League of Legends Gets Community Driven Justice System

May 24, 2011 -

The tribunal has spoken! Or they soon will. Riot Games has put together a justice system for its popular online strategy RPG game League of Legends. The new Tribunal feature on the game's website lets the game's community review cases of "feeding," verbal harassment, and other in-game shenanigans and then punish players who go too far. The only catch is that in order to use the system you have to be over level 30 and haven't been banned.

“Our goal is to provide an excellent gaming experience for our entire community, and because the words and actions of players have an impact on that experience, we must take reports of player harassment very seriously,” said Steve Mescon, director of community relations for Riot Games. “We feel the Tribunal is a very creative approach to policing player conduct: it incentivizes members of our community to moderate the behavior of their peers, creating a simple and fair system to enforce our standards of conduct.”

Available from the account control panel on the League of Legends website, the Tribunal system shows participants a randomly assigned harassment report to review. Participants are presented with relevant information including chat logs and player stats to aid in reaching a decision. At this point they may vote to either punish or pardon the reported player. If a reported player receives the requisite number of guilty votes, their account will automatically incur a temporary ban.

Tribunal reviewers who cast their votes along with the majority will be rewarded with Influence Points (the virtual currency of League of Legends) in thanks for their service to the community. The company says that auditors from the Riot Games Customer Support Team will constantly review the system for accuracy and fairness.

Find out more about this new system by checking out leagueoflegends.com.


Comments

Re: League of Legends Gets Community Driven Justice System

Interesting...too bad it looks like the game is pure PVP, or I might give it a try. Also, unfortunately, you can't access the details of the Tribunal system unless you install the Game Client, log on and create a character first.

Re: League of Legends Gets Community Driven Justice System

It's been explained in detail elsewhere, on Joystiq.

 
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