@Lyte - Player Behavior, Matchmaking, and Life as a Scientist

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Lyte

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07-27-2013
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Hey Summoners,

I've been busy working on Champion Select solutions with the Player Behavior team and it's been awhile since I've visited the forums. Although we're making progress on Champion Select, a lot of experiments have happened in the past few months!

For example:

Restricted Chat Mode went live!
http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=3241734

Some results from Restricted Chat Mode are here:
http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/...php?p=39190978

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Behavioral Alerts is one of the latest experiments, and is explained here:
http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=3388973

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We recently gave a talk sharing some of our lessons in the past year regarding shaping player behavior in online games at GDC 2013, and the talk is available here:

"The Science Behind Shaping Player Behavior in Online Games"
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/191262/

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It's been getting difficult trying to answer questions across several threads, so I'm hoping to answer any questions players might have about player behavior, matchmaking, or life in general being a scientist in the gaming industry in this thread.


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Lt Crunch

Senior Member

07-27-2013

Cool!
I have never seen a behavioral alert, nor have my friends. Are they really in effect?


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Gurog

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07-27-2013

first page yolo


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MaDV0524

Senior Member

07-27-2013

Hurraay!!!

But seriously I greatly appreciate all the efforts you guys are making. I have seen major improvements from season 2


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piepiepiepiepi47

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07-27-2013

lyte 2 strong


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Carunei

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07-27-2013

Can you explain why it has taken me 6 days to get from Plat V to plat 1 but over 100 games to get to 97 lp?


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Malza

Senior Member

07-27-2013

Is there a noticeable amount less of "toxicity" in higher ranked games?

From what I've experienced myself it seems like far less, but not less than if I watch a friend play Co-Op vs AI.


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nickchan85

Senior Member

07-27-2013

Are some players too 'stupid' to be fixed?

ALSO, if i may add i think you're doing a fine job, league has visibly improved since you started working for riot.


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ZileanUltedJesus

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07-27-2013

Down with lyte!


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Lt Crunch

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07-27-2013

I will protect Lyte by upvoting.