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Posts tagged “player behaviour”

Steamfont Prison Experiment: EverQuest II Prison Server

One novelty punishment for cheats and blaggards nowadays is to imprison them with their ilk, from Dota 2 matchmaking folks who leave games with their fellow quitters to Max Payne 3 pitting cheaters against fellow cads. Now EverQuest II is joining in on the fun with with an "experiment" in launching an entire prison server to permanently lock away ne'er-do-wells - and people who are…

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League Of Legends Testing Super-Fast Justice-O-Tron

League of Legends [official site] developers Riot are testing out a new super-fast justice system where bad behaviour will be punished within 15 minutes of a match ending. The system is part of Riot's ongoing effort to promote good behaviour amongst its playerbase. Jeffrey Lin (Lead Game Designer of Social Systems at Riot - i.e. in charge of creating and tinkering with player behavior systems)…

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Dote Night: Dealing With Doofuses

Part of a miscellany of serious thoughts, animal gifs, and anecdotage from the realm of MOBAs/hero brawlers/lane-pushers/ARTS/tactical wizard-em-ups. One day Pip might even tell you the story of how she bumped into Na’Vi’s Dendi at a dessert buffet cart. THIS WEEK, however, she will be sharing some learnings dealing with chat abuse in Dota 2. MOBAs get a lot of flack for having "toxic" communities.…

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Dote Night: The Bouncers Of Smite

I write a lot about Riot's approach to negative player behaviour in League of Legends but it occurred to me that I don't really dig into how other MOBAs – Smite and Dota, particularly – approach the subject. I think that's because Riot are very keen to talk about the work that they do and pick out interesting bits and bobs from their research for…

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LoL: Reform, Reward and Prisoner’s Islands

Over on the League of Legends dev blog, Jeffrey Lin and his colleagues on the player behaviour team have been digging into ideas like reform and punishment for players who misbehave. The series of posts has just concluded so I'm going to highlight some of the interesting snippets they shared over the last few months. Some of the concepts are familiar but I don't think…

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League Of Legends Rewards Clean Chat Records

League of Legends players with a clean record when it comes to chat behaviour in the 2014 season will be rewarded with a boost that increases the influence points they earn from the next four games they win. In case you're not a LoL player, influence points can be spent to unlock new champions, runes and runebook pages in the game. The reward is part…

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