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Skin Price changes

Tails365 April 12, 2013 User blog:Tails365

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So as some of you may know, some of you may not, Riot has announced that they will change the pricing of Skins, based on their quality and work, on April 25th. The reason behind is that there are many skins that don't offer as much as new ones, yet are sold at the same price. So it seems like quite a sweet deal.

Here's the catch. Some new skins, priced currently at 975 RP, will go up to 1350 RP.

Here is the list:


36 Skins moving from 975 to 520:

  • Emumu Amumu
  • Prom Queen Annie
  • Boom Boom Blitzcrank
  • Desperada Cassiopeia
  • Siren Cassiopeia
  • Loch Ness Cho’Gath
  • Executioner Dr. Mundo
  • Tango Evelynn
  • Bandito Fiddlesticks
  • Royal Guard Fiora
  • Atlantean Fizz
  • Commando Galio
  • Commando Garen
  • Aviator Irelia
  • Pre-Void Kassadin
  • Commando Lux
  • Djinn Malzahar
  • Pharaoh Nasus
  • Pharaoh Nidalee
  • Gothic Orianna
  • Battle Regalia Poppy
  • Outback Renekton
  • Crimson Elite Riven
  • Mad Hatter Shaco
  • Boneclaw Shyvana
  • Hextech Singed
  • Earthrune Skarner
  • Bilgewater Swain
  • King Tryndamere
  • Tango Twisted Fate
  • Vindicator Vayne
  • Prototype Viktor
  • Marquis Vladimir
  • Thunder Lord Volibear
  • Undertaker Yorick
  • Groovy Zilean


40 skins moving from 975 to 750:

  • Midnight Ahri
  • Little Knight Amumu
  • Hextech Anivia
  • Apocalyptic Brand
  • Arctic Warfare Caitlyn
  • Explorer Ezreal
  • Fiddle Me Timbers Fiddlesticks
  • Nightraven Fiora
  • Tundra Fizz
  • Dragon Slayer Jarvan
  • Temple Jax
  • Sailor Gangplank
  • Rugged Garen
  • Sun Goddess Karma
  • Pentakill Karthus
  • High Command Katarina
  • Wicked Leblanc
  • Acolyte Lee Sin
  • Defender Leona
  • Spellthief Lux
  • Coral Reef Malphite
  • Cowgirl Miss Fortune
  • Blade Mistress Morgana
  • Grungy Nunu
  • Perseus Pantheon
  • Chrome Rammus
  • Blood Moon Shen
  • Ironscale Shyvana
  • Mad Scientist Singed
  • Barbarian Sion
  • Bandit Sivir
  • Northern Front Swain
  • Crimson Elite Talon
  • Junkyard Trundle
  • Viking Tryndamere
  • Musketeer Twisted Fate
  • Greybeard Veigar
  • Northern Storm Volibear
  • General Wukong
  • Runeborn Xerath

3 Skins moving from 1820 to 1350:

  • Astronaut Teemo
  • Lion Dance Kog’Maw
  • Piltover Customs Blitzcrank

17 skins moving from 975 to 1350:

  • Sad Robot Amumu
  • iBlitzcrank
  • Soul Reaver Draven
  • Steel Legion Garen
  • Frostblade Irelia
  • Warring Kingdoms Jarvan IV
  • Full Metal Jayce
  • Glacial Malphite
  • Blackthorn Morgana
  • Astronaut Nautilus
  • Arcade Sona
  • Tyrant Swain
  • Battlecast Urgot
  • Scorched Earth Xerath
  • Warring Kingdoms Xin Zhao
  • Pool Party Ziggs
  • Wildfire Zyra



So as you can see, many skins are geting price drops, and only a few are getting price ups. Riot defends this by saying that these skins are better than the standard skins, but are not enough for the legendary status (more info on the web page). So the main issue of people is that the skins who were priced low are now getting priced up is a theft and bad for new players.

Hers's my PoV: those skins actually do look better. They are very cost effective. There are also other games WAY more expensive than LOL (for example Eden Eternal). Also, by stating that, you can also state legacy skins should be re-released, as well as limited editions, to let new players buy them.

What is your comment on these changes?

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