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A solution that might help with the flaming community

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Eahkob

Junior Member

01-25-2013

Reddit Thread:
http://www.reddit.com/r/leagueoflegends/comments/179k1i/a_solution_that_might_help_with_the_flaming/

Stupid wall of text intro cuz I wanted to practice my essay skills for next week
So as we all know League of Legends, arguably one of the current best games out there with the worst community, has a massive (and I mean MASSIVE) problem with flaming. Flaming is whenever one decides to verbally abuse other people while in game. Though this is overlooked sometimes this is a massive issue. Just my previous two games bot lane constantly flamed each other resulting in a split between the support and the adc (support taking cs, adc not leaving bot etc.). Flaming loses games. I would rather Riot stop investing time in creating new champions and invest more time into implementing a system where flaming could be reduced.
The actual "solution":
Just like how after you get Honor you get a little message that says "Congratulations! Your fellow Summoners have honored you for..." the reporting system should have the same effect. If someone is reminded that they have done something bad and their account is at risk of a ban they may change for the better. I have (poorly) created an image on how I think this should look like: http://i.imgur.com/joqPxbw.png
Why this would work:
Saintconnor, one of the many bright summoners out there, stated "I think its a decent idea. If you notice you are getting called out a lot, and get a nice big visual stating so, you'll be more inclined to stop unless you want to get banned." He has described the entire point of this effort way better than I could.
I am really tired of losing games because of flaming and negative attitude. This game needs it's community to be changed and quick. With some harsh love I think that this community can improve and I believe that this goal of ours can be achieved.
EDIT 1: I also think the unskilled player reporting option should be removed as that is no reason to ban an account because they are unable to perform well in certain situations (get counterpicked or camped)


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The5lacker

Senior Member

01-25-2013

Alternatively, just use the REPORT SYSTEM IF SOMEONE IS HARASSING YOU!

The type of people who harass don't give a **** about being told "You are doing a bad thing and should stop because it is a bad thing." They'll only stop when someone goes "Listen. You keep this up, permaban." And even then, some might not care and there is nothing you can do about that.

All you are suggesting is to use the report system. If you think we're dumb enough to not know that the report system exists, frankly, I'm insulted.

Also, no one gets banned because of the "unskilled player" report. It even says it in the description of what it's about. All it does is change how the queue reacts to that player, and who they team up with in random games.


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Void22

Senior Member

01-25-2013

Well that's not exactly fair. There are those people who, having had that kind of a day, decide to flame. They are not mean people who don't care, they just lost their temper and let loose. I think such people could benefit from a reminder if they get reported. It would encourage them to reflect and realize that what they did was wrong. Next time they had a bad day, perhaps they would think of that and decide to hold it in. Or, it could be one of those situations where two parties are at fault. The one of lesser guilt may be just that, but he still acted in an inappropriate manner, and perhaps this warning would serve him some good. Of course, the warning would have to mention the penalties continued violation. This would be simply an added feature of the report system. Just my two cents.


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Random Trouble

Junior Member

01-25-2013

While this might work to make people aware that others don't appreciate their rude behavior, you have to consider the other side of things as well.
How often do think only the bad guys get reported? Judging from the threats they frequently make in the game I'm sure the "Flamers" report people who perform (in their opinion) poorly. Even if you can't report someone for Unskilled Player (they'll just switch to Negative Attitude) those people who are innocent of bad behaviors still will have these demoralizing popups pointing out in red letters of failure what their teammates thought of them (even if it would be dismissed in Tribunal). That and demoralizing players is bad for business.


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The5lacker

Senior Member

01-25-2013

Quote:
Void22:
Well that's not exactly fair. There are those people who, having had that kind of a day, decide to flame. They are not mean people who don't care, they just lost their temper and let loose. I think such people could benefit from a reminder if they get reported. It would encourage them to reflect and realize that what they did was wrong. Next time they had a bad day, perhaps they would think of that and decide to hold it in. Or, it could be one of those situations where two parties are at fault. The one of lesser guilt may be just that, but he still acted in an inappropriate manner, and perhaps this warning would serve him some good. Of course, the warning would have to mention the penalties continued violation. This would be simply an added feature of the report system. Just my two cents.

Riot does warn people before they permaban them, and these people aren't the type of people who need reminders. Like you said, they don't do it constantly, so reminding them that what they did was wrong is pointless: They know what they did was wrong, and they might even feel a bit guilty already, but it doesn't change much of anything to remind them. Everyone knows flaming is bad. Everyone. There is no exception to this. Reminding people that flaming is bad is a colossal waste of time.


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