I'm cross-posting this from the General Discussion thread, because it's of appropriate concern to this section of the forums. For a long time now I think that riot should implement a different system of rewards for the Tribunal. I'll make another post at a later date detailing that reward system. For now, my critique.
Quote:In our research, we’ve discovered that the vast majority of Tribunal voters don’t come to the Tribunal for IP – it’s a trivial amount for each case that players don’t really feel good about. Players come to the Tribunal day after day because they want to make a difference in the community. What’s even more important, though, is this: we discovered that the players who come to the Tribunal to make a difference are the most accurate voters and the players who come just for IP tend to be the least accurate.
In light of this research, we’ve decided to run a large-scale experiment to replace IP rewards with two brand new features in the Tribunal:
That's like saying a car with a bad engine shouldn't have an engine at all. Without even a bad engine, the car can't go anywhere unless you're Freddy Flinstone.
I happen to be one of those players who wants to improve the League of Legends community, but who also expects to be rewarded for his efforts. If I am going to support your company (Riot) and this community (LoL), then why on earth shouldn't that company and community support me back in a way that is does not cost either anything.
I have often noted on Riot games' failures regarding policy-making. It's like those in charge don't understand how human beings operate. People respond to incentive. When I learned via my support request that I couldn't earn IP from the tribunal any more, my Incentive to vote thoughtfully plummeted, and as a result, my voting accuracy fell from 98.X% to 95.X% and my 145-case streak ended. Attached is a screenshot of my Justice Review.
For a long time now I have been a proponent of a different rewards system for tribunal contributors. I have tried numerous times to express it to League support via support requests, but they always direct me to the forums. I thought that talking directly to a Riot employee would bypass a lot of red tape and prevent my ideas from being drowned in a deluge of noise. I hope that I'm not wasting my time and energy here.
Two recommendations that I can make to Riot games itself are these:
1. Hire an economist. Economists understand incentive, and will be able to provide invaluable insight to you concerning how you should shape your game so that people feel good about playing it and contributing to the community.
2. Read the game design articles of Mark Rosewater: http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazin...rk%20Rosewater Though at times pompous, falsely humble, and an awful pun-smith, the man knows human psychology and game design, and his articles are a PhD level course in game-design and understanding humans.
Edit: I don't seem to be able to get the attachment system to work.