Developed since 2009, League of Legends has experienced more than a decade of development with ups and downs in its history. From breakthroughs, awards to heavy game errors, it all makes a League that we love. Riot Games is still looking to expand and refresh its games such as making new storylines, new outfits and most notably new generals that are constantly being born.
Aphelios was born to expand the story of the Lunari
Although the new generals are still extremely interesting, the big problem that Riot Games is having is that they chase those characters too much and forget the old generals. The most typical examples are Aphelios and Senna, they only came out within a few months but the number of edits has been more than those of Vladimir, Olaf, and Quinn in 2019.
Surprisingly, the facts are that Vladimir didn’t make any changes in 2019
The common problem of new generals is that they have a greater power level, the ability to create mutations much larger than the old generals that makes players love newer characters. And to curb that power, Riot is forced to nerf those champions, and create new champions that are stronger than those that are extremely strong to make them less hot. It’s like a domino chain when the new general is crazy and the old characters are increasingly boring and thrown away.
With Sett born, the Gladiators who could not stand before him were gradually eliminated
One thing that Riot Games after many years does not seem to realize is that players do not always get bored because of playing old champions. More and more veteran players tend to choose simple, easy-to-control champions, so it doesn’t matter if the champion is interesting or boring. Gamers just want to win, they often play the strongest or get used to them, unfortunately the new generals are too strong so they have to play only.
So Riot Games doesn’t need to make a completely new champion to keep the game fresh and interesting. There are a lot of old characters, with skill sets and tools so outdated that many people forget them in the game, of course there are still “playable” cases like Twisted Fate or Ashe, Caitlyn. Just redoing or at least giving those old characters new mechanisms is enough for the player to satisfy.
Caitlyn has almost no major changes in appearance since birth, but just adding the interaction between W – Yordle Trap and E – Net Shot 90 with her passive is enough for this girl to live well.
Moreover, the remakes of champions seem to be much more balanced than new ones, of course except Akali. The reason is simple, old or weak generals still have something to show their nature, Riot Games always tries to retain the nature of that champion. Balancing simple champions like Dr. Mundo is always extremely easy.
Meanwhile, they have to spend many times to balance new heroes because their completely new mechanisms bring League of Legends. Remember that the way League works is quite similar to the environment, each champion, the game elements interact with each other, adding a new element will affect the whole game and change the game. More and more new generals only make LoL more complicated and difficult to adjust.
Senna appeared to have a great influence on the ADC meta in the professional scene
The class that needs urgent rework is the old-time gladiators, tankers like Shyvana, Skarner, Dr. Mundo, Malphite, Nasus, Rammus … This is the class that makes the most difference in terms of strength. when their snowball ability is too big, just a little more than the opponent’s damage, resistance or recovery makes a big difference.
The most typical is that at the present time, only Ornn is the resistant champion in the meta, even one of the strongest champions in the game. Whereas with the buff for the line of Flame Cap equipped, the entire buff should have been buffed. The reason is simple, Ornn is too strong and comprehensive, he overshadows all other tank champions.
Ornn has everything a tank can want
Perhaps Riot Games also recognizes this and they will promote the remake of champions with projects related to Fiddlesticks, Volibear or Wukong. However, many other old generals also need to be rescued or they will continue to be long-term abandoned and wait to be redone. It’s time for Riot to limit 1 year to 2 new champions