how come you can't buy skins for champs you don't own?

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Coopersnow

Junior Member

10-30-2012

Yeah, just wondering. I'd have liked to of bought the legendary Brand skin and then buy his champ for 6300 ip to still have RP for other skins.


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Panzerfaust

Emissary of the League

10-30-2012

Buy brand for 6300 IP then buy the skin for teh RP...

If you don't own a champion, you can't use the skin because you can't _play_ the champion. It would be a huge trap to new players to say 'HEY, here's this awesome skin you can purchase!' 'Oh wait, did you want to use it? *flip the bird*' (Really REALLY bad idea to do this.)

And yes, part of it is marketing; if you want a skin _now_ but don't own the champ, you either need to have the IP (don't waste IP on blind purchases) or fork over some green.


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LegitxJoe Daddy

Senior Member

10-30-2012

Well its quite obvious but I see what you mean but its just because you wouldnt have any use for his skin without the champ itself.


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Coopersnow

Junior Member

10-30-2012

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Originally Posted by Panzerfaust View Post
Buy brand for 6300 IP then buy the skin for teh RP...

If you don't own a champion, you can't use the skin because you can't _play_ the champion. It would be a huge trap to new players to say 'HEY, here's this awesome skin you can purchase!' 'Oh wait, did you want to use it? *flip the bird*' (Really REALLY bad idea to do this.)

And yes, part of it is marketing; if you want a skin _now_ but don't own the champ, you either need to have the IP (don't waste IP on blind purchases) or fork over some green.
Too late, I already caved and bought Brand and the legendary skin with my RP. Bummed out because that has a time limit, and now I have just below enough RP for another skin. I don't see what would be hard about having a warning though, like "Warning, you do not own this champ. You will not be able to equip this skin until you but the champion"


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phil002

Senior Member

10-31-2012

i think its mostly a marketing thing. if you lack the ip but really want the skin you will have to pay for teh champ in rp. riot still has to make money after all


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Panzerfaust

Emissary of the League

10-31-2012

It makes sense to you because that's what you want. Try thinking through it without the 'I WISH I COULD BUY SKINS WITHOUT CHAMPS' thought running through your head, you may see it in a different light.