Riot Makes Case for Not Being a Dick in LOL
If it wasn’t for the mute button, I would have given up playing League of Legends long, long ago. The fun, competitive, and infamously toxic MOBA really sucks when you’ve got to play with ragers. That’s something developer Riot is well aware of, and now it’s making its case for playing, you know, like a decent human being. In a new video, Riot throws a boatload of stats at us to prove that ragers aren’t just jerks, they decrease their own as well as the entire team’s chance at victory.
The core stat: An average team without raging wins 54% of its matches, Riot claims, while a team with people more interested in typing insults than actually playing wins just 46% of the time. Support and help your teammates, even when they’re playing poorly, and you’ll increase your chances at victory, Riot says.
Personally, I think Riot is skewing the stats juuust a bit. When a team is winning there are rarely ragers. It’s when the losing starts, and a victory is already neigh impossible, that the raging really begins. So which comes first: the losing or the raging?
Either way, there’s no skewing this stat: 100% of the ragers in LOL make playing the MOBA painful.