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Elephant in the room: Is the new Ahri skin price ridiculous?

EsportsHeaven 2024-06-12 07:36:39

The price of the new Ahri skin, Immortalized Legend Ahri, has been a major point of contention within the League of Legends community. Here's a breakdown of why it's considered unreasonable by many players:

  • High Cost for Non-Ultimate Features: Ultimate tier skins, the most expensive category in League of Legends, usually cost around 3250 RP (roughly $25) and come packed with unique animations, voice lines, and visual effects. While Immortalized Legend Ahri boasts some special features like three distinct forms and thematic callbacks to another champion, Faker, many players argue it doesn't reach the level of polish or innovation expected from an Ultimate skin.

  • Mandatory Bundles: Unlike most skins that can be purchased individually, Immortalized Legend Ahri is only available within bundles containing other cosmetics like icons and emotes. This forces players who solely desire the Ahri skin to spend money on items they might not care about, driving up the overall cost significantly.

  • Limited-Edition Strategy: The Hall of Legends event, which introduced the Ahri skin, utilizes a limited-edition approach. This tactic often creates a sense of urgency or fear of missing out, potentially pressuring players into making impulsive purchases they might later regret, especially for a hefty price tag.

The high price point has sparked various reactions from the community. Some players have expressed frustration and disappointment, while others have resorted to in-game protests like banning Ahri to voice their disapproval. Riot Games, the developer behind League of Legends, has defended the pricing by portraying it as a way to celebrate esports legends like Faker. However, the debate continues, highlighting the tension between offering exclusive content and maintaining accessibility for a wider range of players.

 

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