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WookieeCookie

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12-04-2012
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Since Honor was released release, Lyte has been pretty good at releasing various information about the Honor system.

If you truly are interested in what's been said, I really encourage you to check out these threads:

Introducing Honor: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/...php?p=29448823

Initial Honor Results: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=2660000

I can summarize a few of your main questions, but more than likely the specific answers you seek can be found in that thread.

How do you get ribbons?
- When you've received enough honor for a specific category you will unlock an honor ribbon.

How do you change ribbons?
- It is not currently possible to change Honor ribbons, or specify which one you would like displayed. If you have more than one honor ribbon then the ribbon which is currently most rare will be the one that is displayed.

How do you lose a Ribbon/Honor?
1) If you are judged guilty by the Tribunal you will lose all honor and ribbons on your account. Dishonorable conduct has its consequences. When you start playing again you will have the opportunity to re-earn them.
2) If you transfer servers you will lose any honor and ribbons earned on your original server. This is because the "norms" for each region may be different, and it doesn't make sense to assume that because you were honored in one place, you would be honored in the next.
3) If you play games but do not continue to earn Honor, then in some cases your ribbon may decay. This is to stop people from unlocking a ribbon and then suddenly deciding they don't have to try anymore. In order to keep your ribbons you have to work for them. If your ribbon has been lost due to decay, you can re-earn it. In fact, it will most likely be easier to re-earn it the second time around then it was the first time.

How do I get more than one Ribbon?
- The type of ribbon you unlock depends on what kind of honor you earn. You can earn more than one ribbon. You'll just need to earn enough honor in more than one category.

How do I get rid of a Ribbon?
-It is not possible to turn off the display of an honor ribbon.

How does the system work? Why do I have more honor points then someone else, yet they have the ribbon and I don't?
- We are not sharing the exact details of the Honor system to prevent abuse. But the amount of honor it takes to unlock a ribbon will be different for everyone and depends on a number of factors.

There are no real "tricks" to get a ribbon; the only surefire way to unlock an Honor Ribbon is to play and act honorably in your games consistently.


Lastly, to finish this off, this is merely what we have now. PB&J is always working on this system (and many others) at any given time. I know they've been especially interested in the kinds of feedback players have since it's been released. So don't take what I say as the end all be all. They're definitely listening to you guys.


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Viro Melchior

Recruiter

12-04-2012

Wookie, can you answer a simple question then:

Do people who played thousands of games before honor have it easier, equal, or harder than a new-to-level-30 account in terms of earning honor ribbons?
(ie, do games played before honor affect gaining ribbons)


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NJ Gamer

Member

12-04-2012

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How do you change ribbons?
- It is not currently possible to change Honor ribbons, or specify which one you would like displayed. If you have more than one honor ribbon then the ribbon which is currently most rare will be the one that is displayed.
can you please explain this in greater detail? It seems to make no sense; if it shows the rarest ribbon, for everyone with that ribbon, wouldnt that then make the ribbon being displayed the most common? Also, ive seen many, many people with honourable opponent, if it shows the most rare why does this ribbon show up the most? i hardly ever see anything other than honourable opponent.
If you cannot answer this please redirect us to someone who can.


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Dreampod

Senior Member

12-04-2012

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Originally Posted by Viro Melchior View Post
Wookie, can you answer a simple question then:

Do people who played thousands of games before honor have it easier, equal, or harder than a new-to-level-30 account in terms of earning honor ribbons?
(ie, do games played before honor affect gaining ribbons)
They've said elsewhere that honor calculations are prorated across eligible games (ie only matchmade games since honor took effect).

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can you please explain this in greater detail? It seems to make no sense; if it shows the rarest ribbon, for everyone with that ribbon, wouldnt that then make the ribbon being displayed the most common? Also, ive seen many, many people with honourable opponent, if it shows the most rare why does this ribbon show up the most? i hardly ever see anything other than honourable opponent.
If you cannot answer this please redirect us to someone who can.
The rates at which ribbons are earned is wildly uneven. When they last quoted statistics (IIRC) Honorable Opponent was earned by ~15% of the population (particularly high in the 1200-1400 elo bracket) while the others were under 2%. Additionally the Honorable Opponent ribbon is the only 'straight forward' ribbon, the others require a unknown mix of different types of Honor to achieve.


And Wookie since I took care of two questions for you, could you answer one for me?

Are the ribbons based on fixed numbers or by percentile because I see very little honor given out anymore and don't know anyone who has earned a ribbon (of any variety) since the first month. I hold hope of getting one of the other ribbons but despite my being an awesome dude (and humble too) I don't see it happening unless it is based on percentiles.


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Status Kwoh

Producer

12-04-2012
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Originally Posted by Viro Melchior View Post
Wookie, can you answer a simple question then:

Do people who played thousands of games before honor have it easier, equal, or harder than a new-to-level-30 account in terms of earning honor ribbons?
(ie, do games played before honor affect gaining ribbons)
Equal


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Status Kwoh

Producer

12-04-2012
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can you please explain this in greater detail? It seems to make no sense; if it shows the rarest ribbon, for everyone with that ribbon, wouldnt that then make the ribbon being displayed the most common? Also, ive seen many, many people with honourable opponent, if it shows the most rare why does this ribbon show up the most? i hardly ever see anything other than honourable opponent.
If you cannot answer this please redirect us to someone who can.
Rarest to earn. So if you have multiple ribbons, the one that is the hardest to get (and therefore the larger achievement) is the one that is shown.


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Status Kwoh

Producer

12-04-2012
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Are the ribbons based on fixed numbers or by percentile because I see very little honor given out anymore and don't know anyone who has earned a ribbon (of any variety) since the first month. I hold hope of getting one of the other ribbons but despite my being an awesome dude (and humble too) I don't see it happening unless it is based on percentiles.
Getting honors isn't harder today than it has been in the past. While there was a ton of participation the first day - as with any new feature - its settled into a pretty good groove and we're looking at ways to keep educating and encouraging people to use it. It is not significantly harder to earn a crest today than before. Keep going for it, you'll get there.


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Ibuki Suika

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12-04-2012

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Getting honors isn't harder today than it has been in the past. While there was a ton of participation the first day - as with any new feature - its settled into a pretty good groove and we're looking at ways to keep educating and encouraging people to use it. It is not significantly harder to earn a crest today than before. Keep going for it, you'll get there.
so whats up with getting the same ribbon multiple times? ive been told i got the honorable opponent one like 4 times. i never lost my honor or my ribbon for any reason, all my numbers are the same but then even though i already had the ribbon it would say i got it again. o.o


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tempnameA461

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12-04-2012

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2) If you transfer servers you will lose any honor and ribbons earned on your original server. This is because the "norms" for each region may be different, and it doesn't make sense to assume that because you were honored in one place, you would be honored in the next.
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13bmw13

Senior Member

12-04-2012

since there are 4 different ribbons you can earn why can't you have one in each corner opposed to just one in the top right?