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If you watch high level streams there's very little trolling except that targeted to annoy famous players. But that's probably because pro players mostly don't care about solo ranked, it's just for jacking around and practicing individual play a bit
EDIT: Well, trolling in the sense of raging at people, afk'ing, etc... obviously the pros mess around with weird builds and such
I sincerely hope that the lore is written in 10 minutes on their lunch break, because it's too depressing to even contemplate that kitae and Runaan are actually trying and this is the best they can do.
Seriously. I know about a hundred nearly-indigent liberal-arts grads who are almost entirely useless EXCEPT that they could do better than this in their sleep.
They just straight out ripped the beginning parts of Stephen King's 'Firestarter'/ every other 80s supernatural experiments horror ever. Basically, reading lore makes me question the riot writers' genre awareness, because most of the time it seems they've only had the briefest contact with fantasy genres. And most of that contact happened late 80s/ early 90s.
This is sadly a common problem in gaming. It seems like game developers still don't value writing highly enough and think "no big deal, anybody can do it" then just pawn the job off on a programmer or artist. Even "serious, story-based" games like the Dragon Age series often wind up feeling like the writers haven't read enough fantasy to avoid the cliches.
They could probably hire a midlist fantasy author to do the lore for a dozen champs at under $20K a year, which should be a no-brainer with as much bank as they're making.
All of that said, Zac's animations and visual design make him look stupidly fun. Can't wait to try him.