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Riot's rewarding League of Legends players with Influence Points, but only if they've been good

Riot rewards good behaviour

Riot’s continuing its attempt to curb negative behaviour in League of Legends, but this time, instead of punishing the bad players, the developer is rewarding all the good boys and girls. 

In what Riot says is a “first step”, players who haven’t been suspended or had chat restrictions in the 2014 season will receive a 4-win Influence Point boost, to be doled out across the next week. 

While stories of player toxicity makes League of Legends seem like Mos Eisley on a bad day, Riots notes that, as of today, 95 percent of players haven’t been punished this season, suggesting that player behaviour is improving and that most of the issues are due to a few bad eggs. 

Riot will start testing new systems to tackle troublesome players soon. 

“We've recently been focused on addressing extreme cases of verbal toxicity, and will soon be testing additional systems that address gameplay toxicity like leavers, AFKs, and intentional feeders. However, it’s important to keep in mind that players engaging in these behaviors really are not welcome in our community. Fewer than 1% of players have been escalated to a 14-day ban or permanent ban or even received a chat restriction.”

Riot’s also encouraging players to post their recent chat logs in the comments of the announcement in an effort to show how a good community communicates. 

If you’ve been playing, has League of Legends been a bit more relaxing this season?

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Sam_Fisher Avatar
3 Years ago

The issue is that the number of toxic players that actually receive chat bans and restrictions is extremely small. The number of toxic players deserving of chat bans that I have played with is extremely high, but the number of those that were actually banned is likely very small.

Gnug315 Avatar
3 Years ago

This. Maybe it's just me, but I think it's a pretty clear cut case of insta chat-ban when someone wishes cancer upon their teammates and their mothers.

Rowan the Roman Avatar
3 Years ago

Make this a common thing throughout the year and it may cause a substantial drop over the year.