Originally Posted by ricklessabandon
i wanted to follow up on this because i feel there's a little more to be said, and as a person that really likes the touhou ip i think i understand where you're coming from.
first, i think it's important to talk about how much influence the character marisa kirisame has on this request. it's obvious that within lux's overall design there is inspiration drawn from marisa, but at the end of the day luxanna crownguard, the lady of luminosity, is her own character that comes from a completely different world. if the touhou project had never existed, i highly doubt that there would be many comparisons drawn between lux (as a character/kit) and witches, if any.
the reason i bring this up is because if we were to release a new lux skin that satisfied the audience wanting a 'typical anime witch' skin, i'm willing to bet that most players not familiar with marisa will wonder why we just released a palette swap of the sorceress lux skin, including morello.
it's important that our players see new skins and 'get it' as well as think it's cool/attractive/badass/funny. tbh, i don't think many players would get it considering the existence of sorceress lux. it would pretty much be a skin specifically for touhou fans.
second, to drive the overlap point, take a look at tencent's splash art for the sorceress lux skin. now, take all the blue parts of the outfit and color them black. if that ends up being close to what you're asking for, then you might understand why we'd be hard pressed to make a witch skin instead of an entirely new concept (which i'd hope you think is cool too!). i think the truth of the matter, much to my own chagrin, is that sorceress lux ate up way too much
'marisa thematic space' to be able to justify creating a new witch skin for her. even if pitched as a harrowing skin, i think sorceress lux is enough to make us think 'wouldn't this be a better idea on another champion that doesn't have a similar theme already?'
third, spellthief lux is my favorite! i've used it ever since she launched. not all lux players prefer the sorceress skin. :3
ultimately, while the idea is cool on its own, it isn't something we're likely to act on over another lux skin concept with less overlap and/or broader appeal.
Seeing as you use the chinese splash for sorceress lux, instead of the downsy looking american version, can we have the chinese splash on the NA server??