: Hi, Beardilocks here to answer your question about uncorrupted variants of these skins. First let me start off by saying I love how passionate about Xayah and Rakan Star Guardians everyone has been! I can see that you guys love both their light and dark forms, and we have definitely heard your feedback that this is a feature that you would like. However, I'm afraid that it isn't quite as simple as it initially seems, as there are quite a few things to consider. Please bear with me and read the whole context of why we won't be able to provide these. When we set about designing the Star Guardians for this year, we knew we wanted to evolve the thematic and expand the storyline. Until now, there had not been any definite antagonist for the Star Guardians to fight against - just some slightly generic monsters invading the city. We chose to do this by establishing Zoe as a villain in the universe, and having Xayah and Rakan as fallen Guardians, whom she had corrupted with her evil. When we go about creating a new skin for a character we create 3 "Pillars": Core concepts about the identity of the skin that are like guiding principals that we always try to work in to every aspect of their character. For Star Guardian Xayah, these pillars were: - Corrupted former star guardian with **internal struggle** - Dark star guardian beauty/ beauty with an edge - Fierce warrior spirit As such, when we were making creative decisions about the design, animations, sound, visual effects and voice recording, we tried to make sure that we were representing at least one of these pillars. You can see that I have highlighted the **internal struggle** part of her first pillar, as this is the most important defining feature of this skin. In pretty much every ability, animation and recall, we were trying to play up the struggle between dark and light, between good and bad. You can see this in her spells - her W is her reveling in her dark power, using it to damage enemies. Her R is supposed to be the most exciting moment, and highlight of her gameplay, and so is the point where we create the most contrast, expelling out the darkness and returning her to her original light form. All her voice acting also reinforces this - her voice lines are a contrast to her normal ones, where she is a badass anime villain, especially taunting the _loser _Star Guardians of her former team. We also wanted to play up the dynamic between Xayah and Rakan in this struggle between good and evil. In both their solo and duo recalls we see Rakan trying to save Xayah from the darkness by taking it into himself, trying to sacrifice himself to save her, becoming even more dark and corrupted in the process. This all ties into the story of Star Guardian this year (more story details to come soon!), though I don't want to spoil anything more in that area. **If we were to simply put a light version chroma out of this skin it would remove the central pillar of this skin, the internal struggle between light and dark, and the thing that makes this skin a legendary.** It would mean that a lot of their spells would not make any sense. A light Star Guardian Xayah would turn dark when she uses W (which would be a big contrast), but she would not change at all when she did her Ult (which would feel less impactful than her W at that point). Rakan would fire darkness out of him when he did his W (which wouldn't make sense), and when he ulted he'd turn super dark and grow big evil wings. Their recalls would not make any sense either, as the whole aspect of corrupting darkness would be out of place, and there would be no emotional impact to Rakan trying to take the darkness from Xayah. Further more, none of the VO of them being evil would make sense either. Some players have suggested that they would be fine with stuff not making sense and I understand that, but I don't think everyone would feel that way. I welcome anyone who thinks _all_ players would let a "small" detail like most of their spells not making sense to go to read some of the responses of other players on the boards and twitter about minor details they don't like :( If we did commit to fixing all of these things so that they made sense for a light variant, we'd need to do entirely new visual and sound effects, new animations, new voiceover and new recalls. At that point, we would basically have to charge the price of a whole new skin, or to add these as a toggle they'd basically need to become ultimates, because it would take the same amount of development time as a whole new skin would. Deciding to do this would be something we would have to do at the start of development, not after they are revealed on PBE. Additionally, they would be alternate skins that don't really fit into the story that we're trying to tell this year, which might even potentially confuse players. I know you're super passionate about this, and it's something I think would have been awesome to see too, but if it was something we chose to do, I would definitely want to do it properly to do it justice. Instead we chose to focus on delivering dark, corrupted Star Guardians, which I think we did successfully, but I'm sorry if you're disappointed.
Make a Poll to see if players care about 'not making sense to have an option to switch between light/dark' or not. EDIT: More options It's always better than less options
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: blind and co-ops will still have as many dodges as any other game-mode, also, game-modes are only up if they need testing and draft is the only default when testing is not needed and if you were to add blind and co-op along with draft you'd basically be waiting 10-20 min for a game due to the small amount of players on pbe. also everyone can pick the new champ and skin in either customs or practice tool as it only needs to be tested for bugs and not actual gameplay feedback.
I mean there will be dodged of course, but not nearly as much as in draft, because in draft there can only be one of each among 10 players, in blind there will be 2 of each among 10 (draft bring it's own problems of course like role call etc, but still it will be half the dodges). Also if they make blind the only option (instead of draft) the people playing won't split so there will be the same queue times. Everyone can make customs and play training, but that's not the real experience, it's imposible to fully test a champion/skin in training (many bugs and stuff) and not everyone has friends in the PBE. Also many customs are just 2-4 players just angaist each other, or Content creators playing with bronz- subs to make gameplays on youtube.
