Runeterra's Live Design Lead Steve "RubinZoo" Rubin made an appearance in Cosmic Creation champion MajiinBae's Twitch stream on Monday, where he responded to some of chat's questions and comments. We've captured those responses below; these have been lightly edited for grammar and formatting.
In response to the slew of buff requests, nerf requests, and calls by others to let him be:
It's okay, part of my job is to face tank a ton of feedback – I'm pretty hardened at the point, but it's rough.
On the Lab of Legends and suggestions on updating it:
Thanks [for the complements], stay tuned for more information on stuff like that.
After streamer Ja3en3ational beat MajiinBae using a Ezreal + LeBlanc deck and entered chat:
Who lost [the Twitch in-channel Win-or-Lose] bet cuz of me? D: Was pretty poppin' played some Ez LB. It's like Ez Draven, but you mimic tribeam.
Cut Ez for Heimer and play Flash of Brilliance – then mimic your flash too.
"During testing periods, do you ever find OP decks in testing that the playerbase never finds out or tries?"
I think many people are aware, but I've literally been playing TF Fizz since Rising Tides….
"Balance patch coming in hot or cold?"
On reverting Heimerdinger's changes (re: 3 mana generated a 3|1 elusive turret)
Maybe, Heimer is interesting – I think he was probably one of the lowest Winrate champs/decks that we ever nerfed. The elusive free turrets were really tilting people off the wall
On the next balance patch:
We've got one, but it's the regularly scheduled post-Set release patch – will be probably the last changes before seasonal [tournaments].
On reverting the beta nerf to Rhasa the Sunderer (re: 7 mana instead of 8):
I get asked this often - probably not. We're playing with fire here; I think that might break Go Hard. That said, I think that Rhasa was actually easy to play around but players weren't experienced enough.
As a joke in response to many in chat asking whether particular behaviors are bugs or not:
You can watch the full exchange in the VOD on either MajiinBae's Twitch channel or embedded below.
Thanks again to RubinZoo for taking his personal time to interact with the community.