Lord Nagafen Raider
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Obviously nothing official, and probably just shitposting. Interestingly though, I watched a show with Marc Merrill recently and he spoke about being an EverQuest PvPer (his name Tryndamere actually comes from his Barbarian he played in EverQuest). It's hard for me to imagine an oldschool EverQuest player in his position not try to make their own MMO. It's also hard to imagine that Riot Games has 2500 employees and aren't working on some other huge projects.
They've also been doing a HUGE push to expand the League of Legends lore in the last year or two. You can see in his tweet that today they launched a pretty detailed map of the world (Map of Runeterra - Universe - League of Legends). Not that people don't care about LoL's lore at all, but it's obviously not a genre where lore really matters all that much. But, it definitely becomes more important if they're planning on using it to springboard into future games. Maybe the huge push for lore is to help lead into a new title? Maybe an MMO?
Last year Merrill and Beck announced they were stepping back from League of Legends to focus on "finally put[ting] the 'S' in Riot Games".
For anyone that wants, here's the podcast (he talks about EverQuest about 4 minutes in):
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