Originally Posted by tribunalconsp
It's a generational gap. Kids these days can't take any criticism in any form. Crack a joke, or banter and it's "trolling".
People who were born in the 80's, or earlier know what I'm talking about, although it's kind of ironic how my generation invented school shootings....
Point is that people are letting trivial things disturb them so much emotionally that they can't deal with anything anymore.
It's one thing to go out of your way to harass somebody and put them down, it's another entirely to say something ridiculous, or tease somebody and get reported for it. When I first played this game, people would trash talk each other all game.. and we'd say "gg" at the end, because we were having fun while doing it.
Now, you use the slightest expletive and you get reported, regardless of context.. and inevitably banned. The atmosphere went from being tense to a bed of nails and glass, where the slightest mistake, bad pun etc. will lead to a mass report and ban.
It's all done for the sake of saving Riot money as well. Kind of disgusting, but we live in these frugal times. Having fun for free has its price, at least in this game it sure as hell does.
Excusing your lack of evidence of making this a case of "newer generation problems" (since we have no statistics on Tribunal Age compared to Punishment style), I get the feeling that people are expanding this issue to something it is not.
Like I said before, there is NO reason to get mad at this game. If someone is "getting in your face" then ignore them. You don't need to clash with them and ruin the game for the other 3 people on your team.
Yes, everyone loses their cool sometimes. I have lost my cool at this game. I admit I MIGHT have cursed at my teammates when I first started playing over a year and a half ago, but this game has actually taught me ways to deal with my frustration. I might yell out loud in my room about something happening in game, but I will never curse or yell at a teammate. There is no reason to. It doesn't help you or them do any better.
It takes so much effort to actually insult someone through LoL. This isn't Xbox Live where you can just yell, you actually have to think of something insulting to type, type it out, then hit enter. That is plenty of time to stop yourself (I know, because I have stopped myself before).
TL: DR No reason to insult a teammate. Ever.