There has been a lot of dismay around the forums in the passing weeks regarding IP, an in game currency used to unlock new champions and runes,system was tinkered. The IP system was reformulated to award IP based on time played, rather than the inflexible and flat system of old. Players from all ELO's of life have been swearing up and down the IP gains have been dramatically reduced compared to what they used to receive. Here is a red post concerning the numbers to quell the rumors.
"Hey all!- Tamat, Lead Community Manger, via the official forums.
We've actually been watching the numbers closely since the change and all signs point to the average amount of IP that people earn having been increased since after the change. Here's a graph that represents the before and after.
The "Before" data reflects average IP gain from February 4th to February 10th.
The "After" data reflects average IP gain from March 2nd to March 8th.
We will continue to watch the numbers closely, but we're really happy with that the results of the new system."