Originally Posted by Grumpy Monkey
Great question and I am going to answer it. We are going to work on Sivir. But there are a few that are scheduled to happen before her. Basically what we did is we looked at the data of most played/visible champions combined that with opportunities and changes that the other departments were working on (i.e. Lore and design) and cross referenced that with our opinions on visual infidelity of the champs. For example, Ash and Soraka, Huge amount of play, and visibilty, they show up in a huge amount of bot games and Ash is in the tutorial, so we hit them up. Gangplank was getting a new splash and design had some changes they were going to make so we scheduled him to ride that wave. So hopefully that gives you some information as to how these visual reworks are scheduled. Please trust me, we are fully aware of the awesome visual potential these champs have, and I can't wait to get to them.
First of all, love all the work you guys do and this was another fantastic job =D
About the popularity thing though, does it seem like there might be a relation to how a character or even just their splash looks, and how often the champion is played? I know that whenever you guys come out with an awesome rework or even just new splash art (like Lux), I've frequently seen mirror matches (almost every game) when I play blind pick for weeks following.