[Suggestion] VIP Account

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FaerellG

Senior Member

05-01-2012

So for those of you who play Tribes: Ascend probably know about the VIP account status. I would encourage Riot to pick up this on this little tidbit as well. The T:A Free to play, pay for perks model is almost identical to what LoL has with the exception of the VIP account which actually prompted me to drop $10 on Tribes immediately rather than hemming and hawing about whether I should wait out the the earned points or get the paid points. The VIP account made that decision for me.

What is the VIP account?
In Tribes, you gain XP for playing and you use XP to unlock new equipment and upgrade existing equipment. VIP accounts gain +50% XP on all XP gains, and this effect is PERMANENT.

If you spend any amount of money on your account ever...even if it's the lowest denomination of $10, your account gains VIP status. How cool is that? Permanent +50% XP for everything I earn in Tribes.

I would definitely love +50% IP in LoL. I would definitely not hesitate to drop some token amount of money just to unlock it a permanent +50% IP bonus to all my games.

Think about it. You also encourage future player spending too because of how Riot points work. Same concept as any sort of token conversion system: the purchases don't break down perfectly so you have loose points left over and as a consumer you think "Hum...those loose points are wasted if I don't do anything with them, I only need a bit more money to get that new skin I wanted...so maybe I'll just..."

Many people never get to that point because they never invested any money into RP so they have a flat 0 Riot Points, thus never encouraging the thoughts of...
"it's like a discount for my next purchase"
nor "ugh...I have wasted money if I don't spend it"

The VIP account is a GREAT idea. HiRez got my $10 almost instantly. Does Riot want to collect $10 from me now?


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JJ PornoGraphy

Member

05-01-2012

Did RIOT want to collect $10 from you now for VIP account? No....they don't. :P

Why they need $10 VIP account....when bonus IP & EXP Boosts is already in Store....and with 7 day IP boosts price is more than $10 (1846 RP...$10 can but only 1380RP). :P


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FaerellG

Senior Member

05-02-2012

You're missing the point, you're not paying $10 for a VIP account.
A VIP account is someone who has ever spent money on the game. I know a lot of people (including myself) who have never spent any money on my LoL account (I've bought cards for friends before, but never for myself) because I didn't need anything that couldn't be bought with IP. Riot points aren't worth much to me.

But having some encouragement to spent any money at all is a good idea. +50% IP forever was plenty of incentive for me to drop 10% on Gold for Tribes Ascension. I don't even really plan on using the gold currently. I just wanted the 50% boost that stays with me forever. It's not some boost that will expire in 1 week (though T:A has that too), nor is it some boost that will only last 10 games. This is forever. That instantly made it worth while...and now I have 1k gold sitting in my T:A account and it's encouraging me to look at gold costs and making me think about how much more I would need to get the things I want now. LoL lacks those forms of incentives to buy.

Really, this VIP account thing is just smart business for Riot.


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JJ PornoGraphy

Member

05-03-2012

No sir.....your are the one who missing the point.

VIP account is good idea....but $10 still a too cheap price.


It's just one shot income money....RIOT want use to keep spend our money to them....why they have to give permanent boost to us....when they can get more money from daily boost....that is call "a smart business".

And permanent boost is not good for RIOT business at all.....cause mainly thing in LOL (champion, rune) can but with IP....it mean those VIP account no need to spend money to RIOT anymore (except they want to buy champion skins)

And you think $10 is worthy for that?? For a company who need their money flow.....NO


If VIP account price is too cheap....RIOT just get some big shot income money in short term....but in a long term.....they can't get their income money flow (cause I sure 70-80% for VIP account will not pay anymore...Like you say "because I didn't need anything that couldn't be bought with IP. Riot points aren't worth much to me")

If VIP account price is high (for worthy thing buyer will get for their money)....did you think how many people will pay for that? When they can play LOL without single pay (just need some time to play more).


Look at H.*.N. for example....If VIP account is good idea....why they change their business plan to same way as LOL?? The reason is simple....cause IT MAKE MORE MONEY. :P



So.....IF (let me say again...."IF") LOL will have VIP account....the price will be very high.....not $10 like you want...for sure. :P







P.S. and sorry for wrong infomation....Daily Boost is 1,4,14....They not have 7 day boost....sorry my bad ^^"