League of Legends kills off Gangplank… for real

    
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No, be a dude.
The story of League of Legends isn’t one that’s set up to easily move forward. When players pay real money to unlock champions and skins, you can’t have characters leave or get killed forever… can you? Riot Games is experimenting with exactly that in its current ongoing story by killing off Gangplank completely, removing him from the game altogether and leaving several players who had purchased the character in a bit of a tizzy.

While Riot is not currently offering refunds for players who own the character and/or his skins, compensation has been promised, with the implication being that whatever players get it won’t simply be money in the bank. It remains to be seen what impact this will have in the longer term for the game, but looking at this as a test case for killing characters in the storyline is in and of itself interesting.

Source: Act 3 Q&A via VG24/7
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DPandaren
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DPandaren

Sorenthaz He’ll probably come back with a new skin too. Maybe they’ll even do an in game event. It’ll be like the Skele King event in Dota 2 but in reverse!

breetoplay
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breetoplay

wjowski … That was always how online gaming worked. There was never a time that that wasn’t true.

Lights_andMusic
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Lights_andMusic

ihatevnecks Lights_andMusic In short, yes.  I expect it to be closer to a month.  “they spent months putting together a huge narrative event involving the death of a champion” –  and also doing a complete game play re-work and visual overhaul of that same champion, a fact you seem to conveniently ignore. 

Long answer: Pigs have yet to sprout wings and go airborne, but it’s certainly possible.  It’s just not very likely.  By your logic we should all go out and buy flying stables to prepare for the inevitable “first time” a pig takes flight.  

Possibility does not equate to inevitability, is the point I’m making here.

Neo_Wolf
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Neo_Wolf

Wierd

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

Greaterdivinity Sorenthaz  http://leagueoflegends.wikia.com/wiki/Black_Market_Brawlers here’s all the info on it to get an idea of wtf you’re getting into, lol.

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

Greaterdivinity Sorenthaz  I played it once and was thoroughly confused, lol.  You have to properly strategize what brawlers to pick, I guess, and there are Black Market items which are pretty darn cheap but it can take a bit to figure out what each one does and which ones are worth picking up.

qualsiasi
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qualsiasi

perma death?
this is the 1st interesting feature i heard of in this game

ihatevnecks
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ihatevnecks

Lights_andMusic Because if something’s never ever happened, that means it never will happen. Even though it has to happen a first time for it to stop being a “never happened” situation.

Straight from Mike:
This is an interesting theory I’ve seen around, but we definitely didn’t spend months putting together a huge narrative event involving the death of a champion just so we’d have a handy out should a bug arise.
Gangplank is disabled because he’s dead. The end :)

So they spent months putting together a huge narrative event involving the death of a champion just so they could… bring him back a week later?

FyreyEnigma
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FyreyEnigma

This game had a story?

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

Satyros  They might as well call him Cervantes if they’re going to do the whole “ermagerd cursed undead pirate come back with a vengeance” storyline.