Please read this thread and like/reply to it so it gets more views and hopefully gets noticed.
I know I'm a semi new player but I believe that someone even with the amount of games of ranked as I do has the correct opinion that can speak to a variety of players in all sections of elo.
Lets be honest this is to complain about dodging penalty's and wait times for dodging a ranked solo / duo game.
Although ranked dodges are something that can be annoying and a waste of time in my perspective the penalty's are extremely harsh for something that is a very large benefit to the community of players and there ability to not be held down by there team because they just want to play a game of league. Them not dodging then results in loss of elo from something that they could have controlled by dodging the game.
In my elo, which at the moment is only around 1100 I see these things consistently:
1. People call areas with absolutely no thoughts of what the team needs. Whether they are first or last pick, they call that zone, not caring about counters or any other consequence that can result from zoning one champion or position
2. People who call these roles will troll and feed if they are unrewarded with that position or champion
3. People will decide that they want to test new metas in the game, and its something that is not in the interest of the rest of the team.
4. Players afk in champion select and do nothing but screw over the team once in game. (Although the new patch came out to avoid this, it still does not shut it down)
Simply match the dodge penalty's from blind with ranked. Sure if you dodge 5 games in a row then you should be punished with hours, but at that point you've wasted a lot of players time.
In honest conclusion, lets be clear that this post is not to say that I'm a pro player nor deserve to play at any higher elo, because skill level is a different issue, its avoiding the games that we know are a for sure loss before you even hit the loading screens that I think can be changed so simply.
Riot believes that punishing players with a half an hour to hours of time to not play just because they want to succeed in raising there elo, I believe that it should be a slight delay just for wasting players time, but not hours. Its not fair to people who take the game seriously and are not willing to intentionally loose because they don't have time to play for hours on end.
Please support this thread, if you don't agree express why my viewpoint can be changed but at this point of time I lack a logical reason why these penalty's are so severe