about 1 month ago - /u/R_Bazerka - Direct link

Whenever I play other games, I'm always curious about the random life facts of the devs who make the game. Wanted to do a ama style thing if y'all were curious about a WR devs life. Some ground rules:

  1. Be respectful please! There are some things that I might politely decline to answer
  2. I only have a short amount of time (doing this during my lunch :D).

Ask away!

Edit - some of my fav topics to talk about:

  • F1 racing
  • Mechanical keyboards
  • my cat
  • cooking / food science
  • games (duh)
  • snowboarding!
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about 1 month ago - /u/R_Bazerka - Direct link

Originally posted by itsameamariobro

Do you use your position to get trolls banned when playing and getting toxic/literal troll picks//gameplay?

uhh i think you're asking do I ban trolls / toxic ppl personally? No, Im not an expert in those areas so me taking on individual actions, imo, is irresponsible. However, I do report people as I see fit! And if there is a REALLY egregious case I'll take a screenshot & share with the relevant teams for specific review, but always the people with the expertise are the ones to take action there

about 1 month ago - /u/R_Bazerka - Direct link

Originally posted by itsameamariobro

Since no one else seems to be here atm, do you snowboard and if so, in the US?

lol, i do snowboard! We mostly go to Big Bear mountain or Mammoth Mountain. I started snowboarding end of 2019, so this year was my first full season. I REALLY love it :D

about 1 month ago - /u/R_Bazerka - Direct link

Originally posted by heyyura

What's your favorite keyboard and what switches?

Do you use a different keyboard at home and at work (pre-WFH if y'all are doing that)?

Bonus: any thoughts on ergonomic mech keyboards? I've been looking into those a bit lately

I currently have 3 ergodoxes (1 infinity ergodox + 2 hotdoxes). I love them lots. On my main keyboard I have holy pandas and on my 2 alts I have Kiwi switches (tactile) and Tealios' (linear). So its safe to say I do love ergonomic mech keyboards XD.

I started using them cause i have shoulder issues, so having 2 key pods means it reduces shoulder pain for me :D

about 1 month ago - /u/R_Bazerka - Direct link

Originally posted by itsameamariobro

I live in the southern US so we ride the mud instead lol. Snowboarding was always an interesting sport to me tho. That’s pretty cool! Edit: also thanks for interacting with the player base during your lunch break, we appreciate you.

"mud" lol, I grew up in Texas so I know what you mean. Still remember when we got 1/2" of snow in 5th grade. We absolutely flipped out. I remember it took 1 cars worth of snow just to make a snowball lol

about 1 month ago - /u/R_Bazerka - Direct link

Originally posted by TheLilyDragon

What kind of cat do you have? What is his/her favorite toy? Why have you not paid the cat tax? What is his/her favorite food?

Shes a short haired... something? Tbh im not sure I adopted her from a shelter when she was a kitten XD. Cat tax: https://twitter.com/RiotBazerka/status/1376967065790246912?s=20

She demolishes pretty much all toys I buy her. I found the guts of a stuffed mouse strewn around my bedroom a couple nights ago XD.

She also really loves these freeze dried fish treats. But they stanky so I give them out sparingly

about 1 month ago - /u/R_Bazerka - Direct link

Originally posted by KSmoria

What rank are and # of ranked games played? (in WR)

I just finished my placements sitting at Bronze 2 i think? I kinda shot myself in the foot tho (played while sunk deep in my couch, so performance was far from optimal).

about 1 month ago - /u/R_Bazerka - Direct link

Originally posted by My_Little_Foxy

Did game development turn out what you expected it to be? Are you happy doing it? Sorry if this was outside the range of questions you wanted to ask, game development is just an interest of mine.

no! its a great question, game development, much like any other job, is a mixture of both good and bad. However, I've found its mostly good :). Theres so much joy to be had in creating things for players & fixing pain / problems that people experience. I really love it :)

about 1 month ago - /u/R_Bazerka - Direct link

Originally posted by GodsCupGg

Imagine not asking for food

So food science?

