Summer has officially arrived. It has been hovering above 100 degrees every day for the last couple of weeks. This is depressing news for someone like me, a fall child, who enjoys rain, clouds and chilly weather. But most people seem to enjoy this weather, and it is a time of celebration for our country because of Independence Day, and because of the lack of school and other summer activities. In keeping with the spirit of the season, Riot has announced Bonus Riot Points starting today and ending on July 12th. Package info is as follows:
Here’s a breakdown of how much RP you’ll receive for purchases during the Summer Bonus:
- $5.00 – 650 RP
- $10.00 – 1460 RP (1300 + 80 standard bonus RP + 80 extra bonus RP)
- $20.00 – 3000 RP (2600 + 200 standard bonus RP + 200 extra bonus RP)
- $35.00 – 5450 RP (4550 + 450 standard bonus RP + 450 extra bonus RP)
- $50.00 – 7900 RP (6500 + 700 standard bonus RP + 700 extra bonus RP)
- $100.00 – 17000 RP (13000 + 2000 standard bonus RP + 2000 extra bonus RP)
Normally I would be excited by this news, as it had been quite some time since I had the funds to justify buying some RP, but I actually just purchased $20 worth just last week, so I missed out on 200 extra RP, which could have netted me another skin or champion that was on sale. This seems to happen to me all the time, whether it’s this instance or something that goes on sale after I buy it on PSN. Story of my life.
In other LoL news, there was also a teaser posted for a new upcoming champion that surprisingly, I haven’t heard anything about already (I usually know about new champions before they’re officially announced). This image raises some questions:
At first glance it appeared to be a gun of some sort, but after some inspection I’m thinking that it’s a throwing hammer. A second image was present with the announcement, but the different angle doesn’t help me in determining the exact function of the item. I’m guessing we have a bruiser or tank incoming, but we’ll have to see once more details are revealed (or leaked). On with the lore:
When we took up these weapons, we accepted our mission with pride. Rid Runeterra of evil, they told us. Slay the corrupt. Send the filth of the world crawling back to the hole it crawled out of. Not just anyone can wield these weapons. You need a pure heart. A fearless mind. An inner light that outshines all the darkness in the world. Once I had that light. Now I’m not so sure.
Everything changed. We knew our mission was greater than ourselves. The enemy was not who we fought, but what we fought. Evil. The Shadow Isles? Just another mess to clean up, just a bunch of ghosts. They were abominations, but nothing we hadn’t put in the ground before. Until the day we faced him. Until the day he ripped her from my life.
Now my enemy has a name. She wouldn’t want me to come after her—she knew the risks. But I can’t forget her. I won’t forget her. I’ll hunt down the bastard who took her from me and send him straight to the grave.
Twice, if I have to.
Lore-wise, this sounds like a paladin or crusader. I’m picturing an EQ 2 Paladin with the winged helm, equipped with throwing hammers. I guess we’ll find out soon enough.