Hansiman (EUW)
: > But how does your system detect smurf players Riot's systems, not mine. I don't work for Riot. --- > what does it do to them and how does that affect their games? Matches them up with other smurfs, rather than new players.
I don't really know about this. Let me not believe it!
DarkG0d (EUNE)
: how would knowing how the system detects smurfs will affect you? how will this information help you in anyway
It really would, to know that riot does a great job from time to time.
Hansiman (EUW)
: It's not that hard to differentiate between how a new player would play the game, and someone that's played the game for a while already that's just on a new account.
Well, sorry to inform, but I knew that already. And I think everybody else does. But how does your system detect smurf players, what does it do to them and how does that affect their games? 'Cause I think you have a robot algorithm for that, I don't really think humans take care of that part, right?
Hansiman (EUW)
: > But I just wonder if there’s a way to separate new players and smurfs when making new accounts so new players are actually playing with people of a similar skill. There already is a smurf detection system that does this. However, I wouldn't be surprised if most new accounts created are that of smurfs, so eventually new players will have to face them in order to get games going. But, since you queued up with him, and you were most likely identified as a smurf, your friend is most likely going to be treated as a smurf as well.
How does the smurf detection system work exactly? I am kind of doubtful.
: When someone clearly is boosted I use the cheating report option with boosted as description. I think that's the best way to handle it right now. What you also can report them for is account sharing since that's basicly how boosting works. Edit: Reporting for "Account Sharing" is the way to report this. Boosting is actually not a legal way to ban someone and is very hard to proof while account sharing can be detected by a change in gameplay patern together with a use of a different IP address. Useally these two combined can make for a very solid detection someone's account is boosted.
: I find this curious, how will boosting even work next season, I mean you'll get different ranks for different roles, so I'm curious how that would affect boosting and such. Are boosters going to boost your toplane now? {{sticker:sg-lux-2}}
Haha, now this is next level. I didn't think about that.
: new patch cycle expires the replays from last patch cycle to prevent problems
Thank you for the information, but the game was played after patching was done and I wanted to save the replay, but I got this message instead.
: > smurfing in the next season would become very helpful to balance out the game. Smurfing is totally legal, and accepted in the community. People who get to a certain ELO, think 2.2K MMR or so, in case they want to re-learn another role, switch positions, main a new champ, they gotta start from the bottom, AKA silver. Picking up a new role in mid-dia, is nearly impossible, everyone is playing comfort picks on their main roles, having 2-3K games under their belts. You just get stomped 24/7. So you take your poor mechanics, and diamond game knowledge into silver, and rise through the ranks, till you hit D5-D3, then you can say you mastered that role as well. Rinse and repeat. **** About boosting, I think people over-react a lot of times. Not saying boosting is not happening, yes it is indeed, and should be punished by and instant - perma ban, but most cases are just smurfs or guys with lucky win-streaks. You have the "report cheating" option there, that covers boosting and other account related frauds as well (I think). Good luck !
And excuse me but you took only what you found satisfying from my phrase. I actually said "I was thinking that maybe a report option for boosting or smurfing in the next season would become very helpful to balance out the game"
: > smurfing in the next season would become very helpful to balance out the game. Smurfing is totally legal, and accepted in the community. People who get to a certain ELO, think 2.2K MMR or so, in case they want to re-learn another role, switch positions, main a new champ, they gotta start from the bottom, AKA silver. Picking up a new role in mid-dia, is nearly impossible, everyone is playing comfort picks on their main roles, having 2-3K games under their belts. You just get stomped 24/7. So you take your poor mechanics, and diamond game knowledge into silver, and rise through the ranks, till you hit D5-D3, then you can say you mastered that role as well. Rinse and repeat. **** About boosting, I think people over-react a lot of times. Not saying boosting is not happening, yes it is indeed, and should be punished by and instant - perma ban, but most cases are just smurfs or guys with lucky win-streaks. You have the "report cheating" option there, that covers boosting and other account related frauds as well (I think). Good luck !
I asked for solutions related to boosting. If boosting is legal, then the divisions are fake too, and there is a huge problem because nothing makes sense anymore. You shouldn't be in silver if you have gold skills, and so on!
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