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    Quote Originally Posted by Axethor View Post
    IMO, it's really ugly. Not only that, but it doesn't fit her character design and mechanics wise. Why is a healer in full plate armor and carrying what looks like a hammer? Doesn't really fit her kit.
    I agree it is ugly and I can see why would it be scrapped. However, that hammer and plate armour fit her design no less than swinging around a giant carrot in a corset fits Riven, being a nerd's wet dream GamerGirl fits Sona, or being a businessman fits Mundo. If all we need for a skin to "fit the design" is a distant, ambiguous relation then full plate armour and a hammer fit a battle healer/priest archetype very well. Look priests of Sigmar from Fantasy Warhammer world or Paladins from Warcraft.
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    I think the point is that there's a difference between skins that are taken out of character for humor, and those who are just out of character due to bad design.

    If anything, Taric should be wearing full plate with a mace, not Soraka. Something like a priest, druid or shaman outfit would be great though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grading View Post
    I think the point is that there's a difference between skins that are taken out of character for humor, and those who are just out of character due to bad design.

    If anything, Taric should be wearing full plate with a mace, not Soraka. Something like a priest, druid or shaman outfit would be great though.
    http://www.wowhead.com/itemset=-358#...hots:id=243279
    this is what sorakas skin should be

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silent View Post
    http://www.wowhead.com/itemset=-358#...hots:id=243279
    this is what sorakas skin should be
    God no. Tired of the almost same looking tiers from WoW.

    I want more than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silent View Post
    http://www.wowhead.com/itemset=-358#...hots:id=243279
    this is what sorakas skin should be
    Couldn't have picked a more boring set of gear honestly..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rampant Rabbit View Post
    Couldn't have picked a more boring set of gear honestly..
    but, it looks so pretty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    I agree it is ugly and I can see why would it be scrapped. However, that hammer and plate armour fit her design no less than swinging around a giant carrot in a corset fits Riven, being a nerd's wet dream GamerGirl fits Sona, or being a businessman fits Mundo. If all we need for a skin to "fit the design" is a distant, ambiguous relation then full plate armour and a hammer fit a battle healer/priest archetype very well. Look priests of Sigmar from Fantasy Warhammer world or Paladins from Warcraft.
    Paladins though are a different theme. Taric is the paladin archetype. Soraka is the Priest archetype. I just can't see how putting her in armor would work unless it's closer to cloth armor in WoW, like Silent linked, or some kind of light armor. That could be a much nicer way to go down the battle priestess route for Soraka.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axethor View Post
    Paladins though are a different theme. Taric is the paladin archetype. Soraka is the Priest archetype. I just can't see how putting her in armor would work unless it's closer to cloth armor in WoW, like Silent linked, or some kind of light armor. That could be a much nicer way to go down the battle priestess route for Soraka.
    It makes more sense giving a priest character plated battle armor, than giving an exiled warrior a bunny suit with a massive carrot as her sword.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axethor View Post
    Paladins though are a different theme. Taric is the paladin archetype. Soraka is the Priest archetype. I just can't see how putting her in armor would work unless it's closer to cloth armor in WoW, like Silent linked, or some kind of light armor. That could be a much nicer way to go down the battle priestess route for Soraka.
    Plate armour is not exclusive to the Paladin archetype. In fantasy heavy armour and blunt weaponry are often associated with priests and priestesses, mainly thanks to Warhammer's and Dungeons'n'Dragons' influence. Female armour is not as heavy for obvious reasons(duh.), but it's still distinctly plate; covering less than it should, but not made of any lighter materials.

    http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs48/f/20...y_Obrotowy.jpg
    http://mythicmktg.fileburst.com/war/...riest02_02.jpg
    http://www.aaronbmiller.com/wp/wp-co...estOfThune.jpg
    http://img372.imageshack.us/img372/4...erfinal5vp.jpg

    A couple of images, all of them displaying DnD/Warhammer style of a battle priest(ess).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Plate armour is not exclusive to the Paladin archetype. In fantasy heavy armour and blunt weaponry are often associated with priests and priestesses, mainly thanks to Warhammer's and Dungeons'n'Dragons' influence. Female armour is not as heavy for obvious reasons(duh.), but it's still distinctly plate; covering less than it should, but not made of any lighter materials.

