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After seeing the previews for the Soraka and Cassiopeia reworks... Ghostcrawler
2 Weeks Ago 10:45 AM
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Sounds like you just don't want to say the statement that your decision are clearly backing. Are you or are you not in favor of Ranged champions having a stronger influence in the game vs melee champions?
I think ranged champions are too dominant and I'd like to see melee bring more to the table than "I hit hard if I can ever close the gap." I don't think that's a simple matter of just buffing melee stats, because then the seesaw just tips in the opposite way: ranged can never kill a melee until the latter is in their face, at which point the melee dumps out all their CDs and gets a kill. (It also makes melee vs melee duels pretty boring because they are both soaking a lot of damage.)

We want to rework fighters. It's a big project and not the kind of thing you are going to see in a patch or two. I know that's frustrating, but really our only options on large scope changes like this are to talk about them early (in which case it's frustrating that you see no action for a long time) or we don't talk about them (in which case it's frustrating because you don't know if we even acknowledge the problem or are formulating a solution). The option of "just fix everyone next patch" isn't really an option.

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I don't know if it was your decision or someone else's but the itemization for ranged ADC is laughable.
It was something the design team as a whole wanted to do. The problem we were trying to fix was having such static, pre-determined build orders for ADCs. In retrospect you can argue that the change caused more overall harm to the game than good, but at the same time, if we're super paranoid about making any change with long-term ramifications, it just means we'll make fewer changes overall. If anything, the ADC itemization changes (in 4.11 IIRC) illustrate how hard it is to touch one part of the game without touching everything else, which further complicates really big projects like a melee rework. We can try to make larger changes in preseason where players tend to be more understanding of disruption, but there are probably inevitably going to be times when we make a change for a good reason, but have to follow it up with a lot of other changes in subsequent patches.


Soraka Theory Crafting! Vesh
2 Weeks Ago 09:23 AM
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I'm interested in seeing what better players than myself do with her, but I have been finding she is incredibly powerful with the following:

Mpen reds
Armor yellows
MR blues
movement speed quints


grab movement speed in util as well.

then build talisman, swiftness boots + alacrity enchant, spooky ghosts and sighstone.

soraka's biggest need is to stay safe, and since it's difficult to build tanky on her, being elusive and fast is a great option if you don't have a team that can help you.


like I said though, i'll wait to see what the pros do.


After seeing the previews for the Soraka and Cassiopeia reworks... Ghostcrawler
2 Weeks Ago 08:14 AM
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Its Ghostcrawler. What did you expect, a rework that makes any sense?? Let me point you to the many 'reworks' we had in WoW... Oh ya, they all went just like this as well.
I don't do champ updates and I don't tell that team what to do, other than offer some higher level design direction. What I am interested in is the long term health of the game. So questions like "How do we position melee so they have a chance against ranged champions without just pumping up their passive stats?" is something I am involved in. So is making sure you guys have some insight into why we make the changes we do. More on that below.

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Just a question, how do you explain the fact that since you've joined Riot ranged champions have been dominant over melees for the most part of your time being here?
Also since I have been here, Riot has updated SR and announced Worlds in Korea. I also can take close to zero credit for either of those decisions. If I were to secretly or overtly tell the designers that our mission is to make ranged dominant but shhh don't let any players know of our plan, I'm pretty sure I'd be fired. This is a business, not any one developer's private toy box.

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Would you at least care to comment on why cassiopeia is being changed from the poison dot queen to just a ryze 2.0?
You'd be better off talking to the designer working on that update. IIRC the direction was to give her more of a late carry feel at the cost of some of her lane bullying potential, but I'm pretty sure nobody here wants to see a hyperscaling, CDR crazy snake Ryze.

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I'm pretty sure at this point the respective designers (it's Morello really for Soraka) don't care about the issues the community has with the reworks.
Couple of things. Morello isn't doing that update. He doesn't do those either. He feels like he needs to comment because for so long he told players that we thought a true healer wasn't healthy for League. We are trying it anyway with Soraka, so he wants to provide context for this apparent change of heart.

Second, we understand that champ updates aren't likely to be greeted with universal acclaim. Some players like broken champs because they're broken. Others want to see them fixed, but have a specific direction they'd like to see that is sometimes at odds with the direction we choose. We have been trying to articulate our thinking in patch notes, forecasts and rundowns to make that direction clear. Ultimately we do want players to feel like they have lots of options in who they play, and don't want them to feel that a favorite champion is doomed to stay non-viable in competitive play. That's a compass heading and not the kind of thing we can fix overnight. There are a lot of updates needed.


After seeing the previews for the Soraka and Cassiopeia reworks... Ghostcrawler
2 Weeks Ago 06:09 AM
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ADC meta is going to stay like that as long as GhostCrawler stays.
Is this because of the discussion a few weeks ago when I said melee need love?

If we look at the NA finals (which certainly aren't the only measure of balance but they're fresh on my mind) we saw Corki, Jinx, Lucian, Kog and a whole lot of Trist. I may have forgotten one. Of those, Trist (and maybe Kog) are the ones we worry about being too dominant. We think it's safe to say that the ADC itemization tweaks from a few patches ago, while noble in their goal, ended up removing some of the weaknesses that Tristana had. I'm not sure what steps the live team will take to make sure Trist has some kind of weakness again, but when we last discussed it, we all agreed it was a problem. Interestingly, we see her used less in Korea so it will be fun to see how this all shakes out in worlds.

