comScore
  1. Mediaite
  2. Gossip Cop
  3. Geekosystem
  4. Styleite
  5. SportsGrid
  6. The Mary Sue
  7. The Maude
  8. The Braiser

What's with the name?

Allow us to explain.

Jeffrey Lin

Essay

So Far, So Good: League of Legends Takes An Honorable Approach To Improving Player Behavior

If you keep tabs on the world of gaming, you’re probably aware that the League of Legends community has a reputation for being a bit…let’s say caustic. This isn’t terribly surprising, considering that LoL is a MOBA, a genre that is all too often associated with vicious trash talk (not that I mean you, dear reader, I know you’re well behaved). But LoL developer Riot Games has a kinder, gentler future in mind for their players. Since October 1, Riot’s been conducting a fascinating social experiment through LoL’s new Honor system — an attempt to curb toxic behavior not through punishment, but positive reinforcement.

And the awesome thing is, it seems to be working.

READ MORE