Riot Games Emphasizes Clarity in League of Legends in New Developer Blog Post
Riot Games, the developer of League of Legends, highlighted the importance of clarity in the game in a recent blog post. The company expressed its commitment to creating a gameplay experience that is easily understandable for players.
Creating an Easy-to-Recognize Gameplay Experience
Riot Games stated that the visuals and audio in League of Legends should help players quickly identify and react to champions, spells, and attacks. The mechanics of the game should also be easily understood through gameplay experience.
The Concept of “Hierarchy” in League of Legends
Another key concept discussed in the blog post is “hierarchy,” which refers to the prioritization of impactful abilities in the game. Abilities that have a significant impact, such as dealing high damage or affecting teamfights, should be visually stimulating and easily recognizable.
Updating Champion Abilities for Clarity
Riot Games shared its plans to update the visuals and effects of certain abilities in 2021. This includes iconic abilities like Hecarim’s Onslaught of Shadows (R) and Thresh’s Flay (E). The goal is to ensure that the abilities meet the standards of clarity and align with their visual effects.
Recognizing Champions Beyond Their Abilities
Riot Games emphasized the importance of making champions recognizable beyond their abilities. The silhouette of a champion plays a crucial role in identifying them. For example, Diana’s crescent moon-shaped sickle and Senna’s large gun are distinctive features that make them easily distinguishable.
On the other hand, champions like Lee Sin, who lack distinctive features, are made recognizable through their animations. Riot Games also mentioned Ivern as an example of a champion with a unique walking animation.
Ensuring Clarity in Skin Development
Riot Games highlighted that the clarity and balance of champions and their abilities are crucial, even when players use different skins. The company emphasized that no skin should give players an advantage in the game, ensuring a fair playing field for all.
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