Again, LCS picks aren't the only measure of champ power that we use, but we know they do heavily influence picks in normal ranked play.

Apologies for the derail, since the original topic wasn't ADCs at all, but I wanted to share our thoughts on the issue. If you have feedback on the Cas or Soraka updates, we'll make sure the respective designers see it.


Soraka's new passive is garbage! Vesh
2 Weeks Ago 12:10 AM
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A question, Vesh.

What is your opinion on making Soraka's W cost %Current HP instead of Max? Like, 10-20% Current HP instead of 10% max so Soraka doesn't get completely screwed at low health?
This gets asked a lot so let me explain. As you get close to the 50% mark, you create a pretty binary situation where if the enemy doesn't have the tools to burst you, you basically get to sustain your carry infinitely as your costs get lower. Additionally, it creates weird incentives about how much health you ideally want to have to be the most efficient. With the % current model, it's actually way more efficient to keep your health low, but we don't really want to *encourage* people to tank their health down for efficiency. ideally, you want to stay as healthy as possible all of the time.


Soraka's new passive is garbage! Vesh
2 Weeks Ago 09:46 AM
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Ok so let me explain a bit about the reasoning here.

The goal is to let armor and MR purchases still make Soraka tanky, but in the correct ways. For each point of armor and MR you have, each individual health point becomes a higher effective amount. The ways we don't want Soraka to be tanky are in the short window of burst, because we feel that Soraka needs to be vulnerable if she's allowed to spam low CD heals on her whole team. We -do- want Soraka to be survivable over the long run of the fight however. This means that the health return she gets for landing Q restores similar amount of -effective- HP in the long term because you still have 80% of the mitigation as raw stats and 20% of the value as AP that is effecting the value of the heal. Does that make sense?

Defensive stats still make her scale defensively, but a lot of that defensive power comes from her health regen being stronger, and when she has resists each point of HP is "worth" more, causing the value of the health return to scale in two ways at once. This way we can adjust how much of her long term tankiness needs to be dependent on hitting Qs and how much should just be stats. If we find that the health return isn't offsetting the lack of resists, we can simply increase how much AP she gets per point of resits. It's already in her favor currently (each point of armor/MR is worth 20 gold and AP is worth 21.75 I beleive).


"we didnt want soraka to become a healbot" Vesh
2 Weeks Ago 06:16 PM
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We didn't want a non-interactive healer who didn't make interesting gameplay decisions. We believe we have found a way to solve those problems.


@lyte Banned for raging at afkers/intentional feeders...chat logs. Need advice Lyte
2 Weeks Ago 09:17 AM
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So that summoner got banned too right? I mean obviously calling someone "retarded" is against summoner's code, regardless of if it's retaliation...
Our systems are pretty fine-tuned to err on the conservative side. Every once in awhile, players might get a little frustrated or pissed, but saying "******" once or twice is negative isn't going to result in a ban. If that player said "******" or called people "******bags" in a huge number of games, they might get an escalated ban, or they might get a few chat restrictions.

Only the worst offenders are currently getting escalated straight to a 14-day bans or permanent bans.


@lyte Banned for raging at afkers/intentional feeders...chat logs. Need advice Lyte
2 Weeks Ago 09:00 AM
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Lyte, I think you forgot to censor one of the names or maybe im wrong and that's the OP
Fixed, thanks.


@lyte Banned for raging at afkers/intentional feeders...chat logs. Need advice Lyte
2 Weeks Ago 08:55 AM
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I'm going to name and shame myself here in order to get a response from lyte etc...it seems to be pretty hard to get a response from him/riot in general. After days and days of waiting for a response from player support, I finally got an email from riot support about why I received a 14 day ban. I want to improve myself so that I don't get banned again - but I'd hate to having to resort to muting everybody in order to hold my tongue.

I'm going to start by saying I know I rage a little. I however always thought that I remained positive UNTIL people started acting like clowns/raging at each other, and I always thought that this was a good "balance." I'd hold my tongue until somebody either A: started raging in all chat, B: relentlessly abused somebody/blatantly refused to help, C: intentionally trolled. Only when this happened would i do anything that resembled "verbal abuse" - and even then, it was always focused on improving the current game/getting the person to do what was needed to win. I play ranked, and I NEVER give up on what needs to happen to win. That said, here's the 3 chat logs they provided for my ban.

