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State of Player Behavior on the PBE - Present and Future

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ElRemino

Junior Member

01-29-2013

I think players that get banned in excess, or for over a week, should also get their live server accounts banned, as well. You could link their PBE account with their live one via IP or some sort. It would help create a motif for better behavior, in my eyes. Great work though, Lyte.


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Morzas

Senior Member

01-29-2013

Are PBE sign-ups still closed? I want a PBE account. I was in closed beta and Doran's Workshop's various incarnations, so I'm no stranger to beta testing.


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MugenNightmare

Senior Member

01-29-2013

Lovely, just what PBE needs.


Good job =D


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Hempftator

Senior Member

01-29-2013

Playing games in the PBE is always an experience, some people on the PBE take it way to serious i mean they are taking it as if this is a 2k elo match.

I just pop on to test the new things and will happily post about a bug, but some of the players are horrendous.

Love being a test subject.


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Wards win games

Senior Member

01-29-2013

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YSRS:
A thought came to my mind. With the PBE server would it be possible for Rioters to set up Test Matches?

I define a "Test Match" to be something where they can fully customize the match,

Changing champions/spawning champions/spawning minons/ changing other players champions/changing items of champions/ unlimited gold etc.

With the goal of testing a specific bug or feature or item and so forth.

Would you know of any plans /what are your thoughts on the above?

pretty sure internal test teams would have that feature. I for one wouldn't see any direct benefit. I can see it being nifty and all, but can see it getting out of hand 10X more (even with only riot staff present requirement.)


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Bazaam

Senior Member

01-29-2013

@Lyte, will we see this on the live version if it proves effective in PBE? LoL can be a pretty toxic environment, and I know a few paying friends who deleted their accounts because of it.


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topgunLT1

Senior Member

01-29-2013

can u add a test mode in pbe where we get unlimited mana and gold like the one in dota . this helps in finding bugs related to skill use and animations and many other stuff, including item bugs.


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Shnksy

Senior Member

01-29-2013

Please please please just link people's PBE accounts to their live ones. Give a very small amount of ip so there would be an incentive to link your account, but not enough to make people want to go farm ip on PBE.


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Stealth Cupcake

Senior Member

01-29-2013

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Lyte:
Hey everyone,

Since the PBE launched, it has proven an extremely valuable resource that has raised the quality of our content patches; however, from a player behavior perspective, we have not done our part to make the PBE an enjoyable test environment.

That’s all changing.

In the past year, the player behavior team has learned a lot from systems like the Tribunal, LeaverBuster and the Honor Initiative, and we are going to incorporate some of those lessons into the PBE. However, we are going to take a slightly different approach; for example, we are not going to just create a “PBE Tribunal” and call it a day.

To us, the PBE is a premium server where we expect more from our players, and the standards of player behavior can be higher than the live platforms. The PBE effort should be a collaboration between the developers and our community, and should be a place where players can play games with developers on any given day and directly contribute feedback that can shape the game.

We are going to try a lot of creative ideas to improve player behavior on PBE; however, we need your help. We have been recording and analyzing Report and Honor data on the PBE, and need you to continue to report toxic players and honor positive players to help inform our new player behavior initiatives on the PBE.

As an example, we have implemented a system on PBE that will automatically detect toxic behaviors and ban the players the same day—this system will go live today and will immediately punish 167 players with a 7 day ban. Depending on the consistency and severity of the toxic behaviors, this system will hand out bans that range in severity from a 7 day ban to a permanent ban from the PBE environment. This system will start off conservative and may have hiccups at first, but we hope to ramp up the aggressiveness of this system while maintaining a goal of 99% accuracy with a false positive rate of less than 1%.

The player behavior team has also been brainstorming punishments in addition to or instead of bans. We have always known that bans are not an ideal punishment solution when players can simply create new accounts, and we would like to experiment with some potential alternatives on the PBE. We believe the PBE community will see immediate benefits from these experiments even though they are not completely developed or polished yet. I am excited to talk more about the first experiment, and will update you when we are closer to rolling it out on PBE.

Longer-term, we are brainstorming ways to make players more accountable for their behaviors on PBE. Whether that is linking live accounts to PBE accounts or an entirely different solution is undecided, but these changes to the PBE will also allow us to completely open up registration to the PBE in the future.

Our take-away message today is quite simple: the PBE has zero tolerance for toxicity, and change is coming.

Help us make the PBE a premium test environment!

Thanks riot.


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Cucurbita

Junior Member

01-29-2013

I will never be able to sarcastically bm and trash talk my own friends anymore.