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kantos  ·  770 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are y'all playing this weekend?

I'm currently in that state. I defaulted to it after a 2 year break when my favorite Minecraft server went down. Sadly, it's gotten so much more interesting since then now that I'm grasping the many win-conditions on both micro-/macro- scale. Riot's pacing on updates and teasers is down to a science, too. Ugh.

blackbootz  ·  769 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Riot's pacing on updates and teasers is down to a science, too. Ugh.

Don't video game designers have fully fledged clinical psychologists on retainer to help them squeeze serotonin out of our monkey brains? I feel you.

kantos  ·  769 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Nah, they're just making enough product so they can get their own fix, too. Did you ever follow the competitive scene? I swear that's what really got me into it. My only peeve is there's no real sense of fan loyalty since all teams are based in the same area, meaning bandwagonning is where the masses thrall to. Other than that, it only serves the hype. Their promo team is fire. They out-sourced this piece:

Most promo clips are outsourced, from what I read. Even some modeling of champions, IIRC. The thing that tickles me is the studio which created the piece shown is Studio Mir (which did AtLA and LoK).

blackbootz  ·  769 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I would definitely watch streams, but not to follow the pros as much as to gain insight as to how to get better. But you're right, Riot is on their shit with the marketplace and all the goodies just a click away.