Delay and change Ashen Knight Sylas

Delay and change Ashen Knight Sylas

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September 8, 2022
Signatures: 6Next Goal: 10
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Started by Alex Seezee

We ask that Ashen Knight Sylas is delayed and changed to be closer to the beloved Ashen Knight Pyke than the detested Ashen Knight Pantheon, maintaining and increasing the quality of the entire skin line.

The Ashen Knight line of League of Legends skins was heralded as a refreshing, beautiful, and epic replacement for the underwhelming Hextech skin line. Upon the release of Ashen Knight Pyke expectations were exceeded and it is still widely considered to be one of the highest quality and most grand skins in the game, well worth it's price in rare and expensive Mythic Essence that it's release coincided with. Ashen "Knight" Pantheon was highly criticized for being a large step down in quality, not following the intricate design of the veiled yet extravagantly detailed knight design that could be found in Pyke's skin. Despite heavy backlash, Ashen Pantheon was released as an unarmored man in a generally unappealing helmet. This controversial skin most assuredly was sold less than the previous Ashen Knight Pyke as it was seen as lesser and thusly unworthy of the price, completely outdone by it's predecessor.

The advent of Ashen "Slayer" Sylas shows that no lessons were learned or criticisms acknowledged. Ashen Sylas is lackluster to the point it can be compared to a complete copy in the model of Ashen Pantheon only with Sylas' iconic chains. Every issue and unsatisfactory aspect of Pantheon's foray into this skin line is simply duplicated and the Ashen Knight Pyke remains the only semblance of care and quality within the exclusive theme. Even if one could say that his character is meant to be a slayer of knights and should not wear the appealing armors and veils that were initially showcased in this concept, why then is the design of this "Ashen Slayer" a complete retreading of the shirtless spartan trope used within "Ashen Knight" Pantheon?

While the dissatisfaction with Ashen Knight Pantheon could be accounted to a matter of taste, the Ashen Knight skin line is actively being tainted and is quickly becoming despised, ignored, and thought of as unworthy of it's role within the League of Legends storefront due to blatant ignorance towards the communities criticisms and desires. We ask for Ashen Slayer Sylas to be delayed and become a true mark of quality for the future of Mythic Skins, for him to be a signifier that the Ashen Knight theme will indeed have knights within it, for him to be of equal quality to Ashen Knight Pyke, and to not be easily confused with one of Pantheon's most detested skins. The themes of an "Ashen Slayer" are strong and can easily be explored but the blatant rehashing of "Ashen Knight" Pantheons hated design is inexcusable. We ask to change Ashen Sylas in order to save the Ashen Knight skin line.

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