Potential Gifting System Coming Soon?

Posted on at 12:42 PM by Moobeat
While responding to a summoner asking about skin trading and the potential of skin auctioning, Hippalus teased that we may be seeing a way to gift RP, champs, or skins to our fellow players very soon.
"I have spent a lot of time trying to develop workable solutions to the limited edition skin "problem" and have very little to show for it so far. There are many issues setting back the idea of a skin auction or trading system. Here are a few: Legal issues in different countries. Hacking risks. Concerns that 5,000+ RP skin prices will piss off more players than it will satisfy. Tech prioritization vs. ideas that will benefit more players. Nothing that can't be solved or mitigated with the right effort, but only if a skin auction becomes the number one priority of a decent number of Rioters, and there are a lot of competing priorities. 
That said, I will find a solution to the problem in 2013, one way or another.
I will wrap up this thread at the end of 2012, but now that I've been at Riot a few months, I am better equipped to answer more questions more quickly in more places, so the flow of information should increase overall. For those of you who haven't had enough upvotes here to have your questions answered, look for an eCommerce AMA on Reddit in mid December. 
And to those who have been hoping to be able to purchase RP or champs/skins as gifts for in-game friends during the holidays, your wait should be over soon..."
 Just to clear up any confusion, gifting will most likely only be for purchasing and then gifting that content instead of unlocking it for yourself, not gifting content you might already own.

73 comments

  1. Btw, nobody 1st this time Muahahah!

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  2. That's actually a nice idea

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  3. Mr outrageous should be posting here soon.

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  4. I don't know about this. While it is a cool feature.. We don't need the game to become another one of these:


    *Get in-game*


    Random player: GIFT ME RP PLZ GIFT ME SKIN PLZ THX :}


    Scary memories pop back into my head when remembering those times..

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  5. bl bl report you ^

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  7. i think it's going to be like erepublik, were you can buy gold(rp) for a friend. Also, more opportunities for cards like the ones for new players they announced some time ago.


    Also, 5000+RP FOR A SKIN?

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  8. It would be really nice to be able to surprise my roommates with some RP for Christmas without having to actually log into their account and type in my information.

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  9. nothing about nidalee rework? :( im really sad

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  10. No news about when Nidalee or Nami comes out??
    After seeing the new Nidalee I almost throw up playing with the old one, and I have the Maid Skin.

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  11. skin bundles i think he meant

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  12. I really dont like this, it could be a very bad situation if someone could hack this and start stealing rp or skin from someone.

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  13. i keep my credit card on file for rp. guess im gonna have to delete that. i wonder if theyre looking at authenticators

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  14. I like this gifting system but need something to protect like a internal password

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  15. I like this gifting system but need something to protect like an internal password

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  16. i thought he was talking about an auction system where demand would set skin value

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  17. I think he means auctions for limited edition skins that can't be bought anymore, like Bewitching Nidalee. He's saying that the auction prices might get ridiculously high and that would upset a lot of people.

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  18. Don't get your hopes up.


    It will probably get shelved like Magma Chamber for its cons outweighing its pros.

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  19. where was the nami skin be avalible in PBE?

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  20. Just ignore them and your problem should be solved.

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  21. you sir are a coward and a rufian

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  22. ♫♫♫♫ ♪♫ ♪♪♫! ... ♪♫♪♫ =/

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  23. Scanning for real threats... none detected.

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  24. Nooo,this place is flooded with a truly outrageous cowards and ruffians who say OK but do not speak English and type musical notes(imagine if they had real weapons...).

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  25. I'll make my own future.

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  26. Their weapons are a little outdated.

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  27. Start by adding the notes for the friendlist :3

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  28. Mundo like give gifts! oh..slurp.. mundo mean cleavers.. hmm..slurp..

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  29. And what did you expect from such a substandard intelligence?

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  30. mundo not real mundo mundo is mundo mundo.. mundo thinks he bought skin
    that is.. ugh.. mundo now confused.. this real mundo btw..

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  31. These 'cosplayers' are getting a little out of hand...

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  32. Draven thinks all this 'impersonating' is a bit meaningless.... Everyone should just be Draven! A lot simpler then, and stylish!

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  33. Are you my nightmare or am i yours ?

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  34. Im not sure if you guys knew it but you can do RP transfers. These are one time exceptions but if you clearly tell them that some Riot already did it, and you prove it out, theyre gonna do it. Just got my 5K RP onto my main account.


    So these transfers are available already. From any server to any server.

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  35. What's the scanner say about their power level?
    No enemies display a power level over 9000.
    Heh, I thought so.

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  36. сосите хуй

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  37. The gifting idea is nice but as said before I'm afraid of people just begging for RP...
    As for skin auction: Just no.
    I bought limited skins because they're limited. To show that I play this game for a long time.
    It's just a collectors kind of thing. Shouldn't be available for selling or trading. The skins would lose their value imo

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  38. They said Nami was still supposed to get released sometime this week so maybe her rework could come out then as well? Unless they pushed her back to next week.

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  39. If you'd like to play with me, you'd better be sure you know the game.

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  40. Neither is my boyfriend Drugnut's (aka Outrageous Taric) So you can take that to the bank :)

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  41. I don't think so. Nami was pushed back for bugs/rebalancing, but there can't be such reason for nidalee. Also the rework was cut from the PBE, so it will not be out until at least a new version is released on the live servers.

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  42. They are living in the past.

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  43. You belong in a museum.

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  44. Ahh didn't know Nami got pushed back last I heard anything was the night of the maint where Morello said she would be out later this week. I had read the rework got taken off PBE but didn't really know if that meant they are going to do more touch ups or just postponing it. Hopefully it comes out soon ^_^

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  45. Sounds gay... I'm in!

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  46. I meant pushed back as in not released when patch was deployed. I guess she could still be released today if they have fixed whathever it was that made them release her later.

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  47. Lol that is what I said originally..."They said Nami was still supposed to get released sometime this week" and since they just posted her spotlight I am sure she is coming out within the next couple of days

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  48. When I said "I don't think so" I was talking about Nidalee not coming out at the same time as Nami. :-) But then I was asumming Nami would come out this week, and I am not so sure about that now. :-P

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  49. Haha so much misunderstanding xD my fault for misreading. I would hope they release her on the weekend, support is my main and I have been dying to get her lol wouldn't make much sense to post her spotlight and wait till next Tuesday to release her O_o but it is Riot lol

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  50. Hippalus meant that some high demand skins, like Kitty Kat Katarina, would see prices reaching 5,000+ RP through an auction type system.

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