Originally Posted by Apoptosine
Dunno about everyone else but I've noticed a HUGE drop off in honors giving in general. I am sort of streakish with my awards, but must admit I've used the system less also. Also seeing far fewer ribbons, lost mine--meh.
Anyhow, is this a system that only works in the higher ranks? Almost made gold this season, saw a few there, but the honorable opponent has all but disappeared from my vantage point, and that's in both ranked and normals.
I loved the idea of honour and the fact that it did do a reasonable amount of reduction in terms of swearing, rage-quitting and the like, though. The ribbon on your username still stands for something - it means that a LOT more people look up to you, since it's rarer now. But, to the lazier players, the ribbons now look almost unattainable. People don't issue out honours as much, as was mentioned by a few others on this thread, so that makes it even more difficult.
The increasing difficulty of racking enough points to get that banner has left us feeling awe for those who have managed to keep a ribbon, but for some players, it's as if they're babies who've just had candy taken away from them.
I definitely praise the honour system, and I think it's an amazing initiative, but perhaps making it a little more difficult to obtain should be accompanied with some form of compensation (that doesn't require *too* much effort on your part, Riot).
Perhaps you could issue out a nice, shiny summoner icon every half-year for those who have managed to maintain a purdy ribbon. I mean, collecting summoner icons sure work for stimulating your economy.