Riot Games is known for a lot of things, making League of Legends is obviously the big one, but the other things is they like to chat with their fans and listen to their advice about how to improve things. A big way they show they do this is through Q&A posts. Another one came out today, and it featured some big insights into the game making process.
For example, one fan noted how Riot Games had long refused small features into LOL, but then, a bunch of small features got put in. They wondered why this was. Riot responded by admitting they sometimes don’t focus on the small things because in their minds the big things are more important. Like the recent Client Update for example. However, in the middle of 2016, they realized they needed to do a better balancing act, because some of these “small things” were things they game needed, so they did it.
Another big question was about the banning of champions in play. Season 07 is going to have 10 champion bans, more than any other season before it, and this has raised the eyebrows of many fans. So, why are they doing this? Well, the simple answer according to Riot Games is that they want more champion diversity in both regular play and pro play. They honestly believe if players are forced to play champions they aren’t fully synced with, they’ll have a better time. Furthermore, they’ll be able to come up with strategies that they honestly wouldn’t have thought of if they stuck to their “singular” champion pick. They do acknowledge that they’re still working on how to separate the bans in regular and pro play so not everyone is pushed into a corner, expect details soon.
The last big thing was about rewarding fans with refunds for things they purchased. Because to Riot, they want to make sure that fans are content with the things they purchase, and if they aren’t, that they aren’t stuck with it. So, players will get 3 refunds to use. Once they’re gone though, they’re gone. This is meant to prevent abuse.
And there you go, a look into the minds of Riot Games, was it what you expected? Let us know in the comments below!