So my name is Veilius, and I've been banned due to the tribunal once before. I had extensive discussions with support saying how rage in my games is only caused by troll-like behavior in matches. I know this of myself to be true, I go into every game with every player having a fresh start, even if he trolled me in previous games. I try hard not to lose my cool when people are playing badly and always try to be encouraging (I know this isn't the case all the time, but it's my aim).
So why am I telling you this? Well it's because it points out a gaping hole in the tribunal philosophy. One thing the Tribunal and it's users fail to understand, is trolls make people angry. They make people REALLY angry, they make them want to retaliate against them, they make them not want to play the game anymore. When I first got my ban, I said that I only ever rage when people troll me, because it makes me very angry. I want to play the game, I want to shoot to excel and I want to know people are doing the same if they are queuing ranked. As a result of my ban never being lifted, and every support person just responding with some completely unrelated fluffy lawyer-like answer that really didn't help anyone at all ( i found it insulting to my intelligence to be honest), I made an effort to NEVER say ANYTHING negative or anything against the summoners code per-se, UNLESS another player ignored this code, and chose to treat me like a giant pile of dirt. I think it is 100% my right that if another player refuses to abide by the summoners code, that I should not have to show him that level of respect in return.
If I join champ select, and I have one person TELLING me the champion I have to pick, TELLING me the lane I have to go in (even though the whole team disagrees) and then continues to cuss at me and call me a piece of sh!t b/c I won't follow their Nazi orders why should I have to treat them with respect? Now I know what you're going to say, IGNORE THEM. Well lets think about this, what is the #1 complaint people have with foreign players? They can't communicate. When you ignore people, you can't communicate. Trollness aside, ignoring someone can greatly reduce your ability to win, and THAT is where the disconnect occurs.
I know I need to be more controlled, and try not to retaliate, I know. HOWEVER, human brains are NOT wired like this, as anger goes up, fear goes down. As trolls piss people off, their fear of the repercussions of any profanity or otherwise becomes less significant. It is a biological fact, you can sit here all day and talk about how we should act, but it's like trying to make humans abstinent. We are PROGRAMMED TO WANT TO HAVE ***. If someone in the game is talking to a player like they are their slave in war, and that player chooses to afk because they REFUSE to play with someone who is treating them like theyre in a concentration camp, POWER TO THEM. They should be commended for their refusal to co-operate with people who think they are more important than everyone else. This kind of behavior should be ENCOURAGED, because bans don't scare trolls away. Whenever you say theyre going to get banned from reports they all say the same thing: Lol idc, make new acc trollololol. When people continually troll games, and their whole team afk's/leaves them high and dry because they are being ******bags will stop them from trolling A LOT FASTER when theyre games are constantly being ruined by their behavior.
TL;DR: What's my point? I got another warning in my e-mail today, and I know for a fact that in my ranked games the only thing that pisses me off enough to forget the summoner code, is someone refusing to abide by it and treating me like dirt. I'm amazed at the things people will say to someone they've never seen play yet. THE FAILURE OF THE TRIBUNAL IS THE FAILURE TO RECOGNIZE THE SOURCE OF THE TROLL AND ELIMINATE IT, RATHER THAN ANY AND ALL VIOLATIONS.
I urge you all to revisit how exactly you are sifting through people in the tribunal, because I go into every ranked game pedal to the metal ready to try to slay everything. I want everyone to have fun, I want everyone to be happy with what they play, and I want everyone to work together in harmony. Every time. Why? Because I win almost every time under those circumstances. PEOPLE WANT TO PLAY WITH PEOPLE WHO DO THE THINGS I JUST SAID IN THIS PARAGRAPH. Yet, here I am, sitting with a warning in my e-mail, probably getting a ban in the next few days, even though I am literally never going to speak in chat again unless its mia calls, at least, until I can be sure that everything I say or do will be held against me in the court of law, because I refuse to be treated like a dog for the slaughter in china.