Originally Posted by Buhamut Zeo
Should thought of that when ya started out.
What we're really afraid of is that you're gonna charge us for something that comes standard with every other game.
It would be totally fine if they did. Why? Because usually if you make a game with replays you have to think about that when you start creating the game engine. It's rather difficult (or in most cases pointless) to just add another replay layer to the game. They'd have to make significant changes to the game itself to make sure we get proper replays AND it would cause A LOT of potential bugs.
If they just add like another layer to the game for replays then it would pretty much be no different than someone using Fraps or another video capturing program, which would be a pointless things.
To be honest, then I'm sure that someone at Riot is actually working on changing the engine to support replays.
EDIT: bnam, releasing a champion doesn't really make much of a difference at this point. But changing game mechanics does. And patches that optimize the game etc screw up a lot of the potential work someone did for replays.