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Plan for vintage Limited Edition skins

Creator: Mowen October 10, 2013 8:13pm
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Honestly, I couldn't care less if this is catering to the hipsters or the hype trains, bandwagoners or whatever.

IF YOU CALL SOMETHING LIMITED EDITION, STICK TO IT.
If you have the slightest inkling that you might wanna sell them again, don't call them that. It's that simple. Or just say they'll be open for sale periodically, according to their theme.

That being said however, whatever they do will not stop most people from buying the skins anyway. Even dudes that bought a couple of the halloween ones that are now pissed because they were one of hundreds that bought fiddle with a pumpkin on his head will probably buy another, seeing as that they couldn't afford to buy more.

Riot runs a business and skins are part of the revenue. I'm not surprised at all by this sale.

PS: I'll be playing as a badass fat*** mofo santa during the holidays lol
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Perrsonally, I think that some skins which where labeled legacy skins should come back, with everything else being called "limited edition" staying off the market. Isn't that the point of the legacy vault?
I don't mind that I missed out on a couple of awesome limited skins(riot singed, santa claus velgar and twisted fates harowing skins in particular. I was around at the time for the last 2, just let em slip by), so long as I know that later on some more skins will be rolled out.

People do expect "limited edition" to mean "not returning", and an obvious side effect of this will be a steadily diminshing number of people having said limited edition skin. This was obviously going to happen from the start, weather the player base expanded this much or not.

Its a serious rip towards those who bought the skins for the exclusivity :/
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What's the point of a skin? To improve game aesthetics, or to show off your spent money on virtual goods to other people?

I only own skins that I like and don't give a **** about most of the legacy skins. Heck, most are just recolors or horrible models on par with Highlander Tryndamere/Aviator Irelia. If you buy a skin for "exclusivity" to stoke your own ego, fine. Don't flip out when your "specialness" disappears some time down the line, however.
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Satella wrote:

What's the point of a skin? To improve game aesthetics, or to show off your spent money on virtual goods to other people?

There are more reasons why one would want to buy a skin :P

For example, I bought my skins as a way of supporting Riot. However, I also have a lot of ****pier skins because I simply had RP left that was enough for a ****py skin, but not for a "good" skin.

Also, my friend has a problem which basically wants to collect all skins. I still wonder why he isn't broke yet :P
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the interesting thing to me about this is that people buy LoL accounts from other people and the value of their account can be altered by the rarity of skins they have...so somebody who spent a **** ton on an account cause it had striker ezreal are gonna be pissed! lol sucks for them.

on a side note Definitely Not Blitzcrank and Kitty Cat Katarina and Zombie Ryze are awesome skins imo.

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It basically comes down to a toddler syndrome of I have 5 toys but can physically only play with one at a time. However if someone else picks up one of the toys I have laying about I throw a fit.

It's a win for riot and a win for the majority of the player base. Enjoy the skins for their content or if they have special significance to you, not because of the envy and jealousy of other players.
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Let's say I just got a couple million dollars to spend and I want a Mclaren F1. I try to buy one off of some owners but they won't sell it to me due to it's exclusivity (only 100 made I think). But I only didn't buy one because I didn't have a couple million dollars during when you could buy it. Now let's say there are 100 times more people like me than owners of Mclaren F1s. Will Mclaren start making more Mclaren F1s 20 years after the original production started? That doesn't seem very fair to the owners of the Mclaren F1s. Part of owning it is because of its exclusivity. It was said that only a certain number would be made, and they only made that number. They didn't and won't start making more because there are lots of people that want it but couldn't buy it at the time because they said it would be "limited edition" and they stuck to it. Not sure if I'm making sense but I know what I mean.
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i'll buy mundo mundo just because of the name of the skin, i give 0 ****s how it looks :D
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Meiyjhe wrote:

Also, my friend has a problem which basically wants to collect all skins. I still wonder why he isn't broke yet :P


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Let's say I just got a couple million dollars to spend and I want a Mclaren F1. I try to buy one off of some owners but they won't sell it to me due to it's exclusivity (only 100 made I think). But I only didn't buy one because I didn't have a couple million dollars during when you could buy it. Now let's say there are 100 times more people like me than owners of Mclaren F1s. Will Mclaren start making more Mclaren F1s 20 years after the original production started? That doesn't seem very fair to the owners of the Mclaren F1s. Part of owning it is because of its exclusivity. It was said that only a certain number would be made, and they only made that number. They didn't and won't start making more because there are lots of people that want it but couldn't buy it at the time because they said it would be "limited edition" and they stuck to it. Not sure if I'm making sense but I know what I mean.

aren't you making it too much a drama? i don't think you can compare a F1 car to a game thing. also, tell me, considering riot's post, how could you really enjoy theese skins. people dont even see them. i saw only once a nutcracko in dominion and 1 time Bewitching(or whatever she is called) Nidalee. I can't even think to the low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low % of owners of theese skins there are, and even the % of people playing the champ with theese skins. And if you say it cause you want to let people know(i dont know why someone should give a f*ck to it) that you play since Season 1, riot didnt make only skins as a method to know. there are the frames in loading screen(at least for previous season) there are Summoner Icons, they can even check on some sites like lolking or lolnexus, and now they are even giving back rps for people who already have them, giving a cool(my opinion) vintage thing during loading screen and another summoner icon that let people know that you played while certain limited skins were out. Yourself said that u are gonna buy kitty kat katarina right? so second your logic you shouldnt even buy it, cause you are going againist your thoughts. Also, for talking again about limited skins that show that you played in a certain period of lol's lifetime, there are pax jax,pax twisted fate,championship riven,victorius jarvan,victorius janna,urf warwick and others. so. I dont really see what's wrong with that, and,as you can see, i didnt just say "its good cause i want them" and stop. At last i just want some of them, surealy not gonna buy them all just for have(no sense money spending) and if i buy some of them are just cause i enjoy them. That's only what i think, dont take it as if i said it thinking to be in the true and having right. as u said, we are having just a civilized discussion, no? :P

P.S. Sorry if you missunderstood something due for bad grammar or other.
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