The map (Summoner's Rift) is getting a visual update!

#1 Edited by L44 (556 posts) -

Super duper excited right now, Riot posted an FAQ the key point of which, for me, was that they intend for this to be just as intensive on your PC as League currently is, which seems almost too good to be true. Regardless I'm as keen as a bean.

#2 Posted by Dizzyhippos (1419 posts) -

@l44 said:

Super duper excited right now, Riot posted an FAQ the key point of which, for me, was that they intend for this to be just as intensive on your PC as League currently is, which seems almost too good to be true. Regardless I'm as keen as a bean.

So instead of redoing there shitty adobe air client there making the base look more like dota? yep definitely a riot move. Looks nice though

#3 Posted by GloomyTangent (194 posts) -

"Oh God, look at that International prize pool. Dota's pretty, right? Fuck me. BEGIN THE PRETTYING!"

#4 Posted by TobbRobb (4609 posts) -

It does look nice, but I just can't help feeling like they ruined some of the personality in the artstyle. It looks so much like Dota or Dawngate with those changes, while the characters still have a more outlined style to them. It just doesn't mesh well.

It's cool that the map looks more open though, the old style was a little claustrophobic.

#5 Posted by Bollard (5451 posts) -

@l44: That dragon animation was looong. I presume that is the respawn animation because if that happens every time you go to kill it that's such a waste of time!

#6 Posted by DrFlapjack (233 posts) -

I spend about 99% of my time in ARAM, but I do like the update. It instantly reminded me of Dawngate. As @tobbrobb stated, the characters do seem a bit out of place now, that might be the point though? They mentioned wanting the characters and skills to really pop from the background so that could be why...

The new Dragon and Baron look great!

#7 Posted by Warframe121 (6 posts) -

Looking forward to this update, since the whight looks like a frog thing will its name change?

#8 Posted by Icemo (642 posts) -

Looking forward to this update, since the whight looks like a frog thing will its name change?

It's called "The Gromp" now. A fitting name for a frog.

#9 Posted by Warframe121 (6 posts) -

@icemo said:

@warframe121 said:

Looking forward to this update, since the whight looks like a frog thing will its name change?

It's called "The Gromp" now. A fitting name for a frog.

That's quite a cool name for a frog, have they changed the name of anything else or just the whight?

#10 Posted by Icemo (642 posts) -
#11 Posted by Warframe121 (6 posts) -
@icemo said:

@warframe121: You can see all the changes to Summoners rift here.

Thanks for the link, after looking at all the images i've got to say it looks a lot like dota now and the champs don't fit the new look. Also the minions look awesome.

#12 Posted by Fredchuckdave (5353 posts) -

Non ancient graphics? Heresy! BURN!

#13 Posted by Belegorm (399 posts) -

They really wanted to make the background not distract from the gameplay. Not seeing the "champs don't fit the new look" thing, they definitely are very noticeable in the new map but in a good way.

Clarity was their biggest focus here which is kind of why the map looks a bit darker than the original, and hence why it looks more like dota's map.

I'm glad that with a ton of people playing this game now, the map no longer looks like shit from 2009. I'm also glad it'll be able to run on old computers like mine just as well as the old map did; dota 2 runs like crap on my pc.

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#14 Edited by Irvandus (2877 posts) -

League of the Ancients.

In all seriousness good on them. It looks a lot better than what I remember messing around with.

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