Please create an account to participate in the Slashdot moderation system

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Get HideMyAss! VPN, PC Mag's Top 10 VPNs of 2016 for 55% off for a Limited Time ×

Submission + - How Riot's social scientists fixed League of Legends trolling (redbull.com) 1

An anonymous reader writes: Interesting interview up today with Jeffrey Lin, Riot's lead designer of social systems, who has a PhD in cognitive neuroscience. His recognition that most trolls are only trolls because they're having an off day has changed the way that Riot punishes players. As a result, Lin's seen a noticeable spike in the number of people saying "GG" (good game) at the end of a match — 3 percent. It leaves you wondering, what if Activision approached Call of Duty griefers on Xbox Live the same way...
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

How Riot's social scientists fixed League of Legends trolling

Comments Filter:
  • "That's a paradigm shift: trolls aren't trolls all the time, they're sometimes trolls because they're in a bad mood every now and again. Players bring frustrations and tensions from the outside world into the game and even though it might not be common behaviour in a particular player, because it happens to most people once in a while you'll likely run up against examples of it pretty often in a game as popular as League of Legends."

    "Once you acknowledge that, Lin recognised, you have to change the way you

The next person to mention spaghetti stacks to me is going to have his head knocked off. -- Bill Conrad

Working...