Although League of Legends is a game loved by millions of people and home to hundreds of professional players, it also suffers from a high degree of toxicity and verbal abuse. Thus, Riota Games announced today a preventive measure against this behavior, which doesn’t solve much, but is a step in the right direction.
Through a statement, Riot Games has revealed that the matchmaking general chat, where all 10 players in a game can converse, will be disabled. In this way, it is expected that the toxicity experienced in a game will be reduced. However, team chat, where this type of behavior also occurs, will still be present. This is what the company commented on the matter:
“While general chat can be the source of fun social interaction between teams, as well as well-intentioned jokes, right now the negative interactions outweigh the positive ones. We will assess the impact of this change through verbal abuse reports, penalty rate, surveys, and feedback from all of you.
We will only deactivate the general chat. Enemies will still be able to hear and see the emotes and mastery of champions. The chat at the end of the game will continue to be for both teams. Allies will still be able to coordinate with each other in team chat.
Regarding the latter, we are aware that verbal abuse also occurs in team chat, so disabling general chat will not completely eliminate abuse. But team chat plays a very important role in team coordination, so the potential value it brings is much greater, even though it unfortunately hosts some negative experiences. “
In the past, Riot Games has implemented a series of measures against toxicity, such as reports that separate players from other people. Nevertheless, it seems that none of these have the desired resultas inappropriate behavior is constantly present.
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Unfortunately, toxicity has become part of the identity of League of Legends, and it seems that no matter what measures Riot Games implements, people will continue to misbehave. Although this is not a problem with friends or in tournaments, when playing with strangers be prepared to receive at least one insult.
Via: League of Legends