Champion Rotation Schedule Announced!

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Pendragon

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11-09-2009
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Champion Rotation Lineup
Like all good things, the launch celebration has to come to an end. Once we have the store up our plan is to have a rotating set of 10 champions free at all time. Our goal is to give new players some great starting champions to play with, and to give players a chance to try out champions without having to unlock them. To meet our first goal (great starting champions), we’ve tried to create a list of champions that have a number of Melee, Ranged, Tank, Support and Mages in each grouping of ten.

Here is what we are thinking for our rotating champion schedule:


Week One

Code:
Champion	Type
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Jax		Melee DPS
Ashe		Ranged DPS
Corki		Mage
Taric		Support
Heimerdinger	Support
Master Yi	Melee DPS
Ryze		Mage
Sion		Tank
Blitzcrank	Tank
Warwick		Melee DPS
Week Two
Code:
Champion	Type
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Annie		Mage
Ashe		Ranged DPS
Zilean		Support
Katarina	Melee DPS
Gangplank	Melee DPS
Ryze		Mage
Singed		Tank
Teemo		Ranged DPS
Blitzcrank	Tank
TBD		Melee DPS

Week Three
Code:
Champion	Type
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Jax		Melee DPS
Morgana		Support
Fiddlesticks	Mage
Kayle		Tank
Master Yi	Melee DPS
Alistar		Tank
Tristana	Ranged DPS
Twitch		Ranged DPS
Yeti		Tank
TBD		Melee DPS
Week Four
Code:
Champion	Type
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Fiddlesticks	Mage
Taric		Support
Kayle		Tank
Malphite	Melee DPS
Nassus		Melee DPS
Veigar		Mage
Sion		Tank
Sivir		Ranged DPS
Soraka		Support
TBD		Tank
If your favorite champion isn't on the list, you can always unlock them by playing, or with Riot Points.

Q: How much do these overlap with the Collector's Pack? How much will these champions cost?
We can't announce the final pricing yet, but I can show you whether the champion will be priced as Heroic, Epic, or Legendary (with Heroic champions costing the fewest Influence Points or Riot Points to unlock).

Number of Champions:

Code:
Type				Week 1	Week 2	Week 3	Week 4
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Mage				  2	  2	  1	  2
Tank				  2	  2	  3	  3
Melee DPS			  3	  3	  3	  2
Support				  2	  1	  1	  2
Ranged DPS			  1	  2	  2	  1

Collector's Pack Overlap	  2	  4	  5	  6
Heroic				  3	  3	  3	  3
Epic				  4	  3	  5	  6
Legendary			  3	  3	  1	  0
Q: Why do different champions need different amounts of Influence Points to unlock?
We felt that some champions that were straightforward to play should be able to be unlocked early (we called them Heroic). There were also some champions that we felt were especially fun to play or required a lot of skill to use which require more Riot Points or Influence Points to unlock (these are Legendary champions).

Q: What about the TBD champions?
Well, we’re working on a few champions here at Riot Games, but we’re not ready to announce them yet. We also won’t release a champion that isn’t finished or could benefit with even more refinement. However, we would like to get new champions into the rotation once they are finished, so we’re saving a spot for them.

Q: This would be better if you swapped my favorite champion in and took out this other champion.
That’s not really a question - but if you do have suggestions on how to improve the rotation we can still make changes to the lineup. But please do suggest who you’d like to swap out in order to add another champion so other people can react to who would be missing as well. We’ll read this thread.

Q: When is week one?
At the moment we’re measuring reactions to the launch celebration and working on making a great store. Week one will be the first week with the store, and our aim is to announce the launch of the store soon.

Note: Credit for this post goes to RiotChris


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Kah

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11-09-2009

Wait, so the store launch isn't when you originally announced it would be?


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MajorX17

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11-09-2009

Thanks for giving us some info. Only one tank on week two, though?


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Zareidriel

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11-09-2009

Awesome. Can't wait to start hoarding champs and runes.


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TwoFatNuts

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11-09-2009

Q: How much do these overlap with the Collector's Pack? How much will these champions cost?
We can't announce the final pricing yet, but I can show you whether the champion will be priced as Heroic, Epic, or Legendary (with Heroic champions costing the fewest Influence Points or Riot Points to unlock).

Where is that at? I see numbers but have no clue which is which...


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themitey1

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11-09-2009

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Originally Posted by Kah View Post
Wait, so the store launch isn't when you originally announced it would be?
My guess would be the 17th or sooner. I hope it's not any later!


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Pendragon

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11-09-2009
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Quote:
Thanks for giving us some info. Only one tank on week two, though?
Fixed ! Changed Tristana -> Blitzcrank


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L0CUST

The Council

11-09-2009

Corki is a Mage? Huh..


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Kromdor

Junior Member

11-09-2009

Can we get a price range at least?


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Escape Plan

Community Program Designer

11-09-2009

I don't quite understand the table of the overlapping heroes? If someone could explain it to me, I would greatly appreciate it.

Also, I don't see a Jesse Perring in the Champion rotation? Is that simply because Jesse Perring doesn't get rotated, He does the rotating?


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