Originally Posted by Orisai
The problem with that is, that strangers on OPPOSITE team especially are super stingy. I rarely get honorable opponent and I don't really slip up either.
I'm at like 3x-x-4x-1x
Honorable opponent seems harder to get than helpful. Because helpful you cannot always be, but honorable I always am and yea it rarely comes around.
On the other hand -- if the ultimate goal of Honor is to make people nicer to each other, isn't it sort of okay that with premade players it's just looking at how often the other team likes you?
I'm not saying premade players are jerks; far from it, they're probably nicer to each other than most randoms are to each other.
(1) I don't think the community gains much by incentivizing premades to be nicer to each other (the main source of toxicity is presumably anonymous one-time randoms)
(2) Honor seems to be based on double-blind anonymity to prevent trading. If you know each other RL, this anonymity is lost.
(3) Honor currently incentivizes premade players to every now and then play non-premade games and be nice to the others.
As for Honorable Opponent, I find that opponents have a more enjoyable game and are more likely to honor me if:
- I all-chat "wp" or a joke or something when I think they've pulled off a neat stunt (also keeps my temper down: rather than thinking OMG WTF THEY GOT ME, I pause to appreciate that from their perspective it was a strong play)
- When I notice enemy players trying to chat up my team, I respond with a little niceness, or a short joke (Veigar), or something like that. Lightens up the mood.
- In post-game, I ask for feedback on what I did wrong / compliment an enemy who played very well and made it tough for us.
- When the enemy starts all-chat raging about e.g. "omg report our noob lee sin" "lee feeder uninstall", I tell them to stop being jerks to their teammate.
- If I win lane, but I think it was a tough lane to win, I make a point to mention that post-game: "gg wp; ryze, you really kept me on my toes" or whatever. I think sometimes they're facing rage from their team. I know I appreciate it when the enemy team acknowledges that it was a well-fought lane and that they won because they played well, not because I'm an idiot.