League of Legends' public chat rooms shut down over negative experiences


League of Legends' public chat rooms shut down over negative experiences
Riot today announced that it is disabling League of Legends’ public chat rooms as they have become rife with RP sellers, scammers and Elo boost spam.

According to the developer, the chat rooms will be offline “until they’re useful and accessible.” In a statement published on its forum, Riot acknowledged that chat rooms lack moderation beyond the ignore button and that they can create negative experiences in their current form.

Rather than using the chat rooms for their intended purpose, some players have been trying to get others to boost ELO ratings, which are the method for calculating the relative skill level of players, or sell RP, which is one of two in-game currencies.

"While the experience in private chat rooms is better than the public versions, we still want to provide tools to address unwelcome drop-ins and toxic behaviour," the developer said. Private chat rooms and messaging will remain available to everyone, while Riot works on improving the public chat rooms.

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