One thing I missed was the grudge match. Because it was an expansion of the story that wasn't just part of the lore dept. It was part of the actual game. For those of you who were there: Remember what the prize was for the winner?
Ionian boots of Lucidity. I can bet that maybe half of this player community won't know what the flavor text for those boots are when they hover their mouse over them
After watching the grudge match, and Riots wonky explanation of why Ashe was fighting for the Ionians, I was hoping that maybe they'd have a grudge match with Noxus and Demacia, Or maybe Zuan and Piltover.
That grudge match made the lore twist in ways that weren't expected. What would be different if Noxus won? Would Lee Sin still be added to the league? Lee lit himself on fire in protest against the Noxian occupation of Southern Ionia and refused to put himself out until Noxus withdrew from Ionia.
Seeing the attitude of people these days is also somewhat sickening. Everybody, with a few exceptions, is trying to claw their way up to the top. The awful truth is that the top isn't meant for everybody, striving to be the best is one thing, but treating people like stepping stones is another. Sportsmanship is a dead concept and, as much as I hate to say it, encouraging it is like beating a dead horse. Personally it doesn't stop me from trying but getting emo 12 year olds to stop whinning is impossible.
But yes, the most recent time I've had where I sorely missed the JoJ and Judgements was when Ahri was released. Why? Because she's a fox-demon that wants to become human, there could be a billion and a half reasons why this would come to her, instead they give us blue balls by saying she just felt this her entire life.
And Sejuani? She might be the sister of Ashe, last time I heard. Might. I haven't read her lore, so I have no idea. There's no incentive to care, in my opinion.