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I love the rage over the returning skins

Creator: MyBloodisBlack November 27, 2013 6:39am
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As you may be aware Riot games has announced that not only they bring back the Christmas skins but also 47 legacy skins and 8 limited edition skins.

Here are the links

Legacy Skins

Mystery Boxes

Christmas Specials

Now as a newcomer to the game I am actually very glad that Riot games is doing this for their fans because I wasn't around to experience the joy of getting Nottingham Ezreal or Unmasked Kayle but it seems that alot of people out there are actually annoyed that their once "Special" skins are now no longer as special and it makes me laugh.

first of all most of these skins were not limited edition or special they had a long life in the game and got discontinued once they were deemed unneeded so how exactly are they precious to anyone? I guarantee those who wanted it probably brought it.

Secondly, why is people continuously getting in a huff about returning skins, I mean Harrowing they refunded all the skins if you brought them previously so in a sense Riot said "Thanks for buying previously...Here is a free skin or champion on us" and yet everyone got annoyed.

Lets face it, these skins are special but only if you want them... I have looked at the list of skins myself and out of the 60+ that will be available I am only interested in 16 of them which I will be purchasing in due time, I did the same at the Harrowing event (I was so happy when they brought back Headmistress Fiora ) and I will do the same for the next events if a skin comes up that are any good.

What I am trying to say is...If the skin is special to you, don't degrade it because suddenly others can buy it again, you didn't complain when 100s of thousands brought it at the same times you did so what makes it less special now? If anything you can sit back and be proud that you enjoyed that skin and now the new generation of players will get to experience the same feeling of having Firefighter Tristana for example.
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My Leopard Nidalee isn't like the only one on the server.

When I had it on my teammates were like: "amg dis gai mast hav liek 5000 gaems as neidalee pls cari us"

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Yeah, you're definitely right on this one. This is what the player base actually asked for, so Riot definitely can't be accused of not listening to their players.

So many people getting angry, but when you go into the finer details, they don't actually have a valid argument about not letting the Legacy skins returning.
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sirell wrote:

Yeah, you're definitely right on this one. This is what the player base actually asked for, so Riot definitely can't be accused of not listening to their players.

So many people getting angry, but when you go into the finer details, they don't actually have a valid argument about not letting the Legacy skins returning.


Exactly Sirell

I mean I am sure you been playing for a while and you brought some limited edition skins in your time...do any of them feel less special to you because you know I am going to buy it now (I am using myself as an example)?
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My Unmasked Kayle skin...its great being the like the only one who seems to have it, when i use Kayle and have that skin people are always asking me how i got it ect lol..guess those days are coming to a end now.


Also out of the 60+ skins that are coming out am keen on 0 xD
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Nope. I have no objections to anyone else buying them after they've been 'legacied'.

I don't buy skins to feel 'special', but just because they look really neat. I just think that anyone else with the same skin just had good artistic taste.

Also, a fair few Legacy skins (as far as I know) were only legacied because not many people were buying them. Which, as far as I can see, is also a very good business plan on re-releasing them later, when newer players discover that there were some skins that they missed out on and woud desire them very much. I don't fault them for that at all, but rather thank them for giving everyone the opportunity to have skins that were once undesirable.
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My Unmasked Kayle skin...its great being the like the only one who seems to have it, when i use Kayle


Battleborn Kayle is much better for unmasking anyhow :P.
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I just had a great thought - If it really is a big deal that new player can purchase these once "Limited Edition" skins then why don't Riot make so when they bring out a limited edition skin like for example Headmistress Fiora charge 975RP first time and then in the future when they bring it out they charge 1350RP thus people can buy it but then the original players still get to gloat that they got it cheaper.

its pretty simple when you think about

520RP>>>750RP
750RP>>>975RP
975RP>>>1350RP
1350RP>>>1820RP

skins that were originally 1820 stay the same
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That is something I have been thinking as well. I think they should, but it might give negative publicity (money hungry etc)
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