Originally Posted by phillcheung
there could be a mega punishment for the leaver. example, 150 points lost on elo and 1 week ban on ranked games, 1 day ban on non ranked games. after 3 strikes it goes to tribunal if account should be banned. i had games where we were winning then 2 people disconnect.
Well that's not severe at all. "Don't have a life if you want to play ranked in LoL" is what you are essentially saying. Yeah, I hate it when people leave just as much as the next guy, but I don't hate leavers. The same number of people are going to leave no matter how severe the punishment is- they will just be completely screwed if you make it a capital offense from not planning the next hour and a half properly.
I understand the fact that, holy ****, two people leave and now we can't win. It sucks greatly, but it's a team game. You can't control the 15 million LoL users, only yourself. Riot can't even control you. You can't impose a ELO penalty reduction, as stated by previous replies, nor could you make the punishment more severe. Yes, I have had to deal with disconnects in ranked games too. So have the pros, yet you can go to the LoL homepage and see people with 2800+ ELO. It's something we all have to deal with, and yet people still manage to overcome it.
I rest my case on a few key points. One, severe punishments would not be effective. Two, you can't actually control your teammates. Three, it's not that bad of an ELO penalty to lose a game or two due to leavers if there are people who get close to 3k ELO. Hope this puts the issue into perspective.