[League of Legends] [lol] Champ Price Reductions Incoming 12/20

Discussion in 'Archives' started by Brother Ariman, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. Brother Ariman

    Brother Ariman Grand Moderator of Noxus

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    Hey guys,

    We’ve been talking to players about how they feel about pricing for a while now – we’ve 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, we’re 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.

    We will also be slightly increasing the first-week IP price of new champions to partially offset lower overall prices.

    Here’s the plan, which is being implemented immediately:

    New Champion Release Schedule

    You may have already noticed the rate at which we’ve been releasing champions has slowed. Moving forward, we’re targeting 14-17 new champions in 2013 -- around one every 3-4 weeks. This gives you more time to accumulate IP between champion releases, and it enables our design team to spend more time developing and polishing each new champion.

    RP and IP Price Tiers

    We’ve also updated the RP cost of champions so that that they’re more strongly correlated with the IP price. RP costs now match IP cost accordingly:
    450 IP 260 RP
    1350 IP 585 RP
    3150 IP 790 RP
    4800 IP 880 RP
    6300 IP 975 RP
    7800 IP (first week) 975 RP

    Immediate Price Reductions

    The seven oldest 6300 IP champions (Ezreal, Vladimir, Renekton, Nocturne, Lee Sin, Brand and Vayne) have all been reduced to 4800 IP/880 RP. As with all permanent price reductions, we’ll automatically refund the difference for anyone who’s purchased one of these champions up to two weeks prior to today.

    Price Reduction Schedule

    Every time a new champion is released, the oldest 6300 IP/975 RP champion will be reduced to 4800 IP/880 RP.

    Also, with every third champion release, an additional champion currently priced at 4800 IP or lower will be reduced to the next lowest tier, based on age and ease of play.

    New Champion First-Week IP Price

    All brand-new champions will cost 7800 IP/975 RP for the first week only, and will be reduced to 6300 IP thereafter.

    Tl;dr:

    New champion launch price is… 7800 IP / 975 RP

    After one week, the price is reduced to… 6300 IP / 975 RP

    Each release, the oldest 6300 is reduced to… 4800 IP / 880 RP

    Each third release, an additional 4800 IP or lower champion is reduced to one of the remaining tiers…
    3150 IP / 790 RP
    1350 IP / 585 RP
    450 IP / 260 RP
     
  2. CorruptDictator

    CorruptDictator I want a custom title, but I dont trust VintagePC

    Oh god, the LoL forums are going to be full of rage over 7800IP first week. Personally, I do not care since overall champs will be getting cheaper and the much more consistent rate of reductions will be awesome.
     

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