Yea! I entered college as a chemical engineering major, and half way through I was like "fluid dynamics is not really my jam, but i like cooking" enter food science. Its honestly super interesting. For example: when we were learning about super saturated solutions (if you heat up a liquid, it changes the amount of solids that liquid can dissolve) we made fudge!

When you heat up the liquids in fudge, it increases the amount of sugar the solution can hold while still remaining liquid. After you dump a ton of sugar into the solution and let it cool down, you bring the solution below the maximum threshold for sugar aka the "saturation point". It still remains a liquid, but its holding more sugar than it can normally dissolve (why its called a super saturated solution). So when you do anything to the system (tap it, wiggle it, add 1 grain of sugar, etc) it causes a cascade effect in the solution turning it from liquid -> solid super fast! To learn how the dynamics of that worked, we made fudge haha. Lots of things like that are super fascinating to me :3.

about 1 month ago - /u/R_Bazerka - Direct link

Originally posted by R_Bazerka

Yea! I entered college as a chemical engineering major, and half way through I was like "fluid dynamics is not really my jam, but i like cooking" enter food science. Its honestly super interesting. For example: when we were learning about super saturated solutions (if you heat up a liquid, it changes the amount of solids that liquid can dissolve) we made fudge!

When you heat up the liquids in fudge, it increases the amount of sugar the solution can hold while still remaining liquid. After you dump a ton of sugar into the solution and let it cool down, you bring the solution below the maximum threshold for sugar aka the "saturation point". It still remains a liquid, but its holding more sugar than it can normally dissolve (why its called a super saturated solution). So when you do anything to the system (tap it, wiggle it, add 1 grain of sugar, etc) it causes a cascade effect in the solution turning it from liquid -> solid super fast! To learn how the dynamics of that worked, we made fudge haha. Lots of things like that are super fascinating to me :3.

about 1 month ago - /u/R_Bazerka - Direct link

Originally posted by limsyoker

Thanks for stopping by! What’s for lunch?

I actually got caught up in meetings so didnt get to eat. I had some coffee & eggs for breakfast though!

about 1 month ago - /u/R_Bazerka - Direct link

Originally posted by Khnlai

Hooman serve your catto 😼

Edit: She demands treatos

you right

about 1 month ago - /u/R_Bazerka - Direct link

Originally posted by Boxortoo

What games do you play on your free time (outside of league/wild rift ofc. :P)

lots of tft and slay the spire right now in addition to WR & league :D

about 1 month ago - /u/R_Bazerka - Direct link

Originally posted by WowYouTriedIt

Apple juice or orange juice?

depends on the time of day, but usually apple in evenings orange in mornings. But only orange with lots of pulp.

When i was a kid i used to think orange juice w/ pulp is just getting bonus fruit in my juice = more value. Since than i just like the feel of pulp XD

about 1 month ago - /u/R_Bazerka - Direct link

Originally posted by Ephemiel

Has there been a moment where the team can't really decide on what champ to add/many members felt they shouldn't be added yet?

I have no clue o.0. I dont work with the champ team super closely so I'm not sure what things they've all gone through

about 1 month ago - /u/R_Bazerka - Direct link

Originally posted by psycho-logical

Lore wise, who do you think is the strongest champ?

hmmmm, I think Bard's lore is largely untapped potential I think. Mystical interdimensional space traveler gathering meeps only to chuck them at an enemy the first sign of trouble? Color me interested

about 1 month ago - /u/R_Bazerka - Direct link

Originally posted by xXFast_BOIXx

Your fav champ in Wild Rift or LOL?

hmmm tough question, but i usually veer towards gangplank or morgana :D. I like their mechanics

about 1 month ago - /u/R_Bazerka - Direct link

Originally posted by hazardous_lazarus

Shoo, F1 racing, nice.

How do you rate the Bahrain race?

Also, gow long have you been into it? I started watching in 1997.

Yoo, Bahrain was awesome. I've been a Lewis fan for a while, but I'm really excited to see Redbull challenging Merc this season. I want a tight / close fight for the championship and it seems like Redbull is up for the challenge this year :D. I'm also a Ceco fan so hype for that haha.

