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Reply #35 on: August 10, 2011, 07:28:03 AM

I am still levelling up, but as I have gone up in level I have noticed more people using skins. I see skins as something people tend to buy once they have settled on a hero they really like playing.

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Reply #36 on: August 10, 2011, 07:33:04 AM

Back during the Japan tsunami they had a special sale for an Akali skin, which raised around $200,000. That's a benchmark for what a skin brings in under the current pricing scheme.
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Reply #37 on: August 10, 2011, 08:19:34 AM

Back during the Japan tsunami they had a special sale for an Akali skin, which raised around $200,000. That's a benchmark for what a skin brings in under the current pricing scheme.

You just said it was on sale so isn't that a benchmark for what a skin would bring in under a cheaper pricing scheme?
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Reply #38 on: August 10, 2011, 08:29:02 AM

It was at the time of the tsunami, so there are other conflating factors. I think it just gives an indication of how much money Riot can earn of skins. I'm not trying to comment about volume vs. price.
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Reply #39 on: August 10, 2011, 08:52:44 AM

It was at the time of the tsunami, so there are other conflating factors. I think it just gives an indication of how much money Riot can earn of skins. I'm not trying to comment about volume vs. price.

Ahh my bad I was misreading then.
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Reply #40 on: August 10, 2011, 01:09:40 PM

I usually see 1-2 people per game using skins. Like others mentioned, I think the further you get into levels/wins, the more you'll see.
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Reply #41 on: August 11, 2011, 12:17:15 PM

I am surprised when I see less than 5 people using skins in any game I join.
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Reply #42 on: August 12, 2011, 05:01:34 AM

I dunno, in my elo (bargain basement low), like half the time I am the only one with a skin.

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Reply #43 on: August 12, 2011, 07:32:33 AM

Having more skins on your team increases your chances of winning the game.  People only buy skins for champions they are amazing with.   Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?

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Reply #44 on: August 12, 2011, 01:10:20 PM

Having more skins on your team increases your chances of winning the game.  People only buy skins for champions they are amazing with.   Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?

Hahaha, I remember the innocent days when I actually though that. "Well, my team insta-locked Teemo, Ashe, Twisted Fate, and Tristana, but at least they all have skins right?"

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Reply #45 on: August 12, 2011, 02:41:46 PM

Insta-lock Teemos are the best.

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Reply #46 on: August 13, 2011, 01:52:04 PM

Or an insta-lock Yi with smite who answers no when you ask if he plans to jungle. I sure love those. But at least his awesome assassin kill makes up for the 2-22 score at the end.

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Reply #47 on: September 03, 2011, 12:27:22 PM

Just now noticed the fourth Pentakill Skin has been released. Karthus = vocals. I am bit bit suprised I have not stumbled across a pentakill premade. Yet. Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?

I myself own Pentakill Morde.

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Reply #48 on: September 03, 2011, 12:45:03 PM

I have Pentakill Sona.

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Reply #49 on: September 03, 2011, 12:48:09 PM

The next PC Gamer (US) will have a code for a skin+hero for Caitlyn.
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Reply #50 on: September 03, 2011, 12:57:16 PM

I realized yesterday that I ended up recovering my LoL account that I beta tested with, instead of the one I had played up to lvl 15 or so awhile back. I realized this when I decided to try Rammus, who I never remembered buying, and noticing that i had the koopa troopa skin. Now I feel like I need to learn him because of it.
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Reply #51 on: September 03, 2011, 01:01:59 PM

You should also have UFO Corki. I wish my main account was my beta account. I forgot about it at some point.

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Reply #52 on: September 03, 2011, 06:39:51 PM

The next PC Gamer (US) will have a code for a skin+hero for Caitlyn.

Ooo. How much does PC Gamer cost? Heh.

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Reply #53 on: September 03, 2011, 06:41:37 PM

woah, cool. just to be clear, I'll still get the skin once I unlock Corki?
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Reply #54 on: September 03, 2011, 06:51:48 PM

If you were around when they gave out the UFO skin, you should already have Corki unlocked. Receiving the skin also unlocked the champion. If you can't access Corki right now, you probably didn't meat whatever criteria they had for 'active players' when they gave out the UFO skin.
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Reply #55 on: September 04, 2011, 01:07:46 AM

My LoL account is an unplayed beta one - no Corki but Rammus is there.

FYI, all special codes can be used twice, once for EU and once for US.
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Reply #56 on: September 04, 2011, 03:35:51 AM

The next PC Gamer (US) will have a code for a skin+hero for Caitlyn.

Oh crap I thought you'd only get the skin.  If it's both that's worth it.   I think buying an issue off the rack is like 7~9 bucks.
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Reply #57 on: September 04, 2011, 07:53:39 AM

I'm in the EU, someone send me a spare code if they get one  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?

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Reply #58 on: September 04, 2011, 08:12:33 AM

The next PC Gamer (US) will have a code for a skin+hero for Caitlyn.

Oh crap I thought you'd only get the skin.  If it's both that's worth it.   I think buying an issue off the rack is like 7~9 bucks.

Any time you get a code for a skin, they give you the champ with it. (I think because their adobe air garbage client cannot check to see that you have a champ before irretrievably using the code, so to be safe they have to give you the champ too).

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Reply #59 on: September 04, 2011, 12:44:33 PM

Sadly for you EU types the code is going to be NA only: http://esporteye.net/free-caitlyn-skin-pc-game

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Reply #60 on: September 04, 2011, 06:50:54 PM

I'm in the EU, someone send me a spare code if they get one  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?

I hooked it up :)

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Reply #61 on: September 05, 2011, 02:52:41 AM

I'm in the EU, someone send me a spare code if they get one  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?

I hooked it up :)

Is the magazine already out?
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Reply #62 on: September 05, 2011, 04:27:45 AM

Nah, he hooked me up with a Pax Jax code   Heart Heart Heart

He also gave a Riot Singed code, but that one didn't work. Guess it was a US exclusive code like the Cait one is apparently.

Took Pax Jax for a spin in a ranked game last night and went 21/1. Felt very  DRILLING AND MANLINESS

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Reply #63 on: September 05, 2011, 10:45:10 AM

Got a few IP points that burn a hole in my virtual pocket, should I buy Orianna ? I (sadly) mostly play solo queue.

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Reply #64 on: September 05, 2011, 10:55:27 AM

She does wonderful things, and at 4800 is more than worth it.

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Reply #65 on: September 06, 2011, 06:11:48 PM

For some reason I actually have less IP then I thought I had. Need to grind some IP after I come home from work.

I wanted to use my Brolaf skin more often anyway.  awesome, for real

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Reply #66 on: September 06, 2011, 07:50:10 PM

I know that Orianna is kind of micro intensive, which is generally not my forte, but am I going to be a liability until I get used to her? Or just not super awesome?
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Reply #67 on: September 06, 2011, 07:57:03 PM

I know that Orianna is kind of micro intensive, which is generally not my forte, but am I going to be a liability until I get used to her? Or just not super awesome?

She's still pretty effective without magic fingers. She's going to be getting nerfed soon because, when she's played perfectly, she's too powerful. When she's played average? She's still pretty good.
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Reply #68 on: September 08, 2011, 10:36:40 AM

So apparently limited places have the Caitlyn magazine now but it's not wrapped nor is the code obscured in any way.  So any schmuck could come in and snap a photo of the codes with his phone.   Or more likely some employee could do it.  Ohhhhh, I see.
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Reply #69 on: September 08, 2011, 10:44:38 AM

Chances are it's not a unique code then. I'll see if I can find anything that suggest it's not safe to buy one.
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