In another thread, (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/...62437#32862437), Iron Stylus asked about our opinions on skin costume changes:
Quote:Hey, I didnt see anything about skins on here so I have an odd question.. It's something that's been on my brain for a while.. Recently, as a lot of people have noticed, our quality of skins has gone up, including sometimes near reworks of entire champions when we produce skins. We do custom animations, particles, and a lot of other features. It's a big improvement from what we refer to now as "color swaps", when sometimes skins were just palette changes, or maybe small geometry tweaks on the model at most.
Oh yeah, my question! How do you guys feel about "costume change" skins. Maybe not so much entire sweeping thematic shifts, but maybe just s different treatment of basic look, outfit or armor. Being on the skins team off and on, I really love taking our characters to the nines. One things I've noticed is that sometimes, depending on the champion, some champions can accommodate really incredible and compelling themes, or have real estate for a lot of visual change, and have huge opportunities for particle changes or custom animations, etc, However, sometimes i feel some can't, that's opinion though. Also, sometimes I feel as though champions might just need what basically comes down to a "costume change" to give some new flavor, or something simple and novel. It's a not the greatest term, but I can't really think of something better to use to refer to something that sort of, at most, geometry changes and maybe minor tweaks in other areas.
What are some thoughts on this? This is entirely a curiosity of mine, and this is no promise of any such content, but I'm always looking for opportunities to bring interesting content to players, and I'm wondering if maybe a "lower" tier of what I've described above is of interest.
AGAIN! This is no commitment to features, I just genuinely am interested in feelings about this stuff. I have no idea nor any opinion on pricing or any of that, I'm interested in what sort of themes are appropriate, what scope such skins might encompass, and what players feel about what equates to possibly a less packed piece of content than the current lot of skins in terms of VFX, animation and other features.
So, whaddaya think?
Two more questions come to mind:
1) Would it cost IP/RP every time we change the colour or costume, or would we simply pay one cost, and then have access to change the colour/costume any number of times? In either case, perhaps it would be a cool idea to have a sort of "dressing room" where we can change the colour/costume, as well as "profiles" or something to save a few of our favourite colours/costumes.
2) What about people that have already bought a bunch of recoloured skins? For example, Taric's skins are mostly just recolours. Would a person that already owns all of the recolour Taric skins have to pay again for all these options? I can just imagine a few people screaming for refunds. Although, maybe this isn't an issue at all due to the extra time they have had to enjoy the recolours.
tl;dr: IronStylus is wondering how we as a community feel about be able to purchase some fairly simple customization options for champions (such as recolours or minor armour changes).
I'm particularly interested in ideas as to how or what sort of "simple" skins could be created. As I've mentioned, some skin themes can be brought to the nines. Do all skins need those treatments? For themes or skins that dont have as much opportunity for sweeping custom changes, what would constitute such a tier and what examples can be suggested for use in such a case on? What skin ideas or champions might benefit from such a treatment?