Why isn't gifting a permanent feature?

#1dotsdfePosted 2/10/2013 1:46:57 PM
It really seems like a pretty standard feature to include. It seems a bit counter-productive to only have it available during holidays, really.
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#2Edgemaster70000Posted 2/10/2013 1:52:34 PM
It gives people less time to stop and consider their actions when they can only do it for a short period of time.
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#3TheDarkNerdPosted 2/10/2013 1:54:07 PM
From: Edgemaster70000 | #002
It gives people less time to stop and consider their actions when they can only do it for a short period of time.


But you can't gift if you're below level 20, or have had a person on your friend's list for less than 2 weeks. If they're trying to get people to bumrush decisions, the way they're going about it is a little counter-productive.
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#4JustAPoorBoyPosted 2/10/2013 1:54:55 PM
Didn't they take it down after Christmas because they rushed it out and it was a buggy mess as a result?
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#5Edgemaster70000Posted 2/10/2013 1:58:10 PM
TheDarkNerd posted...
From: Edgemaster70000 | #002
It gives people less time to stop and consider their actions when they can only do it for a short period of time.


But you can't gift if you're below level 20, or have had a person on your friend's list for less than 2 weeks. If they're trying to get people to bumrush decisions, the way they're going about it is a little counter-productive.


How many people are still under level 20?

And I mean the people with the mindset of "Hey, there are new icons available, but I have to trade to get them....QUICK! SOMEONE TRADE WITH ME!"

Then riot gets not one but two people to buy a skin/champ/RP for eachother.
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#6KeepItCivilPosted 2/10/2013 2:03:53 PM
īcoz Riot hates buying friendship with gifts. Hohohoho.
/jk
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#7TheDarkNerdPosted 2/10/2013 2:26:06 PM
From: Edgemaster70000 | #005
How many people are still under level 20?


People just getting sucked into a game can be suckers for limited-time offers.

And the smart pairs buy RP for each other, then use said RP to buy a skin and champ for each other.
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#8JennaTahliaPosted 2/10/2013 3:11:34 PM
Edgemaster70000 posted...
How many people are still under level 20?

About 95% of players
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#9DeadpooL7Posted 2/10/2013 3:41:20 PM
I think they said they want it to be permanent. The Snowdown thing was a test run of it and they wanted to work out all the bugs, now theyre trying it again and sooner or later will probably keep it once theyve figured out everything they want to know.
#10CenaxKikiaPosted 2/10/2013 4:54:53 PM
dotsdfe posted...
It really seems like a pretty standard feature to include. It seems a bit counter-productive to only have it available during holidays, really.


The reason why it cant be permanant is because gold selling type websites will horde skins at low prices and undercut riot when they return to normal prices. Riot will lose a lot of money to jsptype marketing.
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