- February 21, 2011
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They say the more things change, the more they stay the same. Not true for this cowboy.
In addition to my Infrno duties, and my duties guiding the WildFire creative ship, I have taken a position as Senior Creative Designer at Riot Games. I'm working on the free-to-play video game League of Legends, which is a fun MOBA and rated Best PC Game of 2010 by PC Gamer magazine.
I've been freelancing for the game for the last two years, but my first few weeks full-time have been awesome. There are loads of talented people at the company and I get paid to be a wildly creative geeks. :) This week saw a couple of my new proposed Champions enter the first stages of the pipeline, which I am super-excited about. Unfortunately, I can't say more than that right now. More as they get further along.
Naturally, I've had to start playing more often. After all, it doesn't really work to be working on a game you don't play often – that goes for any kind of game. I've been wrestling with finding a Champion that's right for me. I've played around with a bunch of them, landing mainly on Shaco, the Demon Jester. However, I have been ranking middle to low middle in every game and that's just not cutting it. So, I cornered a couple of the designers on the Live Team, the guys who have to play at least once a day, and they recommended a couple of different characters.
Of course, the one I've been resisting trying is the one I'm doing really well with – Vladimir, the Crimson Reaper. I just thought, given all the stuff I write, that it would be trite for me to play the blood mage. Go figure.
Anyways, more as this develops!