Originally Posted by Basist
How do you feel about the game balance in terms of champion flexibility with new ones being pumped out every 2 weeks? Too many champions are being left in the dust with newer better ones. Examples being singed
Also another srs question: do you think a lot of older champs deserve some re-works instead of just buffs? With all of the variety of the mechanics each new champion brings some old ones don't cut it anymore. For example: Ryze while he is fun is a short range caster who has no actual disable besides a root, so any other mage can still gib him, and range carry etc etc.
I really really really
miss CB Ryze. Not his super spell flux giant ball of doom, but his E passive. Since Ryze had no stun being able to convert ap->dmg made a battle mage fun. NO champion even to this day is close to that, which was what made Ryze unique. Did you like that passive Ryze had? I did
Well, I do believe we need to concentrate more on our older champions. As LoL has progressed we have learned a bunch of lessons that we simply did not know about earlier on (i.e. having insanely high cooldowns / mana costs is less fun - Fiddlesticks).
But on a good note, we are moving towards champion re-works / buffs as we get more designers. You'll see why when you see the Teemo and Jax changes (I LOVE the upcoming changes to Teemo's ultimate).
As for Ryze, I was actually at fault for his old passive (for anyone that doesn't know, it was a toggle to make your auto attack do magic damage). We found that it simply didn't fit in his kit, and it also led to a bunch of edge cases. I think a better designed version of it will come out on a more hybrid character at some point in the future.