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Skins for IP not just RP

Creator: MyBloodisBlack April 15, 2014 4:32am
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I have another idea (it's ok this might be a good one)

I know that Skins are one of Riots biggest incomes of money in League of Legends and I respect that but I always felt that skins should also be sold with IP as well as RP, now I have thought about it and I have tried to think of way that means its fair on both sides and I think I may have come up with the solution.

What if they made the skins they put on sale available for IP too? I mean like "Buy Kennen M.D. for 487RP or 7,200rp" that way the skin will cost the same as a regular champion meaning you are not going to rush in and buy for the sake of it and it allows those players who play long and hard but for some reason are unable to afford to buy RP (Possibly youngsters) to at some put pick up a skin for the champion they like.

Either that or they could pick 3 skins at random every few days and then say "for the next few days you can pick up these skins with your IP" and price them accordingly so something like White Mage Veigar could be 1250ip whilst Pulsefire Ezreal could go for a whooping 21,000IP.

Good Idea? bad Idea? Anyway it could be improved
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This will simply never happen, skins are meant to be something luxurious that can only be unlocked by putting actual money and not just time in a free to play game.
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0% chance this will happen. Riot's profit off skins are the reason that the game is F2P. If they make it possible for people to get skins without paying, then their profit window goes down the drain.

I think that if they want to make skins free to purchase, then League would have to no longer be F2P.
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utopus wrote:

I think that if they want to make skins free to purchase, then League would have to no longer be F2P.


I personally wouldn't mind paying 50€ for the game if that'd mean we had infinite rune pages, champions, skins etc but it would scare away new players.
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I think it should be a sale kind of thing, as in on some weeks, some skins can be bought by IP.
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Well there are such things in the SEA server, but it's only for rent.
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Vynertje wrote:



I personally wouldn't mind paying 50€ for the game if that'd mean we had infinite rune pages, champions, skins etc but it would scare away new players.


In my opinion that would be too much. But well, I live in Poland:P
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Personally, I can only see this happening if, for some reason, not a lot of people play anymore. They have no reason to do this currently because I'd wager that skin sales makes up most of their revenue.
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It is exactly the same situation when you look at those apps that you can get on your iphone for free. They have an amazing graphics, gameplay, story line, etc.. but if you really want to enjoy them, you have to make some in-game purchases for some ridicilously low prices. But that is how their developers are paid off.

I just rarely bought skins in the past but after my previous purchase I won't do it again as I got furious. Paying 10€ for a broken Rumble skin it is like a robbery at daytime.
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Blian wrote:
It is exactly the same situation when you look at those apps that you can get on your iphone for free. They have an amazing graphics, gameplay, story line, etc.. but if you really want to enjoy them, you have to make some in-game purchases for some ridicilously low prices. But that is how their developers are paid off.
I think asking money for skins is a great way of making a game available for everyone while still being able to come by. There are no significant advantages over players who can't afford or don't want to pay the developers for their work but players who do pay still get something for it.
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