The beginning of Arena Of Truth DOTA Auto Chess, of course, the design team members League of Legends Also can not ignore the appeal of this game. That’s why they wanted to create their own Auto Chess game. A team of Riot designers then devised a very short time of 18 weeks to design the Arena of Truth, the first 8 weeks were for fun, the remaining 10 weeks were for Really designed this game.
The first design idea of Riot Games Still relying heavily on DOTA Auto Chess, the only difference is that the two-sided arena will be divided vertically instead of horizontally as it currently is. Perhaps this idea was too unreasonable, so a few days later they changed back to the horizontal stage as usual, but at that time they still used the 8×8 chess board instead of the current honeycomb shaped system.
It’s hard to believe, but the first design of the Arena of Truth is the vertical arena like this
The next issue that Riot needs to do is designing the interface for the store, the queue, and many other things of the game. If you do not know, the first interface of the store is right next to the ring, but we do not have a nice and neat table like now. The semi-general animation at that time was also very picky, you drag a general to the Tahm Kench parapet, it will “eat” that chess piece and give you back the money.
The other issue the design team encountered was about what would represent players in the Arena of Truth? At that time, Riot Games did not have the concept of Courier as in DOTA2, while it was the representative of the person in DOTA Auto Chess, after a period of research, the design team used Crabs Department as representative, can be considered that. is the first summoned beast of this mode. Of course, he also had an error when he was suddenly unusually large, more than Baron.
Baron King of the Great War
As for the clan – the system of the game, they constantly give ideas based on the origin of generals in League of Legends, adjusting the parameters to the most reasonable. However, many races – the system in the testing period proved to be too remarkable, so Riot managed to eliminate them and add new races. Tribe – the system of season 1 is considered the “most balanced” in the trial period.
Early designs of the Tribe – Us
Indeed, to bring gamers a successful product like the Arena of Truth is not easy, especially when there is too big shadow of DOTA Auto Chess anymore. According to Riot, the above information is only the first part, there are many other interesting things they will post on the League of Legends homepage in the second part.