Riot, please respond.

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Iridos

Senior Member

11-24-2012

http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=2768676

By all appearances, the OP in this thread, under the name of Surfer Ahri, was permanently forum banned without any warning or prior temporary bans. When the OP contacted Player Support, they were informed that they would not be told why they were banned, with an apparently specious claim that players should generally understand what sort of behavior will negatively impact other players outside of the standard game experience, so they don't intend to point out what specifically led to the ban. This, of course, was utterly unhelpful to the banned player. (And, for the record, is a terrible justification for refusal to clarify the reason for a ban. Absolutely terrible.) As the thread continued to draw attention, the forum account "Fluffy Kittenz" that "Surfer Ahri" used to create this thread requesting answers was apparently deleted, leaving the OP of this thread as the only remaining post by that account. Furthermore, all of the attachments that the OP had posted showing their conversation with Player Support were deleted from the boards. (They are re-posted on page 16, if you want to look at them.) And finally, as the thread was kept bumped by people looking for red input, the thread was locked... once again for no apparent reason.

In the course of this thread, there are a number of very good posts explaining how the progress of this person's ban was contradictory to Riot's stated goals and methods for improving player behavior, as well as being directly contradictory to several things that Romulus said about his/Riot's intentions and procedures for forum moderation in the "Regarding Iaw" thread, and asking for an explanatory red response. This is a reasonable request. The situation as presented thus far shows Riot's actions directly contradicting Riot's stated goals and policies. Because we have limited information, this looks extremely bad. There is an opportunity here for a red to simply explain the ban and clear up the remaining questions, and Riot should take advantage of this opportunity rather than attempting to shut down ongoing requests for clarification.

I should note that I was a huge fan of how Romulus handled the Iaw thing, and the reason I continue to ask for clarification isn't because I'm trying to persecute Riot or anything like that... it's because I honestly think that Riot has set a sufficiently high bar for themselves that they should take advantage of this opportunity to explain what happened. For all I know the explanation is "Surfer Ahri is Iaw." That would be enough for me if it came from a red, rather than random people offering unsubstantiated opinions. But right now there is nothing, and Riot's handling of the question so far looks really, really shady, and is open to tremendous misinterpretation. Please, Riot, provide some clarification here.


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meur

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11-24-2012

Iaw


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Iridos

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11-24-2012

Unfortunately "Iaw" isn't really anything I can interact with. But it is a good excuse to bump the thread... I'm constantly amazed by how fast the GD front page moves. :-D


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CaptSchwann

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11-24-2012

I am...the law.
Drop....your weapons.


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Iridos

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11-25-2012

Looking for some Riot clarification on this issue, please.


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Probably Quinn

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11-25-2012

Yet it takes them hours to close a futa porn thread


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Ephemis

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11-25-2012

I can answer your question.

He was banned because Riot has decided to amp up it's banning and 'clean house'. They have already decided on an acceptable amount of player base they can lose being over zealous, and will continue as they have until they hit that number or see a projection chart saying they will hit that number.

Individually Riot doesn't give a flying fark about their players. There are many people being banned for the silliest of ****, the community is openly reporting anything that isn't smiles and sunshine, and it has gotten to the point people being banned for reporting non-issues is on the rise as well.

I'm hoping the backlash cuts them hard.


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TwilightAngel

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11-25-2012

So lets make a thread on sunday when there office is closed


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Iridos

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11-25-2012

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ephemis View Post
I can answer your question.

He was banned because Riot has decided to amp up it's banning and 'clean house'. They have already decided on an acceptable amount of player base they can lose being over zealous, and will continue as they have until they hit that number or see a projection chart saying they will hit that number.

Individually Riot doesn't give a flying fark about their players. There are many people being banned for the silliest of ****, the community is openly reporting anything that isn't smiles and sunshine, and it has gotten to the point people being banned for reporting non-issues is on the rise as well.
If I believed this, I wouldn't be asking for clarification, I'd just stop playing the game. As I don't, I'd still like to hear some clarification from Riot.


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Iridos

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11-26-2012

Would still appreciate some clarification here from Riot. Thanks.


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