Riot Cracking Down on Unruly 'League of Legends' Players

July 22, 2014 - GamePolitics Staff

Riot Games is cracking down on League of Legends players who think it is cool to use slurs and those who engage in "unsportsmanlike behavior" by handing out 14-day or permanent bans.

In a thread on Reddit, Riot's Jeffrey Lin provided some more clarity, and explained that manual reviews of complaints are present to ensure people are not unfairly banned.

"In the past, we've avoided publicly naming and shaming players; however, we've learned in recent months that being transparent is extremely critical to the playerbase's trust in our systems, so we've decided to do a compromise. If players complain about unfair bans for this particular system (so, have a ban year code of 2500), we're going to be fully transparent and posting the chat logs that resulted in the ban."

You can read the thread here - which includes plenty of dissent from those participating in it ....

Source: Destructoid


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Re: Riot Cracking Down on Unruly 'League of Legends' Players

Today is the start of tests where we'll be using a new machine learning approach + Player Support manual reviews to target extreme cases of toxicity (such as intentional feeding, racism, death threats, homophobia, etc) and handing out pretty severe penalties such as 14-day or permanent bans. Players that get permanent bans will see a ban code of 2500 during these tests.

I, for one, am perfectly okay with this. I wish Blizzard would do the same, to be honest. It would be nice to play StarCraft II without seeing the n-word hurled around every five minutes. The biggest insult is reporting the person only to see them day after day for weeks to come, and then have to tolerate the same old bm. There is also an apparent limit on the maximum number of users you can have on your block list (which doesn't prevent you from being matched with the person again anyway).

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