In order to address some of the concerns regarding Limited Edition/Gold Collection avatars that Gladius' re-release has spurred, we'd like to clarify how we view special edition items. Special edition items encompass Holiday, Limited Edition, and Gold Collection items. At no time did any member of the S2 staff ever make a public post saying that special edition avatars would never again be made available after the original exclusive period for purchase. However, some of you understood “limited edition” that way and feel that it is unfair that cool items you picked up are now again available to other players, diminishing the exclusivity of the item. We are sincerely sorry for that feeling, as it is entirely our fault for not being entirely transparent with how we view and plan to treat these items. Hopefully this post will serve to clarify things, and you guys will understand our thoughts even if you don't entirely agree with them.
Holiday: These items are associated with a specific holiday/time of the year, and we will probably bring them back the next time they are time-appropriate.
Limited Edition: These are special items that we feel are extra awesome, and we want to attach additional status to them. They are available for a short period of time, usually a week, and are then made unavailable indefinitely. However, we will likely bring them back in the future – again for a short period of time – so that future players getting into the game will have an opportunity to grab them.
Gold Edition/Collection: These are collector's edition avatars and are released for a short period of time, usually a week. Afterward, they will be made unavailable indefinitely and will only be re-released under special circumstances (as with Gladius' effects rework). Please note that we had identified Gladius' old ultimate effects as a gameplay issue a long time ago, and the rework was not done just so we could re-release him. Even if these avatars get re-released, they will be available only for Gold Coins, and at a significantly higher price than the original release.
We hope that this serves to alleviate some of the concerns and even if you guys don't agree with our classifications, at least you now understand how we see them. We will work hard to increase transparency in everything that we do moving forward. Thanks for your understanding and continued support of HoN!
So in other terms, you could of fixed gladiator alt and just not re release it. That would of work and I don't see anyone saying anything about that...
I mean you've fixed Flaming DW without having to resell him, why not Gladius? My opinion is that you want to profit from him more since you didn't get to under the previous pricing scheme. You really messed up with that excuse.
Last edited by Frisbetarian; 03-17-2012 at 03:15 PM.
Can you give an example of a limited edition avatar? because i have no idea what you are talking about.
And I don't understand the gold collection avatars. You say they are only available for a week, but im pretty sure some of the gold avatars are available all the time?
Go to the in-game shop and sort avatars from Highest to Lowest price, besides EA avatars Gold Collection avatars are marked as 600g and are un-buyable, they have a little icon next to the name that says Gold Collecton
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Which seems to me that you can't keep your word about special unique, feat of strength avatars to be no longer obtainable. So while we should not be using such big words it all comes down to how much revenue can we make. Since its such delicate matter beyond those who saying we will rage quit bla bla bla and others saying we will quit if you don't bring other gold collection avatars for purchase we will quit as well. So bring all of them back for special event in package deal or w/e you guys can come up with. I am sure you have good creative team on how much money you can collect from these offerings. That way no one will quit and you will make everyone semi happy. But still you guys can't keep your word.
Last edited by Frozencpu; 03-17-2012 at 03:27 PM.
Your "Merrick" said multiple times in-game, just when "special edition" avatars time left to buy was about to end, stuff along the lines of "Make sure you get it now before it's gone forever!"
That makes it VERY CLEAR that it wouldn't ever be possible to purchase it again. So don't pull off the snide "S2 never made a public statement declaring this".
if someone quit a game becouse of a alt hes certainly weird. Since people cant complain about balance patch anymore they choose something else like this to whine about
Why let DivA do damage control? That's like trying to put out a fire with gasoline. Using words like "probably" and "usually" aren't exact clarification. I was almost positive it was clarified before that Gold Collection would never return, but Limited Edition would. Not like you'd be able to search and find it though because it would probably be deleted. To think this company used to be highly regarded in my eyes. Now they pull a fiasco that resembles what Riot Games did with their limited avatars too.
Don't buy anything with gold coins = no chance of being butthurt by S2's constant contradictions.
The only thing that's certain at S2 is that there is no certainty.
Yes, yes, yes! Swift, valk, DR and monarch have bad animations! So, edit them and sell again!
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It's a bloody alt avatar that you purchase for money, not some kind of super avatar that is given by doing something good in-game like reaching a certain MMR. There is no pride in owning a gold-purchased alt avatar, just the fact that you look cooler. The whining on this page is just 100% childish.
The only thing I wondered was why they kept alt avatars you can't buy in the shop, but now I see that they may actually come back some day so that makes sense.
It's kinda sad that S2 has to re-release limited edition/gold edition avatars to keep their balance. $
Or it's like nome said, your employees have nothing to do and then you decide to piss of your community by re-releasing cosmetics.
Since HoN is the best "MOBA" Game atm, i won't QQ any longer.
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S2 lies. U guys said gold edition would NEVER BE PURCHASABLE AGAIN. NOW it's only fair to re-release all of them