[11:36] Wytemajyk: can i get a gank mid?
[11:49] Wytemajyk: no, you can just ult in
[11:53] Wytemajyk: stop being a moron
[11:55] Wytemajyk: i can also stun
[12:09] Wytemajyk: youre camping the one lane that cant carry
[14:01] Wytemajyk: come ON ww
[14:05] Wytemajyk: can you do something for me please?
[14:18] Wytemajyk: no, you suck at jungling
[14:23] Wytemajyk: you should have ganked by now
[14:32] Wytemajyk: youre not doing sht
[14:40] Wytemajyk: youre literally invisible
[14:44] Wytemajyk: youve only camped top
[14:47] Wytemajyk: the one lane that cant carry
[15:04] Wytemajyk: kid takes my jungle
[15:06] Wytemajyk: and sucks balls at it
[15:08] Wytemajyk: and does jack sht
[15:19] Wytemajyk: I CAN STUN HIM YOU FCKNUT
[15:23] Wytemajyk: WE CAN 100-0 HIM
[15:47] Wytemajyk: good thing yioure STILL TOP
[15:51] Wytemajyk: come ON kid
[16:12] Wytemajyk: why are you STILL FCKING TOP ww
[16:21] Wytemajyk: CLICK R ON HIM
[16:33] Wytemajyk: oh for the love of god
[16:44] Wytemajyk: ww is the epitome of useless
[16:55] Wytemajyk: I CAN STUN AND 100-) HIM WITH YOUR ULT
[17:01] Wytemajyk: the way you play against heim
[17:08] Wytemajyk: is by pushing against him and destroying his turrets
[17:15] Wytemajyk: im getting camped because youre a WORHTLESS JUNGLE
[17:18] Wytemajyk: and you DONT DO ANYTHING
[17:45] Wytemajyk: surrender this one
[18:02] Wytemajyk: good thing ww camped top
[18:04] Wytemajyk: jesus christ

Here's my reasoning here - i was arguing with a stubborn player who abjectly refused to gank anywhere aside from top lane early because the "lanes sucked" he consistantly went top lane as their jungler camped mid/bot and took dragons and towers. When I tried to ask him to gank anywhere else/countergank/ward/control jungle, he began to argue and flame, calling us baddies and saying he "does what he wants." I remember this clearly because I myself am a jungle main, and KNOW there were things he could do, and would use tons of pings to try to communicate with him, the whole while watching him afk farm while the team lost. If reporting for "refusing to communicate" was a thing, this would be it. That said, I did abuse him a bit, and regret this. This is by far the worst game I've had in a long time, and I regret it. I was simply frustrated with a player taking my best role and the proceeding to do absolutely nothing with it, the whole while blaming other people for what was his fault.
I think this is a case where human memory can play tricks on you. For example, throughout the game, the player you were raging at was saying this:

[9:50] Summoner1: coming top again
[11:45] Summoner1: youre pushed
[14:13] Summoner1: Syndra stop blaming me you tard
[15:47] Summoner1: come on Malphite
[16:18] Summoner1: Syndra you keep pushing up on Heimer and getting ganked your retatded
[18:43] Summoner1: top was getting crushed and you are a hard counter to Heimer.. you shouldnt need a gank
[20:12] Summoner1: ok pro... just shut up
[21:00] Summoner1: you're 0-4 and you suck.. worry about your own self
[23:57] Summoner1: ok whatever
[23:48] Summoner1: just shut up ******bag
[26:11] Summoner1: ok pro.. next time ganking Heimer under a turret really sounds like a great idea
[26:43] Summoner1: because you know what genus... even when Heimer is suppressed his turrets arent Einstein

As you can see from the chat logs, he was actually trying to focus on the game up until 10 minutes, and only started getting more and more negative as a response to your language. If you continuously rage at someone for their performance, they don't just magically play better. In fact, in most cases you distract the players to get more frustrated and play worse. At the end of the game, the player's pretty frustrated and talking back at you and going slightly negative themselves. It's important to note that the player did not call everyone baddies or say I'll do whatever I want. He did go negative using terms like "******," but you can see his language is very minor and he's just trying to play the game.

Given these types of cases, your ban was definitely warranted. In fact, I'm not sure you are retaliating when in the logs, it seems like you trigger the behaviors in others.


LOL wont launch on mac RiotSpookyDooky
2 Weeks Ago 04:34 PM
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Unfortunately, it looks like you're on OS X 10.6.8 which we no longer support. Min spec for LoL is listed here: https://support.leagueoflegends.com/...m-Requirements. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news


Try to guess how the GDer above you looks like in real life based on his name Xelnath
2 Weeks Ago 11:45 PM
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at behemo7h no idea but im guessing young since he writes words with numbers :^)
Caucasian male, about 21-23 years old, bushy dark eyebrows with slightly floppy black hair of longer than average, but shoulder than shoulder length. Light scruff, approximate 178 lbs. Has a Akira poster... sorry, a Naruto poster over monitor.

Pair of soccer shoes, moderately worn but the laces aren't broken yet.


Try to guess how the GDer above you looks like in real life based on his name RiotGradius
2 Weeks Ago 09:52 PM
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A young adult who is way too eager to do this.
~23ish year old male. Short hair. Likes long walks on the beach, enjoys a good beer.

Yup got that all from a name.


Looking for feedback: Line targeting indicator on Varus' Piercing Arrow Meddler
2 Weeks Ago 08:28 PM
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Originally Posted by A Bad Varus View Post
PLEASE DON'T REMOVE IT. :<

Make it an option. If Line Missile Display is off, the indicator should be off. Satisfy both parties.
Long term that's the solution I'd like to go with, that requires some engineering work be done though, hence the check to see how people have been finding this take on a 'one size fits all' approach.


