Can we take a look at AP Tryndamere? I know by now almost everyone has either forgotten, or the people that were here have left, but AP Trynd was a viable build. A viable and fun build. There have been many threads on the topic over the course of a whole year. Yeah, for those that were here during the Trynd remake, that was a year ago. It was a year ago today that Morello said this:
As far as I know, it shouldn't. I'll talk to Guinsoo and see if we've made sure to give consideration to the AP build, since it's fun and there's no real reason to remove it.
I just spoke with Morello regarding this topic, and he said that he would like for that build to still be viable.
It was killed due to removing a lot of natural crit on him, and making him much more reliant on AD items.
While we do love alternate builds and would like to encourage them, its difficult to find an elegant solution in this case that accomplishes what we want with the main build.... as the main build is always going to be a higher priority. (Of course that makes me sad as a lover of off-builds)
So right now the stance on it is, we would do it when we can devote the time to finding an elegant solution. This isn't exactly a top priority, so I can't say exactly when.
I hope this at least answers your questions.
This is after AP Trynd was hyped up, and the some people believed that he would actually be stronger:
I'm seriously scared about AP Trynd next patch now that Bloodlust can be cast with no stacks (0 Fury). I' not saying this will become a FotM (I really hope not >.>), but I am definitely geared to see some AP Trynd heal trolling / kiting entire teams. Guess we'll just have to see. =)
Basically, the crux of this issue is that AP Trynd was something you used to enjoy and is no longer viable. If extrapolated out, you'd also say you wish there were more weird off-builds for champions that were also good.
Overall, that makes plenty of sense and I wouldn't disagree.
I don't like removing stuff like this (as it does remove fun, in cases like this), but sometimes you have to in order to make a character overall more viable and still be fun. The changes to Tryndamere have clearly made him better in his classic AD role, and the cost was his AP role. Sometimes, we have to weigh costs-vs-benefits and understand the big picture, and sometimes a subset of players can feel the cost more heavily than others (AP Trynd, for example).
It doesn't mean we can't mess with it a little to get some of that feel back, but with Fury working the way it does, it'll never be what it used to. These are the tough kinds of decisions we have to make sometimes for the entire game, and while we'd obviously like to only make players more happy, very little is free in terms of improving the game overall.
I also do take slight offense to not thinking we care about the "common man." I mean, why else would we come on the forums at all? :P
Please, just tell us you're looking into the thought of thinking about maybe doing something in the future somewhere down the track. Please?
I know that I'm going to have to please the community to get anywhere near the amount of time I need for this to be seen. I'm throwing away the pride I used to have in posts, where I avoided TL;DR's at all costs. As the great man Homer Simpson once said "You don't make friends with Salad", well it's not a surprise to say you don't make friends with pride either. So here it is:
TL;DR: AP Trynd was good, he was fun. Now he is useless. It's been a year, Riot employees have talked around the subject, but nothing has been done for 365 days. Please look into it now that everything else is finished.
I'll upload some pictures of pre-remake Trynd so less people automatically assume I am trolling.