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RP Price Reductions: Swain, Trundle, Rammus, Kassadin

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Jsilvermist

Senior Member

09-23-2012

Quote:
Hippalus:
Hi all, thanks for the feedback.

The main reason for these particular RP price reductions is to understand how champion purchase patterns change at different price points. Once we have enough data, I will propose a long term price structure for champions that covers both RP & IP. The overriding goal is to find the best price structure for both players and Riot.

Champion IP price reductions were restarted 17 days ago after a long hiatus, and the fact that we decided to reduce RP prices today does NOT mean that we are no longer looking at IP prices.

-Hippalus

In the future I believe the community would feel better about it if you lower both IP AND RP at the same time.

PS:
I am an avid RP buyer, but would NEVER buy a 3150 for more than 560, or a 4800 for more than 760


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JohnnyW

Senior Member

09-23-2012

very weak promotion.


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Glebov

Member

09-23-2012

Quote:
The Last Exile:
Riot Games is a great company but I'm not impressed with how the champions all cost 6300 IP. If there is anything that players truly want its cheaper champions (IP). Well, on a personal level, i think it would be nice if Nidalee got some love. Her model/animations are old and probably the blockiest looking in the game. Her picture hasnt changed at all (not that I mind, the new tryn picture is not to my tastes) and she hasnt seen a new skin in... well, a long time. No more teemo skins!

Edit: I have spent a lot of money on RP over the years but only rarely have I purchased champions with them. Usually when I did it was a double bundle or something like that. I believe that I have only actually bought a champion with riot points once, maybe twice after two years of playing this game. The vast majority of my riot points goes into buying new skins; I love the different looks the champions can have and I'm a bit of an addict when it comes to kog maw skins. I think I own 3 or 4 of them which goes against my policy of only buying one skin per champion. But hey, better skins keep coming out! I'm not an addict... I swear! Just one more skin... My point with this edit is to reinforce the view that most players don't actually buy champions with rp. I could be wrong of course, only Riot Games has access to the demographics but most of my friends spend riot points on skins and only rarely on champions. Therefore this RP reduction, which might end up in a few more players buying the champion and making riot money (this is good, Riot is a business afterall) doesnt have quite as great an effect as the promoters of it thought it would. I had the thought a long time ago that for every 6300 point champion that comes out from now on, the oldest 6300 point champion gets reduced in price. Or the oldest 3150 point champion or etc. Unfortuneatly either no one read my post or nobody cared. I would ask that everyone who objects to this post by Riot Games do so politely; Riot Games is still an amazing company thats built a (mostly) free game for us all to play.
^read this riot, it makes sense, ip reducs only please and thank you


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Udub

Senior Member

09-23-2012

1) It's hardly a reduction

2) Who the hell is going to pay RP for any champion less than 6300?


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Daedric Masters

Junior Member

09-23-2012

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Daedric Masters:
I'll try to be constructive about this, instead of raging with just and mighty rage over no IP reductions.

Because perhaps the IP reductions are not the point here. Sure they would be nice and the vast majority of players, myself included would like to see more IP reductions on older (S1) 6300's, champs that get no love from Riot. BUT!

The point is the perceived value when deciding whether to spend your real-life, hard-earned cash on a new, shiny, exciting champ or an older not-so-exciting-anymore champ that is in a lower IP tier, and is as such, perceived to be of lesser value.
The point is the discrepancy in the price tiers when comparing the IP/RP costs of champs.

Some 3150's and 4800's cost the same 975 RP as a 6300 IP champ.
Some 3150 IP champs cost more RP than a 4800.
Some 4800 IP champs cost less RP than other 4800's.

Why the discrepancy? Why not make fixed RP cost tiers the same as the IP tiers? A player would rather spend 975 RP on a new 6300 than an old S1 3150 champ, and just save the IP for the old champ, after all, it's a better deal for his cash.

So, even though I think Riot is going in the right direction by reducing the prices of older champs, I do believe it is not enough to skim off 75 RP and create yet another level of confusion and price discrepancy since now we have 4800 IP champs that cost 975, 850, and 790 RP.

I mean... Get your act together Riot, people spend more cash on skins and new champs and spend IP on the older champs anyway, so reducing their RP costs further and rebalancing RP/IP tiers would probably benefit you more than hurt. Also, screw doing it gradually. One swift stroke of justice for all the champs in the store would be much more satisfying for us players.


Repostin' just to increase the chances some Riot guy reads it. Yes, I'm stubborn. Yes, it is page 27. Yes, I know no one gives a ****.


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DntMatterHadSex

Junior Member

09-23-2012

This is what they call a sale... lmao...

I don't usually buy champions with RP, but when I do, there better be a better sale than this...


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Grandpa Yuriy

Member

09-23-2012

I was so happy when I saw Swain and Rammus prize reduction, but than I realized that its only RP :[


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Betse

Senior Member

09-23-2012

reduce ip prices of vlad and ez already <_<


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TheS1y

Junior Member

09-23-2012

WTF i literally bought rammus like 3 days before this for rp can you guys like refund 285 rp back to me XD


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Frankstg

Senior Member

09-23-2012

Money hungry riot