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Riot Games receive backlash over League of Legends Clubs removal

Published: 11/Sep/2020 13:49

by Daniel Cleary

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Riot Games has received backlash from League of Legends fans after it was announced that they would be shutting down their in-game ‘Clubs’ feature later in the year.

Clubs in League of Legends is a feature that allows players to easily find one another in-game, making it quicker to queue up with any players you might not have added as a friend.

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The feature lets players add up to 100 members in each group and it also gives each player a custom Club Tag, that they can equip to represent their Club in-game.

However, Riot announced, on September 10, that they would be “sunsetting Clubs” towards the end of the year, following competition from third-party companies like Discord.

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“Clubs is a single feature vying for attention among a TON of awesome League features that we want to build or update.” Riot devs revealed in their blog post, “with those competing focuses, we’re never going to create a community tool that beats out the industry leaders. We’re okay with that.”

They also revealed that technical constraints played a factor in the removal of the feature, adding that Clubs “needs to be rebuilt” if they want to keep it around for longer.

League of Legends fans react to Clubs removal

However, the removal of Clubs did not go down well with some League of Legends fans, as Riot received a lot of criticism shortly after the announcement was made.

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One player, Avereo, pleaded with Riot not to remove the feature, sharing that it was quite common to see people join clubs for their favorite champions and that they were not only used for communication in-game.

“[Clubs] are used to give my friend group a unified identity in-game. If you think they are only used for communication, you don’t know why people are actually using them,” they added.

Another League fan highlighted some of their in-game Club tags, calling for Riot to rethink their decision of removing the in-game feature.

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Others like Kyaandere were more frustrated with Riot, simply claiming that the League of Legends devs are “always giving us what we don’t want.”

Avereo later responded, claiming that there were plenty of fans who wanted the Clubs feature to stay and that Riot could look for new ways to improve on the system, such as adding Club-based quests and challenges.

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Following the backlash, it is still unclear whether Riot has any intention of rebuilding and reworking Clubs, so that it can remain in League of Legends.

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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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