20 June 2016 - 01:06

A quick look at League of Legends's new remake system

What are the positives​ and negatives from Riot's newly implemented /remake system?

In an attempt to create a fairer system in the league of legends community, Riot Games has brought in a much-requested remake feature in order for players to reset matches without any consequences for missing or disconnected players. This new, very controversial, system has been met with praise and criticism, as is the norm with anything new. Since only the players who disconnect or leave take the full penalty, the system has been credited as being fair to those playing the game and not abandoning their team

For those unaware, /remake is a system implemented in League of Legends which allows teams who have a player missing or disconnected to reset a game without any implications coming from it. Before, if a player was away from their keyboard or disconnected, the teammates left behind had to suck it up and move forward, hoping they could still pull off the win with a man down. With /remake, however, the match can be ended consequence-free, allowing players to move on to a more fair match or, if the problem repeats, continue remaking until a match can be found. The new remake can only occur if everyone on the team agrees to the motion and the enemy team has not already secured first blood (if first blood is secured by your team, remake can still happen so long as the disconnect occurred BEFORE first blood). 

A few flaws have been noticed with the system. For example, in one case, a user by the name of 'Aolus' on the league of legends Reddit community noted that;

In the last game I played, my team's mid lane left the game at 2 minutes in. At 3 minutes when /remake was ready, my team was unable to remake because our mid lanes had only been gone for 60 seconds not 90. He never connected and we lost the game.

However, this is a rarer case than most. I'm sure the tweaks will be ironed out over the coming patches to accommodate player suggestions and feedback.

Remake is an excellent idea going forward and is something that the community has been asking to see for some time now. It now begs the questions; what can we expect to see from Riot Games in the future and what features will be introduced to keep the game competitive and fair, so the outcomes of games are reliant on the skill of the players and not on finding competent teammates.

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