Xelnath commenting on Reworks and Karma

Posted on at 5:52 PM by Moobeat
Since I know you guys are super in need of the slightest bit of Karma rework news, here is Xelnath sharing how long the average rework process takes and teasing us with just a touch of Karma info.
"It varies dramatically based on the issues with the champion. A simple rework might be as easy as changing the resource system slightly. Those might be done in a month or two (balance testing is the main implication). 
Then in the case of a mechanical upgrade, e.g. Gangplank, it might take twice as long. Thats per major iteration. If you're trying to do a visual rework, then you're taking the time it took to do a Gangplank rework, but also tying it up to an Annie-style rework where you also need to redo her skins - and the designer hookups attached to those.

A particularly tough champion, like Karma, who might have multiple designers taking different approaches, then working to integrate the best part and you're looking at an even longer amount of time.

The bad news is that tough reworks take longer. The good news is, I've been playing with a rough version of Scarizard's Karma and I like her. When we feel she's ready, you'll see her too."
When asked what happened to Guinsoo's version of Karma, the one we've been hearing about on Twitter for so long, Xelnath replied:
"Scarizard should comment on exactly what happened. However, Skarma is: BAD. ASS."
EDIT: Scarizard replied:
"So...in the dark lord's attempt to wrest from the members of Live Design the demonstones (our sacred charge to guard; the acquisition of which would mean an end to the balance of our game as we know it), my greatest secret has been compromised: I am indeed working on the Karma Rework. 
You'll hear more than enough from me and others on this project when we're ready to present - the nefarious Soon TM - but for now all i can (and will) say is that for those of you who enjoy playing Karma as a mage and are worried that the playstyle might be jeopardized: You can sleep easy ;D 
...aaaaaaand that's all you'll get from me, so don't be upset if i stay tight-lipped. It'll be ready when it's ready, and trust me - you're won't be able to keep me from talking on the forums once she's good to go."

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