Developer Riot Games has announced that it is introducing a new Honor-based system for League of Legends, designed to make the entire community more helpful towards newcomers and generally nicer towards each other.
The company is trying to reward those gamers who are fair and kind to others while punishing those who have an attitude and disrupt the playing process.
The official statement from Riot Games states, “We’re well versed in research done on concepts in psychology such as positive reinforcement and how it can improve behaviors, and we’ve also found that some of the most meaningful, memorable moments in League come from the positive interactions players have with each other.”
Riot Games believes that everyone can benefit from the help of fellow League of Legends
The developers added, “Through Honor you’ll be able to give something lasting back to those players who went out of their way to make your game experience better. Keep an eye out for Honor with the next PBE update, and expect to hear more about it in an upcoming patch.”
League or Legends is one of the most popular Multiplayer Online Battle Arena games in the gaming world and the genre has long been known for its hardcore community, which can often be unkind to new players.
Valve has made a player-friendly nature one of the core elements of the upcoming DOTA 2 and the introduction of the Honor system is probably a sign that Riot Games wants to be ready for it and able to offer its own player base an alternative.
League of Legends was launched in 2009 and since then more than 32 gamers have registered accounts for it.
Riot Games says that up to half a million of them are playing at the same time.
League of Legends is free-to-play and supports itself via microtransactions.