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Riot disabling League of Legends public chat rooms

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Posted on July 2, 2014 AT 02:18am

Riot Games has announced that it will be disabling the public chat rooms in League of Legends “until they’re useful and accessible.”

According to the developer, the chat rooms have become full of “RP sellers, scammers and Elo-boost spam,” and “could only be used by a tiny fraction of our players at a time.” It is for these reasons that Riot has decided to disable them.

As well as the public chat rooms, the developer also wants to provide tools to addresses ”unwelcome drop-ins and toxic behavior” in private chat rooms.

“We’d like to create a persistent hangout for the friends you play with. Those friends should bring in their like-minded friends as well, and the badass players you meet playing great games,” Riot wrote. “While you’re at it, why not invite some players from the community as well?

“At the end of the day, when you log in you should feel like you’re surrounded by active players that like to play League the way you do. You should be to able jump easily into games with those friends – - without having to send game invites one by one.”

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