Red Post Collection: Ask Riot: Most Pentas?, Universe Updates, & More

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[Added Fate of Demacia teaser!]

Today's red post collection includes this week's Ask Riot, covering the champions with the most pentakills, Wild Rift champion animations and more, as well as new stories on the Universe featuring Leona, Diana, and Kalista, and more!
Continue reading for more information!

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Ask Riot: Most Pentas?

Check out this week's Ask Riot - "Plus… Can we add Wild Rift animations to League PC? And how do we make champion theme songs?"

"Welcome to Ask Riot 
Today we’re talking about champ tunes, animations, and pentas. 
Also, please send us all your questions! We love reading them… usually. 
I love champion animations in WR. Have any plan of doing them in League sometime? 
I love those introductory animations too! Beyond being cool to watch, they help introduce new players who have never played League of Legends on PC to the different champions. Each one tells a little story that conveys the personality and power of that champion. We've talked about doing something similar in League PC and we still might, but it'd require a lot of work inside our current Champion Select screen. Currently our priority is to improve that system so it's as responsive and accurate as possible. So until we're happy there we won't be adding features like this, but we'll certainly revisit it later.

Riot Brightmoon, Lead Gameplay Producer

When writing the music theme for a new character, what are the factors that are considered when making that theme? 
There are so many aspects of a champion that can inform their theme that it can sometimes feel a little overwhelming to choose which direction to head in. One thing that can help is determining the core elements of a champion alongside the teams we work with. This core theme is usually two to three words that uniquely describe them—-not enough to detail every little element, but enough to know who they truly are and what makes them different. 
Sometimes these things can be quite apparent, like for Nunu and Willump's theme. The flute and music in general plays a huge role in Nunu's life, so the flute is included in their theme. Other times these core elements manifest over the evolution of a theme. Fiddlesticks' theme is a good example of this, where a song is being sung about the signs of Fiddlesticks’ return; and while it's unsettling, it's not until the end of the song that the true terror of Fiddlesticks appears. Lastly, some core components of a champion can be hidden or reimagined in a theme. Sylas’ theme is an example of this, where the middle section is a darker and more tense reimagining of the recognizable string part we hear at the beginning of Demacia Rising. 
Alongside the core elements, there are three important considerations when writing a champion’s theme…
We consider similar elements when working on skin themes as well. Generally, musical arrangement and styling is defined by the location or alternate world from which our skins originate. From there, the musical approach is very focused on tone. Asking questions like… “Are the champions included in this skin line fun, eccentric, and daring? Or perhaps is this skin line futuristic, gritty, and serious?” For example, we knew the PROJECT pillars to focus on were future technology, neon dystopia, and awe inspiring yet oppressive. Having pillars like this can help conjure up a clear direction to take the music
The Riot Music Team 
Which champion has the most pentakills? 
That’s a classic question! Looking at Ranked Solo/Duo games from patch 11.11, Samira has the most pentakills, followed by Master Yi and Katarina. That doesn’t account for popularity, though. Per game played, it turns out the pentakilling-est champ is… still Samira (.018 pentas per game), then Master Yi (.018) and Katarina (.015)—all three are similarly popular! 
Some other pentakill trivia: 
Unsurprisingly, you’ll want to avoid playing enchanter or tank supports if you’re chasing the pentakill high. Soraka, Braum, Rell, and Taric all had 0(!) pentas in the sample of Ranked Solo/Duo games. 
Every single champion had pentakills in ARAM! Master Yi beats Samira for the top spot in this game mode with an impressive .082 pentas per game, while Samira and Katarina score .071 and .054, respectively. 
Even high ranked players aren’t safe from the pentakill trio—Master Yi (.017), Samira, (.015), and Katarina (.011) still have the most pentas per game in Diamond and above. 
kyrieFH, Insights Analyst 
Have a question? Head here, drop your question in the box, and ask away."


Universe Updates

Two new stories are now on the Universe!

Rise With Me
  • By Dana Luery Shaw
"Hear! Upon the Great Mountain,
The beloved of the Sun sing to Her,
A song of Love and Devotion,
Of Battle and Glory.
The golden Sun, Her Light ever shining,
Bathes our faces in warmth
And scorches our enemies,
Burning them to holy ash. 
Yet even the radiant Sun must rest.
And so we are left without Her,
Cold and naked and alone,
At the mercy of those who stalk in the Dark. 
We mourn for Her as She slumbers,
Knowing She never wishes to part from us,
The last wink of twilight,
Her fading farewell kiss. 
Yet the night we would miss Her most dearly,
The Darkness long and bitter,
We persuade Her to stay longer
And dance with us to Her own music. 
Twilight’s kiss extended,
A roaring flame that thaws through winter’s grasp,
The Sun stays awake all through the night,
Whispering Her sweet secrets until the dawn. 
We battle the lull of Darkness for Her,
For the love She bears us,
And we gaze upon Her glory
As we show Her our own. 
Hymn of the Dawn
Tablet Sixteen, Lines 33–60"

[Check out the full story on the Universe!]

 

In Sight of Land
  • By Ian St. Martin
"The waters were eerily still at night. Their surface was so undisturbed, one might mistake it for dark glass mirroring the starlit skies above. Moonlight bathed everything in cold, silver light, though its radiance was slowly dying. 
The moon was being suffocated. The sky between it and those who looked upon its beauty had been overtaken by questing tendrils of shadow that branched across the night like living, malevolent storms. Their like had been seen many times before, and many were the souls carried off within them into fathomless torment, but never had they grown so large, or reached so far. 
For all their horror, the world had grown used to Harrowings, tempests of darkness teeming with monstrous wraiths that emanated from the horrid Shadow Isles. Those in their path learned how to watch for the signs, how to survive their wailing fury, and how to mourn those taken by them. But what was happening now, what was reaching up to swallow the sky, was something different. 
Almost like there was some unseen hand guiding it."

[Check out the full story on the Universe!] 


Miscellaneous

"Ruination conquers all."
"Post PBE update: 
Hey Folks! Here are the updates we made to the skin based on your feedback:
  • Colors have been altered to be more gold (blades etc)
  • His suit color was changed to be more grey/black than brown
  • We added some 'grid' particles around Zed for his Shadow Slash (E)
Here are some screenshots:
There is one catch though for changes mentioned above - they will go live in 11.14 as we were too late with them for 11.13 :( 
Sorry for extended wait! 
I also want to refer to part of feedback about shadows and that they could be brighter- they should be darker and distinguishable from Zed itself. Both for Zed Player and his opponents. His shadows are not decoys and there should be no chance to be mistaken for the actual Champion."

"Prepare yourself. The fate of the Convergence hangs in the balance. Click through for details on bringing balance back to this world during the Skyglass Origins event."
  

Other Games

Wild Rift
"Surf’s up! Patch 2.3a is here, featuring a host of balance changes for champions, items, summoner spells, and more. Dive into the festivities and make a splash at the Pool Party event!"
"It's summertime, and the Riftin's easy! So throw on your swimsuit, head down to the beach, and join the League of Legends: Wild Rift pool party!"
  

Legends of Runeterra
"Patch 2.10.0 is our final minor update before the debut of the Rise of the Underworlds expansion in patch 2.11.0, releasing on June 30, as well as a large batch of card updates for both champion and non-champion cards!

This patch introduces a host of Pool Party personalization items, including Pool Party champion skins with alternate art for Draven, Fiora, Heimerdinger, Zoe, Taric, as well as alternate art + a new level-up animation for Taliyah."

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