Looking for feedback: Line targeting indicator on Varus' Piercing Arrow Meddler
2 Weeks Ago 08:23 PM
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Hey all,

A couple of patches back we added a line indicator, not just a range circle, to Varus' Q (Piercing Arrow). Now that that's been out for a bit I was hoping to gather some feedback on how you folks have found that. Has it been helpful? Distracting? Don't care either way?

Edit: Threw up a poll to make it easier to track overall feedback (will still be reading the comments too of course).


Urgot Q should not have been given a targeter Meddler
2 Weeks Ago 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by AlphaRumpRanger View Post
I just made a seperate thread about this before seeing this one. I'm so glad to get some reassurance about this. Just tried Urgot out for the first time since the patch and the targeter made it so much harder to play as him. Thanks for clearing this up!
Welcome, and sorry about that. Highly recommend setting Q to Quickcast in the options menu when you play him until the next patch - will give you the same functionality.

Edit: As pointed out below this solution's only accessible though if you're not using cast on release.


Urgot Q should not have been given a targeter Meddler
2 Weeks Ago 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Lord of Shurima View Post
It's probably too early and like I'm not sure if you're the guy for this but do you think Azir will keep his ability to be able to take down turrets from over a wall?
He will not. We want Azir to have some threat against towers, but not from such a safe, hard to counter range. We're going to be experimenting a bit more with champs while they're on the PBE, and Azir's one of the first examples of that. Today's PBE build for example removes the ability for soldiers to attack towers, but instead allows Azir to cast his W directly on a tower, spending a soldier charge to directly damage it.


Urgot Q should not have been given a targeter Meddler
2 Weeks Ago 06:34 PM
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Oh, good catch. That's not an intentional change, will swap it back in the next patch.


Keep getting "LoL Patcher quit unexpectedly" message. Triggs
2 Weeks Ago 04:37 PM
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If you're running 10.6.8, it's no longer supported. You need to upgrade to Maverick.


(FACTIONS) Signup Thread Riot Sargonas
3 Weeks Ago 01:51 PM
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You have my axe!

(well.. Thresh hook...)


Detecting and banning extreme Intentional Feeders Lyte
3 Weeks Ago 10:50 AM
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Lyte...why not sticky this?
Oops, done. Sorry, not familiar with the moderation stuff.


Detecting and banning extreme Intentional Feeders Lyte
3 Weeks Ago 08:56 PM
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I'm scared to play my favorite champion singed now....I die a lot...but have a 63% win rate....
Don't worry, it's not just about dying. There's numerous factors that go into determining what's an intentional feeder.

I posted a relevant response on Reddit recently:

Our #1 concern is separating intentional feeders from players just having a bad game. We have access to billions of games worth of data, and can easily see for every player, every champion, every role, what the variations in the data are.

For example, what are the average game stats (gold per minute, actions per minute, kills/deaths/assists per minute, etc) for you in a game when you play Ashe? What are the average game stats for an Ashe of your skill level? What is the worst game you've had so far on Ashe? By analyzing huge datasets like this, we can begin to figure out what is a bad game (even if it's a once in a lifetime bad game) versus someone intentionally out to ruin a game.


Detecting and banning extreme Intentional Feeders Lyte
3 Weeks Ago 08:02 PM
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Actually I'm afraid because of exactly this attitude. "Noone goes 0/10 and it's just a bad game" is exactly the reason I'm afraid.
We're happy to dive into details when some initial tests are complete, but players have nothing to "fear." We've seen billions of games of data of what a bad, outrageously bad, and crazy once in a lifetime bad game looks like, and are willing to give players huge benefit of the doubt in a system like this.

If you are banned by these types of systems, it'll be very clear why.


Detecting and banning extreme Intentional Feeders Lyte
3 Weeks Ago 07:52 PM
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I'm going to laugh when half of you get 14 day bans for having bad games where you go 0/11. This **** is just like the "toxic" auto bans. X amount of reports = 14 day ban.
Neither system relies just on reports. There are multiple checks in systems to minimize false positives, which is why there are very few players that get punishments when they do not deserve it.


Detecting and banning extreme Intentional Feeders Lyte
3 Weeks Ago 07:50 PM
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Finally been waiting for this, how come you couldn't implement it sooner?
We've been working on several systems in parallel and depending on the various design and tech challenges, some features are easier to do than others.

For intentional feeders, many players tend to confuse intentional feeding with just playing a poor game, so there's a lot of nuance to figuring out when an offense is actually intentional feeding and deserving of a punishment.


Detecting and banning extreme Intentional Feeders Riot NeuroCat
3 Weeks Ago 07:36 PM
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Interesting. How will the system tell the difference from feeders and legitimately bad play?
We're taking into account a large number of different variables, which should properly distinguish between the two. Minimizing false positives is really important for a system like this, where the line between poor play and intentional feeding can be blurry.


Azir skin ideas? Riot Whist
3 Weeks Ago 07:02 PM
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Pigeon Azir.

His soldiers are pigeons made of breadcrumbs.


@LYTE Banned for NO reason - post chat logs PLEASE WookieeCookie
3 Weeks Ago 05:57 PM
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The account was botted to level 30, after which you purchased it from a 3rd party.

