Frostfire Annie has special colored flames and that's why you bought it - we need to make sure we maintain that for you. Frankentibbers has sparks on his neck bolts and we missed those for this release to PBE, but they'll be present when she goes live. (Thanks to everyone who mentioned that).
If that policy changed, visual upgrades/relaunches would take a considerably longer amount of time. The next champion would be even further away, behind Annie who would more likely be released in March or April. We have a lot
of champions to get through. Players have pointed out that champs such as Taric, Sion, Sivir, and more are badly in need of improvements and we strongly agree.
I understand your desire to make skins (old legendaries in particular) even better when we're doing the upgrade. It's not that we don't see the same opportunities that you do - it's just that doing so would cost the team time and resources that could be put towards the next updated champion.