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Riot’s Tommy Gnox explained in a blog post on the game’s website recently that Riot is seriously considering updating the LORE on League of Legends.

As it stands right now, the story, lore and idea behind League of Legends is simple. 2 teams of champions face off in an area with certain objectives to fulfill. Whoever ticks off the objectives first, wins. These skirmishes are meant to resolve wider political conflicts while sparing the world of Runeterra (in which League Of Legends exists) from all-out wars. The titular League of Legends is the organization that oversees these battles. The existing lore is built around the concept that players are Summoners who are controlling these warriors.

“Every new champion needed a reason to join and remain in the League, and as their number grew, the net result was that over time the world started to feel, well, small, and eventually less interesting,”, Gnox noted in his blog post, “The institutions we’d designed fostered creative stagnation, limiting the ways that champions, factions and Runeterra itself could grow and change.”.

Its still unclear if this will be an extension of the current Lore, like DC’s No Man Land (which changed the landscape of Gotham), or will this be a complete re-boot. Thought guessing from Gnox’s post, everything seems to be pointing in the direction of a re-boot. Case in point the below excerpt.

Does this mean older story efforts like the Journal of Justice and League Judgments are meaningless? Of course not. In the same way that we can go back and enjoy old books, shows, films, art, and comics that have been superseded by more recent interpretations of the same material, League’s original lore remains a cherished part of its history. From comic books to classic literature, exploration of the same creative space in vastly different ways is a natural part of storytelling.

Riot Games will begin revealing more of League of Legends‘s world through small and large projects (which is their norm). They’ll continue the trend of conveying story through various mediums. In the past we’ve seen short stories, music videos and cinematic trailers featuring the game’s characters. In addition Gnox noted that players will also be updated about the changes through the game’s blog.

Tell us what you think of these recent story changes. Do you feel this is a useless effort and Riot should instead focus on more gameplay features, or do you think adding an updated storyline would add more depth to the ever increasing roster of League of Legends. Sound off in the comments.

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