Originally Posted by Fuyuzora
Ok, honestly, this is a moot point.
First, why do other people have to speak English to play this game? Ok, it's written in English. Fine. That doesn't mean everyone who plays it has to speak in English. You bring up the point that communication is hard given language barriers. True. Take the time to learn a language. In all fairness, English is one of the most difficult to learn. Why? Because it has so many irregulars and so many exceptions to their rules. So if you learned English, try and take the time to learn BASIC foreign languages. Its not hard. Stop complaining without understanding other people's problems with learning English. There is ABSOLUTELY no need for them to learn other languages simply to play a game.
Two, how do you know that they're trolling you if you don't understand what they're saying? Enough said.
Three, banning IPs to stop cross-country playing is ******ed. One, is that Americans in America will often speak Spanish in LoL. Why? Because its their primary language. IP banning won't stop this. Why? Because they're in America.
Honestly, I don't see you even attempting to refute the points that people are bringing up. You just keep saying "but they're trolling me. I can't communicate. I keep losing games BECAUSE of them."
You're honestly blaming it all on people simply because you can't understand them. Either quit the game, or grow a pair so you can learn that sometimes, its not the people who you can't understand, and its your fault. If they don't understand wtf you're saying, ping. If they don't understand the ping, then they obviously need to learn something about the game. But that doesn't mean there has to be an IP ban simply because you can't deal. Suck it up. Honestly.
And by the way, I've learned 4 languages, so I know exactly where my point comes from.
First off, there was a time when it was considered the smart thing for the world to adopt English as an "essential" language to know. Times have changed since that point, but the fact remains - the English language still has a significant, relevant impact throughout the modern world. English should not be considered an obscure language that no one should know - it is an important language around the globe..
People shouldn't be expected to know every single language in the world, but again, I emphasize that a person wouldn't go into another country without knowing something about the dominant language. You don't expect that country to accommodate for you, the outsider. Instead, the outsider should be willing to adapt to their new surroundings and at least try to speak the language.
As for the main issue here, I personally could care a bit less if a foreign player did not say a word during a game, but only assuming the player at least seems like they know what they are doing. Things like pinging and making good decisions are universal, and these kind of things have nothing to do with a person's origins.
However, the usual circumstance happens to involve foreign players with little to no English being poor players. The language barrier is just salt to the wounds when you can't even get a foreign player on your team to retreat as you are pinging them and spamming "B" over and over again. You try to ask them what items they are going, or if they are going to help, but you get stuff that looks Greek to you or you get silence. You try to do things like say their champion name, their actual username, but still, nothing positive usually results.
So in short, language barriers ARE an issue in a game where communication is vital for teamwork, and ultimately, achieving victory.