Buying accounts is strictly against the Terms of Use. Not only that, but it's really silly given that we can easily track it and ban it. Even worse, I doubt the person you purchased the account from is going to be willing to give you a refund, unfortunately your pain is their gain.

But hopefully the lesson learned here can help other players who might be tempted to do the same thing. Buying accounts is wrong and we'll permanently close them without any exceptions. Not only do they create the opportunity for fraud, but they are frequently leveled with 3rd party modifications or scripts which ruin the games for other players who are trying to enjoy our game legitimately.


Detecting and banning extreme Intentional Feeders Lyte
3 Weeks Ago 05:34 PM
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Hey everyone,

As some of you may have heard, the Tribunal is a system that addresses many types of player behaviors but is currently in extended maintenance while we upgrade a lot of the core functionality. You can read more about it here: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/new...ading-tribunal

In the meantime, we've launched several test systems that have begun aggressively reducing negative player behaviors in League of Legends including a system with the ability to instantly escalate high severity behaviors such as excessive verbal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and worse to a 14-day or permanent ban. After several weeks of testing in North America, we are now ready to start these tests on the European servers. We'll continue to monitor the results of these tests as we prepare to roll them out in other regions.

The reason I'm here today though, is because while these systems are effective at reducing negative verbal behaviors in League, we've been working on ways to address negative gameplay behaviors in League.

Starting 8/26/2014 in North America, we’ll be rolling out a test system capable of immediately escalating extreme intentional feeders straight to a 14-day or permanent ban. Like our other punishment systems, we’ll start with conservative tests to minimize false positives, and then expand the system to be more aggressive. As with our other experiments, depending on the results, we’ll roll out similar tests to the other servers.


@Lyte random perm ban Lyte
3 Weeks Ago 04:19 PM
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Thanks for writing in. As a new initiative to reduce the amount of toxicity within League of Legends, we’ve recently begun to audit players’ accounts for extreme cases of toxic behavior. Examples of behavior we are looking to address include but are not limited to racism; homophobia; sexism; and cases where players are circumventing the chat restriction system (such as intentional feeding) to continue creating a poor experience for other players. Every account punished by this system was personally reviewed by someone at Riot to ensure accuracy.

After having reviewed your account, the decision to issue a suspension had to be made due to the extreme cases of toxicity we found. This type of toxic behavior has no place in League of Legends, and we will continue to punish players who exhibit this behavior.

For more context, I’ve included a link to Lyte’s post on Reddit for your convenience

this is what I was sent by riot support and im banned till feb 20th 2200
They gave you the wrong message. I just checked your account and the ban was for something not related to player behavior. Player behavior bans currently use 2828 as the end year code.


Azir RELEASE DATE Meddler
3 Weeks Ago 01:16 PM
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Is Azir the "Seth" or "Sand Mage" that keeps getting dug up from hidden PBE files?
Yes, previous versions of Azir were referred to internally as Seth and had more of a focus on sand magic. We shifted to more of a command/emperor focus however after realizing that was the theme/story we really wanted to capture with Azir.


@Lyte random perm ban Lyte
3 Weeks Ago 01:11 PM
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It doesn't look like this is a behavioral ban.

Player Support does lock accounts if they are hacked, so if that's what happened you need to file a Player Support ticket.


Azir RELEASE DATE Meddler
3 Weeks Ago 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Samuel L Jaxx View Post
............Braum came out in May.

He was a little bit late, and Gnar moreso. MAYBE this is compensation?
Yeah, Gnar ended up getting delayed a little bit as we caught a few things late in development and improved them. Combine that with our patch schedule for the rest of the year which is fairly locked down now and you end up with a couple of champs in closer proximity than usual.


What Does Azir's Ultimate Counter? (Gonna need some help here Rito) gypsylord
3 Weeks Ago 12:06 PM
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The general rule on Azir's R is: "I stop units that try to physically move through me." This means it will cancel most dashes. There are a few exceptions:

Dashes that are classified as "unstoppable" will go through (Vi, Hec, Noct, J4, and Malph R's).
Champions that can go untargetable while moving can get through (Vlad pool and Fizz pole).
Teleports can get through because they blink over the wall(Ez E and Kass R).


@Riot In hopes of finding official specs and images on Zigg's bombs! Meddler
3 Weeks Ago 10:23 PM
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Hey Puff Panda Flex. I'll hit up one of our artists, see if we've got an appropriate image we can send your way. Can't make any promises yet, but would love to find something that's a good fit.


Riot " We dont believe in naming and shaming" Lyte
3 Weeks Ago 09:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Jenos Idallian View Post
At what point do you think it's acceptable that you ignore a wide base of your community, including the ones that are completely innocent, that requests for this policy to be standardized for all infractions, not just escalated bans?
I appreciate the time you took to write this, but would appreciate not spiraling to personal attacks at the end of your post.

Right now, the policy we have on posting chat logs is temporary while the Tribunal system is in maintenance and being upgraded. When the Tribunal is back, every single player, regardless of punishment tier or offense will get a "Reform Card" that outlines the games, chat logs and game data that resulted in the community-voted punishment. Before Tribunal went into maintenance, we also had Reform Cards sent out for every type of punishment.


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...but I for one am sick and tired of seeing you evade things over and over.