I started watching in 2018ish?

about 1 month ago - /u/R_Bazerka - Direct link

Originally posted by LICKING_AHRIs_FEET

Is mayonnaise an instrument?

i dont even know how to respond to this lol

about 1 month ago - /u/R_Bazerka - Direct link

Originally posted by inssein

What games do you play outside of league? do you play any other mobas.

I dont play other mobas too much (I watch them though!). As for other games I mentioned it in a prev response :)

about 1 month ago - /u/R_Bazerka - Direct link

Originally posted by LookAtThisGraphs

Why dont devs want us to know champions winrate? (and other stats) Its seems really sus, every game should have public API even more Wild Rift since Devs are calling the "most balanced moba mobile"

I promise no conspiracy xD. Its more that creating APIs / crunching statistics = work, honestly lots of work. When given the choice between "release the game" vs. "make an api for champ win rate" we will prioritize releasing the game always. TO BE CLEAR I am not confirming that an api is coming, I straight up have NO CLUE (im not on that team). Im just giving you an insight into what I imagine the prioritization convo looked like

about 1 month ago - /u/R_Bazerka - Direct link

Originally posted by Neoxyte

What's your favorite restaurant?

Ooo hard question, theres a hawker center in Singapore that has an amazing char kuey teow stall that i love. I'd have to say that (I'm ethnically singaporean so reminds me of my culture)

about 1 month ago - /u/R_Bazerka - Direct link

Originally posted by spydermayhem

You ever play Motorsport Manager? Should F1 ever do a dirt track event like Nascar did on Monday? Favorite place to snowboard?

I have! Its a fun game, would recommend :D.

F1 on dirt tracks would be fun, but i'd imagine deeply dangerous lol. Dirty = rocks + open c*ckpits = injured drivers lol.

Snowboard - I've never been but I really want to go to Solitude in Utah. I've heard good things :D

about 1 month ago - /u/R_Bazerka - Direct link

Originally posted by Flyntloch

What music do people on the dev teams listen to? I am seriously curious to see if there's any big songs that help them think/work, or just playlists in general.

I have lofi hip hop beats, smooth evening jazz, and classical piano playlists at the ready

about 1 month ago - /u/R_Bazerka - Direct link

Originally posted by HrishHD

Wow a true chemE applying what you learnt and all. And here I am crying myself to bed over this kinetics assignment 😂

What was your favourite chemE course, other than fluid dynamics?

I actually really enjoyed Ochem 2. Most ppl hated it, but my brain just works that way I think

about 1 month ago - /u/R_Bazerka - Direct link

Originally posted by deadxdolly

What kinda freeze dried fish? Do you get them at a pet store?

Yes petstore, no idea what kind of fish

about 1 month ago - /u/R_Bazerka - Direct link

Originally posted by zieleix

I like f1 my fav team is Mclaren, so glad they have Lando and Ricardo, who's ur favorite team

Eyyy the bois in orange! They've got a great lineup. I WANT to root for Haas, but im a Redbull guy.

about 1 month ago - /u/R_Bazerka - Direct link

Originally posted by TeoVerunda

Does Wild Rift experience Spaghetti code?

My other question is sunny side up or scrambled?

All games have spaghetti code ;). Thats the secret.

Uhhh I pref sunny side up :)

about 1 month ago - /u/R_Bazerka - Direct link

Originally posted by Pudinmonsta

As someone who's pursuing chemistry, but is passionate about food, but isn't passionate about the lack of financial compensation for say, a chef, what other directions can food science be explored in a non traditional way? My biggest inspirations are Herve This and Alton Brown.

Yea! It can work in various ways. Most of the time I've seen it work in food labs. My focus was on agroponics & alternative methods for growing fresh foods. Most poverty & the horrors that are associated with that can be linked to someones ability to obtain and eat fresh foods (specifically vegetables). Most of the cost for fresh veggies is in transpo & shipping so if you can grow it closer to the cities that need them, you widen access to healthier food options. Better food = healthier people = less medical bills = more money for education, housing, etc = better standards of living.

