On MMR Boosting and the 2014 Season

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Dokusei

Senior Member

01-14-2014

good

now make a thread explaining how resets work


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Sty13z

Senior Member

01-14-2014

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Originally Posted by Riot Rhojin View Post
If you mean in the instance of a player sharing their main account with a third party and then jumping into a duo with them using their smurf account, then yes this would be a form of MMR Boosting. The third party playing on the main account is not only helping the account owner raise the MMR of the main account but the MMR of the account owner's smurf account.

So just to be clear, if I hypothetically had a Challenger Tier Friend and I was Bronze V he could carry me 'til the cows come home and it would not be considered boosting (assuming we are playing on our own respective accounts the entire time)?

No loaded question intended, honest question intended to clarify.


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Riot Rhojin

Player Behavior Specialist

01-14-2014
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Originally Posted by xXAgeOfCookiesXx View Post
I'm confused as to why this is punishable. Could somebody please clarify for me?
Its another form of boosting. A team member is playing on an account they do not own to help their teammate qualify for any rewards their team may have earned.


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MasterZedX

Senior Member

01-14-2014

i'd like to know why there isn't an option to NOT play with duo que players. Seeing how they can single handedly control a game, don't you think it'll be fair to give players that option?


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Riot Wittrock

QA Analyst

01-14-2014

The TL;DR is (and please correct me if I'm wrong Rhojin):

If you're playing on an account that's not yours, it's account sharing and against the ToU.

If you play ranked on an account that's not yours, it's both account sharing and boosting, against the ToU, and has its own specific subset of punishments.


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HammerZeit88

Junior Member

01-14-2014

Yeah Id like to know if there is a plan to have a queue where you're not placed with duos as well? They (from my experience) tend to be more toxic and cause larger discrepancies with W/Ls than true solo queue.
They also tend to abuse "pick order" more than solo players and just overall (in general) create a more negative environment.


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Arczer

Senior Member

01-14-2014

LOL, You guys serious?
How is this even a "primary issue" ? Are you going to ban Billy because his mother was playing Teemo in a bronze IV game?
How about start by not ****ing the game up with concurrent season releases that have absolutely zero balance, releasing some type of coherent content required in an e-sport (like replays? how long has it been, what the ****?), and stop trying to monopolize e-sports (LCS players can't stream non-league content) please.

Get your **** together. Excuse my french.


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Sonnington

Senior Member

01-14-2014

What about players using scripts and hacks?


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HammerZeit88

Junior Member

01-14-2014

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Originally Posted by Arczer View Post
LOL, You guys serious?
How is this even a "primary issue" ? Are you going to ban Billy because his mother was playing Teemo in a bronze IV game?
How about start by not ****ing the game up with concurrent season releases that have absolutely zero balance, releasing some type of coherent content required in an e-sport (like replays? how long has it been, what the ****?), and stop trying to monopolize e-sports (LCS players can't stream non-league content) please.

Get your **** together. Excuse my french.
pretty sure they lifted that clause from the contract. Just saying.


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Arczer

Senior Member

01-14-2014

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Originally Posted by HammerZeit88 View Post
pretty sure they lifted that clause from the contract. Just saying.
How was it even passed in the first place!?