Giving preference to how something looks over another thing is fine. There's no accounting for taste. Denying the increase in quality is silly.
Even so, in this case (and a few others), it certainly feels like people cling to tradition and force of habit more than actually looking at the new pieces with an open mind.
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It's part of the reason you won't see me play, say, Miss Fortune. Though the new Splash art might fix that.
You can install custom skins. I'm guessing you can use custom splashes as well, but not sure.
I think I prefer the old Lux one, not entirely sure. Her face is fine but her pose is a bit off to me. It's still a good image though. Better than Shyvana's default art
I am having so much fun with Vlad so far. I hope he goes on sale soon.
Is there any easy way to look up when he last went on sale? If it was within the last month or two I guess odds are he won't be for a while and I may just bite the bullet and pay full price.
I decided to just buy him + the Vandal skin awhile ago. He's on sale rarely if ever.
Vlad is just such an OP top after level 5-6. Good Vlad's (maintain those stacks DAMMIT!) can just troll an entire team with zhonya's and pool. He was on sale a little after the end of April, maybe mid-May if I had to pinpoint, so I wouldn't hold your breath (he will probably be on sale next week and now I look like an ass)
Corki nerfs hit him hard, I still see Corki's everygame- but I notice a significantly higher win rate against him now. Also Ez & Sona / Taric & Graves is too stronk for any Corki lane.
I have been watching the Koreans play Shaco, <3, man they are so damn scary with him- so much different then our meta.