Work’s been kinda slow today, so I thought I’d rank each Ultimate for a different thread. In doing so, I came upon this old season 1 match where Max took on the hidden boss, Shadow Jago.
First thing I said, without even thinking about it, was “wow, those shadow moves look SO slick.” With that color and animation on them, it looks as though they’re almost bending space and time itself to pull off these insane moves. It’s a really awesome table setting animation for what’s about to come next.
Now, contrast that with Riptor’s Ultimate video:
Granted, you only see the shadow animation once, but in comparing the two, the difference in visual appeal honestly surprised me.
Now, some people may prefer this new animation and that’s FINE. But if we can’t replace it with the old animation, I’ll ask, as many have before me, if it would be possible to get a toggle (I know, that dreaded word), so that we can choose which one we like more?
Even if there are lighting reasons, or some other issue, it’d be great if they could figure that aspect out and give us the option. I don’t know how much is left in this game, but if 3.9 is one of the last updates and there’s not much coming afterwards, this would be a cool, final “thank you” to people that have stuck around a long time and prefer the old animation. Not saying we deserve it or anything, just that it’d be really cool if this could happen.
Just curious what people think.
TL/DR: I prefer the old shadow animation, how about you?
- I prefer the new purple shadow animation
- I prefer the old black shadow animation
- I’d like the option to toggle between them