New free champion rotation and sale!

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Udyr

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04-29-2013
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Originally Posted by TheBloodHarvest View Post
You guys said you had a special way of choosing the champion rotation to ensure that all champions went free at least once so we'd be able to try them. However, now you're talking about changing it to add a themed sale and messing with whatever good champs we could've had this week. Doesn't this just contradict that statement? Idk why anyone needs Ashe of all champs free and on sale of all things.






I don't see why you couldn't have waited a day to have the new skins and such to be on sale for 20% in it's own area instead of messing around with the Champion Rotation

Also, I'm pretty sure the champions/skins who appear on the sale rotation won't appear on the 50% for a while because that would cause an even bigger problem with people buying the 20% skins and then finding out it's on sale for 50% a week or two later..

Sure you guys may not have an ulterior motive and are just doing it for fun and stuff..and if you really aren't.. you guys really need to stop and think about the many and much larger negative effects that come with these 'good' things that were not present before.
Going to answer these in reverse.

#1. To clarify for the N+1th time, these Champs and Skins werent pulled out of the usual sale rotation. It will not affect the likelihood of them appearing in a sale in the near to short term future.

#2. New skins aren't typically discounted except in launch bundles. Hence why waiting to announce the sale until after the patch came out would have had no effect. Most new skins won't make it into the sale rotation for many months after launch.

#3. The rotation and sale was specifically themed for the Freljord patch and was intended to be a fun meta aspect of the overall patch. We know that there have been some Champions that haven't made it into the rotations as frequently and we are working to get those ones in soon. There are lots of tradeoffs to balance in picking the F2P rotation and sometimes we will swing to one side or another depending on the situation, state of specific Champions, etc.

Hope that answered your questions.


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Colisse

Junior Member

04-29-2013

worst week 2013 .


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douglas260395

Junior Member

04-29-2013

NO RP bye Freljord Ashe T.T


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Sinspurch

Senior Member

04-29-2013

Id just like to see Firefox Ahri on sale :[ Can you guys just put Firefang WW, Volcanic Wukong and Firefox Ahri on sale and call it the..."This Girl is on Firrrrrrre!" Sale? :]


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Flames of Rage

Senior Member

04-29-2013

I hear shaco hasn't been free since over a year apparently.


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Exploding Barrel

Senior Member

04-29-2013

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheBloodHarvest View Post
You guys said you had a special way of choosing the champion rotation to ensure that all champions went free at least once so we'd be able to try them. However, now you're talking about changing it to add a themed sale and messing with whatever good champs we could've had this week. Doesn't this just contradict that statement? Idk why anyone needs Ashe of all champs free and on sale of all things.
I'm confused, do you think they have some formula that they follow for the free champ rotation? The post explaining their method makes it pretty clear that they handpick them each week while keeping a few variety-driven goals in mind. This week they added a theme as another goal, while also meeting the other goals reasonably well.

Don't worry, I'm sure you would have complained about the free champs had it been a normal week too.


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Skilled Nerd

Recruiter

04-29-2013

Just wondering whether players have access to look at the sale rotation? Looking out for a champion and it's corresponding skin.

Cheers.


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Lukino

Member

04-29-2013

Riot decided to give us extra champions and skins on sale?!?! oh wait its ONLY on a 20% sale instead of 50%? OMG ripped off by a SALE

Do you guys hear what your saying? They gave us an EXTRA sale. Why are people *****ing about it? They could just have not even offered it to us. They COULD just take the sale back for people being ungrateful, but they decided to be nice and give us something fun and tasteful for the new patch.

#firstworldproblems


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inspectortodd

Junior Member

04-29-2013

Are people really serious about this and complaining. Who care is if ash is free all the time if u want a champ save up some ip and buy him/her, Free champions are for newcomer to the game to try easier to play champs. Why do people feel the need to complain its sad,.


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steviecarter

Senior Member

04-29-2013

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Originally Posted by Udyr View Post
Going to answer these in reverse.

#1. To clarify for the N+1th time, these Champs and Skins werent pulled out of the usual sale rotation. It will not affect the likelihood of them appearing in a sale in the near to short term future.

#2. New skins aren't typically discounted except in launch bundles. Hence why waiting to announce the sale until after the patch came out would have had no effect. Most new skins won't make it into the sale rotation for many months after launch.

#3. The rotation and sale was specifically themed for the Freljord patch and was intended to be a fun meta aspect of the overall patch. We know that there have been some Champions that haven't made it into the rotations as frequently and we are working to get those ones in soon. There are lots of tradeoffs to balance in picking the F2P rotation and sometimes we will swing to one side or another depending on the situation, state of specific Champions, etc.

Hope that answered your questions.

What about the April 30th to May 3rd window for the last sale?