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Riot exploring possibility of TFT Galaxies return in future sets

Published: 25/Aug/2020 3:29

by Andrew Amos

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TFT Galaxies has arguably been the best set in the history of Teamfight Tactics. It was a breath of fresh air after Rise of the Elements. Now, with Fates and Set 4 on the horizon, Riot aren’t quite done with Galaxies yet, exploring a potential return in some capacity.

TFT Galaxies breathed fresh life into the League of Legends-inspired autobattler that Rise of the Elements failed to do.

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The Galaxies mechanic was more interesting than the elemental hex system in Set 2. Champions and traits were fun, interesting, and more balanced ⁠— for the most part. The game felt better than ever.

Star Guardian Ahri, Soraka, and Ezreal in TFT
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TFT Galaxies has been a hit with players.

Riot want to expand on that feeling for Set 4 ⁠— Fates. While they’ve promised a bunch of quality of life changes to carousels, combat, agent pool sizes, items, and more, the galaxies mechanic is a bit more unique. It was meant to be a Set 3 special, but given its success, it could return down the line.

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“The Galaxies Mechanic was one of our more ambitious system mechanics because it allowed us to learn more about the game, how all the systems work together, and which mechanics players preferred,” the devs explained in an August 24 blog post.

The Galaxies experiment was more than just providing different boards for players to do battle on. It gave Riot insight in mechanics that might potentially make it into future sets. It was experimentative, without feeling too intrusive on how the game was played.

Some galaxies, like Binary Star or Dwarf Planet, were universally disliked. Tropes like those will likely not make a return in the future. However, others like Plunder Planet, Trade Sector, and Super Dense were hits with the community. Riot don’t want to remove them completely, and are looking at integrating them into future sets.

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“Grabbing the extra item components from Galactic Armory, raking in the extra income from Plunder Planet or Treasure Trove, and getting a free reroll from Trade Sector all changed the game in really fun ways. Super Dense also opened up a bunch of new composition possibilities.

“All of these got players super excited and added to the life of Galaxies. It would be a shame to throw all that away. Sometime in the future, we will be exploring the idea of bringing back some of these variants back to TFT as a permanent part of the game.”

While Riot have only alluded to bringing back certain variants of Galaxies back, there is still a possibility the whole set could return. Riot are looking at introducing a new game mode in early 2021 to Teamfight Tactics.

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This could be an arcade mode, mashing together exciting elements from past sets. It could even potentially be a rotating roster of old sets. The details are unknown, but Riot could incorporate it into the new game mode as the permanent addition, while letting each set shine on the main stage.

TFT Set 4, titled Fates, will be dropping on Patch 10.19 on September 16. A handful of champions have been revealed, with plenty more on the way in the coming days.

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League cosplayer descends from the heavens as amazing Dragonslayer Diana

Published: 7/Oct/2020 8:02

by Andrew Amos

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Diana has descended from the heavens of Mount Targon here on Earth ⁠— or so you could be mistaken into thinking. Scottish cosplayer ‘anaelic’ has once again delivered the goods for League of Legends fan, putting on an epic display with her Dragonslayer Diana cosplay.

Seeing a Diana cosplay for League of Legends is rare. However, finding an exquisite one is almost impossible. The Scorn of the Moon, with her heavy armor and massive Moonsilver blade, isn’t up there with one of the popular champions to cosplay.

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However, that hasn’t stopped anaelic from creating one of the best ⁠— if not the best ⁠— Diana cosplay with her incredible rendition of the Lunari’s Dragonslayer skin.

Dragonslayer Olaf and Diana in League of Legends
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The Dragonslayer skin for Diana is one of her most intricate, but that didn’t stop anaelic.

Anaelic has been working on her Dragonslayer Diana cosplay since lockdown began. She was originally going to take it to conventions, but with 2020 stopping all of those, she instead used the project as motivation.

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“This project has instead been my distraction, the thing that’s kept me motivated to stay productive, and I’m so proud that I at least have this to show for all the extra time I’ve had,” she said on Instagram after completing her cosplay.

You can tell just how much effort she put into it right from the first glance. Anaelic has managed to recreate the Aspect’s sunset-colored armor perfectly, not forgetting a single panel on Diana’s intricate outfit.

She managed to keep all the pieces together with velcro, although the cosplay is ⁠— understandably ⁠— very hard to get around it.

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“I honestly don’t know how I’m going to survive a full day at a con in this cosplay because it is so hard to move about it! It was well worth it though because we got some amazing photos,” she added.

 

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Anaelic also considered all the small details ⁠— she recreated the smoky effect on her blade with a smoke machine and LED lights built into the crescent. The cosplay is not only one of the best Diana ones we’ve seen, but one of the best cosplays of the year. Period.

The Scottish cosplayer isn’t stopping here though. If you’re wondering what anaelic’s next project is, wonder no more. She is currently working on a Spirit Blossom Lillia cosplay, and she’s trying to make it perfect from head-to-hoof. We’ve even covered her progress on it so far!

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