Red Post Collection: January Sales Schedule, Clash Beta - Thank You! & more

Posted on at 5:42 PM by Aznbeat
Tonight's red post collection includes a look at the January sales schedule, a thread for feature or QOL change suggestions for 2018 from Maple Nectar, a thank you for testing out the Clash beta, and more!
Continue reading for more information!

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January sales schedule 

The January sales have been announced! Here is the full list:
"Check out all the champs and skins on sale this January! Like previous sales schedules, we’re not posting the exact dates for each champ and skin, but they’ll all be on sale sometime next month. 
Just a heads up—since we’re publishing these in advance, we won’t offer partial refunds on champs and skins purchased before they go on sale."

Feature/QoL change/Idea Generator for 2018 and beyond! 

Here's Maple Nectar with a thread on the boards for feature suggestions and ideas for the dev team:
"EDIT: this has been awesome so far! Thanks for keeping this productive :) lots of great ideas coming in, and a fair amount that overlap with some tuff were already talking about which is great to see! Also some cool unique ideas that I haven't seen before so keep em coming!
About a month ago I replied to a post stating that we don’t always pivot to requests/demands that come up on social media since it can be pretty disruptive to our usual development plans. While I still stand by that, I thought there might a productive way that we could work together with you guys, our players, to continue making League the best game it can be now and into the future. You’re just as passionate about League as we are, so deliberately tapping into that more than we currently are could help surface some really killer ideas. We’re starting to hammer out our roadmaps for the next year, and while I can’t promise we’ll be able to get around to anything that comes up in this thread, it’d be awesome to actually plan for some of the cool ideas you guys have if they seem realistic for us to do, are impactful for players, and don't overlap too substantially with some of our other plans. Squeezing ideas in randomly throughout the year when we run into them on social media is great, but going about it deliberately may help us be more consistent with getting around to more of them. 
Now, to put a little structure in place, I want you guys to think of this as though you ran into Tryndamere on an elevator somewhere and needed to quickly sell him on your idea and why it’s one of the best things we can make for players. Pretend you only have 30-45 seconds to do it, so be concise, be convincing, and think about each word you use! 
Disclaimer: While my primary day to day focus is around actual gameplay, feel free to make suggestions for anything League related - just know that ideas will get a highly variable amount of scrutiny from members on different teams internally. I’m also not creating this to be the next meme machine - it should just be a fun, organic way for the community so show what ideas they have to make League great! to structure your pitch for us and other players to see! 
Feature/Suggestion Name:
If you were to tell someone the name of your idea, what would it be? 
Opportunity/Problem Statement:
What problem are you trying to solve? 1-3 sentences 
Brief Description:
Describe your idea in 1-3 sentences. 
Target Audience:
Who cares about this? Ranked players? New Players? LCS viewers? Everyone? 
If your pitch requires something visual to get the point across. 
Since few of you have probably done something like this before, if you're stuck feel free to use my example at the bottom of this post as a reference point! It's below the next section around guidelines and expectation 
Guidelines/ Expectation Setting:
1. Once again, there’s no guarantee we’ll do any of these, but if there’s something that comes up that seems really really cool, I’d be surprised if we didn’t find a way to make it happen in 2018 and beyond!
2. We may end up implementing something that has no upvotes, but pass on the three most popular ideas - but ideas with a lot of upvotes by nature will probably get more visibility/discussion
3. If you like someone’s idea - please just upvote it as opposed to replying with a +1, or replying with suggestions for how they should change their idea - I want to keep this as focused as possible.
4. Don’t spam post your idea multiple times to drown out others.
5. Please don’t troll with your posts, I want this to be a fun idea generator and will probably look to get troll posts removed
6. Balance opinions are off the table - Telling us to delete Teemo or to gut Twitch are not ideas and will not be actioned on. 
7. Champ rework requests also not applicable **
Feature/Suggestion Name:
Enemy Vision Here Ping 
Opportunity/Problem Statement:
As a jungler I constantly find myself walking through a bush on my way to gank a lane only to be told “oh that was warded” after the fact. I just want a way for people to quickly warn me that there’s vision so I can find a more creative path that skirts around it, or just go elsewhere. Nothing sucks more than sitting in a bush for 45 seconds hoping the enemy moves far enough forward for you to gank, only to have a ward die right underneath you. 
Brief Description:
Like the rest of the pings that already exist, it would be great to have one that has a unique symbol/minimap icon/audio queue that lets it stand out from the rest of the pings so that players can easily communicate with each other, maybe even leading to less toxicity! 
Target Audience:
Any player with good map awareness! 
While I can’t guarantee a reply to any posts, several of us are going to be paying attention to this thread over the next few weeks and beyond, so don’t feel like you’re being ignored 
Enjoy your time with friends and family over the holidays!"

Clash Beta - thank you! 

Here's RiotIAmWalrus with a thank you to the EUW, EUNE, and TR players who participated in the Clash beta this week:
"Thank you so much for participating in the Clash Beta - we got a lot of great feedback from everyone, and you helped us rigorously test the product for the global launch next year. We really couldn’t have done it without you. 
As a reminder, if you won a bracket at any point during the weekend, you’ll be getting one of these icons - these should hit your profile at some point in the next couple of weeks, so keep an eye out! 
We know the beta had some big issues, and by way of apology, we will be refunding all tickets purchased with Blue Essence or Riot Points (used and unused). Thank you again for your feedback and for helping us make Clash a better experience for everyone. We’ll be sure to iron out those bugs before we roll out the global launch. If you have not received your BE/RP refund by January 31, 2018, please contact Player Support."

Quick Hits

  • The LoL Twitter released this fun video in celebration of Snow Battle ARURF:


To round out this red post collection, here are a few reminders on current promotions or limited time events!
  • Snowdown is here through January 8th, including new DravenJinx, and Poppy skins, returning legacy skins, missions & rewards, summoner icons, emotes, Poro King and + Snow Battle ARURF, and more!
  • Just in time for Snowdown, the Riot Games Merch store has been updated with a variety of new items including a preorder for an XL BRAUM unlocked statue, new shirts and plush, a free holiday ornament with purchase, and more!

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