@Riot, Why are XP boosts a buyable item at the store?

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Rubidium

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01-17-2013

The only purpose to them existing, is either as a noob trap or something for rich, impatient, smurfs.
Seriously. Why even sell xp boosts...?
Any non-smurf who buys them will be matched with people above his level, and will thus get ruin the balance of the matchmaking system.


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Exocist

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01-17-2013

Reaching higher levels quicker = more rune slots + mastery points?

I dont know, haven't been below 30 in a long time....


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Rubidium

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01-17-2013

Bump


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Wirius

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01-17-2013

Riot is a company.

If people buy what they sell, they will continue to sell it.

Riot has sold these for over 3 years now.

Conclusion: Riot is making $$$


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Voidgolem

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01-17-2013

same reason you can buy champions for RP.

Impatient people are easy easy money.


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Galafray

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01-17-2013

I've been lvl 30 for a very long time now, and I never bought and XP boost... But I bet some people do. Why do they sell it? Why do you care? It's a digital service that costs them nothing to keep in the store, and gives them money when someone buys it, that's why they bother selling it.


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BludShade

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01-17-2013

Well if you are looking for community insight:

The main purpose is most likely for wanting people to get up to level 30 to play ranked and get ratings, etc. However, I agree in it being a noob trap because if you boost to 30, you will not be good and will likely not win games due to not knowing full mechanics.