Its all about finding what you're passionate about & what you want to execute on!

about 1 month ago - /u/R_Bazerka - Direct link

Originally posted by HenryChess

I entered college as a chemical engineering major

Then how did you end up being a game dev? 🤣

Im a sh*t engineer / scientist. I get too distracted / bored with repetitive testing

about 1 month ago - /u/R_Bazerka - Direct link

Originally posted by [deleted]

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Haha no, her name is Neeko

about 1 month ago - /u/R_Bazerka - Direct link

Originally posted by underpaidgamedev

I'm not /u/R_Bazerka but game development is an industry that is not actually very reliant on going to college for it at all, depending on what your job is. It can make stuff easier, but it's not really a requirement at all.

Main skills you want are organizational skills & people skills, things college won't teach you directly (but can indirectly).

Stuff like programming/art/writing can be self taught or (in the case of art/writing) come naturally by anyone with the drive to do so.

(Almost) No one cares if you didn't go to college or didn't get a degree in comp sci if you can prove you have the work ethic by making your own projects, whether that's a full blown indie project or working in the mod scene.

In fact, honestly, having a degree completely unrelated to comp sci is seen at a lot of big companies as a benefit not a hindrance because it means you have outside knowledge that can come into play which happens more frequently than you might think.

Some of the biggest names in the industry likewise didn't go to college specifically for games. Ken Levine got a bachelors in drama, Hideo Kojima got a degree in economics, Shigeru Miyamoto got a degree in industrial design, Gabe Newell dropped out, Warren Spector got a degree in communications, etc.

Listen to this person, they know what they're talking about

about 1 month ago - /u/R_Bazerka - Direct link

Originally posted by Plat_4_Beat_Faker

Is there some way to get these 2D animated splashes as wallpapers? I love these animated splashes and I'd love to have the foxfire ahri one as my wallpaper. it's clear that so much work has gone into these!

oo good question! I'll ask the team see what they say

about 1 month ago - /u/R_Bazerka - Direct link

Originally posted by thouchimcken

Do you get enough sleep?

honestly? not really

about 1 month ago - /u/R_Bazerka - Direct link

Originally posted by Kizuneee

In LeaguePC which champ do you think is the most beautiful in terms of character design?

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Mantheon

about 1 month ago - /u/R_Bazerka - Direct link

Originally posted by Diamond180802

which car do you think's the best-looking one in the F1 grid right now? For me it's the mercedes (despite the whole "amg amg amg" thing) with the aston martin being a close second (it would be first if the uglyish bwt pink was replaced by yellow)

I love the Alpine blue

about 1 month ago - /u/R_Bazerka - Direct link

Originally posted by Dr_Zoster

How do Wild Rift devs play the game? Laying down, sitting in the toilet, using a gaming seat, etc. Just curious lol

All of the above? I've definitely dropped my phone on my face a few times

about 1 month ago - /u/R_Bazerka - Direct link

Originally posted by MissOneMore

Do you do any other Development outside of wild rift, as a hobby?

No unfortunately, I dont really have time :. I've had some ideas in my backpocket for a while but haven't had the chance to dig into them

about 1 month ago - /u/R_Bazerka - Direct link

Originally posted by VigilantOverthrower

Can you atleast tell us the untold story of Wild Rift, its creation, development, the Alpha and Beta test and more and do a mini documentary video about it just in time for its official worldwide release later on this year.

I'll leave that to our awesome community / pub team :). There are some bangers tho

about 1 month ago - /u/R_Bazerka - Direct link

Originally posted by drmamumumu

is your refridgerator running?

Yes, my icecream is being kept frozen at the moment (thank God)

about 1 month ago - /u/R_Bazerka - Direct link

Originally posted by Bald_Nayeon

Is butter a carb?

Nope, its a fat! You know what that means? BUTTER EVERYTHING.

Noodles? BUTTER Bread? BUTTER Cereal? BUTTER Salad? BUTTER Coffee? BUTTER Sibling? BUTTER Butter? DEFINITELY BUTTER






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