Ok, so i am reading so many of these posts, and a lot of people comlain about bad servers and why should we get news ones ( a logical argument). Now you have the other less intelligent people who say " be grateful riot is giving you a free game). These people are under the dillusion that Riot games is a charity and that our of the goodness of their heart they made the game free. The people who think so , i am sorry to say are rather stupid ( saying it mindly). Riot games like any other companies has a bottom line. TO MAKE MONEY, u dont think that before they made this game they thought of how to introduced such an awesome game and MAKE SURE that it catches on.
It is hard in this day and age to get anyone hooked on a single idea, there are always more gaems to play or gimics to get you to play the game. The best way for Riot to make money was to make this game free. Without the ability for the game to be free, there would prolly be 10% of the peoepl we have now.
Sure some will say "well if they made me pay i would"...but would you have bought a game that only 1 in every 100 people has ever played before it become popular.
The reason i am saying this , is because i read throgh forums and i see legitimate concerns of the people playing this game. ( Server down times). Now we then have that one uneducated person that says " STFU THE GAME IS FREE STOP WHINING".
I do love this game and Riots marketing concept is stunning, a perfect way to make the game available to a multitude of people. However this is a secondary goal. By making this game free they understand how many people will buy the game and how many people who started playing for free might want a skin or a champions pack. The examine all of this information and come to the conclusion that the BEST WAY TO MAKE MONEY is to make the game "FREE" (but not because their CEO is Ghandi)
Btw Riot this is not a bash at you, every company needs to make money and should make money if they have a good product, which u have. This is just for all the people who are under the dillusion that you spent countless hours creating a game that yields you, because everyone at Riot sleeps in a cardbox and only wants to give back to the E-Community.