I had nowhere eles to put this pls if you could help me Lyte i sent this in 3days ago to support and got a bot message.
Account Name : Swip3rR
I recently had my main account permanently banned and as I have already started and completed a ticket with ‘Miss Frosty’ prior to writing this, I didn’t feel I had adequately represented my side of the case and wish to make this my formal response and plea for sympathy. Please take the time to read this and consider my side of the story fully.
Yes, I have been banned via the tribunal on numerous occasions, particularly towards the end of 2011 and the beginning of 2012. Realizing the affects my actions were having on the community, the game I love and even towards my account I decided to tone it down a lot and became a much more civil person. I sat down and read The Summoner’s Code back to front (I hadn’t previously read it) and knew what I had to do to become a better player. This is evident by the fact that I was not touched by the tribunal once for 6 whole months from April 2012 up until October 2012. It was obvious that I had become a much friendlier player and was indeed abiding by The Summoner’s Code.
Now, this takes me back to about two months ago, when I started to be much more toxic in nature and in a lot of cases, make the game difficult to stand for the nine other players I happened to get partied with. This is also obvious with the sudden double punish I received from the tribunal in a short space of time following my 6 months of good behavior.
I know you guys hear this a lot, but there were some extenuating circumstances affecting my personal life and unfortunately also affected my behavior on League. Since I trust this email’s confidentiality, I’ll state them. Firstly, my uncle was killed in a car accident at only 35 years of age and because of how close he was to me, I was extremely depressed about this. Secondly, I found out that my 4 year old Australian Sheppard dog that had run away 2 weeks prior had in fact been run over a few blocks from where I live. Lastly, I flunked my software engineering course at university because I decided being depressed at home was more warranted than doing an exam. This meant that I had and have to in the future pay the full sum of the course ($4000) and sit it again. I sought league for comfort during this time and decided to set a goal for platinum before the season rewards end. I got pretty close on many occasions but when I felt that I was at a significant disadvantage due to the actions of my team, when in reality if I were good enough, I would reach platinum regardless of my team, I would take it out on them and sometimes the enemy when I know they don’t deserve that sort of ridicule. I thought I was the victim in these instances when in reality I was the one victimizing others. I have since seen a psychiatrist at the recommendation of my girlfriend and my behavior has improved.
Now, I’m aware of the fact that you support guys receive a tonne of sob stories attempting to justify poor behavior, but I am not attempting to justify anything. What I did was horrible and under no circumstances should I ever repeat these actions. I just wish to provide insight into why this happened. I have spent thousands of hours playing this game, thousands of dollars in RP attempting to support riot and this game that I enjoy and put in an immense effort at attempting to go pro. My team, myR (My Revenge Australia) even qualified for a tournament in Melbourne which I flew down from in Brisbane and managed to place second place, raking in $2000. I absolutely adore this game and Riot and already had plans to attend PAX 2013 in Melbourne just to meet some of you guys. Riot also showed me that working in the IT industry can be fun and steered my career choices towards IT.
Now, I would like to provide some reasoning for why I think I have a slight chance for forgiveness. On the email confirming my ban, ‘Miss Frosty’ stated that “a permanent ban is an action we reserve only for those that refuse to improve their behavior.” I was under the impression that if someone steers away from their toxic behavior (me in early 2012), their account would return to the default status as said by RiotLyte on the LoL forums. I do believe I had improved my behavior permanently and thought that was reflected in my account. Also, I believe I read somewhere that there used to be a system where if a player was permanently banned and showed remorse and asked to be unbanned, they would receive it. However, 95% of those would receive a future permanent ban, obviously showing the fault of that system. I however believe I am whole heartedly part of that 5% that do indeed reform and change their acts and believe I had already done so. I am not attempting to argue against the decisions of ‘Miss Frosty’, just providing what I see of the matter.
I’ve read the tribunal case and it is undeniably evident that a punishment was warranted. But to have my initial two week ban upped to permanent seemed a bit sever in my opinion, especially due to the effort I had made to change my actions and improve as a summoner and the money, time and effort I have put into this game. I know paying customers receive no extra treatment over non-paying customers, but I believe the fact that I have spent around $1000 on this game illustrate the dedication and love I do indeed have for it. $1000 is a lot of money for a student :P.
I hope you don’t reply with “We have already explained the context for your permanent suspension. We will not be able to release your account and consider this matter closed.” but read and help sympathize with me and this massive essay (sorry). If there was zero I could do to get this ban lifted and I have indeed wasted your time with this wall of text, I apologise. But if there is absolutely anything I could do, like visit Riot or maybe phone in I would like to know.