How we choose weekly free champions

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piiikachuuu

Junior Member

02-03-2014

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Originally Posted by Reitrahc View Post
Kha'Zix was JUST free with Rengar like 2 weeks ago... Why is he free again already? Someone like Hecarim would be better.
new season i believe


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Exinstix

Junior Member

02-04-2014

Cant wait more then 21 days to shove Kha'Zix down our throats again can you? Also, Yorick walks into a bar, there is no counter.


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kool king kyle

Junior Member

02-04-2014

I think that you guys should make Urgot free next week considering the fact that he is very underplayed at the moment.


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dethbycoffee

Junior Member

02-04-2014

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Originally Posted by Seditionanon View Post
yea. how about we make yorick free for a week. most players have yet to see gameplay with him
I agree. My husband, wlfslyr, and I have NEVER seen a Yorick. Up until a couple weeks ago when I was going through the champs shop, we didn't even know who the champ was!

*edit* Btw, we've been members for at least a year now.


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Valdiar

Junior Member

02-04-2014

What if the community could vote on a line-up out of a few selections each week posted by someone at Riot? There could be weekly votings on the main page or forums. That way you guys can still control what champions are in the line-up (variety) and the community can pick what they like (vote by majority). The only problem is that someone would have to take the time investment to do this weekly.

One other good point is that we could add suggestions to the line-ups so you can hear something that wasn't considered.

^^^^^
this is an amazing idea


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matrixlock

Senior Member

02-04-2014

my opinion is we should all have this 'preview token' with 'charges' on it. you can get say 5 charges a week and it recharges every champ rotation (weekly), charges don't stack up.

you use a single 'charge' for any champ of your choice that you don't already own and isn't on free week. then you're allowed to play that specific champion freely for 7 days, so if you use a charge on monday for one champ, and a charge on tuesday for another, there will be two different dates as to when your free time for each individual champ will end.

if you were to unlock a champion monday for example and the next day they go on free rotation, then the preview will 'freeze' and the 7 day timer will start up from where it left off once the free rotation ends, your charge would still be used obviously.

once the 7 days are up that champion gets 'locked' for say 3 weeks unless you purchase it, or they go on free rotation. this would be necessary to prevent abuse i.e unlocking the same champion weekly. if a certain champ is locked but goes on free rotation during this time, the lock timer would freeze and continue once the champ is off of the free rotation. so all champs on free rotation will be completely playable regardless of whether a specific champ is 'locked' for you.


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Samcmik

Junior Member

02-05-2014

can we have zed? i wanna try him...


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Miyutoso

Junior Member

02-06-2014

My friends got me to start playing recently and we have a lot of fun. The free champions are helping all 3 of us find people of our own play styles. Keep it up.


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MoustafaTheBeast

Junior Member

02-06-2014

PLz make Taalon and Darius free have never used em.
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Originally Posted by RiotChris View Post
From time to time we get questions on how we chose weekly free champions. We rotate the Champions to keep the game fresh for those that haven't unlocked all the Champions.
Plz make Darius and Talon free next rotation.
Here is how we choose which ones are free:

Champion Rotation Goals
1) Give new players some simple Champions to play
2) Provide a balance of types of Champions for new players
-- This allows new players to make balanced teams
3) Allow players to preview all Champions eventually

Given these goals we look at player feedback, and decide which Champions should be free next week that allow us to meet these goals.

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Frequently Asked Questions:
Q Will new Champions always be free the first week?
A No, we will debut Champions that need to be unlocked, but eventually they will be free (see goal 3).

Q Will some Champions be free more often than others?
A Yes, because some Champions are simpler to play that others, and our first goal with the free Champion rotation is to allow new players simple Champions to try for their first games.

Q I don't think Alistar is a Tank
A Okay - not a question, but yes, thanks to our item system, Champions can be built different ways. That means many Champions can be played as different types (for example, as a Tank or Melee DPS). To keep things simple, we list only one type for each Champion in our statistics, but many of them can be played differently than the type we list.

Q Do the Champions rotate on the same day every week?
A No. We often synch the Champion rotation with the new content and patches we are releasing. Because we won't release the patches until they are done, this means they sometimes don't fall on the same day each week. This leads us to rotate our Champions on different days of the week to try and get even amounts of time between Champion rotations. This is also why we don't announce the exact date of the rotation.

I'll link to this post from the Champion rotation announcements to answer the questions that keep coming up. If there are more frequently asked questions, I'll post the answers here.

Thanks for all the requests for free Champions!

- RiotChris


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MoustafaTheBeast

Junior Member

02-06-2014

Oh no plz not zed I just bought him
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Originally Posted by Samcmik View Post
can we have zed? i wanna try him...