New eCommerce director offers new promotions

Posted on at 4:12 PM by Moobeat
Hippalus, the new eCommerce Director at Riot Games, has put up a thread introducing himself, explaining some philosophies being put to use in regards to pricing decisions, and offering some IP/RP reductions as well as a six days of double bonus RP on any RP purchase.

After he briefly introduced himself, he described Riot's pricing decisions as adhering to these two fundamental philosophies:
"1) Playing LoL should be super fun for players who don’t spend money, ever. This means that players can experience a wide variety of play styles without purchasing anything, and can also be successful and reach their maximum potential from a competitive standpoint. Our data, some of which I will share in future posts, shows that we are achieving these objectives today, but this is not something that we can ever take for granted.

2) Players who support Riot by buying and spending RP should be rewarded with additional customization and be able to leverage their time more effectively. It is not cheap to support the most played game in the world, hire the best game dev talent, and release new content and functionality every week, and we are grateful to those who help us make that happen."

He also mentioned two NEW promotions, which are already available.

The first is a price reduction, both in RP and IP, for Garen, Maokai, and Caitlyn.
 The new prices are as follows:
Garen will be reduced to 450 IP and 260 RP
Caitlyn will be reduced to 4800 IP and 790 RP
Maokai will be reduced to 4800 IP and 790 RP
You may notice this 790 RP price point is new, usually champions are limited to 975 RP and 585 if there is not a sale going on. Hippalus commented that he's "curious to see how players respond to the 790RP price, as it's one of many things we are considering to make content more accessible."

Any who, the second promotion is for the next six days  there is a new, temporary $100 tier and anyone who purchases RP will receive double the BONUS RP from their purchase. This means the small amount of extra, bonus RP, not the flat amount of RP. For example, if you purchase the $10 RP package on NA servers, you would normally get 1300 RP and 80 bonus RP. While this promotion continues you will get 1300 RP and 160 bonus RP.
Here is a chart, crafted by the mighty Simburgur, detailing the exact bonuses you can get during this promotion.
Lastly, he mentions that this definitely isn't the last we will see of him.  I'll be sure to keep my eyes on this Rioter!

Oh, P.S: There also seems to be several new IP/XP boost options in the store.
New IP Durations: 7 Days, 14 Days, 30 Days, 20 Wins, 50 Wins  & New XP Duration: 50 wins.
More fancy Simburgur charts.

28 comments

  1. Loving this but I just brought Cait with my ip! *Cries*

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    1. If you bought a champion that just got reduce they will refund you the Ip difference.

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    2. In the past when they did stuff like this they were very good about refunding you IP/RP if you had *just* purchased a champ. Send support a ticket and ask!

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    3. Yeah.. I just bought Caitlyn like 2 days ago -_-

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    4. In the past, the same past that each time the server were having problem we get RP. This past doesn't exist anymore.

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    5. Oh well I sent a support ticket for some IP refund for my Caitlyn purchase earlier today and I already got 1500 IP back :)

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    6. Is that also possible for RPs that I bought 2 days before the offer? -,-

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    7. I bought RP about 5 days ago, and they refunded me the extra bonus, just FYI

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    8. I bought a 20 and 5 paysafe card

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  2. Double bonus RP will be mistaken for double RP. Reminds me of when Nexon had a double NX "deal" for up to $5... Also nice chart

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  3. Oh man for a sec I thought you would get double the RP for what you bought, I would have been a little upset over that, but since it's just bonus you get I'm fine with that.
    Also to bad I already own the champs getting reduced in price. It is nice to see Riot reducing a few champs now.

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  4. Hey do you know if the RP deal still stands for buying prepaid cards?

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    1. They do! http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?p=28968602#28968602

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  5. I did some quick calculations and if you're a big spender like my b/f and I are, it's better to get the $35 instead of $50. You get 155 RP/Dollar for $35 and 158 RP/Dollar for $50, that translates to 45 whole RP. Not a whole lot if you ask me.

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    1. I'm tempted to just get the $35 dollar pack but the $100 could future proof sooooooooo well!

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  6. Thank god they reduced Caitlyn. It's unfair for her to be 6300 IP, considering how hard Riot nerfed her. Again and again and again until she's probably one of, if not the worst AD carry in the game after like 20 minutes.

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  7. always great to hear this when i just got 20 dollars of RP 4 days ago -_-...... totally not right

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    1. Send a support ticket, they should recompense for just getting stuff before a sale or deal, according to Hippalus.

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    2. how exactly would i do that lol :D, thanks for the help to.

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    3. I just entered my request too. All you gotta do is hit the Support button right on top the LoL.com site then you go to the Submit a Request, fill out the information needed (I put the ticket as Billing>general) then you are good to go!

      Will keep you informed on Riot's answer.

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    4. guys just said a ticket and they will refund u, i didi it and they gave me the bonus...

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  8. Brace yourselves. First time Maokai junglers are coming!

    Also the double RP sounds like an advertise to boost some RP sales + the 100$ option may sound neat to some.

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  9. I brought Maokai 28.08.2012. Riot can still refund my IP or not :D?

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  10. Syndra is out on the PBE in case anyone was wondering... and she's fun as hell!

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  11. Garen is now 450? Seriously, there are other champs from the 3150 range that could use some lowering by now, not Garen who went down AGAIN. -.-

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  12. Καλησπερα προχθες 3 σεπτεμβριου αγορασα μια 20 ευρω paysafe card και μια 5 euro paysafe card RP

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