Do things done on smurfs affect your main account?

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C00LStoryJoe

Senior Member

08-23-2012

Just wondering, as I see people that say they are smurfing in ranked, and verbally abuse on their smurfs. Does reporting them do anything to their main accounts or only on the smurf?


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JohnnyOmega

Senior Member

08-23-2012

Riot staff have at least once traced smurf accounts to a main and permabanned the lot.

That was an incredibly toxic player that made even Pendragon go draconic if memory serves me correctly.


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msgerbs

Senior Member

08-23-2012

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Originally Posted by JohnnyOmega View Post
Riot staff have at least once traced smurf accounts to a main and permabanned the lot.

That was an incredibly toxic player that made even Pendragon go draconic if memory serves me correctly.
Proof?


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LittleDi

Senior Member

08-23-2012

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Originally Posted by msgerbs View Post
Proof?
researching... will take time...
http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/...15812#25715812
rather hard to quote, but yes they CAN find mains and link them to smurfs:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pendragon
This'll take an hour or so while I have someone prep the case. I have verified that the poster is in fact the OP's smurf.
http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/...53689#23153689
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Will you be monitoring his new account, Underpantaloons, or just like, giving it a special flagging that reports to it are extra sensitive, or something? Since we all know something like an IP ban wouldn't work, and you said you doubted he would ever be a good or neutral player.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pendragon
I'll be suspending that account shortly, and encouraging the OP to no longer play League of Legends.


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Thuch

Senior Member

08-23-2012

Yes they will. So don't make a smurf just to be a jerk. Please.


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Twitch Please

Senior Member

08-23-2012

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Originally Posted by msgerbs View Post
Proof?
http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/...55165#24955165

That was an extreme example though. In most cases, even in permaban cases, accounts are considered separated and even have Riot's blessing that they don't continue their behavior on their other accounts.


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FawKingTroll

Senior Member

08-23-2012

accounts are linked to different emails and such, so unless you make a riot employee mad to such a great extent, Smurfs and mains are different players entirely unless streamed or shown to mods with some method


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C000kiemonstar

Senior Member

08-23-2012

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Originally Posted by FawKingTroll View Post
accounts are linked to different emails and such, so unless you make a riot employee mad to such a great extent, Smurfs and mains are different players entirely unless streamed or shown to mods with some method
Not true

If you state in chat that you dont care about a ban becasue this isnt your main...then you have opened the door to a trace and action taken on every account associated with your IP. The trace takes only a second and more times than not, the email addresses associated with accounts will be similar enough to confirm a 99% chance that the player plays both accounts, thus justifying action on both.

Like with intentional feeding, if you go 1-10 you might not be punished, but if you go 1-10 while saying you are going to feed, then you get punished.


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LittleDi

Senior Member

08-23-2012

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Originally Posted by Twitch Please View Post
http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/...55165#24955165

That was an extreme example though. In most cases, even in permaban cases, accounts are considered separated and even have Riot's blessing that they don't continue their behavior on their other accounts.
Oh cool, you found the witch hunt post.


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FawKingTroll

Senior Member

08-23-2012

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Originally Posted by C000kiemonstar View Post
Not true

If you state in chat that you dont care about a ban becasue this isnt your main...then you have opened the door to a trace and action taken on every account associated with your IP. The trace takes only a second and more times than not, the email addresses associated with accounts will be similar enough to confirm a 99% chance that the player plays both accounts, thus justifying action on both.

Like with intentional feeding, if you go 1-10 you might not be punished, but if you go 1-10 while saying you are going to feed, then you get punished.
who the hell is dumb enough to say they dont care about a ban and this isnt their main?


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