Originally Posted by Kachimba
Sorry if this has already been asked, but I refuse to read almost a hundred pages of questions...
Also, this is a question/criticism, so if it sounds as scolding to Riot, it's because it is
No really, do you guys ever check the Champion and Item suggestion forums?
I've been lurking it for a month or so and yet most are useless, there are lots of awesome suggestions in there, and absolutely no presence by Riot staff!
I find that preposterous, as you created the forum, yet never check if we actually have good ideas, and if you do, you should at least tell us and actually use the suggestions given.
Myself, I have only submitted a champion and a Skin :
Krip, the Minion Commander
Although that up there was just shameless self-promo, there are very good submitters out there, like SubjectSeven, which may give you a couple of nice ideas!
tl;dr: Why is there a Champion and Item suggestion forum if you never check them?
Scold away, Criticisms are totally legit, I don't get offended or take it personally. At the core, without criticism there is no improvement. Praise is nice, but I improve substantially more by reacting to critiques.
The main purpose of the Champion Submission forums is as a creative outlet for the members of the community and to give feedback to one another. It is fantastic practice if you want to jump into game design at some point in the future as well and the feedback can be incredibly useful. I made a TON of champion submissions for a couple of lesser known WC3 mobas and it was very useful for me (a couple even sneaked in their way into the maps somehow). More importantly than that though the whole process helped me develop my writing and design skills as well as the ability to react and respond to criticism, and here I am today
We are certainly not ruling out having community submitted champions in the future but we currently have not had the need to do so. Morello would be a better guy to comment on the specifics as to why we aren't currently taking community submissions.
Skin suggestions on the other hand we have used from forum feedback in the past such as Surprise Party Fiddlesticks.
The Item submission forum I believe we have also used in the past but more for an overall feel of what people wanted than specifics such as - more caster items, armor items, passives, actives, low-tier or high-tier etc. The remade Fervor and Iron Solari items were a response to people wanting more support items.