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Video: Fixing toxic online behavior in League of Legends
Toxic player behavior exhibited during online gaming sessions can be improved several ways, Riot Games' Jeffery Lin reveals in this analysis of experiments conducted in League of Legends.
Courtesy of the GDC Vault, this free GDC 2013 lecture features Riot Games' Jeffery Lin exploring how to correct toxic online behavior, and how to avoid losing League of Legends players to this bad behavior. Riot gathered a team of specialists and researchers to analyze the problem and implement several experiments designed to improve players' experiences. Session Name: The Science Behind Shaping Player Behavior in Online Games Speaker(s): Jeffrey Lin Company Name(s): Riot Games Track / Format: Design Overview: The player behavior team at Riot uses science to understand toxic player behavior. During this session, Jeffrey "Dr. Lyte" Lin discusses what Riot's statisticians, scientists, and developers are doing with the latest research in behavioral, social, and cognitive psychology to solve one of the biggest problems in online gaming today. From the player-driven Tribunal to the Honor Initiative, Jeff Lin talks about how science can reform toxic players, and reinforce positive player behavior.