### Riot point purchase disincentive

Pinkbandit

Member

Basically this post is just about my mild disappointment in Riots incentives (don't get me wrong I still buy points!)

So if \$50 = 7200 points that means \$1 = 144 RP
So if \$35 = 5000 points that means \$1 = 142.86 RP
So if \$20 = 2800 points that means \$1 = 140 RP
So if \$10 = 1380 points that means \$1 = 138 RP

I would do the \$5 but thats too small to really deserve much of an incentive..
what does this mean in actual numbers?

We will take the unit prices and multiply it by \$50 to get the amount of points that would be received by purchasing the smaller bundles of \$10, \$20, \$35

144 x 50 = 7200

142.86 x 50 = 7143 (57 point difference or \$0.40 in savings for buying the \$50 instead of 1.43 x \$35 packages)

140 x 50 = 7000 (200 point difference or \$1.43 in savings for buying the \$50 instead of 2.5 x \$20 packages)

138 x 50 = 6900 (300 point difference or \$2.17 in savings for buying the \$50 instead of 5 x \$10 packages)

Basically what I am getting at here is there isn't much incentive to buy the \$50 package vs the \$35 or the \$20.

What do I think would be fair considering \$50 can buy u a game like Starcraft 2?
Well I would think
that \$50 = 8000 RP (\$1 = 160 RP)
that \$35 = 5300 RP (\$1 = 151.4 RP)
that \$20 = 2900 RP (\$1 = 145 RP) and
that \$10 = 1400 RP (\$1 = 140 RP)

Which are hardly major changes but at least one would feel a reason to invest in the larger RP packages that have the equivalent cost of a new game. Players like me who are willing to toss out \$50 bucks (I will be doing this next week anyway) should get the benefit of a larger bonus RP because encouraging the spenders is better for business. We all know that everything can be unlocked (aside from skins) by simply playing the game. To this I applaud Riot because I think it is a great idea. I love this game and it is my favorite hands down. I would pay a monthly fee to play but honestly I am glad I don't have to (let us be serious here). All I am asking is for a reconsideration of the RP package incentives.

Thanks to all who read this and I hope someone from Riot can pass their opinion on my post.

Pinkbandit

Member

bump

Whist

Senior Member

But nobody's doing the math (except you) so +700 more looks like you're getting an 8ish dollar purchase free.

They could simply offer no bonus if you would rather they do that. I see no problem with their system, a bigger bonus won't make non-rp buyers buy rp.

Riffraffselbow

Senior Member

Quote:
Originally Posted by Whist
But nobody's doing the math (except you) so +700 more looks like you're getting an 8ish dollar purchase free.

They could simply offer no bonus if you would rather they do that. I see no problem with their system, a bigger bonus won't make non-rp buyers buy rp.

Pinkbandit

Member

Quote:
Originally Posted by Riffraffselbow
Well this is what my point was. Non buyers will be unaffected but buyers of the \$20 amounts could be persuaded to drop \$50 each time if there was a larger incentive.

Pinkbandit

Member

Quote:
Originally Posted by Whist
But nobody's doing the math (except you) so +700 more looks like you're getting an 8ish dollar purchase free.

They could simply offer no bonus if you would rather they do that. I see no problem with their system, a bigger bonus won't make non-rp buyers buy rp.
I can not imagine that I would be the first person to notice the math. It just takes a while to type it out and break it down. I'm not seriously complaining, I am aiming more for constructive criticism.

Pinkbandit

Member

bump

Pinkbandit

Member

no riot response?

Senta

Senior Member

more incentives would probably cause more people to buy the \$50 packs, i think its definitely a win for RIOT as people wouldnt get the \$10 pack for just enough for the UBER COOL NEW TRYND SKIN (no troll) they would buy the \$50 and look for things to spend their RP on