I get less IP for playing better? WTF???

#1 Posted by Groundings (77 posts) -

I guess they discourage you for playing too many games in one sitting

#2 Edited by _Chad (963 posts) -

It's based on game length and whether you won or lost.

#3 Posted by Manekineko (22 posts) -

So there are several things:

  1. You get less IP the higher your level gets ( slowly ramping up from level 1 to 30)
  2. Every map has min/max caps on IP earned
  3. Summoner's Rift: 18 IP + 2.312 per minute IP for a win ; 16 IP + 1.405 per minute IP for a loss
  4. There is a first win of the day system (+150 IP for the first win)

Hope that clears things up a little bit.

#4 Posted by Optix12 (611 posts) -

im pretty sure that may be the first win of the day bonus coming into it? IP gaps that big tend to be due to that or an IP boost thats been bought/given out free

#5 Posted by Bollard (5307 posts) -

+145 IP is a pretty good amount of IP to get from a game with no first win of the day bonus.

Secondly, the more games you play in a day the less IP you get.

#6 Posted by Groundings (77 posts) -

Thanks for the reply guys, It helps clear things up.

#7 Posted by yoshimitz707 (2450 posts) -

@manekineko: Why do you get less IP for being a higher level? That doesn't seem very fair.

#8 Edited by clush (411 posts) -

@manekineko: Why do you get less IP for being a higher level? That doesn't seem very fair.

It kinda is the other way around, you get more ip at lower levels to get you going in the game.

#9 Edited by TobbRobb (4581 posts) -

Also, I think it's worth mentioning that they do not want to reward players based on personal score. They don't want to promote scorewhoring and killstealing, only the overall outcom of the game is supposed to matter. Which in this case is based on if you win or lose. Personally, I would enjoy if teams who won quickly got rewarded for it. Since there are a lot of cool blitzkrieg/rush strategies you can pull off. Dragging games out to gain more IP isn't a cool mechanic. :/

#10 Edited by PolkaDuke (10 posts) -

@tobbrobb:

I don't know the maths involved, but I think winning, for example, two games within half an hour as opposed to one game in the same amount of time would give a higher amount of total IP? In which case faster wins are rewarded.

Could be wrong, though.

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