Champion Pricing & Timing Changes

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Treeman176

Junior Member

12-20-2012

Well are you guys going to hit a lot of the older 6300 champs with a price reduction now? Because that would just be splendid.


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Bvtch

Recruiter

12-20-2012

when this new osom changes will be implemented?. next new champ?


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Davidt1234

Senior Member

12-20-2012

i overall like it now i dont have to spend a bunch of time like 1 month just to get 1 champ!!


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MoonJuice

Senior Member

12-20-2012

So this helps people who don't own all the champs but is making the people who do own all the champs (like myself) and usually buys the new one with IP lose IP. This doesn't seem fair to the people like me who have spent so much time already working towards owning all the champs.


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Anak1n 5kywalk3r

Senior Member

12-20-2012

Love this change!!!


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Zcypot

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12-20-2012

This is why I spend huge amount of money to support this company , GJ riot keep up the great work.


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Hey guys,

We’ve been talking to players about how they feel about pricing for a while now – we’ve talked with you on the forums, ran surveys, met with some of you in person, and listened to your feedback.

As a result of those conversations, we’re making some changes to champion pricing aimed at generally lowering champion prices and making it easier for you to add to your champion collection. This plan will involve immediate and ongoing reductions of IP and RP prices of older champions, as well as increasing the time you have to earn IP between champion releases.

We will also be slightly increasing the first-week IP price of new champions to partially offset lower overall prices.

Here’s the plan, which is being implemented immediately:

New Champion Release Schedule

You may have already noticed the rate at which we’ve been releasing champions has slowed. Moving forward, we’re targeting 14-17 new champions in 2013 -- around one every 3-4 weeks. This gives you more time to accumulate IP between champion releases, and it enables our design team to spend more time developing and polishing each new champion.

RP and IP Price Tiers

We’ve also updated the RP cost of champions so that that they’re more strongly correlated with the IP price. RP costs now match IP cost accordingly:

  • 450 IP = 260 RP
  • 1350 IP = 585 RP
  • 3150 IP = 790 RP
  • 4800 IP = 880 RP
  • 6300 IP = 975 RP
  • 7800 IP (first week) = 975 RP

Immediate Price Reductions

The seven oldest 6300 IP champions (Ezreal, Vladimir, Renekton, Nocturne, Lee Sin, Brand and Vayne) have all been reduced to 4800 IP/880 RP. As with all permanent price reductions, we’ll automatically refund the difference for anyone who’s purchased one of these champions up to two weeks prior to today. These refunds will likely take at least a few days to fully process.

Price Reduction Schedule

Every time a new champion is released, the oldest 6300 IP/975 RP champion will be reduced to 4800 IP/880 RP.

Also, with every third champion release, an additional champion currently priced at 4800 IP or lower will be reduced to the next lowest tier, based on age and ease of play.

New Champion First-Week IP Price

All brand-new champions will cost 7800 IP/975 RP for the first week only, and will be reduced to 6300 IP thereafter.

Tl;dr:

  • New champion launch price is… 7800 IP / 975 RP
  • After one week, the price is reduced to… 6300 IP / 975 RP
  • Each release, the oldest 6300 is reduced to… 4800 IP / 880 RP
  • Each third release, an additional 4800 IP or lower champion is reduced to one of the remaining tiers…
    • 3150 IP / 790 RP
    • 1350 IP / 585 RP
    • 450 IP / 260 RP


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Torinux

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12-20-2012

So let the Pay for Power fest begins!!!! Thank GOD I'm done with this game lol

And for those who say "It's the same blah blah" NOW more people will be willing to PAY MONEY to be the first ones using the new champs= MONEY now will give a slight "advantage" so don't cry when 2013 bring forth the power selling


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Linthiel

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12-20-2012

i take it riot didnt feel like there was enough people buying champs with rp on 1st week


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darren2105

Junior Member

12-20-2012

When will the PBE be back up and running?


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Zcypot

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12-20-2012

lol cry moar. This game is far from pay to win. you just suck bro

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Originally Posted by Torinux View Post
So let the Pay for Power fest begins!!!! Thank GOD I'm done with this game lol

And for those who say "It's the same blah blah" NOW more people will be willing to PAY MONEY to be the first ones using the new champs= MONEY now will give a slight "advantage" so I don't cry when 2013 bring forth the power selling