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League of Legends ‘Honor’ system rewards players who are helpful & nice

Thursday, 20th September 2012 12:16 GMT By Dave Cook

League of Legends developer Riot Games has revealed a new scheme to help whip its community into a frenzy of helpfulness, smiles and goodwill. This is the internet however, and those things are rare. Still, the new ‘honor’ system looks to reward fair play and kindness.

Riot Games announced the ‘Honor’ system this morning, and stated that it has long-desired to move away from ‘toxic’ players.

The studio’s statement read, “Today, we’d like to introduce Honor, our positive feedback initiative. We’re well versed in research done on concepts in psychology such as positive reinforcement and how it can improve behaviors, and we’ve also found that some of the most meaningful, memorable moments in League come from the positive interactions players have with each other.”

“Everyone’s had one of these days: You are struggling in a game and find yourself in a situation where a teammate could have easily trolled or flamed you, but instead goes out of his way to be a helpful, compassionate team-player. He says, ‘Hey, don’t worry about the first blood.’ You may not friend this player or ever play with him again, but this small, kind gesture made a difference and is something you remembered.”

“Through Honor you’ll be able to give something lasting back to those players who went out of their way to make your game experience better. Keep an eye out for Honor with the next PBE update, and expect to hear more about it in an upcoming patch.”

Sounds good, but will it make a difference. We’ll need to wait and see.

Thanks PCGamesN.

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  1. desadoc

    I hope they place the interface for it ingame and that it only allows positive feedback.

    P.S.: Riot is so slow and lazy…

    #1 2 years ago
  2. AJacks92

    @1 Yes, it would be helpful to have right on the client in case you’re queueing up for ranked and it may take awhile. However, what’s with the negative comment? They’re one of the few who actually listen to player feedback. And when they’re not, they’re on their ass trying to keep up releasing a new champion every two weeks or working on skins or buffing/nerfing existing champs. So run that by me again. Who’s lazy?

    #2 2 years ago
  3. desadoc

    @2

    They make a living from releasing new content, so it’s expected they put a lot of effort on it. And I have to admit the game is frequently balanced and bugs patched, but I think they should work more on new features like the spectator mode, replay, better matchmaking…

    And that last point made me (and a handful of friends) to stop playing it.

    And I’m not alone. In the forum thread linked above someone said:

    “This has been something asked for by the community for a long time.
    Thank you, so much.”

    #3 2 years ago
  4. AJacks92

    @3 MOBA’s can have so many features though. Granted, LoL should have it own in-game voice chat and in-game recording, but they’re not exactly essential. Plus they are available via software (e.g. Ventrilo, LoLReplay). Like any other game, they need improvements, but it doesn’t mean one should bash them. Accusing them of laziness doesn’t make sense…

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Strawb

    #4
    Considering the horror stories one hears about the voice chat on XBLA for games like CoD, I shiver at the thought of voice chat for LoL.

    #5 2 years ago