Q and A Session about Galio
Recently Riot Games answered on a few question in Reddit, and here is the most interesting of them. If you liked what you read here, I will write more about LoL. Share your opinion in the commentary section.
Why Riots still think that this Galio is same as old one? Where they put old Galio?
Champions may be changed by various conditions: champion have a low pick rate, they badly fit in the new conditions of League of Legends, Their abilities are just unbalanced in the core mechanic, and etc. First two problems is a Galio’s problems. Riot want to fix them without upsetting the players that really love the old Galio and this was a really hard challenge for a team Riot.
The thing is – there is no one perfect and special formula, that allows seeing the abilities that Riot needs to rebalance. Developers just thinking about all pros and cons and listen to the player’s reviews of the champion. Community’s opinion is the strongest factor. Riot do not have anything untouchable in the League of Legends world, so they decided that Galio needed to be reworked. Maybe this step upset some of the players and they want to everything stay untouched, but this is impossible. The Game is enhancing and this is an important aspect. The story just can not move forward if Riots will break all logic chains and make uninteresting plot twists.
But the community’s atmosphere is another important aspect of LoL, and Riot needs to balance on these 2 sides. Sometimes Riots just need to remake a champion to make it better, to increase his pick rate. Let’s take Galio as an example, “Mana devouring flying stone creature that will protect Demacia, who is not averse to play tricks of the enemy“. He has other great sides but Riot loved these and decided to leave them untouchable. His history was changed a lot, but the anguish and sense of duty, characteristic of the early Galio, remained intact.
Why did you decide to rework Galio so hard? Aatrox seems to get lesser changes.
Galio was a really weak champion, on both sides – in-game mechanic, and in visuals. But Aatrox was a great champion that has issues in the mechanic balance but has perfect visuals, that are loved by many. Riots have plans on reworking champions that are weak on the both sides and almost done their work.
What may Galio’s ultimate look like?
At the early stages of the production, Riot thinking about passive ultimate ability, like gaining him an ability to crawl on the towers and increasing range and power of his abilities.
Is the bond between Poppy and Galio disappeared?
Oh no, Riot even does not think about this opportunity. They still thinking about how to create a bond between these 2 champions.
Galio as a support? You think that this is a good idea?
Well, Galio is fit in the support role more than Shen, but less than Nautilus. Riots still thinking that Galio’s main role in League of Legends is Tank, that needs a lot of gold and EXP. But if Galio support does not break the game on the lane, then everything seems ok to Riots. We will see the answers in future.
Why is he so white? Can you make him a little brighter?
It is easy – new Galio was made from materials, that are usual for the Demacia’s style, and in the LoL’s Lore was mentioned that this material was used because of its anti-magical properties. By the way, new Demacian’s Architectures are preferred minimal style and this why Galio looks like another gargoyle.
How Galio connected with other champions of the Royal Demacian Guard, like Garren, Lux of Fiora?
Galio’s duty – to protect these peoples, and he made his work great, but sometimes may look silly. He understands that human life is just a moment for such creature as him, but he still loves and protects them.