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Ranked change to encourage trolling

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Bttc

Member

04-03-2012

As the system is currently, anyone can queue dodge to lower their elo as far as they want. This is convenient for many players who want to show their capability at carrying from 500 to 1500 elo or whatnot.

A riot champion designer, RiotLyte, recently announced this functionality is being removed. Now, in order to get their elo low, Riot is forcing these players to subtly tank their elo by losing games. As a tribunal user, I know it's impossible to ban subtle players for intentionally losing: unlike trolls, as long as they just look like they are playing bad, it's impossible to tell them apart from players having a bad game.

Although it sounds like a good idea to prevent users from dodging to low elo--it prevents the warping of low elo games by stronger players--Riot is underestimating the negative effects that are going to result from this.


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Mr Whoople

Senior Member

04-03-2012

Just means there are now fake trolls mixed in with real ones. All the same, tbh.


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KROTANK

Senior Member

04-03-2012

Yeah, but "subtly" trying to lower your elo by having bad games, without basically feeding the enemy, means that you're bound to spend, on average, 30 to 50 minutes losing a game. Compared to the incredibly short process of queue dodging, nobody is going to take nor have the time to endure the amount of games it would take to lower their elo under the new system.

I actually can't see any way for people to efficiently lower their elo under the new system; which is good, because elo is there for a reason - having low-ranked players get wiped by someone with an artificially low rank is unfair to both the players on the winning team (who get an artificial elo boost from being carried), to the enemy team, who obviously aren't prepared to face someone that far outside their elo.


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