I called it that Riot would probably do something like this sometime eventually, and the last year re-opening of the Legacy Vault confirmed that they considered reselling an option. Riot just this week annonuced that they will be putting the skins from following events back on sale in the following months.
- 2010-2011 Harrowing -> October 2013
- 2009-2010 Snowdown Showdown -> December 2013
- 2010 Winter Olympic Games -> February 2014
- 2010 World Cup -> June 2014
So.....What are your thoughts on this? Personally, Im fucking ecstatic about the sales and will plan to burn through my wallet to nab these.
However there IS a downside to the sales. The entire point of making these skins "Limited Edition" were to create a air of urgency and a type of sentiment towards a purchase. It makes buying a skin worth more than just cosmetics, it gives it a "I have this" and a "exceptional" aspect to the skin. Things like Medieval Twitch and Grey Warwick are examples of this. Nearly impossible to get through means other than the referral system. With that said, these skins becoming re-available drastically reduces their sentimental worth to people who bought them on their original release. Now granted, many of the players who own these skins since their original release are often times:
- No longer active or playing
- If they are playing, most have climbed in rating and play SoloQ/Ranked Teams much more often than normals, thus only those ranked players will see the skin
- Prefer to use newer, higher quality skins
And of course there are planety of people who are still playing and DO own these skins, but do you really ever see them? Especially things like Curling Veigar and Goalkeeper Blitz ar eliterally NEVER seen.
So again, what exactly are your thoughts on this? Do you think its alright for them to open Legacy Vaults and Event skins up to everyone whenever they decide? Or is it against the idea of a Limited Edition purchase, and it devalues the product.