League of Legends Launches Honor System
After running aground with problems with the Tribunal System effectively deterring bad apples from ruining their gaming system, Riot Games is taking a new approach to encouraging good behavior in League of Legends with the Honor System.
Just as players could report players for harassment, afking, etc, now players will be able to praise both teammates and opponents for being friendly, helpful, supporting teamwork, or even being good sports. Initial measures are in place to block trading honor including diminishing returns if you get honor from the same person, and the ability to be reported by being caught doing so. Being found guilty will send a player’s honor back to zero so it’s likely not worth it.
Although it is now just a bragging right, RiotLyte is testing various options to make honor a more tangible reward in the future.