Originally Posted by Hegoken
Well one of the many that are transpiring through the JoJ, league of Judgements ect.
The stories do connect for those who look.
Swain's league of Judgement is connected to the Noxus vs Demacia war in the JoJ as well as Leblanc's story etc.
Before the whole current Swain arc we had the Ionian oppression and out came Lee Sin. And now Riven also came from that story arc. Not to mention the huge Ionia vs Noxus event was really nice.
Sure in the end the Ionians didn't really effect Noxus what-so-ever, but they got a nice boot! ;D
There are story arcs located everywhere and story related champions like Cassiopeia, Jarven, Talon and such are really nice editions to the story. And it's really neat to have them surface and add to the story.
Characters like Wukong, Brand, Nocturn and such don't do anything. They come out with an intro, a league of Judgement, and interview with the JoJ and never heard from again. They look cool, the character are cool, but they don't add to story, which is very noticeably starting to flounder from used up efforts with champions like these.
Then maybe you'll notice... they do the JoJ to give the story and the champions to bring the rest of the world to life.
Or did you just think Riot would only focus on Demacia and Noxus? That would get EXTREMELY dull EXTREMELY fast. You can't do much with either nation to produce unique champions.
Noxus: Grim, dark champions. Assassins, necromancers, undead, generally brutish beings.
Demacia: Noble, honorable, 'light' champions.
I think only Vayne and Riven break from tradition with the archetypes, truthfully.
In the end: Your argument is invalid. It doesn't make sense for them to just focus on two city states because then we wouldn't have:
Warwick, Singed, Leona, Pantheon, Akali, Amumu, Annie, Blitzcrank, Brand, Caitlyn, Cho'gath, Corki, Kog'maw, Eve, Mundo, Ez, Fiddles, Gangplank, Gragas, Heimerdinger, Irelia, Janna, Jax, Karma, Karthus, Kassadin, Malzahar, Kayle, Kennen, Lee Sin, Morgana, Malphite, Maokai, Master Yi, Miss Fortune, Nasus, Nidalee, Nocturne, Nunu, Olaf, Orianna, Rammus, Renekton, Rumble, Ryze, Shaco, Shen, Sivir, Skarner, Soraka, Taric, Teemo, Tristana, Trundle, Udyr, Veigar, Wukong, Yorick or Zilean.
All of those champions don't really do much for either Noxus or Demacia, hell if you really wanted to get into it, we'd only need Jarvan, Swain, LeBlanc, Vayne, Garen and Talon right now.
So they release these other champions BECAUSE to do otherwise and just focus on the story at hand for champion releases would get stale and old EXTREMELY fast.