People are well aware that escalated bans are the result of toxic behavior. You've put a caveat into place to pretty much guarantee that every time you #Smite someone, the logs are going to work to your personal benefit, and support your math.
While Tribunal is down, we're human. This means that we can only get to a certain number of threads per day, and a certain number of tickets per day. When Tribunal is up, we had 100% transparency in every case. In fact, Tribunal data was open and available for anyone to download and review. Multiple universities and PhD students have written papers on the data and come to the same conclusion that we had: that the Tribunal system was immensely accurate, and the behaviors that were being punished were warranted.

Please do Google-fu some of those studies because they are done by independent sources and were published in peer-reviewed journals or at conferences.

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I would presume that someone in your situation has at the very least taken post-secondary psychology and sociology classes, so far be it for me to question your superior knowledge on the subject, but if you would so kindly indulge this plebs questions, please answer the following:

1. Who holds you accountable for your systems success or failure?
There are entire teams at Riot that work on these systems. There is nothing that 1 person does that isn't reviewed by multiple team members or even external teams.

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2. For the community to be ignored, after Riot has repeatedly stated it's the community that polices itself (Tribunal, Report System, etc.), how do you justify withholding information from people that legitimately have concerns about their chat restrictions and/or behavior?
Again, this is only temporary until the upgraded Tribunal is back.

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Lyte, there are a great many people that have a very large problem with you. You design systems that are at best, trivial, and at worst, fraudulent. I suspect that either you have an extremely limited knowledge of statistics and psychology, or a very powerful knowledge in these subjects with the added ability to manipulate your numbers.

If you were a public official, I'd be rallying for your dismissal. Unfortunately, the only recourse I have here is to watch my opinion get lost in the abyss that is GD.

I sincerely hope that you read this, and even if you don't respond, at least consider what I've taken the time to write.
There's a lot of players that are generally supportive of the recent measures as well, and I believe many of your issues are also resolved when the Tribunal returns.

However, I'm going to have to ask you to stay constructive, because you're attacking the work of dozens of Rioters and there isn't anything to discuss when the comments are simply "systems are trivial."


@Lyte Post My Chat Logs I want Proof Lyte
3 Weeks Ago 07:50 PM
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We generally care about players that want to try to reform, instead of those who clearly show they aren't interested in changing their behaviors.

For example, you recently name-changed to TSM KawaiiSenpai. I'm not sure if you think we can't pull up your previous Summoner Name or your chat logs there... but we can. A name change doesn't absolve you of your behaviors.

[17:47] ShambuIance: look at my score with lucian *****
[20:54] ShambuIance: rofl DFG rush my god why do kids even play this game when they dont even know what to build when
[28:01] ShambuIance: you want some valuable info ok here some kat unistall the game your brain isnt ready for games like this you dont understand th

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[11:30] ShambuIance: dude eve get some ****ing map awarness dude
[12:43] ShambuIance: omfg man learn to ****ing back off
[18:42] ShambuIance: no one sees them or what wtf??
[21:25] ShambuIance: surrender all this because you idiots didnt back off after we got 2nd mid tower than eve dies mid gg team cant stop giving up f
[36:29] ShambuIance: so who the **** is going to engage and zyra use ur god damn ult this time

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[4:07] ShambuIance: wow wtf j4 ****** ass invade
[4:12] ShambuIance: thanks for losing my lane
[21:50] ShambuIance: stupid c*nt got me while i was in shop
[25:43] ShambuIance: ****ing group ffs god im so tired of these ******s gang banging me
[25:57] ShambuIance: i liked it when it was only me and that ***** nasus top
[26:22] ShambuIance: maybe ****ing jump in with me SOMEONE

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[14:08] ShambuIance: i hate you
[14:16] ShambuIance: so ****ing much ****ed me over from the god damn start
[24:31] ShambuIance: DONT WORRY SHACO ILL PROTECT MID TOWER GET THAT ****ING DRAGON U F*GGOT IM FEEDING NOW REPORT ME
[28:41] ShambuIance: nah dont group let me keep feeding them hahaha stupid ****s keep farming while they catch up cant wait till we lose n*gger shac
[32:43] ShambuIance: STFU U ****ING F*GGOT U IDIOTS CAN EITHER GROUP OR WATCH ME KEEP FEEDING THEM UNTIL I HOPE WE LOSE


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[12:25] ShambuIance: im afk bye bot lane feed too much they dont deserve to even win **** is pathetic
[27:34] ShambuIance: stupid ****ing bird gets caught good job hahah this elo

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[1:15] ShambuIance: np f*ggot
[12:00] ShambuIance: this mid is ****ing trash wow
[16:53] ShambuIance: surrender 20 please this ****ing vi is so retarded lost everything on that ****ing chase COOL we kill diana morg was there 3 vs
[25:22] ShambuIance: sure but you kids have no patient and dont know when to back off after getting a tower
[32:13] ShambuIance: YOU ****ING IDIOTS I LAGGED OUT STFU MORONS

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[11:32] ShambuIance: WHAT ARE U DOING TARIC
[12:02] ShambuIance: didnt you know taric got ****ing nerf and sucks
[12:49] ShambuIance: see why i banned rengar this kid would of fed just as bad god why didnt i ban lee sin too ****ing trash jungler
[16:49] ShambuIance: just surrender 20 i think lee sin gave a kill to every lane hahahaha
[20:26] ShambuIance: are you ****ing kidding me right now you idiots arent going to surrender......... wow i really hate this game
[25:32] ShambuIance: jesus **** i hate all of you thinking we can win this **** **** u wasting my time
[29:01] ShambuIance: cant do anything all of them are way to fed ****ing retarded

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Riot " We dont believe in naming and shaming" Lyte
3 Weeks Ago 07:29 PM
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Lyte, the real issue is that according to you

However, it's obviously NOT being handled by player support.

