Took a while but I am finally here to answer any questions I am allowed to answer


#862

@Nivmett - of the OGs/pre-release heroes, who is your favorite and why? As a follow up, who do you think has been the most consistent from start until now, and thus, had the best/most balanced kit upon release?


#863

I’m disappointed that it’s not OG skaarf, but the awesome ridiculousness of the term “hobo pigeon” ALMOST redeems your answer.


#864

Niv, how did Malene kit design came to be? How did you or your team finalise those abilties on her?

From a Malene Main :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


#865

I wish we have behind the scenes of heroes design , I only remember baptiste in the dev stream chainsaw talked about the reasoning behind creating this hero like his walk and fear , and also chainsaw I think talked about varya Lightning .


#866

My favorite hero will always be Taka but from a game design perspective I like Krul. Taka captures the fantasy better than any character while Krul has clear moments of strengths and weakness. In terms of balanced kit I would probably have to give it to Glaive or Ringo. Their numbers generally receive minimal changes over the years compared to other characters. Their kits are also very simple and easy to balance.


#867

In the game or on Petal? In the game I would say Grumpjaws Grumpy. Its super clunky in my opinion and doesn’t feel smooth at all. As for Petal I would say Trampoline. Its just a movement ability that has no place on the kit. It feels like a cop out to give a minion character a form of escape instead of some way to interact with her munions.


#868

Hmm Sonata is the one who created her. Her theme of being a duo form mage was her base concept. The only major change I remember is her light form B used to apply the shield to everyone and she would be able to fire her auto attack at farther range based on the position of the effected allies. Everything else were just minor changes like sticking/removing cc on to abilities and damage tuning.


#869

Well it was created by KingDingaLing. Who was a streamer and skaarf main. He was hilarious to watch. XD


#870

Who designed Kensei? What do you feel about the rework they made to him? I personally think they should have, at least, tried to balance his original kit a bit more… :frowning:


#871

Omg… LIGHT B SHIELD TO EVERYONE? And AA range. What would I do to get this malene. But I can imagine this being useful if Malene goes down as captain. Shield to her allies.

Nevertheless, I still her current design and her general. Thanks Sonata for creating Malene.


#872

It was actually not that good and pretty invisible. It was really annoying in some situations but thats it. I think this version is better.


#873

Nivmett, a no longer developer from SEMC, has more communication with the VG community than the whole company itself :confused:


#874

Malene’s kit was originally Lyras soooo…

Lyra > Melon :triumph:


#875

I used to watch his vainglory streams he didn’t mention that , he is so funny , I’ll play with that skin next , I didn’t know he created it .


#876

Malenes kit was very different from Lyra. 2 different eras lol. Lyra did go though a lot of changes though but none of her abilities were like Malenes.


#877

Oooh thats actually interesting :hushed:

But I mean that back when Lyra was released, someone had said that Lyras kit which was a AoE mage type of kit, was originally supposed to be Melons kit as a AoE mage.

Not the whole new Malene redesign that Sonata had made of being a duo form swap mage…


#878

Someone told you wrong. =P Malene was always intended to be a dual form mage. :slight_smile:


#879

Rip :mask:
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#880

Malene = Melons XD you made my day hahahaha


#881

What are all of the voice lines for flicker and fortress? I cant find them anywhere.

Some lines are harder to come across than others.

Also who are their voice actors?