Originally Posted by Lancelot Alucard
I never said I wouldn't play her if she wasn't smiling. I love Annie as a champion and would play her regardless. However, the point I'm trying to make is why is her default face in all of the models and new splash arts a frowning one. Nowhere in her personality or lore gives any reason for her to be frowning by default. Also, I find it amusing that I'm considered picky for bringing up Annie's personality concerning her frowning but Slay Belle Katarina gets her recall changed on the bases that it doesn't fit her personality or lore. A little consistently would be great. I wish Riot would have gone with the Chinese rendition of Annie (excluding Reverse Annie) because that rendition fits her personality perfectly. Riot did such a great job with all the Visual Updates so far and it really feels like they didn't keep up with the quality of it with Annie's (Note I'm only talking about Annie's model/facial expression. Riot did a great job with Tibbers, the particle effects, and everything else). BTW I'm still going to buy Panda Annie and play her because she is my favorite champion, which is also reason why I must state all of this. Furthermore, this is only my opinion and should be taken as such (an opinion).
"Picky" was not directed at you. I was thinking from a standpoint as someone who drew one artwork, then got the suggestion to change it (which costs some amount of work-time/money) to supposedly better fit a lore. I personally wouldn't change it, at least not immediately, because there is no reason to other than someone NOT playing her because of the artwork ... Which would make them picky.
I didn't say YOU wouldn't play her, or actually anyone else for that matter, if they didn't change her artwork. Its called a 'supposed scenario'; none of the characters or events in it are real, so why take offense?