Originally Posted by BestBilbo
I do want to note: There are a lot of placeholders.
Blitzcrank would be replaced with Ronan, something very much fitting to his appearance.
Basically, a lot of elements or abilities you'd miss are actually still there, but better.
That said, what's wrong of cutting the most problematic champions ? Urgot has been one of Riot's well-known mistakes, not only does he have random abilities slapped onto his appearance with no theme at all, the dude is 'ugly for the sake of being ugly' - Morello has stated countless of times they will never do something like Urgot again, he said the same about Trundle, yet the ugliness is part of his character, not needlessly added.
Soraka ? Don't get me started on Morello and heals in a MOBA game.
Irelia ? 'Better nerf Irelia' - she has the huge nerf history for a reason.
Like Peri here has said, I've taken everything worth keeping from these champions and built entire champions around them! Gonna miss throwing out your hook as Blitz and pulling in unsuspecting champions? Ronan
's all about that (plus balanced more around it--I made a point of not giving him the snappiness/mobility Blitz has currently and replaced it with tools that revolve around that pull)! Liked Kha'Zix's (now Teek) old flow? Quetzal
's keepin' that nice and warm for you. Miss the satisfaction of nuking someone (everyone) from across the map as Karthus? Fulgore
does just the same with a bolt from the blue--now with a bit more counterplay and mindful thinking about it, due to it not being readily available at full power at all times.
Again, if something was worth keeping, I've found a way to do just that! I'm not throwing the baby out with the bathwater, so to speak, but I'm certainly not going to pour the bathwater into the crib.
If you have any questions regarding whether or not something you love would be making it into the (theoretical) sequel but don't feel like slogging through every redesign and OC, just ask me and I'll point you right to it (or give you the bad news--sorry Soraka heal!).
(Also, if you're having any questions as to why I'm cutting, say, Urgot or something, I can explain that as well. Everything I do or don't do is done--or not done--for a carefully considered reason!)