Seriously, they're probably one of the only three companies who are this close with their community. They constantly ask us for input, they keep us updated on projects, they take our ideas and use them in game (Corporate Mundo), when they have downtime, they normally compensate with what they can give us. They support the streamers and competitive community way more than any other company ever does with their games, HELL, they even play rounds of League with us when we ask them to. They organize events, they keep up with our in jokes and memes, they're with us, which not something you can say for 95% of other game companies out there. We don't know how well we have it.
Put down your pitchforks and torches a second before you downvote me and scream at me about fairness, equality, and everyone or no one.
I'm sure that Riot would love to give us all 1000 RP to compensate, but do you know how many legal and business ramifications they'd have to go through if they did that? There's over 32 million registered accounts and millions of accounts logging on each day. To give the equivalent of 8 dollars worth of RP to that many people would piss of a lot of investors in their stock. It'd piss off some of the worldwide partners with Riot who want sales (yes, the "Chinese Overlords.") Like it or not, Riot IS a business. They are in this to make money, just like any other company or store out here in this world. They CAN love us, the community, and still have to make money at the same time without being these dark, unfair, greedy, money grubbing businessmen who hate us. They have to come home from their days to feed their families and please the guys at corporate who are giving them money so they can continue making their game and continue making their profit.
Some people lost some runes and champions they worked hard for and they were probably freaked the hell out that they'd never get it back with all the server issues going around. Riot wanted to give them a sign of goodwill with the 1000 RP saying "we're sorry that that happened, take this as our apology."
Look guys, this is the first miss in A GIGANTIC TON OF HITS that Riot delivered to us. I'd say 90% of the time, they try their best to make us happy, this one of those times were sadly, they can't.
I'm worried that this community is getting a bit spoiled, and the more and more we demand, cry, and want, the less and less Riot is going to open up to us.
That is my biggest fear. I love Riot, I love League of Legends, despite the many irrational forum posts I make screaming about the latest nerf or buff to the champion. I want the mutual working together of the community and Riot Games to flourish and continue, not close up to us thinking they can't spoil us anymore.
To the community, to Tryndamere, Pendragon, and all the folks at Riot Games, I don't want us to break up over this. Can't you guys see they aren't the bad guys? Can't you see we can't always get what we want, whether we're entitled to it or not?
Please don't end a good thing, I beg you all.