How much RP does it take to "buy" League of Legends?

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 Welcome back to another edition of A DIFFerent View!  Since our dedicated blogging team has put out so much informative content this week, I thought that we might step back for a day and go over some more lighthearted math – When you buy Riot Points, what amount should you buy in?  And more importantly, how much money does it take to buy all of the content available in the game? Below is a chart that gives the amount of RP you get for each relevant purchase, in all amounts available for purchase.


 

What is the USD:RP Conversion Rate? 

As you can see, most of the RP purchase costs give pretty good deals, ranging from 130 to 144 RP per dollar that you spend on purchases; however, one number seemingly jumps out as out of place.  If you only spend 5 dollars to buy RP, you lose out on a lot of “bonus RP”.  

When you buy $5, you get 650 RP at 130 RP per dollar, but when you double the amount that you spend, this jumps up to 138 RP/dollar.  This is an 8 RP/$ difference; when you jump up to a $50 RP purchase, the efficiency of your purchase only increases by 6 RP/$.

When you buy at a price point that is NOT a $5 online purchase, you are generally getting your money’s worth of RP, because you don’t get too much of a bonus from buying RP in bulk.  Note that when you increase your purchase from $20 to $25, you do not gain any efficiency from buying RP.  This is because physical copies of Riot Cards that you can buy in stores only come in $10 and $25 amounts; if you were to buy $25 of RP online, you would only lose 50 RP compared to buying it in stores.

It has also become clear to me in the last few months that nobody actually reads any content in between the introduction and the conclusion, so I have added a few inflammatory comments on purpose into my conclusion to raise pitchforks on reddit.


 

How much do skins and champions cost in real money?

Using the metric that most skins cost 260, 487, 520, 975, or 1820 RP, double bundles cost and assuming the value of 1$ is 140 RP, skins cost the following amount in real money:

*calculations using 1:140 USD:RP conversion rate.  



Other numbers:

  • To buy every skin currently available in the game as of today (April 26), you will need to spend 248,950 RP or $1778.21.
  • To buy every champion currently available in the game, you will need to spend 61390 RP or $438.50.  This figure considers that you are buying the Digital Collector’s Pack and the Champion’s Bundle.
  • To buy a 520 RP skin for every champion in the game you need to spend 50440 RP or $360.29.
  • To buy a 975 RP skin for every champion in the game you need to spend 94575.54 or $675.54.

And yeah, if you only buy skins that are on sale, you can stretch your RP a long way.  If you buy $10 in RP, you can get 5 decent skins for 50% off or 2.5 “nice” 975 RP skins when they are on sale.  Honestly, it confuses me when I see people that have spent $500+ dollars on LoL when you could realistically have a skin for each champ for under $300.  For example, I have skins for 18 champions while having only spent $30 RP in total over 2 years.  I use the metric of 1 dollar = 140 RP because most people do not purchase Riot Points in $50 packages.

One other point that I would like to “debunk” in closing is that generally quoted prices for a legendary skin and for a champion if you buy them in RP are $20 and $10 respectively.  As seen above, these estimates are almost 50% above the true prices if bought with RP.


Conclusion

You get ripped off when you buy $5 RP, but the other Riot Point packages are decent deals as long as you are purchasing the exact number of Riot Points that you want or need.  Skins aren’t really that expensive when you buy them on sale, and if you’ve spent over half a G on this game, you need to seriously reconsider your spending habits.  That is more than enough to buy a skin for every champion in the game, and you should consider instead looking for bargain times to buy skins.  Just buy during sales and before long, you will have every skin and champion that you would ever want for a lower price.  It takes $2216.71 USD to buy every single skin and champion currently available in the game at full price.

TL;DR: IT TAKES $2216.71 TO BUY THE WORLD.  (But buy skins on sale)


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 -- VVinrar


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