Champion Pricing & Timing Changes

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Rahul the Waffle

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12-20-2012

I really appreciate that Riot is making a conscious effort to reduce the importance of grinding and lessening the need to pay rp to build up a significantly large enough, versatile, and competitive champion pool.

The only other thing I could ask for other than this would be reducing the cost of runes/making rune pages free. I think that's the only truly pay2win aspect of this game (7 rune pages = 44100 ip, so de facto you use RP)

Great work Hip!


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Aosopa

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12-20-2012

That's nice


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Stimming

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12-20-2012

More companies need to learn from Riot, Bravo.


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LettuceBeFriends

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12-20-2012

I like this.

The only thing I'm kind of curious about are the few 4800 ip champs that nobody really buys/plays. Champs such as Trundle, Malzahar and Kennen. Would they be seeing any ip price reduction in the future, or stay the same? I'm not entirely sure of the reasoning behind the Cassiopeia ip reduction, but there was one a few weeks back putting her in that same price bracket and I'm only assuming it's due to unpopularity, which is why I ask about those three. o.o


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Odinsfate

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12-20-2012

This is a really good change that I like a lot. I've seen champs that have been around FOREVERRRR stay at 6300 and it just confuzzles me. And pretty much every post (at least on the front page as I see it) says they like the change EXCEPT for the first week IP increase....so what!? They are going to be consistently lowering ALL other champions and making the brand new one more expensive for ONE week. It's just like champion balancing, in order to buff one area they have to (generally) nerf another and this is the same concept. If you're gonna die from lack of exposure to the new champion then I think you have more problems to worry about than a one week IP increase >.>


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KojMahAi

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12-20-2012

And this is why we play riot games and not nexon games.


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Shyvana l3ot

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12-20-2012

im soooo happy and ty riot for listening to us, and 7800 is not that much at all if ur giving us a whole week to earn 1500ip and people are complaining about that, then honestly they are pretty blind.


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Cant Thresh Sry

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12-20-2012

This is a great idea and all but soon champions like Rengar will be 450ip o.O?!


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Pierce7d

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12-20-2012

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Originally Posted by Sndrs View Post
im very disgusted with the price change. I've been playing league of legends for the longest. I get every champ the week it comes out with ip I have saved up cause I've invested so much time in money into this game that I have every relevant tier 3 rune, every champion, 11 rune pages, and atleast 20 skins.

so basically all veteran players are gonna get from this announcement... "hey its gonna take us longer to give u champs and they're gonna cost more... and hey remember all that **** you invested in... we're gonna make it easier for other people to get now. have a nice day"

riot fail.
Sorry bro, but League of Legends isn't your exclusive vault, and you still have more than pretty much 99.9% of people. How people this privileged can complain about stuff is so foreign to me. "Spoiled" is really the only word that comes to mind. If you don't like the price hike, you have the option of WAITING.

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Originally Posted by Dnthmp View Post
You're a complete moron. The only purpose the increased IP costs serves is to increase the attractiveness of purchasing the champion with RP. It is a direct attempt to make more money. They are trying to pass this off as benefit to the community when it is done to benefit them the most. I have enough IP for whatever I want so I don't care about any of that. I'm disgusted by companies who do things like this.

Its like this...."Oooh girl, I'm breaking up with you so you can study more. This is for your benefit."

Please, don't insult the players intelligence.
You've already marred your own argument by calling me a moron, however, I'm in a good mood, so I'll still dance with you.

Suppose the PRIMARY purpose of increasing the initial IP Cost is to encourage more people to buy with RP. SO WHAT? So you are saying that as a company, Riot should not raise prices to make more money? Even if they didn't give us multiple benefits to accompany this price hike, it is still within their rights as a company to raise prices to make more money. However, they are raising the price of ONE PRODUCT TEMPORARILY. Each time they do this, they PERMANENTLY LOWER THE PRICE OF A PRODUCT OF EQUAL VALUE.

Mind you, this is an a price hike of an artificial currency that they provide to you FOR FREE to play their FREE GAME, so that you have an alternative option which allows you to play ZERO DOLLARS.

Your analogy is trash. It's so bad, that I can't even figure out a way to twist it to being correct. Anyone reading this, please feel free to enlighten me if you can make more sense of it than I can.

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Originally Posted by Feybred View Post
All of the changes are fine, raise prices, lower prices, put out champions everyday idc, the only thing that isnt fair, is when you lower the price of champions and dont give that ip back to your older players the purchased the champion when it was at 6300. This isnt like selling vehicles where prices go down gradually because the car itself doesnt hold up to the performance of the newer vehicles being created or runs out of demand. This is a game where champions dont lose their performance and everyone can have that same champion without waiting for it to be made in an assembly line. I keep things simple and its not to much to ask for riot to give my hard earned IP back after you lower the price of a champion I worked so hard to get. I speak for all players you deserve your ip back, Is it fair that you give to a company for years and they dont give back occasionally? We put riot where they are today because of playing their game, and buying their merchandise, thats how we thank them, through constantly supporting them and giving them new ideas to build off of to make this a better game. Don't just say thank you to your fans, actually show that you really appreciate us. All of the information i read on this forum is just a spit in my face as a player.
What are you even saying? Just because the price of something goes down does not mean you are entitled to a refund. In NO BUSINESS OR MARKETING is this ever a thing. In fact, RIOT IS BREAKING THE MARKETING META by refunding people who have recently bought their product just because they lowered the price. There are no other companies in any branch of business that will do this for you. If you buy a product, then the price goes down, and you say, "Hey, I want a partial refund on this, you just lowered the price." YOU WILL GET LAUGHED AT.

In fact, the idea is so foreign that marketing experts and specialists would laugh at Riot and say "What? You're refunding your customers because they bought the product before you lowered the price? Ha, you fools. People are going to start to think you care more about your customers than your profits. Sentimental saps."

I do think people should feel entitled to a refund on Legacy Skins, ONLY BECAUSE part of the implication is that you were purchasing something that was going to be exclusive. When all of a sudden, that thing becomes much less exclusive, your purchase of exclusivity has been violated. However, in the case of normal product (regular skins/champs) this is not the case.

How is saying "Oh, these 7 champs are cheaper, RP costs across the board are cheaper, and each time we release a new champion, 1 equally expensive champion will become cheaper as a result" "a spit in your face as a player". You appear to be self-entitled, and don't seem to appreciate Riot, who gives you a FREE game to play.


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HypnoBubbles

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12-20-2012

Weve been talking to players about how they feel about pricing for a while now weve talked with you on the forums, ran surveys, met with some of you in person, and listened to your feedback.

As a result of those conversations, were making some changes to champion pricing aimed at generally lowering champion prices and making it easier for you to add to your champion collection. This plan will involve immediate and ongoing reductions of IP and RP prices of older champions, as well as increasing the time you have to earn IP between champion releases.

Personally, i think this re-pricing is a well thought out idea, however, i would still greatly appreciate a way to exchange IP for RP