Neoseeker : News : League of Legends slowing champion release schedule, raising initial champion price to 7800 IP
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Lorx Dec 21, 12
Wine is very legit, it's basically "the" program that allows for Windows games to be played on Linux as far as I understand it. Not sure what solution Skyexplorer's friend has, but if it's utilizing Wine, probably a safe bet.
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WakeCraterWind Dec 21, 12
quote Marc
You're missing the point. Why would DotA1 be completely free to play aside from a copy of WC3, and DOTA2, the same EXACT same game have playing charges? It would devastate the fanbase and Valves rep alike. Why would they release it as free to play, promise it to continue to be free to play and end up putting a cover charge on it after the release when so many people already received it for free? Until something like that happens your argument doesn't hold.

So far there are no extra charges in sight and saying that is going to change is speculative, you have no evidence. If Valve offers Steam; a gigantic pc gaming service that requires 10X more maintenance than DOTA 2, or if they offer TF2 free to play for everybody than there is no reason why there should be financial obligations to play DOTA2, especially since it was promised to be f2p.
Why DotA 2 over DotA: Allstars if you have to pay? I don't know, maybe the reliability of the servers, or the complete graphic overhaul, or the experience balance team brought in to help Icefrog, or the extra events, etc, etc. TF2's not a good example as they're infamous for their keys random boxes or that stupid $100 dollar ring.

Look, either DotA 2 WILL make significant money from its running, or it ALREADY IS. That's just how business works. No two ways around it.
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Twilight Dec 22, 12

OMG I JUST BOUGHT VAYNE GDI ?? !!

W/e, now I can buy Ez and Vlad. Might buy Renek too, but he just falls off. ;w; Still love him though~ uwu
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MegaBassMan Dec 22, 12
quote Twilight

OMG I JUST BOUGHT VAYNE GDI ?? !!

W/e, now I can buy Ez and Vlad. Might buy Renek too, but he just falls off. ;w; Still love him though~ uwu

Get fed early, and nobody falls off.
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Twilight Dec 22, 12
Sadly, I'm not that good of a player to get fed every game.
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WakeCraterWind Dec 22, 12
quote Twilight

OMG I JUST BOUGHT VAYNE GDI ?? !!

W/e, now I can buy Ez and Vlad. Might buy Renek too, but he just falls off. ;w; Still love him though~ uwu
Hack. Solves all my problems.
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insom Dec 29, 12
i personally own all the champs and this 1500 ip price increase in the first week seems kind of ridiculous, i only play just enough to keep my champion roster full. This won't bode well for the players that play for the updates. I've also spent a ton of money on this game over the few years i've played and i don't like this new price increase. As others have stated its more than likely just a move to increase RP sales, and I'm not sure why, i know riot's pockets arent hurting, but mine is
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Lorx Dec 29, 12
If your goal is to keep the roster filled out, not to get anything off day 1 because of hype-machine-go, then you do have the option of waiting a week and then spending the same 6300 price you do already.
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Chaosfire Dec 30, 12
Riddle me this.
Is the eSports scene the after school club that only the cool boys and girls are allowed into? Because the reason that sports events are televised is for entertainment. From the multiple millions of summoners playing and watching League daily, I'd say that it's quite entertaining.


Do Basketball fans complain about hockey's equipment cost? Because that's whats happening here. All gameplay content in league of legends is obtainable without spending a cent however.
Someone link the video about perfect imbalance, as an answer to the balance topic before.
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Lorx Dec 30, 12
Perfect Imbalance, though for related videos to the article topic, perhaps Microtransactions would be a better shot. Here are the rules they set out for Microtransactions:
  1. If you're going to make free to play games, you're going to actually have to be okay with people playing for free
  2. Let players earn every type of currency in your game, even the ones they can also pay for
  3. Never sell power, convenience however, that's good stuff.
  4. Always keep your monetization plan in mind as you build the game
  5. Never split your community. (Aka, no 'paying player only special zones')
  6. Market test prices, do research
How does League rate against these rules?
  1. Solid. I see no queue timers for free players, energy systems, any of that bull. Only way I can tell another player paid is if they look pretty.
  2. Needs work, there's some RP given out to players, but there's no way to earn more after you hit level 30.
  3. Awesome. What are Mastery Pages? Convenience, so very much of it.
  4. f2p from the start, seems pretty legit.
  5. Solid again. What map is pay only? None of them.
  6. Hippa-whatever had mentioned in the Q&A thread for the price change that the new pricing scale was done after much research, testing, data, etc etc. So, that seems like a checkoff as well.
So, 5/6 as a final score? I can fly with that, they've made moves in the last year to try and make RP a reward for free players, nothing really...great, but maybe that'll change in the future, who knows. Riot's been pretty dang good to us players, very responsive to player concerns. There's a ~620 page thread on the official forums that's Q&A with just one of the Riot team, Ezreal, that he's been keeping up with for months. That's pretty cool. Phreak, Xypherious, Morello, Guinsoo, Iron Stylus, a lot of the dev team, art team, marketing, player support, they all participate and pay attention to the community. I'd be surprised to see them do something that's actually harmful to those players.
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Unbeaten Dec 30, 12
All champs should be free. There, I said it. xD

Riot is only charging for champions ultimately to make money obviously. They want you to do one of the following:


- Get pissed off at the time it takes to get the IP for a champ and buy RP

- Spend lots of time playing the game getting IP and getting more hooked on the game, and hopefully get involved enough to buy skins and other champs with RP
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Vicarious Dec 30, 12
I don't see any problem with this, they do a lot for no money at all. Do I think they deserve some, as long as it isn't gained in very cheap manners *cough EA cough*

If you want to play a new character but don't want to save up that much for the first week then you can buy it if you really feel the need to, but again you don't have to. It's not like they raised the price exceptionally, it was just a bit. They also lowered the price on the really good champs so you can't complain there.
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MegaBassMan Dec 31, 12
Yeah, the 6300 to 4800 drop we just experienced allowed me to buy Vayne fairly quickly.
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Kuja Jan 3, 13
I like the new pricing system it means new char wont be the new league bike when they get released.
Although wish it wasnt vayne as I hate her so much :U
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