Player Choice January Sales Event

  • ***EDIT - Final Poll Results***

    The results of the poll are in and the result is a virtual dead heat between option #4 and #6, each with approximately 15.5K votes across the 4 regions that participated (NA, EUW, EUNE and BR). The combined vote tally is:
    • 1,522 - 50% off boosts
    • 5,076 - 50% off rune pages
    • 5,249 - RP purchases get extra bonus RP (similar to September)
    • 15,476 - 50% off skin super sale (10+ skins, including some never before on sale)
    • 11,679 - 75% off skin retirement (retiring several older skins to the legacy vault)
    • 15,487 - 50% off legacy skins (bringing back some retired skins not currently in the store)

    Therefore our plan is as follows:

    1) On January 11, the regular Friday sale will be replaced by a Skin Super Sale which will include some skins never before on sale (not Legendaries or other ineligible skins). As usual, three champions will also be on sale.

    2) At some point between now and the end of January, the 42 Legacy skins below will come back into the store for a limited time at 50% off their regular price:

    Crimson Akali
    Matador Alistar
    Pharaoh Amumu
    Red Riding Annie
    Annie In Wonderland
    Safari Caitlyn
    Nightmare Cho'Gath
    Red Baron Corki
    Mr. Mundoverse
    Toxic Dr. Mundo
    Masquerade Evelynn
    Nottingham Ezreal
    Desert Trooper Garen
    Scuba Gragas
    Alien Invader Heimerdinger
    Angler Jax
    Phantom Karthus
    Unmasked Kayle
    Swamp Master Kennen
    Sonoran Kog'Maw
    Shamrock Malphite
    Vizier Malzahar
    Dragon Knight Mordekaiser
    Leopard Nidalee
    Sasquatch Nunu
    Blacksmith Poppy
    Noxus Poppy
    Professor Ryze
    Workshop Shaco
    Frozen Shen
    Yellow Jacket Shen
    Hextech Sion
    Spectacular Sivir
    Emerald Taric
    Badger Teemo
    Firefighter Tristana
    Highland Tryndamere
    The Magnificent Twisted Fate
    Kingpin Twitch
    Butcher Urgot
    Feral Warwick
    Time Machine Zilean

    There was also a lot of interest in a skin retirement sale so we will pursue that a little later in 2013. The rune page sale and extra bonus RP promotions were well received in 2012 and will likely make comebacks later in 2013 as well. Boost sales, however, will go back into the idea dustbin.

    Thanks for participating!
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    Originally Posted by IntuitionaL View Post
    Oh god I want all of these.

    Some people need to realise though that legacy skins aren't the same as limited edition skins so do your research on what skins are exactly legacy before you consider voting for the legacy skin option.

    Silent night sona is not legacy, it is limited edition and also kitty kat katarina. Look at http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/...d.php?t=123056 which gives a collection of ALL of the skins, noting if they are legacy or not and also have screenshots of them with regular updates.
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    Correct - it would be legacy skins only, which are mostly skins that were retired during sales events in the past two years.
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    Originally Posted by The Mochi View Post
    @Hippalus, can you elaborate on option #4? What do you mean by "some never on sale before"? Random skins that just happened to never have been on sale before? Or possibly Legendary skins? Please explain
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    It would not include Legendary skins. We would select just make sure to include skins that are eligible to go on sale but never have.
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    Originally Posted by Carlgood2seeu View Post
    I feel the poll should have been reset after the clarification. Probably would have changed some votes around.
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    If another option beats out #6 in votes since the edit was made, we'll do both.
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    Originally Posted by Madkool View Post
    Quite a few holiday skins are legacy (the older ones are limited), but not all of them are.
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    There are about 10 holiday skins that are legacy and eligible to come back, but that would usually happen during future holidays and not during this kind of sales event. I added the list to help clarify that as well.
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    Originally Posted by Dategami View Post
    @Hippalus, so for option 5 it says: 75% off skin retirement (retiring several older skins to the legacy vault)

    does that mean you are retiring some older skins and if so could you give us an idea on what skins those might be?
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    No decisions have been made about retiring older skins like we have a few times in the past, but if it wins the poll, we would put a plan together to do that.
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    Originally Posted by Gixia View Post
    Wait, so you'll only be doing one option? From the wording, I got the impression you'd be doing more than just one (but obviously not all), and so I voted for multiple things that I would've liked to see. I'd have only voted for the one I wanted most otherwise.
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    Yes, we will likely do more than one.
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    Originally Posted by Chère View Post
    Any word on the inactive summoner name clearing that you said was "coming by mid November"?
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    That hit some technical snags and got pushed into early/mid December.
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    Originally Posted by S0rter View Post
    Well as long as there is no Kitty Kat this poll and sale is pointless. As is the corporate decision to PURPOSEFULLY lose money. Does this mean Riot is so rich they don't care if they don't sell certain items? GG Capitalism OP!
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    Riot made a commitment years ago to the players that bought them that it would not create additional copies of Kitty Kat Katarina and other Limited Edition skins. We would obviously love to sell them to new players, but despite what you might hear frequently in GD, greed does not drive decisions at Riot.
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    Originally Posted by TerraRising View Post
    Then declare them "legacy" skins and release them in the future.

    Sorry, but a handful of angry gamers will not override the support of the millions of others who missed out because they hadn't heard of League of Legends until recently. I would gather that the more than 35 million summoners who have joined the League worldwide would appreciate the opportunity.
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    We are working on ways that players who own Limited Edition skins like Kitty Kat Katarina can sell them to players who don't. There are several challenges with implementing this kind of system, one of which is that demand will be much higher than supply, which could mean prices of 5,000 RP for some of the rarer skins.