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Riot implement a new reform system in the hope of making the LoL community better

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Big fan I may be, even I won’t deny that MOBAs possess some of the nastiest gamers known to humankind. You know, the sort who sleep with your mum, throw our racist remarks with each breath, or purposefully ruin a game because things didn’t quite go the way they wanted. Not every developer allows such behaviour though, and go out of their way to implement systems to keep things in check. Riot for example are well known for stamping out scum (and even rewarding good behaviour) in their game, League of Legends. In attempt to further improve their community, they are now testing out a new reform system.

Here’s the idea behind the system and how it will work (via Kotaku):

When negative behavior occurs, we know that the faster a player receives feedback, the better their chances of reforming. With that in mind, we’re building and iterating on a new instant feedback system that delivers actionable feedback and appropriate punishment to players that need it most. In the future, we expect instant feedback to take on rewards as well, but in step one we’re focused on reform-oriented feedback and punishment.

The system’s initial tests kick off today in NA and take aim at verbal harassment. The system delivers reform cards (notifications that link evidence of negative behavior with the appropriate punishment) that help players address their negative behavior. Your reports help the instant feedback system understand and punish the kind of verbal harassment the community actively rejects: homophobia, racism, sexism, death threats, and other forms of excessive abuse. These harmful communications will be punished with two-week or permanent bans within fifteen minutes of game’s end.

I think it sounds fantastic, although a part of me feels it may not be as effective as Riot hope. Showing an offending player what they did wrong is fine, but who is to say they won’t make a brand new account and find ways to “cheat” the system? Language is very flexible, and words don’t necessarily need to be explicit to be harmful or offending. Also, who’s to say an offending player will give a damn about their negative behaviour being shown to them in the first place?

Still, it is a move in the right direction. If Riot can perfect this system and prove that it works – combing their millions of players and rooting out the small percentage of negative ones – other companies will hopefully follow their example, bettering the multiplayer landscape for all.

Last Updated: May 21, 2015

65 Comments

  1. YOUR MOM!

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    • Admiral Chief's Adventure

      May 21, 2015 at 15:04

      BEHAVE!

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      • Admiral Chief's Adventure

        May 21, 2015 at 15:04

        OK SOWWIE

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        • Admiral Chief's Adventure

          May 21, 2015 at 15:04

          Attaboy

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    • Trevor Matrix

      May 21, 2015 at 15:17

      My ma? Jou ma!

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief's Adventure

        May 21, 2015 at 15:22

        Jou ma se ma man

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        • Trevor Matrix

          May 21, 2015 at 15:23

          O ja? Jou Oupa man! Kierie en al!

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          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 21, 2015 at 15:25

            Jy bedoel seker stof en al

          • Trevor Matrix

            May 21, 2015 at 15:28

            O gaats!

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 21, 2015 at 15:29

            Aan altwee kante nogal, never even met the one

          • Trevor Matrix

            May 21, 2015 at 15:30

            Me neither. Though my Mom told me Ole Cherry Nose was a horrible wife beater…

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 21, 2015 at 15:33

            Yikes

  2. HairyEwok

    May 21, 2015 at 15:05

    How about a system where you take a screenshot/s while in-game and after the game is done a window would pop up with the screen shot/s you took. You then remark on the screenshot/s you took with a short description of what happened and then send it to the developer/banhammer to be checked.
    The game ID would be automatically placed within the screenhot/s so that if needed the person checking can do a check up if all that is being said is true.

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    • Admiral Chief's Adventure

      May 21, 2015 at 15:07

      Nice!

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      • HairyEwok

        May 21, 2015 at 15:12

        I play a lot of MOBA and I really hate the racism, sexism etc etc that’s within the game community. Most of those remarks are done through the chat system so a screenie should be valid proof of what a person said. Unfortunately voice abuse is harder to keep record of.

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        • Joe Black

          May 21, 2015 at 16:50

          I have to agree. Sometimes the players can get really obnoxious. And its just the anonymity and a desire to shock people – Of this I am sure. Some people just can’t handle anonymity.

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    • Ruqi

      May 21, 2015 at 15:12

      The problem we face usually is verbal abuse through the mics. There’s no way to screenshot that.

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      • Admiral Chief's Adventure

        May 21, 2015 at 15:23

        Yeah, and it doesn’t help to record EVERYTHING, since that defeats the purpose of gaming

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  3. Blood Emperor Trevor

    May 21, 2015 at 15:12

    I thought they already punished all the LoL trolls by making them play DOTA.