Pointing out whether or not the OP behaves well is irrelevant.

EDIT: Shen'd

How about this player's case?

All they get is automated messages in support tickets.
The standard for Player Support is to give chat logs for escalated bans (14-days and permanent bans). However, the OP just has chat restrictions.

Me, personally, I prioritize escalated bans (14-days and permanent bans). Once in awhile, I'll post in a chat restriction thread but it's 100% not standard for Player Support to do this for chat restrictions.


Riot " We dont believe in naming and shaming" Lyte
3 Weeks Ago 07:23 PM
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Wow Lyte that's really addressing the main point of this thread, good work.
Chat logs are only handed out for escalated bans. We said this in the original announcement about the new policy.


Riot " We dont believe in naming and shaming" Lyte
3 Weeks Ago 07:20 PM
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I'm bumping this as well, because this isn't right. In fact, I'm nearly positive I've seen Lyte state outright that support is supposed to give you chat logs if you request it. I can only hope this is a mistake that will be fixed, not official policy.
The OP did not get an escalated ban to 14-days or permanent ban.

But, OP will most likely be banned soon for a different reason than verbal abuse. OP, feel free to explain to everyone what you do in-game, while you are saying your "positive phrases"? Because it doesn't look like you're being as positive as your chat seems to make you look.


When playing warwick skills lockup and become unable to use. Riot Exgeniar
3 Weeks Ago 11:47 AM
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So when is getting fixed? Honestly is quite a gamebreaking bug compared to the ones that are already around
I'm not sure; I don't work directly on the team that would be fixing this. As far as I understand, this is a more systemic problem, so it will more likely take longer than sooner. It takes a longer because changing something systemic has more potential negative impact on the stability of the game than some isolated changes, say typo. So we tend to ensure more testing on it to make sure it is fixed right. But when it's fixed, we'll make sure you guys would know about it via the patch notes.


Regarding Recent Instability on North America RiotGradius
3 Weeks Ago 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by D0nC View Post
http://www.itworldcanada.com/post/el...ware-on-amazon

Perhaps you can begin there?

Dump your Amazon traffic.
That's an interesting vulnerability, but it's not really specific to only DDoSing Amazon related services. Essentially people left an exploitable service open to the Internet instead of properly firewalling it off, and then attackers were using those pwnd Amazon instances to DDoS other things on the Internet.


Regarding Recent Instability on North America RiotGradius
3 Weeks Ago 01:02 PM
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There are ones available for game servers as well including Staminus and Intreppid which cater to game servers.

https://www.intreppid.com/about-us/
https://www.staminus.net/
These services may be successful for other games, but there's one thing you have to take into consideration. Any time you add a DDoS protection to a network, you have to consider the implications of doing so.

We're already in the process of adding multiple different levels of protection, but each step of the way, we have to ensure that we've accurately tested these services. If we didn't test them thoroughly, we could shoot ourselves in the foot before we even start protecting our servers. One large problem we've seen is once we turn on mitigation, latency increases by a large amount. With this latency increase you have essentially taken down the service yourself.

Another thing that I've mentioned in previous threads is that when you have such large attacks against your network, you have to work with many different ISPs/groups to ensure traffic is being properly blocked. I can't give too much detail, but this is something we're always actively doing, as well as making network changes to give us more control over our network service as a whole.

If there are any specific questions, I'll do my best to answer them, but remember, one of the reasons we can't share a lot about what we're doing is because it's always a game of cat and mouse. We don't want to show our hands about our defense, just as much as the attackers don't want to share too much about their attacks.


Viktor and Jayce Lore Comic: Chapter One RoadkillsRevenge
3 Weeks Ago 10:27 AM
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Damn Dude! This is really great work! Love the style and how much personality you put in the characters. Killer.


Regarding Recent Instability on North America ArmiesofZNight
3 Weeks Ago 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Breast Sona NA View Post
This thread provided literally the same exact amount of "information" as all of their previous posts. They didn't address East Coast / Central servers, compensation, how long it's estimated to take for DDOS attacks to successfully be prevented, etc..
East Coast or Central servers won't help this particular type of attack. These are pipefilling attacks that cut off the ability for services to talk to one another. The location of our servers has very little impact on the ability to execute that type of attack.

As mentioned before, DDOS prevention is an arms race. We've done a number of things to make our game more resilient to many of the types we've experienced over the years. There are many things we can do to prevent some DDOS's, but those prevention methods also have a major negative impact on the play experience for everyone. It impacts our ability to give solid timelines. We also shy away from the timelines in this instance because we don't want to give information out to potential attackers.


