Automatic Banning System Being Tested On the PBE
Today Riot Lyte announced a new system for detecting and punishing Toxic Behaviour and it’s hitting the PBE today.
As an example, we have implemented a system on PBE that will automatically detect toxic behaviors and ban the players the same day—this system will go live today and will immediately punish 167 players with a 7 day ban. Depending on the consistency and severity of the toxic behaviors, this system will hand out bans that range in severity from a 7 day ban to a permanent ban from the PBE environment. This system will start off conservative and may have hiccups at first, but we hope to ramp up the aggressiveness of this system while maintaining a goal of 99% accuracy with a false positive rate of less than 1%.
An automatic system: capable of being judge, jury and executioner with 99% accuracy is the goal. Riot’s focus on removing the truly toxic players has always been very human, with the players (tribunal) or Riot themselves doling out the punishment. This will remove the human factor completely from day-to-day bans. It will be more efficient, but will it be better? Only time will tell. While it’s only coming to the PBE for now, and something as complex as this will almost certainly have a long testing phase, Lyte had one last thing to say:
Yes, all effective experiments will be promoted onto live environments.
Beep Boop, Ban the Baddies.