On MMR Boosting and the 2014 Season

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Banuvan

Senior Member

01-14-2014

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Originally Posted by RighteousFreed View Post
Lets say player A is plat 3, Player B is Diamond 1. {Player B creates a smurf and then uses it to help player A get to diamond.

Thats all fine and dandy because they are on their own accounts. It's MMR boosting at it's finest but Riot allows it.


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TWW Goblin

Recruiter

01-14-2014

ok ive always been curious about this,

say (hypothetically) that you are gold and join a platinum ranked team because you were recruited to fill that position, could you get banned for joining a higher elo team than your solo queue elo? Thank you


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WookieeCookie

Player Support Lead -
Player Behavior

01-14-2014
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Originally Posted by Not Commando Yi View Post
So does this mean you've closed Gem/Pikachu's account?

no of course not
Not sure what you're getting at? It doesn't look like that account has been played in over two months. Coincidence?


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Riot Rhojin

Player Behavior Specialist

01-14-2014
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Originally Posted by Chiquihuite View Post
...I can appreciate that. Any chance you could ask someone who is on the matchmaking team to stop by this thread and respond, or create a new thread to talk about it?
I will run it by them but I can't promise anything on their behalf. If anything it may be in a new thread so we can keep this one focused on MMR Boosting.


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Banuvan

Senior Member

01-14-2014

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Originally Posted by Teching View Post
ok ive always been curious about this,

say (hypothetically) that you are gold and join a platinum ranked team because you were recruited to fill that position, could you get banned for joining a higher elo team than your solo queue elo? Thank you

Solo queue MMR and team MMR are two different things. Your team MMR is based on the team and does not have an effect on your solo queue MMR and vice versa. I guess you could say that your solo queue MMR belongs to you but the Team Name owns the team MMR.


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DMG Frost

Senior Member

01-14-2014

Well with the "ranked reset" people are obviously going to feel obligated to pay for boosting. The MMR reset is more of a MMR dump to be perfectly honest. Obviously people are going to want to pay someone even for the chance to get to where they were before. Would be much happier if you were seeded based on your current MMR (not division!) and just started again from there. I am in gold 1 and have no expectations of even making it back to gold 5 for next season based on what people have been telling me.


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Ivalyr

Senior Member

01-14-2014

Not really a question, but a while back I reported someone who I'm 100% certain bought (or was given) a diamond account. I was told it would be looked in to, but the account has the season 3 rewards. There are plenty of factors that should make it clear that he purchased the account or had it boosted. Any chance you could double back and look it back into it?


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Riot Rhojin

Player Behavior Specialist

01-14-2014
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Originally Posted by Teching View Post
ok ive always been curious about this,

say (hypothetically) that you are gold and join a platinum ranked team because you were recruited to fill that position, could you get banned for joining a higher elo team than your solo queue elo? Thank you
Not for just joining the team. The only time you would be punished would be if you had a teammate or third party play in your team games for you.


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Chastity

Senior Member

01-14-2014

So is it OK for me to pay a person to duo with me and carry me to gold or plat if they only play on their account and I always play (poorly) on mine?


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Banuvan

Senior Member

01-14-2014

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Well with the "ranked reset" people are obviously going to feel obligated to pay for boosting. The MMR reset is more of a MMR dump to be perfectly honest. Obviously people are going to want to pay someone even for the chance to get to where they were before. Would be much happier if you were seeded based on your current MMR (not division!) and just started again from there. I am in gold 1 and have no expectations of even making it back to gold 5 for next season based on what people have been telling me.

They really need to do a hard reset for anybody plat and below. Completely wipe their MMR. If their system works then there shouldn't be any problem right? Everybody will work their way back up to where they belong and everything will be fine and dandy.