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What are your feelings about armored bears?

Enough with the armored bears. What's next, an armored Gerbil? LoL is serious business. 541 58,8%
Because I'm a whiney forum troll who loves producers more than designers, I support armored bears. 421 45,76%
Voters 920 .

Enough With The Armored Bears

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Zileas

VP of Game Design

11-18-2011

Hi All,

I know this is like kicking a dead horse, I mean bear, but this armored bear hysteria has gone on long enough. What’s surprising to me is how many of you still think that the community actually wants armored bears. From my perspective, the League of Legends community is a serious community, devoid of trolls, and in (nearly) all cases dominated by mature wisdom. And a community like that has the common sense to know just how terrible an idea armored bears are. That’s why I’m shocked when I see the diarrhea of the mouth exude from so many otherwise wise forum members, speaking blasphemy in favor of armored bears.

I’d like to share with you some recent developments in my efforts to prove to the haters that they are in the minority. As a tangent, Haters are by definition those who are are ‘gonna hate’, as they kids say it, and really should not be trusted. But first, I will summarize some important points.

Strong Community Rejection
The community has rejected armored bears not once but TWICE. I’d also like to point out that this a record vote turnout for a poll, indicating how strongly the community is against this idea:

http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=1408421
http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?p=12153352

Destined to Ruin LoL
I mentioned before that the average metacritic rating of games with armored bears was pretty low compared to the games we all love. A number of you pointed out that WoW is a great game and has armored bears, but I’d like to point out that armored bears were released MID CYCLE of an expansion and thus were not reviewed by critics – so it’s an irrelevant data point.

Destructive to the World Economy
As I mentioned in my previous post, armored bears have single-handed devastated the US economic recovery – Investors are nervous about how armored bears would destroy LoL, which would damage Riot Games, which would in turn damage the Californian economy, which would in turn affect the US recovery. With that kind of uncertainty, how can you expect growth to happen? Well, it appears that this may be spreading to Europe. There’s been a lot of talk about sovereign debt default – but maybe investors would be willing to cut them better rates on their debt if they weren’t worried about snowball effects coming from trouble in the US, which in fact, originates from armored bears.

Associated with Seedy People
Just to show you that armored bears can have smaller negative impacts, read this important news story – which shows that armored Bears are often found where criminals are found. Coincidence? I think not: http://www.wtae.com/r/29738027/detail.html

Lame
Armored bears are lame. Need I say more?


So in response, I'm doing a few things:

New Poll
I am making another poll. Which I absolutely will not rig. I don’t know why you guys keep accusing me of that.

Balance Changes
Zilean will be gaining an ability, “Armored Bear Hater”, which will ensure that armored bears cannot appear in LoL, both because of their lameness, but because they will be a character no one picks because Zilean one-shots them.

Bribery
I will be randomly handing out 3,000 RP to 20 people on this thread (and it's sisters on other realms -- so 20 total) who are on the right side of this issue. Or about that much in random skin merchandise depending on if the lawyers suddenly tell me I can't do that. I will select these in about 24 hours by using the time-honored method of d10 and d20 dice.

Threats
I may subject any of my staff who support armored bears to disciplinary action.

Love,
Zileas


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BudaTerori

Senior Member

11-18-2011

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Destructive to the World Economy
As I mentioned in my previous post, armored bears have single-handed devastated the US economic recovery – Investors are nervous about how armored bears would destroy LoL, which would damage Riot Games, which would in turn damage the Californian economy, which would in turn affect the US recovery. With that kind of uncertainty, how can you expect growth to happen? Well, it appears that this may be spreading to Europe. There’s been a lot of talk about sovereign debt default – but maybe investors would be willing to cut them better rates on their debt if they weren’t worried about snowball effects coming from trouble in the US, which in fact, originates from armored bears.


This is a bit of drama here,Zileas?
I really treat this as a joke,honestly,you people have no sarcasm?

Also Zileas,as you are the design director,might wanna take a look at this?

http://eune.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=391944

Oh and,it seems you didn't play on our server at all.Check the non-English communities,and try to speak to them,they will either curse you,or feed the enemy.

Welcome to EUNE FTW!


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Sinniovsky

Member

11-18-2011

Enough with the armored bears. What's next, an armored Gerbil? LoL is serious business


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Sha1yen

Senior Member

11-18-2011

Sinnie The 2nd, was the 2nd to reply. The universe provides balance in all things, truly


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Baron99

Junior Member

11-18-2011

think of how painful it will be to put those poor bears in armor, all that hair getting stuck in the armor, long live bears without the oppression of being armored


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TRC Tiridus

Recruiter

11-18-2011

Armored bears is what we truly want and we shall not retreat


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FuRRy Bowls

Senior Member

11-18-2011

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Zileas:



[b]I will be randomly handing out 3,000 RP[b]


the only reason why i stoped here xD xD

but have to agree, these things with armored bears/penguins/beavers, etc are kinda boring...


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Aksher

Member

11-18-2011

Well, I wouldn't agree on LoL being completly serious business. It has a lot of goofy things in it and funny references and stuff. I don't think that armoured bear on it own would be a good idea though. I mean, first of all, how's the bear armoured on its own ? Needs to have a friend/owner! See Syllabear @ DotA.

I can't really think of many abilities for an armoured bear on spot, has to have some other theme applied to it so itd be more unique and have a fresh feeling to it. I guess its a tough challenge.


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Sepherine

Senior Member

11-18-2011

Will someone explain to me what is going on here? Is he just mad because forum wants an armored bear champ or am i missing something?


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Nathaniél

Recruiter

11-18-2011

Nyandalegion ftw