Garena TW server legit just announced an event that RANKS how much people are spending on RP
Event link in Chinese: https://lol.garena.tw/news/3860
A bit of translation:
2018/02/01 12:00nn - 2018/02/07 12:00nn
- Transfer (Garena Shells, the currency used by all Garena games) into RP, at the end of the event, you will be rewarded based on your position on the ranking list, including extra RP, mystery skins and Hextech Chests. All summoners who joined this event will get a "7 days XP boost".
- Accounts that have never gained RP before will get a free "Huntress Sivir" skin, and will have a chance to select one in the four rewards.
There's also one thing that is interesting in the footnotes: The top 6 in the rankings can choose skins from all skins that had been sold in the past, and a couple of event-exclusive skins.
At this point I think that this is straight-up bullshit.
Garena is skewing the financial model that Riot servers is using in terms of micro transactions and RP, and is basically turning their servers into a money mining machine. It is turning into one of those payment based smartphone games.
I understand that not many redditors care about Garena servers in general, nor do many redditors play on those servers, but still, I hope to bring attention to the League of Legends community that Garena servers are becoming less and less bearable, and hope that if one day, if Riot asks the community their opinion about them regaining the operation rights of the servers, please stand on our side.
Sorry if my English is bad, but I just wanna cry right now. Edit:
Thank you for everyone who participated in the discussion, despite the fact that Garena servers might not be the most exciting topic here.
Also, I would like to clarify that, if my interpretation is correct, you need to spend money to buy RP (or transfer Garena Shells to RP, which you need to pay for, which basically means the same thing) DURING the event period
in order to join the event, or to get any reward at all. This event does not count back to day 1 of account creation or history.
submitted by samkwokcs