What should Riot do about Free Champion Week

Keep the Free Week Champion count at 10 2,451 26.88%
Change the Free Week Champion count to 15 3,158 34.63%
Change the Free Week Champion count to 20 950 10.42%
Change the Free Week Champion count to something 20+ 397 4.35%
Make all 450s free permanently, in addition to the current Free Champion Week System 3,727 40.87%
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Revising the Free Champion Week Concept

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alsowikk

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06-09-2012

It's bumpagaiden!


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Dr Shotgun

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06-09-2012

I voted for 15, but I think maybe it should be 16 so we can get more people into normal drafts from a lower level.


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Dorryza

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06-09-2012

@Dr. Shotgun: That's feasible. However, are you sure that you want people who haven't even bought a single champ to do draft? They wouldn't know how to ban/pick appropriate people.


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Dorryza

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06-09-2012

bump-


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alsowikk

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06-09-2012

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@Dr. Shotgun: That's feasible. However, are you sure that you want people who haven't even bought a single champ to do draft? They wouldn't know how to ban/pick appropriate people.
Wait, riot doesn't let us use free champions(well not owned free champions) in ranked draft. So in cutsom draft they'd probably need to add a toggle for that one as well.


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Obake

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06-09-2012

I'm still fairly new and saving IP for champs I've played and want, but I've definitely already noticed it seems to be the same 20 or 30 champs rotating every 3 weeks. There's an occasional oddball in there but its not enough.

I'd prefer to see the 450 champs become free permanently, then expand the free roster size if they still find themselves in a rut.

And I just realized that could read like I'm begging for free champs cuz I'm new, which isn't the case. The 2 450s I find marginally interesting I already have, the rest I don't even want. I just think it would work better to take out the champs people are most likely to already have and diversify free week, while providing complete newbies with a constant base while they learn.


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Dorryza

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06-09-2012

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Originally Posted by Obake View Post
I'm still fairly new and saving IP for champs I've played and want, but I've definitely already noticed it seems to be the same 20 or 30 champs rotating every 3 weeks. There's an occasional oddball in there but its not enough.

I'd prefer to see the 450 champs become free permanently, then expand the free roster size if they still find themselves in a rut.

And I just realized that could read like I'm begging for free champs cuz I'm new, which isn't the case. The 2 450s I find marginally interesting I already have, the rest I don't even want. I just think it would work better to take out the champs people are most likely to already have and diversify free week, while providing complete newbies with a constant base while they learn.
This.

Although, I'd like to know how many weeks you've been playing. That would make your argument much stronger.

Nice to see even new players can see obvious trends. It just shows how obvious they are, even after only a few weeks of play.

Also, Riot, there's nothing wrong with implementing different things. If you say, change all 450s to be free, but we're still seeing some issues, you can also expand the champ roster too. Actually, if we're going to implement that, I would suggest doing both to ensure your profits don't go down.

-Dorryza


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Obake

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06-09-2012

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This.

Although, I'd like to know how many weeks you've been playing. That would make your argument much stronger.

Nice to see even new players can see obvious trends. It just shows how obvious they are, even after only a few weeks of play.
I remember the releas of Ahri and Viktor, and Fizz was in what might've been his first free week. (Looking at release dates because I don't remember when I started lol).

So that makes about 6 months or so, which sounds like quite a while. But I'm not level 30 yet, and pretty much just starting in on pvp matches, so I still consider myself new, just not a fresh newbie.


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06-09-2012

Checkbox poll. Voted for all options.


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Ninetales

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06-09-2012

I think that all recommended champions should be free, then all the non-recommended 450s should be bumped up to 1350. And Riot should keep the 10 free champions a week rotation. This way the new players have a decent variety of champions to play and Riot still makes money.