Riot will be shutting down the official public chat rooms on the current version of League of Legends. The reason to this isn?t even rocket science. It is to rid the game of negative stuff and unwanted interactions with the game. This was the exact reason that Riot posted on their official website.
“The official public chat rooms have grown rife with RP sellers, scammers and Elo-boost spam,” the post states. “The default four rooms we established can be used by a tiny fraction of our players at a time. Given the number of League players, most conversation spills into private, community-created rooms.”
Riot will disable the public chat rooms for the meantime, until they are considered ?useful and accessible? again. Private chat rooms and messaging will remain untouched in the community to use.
Riot also deems that the experience of private chat rooms are far better and they have plans to improve this even more by introducing a ?deeper? set of moderation tools to handle ?unruly? behavior which also contributes to making the game less enjoyable with players. Riot will also give players some tools to create and manage their ideal social hangout place in the game. This are good for like-minded players. This would also streamline the process of joining games by eliminating the need to individually send invites.
“At the end of the day, when you log in you should feel like you’re surrounded by active players that like to play League the way you do. Whether we call them chat rooms, hangouts or communities, they could grow to serve many purposes. Players could build a community for junglers, a mentoring group, a champion theory-crafting channel, or casual ARAM or Team Ranked LFGs. Some great communities like these already exist in League but it’s not easy to manage them well.”
This can be both good and bad news to various players. Trolling in the game and being a keyboard warrior has its funny points, but at the same time, it promotes virtual bullying, and even exposing uneducated manners, which doesn?t please everybody.
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