Originally Posted by lagNZ
Ive almost completely switched to PBE purely because its less competitive and i dont have to spend **** tons of time to get enough IP for champions or runes
But in all seriousness, I play PBE mostly, not just to test, but to adjust to any drastic changes in Live ahead of time. (Playing with the S3 changes a month in advance to get to know all my builds and such) Not to say I don't still actually do testing, and I still make sure to support my favorite company, hell I bought Ezreals legendary skin when it came out (because hell if im paying full price) and I bought Zombie Brand and a lot of other skins, all in all i think I've spent well over 300$ easy on League, and I don't regret it. It's fair to say they earned it with all the nice skins. But this isn't relevant to your post.
Working for your IP is a huge part of the game bro, you aren't meant to be handed things, if you want things, you work for them, thats the way the world works. It's very rare to be handed those things for no reason in particular.
Also, "less competitive". If you want less competitive play, don't play MOBAs. Please. or Play Demigod, on Single player. No one wants someone who isn't competitive in any kind of PVP, and thats what this is, it's meant to be competitive. That doesn't mean everyone has to be a ******bag about you making a mistake, which i find most people do, it just means everyone should be doing what they think will help their team win. Obviously anyone who wants a less competitive environment probably doesn't think about winning, which is fine and all, but I don't think MOBA's are right for you if thats the case.
A lot of the times on PBE I see people messing around, and not doing much else from that, even if it is PBE, it's still League of Legends, you should still play to win. (While testing for bugs, sometimes bugs make it hard to play let alone win. That just means you're playing on a test server, that doesn't mean you shouldn't try) I feel like I'm playing a totally different game from my teammates when I'm not with my friends, like, I'm playing League of Legends, and they're playing Little Big Planet.