Originally Posted by Qsario
Janna appears inside a tornado.
Main problem is that this is an all champions + all skins kind of problem. They might do this more in new skins / during reworks, but it'd be hard to justify most of the time.
Though I suppose it's possible that if the art department was ever bored, they could slowly do one or two of these at a time over a long period of time. I sincerely doubt they're that lacking for work, though.
I'm just imagining this as something they should include in upcoming reworks/champs/skins.
Evidence of this not being "too much work" is referenced in my original post.
AKA Some champions already have respawn animations! Specifically Haunted Maokai, Zombie Brand, and Thresh.
Zombie Brand for instance, sticks a hand out of the ground, and crawls out of it in dramatic zombie fashion. It takes 2 seconds to complete the animation, and it is AWESOME.
Now just imagine that happening at the beginning of the game right after it finishes loading.
Links to videos are provided in my original post.
I mean as it stands right now, I don't know if people have noticed or not, but in the big professional, casted, games, the beginning of the game isnt even broadcasted.
The casters don't even show the first 5 seconds of the game where the champions have just been summoned, and the pros are quickly buying their items.
The camera just focuses on the casters talking, until after the players start walking out they switch the camera focus.
It's as though riot is embarrassed about the beginning of the game or something!
And to be honest, they should be! Its horrifically out-dated. And it's very-much something to be cut-out of championship casted games. This should change.