    http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs48/f/20...y_Obrotowy.jpg
    http://mythicmktg.fileburst.com/war/...riest02_02.jpg
    http://www.aaronbmiller.com/wp/wp-co...estOfThune.jpg
    http://img372.imageshack.us/img372/4...erfinal5vp.jpg

    A couple of images, all of them displaying DnD/Warhammer style of a battle priest(ess).
    I actually like these kinds of suits(?, armor?) for Soraka. Be nice to make her a bit bad-ass..ish. Especially like the last one (Rest if male!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Plate armour is not exclusive to the Paladin archetype. In fantasy heavy armour and blunt weaponry are often associated with priests and priestesses, mainly thanks to Warhammer's and Dungeons'n'Dragons' influence. Female armour is not as heavy for obvious reasons(duh.), but it's still distinctly plate; covering less than it should, but not made of any lighter materials.

    http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs48/f/20...y_Obrotowy.jpg
    http://mythicmktg.fileburst.com/war/...riest02_02.jpg
    http://www.aaronbmiller.com/wp/wp-co...estOfThune.jpg
    http://img372.imageshack.us/img372/4...erfinal5vp.jpg

    A couple of images, all of them displaying DnD/Warhammer style of a battle priest(ess).
    For those games and settings it works, because when making the world they allowed it. In LoL they didn't set a precedent for it, so for me it would feel weird. It's like in WoW if priests were suddenly able to wear plate. If they did it now it would be weird and not fit well, but if it was that way from the start then it would fit fine.

    Anyway, I've made most of my points by now and don't really have any left. If they make it then obviously Riot thinks people will like it. I personally don't though so I just won't buy it if and when it comes out.

    Onto something new, I'm curious what this Jayce in my last game thought when he saw me come top as Elise. While it might not be odd with a traditional mid, we had a Yorick who had first pick and it would have looked like he was going top to the other team. It had to be one of those "wtf" moments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axethor View Post
    Onto something new, I'm curious what this Jayce in my last game thought when he saw me come top as Elise. While it might not be odd with a traditional mid, we had a Yorick who had first pick and it would have looked like he was going top to the other team. It had to be one of those "wtf" moments.
    My brother went a game with LB. A guy picked Galio.

    He never wanted to go mid. Galio got pissed in the end because my bro didn't went mid, he lost and my bro went full AP and beat bot lane hard. It was funny lol.

    The guy was very butthurt that he wasn't against LB. xD

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    I was going to ask if people had not heard of lane switching... then I realized how difficult it must be to do it in a game with randoms when it looks like you're dumping your problem onto someone else ._.
    Meh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deylana View Post
    I was going to ask if people had not heard of lane switching... then I realized how difficult it must be to do it in a game with randoms when it looks like you're dumping your problem onto someone else ._.
    When ever I had troubles in my lane, I always asked for a lane switch, I usually managed to do that and people didn't really get upset. Although, I managed to switch to mid/top more often than to bot and from bot to mid/top.

    Even so, till my last days of SR(), I never switched because my lanes were pretty comfortable and I was a pretty defensive player, though I liked to go in randomly to kill someone in lane or in a gank, I'm like an assassin type lol.

    I also offered to switch if the other lane was bad but most people just say no for some reason.

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    Probably for the same reason people say "yes lol" when I ask them "can you handle Darius/Riven/Singed/etc or do you want me to do it?" and then end up throwing the game for everybody :P
    Meh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axethor View Post
    Paladins though are a different theme. Taric is the paladin archetype. Soraka is the Priest archetype. I just can't see how putting her in armor would work unless it's closer to cloth armor in WoW, like Silent linked, or some kind of light armor. That could be a much nicer way to go down the battle priestess route for Soraka.
    Taric visual rework, purple skin looks like Paladin Tier 5 and his mace looks like Hammer of the Naaru.
    Let's do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Monado View Post
    Taric visual rework, purple skin looks like Paladin Tier 5 and his mace looks like Hammer of the Naaru.
    Let's do it.
    NO

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    I don't want WoW stuff on my LoL. :3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majad View Post
    NO

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    I don't want WoW stuff on my LoL. :3
    Join me Majad, and we will make Taric the most fabulous man in Valoran.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Monado View Post
    Join me Majad, and we will make Taric the most fabulous man in Valoran.
    Can we make his shield a purse too????????!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackroo View Post
    Can we make his shield a purse too????????!
    i wish i thought of that

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