Riot’s Marc Merrill was just joking about a League of Legends MMO

    
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Well well well, how the turntable.

It’s always good to know that this genre that we love and enjoy can be the butt of the games industry’s jokes. Last week, Riot Games co-founder Marc Merrill asked Twitter if the studio should build an MMO. Nobody knew whether or not he was being serious, but it was kind of exciting to speculate about what a League of Legends-flavored MMORPG would be like.

Turns out that, ha ha, it was just a joke and aren’t you precious for buying into it? Riot NA Communications Director Justin Kranzl clarified that Merrill was being merely glib: “He was being playful around the release of this world map — and wants to encourage our players to think of what Riot’s long-term goals could look like.”

Slow clap there, Riot. Slow clap.

Source: Variety
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Morgan

I did a survey for them a couple of days ago.. which asked some pretty hefty questions on how I might percieve them/Riot… alas it asked me not to share but you can find it if you look for it. If I recall correctly they did buy a small game studio awhile back now; Radiant Entertainment.

Edit: Ive found one where apparently he/HuzzyGames got permission to share but he doesnt have all the same questions that I got, the interesting questions that I got…. hmmmm.

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Anthony Clark

Boo

Bad form.

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Bryan Turner

That’s a mean thing to do Riot, I had nothing vested in this but is Blizzard pulled something like this with a Diablo MMO joke I’d be beside my self with sorrow and rage.

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hurbster

Oh, well. Back to not caring about LoL then…

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luxundae

Whoa is me and my poor broken heart. :P

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mysecretid

Apparently, Riot’s long-term goals look like the random trolling of MMO fans?

Yeesh,

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Schlag Sweetleaf

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mysecretid

Reality just wouldn’t be the same without you, Schlag.

(and, damn, Memento was a fun movie)

Thanks, pal,

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Schlag Sweetleaf

Take this , brother,may it serve you well:)

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mysecretid

Should I even ask about that stream-of-consciousness post you linked to above, my friend? Is everybody’s favorite gifted primate smoking his bananas now? :-D

Seriously, though, thank you — and thank you for the graphic. Alas, though, even though you share your tools with me, I lack your gift of creative insight.

I’ll leave the artistry to the artist.

Cheers, my friend. Be well,

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Schlag Sweetleaf

:) if I did my homework right,that link is to the “lyrics” of revolution#9 by the Beatles./cheers mysecretid

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John Kiser

I’d of made that a non white color…. Like green or blue etc.

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Schlag Sweetleaf

It saves as transparent, At least it did for me.

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PurpleCopper

That’s bullshit, they are totally thinking about making a LoL MMO.

What next? a LoL battle royale? LoL card game?

The possibilities are endless.

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Oleg Chebeneev

Well, fuck you MARC MERRILL for playing on our hopes

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mysecretid

I had a dream last night, Oleg, that you were walking around shouting “Damn it! Why do game publishers treat me so badly”.

I’m not joking. I actually had that dream, because of this post. :-D

Cheers, pal,

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Sorenthaz

On one hand this isn’t the first time Marc Merrill has been a PR disaster and says stuff without going through a PR person first.

On the other hand, why the hell would they detail the map this much for a MOBA. It’s obvious they’re wanting to flesh the world out for other potential projects, and it’s obvious that they’ve been working on other potential games.