Red Post Collection: TFT Interface Update & New Little Legends, Universe Update, Snowdown Merch, & More

Posted on at 12:04 PM by Moobeat
Today's red post collection includes details of TFT Interface updates coming with patch 9.24, New Little Legends in the 10.1 PBE cycle, new stories up on the Universe, Snowdown merch in the merch store, the LVxLoL collection from Louis Vuitton, and more!
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TFT Interface Update 


Here's Riot Xhanghai and Riot Beernana with details on an interface change coming for TFT:
When you start up a game of Teamfight Tactics in patch 9.24 you may notice that the interface on your screen looks a bit different. Today we're going to talk about what's changing and why. 
What's changing? 
We're adding a new user interface element: The Level Bar 
  • Displays your current level and XP progress.
  • Displays the drop rates for different tiers based on your level. 
To better accommodate for these additions, we've moved the lock button to the right corner of the shop and are swapping the positions of the Buy XP and Refresh buttons
Uh, I'm definitely going to mix up the XP and Refresh buttons. 
Yup. This isn’t a change that we make lightly. We know how this especially impacts those of you that have been playing for a while. 
From what we’ve observed and experienced in our internal playtests, the first game with this new change in effect is quite painful, however players are able to adjust to the change within 3-5 games. 
Why and why now? 
There’s never a good time to make a change like this, but the longer you wait the worse it gets as more players get used to a previous set of controls. With TFT, we’re always learning new lessons about the experience as we go, this is one of the harsher ones.
This change is about investing in TFT and its future. The relationship between Buy XP, Level, and how it affects what appears in your shop is not an obvious, understandable one. It’s something that you currently have to learn from a friend or a guide rather than something that is naturally communicated as a core part of the game. 
For those of us who have already sunk several 8th place finishes into the game trying to hard force Ocean Mages the buttons and their functions are an afterthought. But for someone just discovering the game it’s an important concept that they’re completely unaware of. Keeping all these elements next to one another (Buy XP, Level, Tier Drop Rate) helps reinforce their connection and makes them more prominent. Making this more obvious and understandable is something we think is important and is the biggest reason why we’re making this change. 
These additions are the first set of changes we’re introducing targeted towards making the game more understandable. Moving forward, there shouldn’t be any more button flips, but this is space we will be continuing to invest in and improve."

Universe Update

The universe has been updated with new stories:

Child of Zaun

"What’s the difference between law and order? 
Can you have one without the other? And what does either have to do with justice? Maybe it depends on who you ask. If you asked me, well, the young me, justice comes by cracking skulls. 
Guess I’m feeling young today."

[Full story on the Universe!] 


You Are The Weapon

"He started his training with a single breath. In, and out. 
He could hear water dripping through a crack in the cave ceiling, dampening the stone floor until it gleamed against the darkness. He knew the holy patterns carved into the floor’s stone—proclaiming destinies and orbits. Even when he closed his eyes, he could see each lunar arc. 
He made a few tentative swings with his blade. The moonstone felt solid in his hand, but remained ethereal, as if it wasn’t there. It was a magical remnant of the first convergence when the moon and its reflection in the spirit realm briefly touched across the celestial veil, and moonstone cast off by the union rained down on the world like tears. 
Following their orbits, the two moons were forced to part."

[Full story on the Universe!] 


Miscellaneous

  • The TFT Twitter posted images of upcoming Little Legends:
[1] "New Little Legends incoming Patch 10.1 
Meet Tocker, Craggle, and Flutterbug!"
[2] Tocker is constantly tinkering with things to make them better, even on his own body! (His left wing is always a bit squeaky). He loves meeting new people and learning about the world through his enormous blue eyes.
[3] Craggle is an adorable statue carved from the finest Demacian petricite (anti-magic stone). He has a soft spot for the vulnerable creatures of the world, and tries to protect them with every ounce of his strength as if he was a giant colossus -- even if he is still growing.
[4] Flutterbug wants to take over the world -- and eat all the yummiest things in it. But, he’s very small. He often has to hide under things in order to not get squashed. While he hides, he machinates on his complex plans.
  • A few users on the LoL Subreddit noted they had received some teaser emails, similar to the Sett's Calling Card item seen on the PBE in the 9.24 PBE cycle:

  • The Riot Forge twitter tweeted a set of images of places that are planned on being explored in some of their upcoming games:
"There are endless places to explore in Runeterra. Here's a look at where we’re heading..."
  

Reminders

To round out this red post collection, here are a few reminders on current promotions or limited time events!
  • The Essence Emporium is now open in the client! From November 25th to December 10th, at 1 PM PST, you can get chromas, icons, skins, and more for Blue Essence! Head tot he client to check out the deals!


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