If your posts are looking a bit dreary and grey on the forums, then you’ve probably run into the latest renovations to our forum technology. You see, around Season One, we released a little document we called: The Summoner’s Code. This document serves as a blueprint to becoming a positively contributing member of the League of Legends community, and is one of the cornerstones of our campaign to increase overall player friendliness.
Now, reading the code is all well and good. But we wanted to make sure that all summoners were abiding by the code. With this in mind, when you make your next post on the League of Legends boards, you will be prompted to agree to the Summoner’s Code. Doing so will not only net you nifty forum badge displaying your commitment to being a positive force in the community, but will also increase the visibility of your posts. That’s right; those dreary and grey posts that you’ve come across belong to summoners that haven’t yet agreed to uphold the Summoner’s Code.
You will be prompted to accept the summoner’s code next time you author a post or reply to another summoner.
Alternatively, you can manually accept by following these steps:
- Login to the League of Legends website.
- Click the ‘My Account’ link in the upper right hand corner by your summoner name.
- In your account control panel, under ‘Reputation’, click on “Summoner’s Code Agreement”.
- Review the Code in the popup, then select ‘I Agree’ when you’re ready.
The call to action has come, summoners! Display your commitment to making League of Legends a fun and enjoyable experience for all players. Adopt the Summoner’s Code today!
With this new post by Riot Games, in their news section, there has been a lot of buzz about it across the forums, and even the live streams. The fact that Riot is forcing people to accept a code that they themselves fail to follow themselves seems a little shady. Now, I'm not trying to bag on Riot here because my goal is to one day get a job there, but this new move was executed badly it seems. The purpose of the summoners code is to bring fair play and good sportsmanship. Unfortunately the nature of the game prevents it from happening.
Now, I'm not sure how many of my followers even play League of Legends, or know about the Summoners Code, but its purpose is needed as much as its ignored. Also I hate the fact that making your posts less prominent, because I don't to accept a pact I know I cannot keep seems a little sad. I hope riot brings up the issues a lot of people in forums are, but I know deep down in my heart that It will most likely get ignored like so many issues with the game and the company itself.