League of Legends, Now With Notes

Riot is implementing a feature to make notes for names on summoners' friendlists, making it easier to keep track of that random Carry that was so awesome that you haven't seen in months.

Riot is implementing a feature to make notes for names on summoners' friendlists, making it easier to keep track of that random Carry that was so awesome that you haven't seen in months.
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One of the benefits of a constantly-patched game is that it allows everything to be updated as better technology or ideas come along.  League of Legends has made regular use of this idea to update champion balance, item composition and effect, and even to add playable maps offering new or tweaked game modes.

The latest feature that’s been announced to be added is not a major one, but is one with serious potential to help improve the overall experience.  As announced on their Public Beta Environment forums…

We have just turned on a new feature on the PBE that allows you to create “notes” on you Friends List. As you meet new people and your list grows, it can be difficult to remember who is who, how you met them or what role they play. We hope this feature will make tracking and playing with friends much easier.

So what?

This seems like a fairly simple feature, but it is also a natural progression and a smart move on Riot’s part in their continuing efforts to improve the overall quality of the League of Legends community.  Being able to randomly friend someone after a good game and immediately make a note about why you friended them, whether that they are good at a role or funny or whatever, can drastically improve the positive sense of community that comes from being comrades, rather than simply playing the same game, and lets good players stay connected.

And maybe it can help prevent this.

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