Riot Games Defends Company Against Accusations of Greed

Maker of free game accused of being greedy.

Posted By | On 02nd, Jan. 2014

league of legends

If there was ever an instance of ‘entitled gamers,’ this is probably it, as an aggravated user took to Reddit to complain about Riot Games, the developer of League of Legends, and how they were becoming greedy. Just so we are clear, League of Legends is a free to play game, in fact the first free to play game that was not crippled by a dependance on microtransactions, offered a compelling game entirely for free, and was adopted by core gamers the world over. But you knew that last part.

So yes, when a user complained about the developer of a free game of being greedy, said developer naturally took the time to respond.

“It’s pretty frustrating when people try to position us as greedy, because look at it from our perspective,” Merrill wrote. “1. We build pretty much the first successful free online game in the West that core gamers actually really like and play. 2. We did this by building a really fun game, constantly investing over and over to grow and improve this game…

“Millions upon millions of our players spend zero dollars on League and enjoy it endlessly. We’re COMPLETELY OK with this. Greedy how? You do not have to spend money. It is completely opt-in.

“We do all this because Riot Games CEO Brandon Beck Ryze and I are gamers. Always have been, always will be. We play the shit out of League of Legends. When servers go down, we flip out. When we don’t deliver on something we promised, we flip out … and change the world internally…”

Words of wisdom there. Seriously, at least think about how you word your complaints next time, okay?

[Reddit]


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