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  4. Hammersteyn

    May 21, 2015 at 15:18

    Or how’s about they reward players with a clean record over a certain amount of games in some form or another? That way you’ll have to keep the account you created.

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  5. Trevor Matrix

    May 21, 2015 at 15:19

    FUCK YEAH! MY FUCKING DAY MADE! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK YES!!!!!! (REFRESH!!!!)

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  6. RinceTheElfRoot

    May 21, 2015 at 15:29

    NOOB!

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    • Trevor Matrix

      May 21, 2015 at 15:29

      SAIBOT

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    • Hammersteyn

      May 21, 2015 at 15:31

      FEEDER!

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      • Trevor Matrix

        May 21, 2015 at 15:32

        Now you just ruined my Mortal Kombat gag. I hope you fart at inappropriate times!

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        • Admiral Chief's Adventure

          May 21, 2015 at 15:33

          I just did, it was MAJESTIC!

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          • Trevor Matrix

            May 21, 2015 at 15:34

            Are you Hammersteyn??? Or just hammered again? Yeah. Just that. Hammered.

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 21, 2015 at 15:35

            Nope, it was my choice, and it was lovely, smelled nasty though

          • Trevor Matrix

            May 21, 2015 at 15:37

            Lovely is when it smells bad AND you are left with a little stain in Mr Underpants…

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 21, 2015 at 15:41

            Lovely is when you ride on the bike, and leave little fartbombs for the guys stuck in traffic

          • Trevor Matrix

            May 21, 2015 at 15:43

            little… Sums up the size of Bikers’ testicles…

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 21, 2015 at 15:50

            Awwww, sounds like you are jealous of our superior traversing traffic skills

          • Trevor Matrix

            May 21, 2015 at 16:00

            I am never jealous of a bunch of self entitled “I am the king of the road” assholes who think that somehow, revving their bikes at you is meant to be intimidating. Tiny Penis Syndrome if you ask me…

        • Hammersteyn

          May 21, 2015 at 15:35

          That’s light punishment, shit your pants would have been adequate

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          • Trevor Matrix

            May 21, 2015 at 15:36

            I don’t hate you THAT much!

      • RinceTheElfRoot

        May 21, 2015 at 15:32

        Air stealer!

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        • Blood Emperor Trevor

          May 21, 2015 at 15:34

          Pot, meet kettle.

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        • Hammersteyn

          May 21, 2015 at 15:36

          I’ve seen children with cerebral palsy slurp noodles with more grace than you play

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          • RinceTheElfRoot

            May 21, 2015 at 15:37

            Wow bro, that’s a bit harsh 0_O

          • Hammersteyn

            May 21, 2015 at 15:40

            Sorry, was in the groove.

          • RinceTheElfRoot

            May 21, 2015 at 15:41

            You are a Mod, supposed to set an example.. BWAHHAHAH!

          • Hammersteyn

            May 21, 2015 at 15:46

            Exactly, It’s up to me to test the boundaries

          • Trevor Matrix

            May 21, 2015 at 15:46

            No no no no! That is what I am here for!

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 21, 2015 at 15:49

            You are so far over the boundaries, it will take you 40minutes by horse to come back

          • Trevor Matrix

            May 21, 2015 at 15:57

            40 Minutes by Horse to Come????? You know, despite what you think, I am not into beastiality. Though I do fancy shagging Cheetara from the Thundercats…

          • Hammersteyn

            May 21, 2015 at 15:50

            Hardly seems fair

          • Trevor Matrix

            May 21, 2015 at 15:41

            Groove? My friend, that there’s the pits!!!!

          • Trevor Matrix

            May 21, 2015 at 15:38

            Now that is low! Even by my non-existent standards! Sies!

          • Hammersteyn

            May 21, 2015 at 15:41

            Rofl,If you complain then I’m certain that I stepped over the line

  7. Abbey

    May 21, 2015 at 15:39

    With yahoo facebook and lazygamer —— Join Free

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    • Trevor Matrix

      May 21, 2015 at 15:40

      afaf me baby!

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  8. Sir Captain Senior the First

    May 21, 2015 at 16:29

    Mid or Feed! – Albert Einstein

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  9. Joe Black

    May 21, 2015 at 16:49

    I thought the LoL community was so great.

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  10. Glingfram

    May 22, 2015 at 07:29

    They also need to look at false reporting. People report you for verbal abuse because you didn’t help them with drake, or you didn’t run into a 2v5 teamfight with them.

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