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: Hi League of Fox YT, Your specific crash looks like it might be due to a corrupt PBE install. Did you try repairing the game yet? More information can be found here: https://support.riotgames.com/hc/en-us/articles/224826367-Automated-Troubleshooting-Hextech-Repair-Tool
Yes. I did a Repair. Imma repair it again if does't work i guess i'll reinstall and wait for the update of today
: Hi there, Do you have any third party software or overlays running that might be interfering with the game that you could disable? Or any anti-virus products that are currently running? If not, and you're still running into this issue, click "Yes" to create the crash dump. The location of the crash dump will be added to your clipboard. If you could open a Player Support ticket and include the dump file by hosting it on Google Drive or another file hosting service that would be very helpful to us to diagnose the problem. Otherwise, I can continue to try to work through it with you here on the forum.
I'm having the same issue, with the practice tool. i did a repoair of the game but it doesn't work. here's my crash dump file https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-Iv92Y2Yz3-kpqIJKztXFG_wP71zI0jT EDIT: It's actually happening every time i try to acces any type of game mode no only practice tool
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: No. This theme song is the best there ever was, also it was for the beginning of 3min on last years winter rift. So it was already used. But its so cute and not too much but not to simple. They won't change it either way. Composing new songs takes awhile.
I know it's cute but come on dude It's URF. Also if I bet my left arm that if Riot is willing to let reddit make a remix It would be like 100 remixes in less than a week
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: Hey, thanks for the report! We're looking into the issue :D
After today's update keeps doing that.
: Practice tool selects champion at random
: They are probably fixing it right now. Calm down, PBE ain't going anywhere.
Yeah, now it goes all the way to 5% before error. And it only took them like 3h. Let me wait another 60h before i can patch it properly. Thanks Riot :D
: I can't Update the PBE
Great Patch Riot 10/10 And thanks for paying SOO much atention to the boards. 11/10 why do you even have boards at this point?, just release the patch and hope it works, why pay atention to the feedback?.
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: Dragonslayer Xin is bugged
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: In Regards to Testing Elementalist Lux
Upvoted, we need to be able to add bots in customs
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: I'm honored! {{sticker:slayer-pantheon-thumbs}} It's okay, we all get tilted sometimes :D
{{sticker:slayer-pantheon-rainbows}} thanks again. now i don't get is why i'm downloading at 1.3mbps, when my download speed is 50mb ;-; EDIT: oops, damn steam, sorry :v
: I'm actually an idiot and thought that you posted an image, then realized that this was a link to pastebin....... BIG SORRY THANKS LIARFOX YOU'RE THE BEST AND YOUR ENGLISH IS GREAT
IDK what you did, but i can finaly open my patcher. big thanks ;-; i'm naming my first born son Koalifier PS: sorry for acting like a b*tch, but i was so tilted. thanks EDIT typo
: http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/228/734/Jarvan.jpg EDIT: I don't understand links OOPS SORRY PLS FORGIVE
rito pls, i've been trying to open the pbe since i saw it was aviable. i'm so tilted right now ;-; don't make fun of me :'v EDIT: my english su*ks ;-;
: http://pastebin.com/XHe6hXTT
> [{quoted}](name=LiarFox,realm=PBE,application-id=A4D2003433C8FCD715185A7264A9CC6FDFAD7FEF,discussion-id=kdh3LFsG,comment-id=00030000,timestamp=2016-09-20T21:33:49.286+0000) > > http://pastebin.com/XHe6hXTT i think i have like 20 logs since i deleted and redownloaded the pbe so many times in the last hour, but this is the latest
: Hello! Thanks for the report. Can you please post your logs (on pastebin, for example) and provide a link? It would really help us figure out what's happening :D
http://pastebin.com/XHe6hXTT
: Thanks for the report! Lulu is disabled for now until we get a fix, should be in by tomorrow.
what about the "not beign able to open the patch" problem? help pls
: Seems to be a situational issue. When I first launched it, I got an error message. I closed it, then I re-launched the launcher. After a bit it asked if I wanted to close any running League process. Then it downloaded and launched normally.
me too, i've downloaded the pbe so many times, and restarted my pc too. but i just can't open it
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: PBE Bugs and Feedback Thread: El Leon Gnar!
I can't buy the skin. how am i supposed to leave feedback if i can't even buy it?
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: Patch 6.8 Downloading at 1KBps
http://imgur.com/fFMOdXv Heres my screenshoot, Thanksa lot Riot.
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: Kindred - Two Wolves?
I bought Runan's and that happened to me
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