: If I understand this: When some very wary Redditors (among others) inform you that the announced price of these SKT skins does not meet with the company's current policy, rather than lower the prices and adjust revenue sharing accordingly, Riot's skins team decides to: * Stubbornly stick to the announced (and incorrect) price point, using revenue sharing as the only real justification. * Promise a future update (at an undisclosed time) that you admit may not improve the skins to that original price point. * Change current, longstanding announced policy to meet a new and currently unjustified "philosophy" that runs within the department. If I have any of this wrong, please tell me. To be honest, as a Yorick fan (for almost six years), this change in philosophy within the department scares me. If you guys are willing to change your policies at a whim, what sort of "confident commitment" can I realistically expect after waiting all this time? Am I going to have the opportunity to purchase a high quality skin that's worthy of my wait (or the champion's wait), or am I just going to get some hastily made thing that is underdone and overpriced because "screw Yorick fans" is still the team's philosophy?
> [{quoted}](name=TerraRising,realm=NA,application-id=A7LBtoKc,discussion-id=BmYixAkT,comment-id=0009,timestamp=2017-06-23T02:15:09.886+0000) > > If I understand this: > > When some very wary Redditors (among others) inform you that the announced price of these SKT skins does not meet with the company's current policy, rather than lower the prices and adjust revenue sharing accordingly, Riot's skins team decides to: > > * Stubbornly stick to the announced (and incorrect) price point, using revenue sharing as the only real justification. > * Promise a future update (at an undisclosed time) that you admit may not improve the skins to that original price point. > * Change current, longstanding announced policy to meet a new and currently unjustified "philosophy" that runs within the department. > > If I have any of this wrong, please tell me. > > To be honest, as a Yorick fan (for almost six years), this change in philosophy within the department scares me. If you guys are willing to change your policies at a whim, what sort of "confident commitment" can I realistically expect after waiting all this time? Am I going to have the opportunity to purchase a high quality skin that's worthy of my wait (or the champion's wait), or am I just going to get some hastily made thing that is underdone and overpriced because "screw Yorick fans" is still the team's philosophy? Hi TerraRising! I mentioned this in another response, but we want a chance to get that article to match how we approach pricing in a clearer way. This isn't a massive shift, but something that needs an update. From my experience, it's pretty infrequent that the difference between the tiers isn't clear in the product itself, but I acknowledge that it does happen. As an aside, I'm looking forward to getting you a dope AF Yorick skin after an unreasonably long wait.
: Personal opinion, keep the article, add a disclaimer, and use it for guiding (so most skins are still going to follow it but there can be an exception here and there). Why I'm saying this? Because it's really how it should be. You currently have 5 pricing categories, 2 of which are basically the same (520 and 750) but one price is used for older content while the rest is for newer. Then we go up for 975 for a recall, and then it's 1350 for a recall and particles (and maybe a custom animation somewhere)... And then we go to 1820 and Ultimate tier, which are pretty much an overhaul and many models in one. So the thing is, if you don't use it as guidance, how can we perceive those prices as more or less fair to us? In other words, what justifies in our (consumer) eyes that this skins are 1350RP worthy, if we don't really understand what differentiates it from other 975 skins clearly? And having said this, I also find that if you guys could go into a bit more of detail regarding why you felt the price was right even with the lack of a few things, it'd help here too. Maybe we're overlooking something, as we don't really work on stuff and for us seeing a different model might not immediately make us understand how much complicated it is regarding another one. Thanks for your time!
> [{quoted}](name=Makuta Teridax,realm=EUW,application-id=A7LBtoKc,discussion-id=BmYixAkT,comment-id=0007,timestamp=2017-06-23T02:07:40.132+0000) > > So the thing is, if you don't use it as guidance, how can we perceive those prices as more or less fair to us? In other words, what justifies in our (consumer) eyes that this skins are 1350RP worthy, if we don't really understand what differentiates it from other 975 skins clearly? Hi Makuta Teridax (cool name!) We want a chance to get that article to match how we approach pricing in a clearer way. This **isn't** a massive shift, but something that needs an update. From my experience, it's pretty infrequent that the difference between the tiers isn't clear in the product itself, but I acknowledge that it does happen. Sometimes we add more into a skin than those guidelines call for and we don't change the price because we don't think it's necessary. Sometimes we add other things that we feel raise the quality and value to the next tier, but aren't on this checklist. It's creating confusion and we want to fix that. We look forward to having a more meaningful conversation with players about how we approach this stuff.
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