League of Legends: Player Responses to Lore and Storytelling
League of Legends, developed by Riot Games, has a wealth of lore and storytelling behind it. Besides numerous stories and interactions among characters, the game features standalone comics and even a Netflix series. Moreover, the Runeterra world, where the game is set, has been meticulously crafted by its creators.
Player Frustration Over Unfulfilled Narrative Promises
However, with the continuous influx of new characters and regions, players seek further augmentation of the narrative from the developers. In line with this, players are expressing frustration over the unfulfilled promises made by Riot earlier this year.
Despite the wealth of lore in the game, players believe Riot has been unable to meet the demand for more in-depth stories. They claim that the developers made promises to introduce new ways of expanding the game's narrative roughly seven months ago, which have yet to materialize.
Community Responses and Criticisms
A community post was created in response to player comments expressing disappointment over the supposed lack of character interactions in the game. This lack, they believe, signals a downward trend for in-game lore in League of Legends.
One community member criticized the developers for announcing updates to the game's lore that ultimately never came to pass. They argued that Riot no longer attaches any importance to lore and expressed disappointment that the developers keep promising updates that never came to pass.
Other community members echoed similar sentiments, emphasizing that Riot frequently fails to deliver on promises made in their developer update videos. As a result, they argue the developers are merely stalling and hoping that players will forget about their pledges.
The Future of Riot Games and Player Demands
Riot Games has some important decisions to make given the frustration in its player base. With multiple large-scale projects underway, such as the development of an MMO, fans of the game's lore might have to wait a bit longer for enriched narratives.