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League of Legends Fixes Mastery Exploit, Offending Accounts Banned

Posted Fri, May 04, 2012 by Martuk

It never fails that when you get a good competitive game going, some assclown has to come along and try to mess it up. An exploit in Riot Games’ competitive League of Legends game was recently uncovered, and naturally a few players took it upon themselves to use it and try to reap the benefits at the expense of other players. Needless to say, when Riot Games found out about it, they were not happy.

In a firmly worded post to the League of Legends forums, Lead Community Manager Tamat updated the community on what had occurred and that a temporary fix is now in place. Tamat also pretty much laid down the law and explained that offending accounts have been banned, and that the Riot Games will try to set things right with the victimized players

Summoners,

If you've been playing online games for any length of time, you probably know that most games eventually have to deal with scum of the earth cheaters that enjoy ruining your experience. League of Legends is one of the largest games on the planet, and the downside is that there are more people actively working to find exploits that create an unfair advantage for other players.

That's bull****, and we're not going to allow it.

We take this seriously. Nothing is more important to us than the sanctity of our game, competitive or otherwise. As soon as we discovered the issue, we immediately dropped everything to find both immediate and permanent fixes. I'm happy to report that the immediate fix has been implemented, and we'll be restarting all regions this evening to add some redundancy which will prevent similar exploits in the future. As we continue to investigate and further analyze data, our primary commitment is identifying players affected and doing everything within our power to make it right.

Is this the end of people trying to ruin your experience? No. But we're committed to stopping this kind of behavior in its tracks, and are discussing ways to increase our monitoring and development as part of that commitment. We have comprehensive logs and data that allow us to see precisely who did what, and also who was negatively affected by this malicious behavior. We’ve identified all of the players that have been using this exploit, and we’re going to be taking firm action against their accounts.

via Kotaku
Source: League of Legends Forums

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