Originally Posted by Cerubois
I think this is exactly the thing that I would hate. :/
I don't want a blast of new-and-improved information that's going to replace the old stuff. If they're going to make major changes (which they've implied they're doing), I'd much rather see the process of it.
The thought of "Surprise!!! The League doesn't actually do much anymore!!! Time for Total World War YAY!!!!!!" frightens me to no end. -.-
Yeah I'm worried about the total war and making the League totally worthless bit, too. Especially when there's all sorts of awesome conflict to be had from outside Valoran:
Kayle pledged herself to the League to give her people more time to figure out how to counteract the summoners' magic, so what do you suppose will happen when they do? They're not just gonna sit around quietly, they're gonna get vengeance on those annoying meddling summoners for what they did. Que invasion of a legion of winged harbringers from the sky, and the Angel War, or whatever you'd like to call it. The bios for Kayle and Morganna give us a great opportunity for large-scale conflict that effects everyone in Valoran.
Nasus and Renekton were implied to be high-ranking members of their society, so what will said society do when such important figures suddenly disappear? Well they're gonna look for them, of course. If they're anywhere near as advanced in their magic as the summoners of Valoran are, they're going to find out and see Renekton and Nasus fihting each other in teh League. And what does the League look like without the proper context? Slavery for mass entertainment. Yeah, I don't think they'll be too happy about that...
We also have the completely unexplored other continents of Runeterra where threats could come from. We know there are others because Lokfar exists.
These are just a few options for conflict that don't involve downplaying the League. In fact, the League would probably be more effective than warring city-states since they may be able to get them to cooperate and repell said threats.