“You go again like a pit goods！”—-Angry roar
MOBA golden child League of Legends has long been renowned for its incredibly hardcore community, which can make matters unpleasant for newer players and for those looking to learn a new character or try a new strategy. The folks at Riot Games are aware of this and are looking to do something about it. That “something” just happens to be making its way to LoL’s PBE (Public Beta Environment) in the near future, and it’s called the Team Builder. Riot’s Lead Social Systems Designer, Jeffrey “Riot Lyte” Lin, stopped by the forums today to drop some knowledge on this upcoming feature.
Essentially, the Team Builder allows players to designate their preferred playstyle and strategy, and then the system attempts to match up those with similar mindsets. This saves players the trouble of wondering who’s going to play which role, who will be in which lane, and what the team’s overall strategy will be, hopefully resulting in a much more harmonious gameplay experience. On top of that, the Team Builder will also include a “smarter matchmaking system that can dynamically account for your experience with a given role, position or champion,” so players looking to change up their playstyle need not be afraid of invoking the ire of their teammates as they learn. For all the nitty gritty details on the Team Builder, check out the full post over at the League of Legends forums.