Originally Posted by RiotMontag
Price is relative to the person. Not everyone will find the same value for everything. Some people won't buy PFE because it's overpriced for them. Some people will see it as just the right price and purchase it. Both situations are fine, and we expect that. That's why he's at the price point he's at.
We also will have skins at lower price points so others interested in getting high quality skins can still do so. They won't be as cool as a future PFE, but they will still be worth it for people willing to pay that lower price.
The problem with occluding a single skin or even a specific set of skins into that price range is that this game, while containing many variables(champions, skills, items), is still very focused on single variables that are specific to the player's experience.
Not every person who is an Ezreal player, who is as in love with that champions theme, play, and kit as much as I am with Lee is going to be able to afford that. There has to be a huge justification and a certainty before going after that. Not everyone has disposable income and that is the place people with money will always argue, if you can't afford it don't play it, which is a really narrow-minded stance.
I know for a FACT I will be buying every single Lee Sin skin that is ever released because there was never and probably will never be a champ you guys put out that I enjoy as much as lee, but even then its going to be really hard for me to justify a 25$ skin.
I can honestly say that from a standpoint where you are motivating players to spend money. Not only is it more fair to offer a lower price like 2$ to 5$ especially when you look at legacy skins, but it is more motivating for a consumer to pick up three or four skins at that price.
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Is a video recording of the CEO of EA talking about microtransactions and while it is probably the worst example I can come up with and will probably get me a ton of downvotes it is very true that players are more motivated to spend money in smaller amounts at higher frequencies.
I'm not saying that you should offer up PFE at 5$, but I don't think that you guy should put him on that high of a pedestal if what you are actually trying to do is raise the bar.
Not raise the bar, and lower the ground, which is what you are doing.