On MMR Boosting and the 2014 Season

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Ivalyr

Senior Member

01-14-2014

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Originally Posted by Just Mid Please View Post
I reported someone for elo boosting and they got the mother ****ing ban hammer BAM!
I wish my report actually accomplished something. I worked my ass off for diamond, and some silver gets it by dropping a bit of green. It really makes it feel worthless.


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Riot Rhojin

Player Behavior Specialist

01-14-2014
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Originally Posted by Naethmor View Post
You shouldn't have even bothered making this post. you don't do anything to elo boosters, it's been proven. i reported this kid, supplied all the evidence and you didn't do anything to him. so please stop thinking we're all gullible and go back to banning the people who spam honor to the trolls.
Could it be that you were mistaken and our investigation found that the player you reported was not boosting? Lolking and youtube links are not the only things required for our investigations to determine MMR Boosting. We looked through the accounts in question like we do with all reports and found no concrete proof of MMR Boosting. We do not punish players unless we can say without a shadow of a doubt that they were involved in boosting. Please do not confuse this with us not caring, because that simply is not the case.


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Develop

Senior Member

01-14-2014

Hey Rhojin, what do I do about "ragers,trolls,feeders" so on so fourth.

I feel like I get one every so often but it never seems to stop.

Are the reports we are giving out going through to you guys?

Just curious because one of my friends told me that reports don't do anything.

Thanks, sorry if I bothered you

-Seouul


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Twist741

Member

01-14-2014

Riot has definitely been doing something about it, to say they do absolutely nothing is a bit of hyperbole friends, let's be serious. A bunch of the 5v5 Challenger teams are out of luck, because one or more members of team got hit with the Boosting Banhammer of Doom+1.

http://esportwire.com/2014/01/12/rio...ger-5v5-teams/

To say they've never done a thing about boosting is... unfounded at best.


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Autumn Blues

Senior Member

01-14-2014

Please take the time to understand that when people are on tilts and suddenly start winning again they are not boosting.


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HarrisonOwns

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Senior Member

01-14-2014

Stop people from duo queueing with people 2 or more leagues separation.

If you don't, you are just not accomplishing anything at all.

Right now a diamond duo queued with a bronze does NOT get averaged out by the matchmaking system. (It is severely lacking in accuracy when it's too much of a disparity for it to handle properly. We know this through experience.)

That is disgusting.


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Milkyway457

Senior Member

01-14-2014

well i can tell you that i can still see GOLD V players in my B1 games, who aren't even worth being b1, cuz they don't know sh*t about the game. i honestly don't know how did they get all the way down from GOLD V to B1 and didn't get punished.. it drives me crazy, whether if the person is on my team or on the enemy team. then, there were those players, who just say it "im elo boosting, so listen to me so we can win"
i don't know if those were getting banned, i reported everyone who was obviously too good to be a bronze, for example, seeing an actually good Lee sin in low elo, making plays does NOT exist, so whenever i saw one i reported them, I remember seeing 3 actually good lee sins making plays. for me, it was OBVIOUS that they were boosting.


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Ivalyr

Senior Member

01-14-2014

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Originally Posted by Monsieur Robot View Post
Please take the time to understand that when people are on tilts and suddenly start winning again they are not boosting.
I'm quite certain the report I sent is correct. I won't name, but this was a low silver player who streams with many games played. His gameplay certainly belonged at low silver, maybe even bronze. He made bad calls, had poor mechanics, and often had no idea where he should be or what he should be doing in many situations. He then disappears from streaming for 2 months and when he comes back he's on a new account (not his old one with a name change) that is diamond with like 50 games played. To add to that, he only played top/mid/jungle and never touched bot lane. All of the games played on the diamond account were adc games with amazing KDAs. When he started playing that account he claimed thinks like "best jungler na" or "best hecarim na" and played nothing but jungle, losing every game until his MMR was back to gold and getting an average of about 40 cs a game with incredibly negative KDAs along the way.


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EvilTreeSpock

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01-14-2014

While not MMR boosting specifically, would this scenario constitute account sharing and possibly accrue a penalty.

A person logs into their account, then allows a friend to play non-ranked games on their account without sharing information. Besides how difficult to prove without that person possibly streaming the event, would that count even if account information wasn't shared and no ranked games were played?


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Elwasd

Senior Member

01-14-2014

Legit question (regarding myself)
So a few months ago, I had some terrible luck (trollers/leavers/afkers) in ranked matches A LOT, and b/c of it have lost a lot. Started playing again about 1 month ago, have had almost NONE now, and tend to win alot, so I have a sudden spike in mmr/lp gains and stuff. How would you be able to tell the difference when something like that occurs (i know this is not a common occurrence) and differentiate it from just letting someone use my pc/account and boosting me?