More Classic Skins Retiring from the Store!

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Xelltrix

Junior Member

03-15-2012

Time Machine Zilean's newer than all his other ones, wth? lol I'll take it though since I want that skin anyway.


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Coreporeal

Senior Member

03-15-2012

Time Machine Zilean's never been on sale.
Now you're removing him?!
Harsh.

EDIT: Wait, Workshop Shaco?!
This is his "goodbye from the Blacklist" sale?!

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The Skin Sale Checklist (Post Update)
Originally Created by Shingo Monster.
Edited and Modified by Coreporeal.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE:
This post has been created to inform potential skin buyers of the possibility of recently released skins that may be featured in an upcoming sale. Newly released skins may go on sale as early as three months after public release; however, this is all subject to change. With the exception of Limited-Edition and Legendary-status skins, every skin released before Sept. 27th has received a sale prior to the latest skin sale announcement, or has been placed in the "unofficial" skin sale Blacklist. The next sale may contain at least 1 skin from the list below.

■ Sept. 27: Winged Hussar Xin Zhao (975 RP), Mad Scientist Singed (975 RP).
■ Oct. 19: Hired Gun Graves (520 RP).
■ Nov. 01: Mafia Miss Fortune (975 RP), Jurassic Cho'Gath (975 RP), Boneclaw Shyvana (975 RP), Ironscale Shyvana (975 RP).
■ Nov. 07: Asylum Shaco (975 RP).
■ Nov. 15: Amethyst Ashe (975 RP), Temple Jax (975 RP), Atlantean Fizz (975 RP), Tundra Fizz (975 RP).
■ Nov. 21: Musketeer Twisted Fate (975 RP).
■ Nov. 29: Silverfang Akali (975 RP), Imperial Lux (975 RP), Thunder Lord Volibear (975 RP), Northern Storm Volibear (975 RP).
■ Dec. 05: Frost Queen Janna (975 RP), Hyena Warwick (975 RP).
■ Dec. 14: Dynasty Ahri (975 RP), Midnight Ahri (975 RP).

All skins not listed here have been placed on sale before, are currently on sale now or have just been announced to be going on sale in a couple of days. The only exceptions to these rules are either Limited-Edition or Legendary-status skins. "Blacklisted" skins are still eligible for skin sales.
With this in mind, it is advisable that you don't buy these skins unless you really want them NOW. (If that's the case, don't complain if you bought it and it happens to go on sale shortly afterwards).

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Riot's "Unofficial" Skin Sale Blacklist
Section created by Coreporeal
These are the only skins that have been absent from any sales since their introduction during Season 1. Skins to be considered to be "blacklisted" have been released to the public for more than six months, and as of yet have not been featured on a sale. The reason for this is, as of yet, unknown.
Listed from the oldest to the most recent.
■ Apr. 25th, 2011: Bilgerat Rumble (520 RP).
■ June 1st, 2011: Gothic Orianna (975 RP).
■ June 27th, 2011: Viking Tryndamere (975 RP).
■ Aug. 1st, 2011: Full Metal Pantheon (975 RP).
■ Aug. 15th, 2011: Obsidian Malphite (975 RP), Rugged Garen (975 RP).
■ Aug. 24th, 2011: Dragonslayer Vayne (975 RP), Renegade Talon (520 RP).
■ Sept. 14th, 2011: Crimson Elite Riven (975 RP).

Skin(s) no longer Blacklisted due to the latest skin sale announcement(s): Workshop Shaco (975 RP), Time Machine Zilean (520 RP).

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To view the skins you want before purchasing, along with other info, please visit the links below.

LoL Skin Viewer (3D).
A helpful site which allows the user to view the in-game models of any skin, courtesy of Michael Nighingale.
Wanna know how that new Teemo skin looks in-game? Click here.


How to get a Champ's skin (w/screenshots) by EmissaryShadow.
EncasedShadow (now a Riot employee) started this thread listing all champion skins, links to their in-game screenshots, and availability of the skins, as well as how they may be acquired. He currently keeps updating the thread via his alternate account, EmmisaryShadow.

Champion Rotation Info Thread by MistressHel.
Like a new skin... for a champion you've never played before? Wish you could test said champ before committing to a purchase? You could try it out when that champ gets placed in the free-week rotation.
Well, when will that happen, if it hasn't already? For that question, MistressHel's "Champion Rotation Info Thread" might have just the answer you seek. And if it doesn't, it may give you an idea as to when it might go into the free-week rotation.
Who knows? It couldn't hurt to look, now could it?


Champion Sales History and FAQ by Eat Orange Be K.
Skins are always nice, but they can't be bought without purchasing the champion first. But what happens when that Champion you want costs a little too much in IP? An option is to wait for its RP sale.
Eat Orange Be K has made a list of past Champion sales, as well as a general FAQ section that aims to answer questions and misconceptions that may arise during Champion sales.


Skin Sales Super-Thread by Coreporeal.
Have you ever looked at a skin sale and wondered, "Has my favorite champion skin ever gone on sale?"
Well, my Skin Sale Super-Thread may just answer that question, as it contains an extensive list of past skin sales, so you may formulate an idea as to when it may just go back on sale again.


Institute of War: The Chamber of Antiquity - (Lore Archives & Other Literary Works) by Sylph.
Sylph has put great effort into amassing a gargantuan mega-thread dedicated to any and all literal works pertaining to League of Legends; Champions, lore, judgements, and much, much more.
Please visit his thread and look around: The world of Runeterra awaits you!


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FireMageLynn

Senior Member

03-15-2012

Don't like any of those champs >.<


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Dragull

Senior Member

03-15-2012

That's actually a nice one. Feral Warwick is pretty cool.

I wanted minuteman ganglank... oh well.


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Kandemic

Junior Member

03-15-2012

Why do we even need to retire skins? Makes no sense.


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Jedrek13

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03-15-2012

I think it's funny how you have never had Time Machine Zilean on sale up to this point, which I have been waiting for, and the first sale is the one when you are retiring it for no reason.

Seriously, you guys can have unlimited storage for all of these skins, and yet you just get rid of them like this for no good reason. Either you're releasing Magma Chamber soon and it is going to take up so much of that unlimited storage that you have to get rid of skins, or it's just a ploy to get people to get more RP. If you're getting rid of these skins, make new ones then, there's still champions with like 2 skins, that aren't the 'new champion being released with 2 skins' but ones that have been out forever, that you neglect.

And heck, Safari Caitlyn and Workshop Shaco are practically new skins, how is it justified that they be removed?


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Flibuxx

Senior Member

03-15-2012

Safari Caitlyn skin? This skin retiring before sheriff Caitlyn? Thats a surprise


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KLOSER

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Senior Member

03-15-2012

daamn now i gotta go to the store and get some rp


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Meacha

Senior Member

03-15-2012

some cool skins to choose from


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Werewolf

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03-15-2012

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bub Bidderskins View Post
I hate it when the retire skins. I really don't see the point of it.
It would seem that these skins are no longer selling (generating any money) so they are being retired and put on sale to get a large influx of RP spent on them in a very short amount of time.

Lets just say Safari Caitlyn only sold 1000 times over it's short lifetime, this sale may cause another few thousand more sales effectively double the income that skin made alone, which is a better result instead of this and other unpopular skins sitting around not getting any sales.

It's a great idea, it gives people very cheap skins and allows Riot a bit of extra income.

Win / Win