Regarding Recent Instability on North America ArmiesofZNight
3 Weeks Ago 10:09 AM
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So just to clarify for everyone, the attacks referred to in the stickied post by RiotGradius are a very different issue. Those are the drop hack attacks that have been impacting individual servers and games. What we're posting about here are the issues we've been having over the last week or so have been much larger and have impacted almost every player on the game when the attacks occur.

While we've been able to take steps to improve the drophack issue, these new sets off DDOS's that have been impacting us require different tactics.


Regarding Recent Instability on North America ArmiesofZNight
3 Weeks Ago 09:31 AM
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Hey Everyone,
Over the last couple of days, many of you have experienced some problems while playing the game. You’ve seen reconnect spikes, issues with game starts, and very large login queue in many occasions. We wanted to take some time to give you all a little more information on what’s going on, since we haven’t spoken much about this since the issues started occurring.

In the last couple weeks our datacenter and game have been the target of some DDOS attacks. The results of these attacks have caused instability in our service. We’ve been experiencing large attacks that have been filling up a significant chunk of bandwidth and causing parts of our system to lose connection to each other. The end result is a poor play experience for you all. While we’ve been able to turn on our loss forgiven feature as soon as the attack is detected, this does not equal a good play experience.

While we can’t share the details of the work we are doing internally to combat this (since it would give the attackers information to circumvent it), we want you to know that we are tackling this from many different angles. This includes working with our datacenter and internet service provider partners, as well as developing tools and services internally to make our service more robust against these types of attacks. Defending against DDOS attacks is an arms race that we will always be engaged in, and we are committed to reducing the pain you all feel as swiftly as possible when the service is being impacted by malicious attacks.

We want you to know that this is the top priority for the Live Services team. We share your frustration at the impact of these attacks, and we are working to make sure you can play the game every time you want to.

-Ryan


Maps Skin Ideas Riot JxE
4 Weeks Ago 04:08 PM
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Also, for any of you outside of NA that want to comment I've created a thread on the new boards:
http://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com...map-skin-ideas


Maps Skin Ideas Riot JxE
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Just wanted to let you all know we're still reading this

Keep up the suggestions!


@Lyte I have been given a 2nd 14 day ban when I was not toxic. (New Thread) Lyte
4 Weeks Ago 07:42 PM
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Does telling somebody I'm going to report them count as negative?
Because in my defense, I said that a LOT because I thought it was helping because I wanted to show them that being toxic had a negative consequence.

Can I see two logs, one from two different days?
We generally see that players who repeatedly say they are going to report people are generally pretty toxic themselves. In fact, saying "reported" is among the words and phrases that toxic players say the most out of any other word. A lot of players also report players who say "reported" often because it's a pretty annoying experience to constantly hear players go "reporting X," "reported" etc. In addition to this, telling players repeatedly that they are muted is a super negative behavior as well because the only thing you are doing is instigating that player to be even more toxic... yet the only people that are experiencing the triggered toxicity are your teammates--so, you get reported for that a bunch too.

Here's a few examples of chat logs where you constantly tell others you are reporting someone, try to get the other team to report someone, and then tell people they are muted (and then still attack them throughout and make them rage even more to your teammates):

[14:30] Jacobdg [ALL]: why do all baddies say that
[14:41] Jacobdg [ALL]: don't be a sore loser
[17:22] Jacobdg: quit being a baby
[21:23] Jacobdg [ALL]: can you guys reprot wukong
[22:20] Jacobdg [ALL]: because you're a loser who can't hold your lane
[25:11] Jacobdg: what the ****
[26:19] Jacobdg: shut up
[29:27] Jacobdg: just muting you all
[39:37] Jacobdg: god damnit wukong
[39:38] Jacobdg: JUST HELP
[39:49] Jacobdg: I CAN'T HEAR YOU
[39:50] Jacobdg: YOU'RE MUTED
[39:53] Jacobdg: DON'T BOTHER TYPING TO ME
[46:33] Jacobdg: THANKS WUKONG

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[4:51] Jacobdg: shut up
[6:10] Jacobdg [ALL]: muting thresh and reporting him lol
[8:22] Jacobdg [ALL]: report jinx for trolling
[14:57] Jacobdg: stfu
[35:54] Jacobdg: WHAT THE ****

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[24:38] Jacobdg: muting you now
[25:26] Jacobdg: not playing with this team
[26:05] Jacobdg [ALL]: is diana just complaining
[26:07] Jacobdg [ALL]: i muted her lol


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[3:50] Jacobdg: reporting you after game for unskilled player and trolling
[3:54] Jacobdg: and muting you now kayle

[4:09] Jacobdg: im telling him what'sg oing to happen
[4:11] Jacobdg: and muting him
[11:30] Jacobdg: i muted kayle
[11:35] Jacobdg: so if she's talking to me she can stop
[13:47] Jacobdg: you were supposed to kill him
[13:49] Jacobdg: but you ***** out and run
[25:09] Jacobdg: i wonder if this nidalee is typing to me
[25:11] Jacobdg: too bad she's muted

[25:19] Jacobdg: cause i'm not gonna listen to her stupidity for another second