Riot Games starts hiring ‘a raid team’ of devs for its Runeterra MMORPG

    
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Riot Games put out an open call for “a lot of people” to join “a pretty big raid team” of developers working on the studio’s upcoming MMORPG. The MMO, which will be set in the same universe as League of Legends, was first announced last December, although very few details are known about this title.

The studio has now put up a hiring page that asks applicants to submit a résumé without knowing what jobs, exactly, for which they are applying. This sounds like the project is still in the early phase, but it is certainly cool to see a page up like this — and to see Riot wave the MMORPG flag so adamantly and proudly.

“No, you’re not dreaming, we’re working on an MMORPG based in the League universe,” Riot said. “We know MMOs take a lot of people to create, and we’ll need a pretty big raid team if we want to bring Runeterra to life. That’s where you come in. We’ll periodically post new roles, but right now we don’t have any specific openings on the team—we’re just gearing up for the journey (and need to replace our greens first).”

“This is an unusual approach because we are going to need a lot of people, and we know there is a lot of interest, so you can use this link to express your interest even if we don’t have an open role for you yet,” posted Lead Developer Greg Street on Twitter. “Early on there is definitely a need for industry veterans with MMO experience, but we will consider folks with no industry experience down the road.”

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Roger Christie

How about hiring some upper level management who aren’t all assholes?

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IronSalamander8 .

I admit that I’m curious about how this works out but when I mentioned to my normal group that the ‘LoL guys’ are making an MMO, their interest dropped to zero, and most of them are pretty hungry for a new MMO. They had a similar reaction to Valorant, but that’s a game I’m more than happy we avoided playing, looking at their microtransactions.

Their office environment turns me off even without the reputation the LoL community has, and I used to play a ton of WoT and people that played both informed me that LoL’s community was worse than WoT’s which if you’ve played WoT is a huge shock as it was terrible.

I guess time will tell how all this shakes out.

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cannotweep

Mortal Online 2 and Bless Unleashed soon, then this and ArcheAge 2 further down the road. I hadn’t been this excited about the genre in a few years tbh lol. For a moment there it felt like it was going to disappear forever.

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ChoJun

bruh… yikes

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cannotweep

Right back at ya.

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Bruno Brito

Mortal Online 2 and Bless Unleashed soon, then this and ArcheAge 2 further down the road.

We are abandoned.

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rk70534

A WoW killer for the year 2030…

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Greaterdivinity

Man, one day the “oH LOoK ANotHer Wow KILleR” crowd is going to finally shut the fuck up.

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Greaterdivinity

Yeah, but does it come with benefits like executives and managers not verbally and/or physically sexually harassing people or farting in their faces? Hopefully they can insulate themselves from the frat-bro behavior within Riot management, it’s exciting to see something is happening.

It’s weird yo, it almost feels like we’re in a third wave of MMO popularity. Gen 1 was your UO’s/AC’s/EQ’s. Gen 2 is your WoW’s and everything else since then, that’s when the genre blew up in a massive way and the market got flooded. Now here we are, about 5+ years after the last major AAA MMO’s came out and with a wave of psuedo-MMO’s a la Destiny/Division etc. that have come out in the meantime, and we’re approaching wave 3/3.5.

It started with a bunch of crowdfunded games (CU, Crowfall, SC, SotA etc. etc.) but the AAA’s are starting to get back into it. Amazon has 2 in the works (New World/LOTRO), Ubisoft is apparently working on some, Bethesda is working on another, Riot’s working on one, I’m probably forgetting a few bigger profile MMO’s in development, then there are probably a few more that aren’t announced.

I’m here for this, the genre has settled down since the mad rush post-WoW, and now that WoW won’t hopefully dictate how every other MMO is designed we can have a lot more interesting/diverse MMO’s that break that second generation theme park mold.

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Bruno Brito

Yeah, but does it come with benefits like executives and managers not verbally and/or physically sexually harassing people or farting in their faces? Hopefully they can insulate themselves from the frat-bro behavior within Riot management, it’s exciting to see something is happening.

Maybe if they change the building and only the MMO team goes on the new building, most of the issues will be contained to the old building? I don’t know.

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Bryan Correll

I dunno, but a couple of the job listings had the requirements “pole dancing experience” and “sweet ass.”

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Truvidien

Under which one’s?